Whenever we pick up barbecue from the local place here, I always make my husband get a ton of the mustard base barbecue sauce. We love it so much. Well tonight, I was making my easy peasy crock pot barbecue (If you haven't made this yet, you really should.) and I decided to try out a new bbq sauce recipe. This stuff was just like the stuff from our favorite barbecue place. I am so happy that I n
This chicken was so good! I love to get buffalo style chicken tenders when we go out, especially on top of a salad. The best of both worlds. The best thing about this chicken is that it isn't fried, it's baked! I can't wait to have this again. For the kids, I omitted the buffalo sauce, and it was a hit!
Buffalo Chicken Tender Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing
from Annie's Eats
Mel at Mel's Kitchen Cafe has done it again. I just love her site. A few years ago, I tried my hand at making biscuits. They weren't very good at all. Not moist, hard, and tasteless. Definitely not words you want to use to describe your food right? Well, after perusing Mel's site last week, I came across this recipe and I couldn't wait to try it. Well, today, I was craving biscuits and I decided
I finally made it back to cooking club this month! I have been so busy, I haven't been able to participate at all lately! Our theme this month was Greek. As usual, the dinner was delicious! I loved these meatballs my friend Stephanie brought. Super easy, and very tasty! Yum, yum!
from everyday paleo
1 pound ground lamb
1/2 pound ground beef
These tacos area easy and delicious! I loved the seasoning on the tilapia. Definitely can't wait to try it again and toss the tilapia in another dish. Maybe over some pasta too. So good!!!
Blackened Tilapia Tacos
slightly adapted from Sarcastic Cooking
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
I love broccoli! I don't love soggy broccoli. Sometimes you get soggy broccoli when you steam it. well, I have a perfect way to prepare it where it doesn't get soggy! In the oven! I basically took how I make our favorite green beans, and changed it to broccoli. It turned out so perfect!
Oven Roasted Broccoli
1 bag frozen, broccoli florets
olive oil (2-3 TBSP o
In an attempt to spice up my "canned salmon" dishes, I tried this version of a salmon cake that includes potatoes, specifically frozen hashbrowns. These were absolutely delicious, and the sauce adds so much to the flavor. Make sure when you're making them to pack down the mixture really well so they won't fall apart. I had no problems with them falling apart. I think you'll like them too!
So this Stove Top chicken casserole recipe is the most popular post on my blog. I totally understand why. It is simple to make and it is pretty darn yummy. I have updated the recipe so that you can now make it int he slow cooker! Score! I was able to pop all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and head off to church and it was ready when we got home! I have the info for making it in the oven b
I made these last night and they were so delicious and super easy! I loved how the meat smelled while it was cooking in the slow cooker. After the meat is done cooking, all you have to do is shred it, and assemble the flautas, which is super simple. Enjoy!
Shredded Beef and Cheese Flautas
adapted from For the Love of Cooking
1/2-1 pound of chuck roast
1-4 ounce can
Here's another easy appetizer recipe that I made on Super Bowl Sunday this year. It was easy to prepare and tasted really yummy! You can choose to add the hot sauce or omit it depending on your preferences, either way, I think you'll like these potato bites!
