Dairy Free Lactation Cookies Recipe AKA My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

You won't believe this delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe also helps nursing moms boost their milk supply - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’ve been living off of these cookies. No really, it’s true. I don’t think my boobs work quite properly so I have to give them a little help. Besides that my little guy still wants to be held most of the time and doesn’t sleep too great so making food has been tough. Luckily I’ve been making batches of these Dairy Free Lactation Cookies and then freezing them. I bake up a pan at a time and just have them around.

My new go to chocolate chip cookie recipe. That it helps my milk supply is just a bonus. I'll definitely be making these long after my nursing days - Rae Gun Ramblings

Now don’t let their medicinal and dietary friendly-ness scare you off. These cookies are SUPER YUMMY. Like even if I wasn’t frantically trying to feed a baby with defective boobs I’d still be making them. They could very well be my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

And it’s not because I forget what stuff with dairy tastes like. I made these with butter and milk-iful chocolate before I realized that dairy was bugging Teddy and I adored the recipe. But I actually think they cook up better, have a better texture and look, and the dark dairy free chocolate makes them taste better. So there you go.

Dairy Free Lactation Cookies Recipe

Fantastic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipes. Dairy free and also great for nursing moms - Rae Gun Ramblings

  • 1 C Earth Balance (you can substitute butter if you don’t care about them being dairy free but I prefer the texture with the earth balance)
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 4 TBS water
  • 2 TBS flax seed meal
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 C Slow Cook Oats
  • 1 1/2 C Dairy Free Chocolate Chips (many dark chocolate varieties are dairy free or Whole Foods has cute mini dairy free chips)
  • 2 TSP brewer’s yeast
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

lactation cookies use earth balance instead of butter - Rae GUn Ramblings

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  1. Add water and flax meal to the mixing bowl and stir while you get the other ingredients out.
  2. Add earth balance, sugar, brown sugar, and eggs. Mix until earth balance is creamed.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. mix until incorporated.
  4. Stir in oats and chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  5. Bake at 350 F about 10-12 minutes. When they are done parts will look a little toasted and parts will still look wet. Remove and allow to cool on the cookie sheet they will continue to cook there so don’t overcook them or else they’ll be really hard.

Makes about 4 dozen small cookies.

Dairy-free lactation cookies that the whole family will love. These are now our go to chocolate chip cookies - Rae Gun Ramblings

If you want to freeze them. Just scoop the dough onto a greased cookie sheet and freeze before baking. You can then cook them from frozen. When I cook from frozen they take 12 minutes.

My new favorite Chocolate chip cookie recipe. Great to boost milk production and also dairy free - Rae Gun Ramblings

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Corn on the Cob Kix Treats Recipe

Cute Summer treat. Corn on the cob made from Kix cereal! at Rae Gun RamblingsI’m so excite to have Melissa from The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom sharing her awesome  Corn on the Cob Kix Treats Recipe today. I would love you to give her a warm welcome!

Hi, I’m Mellisa from The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom and I’m so excited to be here!! I had a hard time choosing what to share with you guys today.  Between school’s end, summer (finally) arriving, and Father’s day, I’ve been crafting and baking up a storm to come up with some creative ideas to share with you!!  Hopefully you’ll enjoy them all!!
How to make super cute Kix corn on the cobs. This would be a fun BBQ or pot luck addition - Rae Gun Ramblings

How cute are these?  And just on time for barbecue season!  Nothing makes a better cookout than corn on the cob, except, corn on the cob for dessert?  Sounds great to me!!  I’ve make a lot of different things out of krispie treats, but these are my favorite, hands down.  So cute and so simple to make.

Easy Kix corn on the cob perfect for summer picnics and bbq's recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

What you’ll need:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kix cereal
  • yellow food coloring
  • Corn holders

Melt butter in sauce pan over low heat.  Add marshmallows.  Stir occasionally until completely melted. Add food coloring until bright yellow in color.   Slowly stir in cereal until fully coated. Remove from heat.  Take hand full of cereal mixture and form into corn shape.  Add corn holders to each end.

how cute are these corn on the cobs made from Kix cereal. Recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

Make sure to check out these other awesome projects from Melissa and swing by her blog to see even more of her creations!

