Homemade Parmesan Ranch Salad Dressing

Kim and family were coming up again on Sunday for the day.  She requested burgers and corn for dinner lol, I made burgers (recipe to follow another day), I bought fresh corn on the cob and I am making 2 salads.  I decided on a regular tossed salad and a doctored up coleslaw (recipe for this to follow another day too lol), so I thought I would make a homemade salad dressing for the regular salad… and who doesn’t love ranch dressing??? AND what could be easier than tossing all the ingredients in a mason jar and shaking?

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

It’s been a while since I’ve made a fancied up cake for dessert. Since we were having “company” on Sunday I thought it was the perfect time to make one.

This time I decided on a chocolate cake base with a peanut butter icing and decorated with peanut butter cups!  Chocolate and peanut butter… does it get any better?

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Cheesy Dill Pickle Bread

Yes, I do know it sounds weird but it certainly makes up for it in taste.  I don’t know about anyone else but anything dill pickle is awesome in my books.  Dill pickles have always been a staple in our house, my kids actually teethed on them lol, and still love them to this day. Being able to bake them into a loaf of cheesy bread, well that is just another wonderful way to enjoy them!

While this is a baking soda bread (not my favourite type of bread to make) it was worth taking a chance away from my usual yeast breads!

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Pork Chops in the Crock Pot

I made some really tasty pork chops in the crock pot the other night for dinner.  Both Chris and Dillon cleared their plates.  There was a really good sale on pork chops when I did the grocery shopping so I made way more than what I needed for dinner that night but I put the remaining pork chops in an aluminum pan to freeze for a quick dinner one night that I don’t feel like cooking.  You’ve got to love those nights and the knowledge you have something ready made that you just have to pull out of the freezer and reheat!  I really like precooking when I am working.  That and of course, crock pot meals!

But fork tender pork chops, smothered in a thick BBQ type sauce, served with potatoes boiled in minced garlic and chicken broth, definitely take the cake!

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Air Fryer – French Fries

I don’t know why I’ve never posted an air fryer recipe yet.  Dillon bought me one, for my birthday I think.  It took a few tries to get the French fries down pat… I either over cooked them, undercooked them or they were just tasteless…until the other day lol.

All it took was some olive oil and a few spices, cooking them at the right temperature and we had some delicious fries to go with the Burgers I made the other night!!!

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Root Beer BBQ Sauce

I know, it doesn’t sound all that appealing when you first read the title but this BBQ sauce is worth trying.  The root beer gives it just the right amount of sweetness and makes anything you put it on really, really good!

I used it the other night on chicken legs but you can use it on pork chops, ribs, whatever you like to BBQ and it will be absolutely delicious!

 

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