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Get More From the Fall/Winter 2022 Season’s Best®

Do you feel pressure to get delicious meals on the table every night? We’ve got a great solution to that: It’s our Fall/Winter 2022 Season’s Best®! Here, you’ll find tasty meals that make the most of your time and money, and even use ingredients you already have at home. Here are a few of our favorites as well as some ways you can switch them up!

This recipe is the perfect tear-and-share bread for any get-together. And as a bonus, it’s ready in 30 minutes!

Prep-Ahead Tips

  • You can make this pull-apart bread up to one day before you bake and serve it. Follow the directions until step 8 and then refrigerate the dough. When you’re ready to bake it, let it thaw and come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before putting it in the oven.

Change It Up

  • Can’t find puff pastry at the grocery store? You can use crescent dough instead! It won’t be as crispy, but the flavor will still be amazing!
    • Since store-bought crescent dough sheets are smaller than puff pastry, pick up three tubes of dough and cut one in half. Then, use each half sheet to patch onto the other two sheets to extend the size of the crescent dough.
  • Make this recipe again and again with your favorite fruit jellies, jams, or preserves. Strawberry jam, fig butter, and apple butter are great additions! And our Raspberry Habanero Sauce also adds a spicy kick to this delightful dish.

If you love sweet potatoes around the holidays, this is going to be your new favorite side dish! The combination of savory rosemary and candied pecans enhances the flavor of the sweet potatoes you know and love.

Prep-Ahead Tips

  • Make this side dish ahead of time! Right before dinner is served, reheat it in the oven in a casserole dish. Bake at 350° (280°C) for 20—25 minutes, or until it’s warmed through. Don’t forget to top it with candied pecans before serving!
  • You can prepare the candied pecans way, way ahead of time, too! Then, store them in an airtight container until you make this recipe. And if you have some extra pecans, enjoy them on salads, with yogurt, or as an afternoon snack.
  • If you double the recipe, the 4-qt. (3.8-L) Insulated Serving Bowl is large enough to keep it warm for up to 2 hours on your holiday table or during mealtime.

This is a wonderful one-pan meal that combines tacos, chili, and macaroni all in one! And it comes together in just 30 minutes.

Cook Once, Eat Twice

  • Want to enjoy this dish twice in one week? Double the onions, peppers, ground beef, and seasoning and save half of the mixture. Add it to baked potatoes or use the mixture for a quick and easy burrito night.

Change It Up

  • Think outside the box by swapping the beef for ground chicken, ground turkey, or plant-based meat crumbles.
  • Plus, if you’re making this yummy meal ahead of time, make sure to add the sour cream sauce before serving!

Looking for an easy meal to make on a busy weeknight? The Pressure Cooker Italian Wedding Soup has everything you could want—homemade meatballs, fresh veggies, and couscous—simmered in a flavorful broth.

Prep-Ahead Tips

  • Get dinner on the table faster by using frozen meatballs instead. Add them in step 5 and continue cooking as usual.
  • If your family loves homemade meatballs, make a big batch and freeze them. These meatballs not only go great in this soup, but they can also be used for spaghetti and meatballs, meatball subs, and more!
    • When cooking a big batch of meatballs, brown them on all sides in a saute pan with olive oil. Then, reduce the heat and continue cooking them until they have an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

Whether you’re planning a casual brunch with friends or a hearty breakfast for the family, this creamy dish is welcome addition. It’s part spinach dip and part shakshuka!

Prep-Ahead Tips

  • You can always make the sauce ahead of time! Then, when you’re ready, heat it up in a pan, top with eggs, and follow the directions.

Change It Up

  • You don’t always have to have this for breakfast—It’s great for brunch, lunch, and dinner, too!
  • This recipe has the basics of a delicious dip. You can make it by omitting the eggs, stirring in chopped artichokes, and topping with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve it hot and bubbly with a side of toast, chips, or fresh-cut veggies.
  • Not a fan of English muffins? Serve it with bagels, buttered toast, pita bread, or crackers.
  • You can make a heartier homecooked meal by adding sliced mushrooms or shredded chicken to the mixture.

This is our take on a restaurant favorite that’s packed with veggies, chicken, and soft gnocchi in a cheesy garlic-parmesan broth. And here’s the best part: It’s only $3 a serving!

Cook Once, Eat Twice

  • Want to enjoy this meal twice in one week? Double the ingredients! As you’re preparing it, the sauce may take a little longer to come to a simmer. When it’s done, set aside half of it to use later in the week.
  • You can also use the alfredo sauce to improve other meals!
    • Add it to fettucine noodles and rotisserie chicken to make a creamy pasta dish.
    • Serve it as a sauce with steamed broccoli or spinach.
    • Use it as a sauce base for mac n’ cheese. Just stir in some cooked macaroni and shredded cheese!
  • The alfredo sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about five days.

