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Cook This Weekend: 5 Slow Cooker Recipes For Fall That My Whole Family Loves

Yea! It really feels like fall in Houston this week and this weekend is supposed to be even cooler! When the temperature drops it’s the perfect time to get your slow cooker (crock pot in the south 😉) out and make some warm, comforting soups, stews, and other dishes that you might not cook in the warmer summer months. I love the ease of cooking a meal in the slow cooker. After a little prep while the kids are at school you can set it and forget it from 5 to 8 hours depending on the recipe. It makes dinnertime, and cleanup, a breeze. Oh, and don’t forget the aromas that fill the house throughout the day!

Below I wanted to share with you some of mine and my family’s favorite fall and winter slow cooker recipes. Really I cook some of these year round, but when the temperatures dip they are way more pleasing! Just this week I made the red beans and rice and the taco soup. Today I’m throwing the lentil soup together for a chilly evening with my hubby and kids watching the Houston Astros in the World Series! Go ‘Stros!

Please feel free to share in the comments section at the end any recipes that you and your family love. I’m always looking for new ones!

Lighter Red Beans and Rice from Iowa Girl Eats

Photo via Iowa Girl Eats

Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew) from Skinnytaste

Photo via Skinnytaste

Taco Soup from Paula Deen

Photo via Food Network

Lentil Soup from The Apron Gal

Photo via The Apron Gal

Slow Cooker Beef Tips with Rice

Photo via Southern Bite


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