Cooking with Krystle: Original Recipes

Drink Recipes

A delicious southern favorite sun tea is my go to for tea and I love adding fresh raspberries or lemon and mint to this refreshing drink! Instead of sugar I add in honey 🍯

Appetizer Recipes

Looking for something yummy to cook for friends coming over this week or something different for dinner check out my original recipe using @vadinerpeanuts 🥜 ❤️ #gonuts #peanutcapitoloftheworld #nutsfornuts #vadiner #virginiapeanuts #simplylegendary
Served as an appetizer or a meal these cream cheese peppers are so delicious.
Make your own cheese! It’s healthier and doesn’t have all the yucky additives of store bought cheese. This cheese is delicious on salads and to use in other recipes.

To make: Bring 1/2 gallon of whole milk to a boil being careful not to let it stick. Then turn the heat down to medium and add in 1/2c of vinegar. Stir the mixture and as the two mix you will see little cheese curds forming. You will need a strainer to get these out or pour the pot into a small hole colander.

You can leave as cheese curds or push them together into a mold or ball using a cheese cloth. Chill in the refrigerator before using to make it firmer. I added in fresh herbs when I made my cheese ball and it was delicious!
Pimento Cheese is a Southern staple and I love enjoy it on gluten free crackers or bread
Served as an appetizer or a meal these stuffed poblano peppers are creamy and flavorful.
Prosciutto ham kicks this jalapeño recipe up a notch.

Meatball Sliders

Meatball Slider Recipe

Slice French bread, top each slice with a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese and toast. Remove from oven and add one meatball on a stick per slice to the top of melted cheese. Sprinkle with Italian spices and serve.

These are the easiest and most delicious 3 ingredient BBQ meatballs featuring Virginia Diner BEAR Jam🤤

You will need:
•1 jar of Virginia Diner BEAR Jam
•1 bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce
•Frozen Meatballs

Turn your crockpot on high. Place frozen meatballs into the crockpot. Pour in 1 jar of Virginia Diner BEAR Jam and top with 1 Bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce. Add any desired pepper or spices. Cook for 2-4 hours on high or you can cook for 4-6 hours on low. So delicious!

These meatballs are perfect for appetizers! Give this short a 👍🏼 if you’re excited for all the Super Bowl snacks and follow for more recipes and lifestyle content.

Peanut Encrusted Tuna Featuring Virginia Diner Peanuts

Peanut Encrusted Tuna

•1 fresh tuna steak (sushi quality if you plan to not fully cook)

•1/2c Virginia Diner Sea Salt and Black Pepper Peanuts chopped

•2 teaspoons soy sauce

•1 teaspoons brown mustard

•1 teaspoons black sesame seeds

•1 lime

•Cooking oil of choice

In a small bowl combine soy sauce and brown mustard. Brush the mixture onto the tuna steak covering both sides and edges and then sit it aside. Pour the Virginia Diner peanuts into a food process, using a grater add a little lime zest to the peanuts, then cut the lime in a couple slices (set slices aside) and add a generous squeeze of lime juice. Grind peanuts until they reach the consistency of bread crumbs. Using your hand coat the tuna steak liberally with ground peanuts.

Bring cooking oil of choice to a medium/high heat in a skillet. Place tuna steak into the oil once heated and brown tuna on both sides. I recommend lightly browning the tuna and leaving a pink center. Remove tuna from pan, place on dish and cut into slices. Garnish with lime slices and remaining soy/mustard combination if desired and serve. Enjoy!

Note: This dish can be used as an appetizer with 1 tuna steak or multiples for a main dish over rice or Asian noodles. The recipe can be adapted and the fish cooked to your desired temperature as well. The unique cooking style of Virginia Diner peanuts makes them the perfect peanut to cook with because they are both savory and crunchy.

