In a few hours winter will officially be upon us! For some that means snow and sleet and all the kamikaze drivers you can deal with as you attempt to make your way. For others it's cooler temps and a bit more rain than summer with an occasional blue northern blowing through, forcing the flip flops to be set aside and actual socks and shoes donned. Oh well. But one thing is a common thread no matter where you are and that's comfort foods. It means different things to different regions and people but it all boils down to those wonderful dishes that warm you to your very soul! Soups, from rich stocks to creamy bisques. Stews of meat or even better, game brought down during a cold winters hunting expedition! Breads baking in the oven, sliced while still warm and slathered with homemade jams made in the summer. And lets not forget the warmth of a rich pasta dish, as simple as pasta fagioli or as decadent as fettuccini alfredo. We all have our favorites...which are yours? And What's Cooking at your house this season!?