Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Recipe Review

What's cookin' good lookin'?
Remember, you may kiss the cook, but don't mess with the buns! 

For those of you, who have absolutely NO desire to come up with something new to make for dinner, have no fret! I am here to do the dirty work for you. I've rummaged high and low through the vast span of the inter-web (ok…mainly Pinterest) and have returned equipped with a batch of new and easy-peasy recipes to share! All of these have been a hit in the Wellman house, and if the ever disappearing leftovers aren't a sign of good eats, I don’t know what is.
Hope you enjoy!  

(One Skillet) Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls 

Image from www.chelseasmessyapron.com
Anything that says "one skillet" I am 100% on board with. Less dishes to clean = winning. Make sure you use a big pan though, this recipe is chocked full of beans, corn, sweet potatoes, rice, peppers, and all sorts of other burrito goodness. Click HERE for the recipe. 

Apple Pecan Pies 

Image from www.abeautifulmess.com
I recently made these for a pot luck at work, and although they didn't look very appetizing, they were super yummy! Very FALL, with the pecans and apples. The most difficult part was coring all of the apples, just took a few attempts before we really got the hang of it. Click HERE for the recipe.  

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

Image from www.thewholesomedish.com
This is another "one pot wonder" dish that is an updated version of the classic chicken broccoli and rice casserole. I've recently began cooking more with quinoa, and it's a great substitute for rice that is packed with protein. Click HERE for the recipe. 

Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks

Image from www.skinnytaste.com
God bless the crock pot. I usually prep everything the night before, cover, and stick it in the fridge. Then the next morning I just plug it in and press "start" before I take off for work. Knowing that I don't have to cook at all that night, truly makes getting through the day easier. Plus these 6 ingredient drumsticks are amazeballs! Click HERE for the recipe. 

Savory Ranch Crock Pot Pork Loin

Image from www.dimplesandtangles.blogspot.com
Let me reiterate, I LOVE THE CROCK POT! I try to have pork in our menu every once in a while so Eric can have his fix. Otherwise he's stuck eating chicken more often than I'd like to admit. Plus this way I know I can't mess it up. Throw everything together, press start, and done. Click HERE for the recipe. 

Italian Chicken

Image from www.aaronandjillw.blogspot.com
And speaking of chicken! Featuring tons of tomatoes and artichokes, this has become one of our favorite ways to cook it. I believe the recipe has this served over pasta, but we usually just eat it without. I have been doubling the amount of artichokes it calls for though, but that's just our preference. Click HERE for the recipe. 

Spinach Tortellini Tomato Soup

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On Wednesdays, we eat pasta. And you can NOT beat this old fashioned tomato soup infused with delicious tortellini concoction. You cook everything in one huge pot, use frozen tortellini (translation: EASY) and then basically just heat everything through. Click HERE for the recipe.

Stupid Easy Paleo Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Image from www.paleopot.com
So spaghetti squash and I have a love/hate relationship. I really think it's a nice alternative to pasta. No, it could never replace the carb-tastic original, but it is a waste line friendly way to mix things up. Every time I attempted to make it though, I ended up trying to cut up a piping hot-out-of-the-oven squash while, wearing oven mits, and almost dropping everything onto the floor...and cursing. 
Enter "stupid easy" spaghetti squash recipe. 
You guys, I am NEVER baking my spaghetti squash again. Cutting it up beforehand (while it's NOT a million degrees) and sticking it in the crock pot surrounded by sauce and meatballs, is SO MUCH BETTER! To get my squash to fit, I had to cut it up into quarters, which made handling it to pull the "spaghetti" out of the squash much more manageable in the end. 
OK, enough of my rambling, click HERE for the recipe. 

Warm Mushroom and Asparagus Salad 

Image from www.laaloosh.com
Most of the time I don't put much effort into making sides. This salad was perfect though alongside some basic chicken that we threw on the grill. I could eat asparagus everyday, and the mix of balsamic vinegar and thyme brought in great flavor. Click HERE for the recipe. 

Are you hungry now?! I could browse through recipes for days. The whole process of cooking and creating something from nothing really gets me excited!
Or I'm just super obsessed with food.
Either way, I hope YOU found something especially appealing, and are now inspired to get crazy in the kitchen! 

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