Delicious and easy cauliflower soup loaded up with cheese and fresh cauliflower. This cheesy velvety soup makes the perfect lunch or dinner!

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Delicious and easy cauliflower soup loaded up with cheese and fresh cauliflower.  This cheesy velvety soup makes the perfect lunch or dinner!

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

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Delicious and easy cauliflower soup loaded up with cheese and fresh cauliflower.  This cheesy velvety soup makes the perfect lunch or dinner!

There is just something about a rich creamy velvety soup at the end of a long day!

My family loves this soup, it’s like a big ol’ bowl of comfort food just showed up at your door.  I am seriously waiting for spring to show up at my door, but since it hasn’t yet…  I’ll take a bowl of this instead.  This cauliflower soup is so deliciously velvety and creamy and loaded up with cauliflower and cheese, it’s the perfect meal!

I use a combination of parmesan and cheddar but I’ve also made this soup using gruyere for a fantastic flavor.

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* vegetable steamer or saucepan * hand blender or food processor * 

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

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Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients
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  • 8 cups fresh cauliflower
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1¼ cups light cream or Half & Half
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1½ cups cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Steam or boil cauliflower until softened and drain well.
  2. Coarsely chop 2 cups of cauliflower and set aside. Puree remaining cauliflower with ½ cup broth until smooth.
  3. Cook onion in olive oil over medium heat until softened but not browned.
  4. Add butter and seasonings, stir in flour. Add cream & remaining broth all at once. Cook while stirring over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Stir in cauliflower puree and chopped cauliflower and stir until heated through.
  5. Remove from heat, add cheese and stir until melted.

 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas.

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Slow Cooker Enchiladas Recipe...  tender seasoned shredded chicken wrapped  in tortillas and cooked in the crock pot is the perfect weeknight meal!

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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This Slow Cooker Enchiladas Recipe is one of my favorite meals ever!  There is just something so comforting about the saucy cheesy deliciousness of this dish!

This recipe calls for cooked chicken, you can cook your own or use rotisserie chicken to make it extra quick!  One whole rotisserie chicken should give you about 3 cups of chicken, perfect for this recipe!

Slow Cooker Enchiladas Recipe. Shredded chicken wrapped in tortillas, smothered in sauce and cooked in the crock pot is the perfect weeknight meal!

If you have a little extra time, making homemade enchilada sauce is not only easy, it’s so much tastier than store bought!  Once you have your chicken & sauce ready, these take just a few minutes to roll up and pop into the slow cooker.

Depending on the size of your slow cooker, you may get 2 or 3 layers of enchiladas.  My slow cooker is 6 quarts and I was able to put 6 enchiladas per layer with 2 layers.

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Slow Cooker Enchiladas Recipe...  tender seasoned shredded chicken wrapped  in tortillas and cooked in the crock pot is the perfect weeknight meal!
Once I cook these up I love to have a plate of toppings out for everyone to dress up their own enchiladas with their favorite toppings!  Of course I add fresh jalapeños to mine because I’m a total spice freak  but we also love tomatoes, olives, sour cream, avocado and cilantro!

Things you’ll need for this recipe

* slow cooker * enchilada sauce (or homemade) * mild green chiles * 6-inch tortillas *

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

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Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients
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  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 12 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 2 cans (10 oz) enchilada sauce or 3 cups homemade sauce
  • 1 (4oz) can mild green chiles
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (or your favorite blend)
Instructions
  1. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with no stick spray.
  2. Combine shredded chicken, salsa and about ½ cup of the enchilada sauce.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine remaining enchilada sauce and chiles, set aside.
  4. Divide the chicken mixture over the tortillas (approx. ¼ cupeach). Roll each tortilla and place seam side down in your slow cooker (I was able to fit 6 per layer) topping each layer with enchilada sauce.
  5. Top with cheese. Cook on low 3-4 hours

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* taco stuffed shells * Layered Doritos Casserole *  Slow Cooker Shredded Beef for Tacos *

Layered Doritos Casserole!  Doritos layered with a sour cream, beef & salsa mixture!  Amazing!

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These Mini Jalapeno Egg Rolls are the perfect snack! Crispy, cheesy, creamy & spicy... totally irresistible!

Mini Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

These Mini Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls are the perfect snack!  If you love Jalapeno Poppers, you'll love these... crispy, cheesy, creamy & spicy!

Mini Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

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If you love Jalapeno poppers.. you are going to go crazy for these!  Crispy, creamy, cheesy and spicy...  pretty much everything you need to concoct the perfect bite!

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If you love Jalapeno poppers.. you are going to go crazy for these!  Crispy, creamy, cheesy and spicy…  pretty much everything you need to concoct the perfect bite!

