Sunday, March 26, 2017

One Pan Parmesan Lemon Chicken and Asparagus #SundaySupper

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This citrus chicken and asparagus is perfect for spring -- and it's made in one pan!

One Pan Parmesan Lemon Chicken and Asparagus // This citrus chicken and asparagus is perfect for spring -- and it's made in one pan! #recipe #chicken #asparagus #SundaySupper #spring

I am back again for another Sunday Supper event and today's event is CITRUS RECIPES THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE hosted by Lisa of Jersey Girl Eats. I chose to share this lovely one pan recipe because not only does it fit the "citrus" bill, but it's also got the yummy springtime veggie, asparagus. Since spring has sprung, I had to share a spring recipe!

This lovely one pan dish has crispy, crunchy lemon garlic chicken and roasted asparagus with lemon garlic seasoning. All of it has Parmesan cheese in it. And then it's topped with a honey lemon "sauce", so-to-speak. It's so bright and lovely and I can't help but just love this recipe.

One Pan Parmesan Lemon Chicken and Asparagus // This citrus chicken and asparagus is perfect for spring -- and it's made in one pan! #recipe #chicken #asparagus #SundaySupper #spring

Friday, March 24, 2017

Chicken Potato Chip Club Sandwiches

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This club sandwich has herbed lemony chicken and crunchy potato chips that make it way better than just a regular old club sandwich.

Chicken Potato Chip Club Sandwiches // This club sandwich has herbed lemony chicken and crunchy potato chips that make it way better than just a regular old club sandwich. #recipe #chicken #clubsandwich #sandwich #bacon #potatochips

Potato chips belong on sandwiches as much as they belong on a plate next to a sandwich! This club sandwich is actually pretty quick to throw together and it has a ton of flavor. It's not just a bland plain old regular sandwich. The lemon and fresh herbs go a long way to really amp up this sandwich. You can use any kind of leafy green - it doesn't have to be lettuce. You can also switch up the fresh herbs, but I went with basil because basil is my lifeblood. Hope you all try this sandwich out...bacon, chicken, lemon, greens, and potato chips are all wonderful together.

Chicken Potato Chip Club Sandwiches // This club sandwich has herbed lemony chicken and crunchy potato chips that make it way better than just a regular old club sandwich. #recipe #chicken #clubsandwich #sandwich #bacon #potatochips

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Throwback Thursday #31

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Throwback Thursday No.31 | Rediscovering Old Favorites in the Recipe Archive

I adore these BAKED CINNAMON SWIRL PANCAKES from many years ago. I made them for Christmas morning one year and they are so easy and feed a crowd!


I also adore this quick and easy TACO TWIST BAKE. It's not the most healthy, but it's an uncomplicated dish that can be made in a pinch when you've had a busy, hectic day.


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Philly Cheesesteak Soup

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Turned the awesome classic Philly into a savory delicious soup with hoagie croutons!

Philly Cheesesteak Soup // Turned the awesome classic Philly into a savory delicious soup with hoagie croutons! #soup #phillycheesesteak #maindish #recipe

It's soup night!
We're gonna do it right.
Soup is a special treat.
It is so good to eat.

That is our soup night song. Soup nights are every Wednesday and yes, we sing the song each week. Because we're weirdos and we love it.  Philly cheesesteaks are a go-to meal for us when I need to fill up the monthly meal plan. It's not unusual for there to be variations -- and not just a Philly cheesesteak in sandwich form. I found this soup recipe in an edition of Food Network Magazine, which is the only magazine subscription I have. It looks so good in the pictures and I had to make it a couple times before I could get a good one. It's a fairly simple recipe and has turned out well each time I've made it. It has all the components needed for a great cheesesteak :)

Philly Cheesesteak Soup // Turned the awesome classic Philly into a savory delicious soup with hoagie croutons! #soup #phillycheesesteak #maindish #recipe

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kicked Up Tatortot Hotdish

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This Minnesota staple gets a spicy makeover with lots of cheese, peppers, and steak instead of ground beef!

