Creole Chicken Wraps

creole chicken wraps

Over the last few months I’ve been on a mission to reform my picky eater husband.  I’ve taken real strides toward exposing him to different foods other than just steak and fried chicken fingers which are his two absolute favorites.  And actually it’s been quite successful.

In addition to trying new things, I’ve also been introducing new flavors and spices.  And to my surprise he’s taken a real liking towards spicy foods, much more than I ever expected.

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Using Leftover Halloween Candy: Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

peanut butter cup cookies

As I had previously predicted our trick or treat night ended up way earlier than actual Halloween night…4 days earlier!!  And even though we live in a residential neighborhood, we barely get any takers.   But I always fear that I didn’t buy enough candy so we end up with lots of leftovers.  Which isn’t really a bad thing, is it?!

So with our leftover Reese’s peanut butter cups, I made some delicious cookies.  This simple peanut butter cookie recipe gets a real boost with chocolate chips, mini M&Ms and peanut butter cup chunks.

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Pizza Panini

pizza panini

Yesterday was a busy day for me so I was in need of a quick dinner solution.  Luckily I had all the ingredients needed to make us some hot, crispy pizza paninis.

All you need for this simple panini sandwich is some bread, sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.  Try not to leave the sauce on the bread too long before cooking it.  The bread gets a little soggy if you leave it sit too long to absorb into the soft bread.

The possibilities for this panini are endless.  Treat it like a pizza and add any desired topping you wish.  This makes a great snack late at night too!

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Fresh Baked Homemade French Bread

simple french bread

I swear I’m addicted to bread.  I don’t know if it’s the Italian in me or what.  And warm, fresh baked bread is like my drug.  Can’t…get…enough!!

So the other day when I made the delicious Corn and Red Potato Chowder, I knew I had to make a quick and easy homemade bread.  I have been saving this French bread recipe to try for a while now.  And it didn’t disappoint.

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Corn and Red Potato Chowder

corn and red potato chowder

Boy the weather here in Western PA has really taken a turn for the extra chilly this week.  We’re expected to have lows in the 30’s this weekend, eek!  I’m so not ready to dig out a jacket yet.

I can definitely tell when the nights are getting colder by the amount of pets in our bed.  We usually only have our yellow lab in bed with us but the past few nights we’ve been blessed with two cats too.  It gets a little crowded with all 5 of us, thank goodness for king size beds!

With these chilly evenings, I’ve been craving warm hearty soups.  This week I tried this corn and potato chowder that is to die for!  I’m usually not a huge fan of cream based soups but this one is really great.

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