“crops to plant in fall”

The recipe calls for ground oats, which I used. The oats give a bit of flavor and texture, and help bind the cookies. Don’t leave them out; these aren’t oatmeal cookies at all, but the oats give them the ultimate flavor.
Nothing beats homemade meatballs, so pick a recipe that keeps the number of ingredients low and the flavor content high. Serve with a bell pepper stir over mashed potatoes to absorb all the juices.
I make these often, have used half pork & half 80/20 beef, and I like that combo better than the all-beef (which was good, but not *as* good). I use fresh oregano and prepared breadcrumbs. I roast them for the original 20 minutes but I don’t cook them again with the sauce cuz I like to keep the leftovers un-sauced — I heat up the sauce on the stovetop (usually a prepared sauce if it’s a weeknight) and then add meatballs according to how many people I’m serving. The balls themselves are so tasty! They make great snacks all by themselves and I can’t help but snitch while the spaghetti & sauce are cooking 🙂
This hearty dish pairs ground beef with earthy veggies like carrots, peas, mushrooms with flavorful, cheesy mashed potatoes. You can even make this dish ahead and refrigerate for an easy weeknight meal.
Don’t think chocolate when you try these brownies; instead, think pecans and a sweet cream cheese topping. That’s what goes into these delicious Bayou Brownies. Using a store-bought, boxed yellow cake mix makes the recipe extra convenient for busy cooks who can whip this up in minutes. You’ll love the taste and aroma of the pecans as they toast, and the creaminess of the sweet cream cheese frosting that is poured over the top. This cake may or may not be born on the bayou, but have a slice and you will certainly be letting the good times roll.
In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook mushrooms, onions and garlic in butter 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove from skillet to small bowl; set aside.
This dish may seem like a typical sloppy joe recipe, but there’s a secret ingredient here. Cinnamon gives these joes a unique, warm flavor that’s sure to please your family. And you’ll be glad to know it takes only about 30 minutes to prepare! Serve your joes on toasted bread with cheese, sweet pickles, and sour cream. You can even use the leftovers for tacos the next night!
Cover with foil; bake 45 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese over potatoes. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until top is brown and bubbly and potatoes are tender. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies – No overnight chilling, no strange ingredients, just a simple recipe for ultra SOFT, THICK chocolate chip cookies! Used crushed Hershey bars instead of chocolate chips and had to bake for instead of suggested time.
Ellie uses extra-lean ground beef to slim down this hearty chili, but you’d never notice anything missing, thanks to a flavorful three-bean combo (black beans, kidney and pinto) and the addition of a smoky chipotle chile.
This elegant pasta dinner will have your family thinking you worked in the kitchen all day long. The secret, though, is refrigerated ravioli and jarred alfredo sauce that’s heated with white wine, chopped fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil. Top with grated Parmesan cheese for a tasty finishing touch.
Spaghetti is one of my family’s favorite meals, so I’m very excited about getting to try out this recipe! The meatballs are more trouble than I’d like, but I guess it’s worth the effort on occasion, right? 🙂
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Hello Sarah, Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome sloppy Joe recipe. It is probably the best sloppy Joe that I have ever ate. I am really a very picky eater, probably worse than a young child, not to mention as is I have to avoid so many preservatives in food. So making this was truly a blessing in disguise. Keep up the great work in what you do 🙂
So making this for dinner and as I was making this I realized I have no balsamic vinagar😩 Can the dish go without it or do you think it will be to watery?! If so what can I use to substitute? I have no vinagar at all 😬
This is morning-after-your-party food. It even calls for day-old fried tortillas! They’re cooked in salsa roja, topped with fried eggs, pickled chiles, and queso Oaxaca, and broiled until slightly browned and perfectly melted.
“Homemade meatballs are a very easy to make, and since we skip the very messy step of pan-frying these before they hit the sauce, it becomes downright simple. Here I use a standard half-beef/half-pork mixture. You can substitute water or beef broth for the milk, if preferred.”
The meatballs were fantastic! Although, next time I would double the amount of sauce. You must use San Marzano tomatos with for the sauce, and don’t be fooled by the “San Marzano” brand– find the can that says grown in Italy. The sauce recipe is very similar to Marcella Hazan’s recipe– it is supposed to be simple and let the ingredients shine. http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/1015178/marcella-hazans-tomato-sauce.html
Cornmeal may not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when you imagine making a deliciously sweet cookie, but this take on the traditional thumbprint cookie shows you just how it is done. Filled with tomato jam, these cookies are both sweet and savory. And, what is better is that when refrigerated this dough keeps for days, or if you prefer you can bake these cookies in advance because they freeze well. Either way, the combination of cornmeal, sugar, and lemon zest turns into something simply amazing. This cookie gets the thumbprint of approval.
Fettuccine Alfredo probably isn’t the first dish you think of for a springtime supper or healthy eating. But this version, made with fresh, seasonal asparagus, is much lighter than the classic and just as delicious. With a bit of lemon to give it a citrus kick, it’s perfect for the warmer weather.
This easy Ground beef stroganoff recipe is made from scratch with fresh ingredients (and without cream of mushroom soup). I love dishes that come together so quickly (like Cabbage and Noodles or 20 Minute Fajitas) and even more so when everyone at the table wants seconds!
It’s January which means you may be noticing the result of the not-so-figure-friendly foods that have made their way into our homes over the past couple of months. I know that I am. In addition to the holiday food bonanza, I spent more time than usual on the couch watching Home Alone, Love Actually, and Elf for the zillionth time. I’m definitely feeling the need to lighten things up. Are you with me?
To make the frosting, cream butter with a hand mixer in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract. Slowly add in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing in between until thick. Use milk as needed to thin out. Dye with food coloring if desired.
[…] Things are so cheerful at my house today. The sun is shining, the babies are happy, and we made my favorite chocolate chips cookies last night for Family Night so they’ve been around to snack on today. A day with chocolate […]