Creamy Lime Mousse

Looking for a light, delicious, flavor-filled EASY dessert? Try this cold, creamy lime mousse, which is made in 5 minutes using only 4 ingredients!
Looking for a light, delicious, flavor-filled EASY dessert? Try this cold, creamy lime mousse, which is made in 5 minutes using only 4 ingredients!

Summer is heating up, so it’s the perfect time to make desserts that cool us off, when temperatures are in the 90’s. This creamy lime mousse fits the bill quite nicely. It is cold, creamy, loaded with lime flavor, and is super easy to make! I wrote down the recipe on an index card in an old recipe box many years ago, and don’t remember where it came from originally. But… it’s a KEEPER, so I wanted to share it.

Come to think of it, this dessert would be perfect ANY TIME of year, especially if you need to whip something up quickly with hardly any effort. Slightly tart and slightly sweet… it’s so good. Here’s how easy it is to make this delightful mousse (printable recipe card at the bottom of this post).

How To Make Creamy Lime Mousse

Combine heavy whipping cream, granulated sugar, lime juice and zest, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Mix gently for just a moment to combine ingredients.

NOTE: I use a microplane to finely grate the peel of the lime. If you do not own a microplane, simply use the smallest holes on a box or hand grater to finely grate the lime peel. It’s important to zest only the green part of the lime peel, and not the white part, as it can add bitterness to this dish.

Whipping cream, sugar, vanilla, lime juice & zest in a mixing bowl.

OPTIONAL BUT NICE: If you want you can add one drop of green food coloring (optional) to the creamy lime mousse if you want a very light shade of green. You do NOT need it for this dessert to be perfect, but sometimes I like it to have a slight green hue (for presentation).

A drop of green food coloring is added to the mousse ingredients.

How Long to Beat The Mousse

Beat the mixture on high speed using an electric mixer. You will need to beat it until SOFT PEAKS form. This usually will take about 4 minutes.

You can test for the soft peaks by stopping the beaters, and using the bottom of the beater, pull up on the mousse to see if a soft peak will hold its shape. Once the creamy lime mousse forms soft peaks, it is done!

The creamy lime mousse is beaten for about 4 minutes, until soft peaks form.

Transfer the creamy lime mousse to four small dessert dishes, dividing it evenly. At this point it is okay to go ahead and eat the mousse, BUT… it’s even BETTER if you chill it for an hour or more. This mousse tastes best when served very cold.

It’s super easy (and convenient) to whip up this dessert in the morning, and then cover each dish and let them chill all day. Then when you’re ready for them, they are cold and ready to enjoy!

The mousse is transferred to 4 small dessert dishes, and then refrigerated.

Time To Serve Creamy Lime Mousse

When I serve this dessert, I think it looks wonderful to top each mousse cup with a spray or dollop of whipped cream. I also add a sprinkle of lime zest, and a fresh lime slice to each dish for presentation. It helps to “doll up” this simple, but yummy dessert. We eat with our eyes first, right? And that’s it… grab a spoon and dig in! Hope you enjoy this wonderful treat.

Creamy lime mousse is garnished with lime zest, whipping cream, and a slice of lime.A spoonful of the creamy lime mousse is ready to eat!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have the opportunity to try this simple, but delicious dessert. It will keep well for 2-3 days, if covered well and refrigerated (without garnishes). If you enjoy mousse, you might also want to check out my recipe for easy chocolate mousse. YUM. Take care, and have a great day.

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Original recipe source: unknown (found in an old recipe box, handwritten on a 3×5 index card)

Creamy Lime Mousse
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Looking for a light, delicious, flavor-filled EASY dessert? Try this cold, creamy lime mousse, which is made in 5 minutes using only 4 ingredients!

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy lime mousse
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 259 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice , fresh squeezed
  • 1 Tablespoon finely grated lime peel , zest of 1 lime (approx.)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop green food coloring (OPTIONAL)
Instructions
  1. Combine heavy whipping cream, granulated sugar, lime juice and zest, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Mix gently to combine ingredients. OPTIONAL: Add one drop of green food coloring to the mousse if you want a very light shade of green.

  2. Beat the mixture on high speed using an electric mixer. You will need to beat it until SOFT PEAKS form. This usually will take about 4 minutes. Transfer mousse to four small dishes, dividing it evenly. At this point it is okay to eat the mousse, BUT... it's even better if you chill it for an hour. The mousse is at its best served very cold.

  3. To serve (optional): top each serving with a spray or dollop of whipped cream. Add a sprinkle of lime zest, and a fresh lime slice to each dish for a colorful presentation. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

OPTIONAL GARNISHES: aerosol whipped cream, lime wedges, additional lime zest, and/or mint leaves

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lime Mousse
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 875IU18%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 39mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Looking for a light, delicious, flavor-filled EASY dessert? Try this cold, creamy lime mousse, which is made in 5 minutes using only 4 ingredients!

Cauliflower Mushroom Skillet

Cauliflower Mushroom Skillet is an easy to prepare, delicious veggie side dish, enhanced with the flavors of onions, garlic, butter and fresh herbs.
Cauliflower Mushroom Skillet is an easy to prepare, delicious veggie side dish, enhanced with the flavors of onions, garlic, butter and fresh herbs.

Looking for a flavorful vegetable side dish that doesn’t take too long to prepare, and tastes great? May I suggest this cauliflower mushroom skillet, which can be on the table in just under 25 minutes? It’s DELICIOUS.

Fresh ingredients abound in this simple vegetable side dish recipe. It is a definite low-carb dish, and it “plays well” with most main dishes, including chicken, beef, pork and fish!

How To Make This Cauliflower Mushroom Skillet

Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet (on medium-high heat) until the butter has melted.  Add the chopped onions to the skillet, and cook them, stirring occasionally for about 3-4 minutes, until light golden brown and softened.

TIP: If you prefer, you can substitute ghee for the butter. **You can also make this dish vegan (if desired) by using all olive oil, instead of the butter OR ghee.**

Chopped onions are cooked in olive oil and butter until softened.

Add whole, cleaned mushrooms (with stems trimmed) to the butter and onion mixture in the skillet. Cook the mushrooms for about 4 minutes (still on medium-high heat). Turn the mushrooms occasionally, letting get nice and golden brown in color on all sides.

Add the cauliflower florets (all about the same size) to the skillet, and cook for 9-10 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, the mushrooms should be browned nicely, and the cauliflower should be golden brown. The edges of the cauliflower florets should also be a bit crispy! Bottom line… get those veggies browned on all sides as best you can.

Whole, cleaned mushrooms are added to the skillet.Cauliflower florets are added to the mushrooms in the skillet.

Add The Vegetable Stock

Now it’s time to add the vegetable stock (or chicken stock, if using) to the veggies in the skillet. Keep the heat on medium-high heat after you add the stock to the pan. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes (stirring occasionally), until the liquid has slightly reduced in volume.

Vegetable (or chicken) stock is poured into the skillet with the veggies.

The final step is to add HALF (1 Tablespoon) of the chopped fresh parsley, minced garlic cloves, and chopped fresh thyme leaves to the skillet. Stir all the ingredients together, and continue to let cook for about 30 seconds, then remove the pan from the heat. TIP: Don’t let it cook too long or the minced garlic might burn and become bitter (and you do not want that to happen)!

Season To Taste

Season the dish with salt and pepper, to suit your personal taste, and then transfer the hot veggies to a serving dish. Now you’re almost ready to enjoy this yummy veggie side dish!

