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

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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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Friday, July 24, 2015

Cheddar Chicken Crescent Rolls

Cooked chicken combines with ranch dressing mix, cream cheese, & cheddar and rolled up in buttery crescent rolls - an awesome weeknight dinner that leaves perfect lunch box leftovers!






I'm not one to usually make dinners that are bite sized like this one. It usually entails me sitting at the kitchen table, rolling, dipping, breading, whatever it is for what seems like an hour as I kill my back hunching over the table. And in my current state of what is essentially a soccer ball where my stomach usually resides, let's just say it's extra difficult. 

I remember last week I make a "bite-sized" dinner that I just knew was going to taste amazing to share with you all. Despite the back breaking rolling of these bites, I was determined to make it work. I didn't even taste them before taking a load of photographs before anyone was allowed to touch them.

And they were awful. 

I'm more of a skillet dinner, one-pot-wonder, casserole type of cook. Especially during the busy week. 






But I have to tell you, these little Cheddar Chicken Crescent Rolls are well worth it. And to be honest with you, these took WAY less time preparing than, say, homemade meatballs. I buy those frozen, don't judge.





I really, REALLY like that the yummy chicken filling is tucked inside crescent rolls - they're my favorite type of roll! This recipe makes 16 roll ups, which I find absolutely perfect for leftovers to tuck into your kids' lunchboxes the next day!



Cheddar Chicken Crescent Rolls

Ingredients
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix (dry)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
Cooking Directions
  1. Place cooked chicken breasts, cream cheese, and ranch dressing the bowl of a stand mixer. Turn mixer on to fully shred the chicken and combine the other ingredients well.
  2. Once mixed, removed bowl and stir in shredded cheese.
  3. Separate each crescent triangle and spread a generous amount of chicken mixture onto each triangle and roll up.
  4. Place filled rolls on greased cookie sheets. Bake rolls at 350 for 20 - 30 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.






I served these with steamed green beans and applesauce - a truly kid friendly meal!

Here are some more of my favorite weeknight dinners:


Meatball Mozzarella Mini Pizzas




Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup




Bacon Cheeseburger Macaroni & Cheese




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