Steak Salad & Weekend Potluck #76

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  First up, Flashback Friday, because some things are just worth repeating!  Today we are flashing back to a delicious Steak Salad with Homemade Steak Sauce dressing……

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Steak Salad with Steak Sauce Dressing

Excuse the photo, this one was from WAY back in the day! But trust me, it is so GOOD!

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Banana Butterfinger Graham Cracker Freeze

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Cheesy BBQ Casserole & Weekend Potluck #61

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 First up, Flashback Friday, because some things are just worth repeating.  

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This dish was photographed many years ago, before I learned the art of shooting food OUTSIDE, but bear with me, its still super delicious. One I will make a re-photograph soon……

Cheesy BBQ Casserole

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Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

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Mexican Breakfast Braid

Check out this amazing Mexican Breakfast Braid from Flavors By Four. It caught my eye at Weekend Potluck, and I knew I had to make it and SOON!

  I have never worked with Chorizo sausage before. It’s a bit greasier than I expected, but after draining it, it was no problem!  And talk about flavorful! It made this recipe so unique in taste.  Almost like taco seasoned sausage!

I know this looks complicated, but it really is not! Destiny helped me make this one……

Mexican Breakfast Braid

adapted from Flavors By Four

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Ingredients

  • 1 can {8 Oz} Pillsbury Seamless Dough
  • 5 whole Large Eggs
  • 10 ounces, weight Pork Chorizo
  • 2 whole Jalapenos Diced
  • 4 Tablespoons Red Pepper, Diced
  • 1-½ cup Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Sour Cream

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 375*. Lay out dough to begin to bring to room temperature while you fry up your sausage.
Chop with your spatula as you cook your Chorizo, then drain. Using the same skillet, scramble 5 eggs with salt and pepper.
Spread dough out on a cookie sheet or baking stone and cut strips up each side, leaving the center 4 inches untouched. Sprinkle cheese down center, followed by eggs, meat, one or both peppers, and more cheese.
Taking cut strips of dough, gently stretch and crisscross along the entire length of dough, tucking in as you go.
Bake for 15 minutes, serve hot with sour cream garnish.

Enjoy your yummy breakfast!

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Orange Cilantro Glazed Salmon & Weekend Potluck #58

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First up, Flashback Friday!  Flashback Friday

I picked a yummy Fish Recipe for you that are giving up meat for Lent…..

But since we are talking about fish, check out Destiny’s Flying Fish Project for school.  🙂  flying fish

  I learned so much while we researched for her report! Did you know the Flying Fishes tail moves 70 times per SECOND?  This allows it to appear to “fly” across the water, sometimes as far as 1200 feet before going back under.  Our Creator is SO creative! 🙂

 Now for some fish you can sink your teeth into…..

Orange Cilantro Glazed Salmon

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Orange Cilantro Glazed Salmon

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Sweet Potato Parmesan Tater Tots

Sweet Potato Parmesan Tater Tots by Half Baked Harvest

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Because this reminds me of Spring and Sunshine and all things YUMMY!

Lemon Coconut Poke Cake

Lemon Coconut Poke Cake by The Cozy Little Kitchen

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A Birthday Wish & Weekend Potluck #54

  Hi there, and welcome to Weekend Potluck, where Friends & Foodies meet and eat, alllll weekend long!

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  Today instead of Flashback Friday, I want to take a moment to wish a very, very special boy a Happy Birthday!!  Our anniversary baby was due on Valentine’s Day, but he wanted a day of his own, so he made me wait a whole NOTHER 24 hours before arriving.  That means…..

Tylan turns 6 today!

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  Tylan Zachary was born after 4 miscarriages in 2 years.  We were all but sure we’d never have another child on earth with us again. 

“For this child I prayed, and the Lord hath granted me that which I asked of Him.”
I Samuel 1:27

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God is so faithful, and He gave me my hearts greatest desire….another baby.

A BOY even! Now we had one of each!

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Even though I had always wanted 4-6 kids, I knew we must be done, right?  After all our troubles, I figured having one of each meant we should be thankful for what we had and be done.

  Nope.

2 more babies in 2 years, THEN our family was complete. 

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Tylan,
You bless our home with sweet giggles, your mischievous grin, and such a tender heart. It blesses me so much when you come to me with a deep thought about being a Godly man, or a gentleman. I know you will make such a great Husband and Daddy someday, because you are already aware of the things that make a Godly man great. You are so special, and we are sooo blessed that God gave us YOU!

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Happy 6th Birthday, Buddy!  We love you SO much!  Mommy & Daddy   xoxo

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Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna by Julie’s Eats & Treats

And, a personal favorite ~

I am not a huge chocolate fan. I don’t crave Hershey’s bars or anything like that. HOWEVER, I WILL eat chocolate to get to the caramel in the center, make sense?

