October 31, 2023Review Post
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Warning: beware of stampedes to the table when you serve these dinner and dessert recipe ideas that our Facebook followers chose this week!
Attention, pasta aficionados! Chances are great that you’ll love this old fashioned goulash recipe. Not only full of flavor and hearty, it makes enough to serve a crowd! Comfort food lovers will rejoice.
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So full of flavor, this recipe for southern hamburger steaks with onion mushroom gravy is sure to be a favorite come meal time (try this awesome recipe for steak quesadillas, too!) (try this awesome recipe for steak quesadillas, too!). Fresh cut mushrooms, onions, and seasonings! (Oh my!) Plus, don’t forget the bacon! Serve it up with a side of mashed potatoes, right in the skillet!
Let’s be honest, feeding a family is expensive! Sometimes we need a budget-friendly meal that uses up ingredients we already have at home. This poor man’s stew is a hearty choice that can feed a large family for less than $10! You can use up those spare potatoes, leftover ground beef, carrots, onions, and garlic. Add in some tomato paste and seasonings and let your slow cooker work for you as it simmers these ingredients all day until perfection. Serve it with a side of buttered bread, for a great family meal.
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Low carb and gluten free, this egg roll stir fry will knock the socks of you veggie lovers! This recipe is delicious and rewarms great too! You can now enjoy the taste of egg rolls guilt-free! Save time by prepping your veggies early in the week.
This kid-approved garlic penne pasta recipe is quick and easy to prepare, but doesn’t sacrifice taste! It’s bound to be a favorite of all garlic and pasta lovers. Plus, it’s versatile! Dress up with seafood, chicken, or veggies for a heartier main dish, or dress it down and serve as a side! Prepare yourself for the creamy, garlicky amazingness!
If you’re sitting there wondering what tater tot nachos are, you aren’t the first. Imagine nachos—with all the yummy toppings—but substitute tater tots for the chips! It takes a little longer to make up a batch of “tachos”—due to the baking of the tots—but the result is a cheesy, hot fiesta on a plate.
Who doesn’t love a great crock pot recipe? Am I right? These smothered crock pot pork chops are easy to prepare. Imagine tender juicy pork chops cooked to perfection and smothered in a flavorful gravy made from mushrooms and onions.
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak :: Spend with Pennies
Here’s a great family-friendly meal to add to your menu this week—pizza chicken! This recipe is a delicious combination of chicken breasts that are stuffed with a pepperoni and three cheese mixture, then baked until perfection with a topping of marinara sauce and additional cheese.
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Sure to become a go-to recipe, these white chicken enchiladas are easy to prepare and so delicious! You’ll start by mixing shredded chicken with a cup of cheese before filling and rolling the mixture in 8 tortillas. A homemade creamy white sauce is added to the top of the rolled tortillas and topped off with more shredded cheese prior to baking. Salsa and cilantro complete the preparation prior to digging in to this delicious dish!
If you love comfort food without all of the work, this recipe is for you! Get the taste of a home baked chicken pot pie, but let your Dutch oven do all of the work! This recipe for one pot creamy chicken pot pie noodles is so tasty, you’ll be adding it to your monthly menu rotation.
Creamy. Hearty. Comforting. And made in a slow cooker? What’s not to love about this slow cooker chicken and corn chowder recipe? Nothing! The recipe even feeds an army, making it a great choice for any night of the week!
Take advantage of fresh produce during the spring and summer so you can enjoy this homemade tomato sauce all year long. This delicious sauce can be used on homemade pizza, lasagna, chicken parmesan, spaghetti, and dozens of other recipes requiring a red sauce. You’ll love that it cans well, so you can make up a hearty batch and store it for future use.
This summer berry cheesecake salad is destined to become a favorite at all your potlucks, BBQs, family get-togethers, picnics, and parties! Loaded with berries and mixed into a thick, creamy cheesecake, what’s not to love? The instructions are easy!
Looking for the perfect summer side dish? This vinegar cucumber salad couldn’t be easier to assemble, and it is a great addition to summer BBQs and potlucks. You’ll only need 3 core ingredients (cucumbers, onions, and apple cider vinegar), plus water, and salt and pepper.
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Shake things up this summer with a delicious twist to your traditional summer macaroni salad. This BLT macaroni salad is a hit at BBQs and potlucks, parties and more. Take our word for it, and make a double batch if you want to sample any yourself. Every bite brings a little something special—bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and a little fresh basil add something extra tasty to this popular salad.
