Cinnamon Homemade Applesauce {Crockpot}

Nothing says fall more than apples! I decided to kick the weekend off with some homemade applesauce. For my first time making it, it turned out pretty well. Rob’s Gramma was the More »

Georgia Aquarium {Staycation 2014}

We recently took a trip to Atlanta over the 4th of July weekend for a little staycation. We got the City Pass, which kept us busy the 3 days we were there More »

Snickers Cake

This is a recipe for the yummiest Snickers cake ever. You will not be able to eat just one piece! Servings: 16 Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 More »

Cruise 2012 {Day 1}

Here’s my first of probably at least 7 posts about our cruise earlier this month that will include lots of cruising tips. They may be a little spread out, but I’m just More »

Chimichangas

This is a recipe for one of my favorite Mexican dishes, Chimichangas. My kids love this recipe. Makes: 4-8 servings Prep Time: 35 min Cook Time: 15-20 min Ingredients 1 lb. ground More »

 

Weekly Menu {Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014}

Magnolia Mom's Weekly Meal Plan

It’s my birthday week and I so I’m celebrating all week with cooking some of my favorite recipes! I’m a huge fan of Mexican, so there’s several Mexican recipes set for this week. I hope you find them as delicious as I do.

Monday: Pizza Chili {Crockpot}
Pizza Chili

Southern Fall-tastic Giveaway {Win $350!!}

Who doesn’t love Fall and doesn’t love money? I’m co-hosting a giveaway with some of my favorite southern bloggers at Southern Girl Blog Community and we’re giving away $350!! What?? What!! Yes, Three-hundred and fifty dollars!

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Dad’s Birthday

Dad

Today is my Dad’s 62nd birthday. Although, he is not on Earth to celebrate it, I know he is cycling pain and care free in Heaven, then finishing up the day with a few beers. I may drink a couple myself for you, Dad. Cheers!

In the mean time, I’ll be looking through pictures, enjoying the memories.
Many memories of Dad...

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

These Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are incredible.  A must save recipe!Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 lb. chicken
2 tbs. taco seasoning
medium sized tortillas (I prefer flour)
1 small can green chilies
1/2 medium onion, chopped finely
2 cups of shredded white American cheese
1/2 cup of half & half

Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, and Bacon Cookies

The recipe for Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, and Bacon Cookies is a total treat. Who doesn’t love bacon and when you put it in a cookie, especially peanut butter with chocolate chips? Good gracious!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Bacon CookiesServings: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter (you can use crunchy if you prefer)
3/4 cup sugar + more for rolling cookies
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tbs. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
8 pieces of finely chopped bacon (not too crispy)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Kent-ography::Week 28

Kent-ography

Kent-ography is a weekly tribute to my Dad, who lost his battle with ALS in December 2013. I wanted to feature some of his awesome photography, or as I like to call it “pics my Dad took.”

Today I am closing out this series of photos my Dad took. That’s not to say that they won’t make their way to the blog here and there. I’m still going through photos and I know my brother has pics that I don’t have.

Hawaiian Chicken Pizza

One of my favorite pizza places is Marco’s and one of my families favorite pizzas from there is the Hawaiian Pizza. Here is my recipe for Hawaiian Chicken Pizza.

HawaiianChickenPizzaServings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
Fresh dough or refrigerated pizza dough
1/2 jar of pizza sauce
3 cups of mozzarella cheese
1 cup of chopped ham
6 slices of cooked bacon (not too done), chopped
1 cup of cooked, shredded chicken
1/2 cup of pineapple, chopped (squeeze juice out)

Fall Bucket List 2014

Fall is my favorite season, so I’m so happy that it’s finally official! I’ve enjoyed getting inspiration from boards on pinterest and bloggers sharing their fall bucket lists, like the one from Adventure Mom and Love of Life . Kids Acitvties blog also had a great list of things to do with family during the fall.

I made a list of all the great things that I try to do every fall. So here’s my Fall Bucket List 2014.

Fall Bucket List 2014

What’s on your list to do this fall?

Chicken And Cheese Quesadillas {Tuesday Tailgate}

This Chicken And Cheese Quesadillas recipe is so easy. Have you ever thought about cooking your quesadillas in Panini maker? So much easier!

Super easy Chicken And Cheese Quesadillas {Tuesday Tailgate}Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
taco seasoning
1 lb. of shredded chicken
1/2 cup of onion
1/2 cup of bell peppers
1 small can of green chilies
1 cup of Mexican shredded cheese
small tortillas

Salsa
Sour Cream

Directions:
1. Add a little olive oil to a skillet.
2. Cook chicken, onions, and bell pepper until chicken is cooked all the way through and onions/peppers are caramelized.
3. Take chicken out of the pan and either shredded with a fork or be lazy like me and put chicken in food processor. Pulse 1-2 times being sure not to shred the chicken too much. Sprinkle in taco seasoning and 2 tbs. of water.  Stir.
4. Place tortilla on panini maker or in a clean butter skillet. Cover tortilla with chicken mixture and then cheese. Place another tortilla on top of that. If you’re using a panini maker, close the lid and cook for 1-2 minutes depending on brown you want it. If you’re using a skillet, cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. Press down with spatala as it cooks.
5. Cut into 4 piece and service with salsa and sour cream.

Serve with Black Beans.

 

Chicken And Cheese Quesadillas
 
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Author:
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • taco seasoning
  • 1 lb. of shredded chicken
  • ½ cup of onion
  • ½ cup of bell peppers
  • 1 small can of green chilies
  • 1 cup of Mexican shredded cheese
  • small tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
Instructions
  1. Add a little olive oil to a skillet.
  2. Cook chicken, onions, and bell pepper until chicken is cooked all the way through and onions/peppers are caramelized.
  3. Take chicken out of the pan and either shredded with a fork or be lazy like me and put chicken in food processor. Pulse 1-2 times being sure not to shred the chicken too much. Sprinkle in taco seasoning and 2 tbs. of water. Stir.
  4. Place tortilla on panini maker or in a clean butter skillet. Cover tortilla with chicken mixture and then cheese. Place another tortilla on top of that. If you're using a panini maker, close the lid and cook for 1-2 minutes depending on brown you want it. If you're using a skillet, cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. Press down with spatala as it cooks.
  5. Cut into 4 piece and service with salsa and sour cream.

Weekly Menu {Sept. 22-26, 2014}

Are you in need of some new recipes?  Look right here for some cooking mojo!  Magnolia Mom's Weekly Meal Plan

When looking at the menu this week, I realized I’m on a rice kick! Rice is such a versatile side…Not always great for those counting carbs, but with my growing boys, it doesn’t phase them. Parboiled rice is my go to rice. I don’t buy anything else.

Monday: Crockpot Mongolian Beef
Mongolian Beef

Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Pizza
BBQ Chicken Pizza