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Ina Garten knows exactly what kind of simple comfort food we crave once the temperature starts to fall. From a mouthwatering Coq au Vin to a genius tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons, the Barefoot Contessa helps us look forward to those cooler months with these heartwarming recipes.

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Chicken Soup

Chicken SoupIt doesn’t get easier and more comforting than chicken soup, but the Barefoot Contessa’s classic recipe stands out from the crowd with the addition of matzo balls, parsnips, thyme and dill.

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Parker's Beef Stew

Parker's Beef StewA deeply satisfying standalone dish that will make you appreciate that cooler weather has arrived the colder weather, at least for the time you’re eating it.

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Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentil Vegetable SoupThe Barefoot Contessa brings basic to the next level with this super healthy and satisfying recipe you’ll want to keep in the regular rotation. All the lentils and vegetables make for a hearty, warming soup.

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Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons

Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese CroutonsThis soup is the stuff that nostalgic food memories are made of. So simple to make, and eat, this classic tomato soup is sprinkled with crowd-pleasing grilled cheese toppers.

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Chicken Chili

Chicken ChiliWe all need a go-to chili recipe because it’s versatility can’t be beat. Ladle over rice, enjoy with crusty bread or pile onto crispy tostadas and top with plenty of fresh herbs, shredded cheese, guacamole and sour cream.

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16 Bean Pasta e Fagiole

16 Bean Pasta e FagioleHealthy carb-on-carb action makes this an indulgence you can live with. This dish is all about texture, with the fluffiness of the beans and springy pasta making it such a satisfying combo.

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Claire Sibonney is freelance writer and food fanatic based in Toronto. Previously, she was the digital director at Canadian Living and a reporter at Thomson Reuters. Her current obsession is feeding her two little girls, food critics in training.

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