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Enchilada Meatballs are my new favorite creation 😊 They taste just like the real thing and have amazing Tex-Mex flavor.  They are tender, juicy meatballs made from ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken (you pick), topped with a mild enchilada sauce, beans, corn, and plenty of melted cheese.  Super yummy and super customizable. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F, then prepare all ingredients: mince the garlic, chop the cilantro, onion, and jalapeno, drain, and rinse the black beans, and drain the corn.  Set all aside until ready to use. Add the ground meat (beef, turkey, or chicken) to a mixing bowl, along with the breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.  Mix until well combined.  I like to use my hands to really mix everything together.  I find it works better than a spoon but do what you prefer.  Then use a cookie scoop (or your … Continue reading

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Chicken Meatballs with Homemade Spinach Alfredo Sauce is a hearty and rich meal your whole family will love!  The homemade sauce is deliciously creamy and is paired with crispy, salty bacon, tender, cooked spinach, and flavorful chicken meatballs.  The chicken absorbs some of the sauce and flavors while simmering making them super moist.  It’s a savory dish you won’t want to miss out on trying! The recipe can be found here. Start by making the meatballs.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the breadcrumbs and milk in a large bowl and set aside.  Add the onion, garlic, parsley, and sun-dried tomatoes to the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse until finely chopped then add to the bowl with the milk/breadcrumb mixture.  Also add the egg, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and salt.  Mix to combine all ingredients. Add the chicken and mix until just combined – do … Continue reading

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Lettuce wraps are one of my favorite go-to recipes for a hot summer day.  They are light and packed with fresh flavors, leaving you satisfied without being overly full.  I want to share my recipe for Asian Chicken Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mango & Coleslaw with you today.  The nice thing about this recipe is it’s really 2 recipes in one.  You can eat the Asian Chicken Meatballs as is or turn them into delicious lettuce wraps.  My preference is to create lettuce wraps but the meatballs pair well with rice or steamed vegetables if you are looking for something more comforting during cooler months of the year. The Asian Chicken Meatballs are tender and saucy, the coleslaw is packed with vegetables and offers a nice crunch in each bite, the mango adds a bit of sweetness, and the lettuce acts as a vessel to hold it all together.  I … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching.  Do you have plans to celebrate?  I’m admittedly well past the years of bar hopping downtown to drink some mediocre green beer in an overcrowded bar…. I tend to opt for a more homebound celebration that involves some good food, maybe a cocktail or 2, and allows me to be in my jammies by 8pm 6pm 😊 This year, we are going to make the following recipes for our St Patrick’s Day dinner: Pot of Gold Mimosa Irish Soda Muffins Guinness Glazed Meatballs Irish Cream Brownies   The Pot of Gold Mimosa is an elevated mimosa to be St Patrick’s Day themed.  This is a cocktail I like to enjoy while making dinner as well as during dinner.  It’s very light and refreshing. The recipe can be found here. Start by adding 3 oz of orange juice to a champagne glass.  Next, add ½ oz of vodka (you can always skip the … Continue reading

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Halloween is fast approaching – are you ready? We sure are. Halloween is a month-long celebration at our house. We decorate early, spend 31 days gorging on candy, watch every Halloween movie possible, and make some fun themed treats to enjoy. I want to share with you some of my new Halloween recipes and ideas for this year. Each is fairly customizable and will be sure to put your friends and family in a mood to celebrate. My first Halloween idea is for a Char-Spookery board. This is a traditional charcuterie board but with a spooky flair. To be called a charcuterie board, it must contain meat. Otherwise, it’s just a plain old board. What I like about charcuterie boards is how easy they are to put together and how customizable they are. Choose 2-3 meats, 3-4 cheeses, some fruit, nuts, olives, and maybe a few pieces of chocolate, and … 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’ve been eating a lot of meatballs at our house lately!  Our idea was to take traditional dishes and turn them into meatballs.  The idea is you get the same great taste but in bite-sized morsels.  The recipes I’m going to share with you today are easy to assemble, wonderful weeknight dinner options, crowd pleasers, and make great leftovers!  The fight at our house is no longer “what’s for dinner” but “which are we going to make first” 🙂 Orange Chicken Meatballs are everything you love about a classic takeout meal!  The flavor is incredible – you will think you are eating orange chicken from your favorite Chinese restaurant but with fewer calories and fat.  I like to serve the Orange Chicken Meatballs on top of Cilantro Lime Rice.  You could serve these with rice, noodles, or as is. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven … Continue reading

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Ok jockeys, quit horsing around it’s time for some Kentucky Derby Themed recipes.  I’ve got the Triple Crown of recipes for you now, so bear with me! First up we’re serving Bourbon Meatballs which you’ll find have an exquisite sweet heat to them.  We started with Mom’s Meatloaf, found in our Meat Department.  Place the meatloaf in a bowl and mix together with finely chopped onion then form into 1″ balls (use a small scoop to help make uniform size).  Heat some olive oil in a skillet and brown each of the meatballs, then transfer to a baking sheet and place into your preheated oven (at 350F) until cooked through.   Next up we are going to work on our bourbon sauce. To make the bourbon sauce, you’re going to need apricot preserves, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, hot chili sauce, molasses, water, and bourbon.  Tempting as it may be to drink, you … Continue reading

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