Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Turtle Cheeseball #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 CHEESEBALLS. No, not the little bright orange snacky treats. But the appetizer composed of cheese - usually cream cheese and other cheeses, but not always. Why cheeseballs? Why today is National Cheeseball Day! So Happy National Cheeseball Day! I hope you all enjoy the treats we have to share with you today. They truly are wonderful appetizers for family/friends gatherings or holiday get-togethers.

Turtle Cheeseball #recipe #appetizer #dessert #turtle #chocolate #caramel #pecans #apples

My cheeseball went the sweet route and it is probably my favorite cheeseball of all-time. This Turtle Cheeseball has the classic elements that make up turtle desserts: caramel, chocolate, and pecans. You can use basically whatever dippers you want, but I highly highly recommend apples. I have trouble finding caramel bits, although you can order them off of Amazon, so I used caramel squares cut into quarters.

Turtle Cheeseball #recipe #appetizer #dessert #turtle #chocolate #caramel #pecans #apples

Monday, April 15, 2019

Menu Plan Monday - April 15, 2019

Menu Plan Monday for Apr 15, 2019 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

My Easter dinner menu isn't yet completed but I know for sure that I'm bringing cake and an appetizer. I'll try and update when I can if I am making more. Let me know what you're fixing for Easter in the comments below!

Monday - Italian Sausage & Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce
Tuesday - Nutty Cheesy Salad
Wednesday - PB&J Muffins // Stir Fry Soup
Thursday - Ranch Crockpot Pork Chops
Friday - 2 AM Breakfast Burgers
Saturday - Easy Cinnamon Roll French Toast Roll Ups
Sunday - Easter Dinner: Why I Joined Zaar Carrot Cake // Dill Pickle Cheese Ball

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


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Friday, April 12, 2019

Italian Noodle Casserole

This casserole is like baked ziti with lighter Greek yogurt and zucchini in it!

Italian Noodle Casserole #recipe #beef #pasta #Greekyogurt #zucchini #maindish

I have made this recipe two or three times now trying to get a good picture and it's just not going to happen. It ALWAYS photographs orange. Don't let that deter you from how absolutely delicious this recipe is. It reminds me a lot of baked ziti but lighter. You use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream or ricotta and there is zucchini in it. Any pasta recipe with zucchini ends up being on my favorites list. I'm sure that's merely a coincidence but all the pasta with zucchini recipes are always so great!

Italian Noodle Casserole #recipe #beef #pasta #Greekyogurt #zucchini #maindish

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Blueberry Nut Bread

This beautiful blueberry nut bread is the perfect spring breakfast or snack.

Blueberry Nut Bread #recipe #blueberry #bread

I used to make banana bread all the time years ago and fell out of that habit. I saved lots of fruit bread recipes back then because I adore banana bread so much and felt that other fruits had to be pretty dang good too. I was really excited about this blueberry nut bread and a little intrigued by the maple syrup aspect of it. It wasn't strongly maple flavored, which I did like, but it did have a hint of maple enough to remind me of blueberry pancakes and that made me so happy.

Blueberry Nut Bread #recipe #blueberry #bread

Monday, April 08, 2019

Menu Plan Monday - April 8, 2019

Menu Plan Monday for Apr 8, 2019 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

I am trying to keep up with my blog but man alive, life is crazy! I'm going to try and get last Friday's post up asap, but until then...this is what we're going to be making this week. Let me know what you're having!

Monday - One Pan Creamy Lemon Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus
Tuesday - Nachos Bell Grande
Wednesday - Easy Cinnamon Twists // White Bean and Ham Soup
Thursday - Spicy Spaghetti Squash Noodles
Friday - Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Philly Cheesesteak Pizza
Saturday - BLFGT Sandwich // Cheddar Jalapeno Meatloaf
Sunday - Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes // Salted Nut Roll

What are you having for dinner this week?
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Friday, April 05, 2019

Cilantro Lime Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Simple ingredients combined to make a mouth-watering stuffed pepper that you will want to eat every day for forever.

Cilantro Lime Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Peppers #recipe #maindish #peppers #turkey #quinoa

I adore stuffed peppers and try to make them at least once a month. I've also started to really enjoy cilantro and lime together and you'll probably see more and more cilantro lime recipes on the blog. These peppers are probably my all-time favorite stuffed peppers and that was a really hard place for this recipe to unseat. I had one recipe that was my favorite for many many years. The filling itself is so addictive! The pepperjack cheese is a perfect match for the cilantro lime too.

Cilantro Lime Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Peppers #recipe #maindish #peppers #turkey #quinoa

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Sausage & Roasted Broccoli Lemon Penne Skillet

This pasta recipe has the brightness of lemon with savory sausage and delicious roasted broccoli!

Sausage & Roasted Broccoli Lemon Penne Skillet #recipe #maindish #sausage #pasta #broccoli #lemon

I live for lemon savory dishes and have been trying as many as humanly possible. This particular pasta recipe has lemon but also roasted broccoli and I am here for it. This dish is just so so addictive and it's perfect for spring.

Sausage & Roasted Broccoli Lemon Penne Skillet #recipe #maindish #sausage #pasta #broccoli #lemon

Monday, April 01, 2019

Menu Plan Monday - April 1, 2019

Menu Plan Monday for Apr 1, 2019 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

Happy April, everyone! I have a really weird menu (for me) coming up. My main dish board on Pinterest is basically filled with pasta and we really only eat pasta on Mondays (sometimes Thursdays), so that means I have a lot of my own blog's recipes on the meal plan. Please leave me links to your favorite main dish recipes in the comments below! I need some new ideas!

Monday - Michael Symon's Rigatoni with Meat Sauce
Tuesday - Tex Mex Cobb Salad
Wednesday - Salted Caramel Muffins // Kale Soup
Thursday - Spicy Chicken Salad Wrap
Friday - Spinach Artichoke Dip Burgers
Saturday - Chicken and Waffles
Sunday - Cinnabon Copycat // Peanut Butter Lovers' Cookies

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

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