Rainbow Smoothie

Whether your kids love to eat healthy with a variety of  fruits and vegetables or not they will slurp up this yummy smoothie. Not only is it fun for the eyes, but every layer is fruity and delicious!  Get the kids in on the fun from the start, take them to the grocery store or farmers market to help pick out fruits.  Encourage them to choose at least one new item for one of the  color layers- mango, cherries, kiwi, honeydew, cantaloupe etc… Blender safety- remind them to always put the lid on before mixing, and never put their little hands inside blender.

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Rainbow Smoothie



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Ingredients:

16 Tbsp. Frozen Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup Almond Milk, whole milk, coconut,etc.
2 Tbsp. Honey
2 strawberries
1 banana
1 kiwi (and optional 6-8 spinach leaves)
1/4 cup blueberries
1 peach or 1/2 cup cantaloupe

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Directions:

Freeze Greek yogurt the night before in an ice cube tray, each cube equals 2 Tbsp.
In blender combine 8 cubes of frozen yogurt, honey, and almond milk just until smooth, remove from blender.
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Add a little more than 2 Tbsp. back in with each fruit as follows-
Blueberries
Kiwi and Spinach
Banana
Peach or Cantaloupe
Strawberries
Blend each fruit and 2 Tbsp. yogurt separately until smooth. Rinse blender between each layer.
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To layer in your glass, spoon it in carefully. Pouring from the blender will cause them to blend.
Add a straw and a slice of fresh fruit, enjoy!
Serves 2, maybe, if you feel like sharing…
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Rainbow Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 16 Tbsp. Frozen Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ cup Almond Milk, whole milk, coconut,etc.
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 2 strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 kiwi (and optional 6-8 spinach leaves)
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 1 peach or ½ cup cantaloupe
Instructions
  1. Freeze Greek yogurt the night before in an ice cube tray, each cube equals 2 Tbsp.
  2. In blender combine 8 cubes of frozen yogurt, honey, and almond milk just until smooth, remove from blender.
  3. Add a little more than 2 Tbsp. back in with each fruit as follows-
  4. Blueberries
  5. Kiwi and Spinach
  6. Banana
  7. Peach or Cantaloupe
  8. Strawberries
  9. Blend each fruit and 2 Tbsp. yogurt separately until smooth.
  10. To layer in your glass, spoon it in carefully. Pouring from the blender will cause them to blend.
  11. Add a straw and a slice of fresh fruit, enjoy!

Banana Oatmeal Nests Recipe

Easter has a lot of significance in many of our lives….as a religious holiday, as a family time.  It’s also a time of celebration and celebrating spring and all that comes with spring- new life, new growth, after a long and dreary winter.  It’s in the spirit of family time and celebration that I’m sharing this post with you.  We all know Easter’s coming- I mean, the 20+ year (awesome) Cadbury Creme Egg commercials with the bunny are an early sign, as are the seasonal aisles at the grocery store filling up with candies and treats wrapped in springtime pastels.

We do Easter Baskets in our house. It’s a lot of fun and we have a lot of traditions around it.  We also go to church on Easter Sunday, and my kids are part of the children’s choir so they sing each Easter morning at church.  That doesn’t leave much time for egg hunting or basket enjoyment, so I wanted to do a fun Easter-y recipe that was a LITTLE bit treat but a lot of healthy that would fill their bellies and give them some energy to get through a busy holiday morning.  That’s where these Banana Oatmeal Nests with Cadbury Mini Eggs came from.  Lots healthy, with a little sweet. (Our kids don’t eat candy before we get home from church from their baskets, so I’m ok with a few little eggs in a healthy little nest.

Banana Oatmeal Nests Recipe

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Ingredients:

2 Ripe Bananas, peeled and sliced

1 Cup Bob’s Red Mill Quick Cooking Oats (or any other brand of quick cooking oats)

Cadbury Mini Eggs

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a cupcake tin.

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In a large bowl combine bananas and oats and mix until well combined, making sure that there are no large lumps of banana.

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Lightly roll dough into 1-inch balls and place each ball into cupcake tin. Slightly press down and pull the edges up to form a cup.

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Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are no longer tacky.

 

Allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.

