Crock Pot Cozy Comfort Food Ideas

The days are getting shorter as we enjoy all our fall activities. At the end of the month we celebrate Halloween, and then we shift gears for November. Today let’s think of all the warm and cozy food we enjoy as the weather is colder and darkness lengthens. There’s something so comforting about a hearty, warm meal when you get home. Nothing makes a meal easier than a slow cooker or crock pot. I want to share some of my favorite crock pot comfort food ideas that will fill your home with delicious aromas and warm your heart.

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Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Carrots & Apple


Fall is the perfect time of year to make a hearty pot of soup that includes all my favorite vegetables.  I’ve shared a basic lentil soup with greens before, but today the recipe is a sweet potato-lentil soup with carrots and apple. That one apple with a little cumin and chili pepper adds a special flavor to the soup, and your family will ask for more. Read More

Pear and Pomegranate Salad

In California here in the U. S., the season for pomegranates is from October through January.  Now is the perfect time to review its great health benefits and make an effort to add the fresh seeds to our dishes.  The pomegranate seeds and the juice from them are the only edible parts of the plant and are a super food.  The juice was shown in a research study to have the highest level of antioxidants of all the fruit juices. It helps keep your arteries clear and lowers blood pressure. Read More