Oreo Thanksgiving Turkeys

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I came up with these to do as a food craft with my toddler for Thanksgivlng.
Blonde Oreo cookies
Nutter Butter bites – could also use Oreo minis if there is a peanut allergy
chocolate chips to melt and use as “glue”
Candy corn
White chocolate chips to use as eyes
Black icing pen – for the eyes
Red icing pen – for the gobbler

You could also stick a lollipop stick and make into cute turkey pops.

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Homemade Chocolate Candies

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I made these for my family who recently stayed with us. I wanted something small but special that was homemade and had a gourmet quality to them. I put a few in clear gift bags and left them on their pillows as a welcome gift.

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You can use any chocolate, nuts or dried fruits you like… The combinations are endless so enjoy!
I used dark and white chocolate chips, melted.
Nuts & seeds: cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, pecans
Dried fruit: golden raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries
Waxed paper

Follow directions on the package to melt the chocolate. Spoon and swirl onto wax paper until they are about 1-2″ in diameter. Then pick your dried fruit and nut combinations and place them on the chocolate. Let set at room temperature or in the fridge if you need sooner. Once set you can package them in gift boxes or clear goodie bags tied with ribbon. Or, just enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

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You can’t get much easier or tastier than this crock pot dish! It’s full of flavor and tastes just like chicken wings but all white meat and no bones.

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1-2 lbs chicken tenders
1/4-1/2 cup Frank’s Original Red Hot sauce or any favorite Wing sauce.
1/2 onion finely chopped
Taco size tortillas or for a healthier option Bib lettuce

Serve with:
Celery finely chopped
Carrot sticks or finely chopped carrots
Blue cheese or Ranch dressing (I love Ken’s the best for this)

Layer the chopped onion at the bottom of your slow cooker and then add the chicken on top. You can even leave the chicken frozen! Like I said – can’t get much easier. Set slow cooker on high for four hours or on low for eight. Once chicken is done drain most of the liquid and then shred. Add the wing sauce and let heat through if needed.

Serve on tortillas or lettuce leaves for a healthier/low carb option. Sprinkle celery and carrots on top and then drizzle with Blue Cheese or Ranch dressing.

Nutella Sammies

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Nutella Sammies

We hosted a Memorial Day Brunch in our neighborhood this year and had an amazing time. I came up with a super easy and fun brunch dish for the kids and they loved it!

Mini waffles
Nutella or whipped cream
Strawberries – cut in halves or small whole strawberries

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Toast waffles and let cool or just thaw them. Spread about a teaspoon or two of Nutella or whipped cream on one waffle and top with another waffle making a sandwich. Top each “sammy” with a strawberry. You can leave it like this or add a long toothpick like I did. Obviously, since these are for kids make sure the toothpicks are removed before they eat.

Simple and the kids loved them! Make your Memorial Day or 4th of July brunch a hit with these.

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

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Super easy weeknight meal. Something about winter makes me want to cook casseroles several times a week so look for more casseroles coming soon! 🙂 This one is delicious and easy. Think of a deconstructed stuffed bell pepper.

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1 lb ground beef (I used 90/10)
2 med bell peppers, chopped – can used any color! I like yellow and red
1/2 medium onion or 1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves minced garlic or to taste
2 cups cooked rice (can use brown, jasmine or any rice you prefer really!)
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1/4 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
1/2 to 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook meat until almost completely browned. Drain. Place beef back in pan and add peppers, onion powder, and minced garlic. Cook over medium-low heat until beef in completely cooked and peppers begin to turn tender. In a large mixing bowl combine the meat, onion, and pepper mixture with the cooked rice, Italian seasoning, and sauce. Mix well. Pour into 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until heated through and cheese begins to brown. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Memphis Corn Casserole

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This side dish is perfect to have with your favorite chili during the winter or as a side dish at a summer barbecue or a side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas… Okay so it basically goes with anything! You simply throw it all together, mix and then bake!

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1 box Jiffy Corn Bread mix (or equivalent)
1 can whole corn with juice
1 can creamed corn
1 stick butter or margarine, melted
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour into a greased 9×13 casserole dish. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let sit form about five minutes or so, cut and serve.