Entrees

Sheet Pan Italian Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans

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I think many of us are searching right now for easy dinner ideas. After teaching the kids all day long the last thing that you want to think about is what to make for dinner. One of my favorite ways to cook these days is Sheet Pan Dinners. You just throw everything onto the pan, bake it and voila dinner is served!

This recipe for Sheet Pan Italian Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans is not only easy to prepare, but so delicious! My boys devoured every bite on their plates!

Sheet Pan Italian Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans

Ingredients:

1 1/2- 2 lbs. cubed chicken thighs (you could also use breasts, but this is what I had on-hand)

1 packet of Italian Seasoning dressing mix

5-6 small red potatoes cubed (any smaller potato would work)

1 pack of fresh green beans (you can also buy the fresh ones in the produce section. I like these because the stems are already cut off)

2 tablespoons minced garlic

Olive Oil

Salt/pepper to taste

Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place chicken, potatoes, green beans and garlic on a large sheet pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Coat the chicken mixture with olive oil (just enough to coat the items) and the packet of Italian Dressing mix.

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and EBTB seasoning.

Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes tossing halfway through. Return and bake until veggies are tender and chicken is cooke through.

Serve and enjoy!

Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks

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I am sure that one thing many of you may have in your freezers right now is chicken. I am always on the hunt for new chicken recipes, and this one for Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks is so easy and delicious! If you are looking for an air fryer this one is a great option! 

Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks 

Ingredients 

  • 6 Drumsticks 
  • BBQ Sauce 
  • 1 Stick Butter (Melted)
  • Salt
  • Pepper 

Instructions

  1. Make sure drumsticks are as dry as can be by patting them down with a towel. 
  2. Coat each drumstick in butter. 
  3. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  4. Place drumsticks on air fryer basket without overcrowding. 
  5. Cook at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from air fryer and coat drumsticks in bbq sauce.
  7. Place back in air fryer for another 10 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle parsley for a garnish and enjoy with your favorite side dish and vegetable. 

Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets

If you are like our family, this March is packed full to the brim of sports, spring break and so much more. I love to have easy dinner options ready for those crazy days! This recipe for Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets always hits the spot for hubby and oldest son Drew!

This recipe is so easy and requires very few ingredients. It is absolutely delicious, and I promise you won’t be able to eat just one! They are so light fluffy and oh so decadent!

Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets 

Ingredients:

1 bag Tyson Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, 12 oz. shredded

1 7oz. tub Arla Cream Cheese removed from package and softened in the microwave

2 8-count packages of crescent rolls

2 cups breadcrumbs

1 stick butter, melted

salt/pepper to taste

¼ tsp. garlic powder

¼ tsp. onion powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place shredded chicken and softened cream cheese in a bowl.

Add in seasonings and mix until combined.

Unroll the crescent dough. Use 2 squares of dough to form your pocket. Place the chicken mixture inside the dough and fold over to form a “pocket”.

Dip the chicken pockets in the melted butter then into the breadcrumb mixture.

Place the pockets in a baking dish and bake until golden brown.

Serve with your favorite vegetable or salad and enjoy! My guys love this dish and ask for it quite frequently!

This recipe yields 8 big cream cheese pockets

Mickey Mouse Personal Pizzas

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Does your family do pizza night? These Mickey Mouse Personal Pizzas are going to a be a fun addition to your weekly pizza festivities! They are super easy to make and everyone is sure to love them!

Mickey Mouse Personal Pizzas

Ingredients 

  • Mini Pizza Crusts
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pepperoni 
  • Mini Pepperoni 

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread pizza sauce over the pizza crust.
  3. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  4. Take a pepperoni and two mini pepperoni and create Mickey heads all over the pizza.
  5. Place in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.
  6. Serve & enjoy!

Rotisserie Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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If you are searching for some quick and healthy lunch ideas, these Rotisserie Chicken Lettuce Wraps are the perfect solution! They couldn’t be easier to prepare, and they are so delicious! 

Rotisserie Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients 

  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken 
  • Cashews
  • Crunchy Chow Mein Noodles 
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Leaf or Romaine Lettuce 

Directions

  1. Remove skin from rotisserie chicken and shred the chicken. 
  2. Break apart lettuce and lay each leaf out on a flat surface. 
  3. Add shredded chicken.
  4. Sprinkle chow mein noodles & cashews on top of the chicken.
  5. Drizzle with teriyaki sauce.
  6. Serve & enjoy! I love to serve these with a fresh fruit salad! 

Doritos Casserole

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If you are like me and love both Doritos and Tacos, this recipe for Doritos Casserole is going to be your new fave! It couldn’t be easier to prepare, so if you are on a time crunch for Taco Tuesday night, this is sure to be a favorite go-to meal!

Ingredients 

  • 1lb. Browned Ground Beef 
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning
  • 8oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Salsa
  • 8oz. tube of Crescent Rolls 
  • Doritos 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a casserole dish, unroll and lay flat one package of crescent rolls, pinching any seams shut.
  3. In a mixing bowl, pour in ground beef, salsa and taco seasoning. Mix well.
  4. Spread ground beef mixture over the crescent roll crust.
  5. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and bake for 25-30 minutes or until crescent roll crust is fully cooked.
  6. Take casserole out of the oven. 
  7. Sprinkle with crush Doritos.
  8. Garnish with any of your favorite toppings. I especially love black olives, sour cream and cilantro for an extra touch! 
  9. Serve & enjoy. Your family is going to love this one I promise! 

