Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cold Weather Comfort Foods

As the weather has gotten colder, I've been baking like crazy. I've created my very own Comfort Food City over here. I can't be the only one, right? Something about slow cooked, baked, made from scratch everything just makes this time of year seem cozy for me. 

I am an eMeals Blogger, and as such, I've been enjoying all the benefits of an eMeals subscription. Well right now they've got a few yummy extras for those of us who appreciate classic comfort foods like baked potato soup and chicken pot pie. With all new subscriptions, they're offering up 12 comfort food recipes - including this one for French Dip Sandwiches!

And if you've got a sudden fall-time sweet tooth (okay, year-round sweet-tooth if you're like me), there will also be a couple dessert recipes in addition. And because I'm not completely cruel, I'm including a dessert recipe from the eMeals Fall Activities menu!

Yum, right?

Pumpkin Spice Dump Cake with Simple Cinnamon Ice Cream:

  • Cake:
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 10 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup crushed Graham crackers
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • Ice Cream:
  • Half gallon vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, evaporated milk, brown sugar, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice. Pour into a 9×13-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the top of the pumpkin mixture, followed by the crushed graham crackers and pecans. Drizzle melted butter evenly over the top.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until center is set and topping is golden brown.
  5. Scoop ice cream into a large bowl. Soften at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon, and mix, using a wooden spoon, until evenly combined. Serve over warm cake.

If desired, scoop leftover ice cream into an airtight container, and freeze until ready to use.

And if that's not enough to convince you now is a great time to sign up - use DINNER15 for 15% off your subscription!

What are your favorite fall comfort foods? Share your favorite recipes, and I'll be sure to pin them! What about favorite fall activities? We'll be heading to the pumpkin patch next week with G's class, and I am SO excited! 

Disclosure: As an eMeals blogger, I have been given a complimentary year long subscription to their meal planning program to use and review. I am also an affiliate and benefit from any sales made through my links. As always, all opinions are my own, and I wouldn't write about it if I didn't think it was something worth your time as well as my own.

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