Showing posts with label What's Cookin'. Show all posts
Showing posts with label What's Cookin'. Show all posts

Friday, June 17, 2022

Korean Beef Bibimbap

This recipe was shared with me by one of my third grade students...thanks Ryan! He LOVES this recipe and knows how much I love to cook so he sent this recipe my way to give it a try.

I've made Korean Beef Bowls in the past that we really liked but this Bibimbap recipe was different because it added in a TON more veggies than the other recipes. I LOVE veggies so this recipe was perfect for me. 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Sweet Potato Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

 I am a big fan of mushrooms and have yet to find a stuffed portobello mushroom I don't like. I wasn't sure how this one would go over with the kids since Lexie is not a fan of sweet potatoes BUT...she ate it without any complaints, had seconds, and told me that she liked it so much that she thought it was squash. Win for Mom!

I have to agree, this was a tasty combination! The sweet potato paired with the apple, pepper, and walnuts was a winning combination. The addition of the poultry seasoning is a must too! I loved it on top of the portobello mushroom but could also eat the stuffing plain 😋

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Baked Broccoli Penne

 

This recipe caught my attention because the prep seemed to be SUPER easy. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a baking dish...you can't get much easier than that!

I was slightly unsure how the pasta would cook in this recipe. Part way through the bake time, I took a peek. So happy that I did because I realized that not all of the pasta was fully submerged in liquid and it was not cooking evenly. To avoid crunchy, uncooked pieces of pasta, I quickly stirred up the mixture before placing it back in the oven. Really not much of an inconvenience at all. 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Mom's Lasagna



The ultimate comfort food...Mom's Homemade Lasagna. Our recipe may not be your favorite but it's my favorite lasagna recipe :) My kids are big fans as well!

Some of the best perks about making lasagna
- the kids are happy
- there are leftovers for the kids to eat on a busy weeknight
- if you add spinach, veggies are included
- you can make it ahead of time and refrigerate until you're ready to bake it

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Tomato and Black Bean Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1j2oyySG2AmkSvrtnxrk7QqqnIeM6uZ14
I LOVE mushrooms! We’ve tried a number of different stuffed portobello mushroom recipes, all of which I’ve loved! When I saw this recipe, I thought it may be a good one to add to our selection. 

The flavor was wonderful! I was a little nervous when I finished making the stuffing because I thought I was a bit too seasoned BUT when it was paired with the portobello mushroom, it was the perfect balance. So yummy! The added asparagus was a nice touch as well :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Chickpea and Cucumber Salad

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1M-8sRXvggBaLmjf09mpVcwAFNaPQIQjW
This Chickpea and Cucumber Salad was a tasty treat. It was full of flavor and crunch. The added sunflower seeds were a nice addition. 

I’m usually not one to add dressing to an entire bowl of salad. I tend to keep the dressing on the side and add a little as needed. For this salad, I took the plunge and added the dressing. Good decision 🙂 It was delicious! If you find it has too much dressing for your taste, just add in a little more cabbage. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Crock Pot Pulled Pork


This Crock Pot Pulled Pork could not be any easier. Only two ingredients needed for a delicious, moist, pulled pork that can be served in so many ways!

This is another crock pot recipe that I have made while camping 🙂 Put the roast and root beer in the crock pot in the morning and return the campsite in the evening for a delicious meal. Serve on buns plain or with BBQ sauce. I like a little crunch so I like to add shredded cabbage to my sandwich or forgo the bun altogether and just eat the pork over the cabbage. I also like this pulled pork over a baked potato. If you like sauerkraut, that is also a taste addition. So many options when it comes to serving this meat.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Peanut Butter Banana Cups



If you have a sweet tooth, this recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Cups is one that you have to try. They are super easy to put together and then you just wait for them to freeze.

I did not add the additional powdered sugar that was mentioned in the recipe to help prevent the peanut butter mixture from softening too quickly. I can hardly wait more than a minute to eat the PB cups once I take them out the fridge so softening too quickly wasn’t an issue for me.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Crock Pot Lazy Lasagna



My kids love lasagna but I don’t always have the time to make or bake it. This Crock Pot Lazy Lasagna is a quick and easy recipe that I can throw in the crock pot in the morning and know that dinner will be ready to serve when we arrive home that evening.

My kids enjoy this meal so we’ve made it multiple times. It is not my favorite so I make sure that I have a salad on hand or some steamable veggies to serve alongside this meal. Garlic bread is also an addition that we frequently make. A few minutes in the air fryer and the cheesy garlic bread is ready to serve.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Beef Pad Thai



I’m not an expert on Thai food but I really liked this Beef Pad Thai! The flavor was amazing and it was a nice light pasta dish.

