Orange Spiced Coffee

Orange Spiced Coffee is brewed with cinnamon, cloves, sugar, and orange marmalade! Top this delicious hot drink with whipped cream, to serve!
Orange Spiced Coffee is brewed with cinnamon, cloves, sugar, and orange marmalade! Top this delicious hot drink with whipped cream, to serve!

Are you a coffee drinker? My husband and I love our morning coffee! I drink two cups each morning, and my husband drinks it all day long as he works from home. He is my true “coffee hound”, in the truest sense of the word.

It seems like there are definitely two schools of thought regarding coffee. For us coffee lovers, there’s just no getting around it. We like our coffee, and we know how we like it!

COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE – The Great Debate!

One school of thought is “I LIKE MY COFFEE BLACK- DON’T YOU DARE PUT ANYTHING ELSE IN IT”! The other school of thought (which is mine) is “I LOVE COFFEE, BUT PLEASE PUT CREAMER, SUGAR OR OTHER STUFF IN IT SO IT DOESN”T TASTE LIKE COFFEE”. Amen.

Well… if you enjoy flavoring your coffee with creamers, etc. then today’s simple recipe for orange spiced coffee is just for you. I think it’s a great dessert-style coffee. A few easy additions to your coffee brewing routine, and you can enjoy a cup of this wonderful, citrus-flavored coffee! Here’s how to make 4 small servings!

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Prepare To Brew The Orange Spiced Coffee

Place one third of a cup of ground coffee into a coffee filter. Add half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and one eighth of a teaspoon of ground cloves to the coffee grounds.

If it’s not already in its spot yet, place the filter into its designated position in your coffee maker. Pour 3 cups of water into the well of your coffee maker, but do not turn the machine on yet!

Now it is time for the add-ins to go into the coffee pot BEFORE you brew the orange spiced coffee!

Ground coffee, cinnamon and cloves are placed into a coffee filter before brewing.

Add Mix Ins To The Coffee Pot Before Brewing

Before brewing the coffee, add 1/4 cup of orange marmalade and a rounded teaspoon of granulated sugar to the empty coffee pot. I know it seems weird to put JAM into the coffee pot, but trust me on this.

Once the coffee begins to brew, these two ingredients will dissolve and melt as the hot coffee covers them. This results in the rich orange flavor from the marmalade being infused into the coffee, which adds more flavor!

Orange marmalade is used to help flavor the spiced coffee with a burst of citrus.Orange marmalade and sugar are placed in the coffee pot before brewing coffee.

Brew The Coffee

When you’ve added the marmalade and sugar to the empty pot and have the coffee filter in place, turn on your machine and brew the coffee.

As the pot fills with hot spiced coffee, it will melt the marmalade and dissolve the granulated sugar, incorporating both into the brewed coffee.

As the coffee brews, the hot liquid melts the sugar and marmalade jam in the coffee pot.

Serving Orange Spiced Coffee

When the orange spiced coffee is finished brewing, it is wonderfully citrus flavored, and ready to serve. Give it a quick stir, then pour about 3/4 cup of coffee into each of the four small  mugs. At this point, taste the coffee. If you prefer sweeter coffee, now is the time to stir in additional sugar, to suit your taste.

My favorite way to enjoy this coffee is to add whipped cream and a little orange zest (finely grated peel) to top off each cup of coffee. It helps make the coffee look quite appetizing, and the dollop of whipped cream and orange zest make it even more delicious!

If you enjoy drinking your coffee black, simply leave off the whipped cream and orange zest garnish, and enjoy the coffee, as is. It still has wonderful citrus and spice flavors.


A mug of hot, orange spiced coffee, without additional garnishes for serving.

We serve the orange spiced coffee with whipped cream and orange zest on top.

This is such a simple way to serve some “fancy pants” coffee, for those days when you just want a delicious coffee “treat”. I really hope you enjoy this flavor filled hot beverage, and trust you will enjoy it as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and I would invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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Recipe adapted from Kay Marone, via “Gooseberry Patch- Have Yourself A Homemade Christmas”, page 281, published in 2014 by Gooseberry Patch and Time Home Entertainment, Inc.

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Orange Spiced Coffee
Prep Time
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Total Time
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Orange Spiced Coffee is brewed with cinnamon, cloves, sugar, and orange marmalade! Top this delicious hot drink with whipped cream, to serve!

Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange spiced coffee
Servings: 4 (3/4 cup per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 54 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • cup ground coffee
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 3 cups water
Optional Topping (but good!): whipped cream, orange zest
    Instructions
    1. Put ground coffee, cinnamon and cloves in a coffee filter. Pour 3 cups water into the well of the coffee maker, but do not turn the machine on yet!

    2. Add orange marmalade and sugar to the empty coffee pot.

    3. Turn coffee maker on and brew the coffee. As the pot fills with hot coffee, it will dissolve the marmalade and sugar, incorporating them into the brewed coffee.

    4. To serve, stir coffee, then pour ¾ cup of coffee into each of four small mugs. Taste the coffee. If you like sweeter coffee, stir in more sugar, to suit your taste. If desired, add whipped cream and orange zest to top each cup of coffee. If you enjoy your coffee black, leave off whipped cream and orange zest. Enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: Whipped cream garnish is NOT included in the caloric calculation as the amount you use may vary.

    Nutrition Facts
    Orange Spiced Coffee
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving (3/4 cup))
    Calories 54
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 0.01g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.003g0%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g
    Sodium 20mg1%
    Potassium 9mg0%
    Carbohydrates 14g5%
    Fiber 0.3g1%
    Sugar 13g14%
    Protein 0.1g0%
    Vitamin A 13IU0%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 16mg2%
    Iron 0.1mg1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Easy Tamale Pie

    Easy Tamale Pie is a delicious meal featuring ground beef, tomatoes, onions, corn and Mexican spices, topped with a cornbread-style crust.
    Easy Tamale Pie is a delicious meal featuring ground beef, tomatoes, onions, corn and Mexican spices, topped with a cornbread-style crust.

    Years ago I found a recipe for tamale pie in one of my old cookbooks. I made a couple slight changes to the original recipe, and this recipe for easy tamale pie was “born”. I recently cooked it again and took photos so I could share it here on my blog.

    Tamale pie is very simple to prepare, and this recipe makes 8 servings. Since there’s only two of us at home now, the yummy leftovers can be enjoyed for several days!

    My husband and I enjoy reheating a slice of tamale pie for a quick lunch, since we both work from home! Let me show you how to make this delicious meal. 

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    Prepare The Filling for The Easy Tamale Pie

    Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add ground beef and chopped yellow onion to the hot oil, and cook until the meat is fully cooked and browned, and the onions are tender.

    Stir the meat and onions often as they cook. When the meat is cooked through, tilt the skillet and use a spoon to remove any accumulated grease from the skillet. Discard the grease. 

    Ground beef and chopped onions are cooked in oil in a large skillet.Accumulated grease is removed and discarded from the ground beef in the skillet.

    Add a can of corn (drained) and a can of diced tomatoes (including juice) to the skillet. Sprinkle with salt, chili powder, and ground cumin, and stir to combine them with the ground beef.

    NOTE: If you want (optional) to add diced green chilis, sliced olives, or jalapeños to the dish to make it spicier, this is the time to add these ingredients!

    Cook this mixture (uncovered) on medium-low heat for 15 minutes, then remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.

    Corn, diced tomatoes and Mexican spices are added to the cooked meat in skillet.The ground beef filling for the easy tamale pie cooks for 15 minutes in skillet.

    Prepare The Batter For The Cornbread-Style Topping

    While the ground beef filling is cooking, make the batter to top the easy tamale pie. Whisk cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, and egg in a large bowl until a lump-free batter is formed.

