Maryland Blue Crab Chili

Made a Maryland Blue Crab Chili recipe I got from a friend today and it was awesome! They are from Maryland and shipped us some Maryland lump crab meat so that made it all the better! Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

2 lbs of crab meat (do not use imitation crab)
1 can condensed tomato soup
2 lbs red kidney beans
2 lbs diced tomatoes
1 lb corn
1 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp ground mustard
1/2 tbsp sea salt
1/2 tbsp black pepper
1 pack of chili seasoning
2.5 tbsp old bay seasoning

Directions:

1. Combine all vegetable ingredients with water and soup in a large crock pot or pressure cooker
2. Mix in chili seasoning packet with a spoon
3. Once thoroughly mixed, add all the spices in with the exception of the old bay seasoning
4. Mix again until evenly distributed
5. In a separate bowl, mix old bay into the crab meat with your hands
6. Once the crab meat is thoroughly covered in spice, mix it into the vegetable mixture
7. After an even distribution is acquired, cook on low for 4 hours (crockpot) or 20 minutes (pressure cooker) or until heated through. Add Old Bay to taste.

Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles

Naturally due to the fact that there are piles of Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, I had to come up with an idea to incorporate some of them in my breakfast this morning! After lots of thought I decided to continue last weekend’s waffle theme and make some stuffing waffles. All I did was take a couple large spoonfuls of stuffing in a bowl and cracked an egg in there plus poured a splash of vegetable broth in and stirred it all together. Then I threw them into the waffle iron, topped them with some turkey and gravy and let the tastebuds experience a taste of thanksgiving breakfast heaven! They were great!

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

This morning I made a cinnamon roll French toast bake for my coworkers. I wanted to try it with orange rolls but the store was out, so definitely want to try that in the future!

Anyway, here’s the recipe I used:

Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

Turned out great!


Waffle Iron Breakfast Ideas!

Yesterday I made a waffle iron breakfast sandwich with English muffins and it was AWESOME! It had avocado, bacon dredged in flour, an egg and cheese inside it. Probably one of the greatest new ways to make a breakfast sandwich!

This morning I bought cinnamon rolls and made one cinnamon roll in the waffle iron and topped it with lightly caramelized apples and icing. For the second one, I cut the cinnamon roll dough in half and then made a mini sandwich out of them with vanilla bean Greek yogurt, homemade blackberry compote and banana coins inside with icing on top. Both satisfying breakfasts!


Pumpkin Soup

Don’t throw away your pumpkins after Halloween! I have found so many great pumpkin purée recipes to make that it’s hard to narrow them down!

Today, I decided to try this simple pumpkin soup recipe from The Minimalist Baker–especially because it takes up a lot of pumpkin purée, and I have a LOT of it to use up!

Simple Pumpkin Soup

It was definitely different, but very good! Perfect recipe as its starting to get real chilly outside. 🙂

 

Pumpkin Spice Oreo Truffles

Made a super simple yet delicious dessert today!

I bought a package of pumpkin spice Oreos before they are gone for the season and then crumbled them all up in a food processor. Then, I stirred in 4 oz of cream cheese with the crumbled Oreos to make a sticky-like dough and rolled the dough out into 18 Oreo balls. I put them in the fridge to harden up a bit and came back about an hour later and melted some white chocolate for most of the Oreo balls, but left a handful uncovered too for the days I’m really not feeling the chocolate. Haven’t quite mastered the art of covering baked goods with melted chocolate smoothly though… Regardless, they still turned out great! Wish they looked better but I did my best!

Apple Salsa and Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Always end up having way too much food and not enough room for dessert for friends gatherings, so I wanted to try and find something lighter(ish) for dessert at my Friendsgiving. I thought this apple salsa was unique and sounded perfect! I made the full recipe plus 2 more apples in the mixture without adding more of the brown sugar. I also made 8 tortillas worth of cinnamon chips and I burnt the first batch a tad and put the second one in for only 10 minutes and those ones were perfect.

It was a nice dessert because if someone wasn’t that hungry for dessert, they just had a couple cinnamon chips full with apples and that was enough to conquer a post-dinner sweet tooth!

Here’s the recipe:

Apple Pie Salsa With Cinammon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Brussel Sprout & Apple Slaw

I saw someone make a Brussel sprouts and apple salad dish on a cooking show the other day, so I was inspired to research a recipe and use it as a side dish for my Friendsgiving today! I doubled the recipe, not for the dressing I only did 1 tbsp of mustard and not two because I’m not the biggest fan of mustard and I thought it was perfect.

Here’s the recipe:

Brussels Sprout & Apple Slaw

Thanksgiving Style Grilled Pizza! 

For my main course at my Friendsgiving, I did some grilled pizzas since it is still fairly nice outside! Their favorites are BBQ chicken and clam so I did those for them, but I was also inspired by Thanksgiving coming up of course to do a Thanksgiving type of pizza! I used gravy as the crust and then put mashed potatoes, corn and smoked turkey that I smoked the day before on top. Holy cow it was the best!!! Hoping to do that again sometime with maybe some cornbread crumbles, cranberries and stuffing! So many options!