Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburger

Learn how easy it is to make a juicy good Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburger, using this appliance. Can’t get outside to grill? Use an air fryer instead!
Learn how easy it is to make a juicy good Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburger, using this appliance. Can't get outside to grill? Use an air fryer instead!

When it’s raining outside and we can’t grill burgers on our BBQ, we make ’em in our air fryer! My husband and I have made air fryer bacon cheeseburgers quite a few times now, and guess what? They’re really GOOD! They are also very easy to prepare with super heated hot air.

Now that we have this recipe in our air fryer cooking tool belt, even the weather can’t stop us from enjoying a great burger whenever we want one. Here’s how we make ’em:

Toast The Buns (optional)

Before cooking the hamburger patties, if you would like to toast the hamburger buns, simply lightly spread each half with butter and cook on low heat in a large skillet until golden brown. We love them toasted, which helps keep the buns from getting too soggy. Set the buns aside once toasted. This is completely optional, but it makes an air fryer bacon cheeseburger even better, in our humble opinion.

Hamburger buns, after being lightly toasted with butter in a skillet

Season The Hamburger Patties

We used 1/4 pound ground beef patties. To season the hamburger patties for air fryer cooking, lightly brush each patty on one side with melted butter and a tiny bit of liquid smoke flavoring. The liquid smoke is optional, but we find it really helps provide a smoky taste to the meat (like outside grilling does). Lightly sprinkle the patties on one side with salt and Montreal steak seasoning. You can substitute your own favorite seasonings, if desired, to suit your personal taste.

Have the slices of cheddar (or American) cheese AND the precooked bacon nearby. Did you know you can even cook bacon in an air fryer? Yes you can… and it is fabulous! For each cheeseburger I use a strip of precooked bacon that has been cut in half. You will add these right at the end of the air frying time, so will need them nearby, ready to go!

Hamburger patties are seasoned with spices, butter, and liquid smoke before cooking.Pre-cooked bacon and cheddar cheese slices ready to add to cooked burgers.

Cooking An Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburger

Preheat your air fryer to 360°F. This will take 3-4 minutes typically. Place the patties in the air fryer basket, seasoned side down. Cook for 5 minutes, then turn the patties over, and continue cooking for 2 more minutes. Our burgers were medium-well once done.

NOTE: Because air fryer temps for different models of air fryers, your cooking time may be a tiny bit less or a tiny bit longer. Check for your preferred done-ness. Once done, TURN OFF THE AIR FRYER (and quickly do the next step)!

Burgers are cooked in air fryer, then flipped and cooked some more.

 

Once the air fryer is turned off (but still really HOT), immediately place a slice of cheese onto each burger patty. Lay the bacon strips on top of the cheese (2 halves per burger). Close the air fryer and let the patties sit, in the still hot (but powered off) air fryer. After 2 minutes, remove the burger patties from the air fryer.

The heat will have melted the cheese and re-heated the bacon. My husband decided at the last moment to leave the cheese off his air fryer bacon cheeseburger (how dare he!), and ate the cheese by itself, instead. Jeepers.

Bacon slices, cheddar cheese added to air fryer bacon cheeseburger.Cheese has melted and bacon is hot. Time to build a burger.

Build Your Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburger and Eat!

Place the burger patties onto toasted (or untoasted) buns. Add your favorite condiments, along with lettuce tomato, and pickles. We LOVE our air fryer bacon cheeseburgers with fresh avocado slices, too. YUM. Serve, and enjoy these delicious burgers.

Air fryer bacon cheeseburger is assembled before eating.A juicy, hot air fryer bacon cheeseburger, ready to devour.

We’ve made these air fryer burgers quite a few times, since we get our fair share of rain here in Oregon. We love to grill burgers outside on our Weber BBQ, but also love making them in our handy air fryer when rainy or snowy weather prohibits it!

Hope you give this air fryer bacon cheeseburger recipe a try, and trust you will enjoy it as much as we do. Take care, and have a great day.

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Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburger
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
12 mins
 

Learn how easy it is to make a juicy good Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburger, using this appliance. Can't get outside to grill? Use an air fryer instead!

Category: Dinner, Entree, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer bacon cheeseburger
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 399 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 medium hamburger buns , pan-toasted with melted butter (if using toasted buns)
  • 2 slices bacon, pre-cooked
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese (or American)
  • ½ pound ground beef burger patties ,two patties - 1/4 pound each
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring, divided (optional)
  • salt and Montreal steak seasoning to taste , or preferred seasonings
  • Condiments and Burger Toppings, as desired
Instructions
  1. Before cooking hamburger patties, if you'd like to toast the hamburger buns, simply spread each half lightly with softened butter. Cook on low heat (butter side down) in a large skillet until golden brown. Set aside.

  2. Season hamburger patties by lightly brushing each on one side with melted butter and a tiny bit of liquid smoke flavoring. Lightly sprinkle patties with salt and Montreal steak seasoning. You can substitute your favorite seasonings, if desired, to suit your personal taste. Have cheese slices AND precooked bacon nearby. You will quickly add these at the end of the air frying time, so you'll need them close.

  3. Preheat air fryer to 360°F. This takes 3-4 minutes. Place patties in air fryer basket, seasoned side down. Cook for 5 minutes, then turn patties over, and continue cooking for 2 more minutes. NOTE: Because air fryer temps vary quite a bit, your cooking time may be a bit less or a bit longer. Once done, TURN OFF THE AIR FRYER! Immediately place a slice of cheese onto each burger patty. Lay bacon strips on top of the cheese (2 halves per burger). Close the air fryer and let the patties sit in the hot (but powered off) air fryer. After 2 minutes, remove the patties from the air fryer. The residual heat will have melted the cheese and heated the bacon.

  4. Place burger patties onto prepared buns, and garnish with your preferred condiments and toppings. Serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Caloric calculation was made using untoasted hamburger buns, lean ground beef, bacon and cheese for the burgers. No additional condiments or burger toppings were calculated as they may vary, by personal choice.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburger
Amount Per Serving (1 burger (without condiments))
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 553mg24%
Potassium 487mg14%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 233IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 207mg21%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Learn how easy it is to make a juicy good Air Fryer Bacon Cheeseburger, using this appliance. Can't get outside to grill? Use an air fryer instead!

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Delicious avocado cilantro lime dressing can be used as a topping on Southwest-inspired salads, baked potatoes, OR as a quick dip for tortilla chips!
Delicious avocado cilantro lime dressing can be used as a topping on Southwest-inspired salads, baked potatoes, OR as a quick dip for tortilla chips!

Looking for a delicious salad dressing that can also double as a topping for potatoes, or even as a dip for that big ol’ bag of tortilla chips? Well… here it is – avocado cilantro lime dressing! Thick, creamy, and loaded with Southwestern flavors, this really is a wonderfully easy and versatile dressing.

It is amazingly simple to prepare in under 10 minutes from start to finish, and tastes fantastic, no matter how you decide to serve it. Here’s how to make this delicious dressing/dip:

What’s In Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing?

