Sloppy Joe Pockets

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Need an easy weeknight meal? These sloppy joe pockets fit the bill! With all of the great flavor of sloppy joes and none of the actual "sloppy," they're sure to be something the whole family will adore. | weeknight meal | kid-friendly food | easy dinner recipe | ground beef |

Sloppy Joes are kind of par for the course for busy families. Usually they fit right in during the rush between practice, homework, and bedtime, which makes them a great go-to dinner. Simply make the beef, stir in the sauce, and dinner’s served. But the thing is, Sloppy Joes are just… so… sloppy. And sloppy dinners means more laundry, and no one wants to do more laundry than they have to. Fortunately, Sloppy Joe Pockets are simple to make and have all the flavor of your favorite easy meal.

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Hanky Pankys (Easy Weeknight Meal or Game Day Appetizer!)

This easy weeknight meal will be a hit with the whole family! Only 5 ingredients, and so easy to make. | Breakfast Sausage | Ground Beef | Velveeta | Game Day Recipe | Weeknight Meal |

I love an easy meal. More than that, I love an easy meal that my family will actually enjoy! And this one? Boy, it takes the cake on easy-to-make. Five simple ingredients, a few minutes of prep, and some thawed ground meat are all you need for this delicious meal to be dinner-ready. The best part? You can easily serve this on game day for a great tailgating treat! Plus, the name “Hanky Pankys” just cracks me up! This is an old family recipe that my grandfather gave me, and… it’s so good. You won’t even need to write it down on a recipe card to make it because it’s easy to memorize, too.

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Ham and Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups

Ham and Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups are the perfect choice for a weeknight meal. They're easy to make and taste delicious, pairing your favorite ham and cheese sandwich with a delicious lasagna twist. | weeknight meal | lasagna roll up | ham and cheese | easy dinner idea |

It was 4 o’clock again, and I had forgotten to let any sort of meat thaw for dinner. Dinnertime was rapidly approaching, and my plans of any kind of decent meal were flying out of the window because… no meat, no dinner. I live with some total carnivores! But then I remembered I had ham in the fridge, and that’s when ham and cheese lasagna roll ups popped into my mind. They’re the perfect effortless weeknight meal.

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Beefy Macaroni Soup

Cold weather calls for comfort food, and this beefy macaroni soup fits the bill! Beef, hearty macaroni noodles, and cheese make this a delightful soup the whole family will love!

Cold weather calls for comfort food, and this beefy macaroni soup fits the bill! For my family, cold weather is always soup weather, and I love a good soup recipe that basically contains the things I already keep in my pantry or freezer– who wants to get out if they don’t have to? Next weekend, we’re staring down a mini ice storm, and we’re prepared for soup weather. Beef, hearty macaroni noodles, and cheese make this a delightful soup the whole family will love, and it’s SO simple to make– you just need one pot!

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Cheese-Stuffed Barbecue Meat Bombs

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It's tailgating season! Whatever team you're cheering on, you have to try these delicious cheese-stuffed meat bombs. Part sausage, part beef, part gooey melty cheese, all amazing. They're coated in barbecue sauce and cooked in the slow cooker, so they're sure to be a hit for your next tailgating party! Pick up ingredients (and Nexium to prevent heartburn!) at @Walmart. #Tailgreatness [ad]

Tailgating season is now in full swing, and I have to admit, I’m really excited. You see, here in Kansas City tailgating generally means barbecue, and y’all know how much I love barbecue. But one recipe that’s been a recent favorite when I tailgate is this: sausage and beef, blended together and stuffed with cheese, coated in barbecue sauce, and cooked in the slow cooker until they’re ready to enjoy. I can’t imagine a tailgate without them. Made with spicy sausage, they’re even worth the heartburn (which, luckily, I have a solution for).

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20-minutes-to-dinner Stromboli (3 Different Ways!)

This stromboli takes minutes to make-- just roll out refrigerated dough, top it, fold it, and bake. With only 20 minutes until dinner, you'll have a quick and easy sandwich meal, baked to perfection, and topped however your family likes it best. Here are three ideas to get you started, but the possibilities for this stromboli are endless! Ham and swiss, turkey bacon cheddar, and pizza-style with pepperoni and canadian bacon!

