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Skillet Potato Rolls

Skillet Potato Rolls

I absolutely do not have the will power to keep Skillet Potato Rolls in the house. And I’m not ashamed to admit it. I will just keep devouring ’em til they’re gone. These made from scratch dinner rolls are light and airy and oh so […]

Cornbread Waffle BLT Sandwiches

Cornbread Waffle BLT Sandwiches

Gimme a “B”…..Gimme an “L”…..Gimme a “T”. What’s that spell??? Well, the BEST sandwich of summer of course!!! I’ve gotta admit that Cornbread Waffle BLT Sandwiches took me by surprise. Waffles and BLT’s might not seem like the obvious pair, but oh my goodness they […]

Grilled Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Grilled Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

Fire up the grill cause this next recipe is a keeper! Grilled Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa is my favorite recipe of summer so far. I love that it’s not only ridiculously easy to make, it’s also low calorie and low carb. And since it cooks on the grill, it keeps my kitchen cool. This healthy recipe uses minimal ingredients but is absolutely bursting with flavor. Fresh, seasonal produce helps to make it budget friendly too! Pick the cucumbers straight from your garden or swing by a local farmers market where you’ll find lots of ’em right now (and peaches too). Grilled Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa is the perfect end of summer meal.

Here’s all you’ll need: peaches, cucumber, peach preserves, red onion, fresh mint, chicken, salt and pepper.

Grilled Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa ingredients list

This wonderful salsa can even be prepped ahead of time. Peel and chop those peaches. We left the skin on the cucumber, but you could peel those as well if you like. Either way, go ahead and chop them up. You’ll want to dice that red pepper so it’s teeny tiny which helps it blend well into the dish. And we’ll need the fresh mint minced.

The addition of fresh mint gives this light salsa such a refreshing flavor. Don’t skip it! Toss all of our prepped ingredients into a small bowl, along with the peach preserves and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Chopped peached, chopped cucumenrs, diced red onion and minced mint in a glass mixing bowl.

Mix well to combine. Annnnndddd……all of our prep work is done! Seriously how simple was that?!? I wish all dinner recipes were this easy. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Peaches, cucumber, red onion, fresh mint, peach preserves and salt mixed together in a glass bowl.

Now for that grilled chicken. We’re keeping it basic because we want all the flavors of that amazing salsa to shine through. So all we need to do is add a little bit of salt and pepper to our chicken breasts. Grill the chicken, covered, on a lightly greased grill rack for 5 minutes. Turn and grill for an additional 7-9 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.

Three chicken breasts sprinkled with salt and pepper cooking on a grill rack over medium heat.

Remove the chicken from the grill and top with our Peach-Cucumber Salsa. I know you can’t wait to dig in! If you loved this recipe, be sure to try our Bruschetta Chicken next!

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Grilled Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

August 13, 2019
: 4 servings
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled fresh peaches (about 2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 4 tablespoons peach preserves
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Directions
  • Step 1 Peel and chop peaches. Chop the cucumber, finely chop red onion, and mince fresh mint.
  • Step 2 Toss all of our prepped ingredients into a small bowl, along with the peach preserves and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Step 3 Salt and pepper the chicken breast. Grill the chicken, covered, on a lightly greased grill rack for 5 minutes. Turn and grill for an additional 7-9 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
  • Step 4 Remove the chicken from the grill and top with our Peach-Cucumber Salsa. Enjoy!

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Rhubarb-b-q Chicken Drumsticks

Rhubarb-b-q Chicken Drumsticks

Have you ever tried making your own barbecue sauce? Well it’s easier than you think! Rhubarb-b-q Chicken Drumsticks are the perfect place to start. Fresh rhubarb and apricot preserves pair perfectly to create this surprising and unique flavor profile. It’s tangy and sweet, with just […]

Best Grilled Pork Chops Marinade

Best Grilled Pork Chops Marinade

If you’ve ever eaten a tough and dry pork chop from the grill then you’ll really value this next recipe! We’ve got the Best Grilled Pork Chop Marinade right here folks and it’s a keeper. This excellent marinade grills up juicy, flavorful pork chops every […]

Meatball Sub Casserole

Meatball Sub Casserole

Looking for the ultimate party food to feed a hungry crowd? Or maybe you just need a new and exciting weeknight family dinner recipe? Well Meatball Sub Casserole is kinda both! This easy oven meal is savory and SO delicious. If you’re a meatball sub lover, you’re gonna be hooked on this one. I promise. All the best parts of meatball subs join forces to create this one of a kind, tasty dinner. The best part? You can even make the meatballs ahead of time to cut down on the prep work. Get ready to be the hero of dinner tonight!

