Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs Soup

When the Winter weather rolls around, you’ll want to ladle out bowls of warm, heart soup. This Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs Soup turns a simple family favorite into savory Italian American comfort soup. Serve it with crusty bread and extra Parmesan for an easy dinner any night of the week!

Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs Soup

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Spicy Barbecue Chicken Fajita Sliders

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Your game time snacks should pack just as much action as the main event. These Spicy Barbecue Chicken Fajita Sliders are the perfect football appetizer. 

Spicy Barbecue Chicken Fajita Sliders

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Sous Chef Sunday: Waffle Iron Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

Do you have a waffle iron? Doesn’t it make delicious, fluffy, just perfect waffles? Did you know you can use your waffle iron to make some other, more surprising, dishes? For years I assumed (see that’s what I get bc we all know what they say when you assume something) that mine was only for making waffles. DOH! In my defense, the box wasn’t really helpful either since it only had pictures of gourmet waffles and no helpful hints or recipe tips for anything else. And I was a newly out-in-the-world newly wed anyway, what did I know? Well fast forward to now, and our waffle iron gets it’s own prime-time counter-top space. We use it to make cookies, we use it to make cinnamon roll waffles, and we’ve even used it to make cornbread waffles to serve with our chili (recipe coming soon). But this, THIS is the sons’ favorite waffle iron recipe. Golden brown biscuit outside, melted mozzarella inside. It’s waffle pizza perfection. They make a great lunch, an easy afternoon snack, and they make an even better quick, no fuss dinner on fend -for-yourself nights, aka Fridays. Sorry, but come the end of the week this Momma needs a break and I’m not ashamed to admit it, or to take it. #sorrynotsorry The sons WILL survive, even though they don’t believe me.

So, we’ve got an easy, 5 minute meal, but that’s not all. Like so many of our other favorite recipes, these are easily customizable. Don’t like pepperoni or have other favorite toppings too? Throw some crumbled bacon or cooked sausage in the middle. Is a supreme your thing? Throw some veggies in there and enjoy. You can even spice em up a little by adding a dash of Italian seasoning. You get the idea.

Waffle Iron Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

Pizza Pocket Waffles

(HELLO, crispy savory waffles fortified with pepperoni and mozzarella. I see that warm marinara topping. Look at you, you saucy little thang!)

1 can (16.3 oz) Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits
8 slices (1 oz each) mozzarella cheese
1/3 pepperoni slices
2 cups pizza or marinara

Directions

1. Spray waffle maker with cooking spray; heat waffle maker.
2. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Cut slit on 1 side of each biscuit, forming a deep pocket. Place 1 slice of cheese into each pocket. Top cheese with 2-3 pepperoni slices. Press dough around edge to seal each biscuit.
3. Place 1 biscuit on center of waffle maker. Close lid; cook 3 minutes or until waffle is golden brown. Repeat with remaining filled biscuits. Serve with pizza sauce.

{One Pot Wonder} Mexican Chicken & Rice

The great thing about this dish? (I mean besides the incredibly tasty flavors) It can all be made in one pot. All of it. Rice and all. It’s like magic. Dinner magic. One pot to dirty, one pot to clean, one delicious meal to consume. And if I haven’t convinced you yet… it’s quick. Super quick. Less than 30 minutes quick. Don’t believe me? Here, let me walk you through it.

Cook chicken –> stir everything else in –> let cook 20 minutes –>DONE. Piece. of. chicken & rice. cake.

{One Pot Wonder} Mexican Chicken & Rice

4 Sons 'R' Us: Mexican Chicken & Rice

recipe adapted from Yellow Bliss Road

Directions

1. Cut chicken into one inch pieces and season with salt & pepper. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add chicken. Cook until just barely browned, but not cooked through.
2. Add one cup of long grain white rice and saute for one minute. Add remaining ingredients, stir, and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and fluffy. If there is still liquid in the pan, uncover and simmer until the liquid is reduced.

4 Sons 'R' Us: Mexican Chicken & Rice 2

Buen provecho!

Baked Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

You guys are probably looking at these thinking, how did she dream up the combination of putting bacon cheeseburgers and egg rolls together? Well, its simple really.

Egg rolls are good. Bacon cheeseburgers are good. Together they’d have to be double good, right!?

Even better? Because these are baked, not fried, in moderation you can enjoy them without all the guilt one may, or may not, associate with enjoying one or more of their fried friends. While these egg rolls may seem more like a snack, they are so hearty they make a wonderful dinner as well.

They were so incredibly good, they tasted just like the real thing, without all the traditional fat and calories. They are so simple to prepare as well, let the kids help and earn their keep. I mean…spend valuable time bonding with you in the kitchen!

This American version of the classic Chinese egg roll is a perfect quick & easy recipe for a busy weeknight, or an awesome party or game day appetizer. Get everyone excited for your event with a batch of these baked bacon cheeseburger egg rolls!

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5 from 1 vote

Baked Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

A delicious new spin on cheeseburgers, we've stuffed crispy egg rolls with the classic American burger filling & baked them for a healthier app or snack.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 553kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 4 slices of bacon chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1 /2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 20 egg roll wrappers mine were 5″x5″
  • cooking spray or olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large pan, brown ground beef, bacon and onion until cooked. Drain any grease.
  • Add ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Lay each egg roll wrapper out with a corner pointing towards you. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of cheese and 1 1/2 tablespoons beef filling in the center of each wrapper. Fold in the sides and roll the wrapper tightly. Use a dab of water to secure the tip of the wrapper. (If you don’t know how to roll an egg roll it usually shows on the package).m Place the wrapped egg rolls on a baking sheet.
  • Lightly spray the outsides of the egg rolls with cooking spray OR brush on a light coating of olive oil.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot with ketchup & mustard.

Nutrition

Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 877mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 363mg | Iron: 4.4mg

4 Sons 'R' Us: Baked Bacon Cheeseburger Eggrolls

recipe adapted from Spend With Pennies