The ingredients necessary to make avocado cilantro lime dressing are all fairly common. They are avocado, cilantro, lime juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, red onion flakes, cumin, and salt/pepper. See the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for exact measurements.

A photo of the ingredients used to make this salad dressing.

It’s EASY To Make Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Making this creamy salad dressing (or topping) could not be any easier! Measure all the ingredients except for the salt and pepper into a blender. Blend on high speed until the dressing is smooth and creamy. Once done, season to taste with salt and pepper.

If you do not own a blender, you can use an electric mixer, to combine the ingredients until they’re smooth and creamy. It might take just a bit longer than if using a blender, but this is a good alternative. Once done, season to taste with salt and pepper.

TIP: If you’re using this as a traditional salad dressing and want it to be thinner, no problem! Simply thin it slightly by adding a tiny bit more olive oil and red wine vinegar, and mixing well.

What Can You Do With Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing?

The avocado cilantro lime dressing can now be used as a dip or a topping, and wow, does it taste wonderful! Grab some tortilla chips for a flavor-packed creamy avocado dip, or top a steamin’ hot baked potato with this dressing (instead of sour cream). Yum. Can you see the specks of cilantro in creamy dressing, shown in the photo below? Oh yeah.

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is mixed until creamy and smooth, using a blender.

I also use this as a dressing for my yummy black bean, corn and tomato salad. The creamy dressing tastes fantastic when mixed into this delicious side dish, as well.

The avocado salad dressing is mixed into a Southwestern black bean and corn salad.

Another way we have enjoyed the avocado cilantro lime dressing is to use it as a topping for a main dish Southwestern steak salad. You can see it in the photo below, as well. So much flavor is added to each salad.

Dollop a steak salad with avocado cilantro lime dressing to finish.

However you choose to enjoy it, this creamy avocado cilantro lime dressing is absolutely delicious! I hope you have the chance to make this recipe for those you love. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day, friend.

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Original recipe source: Krista Rollins at http://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/southwestern-steak-salad-with-cilantro-avocado-dressing/

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Delicious avocado cilantro lime dressing can be used as a topping on Southwest-inspired salads, baked potatoes, OR as a quick dip for tortilla chips!

Category: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American, Southwestern
Keyword: avocado cilantro lime dressing
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 118 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro , chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Measure all ingredients except for salt and pepper into a blender. Blend on high speed until the dressing is smooth and creamy. Once done, season to taste with salt and pepper.

    *NOTE: If you do not own a blender, you can use an electric mixer to combine ingredients until smooth and creamy. It might take a bit longer than if using a blender, but is a good alternative. Once done, season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Serve this creamy dressing with tortilla chips as a dip, or top a baked potato with it (instead of butter/sour cream. Add to Southwest-inspired salads as a dressing, and toss to fully combine. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

TIP: If you're using this as a salad dressing and want it to be thinner, no problem! Simply thin it slightly by adding a tiny bit more olive oil and red wine vinegar, and mixing well.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Delicious avocado cilantro lime dressing can be used as a topping on Southwest-inspired salads, baked potatoes, OR as a quick dip for tortilla chips!

Blueberry French Toast Cups

Blueberry French Toast Cups are delicious, single serving breakfast treats that are easy to make, and can be cooked in an air fryer OR in an oven.
Blueberry French Toast Cups are delicious, single serving breakfast treats that are easy to make, and can be cooked in an air fryer OR in an oven.

If you enjoy the taste of french toast, then I am confident you will also enjoy these blueberry french toast cups! This version of the classic uses overnight-soaked bread cubes in an egg mixture (with lemon zest, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla). With this overnight refrigeration, the bread cubes really soak up some flavor before being cooked in an air fryer OR in a traditional oven.

So… yes, you will need to make this recipe up the night BEFORE you want to enjoy it, but the prep time is minimal! Then, when you wake up the next morning, all you have to do is cook it! BOOM. A wonderful “mini” french toast breakfast for two awaits, filled with juicy blueberries, and served with your choice of powdered sugar and/or maple syrup.

I created this dish after experimenting with (and being inspired by) my recipes for classic french toast and Blueberry and Cream-Cheese Stuffed French Toast. Then I adapted the recipe I came up with, to allow it to be cooked in an oven OR an air fryer. It turns out like a cute individual serving of french toast “casserole”, and it sure is yummy. Here’s how to make this dish for two:

Preparing The Ingredients

The first thing you will need to do is prepare the ingredients for their overnight “soak”. Generously butter the bottom and sides of 2 oven-safe ramekins. The ramekins I use are a standard size, which is about 4½ wide by 2″ tall.

Cut some (one to two day old- i.e. “stale”) french bread into bite-sized pieces, leaving the crusts ON the bread. Divide the cubes of bread between the 2 ramekins, and then evenly divide and add the fresh blueberries to each dish.

IMPORTANT: The reason for using stale, or one or two day-old bread is that it has hardened somewhat, which will allow it to soak in an egg mixture overnight without it becoming so soggy (as with fresh bread) that it falls apart into MUSH.

Day old french bread is cut into cubes for this recipe.Bread cubes and fresh blueberries are placed into well-buttered ramekins.

Prepare The Egg Mixture

In a medium bowl, place the eggs, vanilla, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and lemon zest. Whisk together (with fork or wire whisk) until well blended. Pour the egg mixture into the ramekins, evenly dividing between the two dishes. The mixture should come to almost the top of the ramekins.

Eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup are mixed together for the batter.The egg mixture is poured over the blueberry french toast cups.

Let Rest Overnight In Refrigerator

Use a spoon or fork to lightly press the bread cubes down into the egg mixture. You will want as many of the bread cubes covered with the liquid as possible.

Cover the ramekins with plastic wrap, and place them in the refrigerator overnight (at least 6 hours). The bread cubes will soak up a lot of the egg mixture overnight. Remove the ramekins from the fridge about 15 minutes to take some of the chill off before cooking. Remove plastic wrap, and press the bread cubes back down into any remaining liquid.

The ramekins are covered then refrigerated overnight to soak up egg mixture.

Cooking Blueberry French Toast Cups In An Air Fryer OR Oven

Now you’re ready to cook the blueberry french toast cups! They can be cooked in an air fryer, or in a traditional oven. Both ways work great. My photos reflect the air fryer version, just as an FYI. Here is how to cook the french toast cups, using either method:

To Cook In An Air Fryer: Preheat air fryer to 350° F. Place both of the ramekins carefully into air fryer basket, being careful not to spill. Cook for 13 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 250°A, and cook for 3 more minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out free of “batter”. The french toast cups should be nice and golden brown on top.

IMPORTANT: Since air fryer AND oven temps can vary with different manufacturers, be sure to check on your blueberry french toast cups occasionally toward the end of the cooking time, to ensure they do not overcook.

To Cook In An Oven: Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake both of the ramekins for approximately 30 minutes. or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out free of “batter”. The french toast cups should be nice and golden brown on top.

Blueberry french toast cups are lightly browned after cooking in an air fryer.

Serving Blueberry French Toast Cups

Once the blueberry french toast cups are finished cooking (either method), transfer the ramekins to a wire rack to cool. Sift powdered sugar over the top of each ramekin before serving. We think they taste best when they have had time to cool a bit, and like to eat them while still warm, but not blazing hot!