Loaded Potato Rounds
adapted from A Couple Cooks
2 pounds red potatoes
1 to 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
Oh I love shrimp, especially fried shrimp. I know I've confessed my love for shrimp tacos right? Oh there is a local restaurant here that makes them to my perfection. These are similar, but they are bite size and perfect for parties. I served these with some other goodies on Super Bowl night. Let's just say my husband and I gobbled them all up!! I am entering this recipe in a contest h
I just realized I haven't posted in a week. Sorry about that! My quest for the perfect pancake has finally ended. These are so fluffy and tasty; they are quite perfect! I've been making them for a few weeks now and I never fail to make them perfect every time. If you want a perfect pancake, look no farther! I have had success using half all purpose and half whole wheat flour as well. Mmmm, I wis
Happy Fat Tuesday!! Every year I make a king cake for my family, and every year the kids get so excited! This year I actually remembered to buy a baby to put in! My oldest is pretty excited to maybe get good luck for a whole year. haha I know it's a little late for this year, or maybe not if you get cooking, but this was the best king cake I've made. It was more moist than the ones I've made in
Grape jelly and meatballs? Really? That's what I said when I found out that the popular party meatballs consisted of three ingredients: frozen meatballs, grape jelly, and barbecue sauce. And you cook them in the slow cooker. How easy is that? These are great appetizers for a party. They are also tasty for dinner. Serve them over some rice, couscous, or quinoa with a veggie and your set for dinne
Today my one of my closest friends is guest posting on the blog. Nancy from Casual Cuisine and I have known each other for about six years. We both love photography and good food. This recipe is a favorite at her house and I asked her to share it here on This Mommy Cooks. I actually made this chicken last week and it was really good. I made it without the wine and with all the seasonings. Make s
I've been wanting to try this recipe out for awhile. It sounded a little too good to be true. So few ingredients to make a sweet treat? Boy was I wrong. This ice cream is so easy to make, it's healthy, and it tastes great!! Another great thing? If you're dairy free, just use coconut milk! Just think of all of the flavor combinations you could make? I always have frozen fruit in the freezer, espe
I love beans and cornbread, and so do my kiddos. I've been wanting to try mixing things up by using white beans and this recipe was a good one. I used leftover ham I had frozen from Christmas. Ours was a sweet ham, so it added a little bit of a sweet taste, but it was still good. Next time, I'll use a savory ham. Either way, this one is staying in my keeper folder!
Slow Cooker White B
If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know two things about my family. We love sweets and we celebrate half birthdays. Well, this past week, we celebrated my middle baby's half birthday. He requested strawberry cupcakes, so that's what I made. This recipe is easy, and you can use frozen or fresh strawberries. I used frozen strawberries since it's winter and fresh ones are so expensive
I posted these a long time ago, but I made them again last night and wanted to share them again, with the additions I've added to make them even better. These are probably my favorite way to prepare red potatoes. If you're dairy free, just omit the butter and cheese. I've added them because I love those two things! These will become a staple side dish at your house, I promise!
Earlier this week, I quickly turned to facebook to find an easy, kid pleasing, delicious recipe using chicken breasts. French's crunchy onion chicken was suggested and after looking at the recipes, and comments on the recipe, I decided to try it out. I am so glad I did. I love those french fried onions, they are so tasty! So pair that with some seasonings, horseradish for a slight kick, and chic
I am usually a non sweet cornbread kind of person, but occasionally, I love a good cake-like sweet cornbread. Sometime last year a new restaurant opened up near our house. They gave each table a basket or bread including a sweet cornbread. Every other week my son asks to go there just for the cornbread. So, I finally found a recipe to try out and it was a huge hit with my six year old. As I type
This is the perfect recipe for beer battered fish. This was my first attempt in making it and it was a definite success. It was perfect and delicious! My husband topped his with vinegar and salt while I dipped it in ketchup (I am a kid at heart you know.). I also chose to use cod, which I think tasted perfect. This is an easy dinner dish that won't disappoint.
Crispy Beer Battered Fish
This soup was delicious!! Make sure you have plenty of broth when you make your bowl, it is the best part! It tastes just like beef stroganoff, but in soup form. My whole family enjoyed it. I don't enjoy mushrooms, so I omitted them from my soup, and it still tasted wonderful.
Beef Stroganoff Soup
adapted from Stolen Moments Cooking
1 to 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
Love these muffins! The addition of whole wheat flour helps with making them healthier. Add in chocolate chips to make them even better!
