Monday, August 30, 2021

German Chocolate Cookies

Forget cake, these German Chocolate cookies will absolutely win you over!

This recipe is one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes and they did not last long. No one could stop eating them. The coconut pecan frosting is sooo good. Honestly, you could use the premade kind but I feel like this homemade version is not only better tasting but also holds up a bit better.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Broccoli Chicken Casserole

This casserole is cheesy with yummy broccoli and chicken - sure to be a family favorite.

We tend to eat a lot of broccoli in our household because it's one vegetable we all really like a ton. Casseroles are something I think a lot of Americans - especially in the Midwest - grew up eating, so they are very much a comfort food for me. This one has homemade sauce and a good amount of cheese. Super easy to make and really yummy. The original recipe had mushrooms (that you saute with the onions) but Cami is the only one who eats mushrooms so they usually get omitted.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Crockpot Fiesta Ranch Cream Cheese Chicken

A great and versatile recipe for tacos, enchiladas, burritos, etc.

This is another one of those recipes that just does not photograph well, but it tastes amazing. It's super versatile and you can use it in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. We did tacos/burritos and used tomato, lettuce, cheese, and I did avocado ranch dressing too. It makes a good amount so it's great for a crowd or for meal prepping.

Friday, August 13, 2021

One Pot 30-Minute Cheeseburger Pasta

All the goodness of cheeseburgers in a quick pasta dish with peas thrown in there so you get your veggies too!

I think I'm starting to edge into the recipes I started making when we first moved back in April 2020 to our new home. I cannot express how excited I was for the amount of natural lighting - it has really made taking pictures of food way easier - especially since I have gotten rid of my DSLR and am just using my phone. This recipe was a great, easy meal for the hecticness of moving. I didn't have pictures of it, but I loved it with ketchup. It was giving me a bit of tatortot casserole vibes and it needed the ketchup to make it complete!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Creamy Chicken Lasagna

Who needs red sauce beef lasagna when you can have chicken lasagna with a rich cream cheese based sauce and spinach!

So my family doesn't like lasagna. None of us do. However, we have been trying white sauce recipes or recipes that utilize cottage cheese instead of ricotta and that seems to have served us well. This particular recipe is white sauce AND cottage cheese. It really reminds me of One Pot Chicken Lasagna Soup that I've posted previously and make quite a bit.

Monday, August 09, 2021

Chocolate Crunch Cookies

Rich and chewy chocolate cookies with caramelized Rice Krispies and chopped Crunch bars mixed in!

I have made cookies with Cornflakes before and really enjoyed them but was really psyched to try a chocolate cookie recipe with caramelized Rice Krispies cereal in it. It was every bit as wonderful as I anticipated. The Crunch bar bits were a super nice touch too.

Friday, August 06, 2021

Lemon Pepper Wings

Crispy chicken wings that have a lemon pepper dry rub and a buttery lemon pepper sauce brushed after they are baked.

I love cheese pizza but we don't eat it a lot because Nick doesn't like it because there are no toppings. So to compromise, I'll make wings so we have a meat with the dinner. When our family (my husband's three siblings and their spouses and kids and his mom and dad) gets together, we tend to get Wingstop. A family favorite is the lemon pepper wings. We get them every single time. I had to find a recipe and see if we could get some of the magic with homemade wings!

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Korean Beef Bowls with Veggies

Ground beef and onions seasoned with the most delicious Korean sauce served over rice with stir fry veggies!

I LOVE little bowls like this that have loads of veggies and are over rice or quinoa. This one has this amazing sauce that really sets it apart from other recipes that I've had. Nothing else really holds a candle. You can vary the vegetables to your liking but I really liked the red bell pepper, zucchini, and carrot combo. Such a colorful and delicious meal!

Monday, August 02, 2021

Beef, Bean, & Cheese Burritos

Classic beef and bean burritos with all the fixings - perfect quick weeknight meal!

I love a good easy recipe like this one! I also have to mention that the blog I got it from is one of my favorites. I went to plan the recipes I was sharing this week and realized all three came from the same blog - so this must have been when I had first found it and saved a ton of their recipes. So if you want to find a ton of great recipes, check out Carlsbad Cravings!