    A batter is made to pour on the tamale pie to form a top crust.

    Assemble The Tamale Pie

    Lightly grease a 9″ pie pan with non-stick baking spray on the bottom and sides. TIP: **If you do not have access to a 9″ pie pan, you can make this in a greased 9 x 9 baking dish.**

    Add the ground beef filling to the pie pan, spreading it out with a spoon to cover the pan. Slowly pour the cornmeal batter over the top of this mixture until the meat filling is covered

    NOTE: You MAY have a few Tablespoons of batter left, depending on the dish you use. You do not have to use it all. However, make sure the pie dish is full and the batter covers the filling!

    Time To Bake!

    Bake the easy tamale pie at 425°F. for 25-30 minutes. It is done when a toothpick inserted into the top of the tamale pie comes out clean. The tamale pie should also be nicely browned on top.

    NOTE: Sometimes people add grated cheese to the top of the tamale pie halfway through the baking time. We don’t add it, but I’m letting you know in case you’re interested.

    Filling for the easy tamale pie is spread into a deep dish pie pan.Cornbread-style batter is poured on top of the beef tamale pie filling before baking.The easy tamale pie is nicely browned as it is removed from the oven after baking.

    Time To Serve The Easy Tamale Pie

    When the tamale pie is finished baking, remove it from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack. Let it cool for 5-6 minutes before slicing it for serving.

    Once the tamale pie has cooled slightly, slice it into 8 pie-shaped wedges. Transfer the slices to plates, and serve immediately. This time, I served it with lemon garlic cauliflower rice on the side.

    NOTE: The first time I made this, I wasn’t sure it would be “sliceable”  Yes… it will be, once cooled slightly! Use a spatula to transfer the slices to each plate. If desired, garnish each slice with a dollop of sour cream. 

    Slices of the tamale pie have been cut and removed, revealing the beef filling inside.A slice of easy tamale pie on a white plate, with cauliflower rice on the side.

    I really hope you enjoy easy tamale pie, and have the opportunity to make it for those you love. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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    Recipe adapted from: Jean O’Brien in the book “Church Suppers”, page 256, published in 2005 by Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers

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    Easy Tamale Pie
    Prep Time
    25 mins
    Cook Time
    25 mins
    Total Time
    50 mins
     

    Easy Tamale Pie is a delicious meal featuring ground beef, tomatoes, onions, corn and Mexican spices, topped with a cornbread-style crust.

    Category: Main Dish
    Cuisine: Southwestern
    Keyword: easy tamale pie
    Servings: 8
    Calories Per Serving: 292 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    For Filling:
    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
    • 15.2 ounce can whole kernel corn drained
    • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes do NOT drain
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    For Top Crust:
    • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
    • ½ cup all purpose flour
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 425°F.  Lightly grease a 9" deep dish pie pan or a 9" x 9" baking dish

    2. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add ground beef and onions: cook until meat is browned and fully cooked, stirring often Remove/discard accumulated grease.

    3. Add corn, tomatoes, salt, chili powder, and ground cumin to meat, stirring to combine. **If adding optional ingredients (olives, green chilis, jalapeños), do it now.** Cook (uncovered) on medium-low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set skillet aside.

    4. In a large bowl, whisk cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, and egg together until smooth and lump-free.

    5. Spoon beef mixture to greased pie pan, spreading evenly. Slowly pour cornmeal batter over the top until meat filling is covered NOTE: You MAY have a few Tablespoons of extra batter left, depending on dish you use. You do not have to use it all. Just make sure pie dish is full and batter covers the filling!

    6. Bake at 425°F. for 25-30 minutes. It's done when a toothpick inserted into the top/middle comes out clean, and top crust is nicely browned. **NOTE: If desired (OPTIONAL), add grated cheese on top of the pie halfway through baking time.

    7. When tamale pie is finished baking, remove it from oven; transfer to a wire rack. Let cool 5-6 minutes before slicing. Once slightly cooled, cut pie into 8 wedges. Transfer slices to individual plates, and serve. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Tamale Pie
    Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/8 of total))
    Calories 292 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Saturated Fat 4g25%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Cholesterol 63mg21%
    Sodium 428mg19%
    Potassium 548mg16%
    Carbohydrates 31g10%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 7g8%
    Protein 17g34%
    Vitamin A 368IU7%
    Vitamin C 8mg10%
    Calcium 94mg9%
    Iron 3mg17%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Creamy Sesame Vinaigrette

    Creamy Sesame Vinaigrette is easy to make in under 5 minutes! It’s delicious, and tastes great on mixed green salads or roasted asparagus.
    Creamy Sesame Vinaigrette is easy to make in under 5 minutes! It's delicious, and tastes great on mixed green salads or roasted asparagus.

    Do you like making salad dressings and vinaigrettes at home? I do, because it’s convenient, budget-friendly and I can control the ingredients. It’s easy to make most homemade salad dressings, with minimal time involved. This recipe yields about twelve servings (2 Tablespoons per serving), so you can enjoy it on quite a few salads.

    This creamy sesame vinaigrette has a slight “Asian” flavor, thanks to the addition of sesame seed oil. Sesame oil is used in many Asian dishes, and is made from pressed sesame seeds. You can learn more information about this flavored oil here.

    Whisk the ingredients together and POOF! In only a few minutes you will have this creamy sesame vinaigrette ready. It is fantastic on green salads, and tastes wonderful drizzled over roasted asparagus! Here’s how simple it is to make.

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    What Ingredients Will I Need?

    This vinaigrette requires only 5 ingredients to make, and they’re pretty common ingredients! The five ingredients are white wine vinegar, light mayo, honey, sesame oil, and Dijon mustard.

    NOTE: You can also add white sesame seeds or red chili flakes, if you want. I’ve done both! That is completely OPTIONAL, and it is perfectly fine to leave them out. 

    Sesame oil can be found in the Asian section of grocery stores, and it can be stored in the pantry. If you don’t have access to white wine vinegar, regular white vinegar can be substituted, as well.

    Ingredients that are used to make the creamy sesame vinaigrette.

    Let’s Make Some Creamy Sesame Vinaigrette

    Measure all ingredients for the salad dressing into a medium bowl. Mix the ingredients together using a whisk OR a fork, and continue to whisk until the ingredients are fully blended.

    NOTE: If you are adding the (optional) sesame seeds (or red pepper flakes), stir them into the vinaigrette once mixed.

    Vinaigrette ingredients are measured into a medium sized bowl for mixing.A whisk or electric mixer can be used to combine the creamy sesame vinaigrette ingredients.

    Storing The Vinaigrette

    Pour the creamy sesame vinaigrette into an airtight container or small jar using a funnel. You will end up with about  ¾ cup of salad dressing, which yields approx. twelve servings (2 T. each). 

    The vinaigrette can be used at this point, if necessary. Store this salad dressing in the refrigerator until well-chilled to get the BEST flavor! This gives the vinaigrette time to let those yummy flavors intermingle!

    Creamy sesame vinaigrette can be stored in an airtight bottle in the refrigerator

    Using The Creamy Sesame Vinaigrette

    Use creamy sesame vinaigrette on a variety of mixed green salads or main course salads. This salad dressing adds so much flavor, you’ll be surprised.

    Another way to enjoy this versatile salad dressing is to drizzle the dressing over roasted asparagus! It’s a great way to give the veggies a POP of bright flavor!

    Use the creamy sesame vinaigrette to top a garden salad or main course salad.Roasted asparagus taste great when drizzled with the creamy sesame vinaigrette.

