Berry Thankful for Warm and Cozy Autumn Meals
Whether you’re a winter person or not, most of us can agree that warm foods are more enjoyable this time of year than they are in the spring or the summer. Whether that means feasting on a stew that simmered all day in a crockpot or digging into something freshly baked from the oven after its smell wafted through your entire house, there is something about fall and winter that syncs up with heartier appetites, especially around dinnertime.
These are some of our favorite warm and cozy dishes that feature berries as a main ingredient. Though they’re delicious any time of year, we feel they’re extra soothing right about….now.
Well•Pict Pulled Pork
Our recipe page lists this as an ah-mazing way to make tacos. Don’t get us wrong, said tacos are seriously one of our favorite things in the world. But the slow-cooked pulled pork is really the star of the show. And it can be used in plenty of other ways, too. Pulled pork sandwiches with the exact same coleslaw on top, for instance. In a wrap. As a topping for the world’s best baked potato. You’ve got all winter: we suggest you try it as many different ways as you can.
Strawberry Baked Beans
Beans are one of those winter staples that are so simple and yet so diverse. This baked bean recipe by Damaris Phillips uses a strawberry barbecue sauce to add a fun twist on an American classic, creating a taste that is as unique as it is familiar. Phillips’ recipe calls for canned pinto beans but try experimenting with dry beans if you have the extra time to make your meal that much better.
Strawberry Barbecue Chicken
This Taste of Home reader recipe has a 5-star rating from multiple users, with the only review lower than that (4.5 stars) simply referring to it as “excellent”. Besides the great flavor, this contest-winning dish is deceptively easy to make: perfect for a weeknight meal or even trying to impress dinner guests.
Slow Cooker Strawberry Crisp
Cobblers and crisps are staples of the winter season. This easy dough-less recipe from Vegan In The Freezer takes only a handful of ingredients and just 10 minutes to throw together. Like Tom Petty says, the waiting is the hardest part.