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Place 2-3 Cadbury Mini Eggs into each nest and serve.

Yields: 10-12 nests

 

 

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Banana Oatmeal Nests Recipe with Cadbury Mini Eggs
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 Ripe Bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Cup Bob’s Red Mill Quick Cooking Oats (or any other brand of quick cooking oats)
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a cupcake tin.
  3. In a large bowl combine bananas and oats and mix until well combined, making sure that there are no large lumps of banana.
  4. Lightly roll dough into 1-inch balls and place each ball into cupcake tin. Slightly press down and pull the edges up to form a cup.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are no longer tacky.
  6. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  7. Place 2-3 Cadbury Mini Eggs into each nest and serve.
  8. Yields: 10-12 nests

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{Forgot to plan dinner}Chicken Pot Pie

We’ve all had those days, when suddenly it’s 4 pm and that wave of shock hits us that we FORGOT TO PLAN DINNER.  We don’t need to pass judgement, nor share how many times this has happened to us, because, let’s face it.  Even if it hasn’t yet, it’s probably going to at some point.  Or maybe unexpected events occur, or your dog ate that meat thawing on the counter.  The point is, we’ve all got those moments when we need to get some kind of meal on the table and take out isn’t always an option.  That’s where this {Forgot to plan dinner} Chicken Pot Pie recipe comes in.  Quick and easy, and if you have a few items on hand, you’ll have dinner in the oven in under 20 minutes and be eating in under an hour. This recipe came to be after Libby’s challenged me to come up with a fun way to use their new Vegetable Cups. Opinions are my own.

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{Forgot to Plan Dinner} Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients

2 refrigerated pie crusts

2 cups leftover, cooked chicken, beef or pork

1 can cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup (I make my own cream of ___ soup. Like Pinch of Yum does. It’s easy)

1 can milk (you can skip this if you make your own)

2 cups veggies – we used

  • 1 4 oz cup Libby’s Diced Carrots
  • 2 4 oz cup Libby’s Sweet Peas
  • 1 4 oz cup Libby’s Green Beans

Splash of vermouth (totally optional, but it adds some great flavor to the dish)

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Directions

Oven to 350.  While it’s preheating, get everything out, starting with the pie crust so it comes to room temp.

Once your oven is  preheated, unroll the first piecrust and lay it into the pie dish. Bake for about 10 minutes

While the crust is baking, chop up your leftover meat and grab your veggies.

Put your meat, soup (Vermouth if you decide to) and veggies into the baked pie crust.

Unroll second pie crust and cover your pot pie.

Bake for 30 minutes

Enjoy!

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Libby’s Vegetable Cups are great for portion control, and also to get kids helping in the kitchen, because they come in the 4 oz size….little hands can help open, serve and cook with them quite easily. With as few as 10 calories per cup, no saturated fats or trans-fats, and lots of Vitamin C, these microwaveable Vegetable Cups are a great addition to busy family pantries. You can pop them in the microwave but you can also serve them warm or cold. These are the only 4 oz vegetable cups on the market!

  • Sweet Corn
  • Cut Green Beans
  • Sweet Peas
  • Diced Carrots
  • Peas & Carrots

Libby’s Vegetable Cups are great to use in side dishes, main courses and even appetizers…toss them in with your lunch or in the picnic basket. Our school has a No Kid Hungry Program that sends a backpack home on Fridays full of healthy, filling foods for kids who’s families may be struggling a bit.  These Vegetable Cups (and Fruit Cups) mean that the school can send the kids home with portioned, shelf stable servings without the extra weight of canned goods.  Find out more about these and other  Libby’s products HERE.

One lucky reader will win a Libby’s prize pack with: Pyrex 14-Piece Glass Food Storage Set with Lids, a $75 gift card, as well as an assortment of Libby’s® Vegetable Cups.

 

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Ingredients
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 2 cups leftover, cooked chicken, beef or pork
  • 1 can cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup (I make my own cream of ___ soup. Like Pinch of Yum does. It's easy)
  • 1 can milk (you can skip this if you make your own)
  • 2 cups veggies - we used
  • 1 4 oz cup Libby’s Diced Carrots
  • 2 4 oz cup Libby’s Sweet Peas
  • 1 4 oz cup Libby’s Green Beans
  • Splash of vermouth (totally optional, but it adds some great flavor to the dish)
Instructions
  1. Oven to 350. While it's preheating, get everything out, starting with the pie crust so it comes to room temp.
  2. Once your oven is preheated, unroll the first piecrust and lay it into the pie dish. Bake for about 10 minutes
  3. While the crust is baking, chop up your leftover meat and grab your veggies.
  4. Put your meat, soup (Vermouth if you decide to) and veggies into the baked pie crust.
  5. Unroll second pie crust and cover your pot pie.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes
  7. Enjoy!

 

Easy Mac-n-Cheese Mugs

This weeks recipe is one that can be pretty much done independently from mom, especially for older children.   If you and your kids love the convenience of single serve mac n cheese but maybe not so much the extra preservatives, additives, sodium, and of course the cost then making your own is super easy.  Simple measuring and stirring are the only skills they need to master this recipe, the microwave is a good introduction to “cooking” but will still require some supervision of course as mug will be hot. If your kids object you can leave out the spicy brown mustard but it adds so much flavor to this dish!

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Easy Mac-n-Cheese Mugs

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Ingredients:

⅓ cup white or wheat macaroni noodles

½ cup and 2 Tbsp. water

⅓ cup mild cheddar cheese

1 Tbsp. milk

1/2  tsp. spicy brown mustard

⅛  tsp. salt

⅛  tsp. black pepper

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Directions:

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Place noodles and water in a microwave safe (glass) mug heat for 6 minutes- remove and stir every every 90 seconds and then returning to the microwave. Whole wheat noodles will take longer and need a bit more water to cook properly.

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Stir in milk, mustard, salt, pepper,  and cheese- heat an additional 40 seconds.

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Stir well to combine.

Allow to cool a bit, then dig in!

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Easy Mac-n-Cheese Mugs
 
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Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup white or wheat macaroni noodles
  • ½ cup and 2 Tbsp. water
  • ⅓ cup mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. spicy brown mustard
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place noodles and water in a microwave safe (glass) mug heat for 6 minutes- remove and stir every every 90 seconds and then returning to the microwave.
  2. Stir in milk, mustard, salt, pepper, and cheese- heat an additional 40 seconds.
  3. Stir well to combine.
  4. Allow to cool a bit, then dig in!

 

Simple Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Fun, random thing you don’t know about me: I love peas in pasta. Add any kind of cheese and I may squeal.  Add bacon?  I’ll love you forever.  Peas, though, right?  My mom always put peas in our mac and cheese growing up. I think it was her way to get us to eat the peas, if we were rebelling against them, but it started a love affair grown stronger with age. This Pasta Carbonara recipe has the peas, and the pasta… plus some cheese, but it’s a little more sophisticated than the box variety of mac n cheese the peas were mixed in so many years ago.

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Pasta Carbonara

Ingredients

12 oz. Fettuccine

½ lb. Bacon, cooked crispy chopped, reserve 2 Tbsp. of drippings

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4 oz. Cream Cheese

1 Cup Milk

1 egg

½ teas. Garlic Powder

½ teas. Black Pepper

1 Bell Pepper (red, yellow or orange), diced

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1 ½ Cups Frozen Peas

½ Cup Parmesan, grated

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Instructions

In a Dutch oven cook pasta to al dente. Drain and set aside.

In a blender combine the Cream cheese, Milk, Egg, Garlic Powder and Black Pepper.  Blend until smooth.

Return the Dutch oven to low heat.  Add the reserved bacon drippings with the Bell pepper and Frozen peas, this will cool the pan for the next step so you don’t scramble the egg.

Slowly Whisk in the Cream cheese and Milk mixture.

Raise the heat medium and continue whisking until it starts to simmer.

Once simmering whisk in the Parmesan and whisk until smooth.

Add the Pasta and Bacon, toss to coat and remove from heat.

Serve hot.