Kicked Up Tatortot Hotdish // This Minnesota staple gets a spicy makeover with lots of cheese, peppers, and steak instead of ground beef! #recipe #onepot #castiron #beef #maindish #hotdish

I say how I am excited for recipes all the time and this Kicked Up Tatortot Hotdish is one I was really really excited to make. Other recipes I was excited about....this was I was more than just excited :) I grew up eating tatortot hotdish on a regular basis because it is Minnesota's thing. This hotdish is made entirely in a cast iron skillet and instead of ground beef, it has sirloin steak. PLUS JALAPENOS. YASSSSS! I'm sorry I just did that, but oh my goodness gracious, all the yasss to jalapenos. I adore the cubed cheese instead of doing shredded cheese. I can't really explain why, but it just really works in this one.

Kicked Up Tatortot Hotdish // This Minnesota staple gets a spicy makeover with lots of cheese, peppers, and steak instead of ground beef! #recipe #onepot #castiron #beef #maindish #hotdish

Monday, March 20, 2017

Menu Plan Monday - March 20, 2017

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

Once again, we are going to be enjoying some old favorites for dinner this week. I don't think I've mentioned yet that I have recipes for the rest of the year planned out to post and those aren't even all the new recipes I tried in 2016, so I am allowing myself to make more old favorites in lieu of making new ones...even though the amount of new recipes I have saved is a large number. Anyways, what are y'all eating this week?

Monday - Blueberry Pancakes // Roasted Red Bell and Sausage Pasta
Tuesday - Chicken Fajita Bake
Wednesday - Beef Noodle Soup
Thursday - Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Muffins // Crockpot Beef & Broccoli
Friday - Guberburgers
Saturday - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cinnamon Rolls // Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies
Sunday - Mom's Pizza Loaf

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes with Ham #SundaySupper

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These Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes take scalloped potatoes to a whole new level - they are perfect for an Easter side or a spring main dish!

Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes with Ham // These Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes take scalloped potatoes to a whole new level - they are perfect for an Easter side or a spring main dish! #SundaySupper #spring #recipe #potato #ham

Hello, friends! It has been such a long time since I have participated in a Sunday Supper event (since November - wow!!), but I am back for today's EASY SPRING DISHES event. It is hosted by Anne of Simple and Savory. Spring makes me think of not only lemon and asparagus, but HAM. Maybe that's because of Easter, but oh my goodness, give me all the ham, please!!

This recipe is something I never would have tried years ago because I didn't like alfredo. Now that I love alfredo, I thought it sounded like the perfect thing to put into scalloped potatoes to make them rich and creamy. I was on point with that assessment. This would be a great side dish for Easter, but is also a wonderful main dish recipe because if you do have a bigger portion, it is filling. I love that it also has a veggie in it! The scalloped potatoes I grew up on had no veggies and little beef meatballs, so this is quite different from that.

The original recipe called for Swiss cheese - I am sure if you love Swiss, it would be great in this. However, no one in my little family likes it, so I subbed in mozzarella and gruyere.

Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes with Ham // These Alfredo Scalloped Potatoes take scalloped potatoes to a whole new level - they are perfect for an Easter side or a spring main dish! #SundaySupper #spring #recipe #potato #ham

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fantastical Friday: Top Ten Pasta Recipes You Have Got to Try!

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I love foodie holidays and have been trying to base my Fantastical Friday collections around them. March has a ton of monthly themes - like National Peanut Month and National Caffeine Awareness Month. Today's going to be focused around how March is National Noodle Month. I am a pastaholic. I have no shame in my game. So I'm sharing some of my favorite pasta recipes from my blog and some that I really want to try very soon!

Top Ten Pasta Recipes You Have Got to Try! // www.fantasticalsharing.com // #pasta #recipes #topten #fantasticalfriday #maindish #sidedish

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jalapeno Bacon Skillet Cornbread

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This cast iron cornbread is easy to make and has a hint of spice and salty bacon to boot!

Jalapeno Bacon Skillet Cornbread // This cast iron cornbread is easy to make and has a hint of spice and salty bacon to boot! #recipe #cornbread #bacon #jalapeno

As a kid, I never liked cornbread...mostly because the only cornbread I had ever had was not homemade and it was dry as all get out. Then my grandma visited us up north in Minnesota and she made delicious cornbread that had me sold on it from that point on. I always forget about it though. I make chili on occasion and that's when I prefer to have cornbread, but I seriously always forget to make it. This particular occasion I remembered and planned to make a spicy bacony skillet cornbread that turned out so deliciously!

