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Easy Cheddar and Mozzarella Biscuits

Bisquick Cheddar and Mozzarella Biscuits

If you are looking for a quick and easy side to add with dinner try this dinner biscuit that I whipped up. I got the idea from the back of a Bisquick box and changed up the recipe based off of what I had on head. These cheddar & mozzarella biscuits are scrumptious and kinda remind me of the biscuits from Red Lobsters.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bisquick
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (The one I used had parsley in it)
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

The directions are fairly simple so you shouldn’t mess this up. Combine all of the ingredients in the order listed and mix cook together. Make sure you save the cheese for last until you get all of the lumps out. Scope mixture into a muffin pan and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. You should get about 6 or 7 biscuits out of this batch. You can add some old bay seasoning to the mixture to get an extra kick if you would like.

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Recipe: Fried Ravioli

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Fried Ravioli are awesome! Make this a meatless meal by pairing it with a nice salad or vegetable on the side. The kids will love dipping them in marinara sauce.

What you will need:
1 bag of your favorite frozen Ravioli
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg
2 cups of Seasoned Italian Bread Crumbs
Vegetable Oil

Directions:
1) Beat egg and milk together in a bowl for dipping. Dip each frozen Ravioli in mixture and coat with bread crumbs.

2) Deep fry in vegetable oil until brown.

Simple Right!

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Easy Cheesy Meatloaf

Recipe: Easy Cheesy Meatloaf

One of my favorite meals as a child was meatloaf.  Since I have started becoming more creative in the kitchen, I created this Easy Cheesy Meatloaf and now it is my staple meatloaf concoction.  Here is what you will need:

Easy Cheesy Meatloaf

Easy Cheesy Meatloaf

  • 1.3lb of ground turkey or meat of choice (That just so happened to be the amount in the pack I bought)
  • 1 can of drained diced tomatoes (14.5oz)
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cups of Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven on 350 degrees.  While oven is preheating, mix together ground turkey, tomatoes, onion, bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium size mixing bowl.

Take mixture and form a loaf that resembles a bread loaf in a 5×9 inch or round baking dish.  Once formed, use fingers or a utensil to press an indentation lengthwise down the middle.  Fill this indentation with cheese and carefully push mixture back together until cheese is no longer exposed.

Bake covered for about 45 minutes to an hour.

This main dish goes great with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

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Recipe: Sesame Noodles with Broccoli

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This Sesame Noodles with Broccoli recipe is a great meatless dish and not that expensive if you don’t already have the ingredients.

What you will need:

-Half a box of linguine noodles (16oz box)

-3 cups of broccoli (I didn’t actually measure this out so I estimate it is about 3 cups)

-1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic

-3 tablespoons of sugar

-3 tablespoons of safflower oil

-3 tablespoons of rice vinegar

-3 tablespoons of soy sauce

-1 tablespoon of sesame oil

-2 teaspoons of chili powder

-1 small finely diced onion

-sesame seeds to garnish

Directions:

1) Bring a pot of water to a boil with a dash of salt for the linguine noodles. Cook till desired texture.

2) While the noodles are cooking, sauté garlic and onions in a wok with the safflower oil. Next gently stir in sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili powder. Once mixture is complete add broccoli to simmer for about 10 minutes or until you reach your desired texture. Stir occasionally.

3) Serve broccoli and sauce over noodles. Lastly sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Feel free to add chicken, shrimp, or tofu if you would like.

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Oatmeal Pumpkin Waffles

Oatmeal Pumpkin Waffles

Oatmeal Pumpkin Waffles

Who doesn’t like Pumpkin!?!?

In the spirit of enjoying everything pumpkin this fall season, I came up with a recipe for Oatmeal Pumpkin Waffles.  They were awesome and the little ones loved them.  I came up with the following recipe derived from a basic Oatmeal Waffle recipe I have been using from allrecipes.com.  So here are the details:

  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Allspice
  • 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 6 tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 2 cups Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract

Step 1-Get your waffle iron ready to go and do not forget to grease it so the waffles do not stick.  If you do not have a waffle iron, you can easily use this same batter to make pancakes on the stove top or griddle.

Step 2-Mix all dry ingredients into a bowl (flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar, and salt).

Step 3- Beat eggs and add to the dry mixture along with all the rest of the ingredients (milk, butter, pumpkin puree, and vanilla).

For a family of four, this Oatmeal Pumpkin Waffle batter is normally enough to last us two days; unless we have guest over.  Let me know how your family likes them.

 

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