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Ingredients
  • 12 oz. Fettuccine
  • ½ lb. Bacon, cooked crispy chopped, reserve 2 Tbsp. of drippings
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teas. Garlic Powder
  • ½ teas. Black Pepper
  • 1 Bell Pepper (red, yellow or orange), diced
  • 1 ½ Cups Frozen Peas
  • ½ Cup Parmesan, grated
Instructions
  1. In a Dutch oven cook pasta to al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a blender combine the Cream cheese, Milk, Egg, Garlic Powder and Black Pepper. Blend until smooth.
  3. Return the Dutch oven to low heat. Add the reserved bacon drippings with the Bell pepper and Frozen peas, this will cool the pan for the next step so you don’t scramble the egg.
  4. Slowly Whisk in the Cream cheese and Milk mixture.
  5. Raise the heat medium and continue whisking until it starts to simmer.
  6. Once simmering whisk in the Parmesan and whisk until smooth.
  7. Add the Pasta and Bacon, toss to coat and remove from heat.
  8. Serve hot.

 

Teriyaki Rice Bowl

Have you discovered Della Rice yet? This is not your typical, boring rice on the grocery store shelf.  Their rice is all natural and gluten free It has a wonderful creamy texture and a delicious nutty flavor that lends itself well to any dish.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do with my Della rice… Teriyaki Rice Bowls! First I chose the Jasmine White Rice variety- they also offer Arborio, Basmati, Jasmine with Roasted Garlic, and Brown Basmati. Create these tasty Teriyaki Meatballs then load up your rice with them and toppings for flavorful rice bowls that make everyone happy- whether you are serving your family or having a party with a lot of guests.


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Teriyaki Rice Bowls

Ingredients:

Meatballs

1 lb. ground beef

1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs

1 egg, large

3 cloves garlic

1/2 tsp. black pepper

2 tsp. ground ginger

2 tsp. soy sauce

 

Teriyaki Glaze

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1 Tbsp. cornstarch

1 cup water

 

3  cups prepared Della Jasmine White rice (I think we’re going to use the Jasmine with Roasted Garlic next time for another level of flavor) Della Rice is available in ShopRite stores in the Northeast and at grocery stores nationwide (link to our store finder: http://dellarice.com/where-to-buy/).

Toppings:

Water chestnuts

Sesame seeds

green onions, diced

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, pepper, ginger, and soy sauce until well mixed.

Scoop out a tablespoon or less and roll into a ball.

Place on baking sheet and cook until browned, about 20 minutes.

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While meatballs are baking begin Teriyaki glaze-

In a small sauce pan whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, and ginger- bring to a simmer.

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Whisk together water and cornstarch, add to glaze in pan and cook until thickened- roughly 2 minutes.

Toss meatballs in Teriyaki glaze.

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Fill your bowl with rice, top with meatballs, then add sesame seeds, diced onions, and water chestnuts.

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Serve and eat immediately.

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Samples of Della Rice and compensation were provided for me to create this recipe.  Opinions are my own.
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5.0 from 6 reviews
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Ingredients
  • Meatballs
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ⅓ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, large
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • Teriyaki Glaze
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups prepared Della rice
  • Toppings:
  • Water chestnuts
  • Sesame seeds
  • green onions, diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, pepper, ginger, and soy sauce until well mixed.
  3. Scoop out a tablespoon or less and roll into a ball.
  4. Place on baking sheet and cook until browned, about 20 minutes.
  5. While meatballs are baking begin Teriyaki glaze-
  6. In a small sauce pan whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, and ginger- bring to a simmer.
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  8. Whisk together water and cornstarch, add to glaze in pan and cook until thickened- roughly 2 minutes.
  9. Toss meatballs in Teriyaki glaze.
  10. Fill your bowl with rice, top with meatballs, then add sesame seeds, diced onions, and water chestnuts.
  11. Serve and eat immediately.

 

 

 

Four Reasons To Eat Canned Food

I don’t know about you, but I grew up eating canned food. My mom was a wiz in the kitchen and as a busy mom, she relied on using canned food whenever possible. Suffice it to say, as a busy mom myself, I too rely on using canned food whenever I can as well. It seems canned food has gotten a bad reputation over the years and I am here to dispel that. With February being National Canned Food month, what a great time to give you a few reasons to get into the pantry, grab a few cans and cook up something spectacular! This post is the first one I’ll be sharing this year as part of my #Canbassador relationship with CansGetYouCooking.com and Mom it Forward.  Opinions are my own.