My husband likes to eat his right out of the ramekin, with only sifted powdered sugar. I prefer to slide a butter knife around the edges of the ramekin and remove the french toast cup from the ramekin. Then I place it on a plate, and add maple syrup! YUMMO. Both ways to serve it are shown below.

Powdered sugar is sifted over the top of the french toast cup before serving.The blueberry french toast cup (with syrup) has been removed from the ramekin.

Here’s a peek at the inside of one of the blueberry french toast cups, before I devoured it. The inside was cooked all the way through, and there were an abundance of juicy, warm blueberries. This was a wonderful breakfast treat we both enjoyed.

The inside of the french toast cup is filled with juicy blueberries!

I hope you have the opportunity to try this recipe. All you have to remember is to prepare it the evening before you want to enjoy it. A little bit of pre-planning never hurts, and then all you have to do in the morning is cook it and enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by. Take care and have a wonderful day.

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Blueberry French Toast Cups
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
21 mins
 

Blueberry French Toast Cups are delicious, single serving breakfast treats that are easy to make, and can be cooked in an air fryer OR in an oven.

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry french toast cups
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 431 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons butter , softened (to butter ramekins)
  • 2 cups stale Italian bread , cut into bite sized cubes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup , can substitute pancake syrup if necessary
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ lemon (zest from) , only use the lemon zest
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • powdered sugar and maple syrup , as desired for serving
Instructions
  1. Generously butter bottom/sides of 2 oven-safe ramekins. Cut 1-2 day-old french bread into bite-sized pieces, leaving crusts ON. Divide bread cubes between 2 ramekins; then add blueberries.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and lemon zest until mixed well. Pour egg mixture evenly into ramekins, dividing between both. Mixture should come to almost the top of dish. Use a spoon/fork to lightly press the bread cubes down into egg mixture to cover as much of the bread cubes as possible.

  3. Cover ramekins with plastic wrap. Chill them in refrigerator overnight (at least 6 hours). Remove from fridge for 10-15 minutes before you cooking, to take some of the chill off. Remove plastic wrap. Press the bread cubes back down into any remaining liquid.

  4. To Cook In An Air Fryer: Preheat air fryer to 350° F. Place both of the ramekins carefully into air fryer basket, being careful not to spill. Cook for 13 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 250°A, and cook for 3 more minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out free of "batter". The french toast cups should be nice and golden brown on top.

    IMPORTANT: Since air fryer AND oven temps can vary, be sure to check on your blueberry french toast cups occasionally, to ensure they do not undercook OR overcook.

    To Cook In An Oven: Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake both of the ramekins for approximately 30 minutes. or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out free of "batter". The french toast cups should be nice and golden brown on top.

  5. Transfer ramekins to a wire rack to cool for 10-12 minutes. Sift powdered sugar over the top of each ramekin before serving. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Caloric calculation does not include powdered sugar or maple syrup, which are optional and used for serving.

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry French Toast Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 296mg99%
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 415mg12%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 761IU15%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 211mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Blueberry French Toast Cups are delicious, single serving breakfast treats that are easy to make, and can be cooked in an air fryer OR in an oven.

Easy Creamed Spinach

Enjoy this copycat recipe for the Easy Creamed Spinach served at a famous steak house. A delicious, simple veggie dish, ready in under 20 minutes.
Enjoy this copycat recipe for the Easy Creamed Spinach served at a famous steak house. A delicious, simple veggie dish, ready in under 20 minutes.

I first tried creamed spinach many, many years ago in Southern California, at a restaurant called Gullivers. It was a standard side dish served with their famous prime rib, and whoa… was it good! Granted- creamed spinach is not the most drool-worthy dish to look at, but it sure tastes great! Many other restaurants serve this simple (but yummy) side dish, too. If you’ve never tried it, you may be surprised at just how good it is!

I found this recipe years ago in one of my “Top Secret” cookbooks from author Todd Wilbur, and use it to this day. This particular recipe is a copycat recipe for the creamed spinach that has been a signature side dish at another famous restaurant: Ruth’s Chris Steak House (with over 100 locations in the U.S. Mexico, and Canada).

The Origins Of This Recipe

The restaurant chain was founded in 1965 by Ruth Fertel, a single mom, who bought a steak house (Chris Steak House) that was for sale. She bought it as a business opportunity, even though she didn’t know too much about running a restaurant (or cooking steaks). She taught herself how to do both, and her restaurant became a local success from her very first opening day.

Now 55 years later, this restaurant chain is still enjoying widespread success, and their creamed spinach is still on the menu as a Ruth’s Chris Steak House classic side dish. Guess what? It’s really EASY to make this copycat recipe at home… here’s how:

How To Make Easy Creamed Spinach

The recipe calls for frozen chopped spinach, which is extremely convenient, and a wonderful time saver! Place a 9-10 ounce package of frozen chopped spinach in a medium saucepan, and cook according to the package directions. The frozen spinach is cooked with a little  water in a covered saucepan in a very short amount of time.

Once done cooking, drain or squeeze out all the liquid out of the spinach. I use a strainer for this step. Place the cooked spinach into a strainer that is set over a bowl (to catch all the drained juice). Press on the spinach with the back of a spoon to help press out the juice. It’s important to get rid of as much juice as possible. Discard the juice when done, and set the spinach aside.

Frozen spinach is cooked according to package directions.All the liquid is pressed out of the cooked spinach using a strainer.

Cooking The Creamed Spinach

Melt the butter in a large skillet, stirring it occasionally so it won’t burn. Once the butter has melted, add flour to the skillet, and whisk the flour into the melted butter, until smooth.

Pour heavy whipping cream into the skillet, whisking to combine the ingredients. Cook the cream sauce on medium low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Be careful to not let the sauce come to a boil after adding the whipping cream.

Flour, and then whipping cream is whisked into melted butter in skillet.

Now it’s time to add the cooked, drained spinach, along with generous pinches of salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper to the skillet. Stir well, to combine. Continue cooking the easy creamed spinach for 2-4 minutes, stirring often, until fully combined and heated through.

Easy creamed spinach is cooked until it thickens, and is heated through.

Ready To Serve Easy Creamed Spinach

Once the creamed spinach is fully mixed and heated through for 2-4 minutes, it is ready to serve! Give it a quick taste, and add additional salt, if desired, to suit your taste. Make sure the spinach is hot, place it in a serving dish, and enjoy! This veggie side dish will compliment a lot of meat entrees, but we enjoy it the most served alongside a grilled steak (or prime rib, in a restaurant!).

The recipe as written makes 4 servings. Any leftovers you might have may be covered and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Place in a microwave to reheat, and then give it a good stir.

A bowl of easy creamy spinach, ready to serve.The easy creamed spinach served as a side dish for steak and baked potato.

I really hope you enjoy this delicious, yet simple, creamed spinach side dish! Thank you for stopping by, and sincerely trust you have a wonderful day. The printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post, for ingredient list and specific instructions.

