Posts tagged with "recipes"

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. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread

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Many of us are being forced to cook and bake with items that we have right in our own pantry. Times are tough for many people so we are having to become creative with the items that we have on hand. This recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread is sure to cure any sweet tooth that you have and combines chocolate and peanut butter all in one delicious bite!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, plus 1 tbsp for drizzle
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

 

Directions:
  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together milk, egg, peanut butter, and vegetable oil until smooth.
  3. Slowly combine wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine until batter forms.
  4. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 28-30 minutes until center is cooked and toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before taking out of pan.
  7. Optional microwave 1 tbsp peanut butter until melted and drizzle over loaf.
  8. Let cool completely before serving.
  9. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Soup

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I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite comfort foods when I am stressed or tired is a big bowl of soup. One of my favorite soups is from Olive Garden. Have you tried their Zuppa Toscana Soup? It is so creamy, rich and delicious! Zuppa Toscana Soup can easily be made right in your own home using your slow cooker! There are many varieties of this soup, but I have found that making it in the slow cooker is not only the easiest, but most flavorful.

Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Soup

Ingredients: 

4-5 slices pre-cooked bacon (you can also use bacon and cook it on your own, but I love the quickness that the pre-cooked variety offers.

1 48-oz. carton chicken broth

1 cup water

1/2 cup diced yellow onion (this will be around 1/2 an onion)

1 lb. cooked pork sausage (I used Jimmy Dean, but any brand will work-you can also use Italian if you prefer)

1 pint heavy whipping cream

4 russet potatoes sliced into rounds

3 cups chopped kale (remove the stems)

1 tbsp. diced garlic

freshly grated parmesan

salt/pepper for taste

Directions:

Fry sausage in a non stick skillet. Halfway through the cooking process add the onion and garlic. Drain off any excess fat that you may have.

Add in the pre-cooked bacon to sausage mixture. (If you are cooking your bacon do it separately from this step then add in)

Transfer sausage mixture into the slow cooker.

Add in the chicken broth, potatoes, salt/pepper.

Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

Add in the chopped kale and heavy cream and stir until combined.

Cook an additional 45 minutes on low or until kale is tender.

Serve with grated parmesan and enjoy! We love to have this with crusty bread to dip into the soup! Yum!

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

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! 

Valentine’s Day M&M Cake Mix Bars

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Valentine’s Day is this week! If you need an easy and fun dessert idea for your kids or sweetie, these Valentine’s Day M&M Cake Mix Bars couldn’t be quicker to whip up! This recipe can also be made Gluten Free by using a GF cake mix. 

Ingredients:

15oz Yellow Cake Mix

2 Eggs

1/2 Cup Valentine’s M&M

3.4oz Vanilla Pudding 

1/3 Cup Melted Butter

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour yellow cake mix and pudding into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Crack two eggs.
  4. Add melted butter.
  5. Mix well. 
  6. Let sit for a minute to let the mixed butter cool down. 
  7. Add M&M’s. If you do not wait until the butter has cooled down, the chocolate will melt.
  8. Add to nonstick pan and cook for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  9. Serve & enjoy! 

Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

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Valentine’s Day is almost here! I love this day as it is such a fun time to share our love for all of our family and friends. Who can resist sharing their love and affection with sweet treats and baked goods? You will especially be loved after you serve these adorable Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls! They are not only super easy to make, but you will be a rockstar with your kiddos if you serve these on Valentine’s Day morning!

Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients: 

2 Cans Cinnamon Rolls. (Be sure to buy the ones that can be rolled out. Most store brands and the large Pillsbury Grands should work)

​Valentine Sprinkles (there are some great options HERE)

Additional colored icings- this is optional

Instructions: 

Pre-Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Unroll the Cinnamon Rolls.

Take both corners of the Cinnamon Rolls and start rolling them to the middle. Once you reach the middle, pinch the bottom to make a point. Make sure to pinch together really good so that the dough will stay together when baking. 

Cook for 8-10 minutes. The Cinnamon Rolls cook rather quickly when rolled like a heart, so keep an eye out for them!

Once the Cinnamon Rolls have finished baking and have fully cooled, you can start frosting and decorating. Use various kinds of sprinkles and other colored frosting if wanted to decorate as you wish. 

Serve and Enjoy!

Easy Crock Pot Beef Tips

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Life is so busy these days and my Crock Pot is my best friend when it comes to getting dinner on the table in a flash. Here’s another super easy yet delicious recipe for Easy Crock Pot Beef Tips that your entire family is sure to love!

Ingredients: 

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • small onion 
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 10 once can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 packages brown gravy mix

Instructions: 

  1. Place stew meat in the crockpot.
  2. Pour water, soup, gravy packets & bouillon cubes into a bowl. 
  3. Mix well.
  4. Pour over the beef in the crock pot.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  6. Serve over cooked rice & enjoy! If you prefer, you can also serve over Cauliflower rice. 

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

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I don’t know about you, but the cooler temps and holiday season make me crave all the warm drinks! My recipe for Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider is one that you will definitely want to try! The flavors of apple, cranberry and orange are married together in one delicious drink! This would be so good served on Christmas morning with my Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

INGREDIENTS:

2 Pounds of your Favorite Apples sliced into rings

1 Navel Orange Cut up into Segments

1 Cup of Whole Fresh Cranberries

7 Cups of Water

5-6 Whole Cinnamon Sticks

DIRECTIONS:

Place the Apples, Orange Segments, Cranberries and Water in the Slow Cooker. Mix together and Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Take all of the ingredients and mash together. (The smell will be amazing!)

Place the Mashed Cranberry/Apple mixture through a strainer. You may have to do this several times until the liquid is free of the mixture.

Pour the Cranberry Apple Cider Liquid into mugs and enjoy Hot or Cold! This is so delicious and a great take on the traditional Apple Cider!