Take Advantage Of McDonald’s Secret Menu For Brunch, Dinner, And Dessert

If you are like me, you like McDonald’s, but will always need a “reason” to eat there.

This justification has ranged from “Graduation Day” to “It’s Friday so I’ve earned this” and everything in between.

Well, if you were looking for an excuse to drop by the golden arches, then trying out the “Secret Menu” is a good one.

It doesn’t matter what meal you stop by for, these confidential combos have got you covered!

McBrunch Burger

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so go big or go home!

McCrepe

Order some hotcakes with a yogurt parfait on the side and eat like royalty!

Land, Sea And Air Burger

Trouble deciding between a chicken, fish, or beef patty? Why not all of them at once!

Big McChicken

With two burger patties and THREE chicken burgers, we cannot guarantee your safety should you choose to eat this…

I hope you saved room for dessert!

No More Tough Choices on What Kind of Pizza to Get!

It’s only normal that come pizza night, not everyone in the same household is going to want the exact same kind of pizza. And if that’s the case in your house, then you have to check out this 4 pizzas in 1 pan recipe!  Everybody gets exactly what they want – how does it get any better than that?!

  • 2/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 4 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • pizza dough
  • cheese string
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Roll out dough to about a 13-15 inch circle. Place on pizza pan.
  3. Top dough with ranch and spread to an even layer. Sprinkle cheese on top. Top with chicken and bacon. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon dill relish
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • (optional) dill pickle slices for topping
  • pizza dough
  • cheese string
  1. Preheat oven to 425 and spray a pizza pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the beef and onion. Drain. Add the Worcestershire. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. In a separate skillet, cook the bacon until done. Let it cool and crumble it.
  4. Press the pizza dough into the pizza pan and prebake the crust for 8 minutes.
  5. While the crust is baking, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, add the ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and relish.
  6. Remove crust from the oven and spread the sauce on evenly. Sprinkle on half of the cheese. Sprinkle on the beef mixture and bacon. Top with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake for 6-10 minutes or until cheese has melted and crust is golden brown.
  8. Top with pickle slices if desired. Slice and serve.
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan
  • 1 ½  cups mozzarella, grated
  • ½ cup cheddar, grated
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 jalapeno, sliced
  • pizza dough
  • cheese string
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Spread cream cheese over pizza, sprinkle cheeses and bacon. Arrange jalapeno slices and bake for 20 min
  • 15 large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails removed
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1⁄8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • pizza dough
  • cheese string
  1. Saute minced garlic in the olive oil and butter. Do not overcook the garlic. The goal is to infuse the butter and olive oil with the garlic flavor. After the butter melts, it should only take 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. While garlic is sautéing, rinse and dry thawed shrimp
  3. Pour garlic butter sauce onto the pizza crust and ensure that the garlic is evenly distributed all over the crust. I use a pastry brush.
  4. Top with the shrimp, ensuring that it is evenly distributed all over the crust.
  5. Dust with cayenne pepper, top with grated mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake according to your pizza dough recipe instructions. My recipe takes 12 to 15 minutes. You want the dough completely baked and the top to be bubbly and slightly brown.
  7. Enjoy!

You Won’t Be Able to Get Enough of This Buffalo Chicken Dip!

Have friends coming over this Saturday and you’re looking for a delicious appetizer to serve? Buffalo Chicken Dip is the answer for you! This easy, cheesy mixture with a kick of spice is going to be an absolute hit!

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce (12 oz.)
  • Cream Cheese (16 oz.)
  • Ranch Dressing (16 oz.)
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  1. Boil chicken and then shred and mix with Franks Buffalo sauce.
  2. Spread shredded chicken along the bottom of a casserole dish
  3. In a saucepan combine cream cheese and ranch dressing until melted down into a smooth mixture.
  4. Pour cheese and ranch mixture over top of the shredded chicken and smoothen.
  5. Layer top of dip with monterey jack and cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes, and let stand for 10.

A Perfect Weeknight Dinner Idea!

Are your weeknights packed with meetings and activities, and the last thing you want to have to worry about is what to make for dinner? Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is the perfect recipe to have on the menu during the week. Just fill your slow cooker with the correct ingredients and 2 hours later you’ll have yourself a delicious dinner the whole family will enjoy!

  • 2lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  1. Place chicken into the slow cooker.
  2. Mix together the soy sauce, honey, hoisin, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and scallions.
  3. Pour the mixture onto the chicken and coat thoroughly.
  4. Cook chicken on low for approximately 2-3 hours.
  5. Once cooked, remove the chicken and allow the breasts to sit for several minutes before shredding.
  6. Remove a few tablespoons from the liquid and stir in the cornstarch until smooth. Gentle add this mixture back into the remaining liquid and blend until thickened.
  7. Toss the shredded chicken into the thickened mixture to coat with sauce.
  8. Serve and garnish with sesame seeds.