Here’s all you’ll need: green onions, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, ground beef, French bread, cream cheese, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning, pepper, mozzarella, spaghetti sauce, garlic, and parsley.

Meatball Sub Casserole ingredients list

Let’s get started on those mini meatballs! In a medium sized bowl, combine the green onions, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Green onions lend a nice, mild flavor to these tasty lil meatballs.

Green onions, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese mixed together in a medium sized bowl.

Add the beef and mix well. Go ahead and roll up those sleeves. Everybody knows the best tool for mixing meatballs is your two. bare. hands!

Ground beef is added to the green onions, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and then mixed well.

Next shape the meat mixture into 1-inch balls. A cookie scoop with help to keep the batch nice and uniform, but you’re more than welcome to freestyle it. Isn’t it crazy how even meatballs are cuter when they’re mini sized!?! Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray with cooking spray and place the meatballs on top. Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.

Looking to save a little time? Swap out for frozen pre cooked meatballs. Or you can even make our mini version ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze until you’re ready to assemble the Meatball Sub Casserole.

!-inch mini meatballs placed on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil.

While the meatballs are baking, we can get rolling on the rest of this casserole. Chop the French bread into 1-inch cubes. Place them in the bottom of a 13X9″ baking dish. Day old French Bread works best for Meatball Sub Casserole. It’ll keep the casserole from getting too soggy.

1-inch French bread cubes placed on the bottom of a 13X9" casserole dish.

Mix together the softened cream cheese, mayo, Italian seasoning and pepper in a small bowl. We don’t want any cream cheese clumps. The mixture should be smooth and creamy.

Cream cheese, mayo, Italian seasoning, and pepper mixed together in a small bowl.

Spread the cream cheese mixture over top of the cubed bread. Then top with 1/2 a cup of mozzarella because who doesn’t love a hidden layer of cheese??? Seriously!!!

The cream cheese mixture is spread over the bread cubes, then topped with mozzarella cheese.

In a large bowl, add the spaghetti sauce (Chef’s is our local favorite!), water and garlic. Mix well to combine then add in the meatballs. Pour the sauce mixture over the bread. Yep! All of it. Try to spread out those meatballs if you can.

Meatballs and sauce spread over top of the bread cubes in a 13X9" dish.

And of course Meatball Sub Casserole wouldn’t be complete without a top layer of cheese!! Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella to cover the casserole. Bake uncovered, in a 350 degree preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. The cheese should be melted and the casserole heated through.

Mozzarella layered on top of the meatballs in a 13X9" casserole dish.

Garnish with parsley and let’s dig in! Absolutely, positively, 100% delicious!!! Look at all that cheesy goodness!!  I feel a food coma coming on! If you’re digging this recipe, you’ll seriously love our Pizza Zucchini Casserole too.

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Meatball Sub Casserole

February 26, 2019
: 6-8
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 loaf (1-lb)French bread
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 jar (20 oz) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
Directions
  • Step 1 In a medium sized bowl, combine the green onions, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Add the beef and mix well.
  • Step 2 Shape the meat mixture into 1-inch balls. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray with cooking spray and place the meatballs on top. Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Step 3 Chop the French bread into 1-inch cubes. Place them in the bottom of a 13X9″ baking dish.
  • Step 4 Mix together the softened cream cheese, mayo, Italian seasoning and pepper in a small bowl. Spread the cream cheese mixture over top of the bread cubes. Top with 1/2 a cup of mozzarella.
  • Step 5 In a large bowl, add the spaghetti sauce, water and garlic. Mix well to combine then add in the meatballs. Pour the sauce mixture over the bread.
  • Step 6 Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella to cover the casserole. Bake uncovered, in a 350 degree preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Garnish with parsley if desired. Enjoy!

