Orange and Chocolate Scones + “Cook Without A Book” Giveaway

Breakfast, Scones & Muffins

Winner Update! The random calculator chose number 47, which was Misie! Her suggestion for a cozy meal:

Thanks everyone for playing!

I. Can’t. Get. Warm.

Yesterday I spent most of the day on the couch–under a pile of blankets–contemplating if I should turn on the heat or not. I didn’t.

Saturday night I spent 2 hours watching Hugo (so beautiful–especially in 3D!) just straight freezing.

Friday was the last day I was warm. I was in sweats and colorful socks, baking up these scones (and various other treats!); which lead me to the realization: If it’s cold out, head to the kitchen. Grab your baking sheets, pre-heat your oven. You’ll be warm in no time. Guaranteed.

Now, let’s talk scones!! And this giveaway!!

This scone recipe comes from Cook without a Book: Meatless Meals: Recipes and Techniques for Part-Time and Full-Time Vegetarians.

Phew! What a title.

This book will do just as promised–teach you to cook without a book.

The entire book provides you with basic recipes for everything from breakfast foods (see: scones!) to soups and salads, along with ideas to change the recipes depending on your taste or what is available to you.

After you master each recipe or technique, you’ll be able to put the book away (or reach for it only for reference) and cook…without a book! Genius!


Leave a comment below answering the question:

“What do you eat when you’re cold?” Let’s talk cozy food!

Winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, December 7th at noon.

Thanks to Pam and Maggy for this awesome giveaway! YAY!

Orange and Chocolate Scones

Print this recipe!

2 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon orange zest (from 1 orange)
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, frozen solid
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg
2 teaspoons turminado sugar

Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle positition and preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or nonstick liner.

Mix the flour, 6 tablespoons of the sugar, the baking powder, salt, baking soda, and orange zest in a medium bowl. Grate one-third of the butter into the flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; toss to coat with the flour. Repeat grating and tossing twice more. Using your fingertips, work the butter and flour together a bit more. Mix in the chocolate chips.

Mix the sour cream and egg with a fork until smooth. Stir the sour cream mixture into the dry ingredients with the fork until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the side of the bowl to form a ball. (There may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together. If necessary, flick a little water into the bottom of the bowl to get the last bits to adhere.) Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and pat into a 7 1/2-inch round about 3/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with the turminado sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 wedges. Place the wedges about 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Bake until golden, 15 to 17 minutes. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Recipe by Pam Anderson from Cook Without A Book: Meatless Meals

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  • Reply Katie December 5, 2011 at 7:42 am

    My all-time favorite cold-weather meal is my slow-cooker beef stew!! Your scones look fantastic btw πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Natashia@foodonpaper December 5, 2011 at 8:01 am

    My number one thing when I’m cold is a cup of tea.. but seeing we’re talking about food, I’ll have to say a big plate of Osso Bucco with creamy potato mash!

  • Reply Lin December 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Pumpkin soup with sweet potatoes and some hot pepper to spice it up. Delicious with some buttery garlic bread.

  • Reply Meki December 5, 2011 at 9:33 am

    When I’m cold, I’d love to eat chocolate porridge (it’s called “Champorado” in our country). We usually eat those for breakfast too! But I love hot chocolate with whipped cream on top and cappuccino cookies on top! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Forgotten Fancies December 5, 2011 at 9:34 am

    That sound like such a cool book. My favourite food to eat when I’m cold is soup. Any soup will do. I like how it warms up my belly for hours afterwards.

  • Reply maria December 5, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Today it’s cold and wet here in France and when it’s like that I like to cook either a beef stew with herby dumplings or our family favourite which is veal stew with vanilla (blanquette de veau Γ  la vanille)…now I’m hungry thinking about that and it’s only 10:40!

    Great site btw

  • Reply Kevin December 5, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Steel-cut oatmeal, mixed with a little milk and brown sugar and topped with dried fruit and nuts. It’s a filling meal that I can get use to induce a minor food coma to keep me unaffected by the cold.

  • Reply Leanna December 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

    When I am cold I eat wild rice chowder………..cheese, potatoes, rice…..yummm

  • Reply Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen December 5, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Soup…homemade nachos…Chinese take-out. I love cozy food πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the chance to win! I have one of Pam Anderson’s other cookbooks (Perfect Recipes for Having People Over) and I love it!

  • Reply Naomi December 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

    When I’m cold I eat lots of soup, toast and either drink hot toddies (keep you warm and healthy) or hot mulled wine.

  • Reply Jasmina December 5, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I like to drink a lot of tea or hor chocolate to get warm.

  • Reply tricia December 5, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Soup of any kind!

  • Reply Blog is the New Black December 5, 2011 at 11:02 am

    These look awesome! I made orange and WHITE chocolate scones a few months ago… TDF!

    Cozy food = SOUP!

  • Reply Cindy B. December 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

    When I’m cold, my favorite cozy food is Chicken Noodle Soup!

  • Reply Abby Flynt December 5, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Definitely soup. Most any kind will do.

  • Reply Katrina December 5, 2011 at 11:29 am

    These scones look so awesome! When I’m cold I like soup or stew! Awesome.

  • Reply Rachael December 5, 2011 at 11:31 am

    My favorite thing to do when it is cold is throw a roast in the crock pot! Nothing says “warm me up” like roast, mashed potatoes and biscuits!

  • Reply modernworkinggirl December 5, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Strangely enough…pizza. Homemade. Might burn your mouth but oh so comforting!

  • Reply Amanda December 5, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I love to get out the old dutch oven and make a giant pot of soup (vegetarian…or toamato-YUM!) OR risotto. As long as I can stand over the stove with a spoon in one hand stirring and a glass of wine in the other- it’s just may absolute favorite thing on a cole, cold day. It warms my heart and soul!

  • Reply Anu December 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I love homemade soups of all kind. One of my faves is pasta fagioli. I try to get a loaf of rosemary olive bread from the store to eat it with πŸ™‚ Thank you for having the giveaway.

  • Reply Carol December 5, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Hot chocolate is good but, noodle soup is my number one comfort food.

  • Reply Ashlee December 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    My go-to when I’m cold is Mac and Cheese! This is sort of a luxury food for me, I don’t eat it often. When I am chilly, I make some Mac and Cheese and some tea and cuddle up in a blanket.

  • Reply Anna December 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Macaroni and cheese. I think the goo-y-ness warms you right up!

  • Reply Kristin December 5, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    When I’m cold I want soup…and tea & cookies just out of the oven aren’t bad either.

  • Reply Camara December 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    when i’m cold i drink cups and cups and cups of tea. and if all that liquid leaves room in my stomach, i like to have tomato soup and grilled cheese.

  • Reply Reb December 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Homemade mac and cheese… just can’t beat it!

  • Reply Jessica in Indy December 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I love having pasta any time it gets cold…especially my mom’s lasagna!!

  • Reply Carolyn December 5, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Chili and corn bread!

  • Reply Lisa December 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    When I am cold I need risotto! I haven’t figured out if it’s standing at the stove for 30 minutes stirring in the warm broth or eating it, but it always works!

  • Reply Julie December 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Any spicy soup – double the heat!

  • Reply Bebe December 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    My favorite cold weather food is definitely soup!

  • Reply Denise B December 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    chicken and dumplings or chili. both with cornbread.

  • Reply Kate December 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Mmm winter is definitely the baking season. It’s too hot (and I’m feeling too sticky) in the summertime to turn on the oven, but the smell alone is warmth enough in the colder months. I like to keep the oven door cracked when I finish to let the heat keep circulating through my kitchen πŸ™‚

    Hope your day is warm and lovely!

  • Reply lucy December 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Oh I agree with Maggie, I definitely like Nachos but a bowl of chili con carne hits the spot everytime especially with tons of old cheddar on top, melting so that when you take your first spoonful you get a mouthful of stringy goodness…lol. Hmmm melted cheese it’s all good!

  • Reply Janel December 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I turn to coffee or tea for a quick warm-up, but when I want a hearty meal there’s nothing like a pot of stew or chili. Nigella Lawson’s beef stew with thyme and anchovies is one of my favorites! (I know, sounds odd, but it tastes so good!)

  • Reply Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    β€œWhat do you eat when you’re cold?” = warm gooey desserts and a cup of hot coffee.

    Book looks great and have seen it on Amazon. I’d love to win it!

  • Reply Emily December 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Soups. Stews. Chili.

    Oh…and coffee. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kel December 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Well – last night I made butternut squash soup – it warmed me up.

  • Reply Nicole Franzen December 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    chocolate scones! nom, want πŸ™‚

  • Reply Alissa December 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    There’s nothing better on a cold day than a bowl of chili and freshly-baked cornbread!

    • Reply B. A King December 8, 2011 at 4:38 am

      you bet, chili & mexican cornbread.

  • Reply Chana M. December 5, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Love vegetarian chili when it’s cold!

  • Reply Beth December 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I love soup (any kind) when its cold.

  • Reply Nikki December 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I eat warm biscuits with a pat of butter on them. Maybe a little honey too. I love when the butter gets all melty. So comfy.

  • Reply heather December 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I’m usually coldest in the morning, and nothing warms me up better than a bowl of steel cut porridge oats! Heavy on the nuts and dried fruit, please.



  • Reply Jeanne ODonnell December 5, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I love a hot cup of coffee!

  • Reply Evelyn R December 5, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I like a bowl of chili with cornbread when it is cold outside.

  • Reply misie December 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    always a cup of over sugared coffee and either a barely sweet scone or a big bowl of pureed cauliflower with paremesan cheese, butter, cracked black pepper and a dash of nutmeg. YUM!

  • Reply movita beaucoup December 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I like chocolate pudding when I’m feeling chilled. Hot pudding right out of the pot!

  • Reply Nicole December 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Chili with cornbread is where it’s AT!

  • Reply Hannah-lyz December 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I’m always cold!! Right this minute, my bf is sat in a t-shirt, whilst i’m balled up with trousers, longs socks and THICK wooly socks, 3 jumpers, a t-shirt, plus a big red fluffy jacket which makes me look like a red teddy bear! To help with the chill, I’m also clutching a nice steamy mug of homemade miso soup, heavy on the chilli! Spicy, hot food works wonders to warm me up πŸ™‚ Plus a mug of hot camomile tea! I make mine a little unusually – Chamomile tea, cinnamon, little pinch of chilli, vanilla, and a touch of soy milk! It’s like a chamomile chai =)

    …oh, and my trusty microwavable wheat-bag! Instant fuzzy warmness β™₯

  • Reply Christina December 5, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Oh my, those look delicious. Those scones might be my new favorite cold weather food. Just add a pot of coffee. But seeing I haven’t baked them yet my favorite cold weather food is POSITIVELY my Nanny Hazel’s chicken and pastry. Soooo good.

  • Reply Catherine December 5, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    It’s not about eating when I’m cold. I go straight for hot tea, hot chocolate, or apple cider spiked with some bourbon!

  • Reply Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life December 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    When I’m chilly, I curl up with a book and a big cup of hot ginger tea.

    PS These scones look delish!

  • Reply Caroline December 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Anything baked, and preferably something comfort-food-y. Winter months bring my family a lot of breads and baked macaroni and cheese. Basically: warm carbs! (Also, I don’t know quite where you’re living, but I here in New England the cold is just barely starting for the winter. It’s too early to be phased yet!)

  • Reply Annie B December 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Soup, Soup, Soup!! Any kind and at any time of the day or night.

  • Reply Katie December 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I love chili when I am cold, always warms me right up!

  • Reply Kim December 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    My mom’s chicken soup with matzoh balls. Hands down.

  • Reply Heather (Heather's Dish) December 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    these look amazing!

    and i’m with you, i can’t seem to get warm either. the only thing that *helps* is taking long, warm baths…but then you have to get out of the water!

  • Reply BeccaV December 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Chicken stew with biscuits is my favorite cold weather food!

  • Reply Sophia December 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Lots of tea! And usually a big bowl of hot soup, my fav being my mom’s recipe… Reminds me of being a kid:)

  • Reply Shayna December 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Oh my love for a hearty beef stew will never die! haha I love that stuff. I also love tea this time of year.

  • Reply Jenny December 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I eat chicken noodle soup with Frank’s Red Hot mixed in – the spiciness warms me right up!

  • Reply DessertForTwo December 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    When I’m cold, I make tea, no matter what time of day. Normally I only drink tea in the morning, but in the winter, I sip on it allllll day!
    Then I bake something and keep my oven open after it’s done cooking so that it heats the house. Oh, and then I eat soup.
    Fun giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rebecca December 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I love, love, love to eat baked potato or broccoli cheddar soup when it’s cold outside!

  • Reply Ann December 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Definitely soup…any kind oh and bread with butter too…A must!!

  • Reply Anne December 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I put as much soup into my body as possible during the cold months – wild rice, seitan, tomato soup – all of them!

  • Reply Rachel @ Mommygetsmoving December 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I live in New England where it’s freezing for like five months of the year. Tea and cocoa are my favorite ways to warm up. There’s nothing like holding a warm mug to make you feel cozy. .

  • Reply mary kate December 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    My favorite thing to make when it gets cold out is chicken and dumplings or beef stew. Those scones sound yummy!

  • Reply Jamie December 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I love broccoli cheddar soup with crusty bread on a cold day. Yum!

  • Reply Chelsea December 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Soup! And cookies!

  • Reply Sarah December 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    When I am cold I love soups- especially Italian Wedding, Potato Leek and French Onion.

  • Reply Stephanie Wise December 5, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I hear you — I feel like I’m always cold! So basically everything I eat, I eat because I’m cold but ANYWAY… my faves include soup, chili, cornbread, slow cooker anything, stew, tea, coffee and hot cocoa. Oh and apple crisp. Would love this cookbook!

  • Reply dana @ my little celebration December 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    When I’m cold I eat chili like there’s no tomorrow! It’s so warm and comforting!

  • Reply CheekyChic December 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Cold weather calls for slow cooked stews. Yum!

  • Reply Sarah S December 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    When it’s cold, I love a big bowl of my mom’s beef stew.

  • Reply Laia December 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    When I’m cold I usually take a hot chocolate and biscuits!! yummy! I looove chocolate and biscuits!

  • Reply Laia December 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    When I’m cold I usually have a hot chocolate and biscuits!! yummy! I looove chocolate and biscuits!

  • Reply Kira December 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    All winter long it is soups and stews! They are easy, warming and great way to pack in those veggies!

  • Reply Amanda December 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I grab hot cocoa or tea! I will guzzle that down like it is nobody’s business! xoxo

  • Reply Angharad December 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Baking is indeed the number one activity for warming up a frigid house. However when I’m absolutely freezing, I want pasta. Preferably by the pound. Spaghetti bolognese is gonna have to be my top pick. With a big ol glass of red wine.
    Lovely giveaway!

  • Reply Marley December 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    When it’s cold I want my mom’s vegetable soup…yum!

  • Reply Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray December 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I am alwaysalwaysalways cold. My boyfriend thinks I have issues. Layers are my best friend, and I am never above sitting on a radiator. When I’m cold, I love a really thick, filling soup–something with big chunks of veggies and beans and maybe some stew beef or chicken pieces. And if there’s a big ol’ cup of tea on the side, well, that’s even better. πŸ™‚

  • Reply courtney December 5, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Grilled cheese and roasted tomato + red bell pepper soup. My family also has the somewhat-strange tradition of making popcorn to go along with this meal and putting it in the soup rather than saltines! Thanks so much for the giveaway — what a lovely book πŸ™‚

  • Reply Emily D. December 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I eat pretty basic cold weather food. Soups and stews. Sometimes I’ll make a cup of coffee or tea or even cocoa just so I can warm my hands up.

