Category: Appetizers

Parmesan Garlic Cheese Ball

Make a Parmesan Garlic Cheese Ball for a snack, party or potluck! Simple to make, this yummy appetizer is spread on a variety of crackers!
Make a Parmesan Garlic Cheese Ball for a snack, party or potluck! Simple to make, this yummy appetizer is spread on a variety of crackers!

If you’re on the lookout for a simple appetizer or snack, I hope you will give this Parmesan garlic cheese ball a try! It only takes a few minutes to mix together and shape, and then it is refrigerated before serving. YES… it is THAT EASY! I’m not sure where or who I got the original recipe from because I found it written on a 3×5 card in one of my old recipe boxes I’ve had for years.

This is a wonderful recipe to share at a a party, potluck or just to have around for a quick snack with crackers. It has a lot of flavor, and is easy to spread on your favorite crackers. Guess what? It is super simple to give as a delicious food gift, too, for a treat made (especially by you) for someone you love.

The recipe as written makes one cheese ball (approx. 8 servings), but can easily be doubled to make a larger cheese ball or a second one the same size. Here’s how to make it:

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Let’s Make This Easy Parmesan Garlic Cheese Ball!

Place softened cream cheese, chopped pimientos, minced garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, and sliced green onions in a mixing bowl. Use a fork to mix these ingredients together (until fully combined). **NOTE: The reason the cream cheese needs to be softened is so it will mix much easier with the other ingredients.

Cream cheese, pimientos, Parmesan, garlic and green onions are combined in bowl.

Line a small ramekin with plastic wrap, leaving the plastic extended far past the edges of the dish. Place the cheese ball mixture firmly into the ramekin, and pack it down with a spoon. Once filled, cover it tightly with the remaining plastic wrap, then press down to flatten and compact the top of the cheese mixture.

Place the Parmesan garlic cheese ball into the refrigerator and let it chill for at least two hours, for best results.

Cheese ball mixture is molded into a container before being refrigerated.Covered with plastic and pressure applied, the cheese ball is ready for the refrigerator.

Serving The Parmesan Garlic Cheese Ball

After the Parmesan garlic cheese ball has been refrigerated for at least two hours, it is ready to serve! Unwrap the cheese ball, and carefully invert it (turn upside down) onto a serving plate (so the flat side is facing down).

Serve the cheese ball with an assortment of crisp crackers, a knife to spread it with, and enjoy the great flavor of this appetizer or snack!

Parmesan garlic cheese ball on a plate, ready to be spread on crackers.A close up of the Parmesan garlic cheese ball next to crackers on a plate.

I saved this bite of the Parmesan garlic cheese ball on a cracker just for you! Go ahead… take a bite! It is delicious, and I’ll bet you will want another one. I am confidant you will enjoy each bite!

The Parmesan garlic cheese ball is spread onto a cracker for eating.

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Parmesan Garlic Cheese Ball
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Make a Parmesan Garlic Cheese Ball for a snack, party or potluck! Simple to make, this yummy appetizer is spread on a variety of crackers!

Category: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Parmesan garlic cheese ball
Servings: 8 (approx. 1 oz. per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 77 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese ,softened (light or regular cream cheese)
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onion ,green stem and white bulb
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped Pimiento
  • ½ clove garlic ,finely minced
Instructions
  1. Line a 4" wide ramekin (or very small container) with plastic wrap, leaving plastic extended well past the edges of the dish.

  2. Place softened cream cheese, pimientos, garlic, grated Parmesan and sliced green onions in a mixing bowl. Use a fork to mix together until fully combined.

  3. Place mixture into lined ramekin; pack it down firmly with a spoon. Once filled, cover tightly with remaining plastic wrap. Press down to flatten and compact the top of the cheese mixture. Place covered, cheese-filled ramekin in refrigerator; chill at least two hours, for best results.

  4. To serve: Unwrap cheese ball; carefully invert it (turn upside down) onto a serving plate (flat side down). Serve with an assortment of crackers, a knife to spread it with, and enjoy the great flavor of the cheese ball! Store leftover cheese ball, (covered) in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Caloric calculation made using light cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Garlic Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving (1 ounce (1/8 of total))
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 198mg9%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 323IU6%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make a Parmesan Garlic Cheese Ball for a snack, party or potluck! Simple to make, this yummy appetizer is spread on a variety of crackers!

Cheesy Calzone Pinwheels

Cheesy Calzone Pinwheels are yummy crescent roll appetizers, with pepperoni, bell pepper, mushrooms, and 3 cheeses, served with marinara sauce.
Cheesy Calzone Pinwheels are yummy crescent roll appetizers, with pepperoni, bell pepper, mushrooms, and 3 cheeses, served with marinara sauce.

Do you like the taste of Italian calzones? We do… in fact in the past I’ve posted the recipe for Fully Stuffed Calzones, which are amazing Those are full-sized calzones made from scratch and they are delicious! I found this fun little recipe online several years ago for small, appetizer style calzone pinwheels (made with crescent roll dough). I knew I had to try them!

Using crescent roll dough makes this a very simple (and convenient) recipe! Because the recipe yields 16 cheesy calzone pinwheels, it is a great appetizer to serve to a crowd (or a bunch of hungry kids). The pinwheels are stuffed with pepperoni, bell peppers, onions, Italian seasoning and three different types of cheese, so you know they will be tasty! Here’s how to make them:

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Prepare The Filling

Before starting to make the filling, preheat your oven to 375°F. Mix together mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan, pepperoni, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, Italian seasoning and salt in a medium bowl. Stir well, to fully combine these ingredients. This is the mixture you will use to fill the cheesy calzone pinwheels.

Onions, mushrooms, pepperoni, spices and 3 cheeses make up the calzone filling.The filling for cheesy calzone pinwheels is stirred until fully combined.

Make The Cheesy Calzone Pinwheels

Carefully unroll the crescent dough from the package. Separate the dough into four rectangles (I put them on wax paper). Make sure to gently press out the perforations, to seal the dough well.

Divide the calzone filling evenly between the four dough rectangles. Spread the filling carefully over the surface of the dough, leaving about 1/4″ around the edges without any filling. Roll up each piece of dough, beginning with the short side. 

Crescent roll dough is separated into 4 rectangles, and perforations sealed.Filling is spread out to within 1/4" of the edges of the dough.Each filled calzone dough rectangle is rolled up, starting at short side.

Seal And Slice

Once completely rolled, carefully pinch the seams together. Place the rolls, seam side down, and gently cut each roll into 4 slices, using a serrated knife (for best results).Repeat with remaining rolls, until you have 16 slices total.

Seams are pinched together on the dough.Each of the calzone rolls are cut into four slices with a serrated knife.

Time To BAKE!

Okay… the cheesy calzone pinwheels are evenly sliced, and now they are ready to bake! Place the slices, cut side down onto a large, GREASED OR SPRAYED baking sheet. Leave a couple inches between each slice, because they will expand a bit once cooked.

Bake the cheesy calzone pinwheels in a preheated 375°F. oven for approximately 13-15 minutes. When done, they should be nice and golden brown in color. Remove the pan from the oven and let them cool for a couple minutes before serving.

Sixteen cheesy calzone pinwheels on baking sheet, ready to bake.When done baking, the pinwheels are golden brown in color.

