Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie n’ Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar from Kevin & Amanda


Oh my word...this Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie n’ Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar from Kevin & Amanda is AMAZING!!! Really easy to make and super duper decadent! Stop by Kevin & Amanda for this and many other delicious recipes by clicking on link: www.kevinandamanda.com

Homemade Magic Shell from The Slow Roasted Italian


When I was growing up my grandparent's would always make sure to have Magic Shell on hand before my sister and I would come to visit. Making Magic Shell sundaes with them is definitely one of my favorite childhood memories! Today, I found this ridiculously easy recipe for Homemade Magic Shell from The Slow Roasted Italian. Two ingredients...that's it! Stop by The Slow Roasted Italian for this and many other delicious recipes by clicking on link: www.theslowroasteditalian.com



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Avocado Fritters with Avocado-Cilantro Cream Dipping Sauce from A Beautiful Bite


I love fritters...the possibilities of what you can add to them is endless! Today i wanted to share these Avocado Fritters with Avocado-Cilantro Cream Dipping Sauce from A Beautiful Bite are amazing! Really easy to put together with simple ingredients like flour, cornmeal, cheddar cheese, roasted corn kernels, red bell pepper, sweet onion, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and avocados. Stop by A Beautiful Bite for this and many other tasty recipes by clicking on link: www.abeautifulbite.com

Peanut Butter & Honey Crunch Bars from Oh, Bite It!


These Peanut Butter & Honey Crunch Bars from Oh, Bite It! looks fabulous! Sweetened condensed milk, graham crackers, chocolate chips, toffee bits, peanuts, peanut butter and honey....easy, right? These delicious little bars are s'mores on steroids...yummiliciousness! Stop by Oh, Bite It! today for this and many other tasty recipes by clicking on link: www.ohbiteit.com

Monday, July 29, 2013

Banana Split Bites from Babble


These Banana Split Bites from Babble are a great summer time treat for kids! Bananas, semi sweet chocolate, vanilla ice cream, heavy whipping cream, sugar, cherries, multi-color sprinkles, and a cherry garnish on top! Check out this and many delicious recipes from Babble by clicking on link: www.babble.com.

Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Smoked Brats from Pass the Sushi


What a great summer time recipe...Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Smoked Brats from Pass the Sushi! Bratwurst links, jack cheese and bacon on a roll. Cover with onions, relish and mustard and you have the perfect hand held brat! The recipe says to place the brats in a smoker, but if you do not have one available you can buy smoked brats and bake them in the oven or cook them on the grill. Stop by pass the Sushi for this and many other fantastic recipes by clicking on link: www.passthesushi.com




Sunday, July 28, 2013

Spicy Pork Salad Rolls with an Easy Peanut Dipping Sauce


Ingredients:


1 lb ground pork
1 medium onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, mince
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1/2 tsp sesame oil*
1 teaspoon minced ginger
3 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce*
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 green onions, roughly diced
rice noodles, boiled,drained and cooled*
rice paper wrappers*
1 /2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup mint, chopped
cucumber, thinly sliced
lettuce, use whatever your favorite is
(you can also add bean sprouts, julienne carrots, daikon radish, etc., if you want to add additional crunch to your salad rolls)
easy peanut dipping Sauce, recipe follows

* You can pick up any of these items at your local Asian grocery store. It will be A LOT cheaper than buying it at your local grocery store. If you do not have a local Asian grocery store, you can try and find these items at your grocery store in the ethnic food aisle. 



Directions:

Salad Rolls:

In a large frying pan, add pork,onions, garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Cook meat until it is browned. Drain off excess oil and add soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook until most of liquid has cooked off. Add green onions and taste. Adjust seasonings at this time (sugar, salt, pepper). Set aside to cool.



Boil noodles according to package directions. Place in strainer and rinse with cold water. After draining, place on a plate to cool and dry. The noodles will not be "dry", but this will allow them to not be so sticky. I like to separate the noodles in 3 bundles on a plate to cool. 

Wash lettuce, cilantro, mint, and cucumber. Prepare vegetables by removing the leaves and getting rid of the tough stems. Thinly slice cucumbers. Place prepared vegetables on napkins and place in a gallon zip bag, Place in refrigerator until ready to use. 

When you are ready to prepare salad rolls, clear a large amount of counter space. Wipe down the counter and make sure it is very clean. Taking one wrapper at a time, run it under luke warm water and set on counter top. Make sure that every bit of the rice paper has been covered with water. Place on counter. The wrapper will soften in a few minutes. Continue process with additional wrappers. You will not need to use the entire package. Store excess in a zip bag and use later. 



