Slow Cooker Apple Butter BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker Apple Butter BBQ Chicken

Here is a sweet Slow Cooker Apple Butter BBQ Chicken recipe I stumbled across today on I can’t wait to try this!

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 9 hours 10 mins
Total time: 9 hours 15 mins
Serves: 10


* 3.5 lbs bone-in chicken thighs (about 10)
* .25 teaspoon salt
* .25 teaspoon pepper
* 2 cups homemade or prepared apple butter*
* 2 Tablespoon mustard
* 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 teaspoon sriracha
* 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


1: Preheat the broiler in the oven and place the top rack 4-5 inches from the heat. Place the chicken on an aluminum-foil lined baking sheet. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Broil the chicken for 4 minutes until top is lightly browned. Transfer the chicken to a large slow cooker.
2: In a small bowl, combine the apple butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha sauce and smoked paprika. Pour over chicken; stir to coat.
3: Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 8-9 hours, until chicken is fork tender.

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Caramelized Onion Cheese Steak Sandwich Recipe

Caramelized Onion Cheese Steak Sandwich

Yum! This delicious Caramelized Onion Cheese Steak Sandwich Recipe came from Trader Joe’s. I loved this take on one of my favorite sandwiches. It’s not only easy but also quick to prepare. Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner!

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cooking Time: 10 Minutes


* 1 pkg (1 to 1.5 lbs) TJ’s Flat Iron Beef Chuck Steak, cut into bite-sized pieces

* 1/2 pkg (about 8 oz) TJ’s Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onion, shredded

* 4 TJ’s Par Baked Ciabatta Rolls, baked

Directions: In a medium pan over medium heat, cook the meat for about 5-8 minutes until browned on all sides. Once meat is cooked to medium well, add cheddar cheese. Do not drain the juices. Keep stirring until the cheese is completely melted, about 2 minutes, creating a thick cheese sauce.
Divide the meat and cheese sauce among four ciabatta rolls and serve.

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Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe

Kentucky Butter Cake

Don’t you just love a good pound cake? Buttery, dense, no-nonsense pound cake. Well here is a recipe for Kentucky Butter Cake from Cameron at that you just have to try!

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Grilled Cheese Recipe; The Caprese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Recipe

Everyone loves a grilled cheese right? I can almost taste one now. This love of the grilled cheese sandwich inspired me to search for gourmet takes on the classic Grilled Cheese Recipe. Here is one of my favorites so far. It’s the marriage of grilled cheese sandwiches and Caprese salad, best made in summer, when tomatoes and basil are at their peak. Thanks My Recipes for this delicious sandwich. All I can say is Yum!


8 slices (about 11 oz.) rustic sourdough or Italian country bread
2 large garlic cloves, halved
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 slices (6 oz.) mozzarella cheese
2 ripe heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced roasted red peppers
16 large basil leaves
About 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
About 1/2 tsp. pepper


1. Rub a side of each slice of bread with a cut side of garlic and brush with oil. Layer the plain side of half the bread with cheese, tomatoes, and peppers, dividing evenly. Top with remaining bread, garlic side up.

2. Cook 2 sandwiches at a time in a large frying pan over medium-low heat, covered, turning sandwiches once, until golden brown and cheese is melted, 6 minutes.

3. Tuck 4 slices basil into each sandwich. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.


Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Blow your guests away with a flavorful twist on a classic appetizer by adding Pork Sausage to your stuffed mushrooms. These are a game day favorite at my house in the winter and are easy to make. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


2 pounds large mushrooms, stems removed and reserved
1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Regular Roll Sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
4 ounces cream cheese, cubed, softened
¾ cup dry Italian bread crumbs, divided
½ cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese, divided
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil


1- Preheat oven to 350°F. Finely chop enough mushroom stems to measure 1 cup; discard any remaining stems. Place mushroom caps, rounded-sides down, in lightly greased shallow baking pans.
2- Cook sausage, chopped stems and garlic in large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 8-10 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Return to skillet. Add cream cheese, ½ cup breadcrumbs, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese and parsley; mix well. Spoon into mushroom caps.
3- Combine remaining breadcrumbs, remaining Parmesan cheese and oil; sprinkle over mushrooms.
4- Bake 20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and stuffing is lightly browned.

About 50 servings (1 stuffed mushroom each)

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Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Chicken Noodle soup

Chicken Noodle Soup may be the ultimate comforting soup. Here is a great recipe from that’s is sure to comfort the soul and bellies.

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 28 min


* 2 carton(s) (26-ounce) reduced-sodium chicken stock or broth
* 2 cup(s) water
* 3 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
* 3 small parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced
* 3 stalk(s) celery, thinly sliced
* 1 large onion, finely chopped
* 3 1/2 cup(s) cooked, shredded chicken
* 1/2 pound(s) extra-wide egg noodles
* 2 tablespoon(s) minced parsley
* 2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
* 1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground black pepper


1. In a 5- to 6-quart soup pot, bring stock, water, carrots, parsnips, celery, and onion to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
2. Stir in chicken and noodles; cover pot and continue to simmer 7 minutes, or until noodles are just tender. Stir in parsley, salt, and pepper. Ladle into bowls.


