Share Your Snowstorm Recipe Ideas!

What better way to pass the time than cooking a hearty stew or savory dinner with friends or family?


Oh, the weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn't mean your kitchen can't be simmering with some soul-warming delights!

Whether you're worried a power outage could spoil the produce and local grass-fed beef you bought at the Tiverton Farmers Market yesterday or you just want to fill up your family's bellies, here are a few spicy, savory and just-plain-delicious meals to warm you and your family from the inside out during the blizzard!

Use local ingredients from any of Tiverton or Little Compton's farm's for a truly spectacular meal!

Hearty Beef Stew from AllRecipes.Com

  • 1 pound cubed beef stew meat
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 carrots, sliced

  • 1 stalk celery, sliced

  • 2 potatoes, cubed

  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, quartered

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

    1. Place beef stew meat into a slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix together flour, paprika, salt, and pepper; sprinkle over beef stew meat, stirring to coat. Stir in beef broth, teriyaki sauce, onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, mushrooms, garlic and bay leaf.
    2. Cover, and cook on Low 6 hours, stirring occasionally.


Spicy Italian Sauage and Pasta Alfredo

  • 1 (19.76 ounce) packageJohnsonville® Italian Mild Sausage Links prepared according to package directions and coin-sliced

  • 1 medium sweet bell pepper, diced

  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/2 cup red wine

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar Alfredo sauce

  • 1 pound penne pasta, cooked and drained

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

  1. In a large skillet, saute sausage, pepper, mushrooms and garlic. Add wine, continue to cook until 1/2 of the liquid has evaporated. Stir in sauce, pasta and cheese until blended.
  2. Serve immediately.


Easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe from SimplyRecipe's.com

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground round beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1-2 cups vegetables - chopped carrots, corn, peas
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes (3 big ones)
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice


1 Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes).

2 While the potatoes are cooking, melt 4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 a stick) in large frying pan.

3 Sauté onions in butter until tender over medium heat (10 mins). If you are adding vegetables, add them according to cooking time. Put any carrots in with the onions. Add corn or peas either at the end of the cooking of the onions, or after the meat has initially cooked.

4 Add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink. Add salt and pepper. Add worcesterchire sauce. Add half a cup of beef broth and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes, adding more beef broth as necessary to keep moist.

5 Mash potatoes in bowl with remainder of butter, season to taste.

6 Place beef and onions in baking dish. Distribute mashed potatoes on top. Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use the fork to make some designs in the potatoes as well.

7 Cook in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown (about 30 minutes). Broil for last few minutes if necessary to brown.


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