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

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If you are anything like my family and I, this is a crazy busy time of the year for us. From Basketball practices to choir rehearsals at church, and running my online business, I barely have time to think about what to make for dinner these days! This recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is so delicious and super easy to prepare. You can even make it Gluten-Free if you prefer! This recipe is also great to have on hand for that leftover ham that you will have from the holidays! 

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole 

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups egg noodles, cooked
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 8 oz. cooked and diced ham
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth 
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • bread crumbs

Directions: 

  1. Pour cooked egg noodles into a casserole dish.
  2. Add cooked ham & cooked chicken.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix heavy cream, chicken broth, Parmesan cheese together.
  4. Pour mixture into casserole dish. 
  5. Stir.
  6. Place Swiss cheese on top of casserole.
  7. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of the cheese.
  8. Bake on 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Serve and enjoy! I love to serve this with a salad or fresh veggie. 

Pumpkin Face Quesadillas

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Are you looking for a fun, festive and affordable way to celebrate Halloween? Your kids will think that you are rockstar when you make them these adorable Pumpkin Face Quesadillas! They are super easy and require just a few ingredients! You can even use Gluten Free Tortillas if you have a family member with allergy issues.

Ingredients 

  • Cheddar Cheese 
  • 2 Flour Tortillas (you can also substitute gluten free ones)
  • Butter spray or butter to melt in the pan
  1. Take a sharp knife or cookie cutter & a flour tortilla and cut out a pumpkin face. 
  2. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on the other flour tortilla.
  3. Place the pumpkin face cut-out tortilla on top of the cheese covered tortilla.
  4. Place in a frying pan or griddle on medium heat with melted butter. Cover with a lid so the cheese melts. You can not flip the quesadilla so the lid will help heat the top. 
  5. Once cheese has fully melted, serve & enjoy! 

Happy Halloween!

Pulled Pork Tostadas

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Since my youngest son Brady was diagnosed with Celiac Disease last month, I have been on a mission to develop and prepare recipes that the entire family will enjoy that are Gluten Free. Thankfully, in the world that we live, there are now so many GF options that are readily available.

We love to have tacos at least once a week, so this new recipe, Pulled Pork Tostadas is an ode to our love for Mexican food. The pulled pork that I used for this recipe was the tubs of Curly’s Pulled Pork that was BOGO at Publix recently. Thankfully, it is GF. I find myself scouring the labels now of every food to be so careful about I feed Brady. You could also prepare the pulled pork yourself, but this Momma is all about getting a meal on a table as quickly as I can! (especially during these busy summer months) The entire family loved these Pulled Pork Tostadas, and I hope that you will too! Feel free to add or omit any toppings that you prefer to make them your own.

INGREDIENTS:

1 22-count package of Mission Tostadas like the ones here (you will only need 10 for this recipe so save the rest for another day)

2 tubs of Curly’s Pulled Pork (or any other brand that says it is GF)

3 green onions diced

1 bag of Mexican Style Shredded Cheese

1/2 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

While the oven is preheating arrange Tostadas on a cooking sheet.

Spoon the pork mixture evenly on top of each tostado and cover with cheese and green onions.

Bake in the oven until Tostadas are golden brown and the cheese is nice and bubbly.

Top with chopped cilantro and enjoy! I served with cilantro lime rice.

You can even add salsa, taco sauce,  jalapeño or fresh guacamole. The possibilities are endless! 

Meatball Pizza Flatbreads

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I love to stock up on meatballs at BJ’s Wholesale Club or when Publix has them on sale BOGO. I always have several bags in in my freezer at all times as you can really do so much with them! Have you tried my Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour meatball recipe? That is a delicious and easy recipe that my family loves!

Over the weekend we made Meatball Pizza Flatbreads and they were so delicious! This recipe requires very few ingredients, and the end result is amazing! If you love pizza, then you will love these flatbreads! It is a nice change from regular pizza!

INGREDIENTS:

1 twin-count package of pizza crusts- these are more of a flatbread consistency/texture than pizza crust. (I found mine at BJ’s Wholesale Club, but I have seen these at other stores as well)

1 jar of sweet basil pasta sauce (I used Classico-it was on sale BOGO this week. TIP: I always stock up and add several jars to my pantry when it is on sale to have on hand for quick dinners.)

3 cups of shredded, mozzarella cheese

1/2 container of plum tomatoes, halved (this is optional. I only used tomatoes on one of the flatbreads)

14-15 fully cooked meatballs, halved

Half container of fresh basil, chiffonade

Italian seasoning for taste

Olive Oil for drizzling (I used this delicious Garlic infused variety from Fody Foods that I found at Sprouts last week)

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spread the pasta sauce evenly between the two pizza crusts. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, then add the tomatoes, and meatballs. Sprinkle Italian Seasoning over both crusts and drizzle with olive oil to give the crusts a nice golden brown texture and crunch. Bake at 350 degrees for around 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Place the fresh basil over the top of each Meatball Pizza Flatbread.

Serve and Enjoy! There won’t be leftovers, I promise!