Crisp-Cup Chicken Pot Pie Is A Comfort Food Classic

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If you love delicious comfort food, but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, then this is the recipe for you! This chicken pot pie is made entirely in an Instant Pot, which means you get dinner on the table fast.

For the Chicken Pot Pie

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry dough thawed
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup carrot chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups broth from Pressure Cooker Rotisserie-Style Chicken
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups Pressure Cooker Rotisserie-Style Chicken chopped skinned and boned
  • 2 ounces cream cheese 1/3-less-fat
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground

For the Rotisserie-Style Chicken

  • 1 whole frying chicken 3 1/2 – 3 3/4 pound
  • 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can chicken broth 14.5-ounce can

For the Crisp-Cut Chicken Pot Pie

  1. Cook the Rotisserie-Style Chicken prior to cooking the Chicken Pot Pie (recipe below)
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Place 1 sheet of pastry dough on a work surface lightly dusted with flour.
  4. Cut the dough with a 4-inch round cutter into 3 rounds (about 1 1/4 ounces each).
  5. Gently roll each round into a 6-inch circle.
  6. Place dough on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until golden brown; set aside.
  7. Repeat procedure with remaining puff pastry.
  8. Remove the lid from a 6-quart Instant Pot. Press Sauté. When the word “Hot” appears, swirl in oil. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Gradually whisk 1⁄4 cup of the broth into flour in a medium bowl. Whisk in remaining broth. Add broth mixture to vegetables, scraping pot to loosen brown bits.
  10. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Turn the steam release handle to “Sealing” position. Cook at High Pressure 2 minutes. When time is up, open the lid using Quick Pressure Release.
  11. Add chicken; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally, or until thoroughly heated. Turn cooker off. Remove inner pot from cooker.
  12. Add cream cheese to chicken mixture, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in parsley and remaining ingredients. Serve with pastry.

To Cook the Rotisserie-Style Chicken

  1. Rinse chicken, and pat excess moisture with paper towels. Combine Greek seasoning and next 3 ingredients (through Italian seasoning) in a small bowl. Rub seasoning over entire chicken and inside body cavity.
  2. Remove the lid of a 6-quart Instant Pot. Press Sauté. When the word “Hot” appears, swirl in oil.
  3. Place chicken, breast side down, in pot. Cook 5 minutes to brown. Turn chicken over, and cook 2 minutes. Pour chicken broth around chicken to avoid washing off the herb mixture.
  4. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Turn the steam release handle to “Sealing” position. Cook at High Pressure 25 minutes. Turn cooker off.
  5. Open cooker using Natural Pressure Release. Remove chicken from pot. Let stand 10 minutes before carving. If desired, you may remove skin and bones and chop chicken for another use.

Recipe Credit: Time Inc.

A New Spin on the Classic Chicken Pot Pie Recipe!

Are you getting bored of the same old recipes, and interested in trying something new? Look no further! Chicken Pot Pie Pizza delivers the same great taste we all know and love, but also gives it a new spin adding pizza into the mix! Try it today!

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • ¼ cup carrot, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ¼ cup frozen peas
  • 1 ½ tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 10 ounces refrigerated pizza dough
  • 5 ounces rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh thyme, chopped
  • Flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees, placing a 12-inch cast-iron pan in while it preheats.
  2. In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat 1 teaspoon of oil, then cook the onion until slightly soft. Add in the carrot, celery, and peas, cooking another minute, then empty the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Returning the pan to the heat, stir together the flour and 1 tablespoon oil, cooking about 30 seconds, whisking constantly. Add in chicken stock slowly, continuing to stir. Bring up to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, making sure to whisk frequently until the mixture thickens, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Roll dough out into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured flat surface. Working very carefully, place the dough into the preheated pan, flattening it out to cover the bottom. Bake about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned, then remove from oven.
  5. Turn the heat in the oven to broil.
  6. Spread ½ cup of the stock mixture on the pizza crust evenly, then add onion mixture, chicken, and cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese has melted, about 2 more minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, then drizzle pizza with remaining stock mixture. Garnish with thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper.

Tater Tot Chicken Pot Pie is Anything but Boring!

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This recipe is definitely a winner! I hate to admit it, but I might actually like it more than the traditional pot pie I grew up on (don’t tell my Mom!). The Tater Tot crust is so delicious and full of flavor, and the whole meal is super quick and easy to make. Serve this for dinner tonight and your whole family will be begging for seconds.

  • 2 cups mixed veggies
  • 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon onion, finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bag frozen tater tots
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mixed veggies, soup, milk, onion, and spices, then spread evenly into a baking dish or cast-iron skillet.
  3. Cover the mixture with a layer or tater tots.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until the filling is hot and bubbly, and the tater tots are cooked through and golden brown. Let sit 5 minutes, then serve. Enjoy!

