Chew on This: Pork Stew and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

20 Nov

Since you are all so special you get 2 posts today! This past weekend my husband and I were all about fall comfort foods. We made a delicious pork stew in the Crockpot ( I think it may be my fave kitchen appliance) and for dessert we had fresh baked pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. There are few things I love more than pumpkin and chocolate. I thought I would share our delicious recipes with you!

Pork Stew

Pork Shoulder (we cubed about 4 lbs)

3-4 carrots chopped

7-8 stalks of celery chopped

1 onion quartered

2-3 potatoes cubed

24 oz hot and spicy V8 (my hubby calls this the special ingredient)

2 cans of beef stock ( less if you like thicker stew)


Sear the meat in the pan until all edges are brown. Put meat and veggies in Crockpot. Add in beef stock and V8 then stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let it cook on high or 6 hours.

When its done you will have a delicious hearty fall meal. And if you are lucky you will have leftovers like we do!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter at room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup chocolate chips (or more if you like your chocolate)


Preheat oven to 375

In large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, vanilla, and egg until blended.

Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, salt.
mix well to form soft batter.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop teaspoonfuls of batter onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake about 12-15 minutes until slightly browned. Let cool and ENJOY!

If you try these recipes I hope you enjoy!


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