Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fried Dill Pickles

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This recipe is from the Neelys of Food Network :) My friend Cassie is the person who should get all the credit towards me finding this recipe - she started talking about fried pickles and I was like WHAT? I HAVE TO HAVE THOSE. Only took me forever to actually make the recipe, but I digress...


Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes and Corn

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Absolutely delicious! I halved the recipe (I would say it feeds a family of 4 halved). I'm posting the original though. So do what you see fit for your family :)



Crispy Chicken Fingers

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I know I have been trying a lot of different chicken finger/tender recipes, but I've been trying to find the one that my kids and I like the most. So far this has been our favorite.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Have a Fantastical Thanksgiving!

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I've had mine and man was it delicious :)
 

I hope that everyone [and their families] has a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Macaroni Salad

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Ahh :) I was so excited to have my mom [and grandma] visit me from Minnesota last week. We did an early Thanksgiving and my mom made me something I hadn't had in years. I'm sure you can safely assume what I'm talking about from the title. Macaroni Salad was made at EVERY holiday in my family.


Sweet Potato Casserole

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Let's begin with this: I hate sweet potatoes. I had only ever eaten them one time willingly when my Aunt Lisa had made her casserole. Then last Thanksgiving, I watched my friend Jaime make hers and she told me that I had to try it. I did and I fell in love. This will be made for years and years to come :)


Perfect Roast Turkey

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This recipe comes straight from Ina Garten aka Barefoot Contessa. I would have to say that the lemon is a really really nice touch. You only get a hint of it when you actually eat it, but it's that hint that really makes the turkey great :) Next year I am getting an actual roasting pan plus rack. I mean, I'm going to do Thanksgiving every year, right?

Perfect Roast Turkey | A classic recipe to make for Thanksgiving dinner #Thanksgiving #turkey #recipe


Completely From Scratch Pumpkin Pie

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First you'll need the from scratch pie crust.
This recipe comes from Food.com member Karen=^..^=

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Most Incredible No Fail Pie Crust (I only made one pie so I halved the recipe)
What you need:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 5 to 7 tbsp. cold water
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
Directions:

Cut together flour, shortening and salt until it resembles peas. Combine the egg, water and vinegar in a separate bowl.

Slowly add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened and a soft dough forms.

Divide into 2 disks, wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. When ready, roll it out.

Fit into a pie dish and use with your favorite pie!

And now for the filling:
Grandma's Pumpkin Pie Filling (with fresh pumpkins!)

What you need:
  • 1 to 2 sugar pie pumpkins that will make 1 1/2 cup mashed pumpkins
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 2/3 cup sweet condensed milk
  • 2 eggs
Directions:

Cut one pie pumpkin in half, remove seed, cover with foil (whoops! didn't do that! LOL).

Try and get all the pulpy stuff out.

Bake 1 hour at 350.

Scoop out pumpkin and mash.

Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, condensed milk and eggs in with 1 1/2 cups mashed pumpkin.

Mix until smooth.

Pour into an unbaked 9-inch pie crust. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes, then lower heat to 325 and cook for another 45 minutes.

Enjoy!

This recipe was recreated for Mar 2012 SRC by Veggie Wiz {here}

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Kinda Like Chik-fil-A Sandwiches

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Kinda Like Chick-fil-A Sandwich - #copycat #recipe of everyone's favorite chicken sandwich!

Update 1/19/2013: Finally got new pictures of this one too. This time I made it with chicken breasts that I sliced in half to "thin" and then trimmed down to a burger bun size. It's one of our family favorites and we eat it regularly. Of course, we always eat it with waffle fries!


Grands! Taco Melts

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Oh. My. Gosh.
I don't think I could correctly describe the amazingness of this recipe right here. I'll let you all try it out and see what I'm talking about :)



Crockpot Chicken Tacos (with Pico de Gallo)

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These are the VERY best tacos I have ever had! EVER!!!!!!

Recipe Courtesy: Cafemom Member MrsF29


Chicken Fried Steak

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This Southern classic is wonderfully complex despite the simple ingredients

Chicken Fried Steak // This Southern classic is wonderfully complex despite the simple ingredients #recipe #beef #maindish

While watching Good Eats late one night, I became immediately infatuated with the idea of making Alton Brown's Chicken (Country) Fried Steak. I've never had it before and it looked incredibly delicious even though I hate gravy. I was not disappointed. My only regret is that my husband wasn't here to enjoy it with me since he is currently deployed.

White Chicken Chili

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This four ingredient one pot chili is ready in under 30 minutes - it's the perfect dinner when you're in a pinch.

