Meatloaf Meatballs

Meatloaf and meatballs have always been a favorite in my family. It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I want easy finger foods, as well as a meal for later in the week. I decided to make a large batch of meatloaf, and turn the rest of the meatloaf mixture into meatballs.You can also make an extra-large batch of meatballs for a huge gathering. This recipe is super easy, and is also great for parties, gatherings, and sports events such as the Super Bowl. It is a very versatile recipe. You can do many different things, such as meatball subs, meatball sliders, lasagna, meatloaf, wedding soup, and pasta with meatballs. I look forward to reading all your comments!


Things you need:

Mixing bowl

Frying pan

Baking sheet

8×8 pan or a loaf pan

Aluminum foil


Crock pot

4-5 pounds of hamburger

2 portabella mushrooms chopped (You can also use any type of mushrooms.)

2 eggs

8 oz Thai chili sauce

¼ cup of bread crumbs

½ cup old fashioned oats

2 cloves of garlic chopped

2 green onions chopped

1 colored pepper chopped

1/8 cup of Banana peppers chopped

Dash of banana pepper juice

Italian seasoning (optional)

2 jars of chili sauce

1 jar of currant jelly (melted)

Instructions:

  1. Using your mixing bowl, add in hamburger, mushrooms, eggs, Thai chili sauce, bread crumbs, old fashioned oats, banana peppers, and banana pepper juice.
  2. Next, take your frying pan and add the chopped garlic, green onion, and colored pepper and sauté them.
  3. Add into meat mixture, and mix well.
  4. Split the mixture in half.
  5. If you want to make meatloaf out of half the mixture, add half of it to 8×8  or loaf pan. Put in refrigerator or freeze for later in the week Bake at 375* for one hour. 
  6. With the other half, roll into balls and place on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake meatballs for 20 minutes at 350*.
  8. Next, take your crock pot, and dump chili sauce and stir in melted currant jelly.
  9. Place meatballs in crock pot and let cook throughout the day.  

Happy Super Bowl!🏈

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Mint Chip Pie

Mint ice cream, has always been a favorite of mine. For Christmas this year, since Mint is such a popular flavor during the holiday, I decided to try making a Mint chip pie. This is my first time making this type of pie, and I’m really happy with how it turned out since it was my first try. This recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. It is great for holiday parties. Also, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I look forward to reading all your comments!

Things you’ll need:

6 oz Graham cracker crust (You can also use an Oreo crust)

24 oz Mint ice cream

Whipped Cream (You can also use cool whip, but it gets soft very fast.)

Green or Red Food Coloring (Optional)

Instructions:

  1. Take your Mint ice cream, and spread into the Graham cracker crust.
  2. Place in freezer for 20 minutes or until firm.
  3. Using your food coloring, place two drops and swirl into pie. (I used green on this pie.)
  4. Decorate with whipped cream or cool whip
  5. Place back in freezer, until ready to serve.
  6. Enjoy!!!

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Cranberry Sauce

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Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite dishes to have on the table during the Thanksgiving holiday. Usually for Thanksgiving, my family and I buy the canned cranberry sauce in order to save time, but this year I decided to make my own. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out at first, but it was very simple to prepare and very tasty! I have included the recipe down below, so you can try making it for this upcoming Thanksgiving.

Makes 8-10 servings

Things you’ll need:

2/3 cup water

2/3 cup sugar

1- 6oz bag of whole cranberries 

Instructions:

  1. Add water and sugar to saucepan, and let it boil.
  2. Add the cranberries, and return to a boil.
  3. Turn the heat down to low, and stir occasionally until cranberries are purple, or the skin pops. 40 min for 1 hour for full bag.
  4. Remove from heat, and let it sit at room temperature.
  5. Put in bowl and serve immediately, or put it in the fridge until ready to serve
  6. ENJOY!! 

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Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies

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Welcome fall. I’ve always been a fan of pumpkin flavored food and drinks in the fall, and knowing fall just started and it’s the season where coffee shops are starting to sell pumpkin flavored drinks, I wanted to create a fall brownie. Pumpkin and chocolate are one of my favorite combinations to use in the fall, because it gets you into the fall spirit. I made pumpkin chocolate brownies for the season. The pumpkin complements the chocolate very well, and gives the brownie a little spice. This recipe is super easy and great for family get-togethers, and you can decorate them for Halloween parties. I look forward to reading your comments! Happy Fall!

Makes 14 bars

Things you will need:

1 box of brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines)

1 egg

1/3 cup of water

1/2 cup of oil

Two mixing bowls

9×9 pan

1/2 cup of canned pumpkin (I used Libby’s)

16 oz of cream cheese icing

1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice

2 tbsp of powdered sugar

Instructions for brownies:

  1. Using your first mixing bowl, mix together brownie mix, water, oil, and egg.
  2. Grease your 9×9 pan and pour brownie mixture into pan.
  3. Place in oven for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Pull out of oven and let cool before spreading icing on.

