The weather is turning cool and it’s time for comfort foods. These are three easy fall recipes that everyone in the family will enjoy!
Simple Bean Soup
1lb. pinto beans
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 ham hock (Honey Baked Ham sells them!)
1tsp sage (optional)
Put the beans in a large bowl, cover with cold water and let soak overnight.
Drain and rinse the beans, then put them in a slow cooker. Cover the beans with water and add the ham hock, bay leaves, onions, and celery. Cook on low for 3.5 hours or until beans are tender. Remove ham bone and bay leaves. Leave any bits of ham that fell off the bone.
You can cook the beans in an Instant Pot and pressure cook for 15 minutes. If you don’t have a ham hock, you can use ham soup base or a low sodium chicken broth.
Cheesy Tomato Bread
4-oz. tomato sauce (half of an 8oz can)
1/3 cup green bell pepper, diced
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp salt
Bread of choice (ciabatta, french)
Mix together tomato sauce, bell pepper, cheese and salt. Pour mixture on top of bread and broil for approximately 3-5 minutes or until melted.
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
These homemade cupcakes are delicious! The recipe is designed to make mini cupcakes, but double the recipe and it will yield 12 full-sized cupcakes. Get the instructions here.