Time To EAT!

When you are ready to serve the cheesy calzone pinwheels, place them on a serving platter. We especially enjoy them when served with a warm marinara dipping sauce on the side. These little bitty pastries taste like a calzone, with the pepperoni, three cheeses, mushrooms and peppers with that warm marinara sauce. YUM!

Close up photo of four of the cheesy calzone pinwheels, ready to eat.The baked pinwheels are served with warm marinara or pizza sauce on the side.

I hope you have the opportunity to make these cheesy calzone pinwheels for friends or family. They are a great snack or a wonderful appetizer to put out for a crowd. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a wonderful day.

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Original recipe source: Lisa Smith, via https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/calzone-pinwheels/

Cheesy Calzone Pinwheels
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Cheesy Calzone Pinwheels are yummy crescent roll appetizers, with pepperoni, bell pepper, mushrooms, and 3 cheeses, served with marinara sauce.

Category: Appetizers, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheesy calzone pinwheels
Servings: 16
Calories Per Serving: 99 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup diced pepperoni
  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces refrigerated crescent rolls one 8 oz. can
  • 1 cup marinara sauce or pizza sauce wamed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray or grease a 139" baking sheet. Set aside.

  2. Mix together mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan, pepperoni, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, Italian seasoning and salt in a medium bowl. Stir well, to fully combine.

  3. Carefully unroll crescent dough from package. Separate dough into four rectangles (I place them on wax paper). Gently press out the perforations, to seal the dough Divide calzone filling evenly between the four dough rectangles. Spread filling over surface of the dough, leaving about 1/4" bare around the edges. Roll up each rectangle, beginning with the short side. 

  4. Once completely rolled, carefully pinch the seams together. Place rolls, seam side down, and gently cut each roll into 4 even slices, using a serrated knife (for best results). Repeat with remaining rolls, until you have 16 slices. Place slices, cut side down onto prepared baking sheet. Leave a couple inches between slices.

  5. Bake at 375°F. for 13-15 minutes. When done, they should be golden brown in color. Remove from oven. Transfer to serving platter with warm marinara or pizza sauce on the side. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Calzone Pinwheels
Amount Per Serving (1 pinwheel)
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 345mg15%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 137IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Cheesy Calzone Pinwheels are yummy crescent roll appetizers, with pepperoni, bell pepper, mushrooms, and 3 cheeses, served with marinara sauce.

Air Fryer Buffalo Honey Wings

Delicious Air Fryer Buffalo Honey Wings are seasoned with a spice rub, cooked until crisp, and coated with a sweet, spicy sauce to serve.
Delicious Air Fryer Buffalo Honey Wings are seasoned with a spice rub, cooked until crisp, and coated with a sweet, spicy sauce to serve.

We love chicken wings, and have eaten lots of them since getting an air fryer a couple of years ago. The recipe I am sharing today is an absolutely delicious way to make sweet and spicy wings in an air fryer. I have also included instructions for baking these, in case you do not have access to an air fryer. Either cooking method will produce a scrumptiously addicting chicken wing that you are gonna love!

Basically, you will whip up a quick spice rub, season the chicken, cook the chicken wings, then toss them in a simple buffalo honey sauce. It’s actually quite simple, whether you air fry the wings or bake the wings. Here’s how to make them:

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Prepare A Spice Mixture For Seasoning The Wings

Making the spice rub for the air fryer buffalo honey wings could not be any more simple! Measure the ingredients into a medium bowl, and stir or whisk until the spices are fully combined. Pat the chicken wings dry using paper towels, then place them in a large bowl or container.

Sprinkle the chicken wings with the spice rub. Make sure to rub the spices into the chicken wings to coat them all sides. Use all of the spice mixture, if making a full recipe (3 pounds of wings)

Spices are measured into a small bowl for the chicken wings.Chicken wings are covered with spices before cooking.

Time To Cook The Air Fryer Buffalo Honey Wings

There are so many air fryer machines today, which can vary quite a bit in cooking temps, so be sure to keep an eye on the wings as they cook, so they will not undercook OR overcook in YOUR machine! I use a Cosori air fryer, and often cook these wings in a couple batches. Here’s how I cook them in my air fryer.

Preheat air fryer to 380°F. Once preheated, add the seasoned wings to the basket (I usually try to keep them in a single layer if possible). Cook the air fryer buffalo honey wings at 380°F for 12 minutes, then flip the wings to the other side and cook for another 12 minutes. I then turn the temperature up to 400°F and cook them for 3-4 more minutes, until cooked through and crispy on the outside.

Air Fryer Buffalo Honey Wings in the basket halfway though the cooking time.

Make The Buffalo Honey Sauce While the Wings Cook

Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan on medium heat. In a separate bowl, whisk together cornstarch and Frank’s Original Hot Sauce until blended. Add this to the melted butter in the saucepan, and stir to combine. Now add honey and molasses, and stir again, until ingredients are combined.

Heat the buffalo honey sauce until it comes to a boil, making sure to stir (or whisk) it often. When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and then simmer the sauce for 3-5 minutes, until it thickens slightly. Give it a taste. If you want it a bit sweeter, stir in more honey. If you want it spicier, add a bit more hot sauce.

Cooking the ingredients for the buffalo honey sauce.Sauce is ready to add to the cooked chicken wings.

Coat Wings With Sauce Then Serve

Place the cooked wings in a large bowl, and pour the sauce over them. Toss the air fryer buffalo honey wings so they are fully coated with sauce. Once all the wings are cooked and coated with the sauce, they are ready to serve, while hot. Serve with bleu cheese or ranch dressing and carrot and celery sticks on the side, if desired. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Buffalo Honey Wings are coated with the spicy and sweet sauce before serving.Some of the air fryer buffalo honey wings on a white plate, ready to serve and eat!

No Air Fryer? No Problem… BAKE Them!

It will take longer to bake the wings, but here is how to do it. Cover a 9″x13″ baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray lightly with non-stick baking spray. Place the seasoned wings on the foil in a single layer. Bake in a preheated 400°F. oven for 45-50 minutes. Once done baking, turn the oven setting to BROIL. Place wings (on baking sheet) about 6-8 inches away from the broiler. 

Broil the chicken wings until they reach the crispiness you want, then flip them over to the other side and broil again until crispy on outside. Keep a close eye on the wings so they don’t burn. THE BROILING TIME WILL ONLY BE A COUPLE MINUTES TOTAL. Once done, remove from oven, and toss with prepared buffalo honey sauce, and serve!

Carrots and dip are served with the cooked buffalo honey chicken wings.

Thanks for stopping by today. I really hope you get the opportunity to make these delicious chicken wings, and trust you will enjoy them. Please come back again soon for more yummy recipes. Have a GREAT day.

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Recipe adapted from: https://carlsbadcravings.com/buffalo-honey-hot-wings-traditional-buffalo-hot-wings-recipe/

Air Fryer Buffalo Honey Wings
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
28 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

Delicious Air Fryer Buffalo Honey Wings are seasoned with a spice rub, cooked until crisp, and coated with a sweet, spicy sauce to serve.

