Tag Archives: comfort food

Soup Season – Some Fall Favorites!

Feeling the shorter days, longer nights, chilly and damp weather? Nothing like a steaming bowl of soup to warm from head to toe! Here’s a collection of soups that Lauren and I have posted over the past year – lots of yummy autumn inspired soups (think pumpkin, squash, mushroom) and more!

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Steamy vegetable based soups

Hearty meat soups and stews

Seafood soups

Super Mom Tip: most of these soups and stews freeze very well! Make a big batch and freeze in smaller portions for easy re-heating later on! 🙂


Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Bacon

This is a warm and toasty dip, perfect for fall and winter – it’s great for potlucks, football Sundays, or just good comfort food to snack on! 🙂Blog artichokedip1 Blog artichokedip2


  • 1/3 c mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2x 8oz. packages cream cheese, softened by letting sit at room temp for ~20 mins
  • 3/4 c grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (tip: put slices flat between paper towel and microwave for ~1min per slice)
  • 1 or 2x 14 oz cans quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 10oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry


  • Oven to 350
  • Place mayo, garlic, cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with mixer till well blended and creamy (you can also do this in your food processor – which I’m a huge fan of for quick & easy blending)
  • Stir in parmesan cheese, bacon, artichoke hearts, and spinach
  • Spread mixture into an 11×7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray
  • Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated, bubbly and starting to turn golden around the edges
  • Serve with carrot sticks

Super mom tip: This is another dish that freezes super well and can be reheated.