Classic Recipe With A Twist: Mississippi Roast

mississippi roast

I have a confession. I make a roast once a week! It is a meal everyone in our family loves. Spaghetti was something I made once a week, but we grew tired of it. I didn’t want that to happen since I make my roasts in the crockpot and they are truly the easiest meal I make. ┬áThe Hubs saw a recipe for a roast on Facebook that someone had shared and he suggested I make it. He never does this so I knew I had to try it. I loved this recipe because it is a take on the classic roast I make. It was just amped up a bit. If you are looking for an easy meal for a busy night, this one is great. It was so much more flavorful than my classic roast. It was actually quite rich(probably due to the stick of butter!!!). I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Mississippi Roast

3# Chuck Roast

1 package of Ranch Salad Dressing Mix(NOT dip mix)

1 Package of Au Jus Mix

5-7 Jarred Pepperoncinis

1 TBS Pepperoncinis Juice

1 Stick of Butter(you could easily use 1/2 stick if using a 3# Roast)

Add Roast to slow cooker(crockpot). Sprinkle Ranch and Au Jus packets on top of roast. Add stick of butter on top of roast and add in Pepperoncinis and Juice.

Cook on low for 7 hours. If possible you can flip roast over half way through to evenly mix the seasonings with the butter. Also, at this time you can add any vegetables you prefer. I usually make mashed potatoes so I skipped this step.




Classic Recipe With A Twist: Apple Hand Pies

I had an idea to start a series on my blog each week about classic recipes with a twist. I have been bitten by the cooking bug and I can’t get enough. I really wanted to work on perfecting classic recipes that I have made for years, but put a little twist on them. I decided to start out with an Apple Pie Recipe. Being that it is Fall now(Southern California did not get the memo) Apple Pie came to mind first. I have a really great Apple Pie recipe but I wanted to try my hand at….hand pies:).

Hand pies are basically miniature pies that you can hold and you really don’t need any utensils to eat them. Kind of like an on- the- go pie! I found a recipe online and decided to go with that one. So, glad I did. They turned our delish! In this recipe they used bits of caramel in the filling. I could not find the caramel in the squares like I usually can, so I went to the baking aisle and used caramel bits by Kraft. My little guy even got in on the action. He helped me make the dough. He has been loving being in the kitchen since he was old enough to walk. He even makes up his own recipes. I may have a Chef on my hands! That will be nice when Mommy doesn’t want to cook:).

Here is the recipe, enjoy! Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies




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