Thursday, February 23, 2017

Throwback Thursday #29

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

These HOMEMADE DING DONGS are a labor of love, but so worth it. They taste like the real thing. It's magical.

Homemade Ding Dongs | Make this lunchbox treat at home. It's fudgy, chocolatey, and sinfully delicious. #copycat #chocolate


And hello, PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SLIDERS! This is still my favorite cheesesteak recipe to date. I love the beer cheese sauce and the Italian slow cooked beef is amazing.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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Savory chicken pot pie in soup form - all the comfort of pot pie without the crust!

Chicken Pot Pie Soup // Savory chicken pot pie in soup form - all the comfort of pot pie without the crust! #recipe #chicken #potpie #soup

I do not like pot pie. Really, I don't like the pie crust of any pie...sweet or savory. Pie crust is gross. However, everybody else in the family likes pot pie and I don't want to be the one person who dictates what food we do and don't have based on what I like and dislike. I was raised to eat what was on the dinner table and not complain about it. In fact, for years my mom-in-law had no idea I hated chicken and dumplings because I always ate it when she fixed it and thanked her for dinner. Anyone else do that? Am I a weirdo? LOL

I have been very open to trying different recipes because I actually have come to like lots of new foods this way. For example, I never ate alfredo (or rather liked it) before I made it homemade. I hated Philly Cheesesteaks as a kid...now I love them so much! I thought that this soup sounded delicious because it took away the nasty pie crust part of pot pie...and I was so right! It is a delicious soup. It's definitely perfect for a busy day's dinner and it's still got all the comforting goodness of a pot pie! Nick and the kids also really loved it because it does still have that pot pie taste to it.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup // Savory chicken pot pie in soup form - all the comfort of pot pie without the crust! #recipe #chicken #potpie #soup

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pork Schnitzel with Cheesy Potatoes

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The crust on this pork schnitzel is crispy, crunchy, and salty and is served up with cheesy herby potatoes topped with peas!


We love schnitzel and have been testing out different variations to see which we like best. This particular recipe does not use breadcrumbs, but saltine cracker crumbs. I feel like it is lighter and crunchier. It makes for a very fabulous crust. This particular recipe was served up with a side of cheesy potatoes. The FN Magazine recipe had a cheese spread of some sort, I subbed it for a cream cheese spread and cheddar cheese. It's so awesome to have a whole meal in "one" recipe and it can all be made in under 30 minutes.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Menu Plan Monday - February 20, 2017

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Menu Plan Monday for Feb 20, 2017 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

The kids are home today and we are having a pancake breakfast and then I'm taking it easy for dinner with a crockpot meal. I am looking forward to pretty much everything on the dinner - I am equally excited about it all!

Monday - Blueberry Pancakes // 3-Envelope Chicken
Tuesday - Steaky Hitas
Wednesday - Crockpot Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Wild Rice Soup
Thursday - Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Muffins // Crispy Chinese Lemon Chicken
Friday - Junk Yard Special
Saturday - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cinnamon Rolls // Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies
Sunday - One Pan Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Vegetables

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Fantastical Friday: 9 Fabulous Chocolate Mint Recipes

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Chocolate is such a versatile ingredient that can be paired with many other things to make a winning comb. Of those combos, one of my all-time favorites is chocolate and mint. I gathered up 9 recipes to share with y'all today in preparation for National Chocolate Mint Day on February 19th :) Which recipe would you try first?

9 Fabulous Chocolate Mint Recipes for National Chocolate Mint Day on February 19th #mint #chocolate #dessert #sweettooth
  1. Chocolate Mint Brownie Bites from The Pioneer Woman - Recipe | Pin 
  2. Chocolate Mint Cookies from Inside BruCrew Life - Recipe | Pin 
  3. Chocolate Mint Seven Layer Bars from The Domestic Rebel - Recipe | Pin
  4. Chocolate Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches from Mel's Kitchen Cafe - Recipe | Pin 
  5. Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from My Baking Addiction - Recipe | Pin 
  6. Andes Mint Fudge from Shugary Sweets - Recipe | Pin 
  7. Mint Chocolate Chip Layer Cake from Life, Love, and Sugar - Recipe | Pin 
  8. Andes Mint Cupcakes from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes - Recipe | Pin 
  9. Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies from Sally's Baking Addiction - Recipe | Pin 
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