Dolittle Giraffe Cake Dessert Board

Adorable Giraffe Cake Dessert Board to celebrate the film Dolittle in theaters this Friday, January 17! Learn how to make this cute no-bake cake and dessert board. It makes the perfect snack! Sponsored by Universal Pictures Easy Giraffe Cake Dessert Board The new film Dolittle is in theaters this weekend and it looks like a […]

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Best Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip is a creamy hot wings and cheese dip recipe packed full flavor! Serve this amazing appetizer recipe at any party and watch it disappear like magic! It’s the perfect game day dip served with bread, chips, carrots or celery. Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Believe me, you’re going to love this Buffalo Chicken […]

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Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is the BEST Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe for an easy family dinner! Topped with fresh avocado, cheese and tortilla strips, it’s a fast meal to cook that everyone will love. Best Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup When you need a quick and easy dinner, try this incredible Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup […]

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How to Cook the Best Filet Mignon

Learn how to cook the best filet mignon using a cast iron skillet and oven. This easy recipe will give you a perfect steak every time. Sponsored by Iowa Corn How to Cook the Best Filet Mignon A filet mignon is one of my favorite cuts of meat. It’s also one of the most expensive […]

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Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes with a Surprise Inside

These Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes with a Surprise Inside are so easy and lots of fun! You won’t be able to resist biting into these chocolate cupcakes topped with rich chocolate buttercream frosting and a surprise filling. A simple Halloween dessert! Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes with a Surprise Inside Easy Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes with a Surprise Inside will […]

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EASY Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Fast and easy Chicken Tikka Masala made in the Instant Pot. This spicy, creamy tomato Indian dish is an easy pressure cooker recipe.

EASY Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

EASY Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

This three ingredient Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the simple dishes I love to whip up for dinner! My husband loves spicy Indian food, me not so much. But once I discovered masala sauce, I changed my tune. If you like creamy tomato soup and a small hint of spices, then you’ll enjoy this easy chicken recipe.

The best part about making it in an Instant Pot is the guaranteed tenderness of the chicken. I love Instant Pot recipes and this Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala will melt in your mouth. Served with jasmine rice, it’s a wonderful quick and easy meal. In other words, I highly recommend trying this recipe if you’ve never tried tikka masala!

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

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Fast and easy Chicken Tikka Masala made in the Instant Pot. This spicy, creamy tomato Indian dish is an easy pressure cooker recipe.

Not From Scratch

If you are looking for a Chicken Tikka Masala recipe made from scratch, this is not for you. I’m a busy mom and only sharing my technique for how I make this dish in my Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Tikka Masala Sauce

Chicken tikka is an Indian dish. The masala sauce was added to satisfy the desire of British people to have their meat served in gravy. Chicken tikka masala sauce usually includes tomato purée, cream, coconut cream and spices. The sauce is orange because of the turmeric and paprika spices.

You can make your own sauce from scratch, but to save time for this dish, I’ve found some great flavorful tikka masala sauces.  The brand pictured below is what I like to use for my dinners. I like this brand because it’s not overly spicy and perfect for my personal tastes. You can find a lot of great sauces on Amazon as well.

Tikka Masala Sauce


How to make Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

This chicken only takes 8 minutes to cook, but it will take 10 -12 minutes for your Instant Pot to pre-heat. For a total of about 18-20 minutes of hands free cooking, you can’t beat it!

Pour a few tablespoons of sauce into the Instant Pot pan and add boneless skinless chicken thighs. Cover the chicken with more sauce and add a small amount of water. I used coconut water to give it a sweeter flavor.

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

You’ll have plenty of sauce when it’s done which is perfect for spooning over rice.

Shred or slice the chicken and place onto a serving plate, spoon more sauce over the top of the chicken and serve with jasmine rice and warm naan.

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

 

This Chicken Tikka Masala is one of my favorite things to make in my Instant Pot. It’s so simple!

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala easy recipe.

 

EASY Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Fast and easy Chicken Tikka Masala made in the Instant Pot. This spicy, creamy tomato Indian dish is an easy pressure cooker recipe.

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 16 oz Tikka Masala Sauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut water (or regular water)
  1. Preheat Instant Pot by pressing the sauté button.
  2. Pour a few tablespoons of sauce into the instant pot pan and add chicken thighs.
  3. Turn off the sauté feature.
  4. Pour half of the sauce left in the jar over the chicken, then add water. Make sure the chicken is fully covered. Set the rest of the sauce aside.
  5. Close the Instant Pot lid and make sure the pressure release valve is turned to sealing.
  6. Press manual, high pressure for 8 minutes.
  7. It will take 10 -12 minutes for your instant pot to pre-heat. Then it will start pressure cooking for 8 minutes.
  8. When it’s done cooking, turn the valve to released the pressure. Carefully remove the lid.
  9. Heat remaining sauce in the microwave.
  10. Shred or slice the chicken and place onto a serving plate, spoon the heated sauce over the top of the chicken.
  11. Serve with Jasmine Rice and warm Naan (flat bread).