The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom Photo Tile Coasters | Burlap Love Sign | Love Pallet Art | Fabric and Jewel Necklace | Special Dates Chalkboard Sign

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Tutorial: How to Carve Chicken or Turkey

How to Carve a Chicken or Turkey quickly and efficiently. This is the best guide to getting the most out of a rotisserie chicken or Thanksgiving turkey at Rae Gun Ramblings

It happens a couple times a year. We’re at some family function and I see out of the corner of my eye someone hacking away at a turkey or chicken. I know it’s silly but it drives me nuts when some one carves up a bird haphazardly. Well I guess it’s not totally silly, there are some reasons it makes me crazy. First off they usually end up taking forever because there is no rhyme or reason. Then there is the matter of so much wasted meat left on the bone to be either tossed or painstakingly pulled off by hand. And finally it looks like garbage. Someone took the time to lovingly roast a fine turkey all day (or pick up a juicy rotisserie chicken form costco ;) ) and it’s been butchered to smitherines. So today I want to share my quick and easy way to beautifully carve chicken and turkey.

Step by step instructions and tips for easy poultry carving. No more hacked chicken or turkey - Rae Gun Ramblings

Quick and Easy Guide to Chicken and Turkey Carving

  1. If your bird’s legs are tied or attached start by severing that attachment so the drumsticks are free.
  2. Next slice on the inside edge of the thigh when you get to the bone join slide the tip of the knife in to pop the joint to detach the leg quarter (thigh and drumstick) in one pretty piece.
  3. Next slide your knife on one side of the bone between the breast trying to keep it as close to the bone as possible. Slide it under the breast to detach in one solid piece.
  4. If you want the breast sliced place it cut side down (skin up) and hold in place while slicing. Then slide your knife under all the sliced pieces to place so the pieces remain lined up.
  5. Next pull the chicken wings away from the body and slide your knife to cut the attaching skin and pop the joint.
  6. Use your finger to pull off any remaining meat if desired.

Great tips on how to carve poultry for speed and an attractive layout - Rae Gun Ramblings

You can serve up the chicken or turkey on a platter if your feeding enough people or eat in in portions. I love buying the rotisserie chickens from Costco they are such a great deal for tons of meat. Usually the first day I serve up the leg quarters and serve it with cous cous or Cauliflower mash and Lemon Wilted Spinach. Then I use one breast for each another two meals for example in my Artichoke Chicken Alfredo or my Coconut Curry Chicken Lentil Soup and then the pulled little pieces for another one for another meal like in a Quiche, Buffalo Mac and Cheese or a basic quesadilla. But really you can use prepped chicken in so many different recipes I’m sure you have your own favorites.

Easy step by step instructions on how to proerly cut a chicken or turkey so it looks nice but also to get the most meat out the fastest you can. via Rae Gun Ramblings

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Crazy Yummy Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

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It took me 3 times making this Cheesecake Brownies Recipe to get the final pictures for this blog post. The problem is that I freaking LOVE these brownies. I mean they are so stinking good that I would make them up fully intending to snap some pictures so that I could share the yumminess with you but alas I kept gobbling them up myself before I could take decent pictures.

Cheesecake Swirled Brownies Recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings

Don’t be deterred by the steps and different parts. It looks like an involved recipe but it honestly doesn’t take much more effort that putting together a boxed mix and it’s SO much yummier. Just try it one time and decide for yourself.

Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Cheesecake swirled brownies yes please. Easy and yummy recipe - Rae Gun Ramblingss

Brownie Base

  • 1/2 C salted butter,
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 C flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate. An easy way to do this is by using a metal bowl over a pot of boiling water double boiler style.
  3. Once melted remove from heat and whisk in sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Whisk in flour until well combined.
  5. Pour into an 8 or 9 inch baking pan.

