Baked Italian Sandwiches

Baked Italian SandwichesI tried out a new recipe, and it turned out so good! These Baked Italian Sandwiches are delicious, and my kids loved them too. I ate a few more sandwiches than I probably should have, but they just tasted delicious. What I love the most about these Baked Italian Sandwiches is the melted cheese and that they were warm right out of the oven. The pasta sauce used as a dipping sauce added to the flavors of the sandwich. If you need a quick dinner idea for the family, this is a great meal to make. It took about ten minutes to prep and 16 minutes to bake.

Baked Italian Sandwiches in a baking dish

 

Hot Italian Sandwiches

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Flower Pretzel Bites

Flower Pretzel BitesThese Flower Pretzel Bites are so yummy and they are so easy to make. They have a perfect sweet and salty combination that makes it so you want to eat more than just one. And my kids had so much fun helping me to put the M&M’s on the top. These Flower Pretzel Bites are a perfect treat for Easter, spring or Mother’s Day.

 

M&Ms Pretzels and Melting wafers in bowls

To make the Flower Pretzel Bites you will need these ingredients:

 

Pretzel Snaps for Flower Pretzel BitesPreheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Then place the pretzel snaps in a single layer on a the parchment.

 

 

melting wafers on pretzel snaps for flower pretzel bitesPlace one white melting wafer on top of each pretzel snap. Then place the pan in the oven for three minutes until the white wafers are melted.

 

m&ms on top of melting wafer and pretzel snap for flower pretzel biteTake the pan out of the oven and place one M&M in the center of the melted wafer on each pretzel to make the center of the flower.

 

flower pretzel bites on baking sheetChoose six M&M’s of another color and place them around the edges of the pretzel to make the flower petals.

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

Easy St Patrick's Day CookiesIf you want to make a simple and delicious dessert for St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll want to make these Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookies. I made these cookies for a friend get together and everyone enjoyed them. They loved that the cookies were green and festive, and they loved that the cookies tasted really good. I made sure to leave some of the cookies behind for the family since they loved them so much.

While making the cookies, the one thing I wished that I had purchased was a cookie dough scooper to help make the cookies into perfectly round balls, and it would have helped so my hands wouldn’t get as messy. They were definitely worth making, and these Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookies will now be a family St. Patrick’s Day tradition.

 

St. Patrick's Day Green Cookies with Sprinkles

 

St. Patrick's Day Cookies Stacked on a Plate

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Easy Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli

 

slow cooker beef and broccoliThis Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli is so easy to make. It only takes about 10 minutes to cut the meat, combine the ingredients for the sauce and put it all in the crock pot. I love that I don’t have to worry about dinner until it’s about time to eat. At that time all that’s left to do is to thicken the sauce with cornstarch, steam the broccoli and cook the rice to go with the beef and broccoli. I absolutely love that I invested in a rice cooker. Once you add the rice and water to the cooker and push the cook button, you don’t have to watch it or worry about it. After the rice cooks, it will stay warm until you are ready for dinner.

By making this Asian dish at home, you save money by not eating out. The Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli tastes delicious just like what you would eat at the restaurant, yet doesn’t cost as much.

Below is the recipe for the Easy Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli:

beef and broccoli recipe

 

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookies with pink frosting

If you enjoy sugar cookies, but you don’t want to take time to make them from scratch or to go through the process of making them, then you’ll want to make these easy Sugar Cookie Bars. You don’t have to use cookie cutters or bake and frost individual cookies. You just spread all the dough out in one pan, bake it, then frost it once it’s cooled. And these Sugar Cookie Bars really taste just like sugar cookies, and they are delicious!

 

Sugar Cookie Bars on board with sprinklesPlus, these Sugar Cookie Bars are an easy dessert for Valentine’s Day that they kids will love to eat. Here is how to make the Sugar Cookie Bars:

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Slow Cooker Lit’l Smokies and Meatball Bites

Slow Cooker Lit'l Smokies and Meatball Bites Super Bowl Appetizer Game Day

If you are looking for a delicious appetizer and snack to make for the Super Bowl or another game day, you’ll want to make these Slow Cooker Lit’l Smokies and Meatball Bites. They are easy to make and you only need four ingredients! My youngest daughter loved them so much that she kept asking for more.

Check out the video I made that is on Facebook and that shows you how easy it is to make the Slow Cooker Lit’l Smokies and Meatball Bites.

And here is the recipe for the Slow Cooker Lit’l Smokies and Meatball Bites:

Slow Cooker Lit'l Smokies and Meatball Bites

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Crock Pot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Crock Pot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

With the Super Bowl coming up, I decided to make this Crock Pot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip and it was so good! Plus, it was really easy to chop up the items and throw them in the crock pot. This Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip is a perfect game day appetizer, or you can take it to parties or make it for holidays.

 

spinach artichoke dip appetizerFirst, combine all ten ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until combined.

 

 

cheesy spinach artichoke appetizerSpray the inside of the crock pot with cooking spray, then transfer the mixture to the crock pot.

 

Game Day AppetizerCook on high for 2 hours or on low for 3-4 hours. Stir, then serve warm with chips, bread or crackers.

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The Best Sweet Cornbread

The Best Sweet Cornbread

When I was young, I loved it when my mother made this Sweet Cornbread. I would always ask for more because it was delicious, moist and it tasted like cake. Later I learned that it tasted like cake because a cake mix is one of the ingredients! Yum! This Sweet Cornbread is now a recipe I make regularly for my family, and it’s definitely the best cornbread I’ve tasted. I add it to our meals when I make soup for dinner. Check out my 12 favorite soups that I like to make my family. And get the recipe below for how to make the Best Sweet Cornbread:

 

Sweet Cornbread

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Easy Pork & Veggie Won Tons

Easy Pork and Veggie Won Tons

During my childhood, my mom would make these Pork & Veggie Won Tons for New Year’s Eve every year. It was something special that I looked forward to each year. They are so good, you can’t just eat one! And the ketchup and horseradish sauce add to the delicious flavor. This recipe was given to our family from one of my best friend’s mother. She is a wonderful cook, and has shared some delicious Asian recipes with our family. Making these Pork & Veggie Won Tons has become a tradition and now I make them for my children every year for New Year’s Eve.

These Pork & Veggie Won Tons are perfect to take as appetizers for holiday parties, New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year or football tailgate parties. They really are a yummy appetizer to have wherever you go.

won tons pork and veggie

To make the Pork & Veggie Won Tons, first start by cooking 1/2 lb. of ground pork in a medium pot until done. Then drain it. Place the pork in a medium bowl. Add in sprouts, carrots, onion, parsley, eggs, salt, pepper and garlic salt. Mix the won ton filling well.

 

 

chinese won tons

Fill a small bowl with water and set it off to the side. Place 1 teaspoon won ton filling in the center of a won ton wrapper. Wet your finger from the bowl of water and dampen two adjacent sides of the won ton wrapper.

 

 

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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Peppermint Oreo Truffles Christmas Holiday

I made these Peppermint Oreo Truffles for my family and they are yummy and chocolatey. I especially love the peppermint flavor when I bite into the truffle because I think of the holidays. What I also love about the truffles is that they only take four ingredients to make them. I had three of the four ingredients in my pantry, and only had to pick up the almond bark during one of my grocery shopping trips.

 

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

For the outside of the truffle, I chose to use almond bark but you could use a chocolate bar. You could even do half and half and make some truffles with white chocolate and some with chocolate.

Wrap up a handful of these truffles in a cellophane bag and add a tag and bow to make a sweet treat for neighbors and friends for the holidays. Here’s how to make the holiday Peppermint Oreo Truffles:

 

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

 

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