Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs Recipe


Pictures are worth a thousand words... and this picture says it all.  Who doesn't love meatballs?  Even better, who doesn't love meatballs oozing with cheddar cheesy amazingness?!  This batch makes plenty of meatballs, so this is perfect for a special occasion, or to even freeze in smaller batches to have as leftovers.

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. ground beef
1 egg
2 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. milk
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled into tiny pieces
1/4 cup cheddar flavored French Fried Onions, crushed
1- 8 oz. block of cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
1 tsp. minced garlic
salt & pepper 

DIRECTIONS:

-Preheat oven to 375.
-In a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, flour, milk, bacon, french fried onions, garlic, and a dash of salt & pepper.
-Form meat mixture into ball shapes, placing a cheddar cheese cube in the middle of each meatball.
-Place the meatballs on a aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
-Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.

*I served ours on top of a delicious bowl of mac n cheese, I suggest you try it ;)

ENJOY!!



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Homemade Chili's Skillet Queso Recipe


If you've ever been to Chili's you've probably had their skillet queso, therefore you know it's addictive and amazing.  Andddd if you've never had it, I'll let you in on a little secret.  When you sign up for the Chili's email club on their website HERE, they send you a coupon for a free skillet queso!
Anywho, I found this recipe on Pinterest so I definitely cannot take the credit for this one, but I can tell you whoever originally duplicated this amazing appetizer is a goddess.

INGREDIENTS:

16 oz. Velveeta cheese
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. paprika
1 - 15 oz. can Hormel No-Bean Chili
3 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tbsp. lime juice

DIRECTIONS:

-Cut Velveeta into cubes and place in a medium saucepan.
-Mix in remaining ingredients, turn pan on medium-low heat and stir until all the Velveeta is melted and smooth.
-Serve while warm with tortilla chips (or Doritos, because everything is good with Doritos).

ENJOY!!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Cheetos Crusted Chicken Tenders


Yeah...  I really don't think a description is needed for this one... but just let me tell you- these. were. amazing.  I have a million more ideas now since I've made these, and yes HOT CHEETOS is one of them ;)  I actually made these a while ago and forgot to post them on the blog.  I found the picture today so I IMMEDIATELY got started on this post!

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. chicken tenderloins
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup flour
1 tsp. garlic powder
salt & pepper
1 1/2 - 2 cups crushed Cheetos (I didn't get an accurate measurement when I made these, I actually had to crush more as I was going)

DIRECTIONS:

-Preheat oven to 400.
-You will need 3 shallow dishes; In the first one, combine flour, garlic powder, and some salt and pepper.  In the second dish, put the beaten eggs, and the third, the crushed Cheetos.
-Season your tenderloins with salt & pepper.  Coat each tenderloin in the flour, then the egg, then cover thoroughly in the Cheetos.  Repeat with all the tenders and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet.
-Bake for about 20 minutes until cooked thoroughly.

Your life will never be the same.
You're welcome ;)

 ENJOY!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Flashback Friday: Breakfast Mac N' Cheese Recipe


T.G.I.F...  The first Friday of 2014!  Let's hope this year goes as good as the last, or maybe even a little bit better :)  For this new year I decided to start bringing back my old recipes so they don't get lost and forgotten about, and there's already been a shit ton I've forgotten about!  This yummy dish is one of the first recipes I created on my own and one of the first I made after our big move to our new home up north :)  Here is the original post... yeah, the blog has come a long way since then!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 lb noodles, any shape
1/2 lb breakfast sausage (I used Bob Evans Maple Flavor)
4 eggs
1/4 c milk + 1/2 cup milk
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

-Bring pot of water to a boil, cook noodles as directed; drain and put noodles in 9'' x 11'' greased baking pan.
-Preheat oven to 375.
-Cook sausage according to directions, drain and mix in baking pan with noodles.
-Scramble the eggs and 1/4 cup milk in the same pan as sausage, and mix eggs in with noodles and sausage once cooked completely.
-In a small saucepan, mix cream of chicken and 1/2 cup milk until heated.  Once heated, mix into the noodle mixture in baking pan.
-Mix in 1 cup of cheese with noodles.
-Top off the mac with the remaining shredded cheese and season to your liking with salt and pepper.  
-Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is golden brown on top.
-Food coma.

ENJOY!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Bacon Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Recipe


Bacon Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Recipe  


 Before I get started with this recipe, let me just tell you... I was at work allllll day and came home to my handsome fiance making this absolutely amazing meal.  Needless to say I was beyond impressed and glad that I will be the lucky lady marrying him (and hopefully getting more meals like this for the rest of my life!!).   Since he is the one who made this and I wasn't home to write everything down, this recipe will probably not be perfect until I get him to make it for me again ;)

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. thin sliced chicken breast
1/2 lb. bacon
freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
1-28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1-28 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
toothpicks
olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

-In a large, deep skillet, saute the green pepper, red pepper, and onion in about 1 tbsp. olive oil until veggies are soft.
-Once veggies are soft, add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to the pan.  Cook on low, stirring occassionally.
-While sauce is simmering, begin to make the chicken.  On the fatter side of each chicken breast, put one strip of bacon (cut into 3-4 smaller pieces) and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese into the center.  Roll the chicken from the small side to the fat side that has the bacon and cheese in it.  Hold chicken together with a toothpick on each end and one in the middle if needed.
-Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with about 1 tbsp. of olive oil.  Brown each side of the chicken rolls until each side has a nice crispy layer on it.
-Once each piece of chicken is browned, put the chicken in sauce and saute for 30-35 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.
 -Before serving, make sure you remove all toothpicks so you don't accidentally bite into one and bleed out all over this fantastic meal.

ENJOY!!