Category: Appetizer/Snack, Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Buffalo Honey Wings
Servings: 6 (4 wings per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 376 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds chicken wings (approx. 24 wings)
Dry Rub Spice Mix:
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
Buffalo Honey Sauce:
  • cup Frank's ORIGINAL Hot Sauce (NOT hot wings sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. Measure spice rub ingredients into a medium bowl; stir/whisk until combined. Pat chicken wings dry with paper towels; place wings into large bowl or container. Sprinkle with spice rub, rubbing spices into wings to coat all sides.

If Cooking In Air Fryer:
  1. Preheat air fryer to 380°F. Once preheated, add seasoned wings to basket in single layer, if possible. Cook wings at 380°F for 12 minutes; flip wings to the other side; cook another 12 minutes. Turn temp. up to 400°F. Cook 3-4 minutes, until cooked through/crispy on outside. TIP: Keep an eye on chicken wings. Air fryers can widely vary on heating temperatures!

If Baking In Oven:
  1. Cover a 9"x13" baking sheet with aluminum foil; spray lightly with non-stick baking spray. Place seasoned wings on foil in single layer. Bake in a preheated 400°F. oven 45-50 minutes. When done, turn oven setting to BROIL. Place wings (on baking sheet) about 6-8 inches away from broiler.  Broil wings until they reach the crispiness you want. Flip over to other side; broil again until crispy. Keep a close eye on wings so they don't burn. BROILING TIME WILL ONLY BE A COUPLE MINUTES TOTAL. Once done, remove from oven; toss with sauce, and serve!

Make Sauce While Wings Cook:
  1. Melt butter on medium heat in medium saucepan. In separate bowl, whisk together cornstarch and Frank's Original Hot Sauce until blended. Add to melted butter; stir to combine. Stir in the honey and molasses, until combined. Heat sauce until it comes to a boil, making sure to stir (or whisk) often. Once boiling, reduce heat to low; simmer 3-5 minutes, until it thickens slightly.

Serve:
  1. Place cooked wings in a large bowl; pour warm sauce over them. Toss wings until coated with sauce. Serve wings hot, with bleu cheese or ranch dressing, carrot and celery sticks on the side, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Buffalo Honey Wings
Amount Per Serving (1 (4 wings))
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 2107mg92%
Potassium 725mg21%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 776IU16%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 217mg22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Delicious Air Fryer Buffalo Honey Wings are seasoned with a spice rub, cooked until crisp, and coated with a sweet, spicy sauce to serve.

 

Asian BBQ Chicken Wings (Air Fryer)

Asian BBQ Chicken Wings are marinated in soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, brown sugar, & curry powder, then cooked until crispy in an air fryer!
Asian BBQ Chicken Wings are marinated in soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, brown sugar, curry powder, then cooked until crispy in an air fryer!

If you enjoy flavor-filled chicken wings, this is a GREAT recipe! Cooked in an air fryer (using HOT air), these wings will be wonderfully yummy and crispy! The wings are first marinated in a delicious made-from-scratch (easy) Asian BBQ sauce, then cooked. The marinade is cooked until it forms a thick sauce, which is then poured over the cooked wings for serving. Oh my goodness.. they are sooo good!

NO AIR FRYER? If you do not have an air fryer, you can bake these chicken wings! Follow instructions for this recipe until the cooking time. For baking instructions, see my note in the printable recipe card (located at the bottom of the page) for details.

These Asian BBQ chicken wings have now become one of my favorite ways to enjoy this “snack”, “appetizer” or “meal”. The flavor is amazing, and my husband and I love them! I found the original recipe in an old cookbook of mine called “The Best Of Cooking Light”. The original recipe was for baked chicken thighs, but I adapted the recipe for wings and the use of an air fryer. Here’s how to make them:

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Make The Asian-Inspired Sauce To Marinate The Wings

Making the Asian BBQ sauce for the wings is super easy! Place brown sugar, soy sauce, fresh lime juice, minced garlic, curry powder, and crushed red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Stir these ingredients well, until they have been fully combined.

This is the marinating sauce for the chicken wings. See how easy that was? Place the chicken wings in a large re-sealable plastic bag OR in a shallow large container with a tight-fitting lid. Pour the sauce over the wings, and toss to coat them well. Seal or cover the bag/container, and marinate wings in the fridge for 4-6 hours (or overnight). Turn the wings occasionally to ensure they stay coated with marinade.

Marinade ingredients (for chicken wings) are mixed in a small bowl.Chicken wings are covered with the marinade, then refrigerated for 4-6 hours.

After Marinating Is Done, Cook the Asian BBQ Sauce

Once the chicken wings have been marinated, remove the wings from the bag or container and SAVE THE MARINADE. Pour the marinade into a saucepan, where it will be cooked to safely “kill off” any harmful bacteria (from contact with raw chicken) and to thicken it into a sauce to cover the chicken wings once they are cooked.

Bring the sauce to a full boil, and then cook on medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring often. As the liquid reduces slightly, the sauce will thicken. Set aside until chicken wings have been cooked. You can quickly reheat it before adding to the chicken, if desired.

The reserved marinade is brought to a boil and cooked, to thicken sauce.

Cooking The Asian BBQ Chicken Wings In An Air Fryer

After the chicken wings have marinated 4-6 hours, they are ready to cook. Place the wings into the basket of your air fryer, trying not to overcrowd them, if possible (for best browning). You may need to cook these in two batches, if necessary.

Cook the Asian BBQ chicken wings at  380°F. for 12 minutes, then flip them to the other side and cook 12 more minutes. Increase the temperature of the air fryer to 400°F.and cook 3-4 more minutes.


The marinated chicken wings are cooked in an air fryer.When halfway done, Asian BBQ chicken wings are flipped over to finish cooking.

Once the chicken wings are fully cooked, transfer them to a large bowl. Immediately pour the Asian BBQ sauce over them, and toss to fully coat with the sauce.

Asian BBQ chicken wings are coated and tossed in sauce before serving.

Time To Eat!

Once the wings are coated with the sauce, it’s time to serve them. If desired, sprinkle the wings with sliced green onions and/or sesame seeds before serving (optional). I usually just sprinkle them with sesame seeds.

Be sure to serve them with several napkins, because these bad boys are sticky and messy good! There is so much flavor, we eat them without any sauce for dipping… you really don’t need any! YUM!

Sprinkled with sesame seeds, the Asian BBQ chicken wings are ready to eat.

I hope you enjoy these Asian BBQ Chicken Wings. We sure do. Thanks for stopping by today, and trust you will come back again soon for more delicious recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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Recipe Adapted From: The cookbook “The Best Of Cooking Light”, page 219, published by Oxmoor House, Inc. in 2004

Asian BBQ Chicken Wings
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
27 mins
Inactive Marinating Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 32 mins
 

Asian BBQ Chicken Wings are marinated in soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, brown sugar, curry powder, then cooked until crispy in an air fryer!

Category: Appetizer, Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian BBQ chicken wings
Servings: 3 (6 wings per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 541 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 3 large garlic cloves , minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  • pounds chicken wings (approx. 18-20 wings)
  • sesame seeds and/or sliced green onions for garnish , optional
Instructions
  1. Place brown sugar, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, curry powder, and crushed red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Stir well, until fully combined.

