Month: November 2017

Cranberry Margarita Cupcakes

IngredientsFor the Cupcakes:1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (do not pack your flour!)1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup sour cream (full fat)1/2 cup milk (whole)2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 large egg whites, at room temperature1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted1 cup granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon lemon zest1/2 teaspoon lime zest1/2 teaspoon orange zestFor the

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

Serves: 4-6INGREDIENTS2 lbs boneless loin pork chops2 tbs olive oil8 oz button mushrooms (optional)1 can (10.75 oz) cream of mushroom soup—low-sodium preferred1 envelope country gravy mix (see NOTES)¼ cup ranch seasoning mix (homemade variety) -OR- 1 pkg commercial (see NOTES)¼ cup waterNOTES Country Gravy is available where you’d find the envelopes of brown, chicken, pork,

Turtle Fudge

An easy chocolate fudge recipe with a caramel center and chopped pecans. Everyone will love this Turtle Fudge!INGREDIENTS3 cups semisweet chocolate chips1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk2 tablespoons butter1 cup chopped pecans30 soft caramel candies, unwrapped3 tablespoons heavy creamINSTRUCTIONS Line an 8×8 baking pan with aluminum foil, making sure to leave some overhang for easy

The Best Ever Super Moist Gluten Free Banana Bread

Serves: 8Ingredients2 cups Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour4-5 very ripe bananas, mashed (1½ cups)½ cup sugar½ cup butter (1 stick), softened2 eggs2 tablespoons milk½ teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda¼ teaspoon salt½-1 cup chocolate chips ( I used 1 cup)Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a

Crock Pot BBQ Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Gluten-Free Crock Pot BBQ Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce is easy and luscious. Use for sandwiches, nachos, wraps, and more!SERVES 4Ingredients2lbs chicken breasts1 cup ketchup1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons brown sugar1/3 cup water2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce2 teaspoons smoked paprika1-1/2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon (or more or less,) cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon pepper1/2 teaspoon

Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip

This Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip is the best way to eat cheesecake this season. Perfect for a party, it’s got creamy cheesecake mixed with ganache, and it all tastes like peppermint mocha!Servings ABOUT 1 1/2 CUPSINGREDIENTS:1/2 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips4 tablespoons Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer, divided4 ounces cream cheese, softened (regular or low-fat

My Best Chili

This recipe for My Best Chili is a major favorite around here! It’s a hearty, warming chili made with ground beef, bacon, sausage, and just the right amount of kick.8 ServingsIngredients2 pounds ground beef I used leaner beef with 5% fat1 pound bulk Italian sausage mild, casings removed½ pound bacon2 (15 oz) cans kidney beans,

Crockpot Brown Sugar Cola Glazed Ham

5 minutes of prep time is all you need to make this incredible brown sugar and cola glaze then pour it over the ham, set it and forget it for a few hours. When it’s done you’ll be rewarded with the most tender and delicious crockpot ham ever.Servings: 8Ingredients5-8 lb cooked ham bone in1 can

Churro Cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes – Dreamy cinnamon and vanilla cupcakes with Cinnabon Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and a sugary churro on top! To date, these churro cupcakes are my favorite dessert yet!Servings 16Ingredients1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature2 large eggs1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract2 teaspoons baking powder3/4 teaspoons baking soda1 + 2/3 cup

Signature Spicy, Smoky, Sweet Chili

Signature Spicy, Smoky, Sweet Chili is my signature chili recipe. Slightly spicy, smoky, and sweet, it’s crock pot and freezer-friendly, too! SERVES 6 Ingredients 1lb ground beef 1 large shallot or 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced salt and pepper 29oz can tomato sauce 15oz can Bush’s Vegetarian Baked Beans 15oz can black