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NEW recipe round up

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Staying in? Take this time to try out some new recipes and take the edge off recent events. Bonus points for super cute helpers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’ve been around for awhile, this recipe round up will feel familiar – don’t fix what’s not broken, right? The recipes featured in these posts will still be recipes that I have tested at home and been met with nothing but awesome reviews from my family.

In the past, I’ve only done one of these posts a month, but I cook and bake SO much that you all are missing out on some great food. To keep you all in the loop, I’ll be bumping up the frequency of these posts to two or three times a month.

Strawberry Fritters
This is THE recipe! I made these for breakfast one Sunday and had too many left over so I took them to a family event. People raved and I was requested to bring a triple batch (75 fritters!) to a large family event. They were GONE – people were literally yelling to their friends if they had one of the donuts yet. Lo and behold, I was asked to make another triple batch for pig butchering and they were met with the same response. They’re always delicious, they always turn out and they’re always the first things gone.

Red Velvet Crepes with Raspberry & Sweet Cream Cheese Filling
I made these for our Valentine’s Day breakfast; they were so good I made them again three days later.

Funfetti Banana Bread
Super easy, super tasty. I frosted it with this recipe for basic vanilla glaze and more sprinkles – you know the ones that didn’t make it into my toddlers’ mouth. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pizza Soup
I have to admit that I pulled this recipe because of the odd factor and I wasn’t SUPER impressed at the way everything looked dumped into the crockpot. BUUUUUUUUT…..THIS RECIPE TASTES JUST LIKE PIZZA (without the crust). I don’t do low carb – you don’t want me to do low carb, trust me – but for those of you who do, this is a must make recipe.

Grilled Thai Chicken Thighs 
Best grilled chicken recipe we have made in awhile, no contest.

Pork Egg Roll Bowls
This recipe has been on my “to cook” list for a LONG time. When I finally decided to make it, my husband was definitely skeptical (and a bit confused as to where the “roll” was) but it is easily one of our favorite lunch meal preps.

Nutella Rocky Road
Man, oh, man, this stuff is GOOOOOOOOD. Marshmallows. Nutella. Biscoff cookies. Ferrero Rocher. Can. We. Just.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Meringues
I hate wasting ingredients so whenever I make a recipe that calls for yolks, I save the whites for meringues. Coffee meringues are our typical go to, but I was craving and the peanut butter was calling. *Note: the recipe calls for peanut butter chips, melted but I really struggled with this – they kept wanting to clump up. The second batch I made, I used straight peanut butter from the jar, heated a little in the microwave and it worked perfectly.

Snickers Egg Rolls
The last time I really did anything for the Chinese New Year, I was pregnant with Elias…in China. This year we stayed in and ordered from one of our favorite Chinese places and ended the night with these. Warning: they are TOO easy to make and so much easier to eat.

Brownie Pizza
We made this for our family Valentine’s dinner and it was so much fun to make and super delicious! See below for instructions.

Mix together a family size brownie mix according to the box and bake in a 10 inch springform pan (here’s the one I use – I LOVE it!) for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out a little fudgy; cool completely in the pan.

In a glass measuring cup, combine a little heavy cream and milk chocolate chips (you can eyeball this – you only need enough cream to thin out the chocolate to make a ganache and only enough ganache to cover your pizza with “sauce”), heat in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted and mix until smooth.

Spread the ganache over the cooled brownie “crust” and immediately top with chopped candies of your choice, melted marshmallow fluff and melted chocolate. We used white Reese’s, original Reese’s, S’mores Crunchers and Cadbury eggs; we also melted up a Lindt white chocolate bunny and drizzled over everything with a bit of the leftover chocolate ganache…and then we topped it with a Reese’s heart. Hey, it was Valentine’s Day – go hard or go home. ๐Ÿ˜‰  Pretend you didn’t read that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tried any? I’d love to know how they turned out and what you thought of them!

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