Our Zesty Life Recipes

This collection of recipes include all of our favorite creations here at Our Zesty Life. From jalapeno popper corn muffins to delicious smoked brisket, enjoy…
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Get ready for some serious snacking with this easy cheesy potato skin recipe! Bake russet potatoes, scoop them out, and stuff them with butter, bacon, and cheddar cheese and bake until melted and golden. These loaded potato skins are a game day winner, making you the ultimate host. Add a pop of flavor with red pepper flakes and serve with sour cream or salsa. Feeling adventurous? Try sweet potatoes for a tasty change! #ourzestylife
For a tasty treat try making this decadent potato skin recipe!
Get ready for some serious snacking with this easy cheesy potato skin recipe! Bake russet potatoes, scoop them out, and stuff them with butter, bacon, and cheddar cheese and bake until melted and golden. These loaded potato skins are a game day winner, making you the ultimate host. Add a pop of flavor with red pepper flakes and serve with sour cream or salsa. Feeling adventurous? Try sweet potatoes for a tasty change! #ourzestylife
For an easy and elegant side dish that will always impress, give this sautéed asparagus recipe a try! Bite sized pieces of fresh asparagus are seasoned with garlic and oregano, and sautéed in a bright and savory lemon butter sauce, then tossed with sunflower seeds. For a taste twist, try it with bacon crumbles, mushrooms, or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. All you need is a pan and a few minutes! #ourzestylife
Impress everyone with this quick, easy and delicious sauteed asparagus recipe!
For an easy and elegant side dish that will always impress, give this sautéed asparagus recipe a try! Bite sized pieces of fresh asparagus are seasoned with garlic and oregano, and sautéed in a bright and savory lemon butter sauce, then tossed with sunflower seeds. For a taste twist, try it with bacon crumbles, mushrooms, or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. All you need is a pan and a few minutes! #ourzestylife
Switch up your potato game with grilled potatoes. No oven needed! Use russets, reds, or yellows. Quickly microwave, then coat with butter and seasonings before grilling on skewers or in foil. They'll cook while you prep for your picnic. Serve alongside grilled chicken, and don't forget the sour cream and green onions. Dive into this summer sensation all season long. #ourzestylife
Have perfect spuds at the next BBQ with this grilled potatoes recipe.
Switch up your potato game with grilled potatoes. No oven needed! Use russets, reds, or yellows. Quickly microwave, then coat with butter and seasonings before grilling on skewers or in foil. They'll cook while you prep for your picnic. Serve alongside grilled chicken, and don't forget the sour cream and green onions. Dive into this summer sensation all season long. #ourzestylife
Indulge in Southern comfort with this homemade pimento cheese recipe! Combine cheddar and cream cheese with pimentos, mayo, and zesty spices. Use it as a dip or sandwich spread. Whether you prefer sharp cheddar or mild Velveeta, it's a versatile treat. Enjoy this low-carb delight with crackers, celery, or breadsticks for a satisfying snack or appetizer.
Pimento cheese is the ultimate spread or dip.
Indulge in Southern comfort with this homemade pimento cheese recipe! Combine cheddar and cream cheese with pimentos, mayo, and zesty spices. Use it as a dip or sandwich spread. Whether you prefer sharp cheddar or mild Velveeta, it's a versatile treat. Enjoy this low-carb delight with crackers, celery, or breadsticks for a satisfying snack or appetizer.
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Give this sweetened condensed milk recipe a try! All you need is dry milk, sugar and hot water!
With this sweetened condensed milk recipe, you can whip up your own at home! Skip the store and use dry milk, sugar, and hot water. Mix them together for a thick, sweet, and creamy result. This homemade version is a wallet-friendly alternative to the canned kind. #sweetenedcondensedmilkrecipe #ourzestylife #sweetenedcondensedmilkrecipeusingpowderedmilk #sweetenedcondensedmilkrecipeeasy
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Crispy on the outside, and crispy on the inside, these are the perfect side dish.
Create the perfect meal accompaniment with these creamy, crispy pan-fried potatoes. Baby golden or red potatoes are halved, steamed, and then fried with a simple seasoning until golden and delicious. Top with tangy sour cream and fresh green onions for a burst of flavor. With no peeling required and quick preparation, these potatoes are a hassle-free addition to any dish. #panfriedpotatoes #ourzestylife #panfriedpotatoesrecipe #panfriedpotatoesandonions
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Baked churros, made with crescent roll dough and cinnamon sugar, are ready in minutes.