  • Reply sara b December 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I love to drink tea and eat a creamy, soothing soup like West African Peanut Stew (with a little kick to get your blood flowing) or Butternut Squash- Pear Bisque. YUMM! and WARM!

  • Reply Sue/the view from great island December 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Chocolate and orange always reminds me of the holidays. The chocolate chips in these scones look soooo good.
    When I’m cold, which is almost always, I go for hot chocolate. Works like a charm!

  • Reply marie December 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    i too, could not get warm this weekend. cranked the heat up as much as i could and walked around wrapped up in a blanket looking homeless in my own house. i like to eat macaroni and cheese when i’m cold. we didn’t have any of the ingredients so i couldn’t make it πŸ™ and see? cold all weekend.

  • Reply cindy December 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    when I’m cold and I don’t have anywhere to be, I like coffee with some booze in it…not food, but warming all the same!

    This book is super smart and those scones look so good!

  • Reply Taryn December 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    soup, mashed potatoes, and hot chocolate with cinnamon…not all together πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kristin Ann December 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    My favorite thing to make when it’s cold is my meatball spinach tortellini soup…along with a big glass of red wine…perfection!

    And don’t forget the hot apple crisp right out of the oven..mmm

  • Reply sarah December 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I nice spicy bowl of chili followed by a spicy mexican hot chocolate. A good pinch of cayenne in the hot cocoa to make you warm and cozy.

  • Reply Terri December 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    When I’m cold, I reach for the recipe archive and bake something warm and sweet. Its a good reason to get moving around to warm myself up, turn the oven on to heat up the kitchen/house and then eat something sweet, yummy and warm, right out of the oven!
    The giveaway looks fantastic! Thanks!

  • Reply Chelsee December 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Growing up in Idaho, we ate a lot of soup when it got cold. My favorite was Klubber soup…Klubbers are little dumplings made out of eggs and flour. We generally would put them in a chicken stock with lots of veggies. And, of course, nothing beats fresh-out-of-the-oven caramel rolls. Yum!

  • Reply Kate December 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Potato leek soup for me. Mmmmmm! Can’t wait to try your scones!

  • Reply Rachel December 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I like a hot slice of vegetarian quiche and a cup of hot lemonade. Yum!

  • Reply Janine December 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Overnight oatmeal. It just warms you from the inside.

  • Reply S K December 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    French onion soup… all that cheese- what’s not to love?

  • Reply Cara December 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I love a tomato bisque and grilled cheese sandwich when I am cold…of course dipping the sandwich in the bisque!

  • Reply Pankita December 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    A hot bowl of vegetable soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. That always makes me feel warm on a cold day πŸ™‚

  • Reply Allyn December 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I made asian braised oxtail to warm us up last night. Holy shiz, it was delicious.

  • Reply Jen @ Fresh from the... December 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I guess it would have to be soup. And if I’m feeling especially lazy, some straight up ramen noodles from the packet!

  • Reply Ceci December 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Soup, Lentils Stew and I love to drink lot of spicy tea.

  • Reply jenny December 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Those scones look amazing! I am going to keep this recipe on hand for Christmas. πŸ˜€
    I adore comfort food..almost too much. Soups and stews are always a hit I made an awesome beef stew with sweet potatoes from joy the Baker the other day…it was devine! put that with bisquits or dumplings..perfection.

  • Reply Rachael December 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Another vote for chili!

  • Reply Kari December 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    When I’m cold the best is soup or a great cheesy casserole. Warms you right up.

  • Reply Lena December 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Definitely soup! My current favorite is to roast tomatoes in the oven for an hour, then blend and add white beans, couscous and spinach! Soooo good, but it only lasts me about 2 days, since I can’t stop eating it.

  • Reply Rett December 5, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    When I’m cold I love you to drink a nice hot cup of coffee and some warm thick soup, like a corn chowder or something.

  • Reply la domestique December 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I am cold-natured and find myself constantly trying to get warm during the winter. I like to make a big pot of spicy pozole to get warm. It’s made with tomatoes, hominy, chiles, beans and spices. I serve it over white rice with a dollop of sour cream. The heat builds as you eat it and you’re left with a full (warm) belly and a runny nose. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Courtney December 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Brownies, I eat brownies…When I’m cold all I want to eat is that “just-right” warm 3″x3″ gluten-free chocolatey goodness with a large glass of cold milk – I know it seems counter-intuitive, but that’s how I roll. Then I put my cold feet on the back of my husbands’ calves, they’re freakishly warm.

  • Reply Nicole December 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Sounds crazy, but I love to eat ice cream when I’m cold (thinking that it may have a counter-reaction for my body, which it never does). Or potato soup. Mmmm…

    Your scones look absolutely lovely! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Robin @ Our Semi Organic Life December 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    When I’m cold I eat warm peanut butter and apple honey butter toast. Is that weird? I love it!

  • Reply Micheke December 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I’m thinking hot and bubbly macaroni and cheese! And I love Pam Anderson’s books!

  • Reply Natalie December 5, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    When it’s cold outside, I have two go-to meals: either chili or beans and cornbread! Nothing better!

  • Reply Rebecca December 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    My favorite thing to eat during the winter is posole that my parents make with a big hunk of cornbread, or a nice cup of peppermint tea before bed!

  • Reply Amanda P December 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I love cuddling up with hot apple cider and either broccoli and cheese soup or warm mashed potatoes!!!

  • Reply Molly December 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Kale soup!!! Nothing beats it on a cold day! It’ll warm ya right up.

  • Reply Cassidy W December 5, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I stick my cold feet on top of my boyfriends and make him yelp. Then I make some polenta with a thick piece of mozzarella on top and a nice warm sauce.

  • Reply Morgan December 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I go for tomato soup and grilled cheese, because apparently I am 5

  • Reply Nicole S. December 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Cheese risotto!

  • Reply Kristi December 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I love to curl up on the couch with a hot mug of tea or on particularly cold days, hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. Or I love to eat my Pumpking Turkey chili, with warm cornbread.

  • Reply Katy D. December 5, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I love making homemade potato soup and french bread when it’s cold out. It warms me right up!

  • Reply kristenm December 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Soup, The ultimate cold weather meal : )

  • Reply Alexis S December 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I love lentils when I’m cold or have a cold. Either lentil soup or Dal with basmati brown rice. The heat and complex flavors of Indian spice combined with the heartiness of the lentils always feeds my soul πŸ™‚

    • Reply Alejandra December 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      Oh this is another one of my favorites. I love love love bean soups. Lentils are my favorite because they cook so fast.

  • Reply Carissa December 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I like to bake muffins and make soup. I always leave the oven door open after baking to let the heat out. It’s such a blast of warmth.

  • Reply Anneliese December 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Those scones look delicious!

    I’ve been enjoying Nutella hot chocolate; to make it I heat milk in a saucepan and whisk in some nutella. Yummy!

  • Reply ali December 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    My favorite food I like to make when cold is vegetarian chili with all the fixins πŸ™‚

  • Reply Leigh December 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Yummy soup and a hearty bread. Or ice cream…if you can’t beat it, join it!

  • Reply Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche December 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I’m a vegetarian and it’s sometimes hard to find veggie cookbooks that are worth buying – but this one sounds great!
    When I’m cold I cook up a big batch of hot leek and potato soup – the pot acts as a fantastic hand warmer! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Mer December 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I really crave cold things when it’s cold outside – take THAT universe! I love the sense of comfort that comes with knowing it’s very cold outside, very warm in my home, and very ice creamy in my belly.

