Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fall Chowder


Back in October the lovely ladies, Amanda, Leslie, and Lindsey, from Messy Aprons held a  giveaway for a Vera Bradley Recipe box containing all the yummy recipes that they have featured. (I am a HUGE Vera Bradley fan) The ladies asked followers to leave a comment telling everyone what their favorite Fall meal or treat was. Here is what I said: 

Cortney Lyon said...
My favorite fall food is a tie...anything made from apples and any kind of soup. I am going to be posting soon about my favorite soup-it's a Roasted Red Pepper and Red Chili Corn and Potato Chowder...I need to come up with a shorter name for it though. Any ideas?
2 cans of Campbell's Creamy Potato Soup
2 cups milk
1/2 of a red bell pepper
1 red chili pepper, seeded and chopped fine
1 orange hot pepper, seeded and chopped fine
1 clove garlic, chopped fine 
1 cup frozen sweet corn
1/2 tsp. Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp. Cumin Power

1.) Quarter the red bell pepper and put 2 quarters away for a rainy day.  Take the other 2 quarters and lightly brush with oil and place in a lined baking dish. Broil red pepper for 10-15 minutes on high until the tops start to blacken. Remove from broiler and let cool.

2.) Finely chop 1 clove garlic, 1 red chili pepper, and 1 orange hot pepper. When the red bell peppers are cool enough to touch, peel off the blackened skins and chop the roasted red pepper quarters into small pieces. Place all chopped ingredients into a medium/large pot.

3.) Over medium/ high heat saute peppers and garlic. Add 1/2 tsp. Cumin and 1/2 tsp Coriander while sauteing. I don''t know how long to saute them for, I just know when  it starts to smell REALLY good that I start adding other stuff. I love the smell of Cumin!

4.) Add 1 cup milk and then add both cans of Campbell's  Creamy Potato Soup followed another cup of milk. Whisk together until smooth.

5.) When the mixture starts to bubble around the edge of the pot, add the frozen corn.

6.) Simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes. Season to your taste if needed. If  it's too spicy try adding a little bit of heavy cream or half & half.

7.) Serve! Depending on how much of this spicy chowder you  can handle in one sitting, it makes 3-4 servings.

This picture doesn't do the Fall Chowder justice, it looked and tasted yummy in person!
I like to eat my Fall Chowder with a few slices of Sharp Cheddar Cheese and some tortilla chips to help cut down on the heat. This particular batch made my eyes water, nose run,  forehead sweat, and lips tingle. But boy was in good!

Every fall I also like bake my  favorite apple dishes such as Apple Pie, Crisp, Turnovers, and good ole baked apples. This year I wanted to venture outside my usual Apple comfort zone and try a new recipe. I found a delicious new recipe for Dutch Apple Bread courtesy of Shannon from North Dakota Kitchen.

It was so yummy while it was still warm and the apples were perfectly cooked through out the loaf. The day after baking it I buttered up a few slices and threw them on a hot skillet for the best toasted apple bread I have ever tried.

If you'd like to try this recipe head over to North Dakota Kitchen soon. Shannon has a wealth of other delicious meals, sweats, and treats to share as well.

I hope you have found some fall food inspiration here or from the lovely ladies who have inspired me. Thanks again to the gals at Messy Aprons and Shanon from North Dakota Kitchen!


  1. oh yum, toasting it sounds wonderful!! I am so glad you liked it! and thanks for the plug. I hope you will link up to the holiday treats page too!
    The chowder sounds great, I love spice myself, here in ND salt and pepper are the only spices for many.LoL have a great day and thank you again!

  2. Everything sounds so good but I'd have to make your Fall Chowder with a lot less spice or a lot more

  3. What time is dinner? This looks great! Hope your writing is going well. La

  4. The chowder sounds delicious!! I wish I would of had that today because my Sunday School class had a "Souper" Lunch party!

  5. Pass the bread! I love all things BREAD! I also love chowder, but I'd have to pass on the spicy part!
    Take care and have a great week,

  6. You have my mouth watering. Both look absolutely delicious!

  7. The Fall Chowder sounds yummy...bring it on...I love it hot :) The apple bread might be good with the cool it down with the sweetness and the heat...yum! Sounds like you had a very productive day...good for you. Me all my magazines done and then my coupons organized. Will post about it tomorrow.

  8. You know me....I dislike "chowder" - so I'm going to call it Hot Pepper Potato Soup instead and then I'm going to try it out! LOL Yummy foods - there goes the diet!

  9. My mouth is literally watering right now! I can smell everything from have to stop thinking that 'fall' gives me a license to eat way more then =)


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