Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt


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Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt - These waffles are bursting with strawberries inside, along with a hint of vanilla. The perfect breakfast! - Slice of Southern

Like many of you our mornings are filled with rushing around getting ready, going to work, and we don't really have time to sit and have breakfast.  We just grab and go.

Oh, but the weekends are a different story!  MGG loves a big breakfast on the weekends.  Some hearty food to start the day off right.  A little leisurely time that we spend together before the demands of chores, exercising, and hopefully some playtime calls.


Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt - These waffles are bursting with strawberries inside, along with a hint of vanilla. The perfect breakfast! - Slice of Southern

This past weekend was MLK holiday so we had an extra day off, which was wonderful!  The weather was in the 80's which is not typical of January in Southern California (who said there wasn't global warming with this wacky weather).  So I decided to make use of some fresh strawberries MGG brought home from Costco the other night and make Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt.  A nice light springtime style dish to celebrate the nice weather.


Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt - These waffles are bursting with strawberries inside, along with a hint of vanilla. The perfect breakfast! - Slice of Southern


STRAWBERRY VANILLA WAFFLES WITH YOGURT

These waffles are bursting with strawberries inside, along with a hint of vanilla.  When you place the strawberries inside the waffles you get the flavor of roasted strawberries, deep concentrated flavor and little more sweetness. Oh my, heaven in a waffle.  Then you top them with a creamy vanilla based yogurt and all is right on a beautiful morning!


Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt - These waffles are bursting with strawberries inside, along with a hint of vanilla. The perfect breakfast! - Slice of Southern

Hope you enjoyed your weekend, and make sure to try the waffles to bring a touch of springtime to you winter.

Enjoy!






Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt



1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup vanilla or plain yogurt

Preheat waffle iron. 
Wash and slice your fresh strawberries.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat eggs until fluffy. Add flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla.  Stir just until moistened.  Add in 1 cup of the sliced strawberries and fold into the batter. 

Spray the heated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown.

Remove from waffle iron and keep warm.  Continue making waffles until batter is gone.  To Serve:  Add a dollop of vanilla or plain yogurt and top with slice strawberries.  

Tip:  Flash freeze any leftovers, then store in a freezer bag up to 3 months.  To reheat, place frozen waffle in the toaster. Toast until thawed and heated through.






Sunday, January 7, 2018

Game Day Winner: Spicy Turkey Chili


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Spicy Turkey Chili:  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  - Slice of Southern

Need an easy, crowd-pleasing dish for game day?  

Make a batch of my Spicy Turkey Chili.  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  This has become my new favorite chili dish and it is comfort food heaven on a cold day.


Spicy Turkey Chili:  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  - Slice of Southern



Spiked with cayenne pepper and jalapenos for heat you can amp it up to another level or mellow it out by adding more or reducing the amounts used.  We like a little spice so I put about 1/4 tsp instead of a pinch in our batch.  Bam!  it was soooo good!  

I love that this is a healthy version of chili, reducing the fat by using turkey.  I also love that this is a little soupier chili, it creates a soupy broth that is full of flavor.  If you like your chili super thick then I would reduce the liquid by a cup.  This is comfort food heaven (Did I tell you that already?).  Easy enough to throw together on a weeknight, and one your family and friends will love!



Spicy Turkey Chili:  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  - Slice of Southern


Don't be surprised when everyone gathers around on game day for this chili, and comes back for seconds.  So make a double batch to feed the all the sports fans!







Spicy Turkey Chili

serves 4

1 Tbsp canola oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
Pinch of cayenne pepper (more for increased heat)
1 lb. ground turkey
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed
1 28 oz  can diced tomatoes
4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
Garnishes:  (optional) cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, tomato chunks, slivered onions 


In a large stockpot, over medium heat, heat oil.  Add onions and cook until tender and golden, about 6-8 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook 1 minutes more, stirring frequently. Add the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper and cook, stirring, 1 minute more.

Add turkey and cook, stirring, until fully cooked browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add black beans and canned tomatoes, stirring to combine, then add the chicken broth.

Increase heat to high until chili comes to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.  Serve immediately in bowls and garnish if desired.


Spicy Turkey Chili:  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  - Slice of Southern

Spicy Turkey Chili:  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  - Slice of Southern






    Monday, January 1, 2018

    10 Top Recipes of 2017


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    10 Top Recipes of 2017 from Slice of Southern.  Enjoy the best of the best from stir frys, soups, baking, and weeknight meals.


    Happy New Year!

    2017 was a full packed year but it seems that it went so fast that it was a blur.  This was a years full of variety.  The dishes made were an array for down home cooking to international fare.  

    I gathered the most popular dishes from 2017 in one spot for you to reference and enjoy!

    Enjoy all the precious moments that 2018 will bring.  We only live once!


    10 TOP RECIPES OF 2017

    10.
    StonefireGrill’s Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

    Stonefire Grill's Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce - one of the BEST side dishes around! Slice of Southern

    9.
    Greek Style Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup


    Greek Style Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup.  Steaming hot with light flavors of chicken and lemon! Slice of Southern



    8.
    Brown Sugar-Sour Cream Banana Bread

    Hot from the oven, Brown Sugar-Sour Cream Banana Bread - HEAVENLY!  Slice of Southern

    7.
    Slow Cooker Guinness Irish Beef Stew

    Classic Guinness Irish Beef Stew made in a slow cooker! Hearty and bold with the flavor of Guiness. - Slice of Southern

    6.
    One Pot Meat Lovers Pizza Ravioli Bake

    One Pot Meat Lovers Pizza Ravioli Bake - a one pot meal bursting with your favorite pizza flavors.  One that the whole family will love. - Slice of Southern

    5.
    Herbed Ricotta and Parmesan Spread


    Herbed Ricotta and Parmesan Spread - perfect as an appetizer for game day or a holiday party. Slice of Southern

    4.
    Spicy Szechuan Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

    Spicy Szechuan Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry - A weeknight treasure that's 1000x better than takeout! Slice of Southern

    3.
    Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

    Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry made with Taylor Farms new stir fry kit.  They take do all the washing and chopping prep work for you to make a meal in 20 minutes or less! - Slice of Southern

    2.
    Healthier Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

    Slow Cooker Orange Chicken that healthier!  This is the easiest way to have a meal that's better than takeout.  Plus the flavors are outstanding! - Slice of Southern


    1.Lemon Pepper Butter Chicken Breasts

    Lemon Pepper Butter Chicken Breasts - The #1 dish of 2017 and a great weeknight meal! - Slice of Southern



    There are plenty of dishes to come in 2018.  Lots of comfort food, weeknight meals, stir frys, southern dishes, and easy restaurant style meals.  Enjoy a prosperous holiday and I am so grateful for all of my followers.  I wish you the best in 2018 and will be talking to you in the new year!









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