Delicious Cheesecake Swirled Brownies Recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings

Cheesecake Mixture

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Whisk cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla until well combined.
  2. Add spoonfuls of the mixture to the pan on top of the brownie mixture.
  3. Marble by swirling with a knife.
  4. Top with mini chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes until center is set.

adapted from Smitten Kitchen

My go to recipe for brownies. So good and easy - Rae Gun Ramblings

Not that you’ll need to but if you want to you can freeze and they reheat wonderfully. I pre-proportioned and froze my last batch and when I feel like a little chocolate fix I’ll zap one for 30 second and I have a super yummy treat without the temptation of an entire pan of brownies.

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Coconut Curry Chicken Lentil Soup Recipe

Coconut Curry Chicken (or Turkey) Lentil Soup perfect weeknight meal - Rae Gun Ramblings

Whenever I have leftover chicken or turkey I make this coconut curry chicken lentil soup recipe. It’s so yummy, easy, and just a little different than your normal leftover type soup. It has an Indian feel so it’s great to serve with naan bread which I’ve found at both Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.

I love this Coconut Curry Chicken Lentil Soup. Super fast and yummy I've also tried it with leftover turkey - Rae Gun Ramblings

It comes together fast enough making it a great weeknight meal. Even better, it freezes like a dream! I like to grab a rotisserie chicken and use part of it for this. Normally I make half a recipe (just for me and Daniel) but since I wanted extra in the freezer I doubled it. The recipe can be increased ore reduced easily. Just stick to the same proportions.

Coconut Curry Chicken Lentil Soup Recipe from Rae Gun RamblingsIngredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 12-16 C Water (depending on how much the lentils suck up and how thick of a soup you want)
  • 1 Bag Lentils
  • 6 Cubes Chicken Bouillon (or substitute 6 of the cups of water for chicken broth)
  • 3 Heaping TBS Curry Powder (or more to taste)
  • 1 Can Coconut Milk (I always use the light or reduced fat kind)
  • Salt, Pepper, and Onion powder to taste

Directions

  1. Boil lentils and chicken in 8 oz water until lentils are tender. Keep an eye on it so that the water doesn’t burn off.
  2. Add bouillon, curry powder, coconut milk, and additional water to the desired consistency.
  3. Add other seasonings to taste. Serve and enjoy!

Great coconut curry chickent lentil soup recipe. Perfect for left over turkey - Rae Gun Ramblings

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Huge Baby Giveaway and A Recipe

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I just wanted to let you guys know about a few things I’m participating in that are happening this week. First off I’m joining the awesome ladies over at I Candy Handmade for a fabulous DIY Babies series. I’ll be guest posting later in the series but I’m giving away a 30$ gift card for my shop as a part of their humungo baby giveaway. Make sure to swing by to enter all of this awesomeness. And while you’re there make sure you check out all the fantastic DIY baby posts!

Delicious Summer Dip that won't kill your diet at Rae Gun Ramblings

Second I shared a yummy healthy dip recipe over at Whatever Dee Dee Wants this Wednesday as a part of her Recipe Round Up series. So hop over and get the recipe for this yummy Cowboy Caviar. and see other awesome recipes.

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Dauntless Chocolate Cake Recipe and Free Divergent Quote Printables

 Celebrate Divergent with a recipe and free printables for Dauntless Chocolate Cake at Rae Gun Ramblings

Eep we are just over a month away from the Divergent movie. I’m not shy about my reservations about the quality, casting, etc. but, this is one of my favorite books EVER, so I can’t help but be excited right? In the book there are a bunch of references to the chocolate cake that they have in the Dauntless faction. So I thought what could be better than giving your fellow movie goers a slice of the delicious concoction along with a few cake related quotes. So today I have a Dauntless Chocolate Cake Recipe and Free Quote Printable.

Dauntless Chocolate Cake Recipe and Printable. Super easy and yummy chocolate cake recipe great for Divergent fans and non-readers alike at Rae Gun Ramblings

Every time the cake is referenced it sounds delicious. It’s a solution to sadness. It’s the type of food that you eat to try to cheer yourself or your friends up so I wanted something that was really delicious. When I was thinking of delicious chocolate cakes two popped to mind, my Skor Cake and my Texas Sheet Cake. I decided to allow them to mate and low and behold we have the killer, super rich, super yummy Dauntless Chocolate Cake.