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Egg Salad Lettuce Cups Recipe

Egg Salad Lettuce Cups Tutorial

Egg salad is an all time favorite of mine. These Egg Salad Lettuce Cups are the perfect quick lunch or snack.


* 3 Hard Boiled Eggs
* 1 Green Onion
* 1 T Greek Yogurt
* 1 TSP Low-Fat Mayonnaise
* 1 TSP Stone-Ground Mustard
* Dash of Salt and Pepper

Directions: First chop your hard boiled eggs and green onions. Add to a bowl. Then add your Greek Yogurt, Mayo, Stone-Ground Mustard, and Salt and Pepper. Mix. Then pack your egg salad into a separate bowl from your lettuce pieces to avoid getting them soggy. Once you are ready to eat spoon out the egg salad onto your lettuce and enjoy!

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin bread

Pumpkin season is here! The air has a chill, the kids (and adults) are picking their halloween costumes, and pumpkins are everywhere. Here is a delicious Pumpkin Bread recipe from that is sure to put smiles on faces.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Yield: Makes one loaf.


1 1/2 cups (200g) flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup (200 g) sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup (240 ml) pumpkin purée*
4 ounces (1 stick, 112 g) butter, melted (can sub 1/2 cup light olive oil)
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons molasses
1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
1/2 cup (120 ml) chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Optional Orange Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

* To make pumpkin purée, cut a small sugar pumpkin in half horizontally. Use a large metal spoon to scrape out the seeds and stringy stuff. Place the pumpkin halves cut side down on a foil or Silpat lined baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until soft, about 45 minutes to an hour. Cool, scoop out the flesh. Freeze whatever you don’t use for future use. Or, if you are working with pumpkin pieces, roast or boil them until tender, then remove and discard the skin.


1- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

2- In a separate bowl mix together the pumpkin purée, the melted butter, beaten eggs, 1/4 cup of water, molasses, and orange zest (if using). Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined and there is no more dry flour in the batter. Do not overmix! If adding chopped pecans or walnuts, stir them in.

3- Butter the insides of an 8 x 4 x 3 -inch loaf pan. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and smooth the top. Put in the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes (depending on your oven and the color of your loaf pan—dark pans cook the contents more quickly than light pans), or until a tester poked in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Then run a blunt dinner knife around the edges of the pumpkin bread to gently separate it from the pan. Invert it to loosen it from the pan and put the loaf on a rack to cool completely.

4- If using the glaze, whisk together in a medium bowl the powdered sugar, orange juice, zest, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. If too thick add  a little more juice. If too thin, add a little more powdered sugar.

Wait until the pumpkin bread has cooled completely before drizzling with glaze or slicing. Tip: use a serrated knife to slice. Less crumbs that way!

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10 Amazing Pasta Salads to Make This Summer

Pasta salad

Whether for a grill-out, picnic or backyard barbecue, these quick and easy Suddenly Salad sides are a winner every time! Here is one of my favorites from the list and you can find the rest on!

Greek Tossed Pasta Salad:

Feta, olives and tomatoes give a ready-in-30-minutes pasta salad its classic Greek inspiration.


1 box Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad classic pasta salad mix (Water and oil called for on salad mix box)

4 cups torn romaine lettuce

2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 small cucumber, coarsely chopped (1 cup)  

1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion, slices cut in half

1  can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained

4 oz crumbled feta cheese (1 cup)


1: Make pasta as directed on box.
2: In large bowl, stir together seasoning mix, water and oil. Stir in pasta and remaining ingredients except cheese. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

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Creamy Bacon and Cheese Dip

Creamy Bacon and Cheese Dip

Do you love Bacon? Do you love cheese? Then you will you this Creamy Bacon and Cheese Dip recipe from Snack Picks. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Preparation Time: 15 Mins.
Total Time to Serve: 40 Mins.
Servings: 30
1 sour cream sour cream
1 cream cheese, softened cream cheese, softened
2 shredded cheddar cheese shredded cheddar cheese
1 bacon bits bacon bits
1 chopped green onions chopped green onions
1 onion soup mix onion soup mix
Assorted fresh vegetables (optional) Assorted fresh vegetables (optional)
Keebler Town House Flipsides Original crackers Keebler Town House Flipsides Original crackers
Chopped tomatoes or chopped fresh parsley (optional) Chopped tomatoes or chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1. In medium bowl stir together sour cream and cream cheese. Stir in cheddar cheese, green onions, bacon bits and onion soup mix.

2. Spread in 2-quart baking dish. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Garnish with tomatoes (if desired).

3. Serve with KEEBLER TOWN HOUSE FLIPSIDES Original crackers and vegetables (if desired).

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