Instructions for Pumpkin Icing:

  1. Using your other mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese icing, pumpkin, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Mix in powdered sugar to help thicken the icing.
  3. Spread onto brownies.
  4. Enjoy!!

Note: While brownies are cooling, place icing in fridge to thicken.

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Stuffed French Toast

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If you love French Toast as much as I do, then this recipe is for you!  Stuffed French Toast is a quick and delicious recipe to make for breakfast. In fact, this is one of my favorite breakfast recipes to make, especially when you dip it in maple syrup. I highly recommend trying this recipe for breakfast. It will definitely change your view on French Toast. I look forward to reading all your comments! Happy eating!!!

Things you will need:

4 slices of thick bread ( I used Artisan Wheat bread)

2 mixing bowls

Cutting board

Cream cheese (You can also substitute the cream cheese for whip cream)

Sliced strawberries

4 beaten eggs

Blip  of milk or cream

Small dash of vanilla extract

Small pinch of cinnamon

Maple syrup

Whip Cream

Instructions for Stuffed French Toast:

  1. Using your mixing bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla, milk, and cinnamon.
  2. Place bread in egg mixture, making sure both sides are coated.
  3. Once both sides are coated, lightly grease your griddle and cook the bread until brown on both sides.
  4. Using your second mixing bowl, add cream cheese and cut up strawberries and mix well.
  5. Next, spread the cut up strawberries on two slices of bread.
  6. Finally, top with the second piece of bread like a sandwich.
  7. Squirt whip cream with fresh strawberries on top.
  8. Cut in half, and serve on a plate with maple syrup on the side or drizzle on top.
  9. Enjoy!!!!

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Gluten Free: Garlic Basil Bread

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Garlic Basil bread is an easy gluten free recipe if you’re looking for a quick and easy bread. I was impressed at how tasty this bread turned out. Therefore, I highly recommend trying this recipe. This recipe is also great with pasta dishes, dinner, and snacking. I look forward to reading all your comments! Happy eating!!!

Things you will need:

2 mixing bowls

1 baking sheet

Parchment Paper

1 c. shredded mozzarella (Or any shredded cheese)

1/2 c. almond flour

2 tbsp. cream cheese

1/2 tbsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. baking powder

Small pinch of salt

1  egg 

1 tbsp. melted butter

1tsp minced garlic  

Chopped fresh Basil

Note: Before microwaving your first six ingredients, I would place the shredded cheese on top as the last thing you add to the bowl.

Instructions for Bread:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lay parchment paper on baking sheet.
  3. Using your mixing bowl, mix together the almond flour, garlic powder, baking powder, small pinch of salt, cream cheese, and shredded cheese.
  4. Place in microwave for 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
  5. Add egg to the dough bowl and mix well.
  6. Once everything is incorporated, place dough on lined backing sheet and press into desired shape.
  7. In another bowl, mix together the melted butter, minced garlic, and chopped basil.
  8. Brush over dough and place in oven for 20 minutes.
  9. Let cool and enjoy!!!!

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Peanut Butter Cup Pie

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Peanut butter pie has always been a favorite of mine. This is my first time making this type of pie, and I’m really happy with how the pie turned out. There are a variety of ways to make a peanut butter pie, but for my creation, I used the same peanut mixture I used to make my peanut butter balls, and just added in the cool whip and coated it with chocolate to make a Peanut Butter Cup pie. This recipe is super easy to make, and is great for desserts and bringing to a gathering.  I look forward to reading all your comments!

Things you’ll need:

2 mixing bowls

Melting chocolate (I used Ghirardelli chocolate)

Peanuts

1 9 oz graham cracker crust. (You can also use an Oreo crust)

1 ½ cups of peanut butter

½ cup of butter (softened)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

3 cups of powdered sugar

1/2 cup of Cool whip

Instructions:

  1. Mix peanut butter, butter, and vanilla extract together with the Kitchen Aid mixer.
  2. Slowly pour the powdered sugar to the creamy mixture, but making sure to mix well each time.
  3. Once the powdered sugar is incorporated into the peanut butter mixture, add in ½ cup of Cool whip.
  4. Melt two-three bars of Ghirardelli chocolate and coat the crust until crust doesn’t show.
  5. Place both crust and peanut butter mixture in freezer for ten minutes, or until chocolate is hardened.
  6. Next, spread peanut butter mixture into crust.
  7. Melt some more Ghirardelli chocolate and spread on top of peanut butter mixture.
  8. Finally, crush some peanuts and sprinkle on top of chocolate.
  9. Place in freezer until chocolate is hardened.
  10. Enjoy!!!!!

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