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Original recipe source: The book “Top Secret Restaurant Recipes”, by Todd Wilbur, published by The Penguin Group in 1997, page 263

Easy Creamed Spinach
Prep Time
17 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 

Enjoy this copycat recipe for the Easy Creamed Spinach served at a famous steak house. A delicious, simple veggie dish, ready in under 20 minutes.

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy creamed spinach
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 182 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 9-10 ounces frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt , plus more to taste, if desired
  • 1 pinch black pepper/nutmeg/cayenne pepper , 1 generous pinch per spice
Instructions
  1. Place frozen chopped spinach in a medium saucepan; cook according to package directions. Once done, drain or squeeze out all liquid from spinach. Place spinach in a strainer set over a bowl (to catch drained juice). Press spinach with the back of a spoon to drain as much juice as possible. Set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet, stirring occasionally so it won't burn. Add flour; whisk flour into butter until smooth. Add whipping cream to skillet, whisking to combine. Cook sauce on medium low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens. Do not let sauce come to a boil.

  3. Add spinach, along with generous pinches of salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper to the sauce. Stir well. Continue cooking for 2-4 minutes, stirring often, until ingredients are fully combined and heated through. Serve hot, and enjoy.

  4. Store any leftovers (covered) in refrigerator for 2-3 days; they can be reheated in microwave.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Creamed Spinach
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 254mg11%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 8092IU162%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Enjoy this copycat recipe for the Easy Creamed Spinach served at a famous steak house. A delicious, simple veggie dish, ready in under 20 minutes.

Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette

Make a delicious citrus balsamic vinaigrette to dress your favorite mixed green salad! Recipe only has 4 ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes!
Make a delicious citrus balsamic vinaigrette to dress your favorite mixed green salad! Recipe only has 4 ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes!

If you’re looking for a delicious, flavorful salad dressing that is a cinch to whip up in just a few minutes, may I suggest Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette? This tangy dressing, with a hint of citrus, is a perfect addition to most mixed green salads. Another plus is that is is ridiculously EASY to make, which is always a win-win, in my book!

What’s In This Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette?

This vinaigrette is made using only FOUR ingredients! These ingredients are extra virgin olive oil, honey, balsamic vinegar, and fresh squeezed orange juice. That’s it. All are fairly common pantry ingredients, which makes it very convenient to whip up this salad dressing whenever you need it.

The salad dressing ingredients are olive oil, honey, orange juice and balsamic vinegar.

To make the citrus balsamic vinaigrette, measure the oil, balsamic, OJ, and honey into a small bowl. Grab a wire whisk or a fork, and whisk the ingredients together until the dressing has “emulsified”. This will only take a minute or so.

To “emulsify” salad dressing means to mix so thoroughly that ingredients that normally don’t combine well (like oil and water), can “come together” in a way that transforms them into a stabilized unit. Most vinaigrettes are emulsified, to fully incorporate the vinegar and oil, which are pretty standard ingredients.

The citrus balsamic vinaigrette is mixed well before using to dress a salad.

Ready To Serve!

Once the dressing has emulsified, it is ready to drizzle onto your favorite green salad. We love the flavor of this vinaigrette served on my Berry and Orange Spinach Salad, which is shown below. It tastes wonderful!

Here is the finished vinaigrette, ready to drizzle on the salads.

Storing The Salad Dressing

Because the vinaigrette is so easy to make, you can quickly make up the recipe just a few minutes before dinnertime. The vinaigrette can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator. Be sure to whisk it again, right before you serve it.

Olive oil can slightly thicken once chilled in the fridge, so give it a quick stir or let it warm up to room temperature a bit before stirring and serving.

Two salads, with a small container of citrus balsamic vinaigrette on the side.

I hope you enjoy this salad dressing, because it’s easy, AND it tastes good. Thank you for taking time to stop by. Take care, and I hope you have a great day.

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Original recipe source: Marie, at https://www.yayforfood.com/recipes/berry-orange-spinach-salad-citrus-balsamic-vinaigrette/

Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Make a delicious citrus balsamic vinaigrette to dress your favorite mixed green salad! Recipe only has 4 ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes!

Category: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: citrus balsamic vinaigrette
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 141 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. Measure oil, balsamic, fresh orange juice, and honey into a small bowl. Whisk until the dressing has "emulsified". This will only take a minute or so.

    NOTE: To "emulsify" salad dressing means to mix so thoroughly that ingredients that normally don't combine well (like oil and water), can "come together" in a way that transforms them into a stabilized unit.

  2. Once emulsified, drizzle or pour vinaigrette onto your favorite green salad. Serve, and enjoy!

  3. Store any leftovers in a covered container in refrigerator. Whisk or shake the dressing up again, before you serve it.

Nutrition Facts
Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make a delicious citrus balsamic vinaigrette to dress your favorite mixed green salad! Recipe only has 4 ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes!

Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta

Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta is a delicious, Italian-inspired meal of pan-seared shrimp, broccoli, and pasta noodles w/ Parmesan, olive oil & spices.
Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta is a delicious, Italian-inspired meal of pan-seared shrimp, broccoli, and pasta noodles w/ Parmesan, olive oil & spices.

If you enjoy shrimp and pasta dishes, may I suggest trying this delicious recipe for Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta? My husband and I love this dish, and truly hope you will enjoy it, as well! I’ve been making it without any recipe, in one form or another for years, improvising as I went along with spices, ingredients, etc. This is the final version of this recipe from all my kitchen “experimenting”, and it sure is GOOD!

Lightly seasoned, pan-seared shrimp are complimented well with pasta, coated with olive oil, butter, Parmesan cheese and a variety of Italian-inspired spices. Toss in some healthy broccoli to get in some veggies, and you’ve got a wonderful, all-in-on meal I am confident you will enjoy.

Basically you will cook shrimp, cook broccoli, cook pasta, and then mix it all together with spices, cheese, butter and olive oil. It’s pretty easy to make (in just a few steps), so I want to share this yummy recipe with you. A printable recipe card with the details is at the bottom of this post.

Season And Pan-Sear The Shrimp

The first step is to make sure your medium shrimp are peeled, and deveined. Place the shrimp in a medium sized bowl, and lightly season with Italian seasoning and garlic powder. The link is to my recipe for making Italian seasoning at home, if you do not have any.

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add the seasoned shrimp, and cook in a single layer for 2-3 minutes, and then turn the shrimp over to the other side. The shrimp should be golden brown. Cook for 1-2 additional minutes, until the shrimp are cooked through.

Set the skillet with the shrimp aside, and cover, to keep the shrimp warm. Do not clean the skillet out, because you will use all the browned butter and leftover “crispy bits” later for added flavor!

Shrimp are lightly seasoned, then pan-seared in butter in a skillet.

Cook Pasta, Steam Broccoli, And Mix Pasta Seasoning

Okay… now you need to prepare the pasta in boiling water, according to package directions (approx. 12-13 minutes). TIP: Typically I start the pot of water heating while I cook the shrimp. That way, when I’m done cooking the shrimp, the water will already be boiling for the pasta (which saves time).

