Category: Appetizers

Thai Coleslaw In Peanut Sauce

Thai Coleslaw In Peanut Sauce is a unique twist on good ol’ coleslaw! This cold, crunchy side salad is easy to make, and it tastes GREAT!
Thai Coleslaw In Peanut Sauce is a unique twist on good ol' coleslaw! This cold, crunchy side salad is easy to make, and it tastes GREAT!

Do you enjoy coleslaw? We do, and love it… especially in the heat of summer! Coleslaw is easy to prepare, and it’s a wonderful side dish to prepare for a variety of meals or gatherings. This recipe is unique in that the coleslaw is covered in a delicious, flavor-packed Thai peanut dressing! The peanut sauce is the star of this salad and it makes the coleslaw taste absolutely delicious!

It’s easy to make because the peanut dressing only takes a couple minutes to mix together, and the remaining prep is simply cutting veggies for the coleslaw. If you REALLY want to make this dish quickly, you can always purchase pre-made coleslaw bags at the grocery store. That way you will only have to do a small amount of chopping! Do whatever works best for you and your schedule.

Once done, this side dish will make approximately six, one cup servings. The peanut sauce is added right before serving, so if you want to save half of the coleslaw for another meal, simply leave half the sauce off half the salad until you’re ready to serve it again. Keep any leftover salad and peanut sauce covered and refrigerated separately.

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Make The Peanut Sauce

Place all the ingredients for the peanut sauce in a medium bowl. The ingredients are peanut butter, lime juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, sriracha, sesame oil, ginger and garlic. Whisk or stir these ingredients together until they are fully combined.

Please Note: If you’re using regular creamy peanut butter, the sauce will be just a bit thicker than if you’re using all natural peanut butter. When done, set the peanut sauce aside.

Ingredients for the peanut sauce are measured into a small bowl.Peanut sauce for the coleslaw is mixed together until fully combined.

Prepping The Coleslaw

Remove seeds from, then slice the red bell pepper into very thin matchstick shapes. Slice the carrots in the same way, but then give them a rough chop. You will also need to shred the cabbage, slice the green onions and chop the cilantro for the coleslaw. You can use a combination of green and red cabbage or just green cabbage (that’s how I make it).

If using bagged coleslaw mix, remember to add the bell pepper, cilantro and green onions to the pre-mixed six cups of coleslaw.

Red bell pepper is sliced into thin matchstick shapes for the coleslaw.Carrots are cut into matchsticks, then rough chopped for the coleslaw.

Mix The Coleslaw Salad Together

Place all of the salad ingredients into a medium sized serving bowl, and then toss, to combine all ingredients. This is the coleslaw part of the dish. Cover and refrigerate the coleslaw until you are ready to serve, because you want it to be very cold.

DO NOT add the peanut sauce until just before serving! Thai Coleslaw In Peanut Sauce is best when tossed with the sauce right before serving, because it helps keeps the cabbage crisp!

Shredded cabbage, sliced carrots, green onions, red pepper, and cilantro in salad bowl.The Thai coleslaw ingredients are tossed together until combined.

Serving The Thai Coleslaw In Peanut Sauce

When ready to serve, toss the coleslaw with the peanut sauce to combine. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top of the Thai coleslaw in peanut sauce, and serve! The chopped peanuts on top really add nice flavor and extra crunch to the salad.

Thai coleslaw in peanut sauce is garnished with chopped peanuts, and served in a white dish.A close up picture of the Thai coleslaw in peanut sauce, ready to eat.

I hope you enjoy this delicious side dish, as much as I do! Thank you for stopping by, and please come back again soon for more recipes! Take care, and have a great day.

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Original recipe source: Jaclyn, at https://www.cookingclassy.com/thai-slaw-peanut-dressing/

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Thai Coleslaw In Peanut Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
15 mins
 

Thai Coleslaw In Peanut Sauce is a unique twist on good ol' coleslaw! This cold, crunchy side salad is easy to make, and it tastes GREAT!

Category: Salads, Side Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Peanut Sauce, Thai coleslaw
Servings: 6 (approx. 1 C. per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 182 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Slaw:
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage (green or red/green combo) bagged or hand-shredded
  • 1 medium red bell pepper cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 cup carrots (measure after cutting) cut in thin matchsticks, then chopped
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • cup cilantro (measure after chopping) chopped
For Peanut Dressing:
  • cup natural creamy peanut butter can substitute regular creamy PB
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger peeled, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 large clove garlic peeled, finely minced
Garnish For Coleslaw:
  • 15 peanuts (approx. 4 teaspoons) rough chopped (regular or dry-roasted)
Instructions
  1. Place peanut sauce ingredients in medium bowl. Whisk or stir until fully combined. Note: If using regular creamy peanut butter, sauce will be thicker than if using all natural peanut butter. When done, set sauce aside.

  2. Remove seeds from, then slice red bell pepper into very thin matchstick shapes. Slice carrots the same way, but then give them a rough chop. Shred cabbage, slice green onions and chop cilantro. NOTE: If using bagged coleslaw mix, add bell pepper, cilantro and green onions to pre-mixed 6 cups of coleslaw.

  3. Place salad ingredients into medium serving bowl, and toss, to combine. Cover and refrigerate coleslaw until ready to serve, because you want it very cold. NOTE: DO NOT add peanut sauce until right before serving (helps keep cabbage crisp)!

  4. When ready to serve, toss coleslaw with peanut sauce to combine. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top, and serve! Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Thai Coleslaw In Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 265mg12%
Potassium 387mg11%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 4400IU88%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Thai Coleslaw In Peanut Sauce is a unique twist on good ol' coleslaw! This cold, crunchy side salad is easy to make, and it tastes GREAT!

Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread

Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread is easy to make, features three cheeses, and is a delicious snack or appetizer, served with your favorite crackers!
Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread is easy to make, features three cheeses, and is a delicious snack or appetizer, served with your favorite crackers!

Looking for a delicious party appetizer or delicious cheese spread to keep in the refrigerator for a late night snack? How about this absolutely yummy and super EASY cheddar jack cheese spread? This creamy spread (approximately 2 cups) can be made in under 10 minutes using a food processor or high-powered blender.

The spread is made with cheddar cheese, jack cheese, cream cheese, cooking sherry, Dijon, etc., and tastes great on crackers or pita chips. Cheddar jack cheese spread also makes a great food gift for friends or family, when wrapped decoratively in a ramekin, gift container or crock! Let me show you how easy it is to make:

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How To Make Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread

Place cheddar and jack cheese cubes, cream cheese, butter, green onion, sherry, Worcestershire, Dijon, tabasco, and salt into a food processor. Process these ingredients until the mixture becomes fairly smooth. NOTE: For the cream cheese, you can use 3 oz. of cubes cut from a block of cream cheese OR  3 oz. of spreadable cream cheese.

Ingredients for the cheddar jack cheese spread are placed into a food processor.A food processor is used to process the cheese spread until smooth.

Last Step Before It’s Done!

Once the cheddar jack cheese spread is fairly smooth, add finely chopped chives to the food processor. Pulse just until the chives are incorporated into the mixture. Remove the cheese spread from the processor. Spoon it out of the processor and and place it into a ramekin, gift container or crock.

Cover the cheddar jack cheese spread and refrigerate it for about an hour. This is to give the flavors a chance to “mingle”, which makes the cheese spread taste even better.

Finely chopped chives are added to the processed cheese spread.Cheddar jack cheese spread is pulsed until chives are incorporated into mixture.

Serving The Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread

To serve, remove the cheddar jack cheese spread from the refrigerator. Let it slightly “soften” at room temperature (uncovered) for about 15 minutes, because this makes it easier for spreading and provides the best flavor. Serve with an assortment of your favorite crackers or pita chips, and enjoy!

You can store any leftovers (covered) in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Remember to let it come to room temperature before serving! See how easy it is to make this yummy snack? I really think you’re going to enjoy eating it and serving it to family and friends.

A ramekin, filled with cheddar jack cheese spread, is served with assorted crackers.A ramekin full of the cheese spread ready to enjoy on crackers.Spread on a cracker, the cheddar jack cheese spread is ready to eat.

I hope you will have the chance to make this tasty cheddar jack cheese spread for those you love. It’s really GOOD, and I hope you enjoy it like we do. Thank you for stopping by this blog, and trust you will come back again for more family-friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day, and may God bless you as you journey through it.

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Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
10 mins
 

Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread is easy to make, features three cheeses, and is a delicious snack or appetizer, served with your favorite crackers!

Category: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar jack cheese spread
Servings: 8 (serving = 1/4 cup)
Calories Per Serving: 136 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 ounces cheddar cheese cut in 1" cubes
  • 3 ounces jack cheese cut in 1" cubes
  • 3 ounces cream cheese cut in 1" cubes (can sub. "spreadable")
  • 6 green onions (white part ONLY) chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking sherry
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon chives finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients (EXCEPT for chopped chives) into a food processor. Process until mixture becomes fairly smooth.

  2. Add chives. Pulse only until chives are incorporated. Remove cheese spread from processor. Spoon it into ramekin, gift container or crock.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for an hour. This gives flavors a chance to "mingle", which helps cheese spread taste even better.

  4. Let cheese spread come to room temperature (approx. 15 minutes) before serving with favorite crackers. Store leftovers (covered) in refrigerator up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 cup))
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 287mg12%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 458IU9%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 181mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread is easy to make, features three cheeses, and is a delicious snack or appetizer, served with your favorite crackers!

Cannellini Bean Salad

Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!
Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!

Today I want to share with you a recipe for cannellini bean salad. It’s SUPER EASY to make in just a couple minutes, and can be enjoyed as is, OR on top of mixed greens (delicious) OR served as a dip with pita chips, etc. However you choose to serve it, the flavors are wonderful, and I’m confident you’ll enjoy this simple salad!

I found the original recipe in one of the cookbooks I own called “100 Days Of Real Food”, by Lisa Leake. It’s a great cookbook for those looking to cook with wholesome family-friendly foods. She serves this salad as a dip, which we love, but I’ve found I enjoy it the most served as a topper over a mixed green salad.

The beans and the delicious dressing they are covered with make it a double whammy salad. Lots of protein and fiber is provided from the beans and tomatoes, onions, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar with seasoning create a salad dressing! It’s a win-win, no matter how you serve it! Here’s how to make this delicious vegetarian and gluten-free salad:

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How To Make This EASY Cannellini Bean Salad

Drain, and then rinse one can (approx. 15 oz.) of cannellini beans. After the beans are drained and rinsed well, place them into a small or medium-sized serving bowl.

Cannellini beans are drained from the can and rinsed well before making the salad.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl of drained cannellini beans. The remaining ingredients are tomato, red onion, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper. Stir, to fully combine these ingredients. 

At this point the cannellini bean salad is finished and can be served immediately. Stir the ingredients a couple of times to keep the beans coated with the simple dressing. OPTIONAL: Cover the bowl and let the flavors “mingle” in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes before serving, for even more flavor. Your choice!

All the ingredients for the cannellini bean salad are combined in a bowl.

Enjoy This Salad On Mixed Greens! 

My favorite way to enjoy the cannellini bean salad is to place a portion on a bed of chilled mixed greens. Stir the beans before serving, and don’t forget to spoon some olive oil/balsamic dressing (from the bottom of the bowl) on top. 

The beans provide fiber and protein, and the red onion, garlic and tomato add flavor, texture and color. Another added bonus is that the oil/balsamic mixture creates a simple, but delicious salad dressing, so there’s no need to add any. It’s delicious, just as it is!

Cannellini bean salad is served as a topper for a mixed green salad.

Cannellini Bean Salad Can Be Served As A DIP, Too!

My husband enjoys the cannellini bean salad served as a dip, too! Just stir it well, and serve it with pita chips, crackers or pieces of firm, crusty bread! It’s a simple, yet tasty dip I’m sure you will enjoy! This easy salad (or dip) has a lot of flavor!

The cannellini bean salad can be served as a dip with pita chips, crackers or crusty bread.A bowl of cannellini bean salad ready to be served as a dip or eaten as is.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll try this easy to prepare dish, and trust you will enjoy it as much as we do. It should keep well (covered) in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Please come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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Original recipe source: The cookbook “100 Days Of Real Food”, by Lisa Leake, page 195, published by Harper Collins Publishers in 2014

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Cannellini Bean Salad
Prep Time
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10 mins
 

Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!

Category: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cannellini bean salad
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 190 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 15 ounces cannellini beans drained/rinsed
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • cup red onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt use more if needed, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse cannellini beans. Place the beans in a small or medium-sized serving bowl.

  2. Add remaining ingredients, and stir to fully combine. Serve and enjoy! OPTIONAL: If desired, cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes for flavors to mingle.

  3. Can be served as a dip with pita bread, crackers or crusty slices of bread OR as a salad topper, OR eaten as is. If using as a salad topper, be sure to spoon some olive oil/balsamic dressing (from bottom of the bowl) over the salad.

  4. Store leftovers (covered) in refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Canned cannellini beans vary in weight from 15 ounces up to 15.5 ounces. Use a whole can; the various weights will all work just fine!

Nutrition Facts
Cannellini Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 378mg16%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 257IU5%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!

Toasted Sweet Spiced Pecans

Whip up Toasted Sweet Spiced Pecans in 5 minutes! Pan-roasted pecans are a little bit sweet and spicy, and are a yummy snack or salad topper!
Whip up Toasted Sweet Spiced Pecans in 5 minutes! Pan-roasted pecans are a little bit sweet and spicy, and are a yummy snack or salad topper!

If you’re looking for a quick and easy snack or salad topper, may I share this recipe for Toasted Sweet Spiced Pecans with you today? I originally found the recipe quite a while ago, handwritten on an index card in an old recipe box. I made a couple slight changes to the recipe and the result is this simple recipe.

The pan-roasted pecans are not too sweet and not too spicy, in case you are wondering. They ARE a delicious snack, and taste fantastic tossed onto the top of a mixed green salad. The little bit of crunch, plus the subtle seasoning make them a delicious treat.

You will end up with 2 cups of toasted sweet spiced pecans, for a total of eight ¼ cup servings! Let me show you how easy they are to make, in just about 5 minutes!

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Make The Spice Mixture

In a small bowl, combine  the spices to make the seasoning mix. The seasonings used for this mix include sugar, paprika, chili powder, curry powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper, and are used in small amounts.

Stir these spices together, and you will have your seasoning mix ready to go! See how simple this is so far?

All of the spices to season the pecans are in a white bowl, ready to combine.A white bowl, filled with the spice mixture that will be used to season the toasted pecans.

Toast The Pecans

The next step is to pan-roast the pecans. Heat oil in a medium to large sized skillet on medium heat until very hot (but not smoking). Add the pecans to the skillet and cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes, until they have browned. Try to make sure the pecans are evenly coated with the oil, so the seasoning mix will adhere when you add it.

Pecan halves are lightly toasted in a skillet with hot oil.

Add The Spices To Finish

Once the pecans have toasted and are browned well, sprinkle the seasoning mix over the pecans, and then stir, so they are coated evenly. Continue to cook the toasted sweet spiced pecans for 1-2 minutes, then remove the skillet from the heat.

Spices will be added to the oil-coated pecans in the skillet, then stirred to combine.Pecans are covered with seasoning, then stirred to combine while heating.

Drain And Cool Toasted Pecans Before Serving

Use a slotted spoon to remove the pecans from the skillet, and transfer them onto several layers of paper towels. The paper towels will help absorb any extra oil that remains on the pecans. Try to spread the pecans out just a bit, and let them cool slightly before serving.

Toasted sweet spiced pecans are removed from the skillet using a slotted spoon.Draining the toasted sweet spiced pecans on paper towels to absorb oil.

Time To Eat Some Toasted Sweet Spiced Pecans

Once the toasted sweet spiced pecans have cooled for a couple minutes, they can be served. The pecans can be enjoyed, served warm or at room temperature. Both are delicious!

We enjoy snacking on the pecans, but also love them sprinkled on top of a mixed green salad. You should try adding these to your favorite mixed green salad! The crunch and subtle seasoning of the pecans really add an extra layer of texture and flavor to the green salad and other toppings!

A white bowl, full of toasted sweet spiced pecans ready for snacking.

I hope you have the opportunity to try this simple snack! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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Toasted Sweet Spiced Pecans
Prep Time
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Whip up Toasted Sweet Spiced Pecans in 5 minutes! Pan-roasted pecans are a little bit sweet and spicy, and are a yummy snack or salad topper!

Category: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: toasted sweet spiced pecans
Servings: 8 (1/4 cup per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 221 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin (ground)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander (ground)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Measure all spices into a small bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat until hot (but not smoking). Add pecans. Cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes, until they've browned. Make sure pecans are evenly coated with oil, so spices will adhere.

  3. Sprinkle spice mix over pecans; stir, so they're coated evenly. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then remove skillet from the heat.

  4. Use a slotted spoon to remove pecans from the skillet. Transfer them onto layers of paper towels, to absorb oil. Spread pecans out a bit; let cool slightly before serving.

  5. Pecans can be served warm or at room temperature. They're delicious as a snack or a topping for a green salad. Store pecans in airtight container. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Toasted Sweet Spiced Pecans
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 cup))
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 178IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Roasted sweet potato fries with a sweet/spicy seasoning are a yummy treat! They’re a great side dish, served with burgers and sandwiches.
Roasted sweet potato fries with a sweet/spicy seasoning are a yummy treat! They're a great side dish, served with burgers and sandwiches.

