Super Easy 5 Ingredient Chili Recipe

Super Easy 5 Ingredient Chili Recipe

Grab your spoons, it’s Chili season!! Perhaps I should start off by saying any time is Chili time for me. I don’t discriminate based on weather, but I especially love it during the Fall/Winter seasons. Unfortunately, I don’t always have the time to make the beans homemade on top of making the chili, so this Chili recipe is for those times.

This Chili can be made using only 5 ingredients and is super quick to make. It’s also delicious, but most chili is.

Best of all, it’s budget friendly and enough to feed a family of at least 4. We always have leftovers.

Super Easy 5 Ingredient Chili Recipe by Aduke Schulist

The full recipe is at the bottom of this post.

5 Simple Steps:

Step 1: Gather your ingredients. I’m a big fan of Best Choice as you can see here. I’ve never felt like I was getting below quality ingredients with this brand. Best Choice is affordable and totally not sponsoring this post.

Ingredients for Easy Chili Recipe by Aduke Schulist

Step 2: Brown your ground beef with your onion. I actually like to add some garlic powder or diced garlic to mine.

Onion and Ground Beef in a Skillet

Step 3: Drain and rinse your beans. If you prefer, you could skip the draining and rinsing, but I prefer to rinse my canned beans.

Two cans of beans drained

Step 4: Add all the ingredients including the cooked meat to a large pot. Stir, cook, and simmer until all the flavors are combined.

Ingredients for Chili in Pot

Add Hamburger to Chili Ingredients Mixture

Step 5: Enjoy!

Easy Homemade Chili Bowl

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  1. Cook the diced onion and ground beef until browned. Drain the excess fat.
  2. Drain and rinse the two cans of beans.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, rinsed beans, chili powder, and cooked hamburger to a large pot.
  4. Simmer until all flavors combined.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
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Growing up we always ate our chili with crackers, but lately I find myself enjoying it with cornbread.

The leftovers are great on a Frito pie, chili cheese dog, or as is. You can’t go wrong with this 5 Ingredient Chili Recipe.

How do you eat your chili?

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The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal – A Menu With Recipes

The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal – A Menu With Recipes

Thanksgiving is one week away y’all!! You got your turkey and your green bean casseroles ready, but what about everything else!?

Are you ready to eat some delicious food and spend time with family?

I am!

What I’m not ready for is the stress of preparing the menu and making sure there are foods available that will be pleasing to every palate.

Luckily for you – and me – I’ve been doing a little work and came up with The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal including recipes. Below you will find everything from appetizers to desserts and even drinks to make the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal.

The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal a Menu with Recipes by Aduke Schulist

Appetizers

Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs on Stick by Penny Pincher Jenny
Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs by Penny Pincher Jenny

Yum yum! My family loves when I make these Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs. Sometimes we have them as a main entree. They are so good.

Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole Dip

Twice Baked Potato Casserole by Penny Pincher Jenny
Twice Baked Potato Casserole Dip by Penny Pincher Jenny

Jenny made this as a casserole, but for Thanksgiving, this would make a delicious appetizer. Just toss it in a bowl with some crackers on the side and you have the perfect dip.

Drinks

Slow Cooker Wassail

Wassail by 918 Plate
Wassail by 918 Plate

I didn’t even know what Wassail was until recently, but when I found out, I had to have it in my life. It’s hot cider with a spicy  twist. 918 Plate has you covered on the hot drinks.

Party Punch

Check out Ricci’s fruit party punch for the cold drink. This punch combines some of my favorite fruity flavors in an icy/slushy form. Delish!!

Turkey or Ham

Pick one, or do both. My family does both since we have people that don’t like turkey and some who don’t like ham.

Baked Ham with Red Wine Glaze

Glazed Ham by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Glazed Ham by Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The glaze on this ham is to die for. Brush it on your ham about every 45 minutes while its cooking and your family will be asking “Who made the ham?”

The Perfect Turkey

Perfect Turkey by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Perfect Turkey by Cosmopolitan Cornbread

This Perfect Turkey recipe comes from Cosmopolitan Cornbread. She tells you exactly how to make the perfect turkey. Can I just say I’m glad I’ve never been in charge of the turkey?