    I hope you’ll enjoy this simple, flavor-packed salad dressing on a favorite green salad! Any leftover salad dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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    Creamy Sesame Vinaigrette
    Prep Time
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    Cook Time
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    Total Time
    5 mins
     

    Creamy Sesame Vinaigrette is easy to make in under 5 minutes! It's delicious, and tastes great on mixed green salads or roasted asparagus.

    Category: Salad Dressing
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: creamy sesame vinaigrette
    Servings: 12 (2 T. per serving)
    Calories Per Serving: 44 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 3 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
    • 6 Tablespoons honey
    • 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 5 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
    Additional Add-Ins (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
    • 1 pinch red chili pepper flakes
    Instructions
    1. Place mayonnaise, honey, vinegar, Dijon, and sesame oil in a medium bowl. Mix, using a whisk or an electric mixer. Continue to mix or whisk until completely blended. NOTE: If adding the (optional) sesame seeds or red chili pepper flakes, stir them into vinaigrette once mixed.

    2. Pour vinaigrette into an airtight container or jar using a funnel. You will end up with about ¾ cup of salad dressing.  The vinaigrette can be used immediately, if necessary.

    3. For BEST flavor, store the vinaigrette in the refrigerator until well-chilled before using. This lets all those yummy flavors have time to intermingle!

    4. Store leftover vinaigrette in an airtight container in refrigerator. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Creamy Sesame Vinaigrette
    Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)
    Calories 44 Calories from Fat 9
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 1g2%
    Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
    Trans Fat 0.002g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
    Cholesterol 1mg0%
    Sodium 53mg2%
    Potassium 11mg0%
    Carbohydrates 9g3%
    Fiber 0.1g0%
    Sugar 9g10%
    Protein 0.1g0%
    Vitamin A 4IU0%
    Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
    Calcium 2mg0%
    Iron 0.1mg1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Maple Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries

    Maple Butternut Squash, roasted with pecans and cranberries and drizzled with maple syrup is a fantastic, delicious veggie side dish for 4!Maple Butternut Squash, roasted with pecans and cranberries and drizzled with maple syrup is a fantastic, delicious veggie side dish for 4!

    This summer I grew several small butternut squash in our little backyard raised bed garden, and was thrilled with the results. I had fun cooking them in various ways, using both new and older recipes to enjoy this delicious “winter” squash. I’ve posted a couple of those recipes here on the blog.

    Today I want to share with you one of the ways we enjoyed eating butternut squash this Fall where I used a larger, store bought squash. This recipe for maple butternut squash is delicious, easy to prepare, and is wonderful to serve for a simple weeknight meal or a holiday feast!

    The dish can be made using either a bag of (store bought) fresh butternut squash cubes (peeled, cubed), OR by using a fresh, large butternut squash.

    Already cubed store bought squash is convenient and saves time, but I prefer fresh butternut squash, and peel and cut it myself. Do whatever is most convenient, budget friendly, or time-saving for you! Here’s how to make this dish (shown using whole, fresh butternut squash):

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    Prepare The Butternut Squash

    Make sure to preheat your oven to 400°F. This recipe doesn’t take too long at all to prep, so you want your oven hot, and ready to go! You will also need to line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

    If you prefer to use already peeled and cut squash, you will need to purchase a 20 oz. bag. When using a fresh, whole butternut squash, buy a rather large one, as you will need 4 cups of the peeled, cubed squash.

    Use a vegetable peeler to completely peel the squash. Cut thin slices off of both ends, then carefully slice the squash in half, lengthwise.

    Scoop out the seeds (discard), then turn the squash halves over (seed hole facing down). Slice the squash halves into 1″ wide pieces across the width, then cut into bite sized cubes (about 1″ each).

    Butternut squash is peeled, seeds removed, sliced into half-rings, then into bite-sized cubes.

    Place four cups of the butternut squash cubes (or the 20 oz. bagged cubes) into a large bowl. Drizzle with oil, pure maple syrup, and then add ground cinnamon, sea salt and cayenne pepper.

    Stir these ingredients well, to make sure all the squash cubes are well-coated with oil, syrup and spices.

    Spices, maple syrup and oil are added to the cubed butternut squash in a large bowl.Seasonings, oil and maple syrup are stirred with the butternut squash until coated.

    Bake The Maple Butternut Squash

    Transfer the squash cubes to the parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and spread them out, so they’re in a single layer for baking.

    Bake the butternut squash at 400°F for 15 minutes, then remove the pan from the oven.

    Seasoned maple butternut squash cubes are spread in single layer on parchment paper for baking.

    Immediately sprinkle the squash with pecan halves and the dried cranberries. Toss these ingredients, then re-spread them back out in a single layer. Continue baking (at 400°F) for 12-15 more minutes.

    The maple butternut squash is done when a knife can be easily inserted into the squash (soft inside). It should have also begun to caramelize on the outside. Remove the pan from the oven once done, and prepare to serve this dish.

    Dried cranberries and pecan halves are stirred into butternut squash halfway through baking time.

    Serve The Maple Butternut Squash With Pecans And Cranberries

    Transfer the roasted maple butternut squash, pecans and cranberries onto a serving platter or into a serving bowl. Drizzle the squash with the remaining amount of maple syrup, if desired.

    This final drizzle of syrup is optional, but I highly recommend it. This final touch of syrup gives the veggie dish a perfect finishing touch of sweetness! Serve while the squash is hot.

    You’ll enjoy soft, tender, cinnamon scented butternut squash, and crunchy roasted pecans. With the tangy sweetness of dried cranberries and slight heat from the cayenne, you’ll have a delicious dish. It’s a wonderful blend of flavor and texture!

    The maple butternut squash with pecans and cranberries is served on a white platter.Roasted maple butternut squash is drizzled with additional maple syrup before serving.

    I really hope you have the chance to try this yummy side dish, and trust you’ll enjoy it as much as we do! It’s a wonderful vegetable dish that can be made and enjoyed year round!

    Thanks for visiting this website today, and I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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    Maple Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     

    Maple Butternut Squash, roasted with pecans and cranberries and drizzled with maple syrup is a fantastic, delicious veggie side dish for 4!

    Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: maple butternut squash
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 232 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 4 cups cubed butternut squash
    • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil or other neutral oil
    • Tablespoons pure maple syrup
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ½ teaspoon sea salt
    • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • ½ cup pecan halves
    • cup dried cranberries
    Additional For Finished Dish: (OPTIONAL, but good to drizzle on top! This is included in caloric calculation)
    • Tablespoons pure maple syrup
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

    2. Use vegetable peeler to remove peel from squash. Cut thin slices from both ends, then slice squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out/discard seeds. Turn squash over (seed hole face down). Slice squash into 1" wide pieces across width, then cut into bite sized cubes (about 1" each).

    3. Place 4 cups of cubes (or 20 oz. bagged cubes) into a large bowl. Drizzle with oil, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, sea salt and cayenne pepper. Stir well, to ensure squash cubes are well-coated with oil, syrup and spices. 

    4. Transfer squash to prepared baking sheet. Spread them out, so they're in a single layer for baking. Bake squash at 400°F for 15 minutes; remove pan from oven.

    5. Immediately add pecans and cranberries. Toss to combine, then spread in single layer; place pan back into oven. Continue baking 12-15 more minutes. Squash is done when a knife can be easily inserted (soft inside), and squash is slightly caramelized on the outside. Remove from oven.

