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Almost-Famous Meatloaf

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in blog, blogs, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Almost-Famous Meatloaf

Here at Mama Jess, we think that meatloaf gets a bad rep. It is stereotyped for being children’s least favorite food (along with Brussels sprouts which is mind boggling) and its name does nothing to convey the delicious entrée that it is. What you hear is a loaf of meat but what you get is so much more! Which is why, today, I am posting my mom’s Almost-Famous Meatloaf recipe. Classic, delicious, and very easy to make. Disclosure: the other problem with meatloaf is that it is not very pretty to photograph… First things first preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, in a large bowl, add the eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs, stirring with a fork to combine. I let this...

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Lemon Buttermilk Scones

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lemon Buttermilk Scones

Surprise! We decided to grace you with not one…but TWO scone recipes! Consider it our early Mother’s Day gift for all of your lovely ladies. For all of the lemon lovers out there, this is such a delicious recipe that the 8 scones didn’t even make it to breakfast…they were entirely consumed by my family approximately 20 minutes after coming out of the oven. Let that be a warning… While I would love to say this recipe is my creation, I actually followed Baker Bettie’s recipe to a T, which you can find here: https://bakerbettie.com/lemon-scones-with-lemon-glaze/. But I will also write it out for you below. Super easy to...

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Pizza Pinwheels

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in blog, recipes, 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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