Easy and delicious super rich chocolate cake recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix and everything it calls for (i.e. eggs, oil, water, etc.) I like Duncan Heinz Devils Food Cake
  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons (heaping) Cocoa
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 pound  Powdered Sugar

Perfect chocolate cake recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

Directions

  1. Prepared cake according to box directions. I like to over whip mine for an extra light and fluffy cake. Bake.
  2. When done baking use a tooth pick to poke holes all over the cake.
  3. Pour the whole can of sweetened condensed milk all over the cake.
  4. Allow to soak in about 20 minutes.
  5. Make icing by combining butter and cocoa over in a sauce pan over medium heat until butter is fully melted. Remove from heat whisk in the remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour on top of cake using the back of a spoon to spread evenly.
  7. Allow frosting to set before cutting.

 Great Divergent fan recipe and quote printable for Dauntless Chocolate Cake at Rae Gun Ramblings

It’s seriously so good guys! I had to send a bunch home with my mom and sister because I couldn’t stop eating it. Of course then I got a picture only a few hours later from my sister with her half of the pan with only a smidgen left hahaha.

 Super yummy chocolate cake recipe, Quote printable and tutorial for fans of Divergent - Rae Gun Ramblings

Now if you want to be super awesome and have a Divergent party or just bring your friends Divergent treats randomly or on movie day you can download my Divergent Cake Quote Printable. I found these cute rectangular liners at the store (maybe for eclairs?) but you could easily cut the cake more square and use cupcake liners. After you trim up your quotes you’ll want to use some black paper cut 4.25 inches by 4 inches. Then fold them in half so they are 4.25×2. Next package up the cake and stable the black part over the end of your bag and with double sided tape attach the quote. (In the pictures I attached the quote first but then I realized I wanted the staple to be hidden so I peeled it off and restuck it). And if you haven’t read Divergent yet, go do it!

Dauntless Chocolate Cake-007s

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Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

 The best of comfort food. Quick and easy buffalo macaroni and cheese recipe from Rae Gun Ramblings

My husband and I have a joke. When we don’t know what to have for dinner but aren’t desperate enough to eat out we usually have Mac and Cheese. I’ve already shared our yummy Taco Mac and Cheese Recipe but I like to throw all kinds of different things in my base macaroni and cheese recipe. It always gives us the quick and yummy comfort food meal but with different additions it can take on very different tastes.

Delicious buffalo mac and cheese recipe. Fast enough for weeknight eating - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’ve always love the flavors of buffalo wings and blue cheese dressing whether in plain old wings, pizza, or even macaroni and cheese. So here’s one of my favorite easy comfort meals and my buffalo macaroni and cheese recipe.

 Quick and delicious buffalo macaroni and cheese recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings

  • 1 Chicken Breast, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 C Buffalo Sauce like Franks Red Hot
  • 3 TBS All Purpose Flour
  • 3 TBS Butter
  • 1/2 to 1 C shredded cheese (depending on your own tastes, I like colby jack)
  • 1 1/2 C Milk
  • Salt, pepper and granulated onion to taste
  • 6 oz elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1/2 C blue cheese crumbles (add more if you really like blue cheese!)
  • 1/2 to 1 C panko bread crumbs
  • Spray Oil
  1. Combine buffalo sauce and chicken add more or less to taste. Set aside.
  2. Make cheese sauce by melting flour and stirring in flour cook over medium heat a few minutes. Slowly whisk in milk to make a cream sauce. Add cheese and seasoning.
  3. Stir seasoned chicken into cheese sauce.
  4. Stir in cooked macaroni. Add some of the pasta water if you want a thinner consistency. You can serve it now topped with blue cheese but I like to bake it for extra yumminess.
  5. Pour into a glass casserole dish and top with blue cheese crumbles.
  6. Sprinkle with panko bread crumbs on top and spray with oil.
  7. Broil until topping is crisp. Do not leave unattended the breadcrumbs can burn quickly.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Super yummy Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

