Beef, Casseroles, Main Dishes, Mexican

Salsa Chorizo Casserole

April 26, 2017
Salsa Chorizo Casserole

I have an addiction to Mexican food. Mexican-American.  Tex-Mex.  Authentic Mexican.  Just about any recipe with that flavor profile is a home run for me.  Is it the big bold flavors?  The passionate use of cheese?  The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

Did I just say “passionate use of cheese”?

(awkward silence)

Warning…this recipe also includes the wanton use of salsa verde and chorizo.

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Sides, Tennessee Food

Bacon Corn Fritters

April 22, 2017
Bacon Corn Fritters

In today’s episode of deep-fried food with bacon, I give you Bacon Corn Fritters.  Lord have mercy on me.  If loving these corn fritters is wrong, then I’m just wrong.  In the right kind of way.

Savory bacon and sweet corn folded into a rich cornmeal batter, then deep-fried until golden brown.  Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside.  These are addictive.

Be sure to try our Green Chile Mayo for dipping your corn fritters in.  Yummy!

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30 Minute or Less, Main Dishes, One Pan

Veggie Sausage Skillet

April 21, 2017
Veggie Sausage Skillet

There are times when you need an easy and healthy recipe. You know, something fast that isn’t a diet-buster. Veggie Sausage Skillet is exactly the go-to dinner recipe.

Easy, check.  Healthy, check.  Fast, check check!

Fresh zucchini squash, inexpensive chopped cabbage, sweet bell peppers and tangy cherry tomatoes …so good!  Combined with smoked turkey sausage, this one pan recipe will be a hit with your family.

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Baked Goods, Desserts

Rustic Pear Galette

April 18, 2017
Rustic Pear Galette Recipe

Memorize how to make this.  Seriously, just make some basic notes and you will forever have a go-to dessert recipe. It is simple.  It is beautiful.  It is delicious. This Rustic Pear Galette recipe is my new fave.

The buttery and flaky homemade galette crust is to-die-for.  With a few basic pantry ingredients, you can create an amazing dessert your family will love.

Sweet pears, chopped pecans, and brown sugar top this rustic pastry.  No fussy lattice, no crimped edges…just authentic flavor.  A recipe you will be proud to serve to your family.

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30 Minute or Less, Grilled, Salads, Southern Grill

Grilled Red Pepper Black Eyed Pea Salad

April 15, 2017
Grilled Red Pepper and Black Eyed Pea Salad

Ok, ok, I know what you are thinking.  How in the world can you combine grilling with black-eyed peas?  Leave it to our family.  We will grill just about anything, at any time, all year-long.  Like this Grilled Red Pepper and Black-Eyed Pea Salad.

This bright and colorful vegetable salad recipe is a perfect side dish that is big on flavor.  Sweet grilled red bell peppers, black eyed peas, golden kernel corn with tomatoes, cilantro and more.

Yep, we are going to eat like it is Summer.

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Amie Jo's Choice, Desserts, Health

Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Pops

April 12, 2017

After making these Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Pops, I’m not really sure why ice cream is a thing.  Wait…let me rephrase that, because I totally know why ice cream is a thing.

I mean, if you have never had a frozen banana, you really should. They are so creamy, sweet, and so much healthier than a normal ice cream bar. We dipped ours in dark chocolate (oh yeah…).  Then we rolled the bananas in chopped pecans (keeps getting better, huh?).

This easy dessert recipe is one you want to get the kids involved in.  But I will go ahead and warn you, the sprinkles will make an appearance if you do.

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Baked Goods, Featured

Baked Goods

April 11, 2017
Is there anything better than eating delicious food baked from scratch? Baking recipes are the foundation of a great kitchen. #bakingrecipes

Is there anything better than eating delicious food baked from scratch? I can think of one thing.  Making delicious food baked from scratch. Baking recipes are the foundation of a great kitchen.

You know the recipes I am talking about.  Cakes, cookies, breads, and biscuits.  Pies and dough and those sweet-treats your family craves.

We have put together some of our favorite baking recipes on our blog. Enjoy! (Most of them are easy as pie.)

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Italian, Pasta, Soups

Crockpot Lasagna Soup

April 10, 2017

Crockpot Lasagna Soup is hearty and flavorful with all of the delicious flavors of your favorite lasagna.

This is one of the very best creations we have made.  Lean beef, stewed tomatoes, fresh zucchini and mushrooms are slow-simmered for hours. We even added broken lasagna noodles at the end. You can’t have lasagna without pasta, now can you?

So throw this crockpot soup recipe together today and enjoy a big bowl of…lasagna!

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Amie Jo's Choice, Beverages

Pineapple Cranberry Sun Tea

April 8, 2017
How to Make Sun Tea | Pineapple Cranberry Sun Tea

Do you remember how to make sun tea? Making sun tea takes me back to when I was a kid. I remember wondering how in the world tea bags in a jar sitting outside made tea.

But this isn’t a recipe for plain ole’ tea.  We are making Pineapple Cranberry Sun Tea.

This sweet tea is fruity, light and refreshing. Perfect for a sunny day.

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