Five Hearty Soup Recipes for Winter

When the temperature drops below freezing and spending 10 seconds outside turns your fingers into icicles, there’s only one food that can shake the chill from your bones. That food is soup, and here are five of our favorite hearty recipes that are sure to warm you from head to toe.

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Warming Winter Soup from Kate in the Kitchen

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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup from Steph’s Bite by Bite

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White Chicken Chili from How To: Simplify

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White Bean and Escarole Soup from Budget Bon Viveur

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Hearty Chicken Stew from Can You Stay For Dinner?

Share your go-to soup recipes with us on Twitter @ASargentEvents. Happy cooking!

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Winter Getaways

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Whether you’re a full-time snowbunny or professional snowboarder, there’s nothing like a week spent at a ski lodge. Here’s a look at some winter getaways that are sure to please those who love the slopes AND those who prefer hot chocolate in front of a fireplace.

Jackson HoleWyoming
With 210 inches of fresh powder this season and counting, Jackson Hole is a snowsport lover’s dream. There are 116 trails spread across two mountains, giving you a total of 2500 acres of terrain to explore with a vertical drop of 4139 feet. The resort is family friendly, with a kids’ camp catering to children ages six months to 17 years old.

Be sure to check out: Couloir Restaurant and Bar. You’ll dine while being dazzled by views of Corbet’s Couloir, an expert ski run with a world-class reputation. 

Beaver Creek, Colorado
For those who like skiing a little and like ski resorts a lot, Beaver Creek is the place for you. Their website’s tagline is “Beaver Creek: Not Exactly Roughing It” which sums up the resort nicely. Beaver Creek is made up of three mountain villages and two towns at its base. The Creek’s ski stats aren’t too shabby either—149 trails cover 1832 acres of skiable area.

Be sure to check out: Bachelor Gulch Spa for a lazy river hot tub and swanky fitness rooms facing mountain views.

Breckenridge, Colorado
When you hear Colorado, Aspen or Vail are quick to come to mind; but Breckenridge is actually Colorado’s most popular mountain, according to Forbes. With 155 trails spread out over 2358 acres, this award-winning resort is on our list of favorites.

Be sure to check out: The Gold Runner Alpine Coaster for a ride that will take you through the trails and the woods. Remember to bundle up!

Killington, Vermont
Skiers and riders of all levels will appreciate Killington. Seven hundred fifty-two acres are home to 140 trails. Good news for rookies: there’s a good amount of easy trails, so you won’t feel left out if you’re traveling with seasoned skiers.

Be sure to check out: The Motor Room Bar. Have an after-hours drink on an enclosed snowcat, enjoying ceiling-to-floor views of the mountain once the sun goes down.

New Year’s Resolution: Pay It Forward

We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions that lasted approximately 2.5 weeks before throwing in the towel. We tell ourselves we’ll eat less, exercise more and go to sleep earlier—but before we know it, we’re skipping the gym for happy hour.

Improving one’s physical well-being is always a good intention, but this year we’re focusing our resolutions on positivity and mental well-being (two goals that you can achieve without getting sweaty at the gym!). Today, we want to share two sources of inspiration with you.

The first is a book we’ve been passing around the ASE office: One Good Deed by Erin McHugh.  We’re inspired by the author’s journey as she documents one good deed a day for a year. We’re trying to incorporate a bit of McHugh’s spirit into our daily routines.

The second do-good trend we’re loving is #26Acts, a movement started by NBC News correspondent Ann Curry as a response to the tragic Newtown shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school. The premise is simple: complete 26 acts of kindness in memory of each of the 26 victims. Curry’s idea went viral, and participants have been documenting their acts via twitter using the hashtag #26Acts.

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We’re with McHugh and Curry. Make “pay it forward” your New Year’s resolution with acts of kindness, no matter how small. That’s one resolution we know we’ll stick with.

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