Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

It’s been a busy day in the kitchen today! I spent all day cooking up some new recipes. I didn’t know which to post first so, I did a poll on twitter (if you don’t follow me yet click here). Well, you voted and so today’s recipe is Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups. It’s a quick and easy recipe (as are all my recipes) and more importantly, they are delicious! These are perfect for a party or appetizer. This is a recipe for 12 wonton cups, if making for a party, I would double the recipe.

Ingredients: 

  • 24 Wonton Wraps
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4-5 chopped jalapenos (remove seeds to lessen the spice level)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. Place 2 wonton wraps in each muffin cup.
  2. Bake empty wonton wraps for 5-6 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and seasoning. Spoon mixture into wonton wraps and top with more shredded cheese.
  4.  Bake for an addition 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Let cool, serve and enjoy!

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Wednesday: OOTD

Hey guys!

So I’ve been working on changing a lot with Blush & Basil. One of the changes is, I’m going to be posting more lifestyle and beauty posts. However, I’m still going to be posting recipes too! I wanted to expand and be able to post more of what I love.

Today’s blog post is about my outfit of the day! Everything I wore today was under $50. The key is always looking at what’s on sale online. The shoulder cut out shirt I’m wearing I purchased for only $10, my jeans were on sale for only $15, and my shoes were on clearance for only $25. Check below for the link to to purchase for yourself:

Shirt: Charlotte Russe $10.99

Jeans: Target $15

Shoes: Lauren Conrad $25

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Stuffed Peppers Two Ways (Meat Eaters & Vegetarian)

Happy Wednesday! Last night I made stuffed peppers and instead of making the same ones I usually make (see previous recipe if curious) I added more ingredients for some extra flavor. Boy, am I glad I did that. They turned out so good! And so easy. I made two different kinds. One stuffed with meat for the meat eaters and a vegetarian option. Tag me in your photos on social media @blushandbasil if you make any of my recipes! 😊

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 4 cups cooked corn
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • Taco seasoning
  • Zucchini, chopped (for vegetarian option)
  • 1 lb ground turkey (for meat eaters)
  • 6 bell peppers rinsed, deseeded, and top cut off
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, lightly spray a 8×8 square pan. Place bell peppers in pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  2. In a medium sauce pan cook ground turkey, add taco seasoning. In the meantime in a small saucepan cook zucchini 5-6 minutes (undercooked slightly, it will continue to cook in the oven) add taco seasoning to zucchini. Once both are cooked at half corn, black beans, and rice to each sauce pan (if making both).
  3. Stuff peppers until full and sprinkle too with cheese. Place back in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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Buffalo Ranch Lettuce Wraps

Happy Saturday! It has been a busy summer here! A few weeks ago I made this recipe and since then I think we've had them 3 times. Haha! They are so good!! It's a quick recipe that you can make for lunch or dinner. You can even make it ahead for lunch the next day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken, cut into cube pieces
  • 1 packet of ranch seasoning
  • Romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup Buffalo sauce
  • Ranch dressing to drizzle
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a medium skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add chicken and cook fully. Add seasoning and buffalo sauce.
  3. Place chicken on two piece of romaine lettuce and top with Parmesan cheese. Drizzle ranch dressing if desired!
  4. Enjoy!

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Healthy Fried Pickles

Happy Sunday! It’s about a 115 degrees out today. So we have been staying in the a/c all day. What’s a better excuse to cook than being stuck inside all day? So today’s recipe is inspired by one of our favorite appetizers, fried pickles. Instead of making regular fried pickles I wanted to try to make a healthier version. So instead of frying the pickles I baked them. Using plain panko bread crumbs helps lower the amount of sodium since this is a low sodium food. I also always use pickles that don’t have added salt or sugar. It’s better to add flavor with other seasonings than to have all those extra addictives in the food already. They are really simple and delicious! Let’s give them a try! 

Ingredients:

  • 20-30 Sliced Pickles
  • 1/2 cup Plain Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a cooking sheet with olive oil. 
  2. Add all seasonings and panko together and mix well.
  3. Place pickles on a paper towel and pat dry. 
  4. Place pickles in beaten eggs and then into panko. Cover completely and evenly, then place on the cooking sheet. 
  5. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. 
  6. Let cool and serve with ranch or desired dipping sauce. 

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Taco Pizza

Happy Taco Tuesday! The best day of the week in my book. 😏 Instead of regular tacos I turned it into a pizza. Two of the best things, together? I know. Your taste buds will thank you I promise. So let’s get started! 

Ingredients: 

  • I pre-made pizza crust (my favorite is the ones from Costco) 
  • 5 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons green chilies, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fire roasted tomatoes, diced 
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning 
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican style cheese
  • Hot sauce to top

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium skillet, cook ground beef until browned. Drain. Add seasoning and stir until well mixed. 
  2. Place pizza crust on a pizza pan. Spread sour cream evenly on crust. Sprinkle cheese and top with cooked meat, onion, chilies, and tomatoes. 
  3. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. After 10 minutes, place pizza directly on oven rack and broil for 5 minutes. 
  4. Remove pizza and let cool slightly. Drizzle hot sauce and serve! 

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Turkey Meatball Sub

Hi everyone! 

It’s been a busy few weeks with moving and getting settled! But we are finally unpacked and I’m back in the kitchen cooking. The other night I had no idea what I wanted to make for dinner. This is usually when I come up with a recipe because I just find random things in the pantry and throw them together! This one I just threw together a few of my recipes. I don’t usually eat red meat so I made these with ground turkey instead. This is an easy recipe but makes about 4-5 servings. Perfect for a family dinner! 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 sleeve crushed ritz crackers
  • 1/4 cup Dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons granulated garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sandwhich bread rolls
  • Marinara sauce 
  • Swiss cheese (or cheese of your choice to top) 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a cooking sheet with non stick cooking spray. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine ground turkey, Parmesan cheese, ritz, onion, seasonings, and mustard. Mix until well combined. Roll into desirezed meatball size. 
  3. Place in cooking sheet about a 1/2 inch apart from each other. 
  4. Bake 15 minutes. Flip meatballs and bale another 15 minutes. Once done baking set aside and let cool. 
  5. In a medium sauce pan combined marinara sauce and meatballs. Cover and let simmer 15-20 minutes. 
  6. On a sandwhich roll place meatballs and cover with cheese. Let cheese melt and serve! 

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