Fettucine pasta is cooked until al dente in boiling water.

While the pasta is cooking, quickly steam the broccoli. Place the broccoli florets in a steamer basket over 2 inches of boiling water in a saucepan, and cover. Steam the broccoli for 4 minutes. Remove the florets from the basket, and add to the cooked shrimp set aside in the skillet (and keep warm).

Broccoli florets are quickly steamed before adding to the pasta.

While the pasta is still cooking, take a minute to also mix together the spice ingredients for the pasta in a small bowl. The spices are onion powder, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

Spices are mixed together before adding to the pasta.

Putting The Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta Together

Now it’s time to put this meal together! As soon as the pasta is fully cooked, quickly drain it in a colander (but don’t rinse!). Place the butter and olive oil in the bottom of the empty pasta pan, and then pour the HOT drained pasta back in, on top. This will help to melt the butter underneath. Quickly add the spice mixture and grated Parmesan cheese to the pasta.

The herb mixture, butter, oil and Parmesan cheese are added to cooked pasta.

Now add the cooked shrimp and broccoli to the hot pasta, and gently toss it all together. The melted butter, olive oil, spices and Parmesan will flavor the pasta, along with the broccoli and seasoned shrimp.

Give the pasta a quick taste, and add additional salt and pepper, if desired. Now the herbed shrimp broccoli pasta is ready to be served.

Cooked shrimp and broccoli are added to the pasta, then gently mixed together.The herbed shrimp broccoli pasta is gently tossed before serving.

Time To Serve Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta!

Place portions of pasta onto individual serving plates or bowls (I use tongs). Try to position the shrimp on top of each portion to make it look appealing. Add additional grated Parmesan cheese for garnish, if desired.

Note: Because this pasta dish is not fully coated with a thick sauce (like spaghetti sauce, for example), it will tend to lose heat rapidly . This is why it is important to serve it up fairly quickly… just sayin’.

A serving dish of herbed shrimp broccoli pasta, ready to enjoy!A close up of herbed shrimp broccoli pasta, with a fork on the side.

Hope you enjoy this delicious all-in-one pasta dinner! We always do and trust you will, too. Thanks for stopping by, and hope you will visit again soon. Take care, and have a great day.

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Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta is a delicious, Italian-inspired meal of pan-seared shrimp, broccoli, and pasta noodles w/ Parmesan, olive oil & spices.

Category: Dinner, Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: herbed shrimp broccoli pasta
Servings: 3
Calories Per Serving: 600 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Shrimp:
  • 18-20 medium shrimp , peeled, deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
For Pasta:
  • 7 ounces fettucine pasta , cooked according to pkg. directions
  • cups broccoli florets , lightly steamed
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons butter , room temp.
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper (EACH)
  • 1 pinch (generous) red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese , plus more for garnish, if desired
Instructions
  1. Prepare shrimp: Place shrimp in a bowl; sprinkle with Italian seasoning and garlic powder; toss to coat. Melt butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add shrimp in a single layer. Cook 2-3 minutes; turn shrimp over and cook other side for 1-2 more minutes until cooked through. Set skillet of shrimp aside; cover, to keep warm. Don't clean skillet- you will use browned butter and leftover "crispy bits" later for added flavor!

  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions. TIP: Start pot of water heating while cooking shrimp in Step #1. When done cooking shrimp, water should be boiling for pasta (which saves time).

  3. While Pasta Cooks: #1: Steam broccoli. Place broccoli florets in a steamer basket over 2 inches of boiling water in a saucepan and cover. Steam for 4 minutes. Remove broccoli from steamer; add to shrimp set aside in skillet. #2: Mix together spices for the pasta (Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes) in a small bowl. Set aside.

  4. When pasta is done, immediately drain it in a colander (but don't rinse!). Place butter and olive oil on the bottom of the empty pasta pan, and then pour HOT drained pasta back in, on top. This melts the butter underneath. Add spice mix, Parmesan cheese, shrimp and broccoli to pasta.

  5. Gently toss all ingredients together until fully combined. Taste pasta; add additional salt and pepper, if desired. Immediately serve (while still hot), and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/3 of total))
Calories 600 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 181mg60%
Sodium 727mg32%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 840IU17%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta is a delicious, Italian-inspired meal of pan-seared shrimp, broccoli, and pasta noodles w/ Parmesan, olive oil & spices.

EASY Thai Peanut Sauce

Make EASY Thai peanut sauce in under 5 minutes! This is a perfect sauce to add to cooked pasta, noodles or quinoa for delicious Thai-inspired flavor!
Make EASY Thai peanut sauce in under 5 minutes! This is a perfect sauce to add to cooked pasta, noodles or quinoa for delicious Thai-inspired flavor!

Do you enjoy peanut sauce? I sure do! After trying this sauce on pasta quite a few years ago, I decided to learn to make it myself at home! The bold flavors in peanut sauce help to compliment a number of pasta, noodle or quinoa dishes. This delicious peanut sauce can also be served with grilled chicken skewers (commonly called chicken satay).

Guess what? This amazing sauce is TOTALLY EASY to make, so if you can measure and stir, you can make it, too! Here’s how to make this ridiculously easy (but scrumptious) Thai peanut sauce in about 5 minutes:

Make The Thai Peanut Sauce

The ingredients for this sauce are creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, Sriracha, brown sugar, lime juice, garlic, rice wine vinegar, ground ginger, sesame oil, and hot water.

To make the sauce, place all ingredients EXCEPT for the hot water into a medium sized bowl. Set aside the water to add at the end (you will need it hot, but not boiling).

Measure the peanut sauce ingredients into a medium sized bowl.

Stir these ingredients together until they are well blended. The sauce will be fairly thick at this point (sorry about the slightly blurry photo!).

Stir the sauce together, and it will be fairly thick.

Add 1/2 cup of very hot water to the peanut sauce. Stir or whisk the sauce well, until all the ingredients are fully blended. The hot water helps to thin out the thick peanut butter, because that makes the sauce easier to pour or drizzle.

The Thai peanut sauce is ready to use once the water is fully incorporated. Whoo Hoo! You just made peanut sauce! If you take a little taste, you can see just how yummy it tastes. Go on… you know you want to try it, right?

Add hot water and stir until the Thai peanut sauce thins out.

How Can You Use Thai Peanut Sauce?

Adding peanut sauce is often used to bring bold flavors to a variety of dishes. We’ve enjoyed peanut sauce in Thai Quinoa Salad (seen below). Sometimes I alter the sauce recipe a bit, but 99% of the time, this is my “go to” Thai-inspired peanut sauce.

Thai peanut sauce can be added to a quinoa salad for a flavorful dressing.

My absolute FAVORITE way to enjoy Thai peanut sauce is mixed with pasta! In the past I have made Vegetarian Spicy Noodles in Peanut Sauce. I’ve also used a slight variation of peanut sauce in my yummy Thai Chicken Linguini. Both recipes are coated with creamy peanut sauce, and taste delicious!

Thai peanut sauce tastes wonderful, when mixed into cooked pasta.Thai chicken linguini is enhanced by a delicious peanut sauce.

