Appetizers

Looking for tasty appetizers for a Mom's Nght Out/In, Monday Night Football or craving a tasty snack? Look no further!

The Cooking Channel:Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

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My husband seems to love planting rows & rows of Jalapeno Peppers. Usually I’ll freeze those suckers and call it a day, but this year I decided to make use of the harvest, Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers. Normally I pick up the frozen boxes from the grocery store. They’re filled with what I assume to be a cream cheese filling, but with my family being the meat and potatoes type I wanted to add some ground turkey to the filling too. This is how I did it. Sorry, I don’t have accurate measurements, but what cook actually does that unless you’re baking, right?

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First, pick your Jalapenos from the garden or pick some up from the store. In this batch we have 14 peppers.

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Split peppers down the center and remove seeds. If, you want some kick leave a few in.

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Cook some ground turkey and season well with your favorite seasonings. Your only going to need about 1 cup of meat. Take advantage of using the other portion of meat for something else. This day I made catfish, spaghetti and coleslaw for dinner and the excess ground turkey was used for the spaghetti.

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Now take your cooked ground turkey and mix it with a couple tbl spoons of cream cheese.

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This is what they’ll look like. Prepare the batter

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Mix 3 eggs in a bowl and season.

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Mix equal parts flour & yellow cornmeal in another bowl and season. Cook Pour vegetable oil in skillet and allow it to get good and hot. Tip*** Test to see if oil is hot enough by taking a sprinkle of flour mixture and sprinkling it in the hot oil. If it sizzles well it’s hot enough.*** Prepare Jalapeno Peppers for Cooking 1. Take stuffed pepper dip in egg mixture, next in flour mixture, back to egg mixture and once again to flour mixture. Repeat this process to all the peppers before placing them in oil. 2. Place them in oil and allow them to brown on each side. (3 – 4 minutes tops) when they float they’re done.

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3. Remove peppers from skillet and place on a paper towel to allow oil to drain off. Serve with some sauce and it’s all good!

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FYI I used the Taco Bell Sauce with ours.

Enjoy

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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National Devil Eggs Day

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Fried Green Tomatoes

 

: Fried Green Tomatoes

: One of our summer from garden to table favorites

Ingredients:

  1. Green Tomatoes
  2. 1 1/2 cup Cornmeal
  3. 1/2 cup Flour
  4. Favorite Seasonings (I use lemon pepper & seaseasoning salt)
  5. Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil whichever you prefer

  1. Clean tomatoes and slice
  2. Season tomatoes with your favorite seasoning
  3. Mix Cornmeal and flour along with some light seasoning
  4. Pre heat vegetable oil or olive oil in skillet **see tip below**
  5. While waiting for oil to get hot take your sliced tomatoes and dip in batter mix coating both sides
  6. After grease has gotten hot place tomatoes in skillet
  7. Once they have browned on one side flip over to next
  8. Serve with some hotsauce

Preparation time: less than 20 min

Cooking time: 5- 7 min or until golden brown

5 : ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

 

 

**Tip In order to tell if grease is hot enough take a pinch of batter and sprinkle in skillet. If sizzles grease is ready.**

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Sailors’ Choice Cocktail Sauce Review & Fish Sticks Recipe

I had the pleasure of reviewing Sailors’ Choice Cocktail Sauce.  Our family has seafood on the menu at least 3 times a week.  Within the past month I had to cut shrimp out of the menu because I found out my youngest daughter had a shrimp allergy.  Although she hasn’t showed any signs of reaction, I wanted to make sure I keep her safe and cut it out all together.  However when the opportunity came for me to review the Sailors’ Choice Cocktail Sauce, I knew I could still serve it when we have fish for dinner.

Fish Sticks are one of my favorite but buying them in a box, they never have any substance!  Who knows what’s really in it.  So I decided to make my own fish sticks to serve with the cocktail sauce.   Here are the reviews I received from my family:

Daughter: “This Fye!”

Son: “Ma, this is good!” I’m not going to tell you about how my daughter and him shared the sauce dish and threatened one another not to double dip.

Husband: Thumbs up

The sauce was delicious!  It’s a great combo to serve for your New Year’s Eve Party, Super Bowl Party or movie night as well. 

To purchase your very own Sailors’ Choice Cocktail Sauce go here.  Also, you have to read the story of how Staci and Bill McLauchlan began making this tasty sauce.  This story is so encouraging!  Especially if, you have some goals you plan to accomplish this coming year.  I know I do.  Be on the look out because this week I have another product review, Staci has another creative side that I want to share with you all.

Disclosure: I received Sailors’ Cocktail Sauce for review purposes only.  The opinions are my honest views.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Pierogies

Pierogies

Pierogies are one of my families favorite appetizers.  I purchase them from Aldi for no more than $2.50 and a total of 12qty are in the box.  They’re very easy to cook as well as quick & tasty.  The Pierogies are filled with potato &/or potato & cheese.  I’m sure there are other varieties. 

Directions:

Pour some Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil in a skillet. 

Allow oil to get hot

Place Pierogies in skillet (don’t allow to un-thaw before cooking)

Cook until both sides are brown.  Approx. 3-5 mins per side.  *Don’t allow to over cook because they will burst and all of the potato-ee goodness will come out.  We don’t want that.

 

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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