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.
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.
Step 2: Brown your ground beef with your onion. I actually like to add some garlic powder or diced garlic to mine.
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.
Step 4: Add all the ingredients including the cooked meat to a large pot. Stir, cook, and simmer until all the flavors are combined.
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?
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.
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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Then you are going to love this Apple Pie Cheesecake recipe!
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.
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.
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.
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)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.
Combine dry ingredients into a small bowl (oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon).
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.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir.
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.
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.
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.
These treats contain only 5 ingredients and come together within minutes.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1/2 cup flax seed
2/3 cup broth
1/4 cup peanut butter
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.
What I lack in decorating skills, these treats made up for in taste. Rok (our husky) LOVES them.