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30 Instant Pot Meal Ideas For Tonight’s Dinner

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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30 Instant Pot Meal Ideas

Do you have an Instant Pot yet?  People (including me) going nuts over these amazing kitchen appliances that will cook your entire meals in just minutes! Here are some of our favorite recipes using an Instant Pot. And, if you don’t have and Instant Pot, score a great deal on one HERE!

30 Instant Pot Meal Ideas

Salsa Chicken Burrito Bowls

Easy BBQ Ribs

Orange Chicken

Asian Sesame Chicken

Venezuelan Shredded Beef

BBQ Pork Chops

Low Carb Ground Beef Soup

Flank Steak Tacos

Corned Beef with Horseradish Sauce

Green Chile Chicken Stew

Chicken Tortellini Soup



Swedish Meatballs

BBQ Chicken Wings

Beef Stew

Chicken Paprika Stew

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Pulled Pork

Mexican Casserole

Taco Pie

Veggie Soup

Sausage Cacciatore

Lasagna Soup

Chicken Chili with No Beans

Turkey Tamales

Chicken Parmesan

Salsa Chicken

Chicken and Stuffing

Pork Carnitas


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14 Belly Warming Winter Recipes – Soups, Chilis, Casseroles & More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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Brrrr!  These Winter temps are pretty crazy!  Fire up the crock pot and pull that slow cooker out of storage, because it’s time to make some delicious cold-weather comfort food like chili, soup and casseroles!  Here are 10 of our absolute favorite recipes that are sure to keep your belly warm and happy!  If you don’t already have a crock pot, grab one HERE.  Enjoy!!

Baked Potato Soup & Crock Pot Potato Soup

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Crock Pot Nachos

Slow Cooker Steak & Rice

Crock Pot Chicken Tator Tot Casserole

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Corn Tortilla Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Italian Spaghetti Bake

Slow Cooker Ground Beef Lasagna Soup

Spicy Taco Soup

Fully Loaded Pasta Shells

Beef & Bacon Chili

Crock Pot Tomato & Basil Soup

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5 Easy Holiday Treats to Bake With Kids

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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five easy holiday treats to bake with kids

Why not invite the kiddos into the kitchen this year while you bake up some holiday treats!?  These five easy recipes are the perfect treats to bake with kids, and will have their hands busy in the kitchen with you.  They’ll also be able to proudly say, “I made those!” to your hungry holiday guests!

Peppermint Meringues – Light and minty, these candy/cookie treats are a holiday classic and super easy to make!

Tiger Butter – Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory copycat of this favorite holiday candy is so much like the real thing, no one will know the difference!

Individual Cheesecake Trifles – No need to bake cheesecakes for hours, when you can make these fun, adorable and delicious individual cups in just a few minutes!

Nutter Butter Polar Bear Cookies – So much fun to make, and so adorable, you might not want to eat them!

Holiday Oreo Pops  – Not only are these a kid favorite (what child doesn’t love Oreos!?), but they look so fun and festive, too – AND are easy for kids to eat!


20 Easy Casserole Recipes to Make This Season

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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With the weather changing, there is nothing more hearty that a belly warming casserole. There are so many possibilities when it comes to making a casserole. Simply take a protein, add some veggies, a filler and top with your favorite cheese and voila! We love to make casseroles, sometimes something very simple and other times an extravagant casserole. Here are our favorite 20 casserole recipes:

20 Easy Casserole Recipes

*Chicken Tamale Casserole Recipe

*Black Bean & Chicken Enchilada Casserole

*Corn Tortilla Chicken Enchilada Casserole

*Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

*Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

*Crock Pot Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

*Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

*Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole

*Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

*Crock Pot Western Beef Casserole

*Meatball Sub Casserole

*Crock Pot Beefy Ranch Potato Casserole

*Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole

*Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

*Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Casserole

*Chicken and Spinach Pasta Casserole

*Ravioli Casserole

*Skillet Pizza Pasta Casserole

*Ground Beef Casserole

Which one of these do YOU like the most?



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30 Fall Weather Soups, Chilis & Stews

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 6:30 PM
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30 Fall Weather Soups, Chilis & Stews

Soups, Chilis and Stews to Warm Your Belly!

Fall is here! The mornings are getting colder, and the days are getting shorter. One of the best things about fall is all of the dishes that are inspired but the changing weather. Dust off that old crock pot and try out these 30 Fall Weather Soups, Chilis & Stews. These are sure to keep your belly full and your heart happy.

What is YOUR favorite fall weather recipe?

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Sunday Morning Coffee Cake Recipe

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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Sunday mornings, especially in the Fall, mean relaxing with the family and enjoying breakfast together.  Nothing goes better with coffee than a sweet, moist and warm coffee cake.  Here’s a really easy recipe that will have you craving it all week!


1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs beaten
1 8 oz container of sour cream

3/4 box of brown sugar
cinnamon to taste
2 tablespoons flour
chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds – whatever you want!)
3/4 stick butter melted

Mix all cake portion ingredients in a bowl with a spoon until flour is completely moist.  Do not over stir.  Spread half of the batter into an 8×8 square pan (greased and floured), or double recipe and use a 9×13 pan.  To make the topping:  put all dry ingredients into a bowl.  Decide on how much cinnamon you want, based on the taste. I suggest at least 1 tablespoon.  Drizzle butter over dry ingredients and stir with a  fork.  This should form a crumbly consistency.  If it ends up a little too wet, add more brown sugar.  If it’s too dry, add a bit more melted butter.  Sprinkle half of your topping onto the first layer of batter.  Drizzle/spread other half of your batter on top, and add another layer of topping.  Bake at 350 for about 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out nearly clean.  This is best served in small pieces (it’s pretty sweet if you pile on the topping), warm, with a dab of butter.  ENJOY!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Here is a meal all cooked in ONE pot, that will not only satisfy the comfort food craving, but also only takes 45 minutes from prep to serving. This soup has some serious flavor – and really does taste like a  warm, gooey bacon cheeseburger.  Make it for company, and they’ll be asking you for your amazing Bacon Cheeseburger Soup recipe!

1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped or diced
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped or diced
1 garlic clove minced
3 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups milk
1 lb potatoes (about 3 medium sized potatoes), peeled and cut up into bite-sized pieces
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon or 1 cube beef bouillon
12 oz Velveeta (about 2/14 cups)
Bacon, cooked & crumbled (3-4 slices or more if you prefer)


In a 6-qt stockpot, cook beef, onion and pepper over medium heat for about 8 minutes, or until beef is not longer pink.  Break up beef into crumbles while cooking.  Drain.  Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.  Stir in flour, until blended.  Gradually stir in milk.  Add potatoes, water and bouillon, then bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and cover while simmering for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  Add Velveeta and stir until melted.  Sprinkle with bacon pieces and serve hot. Add raw onion, lettuce shreds and tomato, if you like, as well, to really make it cheeseburger-y!

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Cheesecake Trifles Recipe – 3 Ingredients, 5 Minutes!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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Need a quick, delicious dessert in a hurry?  This Cheesecake Trifle recipe has only 3 ingredients: Jell-O, Cool Whip & graham crackers.  Make the Pudding ahead of time, for faster assembly.  In about 5 minutes, you’ll have a super sweet, cheesecake trifle that’s not only inexpensive, it’s delicious!  Add some chocolate syrup or cherries on top to really give it some extra flavor.  This cheesecake trifle recipe is so easy, you’ll find yourself making it over and over!

This recipe will create 4 small trifles, with a bit leftover.  Adjust accordingly.  *NOTE:  you can either make these with the pudding softer, or more of a thicker consistency.  If you want the pudding thicker, put it in the fridge for about an hour to chill.

1 package Cheesecake flavored Jell-O Pudding Mix (3.4 oz box)
2 cups cold milk
Cool Whip
Graham Crackers (crushed)

Grab a small glass.  These Ozeri Double Wall Glasses  are my favorite for individual desserts. Place crushed & crumbled graham crackers in the bottom.  Top with about 2 spoonfuls of pudding, then top pudding with about 2 tablespoons Cool Whip.  Place crumbled graham cracker on top, then continue to layer until the glass is full.  Sprinkle graham cracker on top, as the last layer. ENJOY!

Cheesecake Trifles recipe