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Pizza Pinwheels

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pizza Pinwheels

I love making creative snacks for my family. The look on their faces  when I whip up some of our recipes like the loaded zucchini skins or our popcorn chicken nuggets is priceless! Today I incorporated our sauce into pizza pinwheels…and this recipe quickly turned into one of the most delicious ways to make pizza that I have ever had! I love how quick these are to make, so you can have them hot when the kids get off the bus. The first thing you want to do is roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet so there are no creases. From there, spoon Mama Jess Organic Garden Pasta Sauce on the pastry, creating an even layer. Then…sprinkle your toppings! I...

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One Pan Sausage and Roasted Veggies

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in blog, blogs, Uncategorized | Comments Off on One Pan Sausage and Roasted Veggies

If you haven’t been able to tell, I have recently been really into one pan dinners. Why? Because all I have to do is chop and bake. So today, I am sharing my new favorite “Oh S*** I Need to Make Dinner” recipe: One Pan Sausage and Roasted Veggies. It’s quick to whip up, extremely easy to clean up, and so dang delicious. Something else I love about this recipe is how creative you can be with it. I love smoked polish sausage, but if you are looking for something leaner, turkey or chicken sausage will do the trick! Or something spicy: how about Italian sausage? The other great thing: make it with any in-season veggies! I can’t wait to do...

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Loaded Zucchini Skins 3 Ways

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in blog, recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Loaded Zucchini Skins 3 Ways

This recipe is a FUN one: fun to make and fun to eat! Perfect for an after-school snack or a party, these loaded zucchini skins are a lighter take on the classic loaded potato skins. Trust me: what they lack in carbs they make up for in flavor! To start, I used four zucchinis, chopped the ends off, and chopped them in two halves, then sliced those halves lengthwise. Next, scoop out the seeds inside leaving the zucchini skin between ¼ to ½ inch thick. The photo shows you better: Next, toss the skins in olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. When they are evenly covered, place them on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F. Next comes the...

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Classic Italian Meatball Sub

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in blog, recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Classic Italian Meatball Sub

I think March is sort of an awkward month, especially in Chicago. Yesterday, I woke up to birds chirping and the sun shining in my room at 7:00am. That made me so happy, that I’m sure you could imagine my extreme disappointment when I looked at the weather…and saw it was only 6 degrees outside. So, I decided to cheer myself up with some Italian comfort food: a classic Meatball Sub. It managed to cheer me up so much that I decided to share it with you all today! Also, trust me on this, it tastes even better smothered in Mama Jess Garden Organic Pasta Sauce. The homemade meatballs are my mom’s recipe and they are so juicy and delicious, that I’m surprised she...

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Pan Seared Chicken with Cauliflower “Risotto”

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in #LastMinuteMeals, blog, recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pan Seared Chicken with Cauliflower “Risotto”

Happy almost weekend, Mamas! Today we are showing off a new recipe that really packs a punch: Pan Seared Chicken with Cauliflower “Risotto”. I have actually made this meal two nights in a row for dinner—and I mean made from scratch, not just reheated leftovers. That’s how good it is. The other plus: I made the entire meal in under an hour. I recently learned how to create the most perfect pan seared chicken breast, thanks to an Instagram account called @flavcity. This guy has great advice for simple cooking techniques, like pan searing chicken. The first thing you want to do is pound out the chicken breast to make it as flat and even as possible. This not only...

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Hearty Low Carb Chili

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in blog, blogs, good meals, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hearty Low Carb Chili

Two major things are happening this week: in Chicago we are seeing record setting low temperatures and the Superbowl is on Sunday. What do these two occasions have in common? Both call for a hearty bowl of chili! Now, here at Mama Jess, we understand that chili is a highly contested meal. To bean or not to bean, that is one of the questions. Today we chose not to bean, and went for a super low carb chili dish! This is perfect for all of our keto friends out there, or anyone who is just looking for a great chili recipe. The best part? You could always add beans! The thing that takes the longest is the prep. The chopping, dicing, blanching, more chopping, slicing…but...

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