I truly hope you find an opportunity to make this delicious Thai peanut sauce. After mixing it up, it’s all I can do to keep from eating it by the spoonful, because it’s THAT good!

Thanks for stopping by, and know that I really appreciate you taking the time to visit. You can find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I hope you might find a few recipes you will enjoy making for those you love. Have a wonderful day.

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Original recipe source for sauce: http://www.singforyoursupperblog.com/pasta/thai-chicken-pasta/

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Easy Thai Peanut Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Make EASY Thai peanut sauce in under 5 minutes! This is a perfect sauce to add to cooked pasta, noodles or quinoa for delicious Thai-inspired flavor!

Category: Sauces
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Thai peanut sauce
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 252 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup soy sauce , regular or low-sodium
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce , or 3 teaspoons chili paste
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 medium limes (juice of)
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • ½ cup water (very hot)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients for the Thai peanut sauce EXCEPT for the hot water into a medium sized bowl. Stir ingredients together until well blended. The sauce will be fairly thick at this point.

  2. Add 1/2 cup of very hot water to the peanut sauce, and stir or whisk well, until all ingredients are fully blended. The hot water helps to thin out the thick peanut butter, which makes the sauce easier to pour or drizzle. Once the water is fully incorporated into the Thai peanut sauce, it is ready to use in your favorite dishes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Thai Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total sauce))
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 624mg27%
Potassium 318mg9%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make EASY Thai peanut sauce in under 5 minutes! This is a perfect sauce to add to cooked pasta, noodles or quinoa for delicious Thai-inspired flavor!

Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

Make 18 delicious apple cinnamon baked doughnuts topped with cinnamon sugar. An easy to make treat for breakfast or snacks for family or friends.
Make 18 delicious apple cinnamon baked doughnuts topped with cinnamon sugar. An easy to make treat for breakfast or snacks for family or friends.

Do you enjoy baked doughnuts? You know, the kind that you don’t have to deep fry in oil? Well we do! Our favorite doughnuts are (truthfully) the deep-“fried” kind you get at a doughnut shop. BUT… after finding our local doughnut shop closed due to the pandemic, I decided to make my own at home. The result was delicious apple cinnamon BAKED doughnuts, made in my cute little doughnut pan!

You will need to have a doughnut pan for this recipe. The little “6 doughnut” one I use was purchased online (Amazon) several years ago very inexpensively. My pan only makes 6 baked doughnuts, so I made 3 batches, since this recipe yields 18 doughnuts. We gave 6 to our son for his birthday, 6 to our other son to devour, and we enjoyed the other 6! They are so easy to make… here’s how:

Prepare The Batter

Before making the batter, preheat your oven to 350°F. Prepare the dry ingredients by sifting flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon into a large bowl. Add the brown sugar, and whisk these ingredients together.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients. Whisk or stir well, to fully combine the batter ingredients.

Dry ingredients for doughnuts are whisked together in bowl.The wet ingredients are then whisked into the dry ingredients.

Once the batter has been combined, add the apple pie filling, and stir it in. I was able to use some of my home-canned apple pie filling. This is now the finished batter for the apple cinnamon baked doughnuts.

Apple pie filling is stirred into the batter for the doughnuts.

Bake The Doughnuts

Spoon or pipe the batter into a greased doughnut pan. I used a spoon to fill the “wells” of the pan, but you can use a large piping bag to fill them, if desired. Fill each doughnut “well” 3/4 full, and spread the batter evenly. Because this recipe makes 18 doughnuts, you will need to make a couple batches, if you only have one pan, like me!

Bake the doughnuts at 350°F for 11-12 minutes (mine took 12), until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. The doughnuts will be light golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven and place on a wire rack. After a couple minutes, remove the doughnuts from the pan. I inverted the pan to release the doughnuts, then let them cool slightly on the wire rack.

Repeat process with remaining batter, washing and re-greasing pan after each batch of doughnuts.

The doughnut batter is placed into a doughnut baking pan to cook.The baked doughnuts, cooling in pan on a wire rack.

Adding The Topping To The Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

For the doughnut topping, melt butter in a small bowl. Combine granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in another bowl (that is large enough to hold a doughnut)/ While the doughnuts are still warm (after each batch), brush the top of the doughnut with melted butter.

Immediately place the buttered side of the doughnut into the cinnamon sugar mixture, Coat the top surface of the doughnut with the mixture, and then place doughnut back onto a wire rack to finish cooling. When all the doughnuts have been covered with topping, dip each one of them back into the cinnamon sugar mixture for a second coat.

Each baked doughnut is brushed with melted butter on top.The doughnut is placed, butter side down into cinnamon sugar mixture.

Follow this process until all of the doughnuts have been baked and double dipped in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Now the apple cinnamon baked doughnuts are ready to EAT! (insert my smiley face here… ha ha!) In the photo below, you can see the doughnuts after the FIRST cinnamon sugar dipping.

Apple cinnamon baked doughnuts resting on wire rack before eating.

Here are four of the finished doughnuts on a plate, just begging to be eaten. See all the double dipped cinnamon sugar topping on each one?  I saved one for you. Go ahead, take the one you want, and enjoy it. Oh yeah… these doughnuts are good!

A plate with four of the apple cinnamon baked doughnuts, ready to eat.

I hope you have a chance to try these easy, but yummy apple cinnamon baked doughnuts. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a really GOOD day. Take care.

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Recipe adapted from: Lyuba, at https://www.willcookforsmiles.com/apple-pie-baked-doughnuts/

Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Make 18 delicious apple cinnamon baked doughnuts topped with cinnamon sugar. An easy to make treat for breakfast or snacks for family or friends.

Category: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon baked doughnuts
Servings: 18
Calories Per Serving: 139 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Doughnuts:
  • cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup apple pie filling
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons butter (salted) , melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For Doughnut Topping:
  • Tablespoons butter , melted
  • cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F

Make The Batter:
  1. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon into a large bowl. Add brown sugar, and whisk together. In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until combined. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Whisk or stir well, to fully combine. Add apple pie filling, and stir until fully incorporated.

Bake The Doughnuts:
  1. Spoon or pipe batter into a greased doughnut pan. Fill each doughnut "well" 3/4 full, and spread batter evenly. You may need to make a couple batches, if you only have one pan, like me. Bake at 350°F for 11-12 minutes (mine took 12), until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer pan from oven to a wire rack. After 2 minutes, remove doughnuts from pan. I inverted the pan to release doughnuts, then let them cool slightly on the wire rack before adding the cinnamon sugar topping. Repeat process with remaining batter, washing and re-greasing pan after each additional batch of doughnuts.

Add Cinnamon Sugar Topping While Doughnuts Are Still Warm:
  1. Place melted butter in a small bowl. In a separate bowl (large enough for a doughnut), combine granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. While doughnuts are still warm (after each batch), brush the top of the doughnut with melted butter. Immediately place buttered side of doughnut into cinnamon sugar mix. Coat the top surface of the doughnut with the mix, and then place doughnut back onto wire rack to finish cooling. When all doughnuts have been covered with topping, dip each one back into the cinnamon sugar mixture for a second time. Once doughnuts are double-dipped with topping, they're ready to eat! Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 82mg4%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 134IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make 18 delicious apple cinnamon baked doughnuts topped with cinnamon sugar. An easy to make treat for breakfast or snacks for family or friends.

