Copycat Panda Express Cream Cheese Rangoons

I love Panda Express’ Crab Rangoons and they’re so easy to make! Oddly enough, they don’t use crab or imitation crab in their original recipe. Feel free to add some though, it’s delicious! My local Panda Express offers 3 for $2.35. Buying the ingredients myself, I have enough to make 50 Rangoons for just shyContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Cream Cheese Rangoons”

Air Fryer Rowdy Ranch Chicken Wings

Battle of the air fryers! Chicken Wing Edition! GoWise Air Fryer Bundle (Walmart $70) Oster All-In-One (Fred Meyers clearances at $50) I’m going to be focusing on healthier meals for a while so I can lose my Pandemic Pudge. I’m calling these Rowdy Ranch Wings. The GoWise definitely won, hands down. The wings cooked inContinue reading “Air Fryer Rowdy Ranch Chicken Wings”

Not-So Traditional Cottage Pie

I had some leftover beef from last night’s BBQ Bacon Sliders, so some Cottage (or Shepherd’s if your American) Pie it is! Good thing too because some of my red potatoes were sprouting. Be sure to drain the beef! It’s a mess if you forget. Beef Filling: 2 lbs Ground Beef 1 cup Onion; dicedContinue reading “Not-So Traditional Cottage Pie”

BBQ Bacon Beef Sliders

Finally! The BBQ bacon sliders! I was going to make them yesterday, but got home from work around midnight and was too exhausted to eat. So today’s the day! I only needed 1 pound of bacon, so naturally I baked 5 pounds. Because…bacon. 2 lbs lean Ground Beef 1 extra large Egg 1/4 cup Onion;Continue reading “BBQ Bacon Beef Sliders”

Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

I was all set to make my BBQ Bacon Burgers last night, but I remembered last minute that it was my niece’s 12th birthday. Time to script the flip! We did Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash instead because…reasons. So the burgers are dinner tomorrow and I promise to post the hamburger bun recipe. Squash: 2Continue reading “Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash”

Smothered Southwestern Chicken Skillet

I had some leftover corn, homemade black beans and Mexican rice from the other night, so I tossed them all together. Cooking it all in one skillet means less dishes to clean which is just fine by me. It would have been better with cream cheese, but all of mine is frozen. What’s a girlContinue reading “Smothered Southwestern Chicken Skillet”

Cheesy Beef & Broccoli Shells

Day 38 of my #PantryChallenge Quick and easy dinner tonight. Cheesy Beef & Broccoli Shells! It would have been leagues better if I’d had whole milk and fresh broccoli on hand, but what can ya do. It’s really easy, inexpensive and kids love it! Definitely one of my favorite weeknight meals. 1 lb Ground BeefContinue reading “Cheesy Beef & Broccoli Shells”

Homemade Black Beans

There is no price comparison when it comes to canned black beans and homemade. They’re so much richer in flavor and they’re not as hard as you think to make. You can also cook these in an InstaPot or slow cooker, but I prefer them on the stovetop. I definitely recommend cooking them with brothContinue reading “Homemade Black Beans”

Chicken & Vegetable Curry

Day 36 of the #PantryChallenge  I had a lot of the Curried Sweet Potato Soup I made last night left over so I repurposed it. Chicken & Vegetable Curry is what’s for dinner! I normally add cauliflower, sugar snap peas and zucchini but didn’t have any on hand.  1 quart Chicken Broth 3 large SweetContinue reading “Chicken & Vegetable Curry”

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Day 25 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Another quick dinner before heading back to work. I’ve never been more excited for a lettuce wrap in my life. I had to start buying fresh produce again and I feel SO much better for it. The lettuce and celery were $1.20 and I only used about 1/3Continue reading “Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps”