This past Superbowl Sunday I decided I wanted to whip up my own chicken wing recipe. I honestly had no idea what flavor I was going for beside it including some sort of barbecue sauce. Sweet Baby Ray’s to be exact. I walked into the kitchen, grabbed ingredients out of the fridge and off of my spice racks, then got to work. Once I grabbed the soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, and rice wine vinegar, I knew I was officially going for an Asian BBQ chicken wing theme. Read More
Last week, my husband and I, were having some serious delicious food flashbacks to our trip to the D.C. area, in October of last year. The reason for the flashback was us trying to decide what we wanted to eat/make for dinner, and wishing we could hop in the car, drive to Don Taco and eat delicious tacos. Specifically, their phenomenal “surf n’ turf” tacos.Read More
If you’re looking for a delicious, yet healthy meal to whip up in less than 30 minutes, this Quinoa Stir Fry is for you. I didn’t even realize until I was done cooking it that it’s a vegetarian meal too! Read More
If you follow my Instagram account you probably know I have been into meal prepping and clean eating for a few months now. My go to meals have always been chicken thighs or salmon with veggies and quinoa. One day I was craving a black bean soup of some sort and decided to throw some ingredients together in a pot with black beans and see what happened. Well…it was amazing. I have since made the recipe a few more times and now that I have perfected it I want to share it with all of you. You can use whatever vegetables you like best because you really can’t go wrong with delicious veggies!
Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Serves: 5-6
1 lbs. Ground Turkey
15 oz. can Whole Corn
(2) 15 oz. cans Reduced Sodium Black Beans
1/2 bunch of Kale
1 large Red Bell Pepper
2 Jalapeno Peppers
1 large Yellow Onion (diced)
1 cup Cilantro
1 Tbsp Garlic
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Smoked Paprika (regular paprika is OK too)
1 Tbsp Honey
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 cups Water
- Heat your olive oil over medium high heat for a minute or until really hot. Add your garlic, and diced up onions, red bell pepper, and jalapenos to the pot. Stir for 3 minutes or until soft and add your ground turkey to the pot. Break up and stir ground turkey until browned.
- Once your turkey is browned add your can of corn (drained), cans of black beans (NOT drained), cilantro, and spices to the pot. Stir well to combine ingredients and spices.
- Now add your water to the pot, stir to combine, then add your pieces of kale to the pot. Make sure the kale is mixed and covered with the soup liquid then cover pot and let simmer for 10 minutes.
- Taste your soup and adjust the seasonings to your own taste buds. I tend to like spice and always add more cayenne and black pepper to my mix.
- Brown 1-2 corn tortillas and dip in your soup for an even more delicious taste.
You can share this delicious recipe with others or meal prep for 5-6 meals. Remember you can switch and mix it up with your own spices and veggies in this soup. You can even branch out to different types of beans, however, I would research which beans are best for clean eating purposes.
Enjoying a delicious meal without guilt is one of my favorite feelings! 😉 Have a great evening and let me know how you like the recipe!
The day is finally here ladies and gentlemen…Super Bowl Sunday! I don’t know about you guys but this is one of the first Super Bowl match ups I’m excited to watch because I love both of the quarterbacks. I can honestly say whether Superman Cam walks away with his first ring or Peyton walks away with possibly his last ring, I will be a happy lady! However, what is any super bowl without the delicious snacks?! My family and I have our usual favorite get together/party snacks, but some snacks are so super bowl worthy they have to be made for multiple occasions. Here are the snacks I have prepared for today’s festivities 🙂
Chips & Queso:
I found this recipe on Pinterest a few years back and it’s actually quite popular. Most grocery stores even have an entire display dedicated to the popular “chips and dip” during super bowl time. However, for my dip I use Velveeta’s Queso Blanco and add 1 lbs. of seasoned ground beef (or turkey). Guys…it’s SO good. The instructions are easy: brown 1 lbs. of ground beef/turkey in a medium sized pot. Add your block of cheese cut into three pieces to the cooked meat. Constantly stir to prevent the cheese from sticking and burning until it has all melted together. Take your can of Rotel and mix into the cheese and meat. Pour into a bowl and serve!
BBQ Root Beer Chicken Wings:
YES- these wings are as yummy and delicious as they look in the picture. My husband saw this recipe on Tasty’s Facebook page about two months ago and it’s one of our favorites. If you would like to give it a try, head on over to Tasty’s Facebook page, like them, and try out this recipe (along with many of their other delicious recipes)!
The wings were still in the crock pot so I couldn’t get a picture with the sign lol.
