By Lexi Myer
Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love letting the crisp air stream through the open windows of our house, sitting around a bonfire, and eating all of the warm comfort food that I can. Fall has a wonderful feel of community to it, and what better place to build community than around some good food.
My husband and I both love to cook, and entertaining friends and family at our home is one of our favorite things to do. We will often share recipes back and forth that we want to make for our next family dinner or game night at our home. Below I have listed several recipes (and any tweaks that we may have made to it) that are big fall hits in our home.
Chicken Tortilla Soup:
This Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe tastes great and makes your home smell amazing. I cooked mine in the crockpot and added some more Cumin into it (I would suggest upping it by taste). Also, when you are preparing shredded chicken, I have found that the easiest way to do this is to cook the chicken in your crockpot with a little bit of chicken broth for a few hours, and then shredding it with a hand mixer. It sounds odd, but it shreds your chicken quickly and finely! If you are looking for a spicier take, I would suggest using the hot rotel instead of regular diced tomatoes. Overall it was incredibly easy to make, and brought a great homey feeling that I love to our kitchen.
Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches:
This recipe screams football season to me! These Italian Beef Sandwiches were great just as the recipe was written. We did have some additional toppings to make it similar to a Philly Cheesesteak as well such as grilled onions and jalapenos.
Buffalo Chicken Dip:
I am a sucker for anything that I can dip a chip in! What I like about this Buffalo Chicken Dip is that it has very little preparation, so I can always make it when we need to have a quick appetizer. You can also cater the heat to your preference by simply adding more or less of the buffalo sauce.
Easy Caramel Apples:
I love caramel apples, but they are a hassle to make. This Caramel Apple Recipe makes them easier to eat, and easier to get a good apple/caramel ratio. Be careful not to scoop too much of the apple out so the caramel does not seep through to the skin. Also, I cooled my apples in the fridge so I didn’t have hot caramel inside of the apple for as much time!
I hope that these foods bring as much comfort and joy to your home as they have ours! Nothing brings people together like some good food.
St. Louis Cardinals fan, Mom of one daughter and one son, and Insurance Agent!
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Lexi started at MAX in June of 2016, and has 3 years of experience in the insurance industry. Lexi enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and Chihuahua/Beagle mix Ted. Lexi and her family are big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans and travel to see them whenever they can. She also works with students of the University of Kansas (KU) as her husband is a campus pastor there.