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Heading on a trip to the mountains? Looking for some of the best recipes to make during the cooler seasons? We deem these the perfect fit for cozy nights by the fire, turning on a flick with the family, or simply lounging around the house and laying low with good friends, food and wine.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

We promise this will be a family hit. In fact, kid you not, you may want to double the batch. Perfect for cool, snowy nights and a dish that the whole family will love.

Get the recipe here: Tuna Noodle Casserole

Lasagna with Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce

Call a truce between the vegetable lasagna and the beef lasagna and try out this classic and old-time favorite! The slow-roasted tomato sauce gives it that extra special touch, and creates a heavenly aroma around your home!

Get the recipe here: Lasagna with Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce

Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Who settles for just one cheese when you can have three (or truthfully, as many as you'd like)? We've never met a soul that doesn't enjoy serving a heaping warm spoonful of this onto their plate.

Get the recipe: Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Mini Meatloaves

There's something about meatloaf that evokes warm memories of youth. Test out this recipe and enjoy the quick 40 minute process it takes to make! It's as easy as mix, bake and serve.

Get the recipe: Mini Meatloaves

Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

A classic that never dies: chicken noodle soup. Perfect for times where you're feeling a bit under the weather, or craving something light, hearty and healthy.

Get the recipe: Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

Fresh Tomato Basil Bisque

A vegetarian? No problem! Simply substitute the chicken stock for vegetable stock. Feel free to also make a grilled cheese sandwich to accompany your bisque. They're a seamless duo.

Get the recipe: Fresh Tomato Basil Bisque

Potato Chip Au Gratin

Life just wouldn't be the same without this innovative, mouth-watering dish. Use as a side for a meat, or bake and eat by itself.

Get the recipe: Potato Chip Au Gratin

Butternut-Squash Chestnut Soup with Carmelized Pears

Creamy, somewhat sweet and impossibly fresh pureed vegetable and fruit goodness in a bowl. At least, that's we think. Try it for yourself!

Get the recipe: Butternut-Squash Chestnut Soup with Carmelized Pears

Old-Fashioned Spaghetti and Meatballs

If you're going to make this comfort food, we simply insist you go with the old-fashioned way of doing things. Your family, friends and palate won't be disappointed.

Get the recipe: Old-Fashioned Spaghetti and Meatballs

Fresh Country Beef Stew

Looking for the ultimate homemade meal? If you're a beef lover, this stew aims to please (and does a fabulous job at it).

Get the recipe: Fresh Country Beef Stew

Double-Chocolate Hot Chocolate

What's better than a regular hot chocolate? A double-chocolate hot chocolate, of course!

Get the recipe: Double-Chocolate Hot Chocolate

Chai Cider

Put a little chai twist on this year's cider. The perfect cozy drink during a snow storm or winter trip.

Get the recipe: Chai Cider

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The winter brings about more than just snowflakes, cooler weather and, well, everything that comes along with that. It brings about a special notion of unity and love, and a time to cherish with your loved ones as you toast them on a brisk, snowy winter's night, bundled up by the crackling fire--especially when you set out for trips in the mountains, like many will be doing for this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 17-23.

Part of any memorable winter trip is understanding the best cozy comfort foods to eat during the experience. Staying at a bed and breakfast, condo or some place with a kitchen? Try warming up with a mug of freshly made soup, warm, gooey and creamy pasta dishes (with a little crisp on top) or a finely tuned casserole dish. Don't forget your post-meal beverage! Hot cocoas, cocktails and teas seal the deal.

Everyone knows at least one traditional family comfort dish that's passed down from generation to generation. From mom's hearty beef stew to dad's intensely rich cup of chocolate cocoa or grandma's special lasagna, don't sell the cooler seasons short.

We believe comfort food does more than tickling our senses . . . it evokes warm memories that we share with those we love most. So, in the spirit of winter, we bring to you, our own special winter recipe roundup of foods to comfort the soul. Don't have a signature comfort dish? There's no better time to start than now.

To see what dishes we suggest, check out our slideshow above!

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