Simple Roasted Vegetables

This recipe, although simple, packs a flavor that tastes complex. The flavors of garlic with a balsamic glaze merry together in this simple roasted vegetable dish that you’ll make over and over again as the perfect side dish for any meal.

We love roasted vegetables, and there is just something about roasting them that bring out the flavors unlike any other method of cooking.  Plus when you roast them, you just sorta wash, slice, season, and throw them in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. Which means that this makes a very quick weeknight side dish! I am all about finding quick meals for weeknights because after working all day, the last thing on my mind is coming home and becoming a slave to my stove.

This recipe is not completely my own. I was inspired by Damn Delicious when she posted a delicious roasted vegetable recipe that included seasoning a way that I hadn’t thought of before.  So I changed the way I roasted my vegetables and you should too!

Simple Roasted Vegetables

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Sausage Breakfast Hash

A breakfast for champions, sausage, onions, and potato hash! Paired along side eggs, make this the filling breakfast that will keep you full until lunch time.

We were dabbling in the Whole30 realm a few short weeks ago. I decided to go after something that would crush my, as they call it “sugar dragon”. I have one heck of one I’ll tell ya! He is fierce and makes me crave sweets all day every day. Having a food blog does not help, because seeing the thousands of sweet offerings across Pinterest screaming to be remade into allergy friendly creations, it’s super hard to say no!

Back to Whole30…so you can look it up because I am not about to go into all the details, and if your really interested, you should just read the book. It’s a plethora of information. We did it about 2 weeks until we caved and had a dinner non-compliant. And I was ok with that. But this hash was something I would fix up on Sundays and we would have it every morning for breakfast along side some sort of eggs. I still make it today because who doesn’t love a “whole” breakfast during the week?! I don’t know about you but I would much rather eat this then cold cereal any day.

Yes, this is Whole30 friendly! Yay you! As long as you pair it with eggs for the protein, because one serving of this is not enough to count as your protein, and there is no added sugar in the sausage!! Nada, none, zilch!

Sausage Breakfast Hash

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Crispy Oven Baked Fries

Crispy oven baked fries that are seasoned to perfection and have just the right amount of crunch when you bite down on them!

We love french fries, and for some reason, homemade ones always bring about the most smiles when gathered around the table. Not sure if it’s because I always make 10 times more then what I cook if they are frozen from a bag, or if it’s the fact that I peeled, sliced, and baked each and every one. I like to think it’s the latter.

These french fries yield the same crunchy bite that you get from frying them, with of course half the calories, because we aren’t placing them in a pan full of grease. 

Crispy Oven Baked Fries

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Taco Stuffed Peppers

We love tacos and this kicked up taco dish is a family pleaser! Peppers stuffed with taco meat, rice, and salsa make this ordinary week night dish something extraordinary.

We were trying to come up with other ways to have one of our family week night favorites and my niece told me about how they just stuff peppers with taco meat, and I thought the idea was sort of brilliant! I made them the very next week and the whole family enjoyed them.

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Pepperoni Pizza for your Loves

Who said pizza can’t be romantic?! This pizza is adorned with heart shaped pepperoni’s to make your heart skip a beat. Which makes it one of the best Valentine’s Day dinners for your family!

We use this pizza crust recipe all the time! It’s simple to throw together. It doesn’t take that long to make on a weeknight. And who doesn’t love pizza night?!

You can enjoy this special Valentine’s Day pizza with a simple cookie cutter to shape your pepperoni’s into hearts. Your kids will go crazy over helping, well at least Kelsie did.

My husband is definitely the pizza maker in our home and this is the dough recipe that he uses.  It turns out perfect every single time.

Pepperoni Pizza for your Loves
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Time Saving Game Day Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner and these 6 time saving recipes are sure to be crowd pleasers!

We watched the Florida Gators play when Tim Tebow was on the team and Urban Myer was coaching. We watch the Super Bowl….because of the commericals. Yea, there, I admitted it.  As you can see we don’t watch much sports, but who doesn’t love all the yummy game day food?!

Time Saving Game Day Recipes

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Chicken and Dressing Casserole

Who said that you can’t enjoy Chicken and Dressing year round? This simple dish combines all of your favorite flavors from a classic southern Thanksgiving and Christmas dish for a family pleasing weeknight meal!

