Baked Goods, Desserts, Tennessee Food

Adorable Baked Apple Hand Pies with Cornmeal Crust

Baked Apple Hand Pies with Cornmeal Crust

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Fall is here, ya’ll. You know what that means, right? Fall baking. The cinnamon and apples, the smells and spices floating through my kitchen…these are the things that make me happy. The season inspired us to make these delicious Baked Apple Hand Pies.

You will love the taste of sweet seasonal fruit wrapped in a buttery, tender cornmeal pastry crust.

This easy dessert recipe pleases with the taste of apple pie. Perfect for breakfast on the go or a warm, personal dessert, this is a must-try recipe your family will go crazy for.

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Health, My Favorite Recipes, Sandwiches & Sliders

Thai Tuna Lettuce Wraps + Spicy Ginger Carrot Cucumber Pickle

Thai Tuna Lettuce Wraps

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This post was kindly sponsored by Blue Harbor Fish Co. All opinions, ideas, and recipes are mine alone. #BlueHarbor

I this recipe. It was inspired by my very first trip to a Thai restaurant almost 20 years ago. Thai Tuna Lettuce Wraps are colorful and bursting with flavor. They are totally fun to make and eat. And there is no cooking. (Yes, I repeat, NO cooking.)

Sure you have to chop and slice up some veggies for the Spicy ginger Carrot Cucumber Pickle, but it is totally worth it. This recipe has it all. It is easy and tastes amazing. You get the mild flavor of white Albacore tuna + tangy vegetables + sweet Thai chili sauce + crunchy almonds and more.

Yes everyone will be jealous of what’s in your lunch box.

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Appetizers & Snacks, Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Tailgate

Tailgate 101: Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip

Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip

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Everyone loves a delicious, over the top dip. This dip recipe is so creamy and savory, full of tender rotisserie chicken, RO*TEL, and cheese. You’ll be tempted to eat it by the bowl full.

Tailgating is one of our favorite activities. I have to admit, the food is sometimes better than the actual game. Especially when you bring our Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip. Every bite is loaded with flavor.

My new MVP (Most Valuable Party Food). If you are tailgating at the game or couch-gating from home, you won’t be able to get enough of this dip.

BONUS: Read our recipe and enter Dip for the Win Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 55″ Smart TV, a Crock Pot and a $450 Walmart Gift Card.

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30 Minute or Less, Mexican, Sandwiches & Sliders, Tailgate

Make a Mega Mexican Gameday Sub Sandwich with Salsa Verde

Mexican Gameday Sub Sandwich with Salsa Verde

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No boring sandwiches allowed on gameday, ya’ll. We are turning the flavor all the way up with these Mexican-inspired Gameday Sub Sandwiches. Layers of meats, cheeses and veggies with bold pops of peppers and salsa verde.

My favorite part? Sharing this with my football-crazy family and friends. You’ve gotta try this sandwich with our creamy and tangy Salsa Verde Sandwich Sauce. It really takes this sandwich over the top.

We are on a mission with Pace®Salsa and Walmart to Ban the Bland.

 

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Beef, Italian, Main Dishes, Pasta

Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta with Broiled Tomatoes in Marinara

Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta

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I could eat pasta every single day. Honest, I could. This girl is happiest when at a table with a bowl of pasta. From traditional ingredients to the unusual, pasta recipes are my favorite.

But you don’t want to get the pasta-blahs. The secret to getting out of the pasta rut is to mix up the flavors. Spice up your spaghetti. Make your Alfredo awesome.

Or, go all out and try our Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta with Broiled Tomatoes in Marinara. First, learn to create a simple yet zesty homemade chimichurri sauce paired with lean, tender steak. Then, prepare simple sauce of broiled fresh tomatoes and marinara sauce. Serve over hot al dente pasta for an amazing pasta recipe you will love.

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Italian, Main Dishes, My Favorite Recipes

Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Pizza (The Best Thing You’ll Eat All Month!)

Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Pizza

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RAGÚ® Pasta Sauce. All opinions are entirely my own.

I am a pretty excitable person. If you don’t know me personally, let me paint you a picture. I’m the girl that cranks the radio all the way up when Justin Timberlake is on. The mom that WILL dance in public regardless of my red-faced children. The football fan that stands up on first down. The woman-child that literally jumps up and down when Goonies is coming on. (Yes, I’ve seen it only 643 times. It still makes me happy.)

The yumminess of this Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Pizza had me fist-pumping in my kitchen saying “YES!” Seriously, no joke.

THIS recipe is one of my new favorite meals. I know, I know, I’m a food blogger, so I have to say this, right? Wrong. I don’t have to say this. I want to say this. I want you to try this easy pizza recipe because it will bring you joy. It will have you fist pumping in your kitchen.

Caramelized onions and fresh broccoli, creamy RAGÚ® Cheese Creations Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce and loads of mozzarella cheese…this pizza makes my heart melt. You won’t believe how easy it is to make; even the crust is homemade.

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30 Minute or Less, Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Sandwiches & Sliders

Rock Your Lunchbox: Pecan Chicken Wraps with Homemade Honey Mustard

Pecan Chicken Wraps

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These Pecan Chicken Wraps are going to knock your socks off. From the savory and tender grilled chicken to the crunchy pecans, you will fall in love.

Tossed in our homemade honey mustard dressing and paired with sweet pears, this grilled chicken salad makes the ultimate chicken wraps. Every bite is sweet and savory, full of crunch and flavor.

And wait until you try this pecan mix…

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Desserts, Halloween, Kid Friendly Recipes

Scary-Cute Monster Mash Halloween Brownies

Monster Mash Halloween Brownies

Disclosure: I may have been on a sugar high when I wrote this post. Halloween Season is officially here! The time of monsters and scary movies, haunted houses and spooks. It is also the time for sticky-sweet treats like these Monster Mash Halloween Brownies.

Me and my little ghoul-friend made these over the top Halloween brownies together. Holiday baking is family fun in our kitchen. Magically swirled with bright purple and green buttercream on top of fudgy brownies, this treat has a trick inside.

And a whole lot of sprinkles on the outside. (My little monster likes sprinkles.)

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Casseroles, Chicken, Main Dishes, One Pan

Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole

There is nothing easier for Mom or Dad on a weeknight than a warm and comforting meal like this Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole.

Is it just me, or when I am searching for recipes, my eyes instantly lock on the words “easy” and “casserole”? Don’t get me wrong, I cook all kinds of crazy recipes on this blog. But there is nothing…and I mean nothing…easier for a Mom or Dad on a weeknight than a warm and comforting meal like this Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole.

This is a breeze to throw together, and your family will love it, especially the kids. Nothing too spicy, no strange ingredients. Just wholesome cheddar cheese, broccoli, lean chicken and rice.

This broccoli casserole recipe definitely goes into my “Cooking is Easy” category.

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