What to Eat During the Snowstorm

Combat cabin fever and celebrate the snowfall with icy treats made with fresh snow and pantry-raid recipes.
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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 5 Ways to Eat Fresh Snow Opener Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 5 Ways to Eat Fresh Snow Opener, as seen on Foodnetwork.com. Project: Foodnetwork.com, WINTER RECIPES/COCKTAILS/FNK VIDEOS Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

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The East Coast is bracing for its first real winter storm of the year, and it looks to be a big one. Combat cabin fever and celebrate the snowfall with icy treats made with fresh snow. They’ll keep the kids (and kids-at-heart!) occupied, but when you’re truly cooped up and can’t get to the store to make dinner, we’ve got you covered there, too.

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Photo by: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Maple Snow Cone

This icy treat is a winter version of a refreshing summer favorite. Scoop fresh snow into a paper cup or cone. Drizzle with pure maple syrup to taste. Add a splash of bourbon for an adult version.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Snow Halo Halo Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Snow Halo Halo, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, WINTER RECIPES/COCKTAILS/FNK VIDEOS Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

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Snow Halo Halo

Halo-halo is a Southeast Asian dessert whose name translates into "mix mix," so it's truly "everything but the kitchen sink." Dress up snow at home and make your own version. Pack a parfait glass about 3/4 of the way full with fresh snow. Drizzle with evaporated milk to taste. Top with a scoop of vanilla or black raspberry ice cream (to mimic the traditional purple-yam kind). Decorate with chopped fresh fruit like pineapple or mango, large tapioca pearls, toasted coconut and your favorite crunchy cereal (the fruited kind is fun!). Dig in.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Snow-fogato Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Snow-fogato, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, WINTER RECIPES/COCKTAILS/FNK VIDEOS Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

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Snow-fogato

Affogato is a simple Italian dessert where espresso is poured over ice cream. Use snow as a stand-in. Pack together fresh snow to make a tight snowball about the size of a baseball. Put in a large coffee cup. Pour in sweetened condensed milk and then strong coffee. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings and eat quickly!

Check out the full gallery for more Ways to Eat Snow.

Come dinnertime, turn to these winter pantry-raid recipes that call for nonperishable ingredients exclusively, but taste remarkably fresh. The warming dishes will fuel everyone up for another day of sledding and snowball fights.

FROM THE PANTRY: CREAMY MUSHROOM PASTA Food Network Kitchen Bowtie Pasta, Evaporated Milk, Chicken Broth, Olive Oil, AllPurpose Flour, Dijon Mustard, Garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, Sweet Paprika, Jar Sliced Mushrooms, Sherry Vinegar or White Wine Vinegar, Dried Dill Weed, Dried Chives, or Dried Parsley

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Creamy Mushroom Pasta

If you're snowed in, or just way too tired for a trip to the store for provisions, this comforting pasta is perfect. Think beef stroganoff meets chicken paprikash (without the meat). The sauce is uber-creamy without the help of cream. Instead, the combo of evaporated milk, flour and mustard does the trick.

FROM THE PANTRY: CURRIED PUMPKIN AND WILD RICE SOUP Food Network Kitchen Wild Rice Blend, Golden or Dark Raisins, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cashews, Almonds, or Peanuts, Tomato Paste, Curry Powder, Onion Powder, Red Pepper Flakes, Olive Oil, Chicken or Vegetable Broth, Pumpkin Puree

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Curried Pumpkin and Wild Rice Soup

There's always one can of pumpkin puree kicking around after Thanksgiving. Put it to use in this ultra-flavorful soup. If you don't have wild rice, just use 1/2 cup of any dry grain you have on hand.

FROM THE PANTRY: MEXICAN BEAN, RICE AND CORN BAKE Food Network Kitchen Converted White Rice, Tomatoes, Chili Powder, White Vinegar, Chipotle en Adobo, Corn Tortilla Chips, Black Beans, Corn, Cream Corn, Salsa, Pickled Jalapenos

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Mexican Bean, Rice and Corn Bake

Food Network Kitchen took a cue from a favorite Mexican brunch dish, chilaquiles (fried tortilla chips tossed with a red or green sauce), to create this easy no-shop recipe. The chili powder in the sauce has two jobs: one as flavor booster and the other as thickener.

For more Winter Pantry-Raid Recipes, flip through the full gallery.

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