Tuesday, August 23, 2016

{Better Than Take-Out} Fried Rice with Ham and Vegetables

{Better Than Take-Out} Fried Rice with Ham and Vegetables - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com
Jasmine rice is fried in a hot skillet along with soy sauce and sesame oil, then mixed with peas and corn, plenty of ham, tender eggs, and a generous handful of mushrooms to make this Fried Rice with Ham and Vegetables. When I tell you that this recipe is "Better Than Take-Out," I'm not exaggerating. This wound up being our favorite meal all week.

As this rice was cooking, every single one of my boys wandered into the kitchen and asked what smelled so good for dinner. I let each of them "taste test" for me and they all rated it two thumbs up. My family polished this rice off at dinner without hesitation.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan for August 22 - August 28

10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes
including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
Weekly meal plan featuring recipes for Grilled Steak Fusion Tacos, Slow Cooker Breakfast Baked Beans, Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi, Favorite Breaded Chicken Cutlets, Steamed Blue Crabs, Barbecue Ribs, Lightened Up Broccoli Pasta Salad,Green Chili Guacamole, Chewy Coconut Bars, and Strawberry Popsicles - get the recipes at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Happy Saturday, friends! This week's meal plan features recipes for Grilled Steak Fusion Tacos, Slow Cooker Breakfast Baked Beans, Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi, Favorite Breaded Chicken Cutlets, Steamed Blue Crabs, Barbecue Ribs, Lightened Up Broccoli Pasta Salad,Green Chili Guacamole, Chewy Coconut Bars, and Strawberry Popsicles.

BIG NEWS this week! The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook is officially in stores!! I shared a preview of one of my favorite dinners from the book on the blog this week.

These sweet treats are a new favorite for snacking over here. I recommend only making them if you have plans to share them though, because I managed to eat way more than my share in just a couple days. My sweet tooth and I are tight like that.

Today's Little Things Newsletter should already be in your inbox. (Here's the link for the super easy sign up, if you aren't already getting my emails. I don't want you to miss out!) If you're on Snapchat, come say "hi" over there this week. I love connecting with you!

I hope that these recipes inspire you, as you answer the never-ending question, "What's for Dinner?" I would love to know if you try a new recipe this week!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rice Crispy Treats

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rice Crispy Treats - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Perfectly gooey and chewy rice crispy treats are a classic that very few people can resist. These rice crispy treats? They are perfection.

When FLIPZ® Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels asked me to come up with a fun treat to celebrate the end of summer, I knew immediately what I would be making. One of my favorite things about making rice crispy treats is that they come together in almost no time. From start to finish, you’re never more than 15 minutes away from enjoying a great snack or dessert.

From school work to play time, and everything in between, my family spends a lot of time in the kitchen. As much as I love to bake a cake or make cookies with the kids, in the summertime, good old fashioned rice crispy treats tend to take the stage.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

{5 Minute} Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Green Beans and Potatoes

I am so happy and excited and nervous and everything-else-you-can-imagine today. I'm thrilled to finally be sharing The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook with you. I hope you enjoy this preview of the contents of the book, and when you've done that, scroll to the bottom of this post for a giveaway!

{5 Minute} Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Green Beans and Potatoes - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Whoever invented the sheet pan really should be given a medal. I use my half-size sheet pans at least once, if not multiple times a day. Sheet Pan Suppers are one of my favorite ways to use them. It takes less than 5 minutes to pull this entire chicken dinner together and get it into the oven. Then you're free to walk away while your house smells amazing and everyone thinks you spent the past hour working in the kitchen.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan for August 15 - August 21

10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes 
including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
Weekly Meal Plan featuring recipes for Caprese Stuffed Chicken, Chow Mein Noodles with Chicken, One Pan Lemon Picatta Chicken Pasta, Garlic Shrimp Gyro Sandwiches, Barbecue Chicken Salad with Sweet Potato Fries, Mediterranean Turkey Meatball Skewers, Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings, Corn and Black Bean Pasta Salad, Tiramasu Dip, and Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Roasted Strawberry Jam Swirl!
Happy Saturday! This week's meal plan features recipes for Caprese Stuffed Chicken, Chow Mein Noodles with Chicken, One Pan Lemon Picatta Chicken Pasta, Garlic Shrimp Gyro Sandwiches, Barbecue Chicken Salad with Sweet Potato Fries, Mediterranean Turkey Meatball Skewers, Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings, Corn and Black Bean Pasta Salad, Tiramasu Dip, and Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Roasted Strawberry Jam Swirl!

Today's Little Things Newsletter should already be in your inbox. (Here's the link for the super easy sign up, if you aren't already getting my emails. I don't want you to miss out!) If you're on Snapchat, please come say "hi" over there this week. I love connecting with you!

I hope that these recipes inspire you, as you answer the never-ending question, "What's for Dinner?" I would love to know if you try a new recipe this week!