So when I saw this Chocolate Roulade, I was amazed at how delicious it looked, and how bad I wanted to make it.
You know what I like, right???

The CREAMY middle! Mmmmm!!!!!!
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Chocolate Roulade by Comfy Cook

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Watermelon Cupcakes & Weekend Potluck #30

Welcome to Weekend Potluck!  There will be no Flashback Friday today, because I have a BRAND NEW recipe to share instead…..

The Watermelon Cupcakes from Avery’s Birthday party that I talked about yesterday!!!!!  

  I found these Cupcakes at one of our past Weekend Potlucks. This delicious recipe comes from food genius, Aimee from Shugary Sweets!

  Watermelon Cupcakes

from Shugary Sweets

For the Cupcake:

  • 1 box (18.25oz) white cake mix
  • 1 box (3oz) lime Jello (not sugar free)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cup water

For the Topping:

  • 8oz white chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Koolaid powdered mix (watermelon flavor)
  • 3-4 Tbsp watermelon puree (see note below) OR milk
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  For the cake, add cake mix, jello, egg whites, oil and water in a mixing bowl. Beat 2 minutes until blended. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Do not overbake. Allow to cool completely.
 When cooled, spread melted white chocolate over top of each cupcake. While that sets, begin your frosting.
  To make watermelon puree, blend about 1/2 cup of fresh watermelon in a blender until smooth. If you want to substitute milk, that will work too, but fresh watermelon makes is AMAAAZING!
In mixer, beat butter with powdered sugar, Koolaid mix and watermelon puree (or milk). Beat for about 3-5 minutes until fluffy and smooth. Pipe frosting on each cupcake and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips.
ENJOY!
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Cream Cheese, Bacon, Egg & Veggie Ring and Weekend Potluck #8

  We love Saturdays at home! It means we get to make a big breakfast and enjoy it all as a family.  I am always trying new egg bakes and breakfast cakes, or Dale makes his famous cheesy scrambled eggs and pancakes.

  This particular Saturday, I had 2 rolls of crescents that were screaming, “Make me for breakfast!”  I hate that there is no Wheat version of these by the way. (Pillsbury, are you listening? I would be such a happy camper if you came out with whole wheat versions of everything you make, thankyouverymuch!)

   So, I have seen these “Wreath” recipes forever from Pampered Chef!  I am not claiming it as something new, but what I will tell you, is that I added something in that made it SO SO SO yummy!

  You know cream cheese is my weakness by now, right?? 🙂 And I just so happened to have 4 oz. of Cream cheese leftover from the other breakfast dish I made.  I also just so happened to have some veggies that needed to be used, so I made up this bacon, veggie cream cheese mixture to put inside the breakfast ring.

    Not to pat myself on the back or anything, but it made it SO SO GOOD! 

{pats self on back just a teeny-tiny bit}

Cream Cheese, Bacon, Egg & Veggie Ring

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Cream Cheese Bacon Egg & Veggie Ring

Ingredients

  • 1 can Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough, 8 Ounce Can, Set Out 20 Minutes Before Starting
  • 4 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 Tablespoons Chopped Veggies (you Know, The Ones Lurking In Your Veggie Drawer) I Had Green Onions & Red Pepper To Use Up.
  • ½ package (3 Oz Size) Real Bacon Bits
  • 6 whole Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Shredded Colby-jack Cheese

Set out the crescent roll dough 20 minutes before starting.

During this time you can soften cream cheese and chop veggies. Put the cream cheese and veggies into a medium-sized bowl. Stir these together and add bacon bits.

Beat the eggs in a bowl. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add eggs. Scramble your eggs until they reach your desired firmness then remove from heat and set aside.

Lay out the crescent roll triangles on a baking sheet. You want to form them into a circle (see upper left photo). Use a rolling-pin to seal the seams and create a wide area to layer other ingredients. Layer the cream cheese mixture, then scrambled eggs, then cheese on to the wide area of each triangle.

Pull each triangle tip up and over the wide part and tuck ends under. This will form a “wreath”. Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with fresh tomatoes if you have them.

Enjoy, its incredible!

  Sooooo, funny story, I was photographing the finished product, when I heard a noise, and glanced to my left:

 I had company!

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  Silly chickens, this is not for you! 

I turned back just in time to see two thievers eye-balling the breakfast I was photographing!

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And…..

BAM! BAM!  At the exact same moment, like they counted to 3, they both dove for a bite.  

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Silly girls! Egg bake is not for you to enjoy! That’s like caniballism or something!

  With the other half of your Cream cheese, make these Strawberry Cream Cheese Croissants by Rumbly In My Tumbly, whom I found on pinterest.

YUM!

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