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16 Recipes You Need After a Day on the Slopes

After a day on the slopes, we’re dying to warm up our bones and bellies with something hearty when we get back to the cabin. Luckily, with a little advance planning, these 16 eats will be ready to work their magic in no time at all. From Alps-inspired appetizers to indulgent desserts and even a few steamy sips to wash it all down, we have you covered. Be warned: Once word gets out about your après-ski spread, you’ll be the envy of the entire mountain.

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1. Swiss Cheese Fondue: You don’t need to be skiing in the Swiss Alps to make fondue a solid choice for post-ski eats. (via SBS)

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2. Buckwheat Pancakes With Blue Cheese, Bacon and Maple Syrup: Sweet and savory, these hearty pancakes pack in a hefty dose of protein and whole grain action at the same time. (via What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today?)

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3. Extraordinary Grilled Cheese: Slices of bread get a quick soak in wine before they’re used to make this awesome, unquestionably grown up grilled cheese. (via What Megan’s Making)

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4. Budini Baked Chocolate Pudding: Make these brandy-infused pudding cakes ahead of time, and simply pop them back in the oven while you eat dinner. They’ll return to their original hot, puffy state in a snap. (via Sea Salt With Food)

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5. Favorite Bolognese: There’s nothing like digging into a tangle of carbs, meat and veggies after a day on the slopes. The sauce requires a long simmer, so either make it ahead of time or toss it in your slow cooker and it’ll be good to go when you return home hungry. (via Healthy Recipe Ecstasy)

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6. Panade of Leeks, Greens and Gruyere: Panade is basically a carb-loaded combination of bread pudding, stuffing and stew. We’re loving the little bit of veg action provided by leeks and leafy greens. However, swiss chard does seem especially apropos for some reason… (via Five and Spice)

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7. Apple Cider Hot Toddy: Apple brandy, cider and spices make for one outstanding sip to warm you up right. (via Treats and Eats)

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8. Blade Roast With Onion Compote: Akin to French onion soup (with a whole lot more substance), the succulent chunks of beef and sweet, soft onions make for one terrific meal. Just add a veggie and some mashed potatoes to take things to the next level. (via The Healthy Foodie)

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9. Acorn Squash + Sweet Potato Soup: The dollop of rum-spiked whipped cream on top is reason enough for us to cook up a batch of this wintery soup. (via Tartelette)

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10. Hot Buttered Hazelnut Whiskey: Hot buttered rum has nothing on this nutty, flavor-packed concoction. (via Adventures in Cooking)

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11. Oatmeal Molasses Dinner Rolls: Whether slathered with butter, dipped in a vat of fondue or used to soak up the last drops of soup, these rolls deserve a prime spot on the table. (via Vegetarian Ventures)

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12. Whole Slow Cooker Poached Chicken: The slow cooker does it again. You won’t need to tend to this chicken one bit in order to turn out an aromatic, perfectly tender bird every time. (via Food52)

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13. Roasted Kohlrabi and Smoked Salmon Niçoise: If salads are what you crave after a day on the mountain, give this Niçoise a go. Smoked salmon and root veggies work their magic to transform a classic, summery salad into a winter-ready toss. (via To Her Core)

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14. Breakfast Sausage Biscuit Gravy Casserole: Make all the parts ahead of time, and this biscuit-topped beaut will be ready in a snap. A hearty dish like this is perfect at any hour, and we definitely recommend digging into any leftovers before your first run the following day. (via Lady and Pups)

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15. Spiced Grand Marnier Hot Chocolate: Boosted with spices and orange liqueur, this hot chocolate will warm your bones (and belly). (via Tasting Table)

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16. Easy Apple Strudel: Keep this strudel on the counter for a quick pick me up before or after dinner. Using store-bought puff pastry means its tantalizing scent will be perfuming your kitchen real quick. (via Little Ferraro Kitchen)

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