SOUTHWEST QUINOA SALAD

May 11, 2019
A healthful Southwest Quinoa Salad with zesty lime vinaigrette. This bloodless quinoa salad may be made ahead for meal prep lunches or dinners.

Quinoa is a wonderful base for salads as it soaks up the flavors of the dressing and seasonings till it is extra flavorful. This southwest quinoa salad has crunchy purple bell pepper, candy corn and black beans. The flavors of chili and lime make the best southwest dressing!

SOUTHWEST QUINOA SALAD

I love to make a batch of this salad on Sunday and then devour it for lunch during the week. It’s filling and further tasty with guacamole. I divide it into man or woman meal prep packing containers for seize and cross lunch portions.

Quinoa is one in all my preferred superfoods due to the fact the tiny seeds comprise so much nutrition. Quinoa consists of all of the critical amino acids, which makes it a whole protein. This makes quinoa a wonderful source of protein in vegetarian meals.

SOUTHWEST QUINOA SALAD

INGREDIENTS:
For the salad:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup quinoa well rinsed and drained
  • 1 3/4 cups low sodium vegetable broth or water
  • 1 cup canned corn drained
  • 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

For the lime vinaigrette:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

For serving:

  • guacamole or avocado if desired

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Warmness the two teaspoons olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium warmth. add the garlic and saute till fragrant, stirring, about 1 minute. add the quinoa and vegetable broth (or water) and bring to a boil. reduce the warmth, cowl, and simmer until the liquid has been absorbed, approximately 12-sixteen minutes. remove from the warmth.
  2. At the same time as the quinoa chefs, prepare the lime vinaigrette. In a small bowl or jar, combine the dressing elements. Whisk (or shake in a jar with a lid) until nicely mixed.
  3. Switch the cooked quinoa to a large bowl and stir inside the corn, black beans, bell pepper, inexperienced onions and cilantro. add the dressing and stir gently to mix. taste and regulate seasonings as vital.
  4. Serve salad heat or bloodless, with guacamole or sliced avocado if desired.

NO BAKE BANANA SPLIT DESSERT

May 10, 2019
Scrumptious, wealthy and creamy, with all the substances you adore in a banana break up, this no-bake Banana break up dessert could be one you make over and over.

NO BAKE BANANA SPLIT DESSERT

What is easy and quick to make however nonetheless remarkable scrumptious ?
And, extra importantly, whilst it’s warm outside, the last element you need to do is crank up your oven and sweat it out within the kitchen!

No bake ? smooth to make but still super scrumptious ?
i'm able to’t think about a higher one for summer season with all of the grillin’ and chillin’ that is going on. once you make this delicious, wealthy, creamy and no-bake banana break up dessert, you will make it again and again.

NO BAKE BANANA SPLIT DESSERT

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 box graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) container Cool-Whip, thawed or 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, stemmed
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • hot fudge sauce, slightly warmed
  • 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles
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Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
  2. Firmly press into a crust in the bottom of 9x13 glass or porcelain dish, permit it chill inside the freezer for approximately 10 minutes to company up.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream collectively the cream cheese, 1/4 cups butter, and the powdered sugar until creamy, approximately five minutes.
  4. Don’t be tempted to add milk, it'll take a couple of minutes, however the mixture will combo up flawlessly!
  5. Unfold the cream cheese mixture over the cooled graham cracker crust.
  6. Add a layer of sliced bananas over the cream cheese combination.
  7. Unfold pineapple chunks flippantly over the bananas.
  8. Calmly spread the Cool-Whip over the pineapple-banana layer the usage of a rubber spatula.
  9. Garnish with the pecans/walnuts and maraschino cherries.
  10. Drizzle the chocolate fudge over the dessert and then sprinkle the rainbow sprinkles over the floor.
  11. Sit back for at least four hours before cutting to permit the layers to set.

