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Warm up this weekend with cold weather recipes

Beer and cheese fondue is ideal for entertaining in cold temperatures.
Beer and cheese fondue is ideal for entertaining in cold temperatures. File photo

Let’s face it — this weekend’s forecast leaves limited options for outdoor activities.

So while you hunker down with the latest season of “House of Cards” or bury yourself in a pile of blankets, we rounded up some cold weather recipes to keep you from going stir-crazy.

First, a cold weather classic: fondue. This Cheesy Beer Fondue recipe is ideal for entertaining but could certainly serve less if you’re determined.

Nothing warms your insides quite like soup, and this Hot and Sour soup uses low-sodium chicken broth and reduced-sodium soy sauce for a healthy meal that still packs a ton a flavor.

Chili remains a cold weather staple, and Jasper Mirabile Jr.’s version is best served with saltines or homemade cornbread on the side.

Vegetarians can also join in on the chili consumption with this meat-free version, which can be made with eggplant and roasted corn on the cob.

If you’re feeling creative, or are just bored of plain old hot cocoa, these tips offer fresh ways to add flavor with every sip.

If you do venture out, these drinks from local restaurants are sure to make your trip worth it, and these hot chocolate concoctions make a night out seem a little more bearable.

In the meantime, best of luck while you brave the bitter wind chills.