Friday, January 19, 2018

Fantastical Friday


Today's Fantastical Friday is going to be short and sweet.

Recently, many social media platforms have decided to yet again change their algorithm. Effectively making it to where you see what the powers that be *think* you want to see. It hurts small creators a lot to do this. As a consumer myself, this drives me crazy. If I follow a page, I want to see their posts. I don't want someone else to say, no, she doesn't need that, she needs to connect with more people. I connect with people in my real life on my own terms, not on social media. I use social media to connect with others who share common interests, like recipes or books, through pages that I follow.

So this is just a "PSA", if you want to continue to see pages you follow, be sure to engage with them. Like and comment on posts. Share posts. This shows the powers that be that you WANT to see them and I think we can all agree if we "like" a page or follow someone, we want to see their content. :)

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sugar-Crusted Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins are sure to bring a little sweetness to your morning!

Sugar-Crusted Chocolate Chip Muffins // These muffins are sure to bring a little sweetness to your morning! #recipe #breakfast #muffins #chocolate

I love breakfast foods, but I'd be lying if I didn't say that I looked forward to eating sweets for breakfast. My mom used to make chocolate chip muffins from the pouch mix all the time, so they are pretty much my favorite kind of muffin to eat. I am picky on recipes though because I expect them to taste like the pouch ones, which to be fair are super sweet all the way through. I think what I appreciated about these muffins is that the sugar-crusted topping brought all the sweetness together.

Sugar-Crusted Chocolate Chip Muffins // These muffins are sure to bring a little sweetness to your morning! #recipe #breakfast #muffins #chocolate

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies #FantasticalFoodFight

Welcome to another Food Fight! Fantastical Food Fight is a group of food bloggers who will get a theme or ingredient each month and make some sort of variation for it. It could be traditional or nontraditional and can be found in a cookbook, on a blog, or be a blogger's own creation! For more details, check out this page.

This month's Fantastical Food Fight theme is OATMEAL because January is National Oatmeal Month. Even though I host and plan the event, I typically don't pick my recipe until the theme is announced for everyone. I will go to my Pinterest boards and type in the ingredient or theme and see what pops up. This particular month, I was meal planning and happened to be looking for a cookie recipe for the first weekend of January and saw this Butterfinger Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies recipe with oatmeal in it. I immediately moved it to my meal plan board and was so excited to make it.

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies // These peanut butter cookies are loaded with oatmeal, milk chocolate chips, and Butterfinger candy! #oatmeal #FantasticalFoodFight #dessert #cookies #peanutbutter #butterfinger

I have made Butterfinger Cookies from Sally's Baking Addiction before, but I really thought these looked quite good. The other ones were just a regular cookie base with candy in it. These, on the other hand, are peanut butter cookies with candy PLUS oatmeal, which is the whole reason for making them for the Food Fight! They are chewy and peanut buttery and the bits of milk chocolate chips and Butterfinger candy are the best - it's like a burst of rich chocolatey goodness!

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies // These peanut butter cookies are loaded with oatmeal, milk chocolate chips, and Butterfinger candy! #oatmeal #FantasticalFoodFight #dessert #cookies #peanutbutter #butterfinger

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Creamy Salsa Verde Enchiladas

These unauthentic enchiladas are amazing with cream cheese, salsa verde, and a little kick of Rotel!

Creamy Salsa Verde Enchiladas // These unauthentic enchiladas are amazing with cream cheese, salsa verde, and a little kick of Rotel! #recipe #chicken #enchiladas #tortillas #salsaverde #maindish

What is it about enchiladas that make them oh so delicious but also really ugly to photograph? Probably the cheese. I really enjoy enchiladas that feature a green sauce and chicken. I honestly don't know why I don't care for beef or red sauce enchiladas, but that's life *shrugs*. I appreciated this recipe so much because it had elements from my go-to enchilada recipe but new elements as well. I loved having cream cheese because it's much more substantial than doing sour cream. The cilantro (not pictured) was also a must for this recipe. It was icing on the cake...but in real life, cilantro on the enchiladas. I think that saying has the potential to take off, right? Anyways, this recipe is great and relatively simple to throw together. You could easily use rotisserie seasoning, if desired, to cut down on prep time.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Menu Plan Monday - January 15, 2018

Menu Plan Monday for Jan 15, 2018 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

It's a week of tons of tried and true recipes. I haven't made the alfredo for Monday in many many years and we were all craving it. Crunchwraps made it to our monthly menu once again. Then Weds, Thurs, and Sunday are all new recipes for dinners that we are all pretty excited about.

Monday - Broccoli Chicken Alfredo
Tuesday - Copycat Taco Bell Crunchwrap
Wednesday - Snickerdoodle Crumble Donuts // Slow Cooked Chicken Fajita Chili
Thursday - Quick & Easy Beef Noodle Stir Fry
Friday - Big Evil Cheeseburgers
Saturday - Bacon and Egg Breakfast Burritos // Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese // Butter Pecan Cheesecake
Sunday - Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies

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

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