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Bang Bang Sauce Recipe

Bang Bang Sauce Recipe

Years ago I had a dish like the above photo at a restaurant and fell in love! I could taste mayo, and sweetness, and some kind of chilis, but I couldn't figure out how to duplicate it. I searched the internet and found a million ratios of the same 3 or so ingredients, so this is mine. You can batter and fry, or bake the protein of your choice (we've had this sauce on shrimp and chicken), or you can buy pre-made battered shrimp or chicken for a quick weeknight meal. This sauce takes less than 5 minutes to whip up and it is amazing!

Spicy Hawaiian BBQ Bacon & Chicken Pizza Recipe

Spicy Hawaiian BBQ Bacon & Chicken Pizza Recipe

Alright y'all. Another Friday, another pizza. This one has no redeeming veggies. There is no pretense at "healthy". This pizza laughs while it attaches itself firmly to your backside. Pure evil. Pure, delicious evil...

Creamy Brussels Sprout & Italian Sausage Fettuccine Recipe

Creamy Brussels Sprout & Italian Sausage Fettuccine Recipe

Any Brussels Sprouts fans here? Me neither. At first, anyway. I grew up hating the "Tiny Cabbages", and refused to eat them. When I married my husband, he begged me to try them, which is strange because he isn't a big veggie lover, so I thought I would give them a go. We had them steamed in a butter sauce and how wrong I was! They were delicious! To me, anyway. I was still trying to find ways to get my kids to like them. I ran across a recipe for Buccatini with Brussels Sprouts, Sausage, & Gorgonzola Cheese on Italian Food Forever, so I adapted it for the tastes of my family and it was a success! I had to change it up for two reasons: 1, Availability of ingredients in our small city and 2, No way would I get anyone to eat chopped nuts on a dish. I know, crazy right? I have to choose my battles. My daughter loves it and at least my son doesn't actively complain when he eats it, which is still a win. Husband loves it as well. So whether you love them or hate them, you might like this dish. Try it out and tell me what you think! If you have access to Buccatini & Gorgonzola, you can go and try the original too.

Delicious Summer Squash Casserole Recipe

Delicious Summer Squash Casserole Recipe

Summer is here and yellow squash are in high season! This dish is a great Southern classic. Don't let its looks fool you; it is delicious! The eggs and cheese form a more substantial layer in between the soft squash and crunchy crackers.

Summer Cookout: Creamy, Sweet, Southern Cole Slaw {Recipe}

Summer Cookout: Creamy, Sweet, Southern Cole Slaw {Recipe}

This recipe for a sweet and creamy Cole Slaw is about as Southern as it gets. It's excellent as a side for pork, brisket, smoked sausage-dogs, chicken, burgers, and sandwiches, or right on top of a pulled-pork BBQ sandwich, Memphis-style. It tastes very similar to the slaw of a certain three-letter chicken place, but I like my version so much better because I know exactly what's in it. ;)

Quickie Creamy Tomato Curry Meatballs

Quickie Creamy Tomato Curry Meatballs

I just made these creamy tomato curry meatballs for dinner last week and they were phenomenal! A little bit spicy (or not, to your taste), a lot creamy, and such a difference from a traditional tomato-based meatball sauce. I got the idea for these from an Indian restaurant staple that I adore: Curried Lamb Balls. But since lamb is not something that I can just pick up from the grocery store in my area, I had to make some substitutions; I used shortcut ingredients and a quickie sauce base that will get these on the table in no time! Since these are not exactly a low-cal choice, I tried to balance it out by serving with a seven whole grain rice and some steamed veggies. You can make sub sandwiches with these, serve them over egg noodles or rice, or add in a sneaky veggie like Cauliflower; The options are endless!

Quick Chicken and Dumplings

Quick Chicken and Dumplings

My family loves Chicken and Dumplings...from other places. I've made it a few times, but it was never just right; always too thick or the dumplings just weren't right, so I decided not to overthink it. I was not going to do this totally from scratch again to lackluster reviews, so I used quick, on-hand ingredients, and it turned out wonderfully! Feel free to sub your fresh ingredients; I'll bet it tastes even better.

Spinach Feta Mozzarella Quiche {Recipe}

Spinach Feta Mozzarella Quiche {Recipe}

This is another one of my favorites that my mother used to make, or something like this, and it makes the perfect brunch or lunch dish, as well as a meat-free dinner. She never measured anything, so when I went out on my own, I received loose directions about cooking times, and developed this version by trial and error. This quiche is crumbly, and stuffed to the gills with spinach, tangy Feta, gooey Mozzarella, caramelized onions, garlic, and salty Parmesan. You can also add bacon, chopped ham, sausage, or chicken for a savory kick if you want to change it up.

Sweet & Savory Roasted Chicken Salad {Recipe}

Sweet & Savory Roasted Chicken Salad {Recipe}

I'm a sucker for a quick meal, but that doesn't mean I want to sacrifice taste. This Sweet & Savory Roasted Chicken Salad is made from a deli roasted chicken, so if you're short on time, you can still whip up a delicious meal without waiting hours or heating up your kitchen! Perfect for a quick dinner, to take along to a picnic, or serve at a cookout, this chicken salad has a sweet, nutty taste that everyone will love. Serve over a salad, in sandwiches, or on the side, and see why this will always be my go-to chicken salad recipe! Note: If you've never handled a whole chicken, I'll walk you through taking it apart. Also, this recipe can easily be doubled.

