Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

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Janelle from ComfyInTheKitchen.com is back every Thursday this fall to bring us some comfy food!  
First up, this Sausage Stuffed Zucchini – YUM!

Janelle writes:

Oooo…this recipe is a keeper! It’s simple, gluten-free and delicious. I’ll be making this on a monthly basis for sure!!! Love when I find new recipes that work out so well! Wohoo!

The first time I saw this recipe was on Skinny Taste-I altered the recipe a bit to fit the ingredients I had on hand and to keep it simple, but if you’re interested in a lower-fat version, definitely check out the original recipe!

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Slice 3 zucchini’s lengthwise. Take a spoon and scrape out seeds like so..

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Blanch zucchini in hot water for 2 mins.

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Start shredding your mozzarella! I have an excellent assistant, if I do say so myself.

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Brown and drain 1 package of Bob Evans Italian Sausage.

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***** If you don’t think your children will like the Zucchini I recommend boiling some noodles and making spaghetti with sauce/cheese**** It’s a small extra step, but worth it.

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Pour 1/2 cup of marinara on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Fill zucchini planks with Italian sausage, pour marinara sauce over top, sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and top with garlic powder and oregano. Bake covered in a 375 oven for 35 mins until bubbly.
*You don’t have to make your own marinara -I recommend Newman’s Own Marinara if you’re looking for a good jarred sauce!

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Who could resist? Delicious!

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Serves:4-6
Prep time:15 mins
Cook time:35 mins
Total time:50 mins

Ingredients
3 large zucchinis
1 lb Bob Evan’s Italian Sausage
2 cups Marinara Sauce
2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
½ cup Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp Garlic Powder
½ tsp Oregano

Instructions
Preheat oven to 375.
Boil water in a large pot.
Slice zucchini’s and scoop out seeds.
Blanch zucchini’s for 2 mins in boiling water.
Pour ½ cup of marinara on the bottom of a 9×13 pan and set zucchini on top.
Brown and drain Italian sausage.
Fill zucchini’s with Italian sausage, top with remaining marinara sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic powder and oregano.
Cover with foil and bake for 35 mins or until bubbly.

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Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”.

You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
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12 Fabulous Salad Recipes

12 Fabulous Salad Recipes

I always eat more salads in the summertime!

Thanks to Janelle at ComfyInTheKitchen.com  

and Clare at Peak 313.com -

I have 12 Fabulous Salad Recipes for you today!

1. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Homemade Poppyseed Dressing

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2. Easy Taco Salad (this recipe has been pinned over 274,000 times!)

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3. Fancy but Easy Wedge Salad with Homemade BlueCheese Dressing

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4. Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

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5. Easy and Refreshing Cucumber Salad

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6.  Cottage Cheese Salad

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7.  Egg-cellent Egg Salad

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8. Grilled Veggie Salad


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9. Harvest Salad with Walnut Crusted Chicken

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10.  Italian Orzo Salad

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11. Quinoa & Radicchio Salad with Dried Cherries & Pistachios

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12. Orange and Red Onion Salad via Peak313.com

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And 3 Bonus Dessert Salads!

1. Pistachio Marshmallow Salad (aka Watergate Salad)

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2. Snicker Apple Salad

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3. Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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**Chime In:  What is your favorite salad recipe? Tell us how you whip it up or share a link to it in the comment section.

Walk with the King,

Courtney

Breakfast Bagel Egg Sandwich

breakfast bagel

 

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is back with a breakfast bagel egg sandwich recipe!

Janelle writes:

The other day I shared on my personal FB page that I had made “Eggs in a Nest” for the kiddos. One of my friends mentioned that she made the same thing, but with bagels! By golly-how convenient- they already have holes! So, I had to try it her way. I added some cream cheese to the top half of the bagel and made them into sandwiches. Needless to say, they were a hit.

Seriously. So good.

(GF option: Use  Udi’s GF bagels.)

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Start off by heating a skillet on medium-high heat.  Melt butter and place both side of your bagels onto the skillet.  Crack an egg and place it in the bottom halves of each bagel. Let cook for approximately 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Flip.

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Let cook on the other side until done.

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Add cream cheese to the top sides of each bagel.

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Place on top of the egg slices….Mmmm……

Breakfast Bagel Egg Sandwich

Ingredients
  • 4 bagels
  • 4 eggs
  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. Add butter.
  3. Place both sides of the bagels on the skillet.
  4. Add an egg into the bottom half of the bagel.
  5. Let cook for approximately 3 minutes. Salt and Pepper. Flip.
  6. Let cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  7. Add cream cheese to the other side of the bagel and combine into a sandwich. Mmmmmmmmmm

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

Peanut Butter Nutella Fudge – YUM!

Peanut butter nutella fudge

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has a mouth watering dessert recipe for us today! Hooray!

Janelle writes:

Now you see it….now you don’t! That’s the best way to describe this simple, yet delicious Nutella fudge. My sweet friend Katina thought to bring this to me last week….what a gift! I honestly have never seen a dessert vanish so quickly, haha!!! When she told me it had only 3 ingredients, I about fainted! You must try this one Ladies….it’s a keeper.

*Gluten FREE! Great to make with kiddos.

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This is it! Just 3 ingredients…check that out.

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Microwave frosting for approximately 45 seconds, then combine with other ingredients in a bowl.

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Mix well, spread in an 8×8 pan, and refrigerate for 30 mins until set.

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Bada bing. DEEEEElish.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Nutella Fudge (SO Easy!)

Serves:8-10
Prep time:
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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Nutella
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 16 oz Container Vanilla Frosting
Instructions
  1. Take the lid off of frosting and microwave for 45 seconds.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl-it will start to thicken.
  3. Spread into an 8×8 pan.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 mins until firm.

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

How to Make Mini-Crescent Dogs

 

Mini Crescent Dogs

I’ve never made Mini-Crescent Dogs but I’ve eaten a bunch of them at playdates! Lol!! This is the perfect snack to serve when little ones are coming over to play and adults love them too!

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen writes:

Looking for an easy appetizer for the (big and little) football fans in your life? Look no further, because these “Piggies in a Blanket” always get a touchdown! I’m so serious when I say -there are NEVER any of these left! lol! Serve with ketchup, mustard, and/ or BBQ sauce…and most of all, a side of fun!

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Open crescent rolls and press edges together to make a full rectangle.

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Slice with a pizza cutter into smaller squares like so..

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Place a piggie in the center of each rectangle and bring up the opposite sides, twist and pinch together. Place on a prepared baking sheet and bake in a 375 oven for 12-15 mins until golden brown.

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Dig in!

How to Make Mini-Crescent Dogs

Serves:12-15
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Ingredients
  • 1 Package of Lil Smokies
  • 2 (8 oz) cans of crescent rolls
  • Pam (for preparing baking sheet) or you can use parchment paper.
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, etc)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Drain lil smokies in a colander.
  3. Open 1 crescent roll container at a time – make a full rectangle out of each by pressing together the perforations.
  4. With a pizza cutter, slice vertically and horizontally to make small squares.
  5. Place a Lil Smokie in the center of each square, pull up opposite corners, twist and pinch.
  6. Pepare a baking sheet, place Lil Smokies on top, bake for 12-15 mins.
  7. Serve with your choice of condiments!

 

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen