Absolute Best Ever Lasagna Recipe

Absolute Best Ever Lasagna - The ultimate lasagna! Three layers of deliciously rich, luscious meat sauce, creamy cheesy ricotta and perfectly cooked noodles. With a trick to getting a perfect portion cut every time. 

This absolute best ever lasagna recipe comes to us via my sister and brother-in-law. This is the ultimate lasagna! Three layers of deliciously rich, luscious meat sauce, creamy cheesy ricotta and perfectly cooked noodles. Also, a trick to getting a perfect portion cut every time. Absolute Best Ever Lasagna Recipe The most time-consuming step is making the meat sauce. But the sauce is what makes this lasagna amazing! Although we were raised in a large Italian family there was never an authentic lasagna sauce recipe delivered to our table. *gasp* Shocking, I know! Ok, so here’s the tip for layering the noodles for the perfect portion. First place about 1...

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts - A slow cooker makes boiled peanuts super easy to make!  A warm, salty, tender boiled peanut is the perfect snack for any occasion!

A slow cooker makes boiled peanuts super easy to make!  A warm, salty, tender boiled peanut is the perfect snack for any occasion! Hot boiled peanuts are a traditional southern snack. Now, they aren’t for everyone. You either like them or you don’t. My daughter and I love them but my husband won’t even think about eating one. To each their own, right? Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts Use raw green peanuts for this recipe. If you can only find raw dried peanuts soak them overnight in cool water before placing them in the slow cooker. Dried peanuts will take much longer to cook if not soaked first. Rinse the peanuts in...

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake - Buttery, soft pound cake laced with lemon and orange zest and topped with a delicious citrusy glaze. Bursting with citrus flavors this cake just screams spring dessert!

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake is a sublime slice of citrus heaven! Buttery, soft pound cake laced with lemon and orange zest and topped with a delicious citrusy glaze. Bursting with citrus flavors this cake just screams spring dessert! Lemon-Orange Pound Cake Prepare the bundt pan with non-stick baking spray or butter and flour. In a medium-size bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to the creamed butter and sugar...

Roasted Chicken with Dijon Cream Sauce

Roasted Chicken with a Dijon Cream Sauce - Melt-in-your-mouth delicious! My take on the French Poulet à la Dijonnaise. Tender roasted chicken smothered in a creamy, tangy, tarragon sauce.

Roasted chicken with dijon cream sauce is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! This is my take on the French Poulet à la Dijonnaise (chicken in a dijon white wine sauce). Tender roasted chicken smothered in a creamy, tangy, tarragon sauce. A simple bistro-style dish that makes a great weeknight meal yet elegant enough to serve dinner guests! Roasted Chicken with Dijon Cream Sauce Spatchcock chicken will cook faster and more evenly. (A whole intact chicken can be roasted with this sauce but it will take longer to cook.) Place the chicken breast-side down on a cutting board. Use heavy-duty kitchen scissors to cut out the backbone by cutting down from neck to tail along each...

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake - Moist, buttery cake ribboned with a gooey cinnamon middle and topped with a crumbly streusel. Nothing better than a thick slice of this cake with your morning or afternoon coffee.

Cinnamon crumb coffee cake is the perfect accompaniment to your warm cup of coffee. Moist, buttery cake ribboned with a gooey cinnamon middle and topped with a crumbly streusel. There is nothing better than a thick slice of this cake with your morning or afternoon coffee. They just go hand in hand, right? Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Prepare a round (or square) 9″ cake pan with parchment and non-stick baking spray. In a medium-size bowl whisk the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. With a fork mix in the melted butter until it is moistened and crumbs form. Set aside. In another medium-size bowl whisk the flour, baking powder,...

Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan

Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan - An easier and healthier version of an Italian classic. Crispy baked eggplant topped with tangy marinara sauce and smothered in creamy melted mozzarella cheese!

Sheet pan eggplant parmesan is an easier and healthier version of an Italian classic. Crispy baked eggplant topped with tangy marinara sauce and smothered in melty mozzarella cheese. So lip-smacking delicious! Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan There are a few steps to this recipe but it’s worth the effort, I promise. Peel (optional) and slice the eggplant into 1/4″ rounds. We prefer to peel them, the skin can be tough. Lay them in a single layer on paper towels and salt both sides. Let sit for about 10-15 minutes. Wipe the moisture and excess salt from each piece, set aside. Some people don’t think this step is necessary but it helps draw...

One Pan Chicken and Dirty Rice

One Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice - Add a little Cajun spice to your dinner tonight! Spicy, creamy, delicious and ready in 30 minutes!

One pan chicken and dirty rice is a very tasty and easy dish. Add a little Cajun spice to your dinner tonight! One pan meal is the way to go on a busy weeknight, right? Spicy, creamy, delicious and ready in 30 minutes! One Pan Chicken and Dirty Rice Marinating the chicken thighs will lend more flavor to the dish. Trim extra fat and skin from the thighs. We also debone our chicken thighs. Just makes them way easier to eat. Combine all the spices for the marinade in a small bowl. Drizzle the chicken with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Rub the chicken to coat evenly with the oil, sprinkle the...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate chip cookie bars are the easiest way to make a large batch of cookies. A perfectly soft, chewy middle with crisp buttery edges and loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips! Need an easy dessert to feed a crowd? This is the way to go! Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment that hangs over the sides for easy lifting. Spray the pan with non-stick baking spray. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt together. Set aside. In a large bowl mix the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until no lumps remain. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Add...

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew - Thick, creamy, flavorful comfort food from your slow cooker!

This tasty slow cooker beef stew recipe is just adjusted from our favorite Hearty Beef Stew recipe. Thick, creamy, flavorful comfort food from your slow cooker! Who doesn’t love to cook a meal while completing your other daily tasks? A classic slow cooker meal. Slow Cooker Beef Stew Toss the stew meat with 1/3 cup of flour to coat.  In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the beef in batches. Do not cook all the way through. Transfer to your slow cooker. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and potatoes on top of the beef. Sprinkle the garlic, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, salt, and pepper over the top. In a bowl...

Best Ever Banana Muffins

Best Ever Banana Muffins - The only recipe you will ever need. Moist, full of banana flavor and so easy to make! These banana muffins are ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.

This recipe for the best ever banana muffins is the only one you need. Moist, full of banana flavor and so easy to make! These banana muffins are ready to serve in less than 30 minutes. Great for a weekday breakfast, right? Best Ever Banana Muffins Use liners or coat a muffin tin with non-stick spray. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. Mash the banana in a large bowl, add sugar, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Stir to combine. Gently stir in the flour mixture, mix just until the dry ingredients are combined. DO NOT over mix. Divide evenly into muffin...