Perfect comfort food: chicken vegetable soup from Twitter user Son Tran (@sont).
Best Bites’s own Anna Spiegel (@annaspiegs) cooked up this braised beef and sausage chili with meats from Smucker Farms.
The Cupcake Pimp (@CupcakePimpDC) whipped up these chocolate chunk cookies. "Baked while the power is still on!"
Crafty Kristin Tracz (@kristintracz) made this mushroom pizza on her stovetop.
"Homemade applesauce and homemade chocolate chip cookies" crafted by Natalie Wasserman (@natwass) in DC.
Kate Beaulieu (@katedbeaulieu) weathered the storm with crockpot chicken teriyaki.
Not everyone cooked their way through Monday evening. Jeff Wallingford emailed us this photo of "ancho-braised short ribs at Taqueria el Poblano on Columbia Pike."
"Cooking tri-tips by flashlight!" reported Jeff H (@schmeff). "Power went out in the middle of cooking them!"
itscompliKATEd (@itscompliKATEd) calls this "hurricane bread." Looks delicious.
Sweet and boozy: Shauna (@essbreezy) baked this bread pudding with rum cherries.
Cookies and wine? Wish we'd weathered the storm with Courtney Hsieh (@courtney_hsieh), who made these sweet treats with chocolate chips, oatmeal, and walnuts.
A frittata with asparagus and goat cheese is "a good way to use up eggs in the face of possible power outages," advises Alyse kraus (@alysekraus).
Okay, now we're impressed. Alexandria denizen Poe (@thepoelog) cooked up "Sandy" crab pot pies.
Vigor Fit&Well (@JoKracke) made this seafood stew and a lovely loaf of country bread on Monday.