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BLT Wraps with Homemade Guacamole

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner.

BLT wrap with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner.

Easy BLT Wraps with Homemade Guacamole

These tasty BLT wraps are perfect for a busy weeknight dinner or quick lunch.  Enjoy this easy homemade guacamole recipe and bacon, lettuce and tomato wrap recipe.

Dinner doesn’t have to be super fancy and wraps are always a favorite in my family. I’m happy to have Divian Connor, our amazing contributor, back with another quick and easy recipe idea!

We have had numerous wraps for lunch lately, as I am always stocked with flour tortillas. Seriously, you can make any sandwich combination and use a tortilla. I was hankering for a BLT sandwich, but my kids had used the last of the loaf of bread the day before on peanut butter sandwiches… but hey, I had flour tortillas, avocados and lemons. I decided to give it a go and really, this BLT wrap was so yummy! And bonus, my kids loved it.

Originally published July 23, 2013

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe.

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Quick and Easy Homemade Guacamole

I have a new-found love of avocado and each time I head to the grocery store, I am buying four or five at a time. I love the creaminess of avocados. They are just so refreshing!

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps.

For the easy chunky homemade guacamole, I used one avocado, the juice from one lemon, two tablespoons of sour cream and a little salt and pepper to taste.

Using a spoon, mash and mix everything together. I like mine chunky, and really, the avocado is so creamy, the chunks melt in your mouth.

How to make BLT Wraps

For the wrap, cook a few slices of bacon and cut into chunks or crumble. Slice fresh tomato and cut up a bit of lettuce. I love lettuce with color and texture, so I purchased a small package called Artisan Lettuce I got at the grocery.

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or dinner.

 

Simply layer your guacamole on your flour tortilla, then add lettuce, tomato and bacon pieces. Wrap by taking one side of the wrap and tucking it under the ingredients and roll.

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe.

Super easy, but so simple and so good. My kids ate their entire wrap!

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner. #bacon #recipe #blt

BLT Wraps with Homemade Guacamole Recipe

BLT wrap with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner.

  • 4 slices bacon, crumbled
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup lettuce
  • 4 flour tortillas

Homemade Guacamole

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Guacamole

  1. Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado into a medium bowl. Then add the juice from a lemon, sour cream, salt and pepper. Mash and mix with a fork, set aside.

  2. Cook a few slices of bacon and cut into chunks or crumble.
  3. Slice a fresh tomato and cut up a bit of lettuce.

  4. Layer the guacamole on your flour tortilla, then add lettuce, tomato and bacon pieces.
  5. Wrap by taking one side of the wrap and tucking it under the ingredients and roll.

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Nutella French Toast

Out of this world Nutella French Toast recipe with creamy whipped topping! Pair it with strawberries for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.

 Nutella French Toast recipe with creamy whipped topping! Pair it with strawberries for a quick and easy breakfast or snack! #nutella #breakfast

Nutella French Toast is the perfect breakfast for chocolate lovers!

I love Nutella and always happy to find more ways to use it like in this amazing Nutella French Toast recipe. This tasty chocolate, hazelnut and strawberry recipe is such a treat.

We love french toast around here so I was so excited about this new recipe! With creamy whipped topping and strawberries, this delicious stuffed french toast is the perfect breakfast or after school snack.

This Valentine’s Day, I cut a strawberry heart to celebrate the day with my kids. So fun!

Today’s easy and delicious Nutella Stuffed French Toast recipe comes to us from our fabulous food contributor, Divian Conner! Enjoy her beautiful photos and simple to make french toast recipe.

Originally published January 16, 2013

Nutella French Toast recipe with creamy whipped topping! An easy chocolate, hazelnut and strawberry breakfast or snack! LivingLocurto.com #nutella #breakfast

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How to make Nutella Stuffed French Toast

Easy Nutella French Toast recipe with creamy whipped topping! Nutella French Toast - Easy chocolate hazelnut and strawberry breakfast recipe.

My children love french toast. It is one of those breakfast options that seems like a lot of work, but really, it is simple and easy to make. And takes just as much time as pancakes! What can be better than combining Nutella, strawberries, french toast and whipped cream? It is a sure breakfast winner!

