Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla Copycat

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Update 7/15/16: In the near future, I am hoping to update the sauce recipe. I made it with Greek yogurt to appease Nick (he hates mayonnaise) and it tasted a lot closer to the sauce Taco Bell uses.

Update 12/14/12: Made these again. Somehow the sauce was a little too sweet, so we will try again next time to mess with the sauce. But here are some newer pictures, not taken by my cell phone. :)

Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla (Copycat) - because homemade is better! #copycat


Cheesy Garlic Pull-aparts

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Update 3.24.2011 with new pics


OMG! SO EASY AND SOOOOOOOOO [times 8 billion and a half] DELICIOUS!!!


Tatortot Hotdish

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Picture update 12/13/2013 


There are many many variations of Tatortot Hotdish, so I'm starting with the original that my mom made all the time and then doing a bit of the variations of what I do sometimes and my mom did sometimes too.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Why-I-Joined-Zaar Carrot Cake

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This recipe was a result of someone searching for a long lost recipe for carrot cake. You'll have to try it to know why it was searched for so fervently!


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Weird name, right? I got this from a site that was formerly known as the Recipe Bazaar. This is what I used to make my birthday cake and it's the most delicious carrot cake I've ever had!!


Creamy Chicken with Noodles

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This crockpot chicken pasta "sauce" is the best comfort meal ever!

Creamy Chicken with Noodles // This crockpot chicken pasta "sauce" is the best comfort meal ever! #recipe #pasta #chicken #crockpot

I have made this recipe more times than I can count and it never ceases to amaze me. Somehow it turns out almost like an alfredo, but somehow more delicious. It's buttery and the seasoning of the dressing mix is just everything with the cream cheese. It's total comfort food.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hamburger Pizza

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This pizza is a childhood favorite that my mom made all the time!


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Growing up, my mom made pizza a lot, but we never really had pepperoni pizza. She always made hamburger pizza. It was very simple with pizza sauce, cheese, cooked ground beef, and green olives. I made this pizza with the same base, but added some extra toppings like bacon, pepperoni, and green bell peppers.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Taco Ring

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This recipe is a fun new way to serve up tacos and is perfect for a party or get-together.

Taco Ring // This recipe is a fun new way to serve up tacos and is perfect for a party or get-together. #recipe #maindish #taco #beef

This Taco Ring recipe is from Pampered Chef, although I think I may have found it on Food. It was extremely good! You can put a green bell pepper in the middle of the ring and fill it with salsa. Or you can put the lettuce and all toppings in the middle. Or you can do like we did and put it on a plate then add toppings to the individual portions. It looks a lot more complicated than it really is. Since updating the pictures, I decided to keep the old pictures that showed how to make the ring even though they aren't the best quality.
Picture update 12/13/2013  

Taco Ring // This recipe is a fun new way to serve up tacos and is perfect for a party or get-together. #recipe #maindish #taco #beef

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Man Dip

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This hearty dip probably got its name from the amount of meat in it, but it is not strictly for men at all!


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Man Dip is one of those recipes that I have made plenty of times, but never quite got a new picture to update my post. I am bound and determined to update it soon (as I write this in 2017 while updating my old posts) because it is such a ridiculously good recipe. With 2 lbs of meat, this is a meal instead of an appetizer!! Not really, but it is such a hearty appetizer. In my mind, it is perfect for game day because of its heartiness. It is called "man dip" but ladies can enjoy it too. I know that I always have because it has all my favorite things in it: onion, garlic, cheese, AND jalapenos. Those are all banging ingredients that all appetizers should have! I hope you all get to try out this recipe and enjoy it as much as we do!

Banana Pudding

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This banana pudding is rich and creamy and so dang tasty!

Banana Pudding // This banana pudding is rich and creamy and so dang tasty! #recipe #pudding #banana #dessert
Picture Updated 12/13/2013

Banana pudding is almost my favorite pudding (tapioca is my most favorite) even though I don't really like bananas raw. I had made a dirt pudding recipe that I really liked. It was very rich and creamy and I thought it deserved to be made into a banana pudding recipe. It's a pretty easy recipe to make and it's definitely different than other banana puddings I have had.

Banana Pudding // This banana pudding is rich and creamy and so dang tasty! #recipe #pudding #banana #dessert

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Skyline Chili Copycat

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This copycat chili has some ingredients that you wouldn't normally find in chili and it's served over spaghetti!

Skyline Chili Copycat // This copycat chili has some ingredients that you wouldn't normally find in chili and it's served over spaghetti! #skyline #copycat #cincinnatichili #chili
Picture update 12/13/2013
Before I begin...this was probably the most nerve-wracking recipe to make because I knew I had to get it PERFECT!!! My husband hails from Cincinnati and his mom makes it all the time. Now years later (as I update my old posts), I have had real authentic Skyline chili and although this is a great recipe, I do think my mom-in-law's is closer. I will link to her recipe at the end of this post. The two recipes are just slightly different, but hers is a little closer in taste and method. I tend to make recipes as they are written, so don't shoot the messenger. Still, this is a great tasting recipe that will make for a great dinner!

Cheddar BBQ Chicken Breasts

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 This 5-ingredient chicken is made in one dish with little effort and comes out tasting bangin'!


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I love regular barbecued chicken, but was really excited to find a recipe that amps up plain barbecued chicken...especially if it has cheddar cheese and bacon. It's a relatively simple recipe to put together and only uses one pan. Less mess to clean up later, am I right? The bite of the green onions really offsets the salty and sweet combination of the cheese and bacon with the BBQ sauce. So don't skip out on those.