February 27, 2013 · 11:26 am
So, we love carbs at our house. Love them. I am a big label reader, however, so I was SUPER happy when I found these rolls in a can that met my label reading standards. Woot!
My family loved these and we also thought it would be great if we could make a sweet version with cinnamon and sugar. Maybe I will get to that next week, in the meantime enjoy this yummy goodness.
1 can of refrigerated biscuits (not the flaky layers kind)
1/2 stick of butter
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Throw the cold stick of butter in a bundt pan and let it melt in the preheating oven.
While the butter melts, cut the biscuits into quarters.
In a bowl, toss the biscuit pieces, garlic, Italian Seasoning, and Parmesan cheese together.
Once the butter is melted, add the biscuit mixture, sprinkling with any cheese and garlic that gets let behind in the bowl.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20- 25 minutes until golden brown. Turn out on a dish and enjoy!
What did the family think? They LOVED it!
Where did this recipe come from? I have seen this on Pinterest a lot, but I got this version from The Virtuous Wife
Photo from Gumbo Gang
January 4, 2013 · 3:10 pm
We decided to have a Mexican-themed dinner last night since we were having a Fiesta Bowl mini-watchparty. We started the night with this tasty dip from the CrockPot It was a huge hit and super easy to make.
10 oz. can enchilada sauce
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, cut into cubes
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
2-3 tsp. taco seasoning mix (season to your liking)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 small jalapeno pepper, minced (I used jarred jalapeños since that what I had on hand.)
Tortilla chips, for dipping
Combine all ingredients (except tortilla chips) in slow cooker and stir gently. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours, stirring twice during cooking time, until blended and smooth.
What did the family think? Everyone loved it! We also had a friend over watching the game and she loved it too! We went through a bag and a half chips.
Did I change anything? I only used 2 tsp of taco seasoning and I think it would have been better with 3 tsp. Also, I had taken the dip out of the slow cooker and put it in a different bowl for serving. When it got cold, I just put it in the microwave to heat it back up and I think it was even better after that.
Where did this recipe come from? About.com
December 18, 2012 · 9:01 am
I am the only person in my house who will eat these which is too bad for them which means more yummy beets for me.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
8 small beets, peeled, quartered, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices*
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 450°.
Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Add beets and toss until beets are well coated. Add salt and pepper, and toss again.
Place in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Stir vegetables, and bake 15 more minutes or until slightly crisp but tender.
*You could also use this recipe with carrots, turnips, rutabaga and/or parsnips. A mixture of all of these is also great.
What did the family think? Thumbs down from everyone but me. Again, boo for them, but more for me.
Where did this recipe come from? adapted from a recipe at myrecipes.com
photo from Okay, Let’s Do This
December 9, 2012 · 8:29 pm
The tree is up, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care and we went and did a little drive by of our new favorite neighborhood house that is decorated beyond the norm. Then we came home and had some Argentinian hot chocolate…warm, chocolately goodness that only uses four ingredients and is SUPER easy.
4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ounces bars of good quality dark chocolate broken into 1 ounce pieces
Pour the milk into a saucepan. Stir in the sugar and the vanilla.
Heat milk until it is just about to boil. Remove from heat and divide milk into 4 mugs. Serve each mug with a piece of the chocolate and stir until the chocolate is melted.
What did the family think? It is SOOOO good! Why would anyone EVER drink hot chocolate from a powdery packet after drinking this goodness?
Where did this recipe come from? My friend Jess told me about this delicious winter beverage
photo from about.com
November 30, 2012 · 4:14 pm
This has been a popular one on Pinterest lately so I had to give it a try. I liked it with the sausage, but it would also be a wonderful vegan dish without the sausage. I think it might even be better without the sausage. Try it either way; it’s good!
14 oz package penne, cooked according to the directions
4 T balsamic vinegar
2 T olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 clove garlic, chopped
3 links chicken sausage, sliced
1 1/2 cups sauteed sliced zucchini
Parmesan Cheese or goat cheese, optional but highly recommended
In a large serving bowl combine the vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, garlic and oregano. Whisk to combine. In a large skillet saute the chicken sausage and the zucchini together, until crisp tender, and the sausage is heated through, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper as necessary.
Add the cooked and drained pasta to the serving bowl with the vinaigrette at the bottom. Top with the zucchini (and sausage). Stir to combine, and make sure everything is evenly coated. Serve with cheese if desired.
What did the family think? No one was up for this last night. So I ate this and everyone else just ate their pasta with regular sauce. They missed out. 🙂
Where did this recipe come from? I got it from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts and they got it from Bake Your Day.
November 17, 2012 · 1:13 pm
Well, we have another new favorite recipe around here. These were really good and I am pretty sure everyone had thirds, maybe even fourths. These would be a tasty appetizer or you could do what we did and turn them into a meal with a salad and some fruit.
1-2 rolls refrigerated pizza dough (depending on how many people you are serving)
3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
8-12 ounces mozzerella cheese, diced or grated (diced is the least messy to use when stuffing the rolls)
Pizza toppings of your choice: ie, ham and pineapple, pepperoni slices, sausage, etc.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and lightly spray a baking dish or large pie plate.
Unroll pizza onto a lightly floured surface and press into a 12″ X 8″ rectangle. Cut rectangle into 24 squares. Place pepperoni and cheese (or desired toppings) into the center of each square. Gather the sides of each square up and pinch closed to create a ball. Place each ball seam side down in the baking dish.
When all of your dough squares have cheese and toppings on them, carefully lift up each square and wrap the dough around the toppings. Pinch to make sure each ball is sealed shut and then place them seam side down in a lightly sprayed pie pan (or similar sized dish).
In a small ramekin stir melted butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings together. Brush tops of rolls with melted butter mixture using a pastry brush. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese evenly over rolls.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.
Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping.
What did the family think? This recipe was a major hit.
Where did this recipe come from? I got it from The Girl Who Ate Everything and she got it from Our Best Bites
photo from Cooking with the Keys
November 14, 2012 · 12:48 pm
The whole family loved these and were asking for, not seconds, but thirds! These would make a great appetizer, but we made them into a meal by adding a salad and some fruit. What was also awesome about this meal is that I walked in the door at 6:30 and had it on the table by 6:57 when I walked out the door for a 7:00 meeting.
24 frozen meatballs, thawed
2 cups marinara sauce (plus some extra on the side for dipping)
8 ounces sliced provolone or mozzarella
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
24 dinner rolls or 8 hot dog buns cut in thirds
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9X13 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
Warm the meatballs in the marinara sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. Separate the dinner rolls or hot dog buns and place one saucy meatball on the bottom roll. Top with mozzarella or provolone. Place the top roll on and push down slightly. Place meatball slider in the pan and continue to assemble the rest of the sliders.
Microwave butter in a bowl in the microwave until melted. Add garlic powder and Italian seasonings and mix well. Brush tops of buns with melted butter mixture.
Toast in oven for 8-10 minutes or until toasted.
Serve with warmed marinara for dipping.
What did the family think? YUMMO!
Did I change anything? I microwaved the meatballs because I was in a hurry and then I put them in the sauce.
Where did this recipe come from? The Girl Who Ate Everything
photo from Make Me Vintage
November 8, 2012 · 7:36 pm
We had this as a sample at our grocery store. It was SO good…a little bit sweet/sour from the apples and savory from the cheese/mustard/chives…a great combo! This would be a great dip to take to any holiday party you might be attending in the upcoming months.
8 oz cream cheese, softened
4 oz Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 large Granny Smith apple, shredded
2 T chives, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
In a food processor or by hand, combine cheeses and mustard, blending until smooth. Place in a medium bowl and add apples and chives. Stir to combine.
Sprinkle with pecans and chill.
Serve with crackers.
What did the family think? This was a sample at the grocery store. I don’t remember who tried it and who didn’t, but I had some and it was GOOD.
Where did this recipe come from? the grocery store
October 31, 2012 · 11:11 am
This is the season of family get togethers and parties. I know that we are always taking a dish to share to these types of events. This would be a great treat to bring for munching with pretzels, apple slices, celery sticks or mini-bagels.
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Pretzels, apples slices, bagels
Put peanut butter, pumpkin, honey and cinnamon in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Serve with pretzels, apples slices, celery sticks or mini-bagels.
What did the family think? This was a sample at our grocery store last week. I am not sure if everyone tried it, but I know at least a couple of us did and we liked it. Yum!
Where did this recipe come from? our grocery store
· 10:45 am
This is a great dip for fall parties. It’s delicious served with toasted pita, toasted bagel bites, vanilla wafers, graham crackers, apple slices and ginger snaps.
1 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
2 cans (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
4 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Dippers: pita, ginger snaps, graham crackers, toasted mini-bagels, vanilla wafers, apple slices
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together until well blended. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate in an airtight container.
What did the family think? We had this as a sample at the grocery store and luckily they had the recipes available to go with it because we all loved it.
Where did this recipe come from? our grocery store
Photo from Land o’ Lakes