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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"Caprese" Chicken

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The chicken is cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet and then topped with basil, tomato, and a slice of yummy mozzarella!
Caprese Chicken // The chicken is cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet and then topped with basil, tomato, and a slice of yummy mozzarella! #recipe #chicken #maindish

Disclaimer: This is not a true caprese recipe, this is just a tribute.

Please be sure to stop by Nikki's blog to get the marinade recipe. I could not make the marinade recipe because no one else likes balsamic vinegar in this house: UGH. Don't get me wrong...I don't have a picky family. BUT I am the least picky of them all. I eat a wide range and variety of foods. I just marinated my chicken in garlic, oil, salt and pepper and then continued on to fix the rest of the recipe all caprese-like. If you are like my family and don't enjoy balsamic vinegar, this is a pretty fantastic almost-caprese chicken recipe! :)

Caprese Chicken // The chicken is cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet and then topped with basil, tomato, and a slice of yummy mozzarella! #recipe #chicken #maindish

I am pretty much obsessed with using my cast iron at this point and really love being able to place it in the oven to broil cheese to make it all brown and bubbly!


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Biscoff Mug Cake

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A single serving of cookie butter cake ready in a pinch - dreams do come true!
Biscoff Mug Cake // A single serving of cookie butter cake ready in a pinch - dreams do come true! #recipe #mugcake #dessert #biscoff

I was prepared to share a different biscoff recipe but decided to hold off and make it one more time to tweak it a tad more. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share this little gem that I made to replace the other recipe. I hunted for the recipe that I had written down (I took a base mug cake recipe compared from a few different places and tweaked them to make this Biscoff version) and discovered that it was a post-it with no notes, just ingredients. So to be 100% sure that everything was good to go, I made it again. The first time, I swirled my Biscoff in. Today, I mixed it in with the wet ingredients. Both ways are fine. Both ways are tasty.

Biscoff Mug Cake // A single serving of cookie butter cake ready in a pinch - dreams do come true! #recipe #mugcake #dessert #biscoff

I'm still fairly new to Biscoff and have really loved the few recipes I've made using it so far. I think cinnamon and white chocolate go together with Biscoff very well, so that's why they ended up in this little mug cake. :) You will definitely have to adjust the cooking time according to your microwave. 50 seconds is a great place to start until you are able to get a good reading on how long it will take in your own microwave. Mine is a 1000-watt microwave and I did mine 60 seconds and then 20. It probably would've been fine at 60 but I did the extra to be certain.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Menu Plan Monday - July 25, 2016

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Menu Plan Monday for July 25, 2016 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

This week, I am doing a few meatless recipes because I can! Nick is currently in Georgia for training, so that means it is A-okay to have a meatless dinner :D I may get some sour cream/mayonnaise recipes on the menu soon too. Gotta get my fill while he's not here. What are y'all having for dinner this week - be sure to leave me a comment!

Monday - Stuffed Zucchini
Tuesday - [b] SRC Recipe [d] Beef Burrito Skillet
Wednesday - [*] No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream [d] Leftover soup
Thursday - [b] Ultimate Chocolate Chip Muffins [d] Hobo Dinner
Friday - Extra Cheese Pizza
Saturday - Soft & Chewy Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sunday - BBQ Pineapple Pulled Pork


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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Copycat Guberburgers #SundaySupper

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 Move over, Jelly! Peanut butter has a new best friend and it's a burger!
Copycat Guberburgers //  Move over, Jelly! Peanut butter has a new best friend and it's a burger! #recipe #burger #peanutbutter #copycat

It's Sunday and that means it's Sunday Supper time! *crowd cheers* I love participating in the Sunday Supper Movement events so much. This week's event is HAMBURGERS AND HOT DOGS and is hosted by Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures.  Today, I chose to share an unique hamburger recipe for the event: the Guberburger.

The Guberburger originates from a restaurant in Missouri called the Wheel Inn Drive-in. This burger, that is topped with peanut butter, came on the scene in 1947. Unfortunately, the Wheel Inn closed back in 2013. Lucky for me, the recipe was posted in a Food Network Magzine. I thought to myself that it sounded so strange to put peanut butter on a burger, but in the description it said that the owner at the time said she always told the customers that if they didn't like the Guberburger, she would make them something else. She never once had to. So for me, I was deadset on making it. I'm trying to step out of my comfort zone and try new things even if they sound weird.

And let's be honest...peanut butter on a hamburger sounds weird. My husband looked at me in horror when he saw me scooping the peanut butter onto the burger. He did reluctantly decide to give it a try after I relayed the "never had to make a different burger" line to him about the restaurant.

Copycat Guberburgers //  Move over, Jelly! Peanut butter has a new best friend and it's a burger! #recipe #burger #peanutbutter #copycat

The verdict: WE ALL LOVED IT. I was skeptical of the mayo and peanut butter combo, but that's how the burger was originally made...honestly, all the burger parts paired with peanut butter made me skeptical. But the savory peanut butter was perfect on it. It went with everything! We've made this burger multiple times now and it's definitely a family favorite. I am so glad we decided to step outside of our comfort zone. :)


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday #15

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Throwback Thursday No.15 | Rediscovering Old Favorites in the Recipe Archive

Hi, folks! I'm posting twice today because I really didn't want to miss a Throwback. I've been missing Fantastical Fridays consistently, so I figure I owe it to y'all to keep up with TBTs! Today's two recipes come from May 2011.

I am intrigued by the idea of making "functional" ice cubes for drinks. For example, having coffee cubes for iced coffee. This STRAWBERRY LEMONADE takes strawberries and puts them into ice cubes that you later serve with the lemonade. It's fantastic.

Still to this day, tacos are my nemesis when it comes to taking pictures of them. MOM'S TACOS are so much more impressive than the picture. This has chili beans and Rotel and homemade seasonings. It's unbelievably good. You have to take my word for it...or try it and agree with me :P


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