Ah, hibernation weather. We’ve had an incredibly mild – even record-breakingly warm – winter this year, but now it seems as though we’re finally hitting a cold snap! When that happens, I break out my slow cooker. Hamilton Beach was so kind as to send me one the year before last, and I’ve been making regular use of it with soups, congee, chili and all those other comforting foods that keep me cozy this time of year. But if you’re looking for something different, and just as heart-warming, give this easy croissant-based bread pudding a spin for brunch, coffee or dessert! Recipe here.