  • Reply LeAnnWoo December 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Those scones look YUMMMY!

    And anything warm. Soups, stews, tea, hot chocolate. Oh, casseroles too!

  • Reply haley December 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    My favorites are anything that involves turning on the oven, it’s the only way the kitchen actually gets warm in the winter! In all seriousness though, roasted veggies either on their own or pureed into soups warm my chilly body.

  • Reply Leanna December 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I have three answers… macaroni and cheese, hot chocolate & popcorn, or a pumpkin spice latte!

  • Reply Shae December 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Cheesy potato soup! I made some last week for that very reason. : )

  • Reply Nikki December 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    To drink: hot Trader Joe’s spiced apple cider. Its like crack!

    To eat: perfect mac and cheese with brocolli. Yum!!

  • Reply Jessica S. December 5, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Warm, but not hot, soup and winter drinks. Too hot and I overheat and then freeze again. Just warm!

  • Reply Jules December 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    any kind of soup or pasta! yum!

  • Reply Alejandra December 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Those are beautiful looking scones. I never thought I was an orange and chocolate type of person until hesitantly tried some orangettes. What a shock when I realized what a great combination it was!

    Favorite food to eat when it’s cold: Tamales! Steamy, spicy, delicious, and warming.

  • Reply Marlina December 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Soup is my staple warm-up food! I loveee soup, any kind, anywhere (almost) πŸ™‚ !

  • Reply amy December 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    My favorite “warm me up” food is Pumpkin Corn Chowder. I love scones…can’t wait to make these!

  • Reply Louise December 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Those scones look fantastic, and the book sounds wonderful! My favorite thing to make when it’s cold is soup, especially chicken tortilla soup, because the spiciness helps to warm me up as much as the heat of the soup! And lots and lots of hot tea, of course.

  • Reply Erica Scime December 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Oh, I want this book so bad! Its on my Christmas list πŸ™‚ When I’m cold I like to enjoy a big bowl of soup! Or a plate of pasta to fill me up.

  • Reply Heather S. December 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Such beautiful scones! Such a great book! When it’s cold (and it’s so cold in LA right now; my fingers are freezing as I type), I like to drink hot coffee and oatmeal for breakfast, topped with soy milk and maple syrup. Yum.

  • Reply courtney December 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    tea my go-to warmup when i’m cold, but for food, i’d say just about anything spicy, like chicken tikka masala with extra heat!

  • Reply Megan S. December 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I love eating hearty soup or hot chocolate!

  • Reply JenP December 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Hot chocolate!

  • Reply Barbara S. December 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    A chunky beef stew with lots of different veggies. Truthfully though most days when I am cold I make a nice mug of hot cocoa from scratch.

  • Reply Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet December 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Roasted red pepper and tomato soup. Or (and this might be weird) peppermint ice cream with hot fudge eaten sitting on the hall heater.

  • Reply Dena Hamlin December 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Is there anything better than a steamy hot bowl of homemade soup to warm up the body and soul?? I think not. Soup sounds good right about now πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lauren H. December 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    When it is cold I eat broccoli pot pie!

  • Reply Tasha Eakin Rodgers December 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Homemade chili and cornbread :o)

  • Reply Rachel S. December 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Soup & Bread or pasta. Either way, carbs are involved… and probably wine.

  • Reply Andrea Brandstetter December 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    My favorite cold weather food is good hot chili with cornbread. It doesn’t matter if it’s made in the crock pot or on the stove. Either that or a big pot of pinto beans and cornbread. YUM!! And it warms you right up from the inside out. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Vicky December 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Couch, blanket and a hot bowl of bean soup! Your scones look delicious!

  • Reply Emma December 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Any kind of soup!

  • Reply Kelsey G December 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Definitely soup and wassail!

  • Reply Heidi @ Food Doodles December 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I don’t know about eat, but when I’m cold I go for tea. Hot, ready in a couple minutes, yum πŸ˜€ Delicious looking scones! Orange and chocolate is one of my favorite combos πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sondra December 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I love eating cookies or cinnamon rolls with mocha coffee when it’s cold outside!

  • Reply Shelly Zski December 5, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I love to eat Cream of Wheat when I’m cold.

  • Reply Jenny T. December 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Spicy Food!!!!! I know its supposed to cool you off, but it is so satisfying on a chilly day…Like a Thai red curry with sweet potatoes, tofu, mushrooms, hot chilies and green beans. The spicy and creamy combo, from the coconut milk, IS THA CURE!
    Love your blog, BTW, look at it all the time…and you have such a distinct, engaging voice!

  • Reply Lauren @ FoodIsTherapy December 5, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I LOVE Chili on a cold day! And Lasagna for some reason…my family has an AWESOME recipe that involves lots of cheese and lots of wine in the sauce that just screams comfort in my mind. I haven’t shared that recipe as I don’t feel its mine to share with the world, but I have shared my favorite chili recipe in the past…complete with Chorizo and Stew meat! YUM!

    These scones look fabulous by the way…I love reading your blog as a little pick-me-up in the middle of my crazy work day πŸ™‚

  • Reply Whitney December 5, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I like soups and hot tea when it is cold outside!

  • Reply Deborah Tobis December 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I love warming up with a hearty bowl of cheddar cheese chowder. Yum!!

  • Reply Anna December 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    As soon as the Winter starts, I get into this routine: make lemon tea while preheating the oven, then bake your heart out! πŸ™‚ Works for me. Those scones would go perfectly with my tea!

  • Reply Sara December 5, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    When I am cold, I want something warm, and that is really easy to eat so I can keep myself cuddled under my blankets. A good solution is a hot beverage because I can hold it while keeping my arms and hands under my blanket πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mary C. December 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I make and we eat lots of soups, chilis, stews and casseroles when it’s cold! The comfort food season πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tia December 5, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I come from a big fat Greek family and when it is cold out my grandmother (yiayia) makes a killer avgolemono soup! It is so yummy and warms you to the bone! I love it topped off with oyster crackers. We finally just got our first taste of winter in Houston and I am craving this soup! πŸ™‚

  • Reply christina p. December 5, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    i eat chinese rice porridge on cold days! it reminds me of my childhood and my wonderful mom. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Mb December 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    any kind of soup!

  • Reply Pooja December 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I drink chai with grated ginger in it – spicy and keeps you warm all day! (oh and I put a lot too much sugar in it…)

  • Reply Heather December 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I love to make mac and cheese from scratch when it’s cold – it’s the ultimate comfort food!

  • Reply Shari December 5, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Chicken tortilla soup or chili!!!!

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  • Reply Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming December 5, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I love chili when I’m cold!

  • Reply Anne December 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Oatmeal! Well, I love it so I even eat it in the summer but it is exactly what I crave on cold mornings along with a cup of black coffee. But for dinner, you can’t go wrong with chili and cornbread!

  • Reply Lee December 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    A spicy tortellini soup (it has Rotel in it!) will not only warm me up, but it clears a stuffy nose pronto!

  • Reply Clare December 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    My favourite thing when I am cold and need to warm up is oatmeal! A bowl of oatmeal with spices is the best. Failing that, a chai-tea misto. Yum.

  • Reply Anu December 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Sweet Potato and Pinto Bean Stew or just plain ol’ oatmeal!

  • Reply Angela L. December 5, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Tough one. Honestly, I really like the White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks. Its warmth relaxes me.

  • Reply Alicia December 5, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Homemade beef (venison) vegetable soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. The best. Might make that tonight since it decided to rain today.

  • Reply Bernard December 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Chicken and sausage gumbo!

  • Reply Paula @ Dishing the Divine December 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    If it’s breakfast time, a huge bowl of scottish oats is perfect. Only bummer is that they take 25 min to cook, meaning that I’m cold for that much longer! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Arlene December 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm


  • Reply Amanda S December 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Hot chocolate! Does that count as a food? I load it up with mini marshmallows and whipped cream which makes it more like a food. Just in case, though, I’m also very partial to baked potatoes when I’m cold – they’re so warm and comforting to me!