The cauliflower mushroom skillet is seasoned with salt/pepper and garnished with parsley.

Time To Serve The Cauliflower Mushroom Skillet

To serve the finished cauliflower mushroom skillet, sprinkle the top of the veggies with the reserved Tablespoon of chopped parsley. Make sure to serve this dish quickly after removing it from the heat, so it stays nice and hot! You should have enough veggies for 4 small servings. YUM.

A bowl of the cauliflower mushroom skillet side dish, ready to eat.A close up look at the cauliflower mushroom skillet in a white serving bowl.

I truly hope you enjoy this simple, but delicious cauliflower mushroom skillet. The dish has a good amount of flavor, and some yummy, “good for you” veggies! Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Have a wonderful rest of the day.

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Recipe adapted from: Christina, at: eatwell101.com/garlic-mushrooms-cauliflower-recipe

Cauliflower Mushroom Skillet
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Cauliflower Mushroom Skillet is an easy to prepare, delicious veggie side dish, enhanced with the flavors of onions, garlic, butter and fresh herbs.

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: cauliflower mushroom skillet
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 186 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter (substitute ghee, if desired)
  • ½ medium yellow onion , chopped
  • 1 pound button mushrooms , cleaned, stems trimmed off
  • ½ head cauliflower , cut into uniform-sized florets
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable or chicken stock (low sodium)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves , chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet (medium-high heat) until butter melts.  Add onions; cook, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes, until onions are golden brown and softened.

  2. Add mushrooms. Cook 3-4 minutes (on medium-high). Turn mushrooms occasionally, to brown on all sides. Add cauliflower; cook 9-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. When done, mushrooms are well-browned. Cauliflower should be lightly browned/crispy on the edges.

  3. Add vegetable (or chicken) stock. Cook on medium-high for 2-3 minutes (stirring occasionally), until liquid has slightly reduced in volume.

  4. Add 1 Tablespoon parsley (reserving 1 T. for garnish), minced garlic, and thyme. Stir ingredients together; continue to cook for about 30 seconds, then remove skillet from heat. TIP: Don't cook too long or garlic might burn (and become bitter). Season with salt and pepper (to taste). Transfer veggies to serving dish; garnish veggies with reserved Tablespoon of parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note: Salt and pepper were not included in the caloric calculation, because they are used to "season to taste". The amount may vary from person to person.

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Mushroom Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 619mg18%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 566IU11%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Cauliflower Mushroom Skillet is an easy to prepare, delicious veggie side dish, enhanced with the flavors of onions, garlic, butter and fresh herbs.

 

Honey Lime Grilled Chicken

Enjoy the Southwestern flavor of delicious Honey Lime Grilled Chicken. Chicken thighs are marinated, then grilled/basted with the easy to make sauce.
Enjoy the Southwestern flavor of delicious Honey Lime Grilled Chicken. Chicken thighs are marinated, then grilled/basted with the easy to make sauce.

Looking for an easy to prepare, but full of flavor chicken recipe? May I recommend this one for honey lime grilled chicken? Chicken thighs are seasoned and flavored in a simple flavor-packed marinade. After marinating, the seasoned chicken thighs are grilled on a bbq (or cooked on stovetop), and are basted with a glaze (made using part of the reserved marinade)!

This simply marinated, glazed and grilled chicken taste wonderful. The chicken thighs are juicy, and are complimented by the tangy glaze they’re coated with, while grilling. The sweet honey, fresh lime juice, along with some Southwest-inspired spices result in some quite tasty pieces of chicken.

This is a perfect recipe for hot summer nights. To make it REALLY convenient, you can marinate the chicken early in the day, and then grill ’em up later in the evening, for a quick dinner! YUM. Here’s how to make this chicken:

What’s In The Marinade?

The marinade (which also doubles as a basting sauce later) is super easy to make, in hardly any time at all. The ingredients are olive oil, honey, lime juice, fresh ginger, cumin, coriander, oregano, minced garlic and salt.

The ingredients used for the honey lime marinade.

Prepare The Honey Lime Marinade

Measure the marinade ingredients into a medium saucepan. Stir the ingredients well, to fully combine. Put the ingredients into a saucepan, because you will remove some to use as a marinade, and then cook the remaining sauce into a slightly thickened basting glaze.

All the marinade ingredients are placed into a medium saucepan.Once mixed, some honey lime sauce is removed to marinate the chicken pieces.

Marinate The Chicken Thighs

Measure out 4 Tablespoon of the marinade into a large gallon-sized re-sealable bag. NOTE: *I did not have a large gallon-sized bag available, but had 2 quart sized bags. I put 2 Tablespoons marinade into each of the 2 small bags. Add the chicken thighs, and “massage” the bag(s) well, to ensure all sides of the chicken are covered with marinade.

Place bag(s) in the refrigerator and marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes. You can marinate the chicken for up to 12 hours, so this is easy to prepare early in the day. You can let the chicken hang out in the refrigerator until you’re ready to grill it. TIP: The longer the chicken marinates, the greater the flavor!

Chicken thighs marinating in honey lime sauce in re-sealable plastic bags.

Make A Basting Sauce For The Honey Lime Grilled Chicken

While the chicken is marinating, you can make the basting glaze, using the remaining marinade in the saucepan. Heat the sauce on Medium heat until it comes to a boil. Once it begins boiling, keep an eye on the sauce, stirring occasionally. It will bubble quite a bit (and you don’t want it to bubble up and out of your saucepan!).

Continue to boil the sauce for between 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture becomes more like a slightly thicker syrup. As it continues to cook, the liquid will reduce in volume by about a half. Once done, remove the pan from the heat, and set aside, until you’re ready to grill the chicken.

Remaining honey lime marinade is cooked down into a basting glaze for grilling..the basting glaze has reduced in volume and is syrupy, for brushing on chicken.

Time To Cook The Honey Lime Grilled Chicken!

When ready to cook the honey lime grilled chicken, you have two options: you can grill it outside on a bbq OR you can cook it on the stove top in a large skillet. *Inside cooking directions can be found in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

FOR OUTSIDE GRILLING: preheat grill (or charcoal briquettes) to a medium high heat. Once hot, transfer chicken pieces directly onto bbq grate. Sprinkle chicken lightly with salt and pepper (if desired). Baste the chicken thighs often with the honey lime glaze as it cooks (baste and grill on all sides).

The chicken will take about 15 minutes to cook (more or less, depending on heat source AND size of chicken pieces). The chicken is considered safely “done” when it’s internal temperature reaches 160°F. It should be nice and golden brown in color.

Marinated chicken thighs are grilled, and basted with honey lime glaze as they cook..

Ready To Enjoy

Once you remove the chicken from the grill, cover it (to keep it warm), and let it rest for about 4-5 minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the chicken.

We enjoyed the honey lime grilled chicken, garnished with fresh parsley, and served with a cauliflower/mushroom side dish, and steamed rice. The chicken was moist, and very flavorful. I think you will love it, too!

Honey lime grilled chicken pieces on a white platter, ready to be eaten.Rice and a veggie dish are served along with the honey lime grilled chicken.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I truly hope you will consider trying this easy, delicious honey lime grilled chicken recipe. Take care, and have a great day.

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Original recipe source: Chris, at: thecafesucrefarine.com/mexican-honey-lime-grilled-chicken/

Honey Lime Grilled Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Marinating Time (inactive)
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Enjoy the Southwestern flavor of delicious Honey Lime Grilled Chicken. Chicken thighs are marinated, then grilled/basted with the easy to make sauce.