    6. Transfer roasted maple butternut squash, pecans and cranberries onto a serving platter or into a serving bowl. Drizzle squash with remaining maple syrup, if desired. Serve hot, and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Maple Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
    Calories 232 Calories from Fat 117
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 13g20%
    Saturated Fat 1g6%
    Trans Fat 0.02g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
    Monounsaturated Fat 6g
    Sodium 298mg13%
    Potassium 570mg16%
    Carbohydrates 32g11%
    Fiber 5g21%
    Sugar 16g18%
    Protein 3g6%
    Vitamin A 14942IU299%
    Vitamin C 30mg36%
    Calcium 88mg9%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Sausage, Spinach & Veggie Skillet

    Sausage, Spinach & Veggie Skillet is a tasty 1 pan meal, with chicken or Italian sausage, mushrooms, spinach, onions, garlic and bell peppers!
    Sausage, Spinach & Veggie Skillet is a tasty 1 pan meal, with chicken or Italian sausage, mushrooms, spinach, onions, garlic and bell peppers!

    If you’re looking for a delicious, yet healthy meal, you might want to check out this simple “one pan wonder” recipe! A sausage, spinach & veggie skillet comes together quickly, is easy to make, and tastes GREAT!

    The finished dish can be served AS IS, or can be served on a bed of rice or pasta, or served along with rice or pasta. We usually have this meal on its own, especially if we are watching our calories!

    There’s plenty of taste, texture, and color all on its own, to fill us, and to suit our taste buds! Here’s how to make this sausage, spinach & veggie skillet:

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    Prepare And Cook The Sausage

    Whether you choose to use chicken sausage links (sliced), Italian sausage links (pork), or even ground Italian sausage, you can make this meal in one skillet. You can also remove the casing from the sausage links and cook the meat in bite sized pieces, if desired. 

    FYI- For this recipe (and photos), I used one pound of chicken Italian sausage, casings removed, and the meat divided into bite-sized chunks.

    Heat oil (avocado, olive, canola, or oil of choice) on medium-high heat in a large skillet until hot, but not smoking. Add one pound of sausage (sliced or in pieces) and half of a medium chopped yellow onion to the skillet.

    Sauté this for 4-5 minutes, stirring often, until the sausage is lightly browned and almost fully cooked through. Add minced garlic to the skillet, and stir, to combine. Cook for 1 more minute, stirring often, so the garlic doesn’t burn and become bitter.

    Chicken Italian sausage is portioned in large chunks and browned in oil with onions.Four minced garlic cloves are added to the pan-seared sausage pieces (or slices).

    Add The Veggies

    Once the sausage is fully cooked, add sliced cremini mushrooms (baby portobellos) and sliced bell peppers (use a colorful combo of red, green, yellow or orange).

    Stir well, to combine, then cover the skillet, and turn the heat down to Medium. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegies are tender.

    A skillet of fully cooked chicken Italian sausage chunks, with onions and minced garlic.Sliced mushrooms, red, yellow and green bell peppers are added to the skillet.

    Final Step Before It’s Ready To Serve

    Once the mushrooms and veggies have cooked until tender, add the baby spinach leaves, and carefully toss to incorporate them into the dish. Continue cooking ONLY until the spinach leaves have wilted, and have reduced considerably in size.

    When the spinach is fully wilted (and heated through), season with salt and black pepper to taste, and this dish is ready to be served.

    Fresh baby spinach is added to the skillet and cooked only until wilted.When the spinach wilts, the sausage, spinach & veggie skillet is ready to serve.

    Serving The Sausage, Spinach & Veggie Skillet

    The sausage, spinach & veggie skillet can be served on top of steamed rice or pasta (or on the side), or it can be eaten just as it is! We prefer to enjoy this dish without the extra calories from the rice or pasta, but that is completely your choice!

    The sausage pieces are full of flavor, and the colorful bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic, onions, and “good for you” spinach combine to make this a wonderful tasting, healthy meal!

    Sausage, spinach & veggie skillet is served as is (less calories), OR with rice or pasta on the side.

    I hope you have the chance to try this delicious dish, and trust you will enjoy it, too! Thank you for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more yummy recipes! Take care, God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

    Looking For More Recipes Using CHICKEN or ITALIAN SAUSAGES?

    You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have some delicious recipes that utilize either chicken sausages or traditional Italian sausages, including:

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    Sausage, Spinach & Veggie Skillet
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    Sausage, Spinach & Veggie Skillet is a tasty 1 pan meal, with chicken or Italian sausage, mushrooms, spinach, onions, garlic and bell peppers!

    Category: Main Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: sausage spinach veggie skillet
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 295 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (or oil of choice)
    • 1 pound Italian Chicken Sausage (or mild Italian-pork) cut in bite sized chunks or slices
    • ½ medium yellow onion diced
    • 4 cloves garlic minced
    • medium green bell pepper
    • medium red bell pepper
    • medium yellow bell pepper or orange bell pepper
    • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms (baby portobellos) sliced
    • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
    • salt/pepper, to taste
    Instructions
    1. Heat oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet until hot, but not smoking. Add sausage (sliced or pieces) and chopped onion to skillet. Sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is lightly browned and almost cooked through. Add minced garlic and stir, to combine. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often, so garlic doesn't burn/become bitter.

    2. Add mushrooms and bell peppers to skillet. Stir well, to combine, then cover skillet, and turn heat down to Medium. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until veggies are tender.

    3. Add baby spinach to skillet; carefully toss to incorporate into other ingredients. Continue cooking ONLY until spinach leaves have fully wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. The dish is now ready to be served.

    4. Serve it hot, as is, or you can choose to serve it on top of steamed rice or pasta.

    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: Caloric calculation made using chicken sausage.

    Nutrition Facts
    Sausage, Spinach & Veggie Skillet
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
    Calories 295 Calories from Fat 180
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 20g31%
    Saturated Fat 4g25%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Cholesterol 80mg27%
    Sodium 1177mg51%
    Potassium 429mg12%
    Carbohydrates 12g4%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 4g4%
    Protein 20g40%
    Vitamin A 2174IU43%
    Vitamin C 47mg57%
    Calcium 36mg4%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Baked Eggnog French Toast

    Have leftover eggnog? Make Baked Eggnog French Toast, a delicious warm breakfast treat, with a buttery brown sugar and cinnamon topping.
    Have leftover eggnog? Make Baked Eggnog French Toast, a delicious warm breakfast treat, with a buttery brown sugar and cinnamon topping.

    Do you enjoy eggnog? I used to despise it, but have now come to terms with it, and actually look forward to buying some during the holidays. Truthfully, I have come to love the flavors in it! Today I want to share a scrumptious recipe that uses eggnog!

    We love French toast at our house, and I’ve posted various recipes for it here on this blog over the years. Today’s recipe is a simple way to make baked French toast, using eggnog, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a yummy brown sugar crumble topping to add to the other flavors!

    Baked Eggnog French Toast is a simple recipe, but you need to plan ahead as part of dish is refrigerated overnight! I love being able to make it up the night before, because it only takes a few minutes. The next morning all I have to do is mix up the topping, add it to the dish and bake!  Easy Peasy! Here’s how to make Baked Eggnog French Toast:

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    Preparing The French Toast

    Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 2 quart baking dish. Cut a half loaf of French bread into bite sized cubes, and place the cubes into the prepared baking dish.

    A half loaf of French bread is cut into small cubes.The French bread cubes are put into a greased baking dish.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together eggnog, eggs, ground nutmeg, and vanilla extract until well combined. Pour this mixture over the bread cubes in the baking dish. Lightly press down (or gently stir) to ensure the bread cubes have contact with the liquid and are moistened.

    Cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. The bread cubes will absorb the liquid in the dish as it chills in the refrigerator overnight.

    When ready to prepare this dish the next morning, remove the plastic wrap, and let it rest at room temperature while you make the crumb topping.

    Eggs, eggnog, vanilla and nutmeg are placed in a bowl and whisked to combine.Eggnog mixture is poured over the cubed French bread in the baking dish.French bread cubes, covered with eggnog mixture is tightly covered and refrigerated overnight..