Nutella French Toast - Easy Breakfast Recipe by Divian Connors for LivingLocurto.com

 

You will need for Nutella French Toast:

  • Slices of bread (I used sliced french bread)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2tbsp sugar
  • 1tbsp cinnamon
  • Nutella
  • Strawberries
  • Whipped Topping (softened)

Servings: 4 french toast sandwiches

Nutella French Toast - Easy chocolate hazelnut and strawberry breakfast Recipe.

 

Spread generous amount of Nutella onto 4 slices of bread. Top with remaining bread.

Nutella French Toast - Easy chocolate hazelnut and strawberry breakfast Recipe.

 

In bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar and cinnamon, mix/blend well. You can add more milk for less egginess.

Nutella French Toast - Easy chocolate hazelnut and strawberry breakfast Recipe.

Coat both side with egg mixture, allowing it to sit for about a minute or two to soak in the egg mixture.  Let the excess mixture drip off of the bread.

In skillet, coat with nonstick cooking spray and turn heat on low.  I prefer to cook my french toast on low heat to reduce burning of the outside and to ensure that the bread is completely cooked and not soggy. Let cook on low for about 2 minutes, turn over to make sure it is cooking. Continue to turn over once every 3-4 minutes until both sides are golden brown.

Nutella French Toast - Easy chocolate hazelnut and strawberry breakfast Recipe.

Slice each sandwich and top with whipped topping or whipped cream and fresh berries. This would be a perfect Valentine breakfast.

QUICK TIP: To decorate your plate, place a spoonful of Nutella into a plastic sandwich bag. Squeeze into the corner of the bag and clip the tip of the corner with scissors. ‘Pipe’ your design onto the plate before putting on the french toast and berries.

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Nutella French Toast

Out of this world Nutella French Toast recipe with creamy whipped topping! Pair it with strawberries for a quick and easy breakfast or snack!

  • 8 slices french bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Whipped Topping
  1. Spread generous amount of Nutella onto 4 slices of bread. Top with remaining bread.
  2. In bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar and cinnamon and mix well.
  3. Coat both sides of bread slices with egg mixture, allowing it to sit for about a minute or two to soak in the egg mixture. Let the excess mixture drip off of the bread.
  4. In skillet, coat with nonstick cooking spray and turn heat on low.
  5. Let cook on low for about 2 minutes, turn over to make sure it is cooking.
  6. Continue to turn over once every 3-4 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Slice each french toast sandwich and top with whipped topping or whipped cream and fresh berries.

QUICK TIP: To decorate your plate, place a spoonful of Nutella into a plastic sandwich bag. Squeeze into the corner of the bag and clip the tip of the corner with scissors. ‘Pipe’ your design onto the plate before putting on the french toast and berries.


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Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing

Last updated on November 5th, 2018 at 05:48 pm

This Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing is a delicious southern Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.

 

Easy Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, it’s all delicious! I made up a new recipe for Sausage Apple Cornbread Dressing to try this Thanksgiving and it turned out so amazing! This dressing recipe is a fun twist on southern cornbread dressing.

I’m very picky about cornbread dressing since it’s both my husband and mine’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish. I’m happy to share this dressing (or stuffing) recipe with you because it turned out to be so tasty! I will be making it a lot more often for an everyday dinner, not just on special holiday dinners.

Originally published November 25, 2013

This cornbread dressing is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or dinner recipe! Apples and sausage gives you sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.

A Twist on Cornbread Dressing

I have seen savory recipes that called for apples, but never eaten them in my cornbread dressing, so it was the perfect reason to do some test cooking before the big day.

This dressing recipe is not all cornbread. I mixed in some sour dough bread and used spicy turkey sausage, but you could use any kind of sausage you like. My son said I need to use “real” sausage next time. So I will do as he says. Ha! Personally, I thought the turkey sausage was fantastic and like that it has a lot less fat than regular pork sausage.

Apple Sausage Cornbread Dressing ~ A delicious side dish recipe for Thanksgiving or everyday dinner! Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

Adding something sweet to your savory dressing is perfect!

For the sweet to my savory dish, I used a small amount of apples cooked in white wine. The wine cooked apples gave the apples a nice tart and tangy sweet flavoring which complimented the spicy sausage.

When you’re done, this easy cornbread dressing is ready to be eaten right out of the oven. It goes perfect with your left over white wine!

Apple Sausage Cornbread Dressing ~ A delicious side dish recipe for Thanksgiving or everyday dinner! Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

Try this Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing for dinner sometime. It’s crunchy, sweet and savory all rolled into one dish… delicious!

