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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Cheesy Chili Bombs Recipe
 
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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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Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Applesauce Recipe

Nothing is more classic than a weeknight meal of this easy Slow Cooker Pork Chops And Applesauce.  Easy, simply and amazingly delicious this is a crowd pleaser for even the picky eaters in your home.   Traditionally made with premade applesauce this version includes fresh apples without all of the typical preservatives found in the canned variety.  A few simple seasonings on virtually any cut of pork (bone in or out) and this becomes a meal that serves beautifully for not only a simple weeknight meal but also a great special dinner for guests.

Slow Cooker Pork Chops & Applesauce

SLOW COOKER PORK CHOPS AND APPLESAUCE

1 Pound Pork Chops or Pork Loin

1 Teaspoon Onion Powder

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

½ Teaspoon Paprika

½ Teaspoon Black Pepper

1 Teaspoon Salt

3 Granny Smith Apples (Peeled and Chopped)

½ Cup Water

 Slow Cooker Pork Chops And Applesauce

  • Spray bottom of slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  • Mix seasonings together in small bowl.
  • Generously season both sides of pork and place in even layers on bottom of slow cooker.
  • Pour peeled and chopped Granny Smith Apples over the top of pork chops in even layer.
  • Pour water over top.
  • Cover with lid and cook on medium heat setting for 3 hours for thinner chops or 4 hours for thicker loin.

Serve this hearty dish with a side of rice and your favorite vegetable for the perfect easy weeknight meal that is classic and reminiscent of childhood as well as healthy and simple to create.

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Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Applesauce Recipe
 
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Slow cooker version of pork chops with applesauce
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound Pork Chops or Pork Loin
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Granny Smith Apples (Peeled and Chopped)
  • ½ Cup Water
Instructions
  1. • Spray bottom of slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  2. • Mix seasonings together in small bowl.
  3. • Generously season both sides of pork and place in even layers on bottom of slow cooker.
  4. • Pour peeled and chopped Granny Smith Apples over the top of pork chops in even layer.
  5. • Pour water over top.
  6. • Cover with lid and cook on medium heat setting for 3 hours for thinner chops or 4 hours for thicker loin.
  7. Serve this hearty dish with a side of rice and your favorite vegetable for the perfect easy weeknight meal that is classic and reminiscent of childhood as well as healthy and simple to create.

 

Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe for Valentine’s Day

This Gluten Free Pancakes recipe is perfect for your gluten free sweetie on Valentine’s Day!

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Ingredients:

2 cups rice flour
1/3 cup tapioca flour
2/3 cup potato starch
1/2 cup dry buttermilk powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
4 eggs
1/4 coconut oil (plus coconut oil for greasing the pan or skillet).
3.5 cups water

Dash of quality food coloring

Directions:

Add all of the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and carefully dry whisk together.  Make sure all of the lumps are removed and the powders, sugar and flours are thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs until fluffy, add the rest of the wet ingredients to the eggs and mix until combined.  Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk until the lumps are all gone.  Add in a dash of food coloring, we  prefer powdered food colorings, just double check the labels!

Heat the skillet or pan to medium, add a bit of coconut oil and pour batter onto the skillet.   When small bubbles have formed and then popped its time to flip (check before that by lifting with a spatula for a quick peek to ensure the coloring is right).   Serve immediately with fresh berries or pure maple syrup.  Makes about 15 pancakes depending on the size you make them.
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Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe for Valentine's Day
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • ⅓ cup tapioca flour
  • ⅔ cup potato starch
  • ½ cup dry buttermilk powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ coconut oil (plus coconut oil for greasing the pan or skillet).
  • 3.5 cups water
  • Dash of quality food coloring
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Add all of the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and carefully dry whisk together.
  3. Make sure all of the lumps are removed and the powders, sugar and flours are thoroughly combined.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs until fluffy, add the rest of the wet ingredients to the eggs and mix until combined.
  5. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk until the lumps are all gone.
  6. Add in a dash of food coloring, we prefer powdered food colorings, just double check the labels!
  7. Heat the skillet or pan to medium, add a bit of coconut oil and pour batter onto the skillet.
  8. When small bubbles have formed and then popped its time to flip (check before that by lifting with a spatula for a quick peek to ensure the coloring is right). Serve immediately with fresh berries or pure maple syrup.
  9. Makes about 15 pancakes depending on the size you make them.

