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Sausage Mushroom Wild Rice Casserole | Bellasapron.com

Sausage Mushroom Wild Rice Casserole

Serve this as a dish at a potluck or your next family get together.  This is hands down my favorite casserole.  This was an invention between three different recipes.  Lots of vegetarian and vegan recipes use sweet potato so that was the inspiration of adding sweet potato into the dish.  The red bell pepper gave the dish a sweeter flavor and beautiful color.

Instead of sweet potato, try using butternut squash to alert the recipe. Also, I used shiitake mushrooms but you can use any other type of mushroom.  Shiitakes have a savory flavor so it compliments this dish well.

Classic Coleslaw | Bellasapron.com

Classic Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a great add at any BBQ, potluck, or side dish.  I made this coleslaw to add it on top of a BBQ pulled chicken sandwich.

Anyhow, I like mayonnaise based coleslaw but there’s sour cream and buttermilk kinds too.  I won’t claim this is be best coleslaw, but it’s my favorite type.  It’s more vinegar-ie than sweet. If you don’t have it white wine vinegar, swap it with apple cider vinegar.

…BTW, I shredded my own cabbage and carrots for this.  If you don’t have enough time for it, buy the shredded coleslaw from the store.

Girl Scout Cookies Are On Their Way

2017 marks the 100th year of sales of the Girl Scout Cookies.  Who knew the Girl Scouts sell 200 million boxes a year.  That’s crazy!  This year is even more special, two new cookies will be offered that will taste like s’mores!  One chocolate covered and the other will be like a sandwich.  Good luck […]

Chicken Burrito Bowl | Bellasapron.com

Chicken Burrito Bowl

Here’s yet another easy slow cooker recipe that’s great to take into work as a lunch.  It’s healthy, filling, and easy to make on a Sunday morning in prep for the long week ahead.  The salsa you use can make or break this recipe.  Buy or make fresh chunky type salsa. Make it mild, medium, or hot based on preference. You can use chicken breast or chicken thighs.  Chicken breast tends to be dry so I like using chicken thighs.

Top the dish off with guacamole, queso cheese, sour cream, red onions, or fresh cilantro! Serve on top of rice.

Chocolate Chip Cookies | Bellasapron.com

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are the best! They are very versatile and they keep well for days…if they stay around that long. Add chopped walnuts or chocolate chunks to change it up.

Hope you like it!

Brown Sugar Crinkle Cookies | Bellasapron.com

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies

These cookies are a great add to any Christmas cookie bake list or potluck. They are easy, quick, and keep well in an air tight container for a week.

I love cinnamon, so I added extra. Add only 1 teaspoon of it if you are not a fan. Next time, I’m going to add nutmeg too!

farro dinner plate

2017 Food Trends to Try

New year means new things!  I ran across these two sites that are good reads with a list of the 2017 trend foods.  My favorite is farro.  Farro is an ancient grain that’s making a come back.  You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  It has more protein than quinoa and it can […]

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup | Bellasapron.com

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Hearty, comfort soup with leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken. If you don’t want chicken, swap it with turkey.

If you are gluten intolerant, swap the flour with some corn starch. If you want to lower the fat, use only skim milk. Enjoy!