Posts tagged with "recipes"

Pumpkin Patch Brownies

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If you are looking for an easy yet delicious fall dessert to bring for Thanksgiving Dinner or an upcoming potluck, these Pumpkin Patch Brownies couldn’t be easier! They are put together with pre-made brownies so anyone can do it!

Pumpkin Patch Brownies 

Ingredients:

Pre-made brownies from the grocery store

Green Icing

Cany Pumpkins

 

Instructions:

  1. Take the green icing and swirl it around your brownie to create pumpkin vines.
  2. Place the candy pumpkins on the brownie using the green icing as a glue to create a pumpkin patch.
  3. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Sweet Onion Baked Chicken with RealSweet Onions + Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This post is sponsored by RealSweet Onions. All comments and opinions are my own.

Cancer.

It’s a word that we hope to never hear for ourselves or for those that we love.

When my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago, I remember feeling scared and overwhelmed for her. We have known each other for well over 20 years, and she has been that friend to whom I can tell anything. In fact, we joke that we are Lucy and Ethel, and share such a special bond. She had listened to me through some difficult times in my life, and now it was my turn to do so. I knew that the challenges and difficulties that she would be faced with along her road to recovery would be difficult, but I would be there for her every step of the way.

It is hard to know how to respond to a friend with cancer; how do you help them; how do you talk to them about the situation? The most important thing that you can do for that friend or family member is by just being there for them. Find meaningful ways to help them along their journey. A card, flowers, a meal, whatever you can do to let that friend know that you are there for them during the darkest days of their life. Treat your friend with normalcy. Their diagnosis does not change the person that they are, and most certainly not your friendship.

Thankfully, my best friend is cancer free today. She is one of the strongest people that I know. She went through, chemotherapy, radiation, a double mastectomy, and even cancer in her thyroid. I know that these times were challenging for her, but she faced them with such dignity, strength, and grace. I am so thankful that we have many years of friendship ahead of us! I am also thankful for companies that help to bring awareness and support the fight against breast cancer.

Shuman Farms, RealSweet Onions are making a huge impact in the fight against breast cancer. Not only have they donated over $110,000 since 2009, but for the past 13 years, during the month of October, their entire line of onions goes pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. You can look for their special pink bags at your local grocery store. In addition, the stickers that you will see on the onions are also pink to show their support for a cause that has touched so many of their lives too. In addition to supporting and donating to the fight against breast cancer, RealSweet Onions also likes to educate their consumers on how to eat a nutritious diet filled with fruits and veggies to help fight diseases like cancer.

Did you know that sweet onions are filled with an excellent source of cancer-fighting antioxidants like quercetin and allicin? Quercetin is a natural antioxidant found in sweet onions that helps zinc get to the center of your body’s cells, where it can then aid in preventing viruses from reproducing. Bring on the sweet onions!

I was so honored when asked to partner with RealSweet Onions, and to create a recipe with their delicious onions! Sweet Onion Baked Chicken couldn’t be easier to prepare, and it is sure to be a new favorite that your family will ask for again and again. If you love French Onion Soup, then you will love this dish! It tastes just like French Onion Soup with the addition of the chicken. Sop up all the juices in the pan with a nice crusty loaf of bread and you are all set! My three guys loved it, and there were no leftovers!

Sweet Onion Baked Chicken

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter

2 pounds sweet onions, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon minced garlic

½ tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos

¾ teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped

3-4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 bag of shredded mozzarella, provolone cheese blend

1/2 cup beef broth

Salt/pepper to taste

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt the butter in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

Add the onions and cook until tender and soft. You will want them to be almost caramelized and a light brown color. Add the Bragg Liquid Aminos. Stir and continue cooking for several minutes.

Add the garlic and thyme. Cook for another minute.

While the onions continue to cook, add the chicken breasts in a baking dish. Season with salt/pepper to taste.

Place the cooked onions in the baking dish with the chicken. Divide them evenly between the chicken breasts.

Pour the beef broth around the chicken.

Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly on the top of the chicken and onions.

Bake at 350 degrees until chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted and starting to get golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

Celebrate Family Memories with Big Savings at Publix! #PublixFamily

This post is sponsored by Sivan Social. All comments and opinions are my own. 

I don’t have to tell you that life is super busy these days. Whether it be school activities, running errands, or getting projects done around the house, our days are constantly on-the-go! I appreciate the days when there is nothing on the calendar, and we can sit back as a family and relax.

