Corn Bread

Corn Bread

Who doesn’t love fluffy, buttery corn bread to accompany chili? The two pair perfectly together.

You know that I love easy meal planning so here are two Chili recipes to pair with your corn bread. The first is a Crock Pot Taco Chili, which is a spicy version of an old classic. The second is 5-Ingredients Easy Chili Recipe, which is the simplest way to make delicious Chili.

Corn Bread Ingredients

  • Cooking spray to grease pan
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine (1/2 stick)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups yellow, white or blue cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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5-ingredient Easy Chili

5-ingredient Easy Chili

Trying to get back into the swing of things can be hard especially after the long weekend. An easy, hearty recipes like 5-ingredient Easy Chili is exactly what you need.

My plan for tonight is to turn on Netflix, act like it is Sunday and cook 5-ingredient easy chili. It takes about 25 minutes and to make a full flavor chili without all the work. The rest of the evening will be spent on my new Netflix original, Making A Murderer.

If you are like me, you can’t just have classic chili for dinner. It needs to be paired with cornbread and to fulfill my 2016 eating healthy goal, a veggie.

5-Ingredient Easy Chili:

  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey*
  • 3 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans beans, drained (black beans, kidney beans, a combo, or whatever you like)
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Chili powder
  • (optional toppings: shredded cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream, cilantro, etc.)

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Crock-Pot Taco Chili

Crock-Pot Taco Chili

I don’t know about you, but I love a warm hearty meal during a Midwest Winter. Crock-Pot Taco Chili is a scrumptious option for dinner tonight.

There is nothing better than curling up on the couch and letting the aroma fill your home. For me, this means cooking Chili based on my mood- white chili, easy chili, and taco chili.

Check back and like Scrumptious Style on Facebook to see this week’s mastering of a variety of chili recipes.

To start the week, we are going to begin with a new crock-pot recipe, Taco Chili. This takes your standard chili and spices is up! I love the crockpot taco chili because it is easy, quick and full of flavor.

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ShopStyle Sale with Free Shipping

Amazon Prime Wardrobe

To kick off the new year, I am adding two new looks to my closet. The first, the perfect classic weekend look. Pair with a pair of jeans and you are ready to go. The second, the chic professional look with a warm outer coat for my cold office.

I would normally feel guilty about two new looks, but ShopStyle is running a great sale with free shipping! Read more

Easy Red Pasta Sauce

easy red pasta sauce
I loved this easy red pasta sauce recipe! It is not exactly how Grandma made it, but it can be done in a fraction of the time. When you need to have a quick dinner, this is my go to easy red pasta sauce.

 

“Plain, simple, no frills, basic red sauce that tastes great on a variety of pasta and is not watered down.  Add more red pepper flakes if you like your sauce spicy!” -recipe creator Jody Chinn

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Balsamic Green Beans

balsamic green beans

Give your green beans a new full flavor by adding a few simple ingredients to make balsamic green beans.  Eating healthy means increasing your vegetable intake, and who likes to eat the same meal every day. 🙂

I love to pair my balsamic green beans with skinny lasagna roll and homemade sauce. Here was my quick snapshot of one of my favorite meals.

skinny lasagna roll, balsamic green beans

Balsamic Green Beans Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 
  • 4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • Coarse salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste

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Skinny Lasagna Roll

Skinny Lasagna Roll

The skinny lasagna roll will make your mouth water. It takes all the classics of true lasagna and finds lighter options to fulfill you.

skinny lasagna roll, balsamic green beansBeing raised in a good Italian home, I was a little weary, but I was proven wrong with my first delicious bite. I paired my skinny lasagna roll with balsamic green beans, homemade Italian sausage, and sauce. Here was my quick snapshot of the entire meal.

If you don’t have time to make items from scratch, store bought is perfect. The most important part of this recipe is you taking the time to care for yourself!

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Onederland-Girl 1st Birthday Party

I am proud to introduce my first of many one stop events. Onederland-girl 1st birthday party is the perfect 1st birthday party for your little girl. Below are pictures from my Onderland party which highlighted my book collection, finger foods, and pearls.

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Gym Wear For 2016

woman running in gym wear

A new year always comes with new goals, hopes and dreams. For many of us, that will be eating healthier and joining a gym. I know my membership will get more use. 🙂

For me, the hard part about the gym is not feeling confident in my skin. You’re surrounded by people who stuck with their 2015 resolution and can already run that dreaded mile. My motto this year is to fake it until I make it. Half of the battle is looking the part and being confident in going to the gym. Running the mile will come with enough days practicing. Until then, I am going to be a knockout in my outfit.

To launch you into 2016 and your new gym workout, here are my favorite looks! They are affordable and designed for everyone from the fashionista to the simple pop of color. You can purchase them today with one easy click. Read more