Big Hero 6 Baymax Brownies

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Big Hero 6 Baymax Brownies #BigHero6Event

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I am beyond excited to be attending the Red Carpet premier of Big Hero 6 in just less than 2 weeks!  In fact I’m so excited that I needed to make some fun treats! I have a middle school group that meets at my house once a week and I made these for them last night. I didn’t have any because I am sticking to my diet so I look good on that red carpet.  The girls loved them though. There were none left :)

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I started with a box mix. I made blondie brownies (vanilla brownies with chocolate chips).  I used a circular cookie cutter to cut the brownies.

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After that I frosted them with white frosting and drew on the Baymax face with black frosting. It was so simple and the kids loved them!

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I hope you’ll follow me on Twitter and Instagram because I’ll be live tweeting from the Red Carpet and from Dancing with the Stars.   It’s going to be amazing!

Check out these clips – Big Hero 6 opens in theatres everywhere on November 7th!

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BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!

Healthy Fall Apple Pie Bake

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Healthy Fall Apple Pie Bake Recipe

#delicious #healthy fall Apple Pie Bake #recipe #lowcarb #LCHF #PlanZ

I’ve been more than thrilled with my success on Plan Z. Not only am I looking better but I’m feeling better too. I have more energy and let’s face it – fitting into jeans I have not been able to fit in for years definitely puts me in a fantastic mood.  My friends have been telling me I look great and I know what the scale says but I see myself every day and it didn’t really hit me until I saw two pictures side by side.

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In just under a month I’ve also lost one of my chins! It’s a great feeling!  I have to admit though that even though eating clean feels good and tastes good the holidays bring a lot of temptation for me. I love the pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon smells.  So, instead of giving in to the sweet smells I made a healthier version. It’s a win win – I get to enjoy the fall tastes and I don’t have to have the guilt over eating something loaded with sugar and calories.

It’s super simple to make too!

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I started with one apple and sprinkled it with apple pie spice, PureVia, and a little vanilla.  I then placed it in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.  I told you it was easy :)

It’s really easy to make changes too. You could add cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice in place of the apple pie spice. You could also add in raspberries or strawberries. I keep the fruit at about 1 cup per person.  You can also crumble a piece of melba toast on top to make a crust.

Are you ready to change your life and lose with me? Do you want more information? Head on over to Plan Z Diet and watch their  video to find out more.

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Win the OATrageous Oatmeals Cookbook

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OATrageous Oatmeals Cookbook Review,

Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan

WIN-ME #glutenfree #soyfree #vegan OATrageous Oatmeals Cookbook #giveaway

Click the Photo above to see the complete review of OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester by Colleen at MyDairyFreeGlutenFreeLife.com

Here’s another great giveaway.  For those of you who love to cook you’ll love this.  Read on to find out more and how you can win. Good luck!

Click the photo below to get the recipe from this book for OATS-BURY Steaks!

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About the Author:

Kathy Hester is the creator of HealthySlowCooking.com and the vegan blogger for KeyIngredient.com. Her work has been featured in Chickpea Magazine, T.O.F.U Magazine and on OneGreenPlanet.com. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

OATrageous Oatmeals Cookbook Giveaway:

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Fall Magic Bars Recipe Plus a Sweet Giveaway

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Fall Magic Bars Recipe Plus a Sweet Giveaway

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Fall is here and along with it comes all the amazing smells and holiday food!  My “Happy Fall Y’all” Wreath is on the front door and I have my pumpkin spice candle burning.  The temperatures have been nice and cool as well.  I never need an excuse to bake but the smells and cool temps are definitely a good reason to get in the kitchen and start baking.

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Aren’t these Sixlets from SweetWorks fun? I just love the fall colors and knew I had to use them in a recipe.

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I started by putting aluminum foil in my pan and spraying it.  Then I poured melted butter and crushed graham crackers on the bottom of the pan.  This is a fun one to do with the kids. You can put your graham crackers in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Depending on your child’s age and “enthusiasm” you may want to double the baggie.

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Once your crust is laid our a can of sweetened condensed milk and sprinkle with shredded coconut.

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After the coconut I sprinkled caramel and chocolate chips. This is fun because the kiddos can help sprinkle all the ingredients also. You really can’t mess it up.  You can also substitute the butterscotch or peanut butter chips for the caramel.

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For the top layer I used my fall colored sixlets.  I love how colorful it looks!  I put it in a preheated oven and baked it for 30 minutes.  Once cooled slice into bars and enjoy!