Even though the days are busy, I try to make sure that our family enjoys conversation, good laughs, and delicious food around the dinner table each night. This is a great time for us to make memories and to catch up on all of the day’s activities. Thanks to Publix, mealtime can be stress-free and delicious with exclusive coupons included in the Family Celebrations Promotion. There are over $35 in coupons that can be found at GetTheSavings.com/Family-Celebrations, or you can find the Family Celebrations Booklet at your local Florida Publix store. These coupons are only valid 9/4-10/2/21, so you will need to act fast! Before you head to Publix, I would suggest that you check the entire list of coupons to help plan your shopping trip.

I am always trying to think “out of the box” when it comes to dinner ideas, so I was excited to see that one of the coupons in the Family Celebrations Booklet was for $1.50 off any Any One (1) Sir Kensington’s Product 8.45–20 oz. I spotted several varieties of Sir Kensingon’s Dressing & Marinades, and chose the Dijon Balsamic. Immediately, when I saw this product, I thought of how delcious the marinade would be on wings! Boy, was I right! These wings were delicious, crispy, and every bite was packed full of flavor. Did I mention that this recipe was super easy? 

I took a small bag of frozen chicken wings, and place the entire bottle of Sir Kensington’s Dijon Balsamic Marinade over them. I covered for several hours in the refrigerator then baked the wings in a 400 degree oven for around 25 minutes! Voila! I served with a salad and dinner was served!

Try this recipe and let me know what you think! In the meantime, head on over to GetTheSavings.com/Family-Celebrations and check out all of the money-saving coupons that are available!

Florida readers, be sure to keep an eye out in your Valpak envelope which contains more details on the Publix Family Celebrations promotion. 

Which items are you most excited to try during the Publix Family Celebrations promotion? 

Fresh Fruit Slushies

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Are you looking for a delicious treat to cool off with this Summer? These Fresh Fruit Slushies are sure to be a hit with everyone in your house! Not only are they delicious, but also healthy and super easy to prepare! I also love that this is kid-friendly, so you can have them help you!

Fresh Fruit Slushies 

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Ingredients:
  • 5-6 large strawberries (greens removed)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups ice

Directions:
  1. Prepare and wash all of your fruit.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until ice is crushed.
  3. Pour into favorite glasses and enjoy!

Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

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Sheet Pan Dinners are my life these days. I love how they allow me to get a quick and healthy dinner on the table in no time at all. This Sheet Pan recipe for Lemon Chicken is a new fave! Every bit is packed full of delicious flavor that your entire family is sure to love!

Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Ingredients: 

  • 1Lb Red Potatoes Cut Into 1inch Pieces
  • Avocado Oil Cooking Spray
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2Lbs Thin Asparagus Cut Into 1-2inch Pieces
  • 1 1/2 Lbs Chicken Breasts Cut Into Cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic 
  • 1 Lemon 

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread the red potatoes out on a sheetpan. Spray the potatoes with avocado cooking spray then sprinkle with garlic, salt & pepper to your liking. Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. While potatoes are baking, toss asparagus & chicken into a mixing bowl. Squeeze half of a lemon into the bowl and then sprinkle the rest of the garlic, salt & pepper into the bowl. 
  4. Toss to coat, then transfer to the sheet pan with the potatoes. 
  5. Place the sheet pan back in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  6. While the Sheet pan is in the oven, slice up the second half of the lemon into cubes. 
  7. Once sheet pan is fully cooked, remove from oven and place the cubed lemon pieces onto the sheet pan. You can squeeze the lemons before eating for extra flavor!

Valentine’s Heart Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Are you searching for a last-minute Valentine’s Day treat for the family? These Valentine’s Heart Chocolate Bombs are sure to be a winner! They are super easy to make, and very delicious! 

Valentine’s Heart Chocolate Bombs

Ingredients 

  • 12oz Bag White Candy Melts
  • 1 Tbsp Hot Chocolate Per Bomb 
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • White icing 
  • Valentine’s Heart Sprinkles (Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s)
  • 6 Sphere Silicon Mold (found HERE

Instructions:

  1. Pour candy melts into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds or until melts have fully melted.
  2. Spread the candy melts up the sides of the mold until every bit of the mold is covered.
  3. Let the molds sit for about 5 minutes & re-spread any of the candy melts that sank to the bottom of the molds.
  4. Place the molds in the refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes.
  5. Once set, carefully remove the candy melt spheres from the mold. 
  6. Fill the half of the spheres with the hot cocoa powder, sprinkles& marshmallows.
  7. Place a glass plate in the microwave for one minute. 
  8. Remove the plate and immediately place each chocolate sphere on the hot place to heat the edges.
  9. Place each heated sphere on each filled sphere. You can use the tip of your finger to smooth the melted candy around the seam.
  10. Take the icing and draw lines back and forth on the top of your sphere.
  11. Place the hearts on the hit chocolate bomb using the icing as glue. 