3-INGREDIENT CRESCENT SAUSAGE BITES

May 09, 2019
Searching out brief and easy party meals?  3-element Crescent Sausage Bites are high-quality simple and continually a celebration hit!

Experience frame-warming comfort food, of course.  Like those first-rate easy three-element Crescent Sausage Bites ... made with hot sausage. 

3-INGREDIENT CRESCENT SAUSAGE BITES

I just vary the scale I reduce the squares to fit the event small bites for events, and larger squares for breakfast/brunch or dinner.

As yummy as those are, it's first-rate that they are fantastic clean to make, too.  With just three simple ingredients, you could bake up a batch of these tasty Crescent Sausage Bites in a jiff.

3-INGREDIENT CRESCENT SAUSAGE BITES

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. hot sausage (pork or turkey)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • 2 packages crescent rolls
  • Dash salt & ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a saute pan, brown sausage; drain. upload a sprint of salt and pepper. combo in cream cheese till the cream cheese is melted.
  2. Unroll one package of crescent rolls and vicinity on a baking sheet. with your hands, lightly press the seams together to seal them. unfold the sausage aggregate evenly over the crescent roll dough, leaving approximately a half of-inch border alongside the edges.
  3. Unroll the final bundle of crescent rolls and area on pinnacle of the sausage aggregate. Press the rims collectively to seal. gently press the seams together.
  4. Bake at 375 stages for about 20 mins, or until crescent roll dough is golden brown.
  5. Reduce into small squares and serve.  (A pizza cutter makes in reality quick and easy work of the cutting.)

BLUEBERRY PANCAKE BITES

May 09, 2019
Those Blueberry Pancake Bites are great easy and best for at the cross breakfasts. A chunk sized pancake chew loaded with blueberries (or whichever blend-for your opt for). 

BLUEBERRY PANCAKE BITES

Region them in a cup and ship the kiddos off to highschool with a warm, clean and tasty breakfast. for the reason that our French Toast Cups are this kind of hit with my kiddos. additionally our Blueberry Pancake French Toast Casserole is so high-quality tasty. I knew those Pancake Bites have been positive to delight.

We whipped up a batch of these Pancake Bites very quickly. I made a few batches after all of us gave their approval. I wanted extras to toss in the freezer for the kiddos to have for short and clean breakfast on school days. I decided to make some small baggies of icing too. perfect to microwave earlier than heading out.

BLUEBERRY PANCAKE BITES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 beaten Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp melted Butter
  • 40 (1/2 cup) Blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Spray donut hole pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Whisk collectively flour, baking powder and sugar.
  4. Stir collectively egg, vanilla, milk and butter.
  5. Upload wet substances to dry components
  6. Fill every hole 2/three full and press 2 blueberries in every hollow space.
  7. Bake 12 minutes then flip every hollow and bake for any other three mins.
  8. Serve with syrup, glaze or dusted in powdered sugar, if favored.

BEST FUDGY COCOA BROWNIES

May 09, 2019
The best, fudgy one bowl cocoa tarts! a special addition gives these muffins a excellent fudgy centre without dropping that crispy, crackly pinnacle!

The high-quality Fudgy Cocoa cakes… So easy however so delicious, they're long gone in seconds!

BEST FUDGY COCOA BROWNIES

What if I instructed you that you don’t need to melt chocolate or chocolate chips with butter together to make muffins, and you don’t need two separate bowls. just one bowl and 5 mins bringing it all together to make the best freaking truffles you’ve ever eaten on this lifetime. The best element is they’re best a hundred and forty four energy every! higher than the usual 356 calorie truffles, am I proper?

After trying out what appears like an entire life of brownies, these sooner or later got here out an ideal texture, and were made weekly ever on account that. the only ingredient I add to these cakes that is different from most recipes is a small amount of oil. The oil is just sufficient to maintain the centres extremely fudgy, without compromising the crispy.

