Crockpot Irish Pork Stew with Stout

This stew is an amazing alternative to beef stew, the flavors of the Guinness Stout, the bay leaves, and the caraway seeds all blend perfectly to create a hearty, warm, and delightfully filling meal. I love a good stew, no matter if it is a thin broth or a thick broth, and you can make this BOTH ways!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Beignets

We love beignets! it is one of our favorite easy deserts right up there with a good cinnamon roll. We love the warm pillowy plushness of each little Beignet, the airy pockets of spices and the sweet taste of the honey and sugar. It is great to make for a breakfast treat, served with coffee, or even as a mid day snack or an evening desert. There is no wrong time to serve these lovely little pastry delights.

CAULIFLOWER MAC N’ CHEESE

When I say this was amazing, I mean it truly was mind blowing how good this turned out. It was creamy, melty, warm, and comforting just like a pot of homemade mac n cheese should be. This is on our make again list for sure!

EASY Pierogi Skillet

We all enjoy a good crispy and warm pierogi, so when I saw this recipe I knew we had to give a try. Its simple, easy, and would be a great one to teach young children to make or even for a college student on a budget. With the meat, veggies, cheese, and warm pierogis is a hearty and satisfying meal that could easily make it on to anyone make again list. I know it did for us! We really enjoyed not only how easy it was but how good it was too.

Simple Ground Turkey Rigatoni Soup

This is one of my go-to soups for cold weather, and it is a family favorite. It is both hardy and flavorful, perfect when paired with some warm biscuits out of the oven or even some focaccia bread.

Simple Ground Turkey Rigatoni Soup: [ You could even do this in a crockpot- Just cook your meat first before tossing it into the crockpot] Ground Beef or Turkey [1-5 lbs] depending on how much you want to make.

Eggplant Parmesan

The whole family will love this classic eggplant parmesan! Slices of tender eggplant coated in homemade breadcrumbs, and then layered with melted cheeses & rich marinara! Whether you’d like to bake or fry the eggplant, this recipe has a method for both.

Mushroom French Dip Sandwiches

I love a really good French Dip with a hot cup of Au Jus on the side to dip the sandwich into on a chilly day. While it does not get overly cold in Georgia, there are some times when there is a chill in the air and with fall setting in I needed to find some warm comfort food alternatives. I found a recipe that I thought was worth trying and I AM SO GLAD WE DID. This Mushroom French Dip Sandwich is not only affordable, it is delicious! If you do not have a lot of time to make the Au Jus yourself you can always sub it for a package of mushroom soup or even onion soup, just add water/ heat it on the stove and call it good.