I’m kind of addicted to spice..  I use Sriracha like ketchup and can’t really eat anything without adding some sort of heat to it.  One of the all time favorite recipes on this site is Jalapeno Popper Dip so I know you guys like it a little spicy too!

This appetizer is easy to make, you’ll want to make sure the cheese is really well sealed so it doesn’t leak into the oil causing splatters.  These egg rolls are mini (about 2″ long) so they use wonton wrappers and not egg roll wrappers.  Wonton wrappers can be found in most grocery stores in the produce area (or near the tofu).  If you don’t see them, be sure to ask because most stores do have them!

Things you’ll need for this recipe

* canned/jarred jalapeno peppers * deep fryer or frying pan * 

Mini Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

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Ingredients
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  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz canned jalapeño peppers, diced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 package wonton wrappers
  • vegetable oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Preheat oil to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cream cheese, cheddar, jalapeño peppers, garlic powder and green onions.
  3. Place each wonton wrapper diagonally and add 1 tablespoon of filling. Brush a little bit of water on the edge of the wrapper and fold in half pinching to seal. Fold the sides in and roll the egg roll ensuring it is completely sealed.
  4. Drop each egg roll into the hot oil for about 3 minutes or until brown and crispy.
  5. Caution: the filling will be hot! Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

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Jalapeno Popper Dip * Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts * Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Poppers *

 

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Broccoli Rice Casserole with Cheese

Broccoli Rice Casserole from Scratch

Broccoli Rice Casserole from Scratch!!  This delicious side is easy to make.. and if you add chicken or ham it makes a great main dish!

Broccoli and rice in a an easy  cheesy home-made sauce!  Perfect as a side or simple dinner.

Broccoli Rice Casserole from Scratch

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This is a delicious comfort dish that the whole family loves!  Broccoli and rice in a creamy cheesy home-made sauce!  Don’t let the sauce scare you away from this recipe.  While it does take a little bit of extra time , it’s actually really easy to make and just tastes so much better than adding in a can of soup!

The great thing about this casserole is that it’s extremely versatile!  Don’t have cheddar?  Use swiss…  you can easily add ham or chicken or whatever other veggies you have on hand to turn it from a side into a meal!

Broccoli and rice in a an easy  cheesy home-made sauce!  Perfect as a side or add in some cooked chicken for a  simple dinner.

Broccoli Rice Casserole from Scratch

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Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients
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  • 6 cups fresh broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup onion, diced (about 1 small)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ teaspoon each garlic & black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook onion and butter on medium-low heat until softened and translucent. Stir in flour, garlic powder and pepper. Cook an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Gradually pour in milk while whisking. Continue whisking over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add dry mustard, paprika, cream cheese and 1½ cups cheddar cheese. Stir until melted.
  4. Place broccoli in boiling water for about 2 minutes. You still want it slightly crisp as it cooks more in the oven.
  5. Stir together rice, broccoli and cheese sauce. Place in a greased 2 qt casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese and bake 35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese lightly browned.

 

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Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers! These deliciously easy stuffed peppers are the perfect meal to come home to!

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers!  These are deliciously easy to make!

  Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers!  These deliciously easy stuffed peppers are the perfect meal to come home to!

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

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I love using my slow cooker, especially in the fall and winter months.  I mean, what’s better than coming home to dinner waiting for you?  I sometimes get tired of the same ol’ ho-hum going into the slow cooker…  and this recipe was a delicious change from the usual!

My whole family loved this..  not only is it delicious, it’s so easy to put together!  You can use ground beef or turkey in this recipe…  and if you have other veggies in the fridge you’d like to use up, just chop them up with the meat and add them in!  Any type of rice works will with this recipe too, I’ve used white, brown and even wild!  They key is making sure your rice is slightly undercooked before it goes into the slow cooker so it doesn’t turn mushy.

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers!  These deliciously easy stuffed peppers are the perfect meal to come home to!

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Items you will need for this recipe

* Slow Cooker (this is my personal favorite) * frying pan * small saucepan *

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

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Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients
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  • ⅔ cup long grain white rice
  • 1½ lbs lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tablespoon italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 6 bell peppers (red, green, yellow or orange)
Instructions
  1. Bring 1½ cups of water to a boil. Stir in rice, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 15-18 minutes or just until water is evaporated. (Rice should be slightly underdone).
  2. Brown beef, onion and garlic over medium high heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  3. Stir in ⅔ of the can of tomatoes, seasoning, chili flakes, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce until mixed. Add cooked rice and remove from heat.
  4. Cut the tops off of your peppers and place in your slow cooker. Fill each ½ way with the rice mixture add ¼ cup cheese and top with the rice mixture (it's ok if they overflow a little bit).
  5. Spoon remaining tomatoes and broth over top of peppers and cook on high about 3 hours or until soft. 5 minutes before serving, place remaining cheese on top of peppers and close the lid until cheese melts.
Notes
This recipe works wonderfully with brown rice or wild rice. You'll want to make sure your rice is slightly undercooked to make sure it doesn't get mushy.