Man Uses Chicken Nuggets To Propose To His Girlfriend And She’s Lovin’ It

You always picture your marriage proposal as the most romantic occasion in your life. Whether it’s music playing, fireworks going off, or at your favorite date-spot, you just know that your proposal will always be the most special moment in your relationship with your lover.

But then again, maybe what seems silly to us is actually the perfect set-up for some couples. There can be surprises, things can go wrong, and sometimes the longest seconds can happen with the fastest food!

Karsyn Long knew that his girlfriend Kristian Helton had always loved McDonalds, and wanted to let her know that he loved her almost as much as she loved fast food.

“She has devoted her life to chicken nuggets, so that had to be part of the engagement. I mean, it was just [a] given,” he said. So he did what any good husband should do, and offered her his life, his heart, and a ten-piece with a diamond ring to boot.

The question is, would this end as a Happy Meal?

KFC Only Follows 11 People On Twitter And It’s Actually Brilliant

While KFC may be known for its finger-lickin’ good chicken, its social media game is next level.

The company whose secret chicken recipe includes 11 herbs and spices is following 11 very specific Twitter accounts and it has the whole internet talking.

The recipe is rumored to be 2/3 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon basil, 1/3 teaspoon of oregano, 1 teaspoon celery salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon dried mustard, 4 teaspoons paprika, 2 teaspoons garlic salt, 1 teaspoon ground ginger and 3 teaspoons of white pepper.

This past Thursday, Twitter user @edgette22 realized KFC’s official Twitter account only follows 11 people.

Who they are, is just perfect!

Restaurant Blasted For Reselling Popeye’s Chicken As Their Own

When you sit down at at restaurant and order something off their menu, you expect that it will be something fresh from the kitchen that will be served to your table.

Yelpers recently blasted one restaurant for not only serving food that wasn’t made by them, but being brought in from a local fast food restaurant. Sweet Dixie Kitchen in Long Beach, California recently received a one-star review for using Popeyes chicken in one its dishes and then passing it off as their own.

When Yelp user Tyler H. and his friends sat down at the restaurant they saw employees bring in boxes of Popeyes into the kitchen.

“Before my friends and I got seated, we saw them quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes to the kitchen,” the user wrote in the review.

Tyler hoped the chicken was just a snack for restaurant staff, but unfortunately he was wrong.

The ordered the chicken and waffles off the menu, a dish that was priced at $12.95.

He inquired about the cooking methods of the dish with the server, who admitted that it was, in fact prepared by a local Popeyes fast food restaurant.

Tyler’s table was compensated for their meals, after he admitted that his waffles were “hard as rocks.” Three of the five people at the table “thought their food was ok or enjoyed it.”

Opening in 2013, Sweet Dixie Kitchen prides itself on sourcing local food and they don’t consider their alliance with Popeye’s to be a secret that they need to hid.

They have only been serving the fried chicken for about two months, saying they don’t have a deep fryer in their kitchen because they are located in a historic building with residents living above the restaurant.

To get city approval and install a deep fryer, could take years at a cost of $75,000.

“People came in all the time asking about fried foods, because when you come to a Southern restaurant that’s what you expect on the menu,” she said. ”[Popeyes] was the easiest and best option, because Popeyes chicken is actually really good.”

On Tyler’s review, owner Kimberly Sanchez said that the staff PROUDLY SERVES” Popeyes spicy tenders, which they consider “the best fried chicken anywhere and from New Orleans.”

YELP

She further on went to explain that the restaurant has the famous chicken delivered twice each day, but that’s not all she has brought to the restaurant to serve to customers.

Ducks, Dogs and Other Animals Have Started Riding The Waves

While it’s well-known that chickens can’t fly, it doesn’t mean they have to be stuck as landlubbers all the time!

Karly Venezia (human) lives in the southernmost part of the Florida Keys and loves to take her paddleboard out for a jaunt on the water. However, she discovered that she wasn’t the only one who wanted to ride the waves.

Turns out, her one-year-old pet chicken, Loretta, shares her love of the sea and one day decided to join her for a paddle around the islands.

“Loretta’s very curious and follows us around the yard,” said Venezia, “it only seemed natural to us to take Loretta paddleboarding and boating and things that we do with our dogs.”

Venezia says she just loves to hang out with Loretta and that the activity calms them both down after a long day. “For us, I think, coming out here and getting to enjoy the beautiful sunsets is what makes living in the Keys so special.” she says.

Loretta isn’t alone in her curiosity of the great blue sea, as it turns out there’s a lot more animals that believe in the benefits of this fun exercise!