10 Recipes to Help Escape the Winter

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Spiked Apple Cider

At this moment I am questioning my life choices, I am enjoying a refreshing mango popsicle despite the fact that today was supposed to be day-two of the snow-pocalypse that turned out to be little more than a normal winter storm.  Tomorrow morning I won't be able to escape a slippery-sliding trip to the subway on my way to work, but for now I can dream of recipes that will convince me that I have escaped to a warmer climate.

buffalo turkey wings

Wings are my idea summer go-to, anytime I get to try a different type of buffalo wing I am one happy camper.  For the adventurous there's the Strawberry Jalapeño BBQ Chicken Wings.  If you like something with minimal prep time, go for the Slow Cooker Mole Chicken Wings which take so little work for such a delicious result.  And if you're looking for an update on a classic recipe, try the Buffalo Turkey Wings with Non Dairy Ranch.

fish soup

Soup may not be the first thing that crosses one's mind when they think "paradise", but to each their own.  Spicy soup is always welcome in my home, no matter what the weather, the spice helps put the life back into things.  Fish Soup and Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup are both loaded with flavor and healthy ingredients to keep your energy up despite whatever weather you may have to face.  Or try a stew such as the Brazilian Feijoada to transport you the colorful (and warm!) streets of Brazil.

cider rye cocktail

What's that you say..paradise requires a drink in hand?  Have no fear, a cold, hard drink provides for a delightful escape in any and all temperatures.  Have some fun with a Pomegranate Cosmo, a Fall Bourbon Cocktail or a Cider Rye Cocktail.