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This five ingredient stuffed bell pepper recipe is a real family pleaser. Kids and adults alike will love the Mexican flavors and you'll love how simple they are to prepare! If you'd like to stretch your meat, feel free to cut the hamburger in half and double the rice.

  1. 1 Step 1

    Ingredients

    You just need five ingredients to make this simple dinner!

  2. 2 Step 2

    Core and Seed Bell Peppers

    Slice the tops off the peppers and carefully use your knife and hands to cut the inner membranes and seeds from the peppers. Discard the insides and tops and set the peppers aside.

  3. 3 Step 3

    Cook the Peppers

    Place peppers in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, remove from the heat, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes.

  4. 4 Step 4

    Brown Beef

    Brown your beef and drain the fat. While the beef and peppers are cooking, cook the rice.

  5. 5 Step 5

    Mix Beef, Rice, Cheese, and Tomatoes

    Add the browned beef to the pot of cooked rice. Stir in 1/2 cup of grated cheese and the can of Ro*Tel tomatoes.

  6. 6 Step 6

    Stuff Peppers

    Place the peppers in an 8x8 baking dish and fill with the beef and rice mixture.

  7. 7 Step 7

    Add Cheese

    Top with more grated cheese.

  8. 8 Step 8

    Bake

    Bake for 30 minutes or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted. Dig in!

Taco-Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4

Taco-Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers, any color
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1 cup grated monterey jack cheese
  • 1 can Ro*Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles

Instructions

  1. Wash the peppers and slice off the tops. Remove the membranes and seeds from the inside. Place in a large pot and fill with water. Bring the pot to a boil, remove from heat, cover, and let sit 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef until cooked through. Drain the fat.
  3. While the beef and peppers are cooking, prepare the rice. Add the rice and 1 cup of water to a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes over low heat. Remove from the heat and let sit 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  4. Add the ground beef to the rice. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese and the can of tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  5. Place the peppers in an 8x8 baking dish. Fill peppers with the beef mixture and top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted.
  7. Serve immediately.

This hot Greek pasta can be put together in no time using a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, or leftovers from the night before. The noodles are cooked al dente and tossed with olive oil, crumbled feta cheese, sliced black olives, cherry tomatoes and a red bell pepper. This flavorful dish is perfect for a quick lunch or easy dinner.

  1. 1 Step 1

    Ingredients

    Gather what you need. The rotisserie chicken should already be warm.

  2. 2 Step 2

    Cook the Noodles

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil, then add the noodles and cook for 7 minutes. Drain and rinse with cool water.

  3. 3 Step 3

    Toss the Pasta

    Add the remaining ingredients and toss together well.

  4. 4 Step 4

    Serve Hot

    Serve the pasta immediately.

Rotisserie Chicken Greek Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 4

Rotisserie Chicken Greek Pasta

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked rotini pasta
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the water and salt to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the noodles and cook for 7 minutes.
  3. Drain the noodles and rinse with cool water.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the noodles in a large bowl and toss together.
  5. Grind black pepper over the top of the pasta to taste.
  6. Serve immediately.

Looking for a quick dinner that is full of flavor? This spicy, cheesy pasta dish is sure to please any buffalo chicken lover! The cheese sauce is creamy perfection with a kick from the hot sauce. I like to serve this homemade mac 'n cheese recipe with a drizzle of extra hot sauce and a hint of ranch dressing. Serve with a salad on the side for a complete dinner that your whole family will love!

  1. 1 Step 1

    Ingredients

    Gather what you need.

  2. 2 Step 2

    Cook the Pasta

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  3. 3 Step 3

    Start the Cheese Sauce

    While the macaroni is cooking, melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and ranch seasoning mix. Cook for 2 minutes. Pour in the milk and hot sauce and whisk to combine. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, for about 8 minutes or until the sauce has thickened to the consistency of a gravy.

  4. 4 Step 4

    Stir in Chicken

    Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and all of the mozzarella cheese. Stir until the cheese melts. Add the chicken and salt to the cheese sauce and stir to coat.

  5. 5 Step 5

    Mix Pasta and Cheese Sauce

    Add the cheese sauce to the macaroni and stir to coat. Pour macaroni and cheese into a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese, panko and green onions.

  6. 6 Step 6

    Bake until Bubbly

    Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until bubbly.

  7. 7 Step 7

    Serve

    Serve immediately with ranch dressing and extra hot sauce, if desired.

