Baked Parmesan Potato Fries

Your family will love these Baked Parmesan Potato Fries. They’re easy to make and are healthier than regular fries because they’re baked. Try switching up the seasoning to use flavors that your family enjoys (Old Bay would be good!).

Baked Parmesan Potato Fries
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 6 large russet potatoes
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F and lightly coat a baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Slice all potatoes lengthwise into 6 wedges and place them in the baking dish.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese, oil, and spices to the potatoes and gently mix.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes then toss fries and bake for another 30 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy.
Notes
Add ½ piece of crushed garlic for a light pungent and spicy taste.

Your family will love these Baked Parmesan Potato Fries. They're easy to make and are healthier than regular fries because they're baked.

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Bacon Wrapped Jalepeño Poppers

By contributing writer Tessa

We have loved jalapeño poppers in our household for years!  They make a great appetizer or a fun football snack.  Everyone always loves these – it’s just an added bonus they are free of gluten and all grains!

Jalapeño poppers make a great appetizer or a fun football snack. Everyone always loves these. They just happen to be gluten free and grain free.

There is a lot of room for creativity with this recipe.  I have shared our most frequently used recipe, but if your family is not huge on spice, then make this a bubbly hot dip to be served with fresh vegetables, crackers, or bread chunks!  The bacon can be wrapped around the poppers or cooked and chopped and then mixed into the cheese filling.

And if you are dairy free, I have even made these with a cashew cream cheese and Daiya cheese shreds!

However you make them, enjoy some popper amazingness!

Jalapeño poppers make a great appetizer or a fun football snack. Everyone always loves these. They just happen to be gluten free and grain free.

Bacon Wrapped Jalepeño Poppers
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 12 jalapeños, seeded and halved lengthwise
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (low fat is fine, not fat free)
  • 4 ounces grated sharp flavored cheese (play with the varieties)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeños (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 12 thin slices favorite bacon, cut in half lengthwise*
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, mix the cream cheese, cheese, jalapenos, and garlic until well blended.
  3. Take approximately 2 teaspoons of filling and stuff the jalapeno halves.
  4. If you are wrapping the bacon, take a half strip and wrap around each pepper. I often do not need the whole slice and will tear off the extra to use on the next.
  5. Place poppers on a cookie sheet and bake for about 25 minutes until bacon is crispy.
Notes
*If your slices are too thick, they will not crisp up in the oven in the allotted time. You can try par-cooking them first, or just crisp them up, chop them, and mix into the cheese mixture.

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Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili

Sweet potato and carrots are added to this turkey chili for a delicious dinner that fills you, warms you, and sticks with you on a cold evening.

Sweet potato and carrots are added to this turkey chili for a great variation on a classic meal. Chili is a delicious dinner that fills you, warms you, and sticks with you on a cold evening.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled it to meet your family’s needs.

Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili
Serves: 2 - 3
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ cup cooked pinto beans
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • ¼ cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 sweet potato, cooked
  • 2 cilantro sprigs to garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine the onion, garlic, and all seasonings. Sauté mix in a large sauce pan.
  2. Add in the turkey. When it starts browning, add in the pinto beans.
  3. Turn heat down and add in the carrots and tomatoes. Let simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Cut one half of the sweet potato into cubes and cut the other half into spirals. Place on top of chili along with cilantro sprigs to garnish.

Sweet potato and carrots are added to this turkey chili for a delicious dinner that fills you, warms you, and sticks with you on a cold evening.

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Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

Who doesn't love chocolate and doughnuts? These Chocolate Cake Doughnuts are a perfect combination of the two well loved foods. They would be a great treat to make for your family.

Who doesn’t love chocolate and doughnuts? These Chocolate Cake Doughnuts are a perfect combination of the two well loved foods. They would be a great treat to make for your family.

Chocolate Cake Doughnuts
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
For the donuts
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons warm butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ cups sour cream
  • 2 cups oil for frying
  • Chocolate shavings for garnishing
For the glaze
  • 1 cups milk
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup melted chocolate
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder together. Whisk in the salt and sift.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar, butter, and eggs on high speed for 2 - 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the sour cream and water and continue mixing on medium speed until well blended and smooth.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Cut a large piece of plastic wrap. Transfer the dough to the plastic wrap, cover, and refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Place the dough on the floured surface and roll it out ½ inch thick.
  7. Use a round 3-inch cookie cutter to cut the doughnuts and a ¼ inch cutter to make the holes. Place the doughnuts on a 16-inch cookie sheet. Cover and refrigerate for another 30 minutes.
  8. Pour oil into a deep fryer and heat to 360 degrees.
  9. Place 2 - 3 donuts at a time in the fryer and cook until both sides are golden brown.
  10. In a small pot, whisk together the milk, powdered sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Add in the melted chocolate. Heat.
  11. Dip the tops of the donuts inside the glaze and garnish with extra chocolate shavings.
Notes
For a richer chocolate flavor substitute cocoa powder with fudge.

 

Who doesn't love chocolate and doughnuts? These Chocolate Cake Doughnuts are a perfect combination of the two well loved foods. They would be a great treat to make for your family.

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