A Freezer-Friendly Option

  • This recipe is also a great prep-ahead meal you can make and keep in your freezer for 1–2 months. You can do this by preparing the recipe as normal. Then, after you complete step 4, place the soup in freezer-safe bags or containers and store it in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy the soup, defrost it and add the chicken, gnocchi, and zucchini.

Whenever you and your family are craving a sweet-and-spicy stir-fry, whip up this delicious dish. It will satisfy any appetite for adventurous comfort food.

Change It Up

  • Not in the mood for chicken tonight? Swap the chicken thighs for tofu, pork, or even beef!
  • You can make this meal with almost any veggies. Snap peas, cauliflower, green beans, and mushrooms all work great.
  • Shake up this recipe by adding leftover noodles or cooked ramen at the end of step 5 for a different kind of stir-fry.

Love Your Leftovers

  • Make a quick yet flavorful lunchtime slider by putting any leftover chicken from this recipe on sweet rolls.

Does it feel like it takes forever to make homemade lasagna? By using layered frozen ravioli instead of lasagna noodles, you can quickly make a homemade lasagna that tastes as good as it looks.   

Prep-Ahead Tips

  • Cut down on cooking time by using refrigerated ravioli. Follow the same instructions outlined in step 4 and cook them for 25–30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  • Want to get a jump on dinner? Assemble the lasagna ahead of time and stick it in the refrigerator. Then, when you bake the lasagna, add 15–20 extra minutes to the cook time.

A Freezer-Friendly Option

  • Wrap up your leftovers in aluminum foil and freeze them. When it’s time to eat, thaw and bake them (covered) at 350°F (280°C) for 25—35 minutes. Then, uncover them and bake for another 10 minutes.

Change It Up

  • You can use any ravioli for this recipe. If you want to beef it up, use meat ravioli. And if you’re looking to add some more veggies, use spinach ravioli!
  • Need a tasty side for another Italian-inspired meal? Make the garlic twists from this recipe by baking them for 15 minutes without flipping them. Then, bon appetit!

You can shop your pantry to make this filling meal! While it may seem like a simple rice-and-beans recipe, it’s actually packed full of flavor.

Cook Once, Eat Twice

  • Have leftover avocado chimichurri? Add it to eggs, toast, or chicken for a fresh topping. It also makes a great dip with tortilla chips.
  • Plan an impromptu burrito night! Fill warmed tortillas with the reheated leftover beans and rice mixture. Then, add cheese, sour cream, salsa, or any of your favorite burrito toppings!

This is a fun take on a comfort food classic that’s hearty, delicious, and incredibly easy to make!

Change It Up

  • Adding chopped mushrooms to the ground pork will help you stretch the meal and make the flavors more satisfying.
    • Don’t like mushrooms? You can omit them and add an extra 4 oz. (125 g) of ground pork to the mixture.
    • You can also make it vegetarian-friendly by doubling the mushrooms and omitting the pork altogether.

Love Your Leftovers

  • Add a carton of chicken broth to your leftovers to make a comforting cabbage soup.
    • Just combine your leftovers with the chicken broth in a large stock pot. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Then, add more or less broth depending on how much cabbage you have in there.
  • Since you’ll only use half a head of cabbage, find a way to put the rest of it to good use!
    • Make an easy yet flavorful slaw like Crunchy Asian Slaw.
    • Add diced cabbage to your next salad for some added crunch.
    • Make a comforting side dish by sautéing the cabbage in some butter. Cook it until it’s tender and season with salt and pepper.

Know anyone who loves banana bread? Then, they’ll love this recipe! It combines the best parts of banana bread (bananas, walnuts, and chocolate chunks) packed into convenient, snackable treats.

Prep-Ahead Tips

  • Always have this treat ready to go by baking it ahead of time. Wrap the bars in plastic wrap and pop them in the freezer for grab-and-go treats! They’re a great last-minute dessert for holiday parties and family potlucks.

Change It Up

  • If you’re craving less sweetness, use dark chocolate and only ½ cup (125 mL) of brown sugar instead. This pared-down recipe pairs nicely with a cup of coffee or tea.

When time is short, you can satisfy any sweet tooth with this easy dessert. Plus, you can always switch up the filling with whatever you have on hand!

Change It Up

  • You can make this dump cake with any cake mix, pie filling, or nuts that you have in your pantry. By mixing and matching them, you’ll be able to create flavors that are out of this world! Need a starting point? Try chocolate cake mix with cherry pie filling and walnuts!
  • Use can make this delicious dessert in the microwave with the Rockcrok® Everyday Pan or Rockcrok® Dutch Oven. Reduce ingredients to one can of apple filling, fill the pan according to the directions, and add just a single stick of butter. Then, microwave the mixture (covered) for 13–15 minutes, or until the cake appears cooked. Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

2 Responses to Get More From the Fall/Winter 2022 Season’s Best®

  1. Carolyn Nelson September 11, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

    All sounds good but mine never turn out as these do. I like

  2. Monica Cross September 23, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

    Looks so delicious!!

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