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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Twisted Turkey Cinnamon Rolls #foodnflix

This month I’m hosting Food n’ Flix!  I chose the 80’s movie, Planes Trains, and Automobiles starring John Candy & Steve Martin!

The movie follows two strangers who end up teaming up after their flight from New York to Chicago gets canceled.  As they try every possible way to get home in time for Thanksgiving, but everything that can go wrong, does!

While certainly not a food centric movie, food does turn up in quite a few scenes and in the background quite often.  Several times, breakfast foods were visible (both in a diner and in a home).

So, I decided to take a Thanksgiving twist (literally) on Cinnamon Rolls!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Personal Pan Pizza #FantasticalFoodFight

It’s time for the next Fantastical Food Fight, hosted by Sarah at a Fantastical Sharing of Recipes!  This month’s theme is Fast Food Favorites.

So what to make?  I’ve already remade many of my favorite fast food picks – Chicken Nuggets (like, 3 ways), French Fries (again a bunch of ways), Zuppa Toscana, Tacos, Queso, Quesadillas -- the list goes on!

Then I remembered Pizza Hut Pan Pizza.  It was one of the recipes I shared during my first couple months of blogging.  I had reimagined the pizza to include whole wheat flour and turkey pepperoni.  I had a picky toddler and a newborn at the time, so I was trying to get a toddler to eat healthy foods while trying to lose my baby weight.

The pizza was delicious and I made it that way for quite some time, but then I started noticing that any leftovers would just sit in the fridge.  The pizza was great fresh out of the oven, but rather dry as leftovers.  Then my boys just kinda picked at it instead of eating and asked for takeout instead.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sautéed Cheese Tortellini & Spinach with Toasted Almonds

Today’s recipe is inspired by a book I really didn’t care for.

Weird, huh?

So here’s how it all went down.  First, I saw Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla review the book and it caught my eye.  Then, my friend Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm also reviewed the book.  Both were pretty “meh” about the book, but it still piqued my interest.

So what did I think about it?

It. Was. Awful.

The author intended to be humorous throughout the text, but he only had one joke in his wheelhouse: insulting his mother’s cooking skills.  He was cruel and degrading throughout the memoir portion of the text.  The worst part was, he mentioned several times that his family was not particularly well-off, so his mother did the best she could with discount items (he was appalled at her use of cheap canned tomatoes and would have preferred the more expensive, imported tomatoes.  He also found he use of cheaper cuts of meat to be inferior and completely unacceptable).

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Multigrain Chocolate Chip Waffles

Multigrain pancakes are a favorite of mine, so I decided it was high time to tweak the recipe ever so slightly to make a waffle version!

I love filling my kiddos with whole grains, especially if they’re going to be drenching said grains in syrup and/or whipped cream and/or chocolate chips!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

#FoodnFlix November Announcement!

Hey hey! It’s time for November’s Food ‘n Flix movie and this month I’m hosting!

I chose the Thanksgiving classic, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!
In case you’re unfamiliar with this classic, here’s a brief synopsis:

En route to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family, easily annoyed businessman Neal Page (Steve Martin) finds his first-class plane ticket has been demoted to coach, and he must share his flight with obnoxious salesman Del Griffith (John Candy). A sudden snowstorm in Chicago forces the plane to land in Wichita. Unable to find a room in any of the four-star hotels, Neal is compelled to accept Del's invitation to share his accommodations in a cheapo-sleazo motel. Driven to distraction by Del's annoying personal habits, the ungrateful Neal lets forth with a stream of verbal abuse. That's when Del delivers the anticipated (but always welcome) "I don't judge, why should you?"-type speech so common to John Hughes flicks. The shamefaced Neal tries to make up to Del, but there's a bumpy time ahead as the mismatched pair make their way back to Chicago, first in a balky train, then by way of a refrigerator truck. We know from the outset that the oil-and-water Neal and Del will be bosom companions by the end of Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but it's still a fun ride. 

Want to join in the fun?

It’s easy!

1. Watch the movie
2. Whip up something amazing inspired by the movie
3. Post a new blog post by November 28, 2017
4. E-mail me your info including the following:
-Email: to amyscookingadventures @ gmail . com and 
CC heather @ foodnflixclub . com
-Include Food ‘n Flix Submission in the header
-Include your blog name, recipe name, and a link to the recipe
-Include a photo or permission to pull one from your post


-submit via Instagram using #foodnflix and tag me        

Ready to join in the fun?

Happy cooking!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tomorrow is Halloween!  Yay!

I’m going to get right in to today’s super easy recipe!

Spud saw this video on Facebook a few weeks ago and wanted to make these cute little cookies!

You can really use any chocolate chip cookie recipe you’d like (you can even use refrigerated dough for a really really easy recipe!) – I included my favorite, in case you’re looking for a delicious, fool-proof recipe!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

World Series Tortilla Pizza

Did you know that it’s Nation Pizza Month?!?

Now that’s my kind of month!

We have a family tradition of Friday night pizza & movie night, so pizza shows up on the menu pretty frequently.  We tend to rotate between our favorite pizza chains, homemade, and frozen pizzas depending on how crazy our week has been and how much we’ve been eating out.

This one was a little different.  This was a lunch I made for Spud because he loves baseball so much! 



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