Chicken and dressing was something we ate every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My mother made the best and just so happened to have shared her recipe with me long before she passed away. It’s a dish that I prepare every year for my family, just as she did when I was growing up.

Although a few times throughout the year we can a hankering for some chicken and dressing! I don’t want to pull out all the stops to recreate a holiday dish, it just takes to much time and effort for a normal day of the year. However, this casserole hits the spot! It brings all the classic chicken and dressing flavors together in a casserole to enjoy any day of of the week.

Chicken and Dressing Casserole

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Chicken Quesadillas with a Spicy Jalapeno Sauce

Chicken Quesadillas kicked up with a spicy jalapeno sauce are the simplest, yet tastiest dinner recipe you can throw together in little to no time at all.

We used to be huge Taco Bell fans. I know, I know, we used to eat out there about once a month and the girls and I would always get the chicken quesadillas. We tried to replicate them at home, but at the time we weren’t aware of Kelsie’s food allergies so it was no big deal if I couldn’t get them to taste similar or not. Now, it’s a different story. That sauce on their quesadillas make them what they are. It’s not just chicken and cheese thrown together in a flour tortilla. It’s that sauce! I went on a quest hunting down recipes for the sauce. I found a couple, but nothing compared, until I started changing ingredients and playing with the measurements. That is when flavors melded together in an almost magical way.

Chicken Quesadillas with a Spicy Jalapeno Sauce

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Recipe Round Up – Our Favorites, From Others

Recipe Round Up - Our Favorites , From OthersI love browsing Pinterest and other websites for new recipes. I am constantly pinning something new to try out and even though many of you are on Pinterest, some of you may not be. That is where I thought my recipe round up could help you find new recipes from my favorites.  Each Friday I will share with you a few of my favorites that I’ve ran across for the week, as well as one from my archives. If you would like your recipe featured for free, please get in touch with me at thissoutherngirlsnest@gmail.com. These recipes do not have to be allergy friendly. I cook allergy friendly foods from time to time, just not very often.

From our archives, this has always been a favorite and we need to make this again soon! Vegan Adaptable Homemade Oreos.

Homemade

I discovered the best looking bread I’ve seen in a very long time, Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread from Mom on Time Out.  Doesn’t it look amazingly delicious and healthy?  Wonder how many kids would eat this bread that is jam packed with veggies?! I know mine would!

Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread | MomOnTimeout.com Delicious AND healthy! #zucchini #bread #recipe

I love a good pasta, and this one is unique and if it weren’t for the pineapple and tomato (Kelsie’s allergens) I would have made it this week. Hawaiian One Pan Pasta from Taste and Tell looks like it’s a Hawaiian pizza in pasta form! Yum!

You only need one pan to make this Hawaiian pizza inspired Hawaiian One Pan Pasta.

I grew up munching on sliced apples dipped in peanut butter all the time. I still eat them from time to time today. There is just something about the fresh crunch of an apple with the creaminess of the peanut butter. I ran across this recipe one day on Pinterest and it’s been sitting in my recipes-to-try-out pile ever since. Apple Peanut Butter Muffins with Cinnamon Glaze from Culinary Couture,  sound like they would make the perfect breakfast or snack!

I hope that you enjoyed this weeks Recipe Round Up! Be sure to come back next Friday to see our favorites. Get all of our favorites everyday by following Everyday Made Fresh on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

 

 

Egg Free French Toast Casserole – Vegan Adaptable

We have a long time tradition of french toast casserole for breakfast on Christmas morning. I usually prep it the night before and have it ready to go so when I turn the coffee pot on, I can pop this in the oven and by the time we are finished opening part of the gifts, we can take a break and have breakfast.

Our recipes have always included eggs until this year. I was terrified thinking about Christmas morning without our annual french toast casserole. I started frantically searching the internet over for egg free french toasts and found lots of different ideas that I took and compiled, crossed my fingers as I prepped it the night before, and said a prayer that Christmas morning breakfast would not end in disaster. I did buy sausage, bacon, and the fixings to make biscuits if it did end in failure. Lucky for me, prayers were answered and this turned out delicious and nobody even missed the eggs. So folks, french toast casserole IS possible without eggs!

Egg Free French Toast Casserole - Vegan Adaptable

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