Appetizers & Snacks, Fall

Sugar + Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

A hint of sugar and spice is the perfect accent for roasted pumpkin seeds.

Talk about the ultimate upcycle. Yeah, we are upcycling our pumpkin guts into something toasty + tasty. Sugar + Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are the perfect fall snack. And besides just a little bit of buttery goodness, they are good for you.

With a little bit of sugar and a little bit of spice, these crunchy and wholesome roasted pumpkin seeds are so addictive. I dare you to eat just three handfuls.

Oh, and you’ll never guess what the “spice” is.

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Amie Jo's Choice, Soups, Tennessee Food

The Best Ham and Bean Soup. Ever.

You are going to love our best ever Ham and Bean Soup.

Ok, I’ll confess. I’ve never really had “bad” Ham and Bean Soup. And I may or may not be too close to the project. But this simple and hearty Ham and Bean Soup is so comforting and easy to make, it has made the jump to the top of my list.

Our secret? A package of 15 Bean Soup Mix. Yep, if you haven’t tried it, grab a bag or two. It is a pantry staple in our home and so handy to have around.

Of course, we skipped the package directions and did our own thang, ’cause that’s what we do. But you’ll love it. Easy, filling, simple and savory. Another reason to make cornbread.

Like we need another reason for that!

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Casseroles, Chicken, Mexican

The Chicken Enchiladas You Should Be Eating Right Now

Don't miss out on these crave worthy Chicken Enchiladas. This chicken recipe features a cheesy + tangy homemade enchilada sauce that beats anything I've had in a restaurant.

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I had you at Chicken Enchilada, didn’t I? Yeah, I know. There is something about a warm + soft tortilla filled with tender chicken and cheesy sauce. And topped with more cheese. And cheese.

This savory + gooey recipe for Cheesy Verde Chicken Enchiladas is the new thing you’ll crave. Made completely from scratch with no “cream of anything” soup, our gravy-esque cheese sauce features tangy salsa verde and smoky chipotle peppers.

Did I just say gravy-esque?

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30 Minute or Less, Beef

Cast Iron Filet Mignon + Buttered Wine Mushrooms (How to do Date Night Right)

How to do date night right? Pan sear a 2 inch filet mignon and serve with buttered wine mushrooms.

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So let’s talk about date night. No, I’m not talking about going out on the town. I’m talking about THE really special evenings when you want to cook an amazing meal for the person you love. Yourself. The kind of meal that says “I love you, I really really do.”

In my world, cooking a 2-inch filet mignon is the language of love.

Relationship status? Not complicated.

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Chili, Fall, Pork, Tennessee Food

Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Chili (Rock the Crockpot)

Tender chunks of pork slow-simmered in a BBQ spiced chili recipe. Pulled Pork Chili.

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Guys and gals, can we talk to you for a second about our Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Chili recipe? It is like a yummy BBQ pulled pork sandwich hopped into a bowl of spicy chili. You get tender pulled pork + the sweet tang of your favorite BBQ sauce. Oh, and then it swims and simmers for hours in tomatoes and spicy chili fixin’s until it is perfection.

And your crockpot does all of the work. So dust that bad boy off and throw together this comforting and flavorful pot of wonderful.

You are gonna Rock the Crockpot tonight.

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Baked Goods, Desserts, Fall, Tennessee Food

Adorable Baked Apple Hand Pies + 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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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, Sauces Dips Toppings, 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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