Start by placing a thin piece of lettuce down the center of one end of the rice paper. Cover with a small amount of rice noodles.



Place whatever vegetables you like over the top of the rice noodles. 



Place a small amount of meat over the vegetables. 



Start by rolling the end with the filling tightly, much like rolling a burrito.



After making one complete roll, tuck the sides over the roll and continue rolling to the end of the rice wrapper. You might get frustrated at the beginning, but DON'T GIVE UP! You will get it...practice makes perfect!



Place on a plate and continue steps until you have made all the salad rolls. Cut each roll in half and serve with peanut dipping sauce (see recipe below). 

You can use whatever filling you wish with these salad rolls...boiled and peeled shrimp, grilled chicken, bbq Chinese pork, roasted duck, grilled or baked fish, and tofu. Just about anything works, so experiment with flavors and enjoy!

Easy Peanut Dipping Sauce: 

Ingredients:

3/4 cup natural-style creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1 large lime or 2 small limes)
4 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons chile paste *
1 medium garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


* If you prefer your sauce less spicy you can reduce this down to as a little as 1 teaspoon!

Directions:




Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium pan over medium heat. 



Continue stirring until are ingredients are incorporated and sauce is smooth and bubbling. 

Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to use. Warm for 15-30 seconds in the microwave before serving. 



You can serve this sauce with egg rolls, salad rolls, baked or grilled chicken, grilled pork, or even pot stickers. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Loaded Oven Chili Dogs from Mostly Homemade Mom


Just look at these Loaded Oven Chili Dogs from Mostly Homemade Mom! This would make a perfect summer time dinner for when you have a big group of hungry kids (or adults for that matter) and not a lot of time. Everything is placed into one large baking dish. Pop the baking dish in the oven for 45 minutes and then serve. Grab some paper plates and serve outside on the deck or patio...super easy and no mess! Pair this with the Homemade Blueberry soda and you have a quick and delicious meal that kids will LOVE! Swing by Mostly Homemade Mom for this and many other fun recipes by clicking on link: www.mostlyhomemademom.com

Blueberry Soda from Yummy Healthy Easy


Being that is is blueberry season and all I discovered this FANTASTIC recipe for Blueberry Soda from Yummy Healthy Easy! During the monthof July it is really easy to get fresh sweet blueberries! This would make a perfect summer time drink for those lazy days of barbecuing or lounging by the pool. Stop by Yummy Healthy Easy today for this and many other delicious recipe ideas by clicking on link:  www.yummyhealthyeasy.com

Friday, July 26, 2013

Strawberry Lemonade Scones from Java Cupcake


These Strawberry Lemonade Scones from Java Cupcake are indeed amazing! Large chunks of fresh strawberries blanket this tender little lemon flavor infused scones that are topped off with a lemon glaze....absolutely fabulous! Swing by Java Cupcake to view this and many other delicious recipes by clicking on link: www.javacupcake.com

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lighter Copy Cat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole


Ingredients:

1 pound ground turkey sausage, drained and browned
2-20 ounce pkgs frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
2-10.5 ounce cans reduced fat cream of chicken soup
1-16 ounce container low fat sour cream
2 1/2 cups reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded, reserve 1/2 cup for topping
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4-1/2 tsp dill
green onions, chopped


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


In a large frying pan, brown turkey sausage and onions, Remove from heat and drain off excess fat. 


Add hash browns, onion, soup, sour cream, cheese, salt, pepper,
 paprika, garlic and onion powder, and dill to frying pan.


Place mixture in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.


Bake approximately 45-60 minutes. During last 10 minutes of baking, add remaining cheese. During the final 1-2 minutes broil until top of casserole is golden and bubbly. 


