For a different spin on traditional pea soup, try this split pea soup recipe with corned beef. The flavor is peppery rather than smoky, and a tasty change of pace. —Barbara Link, Alta Loma, California Skip links
“I always fix this casserole ahead when overnight guests are visiting, so I have more time to spend with them. Then, I simply add some toast or biscuits and fresh fruit for a complete meal that everyone loves. It also reheats well.” Pamela Norris - Fenton, Missouri Skip links
After years of experimenting, my mom has perfected her hearty spaghetti sauce recipe. It's excellent served with a tossed salad and garlic bread. Although the recipe makes more than two servings, it freezes well. —Jennifer Shaw, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Skip links
4 to 6 servings (9 c Servings - 1 hr 15 min - tasteofhome.com
Sausage adds smoky flavor and green pepper lends color to this quick-fixing and scrumptious skillet dish. It's just as perfect for a late-night supper as it is for breakfast! —Violet Beard, Marshall, Illinois Skip links
I got this recipe from a woman at our church, Lois Henry, when I needed a way to use up our bounty of home-canned tomatoes. My husband loves it, and I like that it's easy to warm up for a carefree dinner in the winter months. —Marcia Clay, Truman, Minnesota Skip links
A rich sauce coats this hearty combination of potatoes, carrots and bratwurst chunks. I adapted a baked stew recipe that appeared in a newspaper. This is so comforting on cold winter evenings. —Susan Holmes, Germantown, Wisconsin Skip links
Come home to warm comfort food! This vegetable beef stew is based on my mom’s wonderful recipe, but I adjusted it for the slow cooker. Add a sprinkle of Parmesan to each bowl for a nice finishing touch. —Marcella West, Washburn, Illinois Skip links
Paired with: Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock.Briny olives, chiles, and bright citrus: That's what you call a pairing challenge. This smooth, strong (7 percent alcohol) golden bock from the Bay Area can handle it, playing up the orange and toning down the chiles.
My colorful “boats” with quinoa, chickpeas and pumpkin seeds use delicata squash, a winter squash that’s cream-colored with green stripes. In a pinch, acorn squash will do. —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Skip links
Let me start by asking a really important, earth-shattering question. Is there anyone out there who has the same addiction and love for carrots that have been cooked with a succulent roast dinner? A Sunday roast dinner, as it was
I think the best part about cold weather is the abundance of soup and stew recipes. This vegetable stew is truly hearty. The best part, though, is that it is easy to make (thanks to the crock pot). 2...