Cook up some tasty baked churros without the fuss of frying! This simple recipe uses crescent roll dough for a quick and easy treat. Just sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, twist, and bake until golden and crispy. Enjoy the delicious flavor of churros without the mess and excess fat. Homemade treats like these are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth!
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This easy, sweet, tangy and delicious copycat Big Mac sauce recipe makes the perfect condiment.
You need to make this lip-smacking copycat Big Mac sauce recipe! Blend mayo, mustard, relish, and vinegar to create a delightful sauce that can be used as a condiment, dip, sandwich spread and even a salad dressing! So bring out the burgers and fries and savor the deliciousness of this sweet and tangy sauce.
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Dill veggie dip is deliciously dippable.
The next time you need a dip that does it all, whip up this creamy dill veggie dip. Sour cream, mayo, and cream cheese are mixed with fresh dill, tangy sweet relish, plus garlic and onion powders. It’s the perfect pairing for cucumbers and veggies, and can also dress salads, or enhance sandwiches. Want a healthier twist? Swap Greek yogurt in. #dillveggiedip #ourzestylife #dillveggiediprecipe #dillveggiedipgreekyogurt
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These roasted rainbow carrots make a sweet, colorful and delish side dish, perfect for any occasion.
Upgrade dinner time with this simple recipe for roasted rainbow carrots. Coat them with honey and seasonings, then roast for a delicious side dish. You can add potatoes or swap honey for maple syrup. Don't forget a touch of butter for extra flavor! Roast them in the oven or air fryer!
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Make easy parmesan roasted broccoli, with Panko breadcrumbs, for a flavorful side dish or snack!
Get ready for parmesan roasted broccoli to become your family’s favorite vegetable! Fresh broccoli florets are given a coating of Panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then oven baked to crispy golden perfection. Serve with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or lemon juice for a winning combination! Mix in some cauliflower for variety! #parmesanroastedbroccoli #easyparmesanroastedbroccoli #ourzestylife #parmesangarlicroastedbroccoli
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Make this easy smoked chicken breast recipe, with skinless or bone-in chicken, for a juicy entree.
Elevate your barbecue game with this flavorful smoked chicken breast recipe. Whether using a Traeger pellet smoker or a grill with hickory chips, you'll enjoy juicy, smoke-infused meat every time. Cook boneless, skinless, or bone-in cuts using the simple dry rub and following the provided cooking time and temperature settings. Serve as an entree, a salad topper or sandwich filling. #smokedchickenbreastrecipe #smokedchickenbreasts #ourzestylife #smokedchickenbreastseasy
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For the ultimate appetizer try this Knorr spinach dip recipe.
This recipe for Knorr spinach dip made with Knorr seasoning is a creamy, flavorful classic. Frozen spinach is combined with mayonnaise, sour cream, a packet of Knorr vegetable soup mix, and chopped water chestnuts. Serve as a dip in a bread bowl with chips and crackers, or use it as a sandwich spread. This healthier-than-average dip is also good on a keto vegetable platter! #spinachdipknorr #recipeforspinachdip #spinachdiprecipeknorr #ourzestylife
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For the next BBQ or picnic prepare this chickpea pasta salad.
This tasty chickpea pasta salad is loaded with zesty goodness. Chickpeas are tossed with tomatoes, salami, rotini pasta, and mozzarella balls and dressed with a tangy vinaigrette. Enhance the salad with pesto and lemon juice. Or embellish with cucumbers, avocado, tuna, or feta for a summer inspired delight! #chickpeapastasalad #ourzestylife #chickpeapastasaladrecipe #chickpeapastasaladdressing
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This smoked pulled pork recipe will feed a crowd.
Dive into the deliciousness of this smoked pulled pork recipe! Bursting with savory spices and a tangy apple juice marinade, it's a flavor-packed feast. Perfect for pleasing a hungry crowd, this smoked pulled pork is a guaranteed hit. Simply fire up your electric or pellet smoker, let it cook low and slow all day long, and get ready to enjoy the tender, mouthwatering goodness! #smokedpulledporkrecipe #ourzestylife #smokedpulledporkinternaltemp #bestsmokedpulledpork