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4.9 from 17 reviews
Fall Magic Bars Recipe
 
*Adapted from the Magic Bar Recipe on the back of the Keebler Graham Crackers
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups crushed graham crackers
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 and ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel chips
  • 1 cup Sixlets
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line 9x13 pan with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Pour in melted butter, then graham crackers. Press with spoon to make a crust.
  4. Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the crust.
  5. Sprinkle the shredded coconut.
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate and caramel chips.
  7. Sprinkle the sixlets.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Cool then cut into bars.
  10. Enjoy!

 

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Win Swiss Colony Candy Corn Pie Slices

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Swiss Colony Candy Corn Pie Slices Review & Giveaway

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My husband dove into these almost immediately when we received them.  He had half the cakes eaten by the time I finished the photos.  They’re sweet, rich and delicious.  This is a perfect gift for the fall or to bring to dinner parties. We’re even giving one lucky reader their very own tin of Swiss Colony Candy Corn Pie Slices!

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You’ll harvest a bounty of gratitude when you send these unique Petits Fours!

  • Layers of cake and butter creme coated with Swiss creme
  • Taste just like candy corn
  • Form a complete “pie” when they’re arranged in our special gift tin
  • Gift of 10; .65-oz. each.

We are giving a tin of Candy Corn Pie Slices to one lucky fan! Just enter on the rafflecopter below.  You can also head over to It’s Free at Last to win Swiss Colony Pumpkin Spice Truffles!

*Giveaway is open to the US only and ends 10/7/14. Good luck!

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The Pure Pantry Chocolate Cake Review

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*I received a Pure Pantry Chocolate Cake Mix to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.  

The Pure Pantry Chocolate Cake Review

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Fall is here and that means the holidays will be rolling in one after the other.  Holidays are great for bringing together people and food. Lots and lots of food.  I’m always thankful that it’s cold and we can bundle up because the winter is when I usually pack on a few pounds.

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m gluten free and that usually means eating before I go to functions or bringing my own dishes.  I had the chance to try a chocolate cake mix from The Pure Pantry.

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It was so easy to make. Just add a few ingredients and bake.  The cake mix itself is gluten free, dairy free, casein free, soy free and nut free.  I did use eggs in the mix but they give you options to keep it gluten free, dairy free, casein free, soy free and nut free.

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I put chocolate chocolate chip frosting on the cake and it was amazing.  The cake is very moist.

The most deliciously moist gluten free chocolate cake you have ever tasted is now available from The Pure Pantry.  Made with sucanat and maple sugar, both natural unrefined sweeteners, and quinoa, sorghum, and brown rice – who would ever guess that a cake that tastes this good would also provide fiber, protein, and anti-oxidants!

  • Unbelievably delicious!
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  • Made with a unique blend of wholegrain flours
  • Free of refined sugars

Win a Slow Cooker Gift Pack from Red Gold

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Slow Cooker Gift Pack from Red Gold Giveaway

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Fall is just around the corner! We’ve already dropped to the 30’s a few days this past week. I just love the cooler temps, the smells, and the colors of fall. It makes it one of my favorite seasons! We have a fantastic giveaway for you! We’re giving one lucky reader a Slow Cooker Gift Pack from Red Gold! Read on to find out more and good luck!

Fall is the perfect time to get out the slow cooker and enjoy warm meals together as a family. Red Gold wants to help you create those meals by offering delicious recipes that include their wonderful tomato products.

Red Gold has been around since the 1940s growing tomatoes in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, where true seasons positively impact flavor — with just the right angle of the sun, perfect temperature, and soil that seems made for growing tomatoes. Using tomatoes in soups, stews and casseroles may also offer more nutrition than fresh. When tomatoes are heated, the antioxidant lycopene (linked to several health benefits) is released.

Because of this, Red Gold is offering an awesome “2-a-day Crock-Pot® Giveaway! What does this mean? Every day, from September 17 through October 8, on the Red Gold Facebook page they will be giving 2 of their loyal Red Gold fans a Red Gold branded Crock-Pot. That is 44 Crock-Pots in over 3 weeks! In addition, Red Gold will be sharing some new Crock-Pot recipes.

I wanted to share one of these new recipes here so you could get dinner started right away!

