Turn your Reuben sandwich into a pizza with thousand island dressing sauce, sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss and even a Guinness beer pizza crust.
St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to turn your food green and put booze in everything. Last year I made a green pizza which included a spinach crust, pesto, and green bell peppers cut to resemble four leaf clovers. Since the green option has been covered in the pizza department, I decided to go the boozy route this year with a Guinness pizza crust. All I did was substitute warm water for warm Guinness in my trusty pizza dough recipe. To stick with the holiday theme, I topped it off with thousand island dressing, sauerkraut, shredded corned beef, and Swiss cheese to create a Reuben pizza. Serve it with a cold glass of Guinness.
One year ago: 90-Minute Whole Wheat King Cake Cinnamon Rolls
Two years ago: Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls
Everyone loves marshmallow crispy treats made with puffed rice cereal, but what about other childhood cereals? Try these Lucky Charms treats just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
It’s already March which means I’m already behind in my usual splurge of St. Patrick’s Day themed foods. I cannot explain it but St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays for which to cook and bake. Is it because I feel like it gets underrepresented compared to the rest of the major cooking holidays? Or maybe because it involves fantastic colors – such as the entire rainbow? All I know is that my brain explodes with ideas every year and I never seem to have enough time to execute them all. But the first thing I made in preparation for this year was the simplest of them all.
I’m sorry Mr. Leprechaun, but the kids will be after every last bit of your lucky charms because they now have a double dose of marshmallow. These marshmallow crispy treats are everything you love about the traditional version but made with Lucky Charms instead of puffed rice cereal. Nostalgic, fun colored, and easy to make! I actually plucked out some of the marshmallows cereal before mixing them into the melted marshmallow mixture to ensure there would be plenty on top. Aesthetics make things taste better, right?
One year ago: Amaretto-Maple Glazed Pork Chops
This easy snack mix requires no oven and is ready in no time. Just toss all the ingredients together in a bowl and you are ready for game time!
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When it comes to watching your favorite sporting events, having good snack food is crucial. Cheese is usually the first things that comes to mind so I ventured to Walmart in search of the new Cheez-It Grooves and Crunch’D snacks.
First, I picked up the Cheez-It Grooves in the original cheddar flavor which had the same cheesy flavor as traditional Cheez-Its but in the form of a crispy ruffled chip. Next, I grabbed the Cheez-It Crunch’D in hot and spicy which were spicy, square cheese puffs. Bob’s favorite were the hot and spicy Crunch’D Cheez-Its and he already has warned me that I am not allowed to buy them again because they are “too good”. Apparently all self control is lost in their presence.
But of course I couldn’t just stop there. It’s not in me to serve up snacks straight out of their packaging without adding some kind of flare to them so I invited several other snackables to the party including mini pretzels, honey nuts corn squares cereal, roasted peanuts, and wasabi peas. After they all have mingled together in one giant bowl you will find they make a great snack mix combination – crunchy, sweet, salty, and spicy all in one. Did I mention that this snack mix requires no oven? Get your snack on, people.
What are some of your favorite game day snacks?
Need more snack inspiration for your next game day party? Check out Cheez-Its Snackable Moments Site or follow #BigGameSnacks on Twitter and Facebook. Then head over to the Most Valuable Cheese Contest taking place from February-April where you can vote for your favorite Cheez-It flavors/varieties and play games for a chance to win $10,000.
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Easy weeknight meals don’t have to be boring. Check out this tortellini dish with spicy sausage, kale, and peas. All cooked in on pot!
In all my years of being a member of the Secret Recipe Club I have not once slipped up. But I finally managed to fail as made evident by my post today instead of one week ago. When I first found out that I was matched with Amy’s blog (Fearless Homemaker) this month I was so stinking excited as I already had a list of her recipes to try and Amy recently had my blog for Secret Recipe Club so it was time for me to return the favor. Then what seemed like one week went by and I am seeing Group D reveal day posts in my Feedly last Monday and I panicked. Long story short, here I am today posting with Group A (hi guys!) to make up for my mistake.
On her blog, Amy shares all kinds of recipes that you need to try such as Chicken Tamale Casserole, Slow-Cooker Cajun Chicken Pasta, Chai Snickerdoodles, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars. While living in Tennessee I actually got to meet Amy in the flesh while visiting Nashville! We went to this delicious little sandwich place called Silly Goose (and have gone back more than once since) and then hopped next door for some Jeni’s ice cream (which was a complete surprise to find Ohio ice cream in TN). When I found out there was an adorable house for sale down the street from her, I immediately wished I had gotten a job in Nashville instead of Columbus. Wouldn’t she be the best neighbor? Major selling point for that house.