JB’s Homemade Lasagna

Enjoy delicious homemade lasagna (serves 12), with Italian sausage, ground beef, mozzarella, ricotta & Parmesan cheese, tomatoes & Italian spices.
Enjoy delicious homemade lasagna (serves 12), with Italian sausage, ground beef, mozzarella, ricotta & Parmesan cheese, tomatoes & Italian spices.

About 40 years ago as a young bride I started making homemade lasagna from an old recipe I had been given. I made quite a few changes to the original classic Italian recipe, loved the results, and have been making lasagna this way ever since!

JB’s homemade lasagna is comfort food at its best. Layers of pasta, meat sauce, spices and lots of ooey gooey cheese make this a well loved meal in our home. Many people think lasagna is too complicated to make, but truthfully, it is fairly easy. There are several steps involved to get the ingredients “ready”, but once that’s done, it’s just a matter of layering and baking! Here’s how to make this dish:

Prep #1: Prepare The Meat Sauce

The first thing to do is to prepare the meat sauce, because it needs to cook for awhile to develop great flavor. In a large skillet, sauté onions and garlic powder in hot oil (medium heat) until the onions become tender (3-4 minutes).

Add crumbled Italian sausage, ground beef and salt to the skillet. Stir, and continue to cook until the meat is cooked through and browned. Discard any grease that accumulated, and then put the skillet back on the heat.

Onion, garlic powder, ground beef and Italian sausage are browned in large skillet.

Add canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and Italian seasoning to the lasagna meat sauce, and stir, to combine. Cook the meat sauce on medium heat for about 50 minutes (stirring occasionally), to help develop the wonderful Italian flavor of the sauce. When done, remove the sauce from the heat and set aside.

Tomatoes, sauce and spices are added to the meat in the skillet and cooked.

Prep #2: Prepare The Ricotta Cheese Filling

While the meat sauce is cooking, I make the ricotta cheese filling. It’s EASY, and only takes a minute! Place ricotta cheese, garlic powder, dried parsley, and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl, and stir well, until fully incorporated. Set the ricotta filling aside.

Ricotta cheese is mixed with garlic powder, dried parsley and Italian seasoning.

Prep #3: Cook The Lasagna Noodles

Now it’s time to cook the pasta. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook according to package directions until al dente. Once done, drain the water, and place hot pasta into a strainer/colander, and rinse with cold water. Once rinsed, lay the cooked pasta on paper towels to slightly dry, making sure each sheet of pasta doesn’t stick to the others.

A box of lasagna noodles is cooked and then drained.

Time To Assemble JB’s Homemade Lasagna

Now it’s time to create your homemade lasagna, by layering on the ingredients! Spread 1/3 of the meat sauce on the bottom of a 9″x13″ baking pan. Place a layer of lasagna noodles over the sauce to cover (about 5). Place dollops of the ricotta filling (half of the ricotta filling) over the pasta, as shown in the photo below.

Gently spread out the ricotta filling wth a spoon or spatula, to cover most of the lasagna noodles. Sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese and 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese over the top of the ricotta filling to cover. This is shown in the second photo below.

First layers of lasagna are sauce, then noodles, and then ricotta filling.Ricotta filling is spread over noodles, then topped with shredded Parmesan and mozzarella..

Repeat Layers Then Bake

Spread another 1/3 of the meat sauce on top of the shredded cheeses. Add pasta noodles to cover, then add the remaining ricotta filling to cover. Sprinkle with the rest of the Parmesan cheese, and 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese (saving remaining 1/3 of mozzarella cheese for final topping).

The final “to do” is a layer of meat sauce (use it all up). Top the meat sauce with the remaining mozzarella cheese, and now your homemade lasagna is finished and ready to bake! Bake JB’s homemade lasagna at 350°F for 50 minutes. When done, the top should be golden brown, the cheese melted, and the lasagna should be bubbling around the edges.

Layers of the lasagna are repeated - sauce, noodles, ricotta, then shredded cheeses.Final layer is sauce, then mozzarella cheese to top, and then lasagna is baked.

Getting Homemade Lasagna Ready To Serve

Once done, remove the HOT lasagna from the oven. Let it rest for 5 minutes, to let the hot gooey cheese firm up a bit, which will make cutting it a LOT easier. While you wait, take a good sniff of that lasagna. YUMMO… it sure smells good! Once the lasagna has “cooled” slightly, cut it into 12 portions, and serve.

JB's homemade lasagna is done baking in 50 minutes, when bubbly around edges.A close up of the lasagna cooling for a couple minutes before slicing.

Time To Eat Some Homemade Lasagna

We really enjoy this delicious homemade lasagna, and it is full of flavor! There is a lot of sauce, cheese and meat, and it truly is a great meal. The leftovers are delicious, too! Leftovers can be stored (tightly covered) in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Just pop a piece of leftover lasagna in the microwave to reheat, and you’ve got yourself a quick meal.

Our favorite way to enjoy my homemade lasagna is with garlic bread and a mixed green salad on the side. This scrumptious recipe has stood the test of time in our home, and I’m glad I finally got around to posting the recipe. Hope you enjoy it, too.

You can see layers of meat and cheese in JB's homemade lasagna after slicing.A piece of homemade lasagna served with green salad and garlic bread on the side.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time stopping by today. Hope you will consider trying this delicious recipe in your home, and trust you will enjoy it as much as we do. It’s a wonderful way to serve a large family, or have quite a few servings, if made for a smaller group. Take care, and have a great day.

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Original recipe source: unknown (been making lasagna this way for over 40 years)

JB's Homemade Lasagna
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
 

Enjoy delicious homemade lasagna (serves 12), with Italian sausage, ground beef, mozzarella, ricotta & Parmesan cheese, tomatoes & Italian spices.

Category: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: homemade lasagna
Servings: 12
Calories Per Serving: 619 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Meat Sauce:
  • ¼ cup oil
  • cups brown onion , chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound Italian sausage , crumbled
  • ½ pound ground beef , crumbled
  • 29 ounces canned whole tomatoes
  • 32 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Tablespoons Italian seasoning
For Ricotta Cheese Mixture:
  • 24 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon parsley (fresh or dried)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
For Rest Of The Lasagna:
  • 1 pound lasagna noodles , cooked/drained per pkg. directions
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese , shredded
Instructions
  1. MAKE MEAT SAUCE- In a large skillet, sauté onions and garlic powder in hot oil (medium heat) until they become tender. Add crumbled Italian sausage, ground beef and salt to skillet; continue cooking until meat is cooked through and browned. Discard any accumulated grease. Add canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and Italian seasoning, and stir to combine. Cook sauce on medium heat for 50 minutes (stirring occasionally), Remove from heat; set aside.