Do you like sweet potato fries? We sure do! There are many ways to make them, and this is the method I came up with to roast sweet potatoes fries for our meals. You will need to plan ahead, because the fries are first soaked in water for an hour before roasting to remove some of the starch from the potatoes. I know people lead very busy lives, so if you don’t have that kind of prep time, simply leave that step out, and your fries will still turn out really tasty!

The oven-roasted fries have a wonderful spice mix on them. This seasoning is a little “sweet” thanks to brown sugar, and a tiny bit spicy, from chili powder, salt/pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. These ingredients give the roasted sweet potato fries really nice flavor! They pair wonderfully with burgers, hot dogs, hot sandwiches and a variety of meals, and I think you will enjoy them! Here’s how to make them:

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Preparing The Sweet Potatoes

Before beginning, preheat your oven to 450°F.  and line a large (13×9) baking sheet with parchment paper. You will want your oven to be really hot before adding the sweet potatoes.

Now it’s time to prepare the sweet potatoes for roasting. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the peel from the sweet potatoes. Once peeled, cut the sweet potatoes into thin slices lengthwise. The slices should be around 1/4″ thick. Once sliced, cut each piece into fries by cutting lengthwise again. Try to keep the size of the fries about the same, so they will roast more evenly.

Sweet potatoes are peeled, then sliced into thin wedges.The sweet potatoes are cut into french fry-sized pieces.

Soak the potatoes, covered with water, in a large bowl for about an hour. This will help to remove some of the starch from the sweet potatoes. This does take a while, but it really is inactive prep time. Let the sweet potato fries soak, and do whatever else you want while they “take a bath”. NOTE: AGAIN… I know we all have busy lives, so if you don’t have that kind of time, simply leave this soaking step out, but still toss the fries with the cornstarch. Your fries will still turn out really tasty!

After soaking, drain the potato fries, and pat them dry with paper towels. Once dry, toss the fries with cornstarch (this helps them crisp up a bit more).

Soaking the sweet potatoes in water helps remove starches.Cornstarch is tossed with the fries to coat them before baking (to help crisp them).

Seasoning The Sweet Potato Fries

Now it’s time to season the fries. In a small bowl, stir and combine chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and brown sugar. Toss the sweet potato fries with vegetable oil until coated, and then add the seasoning mix. Continue to mix until all the sweet potato fries are coated with the seasoning mix.

Spices are combined in bowl to season the roasted sweet potato fries before cooking.Spice mixture covers the sweet potato fries.Lay the seasoned fries out on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Be sure to keep them all in a single layer for best results when roasting.

Fries are cooked on a single layer on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Anybody Want Some Roasted Sweet Potato Fries?

Bake the sweet potato fries at 450°F. for 20-23 minutes, flipping them over halfway through the roasting time. Oven temps can vary greatly, so keep an eye on the fries! When done, the roasted sweet potato fries should be slightly browned, a bit crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are now ready to serve, alongside a favorite main dish!

Roasted sweet potato fries are fully cooked, and ready to enjoy!

We really enjoy these fries, especially when served with burgers or a yummy hot sandwich! I hope you enjoy them, too! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you will come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a great day.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
INACTIVE SOAKING TIME
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 

Roasted sweet potato fries with a sweet/spicy seasoning are a yummy treat! They're a great side dish, served with burgers and sandwiches.

Category: Appetizer, Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted sweet potato fries
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 138 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.  Line a large (13x9) baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Remove peel from sweet potatoes. Cut sweet potatoes into ¼" slices lengthwise. Slice each of these wedges into fries by cutting lengthwise again. Keep fry size about the same, so they'll roast evenly.

  3. Soak fries covered with water, in a large bowl for about an hour. This helps remove some starch from the potatoes. NOTE: We all have busy lives, so if you don't have that kind of time, simply leave the soaking step out, but still toss the fries with the cornstarch. Your fries will still turn out really tasty! After soaking, drain the fries; pat dry with paper towels. Toss fries with cornstarch (this helps them crisp).

  4. In a small bowl, stir/combine chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and brown sugar. Toss sweet potato fries with vegetable oil until coated. Add seasoning mix. Continue to stir until fries are coated with seasoning.

