Brace yourself for a symphony of flavors as rich, velvety chocolate collides with the satisfying crunch of pretzels, all elegantly topped with a luscious peanut butter drizzle.
These 4 ingredient potatoes are SO easy to make. I love potatoes in EVERY form but these are super crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside!
Tip: Use a silicon baking sheet to make clean up painless.
I list measurements in this recipe but honestly it’s more of a sprinkle until your heart says it’s enough.
If you get the canister of dry ranch mix- you can make smaller portions of the potatoes.
We always use Hidden Valley Ranch packets but any brand will do!
I served these with grilled chicken and a salad but it would be delicious with steak too!
- Potatoes, into medium sized pieces , about 2 lbs
- ¼ cup Olive Oil
- 1 Ranch Dressing Dry Packet
- Grated Parmesan
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Place Potatoes into a large mixing bowl, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with the ranch packet and parmesean.
- Mix to coat all pieces.
- Place on baking sheet for 20-30 minutes until all pieces are crispy.
These were a HUGE hit at my house and in fact made it to the make again list!
You can boil used marinade for 3-5 minutes to cook out any issues- but honestly I just can’t do it. So I make double the marinade and use half to marinade and the other half to make the glaze.
If you’re good with boiling the marinade- you can half each of those ingredients.
- 6 chicken drumsticks
- ½ cup lime juice
- 6 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 tbs honey
- 4 tbs chipotle chile in adobo sauce
- Whisk together everything except chicken. Divide the sauce into 2 equal portions.
- Place chicken in a gallon bag and pour one of the portions into the bag. Marinade for at least 30 minutes. Discard marinade.
- Place the second portion of sauce into a blender and blend smooth. Place puree into a small sauce pan and bring to a rolling boil stirring for about 3 minutes. Remove sauce from heat.
- Place chicken in air fryer in one layer. Air fry at 400F for 20 minutes, flipping over half way and brushing with the heated glaze.
- Cook until drumsticks are cooked through to 165F. Brush with glaze again and serve.
Cake mix is SO cheap but it often tastes cheap. A few swaps and additions…and you might not be able to tell it apart from a from-scratch cake (ok…well almost)
I made this cake today with all the tips below and it was AMAZING. I used strawberries from my garden (plus a few bigger store bought ones for the top).
I even used canned frosting- I added a tiny bit of softened butter and whipped it in the mixer for about 3 minutes.
Guys… if you’ve never tried a tamale you are MISSING out. They are AMAZING. The best tamales come out of a cooler at a family event but if you don’t have family or friends who do that…find some…or try making an okay version in the instant pot!
p.s. for my non-native tamale eating friends- do NOT eat the husk. You completely remove it and THEN eat. And for leftover tamales…if there are any…. try frying them in the air fryer or a little oil. DELICIOUS.
We spent 10 days last summer in Mexico and I am counting down the days to go back. I remember how excited my husband was to find elote on the street outside the temples (Street Corn).
This recipe is not exactly the same as sitting on the side of a busy street in downtown Mexico City – but it brings a small taste of it to home. If you REALLY want to take it up a notch- instead of boiling the corn; grill it! It really brings that flavor out.
If you ever see a street vendor (anywhere ) selling elote (or street corn)- Try it. It’s AMAZING.
Don’t need a step by step on making Elote at home? Jump Directly to Recipe
- 4 corns on the cob, husk removed
- ½ cup cotija cheese
- 1/3 cup Mexican crema
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 1 tsp tajin seasoning
Fair warning- if you like white chocolate these are AMAZING. I’m not a fan of milk or dark chocolate so when I had some white chocolate and my daughter begged for some peeps- I had to try and see if these would turn out!
I got to thinking- what about caramel chocolate? OH I bet that would be good too! So many options to play with the original S’more! You can make this in the traditional way – by toasting marshmallows but if you can’t get outside to a fire pit use the microwave!
- 4 Vanilla Graham Crackers
- 1 Bar White Chocolate
- 4 Peeps
- Break crackers into equal halves.
- Place 4 halves on microwave safe plate
- Top with ¼ of bar of chocolate
- Top with 1 peep.
- Microwave on high 15-20 seconds or until marshmallow puffs up.
- Remove from microwave and top with remaining halves of graham crackers.
We spent a week in Mexico City this summer and the food…y’all the food is amazing. Hand made tortillas and the best roasted chicken I’ve ever had! Street food is the most amazing in Mexico City….even better than my Mother-in-law’s but don’t tell her I said that! After getting home I had a craving for some of those flavors and so we made Carnitas!
Traditional Carnitas are slow simmered all day but this lady didn’t have the energy nor the patience to wait that day so i did it in the Insta Pot!
(p.s. Check out this Traditional Carnitas recipe by Mexico In My Kitchen because I am in no way an authentic carnita maker! This is the lazy way to get some carnita flavor if you (like me ) don’t have the time to do it the right way.
Thankfully I was able to get my mother in law’s recipe and switched it up for the pressure cooker.
Spring is coming! Celebrate with these beyond adorable Carrot Patch Cupcakes…no carrots required!
Carrot Patch Cupcakes
12 cupcakes from your favorite recipe or boxed mix
2 to 3 cups chocolate frosting from your favorite recipe or store bought
1 cup ground Oreo Cookies
12 strawberries, washed and dried
1 (12 ounce) package orange candy melt wafers
- Melt the candy wafers according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.
- Dip strawberries into the melted candy and then place on waxed paper. Once the candy has set, pour remaining melted candy into a zip-top freezer bag or piping bag with the tip snipped. Drizzle over the strawberries. Allow to set completely before decorating the cupcakes.
- Using a 1A round piping tip, add a border of frosting around the cupcake. Place a small amount in the middle.
- Flip each cupcake and dip the frosted top into ground Oreo cookies.
- Top each cupcake with a dipped strawberry.