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September 7, 2017 • Lifestyle

Crock Pot Recipes for Fall

Fall is our favorite time of year! Whether you have real estate in Nashville, Tennessee; Denver, Colorado or Asheville, North Carolina; when the weather starts cooling down, a warm meal begins sounding better and better. In cases like these, a crockpot becomes both your canvas and paintbrush to make a wonderful meal that can feed you, family members and guests who may want to join as well. While stews and simple soups are perfect for the crockpot, these aren’t the only things that you can make in them. Here are just a few creative crock pot ideas with festive, autumn potential.

Taco Soup

While not everyone may think they enjoy Mexican food, this soup is bound to be a people pleaser no matter who is eating it. Packed full of flavor and simple to make, it really is a great meal to sit down and eat after a long day in the cold. It has just enough bite to make it memorable, and you can add or take out ingredients depending on what you like, without ruining the integrity of the recipe.

With beans, corn, tortilla chips, and some lean beef, you can mix up a tasty meal and throw in taco seasoning for flavor. With easy ingredients and pre-mixed seasonings, this meal is easy and quick enough for anyone to throw together after a long day. You can even pre-cook it and store it for later, since microwaving this soup doesn’t take away from the flavor at all.

Au Gratin Potatoes

If potatoes are your comfort food, this dish is for you. The potatoes are slow-cooked to softness and baked down to absorb all of the cheesy flavor possible. They make the ideal side-dish for a meaty entree, or if you’re feeling particularly in need of a pick-me-up, they can be eaten by themselves with a warm cup of soup or stew.

Decorated with seasonings and hearty helpings of cheese, these potatoes will never get old, no matter how many times you set the plate down. All of the ingredients are inexpensive and easy to find, so these are perfect for any college student or someone on a budget.

Crockpot Apples with Cake

This delicious and tasty treat is worth the time and effort it takes to put together. This recipe is ideal for someone looking to make a warm dessert without turning on the oven and pulling out the rolling pin. With warm, soft apples, orange flavors and undertones, and a sweet cake to pull it all together, this dish can be eaten plain and warm, or paired with cool vanilla ice cream to give it an added kick.

The ingredients include cake, with the added bonus of apples, oranges, and honey to give it an added flavor that warms to the core. Follow the recipe and carve out about 3 hours cooking time. It’s also good to stick in the fridge and eat with ice cream later, so there’s no need to toss the leftovers if you find yourself a little addicted to the way it tastes! This flavorful cake is the perfect way to end a chilly fall day. Perhaps a cup of warm tea will pair well before bed.

These relatively low-effort dishes are perfect for anyone with a busy schedule. They can also be made and saved for later in the event you want to enjoy them for a few days in a row.  Everyone deserves a nice meal, so why not make use of your crockpot this fall season and unlock the potential of even the simplest ingredients?

Do you have your own favorite fall crock pot recipe to share? Let us know what tickles your taste buds and follow The OFFICIAL Real Estate Agent Directory® for more lifestyle tips on Facebook and Pinterest to keep your home happy and healthy.

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