White Chicken Chili // This four ingredient one pot chili is ready in under 30 minutes - it's the perfect dinner when you're in a pinch #recipe #chili #chicken #quickrecipe #onepot

This is my own twist on White Chicken Chili after much experimentation. I've combined three different recipes to get to this one. This is one of our very favorite recipes and one I make often. It's a great chili for a cold night with just the right amount of bite.

White Chicken Chili // This four ingredient one pot chili is ready in under 30 minutes - it's the perfect dinner when you're in a pinch #recipe #chili #chicken #quickrecipe #onepot

Grandma Jane's Honey M&M Cookies

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These cookies were such a huge part of childhood and the touch of honey is my grandma's special ingredient!

Grandma Jane's Honey M&M Cookies // These cookies were such a huge part of childhood and the touch of honey is my grandma's special ingredient! #recipe #cookies #candy #dessert #honey

As a child, I was always at my grandma's house. I loved being there. I used to run around my grandma's house with two or three cookies at a time. She makes the BEST cookies in the whole wide world and it finally donned on me that I could get the recipe if I just asked. It was definitely a trip down memory lane to be able to make and eat these suckers and it made me really happy because the aroma is just what my grandma smells like. They made me so homesick.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Broccoli Chicken Braid

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The filling of this braid is mouthwateringly good loaded with chicken, broccoli, cheese, and dill.

Broccoli Chicken Braid // The filling of this braid is mouthwateringly good loaded with chicken, broccoli, cheese, and dill #recipe #chicken #broccoli #maindish

I love recipes made with crescent rolls and this one has a good mixture of ingredients in it. I especially love the addition of dill to the mixture. That tang is just a really needed flavor. I love that it's cheesy and has broccoli in it too. Cheesy broccoli is always a win.

Loaded Potato Soup

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Soup night just got so much better with all the fixings of a loaded potato put into the crockpot in soup form!

Loaded Potato Soup // Soup night just got so much better with all the fixings of a loaded potato put into the crockpot in soup form! #recipe #potato #soup #crockpot #bacon

This potato soup was the first potato soup I had ever made and it kind of ruined all other potato soups for me because it's simple yet so addictive. Minus sour cream, it has all the elements of a loaded potato that I love plus it has all the elements of a good soup base that I love (carrot, onion, and celery!). I have made it so many times. Sometimes I serve it in a bread bowl, other times I just serve it in a regular bowl. Regardless, it never ceases to amaze me just how tasty it is!

Loaded Potato Soup // Soup night just got so much better with all the fixings of a loaded potato put into the crockpot in soup form! #recipe #potato #soup #crockpot #bacon

Bread Bowls

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These easy edible bowls will make your soup night memorable to everyone!

Bread Bowls // These easy edible bowls will make your soup night memorable to everyone! #recipe #bread 

These were so incredibly delicious! I was eating the bowls while I waited for my soup to finish because I could not keep my hands off of them. I am so glad that I was brave enough to try them out because they really aren't super hard or take a lot of expertise to make.

Andes Grasshopper Cake

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Amp up your chocolate cake mix with fluffy frosting and Andes mint garnishes!

Andes Grasshopper Cake // Amp up your chocolate cake mix with fluffy frosting and Andes mint garnishes! #recipe #cake #dessert #andesmints #mint #cakemix

This was a huge hit at Thanksgiving last year. We did a big shindig at one of our friends' houses since most of the military families around don't get to visit their actual families for the holiday. I personally really really loved this. I'm a huge fan of Andes mints..a huge fan of chocolate. I could/would eat this every day for the rest of my life for every meal if I could :)

Three Envelope Pot Roast

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 A flavorful slow cooker pot roast that just takes 3 envelopes to make!

3 Envelope Pot Roast //  A flavorful slow cooker pot roast that just takes 3 envelopes to make! #recipe #beef #easyrecipe #crockpot #slowcooker

I finally got around to getting a new picture and it was about time. I have made this pot roast too many times to count and it was the first successful pot roast I had ever made, so it was a big deal back in the day. When I was first married (back in 2006) and attempted my first pot roast, I ended up with a dry, overcooked roast on the outside and a completely raw roast on the inside. How I did this...I'm still not sure. My grandparents gifted me a crockpot for my birthday and I braved trying to make a pot roast once again. This recipe seemed simple enough and I knew it was going to be okay. You take three envelopes of seasoning mixes. I always vary whether I use onion soup mix and Italian dressing mix, but it always turns out so well. I don't always put vegetables in the slow cooker with the roast but you absolutely can, if you want to.

3 Envelope Pot Roast //  A flavorful slow cooker pot roast that just takes 3 envelopes to make! #recipe #beef #easyrecipe #crockpot #slowcooker