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Easy Breakfast Burritos and 37 Week Prego Update

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I’ve been trying so hard to get everything in order before Toasty comes. I can’t believe I’m already 37 weeks. Like they don’t worry at all if I go into labor any more 37 weeks. It has gone fast! I’ve always struggled with breakfast but as I’ve been trying to use all my time and energy to it’s fullest I keep finding myself looking at the clock and it being 1 pm and I’ve only had juice. I really need some easy and satisfying breakfast options.

Super Yummy and Easy Breakfast Burritos at Rae Gun Ramblings  #RedboxBreakfast #PMedia #ad

I’ve tried Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches before and liked them ok so I was intrigue when I was given the chance to test out the Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Breakfast Bowls. I’m not going to lie I was a little wary about the microwavable nature of it all and eggs to boot but I went into it with an open mind and I can honestly say I really like these. Like, I’ve already returned to Walmart and picked up 3 more boxes after finishing my trial one liked it.

 Easy Breakfast Burritos at Rae Gun Ramblings #RedboxBreakfast #PMedia #ad

It’s quite a generous portion size. A whole bowl is a bit more than I can finish and I eat more than most of my friends. My favorite way to have it is to put half of it in a tortilla with some avocado and a side of fruit. It’s the perfect amount and I can have it ready to eat super fast. I just throw the left overs in a ziplock bag for another day. I get two meals and most importantly I’m not ravenous and eating cookies and anything in site at 2pm when i realize I’m starving.

Cute materinty picture from Joyous Moments Phtography at Rae Gun Ramblings and easy breakfast idea #RedboxBreakfast #PMedia #ad

And for a wee prego update since it’s been a few weeks. Here’s a sneak peek at our maternity photo shoot that my good friend Debra of Joyous Moments Photography did. I’ll be sharing more pics later this week :)

  • I’ve been going to weekly appointments and everything seems good and on target.
  • I’ve been eating less (as I mentioned) forgetting breakfast (hopefully that will change now) and then just feeling full faster. Plus I think I’ve got some heart burn going on so maybe we’ll have a baby with some hair! Even so, somehow I’m still gaining lots of weight. The doctor keeps calling it water weight ummm okay let’s hope I guess.
  • My showers are over and we’ve bought the last of the stuff we for sure want before Toasty is here. It’s really weird to see baby gear all around our house. I did my first of what I’m sure will be many many loads of baby laundry.
  • With the help of a friend and MANY hours my upstairs (the studio and bedroom area, basically where I spend 90% of my home time) has been totally reorganized and sorted and room has been made for Toasty both in my work area and in the ginormous closet (it has a window, it’s totally and upgrade from what Harry Potter lived in).
  • Toasty is still a crazy moving machine. He loves to camp out right under my ribs. I don’t believe the whole “they slow down” near the end thing.
  • I didn’t think it was possible but I feel even hotter. I’ve been outside in a t-shirt and waking up crazy hot at night needless to say sleep has been crummy.
  • My doctor is out of town the next two weekends so I’m hoping and praying Toasty does not decide to come on one of the days he’s gone.
  • I’ve been getting really anxious about recognizing that I’m in labor. Everyone says “oh you’ll know” but I have a crazy high pain tolerance. You know when you say I hope it isn’t broken and everyone says “you’d know if you had a broken bone” well I’ve had at least 3 broken bones that I didn’t know were broken until one I went in 2 weeks later because the bruising didn’t go down and two when I had X-rays for other things and the doctor asked when I broke it before since he saw a healed break (umm yeah I didn’t know it was broken before). So if you have any non-pain related descriptions of labor and contractions I’d love to hear them.
  • But most of all we are all getting so excited to meet this little guy. It’s really fun to see Daniel get more and more excited every day!