Do you want a salad full of delicious flavors and textures that is sure to become an instant favorite with your friends and family? This broccoli salad is it! Full of broccoli, cranberries, pecans, and carrots, with a creamy dressing on top, you’ll be wanting seconds (and thirds) yourself!
Vegetables sometimes get a bad rap, but this roasted cauliflower dish may just turn those opinions around. This is a simple recipe that involves trimming and washing the cauliflower prior to drizzling with olive oil and seasoning with salt and pepper prior to baking. The final step involves drizzling the roasted cauliflower with a mixture of melted butter and parsley.
There are salads, and then there is this chicken bacon ranch layer salad. It’s a beautiful spin-off of the 7 layer salad and features green leaf lettuce, corn, peppers, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, onions, roast chicken, and crumbled bacon. And don’t forget the creamy homemade salad dressing that pulls the flavors all together. By the way, this prepped salad looks so lovely, it doubles as a centerpiece until meal time!
Don’t let the name fool you; funeral potatoes are a staple side dish perfect for serving a crowd (nicknamed because of their frequent appearance at funeral lunches as a tasty and hearty accompaniment to ham) or a nice home cooked meal at home. In reality, they are a cheesy potato casserole with tasty ingredients like butter, onion, cheese, shredded potatoes/hash browns, and sour cream. You can make an entirely from scratch version or choose the quick version that uses canned cream of mushroom soup. Many people like topping this dish with crush potato chips or corn flakes.
Prepare yourself for the best egg salad sandwich recipe ever! It starts with the best tasting ingredients: hard boiled eggs, cheddar and cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, and diced chives. Plus, you can up your egg salad sandwich game with a few optional mix-ins like sliced avocado. This recipe even includes tips for cooking your eggs, and opinions on serving the egg salad cold or warm. What are you waiting for? You’re going to love this popular recipe!
When a recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal or your next tailgate, you know you’ve found a winner! This cheeseburger burrito recipe is both. Plus, it is easy to prep (only 10 minutes), and cooks up in no time (an additional 10 minutes). Add it to your family’s must-try list!
If you love green tomatoes, we’re confident you’ll love these oven-fried green tomatoes too! They are coated with seasoned almond flour before frying! Serve them up with a side of Sriracha-Ranch sauce for some extra spice! Bonus—this delicious appetizer is Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, low carb, and South Beach diet friendly.
The search for a delicious entrée or appetizer can end now! Whip up a batch of these pepperoni pizza twists and save yourself the cost of pizza delivery. Store bought crescent rolls are the foundation for this easy recipe. Each twist is filled with marinara sauce, pepperoni, and loads of cheese.
While not the easiest or fastest recipe you’ll ever make, this chicken bacon ranch pasta recipe is definitely a winner! I mean, bacon is part of the name, so it has to be good, right? Add a side salad, some fresh garlic bread, and dinner is served!
These cheesy ham and garlic sliders are a quick dinner option that everyone in your family is sure to enjoy. It’s super easy to whip up in no time at all. Just throw it in the oven and let it bake! Sandwich bakes are also a great option for holiday entertaining because you can do nearly all of the prep the day before. It means more time with your family, and less time slaving away in the kitchen!
After their deliciousness, the next best thing about these buffalo chicken tortilla roll-ups is how easy they are to make and the fact that they can be prepared ahead. They make a great appetizer for a party, tailgating for the big game, or a yummy snack before dinner.
Cheese. Bread. Butter. Bacon. Do I have your attention? This recipe for crispy bacon grilled cheese roll-ups combines all 4 of those delicious ingredients into one heavenly delight. Just imagine gooey cheese, wrapped in grilled bread, and blanketed in crispy bacon. Eat them as is, or use them to dip into your favorite bowl of tomato soup.
What’s better than serving up grilled asparagus? How about adding some bacon?! This bacon wrapped asparagus brings a whole new level of palate pleasing flavors. Add it as a featured side dish to your next meal.
Appetizer Dip Recipes
If it’s party time at your house, you definitely want to make up a batch of this buffalo chicken dip. You’ll love that it only requires 5 ingredients and can be made in your slow cooker. Your guests will love this buffalo chicken dip!
Restaurant Style Salsa :: Spaceships and Laser Beams
This recipe for restaurant style salsa is made in the blender! You literally dump all the ingredients in and mix together in the blender. After it sits for 24 hours, you’re ready to enjoy it with your favorite tortilla chips, on nachos, casseroles or quesadillas!
Now you can create miniature S’mores right in the comfort of your own home! No fire pit required. These S’mores bites incorporate the same trio of ingredients as their classic recipe counterpart (graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate bars), but also require powdered sugar and melted butter that is mixed with crushed graham crackers to form a crust. The bites are made using a mini muffin pan which helps form individual mini bites.