My kids all inhaled this dish as well. It wasn’t a dish that they reached for when they had their choice of leftovers but they had no complaints eating it the night I made it. I was ok with that since the leftovers all came my way!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Crock Pot BBQ Ranch Sausage Meal



I needed a meal ready to go when I walked in the door after work and this meal fit the bill. This Crock Pot BBQ Ranch Sausage Meal is a FULL meal. Meat, potato, and veggie all cooked together and ready to serve.

The kids were surprised to see that this meal is what came out of the crock pot. Crock pot meals are not typically their favorite but there were no complaints at all as they ate this meal. It wasn’t my favorite but it wasn’t bad either.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Baked Pasta with Sausage


I was on the lookout for a new pasta recipe to serve the night before a big meet. This Baked Pasta with Sausage sounded like a yummy option. It did not disappoint. It was liked by all 😋

It did make a fairly big batch of pasta. In the future, I think I may consider halving the recipe and instead serving it with a side of veggies or maybe a side salad. The kids would insist on garlic bread as well.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

BBQ Chicken Pizza


We don’t eat pizza often in our house so it’s a treat for the kids when we do. Most times, the kids request plain cheese pizza…sometimes I add in mushrooms and spinach too. To mix things up a bit, this time we made a BBQ Chicken Pizza instead.

I’ve had a craving for BBQ sauce lately so when I saw this recipe, it sounded perfect. I loved the BBQ Pizza and so did Lexie. Kenxie said it was good and Xander said it was ok but he prefers regular cheese pizza. Can’t make everyone happy!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Sourdough Rolls

These Sourdough Rolls can be made in one day…no need for an overnight rise. You do need to plan some time for the dough to rise in between steps but the active time preparing these rolls is not an labor intensive as some sourdough recipes.

These smelled delicious as they were baking. They are best served warm. Any leftover rolls can be rewarmed prior to serving. If you are not a fan of sourdough (like my brother who did not love these rolls), these may not be your favorite rolls. They definitely have a sourdough flavor so if you like that sourdough, this recipe will be a winner for you.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Mushroom and Spinach Pasta


I wasn’t so sure how the kids would like this Mushroom and Spinach Pasta but I was pleasantly surprised when they devoured the entire skillet. They typically are not huge fans of balsamic vinegar but apparently they didn’t mind it in this recipe.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Sourdough Naan


When I have a little more time to make a sourdough recipe, this Sourdough Naan is one recipe that my kids frequently request. They love to eat it warm, right out of the skillet.

We’ve made homemade pizza with the Naan as the crust. We’ve served strips of Naan alongside pasta. I’ve made it into cheesy garlic bread. Most recently, we topped it with chicken caesar salad and cut it up into quarters to eat like pizza slices. Except Kenxie, she didn’t want hers cut so she folded it up and ate it like a taco. I love the versatility!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Homemade Ranch Dressing


I had some leftover rolls to use and decided to toast them with some leftover chicken and cheese. To add a little twist, I added some ranch dressing to the sandwiches. Since I didn’t have any ranch on hand, I made this Homemade Ranch Dressing.

I add all of the ingredients into a large measuring cup. Once everything is added, I whisk them together with a mini whisk. Once it’s ready, it’s easy to pour out of the measuring cup. Any leftovers go right into a mason jar to keep in the fridge.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

BBQ Chicken Tacos


BBQ and tacos are two words that I wouldn’t necessarily think went together but after making these BBQ Chicken Tacos, I know that they BELONG together! These tacos were amazing!

I couldn’t get enough of these…they were that good! Instead of having a third taco 😬, I added some lettuce to a bowl and topped it with the chicken, veggie, and cream. It was a delicious BBQ chicken salad. A little bit healthier without the added tortilla but still all the same flavors.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad


I had some extra quinoa from earlier in the week so I decided to make this Mediterranean Chickpea Salad to use it up. Great decision…it was a delicious salad that the whole family enjoyed.

The sauce was easy to throw together using my Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus. Gather all the ingredients and throw them in together. A few minutes later, tadah! Beautifully blended sauce with very little clean up. So handy and perfect for smaller jobs when a full sized food processor isn’t needed.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sourdough Brownies


These Sourdough Brownies may not look the nicest when they come out of the oven but they are a rich, tasty treat. A spoonful is all you need to satisfy that sweet tooth craving!

This recipe reminds me of a flourless chocolate cake. It has a fudge like taste and almost seems undercooked. The brownies are very dense and rich. They are the perfect brownie to pair with a scoop of ice cream.