BEST FUDGY COCOA BROWNIES

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil, (olive oil or coconut oil are fine)
  • 1 1/8 cup superfine sugar, (caster sugar or white granulated sugar)*
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose (or plain) flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to one hundred seventy five°C | 350°F.
  2. Gently grease an 8-inch rectangular baking pan with cooking oil spray. Line with parchment paper (or baking paper); set apart.
  3. Integrate melted butter, oil and sugar together in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk well for approximately a minute. upload the eggs and vanilla; beat till lighter in coloration (some other minute).
  4. Sift in flour, cocoa powder and salt. lightly fold the dry components into the moist substances till just mixed (do no longer over beat as doing so well have an effect on the feel of your muffins).
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing the pinnacle out lightly. (non-compulsory: pinnacle with chocolate chunks or chocolate chips.)
  6. Bake for 20-25 mins, or until the centre of the brownies inside the pan now not jiggles and is just set to touch (the muffins will keep baking in the warm pan out of the oven). If trying out with a toothpick, the toothpick need to come out dirty for fudge-textured cakes.
  7. Take away and allow to chill to room temperature before reducing into 16 muffins.
  8. OPTIONAL ADD INS:
  9. Beaten walnuts, peanuts, almonds, pecans, and so on. Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, chocolate chunks, dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, and many others)

THE PERFECT TUNA MELT

May 08, 2019
I is obsessed with tuna. i'm able to buy 10-20 cans when it goes on sale, placed a few on the tip top of the pantry, and by hook or by crook they continually disappear by time I go to make this delicious Tuna soften.

THE PERFECT TUNA MELT

This time, I concealed a few in an undisclosed location. and was able to make this ideal Tuna melt. 

It’s ooey-gooey and packed complete of delicious flavor, and ideal for the nights when you simply want to position some thing on the table brilliant short or for that lunch date together with your friends.

THE PERFECT TUNA MELT

Ingredients

  • Tuna, 2 x 5oz cans, drained
  • Onion, medium size, chopped
  • Celery, ½ a stalk, chopped
  • Garlic (1 clove), minced
  • Parsley, 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Mayonnaise, 3-4 tablespoons
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 3 tablespoons, divided
  • Mozzarella, ⅓ cup, shredded
  • Bread, sliced
  • Butter, softened
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Drain water from tuna and positioned the tuna into a medium bowl.
  2. Chop onion, celery, and parsley. Mince garlic and upload elements to tuna.
  3. Add mayonnaise, olive oil, and mozzarella cheese. combine all components till well included. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place a non-stick skillet on the stove and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. whilst the skillet is hot, take a slice of bread and generously spread butter on one side.
  5. Location the bread (buttered facet down) inside the hot skillet.
  6. The usage of a spoon, scoop approximately 2 tablespoons of tuna salad on bread even as it's miles browning.
  7. Butter some other slice of bread with butter and place non-buttered aspect on top of tuna.
  8. The usage of a spatula, check to see if the bread is toasted brown. if so, turn the tuna soften over and grill the other side till it is golden brown.

COOKIES AND CREAM COOKIES

May 08, 2019
Cookies & Cream Cookies are made with pudding mix and Oreo cookies for a wonderfully soft and chewy cookie this is sure to be a favourite!

Cookies & Cream Cookies have turn out to be a regular treat round my residence because they may be simply so yummy! i found this recipe several years ago and it has been a favourite of mine ever considering that!  With Oreo pudding mix and overwhelmed Oreo cookies, these cookies are amazing!

COOKIES AND CREAM COOKIES

The unique recipe known as for white chocolate chips. I’m simply no longer a massive fan of white chocolate chips so I normally depart them out, but you can actually provide it a strive! 

If you enjoyed our Cookies & Cream Cookies, you may additionally experience a number of our different preferred cookie recipes too!

COOKIES AND CREAM COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 4.2 oz pkg Oreo Cookies & Cream pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips optional
  • 15 Oreo cookies coarsely crushed (you want big chunks!)