Since I cannot have Amy as my neighbor (yet) I settled for one of her original one-pot recipes. After re-entering the working world, my weeknight dinners depend heavily upon my slow cooker and one-pot meals. This particular one-pot meal is especially great because not only does it only dirty on pan, it is well rounded with the addition of vegetables and can be modified based on your preferences. For example, I used spicy Italian sausage instead of mild and kale instead of spinach because we like a little spice and I had kale already that needed a meaning in life.
One year ago: Parmesan & Herb Baked Eggs
Three years ago: Birthday Cake Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
Love getting packages in the mail? Join Bakin’ Friends, a group that is similar to having a pen pal but with baked treats!
After over a year I have finally jumped back in with Bakin’ Friends, which is a group where you are paired up with someone different each month for whom to bake! Each month also comes with its very own secret ingredient which must be used in your creation. It should come as no surprise that February’s secret ingredient was chocolate. I actually got to send my goodies to Leah (MacKenzie Memories) who took over after Stephanie (Steph’s Bite by Bite) stepped down. I sent her my double dark chocolate cherry cookies which she said she’s been able to hoard them all to herself since her husband and daughter are not huge chocolate fans. And I quote “I had one before dinner…they were fabulous!!”. You should probably go get the recipe HERE.
As for me, I was lucky enough to have Dora send me some of her homemade Snickers! Her uncle (who unfortunately passed away recently) was a chocolate maker for over 40 years where she lives. When his health took a turn for the worse she began trying her hand at some of the things he used to make and found a renewed respect for all the effort it takes. She warned me that I may want to go to the gym in preparation for their arrival and she was right! Definitely a good thing I am a regular gym goer. Thank you so much Dora for a literal slice of your family’s history. I hope you made another batch for your husband ;-).
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Looking for a side dish for your slow cooker gyros? These Greek lemon potatoes are a great option for any meal. Soft inside, slightly crisp outside and infused with lemon.
Alright folks these are not your regular everyday spuds. Not because they take over an hour to cook and convincing you to cook them on a regular basis would be crazy talk (or is it?) but because they are one the best potato side dishes I’ve ever had. Other than the cook time they are actually quite easy to make. The potato wedges are roasted in a mixture of olive oil, water, lemon juice, oregano, and garlic which gets infused through the entire wedge making them both soft and flavorful. Then with the help of a secret ingredient, flour, the outsides get just a little crispy. In the end these potatoes became the stars of my dinner plate despite the beautiful gyro sitting beside them. “And the award for best spot-light stealing side dish goes to…”
One year ago: Oven-Fried Mac and Cheese Ravioli Salad
My favorite chicken gyros are now available in from your slow cooker! Complete with an easy homemade tzatziki sauce.
Ever since I reentered the working world after a year off post graduate school, cooking dinner has been a struggle. Per my usual working-life schedule I usually go straight to the gym after work and by the time I get home, shower, and cook, dinner won’t be on the table until 8pm at the earliest. This combined with the never ending frigid temperatures has given rise to more slow cooker meals. I hope whoever invented that magical contraption won some sort of award.
One such slow cooker recipe that has appeared was these slow cooker chicken gyros. I modeled the recipe after my non-slow cooker version. The very delicious success of these gyros has spawned my desire to attempt to turn all kinds of older recipes into those suitable for the slow cooker. If any more of them turn out as good as this one, you better believe I will be sharing those as well.
After preparing the chicken for it’s hot bath in the slow cooker, mix up the tzatziki sauce and refrigerate. The flavors will marry while the slow cooker does its job. Then when you get home for dinner all you have to do is slice up the chicken and any other toppings you prefer before stuffing it all in a nice soft pita. Just don’t forget the tzatziki sauce!
One year ago: Smoked Sausage with Peppers and Onion
Three years ago: Grilled Balsamic Chicken with Mozzarella and Pesto
Now you really can eat your favorite cookie butter by the spoonfuls in this Speculoos cookie butter mousse. Light and rich at the same time.
If you’ve had the pleasure of sampling either Biscoff of Speculoos cookie butter spread and you liked it as much (or even more than) your favorite nut butter, then you may be guilty of eating it straight from the jar using a spoon. If so, this dessert is for you.
This fluffy mousse harnesses the sweet yet rich flavor of Speculoos cookie butter making it light and sinful at the same time. You’ll find yourself savoring each spoonful and scraping every last bit out from your bowl. You may even start eyeing your neighbors if you finish first or vice versa so guard your bowls!
One year ago: Mini Caramelized Banana Nut Bread
Three years ago: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Dried Cherries and Israeli Couscous