3 Things that Work in the Kitchen this Week – May 11

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3 Things that work in the kitchen


1.  Recipe Re-do

There are some recipes that call for store-bought ingredients that are hard to find.   Or maybe you’d like a homemade version instead.  One of those recipes is Creamy Jalepeno Chicken Tacos.  I love this slow cooker recipe, but when I shopped for the ingredients I couldn’t find the jalepeno cream cheese.

So I came up with an easy alternative.  I’ll share a full post soon, but basically it’s as easy as using a can of jalepeno pepper and plain cream cheese.  Simple.

Another recipe I’ve redone so the store-bought mix isn’t needed is Slow Cooker Korean Tacos, which is a take on Korean BBQ Haystacks.  The sauce tastes close to the same, but it’s homemade.

2.  15 Minute Chicken Jambalaya

I’m really excited about this recipe!  My family loved it and it’s so quick to make.

Quick and Easy Skillet Chicken Jambalaya


Look for the recipe on the blog on Wednesday!

3.  Vacation food – packing for a rental house

My family is headed to Asheville, NC later this week for a long weekend trip.  We’ve rented a house there instead of staying in a hotel.  We’ve found houses are the way to go for family trips.  You get more room to spread out, there are plenty of places to come together for games and visiting and you can save money of eating out.

I’ll be sharing our menu with you on Thursday.  We do hope to eat one meal at a restaurant in Asheville.  If you’ve got recommendations, let me know!

What’s working in your kitchen this week?

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  1. Made a crockpot Salisbury steak recipe last night that was easy-peasy and delish. Will look forward to your post about vacation house meals. We usually stay in a vacation house at the beach in the summer and I cook for everyone. Would love some new inspiration for our vacation meals.

    • I’m glad you liked the salisbury steak. We’re hitting the beach this summer too. We usually only eat out once during the week and have easy meals the rest of the time.

  2. I just came back from Asheville, after spending 10 days there. We too rented a house, which was perfect!Some good places to eat: East Village Grill – good food, not expensive, good with kids!! 12 Bones – Best BBQ in the world, limited hours but worth it!! King Daddy – amazing breakfast, There are alot of amazing places to eat out, there are also some fun places to shop for eating in – Hopey’s, they have three locations and an amazing selection and cheap prices!! You should try, if the water is warm enough, Zen Tubing!! so much fun.

    Have a great time!!

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