Sunday, September 16, 2012

It Feels Like Fall!

And with fall comes the need for hearty warm meals. Or at least I always think it does!

It feels like fall here. Temps are cooler during the day, and chilly at night. We've already had our first frost of the season just the other night. Tonight it's to dip down to a crisp +3C!

I have a favourite fall recipe to share with you tonight! It's corn chowder. Mmmmmmm. So, so tasty! And of course one can't just serve soup for supper so I'm also going to share a recipe for cheddar biscuits.

The biscuit recipe has been adapted from a recipe one of my old co-workers shared with me. She lived close to the university and every now and again she'd bring biscuits in, still piping hot from her oven. Those were good mornings I tell you. Especially since I was pregnant with Baby Boy and always hungry.

Anyways without further ado here's the recipes!

Corn Chowder

1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 medium onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
4 cups corn kernels (frozen, fresh or canned - drained)
4 cups chicken or turkey stock
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

Half an hour before serving prepare the cream base as follows:

2 TBSP butter
2 TBSP flour
1 can (13 oz/385 ml) evaporated milk
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.  Add flour and mix well. Add milk and cook until thick. Stir in grated cheese continuing to stir until cheese is melted.  Remove bay leaves from crock pot and add cheese/milk mixture. Cook a further 20 minutes. Serve with extra grated cheese for garnish and fresh buns or biscuits.

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Hearty soups are made for fall!

Cheddar Chive Biscuits

2 cup flour
3tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter (Margarine or oil)
1 1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup chives

Preheat oven to 450F. Grease or parchment line baking sheets.

In large bowl combine dry ingredients, add cheese and chives and mix well.  Add in butter, cut with fork until mixture is crumbly then add sour cream and mix well. Drop dough onto prepared sheets and bake about 12 minutes until golden brown.  Serve warm.

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Nom! Nom! Cheddar and chives!

I hope you enjoy these tasty fall recipes! Now I'd better go cover up my tomato plants before I forget!


  1. Those biscuits look fabulous!!

  2. Mmmmm. You should make some Stacy! They are so yummy! It was probably the best part of being at work for those six months when I was pregnant with Tommy! :)