Julie Myers

Editor-in-Chief at Kitchen Stories

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The end of winter—while an uplifting thought— is also a goodbye to the best of it! Come spring, we’ll no longer be in need of that extra blanket atop our bed (our favorite), or see reason in melted cheese for dinner. Our attention will wander toward the fresh new arrivals at the farmer’s market and away from the tireless workhorses of our winter pantry. We’ll forget soon enough how, not so long ago, it was our oven that sustained us night after night, with its gifts of gratins and casseroles, cinnamon buns, and sheet pan dinners.

So before we get ahead of ourselves with visions of spring, let’s spend one last month getting the best out of the season, the best way we know how: by celebrating its unsung hero, the oven.

What's your favorite part of winter? Tell us in the comments!

A sneak peak of what’s to come

All March long, we’re honoring our favorite sweet and savory recipes, straight from the oven—which as it turns out, is a jack of all trades. From pasta bakes and roasted vegetables to (formerly-fried) snacks and iconic desserts, there are few things it can’t provide. You can also look forward to our latest installment of the new series “A Chef Makes” and more hosted recipe videos from our chefs and editors (have you watched Hanna make lasagna, yet?)

Recipes to get you started

Time is of the essence if you want to make the most of winter before it goes. Here are some recipes to revel in till spring comes:

Four-cheese and tomato baked penne

Four-cheese and tomato baked penne

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Kale chips, 2 ways

Kale chips, 2 ways

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Endive and prosciutto gratin

Endive and prosciutto gratin

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Grilled vegetable and mozzarella calzone

Grilled vegetable and mozzarella calzone

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Bell pepper oven fries with aioli

Bell pepper oven fries with aioli

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Tartiflette (French potato, bacon, and cheese casserole)

Tartiflette (French potato, bacon, and cheese casserole)

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5-ingredient sheet pan pork chops and roasted vegetables

5-ingredient sheet pan pork chops and roasted vegetables

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Spiced parsnip cake with cream cheese frosting

Spiced parsnip cake with cream cheese frosting

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Chocolate babka

Chocolate babka

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Walnut loaf cake with cinnamon walnut butter

Walnut loaf cake with cinnamon walnut butter

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Whole-roasted cabbage with feta cream and walnuts

Whole-roasted cabbage with feta cream and walnuts

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French bread pizza

French bread pizza

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