Thursday, April 19, 2018

Throwback Thursday #58

Throwback Thursday No. 58 | Rediscovering Old Favorites in the Recipe Archive

I love recipes like these EASY CROCKPOT PORK CARNITAS where you just throw ingredients into the crockpot and hours later, shred, stir, and serve on a tortilla!

I also adore this PASTA PRIMAVERA that has loads of fresh vegetables and a little dill too :)

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts #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 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. I wasn't sure what I wanted to make for this month's food fight until I was meal planning. I was looking through my breakfast board on Pinterest and saw this recipe and knew it was the one. I was excited when I discovered it was an easy breakfast because I have not been very good at making breakfast recipes lately.

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts #recipe #breakfast #donuts #strawberry #FantasticalFoodFight

These donuts are basically like Chinese donuts. They are ridiculously easy to make and they are quick. All you need is a tube of refrigerated biscuits, cinnamon sugar, whipped cream, and strawberries. Plus oil to fry them in. The biscuit dough ends up light and fluffy. The strawberries and whipped cream were literally perfect with them. I could have eaten a whole batch by myself!

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts #recipe #breakfast #donuts #strawberry #FantasticalFoodFight

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad

Juicy, flavorful chicken nestled on top of an amazing corn, tomato, and chickpea salad

Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad #recipe #chicken #salad #chickpea #corn #tomato #maindish

I have made quite a few fiesta salads but this is by far my favorite. The blackened chicken was wonderful on its own, but it was the salad mix that really blew me away. It's not a salad with lettuce or leafy greens. It's a salad with chickpeas, tomato, and corn. I think it was my first time using chickpeas and we really enjoyed them. The salad itself was even better the next day after the flavors had married a little more. 

Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad #recipe #chicken #salad #chickpea #corn #tomato #maindish

Monday, April 16, 2018

Menu Plan Monday - April 16, 2018

Menu Plan Monday for Jan 30, 2018 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

I honestly am not paying attention to any of these recipes except for Thursday's dinner because I made it recently and am head over heels in love with it. The pickled shallots, spicy honey mustard,  and arugula compliment schnitzel SO well. I drool just thinking about it!

Monday - Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta, cornbread
Tuesday - Mexican Shredded Beef Enchiladas, corn
Wednesday - Coffee Cake Donuts // Egg Roll Soup
Thursday - Pork Schnitzel Sandwiches, potato wedges
Friday - Chipotle BBQ Hawaiian Pizza
Saturday - Roasted Garlic Potatoes and Sausage
Sunday - Breakfast Cheesecake // Copycat Twix Bars

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

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Chipotle Peach Meatballs #SecretRecipeClub

Hello, all! Over the last year, I have realized how much I missed Secret Recipe Club and decided that although monthly reveal days with 3 or 4 groups is overwhelming, getting together and doing a reveal day every once in a while would be so much fun. For now, this will most definitely be an annual thing. I decided to do it in April because that is when the first reveal day happened many years ago. I hope you all enjoy this Reunion Reveal Day. I know it was so fun to get back with my fellow SRC bloggers and I can't wait for next year :)

Chipotle Peach Meatballs #recipe #SecretRecipeClub #appetizer #meatballs #chipotle #peach

I was assigned to Lauren of Sew You Think You Can Cook. I have made from Lauren's blog before back in March 2015 - I made her Cranberry Coffeecake, which I absolutely loved. This time around, I searched her more recent recipes to see if I could find the winning recipe.

This Corned Beef & Cabbage Turnovers looked so delicious. I've been craving corned beef and cabbage like crazy, probably because it was just March. I also really wanted to make this White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip but thought that it would be hard to find fresh cranberries now that it's spring. Ultimately, I decided upon the Chipotle Peach Meatballs.

Chipotle Peach Meatballs #recipe #SecretRecipeClub #appetizer #meatballs #chipotle #peach

This recipe was so easy to put together. We ended up eating it with leftover mashed potatoes for dinner and loved the combination. I can also see these being made each New Year's Eve. Seriously, they were so easy and so flavorful. Even my peach and chipotle hating child loved them.