Category: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Southwest
Keyword: honey lime grilled chicken
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 350 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (6 pieces) , visible fat removed
  • salt/pepper (to lightly season chicken before grilling) , OPTIONAL-amount used as desired
Honey Lime Marinade & Basting Sauce:
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Measure marinade ingredients into a medium saucepan. Stir well, to fully combine.

  2. Measure 4 Tablespoons of marinade out; transfer into a large re-sealable plastic bag (or divide evenly between 2 smaller bags). Add chicken thighs, and "massage" bag(s) well, to ensure each piece is covered with marinade. Place bag(s) in refrigerator; marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours.

  3. While chicken marinates, make basting glaze. Cook remaining marinade in saucepan on Medium heat until it comes to a boil. Once boiling, keep an eye on it, stirring often, so it doesn't bubble up and out of the pan. Boil sauce for 1-2 minutes, until mixture becomes a slightly thick syrup. As it cooks, liquid will reduce in volume by about half. Once done, remove pan from heat; set aside.

Cooking Outside On Grill:
  1. Preheat gas grill (or charcoal briquettes) to medium high heat. Once hot, transfer chicken pieces directly onto bbq grate. Sprinkle chicken lightly with salt/pepper (if desired). Baste chicken often with honey lime glaze as it cooks (baste and grill on all sides). Chicken will take about 15 minutes to cook (more or less, depending on heat source AND size of chicken pieces). The chicken is safely "done" when it's internal temperature reaches 160°F. It should be nice and golden brown in color. Remove chicken when done, and let rest for 4-5 minutes before serving, to let juices redistribute through meat.

Cooking Inside On Stovetop:
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. When it is really hot (but not smoking), add chicken, but do not over-crowd the skillet. Season lightly with salt/pepper (if desired). Cook for about 10-12 minutes, basting with the glaze, and turning chicken frequently. Chicken is safely "done" when it reaches an internal temperate of 160°F. Remove chicken when done, and let rest for 4-5 minutes before serving, to let juices redistribute through meat.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Caloric calculation is approximate, due to varying sizes of chicken thighs that might be used.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Lime Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 thigh)
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 215mg72%
Sodium 591mg26%
Potassium 579mg17%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 54IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Enjoy the Southwestern flavor of delicious Honey Lime Grilled Chicken. Chicken thighs are marinated, then grilled/basted with the easy to make sauce.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes are delicious, and easy to make for a simple dinner or a holiday feast! Soft, caramelized, & baked in an amazing sauce, you’ll love ’em!
Candied Sweet Potatoes are delicious, and easy to make for dinner or a holiday feast! Soft, caramelized, & baked in an amazing sauce, you'll love 'em!

Whoa! If you’re looking for an easy, delicious side dish for dinner, may I suggest these amazing candied sweet potatoes? You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving or other traditional holidays to enjoy these buttery, soft delicious veggies. And guess what? This recipe uses FRESH sweet potatoes… and they are a CINCH to make!

Fresh sweet potato slices are coated in an amazing butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup sauce, which is seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, and orange zest! I’m not joking… the sauce is AMAZING. The candied sweet potatoes are then baked, coated in all that yummy sauce until they become soft and tender, and practically perfect in every way. YUM! Here’s how to make them (a printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post):

Prepare The Sweet Potatoes

The first thing you will need to do is peel the copper-skinned sweet potatoes with a vegetable peeler or knife, and take a small slice off both ends of each potato. You can use either 3 medium sized sweet potatoes or 2 large ones, as I did.

Once the sweet potatoes are peeled, cut each potato into 1/2″ thick round slices. Don’t cut them too thick or they will take too long to bake. If you cut them too thin, they will take less time to bake. I even drug out a tape measure to get an idea of just what 1/2″ thickness was! You know… for quality control! Ha Ha!

Peeling the sweet potatoes is the first step necessary for making this recipe.Sweet potatoes are peeled, then cut into 1/2" thick round slices.

Spray an oven-safe (approx. 1½- 2 quart) baking dish with non-stick spray, and place the sliced sweet potatoes in the dish. Sprinkle the potatoes lightly with salt, and then set dish aside while you make the yummy sauce.

Peeled, fresh sweet potato rounds are placed into a greased baking dish.

Make The Sauce For The Candied Sweet Potatoes

Place the butter in a medium saucepan, and melt on low heat. Once melted, add the water, maple syrup, brown sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger (do NOT add the vanilla), and stir to combine.

Turn the heat up to medium. While stirring, bring the sauce to a low boil. Once it begins boiling, remove the spoon and let the sauce boil (gently) for 2 minutes (without stirring at all). Once it has gently boiled for two minutes, remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the vanilla extract.

Butter, maple syrup, water, brown sugar, orange zest and spices are cooked for sauce.Vanilla extract is added to the butter and spice sauce in pan.

Pour the hot (and yummy smelling) sauce over the sliced sweet potatoes. Stir or use tongs to coat the slices well with the buttery sweet sauce.

Sauce is poured over the sweet potato rounds, to coat before baking.

Time To Bake The Candied Sweet Potatoes

Okay, now the candied sweet potatoes are ready for the oven. Bake in a preheated 375°F. oven, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven, and give them a quick, gentle stir to keep them coated in sauce. Before placing them back in the oven, cover the dish with aluminum foil, and pop ’em back into the hot oven.

Bake for an additional 20 minutes, then remove and stir again to coat the slices. At this point, stick a butter knife into one of the slices to check for tenderness. The candied sweet potatoes were perfectly tender, so I knew they were done! If the knife cannot be easily inserted and removed (like butter!), pop ’em back in the oven again for another 5-10 minutes, then check again (mine took 45 total). They should be slightly caramelized on the outside, but creamy and soft on the inside!

NOTE: If you are doubling the recipe and using a 9×13″ baking dish, it may take up to an hour to bake all the sweet potatoes evenly. Just be sure to check on their tenderness after the 40 minute mark.

Close up of candied sweet potatoes with sprigs of fresh thyme on top.

Time To Serve Candied Sweet Potatoes

Once the sweet potatoes are done, remove the pan from the oven. Spoon a bit more sauce on top when serving. If desired, lightly sprinkle the top of the sweet potatoes with flaky sea salt (optional, but it’s a good contrast to the sweet sauce). You can also garnish the dish with sprigs of fresh thyme or rosemary, if desired.

My husband and I absolutely LOVE these flavor-packed, tender, candied sweet potatoes! The sauce is soooo good, I could eat it right out of the pan (maybe I DID!). It tends to thicken just a little bit as the sweet potatoes cool slightly. The candied sweet potatoes were a delicious side dish (along with my home canned green beans) for our grilled lemon chicken breasts.

Candied sweet potatoes on plate with grilled lemon chicken and green beans.

I really hope you will take the opportunity to try this delicious veggie side dish. The recipe can easily doubled to serve 8-10 people, which makes this a GREAT holiday or large gathering veggie side dish. I know you will love it. Take care, thank you for stopping by, and have a GREAT day!

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Recipe adapted from: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/candied-sweet-potatoes/

Candied Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Candied Sweet Potatoes are delicious, and easy to make for dinner or a holiday feast! Soft, caramelized, & baked in an amazing sauce, you'll love 'em!

