Beat the Blizzard: 5 Warm-Up Favorites From Alton

by in Recipes, View All Posts, December 26th, 2010

Alton is at the ready with his Food Network Magazine Buffalo Wings, helping me wing it through the next 24 hours of snow.

Connecticut friends stuck in Los Angeles. Manhattan friends stuck in Texas. My three kids, my mom, my husband and I (or is it me? delirious, clearly), very much stuck at home. Warning, Florida, Arizona and other sunny outposts–this post may not be for you.

Here in New York City, a snowball fight is sounding like a good idea, if you know what I mean. Maybe some fresh air will make quality time in the family room seem more appealing. Meantime, what can I run out to the neighborhood store for, so that, as winter becomes a wonderland outside, we can warm things up inside? I’m dreaming of a ski vacation and the comfy-cozy lodge food that goes with it. Alton Brown recipes, to the rescue:

  1. Alton’s Hot Wings Butter and garlic makes these Food Network Magazine wings even better, and not only in snowy Buffalo.
  2. Hot Cocoa His secret? Confectioners’ sugar. Sweet memories in the making. Will use extra marshmallows to keep the kids’ energy up, so to speak.
  3. Cheese Fondue Alton uses a double dose of cheeses (smoked Gouda and Gruyere) and a double shot of spikes (hard cider and brandy) to make your heart melt.
  4. Alton’s Pressure Cooker Chili No pressure, all ease. Spicy and meaty and soul-warming, and without much effort. Bonus: When else will I put that pressure cooker I got last Christmas to use?
  5. Ultimate Nachos Corn tortillas, jalapenos, guac, cheese, sour cream and salsa. Six servings, so there’s enough to share.

How will you be cooking your way through the snow?

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Comments (11)

  1. Felicia says:

    I made Chicken Scarpariello for dinner during our great blizzard.

  2. Johanna says:

    I made finger foods,,,mozarella sticks,,,honey BBQ wings,,Movies,,,,and you cant miss the beer in a Blizzard!!! lol

  3. Meredith says:

    Made a big batch of beef stew and garlic bread

  4. LISA IVEY says:


  5. phyllis says:

    how can i make this recipe in a crock pot instead of a pressure cooker

  6. Babygirl says:

    I made a big pot of Homemade Chili, White Rice and Cornbread fresh from the oven!!!! Yummy and Spicy!!

  7. Cait says:

    Hot wings…Ohh, yummy!

  8. TammyLS24 says:

    We don't have a blizzard coming later today, but we are forecasted to have freezing drizzle, freezing fog, then 3-6 inches of snow so I'm making lasagna!

  9. Garrett says:

    Can I make these without a blizzard?

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