  • Reply Monica December 5, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Wow, these look amazing. I love cranberries in baked goods.
    My favorite warm thing to eat is soup, mmm.

  • Reply Lauren B December 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I get toasty with a spicy, hearty black bean soup in my slow cooker, and then a nice warm cup of tea right before bed for “dessert”!

  • Reply Shelley December 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    when it’s cold, I convince my mom to cook a big pot of soup. maybe corn chowder or vegetable. and it tastes better even a couple of days after πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kristina N. December 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Soup is my go-to cold meal, but when I really can’t get warm a cup of tea can’t be beat.

  • Reply Megan December 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Oh I want pasta and pasta and bread and tasty carbs.

  • Reply Martha T December 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I just had a bowl of chicken noodle soup and it warmed me right up!

  • Reply Rebecca December 5, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    A warm bowl of spiced steel-cut oatmeal!

  • Reply Kayla @ Sheriff of the Kitchen December 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    When I’m cold I want cheese tortellini in chicken broth with garlic! So warm and yummy!

  • Reply Alicia Marie December 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    cozy comfort food is my favorite, so it’s hard to pick one! My aunt always made the most delicious baked mac & cheese which by itself is pure heaven. But on particularly cold days she’d mix in some of her equally famous chili and that is an instant ” warm me up like I’m snuggling next to a fire with a comfy blanket and my dogs” type of meal :]

    p.s. I’ve never made scones before, but these look so delicious that I’m sensing a baking adventure in my very near future!

  • Reply Hillary S December 5, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Hot coffee and warm banana bread!!!

  • Reply MollyL December 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I love scones and these scones are making my mouth water! I will be making them!

    I love comfort foods, Beef Stew, Shepards Pie, etc.

  • Reply Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy December 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Scones are one of my favorite treats! This flavor combination sounds delicious!

  • Reply Mandi December 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    When I’m cold, I love eating homemade chili. I know it’s cliche, but it’s soooo good!

  • Reply Corisa December 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    When I’m cold i love to drink hot green tea or hot chocolate ! Some drink to warm you up

  • Reply Elizabeth December 5, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    A baked potato…they are just so cozy!

  • Reply Rocio December 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    When I’m cold, which is often, I’m a sucker for hot and creamy tomatoe basil soup.

  • Reply Amelia December 5, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I love the cold and my favorite thing is to eat ice cream in the winter so I make chocolate chip cookie dough, freeze it, and and then dip the dough balls into melted chocolate, It’s like a buckeye but with more chocolate!

  • Reply Lisa December 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I live in the south but I still manage to be cold from October to April. I make a giant batch of chili when the first orange leaf appears, and throughout the winter I melt cheese on everything in sight.
    And what a great concept for a book!

  • Reply Claire Ford December 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    My latest favorite thing to sip when it’s cold is spiced grapefruit juice (just posted about it today!). Anything that’s heavy on the cinnamon and nutmeg, really.

    These scones look divine! Pam’s new book is definitely on my wish list. And your photographs are divine, as usual. Happy winter!

  • Reply Layla Asgari December 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Those look delicious! @chiccheflayla Follow me!

  • Reply Maygen December 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    For a meal I say soup.. minestrone or split pea. Otherwise I always love hitting up a pot of tea with some homemade biscotti!

  • Reply Rebecca December 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Homemade french onion soup warms my bones!

  • Reply April was in CT now CA December 5, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Soup!! Of any kind because I’m not picky when it comes to soup.

  • Reply Christen December 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Gotta love soup on a cold day!

  • Reply Abby December 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I head to the kitchen, too! But that’s not only when it’s cold! ha but what warms me up immediately has got to be either homemade mac n cheese or homemade baked potato soup.

  • Reply Kendal December 5, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    ultimate favourite- grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup, its so cozy and reminds me of when my mom would make it for us in the winter when I was a kid

  • Reply Michelle December 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    ONION SOUP. Paris market style, compeltely covered in melted gruyere, hiding a perfectly soaked slice of baguette. Bring on the snow!

  • Reply Sarah Jane December 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I think the perfect cold weather food is the good old (cheap, easy, delicious) baked potato. I cook mine for an hour and a half, the oven heats up the kitchen at least. And I always peel the whole thing, smash it with butter, and top it with handfuls of grated cheddar and at least two servings of chopped broccoli. Okay, okay, so this is my favorite all-time food. I’m a simple girl. What can I say?

  • Reply Milla December 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    When it’s cold out, the best thing to eat is veggie chili mixed with mac-and-cheese. If you’re extra hungry you can scoop it up with tortilla chips!

  • Reply Frank Amos December 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    when its cold, i like to bake thin new york style-like pizza
    you can make all sort of varieties and theyre soo good πŸ™‚
    warm and crispy
    love the blog y

  • Reply jessicaisbaking December 5, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I like chili! or enchiladas!

  • Reply Amanda (onceuponarecipe) December 5, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    These look delicious! I love the combination of orange and chocolate.
    When I’m cold, I like to eat stew or chili! There’s also something about a grilled cheese sandwich that always seems to warm me up.

  • Reply Libby Strange December 5, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Campbell’s New England Clam Chowder helps me beat the chills.

  • Reply Sarah D December 5, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I have been making Ina Garten’s lentil stew a lot since it got cold out. Yummy, hearty, and healthy!

  • Reply callie December 5, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    any warm dessert. preferably with chocolate

  • Reply jean marie burns December 5, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I love to have tomato soup and a toasted cheese sandwich….heavenly….warm and inviting

  • Reply Kelly December 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I like to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and some chocolate chip cookies, warm from the oven…but then, there’s always mama’s mashed potatoes!

  • Reply Tricia December 5, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I’m a fan of chili or taco soup when it’s cold outside.

  • Reply Jacqui December 5, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    For breakfast a favorite warm food is baked oatmeal, a big stack of pancakes, or tasty scones like these. Otherwise big bowls of chili or soup.

  • Reply Danielle December 5, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    My all time favourite when I’m cold is Mama’s home-made turkey soup. Filled with potatoes, carrots, turnip, chunks of turkey, and rice as a kicker. Still trying to get that recipe from her πŸ™‚

  • Reply Food for Todd December 5, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Hubby can’t get enough of this Simply Recipes beef and beer stew. It’s fun to and have friends over and cook this, especially since it makes the house so good and it has to sit and stew for a couple of hours

  • Reply Lee December 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    When I am cold I love to make soup.
    The scones look delicious!

  • Reply Amilia @justeverydayme December 5, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I love soup and chili. But the number one thing would be hot chocolate!

  • Reply Chau December 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I like a cup of steaming green tea with a bit of honey

  • Reply Jen Kindle December 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    When I’m cold i have tomato soup, a grilled cheese sandwich, and a cup of hot tea.

  • Reply Crystal December 5, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I experienced this today at lunch! It’s about 25 degrees outside and I couldn’t get warm either! On cold days, I almost always go for soups. Today I cooked without a book and the soup turned out pretty tasty (trust me, this is not always the case, hence, said cookbook would greatly improve my record)! This was a hybrid of Asian ingredients I had in the pantry and fridge. I boiled chicken broth & water, added miso paste, kim chi, udon noodles, leftover chicken thigh cut into bite size pieces from the freezer and frozen peas. If I had more veggies lying around I would have added them for sure. As I waited for the noodles to cook and everything to get scalding hot, I warmed my hands over the bubbling pot. When it was good and hot after about 10 minutes, I served up a bowl and began warming myself from the inside out! That soup (and a change of socks) warmed me up in no time.