Stuffing or Dressing

Whether you choose to put it inside the turkey as a stuffing, or bake it separate, the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal isn’t complete without one of these.

Chicken and Dressing

Chicken and Dressing by Kelli's Kitchen
Chicken and Dressing by Kelli’s Kitchen

This chicken and dressing screams Thanksgiving. It’s got all of your traditional dressing ingredients.  If you are feeling a little more adventurous, try this pineapple dressing from Kelli’s Kitchen.

Pineapple Dressing

Pineapple Dressing - Kelli's Kitchen
Pineapple Dressing by Kelli’s Kitchen

Chicken Cornbread Dressing

Chicken Cornbread Dressing by 918 Plate
Chicken Cornbread Dressing by 918 Plate

My family loves a good cornbread dressing like this Chicken Cornbread Dressing from 918 Plate. It’s hearty, savory, and makes a meal of its own. It’s one of the best leftovers to have after the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal.

Side Dishes

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad by So TiPical Me
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad by So TIPical Me

Leave the marshmallows for dessert with this Roasted Sweet Potato Salad. Have I ever told you guys sweet potato dishes are one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving?!

Honey Garlic Green Beans

Honey Garlic Green Beans by Delicious Little Bites
Honey Garlic Green Beans by Delicious Little Bites

Gotta get those greens in there. Even the pickiest of eaters will like these simple yet flavorful green beans.

Roasted Chili Spiced Carrots

Roasted Chili Spiced Carrots by Delicious Little Bites
Roasted Chili Spiced Carrots by Delicious Little Bites

While your green beans are cooking, pop these carrots in the oven and they will be ready in no time.

Nutmeg Rice

Nutmeg Rice by Delicious Little Bites
Nutmeg Rice by Delicious Little Bites

This easy nutmeg rice recipe is a great quick addition to round out the sides. It takes minutes to make and even the youngest of helpers can assist with this dish.

Dessert

You can always do your traditional pumpkin and pecan pies, but why not mix things up this Thanksgiving?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie by House of Fauci's
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie by House of Fauci’s

This chocolate chip cookie pie from House of Fauci’s combines a few of my favorite things together, the best thing is you can freeze individual slices meaning pie for days. Oh yeah!

Apple Pie Cheesecake

Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe - by Aduke Schulist
Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe – by Aduke Schulist

The sweetness of apple pie, but the deliciousness of a cheesecake. This is one of my favorite desserts.

Cherry Marshmallow Fluff

Cherry Marshmallow Fluff by House of Faucis
Cherry Marshmallow Fluff by House of Faucis

Now we can bring in those marshmallows. This Cherry Marshmallow Fluff pairs well with a full belly. It’s sweet enough to be a dessert, but light enough to not make you feel like you are going to explode.

That’s it y’all! The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal. No time to make it all yourself? No problem! Just assign each family member to bring one item and send them to this post for the recipe. You will thank me later 😉

What are you making for Thanksgiving?
Do you have your menu prepared?

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Apple Pie Cheesecake – #Recipe

Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe

Do you like pie?

Do you like cheesecake?

Do you like cheesecake pie?

Then you are going to love this Apple Pie Cheesecake recipe!

Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe - by Aduke Schulist

Forgive that terrible infomercial intro, but this Apple Pie Cheesecake is seriously the best thing you will make this Fall. It’s the kind of recipe where everybody wants a copy. I suggest not giving it to them 😉

I gotta say, the first time I ever made this recipe was also the first time I ever baked a cheesecake. I was a little nervous of how it would turn it, but this Apple Pie Cheesecake recipe is hard to mess up.

So, keep the recipe for yourself, but share this delicious dessert with your friends, family, coworkers.. Or you know, just hide in your closet after the kids go to bed and eat it yourself.

Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe - with Granny Smith Apples

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  1. Cook apples, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon over medium heat until apples are tender. Set aside
  2. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Combine graham cracker crumbs, oats, butter, remaining cinnamon and 2 Tbsp of the remaining sugar. Press into spring form pan.
  4. Beat cream cheese, vanilla, and remaining sugar in medium sized bowl until blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, and mix until blended.
  5. Arrange half of the apples on top of the crust to within 1/2 inch of the edge. Be careful not to overlap the apples. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the crust.
  6. Bake cheesecake for 60 to 80 minutes, or until center is almost set. Refrigerate for about 4 hours before removing from pan.
  7. Garnish the top of the cheesecake with the remaining cooked apples.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe - Garnished with Cooked Apples

Ways To Add Flair:

Add caramel drizzle
Add chocolate drizzle
Add chopped nuts
Add crumble topping
Add whipped cream
Add chocolate sprinkles

What is your favorite kind of cheesecake?

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Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe - Garnished with Cooked Apples by Aduke Schulist

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars #Recipe

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars #Recipe

At my house, we typically don’t make a big deal out of breakfast. My kids have been eating the same foods every day for breakfast….for years!

I’m not even kidding.

Losh eats oatmeal Every.Single.Day. If it isn’t waiting on him when he wakes up he asks “Where is my oatmeal?” Aybra eats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and sometimes a bowl of cereal. And then Kaia will have a bowl of cereal, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or pop-tarts.

They are creatures of habit and easy to please. They may not be the healthiest options, but I pick my battles, and breakfast isn’t one I choose to fight.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars Breakfast Recipe by Aduke Schulist

The usual breakfast foods like pancakes and bacon or biscuits and gravy tend to be dinner foods around here.

But along came these Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars and changed breakfast.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars Recipe by Aduke Schulist

These oatmeal bars satisfy every one of my kids’ wants in a breakfast food. It has oatmeal. It’s sweet. They are nice and soft like a sandwich and have peanut butter. Score!

Bonus: they are gluten free! (make sure your oats actually say gluten free as some oats aren’t gluten free)

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Cook Time 25 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine dry ingredients into a small bowl (oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon).
  3. In a larger bowl smash the bananas and mix in the peanut butter. When combined, add in the vanilla extract, egg, maple syrup, and milk. Mix until combined.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared dish and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Top with melted peanut butter.
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If you don’t like bananas, you can substitute them for apple sauce, or even 1/4-1/2 cup of your favorite fruit jam/puree! There are so many ways to switch this recipe up. If you make this recipe, I’d love for you to tag me on Instagram @AdukeSchulist.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars

Are your kids creatures of habit like mine? 

Would your whole family enjoy these oatmeal bars?

Let me know in the comments and tell me how you make breakfast fun for your family.

Treat Your Good Boy To Homemade Dog Treats

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Homemade Dog Treats

When your good boy is a great boy and needs a special treat, regular store bought treats just won’t work. So, gather these ingredients and make your favorite pup some delicious homemade dog treats.

Homemade Dog Treats - 5 Simple Ingredients - by Aduke Schulist

These treats contain only 5 ingredients and come together within minutes.

Homemade Dog Treats Ingredients

Ingredients:
 1 cup whole wheat flour
 1 cup oats
 1/2 cup flax seed
 2/3 cup broth
 1/4 cup peanut butter

Directions:
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients together. Add the broth and peanut butter, stirring until the mixture forms a ball of dough. If mixture is too dry, add more broth. Roll out the dough on a slightly floured surface, cut into desired shapes. Bake for 10 minutes, turn treats over, and bake an additional 10 minutes.

The best part about these treats is I always have the ingredients on hand. So grab a mixing bowl and your favorite dog shaped cookie cutters and treat your good boy – or girl – to these homemade dog treats.

Homemade Dog Treats - Peanut Butter and Beef Flavored
Homemade Dog Treats - Peanut Butter and Beef Flavored
Homemade Dog Treats - Peanut Butter and Beef Flavored
Homemade Dog Treats Yum

Homemade Dog Treats - Peanut Butter and Beef Flavored

What I lack in decorating skills, these treats made up for in taste. Rok (our husky) LOVES them.

Homemade Dog Treats - Peanut Butter and Beef Flavored

 

Have you ever made homemade dog treats?