Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Unstuffed Banana Pepper Soup #FantasticalFoodFight

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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.

Unstuffed Banana Pepper Soup // Celebrating National Pickled Pepper Month in October with this creamy, cheesy soup! #bananapepper #soup #recipe #FantasticalFoodFight

It's time again for another Food Fight and this month's theme is PICKLED PEPPERS because October is National Pickled Peppers Month! The Food Fighters were not given any particular type of dish so long as it has pickled peppers in it and it could also be how to make pickled peppers.

Unstuffed Banana Pepper Soup // Celebrating National Pickled Pepper Month in October with this creamy, cheesy soup! #bananapepper #soup #recipe #FantasticalFoodFight

I am hoping there is at least one pickled pepper recipe in the link up because I trust my blogging friends and I know a recipe from one of them would be awesome. I have a bunch of jalapenos from my Aerogarden that need to be pickled. Today I am sharing this awesome banana pepper soup recipe that I have made at least half a dozen times already. I made it a few months ago before deciding or knowing that October would be Pickled Pepper month, but knew immediately I had to share it when the theme was selected.

This soup is creamy, cheesy, and can be spicy. We have used pickled hot banana peppers with fresh banana peppers or Hungarian wax peppers or Anaheim peppers. My personal favorite is Anaheim pepper with the pickled peppers. We got a set of super hot Hungarian peppers one time that definitely made this soup spicy LOL. It's all up to you whether you want a mild soup or one with a kick or one with a boot ;)

My favorite part of this soup is definitely the cheesy crust on top made from mozzarella and Italian breadcrumbs that are broiled until browned. It's the very very best.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fave Chocolate Donuts #Choctoberfest

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One bite of this breakfast treat and you'll understand why they are named Fave Chocolate Donuts

One bite of this breakfast treat and you'll understand why they are named Fave Chocolate Donuts #recipe #breakfast #chocolate #Choctoberfest #donuts

It's time again for Choctoberfest and I'm excited to participate for the second time because CHOCOLATE. I am looking forward to finding all sorts of new chocolate recipes from my fellow bloggers.

Homemade donuts are really easy to make and I love making all different kinds. My favorite are still cake donuts though and I do love using cake mix to make donuts. This recipe is not made from cake mix, but I would still consider them to be cake donuts. They were wonderfully moist because of the addition of sour cream and they were rich and chocolatey. I double dipped mine in the glaze because I didn't want to glaze the entire donut. I'm not brave enough to try and manage that LOL

Monday, October 16, 2017

It's time for #Choctoberfest 2017!

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Today is the official start of #Choctoberfest 2017. #Choctoberfest is a virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen. This is the third annual food blogger celebration of all things chocolate, made possible thanks to our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar and the other sponsors listed below.

Menu Plan Monday - October 16, 2017

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Menu Plan Monday for Oct 16, 2017 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

Hello and good morning, everyone! This week brings more comfort food and BRINNER! I usually don't plan for brinner, it just happens - when a day has been hectic and I want something easy to make. Not sure if we'll do pancakes or waffles, but definitely scrambled eggs and bacon!

Monday - Chicken & Spinach Skillet Pasta
Tuesday - Cheesy Tuna Shell Casserole
Wednesday - Chicken Parmesan Soup
Thursday - Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins // Homemade Cheesy Gordita Crunch
Friday - French Bread Pizzas
Saturday - Brinner
Sunday - Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Smoothie Bowls // Pumpkin Gingersnaps

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

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pot Roast Stroganoff #SundaySupper

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The slow cooking of this pot roast makes for a melt-in-your-mouth stroganoff!

The slow cooking of this pot roast makes for a melt-in-your-mouth stroganoff! #recipe #slowcooker #SundaySupper #beef

I've been on a roll lately making tons of recipes for Sunday Supper Events. Today's event is going to be very high on my list of favorites: COMFORT FOOD PASTA. I am a pastaholic. I have to ration myself to two times a week or I'd weigh a million pounds because I have no self control. Spaghetti weeks are hard because I always make enough to feed an army and then I eat it for lunch for the whole week because I'm ridiculous like that. Spaghetti is my favorite favorite. But I also love stroganoff. I actually wasn't a fan until I was in my teens and had my mom-in-law's stroganoff, which is the bomb dot com.

The slow cooking of this pot roast makes for a melt-in-your-mouth stroganoff! #recipe #slowcooker #SundaySupper #beef

Since trying hers many many years ago (10+), I knew that I was fine with homemade stroganoff - which I have also discovered about a lot of foods. I just prefer homemade versions to whatever other versions (from a box, tv dinner, a school lunch, etc.) are out there. I was definitely intrigued when I discovered this recipe because I also love love love pot roast and I thought that it sounded wonderful to have pot roast cook down and break apart into smaller pieces rather than buy beef stew meat, which can sometimes get a little tough. So it's a win all-around really. There is no tough meat or chopping the meat up. It is a ridiculously tender stroganoff and I really loved the addition of dill to the spices. That bit of sour with the savory flavors of beef, garlic, and onion was simply fantastic.