With the New Year not long away, it’s a great time to try out some new recipes and make some memories with your loved ones. Here are a few family-favorite recipes to add to your menu to take with you into 2023.
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Pâte à Choux
Pâte à choux is a type of pastry dough that is made by mixing together water, milk, butter, flour, and eggs to form a smooth and glossy dough. The pate a choux recipe is typically used to make éclairs, cream puffs, and other pastries, and it is known for its light and airy texture and rich, buttery flavor, making it a perfect treat for any occasion.
Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for any occasion, and it’s super easy to make at home. All you need is some pizza dough, tomato sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings. You can either make your own dough or use store-bought dough for a quick and easy option. Experiment with different toppings and sauces to find your perfect combination.
Slow Cooker Chili
Chili is a hearty and flavorful meal that’s perfect for cold winter days. It’s also super easy to make in a slow cooker, so you can set it and forget it while you go about your day. Simply brown some ground beef (or use a plant-based protein if you prefer), then add it to the slow cooker along with some diced tomatoes, kidney beans, onions, peppers, and your favorite spices. Let it cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, and you’ll have a delicious and comforting meal when you get home.
Roasted Vegetable Soup
For a great winter warmer, simply chop your vegetables and roast them in the oven until they are tender and caramelized. Then, transfer them to a large pot or a slow cooker along with some broth and any additional spices or herbs you like. Let the soup simmer until the vegetables are fully cooked, then blend it until smooth using an immersion blender or a regular blender. Serve the soup hot with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of fresh herbs on top.
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
This classic combo is a childhood favorite that never goes out of style. To make the best grilled cheese, use good-quality bread and a variety of cheeses (such as cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan). Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of each slice of bread, then place the cheese in between the slices and grill the sandwich in a pan until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Serve the grilled cheese with a bowl of warm tomato soup on the side for dipping.
Spaghetti carbonara is a delicious and easy-to-make pasta dish that is sure to become a family favorite. It is made with spaghetti, eggs, bacon, and Parmesan cheese, and it comes together in just a few minutes. Spaghetti carbonara is a perfect meal for a busy weeknight, and it’s sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings. Give it a try and see for yourself!
Maybe these recipes will inspire you to try something new and make some memories with your loved ones in the new year. Happy cooking!