30 Recipes as Cozy as Your Favorite Pair of Wool Socks

“Toe liberation” is the feeling of finally being able to wiggle your toes freely—and as individuals—after they’ve glommed into one solid block due to a too-long stint out in the cold or smashed into an unforgiving work shoe.

The same remembrance and rediscovery of comfort—of toes once frozen, now swaddled—is the feeling we seek with many a fall dinner. Ah, this is what it feels like to sit down, to stop and think, to eat vegetables where there has only been Halloween candy.

Let these 30 recipes be your favorite socks, your softest blanket, your scratchiest-in-a-good-way sweater. (We recommend—before you start eating, sipping, or slurping—taking a few seconds to hold the warm bowl to your face.)

Pastas

Baked Ricotta Gnudi with Vodka Sauce

Baked Ricotta Gnudi with Vodka Sauce by Danielle Oron

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta by Kendra Vaculin

Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage

Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage by Merrill Stubbs

Porridges

Butternut Squash Brown Rice Porridge

Butternut Squash Brown Rice Porridge by recordsintheden

Boosted Jook

Boosted Jook by vvvanessa

Filipino Chicken Porridge (Arroz Caldo)

Filipino Chicken Porridge (Arroz Caldo) by Jacqui MacKenzie

How to Make Congee Without a Recipe

How to Make Congee Without a Recipe by Jenny Xu

stews

Pork Stew with White Beans and Butternut Squash

Pork Stew with White Beans and Butternut Squash by Merrill Stubbs

Deborah Madison's Potato and Green Chile Stew

Deborah Madison’s Potato and Green Chile Stew by Genius Recipes

Red Roasted Asian Beef Stew

Red Roasted Asian Beef Stew

by monkeymom

Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

by Gena Hamshaw

Yam and Peanut Stew with Kale

Yam and Peanut Stew with Kale by Gena Hamshaw

curries

Curried Lentils with Coconut Milk

Curried Lentils with Coconut Milk by Alexandra Stafford

Caramelized Onion, Coconut, and Egg Curry

Caramelized Onion, Coconut, and Egg Curry by Kenzi Wilbur

Bengali Cholar Dal

Bengali Cholar Dal by Meera Sodha

soups

Melissa Clark's Seared Broccoli and Potato Soup

Melissa Clark’s Seared Broccoli and Potato Soup by Genius Recipes

Cabbage and Meatball Soup

Cabbage and Meatball Soup by Donna

Kaoya Luobo Tang (Roast Duck Soup with Radishes)

Kaoya Luobo Tang (Roast Duck Soup with Radishes) by Madame Huang

Joanne Chang's Hot and Sour Soup

Joanne Chang’s Hot and Sour Soup by Genius Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup by foxeslovelemons

Roasts & bakes

Chile-Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Rice

Chile-Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Rice by Sarah | Wisconsin from Scratch

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple and Red Pepper Flakes

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple and Red Pepper Flakes by Kendra Vaculin

Roasted Sausage with Broccoli and Fennel

Roasted Sausage with Broccoli and Fennel by EmilyC

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Bake

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Bake by Gena Hamshaw

For this next one, you’ll want to invite a lot of sock-footed friends to help you eat:

Cheese Fondue Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin

Cheese Fondue Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin by The Cooking of Joy

The rest of the cozy contingency

Perfect Hot Chocolate

Perfect Hot Chocolate

by SavvyJulie

Irish Hot Chocolate

Irish Hot Chocolate

by Marian Bull

Banana Bread Blondies

Banana Bread Blondies by Laura Dembowski

Lemon Bostock with Roasted Concord Grapes

Lemon Bostock with Roasted Concord Grapes by Sarah Jampel

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies by Posie Harwood

What do you make when you want to feel held and comforted? Share with us in the comments below.

This article was written by Sarah Jampel from Food52 and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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