DIY Taco Seasoning

Source: Jenny Stockton via The Opelika Observer

Whenever a recipe calls for a “packet” of taco seasoning, use 3 Tbsp. of this mix instead.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp.
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Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Pecan Pie

Source: Jenny Stockton via The Opelika Observer

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup gluten-free all purpose flour mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 Tbsp. dairy-free butter substitute, melted (I like EarthBalance and SmartBalance “butters”.)
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life morsels.)
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Preparation:
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Chicken Oregano

Source: Jenny Stockton via The Opelika Observer

Ingredients:  (all are GF)

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. oregano
  • ¼ tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and quartered (or canned, drained)
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 8 oz. fresh or canned mushrooms
  • ¼ cup parsley, optional
  • Chicken breasts (either whole or chopped into bite-sized pieces – whichever you have time for because bite-sized cooks faster)

Preparation:
Brown chicken in hot oil in medium sized skillet. … Read More »

Power Balls

Source: Jenny Stockton via the Opelika Observer

Enjoy whenever you need a little pick-me-up!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gluten-free oats (such as Bob’s Red Mill)
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed or chia seeds
  • ½ cup mini-chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life brand if you want dairy free)
  • 1 tsp.
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Make Ahead Comfort Meatballs

Ingredients

Meatballs:
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
3/4 cup quick oats
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons very finely minced onion
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Plenty of ground black pepper
4 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Sauce:
1 cup ketchup
4 to 6 tablespoons minced onion
3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Dash of hot sauce, such as Tabasco

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/comfort-meatballs-recipe.html?oc=linkbackRead More »

Hot Parmesan Onion Dip

Click here for the original source Ingredients Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese and mayonnaise with mixer. Then spoon in onion and cheese. Pour into a lightly greased medium baking dish.
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Slow Cooker Family Favorite Chili

Source: Betty Crocker

Ingredients

  • 2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 oz) chili beans in sauce, undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Directions
  • In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
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Leftover Hambone Soup

Photo and Recipe Credit: Damn Delicious

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Use up your leftover hambone to make this cozy, hearty soup loaded with tons of veggies and chunks of sweet ham!

Ingredients:
  • 1 leftover hambone
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup canned white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover diced ham
Directions:
  1. Place leftover hambone in a large stockpot or Dutch oven and add enough water to cover the bone halfway, about 6-7 cups.
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Bacon, Parmesan Cheese, Club Cracker Appetizer

Ingredients:

  • Club Crackers
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Bacon

Directions:

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on cracker the wrap in 1/2 piece of bacon.  Bake at 250 for 2 hours.  Put them on  a rack or broiler pan so grease can drop.

Click here for a similar recipe from MyRecipes.com

Irish Cream No Bake Cookies

Source: Sugar and Soul   Ingredients:  
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups irish cream liqueur (Bailey’s Original)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups oats (minute)
  • 1/4 cups coffee creamer (powdered)
  • 3 2/5 ounces vanilla instant pudding
  Instructions:
  1. Add butter, sugar, Irish cream, and vanilla to a large pot and bring to a boil.
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Hello Dolly Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers  (I use Gluten Free purchased at Sprouts)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 can Eagle Brand Milk  (I use sweetened condensed coconut milk (nondairy) also from Sprouts)

Preparation:

Melt butter in a 9×12 pan.  Sprinkle 1 cup crushed graham crackers over butter. … Read More »

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken

Source:  Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 8 servings • Size: 1 cup • Points +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 190 • Fat: 1.5 g • Fiber: 5.6 g • Carbs: 23.1 g • Protein: 21 g

Ingredients:

  • 24 oz (1 1/2) lbs chicken breast
  • 14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 oz frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 14.4 oz can fat free chicken broth
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • salt to taste

Directions:

Combine chicken broth, beans (drained), corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the crock pot.… Read More »

Spinach Frittata

Source: Simply Recipes.com

Ingredients
  • 1 lb spinach leaves (about 2 bunches), thoroughly cleaned
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 9 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Sun-dried tomatoes, about 2 Tbsp chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 oz feta or goat cheese  (I prefer feta)
Preparation

1 Preheat oven to 400°F.… Read More »

Pan-Seared Shrimp with Chive Grits and Salsa Verde

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup yellow stone-ground grits
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, divided
  • 2 pounds raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salsa Verde

Preparation

1. Bring 3 cups water, milk, and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil in a large heavy saucepan over high.… Read More »

Avocado Cauliflower Toast

Source: Delish

Ingredients
  • 1/2 head caulifloewr
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • kosher salt
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch red chili flakes
Directions
  1. Grate cauliflower on a box grater. Transfer to a large bowl and mix with 1 egg and a large pinch of salt.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil.
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