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Four Reasons To Eat Canned Food

  1. Nutrition, Freshness and Flavor: If you grab a can of vegetables or fruit, you should know they are picked at their peak of ripeness within just a few hours. This locks in the nutrients, natural goodness and nutrition but you do not need to eat it immediately, because it is in a can!

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      1. Healthy Diet: Canned produce is just as nutritional as fresh or frozen, and sometimes even better! If you were to eat 6 or more canned goods in a two week period, you are likely to exceed the RDA, getting 17 essential nutrients in your diet!

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      1. Easy To Use: This one is a no brainer! Using canned food means less prep, which means less time in the kitchen. If you have a well-stocked “Cantry”, you can prepare a weeks’ worth of homemade meals you will feel good about serving your family.

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      1. Less Waste: I don’t know about you, but I will stock up on fresh produce and a good portion of it will go bad before I can use it all. US consumers will throw away up to 20% of the fresh fruits and veggies on a yearly basis. With canned goods, you do not have that problem! And even better is you can recycle your cans!

Cans Make The Meal

 

Cans Get You Cooking is a great program which is spreading the good news about using canned food. They are sharing the information about canned food and how nutritious, fresh, and flavorful it can be. CansGetYouCooking.com will be producing a 30 minute special which you can see in the Cooking Channel this month. Kelsey Nixon, is the host of the Emmy nominated show, Kelsey’s Essentials, which airs on the Cooking Channel. Kelsey will show viewers around the canned food aisle, share fun facts about canned food and will create some delicious meals inspired by canned foods. You can see Kelsey at 10:00 AM EST on February 22nd  and 28th.

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Also, in honor of National Canned Food Month, Kelsey will be judging Cans Get You Cooking’s Cantry Cook-Off Recipe Contest! Entrants must create a unique recipe using at least 2 canned foods and then submit the recipe, along with a photo of their dish, for a chance to win $5,000! Now that will buy you a lot of canned food right?! You have until March 31, 2015 to enter – just visit CansGetYouCooking.Com!

 

You too can celebrate the importance of using canned foods by participating in Cantry Thursdays. Face it, by the time Thursday rolls around, you have had a long week and you may not feel like trudging to the grocery store to stock up for a homemade meal. Instead of reaching for a takeout menu, reach for a few canned foods from your Cantry and create a delicious and nutritious meal for your family!

Do you have a stocked cantry in your house? 

 

Easy Cheesy Chili Bombs Chili Recipe

Here’s a fun Cheesy Chili Bombs chili recipe that’s quick and easy- and kid friendly! These are great for a fast dinner or even a picnic dinner on the go. You can always swap out turkey for the ground beef and use low fat cheese to make it a little healthier, and add some hot sauce to spice things up a bit.  We’re going to add black beans next time we make these.

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Ingredients

  • 2 15oz Cans of Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 15oz Can of Red Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Medium Onion, Diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 3 tsp Cumin
  • 3 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cans of 8 ct Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mild Cheddar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large pot, brown the lean ground beef until no longer pink.
  3. Over medium heat, add in bell peppers, onion and spices and stir well.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add in fire roasted tomatoes and kidney beans. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté onions until translucent. Add ground beef to skillet and cook until no longer pink.
  6. While ground Chili is simmering, cover to baking sheets with parchment paper and unroll your crescent rolls and flatten them out.
  7. Cut each crescent roll in half and add a small pinch of cheese.
  8. Once Chili has simmered for 10-15 minutes, drain off any excess moisture. Spoon 1-2 tbsp of Chili into the center of your rolls.
  9. Taking one corner at a time, fold over the top of the ground beef, and pinching together the dough in the center.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

 

