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Monkey Bread

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I could actually eat this whole thing by myself (shhh…. last time I ate 3/4 of it)! 🤭

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of Grand Biscuits

  • 2/3 cup of sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 cup of brown sugar

  • 10 Tablespoons butter

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

  2. Grease bundt pan.

  3. Cut up unbaked biscuits and  shake in a  gallon bag with mix of sugar and cinnamon.

  4. Once all biscuits are coated, place in pan.

  5. In a median saucepan, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil. Boil one minute, stirring constantly. Pour over biscuits.

  6. Bake about 35-45 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Turn upside down and it should slide right out.

  7. Enjoy every bite of it’s gooey goodness!🥛🍴😏

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Crockpot Diced Potatoes

This is my new recipe I tried this week (#newyeargoals) 🍽!! Those of us that like potatoes, in our family, loved them! I added sour cream (which I always do with potatoes) and this would also be good with ranch or some bacon bits! But this  was a winner for us and I’ll make again

Ingredients:

  •  About 6 yellow potatoes ( I like yellow because they are a little softer) And this time I had some big, yellow potatoes, so I only used 6, but depends on size of crockpot and who your serving)

  • 4 Tablespoons of butter

  • Seasonings – I used salt, dash of pepper and season salt

  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

Line your crockpot with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Cut up potatoes to desired size and cut up butter in tablespoons. Add half potatoes, sprinkle with seasonings and some cheese. Add rest of potatoes and sprinkle  with seasonings, butter and cheese. Cook low on 8-10 hours (or high 4-6 hours). the last 10 minutes or so add the rest of the cheese.

One suggestion I would make, is that if you’re home, stir a few times. Ours were a little crispy, not burnt at all , but a little brown and crispy.

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CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP – Crockpot

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This recipe is from a friend that brought our family a huge batch when my dad was in Hospice and it was a hit! Since it was new, I am also considering it as one of New Year goals of trying a new recipe ✅

What I love about this soup recipe is that it is for the crockpot and being a working mom, I absolutely LOVE my crockpot!🥣👍🏻 Another added bonus, everyone in the family likes it (rarely happens :/ )

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of cream of chicken soup

  • 1 package of 90 second Chicken flavored rice ( I like the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Roasted Chicken)

  • 1 box of Mrs. Grass extra noodle soup (use both sides of noodles and flavoring)

  • 2 cups of chicken ( I just use 2 cans of canned, cooked chicken)

  • 2 cans of carrots

  • some onion

Put all in the crockpot, stir, add 10 cups of water and stir again. Then just wait for the yumminess of this delicious soup in 4 hours on high or most the time I use the 10 hours on low.

This is a great leftover for later in the week!

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Haystacks

img_6348These Haystacks are a Christmas tradition for our family…however this year, I didn’t quite get there, along with a lot of other things. But anyways, this is a simple, yummy treat. Downside, they can fall apart when you bite them, but I typically make mine a little bigger so maybe that’s why 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon of smooth Peanut Butter

  • 1 can of Chow Mein noodles (3oz)

  • 1 cup of peanuts

  • 1 package of butterscotch morsels (6oz)

Melt the peanut butter and morsels in a heavy pan over low heat, stirring often. Continue until completely melted and remove from heat. Add noodles and peanuts to mixture until well coated. Form clusters and place on a pan, lined with tinfoil and refrigerate to harden. Makes about 20. (To make them a little festive for Christmas – before you put them in the fridge, sprinkle with green and/or red sprinkles)

 

(This picture is in the front of my cookbook, I made it for my mom one year in school, because it was my favorite 🙂 )

 

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Family Apple Crisp🍎

Apple Crisp is a fun dish that I love to do with my kids (yes, it can get messy 😋)- they peel the apples with our apple peeler and I mix in! this recipe, is again, from my mom  – family favorite – Thanks Mom! 😘

Ingredients:

  • 4/5 cups of peeled and sliced apples

  • 1/4 cup of water

  • Cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar

Topping:

  • 1 Stick of butter

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 3/4 cup flour

Butter or spray a 9×9 pan. Add apples and pour the water over. Sprinkle with cinnamon (to taste) and brown sugar over apples and mix in a little.

Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle over apples.

Bake at 350 degrees for an hour.

This is our visit to the Apple Orchard – my little man and me🍎🍁😊

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Chocolate/Oatmeal Energy Bites

This is simple, chocolate go-to snack! And they are pretty healthy too, so that’s a bonus!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Oatmeal (dry)
  • 1/2 cup  peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (try mini chips)
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

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Another option is to add 1/2 cup of flaxseed.

I will typically estimate how much of each ingredient and mixing together is the best part for my son 🙂

Mix all ingredients together. Roll into bite size balls, refrigerate and then enjoy! This little treat is a blessing in my day

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Chicken and Rice Dinner

Planning out our families dinner menu tonight, I came across this very simple, yummy recipe with only 4 ingredients, so it’s pretty cheap too!

Ingredients:

  • Chicken (Bone-in) I have always used the bone-in, skinned chicken for this recipe but you could try skinless, boneless if you have that as well, I’m just not sure how moist it will be.
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 package onion soup
  • 1 can of cream of chicken

Preheat oven 375. Use a 9×13 pan and mix rice and onion soup. Lay chicken in pan, on top of the rice mixture. Cover chicken with cream of chicken soup. Use the soup can and add 3 cans of water to pan. Cover with tinfoil and bake for an hour and 30 minutes. With the last 30 minutes, removing the tinfoil.

Add a steamed vegetable and you have dinner! Enjoy and have a blessed week!