This is a great cookbook by Cook's Illustrated. It has lots of recipes of the kinds you would want to make in the winter: casseroles, stews, slow cooker recipes, and skillet meals. Some of my favorite recipes have come from this book. The recipes are not necessarily easy, but most I have tried have been great. The one exception is I don't care for some of the pasta casseroles. Many of them have sauces that are too rich and thick for me, and take away from the other flavors.
This is not like most other food blogs. It is not a great read, and there are only a few recipes. Instead, it is a Recipe Review blog. It is a place for me to review the recipes I have tried. Often half the cooking I do is something new. But when I do go back to an old recipe, I don't want to waste my time repeating past mistakes, so this blog has been an easy way for me to prevent that from happening.