Thursday, July 30, 2015

Just Like Cracker Barrel Coleslaw

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cracker Barrel for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.



A copycat version of Cracker Barrel's famous cole slaw - enjoyed at home! Perfect for your next BBQ or picnic!





We're HUGE fans of going out to eat in this family. In fact, it would be safe to say it's one of our favorite things to do together. Which is why when the new baby arrives in October, I'm a little scared! It might be *just a little* difficult with an infant and two little boys in tow.



When Silas was a baby, we tried going out to eat a few times, but it was always one big exhausting disaster. I feel like I had to bring so much stuff "just in case" that it would have been easier to just stay home - ha! It took me 45 minutes just to get ready to go out to eat. Of course at the time, I'm not sure we even tried a kid-friendly restaurant - which is one of the many reasons why we LOVE Cracker Barrel.



Not only do the boys absolutely love the food there, they are always super nice to our kiddos when we go! I really love that they can have fun too while eating out and not worry about being... well... kids! And boy oh boy do I now realize how quickly they are out of the baby/toddler phase - they are both great when we go out to eat now. Proud mommy, here!










Cracker Barrel's current menu offerings have my mouth watering - I'm telling you!! Their Buttermilk Fried Chicken looks SO incredible. I also spotted a new Strawberry Shortcake dessert, along with a Strawberry Iced tea that I can't wait to try. I almost can't decide if the main dishes or the sides are my favorite! Sweet potato fries, corn, coleslaw... I love them all! 




Just Like Cracker Barrel Coleslaw
Ingredients
  • 2 bags coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
Cooking Directions
  1. Empty coleslaw mixes into a large mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Pour over coleslaw mix and stir to combine well. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.









This recipe MIGHT be enough to just tide me over until our next family trip to Cracker Barrel!


Before leaving we love visiting Cracker Barrel’s Retail Store on the way out. They have such cute and unique products for the home. One of these days I will splurge and buy us a set of those amazing rocking chairs for us!


What's your favorite item to order at Cracker Barrel? Leave it in the comments below!




Here are some more of my favorite side dish recipes:











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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

12 Out of the Box Apple Pies - Perfect for Apple Picking Season!






My entire family knows that I'm pretty much obsessed with apple desserts - and apple pie is my #1 favorite!!

This week I've rounded up 12 Out of the Box Apple Pies from right here at Mostly Homemade Mom as well as some of my favorite food bloggers. I honestly can't wait to try each and every one of these yummy recipes! Our local orchards are just beginning to offer apple picking, and I'm so excited to take my boys. I love the summer, but I'm now dreaming of fall!

Click here to go to my post on Parade Magazine's Community Table Site: 12 Out of the Box Apple Pies - Perfect for Apple Picking Season!



Here are some more of my favorite apple recipes:



Raisin Apple French Toast Casserole




German Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting




Buttermilk Custard Apple Pie




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Monday, July 27, 2015

Spicy Garlic Sriracha Dip

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BackYourSnack #CollectiveBias

This delicious dip has a kick from the garlic and sriracha sauce and is perfect for fresh veggies and breaded appetizers and dippers!






Ok, I'm coming clean about my previous opinion of a certain hot sauce that my husband is absolutely obsessed with.

I've actually discovered in recent years that I really love the flavor of traditional hot sauce, the kind that goes on hot wings. And I think you've seen evidence of that with various recipes I've shared with you here!

The husband though absolutely needs to have sriracha sauce on hand at all times. I will admit, I never tried the stuff until today. Despite him begging me and trying to explain how much flavor it has, nope - never tasted it. Mainly because he likes things scorching hot, and I absolutely can't handle food that is too spicy. So if he thought it was spicy, that meant it was WAY over the top for me.







It's just that I don't enjoy food that literally hurt your mouth after eating it. That's not enjoyable for me at all. Sometimes when he makes chili or spaghetti he'll slip in some hot peppers or a little hot sauce, and I can taste it right away. And MAN do I get ANGRY! That usually means I have to go back in the kitchen, hungry, and pull something together for me and the boys to eat.

Needless to say, he doesn't pull those stunts very often.







But I wanted to create a dip that would go perfect with Farm Rich's Crispy Dill Pickles and Breaded Mushrooms, along with some fresh veggies. And I just couldn't get a spicy dip out of my head! Let me tell you - I was TOTALLY right! 

As I'm mixing this dip together, I'm smelling the garlic and hot sauce... and I just had to taste it. Seriously. SO good! And the spicy garlic flavor goes so well with the breaded appetizers - this is a great recipe to pin for your next party!




Spicy Garlic Sriracha Dip

Ingredients
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried, minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • fresh vegetables
  • Farm Rich Frozen Snacks
Cooking Directions
  1. Prepare Farm Rich Frozen Snacks in oven according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine mayo, sriracha, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and curry. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Serve with fresh cut veggies and Farm Rich snacks.






We just simply could not stop snacking on this yummy dip!

I love how Walmart has a huge selection of Farm Rich's various frozen snacks in the frozen food aisle. I can't wait to try some of the other varieties next! 







Think you have an excellent recipe for a snack hack like this one? If not, get your recipe ready! Farm Rich and Walmart are having a Back Your Snack recipe contest starting on 8/1 and running through 8/23. You must use at least one Farm Rich product and one Walmart fresh ingredient. The winner will receive a whopping $10,000! The main focus is on quality of the recipe and ingredients, and not so much on how good your food photography is - so get in that kitchen and think up something good! Click here for a list of stores where you can find upcoming demos of the finalists on 9/19-20 and 10/10-11.


Here are some more of my favorite dip recipes:


Best Ever Chip Dip




Slow Cooker Bacon Horseradish Onion Ring Dip




Creamy Shrimp Dip




What ideas do you have for the recipe contest? Leave it in the comments!


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