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied sweet potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 383 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet potatoes , or 3 medium
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter , equals 4 Tablespoons (½ stick)
  • Tablespoons water
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • teaspoons orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sea salt (optional, to sprinkle as garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with non-stick spray (sides and bottom).

  2. Peel sweet potatoes , then cut each one into 1/2" thick round slices. Place slices in prepared dish. Sprinkle potatoes with salt, and then set dish aside.

  3. MAKE SAUCE: Melt butter on low heat in a medium pan. Add water, maple syrup, brown sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger; stir to combine. Turn heat to medium. While stirring, bring sauce to a low boil. Once it begins boiling, remove spoon and let sauce boil for 2 minutes (without stirring). Remove pan from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Pour sauce over sweet potatoes. Toss gently, to coat slices well.

  4. Bake, uncovered, in 375°F. oven for 20 minutes. Remove potatoes from oven, and gently stir, to keep them coated in sauce. Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and place dish back into oven. Bake for an additional 20 minutes; remove and stir again. Insert a butter knife into a slice to check for tenderness. If knife cannot be easily inserted and removed (like butter!), pop 'em back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes, then check again (mine took 45). They should be slightly caramelized on the outside, but creamy and soft on the inside! NOTE: If you are doubling the recipe (5-6 potatoes) and using a 9x13" baking dish, it may take up to an hour to bake all the sweet potatoes evenly. Just be sure to check on the tenderness after the 40 minute mark.

  5. When done, remove pan from oven. Uncover pan; let cool for about 10 minutes before serving. To serve: Spoon a bit of sauce on top. Lightly sprinkle sweet potatoes with flaky sea salt (optional, but a good contrast to sweet sauce). Garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme or rosemary, if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

TIP: According to the original recipe author, this dish can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator. When ready to re-heat, cover dish with foil, and reheat in 350°F. oven for 25-30 minutes (or until fully heated through).

Nutrition Facts
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 632mg18%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 24472IU489%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Candied Sweet Potatoes are delicious, and easy to make for dinner or a holiday feast! Soft, caramelized, & baked in an amazing sauce, you'll love 'em!

 

 

Mini Dutch Babies

Mini Dutch Babies are simple to make, and will be a hit at any breakfast or brunch. Mix in blender, bake, then top with fruit fillings or maple syrup!
Mini Dutch Babies are simple to make, and will be a hit at any breakfast or brunch. Mix in blender, bake, then top with fruit fillings or maple syrup!

Looking for a FUN way to serve breakfast or brunch? You’ve gotta try these yummy mini Dutch babies! Set out a platter of them, along with a variety of colorful and yummy toppings, and you will be amazed how crazy everyone goes for them!

The topping possibilities are endless, and these little Dutch babies are ridiculously EASY to make – this will be a popular breakfast or brunch… guaranteed! Here’s how to make them for those you love (a printable recipe card is also available at the bottom of this post):

Lots Of Toppings Make This A Great Breakfast!

Before you begin preparing and cooking the mini Dutch babies, it’s a good idea to get all your toppings ready to go. That way, when they come out of the oven, you are ready to roll! When you offer a variety of toppings, it makes this a FUN and easy breakfast bar!

Our mini Dutch babies were served with the options shown below: Maple syrup, whipped cream, sliced fresh strawberries, apple pie filling, blueberry pie filling, lemon wedges and sifted powdered sugar. Each of these really compliment the Dutch babies with added color and flavor!  My all-time favorite way to enjoy them is to squeeze fresh lemon juice onto the Dutch baby, and then sift powdered sugar over the top. YUM!

Strawberries, apple pie & blueberry fillings, lemon, powders sugar, whipped cream and syrup ready for Dutch babies.

Prepare The Batter

The batter is super easy to prepare using a blender. The ingredients are milk, eggs, flour, salt, vanilla extract, orange zest (optional but good), and butter. Place all the ingredients EXCEPT FOR THE BUTTER into a blender.

Cover and blend on medium-high speed for about a minute. Scrape down the sides of the blender and make sure any flour “clumps” are incorporated/blended into the batter.

The batter is made using flour, eggs, vanilla, butter, salt and milk.All batter ingredients (except butter) are mixed in a blender.

Melt the butter, let it cool for a minute, and then SLOWLY drizzle it into the top of the blender while it is running on low speed. You need to slowly drizzle that melted butter in, because that helps to “temper” the raw eggs in the batter, instead of scrambling them!

Melted butter is streamed into the batter, a bit at a time.

Bake The Mini Dutch Babies

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Grease each muffin cup well (bottom and sides) with non-stick spray, butter or oil. Carefully pour the batter (evenly  divided) into the muffin tin(s). I pour the batter straight from the blender, for convenience. The muffin cups should be filled halfway with batter. 

NOTE: This recipe makes approximately 18 mini Dutch babies. If you only have one  (12 cup) muffin tin, simply repeat the process with the 2nd batch, using up the rest of the batter.

Mini Dutch babies are baked in standard sized muffin tins.

Bake the mini Dutch babies in a preheated 400°F oven for 15 minutes, or until they are lightly browned and are puffy on the top.  Remove the muffin tin from the oven and place on a wire rack.

As the Dutch babies cool slightly, the puffy top will collapse (as air dissipates), which will naturally form a small “crater” in the middle. That is PERFECTLY done, because the crater will hold the various toppings you serve with these little treats.

Once removed from oven, the mini Dutch babies will create their own crater in the middle.

Time To Serve The Mini Dutch Babies!

Once the “craters” have formed, it’s time to serve these delicious and colorful little treats. Lift each mini Dutch baby out of the muffin tin, and place a few warm ones on each plate. Let your family or friends then choose the toppings they want for each one. Aren’t they CUTE?

To serve, fill the mini Dutch babies with favorite fruit toppings.Top each one with sifted powdered sugar, whipped cream or maple syrup.

This is such a fun, EASY breakfast or brunch, and your family or guests will enjoy choosing the toppings to enjoy on their yummy breakfast treats. I hope you have the opportunity to make and enjoy mini Dutch babies soon. They’re delicious!

Thanks for stopping by, and I trust you will have a fantastic day. There is a complete, printable recipe card at the bottom of this post, if you decide you would like to try this recipe. Enjoy!

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Original recipe source: Laura Powell, at https://www.realmomkitchen.com/mini-german-pancakes/

Mini Dutch Babies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Mini Dutch Babies are simple to make, and will be a hit at any breakfast or brunch. Mix in blender, bake, then top with fruit fillings or maple syrup!

Category: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: All Cuisines, American
Keyword: mini Dutch babies
Servings: 18 (approx.)
Calories Per Serving: 78 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk , I use 1%
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter , melted (= 4 Tablespoons or ½ stick)
Instructions
  1. TIP: Before you begin preparing and cooking the mini Dutch babies, it's a good idea to get all your toppings ready to go. See optional toppings below.

Make The Mini Dutch Babies:
  1. Place milk, eggs, flour, salt, vanilla, and orange zest in blender. **Do NOT add butter yet. Cover and blend on medium-high speed for about a minute. Scrape down sides of blender and make sure any flour "clumps" are incorporated/blended into batter.

  2. Melt butter, let it cool for a minute, and then SLOWLY drizzle it into the top of the blender while it is running on low speed. You need to slowly drizzle melted butter in, because it helps "temper" the raw eggs in the batter, instead of scrambling them!