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Easy cheesy chili bombs recipe
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 15oz Cans of Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 15oz Can of Red Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Medium Onion, Diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 3 tsp Cumin
  • 3 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cans of 8 ct Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mild Cheddar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large pot, brown the lean ground beef until no longer pink.
  3. Over medium heat, add in bell peppers, onion and spices and stir well.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add in fire roasted tomatoes and kidney beans. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté onions until translucent. Add ground beef to skillet and cook until no longer pink.
  6. While ground Chili is simmering, cover to baking sheets with parchment paper and unroll your crescent rolls and flatten them out.
  7. Cut each crescent roll in half and add a small pinch of cheese.
  8. Once Chili has simmered for 10-15 minutes, drain off any excess moisture. Spoon 1-2 tbsp of Chili into the center of your rolls.
  9. Taking one corner at a time, fold over the top of the ground beef, and pinching together the dough in the center.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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There are 6 things that make my house in need of a vacuum daily (really, at least twice daily)

Exhibit 1:

Tobey.

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Exhibit 2:

Rosabeth (Rosie)

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Exhibit 3, 4, 5:

The kids.

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Exhibit 6:

The husband. An oldie but goodie, when we were a million years and 3 kids ago younger)

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I suppose I count too…but since I’m home full time, I feel like I can discount myself. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free for the #dysonunfiltered program

 

Now, the dog is fabulous and he’s a love, but he sheds like the dickens.  There is just Tobey fur all over, all the time.  Always. I get it picked up and it’s back, mocking me from the corner where it wisped.  The cat sheds. My son and younger daughter both have seasonal allergies.  I try to stay on top of things so our house is clean, but also so they are more comfortable. I don’t want allergens in my house if I can do something about it, you know?

We have a no shoe in the house rule here, but with it being the season to use our fireplace insert, my husband frequently carries buckets of wood in the house- they are heavy, so he won’t always stop to take off his shoes.  That’s fine, but it adds to the floor situation. He also (and me, at times) empties the ashes from the insert every few days. Again with the shoes on…

We have central vac and it’s fabulous for the harder floors, but I have yet to find a central vac system I LOVE for rugs and carpet.  We have carpeting in our bedroom, and I don’t feel like it’s been clean for a while.  It always just seems dusty.  Dander-y.

So, when the Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy came, and I got it assembled… up to our master bedroom it went.

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This machine is a beast.  It’s not the lightest machine in the world, but oh, my goodness, it’s fabulous.  Vacuum lines everywhere it went. I haven’t seen a real vacuum line in over a year in this house.  (The photo below is not my house.  It can’t even be a house that has had children in it for more than 5 minutes.  The walls and trim are fingerprint free).

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If you, like me, have the same or similar causes of dirt and other things on your floors, rest assured.  This new Dyson is available at Best Buy March 1st. It’s fabulous.  I could not believe (and if you have heard of Dysons before, you know how they have a super powerful suction) how full the bin got in doing just half of our bedroom.  Nor how full it got the second half. Dyson does it’s job.  LOOK at the pretty vacuum lines!! Love, love love.

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I love pushing this machine around and sucking up ALL of the dust and dirt, no matter how big  or how small.  No matter what my floor surface is (we’re 90% wood floors, and about 8% carpet/rug… the bathrooms are tile).  It’s all going in there, and it all goes out when I empty the bin outside into the trash bag.  It’s marvelous. I feel like I am really able to DO something new to help keep the air free of allergens for the kids!

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Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy:  Dyson continues to bring the best in vacuum technology – introducing Cinetic Science technology. The new line of Dyson upright vacuums with this technology will be the first vacuum cleaner to never lose suction and require no filter maintenance. Dyson was the first to get rid of the bag and now they’re getting rid of the filter – redefining best-in-class in floorcare.

Product Specs & Benefits:

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy

  • New Cinetic cyclones are smallest yet, so they can spin out the finest dust and dirt. They oscillate to dislodge any particles that would typically get stuck in a cyclone that small.

  • Cinetic cyclones allow for dust capture so small, that a filter becomes unnecessary. Thus, there are no dirty filters to wash, maintain or replace.

  • Tested and proven with 10 years’ worth of dust. (Others claim “no loss of suction” by only testing one bin full of dust. Dyson used the equivalent of 10 years’ worth, and Dyson Cinetic never lost suction.)

  • Cleaner head self-adjusts to seal in suction across carpets and hard floors.

 

Do you have someone in your house with allergies?  How do you fight off the allergens?