The Virginia Diner is an iconic brand in my area of Virginia and I greatly appreciated being gifted some of their delicious peanuts. You can pick up a can of your own peanuts local inside the Virginia Diner shop in Wakefield, Va or ordered online at 🥜

Side Dish Recipes

This Southern Succotash makes the perfect side. It is essentially comfort food in a pot and always a hit at family gatherings.
Mexican street corn makes the perfect side dish and addition to any bbq
A thanksgiving favorite great as a side any day of the week!
A bbq necessity potato salad! This can also, be made vegan friendly by using vegan Mayo and not adding in the eggs 💕
A thanksgiving favorite, but it also, pairs well with chicken and pork dishes as a side
A healthy twist on traditional green bean casserole using a can free approach for lower sodium
This chutney is perfect for holiday dishes or paired over pork and grilled chicken

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Easy to make an perfect for brunch!
Perfect for brunch or even dinner this breakfast casserole always keeps them coming back for more

Main Dish Recipes

A little bit spicy and a little bit sweet this curry stir fry is delicious and flavorful

Easy Corned Beef and Veggies

Easy Corned Beef and Veggies

☘️In a pot add 8 cups of vegetable broth and spices of choice. I like to use fresh basil, garlic, onion, pepper, mustard seed, cloves and bay leaves.
☘️Add 3 large chopped carrots.
☘️Bring pot to a boil.
☘️Carefully place an uncooked corned beef brisket in the pot and continue to boil for 5 minutes.
☘️Remove corned beef brisket from the pot and set aside.
☘️Carefully pour liquid, spices and carrots in a crockpot set on low.
☘️Add corned beef brisket to the crockpot with a small bag of potatoes.

☘️Cook on low for 6 hours.
☘️Remove corned beef brisket from crockpot and let cool.
☘️Slice the corned beef brisket against the grain.

Serve corned beef with cabbage, potatoes, carrots and cornbread 💚 I cook my cabbage separate with a ham hock and not the corned beef, but you can boil your cabbage with the corned beef and carrots.

Easy taco Tuesday recipe for basic shrimp tacos

Taco Tuesday with FERIDIES Peanuts

Taco Tuesday with Feridies Peanuts

If you’re looking for a great way to add something extra to your tacos today try crushing up your favorite FERIDIES peanuts and adding them to your shrimp or fish when cooking. I used the FERIDIES Thai Turmeric Chili peanuts with shrimp cooked in lime juice and spices. The peanuts gave these tacos a little crunch and lots of extra flavor 😍

My dad’s famous pasta sauce and spaghetti dish is one of our family favorites and I love using this sauce in many other dishes as well.
Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets so easy to make and I have even substituted the chicken with faux chicken to make a vegan friendly version of this recipe
No Salt Beef Fajitas are so easy to make and don’t have all the sodium of the fast food version
Boomerang Shrimp can be found in the frozen food section with boomerang sauce included, adding them on top a salad or tacos makes for an easy and delicious meal
Easter Picnic Shoulder: a delicious meal for any family gathering, BBQ or holiday
All the animals on the farm contribute to this yummy sandwich 🥪 perfect for breakfast or lunch

Easy Beef Stir Fry

Beef Stir Fry (steak can be removed from the recipe for a tasty veggie meal)

Picnic shoulder paired with delicious pineapple makes for a tasty and Hawaiian inspired bbq dish in this recipe
A traditional meal cube steak and gravy made super easy using the crock pot
Southern Chicken Salad made with homemade pickles and Duke’s Mayo is sure to be a favorite for any picnic or cookout.
A favorite for winter weather and having a cold this chicken soup is definitely good for the soul!
This NC BBQ sauce is delicious 😋on everything from ribs to pork chops

Dessert Recipes

My grandma’s banana pudding was a staple at family gatherings. I also, have a vegan and gluten free option in my YouTube cooking videos bellow.
Easy pumpkin cheesecake a fall favorite
Pumpkin Spice is everyone’s favorite and these cookies are always a fall hit!

World Famous Virginia Diner Peanut Pie

Virginia Diner Peanut Pie Recipe

Let’s make the Virginia Diner’s
World Famous Peanut Pie
You will need:
1 1/2c Light Karo Syrup
1/2c flour
3 eggs
1/2 lb of crushed salted @vadinerpeanuts
1c sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 frozen pie shell

Preheat oven to 350. Mix eggs, butter, sugar and flour in a bowl. Add in crushed salted Virginia Diner peanuts and light Karo syrup and throughly mix together. Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 for an hour and fifteen minutes (center will be firm). Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping ❤️🥜 Don’t forget to like and follow!

Get your own salted Virginia Diner Peanuts

Dump Cakes are one of my go to desserts and I love customizing it with whatever fresh fruit is available. Apples, peaches, strawberries, blueberries all taste yummy in this dish!

Cooking Gadget Reviews

Review and Cooking with the Dash Egg Bites Maker