  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Grease each muffin cup well (bottom and sides) with non-stick spray, butter or oil. Pour batter (evenly  divided) into muffin tin(s), filling each muffin cup half full.  Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffy on top and golden brown. Transfer pan to a wire rack. **As the Dutch babies cool slightly, the puffy top will collapse (as air dissipates), which forms a small "crater" in the middle.

  4. Remove Dutch babies from muffin tin(s), and serve warm, along with your favorite toppings!

Recipe Notes

Optional Toppings: (not included in caloric calculation) - blueberry or apple pie filling, strawberries, maple syrup, whipped cream, lemon wedges and sifted powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Dutch Babies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 194IU4%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Mini Dutch Babies are simple to make, and will be a hit at any breakfast or brunch. Mix in blender, bake, then top with fruit fillings or maple syrup!

Air Fryer Cheesy Pan Pizza

Make a delicious Air Fryer Cheesy Pan Pizza for lunch/dinner. Use canned biscuit dough for crust & Mozzarella/Parmesan cheeses, pizza sauce & spices!
Make a delicious Air Fryer Cheesy Pan Pizza for lunch/dinner. Use canned biscuit dough for crust & Mozzarella/Parmesan cheeses, pizza sauce & spices!

Do you have an air fryer? We are still enjoying experimenting with different recipes using the air fryer I got last year with a gift card. One of the quick meals I came up with (while experimenting) is this recipe for Air Fryer Cheesy Pan Pizza.  Guess what? To make it extra easy, you use refrigerated, canned biscuit dough to form the pan pizza crust! YEP!

Pizza Making Experiments

We love pizza, and occasionally use different methods to make it. I’ve made BBQ Chicken TORTILLA Pizzas, Pizzas Cooked On The BBQ, and of course, traditional pepperoni pizza! I’ve even made Apple Pie Dessert Pizza! But this one, using biscuit dough, once I thought of it, sounded like something I wanted to try.

We had a can of biscuits hanging out in the refrigerator, so I started thinking about the ingredients in the dough. Finally I decided to make a deep dish pizza crust with it, just to try it. The recipe I came up with uses 4 biscuits total, and yields two cute little 6″ pan pizzas, with hardly any effort. Perfect, and VERY convenient! Now we can eat them any time for a quick lunch or dinner. Here’s how to make ’em:

Make The “Easy” Pizza Crust

NOTE:  This recipe makes two individual pizzas, so remember to divide the ingredients between two, and repeat this process for each pizza. My air fryer could only cook one 6″ pizza at a time, so I cooked them in two batches.

Place the dough for two biscuits onto a lightly floured surface, stacked on top of each other. Use a rolling pin, and roll the dough out into a 6″ circle. This will be the crust for your pizza. Easy peasy.

Two canned, refrigerated biscuits are used for the pizza crust dough.The biscuit dough is rolled out into a 6" circle for the pizza pan.

Prepare The Air Fryer Cheesy Pan Pizza

Lightly spray a 6″ oven-safe, rimmed round baking pan with non-stick spray (mine was in an air fryer accessory kit). Place the crust into the pan. Stretch and gently pull the dough to cover the bottom of the pan, and about an inch up the sides of the pan.

Sprinkle a small handful of the mozzarella cheese over the dough. The cheese (as it melts) will help form a barrier, so the bottom crust does not get soggy from the pizza sauce.

Place the dough into a 6" oven-proof pan, pulling dough up sides of pan to form rim.Sprinkle the bottom of the crust with some of the grated mozzarella cheese.

Now spoon the pizza (or spaghetti) sauce over the cheese, and top with shredded Parmesan cheese. Add grated mozzarella cheese, and sprinkle lightly with Italian seasoning (I make my own). The last step is to either lightly spray or drizzle olive oil over the top of the pizza.

Spoon sauce over pizza, then top with grated Parmesan.Top with mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning and a drizzle/spray of olive oil.

Time To Cook Your Air Fryer Cheesy Pan Pizza

Now your air fryer cheesy pan pizza is ready to cook! Place the pan pizza into a preheated 380°F air fryer, and cook the pizza for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, open the air fryer- carefully and quickly remove the pizza from the pan, and place it back in the air fryer (minus pan).

The pizza should have firmed up enough to hold its shape, and will be stable enough (without the pan) to continue cooking, so the bottom crust browns nicely and firms up. Pop the pizza back into the air fryer (directly on basket grate), and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.

Cook the air fryer pizza for 5 minutes, before removing pizza from pan.The pizza is removed from pan and finishes cooking in the air fryer.

How Do I Know If It Is Done?

When done, the cheese should be bubbly and melted, and the pizza will be fully heated through. Take a quick peek at the bottom crust of your pizza – it should be browned, crispy and firm. The photo below shows how golden brown and firm the crust should be, too.

Transfer your air fryer cheesy pan pizza to a cutting board, let it sit for one minute, then slice it into 4 small pieces with a pizza cutter or sharp knife. Repeat process for the remaining pizza. Serve hot, and enjoy.

The bottom crust gets nice and golden brown when cooked in the air fryer.Slices of the air fryer cheesy pan pizza, on a plate, ready to eat.

I hope you will consider trying these little miniature pan pizzas. They really are good, and not too difficult at all to make. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day.

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Air Fryer Cheesy Pan Pizza
Prep Time
6 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Make a delicious Air Fryer Cheesy Pan Pizza for lunch/dinner. Use canned biscuit dough for crust & Mozzarella/Parmesan cheeses, pizza sauce & spices!

Category: Entree, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: air fryer cheesy pan pizza
Servings: 2 pizzas
Calories Per Serving: 492 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 refrigerated, canned biscuits (dough)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese , divided
  • 4-5 Tablespoons spaghetti or pizza sauce , divided
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese , divided
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil , (approx.) to spray or drizzle
Instructions
REPEAT THIS PROCESS FOR EACH PIZZA
  1. Place 2 biscuit dough rounds onto a lightly floured surface, stacked on top of each other. Roll the dough out into a 6" circle using rolling pin. Lightly spray a 6" oven-safe, rimmed round baking pan with non-stick spray. Place dough circle into pan. Stretch and gently pull dough to cover bottom of pan, and about 1" inch up the sides of pan.

  2. Sprinkle ¼ cup mozzarella cheese over dough. Spoon 2 T. pizza sauce over cheese, then sprinkle with ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. Add ¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese, and sprinkle lightly with ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning. Lightly spray or drizzle olive oil over top of pizza.

  3. Place pan pizza into basket of a preheated 380°F air fryer; cook for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, open air fryer- carefully/quickly remove pizza from pan; place pizza back in air fryer directly onto basket grate (minus pan). Pizza should be firm enough to hold its shape, and will be stable enough (without pan) to continue cooking, so bottom crust browns nicely and firms up. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, until cooked through, cheese is bubbly, and the bottom crust is browned and firm.

  4. Remove pizza from air fryer once done; transfer to a cutting board. Let rest for one minute, then slice into 4 wedges, serve and enjoy! Repeat process for remaining pizza.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Cheesy Pan Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 pizza)
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 1398mg61%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 618IU12%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 754mg75%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make a delicious Air Fryer Cheesy Pan Pizza for lunch/dinner. Use canned biscuit dough for crust & Mozzarella/Parmesan cheeses, pizza sauce & spices!

