April may be almost over, but we have a funny feeling that we haven't seen the last of those pesky Spring showers. Don't let the rain get you down; instead, channel all of that energy into some culinary projects and challenges. We've got eight ideas for recipes to make while it's coming down outside. Some of them may take a bit of extra effort, but it will be worth it when you can cuddle up in front of a good movie with some delicious eats while you wait for the sun to come out again.
Warm your hands, heart, and tummy with a cup of hot chocolate  (made with powdered coconut milk!).
Cheese Diablo Wafers
These savory biscuits  come with a kick (from the cayenne pepper involved), so they are sure to bring a little heat to your rainy day.
Baked Potato Soup
It's the best of both worlds: a baked potato but in soup form . This may be the quintessential rainy day meal.
Leek and Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Nothing says indulgence like a bowl of piping hot macaroni and cheese . It's the perfect counter to a dreary rainy day.
Butternut Squash and Brie Pizza
Have a pizza day (or night!) and come up with interesting, unexpected toppings like butternut squash and Brie. 
Few things are more comforting than the smell of a chicken roasting away  in the oven. Try cooking yours in a cast-iron pan for maximum juiciness.
Double Chocolate Soufflé
Are you up for a soufflé challenge ? Take on this task one day when you're stuck inside, and you'll end up with a sweet, sweet reward.