Nothing says fall more than a delicious apple recipe, and it is made even better when it is smothered in caramel sauce. These mini caramel apple streusel cheesecakes are the perfect personal autumn treats. A buttery graham cracker crust is topped with creamy apple cheesecake filling, crumbly streusel topping, and homemade salted caramel sauce. Make sure you hide a few for yourself before your family eats them all up.
In just twenty minutes, you can be enjoying a delicious brunch of mini cherry cheese Danishes! Made from a base of store bought crescent roll dough, a can of cherry pie filling, and cream cheese, with a few other basic ingredients incorporated, these are so simple to make. Serve them up for breakfast, as part of a brunch menu, or indulge any time for a sweet treat.
Are you a fan of recipes that are as delicious as they are easy? If you answered yes, this recipe for a crescent cheese Danish is for you! The key for simplicity is using store bought crescent roll dough! The filling is a tasty mixture of cream cheese, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and sugar
You may think it’s hard to improve on the delicious taste of fresh banana bread, but this recipe we are sharing today begs to differ. Cream cheese stuffed banana bread is definitely an upgrade to a classic. The filling is made from cream cheese, sugar, flour and an egg. It is amazing.
If you’ve never tried a strawberry cheesecake chimichanga, boy are you in for a treat! Fix this for a special breakfast, and you’re loved ones will feel spoiled! Just the thought of this sweet meets salty goodness has me dreaming of one! Fried tortillas filled with a mixture of cream cheese and strawberries, then rolled in cinnamon and sugar is definitely heavenly!
There’s a new bite-sized dessert in town, ready to take over the world. No bake chocolate cheesecake cups are a creamy cheesecake-filled dark chocolate treat finished off with a pinch of sea salt on top for that delicious mix of sweet and salty.Plus, they are no bake and mini, which means in a matter of minutes you can eat a few of these without any guilt.
You’d never believe that this quick and easy recipe that features just a handful of simple ingredients could taste so good. But, one bite, and you’ll quickly be a believer. Would you believe that the dumplings are made using 2 cans of prepared crescent rolls, 2 apples, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and 7 Up? (Yes, you read that right—7 Up or other lemon soda). Prepare to be amazed!
When summer temperatures are soaring, this no-bake summer berry ice box cake is an especially great choice (who wants to turn on the oven in summer heat?). The beauty of this delicious cake is how easy it is to prepare (even the day ahead). Simply layer graham crackers, cream cheese pudding mix, and fresh berries. Drizzle white chocolate over the top and store it in the refrigerator until serving time. The graham crackers combine with the moisture from the fruit and pudding and turn into a nice cake-like texture.
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A fall update to the popular chocolate lasagna, this pumpkin lasagna features similar dessert layers of decadence with a pumpkin twist. This dessert “lasagna” starts with a buttery crumb crust made from walnuts, flour and butter. That gives way to a yummy cream cheese and whipped cream mixture, followed by the real star of the show—a layer of pumpkin puree mixed with vanilla pudding. Top it all off with more whipped cream and some chopped toasted walnuts and you’re ready to sink your teeth into a delicious fall-inspired treat.
Peanut butter heaven really exists, and they serve up this peanut butter cookie lasagna. You can make it yourself by layering Nutter Butter Cookies, drizzles of melted peanut butter, vanilla pudding, whipping cream, and chopped peanut butter cups. It requires 24 hours or more in the refrigerator before serving, which makes it a great make ahead treat.
If you love no bake dessert recipes, cherries, cheesecake and cookies, boy do we have the perfect recipe for you! This no bake cherry cheesecake lasagna is a perfect dessert for any day of the week and all year long. The ingredients list is small—Nilla Wafers, cream cheese, sugar, whipped cream, cherry preserves and cherry pie filling. The instructions are easy! What are you waiting for?
This recipe had me at pumpkin. And if you’re wondering what’s so impossible about these pumpkin pie cupcakes to name them “impossible”, just try one. Then try not to eat another one. Yeah, impossible! They are like a cupcake made from pumpkin pie filling, but sturdy enough to hold in your hand. They won’t be in your hand long though. Your taste buds can’t wait that long.
Whip up a batch of this Oreo cookie fudge, and we all but guarantee that you’ll be adding this recipe to your party menu favorites in no time! Your party guests will never guess that it was made from 5 simple ingredients in just minutes!