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Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes!  These easy delicious potatoes make the perfect side or snack!
Crispy Parmesan Potatoes!  These easy delicious potatoes make the perfect side or snack!

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes!  These easy delicious potatoes make the perfect side or snack!

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

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These delicious Crispy Parmesan Potatoes make the perfect snack or side!  My girls love dipping them in sour cream or ketchup!

You can use pretty much any seasonings and any type of potatoes!  I love fresh garlic but it’s not a great fit in this recipe as the high temperature causes it to burn.  Garlic Powder adds lots of great flavor without burning.

To make the potatoes nice and crispy, you’ll want to make sure they are cut nice and thin.  I use a  Mandoline slicer to make this task extra quick.

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes!  These easy delicious potatoes make the perfect side or snack!

Items you’ll need for this recipe

* parchment paper * Mandoline slicer/sharp knife * baking pans *

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

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Ingredients
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  • 4 medium potatoes, scrubbed (not peeled)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder & pepper
  • ½ teaspoon parsley
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parmesan cheese, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a pan with parchment paper.
  2. Slice potatoes ¼" thick and toss with olive oil seasoning and 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake in a single layer about 30 minutes or until browned, flipping potatoes after 15 minutes.
  4. Once browned, top with remaining 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese bubbles and browns.

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Linguine Carbonara

Linguine Carbonara

Linguine Carbonara!  This is the perfect weeknight meal...  takes only 15 minutes start to finish!

Linguine Carbonara!  This delicious meal is perfect for a busy weeknight... it takes only 15 minutes start to finish!

Linguine Carbonara 

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If you’ve never had carbonara before, it’s such a deliciously rich and creamy pasta…  and SO easy to make!  Typically carbonara contains an Italian style bacon such as pancetta however, my kids love it with diced ham so that’s how I usually make it…  the perfect way to use leftover ham!

The best part about this delicious creamy dish is that it’s on the table in less than 15 minutes start to finish!  The sauce doesn’t require cooking and if you use fresh linguine it usually takes about 3-4 minutes to cook making this the perfect weeknight meal!

Linguine Carbonara!  This delicious meal is perfect for a busy weeknight... it takes only 15 minutes start to finish! 

Linguine Carbonara

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Ingredients
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  • 1 lb. fresh linguine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil and cook ham, garlic and onions over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add wine and let reduce until almost evaporated.
  2. Stir together egg yolks, eggs and parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  3. Cook pasta & peas together in a large pot of salted water just until pasta is al dente. Drain pasta ensuring that you reserve 1½ cups of the cooking liquid.
  4. Immediately toss pasta with the egg mixture and ham (you must do this right away to ensure the hot pasta cooks the egg). Add reserved cooking liquid a little at a time to get desired consistency (I usually use about ¾ cup). Stir in parsley and serve.

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Loaded Mashed Potato Egg Rolls

Loaded Mashed Potato Egg Rolls. Crispy egg rolls stuffed with creamy loaded mashed potatoes and gooey cheese!  This may be my favorite egg roll recipe yet!

Loaded Mashed Potato Egg Rolls 

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These are one of the most delicious things ever…  I probably could’ve eaten all of them myself!

You can use leftover mashed potatoes (is that even a thing??  leftover potatoes?), packaged potatoes or even just boil up a batch of potatoes and mash them!  I use cheddar because I love the flavor, any cheese will work of course, you could even use 1/2 a cheese string if it’s all you have on hand!

Be sure to try to seal the cheese in the potatoes and make sure the wrapper is completely sealed.  This will help avoid leaking and splattering.

How to roll up loaded mashed potato egg rolls!

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Loaded Mashed Potato Egg Rolls
Ingredients
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  • 2 cups prepared (or leftover) mashed potatoes
  • ¼ cup bacon bits or crumbled cooked bacon
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 sticks of cheese, approx. 3" long by ¼" square
  • 8-10 Egg Roll Wrappers
Instructions
  1. Combine cooled mashed potatoes, bacon bits, green onions, egg, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper in a large bowl. Mix until well combined.
  2. Wrap about 3 tablespoons of the mashed potato mixture around each stick of cheese trying to ensure it is completely covered (this helps prevent leaks).
  3. Lay each egg roll wrapper out with a corner pointing towards you. Place your mashed potato and cheese 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).
  4. Note: It is important to make sure the sides of the wrapper are tucked in holding the ingredients in. If they leak, it can cause splattering.
  5. Preheat oil to 350 degrees. Fry each egg roll for about 4-5 minutes or until browned and crispy.
  6. Serve hot with sour cream for dipping.

 

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