  2. Place chicken wings in large re-sealable plastic bag OR in a shallow container with tight-fitting lid. Pour sauce over wings; toss to coat; seal bag or container. Marinate wings in fridge 4-6 hours (or overnight). Turn wings occasionally so they stay coated with marinade.

  3. Remove marinated wings from container and SAVE THE MARINADE. Pour the marinade into a saucepan. Bring sauce to a full boil; cook on medium heat for a full 2 minutes, stirring often. It is essential you fully cook the sauce to "kill off" any bacteria from it's exposure to raw chicken. As liquid reduces slightly, sauce will thicken. Set aside sauce until wings have cooked. You can quickly reheat sauce before adding to the chicken, if desired.

  4. After wings have marinated, they're ready to cook. Place wings into basket of air fryer, trying not to overcrowd them, if possible (for best browning), in batches, if necessary. Cook at 380°F. for 12 minutes, flip them to other side and cook 12 more minutes. Increase temperature of air fryer to 400°F. and cook 3-4 more minutes.

  5. Transfer wings to large bowl. Immediately pour sauce over them; toss to coat with sauce. Sprinkle with sliced green onions and/or sesame seeds, if desired; serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: If baking, cook at 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes. When done, place them under the broiler (about 8" below heating element) to further brown them, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Asian BBQ Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (1 (6 wings))
Calories 541 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 157mg52%
Sodium 869mg38%
Potassium 408mg12%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 403IU8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Asian BBQ Chicken Wings are marinated in soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, brown sugar, curry powder, then cooked until crispy in an air fryer!

Ham ‘n Cheese Crescent Bites

Ham ‘n Cheese Crescent Bites are yummy, & easy to make with only 4 ingredients! A crescent roll braid is filled w/ ham, cheese, & honey mustard.
Ham 'n Cheese Crescent Bites are yummy, & easy to make with only 4 ingredients! A crescent roll braid filled w/ ham, cheese, & honey mustard.

Do you use crescent rolls? We do, and I find them VERY convenient to have around for a variety of purposes besides a quick side dish with dinner! I love to use them for a variety of other uses, including quick lunches or breakfast! That little can of dough is amazing!

The recipe I am sharing today is called Ham ‘n Cheese Crescent Bites. Crescent roll dough is filled with ham, cheese, and honey mustard, braided up in a long roll, and baked. It’s really easy to make… here’s how:

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What Ingredients Do I Need?

There are only a few main ingredients needed for this dish! You will need a can of refrigerated crescent roll dough, cooked and chopped ham, honey mustard, and cheddar cheese. That’s all you need for the basic recipe.

**I usually also add sliced green onions to mine (optional), but if you don’t like them, just leave them out! If desired you can garnish the finished bites with chopped parsley, green onions or chives, but that is also optional.

Okay… let’s get started! Place the ham, honey mustard and grated cheese in a medium bowl, and stir well, to combine. If you want to add the green onions, this is where to add them.

The main ingredients are crescent roll dough, honey mustard, ham and cheese.Ingredients are stirred together until combined in a small bowl.

Preparing The Crescent Roll Braid

Remove the crescent roll dough from the can. Don’t separate the individual rolls. Roll the dough out into a rectangle on a lightly greased baking sheet. Seal all the perforations in the dough. Spoon the ham, mustard and cheese filling down the middle of the dough rectangle (lengthwise).

Ham and cheese filling is placed down the center of crescent roll dough.

Cut 10 or 12 strips on each side of the dough (your choice). Make sure to slice almost all the way to the filling in the middle. Starting at the bottom, lift one strip up and across the filling at a slight angle.

Now lift the corresponding strip on the other side up and over the filling to kind of “meet in the middle” in a braided fashion. Repeat the process (left, right, left, right) OR (right, left, right, left), alternating strips, until all strips have been “braided”.

Slits are cut into the dough on each side of the ham and cheese filling.The crescent roll dough is braided together over the ham and cheese filling.

Time To Bake!

Place the baking sheet with the braided ham ‘n cheese crescent bites into a preheated 375°F oven. NOTE: When I make these, I let it bake for about 22-25 minutes total. A couple minutes before it is finished baking (shown in the photo below), I like to top it with a couple extra  Tablespoons of grated cheddar cheese. TIP: You don’t have to add the grated cheese, but it sure looks good once it melts on top of the crescent braid.

Once the ham ‘n cheese crescent bites are finished baking, the braid will be golden brown all across the top, and any added cheddar cheese will have melted.

When almost finished baking, more cheddar cheese is added to the top of the braid.

Serving The Ham ‘n Cheese Crescent Bites

Once nicely browned on top, remove the ham ‘n cheese crescent bites from the oven. Garnish with chopped chives, parsley or green onions, if desired. Let it cool for a couple minutes before attempting to slice it, to give the cheese a chance to solidify a bit inside. Slice into six portions, and serve immediately.

The braid of ham 'n cheese crescent bites is golden brown once baked.Six portions of ham 'n cheese crescent bites are cut for serving.

You can see all the yummy ham and cheese filling inside each piece. This is a great tasting quick lunch (or dinner) I’m sure you and your family will enjoy! Ham ‘n cheese crescent bites are so simple to make, and hardly take any time at all to whip up!

You can see meat and cheese inside one of the ham 'n cheese crescent bites..

Thank you for stopping by… I really appreciate it. Hope you have the chance to make these ham ‘n cheese crescent bites soon, and trust you will enjoy them, too. God Bless You.

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Ham 'n Cheese Crescent Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Ham 'n Cheese Crescent Bites are yummy, & easy to make with only 4 ingredients! A crescent roll braid filled w/ ham, cheese, & honey mustard.

Category: Appetizer/Snack, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crescent rolls, ham 'n cheese crescent bites
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 288 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • cup cooked, chopped ham
  • cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup honey mustard dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped green onions (OPTIONAL)
Optional Toppings:
  • 2-3 Tablespoons grated cheddar cheese , added to top, last 2-3 minutes of baking
  • chopped parsley, green onions, or chives
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Very lightly grease/spray a large baking sheet.

  2. Place ham, honey mustard and grated cheese (plus green onions, if using) in a medium bowl; stir well, to combine.

  3. Remove crescent roll dough from can. Don't separate individual rolls. Roll dough out into a rectangle on the baking sheet. Seal all perforations in the dough. Spoon ham/cheese filling lengthwise down middle of dough.

  4. Cut 10 or 12 strips on each side of the dough. Make sure to slice almost all the way to the filling in the middle. Starting at the bottom, lift one strip up and across the filling at a slight angle. Now lift corresponding strip on the other side up and over the filling to kind of overlap in the middle, in a braided fashion. Repeat process (left, right, left, right) OR (right, left, right, left), alternating strips, until all strips have been "braided".

  5. Place baking sheet onto the middle rack in preheated 375°F oven. Bake for 22-25 minutes. NOTE: If desired, a couple minutes before it is finished baking, top the braid with a couple extra Tablespoons grated cheddar. When done, the braid should be golden brown on top, and any added cheddar cheese will have melted. Remove from oven. If desired, garnish with chopped parsley, chives or green onion. Let cool a few minutes, then slice into 6 portions. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Ham 'n Cheese Crescent Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 841mg37%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 126IU3%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Ham 'n Cheese Crescent Bites are yummy, & easy to make with only 4 ingredients! A crescent roll braid filled w/ ham, cheese, & honey mustard.