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Sesame Street fans will go crazy over these Cookie Monster cupcakes—not only because of how cute they are, but because of how delicious they taste too! This tutorial provides the perfect chocolate cake recipe for creating high domed cupcakes and also walks you through the process for decorating them. All the guesswork is done for you, including tips on which piping tips to use to create that frosted fur look.
S’mores are a dessert staple in most homes, especially during the summer months. But have you ever tried this variation which features Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups instead of the standard chocolate bar? Slide a peanut butter cup in the center of two graham crackers and add a melted marshmallow. The result is a gooey, chocolatey, peanut butter concoction that is definitely a fun twist on a classic! Reese’s S’mores may just be your new favorite way to do S’mores.
Crazy cake lovers (no eggs, no milk, no butter), this coffee and Kahlua crazy cake recipe results in a super moist and delicious cake. There’s even two versions of the recipe—a mug version for individual serving sizes, and a traditional recipe more suited for sharing.
Decadent chocolate cake lovers, this Oreo cheesecake chocolate cake has your names written all over it. Imagine an Oreo cheesecake sandwiched between two fudgy layers of soft, rich Hershey’s chocolate cake. Add a chocolate ganache made from milk chocolate and heavy whipping cream for good measure, along with a garnish of whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. Chocolate-lovers heaven!
Prepare yourself for possibly the best lemon layer cake recipe in the world. Super moist, perfectly fluffy, and easy to make, the hardest part of your day may be in choosing whether to eat one piece or two. Homemade lemon cream cheese frosting is a definite temptation. Just imagine every bite bursting with lemon flavor. This cake is great for every occasion.
Move over ice cream, this fresh strawberry cake is a light, but filling treat that’s fabulous for summer. It may just be the best strawberry cake you’ve ever tried. Imagine three layers of rich, moist vanilla pound cake slathered with homemade whipped cream and delicious cream cheese frosting, all topped with fresh strawberries.
Four times the chocolate. That’s what you call a quadruple chocolate threat. This chocolate poke cake features a chocolate cake infused (“poked”) with a decadent mixture of melted chocolate and sweetened condensed milk, topped off with a layer of chocolate whipped cream and a sprinkling of chocolate chips.
Is that enough chocolate for you? This is a simple cake that you can whip up, even last minute!
Beautiful and delicious, this strawberries and cream poke cake is a refreshing dessert for any gathering with friends and family. This dessert features a boxed white cake mix at its core. Once the cake is poked with holes, it is doused in strawberry Jell-O liquid prior to refrigeration. Frosting and whipped topping are combined to create the “cream” which tops the cake. Sliced strawberries are added as a garnish to the top of the cake.
This chocolate turtle poke cake is full of ooey, gooey goodness! If you love chocolate turtles, chances are good that you’ll also love this cake! Preparing it is simple using a chocolate cake mix. Once baked, holes are poked in the cake using the handle of a wooden spoon. Caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk is poured all over the cake prior to refrigerating. The cake is then covered in a layer of chocolate frosting and sprinkled with pecans and mini chocolate chips.
If you’ve got time to spare and love spending it in your kitchen baking, this caramel chocolate cheesecake is nothing short of heavenly. Prepare to make jaws drop. This homemade cheesecake takes about 45 minutes to prep, and another hour and 45 minutes of bake time. It’s rich and decadent sure to please both caramel and cheesecake fans!
This hot chocolate cake roll is a fantastic choice for any winter holiday celebration. This soft chocolate cake roll features a filling of light and fluffy frosting. Mini marshmallows are folded in to the cake roll. The top of the cake roll is sprinkled with powdered sugar, topped with more marshmallows and completed with a drizzling of chocolate syrup.
You’ll really impress guests with this bright and colorful rainbow cake roll. It’s filled with a whipped rainbow chip frosting made from canned frosting and whipped topping. This cake roll is a multi-step process, but the photos and tips are a great tutorial for success.
Oreo Cheesecake Chocolate cake is definitely a chocolate lovers’ delight. Two layers of decadent chocolate cake sandwich an Oreo cheesecake. Top the trio off with chocolate ganache and a delicious garnish of whipping cream and chocolate chips. Welcome to chocolate heaven!
No-bake desserts are especially great during hot summer months, but this Rice Krispie Treat no-bake cheesecake is good year-round. This sweet treat starts with a standard batch of Rice Krispy Treats pressed into a greased 9 or 10” spring form pan to form the crust. Next, you’ll prepare a delicious marshmallow cheesecake filling (cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, marshmallow crème, cool whip). Follow the directions for final assembly! Top with real whipping cream and a garnish of mini Rice Krispie Treats.