Instructions

  1. The use of a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugars.  add the pudding blend and blend until nicely blended.
  2. Upload the eggs and vanilla and mix nicely.
  3. Upload the flour and baking soda and preserve blending.
  4. Stir in the white chocolate chips and Oreo cookie chunks.
  5. Drop cookies via rounded teaspoonfuls (i use a cookie scoop) onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 mins at 350.  enjoy!

GARLIC PARMESAN BAKED STEAK FRIES

May 08, 2019
Garlic Parmesan Baked Steak Fries – so clean, geared up in about half-hour. an appropriate facet dish to all your burgers, warm puppies & outdoor BBQ amusing. delicious!

GARLIC PARMESAN BAKED STEAK FRIES

A conventional french fry is thinner & generally doesn’t have the skins left on. Steak fries, however, are a thicker reduce & have that scrumptious pores and skin left on there no longer only for introduced nutrients however it provides a depth & crispness that you may’t locate with different fries. 

In case you are a potato lover of any kind, i would care to project that steak fries are extra your pace than a traditional fry. You get a lot more of that amazing potato taste, all salty & seasoned to perfection. With those, we brought granulated garlic & parmesan cheese, which turned into absolutely delectable.

GARLIC PARMESAN BAKED STEAK FRIES

Ingredients

  • 6-7 medium russet potatoes - cleaned & cut into fry size pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1-2 tsp table salt or fine Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 levels
  2. Line large baking sheet with foil & spray lightly with cooking spray
  3. Toss all ingredients together in a massive bowl
  4. unfold out coated potatoes on prepated baking sheet
  5. Bake 15 minutes
  6. Do away with from oven & flip fries over & return to oven for an additional 25-30 minutes, or till brown & crispy on the out of doors
  7. Dispose of & sprinkle with extra salt if favored - serve without delay

HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS

May 08, 2019
I've been trying to find the proper cinnamon rolls for years.  basically, I’ve been aiming for a recipe that became near those we have been served whilst i was in college.  

Whilst most people assume faculty food is horrible, our college certainly had a few pretty great menus.  The cooks came in wonderful early and made nearly the whole lot by hand.  

HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS

That blanketed those terrific cinnamon rolls that they might serve each time chili became on the menu. i have altered some things and the consequences are soften in your mouth scrumptious. even as I think they flavor fine warm from the oven. 

I’ll admit that i was intimidated by home made bread items however I’ve simply branched out recently and observed it’s simply no longer that hard.  So even though these cinnamon rolls take a little time, they're by no means tough.  simply observe the recipe commands and also you’ll be in your manner to a mouth-watering cinnamon roll!

HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS

Ingredients
Dough:

  • 1 cup warm (not hot) milk
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, soft
  • 2 small eggs
  • 3 cups flour

Filling:

  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Glaze:

  • 4 to 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ cups powder sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. The usage of a dough hook in a stand mixer, combine the nice and cozy milk, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, and egg on low.
  2. Slowly add in flour.
  3. Once the flour is included, turn mixer to medium speed.
  4. Add more flour if important. The dough have to be gentle and sticky but turn away from the facet of bowl.
  5. Transfer dough to a massive lightly greased mixing bowl, cowl, and permit upward push for 1 hour.
  6. Grease a 9x13 baking pan.
  7. Roll dough out to a 12x18 inch rectangle.
  8. Brush the dough with the ¼ cup melted butter from the filling.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  10. Sprinkle combination over buttered dough.
  11. Roll up tightly lengthwise to make one lengthy roll.
  12. Use thread to reduce dough into 12 (one inch) slices.
  13. Area slices into greased pan.
  14. Cowl and allow rise for about forty five mins.
  15. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  16. Bake rolls for 20-half-hour or until brown. (Time will depend on how warm or even your oven bakes.)
  17. After pulling rolls out of the oven, beat collectively glaze elements. add extra milk for desired consistency.
  18. Frost the rolls even as nevertheless warm and serve.
  19. Shop leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

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