    Make The Brown Sugar Crumble Topping

    Preheat your oven to 350°F. while you make the crumble topping. To make the topping, place flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium sized bowl. Use a whisk to combine these ingredients, making sure to break up any clumps of brown sugar.

    Once they’re fully blended, add 2½ Tablespoons of melted butter, and stir well, to incorporate it into the mixture. The topping should now resemble “wet sand”, (which is not an appetizing thing to think about), but that’s kind of what it will look like!

    Flour, brown and white sugars and spices are whisked together in small bowl.Melted butter is added and mixture changes to a texture similar to wet sand.

    Time To Add The Crumble Topping And Bake

    Pinch off small crumbles of the topping and evenly distribute it over the top of the bread cubes. Bake the eggnog French Toast at 350°F. for about 35 minutes.

    When done, the top of the baked eggnog French Toast should be nice and golden brown on top and “set” in the middle. Remove the baking dish from the oven and let it cool for about 5-7 minutes on a wire rack.

    The topping for the baked eggnog French toast is crumbled over the top.Baked Eggnog French toast is baked for 35 minutes in the oven, until golden brown.

    Serving The Baked Eggnog French Toast

    After the French toast has cooled for 5-7 minutes, it’s ready to slice and serve. Carefully slice the baked eggnog French toast into 6 portions, and then transfer the pieces onto individual serving plates.

    If desired, sift a small amount of powdered sugar on top of each piece, drizzle with maple syrup, and serve slightly warm. The powdered sugar and syrup are optional, of course… but are highly recommended! ENJOY!

    NOTE: Any leftovers can be covered tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. The leftovers can be easily reheated in a microwave.

    After cooling slightly, baked eggnog French toast is sprinkled with powdered sugar and sliced.Maple syrup is drizzled over a slice of Baked Eggnog French Toast for serving.

    I really hope you enjoy this delicious baked eggnog French toast recipe! The finished dish has so much flavor, and I’m confident you’ll like this yummy treat. Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes.

    By the way, if you really like French toast, be sure to check out my recipes for Blueberry French Toast Cups, Classic French Toast, and Triple Berry French Toast Cups! They’re DELICIOUS! Take care… and have a GREAT day!

    Looking For More BREAKFAST Recipes?

    You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have lots of wonderful breakfast recipes for you to choose from, including:

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    Baked Eggnog French Toast
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    35 mins
    Inactive Refrigeration Time
    8 hrs
    Total Time
    8 hrs 50 mins
     

    Have leftover eggnog? Make Baked Eggnog French Toast, a delicious warm breakfast treat, with a buttery brown sugar and cinnamon topping.

    Category: Breakfast, Brunch
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: eggnog French toast
    Servings: 6
    Calories Per Serving: 278 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    For French Toast:
    • ½ loaf French bread (standard size) cut in bite sized cubes
    • 3 large eggs
    • cups eggnog
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    For Crumble Topping:
    • ¼ cup all purpose flour
    • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
    • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • Tablespoons butter melted
    Instructions
    1. Lightly grease bottom and sides of a 2 quart baking dish. Cut French bread into bite sized cubes; place cubes into prepared dish.

    2. In bowl, whisk eggnog, eggs, nutmeg, and vanilla until combined. Pour over bread cubes. Lightly press down (or gently stir) so bread has contact with liquid and is moistened. Cover dish tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight. In morning, remove wrap; let rest at room temp. while making topping.

    3. Preheat oven to 350°F. while making topping.

    4. Place flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl. Use a whisk to combine, making sure to break up any brown sugar clumps. Add melted butter; stir well, to incorporate it. Topping should now resemble "wet sand". Pinch off small crumbles; evenly distribute it over bread cubes.

    5. Bake at 350°F. for approx. 35 minutes. When done, the top should be golden brown and "set" in the middle. Remove from oven; let cool 5-7 minutes before slicing,

    6. Cut into 6 portions; transfer onto plates and serve warm. If desired, sift powdered sugar on each piece, drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy! NOTE: Leftovers can be covered and stored in fridge for 2-3 days. They can also be easily reheated in a microwave.

    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: If desired, top finished French toast with sifted powdered sugar and/or maple syrup, if desired. These ingredients are NOT included in the caloric calculation provided.

    Nutrition Facts
    Baked Eggnog French Toast
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
    Calories 278 Calories from Fat 90
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 10g15%
    Saturated Fat 5g31%
    Trans Fat 0.2g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Cholesterol 137mg46%
    Sodium 305mg13%
    Potassium 181mg5%
    Carbohydrates 37g12%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 17g19%
    Protein 10g20%
    Vitamin A 390IU8%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 111mg11%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Southwestern Chicken Lime Soup

    Southwestern Chicken Lime Soup is a filling and delicious soup, with shredded chicken, onions, jalapeño, lime, and avocado in seasoned broth.
    Southwestern Chicken Lime Soup is a filling and delicious soup, with shredded chicken, onions, jalapeño, lime, and avocado in seasoned broth.

    If you’re looking for a low calorie, yet delicious and flavor-filled meal, how about this recipe for Southwestern chicken lime soup? Packed with shredded chicken and full of TexMex flavors, this is a tasty soup I really believe you’re going to enjoy!

    This recipe, as written, makes 4 servings, and is a perfect dish for any time of the year! Whether it’s cool, hot, pleasant, or downright freezing outside, this hearty soup will fill you up and satisfy your hungry stomach! Here’s how to make this flavorful soup!

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    Season And Pan-Sear The Chicken Breasts

    This recipe calls for one pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I’ve found that using 3 medium sized chicken breasts usually works out perfectly. On average they will weigh about one pound, give or take a bit.

    First, pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels, to remove excess moisture. Trim off as much of the visible fat as possible. Sprinkle the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and black pepper, to lightly season.

    Heat oil in a large saucepan on Medium heat, until very hot, but not smoking. Add the chicken in a single layer, and cook until browned on both sides. You do not need to cook the chicken all the way through, because that will happen later as the soup cooks.

    You only will need to make sure to get both sides of the chicken nicely browned! This will take about 2-3 minutes per side. NOTE: The chicken will not be cooked all the way through, as this will happen later, once added to the soup.  Transfer the chicken out of the pan onto a plate, cover it, and then set it aside.

    Chicken breasts are patted dry, then seasoned with salt and pepper before cooking.The chicken breasts are cooked in hot oil only until both sides are nicely browned.

    Sauté The Aromatics!

    Using the same saucepan, cook chopped onions for 3-5 minutes, or until they become tender and translucent. Stir often as they cook. Add diced jalapeño and minced garlic to the onions. Cook, stirring often, for about 45 seconds, making sure to not burn the garlic!

    Chopped onions are cooked in saucepan until translucent and tender.Minced garlic and diced jalapeños are added to onions in pan and cooked.

    Okay- Let’s Make This Soup!

    Place chicken broth, water, lime juice, oregano and cumin into the saucepan, and stir to combine. Now add the three chicken breasts back into the pan. Increase the heat to High, and let the broth come to a boil. If any foam accumulates on the surface of the soup, skim it off and discard.

    Once the liquid begins boiling, turn the heat down to Medium-Low. Put a lid PARTIALLY on top of the pan (leave part uncovered). Cook the Southwestern chicken lime soup on Medium-Low heat for 30 minutes. The chicken will finish cooking during this step, so don’t cut corners on the time!

    Chicken broth, water, lime juice and spices are added to the soup in saucepan.Lightly browned chicken breasts are added into soup to finish cooking.

    Shred The Chicken!

    Transfer the cooked chicken out of the pan to a cutting board, but let the soup continue to simmer on the stove. Use two forks to shred the chicken into small pieces (or use a kitchen aid stand mixer to do this, as well).

    Once the chicken has been shredded, carefully place it back into the hot soup, and stir, to combine. Continue to cook for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken and soup have been heated through. Now the Southwestern chicken lime soup is ready to garnish and serve

    After cooking through, chicken is removed, shredded, and then added back into soup.Southwestern chicken lime soup finishes heating through before serving.

    Serve The Southwestern Chicken Lime Soup

    To serve, ladle the hot soup into individual bowls. Garnish each serving with 1-2 lime wedges, diced avocado, and fresh cilantro sprigs. Serve the Southwestern chicken lime soup while hot, and enjoy this delicious, flavor-filled meal. We enjoy this soup served with warmed corn tortillas or crusty sourdough bread on the side. YUM!

    A bowl full of Southwestern chicken lime soup, topped with lime wedges, avocado and cilantro.

    I hope you have the opportunity to make this filling, healthy and delicious soup. Thank you for stopping by, and I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day.

    Looking For More SOUP Recipes?

    You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have a wonderful variety of soup recipes I’m confident you’ll enjoy, including:

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    Thank you for visiting this website. I appreciate you using some of your valuable time to do soIf you’re interested, I publish a newsletter 2 times per month (1st and 15th) with all the latest recipes, and other fun info. I would be honored to have you join our growing list of subscribers, so you never miss a great recipe!
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    Recipe adapted from the book- “Food Meets Faith”, by Isabel D. Price, page 90, published by LiveSmart Solutions, LLC in 2019

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    Southwestern Chicken Lime Soup
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    35 mins
    Total Time
    50 mins
     

    Southwestern Chicken Lime Soup is a filling and delicious soup, with shredded chicken, onions, jalapeño, lime, and avocado in seasoned broth.

    Category: Main Dish, Soup
    Cuisine: Southwestern
    Keyword: Southwestern chicken lime soup
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 274 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts approx. 3 small chicken breasts
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (or other neutral cooking oil)
    • ½ medium yellow onion peeled, chopped
    • 1 medium fresh jalapeño pepper diced
    • 4 garlic cloves minced
    • cups low sodium chicken broth
    • cups water
    • 1 lime (juice of)
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
    For Garnish:
    • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and diced
    • 1 lime cut in 8 wedges
    • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
    Instructions
    1. Pat chicken breasts dry with paper towels. Trim off as much visible fat as possible. Lightly season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.

    2. Heat oil in large saucepan on Medium heat until very hot, but not smoking. Add chicken in a single layer; cook only until well browned on both sides (about 3 minutes per side). Chicken will NOT be all the way cooked through! Remove chicken from pan; transfer to plate; cover and set aside.

    3. In same pan, cook onions, stirring often for 3-5 minutes, or until tender and translucent. Add jalapeños and garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 45 seconds, making sure not to burn the garlic!

    4. Add broth, water, lime juice, oregano and cumin to pan; stir to combine. Transfer chicken to pan. Turn heat to High; let broth come to a boil. Skim/discard discard foam that appears on top of soup. Once broth boils, turn heat down to Medium-Low. Put a lid PARTIALLY on top of pan (leave part uncovered). Cook soup for 30 minutes. Chicken will finish cooking during this time.

    5. Transfer chicken out of the pan to a cutting board, but let soup continue to simmer. Use two forks (or a Kitchen Aid) to shred chicken into small pieces. Transfer shredded chicken back into soup. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken and broth are heated through.

    6. To serve, ladle hot soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with 1-2 lime wedges, diced avocado, and fresh cilantro. Serve hot, and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Southwestern Chicken Lime Soup
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
    Calories 274 Calories from Fat 126
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 14g22%
    Saturated Fat 2g13%
    Trans Fat 0.03g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Cholesterol 73mg24%
    Sodium 477mg21%
    Potassium 874mg25%
    Carbohydrates 12g4%
    Fiber 5g21%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 29g58%
    Vitamin A 237IU5%
    Vitamin C 20mg24%
    Calcium 47mg5%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Oven Roasted Green Beans

    Oven roasted green beans are a delicious side dish that’s simple to prepare. Fresh green beans and 3 other ingredients are all you need!Oven roasted green beans are a delicious side dish that's simple to prepare. Fresh green beans and 3 other ingredients are all you need!

    Today I want to share with you a simple way to make and serve oven roasted green beans. I grow a lot of green beans in our little backyard raised bed garden, so we eat a lot of them. Oven roasting green beans is a super easy, but delicious way to serve fresh green beans with minimal effort involved.

    The recipe as written will yield four servings, but can easily be cut in half, doubled or tripled for your needs. Here’s how to make this simple veggie side dish.

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    What Will I Need For This Recipe?

    This recipe, as written to serve four people, calls for one pound of fresh green beans, olive oil, seasoning salt, and coarse black pepper. NOTE: When I photographed this recipe, I only made HALF of the amount called for, as my husband and I were the only ones that would be eating.

    Fresh green beans are trimmed, then are ready to be seasoned.Seasoning salt, olive oil and black pepper are used to season oven roasted green beans.

    A Quick Toss With The Seasonings Before Oven Roasting

    Preheat your oven to 375°F before starting on the green beans. It won’t take long at all to get the green beans ready, and you want that oven hot and ready to go!

    Trim the stem ends off of the green beans (by cutting or snapping), and then place the beans in a large mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, seasoning salt, and pepper, and toss them together until the beans are well coated on all sides.

    Fresh green beans are tossed with olive oil, seasoning salt and pepper until coated.

    Time For The Oven!

    Spread the seasoned green beans out on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Place the baking sheet on the middle rack of the preheated oven. Bake at 375°F. for about 15-20 minutes total, turning the beans over, halfway through the baking time.

    Keep an eye on the beans as they bake. Larger beans may take a minute or two more to cook through. When I oven roast green beans, ours usually take about 15 minutes total, but your oven time may vary.

    Oven roasted green beans are placed on baking sheet in a single layer for baking.Halfway through baking time, the oven roasted green beans are flipped to other side.

    Serve The Oven Roasted Green Beans

    When done, the green beans will look a little bit “wrinkly or blistered” on the outside and may have some lightly browned spots. That is wonderful! That’s how they should look once they’re fully roasted!

    Remove oven roasted green beans, and transfer them to a serving bowl. Serve immediately, while hot! This is a perfect side dish for an endless amount of main dishes, and it’s truly is a simple recipe to prepare.

    I’m pretty confident you will enjoy having this easy recipe conveniently stored in your “kitchen toolbag” for future use. Here’s to many more meals, accompanied by delicious oven roasted green beans!

    Oven roasted green beans, are served hot in a white bowl, after baking is done.

    I hope you enjoy making (and eating!) oven roasted green beans. They could not be any easier to make, and trust you and those you love will enjoy them as much as we do! Thanks for stopping by- please come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day!

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    Oven Roasted Green Beans
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    Oven roasted green beans are a delicious side dish that's simple to prepare. Fresh green beans and 3 other ingredients are all you need!

    Category: Side Dishes, Vegetable Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: oven roasted green beans
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 98 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 1 pound fresh green beans stem ends trimmed
    • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

    2. Trim stem end off of green beans (by cutting or snapping). Place beans in large bowl. Add olive oil, seasoning salt, and pepper; toss until beans are coated on all sides.

    3. Spread beans on large baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 375°F. for 15-20 minutes total, flipping beans over, halfway through the baking time.

    4. When done, beans will look "wrinkly or blistered" on the outside and may have lightly browned spots. Transfer beans to serving bowl; serve immediately, Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Oven Roasted Green Beans
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
    Calories 98 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 7g11%
    Saturated Fat 1g6%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Sodium 588mg26%
    Potassium 243mg7%
    Carbohydrates 8g3%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 4g4%
    Protein 2g4%
    Vitamin A 784IU16%
    Vitamin C 14mg17%
    Calcium 43mg4%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Oven roasted green beans are a delicious side dish that's simple to prepare. Fresh green beans and 3 other ingredients are all you need!

    Christmas Tree “Gumdrops”

    Make festive, lime-flavored Christmas tree gumdrops for the holidays! Only use 4 ingredients (and small cookie cutter) to make these treats.
    Make festive, lime-flavored Christmas tree gumdrops for the holidays! Only use 4 ingredients (and small cookie cutter) to make these treats.

    If you’re looking for a unique and fun treat to make for the holidays, how about checking out this recipe for Christmas tree gumdrops? If you have a small Christmas tree cookie cutter (or any favorite Christmas cookie cutter for that matter) and four simple ingredients, then you’re ready to roll!

    The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are unsweetened applesauce, granulated sugar, lime jello powder, and unflavored gelatin (like Knox). Basically- you will cook the ingredients, pour them into a greased baking pan, let cool completely until firm, then cut into shapes with the cookie cutter. It’s a fairly easy recipe that will yield about 20 Christmas tree gumdrops. You can get more out of the recipe if your cookie cutter is smaller then the 2″ one I use. Here’s how to make them:

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    Ready? GREASE That Pan!

    The first thing you will need to do is generously coat a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with non-stick baking spray on the bottom and sides of the pan. This is a crucial step to ensure the candy mixture can be easily removed from the pan in one entire slab. Set the pan aside.

    A 9x13 inch baking pan is greased on the bottom and sides before adding cooked gelatin mixture.

    Cooking The Gelatin Mixture

    Place applesauce, granulated sugar, lime jello powder, and unflavored gelatin in a large saucepan. Turn the heat to Medium, and stir to combine. Bring this mixture to a boil, continuing to stir constantly as it cooks. Once it comes to a boil, let the mixture cook for one full minute (still stirring!).

    Applesauce, lime jello, sugar, and unflavored gelatin are placed in a large saucepan to cook.Envelopes of unflavored gelatin powder are used to make the Christmas tree gumdrops.The lime flavored gelatin mixture is boiled for one minute before removing it from the heat..

    Remove the pan from the heat, and immediately pour the hot gelatin mixture into the prepared baking pan. Place the pan into the refrigerator, and refrigerate it until the gelatin is completely “set” in the pan. This typically will take about 2 hours or a bit more to set completely.

    Hot lime gelatin is poured into prepared baking pan, then refrigerated until set.

    Getting The Gelatin Slab Out Of The Pan

    Generously dust a large cutting board with additional granulated sugar. Now comes the FUN part! Once the gelatin mixture is firm and set up, it’s time to get it out of the pan in one piece.

    Gently use a spatula to loosen the jello mixture from the sides of the pan. I also try to gently lift and go under the slab as much as possible, to loosen the gelatin from the pan. Be careful not to tear the gelatin, but loosen as much of it as possible before flipping the pan over.

    Flip the pan over and turn out the gelatin in one piece onto the sugared board. If it has been loosened enough, it should easily come out of the pan onto the board. If you have trouble, don’t panic! Just flip it back over, continue loosening it with the spatula, and try again. Once on the cutting board, dust the top of the gelatin with more granulated sugar.

    A spatula is used to gently loosen the gelatin mixture from the baking pan.The entire baking pan full of lime gelatin is flipped onto a sugar coated cutting board.Granulated sugar is lightly sprinkled over the top of the lime gelatin mixture.

    Cut Out The Christmas Trees

    Use your cookie cutter (my tree cutter was about 2″ tall) and cut out as many Christmas tree gumdrops as possible from the gelatin. I get about 20 in total, with some small pieces left over (they taste good, too). The amount you get in total will obviously depend on the shape and size of the cookie cutter you are using. The smaller the cookie cutter, the more treats you will end up with!

    Roll the edges of the trees with additional sugar so that bottom, top, and sides have a nice, light coating of sugar on them. Cut any leftover small end pieces into bites that can also be enjoyed. Once cut and sugared, let the gumdrops “dry” on the cutting board (or a piece of wax paper) for about an hour. This helps the treats dry out just a bit more before they are ready to be enjoyed.

    A small Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter is used to cut out design from the gelatin.Edges of the Christmas tree gumdrops are rolled in sugar to lightly cover.

    Let Dry, Then Enjoy These Christmas Tree “Gumdrops”!

    After the Christmas tree gumdrops have dried for an hour, they can be served! Place them on a platter, and let the kids dive in! To store, place any leftovers in an airtight container, separating any layers with waxed paper, so they don’t stick together.

    The finished Christmas tree gumdrops are allowed to sit and dry slightly on the sugar coated board.A lot of Christmas tree gumdrops on a cutting board, ready to be enjoyed.

    The finished Christmas tree gumdrops are lime flavored, sweet, soft and chewy, and will be a memorable treat (especially for kids) during the holidays. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you’ll come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a blessed day.

    Looking For More HOLIDAY CANDY Recipes?

    You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have a wonderful variety of holiday recipes you’ll love, including:

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    Recipe Adapted From Chrysa, at: https://thriftyjinxy.com/homemade-st-patricks-day-gum-drops-recipe/

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    Christmas Tree "Gumdrops"
    Prep Time
    30 mins
    Cook Time
    0 mins
    Inactive Prep Time
    3 hrs
    Total Time
    3 hrs 30 mins
     

    Make festive, lime-flavored Christmas tree "gumdrops" for the holidays! Only use 4 ingredients (and small cookie cutter) to make these treats.

    Category: Candy, Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: christmas tree gumdrops
    Servings: 20 (or more)
    Calories Per Serving: 129 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • cups unsweetened applesauce
    • cups granulated sugar
    • 6 ounces Lime Jello (powder) (two 3 oz. boxes)
    • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (like Knox)
    Additional granulated sugar for dusting cutting board and gumdrops
      Instructions
      1. Generously coat 9" x 13" baking pan with non-stick baking spray on bottom/sides. Set aside.

      2. Place applesauce, sugar, lime jello powder, and unflavored gelatin in a large saucepan. Turn heat to Medium; stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly as it cooks. Let mixture boil for one minute (still stirring!).

      3. Remove pan from heat; immediately pour hot gelatin into prepared baking pan. Refrigerate until gelatin is completely "set" (about 2 hours or so).

      4. Generously dust large cutting board with sugar. Gently use spatula to loosen jello from sides of pan. Gently lift and slide spatula under jello as much as possible, to loosen it. Flip pan over and turn out gelatin in one piece onto sugared board. It should easily come out of the pan onto the board. If you have trouble, don't panic! Just flip it back over, continue loosening with spatula, and try again. Once on cutting board, lightly sprinkle top of jello with more sugar.

      5. Use your cookie cutter to cut out as many trees as possible from gelatin. I get about 20 in total, with some small pieces left over (they taste good, too). Your yield will depend on shape/ size of cookie cutter you use. The smaller the cookie cutter, the more treats you'll end up with!

      6. Roll edges of trees in sugar so that bottom, top, and sides have light sugar coating, Let trees "dry" on cutting board (or wax paper) for 1 hour. This helps them dry out a bit before serving. Place on platter, serve and enjoy!