 

 

Greek-Style Chicken Wings

Greek-Style Chicken Wings can be oven-baked, or cooked in an air fryer! These marinated wings are served with homemade tzatziki sauce for dipping.Greek-Style Chicken Wings can be baked or cooked in an air fryer! These marinated wings are served with homemade tzatziki sauce for dipping.

Do you enjoy eating chicken wings? We sure do! A couple of years ago I purchased an air fryer with some gift cards I was given on my birthday. That was the beginning of my love for cooking (and eating) chicken wings.

This recipe for Greek-style chicken wings is simple. The wings can either be baked in the oven OR can be prepared in an air fryer, whichever is most convenient for you. I have included directions for both in the recipe card.

Greek-style chicken wings are marinated several hours, so remember to plan ahead if you are making this recipe! The marinated, seasoned wings are then cooked, then served with a simple Greek inspired homemade tzatziki sauce for dipping. It’s an easy recipe to prepare, and the wings taste wonderful! Here’s how to make them:

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Marinating The Greek-Style Chicken Wings

Because these wings taste best once they have marinated for several hours, be sure to plan ahead! Making the marinade is EASY! Simply combine the ingredients in a bowl. The marinade is made from lemon juice, olive oil, honey, oregano, garlic, and salt.

Once fully combined, pour the marinade over the chicken wings. You can either have the wings in a large re-sealable bag or in a shallow large container with a lid. Turn the wings, to ensure all are coated with marinade, then cover, and refrigerate for 6-8 hours (or overnight).

A Greek marinade is mixed together for the chicken wings.Pouring the marinade over the chicken wings before refrigerating.

Make The Tzatziki Sauce For Serving

I also make the dipping sauce ahead of time, because it will need time to fully chill, so the flavors can develop well. The sauce, also known as tzatziki sauce, is made with plain yogurt, feta cheese, chopped cucumber, dill, garlic and salt is a cinch to make!

Place the tzatziki ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until the sauce is smooth. Transfer the sauce to a small serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate until fully chilled and you are ready to serve. The sauce can be made up to 1 day ahead.

Ingredients for tzatziki sauce are placed in a blender to combine.After blending ingredients, the tzatziki sauce (for dipping) is smooth and creamy.

Baking In Oven Directions

If you are BAKING the Greek-style chicken wings, preheat the oven to 400°F. Drain the marinade off the chicken wings (discard the marinade). Place the wings on a wire rack sitting on top of a 9×13 or 15×10 baking pan.

Bake the wings for 35-40 minutes, flipping them over to the other side halfway through the cooking time. Once they have finished baking, I usually turn the oven to BROIL, and keeping the wings about 5-6 inches away, and brown them under the broiler for a couple minutes to help to “darken and crisp them up”. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn! When browned, they are ready to serve.

Greek-style chicken wings are baked after marinating in sauce.Chicken wings are broiled after baking, to brown them up more.

 Air Fryer Directions

If you are using an air fryer to cook these Greek-style chicken wings, preheat your air fryer to 380° F. Place the marinated wings in the air fryer basket. Lay the wings into the basket, trying to keep as many of them in a single layer as possible.

Cook for 12 minutes, then turn the wings over to the other side. Place the basket back into the fryer, and continue to cook for an additional 12 minutes. Increase the temperature to 400°F., and cook for 4-5 more minutes. When done, the wings should be browned all over, and crispy on the outside. They are now ready to serve.

Greek-style chicken wings cooking in air fryer after marinating in sauce.

Serve The Greek-Style Chicken Wings

Serve the Greek-style chicken wings with small bowls of tzatziki sauce for dipping on the side. You can also serve the wings with the traditional slices of carrots and celery on the side, if desired. The carrots and celery taste great, dipped in the sauce, as well.

The Greek-style chicken wings are serving with dipping sauce, carrots and celery.

I hope you enjoy these Greek-style chicken wings, whether you bake them OR air fry them! If you like wings, be sure to check out my yummy recipes for baked Asian chicken wings, and buffalo honey hot wings, too!

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Original recipe source: “Taste of Home” magazine, April/May 2007 edition, page 23, published by Reiman Publications, Inc.

Greek-Style Chicken Wings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Marinating Time (inactive)
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 55 mins
 

Greek-Style Chicken Wings can be oven-baked, or cooked in an air fryer! Marinated wings are served with homemade tzatziki sauce for dipping.

Category: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: Greek-style chicken wings
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 581 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
Marinade For Wings:
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 3 pounds chicken wings (approx. 20 wings)
For Tzatziki Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped, peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed or 2 Tablespoons fresh, chopped dill
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 dash salt
Instructions
  1. Make Marinade For Chicken Wings: Whisk marinade ingredients well in a small bowl (lemon juice, olive oil, honey, oregano, garlic and salt). Pour marinade over chicken wings (use large re-sealable plastic bag or covered, shallow container). Toss wings, to ensure they're coated with marinade; cover and refrigerate 6-8 hours (or overnight).

  2. Make tzatziki sauce: Place yogurt, cucumber, feta, dill, garlic and salt in blender or food processor. Blend or process until sauce is smooth. Transfer sauce to small serving bowl; cover and refrigerate until fully chilled. Sauce can be made up to 1 day ahead.

If Oven-Baking:
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Drain marinade off wings (discard marinade). Place wings on a wire rack fitted on top of a 9x13 or 15x10 baking pan. Bake wings on the middle rack 35-40 minutes, turning them over halfway through cooking time. Once done, turn oven to BROIL, keeping wings 5-6 inches away from broiler element. Brown them under broiler for 1-2 minutes to help brown them. Don't let them burn! Once browned and cooked through, they're ready to serve.

If Using An Air Fryer:
  1. Preheat your air fryer to 380° F. Place marinated wings in air fryer basket, in a single layer, if possible. Cook for 12 minutes, then turn wings over. Place basket back into the fryer; continue to cook for 12 more minutes. Increase temperature to 400°F. and cook 4-5 more minutes. Once wings are crispy brown and cooked through, they're ready to serve.

To Serve:
  1. Place hot wings on serving plates. Serve with tzatziki sauce for dipping, and slices of celery and carrots on the side. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Greek-Style Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 581 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 512mg22%
Potassium 361mg10%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 408IU8%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Greek-Style Chicken Wings can be oven-baked, or cooked in an air fryer! Marinated wings are served with homemade tzatziki sauce for dipping.

Popcorn Italiano

Popcorn Italiano is an easy, Italian-inspired snack. Popped corn is seasoned with butter, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings, then baked.
Popcorn Italiano is an easy Italian-inspired snack. Popped corn is seasoned with butter, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings, then baked.

Popcorn is one of my “go to” snacks. Usually we just have it drizzled with butter and salt… you know, the old-fashioned way! Sometimes I like to add Parmesan cheese to the mix, and that tastes great, too! I think it’s kind of FUN to experiment with different flavors on popcorn!

Today I want to share a simple, but yummy recipe with you for Popcorn Italiano! I found the recipe years ago in one of my old Taste Of Home magazines, and gave it a try out of curiosity. YUM! Plain popped popcorn is combined with butter, Parmesan cheese and a few Italian-inspired spices. After it’s well-seasoned, it’s baked for a short time, which cooks and crisps up the buttery, cheesy seasoning onto the popcorn.