  2. MAKE RICOTTA FILLING- Place ricotta cheese, garlic powder, dried parsley, and Italian seasoning in medium bowl, and stir well, until fully incorporated. Set aside.

  3. COOK PASTA- Cook lasagna noodles according to directions until al dente. Once done, drain water, and place pasta in a strainer, and rinse with cold water. Lay pasta on paper towels to dry slightly, making sure pasta sheets don't stick together .

  4. ASSEMBLE LASAGNA- Layer #1: Spread 1/3 of the meat sauce on the bottom of a 9x13" baking pan. Place a layer of lasagna noodles over the sauce. Place dollops of ricotta (half of ricotta) over pasta. Gently spread ricotta filling to cover lasagna noodles. Sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese and 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese over ricotta to cover.

    Layer #2: Spread another 1/3 of the meat sauce on top of shredded cheeses. Add lasagna noodles, then remaining ricotta filling. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese, and another 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese (save remaining 1/3 of mozzarella cheese for final topping).

    Layer #3: Add layer of remaining meat sauce. Top sauce with the rest of the mozzarella cheese. Now lasagna is ready to bake. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  5. Bake lasagna at 350°F for 50 minutes. When done, the top should be golden brown, cheese topping is melted, and lasagna should be bubbling around edges. Remove from oven, let sit for 5 minutes to let cheese firm up a bit (makes cutting easier). Cut into 12 portions, and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
JB's Homemade Lasagna
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 619 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 1589mg69%
Potassium 751mg21%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 917IU18%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 576mg58%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Enjoy delicious homemade lasagna (serves 12), with Italian sausage, ground beef, mozzarella, ricotta & Parmesan cheese, tomatoes & Italian spices.

 

Air Fryer French Fries

Grab 2 russet potatoes and your air fryer, and get ready to make some delicious, crispy air fryer french fries to munch on with your favorite meal!
Grab 2 russet potatoes and your air fryer, and get ready to make some delicious, crispy air fryer french fries to munch on with your favorite meal!

I don’t know about you, but we sure love french fries! I love ’em dipped in ketchup, my husband dips them in BBQ sauce, and one of our sons enjoys them dunked in ranch dressing!

Normally I deep fry homemade french fries in hot oil, but we also enjoy making air fryer french fries. When we air fry them, they are cooked in super hot air, and require a lot less oil to crisp them up! Less calories, but equally delicious. They’re also very easy to make. Here’s how to make them:

NOTE: The key to this recipe is this: Remember to allow an extra 30 minutes before cooking to soak the potatoes in water to remove excess starch. The fries themselves don’t take much time to cook, but pre-soaking them will yield the best results!

Prepare The Potatoes

We like the taste of air fryer french fries with the peel left ON the potatoes, but that is your choice. To prepare the potatoes, take 2 medium russet potatoes, and scrub them really well, to remove any dirt. Slice the potatoes lengthwise into 1/2″ slices, then cut each slice into fry sized “sticks” (as shown below).

Raw potatoes are cleaned, then sliced into fry shapes before cooking.

Potatoes have a lot of starch in them, so it is best to remove some of that starch before cooking. This will help the potatoes get crispy when cooked. Place the raw potatoes into a large bowl. Cover them with water, and let them soak for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, drain the water off of the potatoes, and give them a rinse. Lots of starch has now been removed from the potatoes. Place the potatoes onto paper towels and pat them dry. Now we’re ready to go!

French fries are soaked in water for 30 minutes before draining and cooking.The fries are patted dry before oil and seasoning are added.

Season The Air Fryer French Fries

Before you season the potatoes, turn on the air fryer and preheat it to 380°F. While it preheats, place the dry potatoes into a large bowl. Drizzle them with vegetable oil (or your choice of oil) . Gently toss to coat them with oil, and then season with salt and pepper. Add any other seasonings you want at this point (garlic powder, seasoning salt, etc.). Stir to combine.

Fries are seasoned with oil, salt and pepper before cooking.

Once the air fryer has preheated, place the seasoned potato fries in the basket of your air fryer. Try to place them in a single layer, for the best results. This will allow the super hot air to circulate around the fries, which is how they cook well.

The air fryer basket holds a single layer of seasoned fries.

Cook The Air Fryer French Fries

Cook the air fryer french fries at 380°F for 5 minutes. Pause the machine, and give the fries a good shake. Cook another 5 minutes, and then shake them once again. If “shaking” isn’t your thing, move them around a bit using tongs. Try to put them back into a single layer after each “shake”. Now they’ve cooked for 10 minutes.

Air fryers tend to have temperature variances, so keep an eye on them from this point on. Cook the fries for 3-4 more minutes. Check them to see if they have reached a desired crispness. If not, pop ’em back in for a couple more minutes. By now they should be done. The final cooking time will also depend on the thickness of your fries.

Air fryer french fries in basket of machine after cooking.

Serve The Air Fryer French Fries

Once the fries have fully cooked, they should be golden brown, slightly crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice, and dig in! They really are quite simple to make, and taste delicious.

If making a large quantity, repeat the process with the rest of the potatoes, while the air fryer is still hot! Hope you enjoy these fries… we sure do.

A plate full of air fryer french fries, and dipping ketchup on the side.

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Recipe adapted from: The recipe booklet that came with my Cosori air fryer.

Air Fryer French Fries
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Soaking Time (inactive)
30 mins
Total Time
49 mins
 

Grab 2 russet potatoes and your air fryer, and get ready to make some delicious, crispy air fryer french fries to munch on with your favorite meal!

Category: Appetizer/Snack, Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer french fries
Servings: 3
Calories Per Serving: 193 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil , or oil of choice
  • ½ teaspoon salt , or more to suit your taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper , or more to suit your taste
Instructions
  1. Scrub potato skins well, to remove any dirt. Slice potatoes lengthwise into 1/2" slices, then cut each slice into fry sized "sticks". Place raw potatoes into a large bowl, cover with water, and let them soak for 30 minutes (this removes a lot of starch). After 30 minutes, drain water , then give potatoes a rinse. Pat potatoes dry with paper towels.

  2. Preheat air fryer to 380°F. Place dry potatoes into a large bowl. Drizzle with 2 Tablespoons oil. Gently toss to coat, and then season with salt/pepper, and stir to combine. **Add any additional seasonings you want (garlic powder, seasoning salt, etc.). Once the air fryer has preheated, place seasoned fries in basket of air fryer, in a single layer, for best results.

  3. Cook at 380°F for 5 minutes. Pause machine, and give fries a good shake. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, and then shake once again or move them around a bit using tongs, keeping them in a single layer after each "shake". Because air fryers tend to have temperature variances, set the timer and cook for 3-4 more minutes. Check to see if they've reached your desired crispness. If not, pop 'em back in for a couple more minutes. By that time they should be done (final cooking time will also depend on the thickness of your fries!). Taste, and add more salt/pepper, if desired. Remove, and serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer French Fries
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/3 of total))
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Sodium 395mg17%
Potassium 592mg17%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Grab 2 russet potatoes and your air fryer, and get ready to make some delicious, crispy air fryer french fries to munch on with your favorite meal!