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (make your own here)
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup bu
These breakfast bites are delicious! I will warn you that this recipe is doubled, so it makes a ton. Just half everything for a smaller amount. These are a great option for quick breakfasts too. Once they are cool, you can freeze them and just heat them up when you're ready to eat them. I made these for a brunch at we hosted last month. I actually used the leftover mix (because there is so
These cookies are AMAZING!! I love just about anything turtle (caramel, pecans, chocolate), but these are almost my favorite thing including those ingredients now. You will not be able to stop eating them. I used my homemade caramel and wow, so good! Definitely make these!!
from The Kitchen is My Playground
1 cup all-purpose flour
If you follow me on facebook, you know that I just made some sweet goodies for my neighbors. These Reese's peanut butter squares were included in that box of goodies. They are delicious, and one of the easiest desserts I've ever made. I will definitely be making them again!
Reese's Peanut Butter Squares
slightly adapted from Let's Dish
1 cup butter melted
Oh. My. Word. This cake is amazing. I mean, absolutely amazing. If you like chocolate and you like peanut butter, then you will fall in love with this cake. If you follow me on facebook or twitter, you'll know that I made this for my son's cub scout Christmas party. They had a contest and my son really wanted to win. Well, we did win! There were only three cakes in his category, but all th
Thanks to all who entered the chinet bakeware giveaway! I had 45 entries. I used Random.org to choose a winner and the winning number was #18! Donna Blassingham you are my winner! Please email me your address to email@example.com so I can get you your goodies quickly!
This was delicious! My husband, and even my kids, couldn't stop saying ooh and ahh. The original recipe doesn't use a slow cooker, but that is my favorite way to cook pork tenderloin. It makes it so tender and juicy and very flavorful. Definitely make this!
Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce
adapted from Chef Mommy
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup re
Here is another sweet Christmas treat for the kiddos. We love Jesus at our house and this is an activity to remind or share the story about Jesus's birth with your kids, neighbors, friends, or strangers. It is simple and a delicious treat. Enjoy!
Original post found here.
Have you tried the new Chinet Bakeware baking pans? I was sent some samples in all different sizes to try out a few months ago and I love them! I was recently contacted by Chinet to give away another set of these awesome baking pans. Whether you're taking dinner to a new mom, a dip to a party, or putting your leftovers in the freezer to use again for another meal you'll love these
I'm reposting this because it has been one of the most popular posts and since Christmas is upon us, here are some fun ideas to do with the kiddos.
If you’re looking for something fun to do with your children over the holiday break or need an idea for their Christmas party, hopefully this will get you started! At my monthly MOPS meeting last week, we made all sorts of fun, and very easy, trea
Crab cakes have become a regular item on our dinner rotation. My favorite crab cake recipe is the crispy mini one. But if you're looking for a more traditional crab cake, then this is the one for you! We loved this one as well, especially my husband. I love that they are baked, makes it healthier and easier to clean up!
Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce
3 cans crab (fre
Finally, a new recipe! These are easy and delicious! I took them to a recent cooking club. They are flourless, so that makes them gluten free! Yum!
Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
slightly adapted from edible perspective
1 cup peanut butter
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (You could also just use bought chocolate peanut butter.)
2/3 cup sug
Well, my first winner never contacted me so I have chosen a new winner. I used Random.org to choose a new winner. There were 51 entries and this time the generator chose number 30 which makes the winner KimA! KimA please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address within 48 hours or I will chose another winner. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway hosted by One Step Ahead! I had 51 entries and I used Random.org to choose a winner. The number chosen was number 12! So that makes Carole our winner!! Congratulations to Carole! Please email me at email@example.com with your address! I hope this helps with some of your Christmas shopping.
I hope you've all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and co
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Last week I posted a review I did on two two toys and now I'm hosting a giveaway that you guys can win your very own pair of these toys!! Thank you to One Step Ahead for giving me a toy package to give to one of you lucky readers!! This is just perfect timing for Christ
Recently I was contacted by One Step Ahead to review a couple of their toys. Of course with three little ones at my home I said yes! I even chose something food related since of course, this is a food blog.
