Rotisserie Chicken Nachos

I love the rotisserie chickens from the grocery store. They are positively mouth watering, enough so that I could just sit and eat it without any sides. But they are also super convenient when you want to throw something homemade together after work or a long day. Nachos are super easy, though there is a little bit of chopping involved. Give yourself about half on hour to throw this together. My family loved it!

Rotisserie Chicken Nachos, Amanda Formaro - Amanda's Cookin'

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Sausage Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup, Amanda's Cookin'

Sausage Mushroom & Wild Rice…

It's funny, when I bought the ingredients for this soup, my original intention was to make cream of mushroom. Then i remembered having some chicken sausage in the freezer and decided to veer away from … [Read More...]

Recipe for Hummingbird Cake on Amanda's Cookin'

Hummingbird Cake…

In the late 1970's Southern Living magazine published a recipe from L.H. Wiggins called Hummingbird Cake. While that may have been the first known publication, it's said that this cake has been a … [Read More...]

Key West Grilled Chicken Salad

Key West Grilled Chicken Salad…

It was purely coincidental that I developed this salad recipe, inspired by the flavors of Florida. I'm a huge chicken fan, especially in salads, so when I happened across a marinade titled Key West … [Read More...]

John Wayne Casserole, Amanda's Cookin'

John Wayne Casserole…

I think my food blog just had a heart attack. I haven't posted here in four months. My craft blog and craft business keeps me so busy that I just haven't had time. But that doesn't mean I've stopped … [Read More...]

Checkerboard Cake for Easter

Checkerboard Cake for Easter…

Checkerboard cake is often made with yellow cake and chocolate cake, which makes for a striking contrast. From the moment that I saw my friend Sue's Green Velvet Checkerboard Cake, I knew I wanted to … [Read More...]

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Easter Bunny Cupcakes…

I'm not a cake decorator. Have never claimed to be, but I guess that's what I liked so much about these bunny cupcakes. You don't have to be a decorator to make them. They are easy enough for anyone … [Read More...]

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How to Make Tie Dye Easter Eggs…

Dominic, my 12 year old, is the youngest of 4 kids. He still enjoys hanging out in the kitchen with me. He'll make cakes, brownies, chop onions, brown hamburger meat, doesn't matter, he just likes to … [Read More...]

St Patricks Day Cookies Rainbows

St. Patrick’s Day Cookies:…

These cookies are uber colorful, super duper easy, and oh so fun to make! This is also a great recipe to make with your kids, so don't be afraid to let them dive right in. So whether it's simple gold … [Read More...]

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Irish Soda Bread (Spotted Dog,…

First off, let me state for the record that I am not Irish. In fact, I'm British born, raised in America and married to an American raised Italian. St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and … [Read More...]

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Valentine’s Day Heart…

Nothing says Valentine's Day like the iconic pink or red heart. These Valentine cupcakes are shaped like hearts and covered in white, pink and red frosting. What could be better? These Valentine … [Read More...]

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Valentine Play Dough Cookie Pops…

These really aren't made out of Play Dough, I promise! They are made from a simple sugar cookie dough tinted with paste food coloring, then rolled into balls and eventually snakes to twist up and make … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Soup for the Slow Cooker

Pumpkin Soup for the Slow Cooker…

Do you still have some canned pumpkin puree hanging around after Thanksgiving? It’s soup weather now, so turn some of those cans into some delicious and creamy pumpkin soup that you can make in the … [Read More...]

Homemade Peanut Brittle Recipe - Amanda's Cookin'

Homemade Peanut Brittle…

I’ve been making homemade peanut brittle since I was a young bride. When I was a teenager and living at home, my dad had a cookbook that I would experiment out of. Homemade peanut brittle was my very … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte - Amanda's Cookin'

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte…

Need a tasty winter warm up? Try this easy to make pumpkin spice latte that’s made in the crock pot. This particular recipe makes only a few cups. However, simply double, triple or even quadruple the … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Magic Cake: Doctored Cake Mix - Amanda's Cookin'

Pumpkin Magic Cake: Doctored…

Have you ever heard of magic cake? In this particular case it's a doctored cake mix recipe that does not disappoint! The first time I saw pumpkin magic cake was on Pinterest last fall. It was … [Read More...]

Sex in a Pan, Amanda's Cookin'

Sex in a Pan…

Sex in a Pan. You've heard of it right? It's basically one of those delicious desserts that makes you moan in delight. Too much? Regardless, it's delicious, almost impossible to resist and always goes … [Read More...]

New Folgers Portable Coffee Flavor Enhancers

New Folgers Portable Coffee…

I'm mostly a morning coffee girl. Two cups in the morning with my email (you know, like coffee with your morning paper?) is usually all I need. But when the cold weather hits, I tend to enjoy a cup of … [Read More...]

3 Bean Chili at Amanda's Cookin'

3 Bean Chili…

If it were up to my oldest son, we would eat homemade chili every night of the week. I have been using my homemade chili seasoning for years to make a pretty basic chili, but every once in a while … [Read More...]

Oven Fried Chicken Legs from Amanda's Cookin'

Oven Fried Chicken Legs…

If you’re trying to eat less fried food and save some money too, oven fried chicken legs are a great meal solution. You can often find chicken drumsticks on sale and making your own coating from flour … [Read More...]

Blueberry Upside Down Cake from Amanda's Cookin'

Easy Blueberry Upside Down Cake…

While my all time favorite upside down cake is definitely pineapple, banana is good too and so are berries. I’ve make raspberry upside down cake and it was delicious, so I decided to go with blueberry … [Read More...]

Taco Empanadas from Amanda's Cookin'

Taco Empanadas…

Empanadas are in my blood, only I’m not of Latin descent, but rather of British descent. And in England, they aren’t called empanadas, they’re called pasties. You’ve probably heard of the Cornish … [Read More...]

Blackberry Coconut Impossible Pie

Blackberry Coconut Impossible…

In the 1970’s Impossible Pie was a common household term. What is Impossible Pie you ask? The word “impossible” was originally used to mean “impossibly easy” because instead of working up a sweat … [Read More...]

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8 Simple Ways to Help Fight…

I love bringing you simple meal ideas that work for families. While there's no shortage of food in the Formaro household, not all families are as lucky. One in five children in America is food … [Read More...]

Beef Burgundy in the Crock Pot - a delicious slow cooker recipe my family loves!

Beef Burgundy in the Crock Pot…

About thirteen years ago I made a beef burgundy from a recipe that a coworker had given to me. My neighbor had come over and tried it and to this day, claims it’s her favorite dinner I’ve ever made. … [Read More...]