 

10 Compound Butter Recipes

We have a new “thing” in our house.  We’ve become all about the butter. The buttah.  Not “just” butter, but fun butter. Butter with a twist.  It started with a maple butter we had at a restaurant and now it’s become like a game for us to find fun new butters….It helps keep “boring” dinners and stuff that we make all the time interesting…and definitely keeps conversation going.
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The fun thing about compound butters is that you can just use it at home or you can package it all pretty for a housewarming gift with a nice loaf of bread.  It’ll dress up any meal- for a special occasion or just for fun.  A fun strawberry or cranberry butter would make a pretty looking Valentine’s Day breakfast, and add a little twist to everyday flavors.  So here are 10 compound butter recipes for you to enjoy.  Have your own?  Let me know! Share your links if you have them, we want to check them out!


12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Candied Pecan Rolled Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Candied Pecan Rolled Cookies Recipe is up next for our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies.  Chocolate and candied pecans? Yes please!12-days-of-christmas-cookies

 Bing Smart Search is like this whole new way of finding information, images, recipes and inspiration from any Windows 8.1 device.  With Smart Search, you don’t have to open an app or a window, just swipe from the right to open the search bar or start typing in Windows and you can find your doc, photo, app, link, information,images…the list goes on and on.  When a web page comes up, you can preview the content before clicking on it.  With Bing, you get a “Smart” summary of results. For a variety of popular searches, you’ll see a rich, visual summary of the most relevant information from across the web and apps. We’ve all gone to sites that matched search terms only to find the content is not relevant to what you were looking for, right?   Bing Smart Search is how I found inspiration for many of the cookie recipes shared in the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Feature!

Chocolate  Candied Pecan Rolled Cookies Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup melted milk chocolate (You could also cheat a bit and use Hershey’s Spread)
  • 3/4 cup chopped candied pecans
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar (for icing)
  • 1 Tbs milk (for icing)
  • 2 Tbs caramel syrup (for icing)

Makes approximately 6 dozen.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large mixing bowl, cream together shortening & sugar and add eggs.

Sift dry ingredients together and add, alternating with milk and vanilla.  Mix well after each addition.

Roll dough on floured surface to 1/8″ thick.  Cut into approximately 4″x6″ sections.

Cover with melted chocolate and sprinkle with chopped pecans.

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Roll into 6″ long “log” and cut into 1/2″ thick slices.

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Bake in preheated oven for 6-8 minutes.

While cookies are cooling, mix together the milk, confectioners sugar, and caramel syrup.  You can add a touch more milk or sugar to achieve desired consistency.  After cookies ave completely cooled, drizzle icing over top.

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Rolled cookie with candied pecans and chocolate
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Cuisine: American
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3½ cups cake flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup melted milk chocolate (You could also cheat a bit and use Hershey's Spread)
  • ¾ cup chopped candied pecans
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar (for icing)
  • 1 Tbs milk (for icing)
  • 2 Tbs caramel syrup (for icing)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large mixing bowl, cream together shortening & sugar and add eggs.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together and add, alternating with milk and vanilla. Mix well after each addition.
  4. Roll dough on floured surface to ⅛" thick. Cut into approximately 4"x6" sections.
  5. Cover with melted chocolate and sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  6. Roll into 6" long "log" and cut into ½" thick slices.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 6-8 minutes.
  8. While cookies are cooling, mix together the milk, confectioners sugar, and caramel syrup. You can add a touch more milk or sugar to achieve desired consistency. After cookies ave completely cooled, drizzle icing over top.

 

Holiday Treat Recipes: Christmas Crunch

I’ve done a fun popcorn recipe for so many holidays this year, starting back with Cupid’s Crunch, that I had to do something for Christmas.  These are just so fun to make, so EASY to do, and always a crowd pleaser.  This time, we packaged most of it up into treat bags to share with the kids’ friends.

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Christmas Crunch Recipe
What you need:

2 bags WHITE/natural microwave popcorn or 1/2- 2/3 cup popcorn kernels, popped

12 oz bag white  Wilton candy melts

2 cups pretzels- broken into pieces

1 – 11/2 cups M&Ms

Sprinkles, Nonpareils, Holiday shaped candies for decoration

How to make it– pop popcorn, set aside.  Be sure to pick any unpopped kernels out- they aren’t fun to bite into when you don’t expect them

Melt the candy melts at 30 second intervals in the microwave if you want this done quickly.  Otherwise, you can always do a double boiler method (it’ll take longer), stirring frequently.