      7. Store any leftovers in an airtight container, separating layers with wax paper.

      Nutrition Facts
      Christmas Tree "Gumdrops"
      Amount Per Serving (1 (1/20 of total))
      Calories 129 Calories from Fat 1
      % Daily Value*
      Fat 0.1g0%
      Saturated Fat 0.002g0%
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.003g
      Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g
      Sodium 42mg2%
      Potassium 15mg0%
      Carbohydrates 32g11%
      Fiber 0.2g1%
      Sugar 31g34%
      Protein 1g2%
      Vitamin A 5IU0%
      Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
      Calcium 2mg0%
      Iron 0.1mg1%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

      Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make festive, lime-flavored Christmas tree gumdrops for the holidays! Only use 4 ingredients (and small cookie cutter) to make these treats.

      Chicken Enchilada Meatballs

      Make a dozen cheesy, baked Chicken Enchilada Meatballs in about 30 minutes! Serve them on a bed of rice for a simple, delicious meal.
      Make a dozen cheesy, baked Chicken Enchilada Meatballs in about 30 minutes! Serve them on a bed of rice for a simple, delicious meal.

      Today I want to share a recipe I created for yummy Chicken Enchilada Meatballs. One day I thawed out a pound of ground chicken, but didn’t quite know what I wanted to make with it. I put on my “thinking cap”, and came up with this recipe for Chicken Enchilada Meatballs! It was fun playing around with ingredients I thought would work well, and we loved the results.

      I love meatball recipes (beef, chicken or pork), because they’re very budget friendly. To be able to get four servings out of a pound of chicken, ground beef or pork is a win-win in my book! Of course, this recipe would also work perfectly with ground beef instead of ground chicken, but I was going for lower calories, so the ground chicken won out!

      The meatballs come together VERY EASILY, are quickly browned in a skillet, then bake for 20-25 minutes before serving. Chicken Enchilada meatballs not only have cheddar cheese inside, but they’re covered with enchilada sauce and more cheese before baking! They are only a tiny bit spicy, but if you prefer your food less spicy, simply use less of the chili powder and ground cumin called for in my recipe! Here’s how to make this dish:

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      Let’s Make Some Meatballs!

      Place one pound of ground chicken, a large egg, and 2 Tablespoons of chunky salsa in a large bowl. Stir, to combine these three ingredients well. It will be a very “wet” meat mixture.

      Ground chicken is combined with an egg, and some chunky salsa.

      Measure finely crushed tortilla chips, grated cheddar, garlic powder, ground cumin, chili powder, onion powder, and salt into a SEPARATE bowl, and stir to combine. Add these “dry” ingredients to the ground chicken mixture, and stir well, to fully incorporate these ingredients.

      Divide the seasoned ground chicken mixture evenly into 12 portions, shaping each portion into a meatball by rolling mixture between your hands. Place each meatball (after forming) on a piece of wax paper or foil. Continue until all the meatballs have been formed.

      Finely crushed tortilla chips, grated cheddar cheese and spices will season meatballs.Spices, grated cheddar, and crushed tortilla chips are combined with ground chicken mixture in bowl.Ground chicken is fully seasoned and is ready to make meatballs.

      Pan-Sear The Chicken Enchilada Meatballs

      Heat oil on Medium-High heat in a large, non-stick skillet until very hot, but not smoking. Add the meatballs carefully to the hot oil in a single layer and let them cook for 1-2 minutes before turning. Let the meatballs brown on all sides and be cooked through before removing them from the skillet. This usually takes about 5-6 minutes.

      Twelve chicken enchilada meatballs are quickly pan-seared in hot oil in a large skillet.All 12 meatballs are browned on all sides in the skillet, then removed.

      Prepare The Meatballs For Baking

      Pour enough red enchilada sauce into a 2 quart baking dish to just lightly cover the bottom. Place the browned/cooked meatballs on top of the sauce in a single layer. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top, making sure to cover all the meatballs.

      Sprinkle the top of the meatballs with additional grated cheddar cheese, to cover. Now the chicken enchilada meatballs are ready to be baked!

      Browned meatballs are place in single layer in a baking dish with enchilada sauce on the bottom.Red enchilada sauce is poured on top of the chicken enchilada meatballs in dish.Additional grated cheddar cheese is sprinkled on the sauce-covered meatballs before baking.

      Bake And Serve the Chicken Enchilada Meatballs

      Cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake the chicken enchilada meatballs in a preheated 350°F. oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly around the edges, and the cheese has melted. We especially enjoy these meatballs served on top of hot, steamed rice. We portion out three meatballs per serving, which will provide you with 4 total servings. When served with the rice, it is a very filling meal.

      Leftover meatballs reheat very well in the microwave, so we always make a full batch and then enjoy leftovers for our lunches. Store leftover meatballs and sauce, covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days.

      Chicken Enchilada Meatballs, covered with melted cheese, after baking 20 minutes.Three of the chicken enchilada meatballs are served hot, on a bed of steamed rice.

      I hope you enjoy these delicious meatballs! Thanks for taking the time to stop by today, and I invite you to come back again, for more delicious, family friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

      Looking For More MEATBALL Recipes?

      You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have some wonderful meatball recipes for you to choose from, including:

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      Chicken Enchilada Meatballs
      Prep Time
      15 mins
      Cook Time
      20 mins
      Total Time
      35 mins
       

      Make a dozen cheesy, baked Chicken Enchilada Meatballs in about 30 minutes! Serve them on a bed of rice for a simple, delicious meal.

      Category: Main Course
      Cuisine: American
      Keyword: chicken enchilada meatballs
      Servings: 4 (3 meatballs per serving)
      Calories Per Serving: 367 kcal
      Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
      Ingredients
      For Meatballs:
      • 1 pound ground chicken
      • 1 large egg
      • 2 Tablespoons chunky salsa or picante sauce
      • cup grated cheddar cheese
      • cup finely crushed tortilla chips
      • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
      • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
      • ½ teaspoon chili powder
      • ½ teaspoon onion powder
      • ¼ teaspoon salt
      For Rest Of Recipe:
      • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil or other neutral oil
      • 10 ounces canned red enchilada sauce
      • cup grated cheese
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

      2. Place ground chicken, egg, and salsa in large bowl. Stir, to combine.

      3. In SEPARATE bowl, combine crushed tortilla chips, ⅓ cup grated cheddar, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, and salt. Add to chicken mixture. Stir well, to fully incorporate ingredients.

      4. Divide chicken mixture evenly into 12 portions, shaping each portion into a meatball. Place each meatball (after forming) on wax paper.

      5. Heat oil on Medium-High heat in a large, non-stick skillet until very hot, but not smoking. Add meatballs carefully to hot oil, in a single layer. Cook 1-2 minutes before turning. Cook meatballs until browned on all sides and cooked through before removing them from skillet (approx. 5-6 minutes total).

      6. Pour enough enchilada sauce in a 2 quart baking dish to lightly cover the bottom. Place meatballs on top of the sauce in a single layer. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top, covering the meatballs. Top with additional grated cheese.

      7. Cover baking dish with foil. Bake at 350°F. for 20-25 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly around edges, and cheese has melted. Remove from oven; serve meatballs on top of hot, steamed rice, if desired. Enjoy!

      Nutrition Facts
      Chicken Enchilada Meatballs
      Amount Per Serving (3 meatballs)
      Calories 367 Calories from Fat 198
      % Daily Value*
      Fat 22g34%
      Saturated Fat 7g44%
      Trans Fat 0.1g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
      Monounsaturated Fat 7g
      Cholesterol 163mg54%
      Sodium 1058mg46%
      Potassium 678mg19%
      Carbohydrates 14g5%
      Fiber 2g8%
      Sugar 5g6%
      Protein 28g56%
      Vitamin A 845IU17%
      Vitamin C 2mg2%
      Calcium 164mg16%
      Iron 2mg11%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

      Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make a dozen cheesy, baked Chicken Enchilada Meatballs in about 30 minutes! Serve them on a bed of rice for a simple, delicious meal.