A Wafer Cookie Pop Recipe That’s Fun and Easy to Make

A Wafer Cookie Pop Recipe That's Fun and Easy to Make

One of the biggest complaints about making cake balls is that they are a bit time consuming. I decided to take a step out of the equation by making wafer balls instead. The taste is wonderful and you don’t have to bake a cake or wait for it to cool, just use wafers that are easy to crunch. (The hardest part is not sampling a few wafers along the way) This 3 ingredient recipe is easy and still tastes great!

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Drunken Hen Grillers

Sometimes it can be a challenge to get men involved with preparing dinner. This Drunken Hen Griller recipe has two elements that they are sure to love.

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Why We Call Meatloaf “Manloaf”

Why we call mealoaf MANLOAF

As a mom of boys, I always have to keep my kitchen filled. Their growing appetites have continued to increase over the years as they get older which means that my boys are always searching for something to eat.

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A few years ago, I started shopping at ALDI more regularly for a few reasons.  I gave up on couponing because it felt like another job and became another source of stress. ALDI was a lifesaver when we experienced an unexpected layoff a few years ago because we could still get a lot of groceries for a low price. Spending less on quality food also allows me to have more money in our budget for what I actually enjoy spending money on which is more travel and adventure.

I was given a challenge by ALDI to create a $10 dinner. I like a challenge and I thought this recipe would be the perfect one to share for a “meat and potatoes” type of family.

I discovered that sometimes the title of a recipe can make all of the difference when I’m asked “What’s for Dinner?”So we call meatloaf “Manloaf” in our house. Meatloaf just didn’t sound as cool. It also doesn’t hurt that their dad helps me make it so it has a manly touch.

Manloaf Meatloaf Recipe

Why we call meatloaf "Manloaf"
 
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A meatloaf that is kid approved
Adventure Mom:
Recipe type: Meatloaf
Cuisine: dinner
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup bread crumbs
  • 1.5 lb ground 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped small
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can condensed vegetable soup with beef stock (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • Meatloaf Glace
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Mustard
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • Dash of Crushed Red Pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix meatloaf ingredients together into a bowl. Place meatloaf in a pan in a loaf shape. (For Manloaf we made ours in the shape of a football)
  2. Mix together the ingredients for the glace in a separate bowl. Pour over the meatloaf and spread to make sure that all areas are covered.
  3. Bake in the oven for 1hr 10 minutes at 350 degrees

For the potato side dish you need

Multi potatoes

2 Potatoes

1 pack of Onion Recipe, Soup & Dip Mix

Vegetable Oil

Cut up two potatoes, place in glass baking dish

Sprinkle Onion pack over all of the potatoes

Drizzle vegetable oil over the potatoes

Place in over for 1 hr at 350 degrees

Stir potatoes every 20 minutes

Manloaf Meatloaf recipe

The glace definitely makes the difference for this recipe. The can of vegetable soup for the meatloaf is optional because sometimes you can get away with sneaking extra veggies in and sometimes you just can’t depending on your kids’ preferences. If your kids don’t like the texture from items in vegetable soup, you will definitely want to remove it from the recipe. My family also loves the prepackaged Caesar salads which add some greens.

This is a great meal that is simple to make, filling and budget friendly.

 

This post was sponsored by ALDI. All opinions are my own. 

3 Ways to Use Coke for a College Football Rivalry Themed Party

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3 Ways to Use Coke for a College Football Rivalry Themed Party

When we moved back to Kentucky, one of the first things my husband did was put a flag up outside our front porch representing his favorite college team from Michigan. We were not even unpacked yet! Our new neighbor across the street, who we were friends with prior to moving away, told his wife that he thought that we moved into their neighborhood after noticing a facebook post with the flag. The funny part is that he is a BIG fan of that popular team from Ohio. Even though our husbands’ have their differences in college team allegiances, they can still set aside their differences and agree on a few things which includes great game day food.

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SNICKERS® Procrastinator Pie

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You could say I’m a “deadline” person. That sounds a little nicer than being a procrastinator. I have found that I tend to get more done with less time to do it in….or at least that’s what I tell myself often. That can also make my life more stressful. For example, my kids have the same birthday every year and yet I find myself buying or making their birthday dessert at the last minute EVERY year!

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Cayenne Cinnamon Bites Recipe

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As a Chick-fil-A Ambassador I get recipe challenges from time to time. I decided to try a recipe using the Cinnamon Cluster from the catering menu.

 

Cayenne Cinnamon Bites

 

The first step in this recipe is to break apart the Cinnamon Clusters by crumbling it up

Cayenne Cinnamon Bites

 

After you have crumbled all of the Cinnamon Clusters in a bowl, you add cream cheese frosting.

 

Cayenne Cinnamon Bites

 

Cayenne Cinnamon Bites

 

Roll the mixture into balls.

 

Cayenne Cinnamon Bites

 

Melt white chocolate and add cayanne pepper to the melted chocolate.

 

Cayenne Cinnamon Bites

 

Roll the balls in the melted chocolate.

 

Cayenne Cinnamon Bites

 

Put in the freezer for 5 minutes and enjoy.

 

 

These are a hit for dessert and taste even better for breakfast.

 

5.0 from 2 reviews
Cayenne Cinnamon Bites
 
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Cinnamon Cluster Bites that are great for dessert or breakfast and faster to make than cake balls.
Adventure Mom:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • Bag of white chocolate
  • Order of Cinnamon Cluster from Chick-fil-A
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1 container of cream cheese frosting
Instructions
  1. Crumble Cinnamon Clusters in a bowl
  2. Mix in cream cheese frosting and form balls
  3. Melt white chocolate
  4. Roll balls in the white chocolate
  5. Leave in freezer for 5 minutes

 

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Disclosure: I am a Brand Ambassador for Chick-fil-A Houston Road and I am receiving compensation for my post however all opinions are 100% my own. 

You can also connect with Chick Fil A Houston Road on their websitefacebook page, twitterpinterest and instagram.

Chick Fil A  is located at Chick Fil A is located at 4980 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042.

 

Zesty Asian Chicken Recipe

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For my next cooking challenge, I decided to use Chick-fil-A Nuggets to make a zesty Asian chicken recipe dish. My boys love Chinese food so I knew this meal would be a hit. I picked up the catering nuggets from Chick-fil-A.

Zesty Asian Chicken

While the nuggets were cooking, we worked on the sauce and the rice. We use a rice cooker so you just add water to the rice and push cook.

Zesty Asian Chicken

For the sauce, you start by dissolving corn starch and rice wine vinegar in a small bowl and then set aside.

Zesty Asian Chicken

Next you combine all of the other ingredients in a saucepan. Then add the mixture from your bowl.

Zesty Asian Chicken

The nuggets are baked at 325 degrees for 15-20  minutes.

Zesty Asian Chicken

Mix the sauce with the nuggets and pour over rice. You can also add stir fry vegetables to the meal if you want.

Zesty Asian Chicken

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Sweet and zesty sauce used with Chick-fil-A or strips
Adventure Mom:
Recipe type: Asian
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tsps Cornstarch
  • 1tsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 4 tsps Rice Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp Ground Ginger
  • Order of Chick-fil-A nuggets from catering menu
  • Bag of white Rice
Instructions
  1. Combine corn starch and rice wine vinegar in a small bowl and set aside
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a sauce pan.
  3. Add mixture from the small bowl.
  4. Heat mixture on low/ medium heat until the sauce reaches a boil and thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool
  6. Cook chicken in the oven while preparing sauce.
  7. Cook rice during chicken cook time.

 

Check out these other  amazing recipes that Chick-fil-A Houston Road Bloggers made this month

Disclosure: I am a Brand Ambassador for Chick-fil-A Houston Road and I am receiving compensation for my post however all opinions are 100% my own. 

You can also connect with Chick Fil A Houston Road on their websitefacebook page, twitterpinterest and instagram.

Chick Fil A  is located at Chick Fil A is located at 4980 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042.