Happy first official day of fall to all of you! Comfort season calls for comfort food and that’s exactly what I’m sharing with you today. These 6 Comfort Food Recipes for Fall are sure to get you in the spirit of crisp air, falling leaves, and warm blankets. Here we have a variety of recipes with multiple ways to prepare them. I love a good crockpot recipe just as much as I love a classic stove top recipe. When we switch it up we get to enjoy the much more. But what matters the most is to feel the comfort the comfort food gives to us in this season.
If you’ve been to Louisiana then you know of the staple dishes they take seriously down here is their red beans and rice. Any authentic Cajun restaurant is guaranteed to have red beans and rice on the menu. Being a foodie means I’m always trying my best to recreate the authentic flavors in some of my favorite dishes. After having red beans and rice at one of my favorite local mom and pop restaurants in Bossier City, LA, I left determined to create a Crockpot Smoked Red Beans and rice dish that is equally delicious. Not only did I figure it out after two tries, being able to throw the ingredients in the crockpot and go is perfection.Read More
Happy tasty Tuesday everybody! It’s that time of year when we get to eat tons of delicious comfort food without all of the guilt. Some of my favorite fall comfort foods are hot, yummy, soups. Everybody loves a good soup and I’ve posted quite a few soup recipes on here. The last few days have been cool and rainy here in Montana, which has had me daydreaming about delicious soups for dinner.Read More
It is that time of year for deliciously warm comfort foods to stick to our bones and keep us warm. This is one of the many reasons why I love this season. Today I am sharing my own yummy crock pot beef stew recipe with all of you. It takes a little bit of preparation, but I promise it is worth it!
You will need:
2 lbs. beef stew meat
6-7 red potatoes
1 whole onion
1/2 lbs. baby carrots
2 packs beef stock flavor
2 beef bouillon cubes
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 Worcestershire sauce
6 cups water
2 bay leaves
Stew Beef Flour seasoning:
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp. seasoned salt
1 Tbsp. Adobo
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1) Combine all of your stew beef flour seasoning in a large Ziploc bag and shake to mix together. Add your two pounds of stew beef to the bag and shake until the beef stew pieces are generously coated. Heat your first tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and wait for the oil to get hot. Add half of your beef stew meat to the pan (or however much will NOT overcrowd the pan) and brown on all sides. Repeat until all of the beef is browned and place your browned stew beef at the bottom of the crock pot.
2) In the same pot, saute your onions and place them on top of the browned beef stew meat.
3) Cut your potatoes into quarters and place them on top of the beef and onions in the crock pot. Layer your carrots on top of the potatoes
4) In the same pot you used to brown you meat and saute your onions; on medium high heat combine the: water, Worcestershire sauce, beef flavored packs, and beef bouillon cubes until it all melts together. Once it has all melted pour it over all of the ingredients in the crock pot.
5) Add your bay leaves to the top and set your crock pot on high. Let your stew cook for at least 8 hours.
Enjoy your meal! 🙂
It’s that time of year where we are all drinking and eating more soups and hot chocolate to attempt to stay warm in the bitter cold. About a year and a half ago I discovered (a.k.a I craved hot chocolate so I searched for a recipe) the greatest hot chocolate recipe on #Pinterest. It is called the “Polar Express Creamy Crock-pot Hot Chocolate”. However, it could be made on the stove, on low heat, if watched carefully. I have added a few extra ingredients, and modified a few measurements to get it to the perfect taste for my family. I will post the original recipe, with the original measurements, in addition to any adjustments I have made to my version of the recipe.
You will need:
1.5 cups heavy cream
1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
2 cups milk chocolate chips
6 cups of milk [I add 8-9 cups of milk]
1 tsp vanilla extract [I use 2 tsp of vanilla]
[I also add a few sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg for extra yummy taste]
Add all of the ingredients to the crock-pot (or large pot) and let it cook on low for about 45 minutes to an hour. Stir the ingredients after the 45 minutes to an hour are up, and see if the milk chocolate pieces have all melted. If not, let it cook for about 20-30 more minutes (or until all melted), stirring occasionally. Once all ingredients have combined properly you can heat it to your temperature of choice and ENJOY! 🙂