Pink Heart Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Have you tried a Hot Chocolate Bomb yet? They are all the rage these days, and I am excited to share these Pink Heart Hot Chocolate Bombs with you! They are actually pretty easy to make, and you can get the kids involved too! If you don’t yet have a Chocolate Bomb mold, this set on Amazon is a super deal! These pretty Hot Chocolate Bombs will be perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Pink Heart Hot Chocolate Bombs 

Ingredients:

  • 12oz Bag Pink Candy Melts
  • Pearl Sprinkles (Walmart) 
  • 1 Tbsp Hot Chocolate Per Bomb (use whatever instant brand that you prefer) 
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • 6 Sphere Silicon Mold (you can purchase HERE

Instructions: 

  • Pour candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds or until melts have fully melted.
  • Spread the candy melts up the sides of the mold until every bit of the mold is covered.
  • Let the molds sit about 5 minutes & re-spread any of the candy melts that sank to the bottom of the molds.
  • Place the molds in the refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes.
  • Once set, carefully remove the candy melt spheres from the mold. 
  • Fill half of the spheres with the hot cocoa powder & marshmallows.
  • Place a glass plate in the microwave for one minute. 
  • Remove the plate and immediately place each empty sphere on the hot place to heat the chocolate edges.
  • Place each heated sphere on each filled sphere. You can use the tip of your finger to smooth the melted candy around the seam.
  • While your cocoa bombs set, re-heat the left over candy melts.
  • Use the icing to draw lines back and forth on top of the bomb. 
  • Sprinkle the pearls onto the bomb. The candy melts will act as a glue.
  • Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Snowmen

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Need a fun yet festive breakfast idea for the holidays? These Cinnamon Roll Snowmen are the perfect treat and couldn’t be easier to prepare!

Ingredients

● 1 can Pillsbury Grands Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls, 17.5 oz

● 1 can Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, 12.4 oz

● Candy Eyeballs

● Milk Chocolate Chips

● Small Pretzel Sticks

● Candy Corn

● Blueberries

 

Directions

1. Open the can of Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls, and remove one roll. Begin unrolling the roll until it is slightly smaller than the other rolls in the can. Using a knife, cut the extra portion off, and roll it up and place it in the pan beside the newly sized roll. (There are 5 rolls in the can, so you could repeat this process with another roll, so that you have 3 large rolls, 2 medium sized rolls, and 2 tiny rolls formed from the portion you removed. Or you can cut and resize all 5 rolls, reserving the small portion that was removed to be used as the “head” of the snowman) Open the can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, and place in a separate pan. Bake both pans of cinnamon rolls per package instructions.

2. Once the cinnamon rolls are cooked, remove one large roll, and place at the bottom center of a plate. Place one of the slightly smaller rolls you resized right about the large roll. Place one of the rolls from the other pan (the 12.4 oz can) above the middle roll. Ice each roll with the icing provided.

3. Stick pretzel sticks into the middle roll at an angle to form arms. Place the candy eyeballs on the top small roll, and stick a candy corn right below the eyes to be the nose. Make a mouth out of milk chocolate chips, and place 3 blueberry “buttons” down the middle of the middle roll.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Rudolph Brownies

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If you need a quick yet fun dessert idea for the holidays, these Rudolph Brownies couldn’t be easier to put together. Just grab a tray of brownies from your favorite store, and add a few other quick ingredients! These are so cute and would be great for a child’s Christmas school party!

Ingredients 

  • 1 Sheet Brownies (Walmart Bakery pictured)
  • Large Candy Eyes
  • Pretzels
  • Red M&M

Instructions

  1. Cut the brownie into squares.
  2. Place two pretzels at each top corner for reindeer antlers.
  3. Take two eyes and place them on the brownies.
  4. Add a red M&M for a nose.
  5. Serve & enjoy! 

Rudolph Rice Cakes

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Are you looking for a fun an easy snack idea for the kiddos this holiday? These Rudolph Rice Cakes are sure to be a new favorite! They are so yummy and super easy to prepare! Your kids will have so much fun helping you make them! 

Ingredients: 

  • Rice Cake
  • Peanut Butter
  • 2 Pretzels
  • 1 Red DOT Candy
  • 2 Candy Eyes 

Instructions:

  1. Spread peanut butter on the rice cake. 
  2. Place two pretzels on the rice cake as antlers.
  3. Place a dot on the rice cake as a nose.
  4. Then place the two candy eyes on the rice cake. 
  5. Enjoy!