Baked Goods, Desserts

S’mores Cupcakes

May 24, 2017
Smores Cupcakes

What do you do when your bonfire gets rained out? You make Smores Cupcakes!

This is a very fun recipe the entire family will love. How can you go wrong with chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows? You can’t.

And in cupcake format, S’mores are even better. Welcome to Camp Cupcake.

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Appetizers & Snacks, Beef, Grilled

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

May 22, 2017
Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

This fast and easy weeknight meal is part of a Kikkoman® #KickinItWithKikkoman campaign. The recipe is sponsored by Collective Bias and the Social Fabric media community.  #CollectiveBias 

All recipes and ideas are my own.  Buy This Cook That only promotes companies and products that we use and love.

Grilling season is in full swing!  If you can cook it on the grill, you can bet we are going to try it. Including these savory and sweet Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs.

This recipe is perfect for parties and cookouts. The best part of this easy grilling is the flavor. You get that salty and tangy teriyaki POW with a little sweet pineapple mixed in.

Plus, these yummy grilled meatballs only take 6 ingredients. Six! These are great to make ahead and have ready to throw on the grill at your next summer cookout. (A perfect appetizer recipe for Memorial Day!)

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Featured, Southern Grill

Southern Grill

May 19, 2017
Southern Grilling Recipes

Grilling recipes are some of our favorites, especially those big on fire and flavor. There is something about smelling food on the grill that makes my eyes light up.

And makes my taste buds wake up.  🙂

Our favorite grilling recipes are definitely Southern. Smoky flavor, bold spices, and local flair.

Get our best right here.

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30 Minute or Less, Potatoes, Sides, Tennessee Food

Hot Sauce Potato Salad

May 15, 2017
Hot Sauce Potato Salad

My hand quivered slightly as I held the bottle of hot sauce over the bowl of potato salad.  A bead of sweat slowly dripped down my forehead.  The kitchen was dead silent.  All you could hear was the sound of my tummy growling.

My husband said “No, don’t do it!”

I tilted my head in his direction, and I called his bluff.  Hot Sauce is going in.

Why didn’t someone think of this before now?  Tangy, spicy, pickle-y and wow.  This potato salad recipe has it all. Potato salad with classic creaminess and crunch and a pop of big hot sauce flavor.

Not only did we use a generous amount of hot sauce, but we kicked up the heat with fresh jalapeno, ground black pepper, and cayenne, too.

Because some like it hot.

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Essentials, Sides, Tennessee Food

Dilly Pickled Onion Rings

May 13, 2017
Dilly Pickled Onion Rings

A Southern kitchen is not complete without an array of pickles and relishes.  Seriously, we will put just about anything into a jar with vinegar and sugar.  Pickled onion, cucumber, okra, corn, green tomato, watermelon rind… You name it, we have tried it.

When I found this family recipe for easy Dilly Pickled Onion Rings, I had to give it a whirl.  This recipe just feels like home. Sweet, sour and tangy, it doesn’t get any easier than this.  Dump everything into a jar, shake and put it in the fridge.

My husband and I come from a long line of geniuses.

Humble brag. *Eats straight from the jar*

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Chicken, Main Dishes, One Pan

Country Chicken Cacciatore

May 11, 2017
Country Chicken Cacciatore. Country garden vegetables like fresh zucchini and summer squash, tomatoes, and white wine create a flavorful stew that is amazing.

In the event you are ever at a total loss of what to cook, remember this recipe for Country Chicken Cacciatore. This one pan recipe hits all the yummy high notes.

Golden brown chicken thighs are cooked until the skin is crispy, but tender and moist on the inside. Country garden vegetables like fresh zucchini and summer squash, tomatoes, and white wine create a flavorful stew that is amazing.

Yes, I said amazing.

You have to try this recipe.

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Grilled, Main Dishes, Pork, Sandwiches & Sliders, Southern Grill

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches with Tangy Slaw

May 10, 2017
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches #shop #RealFlavorRealFast

This fast and easy weeknight meal is part of a Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork #RealFlavorRealFast campaign. The recipe is sponsored by Collective Bias and the Social Fabric media community.  #CollectiveBias 

All recipes and ideas are my own.  Buy This Cook That only promotes companies and products that we use and love.

These Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches are good.  Scratch that.  Great.  Every single person in our household loved this fast and easy recipe.  (That is a big WIN in my book.)

The tender and moist pork is full of flavor, the tangy slaw gives this sandwich the right amount of crunch…and let’s not forget about the buttered and toasted bakery rolls.

Yes, grilled pork tenderloin is fast and easy.   

Especially when you use what we used!!  Wanna see how we made these family-friendly tender grilled pork sandwiches in about 45 minutes?

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30 Minute or Less, Breakfast, Essentials, Tennessee Food

Daddy Dale’s Tennessee Tomato Gravy

May 4, 2017
Tennessee Tomato Gravy

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from, Tomato Gravy is good Southern food.

If you have never had tomato gravy before, you have to try my father in law Dale’s recipe.  This delightfully different gravy recipe is a flavorful and filling.  You will want to make it again and again.  (And again.)

The great part? It is so easy to make.  Honest food.  Stick to your ribs food.  Family food.

And did I mention it gives you another excuse to eat a biscuit?

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Appetizers & Snacks, Sandwiches & Sliders, Tailgate

Kentucky Hot Brown Slider Sandwiches

April 30, 2017
Kentucky Hot Brown Slider Sandwiches

Kentucky is known for many fine things. Horse racing. Basketball. Bluegrass. Bourbon. But how about a Kentucky Hot Brown? This legendary open faced turkey sandwich is well-known throughout the state as being one of the best things to ever appear on a plate.

Once you try this recipe, let me know what you think…but we nailed it.

These Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders are so good. Yummy turkey, buttered buns, fresh ripe tomato, cheese gravy (yes, I said CHEESE GRAVY), and bacon.

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Amie Jo's Choice, Baked Goods, Desserts, Mothers Day

Citrus Orange Lemon Bars

April 30, 2017
Citrus Orange Lemon Bars

Citrus Orange Lemon Bars are a sweet treat bursting with bright citrus flavor.

We put just a little twist on classic lemon bars and brought some orange to the party.  Because why not? The combination of the two citrus flavors is perfect.  Fresh citrus juice and zest are the stars of this easy dessert recipe.

This indulgent sweet and tangy dessert recipe will soon be a family favorite.

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