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces macaroni
  • 2 cups cooked, diced chicken
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch seasoning powder
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • Ranch dressing, for drizzling over the top

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the macaroni is cooking, melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and ranch seasoning mix. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the milk and hot sauce and whisk to combine. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, for about 8 minutes or until the sauce has thickened to the consistency of a gravy. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and all of the mozzarella cheese. Stir until the cheese melts.
  5. Add the chicken and salt to the cheese sauce and stir to coat.
  6. Add the cheese sauce to the macaroni and stir to coat.
  7. Pour macaroni and cheese into a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Sprinkle on the panko and green onions.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Serve immediately with ranch dressing and extra hot sauce, if desired.

Warm scones and jam are always a favorite for breakfast in my house. Transform the traditional chocolate chip scone into a sweet Valentine’s Day treat by using a heart-shaped cookie cutter and serving with strawberry jam. The secret ingredient that gives these scones a special flavor is orange juice. Sprinkle sugar on top right when they come out of the oven for an extra glittery presentation, perfect for your Valentine's Day loves.

  1. 1 Step 1

    Ingredients

    Gather what you need.

  2. 2 Step 2

    Start the Dough

    In a large bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar together. Cut in the chilled butter with a pastry blender or fork until the dough is crumbly.

  3. 3 Step 3

    Add the Chocolate Chips, Orange Juice and Milk

    Stir in the chocolate chips with a fork. Add the milk and orange juice one tablespoon at a time, while stirring in between.

  4. 4 Step 4

    Roll out the Dough

    Gather the dough in your hands and transfer to a floured surface. Roll out the dough and cut the scones out with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

  5. 5 Step 5

    Bake the Scones

    Bake the scones at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack when ready.

  6. 6 Step 6

    Smother with Jam

    Enjoy the scones warm with your favorite jam.

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Scones with Strawberry Jam

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Yield: 8

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Scones with Strawberry Jam

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons of unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Strawberry jam

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  2. Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl until blended well.
  3. Cut in the chilled butter with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips with a fork.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of orange juice and milk at a time, mixing it into the dough with a fork until the dough becomes wet enough to stick together in a ball when gathered in your hands.
  6. Gather dough loosely into a ball. On a floured surface, pat dough flat about 1/2-inch thick.
  7. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut scones out and transfer to baking sheet.
  8. Bake about 12 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  9. Transfer immediately to wire racks to cool.
  10. Serve warm, topped with strawberry jam.

If you are one of those people who eats half a batch of cookie dough before they are baked, you are going to love these chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. The cookie dough is made without eggs, and still tastes exactly like "raw cookie dough!" Cookie dough is good on its own, but imagine dipping it in chocolate and letting it harden into a rich chocolate shell—it makes a perfectly sweet and romantic Valentine's Day dessert. Wrap them in a cute, festive box or bag and they make a lovely, chocolately Valentine's Day gift for friends, kids or your significant other!

  1. 1 Step 1

    Ingredients

    Gather what you need.

  2. 2 Step 2

    Prepare the Dough

    Using a stand or electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugars and salt, then add the vanilla and milk. Add the flour a little at a time while mixing on low speed until the dough is well-combined. Lastly, add the chocolate chips and stir by hand.

  3. 3 Step 3

    Roll the Dough

    Use a small scooper or teaspoon to scrape out the dough and roll between your hands into a smooth 1-inch ball. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for 30 minutes.

  4. 4 Step 4

    Dip in Chocolate

    Melt the chocolate chips in a mini crockpot or double boiler. Then, use a toothpick to dip each ball into the chocolate. Use a spoon to help fully coat the balls. Place back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to harden.

  5. 5 Step 5

    Chill in Refrigerator

    Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  6. 6 Step 6

    Serve or Give as a Gift

    Serve the chocolate chip cookie dough truffles chilled or at room temperature.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Prep Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 16

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Cream together the butter, sugars and salt in a stand or electric mixer.
  2. Add the vanilla and milk, and while mixing on low speed, add the flour a little at a time.
  3. Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips and stir by hand.
  4. Use a small scooper or teaspoon to scoop out the dough and form into 1-inch balls by rolling between your palms.
  5. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Freeze the dough balls for 30 minutes.
  7. Melt the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips in a miniature crockpot or double boiler.
  8. Use a toothpick to dip the balls in chocolate, and a spoon to completely cover.
  9. Place back onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  10. Once all the balls are dipped, return the baking sheet to the freezer for 5-10 minutes to harden.
  11. Serve at room temperature.