Easy Greek Salad Dressing

Make Easy Greek Salad Dressing in under 5 minutes. Use this delicious dressing (w/ chopped kalamata olives) on a favorite Greek or mixed green salad.
Make Easy Greek Salad Dressing in under 5 minutes. Use this delicious dressing (w/ chopped kalamata olives) on a favorite Greek or mixed green salad.

If you’re looking for a great tasting salad dressing that is perfect to drizzle on any mixed green salad, may I suggest this one? The recipe makes a small batch (enough for 4 small servings). It’s a great way to compliment any salad (especially a GREEK salad!). This salad dressing can be made easily in just a few minutes, and I think you will really enjoy it.

What’s In The Salad Dressing?

The ingredients for the salad dressing are olive oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and chopped kalamata olives. Kalamata olives are a type of Greek olive, that have a wonderful, tangy flavor, and add tons of flavor to the dressing. YUM.

Getting the ingredients ready to make the salad dressing.

How To Make This Easy Greek Salad Dressing

Finely chop the pitted kalamata olives. You want them fairly small. The recipe only used 6 olives, but let me tell you, they will add a LOT of flavor to the salad dressing. You can store the rest of the jar of olives in the refrigerator for another batch later on!

Add the chopped olives, and the rest of the ingredients to a small jar or container with a lid. One “small batch” of this salad dressing is only about 1/3 of a cup, so you won’t need a large container, unless you plan to double or triple the recipe.

Kalamata olives are finely chopped, and add great flavor to this salad dressing.The ingredients for the easy Greek salad dressing are placed in a sealed container.

Cover the jar or container, and (holding the lid on), shake the easy Greek salad dressing vigorously for about a minute. This will allow the sugar to dissolve, and the oil and vinegar to emulsify, and “come together”. That’s IT! See how EASY that was?

Pour the easy Greek salad dressing over a wonderful Greek salad OR you can use it on any mixed green salad that you enjoy.

After shaking the jar, the Greek salad dressing is emulsified and ready to use.Drizzle the salad dressing over a favorite Greek salad.

Storing The Salad Dressing

Store any leftover dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator. The olive oil may solidify once chilled, but all you need to do is remove the jar from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before using again. It will return to room temperature, and then just give it a few good shakes before using.

The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled if that is more convenient for you.  The yield from this small batch is approximately 1/3 cup, which is enough for several side salads (1 Tablespoon per side salad), or one large salad.

Store the easy Greek salad dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Hope you enjoy this delicious salad dressing. I enjoy keeping a small batch around for variety, and just used it last evening on a delicious mixed green salad. It’s really good! Thank you for stopping by, and I truly hope you enjoy your day.

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Original recipe source: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/04/greek-salad/

Easy Greek Salad Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Make Easy Greek Salad Dressing in under 5 minutes. Use this delicious dressing (w/ chopped kalamata olives) on a favorite Greek or mixed green salad.

Category: Condiment, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: easy Greek salad dressing
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 135 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 6 kalamata olives , pitted / finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 pinches ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a small jar or container with a secure lid. NOTE: If doubling or tripling recipe, use larger container.

  2. Cover the jar or container, and (holding the lid on securely), shake the salad dressing vigorously for about a minute. This allows the sugar to dissolve, and the oil and vinegar to emulsify, and "come together".

  3. Serve, and enjoy on your favorite Greek or mixed green salad! Store any leftover salad dressing in covered container in refrigerator. NOTE: After refrigerating, the olive oil will slightly thicken. Let salad dressing sit at room temperature 15 minutes before serving, to allow it to thin out again. Shake or stir dressing to re-blend, and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Greek Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1.5 Tablespoons)
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 240mg10%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 24IU0%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make Easy Greek Salad Dressing in under 5 minutes. Use this delicious dressing (w/ chopped kalamata olives) on a favorite Greek or mixed green salad.

Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili

Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili is a hearty meatless dish, with all the flavor of a traditional chili. It’s thick, delicious, and simple to prepare!
Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili is a hearty meatless dish, with all the flavor of a traditional chili. It's thick, delicious, and simple to prepare!

Do you enjoy chili? We sure do. Every couple of months I make my Mom’s old-fashioned chili, and it is my absolute favorite “go to” chili recipe. One of our sons and his girlfriend are vegetarians, and my sister-in-law is a vegan. When they come over for a chili dinner, I make my traditional chili recipe and simply leave the meat out. I am always on the “hunt” for vegetarian recipes I can fix for them.

However, sometimes ya just gotta try new recipes, and for me, the thrill of the hunt for a “new” recipe is exciting. I found this yummy, meatless chili recipe on the app called My Fitness Pal. It’s a fiber and protein-filled dish, and is another GREAT alternative for anyone looking for a meatless chili, with all the flavors you know and love.

It’s also low-calorie, easy to make, and I know my vegetarian and vegan family members will love it. I can’t wait for them to try it, too! Here’s how to make this yummy black bean butternut squash chili (a printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post):

How To Prepare The Butternut Squash

The first thing you will need to do is prepare the butternut squash. I prefer to use fresh, but you can substitute frozen butternut squash, if necessary. Preparing the fresh squash is not difficult at all (but it will take 4-5 minutes). HINT: You won’t need to use the entire squash for your chili. Perhaps you would enjoy using the leftover squash to make Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash for another meal’s side dish?

Use a vegetable peeler to remove the outer peel from the butternut squash. Once peeled, carefully slice off both ends of the squash. Slice the squash in half horizontally. Scoop out the seeds and “stringy pith” from the cavity of the squash, and discard.

Slice the squash into half-moon shaped rings (1″ thickness), and then cut the rings into bite-sized cubes of butternut squash. Try to keep them around 1″, because they will cook faster than large chunks.

Use a vegetable peeler to peel the butternut squash.Cut butternut squash in half length-wise, and remove seeds.Slice the squash, then cut into small cubes before cooking.

Make The Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili

Now it’s time to get the black bean butternut squash chili ready to cook. No worries… it’s simple! Place all the ingredients into a large stock pot. Add the water and give the chili a good stir, to fully combine ingredients. See how easy that is? Now the chili is ready to cook!

The ingredients for the black bean butternut squash chili in a large stockpot.Water is added to the soup pot and then chili is cooked.

Cook The Chili

Cook the black bean butternut squash chili on medium-low heat for 30-40 minutes. Cover the pot of chili for the first 15 minutes, then uncover the pot for the rest of the cooking time.

You will know it is done when the cubes of butternut squash become tender. Take a bite of the squash at the 30 minute mark, then continue cooking, if necessary until the squash is softened. The chili will thicken as the water reduces during the cooking time. Take a small sample bite, and add salt, if desired, to suit your taste.

After cooking, the chili will thicken and butternut squash will be tender.

Serve The Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili

Once your chili is done cooking, it is ready to serve! Ladle the black bean butternut squash chili into serving bowls, and if desired, garnish each bowl of chili with a dollop of sour cream and/or fresh cilantro, for a pop of color and added flavor.

A bowl of black bean butternut squash chili garnished with cilantro and sour cream.

Hope you enjoy a nice hot bowl of this delicious black bean butternut squash chili.  The black beans and butternut squash provide a nice dose of fiber, which helps to fill the old tummy up! Plus, it really does taste wonderful, and I am confident you will really enjoy it.

Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili, ready to enjoy!

Hope you have the opportunity to try this recipe for yummy, meatless chili. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will come by for a visit again. Take care, and have a great day!

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Recipe adapted from: https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/butternut-squash-black-bean-chili-recipe/

Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili is a hearty meatless dish, with all the flavor of a traditional chili. It's thick, delicious, and simple to prepare!

