M&M Christmas Crack

You will need:

*Saltine Crackers

*2 sticks melted butter

*1 1/2 cup brown sugar

*3 cups baking chips of choice-I used milk chocolate and peanut butter

*Toppings of choice-I used mini M&Ms and holiday sprinkles

The first thing you will want to do is line your cookie sheet with foil and place your saltine crackers in a single layer on the pan.

Next you will want to combine your butter and brown sugar. You can do this either in the microwave or on the stove top. You will want your mixture to come to a rolling boil for 3-4 minutes before you pour it over the crackers. After you have your mixture evenly spread over the crackers you will then put this into a 350 degree over for 5 minutes.

Immediately after you remove the pan from the oven you will spread your baking chips over your crackers. Let them sit for just a couple minutes and then they will be melted just enough to spread evenly over the crackers. Now it’s time to add your toppings. I chose mini M&Ms and holiday sprinkles for this batch. The possibilities are endless as far as the toppings go but a few of my favorites also include, heath bar baking chips and chopped pecans!

To finish off the Christmas crack you will want to stick it in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours. Once it is fully set you can peel the foil back and begin cracking pieces off and that’s all there is to it!

Crockpot Turkey and Noodles

Ingredients:

*Turkey

*Turkey drippings

*Turkey base

*Celery

*Carrot

*Onion

*Minced garlic

*Egg noodles

*Salt & Pepper

This is the perfect way to use up that left over turkey from your holiday dinner. And not to mention it will make your house smell amazing!

The first thing you will want to do is reserve your turkey juices/drippings from the pan you cooked your turkey in. If your like my family we make our gravy from these drippings as well but usually there is more than enough to use for both. Next, I turn my crockpot on low and add my turkey drippings, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic to my pot. I like to let this simmer for an hour or so.

Once I am done with that, I add 2 tablespoons of turkey base, 3-5 cups of water depending on how big of a batch you are making, and my leftover turkey that I have cut up. Add salt and pepper and any other seasonings you like. I let this cook 2-3 hours and then I turn my crockpot to high and add in my egg noodles.

Once your noodles are fully cooked you are ready to enjoy!

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients:

*Ritz Crackers

*Peanut Butter

*Chocolate Almond Bark

*Sprinkles(optional)

These peanut butter sandwiches are one of my favorite things to bake during the holidays. They are super easy to make and only take 3 ingredients!

First, I cut the almond bark into squares and then toss them in a saucepan on low to melt. You will want to stir the almond bark often to avoid it scorching.

While the almond bark is melting I start assembling my sandwiches. For this step I simply take two Ritz crackers and spread peanut butter between the two crackers.

Once the almond bark is melted you are ready to start coating the sandwiches. I like to add some holiday sprinkles to mine to jazz them up a bit but you can certainly skip this step if you wanted. Once the almond bark has hardened you can now indulge in a sweet treat! These are perfect for any holiday gathering you may be attending whether it be a Christmas or New Year’s party, an office pot luck or even just on a goodie tray for your loved ones.

Crock Pot Green Pork Chili

Ingredients:

*4 Cups Shredded Pork

*48 oz. Box Chicken Broth

*2 Cans Bush’s Southern Style White Beans

*28 oz. Great Value Salsa Verde

* 1 Medium Onion

*2 Cloves Garlic

*Cilantro

*Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese(for garnish)

*Sour Cream(for garnish)

*Corn Chips(for garnish)

This has quickly became a family favorite at house. We enjoying smoking various meats including pork loin and pork butt(pulled pork). We always have tons of meat left over so we usually make this for one of our meals from our leftovers. SO GOOD! The even better part is that it is super easy and crock pot friendly!

Simply combine all of your ingredients in the crock pot and turn on low for 6-8 hours. Easy enough, right? We like to garnish ours with a little bit of sour cream, shredded monterrey jack cheese, and corn chips. Yum!

Crock Pot Taco Soup

Ingredients:

*1 lb. Taco Meat

*1 Can Black Beans

*1 Can Pinto Beans

*1 Can Whole Kernel Corn

*1 Can Rotel

*1 Large Box Beef Broth

*1 Onion

*3 Cloves Garlic

*1 Packet Powdered Ranch

*1 Block Cream Cheese

*Optional Toppings*

*Monterrey Jack Cheese

*Sour Cream

*Corn Chips

Crock pot meals are definitely my go to during the winter months. Not only are we always on the go with sports but it is also nice to come home to the house smelling amazing and not having to cook supper!

The thing I love the most about this is that you simply just throw everything in the crock pot and forget it! All I did was combine all my ingredients except for my shredded cheese, sour cream, and corn chips in my crock pot and cooked on low for 6-8 hours. When I was ready to serve it I added my cheese, sour cream, and corn chips. Don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing without adding all the extras but why not make it even better, right? HaHa! It doesn’t get much easier than this! My kiddos even loved this that’s an added bonus! Perfect for those chilly, dreary days!

Pickle Roll Ups

Ingredients:

*Tortillas

*1 8oz. Box Cream Cheese

*Powdered Ranch Packet

*Thin Sliced Ham

*Pickle Spears

These are my go to food for any party or event we go to! They are guaranteed to be a hit! You can also make a lighter version of these by using low fat cream cheese and low carb/fat tortillas.

Start off by mixing your cream cheese and powdered ranch together. I like to let the cream cheese sit out for awhile to make it easer to mix. Next spread your mixture on the tortilla, add the ham and pickle spears and roll them up. I usually use 5-6 slices of ham depending on the size of tortilla you are using.

Slice them up and enjoy!