Root Beer Floats:
These are pretty self explanatory. When are root beer floats NOT a good idea? Exactly. They’re easy, fun and delicious which are all the right description words for a successful dessert following yummy snacking foods. I am a huge fan of the individual IBC root beer bottles so guests don’t have to share, and wait to use one 2 liter bottle of root beer.
This honestly has nothing to do with the Super Bowl. I had overly ripe bananas and didn’t want to throw them away/waste them. Why not make some delicious banana bread to send home with our guests to eat for breakfast throughout the week? We’re already having root beer floats for dessert so the banana bread would be overkill. If you would like to make this delicious banana bread click here for the yummy recipe.
In addition to these delicious snacks for our Super Bowl get together our friends are bringing homemade quesadillas and nachos. It’s going to be a great evening in the Jamieson household and an even better food “cheat day” for me! Haha. What are your go to snack foods for Super Bowl Sunday? Feel free to comment and share below.
Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday and I hope whoever you’re cheering for wins!
At the beginning of the year I shared a post outlining 12 goals I am striving to accomplish every month of 2016. Click here to read the post if you haven’t already. As of earlier today, I have accomplished all 12 of my goals for the month of January with one day to spare! Yeah, go me! I will share a picture of each goal for the month of January below.
While my Mother in law was in town the husband and I went on a few date nights this month so that was a lot of fun. Here is a picture of us at a stop light on our way to see the Hateful Eight for a day time date. 🙂
I follow the Tasty page on Facebook and decided to make the shepherds pie stuffed baked potatoes for my new recipe to try for dinner. It was an instant hit and I’ve made it twice this month for dinner!
I actually almost forgot to do my DIY for this month, but thankfully earlier today I was bored and decided to do one anyway. How about that timing? I re-purposed an old t-shirt I never wear into a workout shirt.
Thanks to a good friend who is a social media strategist I learned about the “My Creative Connection” monthly twitter chat. Not only did I love the Q&A but I learned so much from the first chat to help better my blog and brand. They do this #BlkCreatives chat on the second Monday of every month. It’s safe to say they have a loyal monthly chat customer now. 🙂
Natural Hair Style:
This month I did a nice and easy, wash n’ go, natural hair style but it looked great! It has been my favorite wash n’ go result thus far. Talk about a selfie worthy hair style. 😉
Periscope Cooking Broadcast:
I did my first ever Periscope broadcast (@BrienneJamieson) for cooking. The first meal I shared on Periscope was my yummy Potato Corn & Bacon Chowder. I know it’s yummy because my family loves it and I have gotten some excellent reviews from fellow followers and readers who have tried it out. Thanks again to those of you who watched and tried the recipe!
I have a drawer filled with nail polishes I haven’t worn in over a yea,r or ever, for that matter. I decided to try one of the colors I have never worn before. It’s called Russian Navy by OPI and I loooove it! I had to show it off with my lovely workout gloves while at the gym haha.
The book I read this month was The Pact by Jodi Picoult. I love Jodi as an author so it shouldn’t come as a surprise how much I enjoyed this book, but I was still impressed and emotionally drawn in. If you are looking for a tragic yet relatable book to read I highly recommend this one.
Although Jordyn and I play and have fun all day everyday, I made it a point to do something each month that we’ve never done before. This month we built our first “fort” and we both had a great time eating snacks and watching TV/movies. It was the perfect cold and snowy day to do so too. 🙂
I made a commitment of having to workout at least 20 days of each month in order to reach my post baby body goals AND buy myself a reward of $25 or less to keep me motivated. As of Friday night I hit my goal which gives me two off days before starting again on Monday for the month of February. I was happy to achieve this goal!
The last two goals of the month were performing a random act of kindness and doing something nice for my husband. I didn’t take pictures of either of these “acts” because 1) I didn’t even remember to do so at the time and 2) some things don’t have to be shared through pictures. However, I will share what I did for each. While out running errands, and buying dinner for the family, I randomly decided to stop and buy some pizzas for the cops who guard the gate on base. It put smiles on their faces which made me super happy. For my husband, while out running those same errands, he had accidentally broken one of his PS4 controllers earlier that day. I bought him a card that very sweetly said “I love you” in mushy card ways and I put a Game Stop gift card in it. It made him smile and tell me how much he appreciates me so I think he loved it. Making people smile always makes me smile and that’s what it’s all about.
What goals did you set for yourself in the month of January? Did you accomplish them? If so, congratulations and I hope you have a great February as well. If not, what can you do to make sure you adjust and execute for the month of February? Feel free to share below.
Have a great Saturday evening and rest of your weekend everyone!
It is that time of year for deliciously warm comfort foods to stick to our bones and keep us warm. This is one of the many reasons why I love this season. Today I am sharing my own yummy crock pot beef stew recipe with all of you. It takes a little bit of preparation, but I promise it is worth it!
You will need:
2 lbs. beef stew meat
6-7 red potatoes
1 whole onion
1/2 lbs. baby carrots
2 packs beef stock flavor
2 beef bouillon cubes
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 Worcestershire sauce
6 cups water
2 bay leaves
Stew Beef Flour seasoning:
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp. seasoned salt
1 Tbsp. Adobo
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1) Combine all of your stew beef flour seasoning in a large Ziploc bag and shake to mix together. Add your two pounds of stew beef to the bag and shake until the beef stew pieces are generously coated. Heat your first tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and wait for the oil to get hot. Add half of your beef stew meat to the pan (or however much will NOT overcrowd the pan) and brown on all sides. Repeat until all of the beef is browned and place your browned stew beef at the bottom of the crock pot.
2) In the same pot, saute your onions and place them on top of the browned beef stew meat.
3) Cut your potatoes into quarters and place them on top of the beef and onions in the crock pot. Layer your carrots on top of the potatoes
4) In the same pot you used to brown you meat and saute your onions; on medium high heat combine the: water, Worcestershire sauce, beef flavored packs, and beef bouillon cubes until it all melts together. Once it has all melted pour it over all of the ingredients in the crock pot.
5) Add your bay leaves to the top and set your crock pot on high. Let your stew cook for at least 8 hours.
Enjoy your meal! 🙂
A few months ago, I created a last-minute meal I now call “chicken patty melts”. What is interesting about this meal is, I created it out of boredom, and laziness. I had taken chicken breasts out of the freezer earlier that day to let them thaw out. My original plan was to make a chicken stir fry, but once I thought about all of the prep work, it mentally exhausted me. (I wish I were being dramatic). It just so happened I had a craving for a melt of some sort. So I decided to wing it with seasonings and mixtures.
Can I tell you I have never been so happy to crave a particular meal, and create a dish better than I ever expected. Now that you know the story of how chicken patty melts were created in our household…here’s the recipe :-).
Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Serves: 2
2 chicken breasts
1/2 medium yellow onion
4 slices of bread (your choice)
3-4 Tbsp butter (I highly recommend Kerrygold)
1/4 cup Dales Steak Seasoning
Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, & Garlic Powder (to taste)
4 slices of cheese (any type)
Clean your chicken breast and place both breasts inside a gallon sized Ziploc bag. Using a meat mallet, pound the chicken breasts into whatever thickness desired for your patty melt. I usually pound mine until they are about half of their original size. Set bag to the side.
Using a (deep) plate or shallow bowl, pour your Dale’s Steak Seasoning in the plate or bowl. Take your pounded chicken breasts out of the Ziploc bag and place each breast in the seasoning. Let it sit in the seasoning for 3-5 minutes per side. While each side of the chicken breast take turns to marinate, season the chicken, as desired, with your salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. (There is already seasoning in the Dale’s Steak Sauce so don’t over season with your additional seasonings).
Cut your onions into whatever size slices you prefer. Place the cut onion slices in a bowl and set it to the side. Heat a skillet on medium high heat for about 2 minutes. Take 1 Tbsp of butter and move around the pan until it is all melted. Add your bowl of sliced onions to the sizzling butter and stir for about 3-5 minutes until they are softened and have soaked the butter up.
Heat your griddle to 315 degrees F (or use a large skillet on medium heat). Once the griddle is ready, melt 1 Tbsp of butter (you can add more or less if you want), then place two of your four slices of bread directly on the butter, add a slice of cheese to each bread slice, top each slice of bread and cheese with one of your cooked chicken breasts.
Add your last Tbsp of butter to the skillet until melted, put your last two slices of bread on the butter, add a slice of cheese, and top with your cooked onions on each slice of bread. Now take your slices of bread topped with the cheese and chicken breast, flip it over on top of your slice of bread topped with cheese and onions. Use your spatula to press the sandwich down some. This will help the cheese melt on everything and stick together when lifting the sandwich off of the griddle. Let your sandwich sizzle on the griddle until it has reached the golden brown color you want, remove and serve!
We usually eat our Chicken Patty Melts with fries. How can you ever go wrong with fries? 😉
Eat and enjoy!