If you like to try new things, try this yummy popcorn. It’s really good, and has lots of flavor! Here’s how to make this tasty, easy snack:

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Pop The Popcorn First

Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. You will want the oven ready to go once the popcorn has been popped and seasoned.

For this recipe you will need 2½ quarts of popped popcorn. Pop the popcorn (hot air popcorn maker, stovetop saucepan or microwave), using your preferred method. If you’re making this in a saucepan or hot air popcorn maker, start with 1/3 cup un-popped kernels. This will give you the amount of popped popcorn you need for this recipe. Set the finished popcorn aside while you prepare the seasoned butter sauce. 

NOTE: I’ve never made this recipe using microwavable popcorn. However, if using microwave popcorn, use PLAIN, unbuttered popcorn. You will most likely need a couple of bags (about 10 cups total popped popcorn) to give you the equivalent of 2½ quarts of popped popcorn.

Plain popped popcorn in a bowl, ready for buttery seasoning sauce.

Make The Sauce And Season The Popcorn

Now it’s time to make the buttery Italian seasoning for the popcorn. Melt butter in a small saucepan, then remove the pan from the heat. Add grated Parmesan cheese and spices (garlic powder, oregano, basil, onion powder, and salt) to the butter. Stir until fully combined.

Melted butter, Parmesan cheese and Italian spices in saucepan.Buttery Italian-inspired sauce is ready to pour over popped popcorn.

Pour all of the warm sauce over the popcorn and mix well, stirring as you go, until the popcorn has been well coated.

Seasoned butter is drizzled over popped popcorn and stirred to combine.

Bake The Popcorn Italiano

Pour the seasoned popcorn into a 13 x 9″ baking pan. Bake the Popcorn Italiano for 13 minutes, giving it a quick stir halfway through the baking time. Once done baking, remove the pan from the oven and transfer the seasoned popcorn into a serving bowl (or bowls). It will be hot, crispy and the flavors will be “sealed” and browned onto the popcorn.

Popcorn Italiano is baked for 13-15 minutes in a 13"x9" pan.

That’s it! Serve this flavorful popcorn Italiano hot, and enjoy this crunchy snack. You will definitely get the “taste” of delicious Italian flavors in every bite of this popcorn. 

Time to eat some crunchy, tasty Popcorn Italiano!A close up of the Popcorn Italiano shows the seasoning on the pieces.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this fun, unique recipe for Popcorn Italiano. It really does taste good, and I hope you enjoy it. Come back soon, and have a great day.

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Original recipe source: “Taste of Home” magazine, Sept./Oct. 1998 issue, page 54, published by Reiman Publications

Popcorn Italiano
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Popcorn Italiano is an easy Italian-inspired snack. Popped corn is seasoned with butter, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings, then baked.

Category: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popcorn Italiano
Servings: 5 (2 cups per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 165 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • cup popcorn kernels = 2½ quarts popped
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. You will need 2½ quarts of popped popcorn. Pop the popcorn (hot air popcorn maker, stovetop saucepan or microwave), using your preferred method. NOTE: If making in saucepan or hot air popcorn maker, start with 1/3 cup un-popped kernels. This will produce the amount of popped popcorn needed. if using microwave popcorn, use PLAIN, unbuttered popcorn. You will need 10 cups total popped popcorn to give you amount needed. Set popped popcorn aside when done. 

  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan; remove pan from heat. Add grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, basil, onion powder and salt. Stir until fully combined. Drizzle sauce over popcorn and stir to combine, until popcorn is well coated.

  4. Pour seasoned popcorn into a 13 x 9" baking pan. Bake 13 minutes, giving it a stir halfway through baking time. Once done, remove pan from oven; transfer hot popcorn into serving bowl (or bowls). Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: If popping corn from scratch you will need to use 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels to yield 2.5 quarts popped popcorn.  If using microwave popcorn, you will need 10 cups of plain, unbuttered popped popcorn to equal 2.5 quarts.

Nutrition Facts
Popcorn Italiano
Amount Per Serving (1 (2 cup serving))
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 294mg13%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 397IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Popcorn Italiano is an easy Italian-inspired snack. Popped corn is seasoned with butter, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings, then baked.

Chili-Lime Tortilla Chips (Air Fryer)

Make a quick batch of crunchy Chili-Lime Tortilla Chips in an air fryer! Corn tortillas, lime juice, oil, and a few spices are all you need!
Make a quick batch of crunchy Chili-Lime Tortilla Chips in an air fryer! Corn tortillas, lime juice, oil, and a few spices are all you need!

Do you enjoy finding new recipes? I always love the search, and am thrilled when that search produces a recipe you will use again and again. A few months ago I stumbled upon a recipe online for making homemade tortilla chips in an air fryer! It sounded really interesting to me, so I made chili-lime tortilla chips (with a slight tweak or two), and they didn’t take much time at all!

These tortilla chips are totally EASY to make, have great flavor, and are absolutely crispy (just how they should be, right?). Here’s how you can make them fairly quickly, using an air fryer:

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Make The Seasoning For the Chips

The first thing you will need to do is mix together the simple seasoning sauce that will be used to coat the tortilla chips. The sauce is made using extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lime juice, chili powder, salt, and ground cumin.

Place these ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk or stir until the ingredients are fully blended together.

Olive oil, lime juice and spices are combined to make sauce for tortilla chips.Chili-Lime Sauce is ready to brush onto tortilla chips for cooking.

Prepare The Corn Tortillas Before Air-Frying

For this recipe, I use six, 5″ corn tortillas. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush the sauce onto both sides of each tortilla. Once that has been done, evenly stack all six seasoned tortillas directly on top of each other.

Use a sharp knife to carefully slice the stack of tortillas in half, then cut each half stack in half. Got it? The stack of seasoned tortillas will be cut into four quarters of equal size.

Each corn tortilla is brushed with the spicy sauce before cooking.A stack of seasoned tortillas is cut in half.Tortillas are cut into quarters before placing them into an air fryer.

Cooking Chili-Lime Tortilla Chips In An Air Fryer

Now it’s time to cook the chili-lime tortilla chips! Preheat your air fryer to 350°F. Once heated, place the tortilla quarters in the basket of the air fryer in a single layer. You will need to cook the chips in batches, because they need to have room for the hot air to circulate around them, to ensure they become crunchy. 

Cook them at 350°F. for between 6-8 minutes. Different air fryer machines tend to vary in temperatures and the heat they produce, so it is best to keep an eye on the chips as they cook. This will help make sure they don’t burn. I would say definitely check them at the 5 minute mark, and then go from there, a little at a time, until they are lightly browned.

Once done, remove the chili-lime tortilla chips from the air fryer and transfer to a wire rack to cool. The tortilla chips become more crunchy as they cool. Start another batch right away while the air fryer is still hot, and continue until all chips are cooked. 

Cooking Chili-Lime Tortilla Chips in air fryer one batch at a time.

Time To Enjoy Some Chili-Lime Tortilla Chips!

