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I'm all about trying recipes from my Real Simple. Here are two recent ones that I (we) really liked.

This one was a big hit with the boy. I made it for dinner the other night when we had some friends over. Devin already wants me to make it again...2 days later. To be fair, chili and spicy things with beef and beer is totally his ideal, so he's biased. But you may want to give this a try...

Slow-Cooker Smoky Beef and Bean Chili | Real Simple Recipes

Compliments of the real simple website - forgot to take pictures at our dinner party the other nite!
 My thoughts: Adding an entire 12 oz beer made the whole thing runnier than I would have liked. I would advise to add half the beer. Also - 'chipotle chilis in adobo sauce' can be found in the Mexican section of your grocery store. I only found whole ones and had to chop them up. They're worth it though. Without them, you just have...chili.


 And next...

Slow-Cooker Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Potpie

Compliments of me. The first dinner I made Dev after we got home from our honeymoon.
I don't usually make anything cream-based or with a white sauce, so it was a fun change. The mushrooms were my favorite part! Maybe something is wrong with me, but I couldn't find a 'puff pastry' so I used the really terrible biscuits out of a can (and of course by 'terrible' I mean, so delish, but terrible for you). :)

7 comments:

Sandra said...

perhaps you looked here but usually puff pastry is in the freezer section by the breads and desserts at meijer(since I read you shop there often:)). It comes in a box usually. Its by peppridge farms(or however you spell it).

I think I might want to try that creamy chicken one.

leah said...

yum yum yum! these look great! :)

emilykate said...

Sandra, thanks. I actually did look there, but I will have to look harder. :)

L, An and boys said...

YUM =)

Sara Huber said...

Ha, you'll have to ask me to see my latest BMV photo this weekend! It is scaarry....
Aren't you becoming a little Betty Crocker?!? Looks good!

Christen Leigh said...

Yay I am so glad you posted that soup recipe! Chad loved it and so did I!! Can I get that cornbread recipe from you sometime too?

Tricky said...

You should try the bean and spinach enchiladas from the same issue....quite delic!!