How to Stuff a Chicken Breast for Minimal Melt-Out! {Video}

How to Stuff a Chicken Breast for Minimal Melt-Out! {Video}

Don't you hate it when you make stuffed chicken breasts and the filling melts out while it's baking?! I was making them today and thought I would put together a video on how to stuff a chicken breast for minimal melt-out. Enjoy!

Chicken Caprese Sandwiches with Bold and Zesty Basil Sauce {Recipe}

Chicken Caprese Sandwiches with Bold and Zesty Basil Sauce {Recipe}

Have you heard of The Great Chicken Challenge? House-Autry has launched this fun promotion to create the most delicious chicken recipes in the country with the help of fans, and anyone can submit a recipe! I submitted a recipe for a Chicken Caprese sandwich that was, well, a little boring. The House-Autry chefs revamped it and made it into a spicy, zesty masterpiece! Keep reading for that recipe and find out how to take the #GreatChickenChallenge for yourself (and win prizes too!)

Easter Chocolate Caramel Pretzels {Recipe}

Easter Chocolate Caramel Pretzels {Recipe}

Easter is coming and I wanted to bring you a fun treat to make that doesn't take a lot of time or effort. These Easter Chocolate Caramel Pretzels are made from chocolate-covered caramel candies melted onto a crunchy, salty pretzel and topped with a cute malted Easter Egg candy. So good, so easy, so fast!

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast {Recipe}

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast {Recipe}

Hi, guys! I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but here we're in the throes of full-blown Southern summer heat. I like to avoid heating up my kitchen for long periods, so today I've got a recipe for you to try that is made from start to finish in a slow cooker. It is a Mississippi Pot Roast. It's a dish that has been making the rounds and only becomes more popular as time goes by. Not sure who first came up with this, but with a few simple ingredients, you can make an unusual but absolutely delicious beef roast right in your crockpot!

Bold & Savory Stuffed Potato Balls {Recipe}

Bold & Savory Stuffed Potato Balls {Recipe}

I have a delicious recipe for you today: potato balls. The potatoes are crunchy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, and can be stuffed with a variety of flavors. Talk about comfort food! These are stuffed with a bold and savory South American-inspired ground beef mix, but you can use ground turkey or chicken if you like. You can spice it up with diced peppers or tone it down to fit your tastes, and they are amazing served with sour cream and salsa or a sriracha mayo. Enjoy!

Homemade Vanilla Mocha Syrup for Chicken & Waffle Dippers {Tailgating Recipe}

Homemade Vanilla Mocha Syrup for Chicken & Waffle Dippers {Tailgating Recipe}

Football season is officially here and I have a great tailgating breakfast for you: Chicken & Waffle dippers with an amazing vanilla and coffee-infused syrup to help you wake up and get going. Oh my gosh y'all, this syrup is the stuff of coffee dreams! It is so easy to make and will knock your socks off with its deep, rich, mocha-vanilla flavor.

Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Pockets {Recipe}

Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Pockets {Recipe}

Before the cool weather hit, I wanted to share this delicious little stuffed pocket recipe with you. Crispy on the outside and melty on the inside, these Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Pockets are stuffed with salty ham, sweet pineapple and bell peppers, and ooey, gooey cheese! They'll hit all of your comfort food cravings and are the perfect appetizer for a get-together!

Italian Chicken, Spinach & Tomato in a Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

Italian Chicken, Spinach & Tomato in a Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

Hi, guys! Today I have a fantastic dish for you that is one of my family's favorites, and if it includes pasta, it's obviously one of my favorites too! This dish features penne pasta swimming in a garlic parmesan cream sauce laced with fresh spinach and diced tomatoes, then topped with an Italian seasoned, sautéed chicken breast. Sprinkle on some extra parmesan and you've got a dish that will wow everyone!

Easy Slow Cooker Molasses, Garlic, & Herb Pork Loin

Easy Slow Cooker Molasses, Garlic, & Herb Pork Loin

Back to school season is the busiest time of year for my family. Once we pick the kids up from school it's go, go, go. With homework, projects, and after school activities to tend to the last thing I want to do is spend an hour or more in the kitchen cooking dinner, so today I'm teaming up with Smithfield to bring you a delicious Fall dish, cooked in the slow cooker, and it only takes 5 minutes of prep time! It's Real Flavor, Real Fast! This Slow Cooker Molasses, Garlic, & Herb Pork Loin is quick and easy and oh so tender and flavorful. The garlic and herbs infuse the pork with flavor while the molasses mixture gives it a deep, sweet, sticky crust.

Keep Them Busy with Thanksgiving Finger Puppets!

Keep Them Busy with Thanksgiving Finger Puppets!

Today, I have the perfect craft to keep those little fingers busy while the grown-ups are in the kitchen: Thanksgiving Finger Puppets! These are simple to make and simple to come up with variations for. I did a turkey and a carrot to help you along. Get creative and get those little fingers working!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here in the US! May your turkey be moist and your dressing crispy. :) I am thankful for every one of you and I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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