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I enjoy cooking for my family, trying new dishes and letting my creativity flow in the kitchen. Feel free to try the recipes, tips and meal ideas with your family.

The Pros & Cons of Meal Planning

After attempting to meal plan for the 999th time, I’ve found that there are some pros and cons to meal planning. If you meal plan your family meals or attempt to meal plan, you may fave found that there are pros and/or cons. Check out the video below and see what pros and cons I’ve found.Please share what you’ve found below.

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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Sriracha Turkey Baked Beans

A quick meal for game night, movie night or just to have a delicious quick and easy meal is always a win in my book.My husband loves everything spicy and me, not so much.I seem to have sneezing, coughing and crying fits if my food is a bit too spicy.This Sriracha Turkey Baked Bean dish has a nice kick and thankfully this kick doesn’t set off my little fit.

Let’s get down to cooking, but first here’s the ingredients you’ll need.

Ingredients

1 lb Busch Baked Beans

1 lb Ground Turkey

1/4 cup Sriracha Sauce

1 tbsp Barbecue Sauce (Brand of your choice)

1 tbsp Wet Minced Garlic (You’re free to use dry if you don’t have wet on hand)

Dry Herb Mix

1 tbsp Rosemary

1 tsp Oregano

1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika

1/8 tsp Cumin

1/2 tsp Garlic Salt

1 tbsp Minced Garlic

Directions

Let’s begin by cooking our ground turkey and while cooking your ground turkey add in your dry herb mix and stir well.

Once your ground turkey is brown and completely cooked add in your baked beans and stir them in.

Next, add in your Sriracha, Barbecue Sauce and wet Minced Garlic. If you don’t have the wet minced garlic  you can add in 1 tbsp of dry. Allow it to simmer for about 20 minutes and remember to stir frequently so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of your pan.

Serve It Up

The last thing to do is to serve it with crackers, chips or alone as a dish with some green vegetables and you’re good to go.

 

 

 

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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Sriracha Turkey Baked Beans
When Sriracha, Ground Turkey, Baked Beans and garden herbs come together to make a great game night, movie night or you just want to put a delicious one pot dish on the table quick.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
medium bowls
Ingredients
Dry Herb Mix
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
medium bowls
Ingredients
Dry Herb Mix
Instructions
  1. Let's begin by cooking our ground turkey and while cooking your ground turkey add in your dry herb mix and stir well.
  2. Once your ground turkey is brown and completely cooked add in your baked beans and stir them in.
  3. Next, add in your Sriracha, Barbecue Sauce and wet Minced Garlic. If you don't have the wet minced garlic you can add in 1 tbsp of dry. Allow it to simmer for about 20 minutes and remember to stir frequently so that it doesn't stick to the bottom of your pan.
  4. The last thing to do is to serve it with crackers, chips or alone as a dish with some green vegetables and you're good to go.
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(Bonus Video Included) 15 Bean Soup w/Leftover Holiday Ham & Bone

Hoping you all enjoyed your Christmas with your family and friends. We enjoyed our time with our kids and since they’re on winter break we’ll have many more days like this. Today I want to share with you what to do with that holiday ham and bone before you and your family get tired of it.  This meal isn’t necessarily for right after the holiday unless you want to cook it right away.  Otherwise throw it in the freezer and use this recipe for the day you take it out.

 

Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

1 Leftover ham & bone

1 Bag 15 Bean Soup (ham flavor packet will be added 30 minutes before serving our soup)

1 Medium Onion Diced

1 Lemon Squeezed (will be added 30 minutes before serving our soup)

32 oz. Vegetable Broth

32 oz. Water

2 Tbl Spoons Minced Garlic

***Don’t forget to put yo foot in it***

 

Tools:

Crockpot

 

Let’s get started (finish reading post or watch video directions)

 

We’re going to start by adding our hambone to our crockpot. Once the bone is added we’re going to rinse our beans and add them to the pot as well.

We’re rinsing our beans to make sure we remove any dirt and make sure there’s no foreign objects floating around.

Once your beans have been added to the crockpot, add in your diced onions and pour in your vegetable broth.  Your container of vegetable broth is 32 oz. so, once you’ve emptied the container fill it with water and pour that in too.  You’re more than welcome to use another container of vegetable broth, but since this ham and bone will add so much flavor, we can save the couple dollars and use some agua.

Now, add in your ham.  I’ve diced mine into small to medium size chunks.

Before we add the lid and turn on our crockpot we’ll add in the minced garlic.  Save the squeezed lemon and ham flavor packet for after it’s almost time to serve.

Now, we’re going to turn our crockpot on high for 6 hours *cue jeopardy music*

6 Hours Later

Add in your squeezed lemon juice from your lemon, the ham flavor pack, stir and allow to cook for 30 more minutes.

*cue jeopardy music*

Remove the bone and serve it over some rice or without and add some cornbread or your family’s favorite bread or dinner rolls.

Enjoy this remix on your leftover holiday ham and bone.

 

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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Mama Minute: Leftover Soup

Back in the day when I was living home with my mama, I had a friend over while my mom was about to cook dinner.When I looked in the fridge there was nothing in the fridge. NOTHING!My mama started pulling stuff out and throwing it in a pot.My friend looked at me like what is she doing throwing all that stuff in there. Ugh!My mama made soup and my friend never stopped talking about it.She would always ask,

Did your mama make some more soup?

Who would have thought some so delicious came from absolutely nothing.

Well, this weekend while cleaning out the fridge I found some food that I wasn’t willing to part with yet. Hubby cooked dinner this week and there was leftover stuffed chicken and diced potatoes from that meal. Also, there were some leftover mashed potatoes and corn on the cob from one of the meals I cooked. I chopped up the chicken, removed the corn from the cob and threw it in the crock pot. Threw in about 1 to 2 cups of water and a big’ole tablespoon of Better than Bouillon flavoring and let it cook on high for about an hour.

Making soups in my house is something I do frequently.One of the reason I make soup often, is so that my husband can take it to work with him in the morning and have it with his muffins/bread and coffee. The Leftover Soup I made from the leftovers in fridge was exactly what my husband is taking with him this week.

Before you toss the leftovers in the fridge, try using it to make some Leftover Soup. If you don’t own a crock pot, toss it in a pot and cook it on simmer for about an hour.

The next thing I did was put the soup in some small storage containers to go.You can use your soup for now or place it in the fridge for future consumption.

leftover soup

Have you made a pot of soup lately?The season is about to change and nothing like a good’ole bowl of soup.

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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The Cooking Channel: Poképudding

In the kitchen with Jala adding a twist to Banana Pudding and making Pokepudding (the kids helped me name it)Using the standard vanilla pudding and wafers to make the banana pudding. I added a twist by using marshmallows, oreo cookies and red velvet chips ahoy to give the banana pudding the Pokeball look.

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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