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Do you call it dressing or stuffing?

We had a fun conversation about this on my Facebook page! Come see what people said. I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you make it, let me know if you liked it in the comments below.

This Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors in one bite.

Apple and Sausage Cornbread Dressing

This Southern Cornbread Dressing is a delicious Thanksgiving side dish or everyday dinner recipe! The combination of apples and sausage lets you enjoy sweet and savory flavors all in one bite.

  • 4 links spicy Italian turkeysausage
  • 2 boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 loaf sour dough bread, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 granny smith apples, peeled a chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix cornbread, milk and eggs and bake according to the package.
  3. Cook sausage in a skillet. Remove from pan and slice.
  4. Remove cornbread from oven and cut into small squares and arrange on a baking sheet.
  5. Cut sour dough bread into cubes and arrange on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake bread for 8 minutes or until toasted.
  7. Reduce oven to 350 degrees
  8. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  9. Add celery, onions, apples and brown sugar. Cook for 2-3 minutes until brown.
  10. Add wine and cook 2-3 more minutes.
  11. Add thyme, parsley, sage, rosemary, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Stir until fully heated.
  12. Add bread and sausage to a large bowl and pour the skillet mixture over it all.
  13. Gently toss and add more broth if it seems too dry.
  14. Transfer your dressing mix into a baking dish.
  15. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until the top is crispy.

To skip toasting the bread, you can bake and cube your bread the night before, then leave it out to dry.

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Baked Chicken Nachos for Girls’ Night In with Book Club

Easy baked chicken nachos recipe! These sheet pan nachos with chicken loaded with your favorite toppings make the perfect quick dinner or party snack! Make it a girls’ night in with the hilarious film Book Club.

Best Baked Chicken Nachos for a Girls’ Night In with Book Club

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When you need a quick meal, sheet pan baked chicken nachos are the best! I watched Book Club on my last plane ride and had to control myself, because I kept laughing out loud! I mean… really LOUD. ha!! After enjoying the film so much, I couldn’t wait to come home to watch it again with my girlfriends. Book Club is such a cute movie and is now available to download on iTunes and will be on Blu-ray August 28th.

Baked Chicken Nachos Recipe + Girls’ Night In = Fun!

To make your girl’s night in complete, I’m sharing my favorite recipe for Baked Chicken Nachos! This sheet pan recipe is fabulous for dinner as well.

Have you seen this film yet? It features four Hollywood icons together on screen! Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. They get together to discuss the latest book they’re reading, but end up talking about so much more! They inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

I love the theme that it’s never too late to live your life to the fullest! Download the film on iTunes and make plans to watch it at home this weekend. The release includes hilarious bonus content, like the making of the film, deleted scenes, and more.

When hosting a girls’ night in, these baked chicken nachos are super simple! Buy some ready-made rotisserie chicken at your local grocery store and you’ll have a tasty snack to eat in minutes. Feel free to change the nacho toppings to whatever you prefer. The fun part is making and eating them!

Because you have a delicious quick and easy recipe idea, now is the time to call up your friends, open a bottle of wine and get ready to laugh out loud!

TIP: The most time consuming part of these baked chicken nachos recipe is dicing the vegetables and cooking the beans. Prepare everything the night before your girls’ night. Then when you’re ready to bake your chicken nachos, all you have to do is layer everything and pop them into the oven.

Above all, I hope you enjoy Book Club and these baked chicken nachos as much as I do! Head over to iTunes and download it today.

How to Make Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

Baked Chicken Nachos

Easy baked chicken nachos! These sheet pan baked nachos with chicken loaded with your favorite toppings make the perfect quick and easy dinner recipe or party snack!

  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained (1 can)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1 red pepper (diced)
  • 1 green pepper (diced)
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 ounce bag of tortilla chips
  • 1 cup pepper Jack cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup green onions (diced)
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1/3 cup jalapeño pepper slices (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large skillet add olive oil and sauté the black beans, garlic, cumin and chili powder in the oil for 2 minutes or until heated through. Toss diced peppers with the bean mixture and cook for another minute.
  3. In a bowl, toss the shredded chicken, lime juice, salt and pepper together.
  4. Spray a 13×9-in. baking dish with cooking spray and layer half of the tortilla chips, pepper and bean mixture, chicken, cheese (leave some for the top), tomatoes and onions.

  5. Repeat the layers and sprinkle the top with a thin layer of cheese and cilantro.
  6. Bake, at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until cheese has melted. Serve with sour cream and jalapeño peppers.

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