Easy Air Fryer Cinnamon and Sugar Donut Sticks

Easy Air Fryer Cinnamon and Sugar Donut Sticks

Well, I have fallen into the abyss of the air fryer world. So. Many. Options. If you have a can of crescent rolls, cinnamon, sugar, and butter, you can have fresh donut sticks in 4 minutes. Yes, 4 minutes! I adapted my recipe from allrecipes.

The flavor of these “donuts” remind me of Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists. They’re light, but absolutely delicious. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup any flavor fruit jam, chocolate sauce, or cream cheese for dipping (optional)

Directions

  1. Unroll crescent roll dough sheet and pat out to an 8×12-inch rectangle. Cut dough in half lengthwise with a pizza cutter and cut each piece crosswise into 1/2-inch wide “sticks.” Dip doughnut sticks in melted butter and place in a single later in the air fryer basket.
  1. Cook in the air fryer at 375 degrees F until well browned, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Stir together sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Remove doughnut sticks from the air fryer and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining dough.
  1. Serve doughnut sticks with jam, chocolate sauce, or cream cheese,
Copycat Moe’s Queso

Copycat Moe’s Queso

Moe’s was my favorite place for queso and loaded nachos for years until they sadly closed their doors in our area. This copycat recipe comes close, so finally you can get your Moe’s fix!

Ingredients

  • 2-8 oz blocks blocks of Pepper Jack Cheese, cubed
  • 1 lb white American cheese (I used sliced from the deli and it seemed to melt much better)
  • 1-4 oz can diced green chiles (I prefer mild since kids will be eating this, but you can use any heat you like!)
  • 2-12 oz cans evaporated milk
  • tortilla chips, for serving

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker. I like to layer the ingredients so they melt together well.
  2. Cook on low for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Stir well after one our and continue to cook on low for another hour, stirring occasionally. Stir well until well incorporated.
  3. Keep slow cooker on low to avoid burning or bubbling.

**Note: Make sure to watch the queso carefully as it melts as heating the evaporated milk too quickly could cause curdling. Make sure to stir the dip frequently to monitor how quickly the queso heats. If it begins to heat too quickly, turn the temperature down to low for the remainder of the cooking.

Easy Sweet Potato Fries

Easy Sweet Potato Fries

I love sweet potatoes and I love fries. Combine them and you get an amazing, filling, and healthy snack, side, or lunch if you’re like me and eat them all in one sitting. No judgement here… they’re healthy, so stuff your face!

Ingredients

  • sweet potato (how many you use depends on how many fries you’d like)
  • olive oil
  • granulated sugar (optional)
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • salt (optional)
  • garlic powder (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes length wise into thin, fry slices (about 1/4″ thick).
  1. Toss sweet potato fries with olive oil and desired amount of seasoning. I like to use a bit of sugar and cinnamon, but garlic powder and salt are also great seasonings for sweet potato fries.
  1. Place sweet potato fries in a single layer evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 10-18 minutes until potatoes are cooked through and begin to brown. Serve immediately.
Easy Mexican Pizzas

Easy Mexican Pizzas

Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza is back, people! As happy as I am about its return, I always have to customize… it’s what I do! Here is a super simple weeknight meal idea that’s a crowd pleaser for even picky eaters since it can be tailored to everyone’s individual tastes. Ground turkey, ground beef, diced chicken, whatever your family prefers this can be customized accordingly. Grab your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Corn tostadas
  • 1 lb ground beef, ground turkey, diced chicken, whatever protein happens to be your favorite
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can refried beans (I prefer vegetarian, but any variety will do!)
  • taco sauce
  • Mexican blend shredded cheese

Toppings

  • chopped cilantro
  • diced green onion
  • diced tomato
  • sliced black olives
  • sour cream
  • black beans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. While oven preheats, brown ground beef, ground turkey, chicken, or whatever protein you prefer until fully cooked through. Add one packet of taco seasoning to the fully cooked protein.
  1. Place tostadas on a large baking sheet. Spread refried beans, protein, and taco sauce onto each tostada evenly. Sprinkle with cheese.
  2. Place tostadas in the oven for 2-4 minutes until cheese is melted. Top with remaining desired toppings and serve immediately.