Jalapeno Bacon Skillet Cornbread // This cast iron cornbread is easy to make and has a hint of spice and salty bacon to boot! #recipe #cornbread #bacon #jalapeno

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

PB&J Crumble Yogurt Parfait #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.

PB&J Crumble Yogurt Parfait // The classic combo of peanut butter and jelly in parfait form - the crumble is unbelievable! #FantasticalFoodFight #pbandj #parfait #breakfast

This month's theme is PB&J -- peanut butter and jelly. Why? Because not only is March National Peanut Month, but it's also National Peanut Lover's Day today! And peanut butter and jelly is such an iconic and classic combination that I thought would fit perfectly. Today, you find recipes containing peanut or peanut butter and fruit (not necessarily jelly or jam). I chose this amazing breakfast parfait that I couldn't get enough of: PB&J Crumble Yogurt Parfait.

Technically speaking, it's actually peanut butter crumble yogurt parfait with fruit, but since I did add the fruit, I renamed it PB&J Crumble Yogurt Parfait. The peanut butter crumble is fantastic. I could and did eat it by the handful. Nick did too. I have eaten it with fresh fruit (the first picture) and frozen fruit that had been slightly heated up.

PB&J Crumble Yogurt Parfait // The classic combo of peanut butter and jelly in parfait form - the crumble is unbelievable! #FantasticalFoodFight #pbandj #parfait #breakfast

PB&J Crumble Yogurt Parfait // The classic combo of peanut butter and jelly in parfait form - the crumble is unbelievable! #FantasticalFoodFight #pbandj #parfait #breakfast

Everything about these parfaits makes me such a happy camper. But I cannot wait to see what other pb&j treats my blogging pals have to share!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spicy Cabbage with Kielbasa and Mashed Potatoes

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A deliciously filling comfort meal with a little heat added to the cabbage and kielbasa that are served over the top of the mashed potatoes.

Spicy Cabbage with Kielbasa and Mashed Potatoes // A deliciously filling comfort meal with a little heat added to the cabbage and kielbasa that are served over the top of the mashed potatoes. #recipe #cabbage #kielbasa #maindish

As I said in my recent cabbage recipe post (I believe, the cabbage soup post), I am slowing getting my family to like cabbage. Slowly, but surely. It does seem to be working. This spicy cabbage recipe seemed to really be a hit with everyone and I really appreciated that because not only is it cabbage...but potatoes and kielbasa too! I love homemade mashed potatoes and I now LOVE kielbasa (I used to not). So it's got all the makings of a delicious meal for me. It's really just a plus that everyone else enjoyed it too. Now, I will say that calling it spicy was a stretch as it is. If you had asked me 10 years ago, I probably would have agreed and said there was some heat, but I think my tastebuds would say it was very mild. I definitely will add hot sauce to taste next time to make it a little bit spicier. Definitely start out with the recipe's amount of cayenne and hot sauce and then adjust it to your liking! :)

Spicy Cabbage with Kielbasa and Mashed Potatoes // A deliciously filling comfort meal with a little heat added to the cabbage and kielbasa that are served over the top of the mashed potatoes. #recipe #cabbage #kielbasa #maindish

Monday, March 13, 2017

Menu Plan Monday - March 13, 2017

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Menu Plan Monday for Mar 13, 2017 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

Looking forward to tonight's dinner so much and I will get to use my spiralizer for the first time on Thursday. What are y'all having for dinner this week? Anything you are really looking forward to?

Monday - Blueberry Pie Yogurt Parfaits // Creamy Chicken Asparagus Pasta
Tuesday - Chicken Tortilla Bake
Wednesday - Slow Cooker Rosemary Bean and Bacon Soup
Thursday - Bring the Heath Donuts Copycat // Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles
Friday - Calzones
Saturday - Maple Bars // Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies
Sunday - Crockpot Chili Dogs
 
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Steak Enchiladas with Jalapeno Cream

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These beef enchiladas are smothered in a homemade jalapeno cream sauce and it is divine!

