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Recipes that I use at home

Loaded Baked Potato Skins

Loaded Baked Potato Skins

Baked potatoes are delicious. They are definitely a comfort food around our household. But what’s better are baked potatoes that you can eat with your hands! Since I had a bunch of extra potatoes lying around, I decided to try out a recipe for potato skins (John was thrilled of course!). I remembered eating potato skins at TGIFriday’s as a kid… so yummy.

I found this recipe on SimplyRecipes.com and it turned out amazing. These delicious finger foods would also be perfect for Superbowl Sunday (or any party for that matter)!
 
Loaded Baked Potato Skins
 
I rubbed the potatoes with olive oil and baked for 50 minutes in the oven (400 degrees F).
 
Loaded Baked Potato Skins
 
Here’s what mine looked like after they baked in the oven. I cut them in half and scooped out the center. After baking for another 10 minutes on each side, I filled them with bits of ham and cheese and broiled until melted.
 
Loaded Baked Potato Skins
 
The end result was amazing! Crispy outside and tender inside filled with amazing toppings! You can garnish with sour cream and green onions or just leave those goodies on the side.
 
Loaded Baked Potato Skins
 
What type of snacks will you cook for Superbowl Sunday?
 

Christina

Delicious Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Super Delicious Black Bean Veggie Burger

Before tasting this black bean veggie burger recipe, I had basically moved veggie burgers over to my yucky food list. Most of the ones I’ve tried were mushy and had no flavor. Can you blame me?
 
This burger is none like the rest. Angela Liddon has created this recipe from fresh ingredients and spices, which add tons of flavor. Oh and no mushy meat substitutes here! You can bake this in the oven or on the grill, but I think cooking the veggie burger on the stove top gives the best result. It will help prevent the burger from drying out, which can easily happen.
 
Super Delicious Black Bean Veggie Burger
 
I love that the burger has shredded carrots, diced onions and whole beans and sunflower seeds. The ingredients give it a lot of texture. I don’t like how many veggie burgers are basically pureed ingredients that become pressed or molded into patty form!
 
Super Delicious Black Bean Veggie Burger
 
The recipe makes anywhere from 8-10 burgers. If you have leftovers the great thing about these burgers is that they can be frozen and reheated for a quick easy meal on another day!
 
If you aren’t a fan of veggie burgers, I would definitely recommend you try this recipe before you give up on them. Don’t forget to add your favorite toppings too!
 
Super Delicious Black Bean Veggie Burger
 

Christina

 
Super Delicious Black Bean Veggie Burger

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Yummy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Yummy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
 
Happy Friday to all! I think this warrants a celebration! Another week of stressful house building is behind me… We are hoping to move into our new home within the month! It’s going to be a crazy time, but we are super excited for this transition before James’s first birthday and the holidays. I can’t wait for all the yummy recipes I’ll cook up in my kitchen!
 
Yummy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
 
So recently my mom has been testing out many vegetarian and vegan recipes. Here is one she shared with me and turns out everyone loved them. Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies have just topped my favorites list!

Don’t be put off that these cookies are vegan (and gluten-free too)! You would never know, trust me. Angela Liddon at Oh She Glows has this recipe perfected. The cookies are soft and chewy, which I love. That is a MUST for cookies in my opinion. I just don’t enjoy crispy cookies. The crisp taste just isn’t my thing!
 
Yummy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
 
And FYI, if you don’t have the ingredients to make the recipe as is, the eggs and milk could be easily added back into the recipe.
 
Yummy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
 
Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself! I had to taste test these right after they came out of the oven :)
 
Yummy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
 

Yummy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
 
Have a wonderful weekend! Hopefully yours will be a little sweeter with these cookies!
 

Christina

 
Yummy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies