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Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

I’ve had the air fryer for about 3-4 months now. I realized this weekend I had yet to make a toasted ravioli in it. So, I’ve whipped up this quick and easy recipe for Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli. You only need 4 ingredients!

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

To make these crisp, “fried” ravioli you’ll need frozen ravioli, Italian bread crumbs, milk, and eggs. Also, a dipping sauce is highly encouraged!

Let’s Get Started

Combine one egg and one cup of milk in a bowl. Next, add italian bread crumbs to a separate bowl. I also added some additional seasoning to the bowl – garlic powder, minced onion, and Parmesan cheese.

Line your tray with foil or parchment paper, then spray with non-stick cooking spray.

One at a time, dip a ravioli into the egg mixture – covering it. Then dip it into the bread crumb mixture make sure it is fully coated.

Place it right on to the foil. Leave a little room in between the ravioli. It doesn’t have to be too much, just enough so that they aren’t touching.

Once you’ve finished all of your ravioli or filled your tray (If you’re doing a lot.)

This is where our “secret” step comes in! This step makes the difference in breading that is soggy & falling off and breading that is crisp & perfectly coating it’s ravioli! We’re now going to take the tray of breaded ravioli and place it in the freezer for about half an hour.

At this point you can turn on the air fryer so that it starts to preheat! I set mine at 380 degrees. Once it’s done pre heating place the tray of ravioli in and set the timer for about twenty minutes turning half way through . I flipped them as well so that they would cook evenly on both sides!

Once they are golden brown and the internal temp reaches 165 degrees – they are ready to go!

Optional but, delicious : Sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve them with marinara sauce and enjoy!

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

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Serves: 2-4 Cooking Time: 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 Bag of Frozen Ravioli (Cheese or Beef)
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup of Italian Bread Crumbs
  • -Optional-
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Minced Onion
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • These are all optional, not necessary but can be added to bread crumb mixture to enhance flavor!

Instructions

1

Combine one egg and one cup of milk in a bowl.

2

Put Italian bread crumbs in a separate bowl. You can add the optional ingredients to this bowl if you wish (minced onion, garlic powder, and half of the Parmesan & parsley)

3

Line your cooking tray with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

4

Dip ravioli into the egg mixture - covering it. Then dip it in the bread crumb mixture, coating it fully.

5

Place them on to the foil lined tray as you finish. Place tray in freezer for 30 minutes.

6

Preheat Air Fryer to 380 degrees, cook for 20 minutes. Turning & flipping half way through.

7

They are done cooking when they are golden brown and the internal temp reaches 165 degrees.

8

Optional but, delicious : Sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve them with marinara sauce and enjoy!

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is ready in less than 15 minutes! Homemade Soup in less than 15 minutes! Delicious juicy chicken, with hearty vegetables in a satisfying broth. This soup is perfect for anytime!

When I think of soup, I tend to think of slow-cooked, simmered for hours and flavors melding together. But, sometimes you just don’t have all day . That’s where the Instant Pot comes in.

Making this Chicken Noodle Soup in the instant pot is a really quick process. It’s amazing how helpful the instant pot can be while putting together a hearty family dinner.

Not only is it time savvy, all of the flavors are there! The delicate noodles, savory carrots, celery, delicious chicken, it’s the perfect any time soup! Comfort food in less than fifteen minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

To make this soup I’m using Rotisserie Chicken – it’s so convenient. Plus, it’s affordable and delicious. I’m also using carrots, celery, onions, vegetable broth, chicken broth, and fettuccine noodles.

Start by putting 2 Tbsp of unsalted butter in the instant pot. Turn the pot to sautee. Add your onions, celery, and carrots.

After you’ve browned the vegetables for a few moments change the setting to soup/broth . Add the vegetable broth and the chicken broth.

Next, add the fettuccine noodles and the chicken!

Return lid. Cook for about ten minutes.

Stir and check to see if the noodles are tender enough. If they are not replace lid and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

It’s that easy!

Serve the soup right away! I like to serve mine with those tiny little oyster crackers.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Butter (unsalted)
  • 1 package Fettuccine Noodles
  • 3 Cups Chopped, Cooked Chicken (I used Rotisserie.)
  • 1-2 Carrots sliced
  • 1-2 Celery Stalks sliced
  • 1 Container of Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups of Vegetable Broth

Instructions

1

Put 2 Tbsp of unsalted butter in the instant pot. Turn the pot to sautee.

2

Add your onions, celery, and carrots.

3

After you’ve browned the vegetables for a few moments change the setting to soup/broth .

4

Add the vegetable broth and the chicken broth.

5

Add the fettuccine noodles and the chicken!

6

Return lid. Cook for about ten minutes.

7

Stir and check to see if the noodles are tender enough. If they are not replace lid and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Looking for another quick and easy soup? Try my Reuben Soup with Homemade Croutons!

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The Cubano Pizza with Homemade Pizza Crust

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Making homemade pizzas is one of our favorite, fun things to do as a family! With Friday night upon us we’ve got movies, pizza, and milkshakes lined up. All from the comfort of our own couch! We’re making a cuban inspired pizza called The Cubano Pizza with Homemade Pizza Crust.

This cuban inspired pizza combines swiss cheese, mozzarella, pulled pork, diced ham, and pickles. It’s topped with a garlic dijon aioli and all housed on a delicious homemade pizza crust.

It’s so easy to make pizza from scratch when you use Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast . As a family we’ve been using Fleischmann’s® Yeast for generations.


Making homemade pizza dough is also really fun! Mixing, measuring, pouring, and kneading. My son loves helping out! Of course his favorite part of family pizza night is the “decorating” part!

Not only is it fun, It just tastes sooo much better when you make it from scratch.

The Cubano Pizza with Homemade Pizza Crust

Making the crust is easy! Simply follow the directions on the package.

The dough has a rise time of only ten minutes! And even if you’ve never done this before its very easy to make!

Start by pre heating the oven to 425°F.

Combine 1 cup of flour, the undissolved yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.

Add luke warm water and corn oil. Mix until it is well blended, for about 1 minute.

Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface. Add additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, this will take about 4 minutes.

Place the ball of dough in a large bowl. Now, cover the bowl of dough with saran wrap or a clean dish towel. Set aside and allow to rest for ten minutes.

By this time the dough should have increased in size and be ready to use!

Pat the dough with floured hands rolling and stretching dough on a floured surface to about a 12-inch circle. Place the dough on a greased pizza pan. Form a rim about an inch thick for the crust, by pinching the edge of the dough.

Topping The Cubano

Place mozzarella cheese all over , add swiss cheese dispersing evenly. Next, add your ham cubes & pulled pork. Now is also the time to place your red cherry peppers on top!

Bake your pizza on the lowest rack for about 12-15 minutes or until your crust is a golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbling!

While it cooks make your Garlic Dijon Ailoi. Combine a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 2 Tbsp of Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp crushed garlic, 1 tsp of honey, and 1 tsp of pickle juice in a bowl, mixing well. Set aside.

As soon as the pizza is done baking, remove it from the heat and let it cool for five minutes. Add your pickle slices all over the pizza. Finally, drizzle the pizza with the Garlic Dijon Aioli.

The Cubano Pizza

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Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • --Pizza Crust--
  • 1 Envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast
  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)*
  • 3 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil
  • --Toppings--
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Cup Sliced Swiss Cheese (chopped)
  • 1/2 Ham Steak (diced into cubes)
  • 1 Cup Pulled Pork
  • 2 Tbsp Red Cherry Peppers
  • About 10-12 Pickle Slices
  • --Garlic Dijon Aioli--
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp of Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of pickle juice

Instructions

1

Pre heat oven to 425 degrees.

2

Combine 1 cup of flour, the undissolved yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.

3

Add luke warm water and corn oil. Mix until it is well blended, for about 1 minute.

4

Gradually add remaining flour. Dough should form a ball and be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface.

5

Add additional flour until smooth and elastic.

6

Place the ball of dough in a large bowl.

7

Cover bowl of dough with saran wrap or a clean dish towel.

8

Set aside and allow to rest for ten minutes.

9

Pat the dough with floured hands rolling and stretching dough on a floured surface to about a 12-inch circle.

10

Place dough on a greased pizza pan. Form a rim about an inch thick for the crust, by pinching the edge of the dough.

11

Top with mozzarella cheese, swiss cheese, red cherry peppers, ham cubes & pulled pork.

12

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

13

To make Garlic Dijon Ailoi. Combine a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 2 Tbsp of Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp crushed garlic, 1 tsp of honey, and 1 tsp of pickle juice in a bowl, mixing well. Set aside.

14

Once timer goes off and pizza is golden brown, remove it from the heat and let it cool for five minutes.

15

Add pickle slices and drizzle the pizza with the Garlic Dijon Aioli, Enjoy!



Homemade Pizza dough is like a beautiful, blank canvas ready for you to top it anyway you want! Here are some tips on making the perfect dough:

  • You must use luke warm water! The water must be between 120 – 130 degrees F. Too cold or too hot and it will not rise properly! Make sure to temp your water using a thermometer.
  • Make sure the yeast is not expired! Check the date on the package, expired yeast can cause it not to rise!
  • Place it in a warm place while resting, on top of your preheating oven is a great place, or even the counter. Whatever you do , do not place it in the fridge to rest!

You can find this 30 Minute Pizza Crust recipe I used here and other tasty treats to make by visiting Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast .

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Air Fryer Herb Crusted Pork Chops

I finally purchased an Air Fryer before Christmas. I’ve been so so excited to start cooking with it! Plus, I found these Hatfield Frenched Bone In Pork Chops on sale at my local Acme so, I really felt inspired to make these Air Fryer Herb Crusted Pork Chops.

And I’m so glad I was because these were the most tender pork chops ever, with a crunchy delicious crust at that! This pork is coated with a crunchy herb crust and cooked to perfection in the air fryer!

I started eating Hatfield a few years ago after working on a project with them and ever since they’ve been my go to when buying pork products! Everything I purchase from them ALWAYS turns out so juicy and tender!

I’ve been Air Fryer converted and I’m not going back! I can’t wait for you to try these Air Fryer Herb Crusted Pork Chops for yourself!

Air Fryer Herb Crusted Pork Chops

First, turn on the Air Fryer, I’m using the Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer so be sure to adjust times or temps to your specific brand of air fryer if need be!

You want it to pre heat to 380 degrees on air fry.

Next, In a large bowl mix the eggs, milk, and mayonaise together. Set aside.


In a separate bowl mix your dry ingredients and herbs (panko, rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, onion powder, and garlic powder). Set aside.

First, dredge your Pork Chops in the egg mixture, next dip them in the panko herb mixture.


Set each pork chop on your air fryer pan. You can either do all 4 at once by using two pans (you may have to up the cooking time a little) or you can do two pork chops at a time, which is what I did.

Once your Air Fryer is pre heated place your pork chops inside. Set the timer for 28 minutes. Be sure to turn the Pork Chops half way through the timer (flip them and turn pan).

Pork should be cooked to at least 145 degrees, personally I like mine at 160 degrees. You can use a thermometer to see what temperature yours has reached.
Once they are golden brown and cooked thoroughly, they are ready to serve! This time I served these with some easy fries, and zucchini coins but these would also be really fantastic with my Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes & Lemon Garlic Asparagus Spears !

Air Fryer Herb Crusted Pork Chops

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: about 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Bone In Hatfield Pork Chops
  • 3 1/2 Cups of Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Rosemary
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Sage
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Thyme
  • 1 Tsp Parsley
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonaise

Instructions

1

Turn on Air Fryer, so that it preheats (Temp - 380 degrees on air fry)

2

Mix eggs, milk, and mayonaise together in a large bowl.

3

In a separate bowl mix your dry ingredients and herbs (panko, rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, onion powder, and garlic powder).

4

First, dredge Pork Chops in egg mixture, next dip in panko herb mixture.

5

Set each pork chop on air fryer pan.

6

Place pan inside air fryer once it's preheated.

7

Set timer for 25 minutes.

8

Turn Pork Chops half way through timer (flip them and turn pan).

9

Once they are golden brown and cooked thoroughly, they are ready to serve!

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Bibimbap Hatfield® Ham & Egg Breakfast Bowls

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AD #CollectiveBias #HamUpTheHolidays #WhatsLeftForWhatsNext

Ham and eggs are perfect together right? Today I’m doing something a little different with them and throwing it back to my son’s Korean heritage! These Bibimbap Ham & Egg Breakfast Bowls are tasty and filling. The best part is they start with Hatfield® Ham.
If you’re like me and you cook a whole Hatfield® Classic Boneless Ham or even a Hatfield Original Hardwood Smoked Ham Steak for your holiday dinner – you now have the perfect dish to use your leftovers in the next day!

Hatfield Ham

I love Hatfield because they are a family owned company, and everything is ethically raised.

I also love that it’s all so versatile. The Ham is fully cooked and it’s perfect for entertaining. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just snack time they have the perfect variety just for you!

I easily found the Hatfield Original Hardwood Smoked Ham Steak in the Ham section of my local Acme!

“For a limited time this Holiday season, enjoy $2 off any (1) Hatfield Ham!”

Bibimbap Ham & Egg Breakfast Bowls

Bibimbap are bowls traditionally made with rice, a protein, and vegetables. Then they’re topped with an egg – over easy (of course, so that gorgeous yolk can run all over!), sesame seeds, & just a hint of gochujang!


By making these with your leftover Hatfield Dinner Ham the end result is a delicious, filling, and convenient dish!

Rice

Start by making your rice. The secret to perfect sticky rice is always to wash the rice (before cooking) until the water runs clear. This is usually 4-5 times. Next, boil and steam the rice according to the directions on the package. Set aside.

Ham

Take your leftover ham and chop it into cubes. Place it in a skillet to heat it up a little.

Make sure the carrots and zucchini are jullienned. Heat them with the snap peas in a skillet.

Assembling the Bowls

Place a couple of large scoops of cooked rice in the bowl. Next, add your cooked carrots, zucchini, snap peas, and ham.

Get ready to cook your eggs. We save this for the last minute because they do not take long to and you want them to stay warm!

In a medium skillet spray non-stick cooking spray. Turn to medium heat. add your egg to the pan. Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes. It’s ready when the white part of the egg is solid. Place it on top of your bowl.

Finally, add toasted sesame seeds & chopped green onions.

Serve with a side Gochujang sauce and chopsticks to tie it all together!

Bibimbap Hatfield Ham & Egg Breakfast Bowls

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of white rice
  • 1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1 cup julienned zucchini
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 2 Tbsp Green Onions
  • 1 Hatfield Original Hardwood Smoked Ham Steak
  • 1 Tbsp Gochujang (optional)

Instructions

1

Boil and steam the rice according to the directions on the package. Set aside.

2

Chop the ham into cubes. Place it in a skillet to heat it up a little. Set aside.

3

Next, heat your vegetables in the skillet as well.

4

Place a couple of large scoops of rice in the bowl. Next, add your carrots, zucchini, snap peas, and ham.

5

Cook your eggs, one at a time, to over easy.

6

Place one cooked egg directly in the center of the bowl.

7

Finally, add toasted sesame seeds & chopped green onions.

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Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Bacon Jam

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Now that it’s finally getting warmer, I love being able to enjoy tender, juicy meat straight off of the grill. Today I’m sharing a Steak house inspired recipe with you. These Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Bacon Jam are tender, flavorful, and perfect! I’m pairing them with Lyonnaise Potatoes and some Asparagus for the perfect dinner anyone can recreate at home!

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