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Slow Cooker Spicy Macaroni & Cheese

Servings: 8 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 240 minutes
2 cups pasta of choice, uncooked
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces processed American cheese, cut into cubes
8 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup low fat milk
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (14.5 ounce) can Red Gold® Petite Diced Tomatoes With Green Chilies, drained or 2 (10 ounce) cans Red Gold® Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies , drained

  • Place the uncooked pasta in the bottom of a 3.5-qt. crock pot that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Add the remaining ingredients, except RED GOLD® PETITE DICED TOMATOES with GREEN CHILIES, to the slow cooker and stir until well combined. Cook on LOW for 4 hours.
  • Just before serving add RED GOLD® PETITE DICED TOMATOES with GREEN CHILIES; stir to combine.

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  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can diced w/ green chills
  • 1 diced with lime juice and cilantro
  • 1 diced with garlic and olive oil,
  • Red Gold apron
  • wooden spoon
  • recipes

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Monster Mash Recipe

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Monster Mash Recipe

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I love this time of year. My favorite two seasons come one right after the other – Fall and Winter.  Growing up my mom always made the best snack mix. She mixed white chocolate with cereals, pretzels, and M&M’s.  It was hit at home and with everyone who received her Christmas tins filled with it.

With Halloween around the corner I’ve been trying to think of a unique snack mix to make for my friends and to take to holiday parties. I also received some Squish kitchen items that I was dying to use.

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This Squish product set is so cool and so unique.  Everything pictured above can fold and “squish” to fit in a drawer.

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When you unsquish it all you have a Bowl, Colander, Measuring cups and measuring spoons. It’s a total space saver and the munchkins love using them because of the bright colors.  They’re also a breeze to clean. After I’m done using them I can collapse them all and store them.

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Now, on to my Monster Mash Creation. I started with the Halloween Oreos. I broke up about 15 of them and set them aside.

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After that, break 1 cup of pretzel sticks in pieces and add to the oreos.

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After that add 1 cup of candy corns to the the mixture.

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Then you can spread the mixture on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper.  While I was making my snack mix I had 1 bag of white chocolate chips melting in a double boiler.  I tried to pour it over the snack mix and it didn’t really work the way I wanted so I just dumped the snack mix in the bowl with the melted chocolate and mixed it.

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I then spread it out on the cookie sheet and wax paper. I also added Halloween theme sprinkles to the top before the chocolate hardened.

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This is so good! I mean I had to pull myself away from it. I could have devoured it all.  It’s definitely a keeper and I’ll be bringing to all my Fall festivities!

P.S. If you want to get some really fab squish items for yourself, you can find them here.

5.0 from 8 reviews
Monster Mash
 
Ingredients
  • 15 Halloween Oreos
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup candy corns
  • 11 oz bag of white chocolate chips
  • Halloween themed sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Melt white chocolate chips in double boiler.
  2. While the chocolate is melting break up the cookies and pretzel sticks. Add the candy corns.
  3. Mix the melted chocolate in the snack mix.
  4. Spread out on a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  5. Lightly dust with Halloween Sprinkles.
  6. Let set so the chocolate will harden.
  7. Enjoy!

 

Win an OmniPad 7inch Android Tablet and Shake n Take Blender

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OmniPad 7inch Android Tablet and Shake n Take Blender Giveaway

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Win a copy of Sunset The Great Outdoors Cookbook

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Sunset The Great Outdoors Cookbook Giveaway

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I really enjoy cooking and bringing great new tastes to my family’s table. This Grilled Chicken dish below was delicious and I found it in my Sunset The Great Outdoors Cookbook. It’s just one of the numerous delicious dishes in the book. There are so many amazing selections. I’m excited to share this book with you and let you know that FIVE of you will be getting the cookbook for yourselves!

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Organized around the places and ways we cook outdoors: the backyard grill, the picnic, the campsite, or the cabin, The Great Outdoors Cookbook draws on the long tradition of cooking and living in the great outdoors. Discover the tradition and evolution of outdoor cooking in the West with stories, quotes, and historical photos from the rich archives of Sunset magazine from camp cooking, dutch oven cooking, pit barbecuing, to today’s fresh, modern, healthy approach to cooking and eating outdoors. With 200+ fresh recipes and 150+ full-color photos, this book has everything readers need to experience the ultimate outdoor cooking adventure – from menu planning and packing tips, to easy step-by-step cooking techniques, from the best advice on supplies and cookers to strategies for eating well and cooking outdoors — that’s all here and so much more. All in celebration of the life lived outdoors.