Category: Entree, Soup
Cuisine: Southwestern
Keyword: black bean butternut squash chili
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 224 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 30 ounces canned black beans (2 cans) , rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups butternut squash , peeled, cut into 1" cubes
  • 15 ounces canned diced tomatoes , including juice
  • 1 cup corn kernels , fresh or frozen
  • 1 medium red onion , diced
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups water
  • salt, to taste
  • Sour cream, cilantro (OPTIONAL for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Remove peel from squash. Carefully slice off both ends; cut squash in half horizontally. Scoop out seeds and stringy pith; discard. Slice into half-moon shaped rings (1" thickness); cut rings into 1" bite-sized cubes, for a total of 2 cups. (you won't use the whole squash).

  2. Place ingredients into a large stock pot; stir well. Cook on medium-low heat for 30-40 minutes. **Cover pot of chili for the first 15 minutes, then uncover for the rest of the cooking time**. Taste a bite of squash after 30 minutes. If soft and tender, chili is done. If not, continue cooking until tender. Chili will thicken as water reduces while cooking. Taste; season with salt, as desired.

  3. Serve chili with a dollop of sour cream and fresh cilantro, if desired (optional, but good). Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: I use fresh corn kernels (cut off one cob) and fresh butternut squash, but you can substitute frozen corn kernels or butternut squash, if necessary. If using frozen butternut squash, your cooking time may vary, as it might take less time to become tender.

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 740mg32%
Potassium 1014mg29%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 7091IU142%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 133mg13%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili is a hearty meatless dish, with all the flavor of a traditional chili. It's thick, delicious, and simple to prepare!

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Make a dozen delicious fresh strawberry muffins for those you love. They are cinnamon-sugar topped, and bursting with FRESH, juicy strawberries.
Make a dozen delicious fresh strawberry muffins for those you love. They are cinnamon-sugar topped, and bursting with FRESH, juicy strawberries.

We love muffins for breakfast in our home! I probably make muffins about twice a month! That might not sound like a lot to you, but since there are only TWO of us at home these days, a dozen muffins go pretty far! I typically like to freeze some OR give a few to family members or friends, in order to spread out the “muffin love”.

Strawberry muffins always taste wonderful, and I’ve made several different recipe versions over the years. Recently I tried a NEW (to me) recipe, and it was so good, I decided to post it here. I happily shared several of these muffins with our neighbors, so we didn’t have to eat the entire dozen by ourselves (nobody needs THAT)!

Use FRESH Strawberries

This muffin recipe is very straightforward, and simple to prepare. One catch is that you will need to use FRESH strawberries! Frozen strawberries become mushy once thawed, and produce too much syrup for this light batter, so using fresh fruit is necessary.

This year has been a bumper crop for our little raised garden bed of strawberries in the backyard! I went out and picked a large amount (in photo below) over the course of two mornings, just to make these delicious, fresh strawberry muffins. Here’s how to make them: (NOTE: there is also a printable recipe card at the very bottom of this post)

Fresh strawberries from our garden will be added to muffin batter.

Make The Muffin Batter

Making the muffin batter is very easy. The first thing you will need to do is cream softened butter with granulated sugar (using an electric or stand mixer) for a couple of minutes. Add a large egg, and then continue mixing until fully combined.

Butter and sugar are creamed using a mixer, and then an egg is added to batter.The batter is fully mixed together before adding dry ingredients and milk.

In a medium bowl, sift together all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Add a little bit of flour mixture to the batter, alternating it with some milk. Continue to add flour mixture, then some milk, beating a little bit at a time until blended. Add vanilla extract to the batter, and blend.

Dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) are slowly added to muffin batter in batches..Milk is added to muffin batter in batches (alternating with dry ingredients).

Add Strawberries – GENTLY!

Now it’s time to add chopped fresh strawberries to the batter. This is where you need to be careful. The strawberries must be gently stirred or folded into the batter.

By gently folding in the strawberries, it will help prevent the muffin batter from turning red (or pink), or possibly looking like a murder scene. Be Gentle. Stir/Fold only until the strawberries are worked into the batter.

Chopped fresh strawberries are added to the bowl of muffin batter.The fresh strawberries are GENTLY mixed into the muffin batter.

Preparing Fresh Strawberry Muffins For Baking

This recipe will yield 12 muffins. Spray a standard, 12 cup muffin tin (each cup) with non-stick spray OR line each cup with paper muffin liners. TIP: I even lightly spray the paper liners. A co-worker (whose hubby was a professional baker) told me over 25 years ago that he always lightly sprayed paper liners, so I’ve done it ever since, to prevent sticking! Evenly divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups (they’ll be about 2/3 of the way full). Use a scoop or large spoon to do this.

In a small bowl, mix 1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar with 3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Sprinkle this cinnamon-sugar mixture over the top of each muffin, dividing the mixture evenly. Once they’re all topped with cinnamon-sugar, your fresh strawberry muffins are ready to bake!

Batter is placed into greased paper liners in muffin tin.A cinnamon sugar mixture is sprinkled over top of fresh strawberry muffins before baking.

Ready For The Oven

Bake the fresh strawberry muffins in a preheated 400°F oven. The muffins will take between 20-25 minutes to bake. Because ovens can vary widely in temperature settings (and run hot), it is wise to check the muffins for done-ness at the 20 minute mark.

TIP: You can place a large piece of aluminum foil directly under the muffin tin while baking. If any strawberry juice oozes out and over the edges of the muffin tin, you’ll have an easier cleanup. Mine did not do this, but “just in case”, you might want to consider this useful tip.

You can tell when the muffins are done by inserting a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean (free of batter), the muffins are finished baking. The muffins will be a light golden brown in color. Remove the pan from the oven, and let the muffins rest (still in the pan) for 2-3 minutes.

Baked fresh strawberry muffins, hot from the oven.

The Fresh Strawberry Muffins Are Ready To Eat!

Transfer the fresh strawberry muffins to a wire rack, and let them cool a bit. We prefer to eat these muffins just slightly warm, or at room temperature. The flavor of the strawberries seems to be more prevalent when not served totally smokin’ hot.

The strawberry muffins cooling on a wire rack.One of the fresh strawberry muffins, cut in half, buttered, and ready to eat!

I sure hope you have the opportunity to try these yummy fresh strawberry muffins. If you store them in an airtight container, they will keep for 2-3 days.They also freeze well (for 1-2 months), IF you have any leftovers. They are so good, you might not have any leftovers. Amen.

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Recipe adapted from: Monica, at: oldermommystillyummy.com/strawberry-muffins/

Fresh Strawberry Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Make a dozen delicious fresh strawberry muffins for those you love. They are cinnamon-sugar topped, and bursting with FRESH, juicy strawberries.

Category: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh strawberry muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 214 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter , softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar (for topping)
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon (for topping)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a standard 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick spray, or insert paper liners into each muffin cup.

  2. Use electric mixer to cream softened butter with granulated sugar (1-2 minutes). Add egg; continue mixing until fully combined.

  3. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add flour mixture and milk to the batter, a little at a time (alternating between the two), beating after each addition. Add vanilla extract, and mix well. Remove mixer. Gently stir or fold chopped strawberries into batter. Stir only until strawberries are incorporated into the batter. Evenly divide batter between 12 prepared muffin cups (they will be about 2/3 of the way full).