A no-bake fall dessert that you can whip up in just 15 minutes is sure to be a winner, especially when served up in individual dessert jars. Crushed gingersnaps are layered in the bottom of each jar, followed by a flavorful pumpkin puree. The whole thing is topped with cool whip and drizzled with caramel sauce.
Imagine the Beverly Hills version of your favorite campfire S’mores and you’ll get something like these S’mores stuffed cookies! This gooey cookie is filled with graham crackers and chocolate, but is also stuffed with gooey marshmallows resulting in an amazing S’mores concoction.
Fans of chocolate and cherries, listen up! This chocolate covered cherry cookies recipe is for you! Fudgy, brownie-like cookies topped off with a sweet cherry drizzled in cherry chocolate frosting? It’s like heaven in a bite.
We love taking a delicious twist on a classic recipe. Transform regular rice krispy treats into a true delicacy with this recipe for caramel peanut butter krispy bars! Rice Krispy treats are infused with caramel flavor, topped with a thick layer of milk chocolate peanut butter filling, and finished off with a beautiful thick chocolate glaze. As long as you use a sharp knife, these bars cut so perfectly that you will impress yourself.
Is there anything better in the fall (or anytime) than the taste of pumpkin? This recipe for pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting combines two great flavors! A yummy cross between a cake and a quick bread, the bars are filled with pumpkin and topped off with a delicious cream cheese frosting. You determine the size of the cut bars—so indulge! Give the other guy the little square.
If you’re a lemon lover, I’m confident you will love everything about these creamy lemon cheesecake crumb bars. I mean, what’s not to love about a creamy lemon filled cheesecake with crumb topping? Get your children involved in prepping this delicious dessert. In 15 minutes, the prep is over, and you’re bars will cook for an additional 30 minutes. You’re under an hour away from dessert heaven.
Dessert Dip Recipes
Cookie Dough Dip :: Spaceships and Laser Beams
Coming up with a healthy option to take to a party can be tough! Now you can slice up those apples and not think twice about, as long as you show up with this cookie dough apple dip too! It’s the perfect mix of sweet, tart, and creamy. It starts from a cream cheese base, making it simple to put together (only two steps). Plus, it’s no bake, making it no-fuss! Win-win.
We may need a moment of silence for this Reese’s Peanut Butter cookie dough dip. Seriously. Imagine a cream cheese based dip sweetened with brown sugar & powdered sugar and made extra creamy with the butter and peanut butter. Then comes the really amazing ingredients. Chunks of mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and mini chocolate chips. Are you drooling yet? Dip pretzels, animal crackers, and graham cracker sticks.
Ready for an incredible dessert recipe your family will love? This chocolate chip pie has all the classic characteristics of your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, but in pie form! It’s made from a sweet, buttery batter highlighted with chocolate chips and walnuts. The crust is made easy using a readymade unbaked 9” deep-dish pie shell available in the baking aisle of your favorite grocer.
Pie! I am pretty sure it is the dessert choice in heaven. This old fashioned banana crème pie is a from-scratch recipe—the kind your grandma probably made. It’s got the flaky crust, is piled high with bananas, creamy vanilla pudding, and topped with fresh whipping cream. To finish it off, it’s sprinkled with chocolate shavings and more bananas on top. Delicious!
Imagine the goodness of s’mores—gooey marshmallow and melty chocolate—but housed between layers of flakey pie crust instead of graham crackers! Sounds amazing, right? We’re certain you’ll love this recipe for delicious s’mores pie pops! This recipe features a store bought pie crust cut into rectangles. Squares of chocolate bars and a sprinkling of mini marshmallows are baked inside!
There is a valid reason that this Ritz Cracker toffee recipe comes with a warning. It’s highly addictive! (Hence the reason it is also called “Christmas Crack”.) You’ll love that it only requires 4 ingredients (with a 5th optional ingredient), and that you can get your toffee fix easily! This recipe is so simple, it is sure to be a favorite!
Sweet and salty make the perfect palate pleasing pair in this recipe for Christmas reindeer crack. This recipe is basically a dump recipe of a variety of favorite snack foods—pretzels, Bugles, Fritos, Chex Mix, roasted peanuts, and M&Ms that are given a white chocolate candy coating! It’s no bake and easy to make!
Christmas Maraschino Shortbread Cookies :: OMG Chocolate Desserts
Calling all Cadbury Egg lovers! These Cadbury Egg brownies are filled with layers of the yummy gooey filling you love so much about the Cadbury Eggs! This dessert is perfect for Easter and starts with a store bought brownie mix, making it so simple!