Blueberry Cheesecake And White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love cheesecake, and the fruitier it is, the better. When I saw a recipe guaranteeing all that rich flavor, but with the ease of a cookie, I knew it was something I had to try. I had originally spotted this recipe on Pinterest; however, it took me almost a year to get around to actually making them. When I smelled them baking, I had a moment where I actually began to drool. Just a tiny bit. When I took that first bite, I could have, quite literally, kicked myself for waiting so long to give these a try. Since then, over the past year, I’ve been taking them to events and get-together’s (they’re unbelievably easy and taste spectacular), and so many friends have asked for this recipe that I just couldn’t wait another minute to share!

Blueberry Cheesecake And White Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 Sons 'R' Us: Blueberry Cheesecake And White Chocolate Chip Cookies layered on a white plate

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Blueberry Cheesecake And White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of Jiffy blueberry muffin mix
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips optional

Instructions

  • Beat together cream cheese, butter, and brown sugar until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating until fully incorporated.
  • Combine the butter mixture with the muffin mix, mixing until evenly combined.
  • If using the white chocolate chips, using a spatula, fold them in now.
  • Chill dough in the fridge for at least 2 hours (this prevents the batter from spreading out too much during baking).
  • Form into tbsp sized balls and spread about two inches apart on a lightly greased cookies sheet.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 13-15 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool for a minute or two on the cookie sheet then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Grilled Three Cheese Potatoes

I originally discovered these grilled three cheese potatoes in a Taste of Home list of easy grill meals.

After briefly scanning the ingredients and directions, I knew I had to try it, and it was love at first bite.

Creamy, cheesy, bacon-y…what better elements to build a mouth-watering side-dish for any meal? 

These potatoes are delicious, and equally easy to prepare and cook. We love having them any evening we grill out.

They’re great for just our family’s dinner, or I can easily double the recipe, making a second batch, to feed a larger crowd. I’ve also found that these make a great, easy side-dish for camping meals.

Even better, use this recipe as a guideline and get creative in your kitchen, or backyard.

These potatoes have plenty of potential possibilities. Try adding broccoli. We also make, and love, a sweet potato version based off of this recipe.

Whether you decide to stick to the original, or spice your potato packet up a little, you can’t go wrong with these cheese potatoes.

grilled three cheese potatoes in their tin foil grilling packet

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Grilled Three-Cheese Potatoes

Servings: 4
Calories: 304kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 large russet potatoes scrubbed, peeled, and diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp chives minced
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt or plain salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cooked crumbled bacon, or 1/2 cup cooked, diced ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients.
  • Transfer contents to a double thickness of greased, heavy-duty aluminum foil (about 18 inches square).
  • Dot with butter.
  • Fold foil around potato mixture and seal tightly.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 15-18 minutes on each side or until potatoes are tender.
  • Carefully (very carefully because the escaping steam can burn you) open the foil packet.
  • Sprinkle the bacon, or ham, and cheeses over the potato mixture.
  • Reseal and grill for 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Carefully open and let all steam escape.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 2mg

melted cheese covered grilled three cheese potatoes on a plate with chunks of ham

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Didn’t think a classic potato salad could ever get better? This creamy Loaded Baked Potato Salad features off your favorite classic ‘loaded’ toppings, like crisp bacon, tangy cheddar, and flavorful green onions (even sour cream!), mixed right in. A hot oven staple gets a make over just in time for barbecuing season, and picnic tables all over.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad in a blue ceramic bowl with green onions and crispy bacon in the background

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Honey Garlic Chicken Kabobs

Grilling season, yes it IS a season, is my favorite time of the year. For those precious few months, I get to sit back at dinner time and take a break from cooking the family meal. Instead, my loving husband gets to slave away over the grill. It’s wonderful. So wonderful, in fact, that I’ve never bothered to learn how to operate the grill myself. I’m sure I could figure it out, but that might prove self-destructive to my seasonal dinner breaks. This recipe is incredibly simple, but the marinade gives the chicken an out-of-this-world flavor. The sun is shining, so pull out some chicken breasts, fire up that grill, and give these kabobs a try!

Honey Garlic Chicken Kabobs

4 Sons 'R' Us: Honey Chicken Kabobs pulled off the skewer and on a white plate

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Honey Garlic Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients

  • 5-6 bonesless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 large onions cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 4 sweet bell peppers cut into 2 inch pieces
  • skewers

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add oil, honey, soy sauce, garlic, and pepper. Stir to combine evenly.
  • Add chicken to the bowl. Make sure all chicken is submerged in the marinade.
  • Let marinade in the refrigerator at least two hours. Keep in mind the longer it marinates the better.
  • Preheat your grill to high heat.
  • Drain the chicken and discard the marinade.
  • Thread the chicken and the vegetables alternately onto the skewers.
  • Lightly oil the grill grate.
  • Place skewers onto the grill and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken juices run clear.
  • Remove from the grill and serve on the skewers or off.

4 Sons 'R' Us: Honey Garlic Chicken Kabobs cooked and shown on a metal sheet pan

BLT Mac And Cheese

I found this recipe several years ago, perusing magazines in a waiting room. It’s a Betty Crocker recipe, and it’s delicious. My family loves macaroni and cheese. They love it from a box, they love it from scratch, they even love it with cut up hotdogs in it. I figured, given their love of the classic side dish they’d happily eat as a meal any time, any day, that this could either be a beautiful thing or a risky gamble. This recipe had me at BLT. I love them. Mostly, I love them because I love,love, love tomatoes. So naturally, I dove in and made this meal the same night I had come across it’s recipe. Since then it’s become a staple and a regular meal appearing on our monthly rotations. The flavors blend spectacularly! Even the rest of the family, literally everyone else, who all detest tomatoes about as strongly as I love them, ate every bite.

BLT Mac N Cheese

4 Sons 'R' Us: BLT Mac N Cheese

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BLT Mac & Cheese

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Casserole, Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 1339kcal

Ingredients

  • 32 oz Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups skim milk
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar shredded
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 bag 9 oz, fresh spinach
  • 1 lb bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 cup plain or Italian style, panko bread crumbs*

Instructions

  • In a dutch oven, or other large pot, add butter, milk, and cubed cheese. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a whisk, until melted and evenly combined.
  • Cook macaroni in boiling salted water 3 minutes less than indicated on the box in the directions. Drain.
  • Pour the drained macaroni in with the cheese sauce. Mix well.
  • Stir in the shredded cheese, spinach, and tomatoes.
  • Transfer to a 15×10 inch (4 quart) baking dish. Cover with foil.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 30 minutes.
  • Uncover. Spread bacon and bread crumbs evenly over the top.
  • Bake 5 minutes longer or until the top is lightly browned.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Notes

*To ensure nice browned, crisped breadcrumbs you can toss the breadcrumbs in 1-2 tbsp of melted butter before adding to the casserole.

Nutrition

Calories: 1339kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 177mg | Sodium: 3369mg | Potassium: 1289mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 2873IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 1372mg | Iron: 3mg

Baby Cereal Pancakes

A healthy breakfast or snack, these easy Baby Cereal Pancakes make use of common baby foods that often end up going to waste. They’re a perfect first food, or finger food, for hungry babies & toddlers. Something you can feel good about serving, and something they’ll love eating!

Baby Cereal Pancakes on a rectangular white platter with bananas in the background

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