Steak Enchiladas with Jalapeno Cream Sauce // These beef enchiladas are smothered in a homemade jalapeno cream sauce and it is divine! #recipe #maindish #enchiladas #steak #beef

Ah, enchiladas. Arguably, the most attractive looking food out there...I mean, just look at that pic! Obviously, I am being very sarcastic, but I still have yet to figure out how to make (Americanized) enchiladas look attractive. The jalapeno cream sauce is good enough to eat with a spoon and these enchiladas are smothered in it. I was so excited and happy to try enchiladas with steak in them as the protein because typically...it's chicken enchiladas that I make because those enchiladas are almost always with green sauce and not red sauce. I'm not big on beef and red sauce enchiladas.

Steak Enchiladas with Jalapeno Cream Sauce // These beef enchiladas are smothered in a homemade jalapeno cream sauce and it is divine! #recipe #maindish #enchiladas #steak #beef

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Throwback Thursday #30

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Throwback Thursday No. 30 | Rediscovering Old Favorites in the Recipe Archive

I'm cheating a little and backdating this post because I did not get it up on Thursday (it's currently Monday). So forgive me for the weird backdating, but I definitely want to get this up. Today's TBT recipes are two really great recipes!

When I need a chicken recipe that isn't pasta-based, I tend to lean towards MEXICAN CHICKEN WITH JALAPENO POPPER SAUCE. I have made this countless times and we really truly love it. You can't tell from the picture, but the jalapeno popper sauce has bacon in it. *sigh*
Mexican Chicken with Jalapeno Popper Sauce | Seasoned chicken breast with cheesy jalapeno and bacon sauce #recipe

This is one of my favorite pumpkin recipes that I have ever tried: PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE BUNDT CAKE. It's so moist and the cream cheese layer is like cheesecake. So you get both pumpkin cake and cheesecake in one!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake | Don't stop at just regular old pumpkin cake - add a layer of rich, delicious cream cheese to it! #recipe #pumpkin

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

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The classic combination of corned beef and cabbage made into a soup in the crockpot!

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup // The classic combination of corned beef and cabbage made into a soup in the crockpot! #crockpot #cornedbeef #recipe #soup #stpatricksday

Because St. Patrick's Day is coming up...I'm craving all things corned beef and cabbage related. In fact on Monday we had Corned Beef Hash for dinner and it was delicious. I think I have slowly gotten my family acquainted with and okay with having cabbage in meals. It makes me incredibly happy because I love cabbage. I feel like my mom made it a lot when I was a kid. When I first met my stepdad's parents, my grandma made pigs in a blanket -- what she called cabbage rolls -- and oh my gosh. I wish she were still alive to teach me how to make them because I have never found a recipe close to hers and I will never forget what they taste like even though it has been 15+ years since I have had them.

This Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup is a crockpot meal and super easy to fix. You just chop up your ingredients and throw them into your crockpot -- no precooking anything, no having to add any ingredients 30 minutes before cooking, etc.  Throw them in and let them go until dinnertime.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup // The classic combination of corned beef and cabbage made into a soup in the crockpot! #crockpot #cornedbeef #recipe #soup #stpatricksday

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Fettuccine with Quick Ragu

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This recipe for quick ragu makes enough sauce for two meals - so eat up half and save the rest!

Fettuccine with Quick Ragu // This recipe for quick ragu makes enough sauce for two meals - so eat up half and save the rest! #recipe #ragu #pasta

Spaghetti is one of my favorite things in the whole world and I adore trying new recipes like this ragu. Ragu (not the brand) is a meat-based sauce. This one has veggies in it and the meat is turkey, which I also love. I do adore ground beef for red sauces, but I occasionally like turkey or sausage in red sauce. What is really fantastic about this particular recipe is that it is quick and can be made in under 30 minutes -- and you only use half of the ragu for the meal. That means you have a whole other half a recipe of ragu to use for whatever you would like. So I, of course, used my extra ragu for lunch throughout the week with some pasta I had in the pantry.