Sprinkle with green onions and allow to cool 15 minutes before serving.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

So Good Crispy Cheddar Chicken



  • This recipe for Crispy Cheddar Chicken is simply amazing! Crispy cheddar breaded chicken coated in a cheesy cream sauce....yummy! A great dinner that can be whipped up in about 45 minutes or less. Stop by Tablespoon.com for this and many other delicious recipes by clicking on link: www.tablespoon.com

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Oreo Truffle Brownies from Chef in Training


Don't these Oreo Truffle Brownies from Chef in Training look fantastic? A dense brownie layer covered with an Oreo, cream cheese and chocolate topping...d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! Swing by Chef in Training for this and many other amazing recipes by clicking on link: www.chef-in-training.com

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake from Alexandra's Kitchen


It's blueberry season everyone and this Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake from Alexandra's Kitchen is to die for! A divine additional to your morning coffee or tea. Easy to make and even easier to devour. Stop by your local blueberry farm and pick yourself some fresh blueberries because you just have to make this cake....you will not be sorry! Stop by Alexandra's Kitchen for this and many other amazing recipes by clicking on the link: www.alexandracooks.com

BLT Stuffed Avocado from Farm Girl Gourmet


This BLT Stuffed Avocado from Farm Girl Gourmet is the perfect meal for all those hot summer days! With yummy ingredients like avocados, rustic bread, tomatoes, spinach, bacon, mayo and a touch of  salt and pepper all mixed together make this one fantastic dish! Stop by Farm Girl Gourmet for this and many other delicious recipes by clicking on link: www.farmgirlgourmet.com

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Snicker Brownie Bites from The Domestic Rebel


Oh my word! Just look at these amazing Snicker Brownie Bites from The Domestic Rebel. Brownie mix, marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, caramels, heavy cream, peanuts and chocolate candy melts....super easy and incredibly delicious! Swing by The Domestic Rebel for this and many other fantastic recipes by clicking on link: www.thedomesticrebel.com

Baked Cheater Churros from Lovin' from the Oven


I just LOVE this recipe for Baked Cheater Churros from Lovin' from the Oven!!! How come I never thought of making these before? Four ingredients and about 20 minutes and you have a quick and delicious treat that everyone will adore! Stop by Lovin' from the Oven by clicking on the link: www.lovintheoven.com



Peanut Butter Caramel Corn from Recipe Girl


There's nothing better than homemade kettle corn. Well, that is what I thought until I saw this delicious recipe for Peanut Butter Caramel Corn from Recipe Girl. Like all homemade caramel corn recipes, it does take some time to make, but it is sooo worth it! Make a double or triple batch since you are already spending the time to make this delicious treat! Stop by Recipe Girl today for this and many other incredible recipes by clicking on link: www.recipegirl.com

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Perfect for Summer~ Ranch Veggie Pizza


Ingredients:

2 tubes of croissant dough ( I used garlic flavor to give it a flavor boost!)


8-12 ounces light  or fat free cream cheese, softened

1-1oz pkg Hidden Valley Ranch dry dip mix

1/4 cup fresh broccoli, finely chopped


1/3-1/2 cup yellow, orange or red bell pepper finely chopped

2-3 green onions, finely sliced

Reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded (you can use whatever cheese you have one hand)



Directions:

Unroll and flatten out the dough sheet onto a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or coated with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 
according to package directions. Crust should be a golden brown. If using croissant dough, make sure to seal the seams so that it is one sheet of dough.




Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Set aside.




Cream together cream cheese with one packet of dressing mix and set aside.



 Finely chop all vegetables and set aside.




With a spatula carefully spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture over cooled crust.



Top cream cheese layer with desired amounts of veggies and grated cheese. Cut into slices using a pizza cutter and enjoy!



Simple Seven Layer Nacho Dip


Ingredients:

1-16 oz can traditional refried beans

16 oz ground chuck, browned with extra grease strained

1-1oz pkg taco seasoning mix

1- 4 oz can green chiles, diced

1/2-3/4 cup salsa, any variety

1 cup Mexican Style shredded cheese

1-16 oz can black refried beans

1-15 oz jar salsa con queso dip

1 large sweet onion, finely chopped

1-16 oz container light sour cream

1/3 cup green onions, finely sliced


Directions: 

Brown ground beef in a large frying pan. Drain off excess fat by placing meat between paper towels and squeezing out excess liquid. return to frying pan.


Add taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water. Add can of diced green chiles. Mix thoroughly and cook a few minutes more to incorporate the flavors. remove from heat and set aside. 


Using a large spatula, spread traditional refried beans into a glass baking dish. 


Spoon taco meat mixture over beans. 


Pour the salsa over the meat layer then spread grated cheese over salsa layer.


Using a large spatula, spread black refried beans over cheese layer.


Next, pour  salsa con queso dip over black bean layer and sprinkle with sweet onions. 


Finally, spread sour cream over the top and sprinkle with green onions


Bake at 350 degrees until the layer are hot and bubbling (approximately 25-30 minutes), 


Serve with tortilla chips or spoon into tacos shells or flour tortillas. enjoy!