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Are you ever hosting a party or having a few guests over for dinner but don’t know what to serve?  I always struggle with what to cook because I want my guests to enjoy the meal but also want time to socialize and not be stuck in the kitchen.  Pulled chicken or pulled pork is always a good option.  You can prepare it in the slow cooker so it’s no fuss, it feeds a crowd, and is great to serve for a build-your-own-sandwich bar.  Or you can make it for yourself to enjoy for meals through the week or to freeze for later. Today, I want to share my 2 recipes for pulled chicken.  I haven’t tried these recipes with pork, but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t substitute the chicken for pork to make pulled pork sandwiches.  If you do try this, let me know how it … Continue reading

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Growing up I always loved a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  I mean, who didn’t?  It was a staple in my daily life and it’s making a comeback.  However, instead of sandwich form I’m pairing it with another food I love.  What for it……chicken wings.  Yes, peanut butter and jelly chicken wings.  A little louder for those in the back…PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY CHICKEN WINGS! The recipe can be found here. These wings are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and will satisfy any craving.  They are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy while being incredibly savory.  The chicken wings are coated in a delicious peanut sauce and the raspberry jelly dipping sauce brings it all together.  The combination of peanut butter, jelly, and chicken might sound weird, but I strongly suggest putting your hesitation aside and giving these wings a try! Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F and lining … Continue reading

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If you need a fun new dinner idea, are looking for an appetizer for a party, or simply want to have Mexican night at home, Tostadas are the way to go!  They are very versatile yet simple and easy to make.  Tostada is the Spanish word for toasted, which fits the description perfectly, because a toasted (or deep fried) tortilla is the base of the dish.  You then top the tortilla with beans, cheese, meat, lettuce, fruit, and other toppings.  Basically, you want to pile the ingredients high and dig in…. these are meant to be messy! One of my favorite Tostada recipes is for BBQ Chicken Tostadas.  These are served warm and I think that’s part of the appeal for me.  I love the combination of melted cheese, tender chicken, and tangy BBQ sauce in every bite.  They are also fairly light so you will be satisfied without feeling … Continue reading

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Sliders are one of my go-to ideas when it comes to meal prep.  I want something easy to make that will also last a few days.  Let me tell you, they are delicious!  If you’re unfamiliar with “sliders” they are basically small sandwiches that are served warm with various meats, cheeses, condiments and toppings (think finger sandwich size).  You can mix and match the sandwich ingredients to create different flavors and serve as an appetizer or entrée.  I like to make sliders for lunches.  Two of the mini sandwiches are the perfect sized lunch plus they hold up very well over the course of a few days and are perfectly tasty when reheated. I have 4 recipes to share with you today for sliders.  All are yummy in their own unique way! First up is Balsamic Dijon Ham Sliders.  All the flavor comes from the balsamic Dijon sauce.  It’s very … Continue reading

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Taquitos are a fun hand-held treat that are crunchy and delicious.  You can customize the filling and change up the flavors to create different versions of the same dish and cook them in different ways.  They can be deep fried, baked in an oven or cooked in an air fryer.  I bet you could even use an Instant Pot, but I haven’t figured that recipe out yet 🙂 I’ve use Taquitos as both an appetizer and dinner.  They work well as an appetizer if you are hosting a party and want finger foods or if you plan to bring them to a potluck.  They are a quick grab-and-go item as you typically don’t need a plate or silverware.  Dinner is also an option if you want the Taquitos to be the main event. I think you can convert anything into Buffalo Chicken so that is the recipe I want to … Continue reading

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Are you gearing up for the Super Bowl this weekend or perhaps looking for an easy weeknight meal (or 4)?  Look no further as I have a few fun and fabulous recipes to share! I’m talking about meatballs.  Tender, flavorful, bite-sized morsels that can be customized for any flavor profile.  Meatballs aren’t just for your traditional Italian meal anymore!  You can make then Asian style, Green style, hot and spicy, mild, spice them up with various sauces, etc.  I’ve blogged about meatballs in the past and always seem to love the recipes we create, so I tend to want to make more to try out different combinations. Today, I want to share with you the following recipes: Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Cajun Chicken Meatballs Greek Chicken Meatballs Peanut Butter & Jelly Meatballs   All 4 recipes are fairly easy to make and provide enough food for at least a family of … Continue reading

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We’re kicking off the new year with a brand new burger blog! Burgers can be quite versatile so we decided to test out a handful of recipes for you to up your burger game in the new year. For this blog we included both beef and chicken options to give you even more variety. Here are the recipes we made: • Breakfast Burger • Mac and Cheese Burger • French Onion Burger • Taco Burger • Bloody Mary Burger Follow links above to skip right to the recipe page. Without further ado, let’s get started!  Let’s start in the morning with our breakfast burger. Breakfast Burger For our breakfast burger, we used store bought beef patties from the Chef’s Counter at Festival, both seasoned and unseasoned options are available in-store. For the chicken version of this burger, we used chicken breasts. We topped our burgers with a slice of cheddar … Continue reading

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I’ve been on a chicken wing kick lately.  There’s just something about them that I can’t get enough of.  Sure, they are messy to eat, but picking every juicy morsel off the bone is pretty satisfying 🙂 There are a lot of words I would use to describe chicken wings…oven baked, grilled, crispy, sticky, sweet, spicy, saucy, tender, juicy, etc.…but it all depends on the recipe.  There is also the debate of boneless vs. bone-in chicken.  Is it really a chicken wing if it’s boneless?  I used to only eat boneless wings because I didn’t want to do the work but now, I usually prefer bone-in wings because they a bit more succulent.  I think a lot of people would agree. I started experimenting with different sauce flavors and came up with some fun Asian inspired recipes that I want to share with you today: General Tso’s Chicken Wings Kung … Continue reading

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Halloween might look a little different this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some spooky treats!  I for one, love Halloween and all the fun food, scary movies, and candy.  I’m sure a lot of families are deciding what is right for them…do you send your kids out to trick-or-treat or keep them home?  Do you plan a small get-together with your closest friends or family to celebrate?  Dress up and parade around the neighborhood?  Whatever people decide to do, I hope they stay safe and healthy. If you are staying in, I highly recommend making some themed treats to enjoy.  This year, I’m going to have a dessert buffet for us to enjoy.  When I say “us”, I mean Andrew and me.  It will be the 2 of us…enjoying plenty of sweets…while we binge watch Halloween movies 😊 Here’s what I’m going to make: Spooky Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Candy Corn Marshmallow Treats Spider Web Pretzels Frankenstein … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice Season is upon us.  It symbolizes the end of summer and the start of fall.  I know summer isn’t officially over, and to be honest, I’m not ready to say goodbye to warmer weather, but I am going to enjoy some delicious pumpkin treats either way 🙂 I have a few go-to recipes to share with you today.  All are themed around, you guessed it, pumpkin spice.  It’s hard to say which recipe is my favorite because they are all delicious in their own way.  Luckily, because it’s still technically summer and not fall, I have even more time to enjoy them all! First up is Individual Pumpkin Pie Pops.  These are miniature pumpkin pies on lollipop sticks, so you eat them like a candy sucker.  It combines all your favorite pumpkin pie flavors in an individual size, grab and go treat. The recipe can be found here. … Continue reading

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