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The 3 Classic Recipes Everyone Should Master

It’s true that this time of year is often the going-out-iestof all. But frankly, it’s cold, you guys. And sometimes, we’d just rather stay in. And eat.
There’s nothing like a big pot of yummy simmering on the stove to make you psyched to cuddle up and hibernate while the chilly wind blows past your window. To help you take advantage of this delicious season we sat down and came up with winter's three most essential recipes.
These are the A-listers, the classics, the ones everyone should master. Take a look at our how-to guide, and you’ll be on your way to a winter wonderland, in your very own kitchen.
A winter classic right up there with the cup of cocoa, roast chicken is a favorite that anyone master. Yes, anyone. We’d show you a picture of a baby pulling this off, but we didn’t have one on hand, on set. This basic recipe is a great jumping-off point if you want to try different seasonings and flavors. But, like any great classic, it’s simply perfect on its own, too.
Preheat the oven to 450. Place your chicken in a roasting pan, and give it a schmear with the mustard.
Quick Minestrone Soup
There’s nothing quite as quick, easy, and inexpensive as a healthy winter soup. Looking for a pre- or post-holiday detox? You don’t need trainers and a $400 juice cleanse. You just need thirty minutes and a pot.
Chop carrots, onion, zucchini, and green beans into ½ inch sections.
Roasted Root Vegetables
Once considered a mere side dish, root vegetables are finally getting the A-list status they deserve. Not only are they packed with fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins galore, but they're also crazy delicious (and a cinch to make).
Preheat the oven to 400. Chop each vegetable into sections about one inch thick.

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