Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs

Amp up ordinary hot dogs with jalapeno popper ingredients for a cheesy, spicy meal!

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs #maindish #recipe #hotdog #jalapeno #jalapenopopper

I have had this recipe saved for entirely too long. Last year, I got a salsa kit for my Aerogarden. Unfortunately, my cherry tomatoes never sprouted (probably due to Mason taking them out and tossing them too many times), but my jalapenos flourished. I started two more plants from seeds, but they didn't grow as quickly - probably due to lack of light from my light being so far up because of the large plant. That one large jalapeno plant, however, produced enough jalapenos to feed a small army.

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs #maindish #recipe #hotdog #jalapeno #jalapenopopper

And oh my gosh! They were so spicy. We're pretty accustomed to spicy food in our house. I don't have as much of a tolerance as my husband, but I can still handle a little bit of heat. I don't know what it was about these jalapenos but man...they were spicier than some of the habaneros we buy at the store. Nick agreed. They were awesome in this recipe and were balanced out beautifully by the cream cheese without taking away all the heat. It's a fairly easy recipe and definitely a great way to amp up a regular ole hot dog.

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs #maindish #recipe #hotdog #jalapeno #jalapenopopper

Monday, May 21, 2018

Menu Plan Monday - May 21, 2018

Menu Plan Monday for May 21, 2018 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

Another week with old favorites because I am stepping out of my comfort zone and making tuna steak. I'm really nervous about it, so I need things I know the rest of the week! I am hoping it turns out well though. The recipe I chose is supposed to be great for beginners. I also cannot wait for the bundt cake on Sunday. We were supposed to have it for Easter but we didn't have Easter dinner this year.

Monday - Beefaroni with broccoli and garlic bread
Tuesday - Chili Lime Chicken Salad
Wednesday - Salted Caramel Muffins // Jalapeno Popper Beef Chili
Thursday - Herbed Tuna Steaks with green beans and potatoes
Friday - Italian Burgers with Roasted Tomato and Caramelized Onions and fries
Saturday - Caprese Chicken with side salad and asparagus
Sunday - Italian Baked Eggs // Carrot Bundt Cake

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

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Summer Grilled Veggie Pasta Primavera

All the summer veggies grilled up in one perfect pasta dish!

Summer Grilled Veggie Pasta Primavera #chicken #pasta #maindish #zucchini #corn

Any sort of recipe with loads of veggies in it is sure to make my meal plan. I was initially intrigued by the grilled veggie part of the recipe because I recently acquired a cast iron grill pan. I decided to cut my zucchini in spears and grill it in the cast iron. Not only was I able to get these gorgeous grill marks on each piece and side, but the zucchini itself is absolutely addictive. I had a few extra zucchini that I grilled up and ate for a snack the next day. Just A+ in my opinion. You can grill and roast as many of the veggies as you'd like, but in the end, the simple flavors work so well together in this summer pasta dish!

Summer Grilled Veggie Pasta Primavera #chicken #pasta #maindish #zucchini #corn
Summer Grilled Veggie Pasta Primavera #chicken #pasta #maindish #zucchini #corn

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Throwback Thursday #60

Throwback Thursday No. 60 | Rediscovering Old Favorites in the Recipe Archive

I'm convinced that this 3-2-1 FUNFETTI CAKE BATTER DIP is somehow made of crack even though it's literally 3 ingredients and I obviously made it. It's great for dipping fruit, pretzels, and graham cookies in!



I also wouldn't say no to some of these BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO CHICKEN BITES. Because there is nothing better than chicken with jalapeno and bacon. Only 4 ingredients needed! :)



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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Strawberry Almond Chicken Salad #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.


Strawberry Almond Chicken Salad #maindish #salad #chicken #FantasticalFoodFight

This month's Fantastical Food Fight theme is SALAD. I'm ridiculously excited about this month's theme. It was chosen due to May being National Salad Month (in the US) and what a more perfect time than when loads of fresh produce is in season! I decided to share this salad that is easy to throw together and has blueberries, strawberries, and mandarin oranges inside it.

The chicken can be seasoned how you wish and then it's a matter of throwing the ingredients together with poppy seed dressing and your meal is ready to go.

Strawberry Almond Chicken Salad #maindish #salad #chicken #FantasticalFoodFight


Strawberry Almond Chicken Salad #maindish #salad #chicken #FantasticalFoodFight