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Saturday, October 01, 2016

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

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 Switch up your Taco Tuesday with this flavor-packed quinoa casserole!
Quinoa Enchilada Casserole // Switch up your Taco Tuesday with this flavor-packed quinoa casserole! #recipe #quinoa

I am always impressed with how quinoa soaks up the flavors of whatever it's cooked into and this casserole is certainly no different. It's got all the fixings of a burrito bowl which has been my thing lately. I love too how it's such a filling meal. I've made a few recipes close to this one, but I believe they were slow cooker. This one takes a little over 30 minutes to make and it's so good!

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole // Switch up your Taco Tuesday with this flavor-packed quinoa casserole! #recipe #quinoa

Friday, September 30, 2016

Apple Cider Donut Muffins

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Forget pumpkin, these apple cider donut muffins are where it's at!
Apple Cider Donut Muffins // Forget pumpkin, these apple cider donut muffins are where it's at! #recipe #breakfast #applecider #apples #muffins

Please forgive me, Pumpkin. I didn't mean it! But seriously, I think apple can get a little overshadowed and that makes me feel bad. I definitely go pumpkin crazy as soon as September 1st hits, but I had to share this little recipe because it makes me reminisce autumn in upstate New York. Cider donuts are definitely a must up there and I haven't found any like it anywhere else I've lived. These definitely helped me cope with that missing part of autumn.

They are super simple to make. I was unable to make them with the apple cake mix, so I subbed in spice cake mix. The apple cider adds so much flavor and moisture to these muffins, plus they are so light and fluffy with the cake mix as a base. The sugar cinnamon is just icing on the cake -- or in this case, topping on the muffin! :)

Apple Cider Donut Muffins // Forget pumpkin, these apple cider donut muffins are where it's at! #recipe #breakfast #applecider #apples #muffins

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Throwback Thursday #20

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Throwback Thursday No. 20 | Rediscovering Old Favorites in the Recipe Archive

This week's new/old discoveries are two copycat recipes that I've made a million times. They were definitely hits from the get-go.

First up is one that can be modified a ton and turns out beautifully each time: AMAZING HOMEMADE PIZZA ROLLS. Basically, you just take a wonton wrapper and fill it with pizza toppings - whatever ones you want! Then you fold them and fry them. I like that they aren't teeny tiny like regular pizza rolls.
Amazing Homemade Pizza Rolls | A bigger version of the very tasty freezer aisle treat! #recipe #copycat

The other recipe today is one that I just adore because I don't like to eat McDonald's, but I do grave their cheeseburgers every once in a while: COPYCAT MCDONALD'S CHEESEBURGER. They aren't horribly greasy or make you hate yourself afterwards, but they still invoke that classic taste, if that makes sense. Even down to the little flavor crystal onions :)
Copycat McDonald's Cheeseburger. Make your own cheeseburgers that taste just like the real thing, but you control what goes in! #McDonalds #cheeseburger #burger #copycat

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Perfect Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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The perfect recipe for soup night to warm you up once it starts to get chilly outside!
Perfect Broccoli Cheddar Soup // The perfect recipe for soup night to warm you up once it starts to get chilly outside! #recipe #broccoli #soup

The very first recipe I posted on my blog in 2010 was Cheddar Broccoli Soup. It's a special recipe and I am so glad it was my very first one. It's one that I've been making for years on end. It is my eldest child's favorite food [tied with calzones] and really everyone loves it. The only thing that I am weary about is that it takes precanned cheese sauce and I'm scared that one day it will be discontinued and then I won't know what to do! While this recipe is not a dupe for that recipe, it is definitely sufficient and we all really loved it. There is an option to mash the broccoli florets but we like the big ole hunks of them! I seriously have been blessed with kiddos who love broccoli as much as Nick and I do :)

Perfect Broccoli Cheddar Soup // The perfect recipe for soup night to warm you up once it starts to get chilly outside! #recipe #broccoli #soup

Monday, September 26, 2016

Menu Plan Monday - Sept 26, 2016

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Menu Plan Monday for Sept 26, 2016 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

I cannot grasp that September is coming to an end already. Can it stay forever? September is the best! Although October means that Halloween is coming up and that makes me so happy. I adore Halloween. We're having a pretty simple meal lineup this week and I'm pretty excited about it :)

Monday - [b] English Muffin Bread [d] Lemon Sage Chicken
Tuesday - 16 Minute Beef & Bean Burritos
Wednesday - White Chicken Chili
Thursday - [b] Individual Cheese Danish [d] Schnitzel
Friday - Hasselback Pizza Chicken
Saturday - [*] Dulce de Leche Brownies
Sunday - [*] Browned Butter Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats


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