Archives for January 2012

Tex-Mex Chili ($10 meal)

Love me some Chili. However I am not a big fan of chili with Kidney Beans. My Mom would cook chili with beans, I would eat it and not complain, because I was a good kid like that. I would sift the chili in my mouth and spit out the kidney beans in my napkin. […]

10 Super Bowl Foods

Thought I would share some yummy food that would be perfect for the Super Bowl…wait, am I going to get sued for saying “Super Bowl”? First I thought I would share something all parents would understand. This was the evening talk Saturday night… My son(almost 9 years old)- “How do ladies have  babies, where did […]

Need A Laugh?

You laughed, didn’t you? Me too, don’t worry. ME. Circa 1992. 16 years old. Glamor Shots. It’s all shades of wrong, isn’t it? I mean, come on, let’s point out the painful obvious… the hair…no comment the press on nails..really?? those earrings…totally ghetto the sequin jacket…borrowed from Elton John or Neil Diamond..can’t remember the sequin […]

Favorite Things Thursday

See those two above? They are trouble..seriously trouble. Heres how it went down. Chocolate Chips: “Pssttt..hey you, hey you peanut butter.” Peanut Butter: Whah? Don’t Pssttt me, that’s so degrading. Chocolate Chips: “We should totally get together, like me and you. You’re hot.” Peanut Butter: “Ugggg, you so annoy me.” You’re  vile.” Chocolate Chips: “Ohhhh, […]

Beef and Pepper Flatbread ($10 meal)

Are you loving the $10 meals? I had such a great time creating them for Sweetbay Supermarket. All the recipes needed to be tasty, easy, family friendly AND $10 or under. And this Beef and Flatbread Pizza is no exception. Don’t get sucked into the freezer department to pick up a frozen pizza. Those are […]

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Sorry for the inconvenience. Click HERE if you missed my Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Sandwich with caramelized Onions Post. I was informed it was not correctly delivered to peoples readers. 🙁

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

**Actual Title** **Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions** The full title wouldn’t fit in the space I have allotted for my Titles. Nothing genius here folks. Chicken in a a slow cooker covered in BBQ sauce. The caramelized onions are what put this simple sandwich over the top. I had every intention […]

Valentines Giveaway

Look how darling this bowl is. I mean, it’s totally perfect for Valentines Day. Or another day of the week really. In my opinion, one can never have too many serving bowls or spoons. My friends over at BigKitchen.com want to offer this adorable Sagaform Bowl and bamboo spoon to one of my readers. Its […]

Favorite Things Thursday

Coffee… I find it only fitting I talk about coffee since it is “National Coffee Break Day” Ummmm, hello. No surprise there. I am a coffee fanatic.   I don’t function without it. I have 1-2 mugs of coffee (1/1 2 Splendas and fat free half and half) in the morning and them I am […]

Meatball Stromboli ($10 meal)

Here is this weeks installment of $10 meals. Italian Meatball Stromboli with salad. This is a huge hit with kids. Kids love anything rolled up. You can even make the meatballs ahead of time to save you some time the night you want to prepare this delicious dinner. And using pre made refrigerated  pizza dough […]

Fried Cream Cheese and Guava Hand Pies

I am sooooo sorry for keeping this recipe from you for so long. It’s almost two years old. I developed the recipe, took the photo and made the video back in 2009 for a little cream cheese contest I entered. And I forgot about it. SHAME.ON.ME It’s ok to slap me. I deserve it. These […]

Favorite Things Thursday

I thought I would start a new weekly post here on The Hungry Housewife, “Favorite Things Thursday.” I will try to do it every week ..but no promises. If I can’t find something I am totally and undeniably in love with…I won’t post anything. I am going to share with you some of my favorite […]

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Tex-Mex Chili ($10 meal)

Tex Mex Chili

Love me some Chili. However I am not a big fan of chili with Kidney Beans.
My Mom would cook chili with beans, I would eat it and not complain, because I was a good kid like that. I would sift the chili in my mouth and spit out the kidney beans in my napkin. Ewwwww.

When I created this recipe for SweetBay Supermarket I wanted a different take on the normal chili.

A taco take!  This would be perfect to have on the stove for “The Big Game” coming up!
This is a chunky chili filled with corn, black beans and taco seasoning. YUM
Serve it with some easy to make Boxed corn bread with some corn thrown in there.
Perfect!

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Tex-Mex Chili ($10 meal)
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 packet Hannaford Taco Seasoning
  • 1 package (16 oz.) My Essentials Super Sweet Frozen Corn, thawed. divided
  • 1 can (15 oz) Hannaford Black Beans
  • 2 cans (14 oz each) Hannaford Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilis
  • 1 can (8 oz.) Hannaford Tomato Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 cup My Essentials Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ¼ cup (4oz.) My Essentials Sour Cream
  • 1 box Jiffy Corn Bread Mix cooked to package directions with ½ of the thawed corn mixed in prior to baking.
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, over medium heat, cook the ground beef for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle. Drain.
  2. Return the ground beef to the skillet and add the taco seasoning, remaining corn, black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin and paprika.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes then reduce heat to low and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  4. Top each bowl with 1 tablespoon of sour cream and ¼ cup cheese.

 

10 Super Bowl Foods

Thought I would share some yummy food that would be perfect for the Super Bowl…wait, am I going to get sued for saying “Super Bowl”?

First I thought I would share something all parents would understand.
This was the evening talk Saturday night…

My son(almost 9 years old)- “How do ladies have  babies, where did I come from?”

Me-(caught completely off guard)- We bought you in Mexico.

Son- “Thats weird, well then why don’t I speak Spanish?”

Me-(tongue tied) – “Um, I dunno, go ask your Dad”

Yep, thats how the “talk” went. I surrendered into my shell like a scared little turtle.
I went to my Facebook friends for help. They basically said that I better have the talk now before someone else told him.
So that is what I did…the next day.

We went to get gas and I choose the longest car wash. As we pulled into the car wash, I turned around and asked him, “So, do you really want to know where babies come from?” He said yes.
I told him the basics. You could tell he was totally uncomfortable.He kept talking about the soap on the windows. He though the whole thing was gross. I asked if he had any questions and he said
NO!
I suppose thats good for now, I am sure more questions will follow. Ahhhh, the joys of parenthood!

Click the title to be directed to the recipe.

Famous Beer Cheese Dip
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Dill Oyster Crackers
Dill Oyster crackers

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Wings
Rosemary Chicken Wings 1

Tzatziki
Tzatziki

Loaded Pierogies
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Deviled Eggs with Bacon and White Truffle Oil
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Antipasto Kabobs
Antipasto kabobs

Crabbies
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Southwest Eggrolls
Southwestern Egg Roll

Texas Caviar
Texas Caviar

Need A Laugh?

Glamor

You laughed, didn’t you?
Me too, don’t worry.

ME. Circa 1992. 16 years old. Glamor Shots.

It’s all shades of wrong, isn’t it?

I mean, come on, let’s point out the painful obvious…

the hair…no comment
the press on nails..really??
those earrings…totally ghetto
the sequin jacket…borrowed from Elton John or Neil Diamond..can’t remember
the sequin bustier…got that from Madonna
the eyebrows…I suppose I was channeling Brook Shields
the THREE gold rings…it was the 90’s
the lips…RED baby..on a 16 year old?

Unfortunately the big forehead (or as I call it my 5 head) is still with me.

So there you have it..one of my most embarrassing photos ever. Totally over done.
Glamor Shots is out of business, right? Please tell me they are.

I was HOT {cough cough}

 

Favorite Things Thursday

Chocolate and Peanutbutter

See those two above? They are trouble..seriously trouble. Heres how it went down.

Chocolate Chips: “Pssttt..hey you, hey you peanut butter.”

Peanut Butter: Whah? Don’t Pssttt me, that’s so degrading.

Chocolate Chips: “We should totally get together, like me and you. You’re hot.”

Peanut Butter: “Ugggg, you so annoy me.” You’re  vile.”

Chocolate Chips: “Ohhhh, you just wait, were gonna do it.”

Peanut Butter: “Keep dreaming, we will never be together. You disgust me.”