Fettuccine with Quick Ragu // This recipe for quick ragu makes enough sauce for two meals - so eat up half and save the rest! #recipe #ragu #pasta

Monday, March 06, 2017

Menu Plan Monday - March 6, 2017

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Menu Plan Monday for Mar 6, 2017 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

I don't know how it ended up this way, but this week, we are eating all the best foods -- at least of the ones we have already tried before (fajitas, soup, popcorn chicken, and pot roast). We are also celebrating my oldest kiddo's birthday on Saturday with some pizza and cake! I am sort of in denial because Matthew turns 10 :'( What are y'all having to eat this week? Leave me links to recipes if you have them!

Monday - Mocha Cookies and Cream Muffins // Corned Beef Hash
Tuesday - Steak Fajitas
Wednesday - Dill Pickle Soup
Thursday - Old Fashioned Cake Donuts // Popcorn Chicken
Friday - French Onion Burgers
Saturday - {Dine Out} // Chocolate Oreo Cream Cake
Sunday - Huevos Rancheros // Mississippi Pot Roast

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Friday, March 03, 2017

Fantastical Friday: A Dozen Chocolate & Coffee Treats

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March is National Caffeine Awareness Month and I thought it would be wonderful to do a roundup of some coffee and chocolate treats. So let's get right into these treats!!

  1. Mocha Poke Cake from Celebrating Sweets - Recipe | Pin
  2. Iced Coffee Pops from Deliciously Sprinkled - Recipe | Pin
  3. Salted Caramel Mocha Bundt Cake from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes - Recipe | Pin
  4. Mocha Coffee Cake from My Baking Addiction - Recipe | Pin 
  5. S'mores Coffee Milkshake from Shugary Sweets - Recipe | Pin
  6. Caramel Coffee Fudge from Inside Brucrew Life - Recipe | Pin 
  7. Chocolate Coffee Brownies from Join Us, Pull Up a Chair - Recipe | Pin 
  8. Cappuccino Dark Chocolate Cupcakes from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes - Recipe | Pin 
  9. Coffee Lover's Donuts from The First Year - Recipe | Pin  
  10. Blended Chocolate Coconut Iced Coffee from Running to the Kitchen - Recipe | Pin
  11. Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Coffee Cake from Cookies & Cups - Recipe | Pin
  12. Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Kitchen is my Playground - Recipe | Pin

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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Kickin' Collard Greens

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These Kickin' Collard Greens are the very best collards ever. Seriously.

These Kickin' Collard Greens are the very best collards ever. Seriously.  #recipe #collardgreens #greens #sidedish #southernfood

In my quest to try new things, I was presented the opportunity to try collard greens one year at Thanksgiving (a military Thanksgiving). So one of our friends had made her greens and I was 100% game to try some because I really love spinach and kale and I figured collard greens wouldn't be too far off. Hers were so wonderful. I really need to get her recipe, but this one is also fabulous and I have made it countless times. My mom-in-law has never liked collard greens, but tried these the night I made them (the one pictured) and she loved them and has made this recipe a couple times herself.

I served up the greens with Nashville style hot chicken and mac and cheese. It was a perfect side. I have seriously fallen in love with this recipe and I crave it every couple a weeks to such an extreme that I usually fit it in as a side somewhere in the next week for the menu plan LOL.

These Kickin' Collard Greens are the very best collards ever. Seriously.  #recipe #collardgreens #greens #sidedish #southernfood

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Corn Off the Cob Soup

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This meatless corn soup is simple yet really yummy!

Corn Off the Cob Soup //  This meatless corn soup is simple yet really yummy! #recipe #soup #corn

I feel like I have posted a million and a half corn soup recipes lately, but it's been one of my favorite things to eat for our weekly soup night. I also feel like I don't eat corn often or nearly as often as I used to, so I make up for that with a soup chock full of corn.

I grew up in Minnesota, so corn is something that always reminds me of summer. I lived in a very small town with a population of 350 people and we were surrounded by cornfields. Local farmers would come into town with their truck beds full of sweet corn during the summer and I absolutely loved going with my mom to buy a bunch of ears. Perhaps that is where my love of corn soup has come from lately. Maybe I'm feeling a bit nostalgic :)


Corn Off the Cob Soup //  This meatless corn soup is simple yet really yummy! #recipe #soup #corn