  • Reply Lucy December 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    oh mannn….I can SERIOUSLY relate to the whole “can’t get warm” thing…which is why I am also having some difficulty thinking of my favorite cold weather food, because due to the freeezing weather outside at the moment pretty much anything warmish and comfort foodish sounds amazing! I do love me some fresh outta the oven cinnamon rolls, though, might have to go with that!

  • Reply Christina December 5, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I love tea and warm homemade bread. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Allison December 5, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    a steaming bowl of oatmeal spiked with some pumpkin butter and cinnamon, with candied walnuts and a bit of milk/cream on top. yum!

  • Reply nicole {sweet peony} December 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    it’s totally freezing here in l.a.! but i’m not as strong as you & we turned on the heater. our favorite thing is a big pot of chili…makes me warm just thinking about it!

  • Reply Lyn Holmes December 5, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I drink a hot cuppa tea and have a sweet treat- always cheers me up!

  • Reply Courtney December 5, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Grilled cheese and whatever soup is handy, I LOVE bean and bacon soup and I don’t care who knows it!

  • Reply Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons December 5, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Hmm, let’s see…..when I’m chilly, I like to eat chili (seriously) or taco soup. I think it’s the combo of the hot soup and the spicy seasoning. It warms me from the inside. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons December 5, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Oooh also just had a thought…I have 2 bags of cranberries in my freezer. Think I could sub the choco chips for cranberries in that recipe??

  • Reply Dawn December 5, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Roasted garlic soap! veggie potpie! Chili! I wish it was cold so I could eat them all!
    And then make those scones and be in pure bliss!

  • Reply Anna December 5, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Great giveaway! I love any kind of soup when I’m cold..with hot cider!

  • Reply Kelly Barrett December 5, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I want to do more meatless meals. This book would be great!

  • Reply Jennifer P. December 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    when I’m cold all I want is beef stew and some warm bread.

  • Reply Ella December 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    When I’m cold I eat spicy Indian food – chana dal for dinner!

  • Reply Abby December 6, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Soup is definitely my go-to meal when its cold – accompanied by a big cup of coffee or hot chocolate!

  • Reply kelli December 6, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Hot Chocolate and buttered toast – on a cold snowy day – there is nothing more cozy πŸ™‚

  • Reply Joanna December 6, 2011 at 12:04 am

    When I’m cold, chili is my ultimate one-pot wonder. Love beef chili with chipotle in adobo.

  • Reply Marcia December 6, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Hungarian Mushroom Soup. I’ve been making this soup for years, and it is so warming and delicious! My go-to for a bowl of deliciousness!

  • Reply Glenda December 6, 2011 at 12:26 am

    When I am cold I love to sit in front of the fire and eat popcorn (not microwave but cooked on the stove and then lots of butter ) and hot chocolate.

  • Reply Julia December 6, 2011 at 12:30 am

    grilled cheese and tomato soup.. warms me right up and reminds me of home!

  • Reply Jen December 6, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Yesterday: butternut squash risotto! Warm, cozy, delicious

  • Reply Leah Gregory December 6, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Soup… and cheesey sandwiches! Love any kind of either one!

  • Reply Jessica O December 6, 2011 at 12:49 am

    I make and devour my mom’s chicken and dumplings. Nothing makes me feel more cozy!

  • Reply Sarah December 6, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I love to drink hot chocolate and eat some soup.

  • Reply Zoe December 6, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Instead of a specific food, I love having cups of tea on cold days – they always warm me up!

  • Reply Heather December 6, 2011 at 1:01 am

    I love eating tomato soup with extra sharp cheddar cheese when I’m cold!

  • Reply Anya December 6, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

  • Reply elizabeth December 6, 2011 at 1:09 am

    my grandmother’s mac and cheese–luckily she taught me the “secret” recipe.

  • Reply Mary December 6, 2011 at 1:17 am

    When I’m cold I love to eat soup–especially white bean, sausage, and spinach soup. Mmmm, and acorn squash curry soup. And warm crusty bread for dipping. With red wine. Yum. Truly, I just love to eat–cold or not!

  • Reply Babs December 6, 2011 at 1:28 am

    When I’m cold I love to make a beef stew or a great cottage pie. Add salad, bread and you’ve got some sensational food!

  • Reply Kimberley December 6, 2011 at 1:29 am

    I love to have a spicy bowl of chili with a piece of cornbread when I’m cold. I have great memories of my mom preparing it in winter months. I miss it…because its still hot in South Fl!

  • Reply Kayleigh December 6, 2011 at 1:34 am

    You know what I adore? Taking out one of my favorite interior design books out and cuddling up with a piece of homemade bread and homemade butter. There is something super rewarding about making your own butter, especially when you shook it yourself until your arms were sore. Love it!

  • Reply Stephanie December 6, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Spaghetti! Or a cup of hot chocolate–not from a mix, but hot milk with melted dark chocolate and marshmallows on top. Yummy!

  • Reply Lauren December 6, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Soup and toast!

  • Reply Katherine December 6, 2011 at 1:47 am

    My favorite cold weather foods are chili with cornbread, chicken dumplings, and pot roast! We just had chili tonight and it was perfect after a cold, rainy day!

  • Reply Danielle December 6, 2011 at 2:06 am

    The first thing I head to when I am cold is some hot tea. But when the weather starts to turn wintery, chill is the first item on my Sunday menu.

  • Reply Molly C December 6, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I love eating chili when it’s cold and snowing outside : )

  • Reply Natalie December 6, 2011 at 2:14 am

    I love curry with rice!! Or cookies and hot tea!

  • Reply Tia December 6, 2011 at 2:21 am

    I eat marshmallows! (in hot cocoa!)

  • Reply Meg December 6, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Stew… Stew with lots of chicken/turkey and root veggies… Served with a huge slice of fluffy warm bread to soak of the excess fluid….. warm yumminess!

  • Reply Arabella December 6, 2011 at 2:41 am

    When I am cold I love to make big pots of warm soup or slow cooked stews! Yummmm

  • Reply kristen b December 6, 2011 at 2:51 am

    lemon chicken orzo soup (or avgolemono) my all time cold weather favorite.

  • Reply Susana I. December 6, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Hot chocolate with bread or noodle soup.

  • Reply Sydney December 6, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Chili with cornbread. And hot coco… not together though πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Alyssa Trobacher December 6, 2011 at 2:58 am

    ahhhh! I’ve been wanting this book for months! My cozy food is homemade cookies. (is there any other kind?) And hot chocolate! but not together…usually.

  • Reply Maria @ Orchard Bloom December 6, 2011 at 3:05 am

    I eat soup!!

  • Reply anne marie stuth December 6, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Homemade potato soup…..and crusty bread!

  • Reply Jessica December 6, 2011 at 3:09 am

    To get warm… Hot chocolate mac and cheese but not together.

  • Reply jothi December 6, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Indian masala chai with piping hot bajji’s( sliced veggies-potatoes/onions/eggplant/broccoli florets/peppers, dipped in chickpea batter and deep fried)!!! Just discovered your site- its great!

  • Reply Emily December 6, 2011 at 3:15 am

    When I’m cold I love love love to eat a big bowl of chili with oyster crackers! Then for dessert….HOT CHOCOLATE! Yummo!

  • Reply Tanya December 6, 2011 at 3:21 am

    My favorite stand by for cold (especially rainy) days is grilled cheese and tomato soup. Followed by hot chocolate with whip cream πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ashleigh @ ashleighskitchen December 6, 2011 at 3:27 am

    I love hot coffee with delicious creamer. Hot chocolate. Creamy hot soups with a nice warm blanket! By the way, your scones look delicious!!

  • Reply Nikki December 6, 2011 at 3:41 am

    I grab a mug of steaming hot tea (with lemon and honey of course) and jump into a hot bath, just like I did this morning. Only difference is, it is like 30* here in Michigan, snowing like a bit$@ and I cannot get warm for nothin.