  5. Lay seasoned fries in single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 450°F. for 20-23 minutes, flipping them over halfway through roasting. When done, roasted sweet potato fries should be slightly browned, a bit crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 391mg11%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 16131IU323%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Roasted sweet potato fries with a sweet/spicy seasoning are a yummy treat! They're a great side dish, served with burgers and sandwiches.

 

Easy Smoky Almonds

Need a simple, delicious appetizer, snack or food gift? Make a batch of Easy Smoky Almonds, covered in sauce, and roasted to perfection!
Need a simple, delicious appetizer, snack or food gift? Make a batch of Easy Smoky Almonds, covered in sauce, and roasted to perfection!

Years ago I found a recipe for smoked almonds and jotted the recipe down on a 3×5″ index card. I’m not sure of the source for the original recipe, since I didn’t write it down at the time. The recipe card was put into my old, well-worn recipe box, where it sat for years.  After re-discovering it, I knew I had to make these yummy snacks again (and take photos).

The recipe is simple. Unblanched almonds are mixed with a simple mixture of Liquid Smoke, water, and vegetable oil. After being covered with flavoring, they are roasted in the oven for 20-25 minutes. They come out of the oven wonderfully browned and crunchy! After roasting, the almonds are then lightly salted. They come out of the oven wonderfully browned and crunchy! YUM!

It really is super simple to make this recipe. The recipe as written will make one cup of Easy Smoky Almonds. However, the recipe is super easy to double or triple, depending on the amount of almonds you want. They’re a great snack (we love to munch on them)! It’s also fun to put out a bowl of the smoky almonds with other appetizers. You can also put them in a cute container and give them as a tasty food gift for celebrations or holidays.

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Prepare The Almonds For Roasting

First, you will need to preheat your oven to 300°F. You will want the oven nice and hot, since it hardly takes any time to prepare the almonds for roasting.

In a small bowl, combine the liquid smoke and water. Most grocery stores sell Liquid Smoke. It is a highly concentrated liquid that is quite smoky flavored. This mixture is what will flavor the almonds well.

Water and liquid smoke are combined to help flavor almonds.

Place unblanched, unsalted almonds in a bowl, and pour the Liquid Smoke and water mixture over them. Stir well, to ensure all the almonds are coated. Once they are covered with the smoky flavoring, add a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Stir the almonds again, to fully coat them with oil.

A mixture of liquid smoke and water is poured onto the unblanched almonds in a bowl.A teaspoon of vegetable oil is added to the smoky flavored almonds.

Ready For The Oven

Cover a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper (or aluminum foil). Spread the almonds out on the paper in a single layer, and put the almonds into a preheated oven. Bake at 300°F. for 20-25 minutes. STIR THE ALMONDS A COUPLE TIMES DURING THE ROASTING TIME!

When done, the almonds will be crunchy and nicely browned. Remove the baking sheet of almonds from the oven.

Almonds are placed in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet for roasting.Nicely browned and crunchy, the easy smoky almonds are removed from the oven.

A Little Salt For Added Flavor!

Lightly sprinkle the roasted almonds with salt, to taste. Let them cool to room temperature before serving.

Roasted almonds are sprinkled with salt before serving.

Time To Enjoy Some Easy Smoky Almonds

Once the almonds have cooled, they are ready to eat, OR you can package them up for gift giving! That’s it! See how EASY they were to make? I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Easy Smoky Almonds are served in a pretty bowl.

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Easy Smoky Almonds
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
23 mins
 

Need a simple, delicious appetizer, snack or food gift? Make a batch of Easy Smoky Almonds, covered in sauce, and roasted to perfection!

Category: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy smoky almonds
Servings: 4 (serving = 1/4 cup)
Calories Per Serving: 214 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the liquid smoke and water.

  3. Place unblanched, unsalted almonds in a bowl, and pour the Liquid Smoke/water mixture over them. Stir well, to fully coat. Once covered with smoky flavoring, add vegetable oil. Stir again, to fully cover almonds with oil. Spread almonds on a parchment paper (or foil) lined baking sheet in a single layer.

  4. Bake at 300°F. for 20-25 minutes. STIR ALMONDS A COUPLE TIMES DURING THE ROASTING TIME! When done, the almonds will be crunchy/nicely browned. Remove from oven. Lightly sprinkle with salt, to taste. Let almonds cool to room temperature, then serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Smoky Almonds
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Need a simple, delicious appetizer, snack or food gift? Make a batch of Easy Smoky Almonds, covered in sauce, and roasted to perfection!

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.

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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/

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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!