5 dishes to warm you up this winter

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Katelyn, from Attention To Eattail, provides five dishes to make this fall or winter in Chicago. 

1) Chicken Pot Pie

To me, this is the definition of a comforting dish during the colder months. Its something that is always, always better in its homemade version rather than in a restaurant. Check out my version of Ina Garten’s individual chicken pot pie on my blog. It’s so much better to have one all to yourself… 🙂

2) Pumpkin Bread

I know pumpkin is probably the most popular fall flavor… everyone always starts posting pictures of pumpkin spice lattes before the leaves even begin to fall! Personally, my favorite way to consume this perfect fall flavor is in a piece of warm, freshly baked pumpkin bread. Spread some butter on a piece and just try not to eat another! I like this recipe from Food52 for a great homemade way…

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Kale, Arugula and Red Onion Quiche


Wanna know my favorite thing about quiches? They’re one of the only egg dishes that makes for a fantastic leftover. Wanna know my other favorite thing about quiches? They are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner AND snacks! Feel free to play with the ingredients in this recipe, its meant to use your favorite combinations. I like an artichoke, feta combination and a caramelized onion, sausage and sage quiche too. A rule of thumb is to keep the filling ingredients (minus the cheese) to three or less. This way, it doesn’t overpower the egg mixture and make for a chewier quiche. The recipe below is a healthy version of a quiche. Most recipes use heavy cream, but I substituted skim milk in this one which came out healthy and delicious. Enjoy!

Kale, Arugula and Red Onion Quiche

1 store bought pie crust, defrosted

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups of kale, stems removed and roughly chopped

1 cup of arugula, roughly chopped

1 clove of garlic, minced

1/2 cup of grated parmigiano reggiano

1 cup skim milk

3 eggs

1 pinch of red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat your oven to 350. Add your olive oil to a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Add kale, arugula and onions, cooking down for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute and a half. Season with salt and pepper and set aside, off of heat. In a separate bowl, combine cheese, milk, eggs, and red pepper flakes. Whisk to combine. Once cooled, add the kale, arugula and onion mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange your pie crust in a  greased pie pan, trim the extra edges and pour in egg mixture. Cook in oven for 20-25 minutes until eggs are set.