Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Recipe Round Up: November 2016

I didn't do as much cooking this past month, with my mom visiting and Thanksgiving, but I did try out some new (and delicious!) recipes.  The first two are actually ones I made in October, but forgot to share last month.

Spicy Sausage and Potato Soup by Mix and Match Mama.  I love sausage and potatoes, so when I saw this recipe in Mix and Match Mama's Eats cookbook, I knew I had to try it.  Not to mention it is a slow cooker recipe - always a good idea.  This soup was super good, I did substitute in petite diced tomatoes, because I don't like big chunks of tomatoes, and I really doubt it made too much of a difference.  The parmesan cheese is a must as a garnish.  I didn't have any when I first ate it, but the next time, I added the cheese and it was a game changer.  It makes a ton, so either plan on feeding a bunch of people, or freezing it.  I did freeze some, and then thawed out for lunches, which worked out really well for me.  If you are a fan of soup, sausage and potatoes, then this recipe is for you!

Creamy Peanut Butter Pie by Mix and Match Mama.  I made the recipe as written, and I just didn't quite like the taste of the filling.  It was just a little too cream cheesy for my taste, because I really wanted the peanut butter flavor to come out.  So I added in a bit more peanut butter and whipped cream and made it to my taste.  I also used an Oreo pie crust, because that just sounded delicious.  It ended up tasting like a big Reese's cup - SO GOOD! 

Beef Turkey Enchiladas by Mix and Match Mama.  I love enchiladas.  LOVE them.  I have made various versions, but I think this one is my absolute favorite.  I altered a little bit from the recipe, using ground turkey and wheat tortillas, then adding cheese to the top when baking.  I cannot emphasize how good these were.  They do have a bit of a kick, so I suggest topping with some sour cream to take away some of the heat.  Next time I will use Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream to make them a bit healthier.  Also, a little tip, I made these the night before I cooked them.  I left off the enchilada sauce and cheese, but assembled everything else.  The next night, I took them out of the fridge about a half hour before I wanted to bake them, topped with the sauce and cheese, then baked as instructed.  It was nice to have the bulk of the work done on a night where I had more time.  Regardless if you make ahead or same day, just make this - you won't regret it.
    Chicken Bog
Chicken Bog by Paula Deen - passed along by Chesson at Magnolia & Main.  Chesson introduced me to this Southern goodness, and I can't tell you how happy I am that she did.  It is delicious!  I just used drumsticks, instead of a whole chicken, because I have never made anything with a whole chicken and thought this would be easier.  I think I ended up cooking it just a little bit longer than advised, to get the rice a little more done.  It's so flavorful and yummy.  It also makes A TON, so it's perfect for when you are cooking for lots of people, or are wanting some leftovers.  The smoked sausage was probably my favorite part, and I can see myself adding in more next time I made it. 
Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers by Simply Anchored.  I came across this recipe when looking for 21 Day Fix dinners, and it did not disappoint.  They were super easy to make, and so very delicious.  A few small changes - I used red peppers, because I don't like green.  I also ended up adding some salt and pepper, just because I thought they needed a bit more flavor, and I think next time I will add in more onions - I love the taste of caramelized onions!  I think my onion was a bit on the small size, so it got a little lost in the steak.  I served mine with rice, and it was a super filling meal, while still working with the meal plan.
mexican lasagna

21 Day Fix Mexican Lasagna by Confession of a Fit Foodie.  Another 21 Day Fix compliant recipe, this one had me at Mexican and lasagna.  I also heard good things about it from Kelsey at The Peacock Roost, so it made me want to try it even more.  I really liked this!  I didn't add any of the extra toppings, but I can imagine how good it would be topped with avocado or sour cream!  


What recipes have you tried lately?


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18 comments:

  1. These all sound so yummy! I love your idea for using a Oreo crust for the peanut butter pie. I'll have to make that for my husband. He loves chocolate and peanut butter. :)

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  2. Yum!!! The Mexican dishes are especially up my alley!

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  3. The turkey enchiladas sound amazing as do those stuffed peppers - that is one of my favorite things to make! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Oh my gosh so many good recipes! I want to try that sausage and potato soup and those enchiladas!

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  5. All of these recipes look so good! I've been on a real soup kick lately so I will have to check out this sausage and potato recipe. And that peanut butter pie...it looks incredible!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  6. Yum, Yum and Yum! Don't you just love Shays new cookbook, she comes up with the best recipes.

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  7. I always love soups and stews- especially when they can get made right in a slow cooker-- cheese always makes just about anything so much better :) I'm really intrigued by the chicken bog recipe now!

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  8. I make a version of that spicy soup and love it!! Never made it with potatoes though (usually just noodles) but might have to try it that way! Those stuffed peppers and pie sound really yummy too!

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  9. I am craving a good Chicken Bog now! Good thing I only have to wait about a week until we break it out for our half marathon celebration. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. Another hour until lunch and you have made me hungry! I want to try all of these :)

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  11. Yup, that sausage and potato soup is definitely getting made this weekend! And that Mexican lasagne sounds amazing!! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  12. Holy deliciousness, this all looks amazing! I really need to try that creamy peanut butter pie - YUM :-D
    Green Fashionista

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  13. That spicy sausage and potato soup is on my list of things to try, but I'm worried the kids may not like it if it's too spicy. Just how spicy was it?

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  14. I love all the recipes that you posted. I can't wait to try that soup, but I would substitute the petite diced tomatoes too!

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  15. I need to be better about trying out new recipes because I feel like we always stick to old favorites. That ohilky cheese steak stuffed bell peppers sounds so awesome!

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  16. Thanks for sharing this philly cheesteak stuffed peppers....my hubs has gotten tired of my traditional stuffed peppers but I may be able to get him back on board with these!

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  17. Those Philly Cheese Steak stuffed peppers looks amazing!! I bet my family would love them

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