Like most busy moms, I love a quick and easy dinner recipe. I’m all about finding shortcuts in the kitchen that allow me to prep a dinner quickly and serve my family in a short amount of time before we have to run off to the next practice, game, or activity. While we try really hard not to over-schedule, a busy family with work, school, and play means that easy meals are a complete blessing. So, when I stumbled upon a recipe for a super simple stromboli that takes about 20 minutes in a recent issue of Taste of Home’s Simple and Delicious magazine, I knew I had to try it at home… with a twist or two of my own. Now, after repeating the recipe with my family and tweaking it each time, we’ve found 3 super simple strombolis that we love to eat on busy weeknights.

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Chicken Divine

Looking for a down-home chicken recipe that the whole family will love? This cheesy chicken broccoli lives up to it's name-- Chicken Divine. It's truly divine, and is delicious served over rice or pasta. It's a great weeknight dinner that doesn't require a ton of effort.

I love when a recipe truly lives up to it’s name. Divine…. that’s a lot to live up to, a name like “Chicken Divine.” But I have to tell you, between the melty cheese sauce, the tender chicken, and the perfect pieces of broccoli, this is truly a divine dish. I also love when I can try out a recipe that’s been in the family for awhile. Now, this recipe didn’t originate with our family… my grandfather was given the recipe by a client (he was a hairdresser), who passed it along to him after she’d tried the recipe with much success in her own home. It wasn’t unusual for clients to pass along recipes they’d loved to my grandparents. That made this the first time I’d ever tried making this truly divine chicken for myself, but certainly not the last.

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Blended Strawberry Mock-aritas and Hot & Spicy Cheese Dip for Cinco de Mayo!

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Wanting to celebrate a delicious Cinco de Mayo with friends and family? You'll love this delicious strawberry mock-arita... it's just like your favorite restaurant margarita, without any alcohol! Strawberry and lime abound, and they're delicious. It makes for the perfect drink recipe for summer. #DelimexFiesta #Ad

Green chiles and hot sauce add a little kick to this cheesy delight! You'll love this dip for your next fiesta, whether it's Cinco de Mayo or anytime! It's creamy, cheesy, and served hot, which makes it SO good for any time! #DelimexFiesta #Ad

I’m coming at you today with not one, but TWO recipes that will be perfect for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta! You’ll love these recipes for sharing with friends, or even enjoying yourself after a long day. The first is a perfect blended strawberry mock-arita (it’s alcohol free, so even your littlest sippers can enjoy some this summer!) and the second is a hot and spicy cheese dip that will be the hit of the party, whether you’re dipping chips or the Delimex Taquitos and Rolled Tacos that pair perfectly with it!

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Mississippi Mud Cheesy Potatoes

Mississippi mud cheesy potatoes are the best thing to happen to potatoes, well, ever. These are packed with flavor. Why? They've got cheese, bacon, and delicious potatoes, baked to perfection. Plus, it's gluten free! Perfect for any holiday gathering or pot luck. | family recipe | gluten free recipe | potato recipe | bacon recipe | side dishes for pot lucks |

Note: This is a republication of a post that I shared in March. With the Thanksgiving season upon us, I thought a few of you might want to see it again. Happy Thanksgiving!

Bacon? Check. Cheese? Check. Tons of flavor? Absolutely. See, these are the easiest potatoes I think I’ve ever made, and they’re a hit with everyone. I mean, who doesn’t love cheesy potatoes with bacon?

One of the many recipes that came from the family recipe box, this handwritten recipe with an unknown source simply stated “They’re named for the famous river because they’re LONG on taste and MIGHTY good!” Well, they didn’t disappoint, anyway! Cheesy potatoes get a big punch with this recipe because of the added bacon, the creaminess, and the green onions.

These Mississippi Mud cheesy potatoes only take a few ingredients (5 ingredients or less!) and are delicious for any holiday or family gathering. Plus, gluten free!

