3 Delicious Winter Recipes for the Cold Months

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There’s something about the cold of winter that brings out the desire for warm, hearty meals. We thought community members living in our 75 Tresser apartments in Stamford, CT, might have the same thing on their mind while waiting for the weather to warm up. That’s why we pulled together 3 winter recipes for you to try out this winter season!

French Onion Soup

It’s always good to have something warm to sip on after coming in from the cold.


  • 8 cups halved and sliced yellow onions (2 1/2 pounds)
  • 4 cups veal stock
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 pound butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup sherry, medium dry
  • 1/2 cup cognac or brandy
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • Grated Parmesan


Saute onions in a large stockpot over medium heat in butter. Add the bay leaf to saute with the onions for 20 minutes or until onions look golden brown. Deglaze your pan using the sherry or cognac, then simmer uncovered for around 5 minutes. Add in the white wine, then simmer uncovered for another 15 minutes.

Mix in beef stock, veal stock, salt, and pepper, and then bring the whole mixture to a bowl. Remove the bay leaf before serving with Parmesan cheese on top.

Easy Pepper Steak

You’ll be amazed at how quickly this comes together and just how cozy it'll make your tummy feel.


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef sirloin steak cut into strips
  • 2 large green peppers sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger root
  • 1 can of beef broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder


Combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, garlic powder and ginger in a bowl. Stir in the broth until the mixture is smooth, add in the soy sauce and molasses, then set the bowl aside.

Stir-fry your steak in a wok or nonstick pan for 5 minutes, then take it out and store it to keep warm. Stir-fry the onions, celery, and peppers for 5 minutes. Add your beef broth mixture into the pan with the vegetables along with your meat.

Bring everything to a boil, then stir and let cook for around 2 minutes until everything appears thickened. Add in the lemon juice and serve over noodles or rice.

Glazed Chicken Teriyaki

Here’s a different way to enjoy a delicious chicken meal that'll leave you full and happy.


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon divided canola oil
  • 1 medium julienned sweet onion
  • 4 medium julienned carrots
  • Cooked rice


Stir-fry the chicken in a large wok or skillet in the canola oil for about 6-8 minutes, then take out the chicken and set it aside. Stir-fry the carrots for 2 minutes, then add the onion and keep cooking for another 2-4 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Mix the brown sugar and soy sauce and place the mixture in the skillet along with your chicken. Bring everything to a boil for another 5 minutes before serving over rice.  

We hope these meals will tie you over as winter settles in. Looking for your new home to try out these delicious recipes in? Contact us at (866) 616-8401 to find out more!

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