  4. In a small bowl, combine 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar with ¾ teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle this cinnamon-sugar mixture over the top of each muffin, dividing mixture evenly between the 12 muffins.

  5. Bake muffins in preheated 400°F oven for 20-25 minutes. Check for done-ness at the 20 minute mark, by inserting a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean (free of batter), muffins are done. Muffins will be light golden brown in color. Remove pan from oven; let muffins cool (still in pan) for 2-3 minutes. Transfer muffins to a wire rack to finish cooling before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Strawberry Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 176mg8%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 278IU6%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make a dozen delicious fresh strawberry muffins for those you love. They are cinnamon-sugar topped, and bursting with FRESH, juicy strawberries.

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts

Fire up your BBQ and make delicious, grilled lemon chicken breasts! A flavorful lemon marinade coats the chicken, then it’s grilled until done. EASY!
Fire up your BBQ and make delicious, grilled lemon chicken breasts! A flavorful lemon marinade coats the chicken, then it's grilled until done. EASY!

Summer is officially here in Oregon, and the temperatures have been slowly climbing upward. I don’t know about you, but we grill a lot of our dinners outside during the summer, to avoid heating up our kitchen. This recipe for grilled lemon chicken breasts is a fantastic, light and easy main dish, and I know you will love it like we do!

The recipe itself is super easy. I found it on a pellet grill/smoker blog, but decided instead of cooking it on our Traeger, to grill them on our trusty old charcoal-grill Weber. The good news? You only need to make a simple lemon marinade and let the chicken soak in it, before grilling. The bad news? YOU NEED TO PLAN AHEAD! The chicken breasts will need to marinate for 3-4 hours to soak up all that yummy flavor!

Since the marinade only takes a few minutes to make, it is easy to mix it up early in the day, and then toss chicken breasts in for a long swim, until you’re ready to grill them! See how easy it is? Here’s the “How-To’s”:

Make The Lemon Marinade

Making the lemon marinade is EASY. Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, salt, pepper, fresh thyme leaves, and coarsely chopped fresh garlic in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking continuously as you add it in, until completely incorporated into the other ingredients.

Honey, Lemon juice and zest, garlic, and spices are mixed for the marinade.Olive oil is whisked into the lemon marinade until incorporated.

Marinade The Chicken

Place the chicken breasts in a LARGE zip-loc bag OR place in a single layer in a large container with a lid. Give the marinade a good stir, and then pour it over the chicken. If using a bag, gently massage the bag until chicken breasts are fully covered with marinade. If using a container (as I did), turn to fully coat the chicken with the marinade.

Place the sealed bag or container in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours, turning the bag (or the chicken) over occasionally to keep the chicken coated. Letting the chicken fully marinade helps enfuse the meat with the delicious flavors of lemon, honey, garlic, and spices.

Chicken breasts are coated with the marinade, then refrigerated.Marinated chicken breasts are refrigerated for 3-4 hours before grilling.

Time To Make Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts!

After the chicken is done marinating, it’s time to cook them. Prepare your bbq per manufacturer instructions. Once the coals or heat source is at a medium-high level, remove the chicken from the marinade (letting excess drip back into container). Place on hot grill and let them cook, flipping them to the other side half way through cooking time. If desired, baste the chicken while it cooks with some of the remaining marinade to keep it moist. Discard the rest.

The chicken (approx. 6 ounce pieces) will typically take between 20-30 minutes to fully cook through to a safe internal temperature of 165°F. Larger or smaller pieces of chicken will obviously require more OR less cooking time, because the weight of chicken breasts will vary. The temperatures on different types of bbq’s can vary widely as well.

Check the chicken for done-ness towards the end of the cooking time. A couple of our chicken breasts were much larger and thicker than the others (11 ounces), and took 35 minutes to reach 165°F.

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts cooking over hot coals on BBQ.The chicken is turned half way through grilling to brown both sides.

Serve The Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts

If you would like to garnish the finished chicken with grilled lemon wedges (it looks good!), you can. Simply cut a whole lemon into 4 wedges, and place on the grill, cut side down, for the last 5 minutes of cooking time for the chicken, to quickly char it on all cut sides. (See photo below).

Serve the grilled lemon chicken breasts with the charred lemon quarters and a sprig or two of fresh thyme or rosemary, as a beautiful presentation. You can squeeze more lemon juice from the charred wedges over the chicken, if desired.

We enjoyed this delicious chicken along with some home-canned green beans from our garden, and some scrumptious candied sweet potatoes (recipe coming soon). It was a delicious dinner (and I will use our leftover chicken with pasta, or on top of a mixed green salad).

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts are served, garnished with charred lemon wedges and rosemary sprigs.Sweet potatoes, & green beans served with grilled lemon chicken breasts.

I really hope you enjoy this recipe for grilled lemon chicken breasts. We LOVE it (especially the EASY part!), and hope you have the opportunity to make it for those you love. A complete, printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post, for your convenience.

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Original recipe source: https://www.traegergrills.com/recipes/lemon-chicken-breast

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Marinating Time (inactive)
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 40 mins
 

Fire up your BBQ and make delicious, grilled lemon chicken breasts! A flavorful lemon marinade coats the chicken, then it's grilled until done. EASY!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled lemon chicken breasts
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 286 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 large lemon (juice + zest)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic large clove, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves , strip leaves from stems
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil , can substitute vegetable oil
  • 6 medium chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) approx. 6 ounces per chicken breast
For Garnish:
  • 1 large lemon , cut in 4 wedges, grilled for garnish (optional)
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme or rosemary
Instructions
  1. Combine lemon juice, zest, honey, salt, pepper, thyme leaves, and chopped fresh garlic in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, whisking continuously as you add it, until incorporated into other ingredients.

  2. Place chicken in a LARGE zip-loc bag OR in a single layer in a large container with a lid. Pour marinade over chicken. If using sealed bag, gently massage bag until chicken is fully covered with marinade. If using a container, turn to fully coat chicken with marinade. Place bag or covered container in refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours.

  3. Prepare BBQ grill per manufacturer instructions. Once coals or heat source is at a medium-high temperature, remove chicken from marinade. Place chicken directly on hot grill grate and cook without moving them. Half way through cooking time, turn chicken to the other side. If desired, baste chicken with remaining marinade while grilling. Discard leftover marinade. Chicken (approx. 6 ounces per piece) will typically take between 20-30 minutes to fully cook through to a safe internal temperature of 165°F. This time can vary, due to sizes/weight/thickness of chicken pieces, bbq temperature, etc. Be sure to check internal temperature of chicken towards end of cooking time. When done (165°F), remove from grill; let chicken rest for 3-4 minutes before serving, to allow internal juices to redistribute throughout meat.

  4. If you want grilled lemon wedges for serving with the grilled chicken, simply cut a whole lemon into 4 wedges, and place on the grill, cut side down, for the last 5 minutes of the chicken's grilling time, to quickly char it on all cut sides. Serve chicken breasts with charred lemon quarters on top and 1-2 sprigs of fresh thyme or rosemary, for a beautiful presentation. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note: Caloric calculation was made using HALF the amount of marinade required for the recipe. This is because MOST of the marinade will be discarded AFTER marinating the chicken, and will not be consumed.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 586mg25%
Potassium 667mg19%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 67IU1%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Fire up your BBQ and make delicious, grilled lemon chicken breasts! A flavorful lemon marinade coats the chicken, then it's grilled until done. EASY!