Jun 14, 2017

Trix Treats

 
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Cooks Note: The last day of school is upon us and for most little ones that means parties, picnics and awards. I needed to make a quick and easy dessert for my son's school picnic and this fit the bill! After a fairly recent peanut allergic reaction, events that involve several food items from different places can be daunting. I wanted to make a snack that my son could enjoy and would keep him from being tempted by the brownies and cookies that would likely be present. This recipe is exactly like Rice Krispy Treats, but with Trix. I provides a fun and festive snack that kids will flock to. Happy Summer!
 
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 14 oz. bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup of butter (unsalted)
  • 10 cups of Trix cereal

Directions:

1. Melt butter and marshmallows in a glass bowl in the microwave for 2-3 min. Stir well

2. Stir in Trix and stir to coat evenly

3. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non stick spray and spread mixture evenly into dish, tapping with a spoon to flatten.

4. Let cool, cut and enjoy!


This recipe courtesy of Suburban Epicurean






Apr 9, 2017

Chicken Taco Casserole


Cook's Note:  This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe that I found on Pinterest. It was easy to make and delightfully tasty. I would compare it to Loaded Nachos! And who doesn't love that? I suggest you give it a try... its yummy! I have changed the recipe only slightly to fit my tastes. According to the original recipe poster Slap Dash Mom, this is only 7 points plus per serving. Serves 6. 


What You Will Need: 
2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
1 packet taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water mixed together
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 packet taco seasoning
1 cup whole grain tortilla chips, crushed and divided
1 cup shredded Mexican Shredded cheese
1 cup salsa
1 can black beans, drained
Non-fat or low-fat sour cream for topping


Directions: 
Pre-cook chicken breasts in a skillet with 1 packet of taco seasoning and water (about 4 minutes each side). Add onion and bell pepper to chicken mixture and saute. Once cooked completely, shred chicken and set this mixture aside. 

Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees. 

In a large glass casserole dish, line bottom of dish with half of the tortilla chips (you are going to layer this like a lasagna). Add 1/2 of chicken mixture, next layer 1/2 of the beans, 1/2 of the salsa, and 1/2 of  the cheese. Now create the layer mixture again: Chips, Chicken mixture, beans, salsa and top with remaining cheese. 

Bake for about 20 minutes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream for a delicious dinner. 



This "Pinspiration" comes from: Slap Dash Mom




Apr 3, 2017

Quick and Easy Hot Ham and Swiss

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Cooks Note: Everyone loves hot ham and cheese and we all know croissants are heavenly so if the recipe says QUICK, I am willing to try! These are no doubt easy and are amazingly delicious! They take no time to put together and very little time to cook. I served them with a salad for a semi-light meal. The kids loved them, I loved them and we will be having them again really soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Croissants
  • 8 Slices of Swiss cheese
  • 1 lb deli ham (I used it all, you can use as much or as little as you like. Any flavor!)
  • 2 T Dijon Mustard
  • 1 T Honey
  • 1 T Brown Sugar


Directions:

1. Cut the Croissants in half to create two sides for the sandwich
2. Mix the honey, mustard and brown sugar together
3. Spread the honey mustard mixture on each side of the croissants
4. Place a slice of swiss cheese on each croissant half
5. Top the bottom half of each croissant with as much ham as you like
6. Place the 2 halves back together 
7. Wrap each sandwich in foil. Place in the fridge for later OR
8. Cook at 350 for 10-15 minutes

Pinspiration for this recipe came from Life With the Crusts Cut Off



Feb 4, 2017

Taco Pizza


Cook's Note: I saw this recipe on Pinterest (don't I always start that way?) and I said to myself ..."I have to make this!" Not only was this DELICIOUS, it was EASY and rather healthy (minus the crust, just don't count the crust!) There was a lot of great flavor here. The crescent rolls as the crust was interesting, but yummy! I was extremely pleased with this creation. 
This was loved by my entire family. It is unique and I will plan to make this again very soon!

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What you will need: 

1 pound of Ground Turkey Breast (or ground beef)
1 packet of Taco Seasoning (try to grab the low sodium packet if you can!) 
3 cans of refrigerated Crescent Rolls
1 small tomato, diced (i used Roma Tomato)
1 Bag of Shredded Lettuce
1 Cup of Mexican Shredded Cheese
1 Cup of Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
1 Cup of Light Sour Cream
1 package of 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese (room temperature)
1 Avacado (diced) 


Directions: 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Using a jellyroll pan, spray with non-stick cooking spray and roll out your cans of crescent rolls as the crust from edge to edge. There should be no gaps in between. Pinch the corners together and flat with a spoon if you like, to create a seal. Once all rolled out, you should have one large "pizza crust" going form edge of pan to  edge of pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown.  Remove from oven and let cool for about 10-15 minutes. 

In your stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) combine the sour cream and cream cheese until whipped well together, until smooth. This will be the "pizza sauce". Set aside or chill in the fridge while your crust cools.

While your crust is cooling, go ahead and brown the meat. Place meat in your skillet and add the packet of taco seasoning and about 1/3 cup of water. Cook according to package directions and until meat is done. Set aside.

Once crust is cooled - spread the "pizza sauce" (aka: sour cream/cream cheese mixture) on the crust, evenly. I used a large rubber spatula. 

Next, sprinkle the meat evenly over crust, then cheeses, and tomato pieces. 

Stick the pizza back in the oven for about 10 minutes (at 375 degrees). Remove and top with shredded lettuce and avocados. 

Cut into squares and ENJOY!

This "Pinspiration" comes  from Living Well Mom