Chocolate Chips: “Pssttt, hey you shiny spoon, come over here.”
Chcolate and peanutbutter

Spoon: “What up chips”

Peanut Butter: “Oh my, you both are so ghetto.”

Chocolate Chips: “Listen spoon, dip your face in that creamy sexy peanut butter”

Spoon: “Word!”

Peanut Butter: “I swear, if you touch me spoon, so help me, I’ll…….”
Chocolate and peanut butter

Chocolate Chips: “Thats what I’m talking bout, now bring your peanut butter self over here.”

Spoon: “Word!”

Peanut Butter: “Don’t you dare you nasty spoon, bring your self right back here NOW!”

Chocolate: SCORE!!!!

Spoon: “Word!”

Chocolate and peanut butter

Yeah, that’s how it went down. Sad isn’t it.
And they both lived happily ever after……. in my stomach!

Yes, Chocolate and Peanut Butter are my FAVORITE THINGS. We are like best friends.
They call me every night about 9 pm. They call me very loudly from the pantry.
I can’t resist.

And the winner of my Valentine Giveaway..Sagaform Heart Bowl is

Comment # 112

Congrats to Mary P. , please contact me within 72 hours to claim your gift!

Beef and Pepper Flatbread ($10 meal)

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Are you loving the $10 meals?

I had such a great time creating them for Sweetbay Supermarket. All the recipes needed to be tasty, easy, family friendly AND $10 or under. And this Beef and Flatbread Pizza is no exception.
Don’t get sucked into the freezer department to pick up a frozen pizza. Those are so boring.
I love using Naan Flatbread as my pizza crust base. There is no messing around with pizza dough, it tastes delicious and it gets nice and crunch on the bottom. It’s a win win situation.
If you ask me, pasta is the perfect side for pizza. My tomato garlic pasta is not only easy but it is packed with flavor.
Are you sensing a theme here?
Easy and delicious!

Sweetbay Supermarkets Butchers have a tip to cut out some of the fat from ground beef….
“Cook without seasoning. Rinse briefly with hot water in a colander and blot dry. Return to the pan for a minute and add the seasonings to taste.”

You can find Sweetbay Supermarket on Facebook.

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Beef and Pepper Flatbread with tomato garlic pasta ($10 meal)
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Easy homemade pizza using Naan Flatbread
Ingredients
FLATBREAD
  • ¼ pound Ground Beef
  • ⅛ teaspoon Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon Pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Package Naan Flatbread (2ct. package)
  • ¼ cup Hannaford Pizza Sauce, divided
  • 2 cups Shredded My Essentials Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 1 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 6 Hannaford Banana Pepper Rings
PASTA
  • 1 16oz.box Hannaford Pasta Ruffles, cooked to package directions
  • ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
Instructions
FLATBREAD
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a medium skillet, over medium high heat, add the meat, salt, pepper and Italian
  3. seasoning.
  4. Cook until no longer pink, about 5-6 minutes and drain.
  5. Place the 2 pieces of flatbread on a cookie sheet.
  6. Spread 2 tablespoons pizza sauce on each piece of flatbread.
  7. Spread 1 cup of cheese on each piece of flatbread.
  8. Evenly divide the sliced tomato, cooked ground beef and banana peppers over the two pieces of flatbread.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
PASTA
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil and butter.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
  3. Add the cooked pasta, tomatoes and parsley and toss to coat.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
Notes
*Price estimate does not include pantry staples you may likely already have. Prices are also adjusted for quantity; for example if a recipe calls for half an onion, we include the cost of that quantity.* Recipe Created for Sweetbay Supermarket by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife. Photo by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife

 

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

slow cooker pulled bbq chicken

**Actual Title**
**Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions**

The full title wouldn’t fit in the space I have allotted for my Titles.

Nothing genius here folks.

Chicken in a a slow cooker covered in BBQ sauce. The caramelized onions are what put this simple sandwich over the top.

I had every intention in making my own BBQ sauce for this dinner. But laziness got the best of me.

But then I got to thinking….does my reader, my loyal Hungry Housewife reader have time to make their own BBQ sauce? For the majority of you, probably not. So I am keeping it real for you, no fancy homemade BBQ sauce this time. BBQ sauce is actually really easy to make, but you usually have to make it ahead of time and that requires planning.