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Pressure Cooker Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Pressure Cooker Balsamic Chicken Thighs

I’m loving my pressure cooker right now in case you haven’t noticed. It’s perfect for weeknight meals because it gets dinner on the table SO fast and with very little fuss. Pressure Cooker Balsamic Chicken Thighs are proof positive! The pressure quickly tenderizes the meat […]

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup is pretty much at the top of everyone’s favorite soup list! This popular soup is made with basic ingredients but is just SO tasty. Today I’m sharing with you my go to Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe. It really hits the spot on […]

Apple Squash Soup

Apple Squash Soup

Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? We sure did! But…..I am all leftover-ed out. I had just about all the turkey, stuffing, and pie that a girl can handle. And I LOVED every second of it!! Did I mention that my family serves up squash pie instead of the more traditional pumpkin? We are a family of squash lovers. And while my squash pie may have vanished from the fridge, I’m just not ready to give up all those yummy Fall flavors. I AM ready however for something more simple and delicious, like say, Apple Squash Soup! This creamy butternut squash soup is definitely a keeper and very easy to make. It’s hearty, freezes well, only 10 ingredients and comes together in about 30 minutes. What more could you ask for? Especially cause I’ve got more important things to do this week…like Christmas shop!!! And work out…definitely some working out needs to go down after that Thanksgiving feast!

Here’s all you’ll need: butter, onion, rubbed sage, chicken or vegetable broth, apples, water, frozen cooked winter squash, ground ginger, salt, and milk.

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Ok so you’re gonna die when you see how easy this soup is to make! Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sage. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes or until the onion is tender. The sage adds a nice subtle flavor! Mmmmm!!!!!

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Next add the broth, chopped apples, and water to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 12 minutes. Did I mention how delicious this smells as it’s cooking? Who needs to burn Fall candles when you have Apple Squash Soup on the stove?

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Then mix in the squash (be sure to thaw), ginger, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to slightly cool. I love making my own soups from scratch because I know exactly what’s going into them. Store bought is ok in a pinch but there’s nothing like a pot of soup cooking on the stove on a cold day.

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Add the soup to a blender and process in batches. I’m all about using my handy dandy Ninja, first because it’s awesome and does a great job, but also it’s so small and easy to store! Blend the soup until it’s nice and smooth.

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Return the blended soup to the pot. Add the milk and stir until heated through. That’s seriously it! This soup is a great one to freeze. Just cool completely and store in airtight freezer containers or ziplock bags. To use the frozen soup, partially thaw, and then reheat in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Apple Squash Soup by Happylifeblogspot.com #soup #squashsoup #squashrecipes #applesquashsoup #fallsoup #wintersoup

Apple Squash Soup is ready!! Bust out those oyster crackers and let’s get cracking!! If you’re a fan of simple and delicious, 10 ingredients or less, or just plain ole heart warming soups, then you’ve gotta try our Tomato Basil Soup next!

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Apple Squash Soup

November 26, 2018
: 5
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen cooked winter squash, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
Directions
  • Step 1 Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sage. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes or until the onion is tender.
  • Step 2 Add the broth, chopped apples, and water to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 12 minutes.
  • Step 3 Mix in the squash (be sure to thaw), ginger, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to slightly cool.
  • Step 4 Add the soup to a blender and process in batches. Blend the soup until it’s nice and smooth.
  • Step 5 Return the blended soup to the pot. Add the milk and stir until heated through. Enjoy!

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Pressure Cooker Beef Tips

Pressure Cooker Beef Tips

The days are getting shorter….and colder! You know what that means right??? COMFORT FOOD!!! Pressure cooking used to be outside of my comfort zone, that is until Cosori sent me their 6-Quart Premium Pressure Cooker to try. Now with a dinner recipe under my belt […]