Start with some ingredients you may already have– 8 to 10 cups of potatoes, diced, 1 cup of Mayonnaise (the real deal, not salad dressing), about a teaspoon each of salt and pepper, a 16 ounce block of cheddar, diced (or the equivalent in shredded cheddar), 1/2 a cup of green onions, chopped, and a package of bacon. You can add half a cup of olives if you’d like to, but why ruin perfectly good potatoes? (Unless you’re an olive fan, in which case, you probably don’t see that as ruining them).

Start by slicing your bacon into pieces. Don’t look at me with that shocked face that I get every time someone sees me do this… you can TOTALLY bacon your bits instead of bitting your bacon. This method gets a lot less grease on your hands because there’s no tearing it up post-fry… if you do the cutting first, your bacon will be in perfect bite sized bits when you’re done. I promise. Just trust me– cutting bacon is NOT bacon blasphemy, no matter what anyone tells you.

Put that in a pan and cook it, trying not to eat too much bacon as the smell fills the air. Seriously, bacon is so hard to resist. That’s why there is bacon everything. While the bacon cooks, start peeling and dicing your potatoes, dicing your cheese, and chopping your green onions.

Delicious! Finish getting your other ingredients chopped and ready.

Mississippi mud cheesy potatoes contain bacon, cheese, green onions, potatoes, and mayonnaise... and that's it! Only 5 ingredients in this recipe. Perfect for holidays or family gatherings, and great for a pot luck gathering. Plus, they're gluten free!

In a 9×13 pan or a 3 quart casserole dish, mix the green onions, cheese, bacon, and potatoes. If you’re adding olives, now is the time to do that, too.

5 ingredients in this cheesy potato dish with bacon, and it's SO good! Great pot luck recipe or family gathering holiday recipe. So delicious!

Toss the ingredients with mayonnaise, coating well. Bake for an hour and a half, or until the potatoes are tender, in a 325 degree oven.

These Mississippi Mud cheesy potatoes are "long on taste and mighty good," according to the woman who passed the recipe down in this family. They're only 5 ingredients and perfect for a pot luck, plus, gluten free!

Enjoy that bubbly, bacon-y, cheesy potato side dish. You could even add in some hamburger meat or chicken and make it a main dish, if you wanted to.

Mississippi Mud Cheesy Potatoes
Serves 10
These 5 ingredient potatoes came from an old family recipe box with the note that they were named after the Mississippi River for being "long on taste and mighty good." It's so easy, it may just become a holiday staple!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 8-10 Cups potatoes, diced finely
  2. 16 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded
  3. 1 Cup mayonnaise (real)
  4. 1 package bacon, cooked and torn into large bits
  5. 1/2 Cup green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a 9x13 pan or 3 quart casserole dish, mix potatoes, cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise.
  3. Bake at 325 for an hour and a half or until potatoes are tender. Top with additional cheese if desired.
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If you’re making this for Thanksgiving and want to know a great way to use up turkey after the holiday, try this delicious Chicken Potato Pot Pie recipe, perfect for those picky eaters who don’t like green stuff in their pot pie! And don’t forget to finish your Thanksgiving meal with Better than Pumpkin Pie Dessert!

If you love the combo of cheese and potatoes, you will want to check out the cheesy potatoes in this Hearty Cheeseburger Soup!

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These mississippi mud potatoes are delicious and easy-- only 5 ingredients and gluten free!

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Best-Ever Slowcooker Mac and Cheese with Crystal Farms

 

This slow cooker macaroni and cheese really is the best ever-- it's creamy, and even has bits of ham!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Crystal Farms, but all opinions are my own.

I love macaroni and cheese. It seems like the ultimate comfort food, especially in the winter. The best mac and cheese is creamy, with just the right amount of good, wholesome cheese.

So, when I teamed up with Crystal Farms and saw their mac and cheese blend, I knew exactly what I needed to do. And, you’re going to want to stick around to the very end for this one, because you could win this Crock Pot Programmable Cook and Carry Slow Cooker and some Crystal Farms coupons so you can make Mac and Cheese just like this at home (plus a ton of other great cheesy slow cooker recipes!)

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