 Easy Breakfast Burritos using Jimmy Dean breakfast bowls at Rae Gun Ramblings #RedboxBreakfast #PMedia #ad

Thanks so much for Jimmy Dean for sponsoring this post and helping me get back on the breakfast wagon. I am definitely a new fan of the Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Breakfast Bowls. Make sure to check out facebook, pinterest, twitter, and instagram!

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Crock Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe and Other Football Party Ideas

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Super easy Lasagna Soup recipe for the crock pot (freezable) - Rae Gun Ramblings #GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

We aren’t big sports fans in my house, but we do enjoy what I like to call “Football Food”. Ever since I was little we’d always have a Big Game party complete with buffallo wings and other delicious appetizers. I have to admit I really like the commercial watching and seeing what shenanigans will occur during half time. So today I have a few quick and easy game day food ideas that are little to no prep perfect for keeping you glued to the game or so you don’t have to miss that commercial everyone will be talking about!

 Yummy ideas for football party food and easy lasagna soup recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings #GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

I really like to have options at parties but I have a problem with lots of people RSVP-ing yes to my parties and then about 50% of them actually showing up. Only for my gender reveal party more than RSVP-ed showed up so now I’m even more confused on how much food to prep. My solution is to have party food that 1) can be made quickly and last minute depending on how many people show up and 2) can be frozen and still will be yummy for the future. One of the best things I’ve found for this is doctoring up pre-made food.

My new favorite soup recipe. Crock Pot Lasagna Soup (freezable) - Rae Gun Ramblings Super easy Lasagna Soup recipe for the crock pot (freezable) - Rae Gun Ramblings #GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

My latest semi-homemade creation is my Lasagna Crock Pot Soup Recipe. My sister made a lasagna soup that was SO amazing I’ve been thinking about it for months. The only thing is that it had loads of ingredients and I just had a feeling the work was unnecessary. So armed with a Stouffers frozen lasagna from Walmart I decided to try and see if I could make a low maintenance crock pot version. It turned out great, total comfort food but with a twist. Not only that but it’s totally freezable so I’ve got a couple of big containers waiting for when the baby comes.

Crock Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe

 Delicious and super easy soup made from a frozen lasagna for the slow cooker - Rae Gun Ramblings #GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

  • 1 Frozen Stouffers Party Lasagna
  • 7-9 C Chicken Broth
  • Italian Seasoning and Garlic Salt to taste
  • Shredded mozzarella for topping (optional)
  1. Leave lasagna to thaw enough to be cut with a knife. I put mine in the fridge the night before. It was definitely still frozen when I pulled it out of the fridge but cut-able. As long as it’s not frozen solid you’re good to go. Cut into 1 inch slices and place in crock pot.
  2. Cover with chicken broth. I used 9 cups of water and 7 bouillon cubes (my cubes each make 1 C broth).
  3. Cook on high for 3 hours or until heated through.
  4. Season with Italian seasoning and garlic salt to taste. Top with a sprinkling of shredded mozzarella if desired.

So yummy. This is definitely a recipe I’ll be keeping in rotation and on hand for parties.

Delicious and easy lasagna soup recipe for the crock pot (freezable) - Rae Gun Ramblings#GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

Another thing I like to do for easy party food is to have a pizza station. DiGiorno frozen pizzas are great for this. My husband likes supreme but I don’t do olives or peppers so I like to pre cut slices and have them out so that people can remove toppings they don’t want or add others to fancy it up. In the past I’ve put out various yummy cheeses, pear (it’s good trust me), mushrooms, cooked chicken, BBQ sauce, you get the point. But the idea is that people can adjust the pizza to their pallet and also cook it when they are ready so it can be nice and fresh for the eating.

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Just add a few more quickly made, if more food is needed options, like Hot Pockets and some yummy desserts like crunch dipped Drumsticks and there is the perfect variety without all the time commitment and risk of having way too much (or too little) food. If you’re having a game day party be sure to check out the Limited Edition Touchdown Sundae Ice Cream from Dreyer’s/Edy’s it’s super tasty and you know perfectly theme appropriate #GameTimeGoodies to add to your football party ideas! #cbias

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