• Beer Battered Lobster Tails | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Beer Battered Lobster Tails

    Last weekend David & I were at the Venetian, and tried a fried lobster tail on a stick. It was absolutely delicious, but not really realistic at $17 per lobster tail. David decided he was going to make them at home, and see if they lived up to the ones at the Venetian. I won’t lie, I definitely like David’s beer battered lobster tails even more. Especially with some lemon and butter. David started out by heating oil in a pan, and then he tackled taking the lobster tails out of their shells. While David tackled the shells, he had me mix cornstarch, flour, parsley, salt, garlic powder, and half…

  • Shepard's Pie | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Shepard’s Pie

    Happy day 14 of Blogmas! This week I made Shepard’s pie for my family. They loved it. Honestly while it was delicious, I definitely made a few mistakes. I still wanted to share this recipe with all of you though. It is from my Harry Potter cookbook. I used ground beef, which technically makes this more of a cottage pie; however, people use the term shepard’s pie for both ground beef and lamb. Truthfully, I love lamb. I would have used it if everyone in the house liked lamb. That isn’t the case though. This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission off of your purchase at…

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    Oatmeal Cookie Mix Gift

    I remember when I was little I received chocolate chip cookie mix in a mason jar as a gift. I thought that this year I could make this gift for somebody else. Instead of chocolate chip I decided I’d make an oatmeal cookie mix gift. I really loved how easy it was to make, and now I want to make a whole bunch of them for people David works with. This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission off of your purchase at no additional cost to you. I started out with a basic oatmeal cookie recipe, and layered all of the dry ingredients.The recipe that I…

  • Easy Pumpkin Pie Truffles | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Easy Pumpkin Pie Truffles

    We are officially a few days away from Thanksgiving! I’m not ready for pumpkin season to be over, but I’m extremely ready for the holiday season. I made pumpkin pie truffles over this past weekend. I wanted to make sure I had as much pumpkin as possible before Thanksgiving. They were a huge hit. David didn’t like them, but he doesn’t count. He hates sweets. Since they were so popular, I decided to share them with you. Items used: Food Processor Mixing Bowl Wilton’s White Candy Melts Pumpkin Spice Truffles To start out, I put 9 graham cracker sheets in my food processor, and pulsed until they were a ground up finely.…

  • Mini Individual Apple Crumble Pies | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Mini Individual Apple Crumble Pies

    Now that it’s the fall, I seem to have an abundance of apples from apple picking. One great way to use up those apples is to bake with them. I decided to look for a new way to make apple pie, and I found a great one in my Harry Potter Unofficial Cookbook. I found one for mini individual apple crumble pies. While I did use the recipe in the cookbook as a guide, I did improvise a tiny bit with the filling. I used four granny smith apples, instead of two granny smith & two gala apples. Also, I had a bit a trouble with my crust.. because I…

  • Extra Chocolatey Brownies with Salted Caramel Drizzle | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Extra Chocolatey Brownies with Salted Caramel Drizzle

    Now that fall has arrived it’s time my baking hits high gear. I was really wanting to making brownies, because for some reason this is the hardest thing for me to master still. However, I wanted to incorporate a little bit of fall flavor into my brownies. Which is how I came up with brownies with salted caramel drizzle. I didn’t truly create either of the recipes I used. I tweaked this brownie recipe, and used a Bobby Flay salted caramel recipe. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. For more information please check out my sidebar. Items I…

  • Baked Chicken Tenders | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Baked Chicken Tenders

    One of DJ’s current favorite foods is chicken nuggets. I decided that I wanted to find a way to make them from home. Well, I made baked chicken tenders instead of chicken nuggets. There wasn’t really any good reason for it. Honestly, I just happened to buy pre chopped up chicken breast. I decided to leave the chicken in whatever shape it was chopped into when I bought it. You could always make this recipe into nuggets by cutting the chicken breast into a nugget shape. This recipe is really versatile. You could honestly fry the nuggets in a pan with oil if you wanted. This is a very easy…

  • Toddler Approved Cheddar Lasagna | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Toddler Approved Cheddar Lasagna

    Having an almost three year old means having a picky eater. I remember the days when he would eat whatever we gave him, just like Brooklyn now. One of the few things DJ is obsessed with is cheddar cheese. We try to add it to as many dishes as we can. The first time my husband made lasagna since DJ became a picky eater he wouldn’t eat it. The next time he made it with cheddar cheese instead of the mozzarella, and he loved it. I know this isn’t an authentic lasagna, but if that is what you want you can just substitute cheese. This is my husband’s recipe for…

  • Turkey and Pork Cheesey Meatballs | www.thevegasmom.com
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    Turkey and Pork Cheesey Meatballs

    I have a bad habit of always cooking the same things for dinner. Even though I’m a stay at home mom I find it makes the day go smoother if I just cook one of my same simple meals. After David & I had a discussion the other day about me mixing it up, I decided to try to make something he made one Thanksgiving for me while I was pregnant with Brooklyn, and had gestational diabetes… Turkey and Pork Cheesey Meatballs! This post contains an affiliate link. Please check the sidebar for more information. I’ve been thinking about making these since he made them Thanksgiving 2016. That’s a long…

  • Graham Cracker Toffee | The Vegas Mommy
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    Graham Cracker Toffee

    I’ve been in a rut recently, and decided to make a special treat for my family as a thank you for everything they do. Even my little ones do more for me than they even realize. I decided to break out my Great American Home Baking book and find something that was easy & sweet. I decided on the Graham Cracker Toffee. Of course I had to edit the recipe slightly to how I wanted to make it. It was a hit though! It definitely is sweet, so I hope you have a sweet tooth. First things first, I gathered all my ingredients. The only thing I didn’t gather was the water.…