Angie’s Baked Mac & Cheese Balls


There's a small family owned restaurant near my house called Philly's. I am addicted to their mac & cheese bites and needed to find a way to make them at home because Philly's isn't open 27/4. I also try to bake instead of fry and these mac & cheese balls are perfect. I suppose they are supposed to be for an appetizer or side dish, but frankly nothing else gets eaten … [Read more...]

Angie’s Beef and Blue Cheese Bites

Beef and Blue Cheese Bites

I love a nice tender steak topped with crumbled blue cheese. That got me thinking about how to make a recipe to get close to that flavor yet enjoyable for the kids and used what I had on hand. By the time I got it in the oven, I was really craving that meaty blue cheese flavor and crossing my fingers it was going to turn out like I wanted. I'm very happy to report that this is … [Read more...]

Angie’s Vegetable Cheese Balls

Vegetable Cheese Balls

This is an easy little appetizer that's quick to whip up and light on your wallet. Even more so if you have access to a garden! I've also used these as a side dish with some ranch dressing to dip them in! If you can handle some spice, chop up a small chili to throw in the mix! Vegetable Cheese Balls Yield - 36 balls Preparation Time - 20 minutes Cooking Time - 30 … [Read more...]

Angie’s Stuffed Italian Loaf

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The other night my 5 year old Liza wanted to "cook" dinner by herself. I thought for a minute, and decided yes with appropriate supervision, of course. The easiest recipe I know is also pretty darn frugal. Just use whatever meat, cheese and dressing you have on hand! And, yes, Liza made the entire thing, except for putting it in the oven. The Italian loaf was good, but … [Read more...]

Angie’s Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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I love my slow cooker. I love coming up with new recipes to put in my slow cooker. I love the compliments I get for great dinners, but secretly I feel guilty because I know most of the tender goodness was done by the crock pot. That said, the Chicken Lettuce Wraps turned out fantastic. Half of the children dumped them out of the lettuce but still ate the meat with a fork so I … [Read more...]