  • Reply Gillian December 6, 2011 at 3:54 am

    When it’s cold I like have a cup of tea in my hand and make soup with fresh cornbread or a grilled cheese. I am not the biggest fan of cold weather, but I look forward to eating a lot of soup and stew every winter.

  • Reply Alissa December 6, 2011 at 3:57 am

    I like to experiment with different soup recipes when it’s cold….don’t have too many months of soup eating in Atlanta.

  • Reply Bethany December 6, 2011 at 4:01 am

    A nice hot cup of coffee with some type of baked good…ideally fresh out of the oven!

  • Reply Chelsea December 6, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I made a roasted butternut squash bread pudding the other night, and it jumped straight to the top of my cozy winter meal list! It was absolutely the most delightful thing I’ve had in a while. πŸ™‚ I also love Moroccan chickpea stew when it’s cold over saffron rice. Mmmm… now I’m hungry.

    And I can totally relate to being cold. I’m freezing from about late October until April without fail. I occasionally consider the possibility that I’m cold blooded and need the sun to function.. πŸ˜›

    Great work on the scones!

  • Reply Heather Hicks December 6, 2011 at 4:03 am

    I love to eat chicken and dumplings when it’s cold.

  • Reply Laura H December 6, 2011 at 4:17 am

    I love to cook up a big pot of mac & cheese, topped with breadcrumbs and filled with ooey gooey warmth!

  • Reply Adelaide December 6, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Definitely turkey chili without a doubt! The spices, heat and color warm me right up. The sour cream and cheddar cheese definitely doesn’t hurt!

  • Reply Lindsey December 6, 2011 at 4:21 am

    When it’s cold out, my favorite thing to eat is homemade gumbo! I’m from Louisiana, where gumbo was born and perfected, and there’s nothing better than a homecooked gumbo on our (seldom) cold days!!!

  • Reply Amanda Thompson December 6, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Chili and cornbread!

  • Reply Katrina December 6, 2011 at 4:28 am

    My vegetarian chili!

  • Reply Adi December 6, 2011 at 4:40 am

    A big pot of any kind of soup. I also love baking up yummy breakfast treats (in the morning I like to stick a slice of quick bread in the microwave for 10 seconds for a nice warm breakfast).

  • Reply brigid December 6, 2011 at 4:59 am

    my homemade chicken or turkey soup with lots of veggies and fresh bread.

  • Reply Jenny Jo December 6, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Thom-ka soup, chicken and dumpling soup, chili!

  • Reply Dyelle December 6, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Any kind of soup, especially pasta e fagioli, chicken noodle, or some type of chili! Always gets me warmed up! Yum!

  • Reply Natalie December 6, 2011 at 5:07 am

    hot chocolate and muffins fresh out of the oven πŸ™‚

  • Reply Reba December 6, 2011 at 5:19 am

    my favorite food to eat when im cold is a grilled cheese. πŸ™‚

  • Reply FayeJ December 6, 2011 at 5:29 am

    lentil soup!

  • Reply Joyce December 6, 2011 at 5:52 am

    my mom’s tomato soup or hot chocolate!

  • Reply Pam December 6, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Midwest Chowder

  • Reply Phoebe Ann December 6, 2011 at 6:36 am

    A cup of almond milk hot chocolate mmm x

  • Reply Kristina December 6, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Breakfast tacos! My faves are egg, cheese and potato–but I eat them year round soo…

  • Reply Juliette December 6, 2011 at 7:30 am

    A big cup of tea and baked oatmeal!

  • Reply lulu December 6, 2011 at 9:12 am

    a big bowl of soup and crusty bread spread with butter.

  • Reply Genevieve December 6, 2011 at 11:12 am

    What do you eat when you’re cold? Pass me a warm moist chocolate cake anytime, and a cuppa coffee πŸ˜€

    Gonna try this scone after my exams! Yumm!

  • Reply Claire Wood December 6, 2011 at 11:31 am

    When it’s cold I like to make my family something that will warm you up inside out. So, I make vegetable chilli (Gwenyth Paltrows recipe) with a bit of rice and mini naan! Not only is it comforting but the bit of spice give your body a bit of a buzz.

    Thanks πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Reply Sandrine December 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    When I’m cold nothing can get me warmed up than the thought of a wonderful hot bowl of soup. But not just any kind, no, it has to be shouting : I will warm you up in every sense of the phrase!
    It as to smell warm, it has to taste warm, it has to run down your throat and warm you up from within and keep you warm as it just has that little spicy edge to it!
    Which soup? Doesn’t matter as every soup meant to warm you up should just be like the one above!

  • Reply Anne Cravens December 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    soup or chili, warms me up!

  • Reply annie December 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Soup, pretty much any kind depending on what I have, but it also has to have some type of fresh warm bread product with it.

  • Reply JaneEyre628 December 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Homemade cream of potato/broccoli soup with homemade bread. YUM! : )

  • Reply Ang December 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    My favorite cold weather food is my homemade chicken noodle soup – it’s thick like a stew with egg noodles and potatos! Yum. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Carol December 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Lots of spicy tex-mex, especially cheese enchiladas and tons of salsa.

  • Reply Ena December 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    When I’m cold, I like to enjoy a bowl of chicken noodle soup

  • Reply Sarah December 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I was raised in a small town in the Midwest where my dad would go hunting every winter. Before he left, he would make the biggest pot of chili I’d ever seen. This was no ordinary chili- it had enough heat in it to warm you from your toes to your hairs on your head. That, with a fresh pan of steaming cornbread and honey-butter makes a thoroughly warming meal. β™₯

  • Reply Ellen December 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Hmmmm….Let’s see: soup, baked macaroni & cheese, coffee, oatmeal pancakes, & homemade bread!!!!

    Plus, we had our first snow this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s beautiful!

  • Reply Monica December 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Chipotle chile.

  • Reply Pete Forester December 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    When I’m cold I make a huge vat of Corn Chowder. I pay extra for fresh corn, because it’s out of season. Plenty of bacon fat, a healthy dose of fresh nutmeg, and I pile on the red potatoes and cream. It’s usually so packed the spoon sticks up straight.

  • Reply Marcus S December 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a scone before but these look quite tasty

  • Reply Lindsay (Young Married Mom) December 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Grilled cheese sandwiches! And soup. Perfect just-shoveled-snow food.

  • Reply Tara December 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    My favorite meal to eat when I’m cold in the morning: Eggs benedict! At lunch: some creamy soup, like a delicious broccoli and cheese or baked potato soup. A Dinner: a hearty chili or slow cooked stew! : )

  • Reply kaity December 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Hot chocolate with a splash of vodka; warms me right up!

  • Reply Joana HingΓ‘ December 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Here in Portugal when its cold we eat chestnuts roasted in charcoal, bought on the street it goes really well with tea or hot chocolate.
    When at home my favorite its cod with cream, it warms me up and makes me wish for christmas !

  • Reply Debbie Bray December 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Baked macaroni and cheese!!

  • Reply Michelle December 6, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I was converted by my Swiss friend: cheese fondue with lots of wine is the ultimate meal to warm me up! Plus the layer of fat I gain from eating it will hopefully prevent me from being cold later on?? (yeah, no… still doesn’t work).

  • Reply Lyta December 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Hot chocolate, coffee, or chili works for me!

  • Reply Stefanie December 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Soup for me, too! My favorite is baked potato or broccoli cheddar.

  • Reply Michelle Wright December 6, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    A bowl of chili always warm me up.

  • Reply Becky December 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Mmm… love cozy foods. Loaded baked potato soup is one of my favorites. Also love a steaming hot breakfast burrito with all the goods…eggs, cheese, hash browns, sausage, yum!

  • Reply Kim December 6, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Tea always warms me up

  • Reply Caitlin December 6, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Pasta, pasta and more pasta! Nothing like a huge amount of carbs to warm your belly.

