(Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post; food styling by Amanda Soto/The Washington Post)

This week’s most-viewed recipes offer a nice balance of warming dinners and comforting cookies. That seems like a tag team we can all get behind.

1. Spicy Lemon Grass Soup (Tom Yum Gai), above. This pleasantly potent, warming soup is especially welcome in cold weather. It’s also very easy to make — see the step-by-step action on Voraciously.


(Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)

2. Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken. Pan-fried, then baked chicken covered in a spicy honey sauce. This chicken dinner has it all. Catch the play-by-play on Voraciously.


(Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)

3. Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies. Crunchy toffee bits are the secret ingredient here. It’s our new favorite, and we think it’ll soon become yours, too.


(Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)

4. Snickerdoodle Blondies. With a “fudgy interior and a slightly crackly surface.” Yes, please.


(Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Bonnie S. Benwick/The Washington Post)

5. Hash Brown Latkes With Caramelized Onion. These use a handy shortcut — frozen shredded potatoes — to delicious, crunchy results. See how they come together on Voraciously. It just might change the way you fry.

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