Once the chili-lime tortilla chips have fully cooled down to room temperature, they’re ready to eat! The chips are crunchy, and taste really good, especially when served with salsa or guacamole. You can see in the photo below that they are crisp enough to hold the guacamole I whipped up the first time I made these chips!

Store any leftover chips in an airtight bag or container. They will be at their peak of crispiness and freshness for about 5-6 days, if stored properly. Because this recipe makes a fairly small batch, we never seem to have too many leftovers… ha ha!

Each seasoned, air fried chip is crunchy and ready for dipping!A plate of air fried chili-lime tortilla chips, served with guacamole.

I sincerely hope you enjoy this recipe for air fryer chili-lime tortilla chips. We sure have enjoyed it! TIP: If you are not a fan of seasoned tortilla chips, you can simply brush the tortillas with olive oil and a sprinkling of salt, for a more traditional tortilla chip.

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Recipe adapted from: Leanne at: crumbtopbaking.com/air-fryer-tortilla-chips/

Chili-Lime Tortilla Chips
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
11 mins
 

Make a quick batch of crunchy Chili-Lime Tortilla Chips in an air fryer! Corn tortillas, lime juice, oil, and a few spices are all you need!

Category: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili-lime tortilla chips
Servings: 4 (6 chips per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 118 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 5 inch corn tortillas
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Place olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, salt and ground cumin in a small bowl; whisk or stir until the ingredients are fully blended together.

  2. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush sauce onto both sides of each tortilla. Once that has been done, stack all six tortillas on top of each other. Using a sharp knife, carefully slice the stack of tortillas in half, then cut each half stack in half. The stack of seasoned tortillas will be cut into four quarters of equal size.

  3. Preheat air fryer to 350°F. Place the tortilla quarters in the basket of the air fryer in a single layer. NOTE: Cook chips in batches, because they need room for hot air to circulate around them, to ensure they become crunchy. Cook at 350°F. for 6-8 minutes. Air fryers tend to vary in temperature and heat they produce, so keep an eye on chips as they cook, to make sure they don't burn. Check them at the 5 minute mark, and then go from there, a little at a time, until lightly browned.

  4. Once done, remove tortilla chips from air fryer; transfer to a wire rack to cool. The tortilla chips become more crunchy as they cool. Start another batch right away while the air fryer is still hot; continue until all chips are cooked. Store any leftovers in airtight bag or container for up to 5-6 days. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chili-Lime Tortilla Chips
Amount Per Serving (6 chips)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 148IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Crunchy Caramel Corn

Learn how to make yummy, crunchy caramel corn at home! This delicious, easy treat is made with only a few ingredients and will be a big hit!Learn how to make yummy, crunchy caramel corn at home! This delicious, easy treat is made with only a few ingredients and will be a big hit!

Do you enjoy caramel corn? I sure do! I’ve been making it for over 30 years with the same recipe I drag out of my old and tattered recipe box! It is super easy to make, is NOT sticky, and stays crunchy when stored in an airtight container! I am finally getting around to photographing and sharing the process for making it on the ol’ blog today.

The recipe as written makes approximately 24 cups of crunchy caramel corn when all is said and done, and did I mention just how absolutely DELICIOUS it is? Uh huh… addictively YUMMY. I have NO CLUE where the original recipe came from all those years ago. It was handwritten on an old 3×5 card with no source noted. Here’s how to make crunchy caramel corn:

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The Ingredients Needed

The ingredients you will need include popping corn, brown sugar, butter, light corn syrup, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Cream of tartar can be found in grocery stores in the Spices and Seasonings section.

A photo of the ingredients needed to make this recipe for caramel corn.

Pop the Popcorn!

The first thing you will need to do is pop the popcorn! You will need 3/4 cup of UNPOPPED plain popcorn kernels to end up with 6 quarts  of popped corn (approx. 24 cups) , which is necessary for this recipe.

Make the popcorn (in batches) using an air popper, or your own favorite popping method (stovetop/microwave, etc.). Once it is all popped, make sure to remove and discard any uncooked kernels from the batch. Set the popcorn aside in a very LARGE bowl while you make the caramel sauce. NOTE: It’s important to have the popcorn ready, so as soon as the hot caramel sauce is done, it can be added immediately!

Plain popcorn is popped and ready to turn into caramel corn.

Make The Caramel Sauce

Now it’s time to make the yummy caramel sauce for the popcorn. It’s EASY, and no candy thermometer is needed! Melt butter in a large saucepan. Once it’s melted, add brown sugar, light corn syrup, and salt. Stir well, to fully combine ingredients.

Bring the sauce to a boil on medium heat. Once it begins to boil, continue boiling for exactly 5 minutes, stirring the caramel sauce often.

The ingredients for caramel sauce are added to saucepan.Caramel sauce ingredients are cooked in large saucepan.

The sauce for the crunchy caramel corn will get pretty “foamy” as it continues to boil, and will rise a bit in the pan (which is why you start with a large saucepan!). Just keep on stirring! As it gets close to the 5 minute mark, it will darken in color, as well.

Once you’ve boiled it for 5 minutes, remove the pan from the heat. Immediately stir in the baking soda, and a pinch of the cream of tartar. The cream of tartar and the baking soda add air to the sauce, which is what helps create the crunchy texture on the popcorn!

Crunchy caramel corn sauce is boiling in pan.Baking soda is added to the finished caramel sauce.

Pour And MIX, MIX, MIX!

Immediately pour the hot caramel mixture over the popcorn. Use a large spoon and stir and stir, until all the popcorn is well coated in caramel sauce. Just keep stirring! A word of warning: The sauce is VERY HOT, so be careful. This would NOT be a job for the kids!

Pouring the hot caramel sauce over the popcorn in large bowl.Popcorn is stirred until coated with the sauce.

Time To Bake The Crunchy Caramel Corn

Once the popcorn is well-coated with the caramel sauce, spread it out on two large rimmed cookie sheets. Try to keep the popcorn in a single layer, and separate pieces with your fingers, if necessary, to break up any large “globs”.

Bake the caramel corn in a preheated 200°F oven for 90 minutes (1½ hours). Stir the caramel corn every 20 minutes during the baking time.  Stirring it that much is important, because it keeps the pieces moved around and broken up (for even heat distribution). This will also help the caramel to crisp up nice and crunchy, just the way it should be. Here’s what I do: Put on a great movie, set a timer, then just get up to give the caramel corn a stir every 20 minutes. It’s a WIN-WIN!

Once done, remove the pans from the oven, and let the crunchy caramel corn cool to room temperature before serving. Break up any large pieces, once cool. Store the crunchy caramel corn in an airtight container to keep it crunchy and fresh for weeks!

Crunchy caramel corn is baked until very crispy, turning at times during baking.

Crunchy Caramel Corn Is A Yummy Homemade Christmas Gift

Crunchy caramel corn also makes a fantastic food gift to give to those you love during the holidays! I like to buy inexpensive little Christmas goodie bags at the store, and fill them up with this crispy sweet snack!

Good luck staying out of the entire bowl of crunchy caramel corn… it is so incredibly good! It will be hard to stop eating, once you bite into it and get a taste!

Christmas goodie bags, filled with crunchy caramel corn are a fun homemade treat!

