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12 Unconventional Dishes Perfect For Winter

Soup, chili, stew, go home. You’re boring. Why have the same old thing when you can create something more exciting (even in winter)? Buick believes you shouldn’t settle for the expected, that’s why they created the sporty new 2014 Regal GS.

1. Fancy Sardines on Toast

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Sardines on toast is a comfort food staple in England. It's the perfect easy dish for a gray winter day. Don't knock it till you try it! Recipe here.

2. Overnight Apple Butter


Apple butter is more of a jam than a butter. But like butter, it makes everything better. Get the recipe here.

3. Bibimbap

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This Korean staple is a deconstructed bowl of goodness. Stir that runny egg into the pot of ingredients and enjoy. Recipe here.

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How many people have you seen eating butternut squash soup? Instead, slice that roasted squash into chunks, mix it with apples, cranberries, and blue cheese, then drizzle oil over the mixture. Recipe here.

5. Gruyère-Bacon Dip

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What's better than cheese and bacon blended into a delicious dip? Nothing. The answer is nothing. Recipe here.

6. Sweet Potato Gratin

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You know what makes this crispy delicious staple even better? Pancetta, parmesan, and sage. Recipe here.

7. Stale Bread Soup

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Yes, it's a soup. BUT it's a soup made out of stale bread for days when it's too cold to go to the store. Turn that bread heel into something delicious. Recipe here.

8. Roasted Beets with Honey Mustard Glaze

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Beets are naturally sweet and delicious. They're a great way to add some color to your winter cooking. These beets benefit from their sweet and tangy mustard glaze. Get the recipe here.

9. Kimchi Pancakes

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These crispy, doughy pancakes are made from kimchi, a stewed vegetable blend seasoned with scallions and spices. Recipe here.

10. Crispy polenta with ham, six-minute eggs, and vegetables.

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Crispy polenta, salty ham, and pillowy eggs. Now that is a match made in heaven. Get it here.

11. Poutine

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French fries. Brown gravy. Cheese curds. This Québécois staple is the winter munchie you want and need. Learn how to make your own here.

12. Baked Alaska

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Baked Alaska: the wintry dessert from the most wintry of states. Blowtorch not required, but encouraged. Learn how to make it here.