Monday, October 23, 2017

Menu Plan Monday - October 23, 2017

Menu Plan Monday for Jan 30, 2017 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

In the month of October, I definitely went the way of making recipes we've already had before. Going through the archives, I saw so many recipes that we hadn't had in a really long time that I really wanted to make. I'm going to attempt to make a copycat recipe on Friday and really hope it turns out well.

Monday - Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion, & Potato Hash
Tuesday - Ree's Burrito Bowls
Wednesday - Spicy Pork & Kale Soup
Thursday - Cinnamon Roll Donuts // Kung Pao Chicken Skillet
Friday - Copycat Applebee's All-In Brunch Burgers
Saturday - Slow Cooker Beef Tips & Gravy
Sunday - Cajun and Bean Scramble // Moist Vanilla Cupcakes

What are you having for dinner this week?
Feel free to leave a link toa recipe in the comments!

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Meatball and Orzo Soup #SundaySupper

This turkey meatball and orzo pasta soup is such a comforting meal and reminiscent of Italian wedding soup!

Meatball Orzo Soup // This turkey meatball and orzo pasta soup is such a comforting meal and reminiscent of Italian wedding soup! #recipe #SundaySupper #turkey #soup

Good morning, everyone! I'm back for yet another Sunday Supper Movement event. Today's theme is COMFORT FOOD SOUP AND STEW RECIPES, which means I'm about to have at least a dozen new recipes to try on Wednesdays. I am such a happy camper because although I have plenty of soup recipes already, I tend to gravitate towards a handful of recipes.

Today, I decided to share this meatball and orzo soup. I think that my family liked it so much because it reminded us of Italian wedding soup.

Meatball Orzo Soup // This turkey meatball and orzo pasta soup is such a comforting meal and reminiscent of Italian wedding soup! #recipe #SundaySupper #turkey #soup

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Junior Mint Cupcakes #Choctoberfest

These aren't your ordinary cupcake - just like the candy on top, the cupcake has a sweet mint filling!

Junior Mint Cupcakes // These aren't your ordinary cupcake - just like the candy on top, the cupcake has a sweet mint filling! #recipe #cupcake #dessert #chocolate #mint #JuniorMints #Choctoberfest

I talked about my kids choosing their birthday cakes each year yesterday, but I also had to share these adorable cupcakes that I made for my mom's birthday last November (last year). I do typically pick out cakes for the adult family members based on what I think they will love. My mom loves Junior Mints and has always loved them, so when I found the recipe, I saved it immediately. I knew it would be perfect. I tend to find recipes months in advance and then it's just a waiting game to make them.

These are relatively easy cupcakes that start out with a boxed cake mix with some extra goodness added to it. The mint buttercream is perfect, but what takes the cake is the insanely amazing mint filling! It tastes exactly like the candy's mint filling and it's such a surprise when you bite into the cupcake.

Junior Mint Cupcakes // These aren't your ordinary cupcake - just like the candy on top, the cupcake has a sweet mint filling! #recipe #cupcake #dessert #chocolate #mint #JuniorMints #Choctoberfest

Since it's the last day of Choctoberfest, I just wanted to say thank you to Allison of The PinterTest Kitchen for hosting once again and hope y'all have found some lovely recipes from my fellow bloggers. Each day of the week that I posted a chocolate recipe, you'll find a blog hop at the bottom with tons of chocolately amazingness linked up!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Andes Mint Cake #Choctoberfest

From cake mix to this mint-filled, chocolate mint buttercream-frosted, ganache-covered chocolate cake to beat all cakes

Andes Mint Cake // From cake mix to this mint-filled, chocolate mint buttercream-frosted, ganache-covered chocolate cake to beat all cakes #recipe #cake #chocolate #mint #AndesMints #dessert #Choctoberfest

Every year, I let my kids pick out the cake they want for their birthday. Each year, Matthew and Cami pick out recipes from my Pinterest board and then go through a process of elimination until they reach the final recipe. I am pretty sure this Andes Mint Cake has been on their list every single year since we started the tradition. It never ends up being the last cake standing, but I decided to go ahead and make it in a non-birthday month. I just figured that even though it was in their top cakes, we'd probably never get around to having it unless I picked it.

Andes Mint Cake // From cake mix to this mint-filled, chocolate mint buttercream-frosted, ganache-covered chocolate cake to beat all cakes #recipe #cake #chocolate #mint #AndesMints #dessert #Choctoberfest

I have always been a huge fan of Andes Mints. I think they are just absolutely wonderful and I have used them in plenty of desserts. This cake is made from devil's food cake mix and you can do two or three layers. I personally did two because I was being a little lazy. There is a mint filling between the chocolatey layers and then it's covered in a chocolate mint buttercream frosting and a row of Andes mints around the bottom. To top it all off, the extra touch of chocolate ganache and chopped mints is just divine. I have been so in love with ganache lately because it's just so decadent and amazing. It makes every dessert better.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Throwback Thursday #46

Throwback Thursday No. 46 | Rediscovering Old Favorites in the Recipe Archive

Today's throwbacks are both muffin recipes! Honestly, muffins are probably my favorite breakfast to make because they are relatively quick.

The first recipe is STREUSEL OREO MUFFINS and it is one of the best muffin recipes I have ever made and one of the best muffins I have ever eaten. It's incredible!


The other recipe for reminiscing is this SOUR CREAM BLUEBERRY-BLACKBERRY MUFFINS recipe. These muffins are incredibly fluffy and I love the amount of berries in each bite!


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