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Nov 26

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Krystal Keith's Green Bean Casserole Recipe

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We all know that Green Bean Casserole is a classic dish for a Thanksgiving feast. Our mothers and grandmothers have been making it from the back of a Campbell’s Soup can for years and years. It is one of the dishes I most look forward to because it brings back so many sweet memories.

Being someone who loves to cook, I hate pouring things out of cans that I can just as easily make myself, so I like to take those old-school favorites and put a little homemade spin on them. In this recipe, I make my own cream of chicken instead of using the canned version. Everything is better homemade, and you can taste the difference.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we all take a minute to make a mental note of all that we are thankful for this year. Enjoy!

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Nov 21

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Cookie Butter Truffles

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Cookie butter is suddenly what life is all about. Since this amazing spread was introduced to me, I can’t stop coming up with amazing ways to use it. The perfect partner for chocolate, this spread is literally made from ground-up bits of Biscoff cookies. It is amazing with apples, incredible with marshmallows and is killer on cinnamon-raisin toast. But, nothing compares to these little truffles, which have totally replaced peanut butter cups in my list of favorite foods. I know that you are going to flip for them, too!

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Oct 31

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Pumpkin Spice Grits

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Fall is finally here! This is my favorite season for many reasons, like sweaters, pumpkin patches, all of my favorite holidays and frozen egg nog. (Yes, even at 12 degrees, I like my egg nog frozen!) This time of year I get call after call asking for the perfect fall recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert from friends and family wanting to try new things and entertain with a dish that is sure to impress. Pumpkin is a go-to fall ingredient, so all my favorite pumpkin recipes are coming to mind as I share my ideas and recipes with them. Last fall, I shared my Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with y’all. This year, I’m keeping the pumpkin theme alive and well with my Pumpkin Spice Grits. These are subtly sweet, deliciously smooth and creamy with a hint of pumpkin pie perfection. I enjoy these for breakfast or as a perfect dessert after a savory fall dinner.

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Oct 24

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Caramel Chunk No-Bake Cookies

One of the first recipes I remember making with my mom is no-bake cookies. They were always my favorite. I have known and used my Great-Great-Grandmother’s recipe all my life and have so many memories of standing at the kitchen cabinet on a bar-stool where my chin just barely came over the edge. I must have been 3- or 4-years-old, but I was doing my part and trying to be a good helper. Those cookies were my sister Shelley’s favorite. I wanted to share the recipe with you, but I kicked it up a notch! I found these great little caramel bits at the grocery store and thought about how many recipes I could come up with that would be great with them. In my opinion, caramel makes everything better. That holds true with this revamped recipe as well! When you bite into these sweet chocolatey bites of perfection, you will find little chewy chunks of caramel. What more could a girl ask for?

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Caramel Chunk No-Bake Cookies

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Oct 17

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Homemade Miso Soup

On the first cool day of the fall season, as I contemplate dragging the stored boxes of my boots and sweaters back into my bedroom, I have to carefully consider the best course of action. I know that I am about to turn our bedroom into a disaster zone as I bid farewell to my summer wardrobe and eagerly wade through cashmere and Ugg® boots. I know that it is gonna drive my hubby crazy, and there is a good chance we may be forced to sleep in the spare bedroom tonight, because let’s get real, it might take me two days (maybe three) to finish my transitioning project. My bribery cap goes on, and I try to get ahead of the game.

I took off toward my favorite Asian market first thing in the morning and grabbed the goods needed to surprise him with his favorite soup, Miso. This takes 20 minutes to whip up, tastes even better than the soup at those hibachi spots and is my prepaid guarantee that I’ll get a hall pass on my latest project. Any ideas on what I should make him when I ask him to build me that wall unit I’ve got my eye on?

Krystal Keith's Homemade Miso Soup

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Oct 10

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Ultimate BBQ Nachos

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Ultimate BBQ Nachos

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This time of year my life revolves around football. Every single person in my life plans his and her weekend around watch parties and tailgates, so I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite watch-party recipes. This is not an everyday pile of nachos. In fact, these are actually “potachos,” if you really want to get into it. This is eveyone’s top pick for a BBQ dinner platter piled onto a stack of crispy potato chips. I’m telling you, you’re going to freak. Try them out this weekend when my Oklahoma Sooners take on our rival Texas Longhorns, or my Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cleveland Browns and I assure you, regardless of the score, everyone will be a super fan of these Ultimate BBQ Nachos. Continue Reading

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Sep 30

Krystal Keith Wraps Nationwide Tour

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Krystal Keith wrapped her North American tour on September 27 at the Susquehanna Bank Center outside Philadelphia. She was also a special guest on proud papa Toby Keith’s Shut Up And Hold On Tour. While her father might be famous, it’s her own talent that is winning her critical praise and fans across the country.

Keith was recently the subject of USA Today’s “Eight Fun Facts,” in which she revealed that she doesn’t like foods that start with the letter “M,” she’s a licensed cosmetologist and she hasn’t had a soda since she was nine years old. Continue Reading

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Sep 26

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Dirty Rice with Shrimp and Turkey

Krystal Keith's Dirty Rice With Shrimp and Turkey

Each time I visit Louisiana, I leave, filled to the brim, with inspiration. The last time I was down in that part of the country, my beloved Oklahoma Sooners played Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. (And won, but who’s bragging?)

The second I got home, I got to work creating a version of dirty rice that my trainer would approve of so that I could enjoy a little taste of Louisiana any time I wanted. I swapped the sausage and livers for ground turkey and used a hearty wild rice blend instead of white rice. I also doubled up on protein by topping it with shrimp! So, it is healthy and it’s like Mardi Gras in your mouth. I love a good double threat.
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Sep 19

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Grilled Balsamic Chicken

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I spent a month backpacking Europe after I graduated from college, and in a little shop in Paris, I found the most amazing well-aged balsamic vinegar. I had never really been much of a fan of balsamic, but this was aged to the point where the tart vinegar flavor had turned into a sweet, almost honey-infused flavor. I bought a bottle to bring home, and since that moment, balsamic and I have had quite the love story! This is one of my favorite recipes to use that balsamic on, and I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I love it.
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Sep 12

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Truffle Honey

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I have found a new favorite Nashville restaurant. I don’t even like calling it a restaurant because in my opinion, nothing in Nashville compares. It is called Moto, and it is fabulous. Everything on the menu has a uniqueness, which is rare for an eatery that is this great. Most restaurants have one or two odd pairings that will raise an eyebrow for those that like to order outside of the norm, but Moto’s menu is filled with rarely seen or up-and-coming ingredients and unexpected pairings. Every single thing I’ve tried has been perfection.

Recently, they have been featuring a Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Truffle Honey, which, I’ll admit I wasn’t sure about, but I had to try it, and I’m glad I did. I decided to bring my new Nashville favorite to Oklahoma and give it a try in my own kitchen. The hubs melted with the first bite, which was my reaction when I tried it at Moto, so I knew this one was a keeper.
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