You can read my full review plus get the recipe for the Grilled Chicken Grilled Chicken with Whisky BBQ, Chili Lime Corn on the Cob and Spicy Slaw she made from the cookbook! We’re giving FIVE lucky readers their own copy of the cookbook. Just enter on the rafflecopter below.  

Two of the co-authors of the Great Outdoors Cookbook, Sunset food editors Margo True and Elaine Johnson, will be demoing recipes from the book at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast! Here is the info:
Saturday, Sept. 27 & Sunday Sept. 28 @ 11:30 am
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#ad Hot Wings with Chipotle Ranch Dip

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Hot Wings with Chipotle Ranch Dip

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One of my very favorite foods is hot wings. I probably like them a little too much. Every time my husband asks where I want to go to dinner I tell him I want wings.  I love the wing sauce and that I really like that I can eat them with my fingers. They’re great for a meal or a snack. Is there anything not to like about chicken wings? I certainly can’t think of anything.

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This past Sunday I decided to run into Walmart to grab a few things that I needed before heading home after church.  I happened to pass the deli when I walked in. You’ll never guess what they had :)

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Yep, chicken wings! They actually had quite a few choices for a hot meal.  Of course, I gravitated towards the wings. I got the Hot Wings and the General Tso’s wings.  I love that they were hot, fresh and ready. No prep needed. They were perfect to bring home  which was awesome because I was hungry before I even entered the store. I’m really excited about these because football season is here. Wings are the perfect food to eat while watching the big game! They will totally be my #GameTimeHero  It’s also really convenient that they’re hot and ready because you can just run in and grab a few pounds for your next tailgating party!  In fact Walmart is even having some in-store demos happening the weekend of August 29-31. Check and see if there are any demos happening in your area.

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The General Tso’s wings were boneless and the sauce was sweet and spicy.  They were very good and will definitely be a hit with my hubby and his friends.

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My absolute favorite though were the traditional hot wings. Hot wings are always a hit with our game day crowd.  They had a nice spice and had just the right amount of sauce. Yum!

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I was so hungry when I got home that I didn’t want to make any thing special so I paired them with some easy peasy dipping sauces like the Kraft Creamy Italian and the Buttermilk Ranch. My favorite was the Ranch, but they were both great.  I love that it’s so simple. We need to have LOTS of wings for our football gatherings and I can put out a couple of dishes with the dressings.

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Oh my goodness did they hit the spot. In fact, because the prices at the deli were so awesome I got enough wings for dinner too. I told you I really like wings ;)

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I’ve also been on a lime kick.  I’m not sure why, but I’ve been using it a lot with spicy food.  It’s a great ingredient.  I got an idea to use with the ranch. I made a Chipotle Ranch Dip.  I combined a 1/2 cup of ranch, one chipotle pepper in adobe sauce, and the juice of one lime in the food processor. It was super simple.

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The result was delicious!  This dip will definitely be a keeper for game day! The next time you need a hot meal or food to feed some hungry football fans stop by the Walmart Deli and pick up some wings! You can also grab all the ingredients for the Chipotle Ranch Dip there. It seriously took 5 minutes.  What is your favorite dipping sauce for your wings?

5.0 from 2 reviews
Chipotle Ranch Dip
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup of ranch
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce
  • juice of one lime
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

 

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Sunset The Great Outdoors Cookbook: Adventures in Cooking Under the Open Sky

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*I received a copy of  Sunset Magazine’s BBQ Cookbook – The Great Outdoors Cookbook to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own. 

Sunset The Great Outdoors Cookbook: Adventures in Cooking Under the Open Sky – Grilled Chicken with Whisky BBQ, Chili Lime Corn on the Cob and Spicy Slaw Recipe

Sunset The Great Outdoors Cookbook: Adventures in Cooking Under the Open Sky - Grilled Chicken with Whisky BBQ, Chili Lime Corn on the Cob and Spicy Slaw #Recipe donnahup

There is something about food – not only is it delicious and comforting, but it seems to bring families and friends together.  I love finding new and delicious recipes.  I’m beyond excited to be attending the Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast Food & Wine Festival in CA next month!  They even have a cookbook out.  Sunset The Great Outdoors Cookbook: Adventures in Cooking Under the Open Sky is a fantastic edition to any chef’s library.

Sunset The Great Outdoors Cookbook: Adventures in Cooking Under the Open Sky - Grilled Chicken with Whisky BBQ, Chili Lime Corn on the Cob and Spicy Slaw #Recipe donnahup

The book itself is beautiful to look at and the pictures are just as fabulous.  It may seem silly but I love good pictures in a cookbook. I am much more likely to cook with a book that has delicious pictures.  In fact I made the most fantastic dinner today and the best corn on the cob I’ve ever had!