  • Reply Christine December 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    When we were kids, my mom always used to make us hot chocolate and popcorn (loaded with butter and salt, of course) as a snack when we came in from playing in the snow. I still head straight for the cocoa when I can’t get warm!

  • Reply Annie December 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Gumbo! Bone warming both temperature and spices– Mmmmmm!

  • Reply Tamari December 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I guss my ideal food for winter would have to be hot chocolate and cookies in bed. It keeps u warm from inside, and makes all of the house smell perfect.
    God, I love the winter.

  • Reply Brenda in Irving December 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Chili. Good, hot, steamy, chili. With lots of jalapenos. Homemade of course.

  • Reply Colleen December 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Soup! Definitely soup. With a cup of tea for brunch (or a glass of wine with dinner).

  • Reply Andrea December 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Cookies! Dipped in coffee or hot chocolate, or a chai latte. A cookie with a hot drink is the best thing ever on a cold day.

  • Reply Ale December 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Mexican red pozole, the more spicy the better

  • Reply Karissa December 6, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    My homemade baked macaroni and cheese. it’s sooo delicious and doesn’t take too long to make, either! Also, can’t forget hot chocolate… yum! The scones look so good, can’t wait to make them! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Reply angelajo December 6, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Chicken & Dumplings!

  • Reply Katie December 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    The best food on a cold winter day is my mom’s cheesy broccoli, chicken, and rice casserole. Such a comfort food!

  • Reply molly December 6, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Macaroni and cheese! Ooeey and gooey.

  • Reply Tanya December 6, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Homemade beef stew with cornbread

  • Reply Theresa Sea December 6, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Soup! Lots and lots of soup, especially in the wintertime!

  • Reply Elise December 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Soup, chili, and the ultimate: my mom’s Chicken Pot Pie!

  • Reply Foodiebia December 6, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I definitely make chili when it’s cold. And I avoid salad. Who wants a salad when it’s cold?

  • Reply Kierston December 6, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I love me some chicken pot pie on a cold day! Or tomato soup with grilled cheese…either one really takes the chill out of freezing weather.

  • Reply Jean December 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    On a cold day, I tend to eat snacks – Asian shrimp-flavored chips are some of my favs – and lot of it! With healthy helpings of hot chocolate! Mighty unhealthy, I know. I’ve only tried to start to cook recently so hopefully that will change this winter.

  • Reply Natalie December 6, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Crockpot Taco Soup… it’s the BEST.

  • Reply Dalane December 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I love a nice bowl of chilli or a bacon and potato soup in a bread bowl <3

  • Reply Hannah December 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    My favorite cold weather food by far is chili. It takes all day to make, so you spend the whole cold day by the warm stove, and when it’s done it just fills you up with warm goodness

  • Reply Jocelyn Shaw December 6, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Cookies! Any kind but straight out of the oven!

  • Reply erin December 6, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    soup! or tea. yummy. and warm πŸ™‚

  • Reply Maggie December 6, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    my favorite is homemade soup – something that fills the kitchen with wonderful smells!

  • Reply Katy December 6, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Definitely hot chocolate–usually with a candy cane in the winter (or peppermint schnapps!), or cookies, mac and cheese, or the stand by of soup! I’m not a huge soup lover but I adore Chicken Tortilla Soup; it’s perfect for chilly days because it’s spicy and hot–double warm! Hope you warm up soon!

  • Reply Laura December 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    When I am cold, I love to eat tortilla soup. Oh yes please. Makes me go yum all the way to my toes.

  • Reply Genevieve December 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I’d have to go with the popular choices of oatmeal for breakfast and soup for dinner on a cold day! And if I have to go out in the cold weather, I’ll stop at a coffee shop for a steaming chai latte…mmm!

  • Reply Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen December 7, 2011 at 12:31 am

    My great grandmother’s French vegetable soup is what gets me through the coldest days of winter.

  • Reply Nicole PM December 7, 2011 at 12:40 am

    A recent favorite meal for warming up me and the kitchen-end of the house is a big batch of spicy, sweet, vinegary baked beans with your jalapeno cheddar biscuits.

  • Reply laura @ glutton for nourishment December 7, 2011 at 1:07 am

    soup and crusty bread!

  • Reply Rebecca December 7, 2011 at 1:57 am

    A big bowl of hot pasta!

  • Reply Jennifer Bender December 7, 2011 at 2:05 am

    I make tomato soup from home canned tomatoes and grilled cheese with aged cheddar.

  • Reply erin December 7, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Tomato soup!

  • Reply Claire December 7, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Hot toddy! Peeled and cut up orange in a mug + 1 shot rum + 1 shot maple syrup + cloves + cinnamon stick, filled to the top with hot water.

  • Reply Christina December 7, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Red wine never fails me! I also love a big bowl of butterbeans with cornbread.

  • Reply Becky December 7, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Soups, stews, and chili are my go-to foods when it gets cold – needless to say, I’ve been having lots of those lately!

  • Reply Ruby December 7, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Hot cocoa!

  • Reply Dana December 7, 2011 at 5:10 am

    When I am cold, I want heavy, braised, slow cooked things. We’re talking stews, short rib ragu…

    But my current favorite is such an ultimate comfort food it might dethrone grilled cheese and tomato soup. My new husband and I (four months as of yesterday!) just discovered a fantastic and simple Hungarian cabbage and noodle recipe that only takes a few ingredients: cabbage slowly caramelized in a spoonful of rendered bacon fat, seasoned with salt and pepper, and tossed with buttered egg noodles.

    Not exactly health-tacular, but winter comfort foods are all about developing that blubber layer so you can go into hibernation, right? ;D

  • Reply Ruby Alexandra December 7, 2011 at 6:10 am

    I like to put on cozy clothes, snuggle up in bed, watch TV, and eat hot vegetarian minestrone and some crusty bread! Yum!!

  • Reply Dawn December 7, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Soup, soup, and more soup! Tomato-based ones are my favorites. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jennifer December 7, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Warm chocolate chip cookies & milk with Christmas music plating in the background while decorating our tree!

  • Reply Alicia @ Treble Tart December 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I love to eat chili or pasta when I’m cold, with a big fat hunk of bread. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Erin S. December 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Hot chocolate. Soup. And tea. In that order πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah L December 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I love to eat chili with cornbread on the couch watching football with a fire on πŸ˜€

  • Reply Lindsey Johnson December 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Broccoli and Cheese Soup with a baguette! YUM!

  • Reply Claire December 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Nothing is better than Chili or Ramen when it’s cold out. And warm french bread… Yummm.

  • Reply AC December 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Carnitas. Think I need to buy some pork shoulder tonight in case it snows!

  • Reply ikkinlala December 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    When I’m cold I like soup, especially chowder.

  • Reply Gail December 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway

  • Reply Katrina December 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Chicken and Dumplings. Boom. Especially if they are from Mother’s Bistro in Portland!

  • Reply Emily C December 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I love a good tomato bisque!

  • Reply Elise December 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Here’s a little story of how I entered this giveaway:

    1. Read the original post. Opened the link in Amazon. Thought, “Wow, what a great book, I should ask for it for Christmas!”. Closed post.
    2. 2 days later, came back to read the cinnamon sugar crackers post. Loved it. Saw in Google Reader that the original post was a giveaway. Loved it!
    3. Opened original post to comment. Saw “Winner will be selected Wednesday at noon”. Looked at clock. Clock read 12:38 pm. Closed post.
    4. Immediately realized that noon meant Pacific time. Re-opened post. Commented.


    PS I love to eat baked pasta and chili in the cold weather – anything tomato-y and warm.

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  • Reply Cathy December 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Soup, hot and hearty!

  • Reply Denise B December 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    chicken and dumplings

  • Reply heather December 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    A big bowl of chilli sounds good!