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Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Cooking just doesn’t get much easier than this. You may be thinking, “It’s not difficult to bake potatoes in the oven.” I agree. But, here’s what I love about this slow cooker method for “baking” potatoes: Sl...
by What2Cook on Nov 27, 2013

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

I decided to keep things simple and I went with a herb roasted turkey breast with some sage, rosemary and thyme. Herb Roasted Turkey Breast Total 01:20 Prep 00:10 Cook 01:10 cal Calories 94kcal fat Total Fat 8g sat fat Saturated Fat 1g chol Free Chol...
by What2Cook on Nov 25, 2013

Pan Turkey Gravy

As essential as it is to the meal, this relatively simple concoction causes untold anxiety as we fret about gravy turning out too thin, too lumpy, or simply not flavorful enough. Master your technique with this foolproof recipe! Pan Turkey Gravy Tota...
by What2Cook on Nov 23, 2013

Spinach and Cheese Strata

It is incredibly convenient in that all the prep work is done the night before, and in the morning all you have to do is bake and serve. Spinach and Cheese Strata Total 00:55 Prep 00:10 Cook 00:45 High cal Calories 444kcal High fat Total Fat 24g High...
by What2Cook on Nov 23, 2013

Roasted Ranch Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

Honestly, however, let’s just admit that this is just so darn tasty!  There need be no excuse reason to eat it.  My hubby admits he could eat it everyday.  My kiddos love it.  And, I do, too! Roasted Ranch Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese T...
by What2Cook on Nov 22, 2013

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic

Apart from being ridiculously cheap and oh-so-pretty, brussels sprouts are very healthy too. If you like to eat them, you’re one of the luckiest people in the world. Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic Total 00:20 Prep 00:10 Cook 00:10 H...
by What2Cook on Nov 20, 2013

Caprese Chicken

Life is busy for everyone right?  And it is only going to get more busy this time of year.  I am trying to bring you delicious meals that are ready in 30 minutes or less.  This is one of those meals. Caprese Chicken Total 00:30 Prep 00:10 Cook 00:...
by What2Cook on Nov 18, 2013

Garlic Parmesan Biscuits

Ok this is another one of those recipes I call a cheater recipe. I know it’s not from scratch, but this is something you can put together or even have your kids put together while your prepping other things, and it tastes awesome! Garlic Parmes...
by What2Cook on Nov 16, 2013

Cheese Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole

For cold winter nights! Very inexpensive and very easy to make! Cheese Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole Total 00:45 Prep 00:15 Cook 00:30 High cal Calories 720kcal High fat Total Fat 32g High sat-fat Saturated Fat 17g High chol Cholesterol 73mg Hi...
by What2Cook on Nov 15, 2013

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

Excellent recipe! Very tasty and easy to make! I was pretty impressed with the ease of creating this dish and even more impressed with the taste. We had family over the last time we made it and everyone wanted the last bits. Will make this recipe mor...
by What2Cook on Nov 14, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Stew

This is a great meal for busy families! It’s hearty and easy. Kids love it, too! Serve over split buttermilk biscuits. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Stew Total 05:15 Prep 00:15 Cook 05:00 cal Calories 346kcal High fat Total Fat 13g Low sat-fat Sa...
by What2Cook on Nov 14, 2013

Tuscan White Bean and Spinach Soup

This is quick, easy and full of flavor. It makes a nice dinner for 4 served with a good salad or it can be a starting course and serve more. Tuscan White Bean and Spinach Soup Total 00:25 Prep 00:10 Cook 00:15 cal Calories 228kcal Low fat Total Fat 3...
by What2Cook on Nov 13, 2013

Copycat – Little Caesars Breadsticks

They taste exactly like Little Caesar’s. No lie. We ate them gone in no time. I love Copycat recipes. Copycat Little Caesars Breadsticks Total 00:17 Prep 00:05 Cook 00:12 cal Calories 158kcal fat Total Fat 5g sat fat Saturated Fat 3g chol Cho...
by What2Cook on Nov 13, 2013

Auntie Annes Copycat Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

I’m happy to say, these taste just like the Auntie Anne version if not better. With cream cheese and cinnamon sugar covered smiles on their faces my kids highly approved! Auntie Annes Copycat Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites Total 00:55 Prep 00:45 Coo...
by What2Cook on Nov 13, 2013

Caramelized Garlic Mushrooms

These caramelized garlic mushrooms are an amazing side dish or makes a great topping for steaks or burgers! The key to a deep rich flavor is to allow the mushrooms to caramelize. Caramelized Garlic Mushrooms Total 00:10 Prep 00:05 Cook 00:05 Low cal...
by What2Cook on Nov 12, 2013

Restaurant-Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I have perfected the recipe over the years. It really gives them a depth of taste. Restaurant-Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes Total 00:35 Prep 00:10 Cook 00:25 cal Calories 167kcal fat Total Fat 11g High sat-fat Saturated Fat 6g chol Cholesterol 28mg H...
by What2Cook on Nov 11, 2013

Caramel Apple Cookie Cobbler

This is pretty darn easy to make, chopping the apples really only being the time consuming thing. So if you love caramel apples and cookies this is your dessert! Caramel Apple Cookie Cobbler Total 01:00 Prep 00:15 Cook 00:45 cal Calories 315kcal fat...
by What2Cook on Nov 10, 2013

Busy Day Lasagna Toss

Lasagna is not a fast meal to prepare. This skillet version is. While I still prefer the classic version, this is a tasty substitute for when you want and quick and easy meal. Busy Day Lasagna Toss Total 00:30 Prep 00:15 Cook 00:15 High cal Calories...
by What2Cook on Nov 9, 2013

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Encrusted French Toast

This french toast was so good! Sweet, crunchy and cinnamony on the outside…warm and smooth on the inside. And, it’s particularly amazing with a little extra butter and warm syrup. Mmm! Cinnamon Toast Crunch Encrusted French Toast Total 00:15 Prep...
by What2Cook on Nov 9, 2013

Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

So the best partner ever for cheesy toast is tomato soup. It’s creamy – bursting with good tomato and garlic flavor and the basil makes it utterly delicious.  A spoonful of soup and cheesy crouton sometimes makes my day complete. Roaste...
by What2Cook on Nov 8, 2013


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