The Chili Lime Corn on the Cob can be found on page 75 and the Grilled Chicken with Whiskey BBQ and slaw can be found on page 50.  This would be an amazing meal for the grill, but it was raining all day so I had to improvise.

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I started with the Whiskey BBQ sauce. I mixed together ketchup, tobasco, molasses, Dijon mustard, whiskey, worcestershire  sauce, cider vinegar, and garlic.  I heated it up and let it simmer for 45 minutes.

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It thickened up and smelled so good. When that was done I applied it to my chicken. I used chicken breast cutlets and just baked them.

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For the corn on the cob I started by preheating the oven to 35o degrees.  I made a butter and lime mixture with butter, lime zest, chili powder, salt, pepper, and granulated garlic.

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Then I coated the corn cobs with the butter mixture and cooked it for 30 minutes.  I turned it a few times while baking.

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While everything was baking I worked on the slaw. I’ll admit, I’ve never been much of a fan of coleslaw and this is nothing like coleslaw! It has cabbage, red peppers, red onions, and cilantro. I tossed it with a homemade dressing.

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Serve it up and enjoy!! Yum!

There are so many other great recipes and they even give instructions for cooking on camping trips. This is the perfect cookbook for all outdoor (and indoor) occasions.

Two of the co-authors of the Great Outdoors Cookbook, Sunset food editors Margo True and Elaine Johnson, will be demoing recipes from the book at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast! Here is the info:
Saturday, Sept. 27 & Sunday Sept. 28 @ 11:30 am

 

5.0 from 5 reviews
Grilled Chicken with Whiskey BBQ Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • Chicken
  • 1 and ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp tabasco
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp dijon
  • 2 tbsp whiskey
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
Instructions
  1. Make sauce: Combine ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cover and simmer 45 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally with a long spoon (sauce splatters). Add a little water if sauce gets too thick to pour.
  2. Coat chicken and cook.

5.0 from 5 reviews
Slaw
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb cabbage, cut into shreds
  • ¼ red onion, cut into long slivers
  • ½ red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp red chile flakes
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Make Slaw: Toss vegetables in a large bowl to blend. Put remaining ingredients in a small container then pour over vegetables and toss.

5.0 from 5 reviews
Chili Lime Corn on the Cob
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp granulated garlic
  • 6 ears corn in husks
Instructions
  1. Combine butter, lime zest, chili powder, ½ tsp salt, the pepper, and garlic. You can chill until ready to use then bring to room temperature.
  2. Pull back husk from each ear of corn without detaching from the bottom of the cob. Remove as much silk as possible. Spread evenly with butter mixture. Fold husks back over ears and tie in place with kitchen string or strips torn from outer husks.
  3. Grill (I cooked for 30 min at 350 degrees).

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Vegan & Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

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Vegan & Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Recipe

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There is something so comforting about Mac and Cheese. I’m not sure what it is about it. Maybe it’s because we didn’t get it all the time when we were kids so it’s an extra special treat. It’s warm and cheesy – what’s not to like?  I’ve been able to eat most pasta meals gluten free now with all the great gluten free options.  Cheese however is a trigger food for me and causes me to gain weight more than other foods. That’s probably why I like it so much.  I needed to come up with a cheese free mac and cheese recipe. Cheese free Mac and CHEESE? Yes! And honestly, I think it’s even better!

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Look friends, no cheese! In fact, my ingredients may surprise you.  I started by dicing up 1 and 1/2 cups of cauliflower and 1 and 1/2 cups of sweet potatoes and roasted them. (375 degrees for about 25 minutes)

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While the cauliflower and sweet potatoes are roasting, cook your pasta.  Any gluten free pasta will work. I like the spirals :)

In a blender or food processor combine 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup EVOO, 1 clove garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, and 1/2 tsp paprika.  When your veggies are done roasting, add them to the mix.

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Combine it until smooth.  Then pour it over your drained pasta and mix.

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I always add parsley for the color and for taste. Enjoy!!

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5.0 from 3 reviews
Vegan & Gluten Free Mac and Cheese
 
Ingredients
  • 9 to 12 oz gluten free pasta
  • 1 and ½ c cauliflower
  • 1 and ½ c sweet potato
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • ¾ c almond milk
  • ¼ c EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • parsley
Instructions
  1. Dice cauliflower and sweet potatoes. Roast.
  2. Cook pasta as directed.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add veggies when done roasting.
  4. Mix sauce and pasta. Top with parsley.
  5. Enjoy!

