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Cook Up a Storm

What to make when you're snowed in
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A looming snowstorm is the perfect excuse to pull out that time-intensive recipe you've been sitting on for a while, but haven't been able to try. We're talking about the braises, confits and ragus that require hours of simmering, or that ambitious baking project you've been putting off.

Here's what to cook when you're stuck in the house with tons of time on your hands.

1 Classic Ragù Alla Bolognese

When it comes to Bolognese, patience is a virtue. Make more than you expect to eat this weekend and store leftovers in your freezer for the next snow day.

2 Pho Bo: Beef Noodle Soup

This Vietnamese soup from legendary chef Charles Phan of San Francisco's Slanted Door will keep you warm all weekend. The beef broth is enhanced with beef bones, charred onion and spices, like ginger, star anise and Chinese cinnamon.

3 Duck Confit

Try your hand at this classic French dish. It's easier than you think, and well worth the time.

4 Grilled Asian-Style Porchetta

With plum sauce and sambal, this take on a traditional porchetta will keep you busy and excited.

5 Fesenjoon: Pomegranate and Walnut Stew

This Persian stew is made with duck legs, pomegranate molasses and turmeric. More than 1,000 years old, it has stood the test of time and is perfect for your snowy weekend.

6 Slow Braised Short Ribs with Green Pumpkin Seed Mole

This recipe's green mole sauce keeps hearty short ribs from becoming too heavy, striking the perfect balance for when you're cooped up at home.

7 Mille-Crepe Tiramisu Cake

This gorgeous cake requires time and patience, but is easier to execute than it looks. In case you consume the entire cake before anyone else can come over to see it, make sure you photograph the final product adequately. You're going to want to show it off.

8 Slow Cooker Double French Onion Soup

If there's one recipe to fall in love with this winter, it's this soup. Fortifying and ever so sweet, thanks to the butter-sweated shallots and Vidalia onions, this is a required recipe for you this season, if not this weekend.

9 Lasagna Bolognese

Lasagna + Bolognese may just be the ultimate comfort food. What more could you want?

10 Bourbon Bread

Bien Cuit's Bourbon Bread requires two to three days, which means you should get started on it now and enjoy the fruits of your labor as the weekend comes to a close. It's well worth waiting for.

11 Guinea Fowl Potpie

Don't be intimidated by this game: This recipe is totally doable and will have you coming back for seconds and thirds.

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