First up, Kids Reusable Shopping Bag with Fruits and Vegetables. We loved this! All of my kiddos, (ages 6, 4, and 17 months) loved this one. They especially love the foo
Wow! I had no idea how busy I would become this fall with my photography business. I've absolutely neglected this site, and I am so sorry. My life has become way too busy for my tastes these days. I'm hoping to be all done with my photo jobs by the end of November and then I'm taking a rest all of December. That being said, I can't wait to get back to cooking new things! Thanks for sticking arou
I used Random.org to choose a winner of the Reynold's cup cake liner and book giveaway. We had 14 entries. Random.org chose the number 9! So Megan, you're my winner! Please contact me and I'll get your goodies out to you! Thanks to all who participated! I'll be doing another giveaway soon that will help you with all your Thanksgiving dishes, especially those taking food somewhere else. Happy Fri
Have you tried those icing creation packets that you can mix into the tubs of premade icing? Well, I tried one at a party I was at and I couldn't stop craving the orange icing that were atop those white cupcakes! Oh what a great flavor combination! I typically only used boxed cake and icing mixes when I'm in a bind, so I wanted to recreate it at home.
When Reynolds sent me some of t
Yes, I am still here. I am sorry I haven't posted anything new recently! I have been cooking, I just haven't had time to post on the blog! I have a small photography business, and I am slammed! Combine that with three busy kids, homeschooling, and everything else life throws at us, the blog took a vacation. =) This was so good! I actually used canned crab, so I can't even imagine how good this w
This chili was awesome! Everyone loved it. I definitely think you should make cornbread to go with it, it is perfect with it! This will definitely be a staple at our house this fall and winter! If you want to, you could prepare this in the slow cooker, just make sure your chicken is cooked before assembling
White Chicken Chili
adapted from Taste of Home
This dinner was surprisingly a hit at my house. We love spicy stuff. I wanted to make dirty rice, but I decided to change things up by using chicken. It was great!! This is a super easy meal, and if you keep cooked shredded chicken in your freezer, you have a really easy and quick meal!
Cajun Chicken and Rice
3-4 Cups cooked rice (I used brown)
1-1-1/2 pounds chi
Have you ever heard from aglio e olio? It basically pasta with garlic and olive oil. Well, my husband got this dish at a local pasta place a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to recreate it at home. The dish that we had was different from traditional aglio e olio. This one had a bit of tomato sauce and a bit a meat. This was delicious. I actually made it to take to a church potluck and I di
Earlier this week I made some pulled barbecue in the crock pot, the recipe can be found here. I wanted to change things up and make my own barbecue sauce. I've been wanting to do this for awhile, and this week I finally did it. The sauce and the barbecue are both easy. This recipe makes a lot, it can be halved or you can freeze it in smaller increments for future recipes. Even my 15 month old (c
I love potatoes and cheese. I mean really, how can you go wrong? I picked up some Gruyère cheese at Trader Joe's last time I was there and this weekend was the time to use it. These potatoes are so good! I love changing up from using cheddar cheese, which is what I normally tend to use. You'll love these. They make a great addition to any meal!
Gruyère Potato Gratin
In honor of college football season kicking off tonight, I thought I'd post some of our favorite little bites to have while watching a football game. And because I'm from the south, and I live in Tennessee, I just have to say, Go VOLS!!
Mini Corn Dog Muffins
Baked Southwestern Cheese Dip
Baked Southwestern Chicken Egg Rolls
Homemade Soft Pret
This is one of those dishes that I decided to make when I had no idea what to cook for dinner, but I had ground beef ready to be used. I am so glad I tried this recipe. It was so good and easy!! You can spice it up with any pizza toppings you'd like. Just throw them in with the hamburger mixture! Yum! Next time, we will add feta cheese, because you all know of my love for feta cheese!