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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #156 & Features & Annoucement

Monday, July 30, 2018



Can you all believe that this week is August?! WHOA! Where did Summer go?! 

 We can't wait to see how you all will celebrate the rest of your summer! :)



ANNOUNCEMENT:

I WILL BE TAKING THIS WEEK OFF FROM THE BLOG PARTY.  TO LINK UP PLEASE VISIT  JESS AT PLUCKY'S SECOND THOUGHT!

PLEASE SEE THE FEATURES BELOW!




Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:



30 Minute Flaky Chicken Pot Pie recipe



Mini Hasselback Cornish New Potatoes recipe



Chipotle Lime Roasted Peanuts recipe


Julie's Picks:



The Little Stepladder That Could



Old Fashioned Homemade Lemonade recipe



Boston Day 3 - The Freedom Trail





ANNOUNCEMENT:

I WILL BE TAKING THIS WEEK OFF FROM THE BLOG PARTY.  TO LINK UP PLEASE VISIT  JESS AT PLUCKY'S SECOND THOUGHT!


THANKS, EVERYONE.


JULIE


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Easy Meatball Recipe

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hello friends.  I hope you are all enjoying the week.  I am to but I just can't believe it's already the end of July.  😎  How can the summer be flying by so fast?


Well, I LOVE MEATBALLS!  Do you?  If you do you are going to love this meatball recipe I'm sharing with you.

I was so happy when I found this recipe at our blog party I co-host with Jess at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up.



Easy Meatball Recipe



When I was first married I used to make meatballs all the time!  I used to make them and then I'd spend hours frying large batches of the meatballs and then freeze the rest of them.  Doing it that way I figured it was a great way to make and save them for another time to defrost and eat.

It used to take me a long time to fry and get them all dark and crunchy on the outside.  I'd then be covered in grease from the day of making fried meatballs.  Boy, was that tiring but the meatballs tasted so good!



Large Batch of Meatballs



Then after a while I stopped making the meatballs that we all loved eating.  I would buy a small bag of frozen meatballs from Trader Joe's to eat.  After that I would take the easy way out and buy a huge bag of frozen meatballs from Costco.






After a while I had to make the meatballs.  My husband and daughter would beg me constantly to make them.

It has been years since I made my own meatballs!

I was so happy when I stumpled upon this recipe for meatballs from the blog Our Unschooling Journey Through Life.  She made a HUGE batch of them, but I cut the recipe in half and made a smaller batch of them that you bake right in the oven.  They are baked in the oven on a high heat but they only take 20 minutes to bake.  The inside of the meatballs come out tasting moist and the outside are  crunchy and they taste like they were fried.

These baked meatballs taste so good, are so easy to make, and only take minutes to bake!

You can always change around the recipe to your liking like I did.

I added Almond milk for where the recipe calls for milk.  I made these meatballs a second time and added more garlic (two teaspoons), a little bit more milk, and two eggs.



Meatballs Recipe




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Meatball Recipe
This is a delicious and easy recipe for baked meatballs.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 egg
Instructions
Combine bread crumbs, milk, Parmesan cheese, parsley, Italian seasoning, garlic together in a large bowl. Then add eggs and ground beef and mix until well combined. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop up the meaballs making sure to press the scoop against the sides of the bowl so meaballs are tightly packed together. Put them on parchment lined baking sheets making sure to leave room between each meatball. Bake them for 20 minutes on 475 degrees F.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: large batch



If you would like to see the original recipe, you can click here at the Our Unschooling Journey Through Life blog.  

Please let me know if you make these meatballs and how you liked them.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.




Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!


Julie

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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #155 and Features

Monday, July 23, 2018



You guys helped us come back with a vengeance!! :) Looks like you all had a great break and holiday!! 

We're so happy to be with you all again and can't wait to see your amazing contributions!





Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features


Jess' Picks:



S’mores Pizza recipe



Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Cloud Bread recipe



Oven Chicken Kiev recipe



Julie's Picks:



Rainbow Shawl tutorial



Fresh Fruit Ice Cream recipe



A Tag Journal




Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up
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Making a Veggie Tofu Scramble

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Hello friends. Well, I'm glad to back from my blogging break!


I hope you all had a great 4th of July.  I had a really nice day and we packed everything up early and headed to the beach.  It was a little crowded but we enjoyed ourselves since the water was so warm to swim in.  We also enjoyed watching the fireworks.






I recently found an awesome recipe a while back from my blogging buddy Heather, who blogs at Our Life In a Click.  She loves cooking Vegan and healthy foods for her family.

Heather recently made a Tofu Scramble that she shared on her blog.  This dish is great for people that do not like to eat eggs since there are no eggs in this recipe.  For the recipe, you use tofu instead of eggs.

To see the recipe on how to make this tofu scramble you can click HERE.

We all are trying to eat healthier so I decided to try out this recipe since it looked so good.  I made this recipe a few weeks ago and we all loved it and it tasted just like eggs.

I gathered some of the ingredients along with salt, pepper, garlic powder, firm tofu, a can of rinsed and drained chickpeas, and some baby spinach.





I also added a package of vegetables that included broccoli, red and green peppers, and onions that were cleaned and chopped up already.


I let all of that simmer in a large pot with olive oil for a few minutes.




I next added in drained and crumbled up tofu to the veggies.  I let that all cook for a while.




I next added in some tumeric for flavor and coloring.  I did not have all of the ingredients that were in the recipe and left out the aminos and brussel sprouts.

I let this all cook for a while until the veggies were all cooked through.





My daughter and I really loved this dish and she had hers with brown rice and I had mine with whole wheat toast for dinner.

This dish is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!





Thanks, Heather for the recipe to make this tofu scramble.  It really does taste like eggs and vegetables.

I hope some of your will also be inspired to cook this healthy tofu scramble.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the end of the week and weekend.

Don't forget to stop by for our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!


Julie



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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #154

Monday, July 16, 2018



We're BACK!! :) 

 We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and we cannot wait to see what you've been up to!!





Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!


PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up
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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #153 Features & Announcement

Monday, July 2, 2018



HAPPY 4th OF JULY WEEK!! 


 Because it means that Summer is half over...we've decided to take a break this week and enjoy time with family! 


 We're also going to take the next week off as well and will be back with a new link up on July 16th!! 

 We hope you all have a WONDERFUL holiday!!





Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features




Jess' Picks:



The Best Easy Homemade Refrigerator Dill Pickle Recipe



Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken recipe



Easy Pan Pizza recipe



Julie's Picks:



Holiday 4th Food, Table & Crafts



S'mores Blondies Recipe



4th of July Party Ideas





We'll be back with a new Link Up on July 16th!!

Thanks, Julie
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