I urge you to make this SIMPLE SIMPLE dinner. As you can see there is NOTHING to it.
And it tastes just like your favorite BBQ restaurant.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Slow cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions
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No need to go to a BBQ restaurant . Just toss some chicken in a slow cooker, cover in BBQ sauce and you are ready to go!
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 18 oz jar BBQ sauce
  • 2 large onions,thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 hamburger rolls, buttered and toasted
  • butter for hamburger rolls
Instructions
  1. Place the chicken in slow cooker.
  2. Cover with BBQ sauce
  3. Cook on high for about 5½ to 6 hours.
  4. Remove the chicken and shred on cutting board.
  5. Return to the crock pot and incorporate the shredded chicken with BBQ sauce
  6. Distribute onto toasted buns and top with cooked onions
ONIONS
  1. Place the 1 tablespoon butter in a large pot with a lid.
  2. When the butter is melted, add the onions and cover.
  3. Cook on medium low for about 45 minutes, covered stirring occasionally.

 

Valentines Giveaway

Look how darling this bowl is.

I mean, it’s totally perfect for Valentines Day. Or another day of the week really.

In my opinion, one can never have too many serving bowls or spoons.

My friends over at BigKitchen.com want to offer this adorable Sagaform Bowl and bamboo spoon to one of my readers.
Its kinda hard to tell how big it is…the measurements are 10 x 4.5 x 9 and it is glazed ceramic .

One winner will win the above item

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Favorite Things Thursday

Coffee…

I find it only fitting I talk about coffee since it is “National Coffee Break Day”

Ummmm, hello. No surprise there. I am a coffee fanatic.

 

I don’t function without it. I have 1-2 mugs of coffee (1/1 2 Splendas and fat free half and half) in the morning and them I am good to go.

You will often see me praying to the coffee Gods.

Coffee pray

And then after I pray….I drink!
Coffee
and drink….
Coffee
Annnnndddddd drink…..
Coffee
I used to go to Starbucks all the time to get a Non-Fat Caramel Macchiato, but lets face it they still have a bunch of calories and they are expensive.
I was never a fan of Starbucks regular coffee. I always thought it was too bitter and a bit to strong for my taste. Well turns out I was not alone in my feeling about their coffee.

Guess what? They now have a “less strong” coffee.
Starbucks “Blond Roast”.

I love love love it.

Not bitter and not strong at all. Much more mellow. I found it in K-Cups, so that makes me do the happy dance.
Coffee

So if you love coffee, but are a bit of a sissy coffee drinker like me and have not been a fan of Starbucks regular coffee, The “Blond Roast” is for you.

***Remember Favorite Things Thursdays are NOT sponsored posts. Just things I love***

 

Meatball Stromboli ($10 meal)

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Here is this weeks installment of $10 meals.

Italian Meatball Stromboli with salad.

This is a huge hit with kids. Kids love anything rolled up.

You can even make the meatballs ahead of time to save you some time the night you want to prepare this delicious dinner. And using pre made refrigerated  pizza dough saves a huge amount of time!

Recipe created for Sweetbay Supermarket.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Meatball Stromboli ($10 meal)
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Recipe type: Main
Prep time: 
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Serves: 4-6
 
Italian Meatball Stromboli with tomato and cucumber salad.
Ingredients
  • ½ pound Ground Beef
  • ½ cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 11 oz. tube Refrigerated Thin Crust Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup Hannaford Pizza Sauce, divided
  • 1½ cups My Essentials Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ head Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 Cucumber, chopped
  • 1 Roma Tomato, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, Italian seasoning,
  3. salt and pepper.
  4. Form the meat into golf ball sized balls.
  5. Over medium meat, add the oil to a large skillet.
  6. Cook the meatballs over medium heat for 10 minutes, turning over half way through
  7. the cooking time.
  8. Place the meatballs on a paper towel lined plate and allow to cool slightly and slice in half.
  9. On a greased cookie sheet unroll the pizza dough.
  10. Spread ½ cup pizza sauce over the pizza dough.
  11. Arrange meatball slices over the dough in 3 rows.
  12. Spread the cheese over the meatballs.
  13. Roll the dough lengthwise so you have a long roll.
  14. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Serve with ½ cup pizza sauce for dipping and simple Romaine, tomato and cucumber salad.
Notes
*Price estimate does not include pantry staples you may likely already have. Prices are also adjusted for quantity; for example if a recipe calls for half an onion, we include the cost of that quantity.* Recipe Created for Sweetbay Supermarket by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife. Photo by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife

 

Fried Cream Cheese and Guava Hand Pies

Cream Chease and guava Hand Pies

I am sooooo sorry for keeping this recipe from you for so long.
It’s almost two years old. I developed the recipe, took the photo and made the video back in 2009 for a little cream cheese contest I entered.
And I forgot about it. SHAME.ON.ME

It’s ok to slap me. I deserve it.

These are so easy and so quick to make. Like seriously easy and quick….watch the video, you will see just how simple they are.

Onto the yum-a-licious recipe.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Fried Cream Cheese and Guava Hand Pies
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
 
Fried hand pies made with refrigerated biscuit dough, filled with sweetened cream cheese and guava preserves.
Ingredients
  • 1 Tube refrigerated Flakey Biscuits, 8 count
  • 8 ounce(s) of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ¼ cup(s) of Sugar
  • 1 Small Jar Guava Preserves
  • 1 Egg White, beaten
  • Peanut Oil for frying
  • Powdered Sugar for Garnish
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot, heat about 4 inches of peanut or canola oil to 350.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar together until smooth.
  3. Flour your work surface.
  4. Roll each biscuit into a 8 inch circle.
  5. Place 2 table spoons of the cream cheese mixture onto the middle of the biscuit circle.
  6. Place 1½ tablespoons of the guava preserves in the biscuit circle.
  7. Brush some egg white onto the outer edge of the biscuit.
  8. Fold the biscuit over.
  9. Seal it with or fork or firmly pinch the edges together.
  10. Fry in batches of 2 for about 45 seconds to 1 minute or until golden brown.
  11. Drain them on paper towels.
  12. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  13. Enjoy

 

Favorite Things Thursday

I thought I would start a new weekly post here on The Hungry Housewife, “Favorite Things Thursday.” I will try to do it every week ..but no promises. If I can’t find something I am totally and undeniably in love with…I won’t post anything.

I am going to share with you some of my favorite things..things I just love. Some may be food related, some may be house related or some might just be an off the wall something.
I will not be compensated by any of these companies..I am sure 100 % of them don’t even know I exist.

We are all voyers in some way I believe. Not in a freaky way or anything. But I think people enjoy seeing what other people use or love…I know I do.

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Soooo My first installment of Favorite Things Thursday is SKIN ID by Neutrogena!

If you follow me on Facebook (which you totally should), I reached out to everyone on any remedies anyone might have for acne.

For the last couple of years I have been having some SERIOUS “adult acne” issues. It’s gross, I know. If you would run your hand across my forehead it was ZIt City. Like I was 16 years old or something. I had zit all through the month, not just when Aunt Flo visited. It was crazy. I was getting to the point to where I was embarrassed to go out. Makeup just made them look worse.

So I researched and researched. There are some really expensive options like Obaji, but honestly I couldn’t justify spending the money. I went to the Dermatologist and tried their magic potions and even took some antibiotics. Still noting. Pizza face was in full force.

Skin Id

Then the Skin id ad came on. $39.00 for two months. Yeah, much more manageable.

Would it work?…I mean it is an “as seen on TV” type of product.
You go to their website and take a 20 question quiz about your face and routine. Then they tell you your “numbers”..which products they recommend for you.
It took about a week to get.

I started using it immediately, 2 x’s a day.

Cleanse
Tone
Acne Treatment

I swear to you, within one week my face was already much much clearer.
By week two, I had some drying on my eyelids and around my lips and some slight itchiness( I have sensitive skin). That was gone within just a few days.

So bottom line, I highly recommend this product if you are having acne issue.
Love love love it!

 

***Remember Favorite Things Thursday are NOT sponsored posts. Just stuff I love***