 

Cheesy Bacon & Chive Dip Recipe – Simple and Inexpensive with help from Kraft Coupons

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Cheesy Bacon & Chive Dip Recipe – Simple and Inexpensive with help from Kraft Coupons

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I can hardly believe that I’ve been a Midwesterner for a year and a half already! On one hand it seems like just yesterday we packed up all our belongings and drove from South Florida, yet on the other hand it seems like I’ve always lived here. I think I’m so comfortable in my new home because of the people.  I absolutely love Midwest hospitality. It’s just not the same in south FL.  There are other things that were new – snow, leaves that change color, demolition derbys, 4H, and good food (different than the good food found in Florida).  I have enjoyed all of them!  One of the things I really enjoy is eating here. When I have get togethers everyone brings such yummy food.  I’ve been working on my culinary skills for these get together occasions.

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I really wanted to come up with a new dip to bring.  I was clipping my coupons for my shopping trip this week and found a whole slew of Kraft Coupons! This gave me inspiration.  What’s even more awesome is my dip takes only 4 ingredients and all 4 ingredients had a coupon. Score! Kraft’s printable coupons available for a limited time only. You can find the ones I printed plus many more here:

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I headed to Walmart with my Kraft coupons and picked up my ingredients.  They were all on the outer aisle with the exception of the Mayo which I found with the other condiments.

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I used 3/4 cup of the Kraft Shredded Three Cheeses with a touch of Philadelphia, 1 8 ounce tub of Philadelphia Chive & Onion Cream cheese spread, 1/3 cup Kraft Mayo, and 4 slices of cooked Oscar Mayer Bacon.  The bacon is not pictured here because I already started cooking it.

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While the bacon was cooking, I mixed together the other 3 ingredients and preheated the oven to 350 degrees. The really nice thing about the spread is that you do not have to let it soften so it mixed together very nicely.

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Once the bacon was cooked and drained, I crumbled it and mixed it together in the cheese mix.

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Spread it into a small greased pan and cook for 15 minutes.

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After the 15 minutes remove from the oven and let it stand for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, mix and serve warm.

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I topped mine with some of the shredded cheese and chives.  I served it with corn chips, but really it goes well with anything including a spoon.  Seriously I had to bring it over to a friend because I could have eaten the whole bowl by myself. It’s seriously delicious.

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This is so good and I will definitely be bringing it to our next get together.  What are your favorite foods to bring to get togethers and potlucks?

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Easy 10 Minute Meal – Taco Burger

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Taco Burger Recipe

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You have a long day at work and you’re exhausted.  Everyone is hungry and wants to know what you are going to do about it. This includes other adults in the house.  Does this sound familiar?  I know often even when it’s just me I have to make dinner for it’s so much easier to grab something packaged and eat it.  I always feel better when I prepare my food, but the truth is unless I have a plan or specific ingredients set aside it’s easier said than done.  This is a super easy recipe and it literally takes 10 minutes!

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I start out by cooking a veggie patty, like a boca burger.  While the patties are cooking I preheat the oven to warm up the crunchy taco shells.  Burgers AND Tacos?! This recipe is the best of both worlds, my friend!

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Once the burger is done cooking, while still in the pan I top with shredded cheese and let it melt.  I use the Kraft Mexican blend.

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While the cheese is melting I spread guacamole on one side of the taco.  I love the Wholly Guac snack sizes. They’re perfect for a few taco burgers.

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I have also found that it is easier to put the salsa on while the burger is still in the pan and then transfer the burger into the taco shell.

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Doesn’t that look delicious?! YUM!!  This recipe is very easy to customize too if you have someone that doesn’t want salsa or if you wanted to add sour cream, etc.  You could also use ground meat if you weren’t into veggie burgers ;)

What are some of your favorite Taco Toppings?

5.0 from 2 reviews
Easy 10 Minute Meal - Taco Burger
 
Ingredients
  • Veggie Burger
  • Taco Shell
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
Instructions
  1. Cook patties according to package directions.
  2. Heat taco shells according to package directions.
  3. When burger is done cooking, while still in pan top with cheese and salsa.
  4. Spread Guac on one side of taco shell, transfer burger with toppings to shell.
  5. Enjoy!