Quick and Easy Garlic Chive Sausage Ball Appetizer

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Looking for an easy appetizer that comes together quickly and will keep you coming back for more? If so, look no futher!

These 5 ingredient sausage balls are perfect appetizer to pair with, breakfast, lunch, dinner, a tailgate, or as a standalone snack. All you need is ground pork breakfast sausage, all purpose baking mix, shredded cheese, herbs of your choice (I use chives), and garlic.

These can be mixed by hand but using a hand or stand mixer makes it a little easier.

Once combined I use a 1 tablespoon scoop to equally portion out all of the balls. Bake on a parchment lined sheet pan for easy clean up!

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Savory Breakfast Oatmeal with Egg, Avocado, and Parmesan

Looking for a filling, tasty, and savory breakfast that comes together in about 5 minutes? Then look no further! This recipe comes in right at 300 calories and will keep you full until lunch. Salt is key in this recipe so make sure it’s salted well to make the flavors really pop.

Want a little extra crunch? Add some crumbled bacon or crispy onions.

Love herbs? Add in the scallion whites and more parsley.

Have leftover mushrooms? Sautee them and add them on top too! The possibilities for this recipe are endless.

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Quick and Creamy Shrimp and Grits

This shrimp and grits recipe is a favorite in our home. Cooking the grits in water and milk is the secret to their creamy texture. The best part is that this recipe comes together in 20 minutes.

Quick and Creamy Shrimp and Grits

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients


6 slices of bacon, cut to a half inch dice
12 oz peeled, raw shrimp
3 green onions, sliced (green tops & whites separated)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp smoked paprika
Salt and pepper
1 recipe of prepared quick and creamy grits
(recipe below)

Directions

Toss the shrimp with the smoked paprika and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. In a frying pan, fry the bacon until crispy (8-12 minutes). Once cooked, remove the bacon from the pan and set on a paper towel to drain.

Reserve 2 teaspoons of bacon fat and then pour off the rest. Cook the garlic and the whites of the green onion in the reserved bacon fat over medium heat until fragrant and slightly softened (about 1 minute)

Add the shrimp to the frying pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked through.

To serve, layer grits and the shrimp mixture then top with the crispy bacon and the remaining green onion.

Serve warm.

Quick and Creamy Grits

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients


3/4 cup of quick cooking grits
1 cup water
2 cups milk
Salt to taste

Directions

In a medium saucepan, bring the water and milk to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, immediately lower the heat to medium-low.

Pour the grits into the milk mixture and quickly whisk to avoid any clumps from forming. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally. If your grits become too thick, add water a tablespoon at a time to thin. If they’re too thin, cook for a few minutes longer.

Salt to taste.