Thanks for stopping by! I truly hope you have the opportunity to make some yummy, crunchy caramel corn for yourself or those you love. It’s such a great recipe, and is so easy to make. Come back soon for another visit, and have a great day.

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Crunchy Caramel Corn
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 

Learn how to make yummy, crunchy caramel corn at home! This delicious, easy treat is made with only a few ingredients and will be a big hit!

Category: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crunchy caramel corn
Servings: 24 approx.
Calories Per Serving: 177 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup popcorn kernels (UNPOPPED) (to make 6 quarts popped)
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks or 16 Tablespoons)
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch cream of tartar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°F.

  2. Make popcorn using an air popper, or a favorite popping method (stovetop/microwave, etc.). Once popped, remove/discard any uncooked kernels. Put popcorn in a LARGE bowl; set aside. NOTE: It's important to have popcorn ready before cooking caramel sauce!

  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Stir to combine. Bring sauce to a boil on medium heat. Once boiling, continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring often. Sauce will get "foamy" as it cooks, and will rise in the pan (which is why you use a large saucepan). Keep on stirring! Near the 5 minute mark, it will darken in color, as well. Once it's boiled 5 minutes, remove pan from heat. Stir in baking soda and a pinch of cream of tartar (this helps create crunchy texture-don't skip this).

  4. Immediately pour hot caramel over popcorn. Use a large spoon and stir, until all popcorn is well coated in caramel sauce. Just keep stirring! TIP: Sauce is VERY HOT, so be careful.

  5. Spread coated popcorn onto 2 large cookie sheets. Try to keep popcorn in a single layer, separating pieces with your fingers to break up large "globs". Bake at 200°F for 90 minutes (1½ hours), stirring every 20 minutes, to keep pieces moved around and broken up (for even heat distribution). Once done, remove from oven; let caramel corn cool completely. Break up any large pieces before serving. Store in airtight container to keep it crunchy for weeks! Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Caramel Corn
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 236IU5%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Learn how to make yummy, crunchy caramel corn at home! This delicious, easy treat is made with only a few ingredients and will be a big hit!

Classic Pimiento Cheese

Need a delicious, EASY, quick appetizer or sandwich? Make a small batch of classic pimiento cheese to serve on crackers or a favorite bread.
Need a delicious, EASY, quick appetizer or sandwich? Make a small batch of classic pimiento cheese to serve on crackers or a favorite bread.

True story. I used to cringe when my mom made or talked about pimiento cheese. She is from the South, and this is something she grew up with, and has great memories of eating. Growing up, she would occasionally make it, and I thought it was disgusting!

Classic pimiento cheese is basically a cheese spread, commonly used on crackers or sandwiches, especially in the South. I’ve now made it many times, and always enjoy it.

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Who Knew I Would End Up Loving Classic Pimiento Cheese? A True Story.

In January of this year, I helped my mom move from Southern California to Georgia. Once of the things she wanted on our first quick visit to the store to get a few necessities was PIMIENTO CHEESE. Pre-made pimiento cheese in a carton to have around. Ugh.

HOWEVER…(this is where it gets interesting)…one late evening after helping unpack her moving boxes (and not eating dinner) I was quite hungry. Mom didn’t have much food in her pantry because she eats most meals in the dining room at her retirement community. That’s when I saw it. That carton of pre-made pimiento cheese in her refrigerator, taunting me.

Well, against my better judgement, I spread a couple spoonfuls on a piece of bread (desperate times call for desperate measures). Guess what? I LIKED IT. What?  Ever since then, I’ve thought about that pimiento cheese, and now I’ve found a wonderfully delicious recipe to make it from scratch on my own (with a couple tweaks). I LOVE IT! My husband wasn’t sure he would like it when he first saw it, and HE LIKES IT TOO. Here’s how to make it (adapted from a Paula Deen recipe):

What Ingredients Will I Need?

To make this recipe for pimiento cheese, you will need mayonnaise, diced pimientos, yellow onion, Tabasco sauce (or other hot sauce), Worcestershire sauce, and SHARP cheddar cheese. I use light mayo, but feel free to use regular fat mayo, if that’s what you have. No problem.

NOTE: For this recipe I prefer to use sharp cheese that I grate myself with my box grater. I feel like it blends better than the bagged versions (which have added stabilizers), but it’s up to you which you decide to use. Sharp cheese is a must for the best flavor!

Ingredients used to make pimiento cheese, ready to go.

How To Make Classic Pimiento Cheese

This recipe is so super easy to make you won’t believe it! Place all of the ingredients EXCEPT THE CHEESE in a medium sized mixing bowl. This will be mayo, finely chopped and drained pimientos, finely grated onion, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Stir them together well, until they’re fully combined.

Mayonnaise, pimientos, Worcestershire, onion, and Tabasco sauce in mixing bowl.

Add the grated sharp cheddar cheese to the bowl, and stir really well. Keep on stirring until the pimiento cheese is completely mixed  together. This only takes a minute or two (with no special equipment needed), and BOOM- your classic pimiento cheese is DONE!

Grated sharp cheddar cheese is added to the ingredients in the mixing bowl.The pimiento cheese ingredients are stirred together until it forms a cheese spread.

Serving Classic Pimiento Cheese

You can eat the pimiento cheese right away if you want, OR you can cover it and let it chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so (whatever you want). This classic pimiento cheese will stay “good” for up to a week, if covered and stored in the refrigerator.

If you want to use it for an appetizer, simply transfer the cheese to a small serving bowl or crock. Serve with a variety of crisp crackers, and let your family or guests gobble it up. The recipe as written below will yield about 1¼ cups ( which comes out to about 20 servings, at 1 Tablespoon each). It is VERY easy to double this recipe, if serving more guests.

Classic pimiento cheese can be served with crackers for an appetizer.

My Mom’s absolute favorite way to enjoy classic pimiento cheese is to simply spread it on a fresh piece of white bread. She is in her “happy place” when she can enjoy a pimiento cheese sandwich for a quick lunch (or dinner, at times!).

A quick and delicious sandwich can be made with classic pimiento cheese.

If you’ve never made pimiento cheese before, I would urge you to give it a try. It makes a wonderful appetizer, and only takes 6 ingredients and 5 minutes to prepare. That’s a winner in my book! Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for stopping by. Hope you come back soon.

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Recipe adapted from: pauladeenmagazine.com/classic-pimiento-cheese-recipe/

Classic Pimiento Cheese
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Need a delicious, EASY, quick appetizer or sandwich? Make a small batch of classic pimiento cheese to serve on crackers or a favorite bread.

Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: classic pimiento cheese
Servings: 20 Tablespoons (1.25 cups)
Calories Per Serving: 60 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 ounces jarred, diced pimientos , drained
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce , or other hot sauce
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese , grated (fresh is best)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients EXCEPT CHEESE in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir together, until fully combined.

  2. Add grated sharp cheddar cheese, and stir really well. Keep on stirring until pimiento cheese is completely mixed  together. This only takes a minute or two.

  3. To serve, transfer pimiento cheese to a small bowl or crock. Serve with crackers, or use as a sandwich spread. Store leftover pimiento cheese in covered container for up to a week. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Classic Pimiento Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 193IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Need a delicious, EASY, quick appetizer or sandwich? Make a small batch of classic pimiento cheese to serve on crackers or a favorite bread.