Tag: crowd pleaser

Chicken + Dumplings & A Little Life Lately

chicken and dumplings

If you’re like me, when you hear Chicken + Dumplings, you think of the elementary cafeteria and the ‘mystery’ that would be slopped onto your plate and called Chicken + Dumplings. I had some friends who LIVED for Chicken + Dumpling Day. I was NOT one of those people. I dreaded that day. The soggy

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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

loaded baked potato casserole

Who doesn’t love a loaded baked potato? Ohhmyygeeerrddd. When I was pregnant, I devoured potatoes. I found this recipe around that time, so naturally, it was an instant fave. I’ve played with the ingredients a little bit to fit our tastes + lifestyle, and now voila: Potato Nirvana. Potatoes + sour cream + bacon [bits]

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Caramelized Onion and Bacon Quiche

caramelized onion and bacon quiche

You wanna make some fast friends? Make this and feed it to people. The savory crust + the sweet caramelized onions + the salty bacon make this breakfast quiche (or lunch or dinner) one of my top favorites to make! (And it’s given me some extra friends, too.) This little number is also freezer friendly!

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Slow Cooker Caribbean Pork

slow cooker caribbean pork

Okay, I have to be honest. I can NEVER remember how to spell Caribbean. I actually just misspelled it trying to type it just then. GUH! So, needless to say, writing this recipe was tough. One day, maybe I’ll remember. Until then… thank you, spell check. The flavors in this dish are perfectly balanced: citrus

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Zesty Coconut Rice

zesty coconut rice

The ChewΒ did it again! This coconut rice was immediately a must-try the second I saw Michael Symon whip it together. I’ve tried a few other recipes for this side, but they ended up wayyyyyy too coconuty or were way too difficult. This one is PERFECT! The lime zest takes this over.the.edge y’all. It’s amazing what

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Streusel Coffee Cake

streusel coffee cake

If you’re looking for a do-ahead crowd pleaser, look no further, my friend. This lovely pan of delicious is extremely easy to make and can be stored in the fridge until you’re ready to chow down (if you can wait that long). So, I can’t post this recipe without getting a little sentimental. I made

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Michael Symon’s Cleveland Baked Beans

cleveland baked beans

I watched The ChewΒ again the other day [totally shocking, I know], and I saw this little number. I decided to make it for our Easter get together with our family a while back. It’s got a great balance of flavor to begin with, and you can definitely sub the canned beans for the dry if

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Shepherd’s Pie

shepherd's pie

If you’ve never had Shepherd’s Pie, lemme tell you, you need to get down with those Irish roots deep in your soul and get on it. I look forward to March every year because I know I’ll be chowin’ down on some of this goodness. The base of the Shepherd’s Pie is nothing short of

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Komer Red Chile Turkey Enchiladas

Komer Red Chile Turkey Enchiladas

I have to say that my favorite part of cooking a turkey will always be the leftovers. Hands down. Sandwiches, pot pies, gumbo, and these little lovelies below. The first time I had these delicious rolls of leftover Tom the Turkey, we were in Arroyo Seco, NM with my family. We spent Thanksgiving day surrounding

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Papa Dave’s Turkey Gumbo

Turkey Gumbo

We had so much fun over the holidays, but to be honest, my favorite part was getting to cook allllllll day long on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. I got to hang with my two favorite men and drink some champs along the way. Not the worst, if I do say so myself! We

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