Everything Bagel Deviled Eggs

Is it really a cookout if there aren’t deviled eggs? They’re one of my favorite things to bring to potlucks and they don’t stick around long. I used the base for my Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs and just topped it with homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning instead of French fried onions. They were so tangy andContinue reading “Everything Bagel Deviled Eggs”

Copycat Panda Express Beijing Beef

Happy Valentine’s Day! The roads are still iced over and I really wanted Panda Express Beijing Beef, Chow Mein and Crab Rangoons. Time for some homecooked copycats! I’m definitely wining and dining myself tonight. #singlelife Beef: 1 lb Flank Steak; sliced against the grain 2 cups Soy Sauce 1 Tablespoon Sugar 1 teaspoon Chile PasteContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Beijing Beef”

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”

Black Bean & Chicken Enchiladas

Day 37 of my #PantryChallenge I spent an amazing night with my family yesterday and cooked dinner for them. I brought over most of it from my pantry, but my mom had all the fresh vegetables, cheese (that I forgot at home) and sour cream on hand, so I’m counting it. My dad said theyContinue reading “Black Bean & Chicken Enchiladas”

Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup

Day 26 of my Pantry Challenge. ❤️  I told myself to only make 4 servings. But if I taste something and it needs another flavor I toss it in. Next thing I know, the soup’s doubled. Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup anyone?! I didn’t have any beef broth, so I used the stock from theContinue reading “Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup”

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

Day 24 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge I had a Scatter Brain Jane moment yesterday and totally spaced pulling the Pork Half Loin out of my freezer. YAY!!! (sarcasm heavily implied) Sooo, I quickly thawed some chicken sausages and snagged a box of dehydrated Cheesy Hash Browns from my pantry, both of which I gotContinue reading “Cheesy Chicken Sausage Hash Brown Casserole”

Honey Mustard Chicken Croissant Rolls

Day 21 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge I needed to use up some of the generic brand crescent/croissant tubes I bought on special for 89¢ and stashed in my freezer a while back. I don’t really like my sweet main dishes to be cloyingly sweet, so I often add chiles, garlic, onion and vinegar. NotContinue reading “Honey Mustard Chicken Croissant Rolls”

Baked Bean Burgers

Day 13 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge I had to run errands on my lunch/dinner so I couldn’t get home to eat. Finally home and whipped up a few quick burgers. As a kid I used my burger to scoop up the beans, but now I just pile it right on top. 😂 Served withContinue reading “Baked Bean Burgers”

Pantry Challenge Beefy Fritos Burritos

Day 20 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Tonight’s dinner is the most simplified version I could make of the only thing that my brain and stomach seem to agree on at the moment. Beefy Fritos Burritos! Except I didn’t have any Fritos…or Queso… So I cut some corn tortillas into strips and mixed some cheeseContinue reading “Pantry Challenge Beefy Fritos Burritos”

“Tokyo Joes” Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls

Day 14 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge⁠⁠ 2 weeks in and I’ve saved around $400! One of my favorite restaurants I frequented VERY regularly over the 14 years I lived in Colorado was Tokyo Joes. I miss their Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls. I’ve been making my own for 6 years now and they’reContinue reading ““Tokyo Joes” Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls”