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Hello, my name is Courtney Kennedy. I am from Houston, TX. I am a quiet, very reserved and extremely hilarious person, at a young age I was diagnosed with a brain disorder called Cerebral Palsy or C.P. My case is mild, it controls the right side of my body. I am a strong Christian believer. I love to work on puzzles, cooking, reading, playing video games and much more.

Not your Mom’s Meatloaf

Bell Pepper Meat Loaves

INGREDIENTS

3 bell peppers,

1 lb. ground beef, turkey or chicken

1/4 C. Panko bread crumbs

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 onion, finely chopped

1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. tomato paste

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 c. ketchup

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

2 C. shredded Monterey Jack

1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350° and line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut ends off peppers and finely chop (minus the stems), then set aside. Remove seeds and slice peppers into 2″ thick rings; you should be able to get 2 rings out of each pepper. Place on prepared baking sheet.

In a large bowl, stir together the beef with chopped peppers, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, onion, thyme, garlic, and tomato paste. Season with salt and pepper and stir until combined. Fill each pepper ring with meat loaf mixture.

In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup and brown sugar and brush on tops of meat loaves. Bake for thirty five minutes, then top with cheese, and bake five to ten minutes more, or until cheese is melty. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Source Delish

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Sweet, tangy and messy Barbecue Ribs

You seriously can’t go wrong with this crockpot fall off the bone ribs. These barbecue ribs are slowly cooked in the crockpot all day long and are great for when friends come over for game day, potluck or an easy family dinner.

Crockpot Barbecue Ribs

Ingredients

• 3 Tbsp. paprika

• 2 Tbsp. brown sugar

• 1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper

• 1 tsp. salt

• 1 tsp. pepper

• 4 lbs pork baby back ribs

• 3 cups BBQ sauce

Directions

1. In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients together, then rub the mixture onto both sides of the ribs. Arrange the ribs in your crock pot – stand them up against the walls with the thicker side down and the meaty side against the wall. Pour BBQ Sauce all over the ribs, cover and cook for seven hours on low. Once the seven hours is up, brown the ribs in the oven. Line a baking sheet with foil, carefully remove the ribs from the crock pot and place them bone side up on the baking sheet.

2. Remove the fat from the crock pot then pour the remaining juices from the crock pot into a small saucepan using a strainer. Bring the sauce to a boil and allow to simmer for approximately fifteen minutes. Turn on your oven’s broiler and allow it to heat up. Once the broiler is preheated, brush the sauce on the ribs and broil for five minutes, take the ribs out, turn them over and brush them with sauce, then broil them again for about five minutes. Top with remaining sauce on the side and serve with a salad.

Source Mommy”s Fabulous Finds

Slightly Healthier Sloppy Joes

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Sloppy Joes is low carb and made with a creamy mozzarella ranch sauce, bacon and melted cheddar cheese in just thirty minutes or less.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sloppy Joes

INGREDIENTS

1/2 lb bacon

1 – 2 lbs ground chicken

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1/2 yellow onion chopped

1 ranch packet

1 1/2 C. whole milk (2% is okay too)

1 Tbsp. flour

1 C. shredded mozzarella

1 C. cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until crisp then removes the bacon to cool. Add the oil to the pan and chicken and onion. Cook for approximately five-seven minutes or until cooked through.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the ranch packet, milk, and flour and add it to the pan, cooking until slightly thickened and bubbling (about three-four minutes).

3. Add in the shredded mozzarella and stir to combine, chop the bacon and sprinkle it and the cheddar cheese on the mixture just before serving.

Source Dinner then dessert

Incredibly moist baked italian ranch pork chops

This super easy pork chop recipe is marinated in ranch dressing, coated in a thick Italian bread crumb topping, and baked to crispy perfection and is bursting with delicious flavor that your family will love! My recommendation/suggestion is to serve with your favorite vegetables and salad. And don’t forget about the dessert.

Crispy, Baked Italian Ranch Pork Chops

Ingredients

Ranch Dressing

3 C. dry Italian Panko bread crumbs

1 package 0.6 oz dry Italian dressing mix

2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

1 Tbsp. garlic powder

6 pork chops, bone in

Directions

1. Lightly grease a 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. In a shallow bowl, or plate, pour a layer of ranch dressing. In second bowl, combine bread crumbs, Italian dressing mix, Parmesan, and garlic powder.

2. One at a time, dip a pork chop in the ranch dressing, turning to evenly coating both sides. Next, put the pork chop into the bread crumb mixture, coating well on both sides. Place coated chops onto the prepared pan. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for forty-five minutes, or until the insides are no longer pink.

Source 4 Sons ’R’ Us

Deliciously Sweet Pork Roast

Easy Brown Sugar Pork Roast

Ingredients

1 (3 to 5 pound) pork shoulder

1/3 C. Worcestershire sauce

3/4 C. light brown sugar

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/2 C. water or apple juice

1 tsp. salt

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Place the pork shoulder into the previously prepared baking pan. Pour Worcestershire over the pork. Combine sugar, thyme and pepper. Pat sugar mixture over meat to form a sort of crust. Pour water or juice into bottom of pan.

2. Place pork immediately in the oven and cook for two – four hours, uncovered, or until meat thermometer registers 160F. Remove meat from pan. Add salt to juices and serve with sliced or pulled pork.

Adapted from Relish

Keto Friendly Chicken Casserole

This delicious Chicken Parmesan Casserole can be served with or without pasta. It’s super quick, healthy, and easy weeknight dinner for your whole family.

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Ingredients

1.5 lb. cooked chicken – diced

2 jars of marinara sauce

1 ¾ C. shredded mozzarella cheese

½ C. grated Parmesan cheese

1 ½ –2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 C. Panko bread crumbs (if use finer bread crumbs, not flacked kind like Panco, I suggest you to use just ¾ cup or the top will be too sandy)

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoned salt-to taste

1 ½ –2 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley for serving

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 8 ½ x 8 ½ inch casserole with olive oil or cooking spray.

2. Place the chopped cooked chicken into the previously prepared baking dish and pour marinara sauce over the chicken, stir to combine. Spread shredded mozzarella cheese on top to cover the chicken. Sprinkle with grated parmesan.

3. In a small bowl stir together bread crumbs and Italian seasoned salt. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and stir well. If it seems to dry and the crumbs are not evenly moistened add more olive oil and stir to combine. It depends on the texture of bread crumbs you us. Finer crumbs will seem to dry and need more oil, flacked crumbs like Panko need less oil.

4. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the cheese and bake for twenty-twenty five minutes until bread crumbs get nice golden color. Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley before serving if desired. Serve with a salad or another green vegetable.

Source Oh my goodness chocolate desserts

The Pioneer Woman’s Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Preserves

Ingredients

2 whole Pork Tenderloins

Salt And Pepper, to taste

8 Tbsp. Herbes De Provence, Or More If Needed

1 C. Preserves (fig, Peach, Plum)

1 C. Water

1 Tbsp. Vinegar

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. Next, season the pork tenderloins liberally with salt and pepper, then with Herbs de Provence, pressing to get the herbs to adhere to the pork.

2. Place the pork onto the previously prepared baking dish and roast in the oven for twelve to fifteen minutes (or until no longer pink). Remove from the oven and let it rest for ten minutesWhile the pork is resting, combine preserves, water, and vinegar in a small pan and bring to a simmer. Slice pork into thick pieces, then spoon the sauce/glaze over the slices. Serve with mashed potatoes, grits…anything you’d like! Enjoy!

Source The Pioneer Woman

Multi-purpose Mexican Shredded Beef

Excuse my absence from cooking for a long while my family and I unexpectedly had to put our beloved dog (Kianni) down about a week ago. She was a very sweet and special dog. It has been very sad for everyone in my family, but we’re thankful that she is no longer suffering. One of my fond memories of her is when she would clean up the food droppings I left on the floor. She was a great cooking sidekick. I am going to miss her so much!

Okay. Back to the recipe.

This all-purpose Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef is perfect for fajitas, tacos, burritos and more!  Fast and easy prep work and your crock pot does the rest. It was delicious! I promise you and your family will not be disappointed.

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

INGREDIENTS

3 pounds beef chuck roast

1 onion, diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tbsp. tomato paste

Juice of one lime (1-2 tablespoons)

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste

1/4 tsp. red chili flakes

Directions

1. Combine together the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, oregano and red chili flakes, Set aside. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the slow cooker with the tomato paste, lime juice, and just 1-2 teaspoons of the spice mixture.  Stir everything together until fully mixed.

2. Sprinkle the rest of the spices all over the chuck roast, patting to help it stick to the meat.Place the meat on top of the onion mixture and set cook on low for seven- eight hours. Total cooking time will vary for different roasts. 

3. After meat has cooked, use two forks to shred the meat, removing any large pieces of fat or gristle as you find them.   (If the meat is still too tough to shred, it needs to be cooked a little longer.  Cook for an additional thirty-sixty minutes and check it again.)  Stir to mix well with the sauce.  Cover and continue to cook on low for another thirty-sixty minutes. Before serving stir well again to mix the meat with the sauce.  Taste meat and season with more salt to taste.

Source Fox and Briar

Kianni

Orange Chicken in Copycat Panda Express sauce

This Ground Orange Chicken is made in one pan and just takes twenty minutes using a Panda Express copycat sauce. It tastes so much better and healthier than the original!

GROUND ORANGE CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

1 lb ground chicken

1 Tbsp. ginger root minced

2 tsp. garlic minced

1/4 tsp. hot red chili pepper crushed

1 Tbsp. Rice wine

2 Tbsp. water

1/2 tsp. Sesame oil

4 tsp. Soy sauce

5 Tbsp. sugar

5 Tbsp. white vinegar

zest of 1/2 orange

1 Tbsp. water

1 Tbsp. Cornstarch or flour

Directions

1. To make the sauce, in a medium bowl combine the rice wine, two tablespoons of water, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, white vinegar, and orange zest. Set aside. To make the cornstarch mixture, in a separate bowl, dissolve one tablespoon of cornstarch in the remaining one tablespoon of water and set aside.

2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add one tablespoon of oil and add the ground chicken. Cook until a good crust forms before breaking apart, then finish cooking by breaking it apart with a spatula and cooking for an additional two-three minutes.

3. Once the chicken is cooked add the ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper and cook for approximately ten seconds. Add the orange sauce and bring to boil. Add the cornstarch mixture to the pan and cook for just a few seconds, stirring until it thickens. Serve with cauliflower rice.

Source Dinner then Dessert

Yummoelicious Stuffed Bell Peppers

Sausage and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients

6 large red, orange, yellow, and/or green bell peppers

3 Tbsp. Olive oil

1 lb loose sweet Italian sausage

4 plum tomatoes, diced

2 red onions, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

1. Cut the tops off the peppers. Remove and discard the stems , then finely chop the tops; Set aside. Scoop out the seeds and as much of membranes as you can. Place the peppers in a microwave safe bowl, add 1/2 cup of water and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave until just beginning to soften, about 12 minutes, then uncover and set aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 450°. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, approximately six minutes. Remove to a plate.

3. Add the remaining one tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Add the tomatoes, red onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, chopped pepper tops and cook stirring until tender and lightly browned, ten to twelve minutes. Season the mixture with salt and pepper and stir in the rice and sausage. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

4. Place the peppers upright in a baking dish just large enough to hold them. Fill with the rice mixture and bake for ten minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese and continue baking until the cheese is browned in spots, ten to twelve minutes.

Source The Pioneer Woman Magazine

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