Toss broken pretzels and M&Ms into the bowl with popcorn.  Then pour 1/2 the melted candy over the top and combine with a rubber spatula.  (I actually found that using 2 rubber spatulas worked a lot better for me and I didn’t get covered in a sweet, delicious mess!)

Spread mixture out on a sheet of parchment paper- drizzle remaining melted candy over the top.

Sprinkle the nonpareils, candy bits or sprinkles (I call them shots)

After the chocolate dries/firms up again, break into bits and either store in an airtight container (for about a week) or package it up into treat bags to share with friends, classmates and neighbors!  If you try to do it before the chocolate is ready, you’re going to have a big mess on your hands.  Of course, you can always lick your fingers. But really, it’s better to wait. I promise.

The fun part of this recipe?  Thanks to the candy makers all finding holidays fun for products, you can make this mix for every holiday and for no reason at all!

Want to make this a NUT FREE recipe?  Use the Vermont Nut-Free Chocolate’s “Skippers” as an M&M alternative.  Be sure your pretzels are nut-free as well, and voila! Nut free treat!

I have spent hours online trying to find the original source for this recipe.  I can’t find it.  I’ve modified it, and I’m sure you will too!

 

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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 2 bags microwave popcorn or ½- 2/3 cup popcorn kernels, popped
  • 12 oz bag white Wilton candy melts
  • 2 cups pretzels- broken into pieces
  • 1 – 11/2 cups M&Ms
  • Sprinkles, Nonpareils, Holiday shaped candies for decoration
Instructions
  1. pop popcorn, set aside. Be sure to pick any unpopped kernels out- they aren’t fun to bite into when you don’t expect them!
  2. Melt the candy melts at 30 second intervals in the microwave if you want this done quickly. Otherwise, you can always do a double boiler method (it’ll take longer), stirring frequently.
  3. Toss broken pretzels and M&Ms into the bowl with popcorn.
  4. Then pour ½ the melted candy over the top and combine with a rubber spatula. (I actually found that using 2 rubber spatulas worked a lot better for me and I didn’t get covered in mess!)
  5. Spread mixture out on a sheet of wax paper- drizzle remaining melted candy over the top.
  6. Sprinkle the nonpareils, candy bits or sprinkles (I call them shots)
  7. After the chocolate dries/firms up again, break into bits and either store in an airtight container (for about a week) or package it up into treat bag

 

“What Does the Fox Say” Cake Tutorial

This “What Does the Fox Say” cake is very simple to make and is perfect for anyone who is scared to use fondant for overall cake decorating.  The cake is covered in buttercream using a very simple application and is finished off with just a few fondant details.

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This is what I used:
2 – 8” round cakes (completely cooled then frozen for approximately 30 minutes)
9” or 10″ cardboard cake base
Prepared buttercream frosting (in white & fur color) (recipe coming)
Prepared fondant frosting (in white & dark brown) (recipe coming) If you want to buy the fondant, Satin Ice is the best tasting “bought” fondant I’ve tasted
Gel food coloring “water color paint” (instructinos coming)
Icing bag with tip insert and “grass” tip
Fine tip paint brush
6 Toothpicks
Silicone rolling pin (for rolling out fondant)
Spatula (for spreading buttercream base coat)
Powdered sugar (for rolling out fondant to prevent sticking to counter & rolling pin)
Smooth blade sharp knife

Step 1
Place your bottom 8” round on your cardboard cake base. Cover the top generously with your white butter cream. Add your next layer and with your spatula spread a thin layer of white buttercream over the top and sides of both layers. This layer of frosting does not need to be extremely smooth as it will be covered with your layer of “fur”. fox cake base

Step 2
Fill your icing bag with your prepared brown/red frosting and attach “grass” tip.

Work from the bottom to the top of the cake in rows, piping the frosting in tufts at an angle onto the base coat. Work your way clockwise around the cake so that each row of tufts overlaps the one before.

Once you have completed the sides, begin working in the same manner to cover the top of the cake. Follow the circular lines of the round cake, again overlapping the tufts.

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fox cake top

Continue covering the face of the cake, leaving only the areas for the eyes exposed.

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Step 3
Roll out your prepared white fondant to a thickness of approximately ¼” using the silicone rolling pin. Be sure to dust your counter or surface and your rolling pin with powdered sugar to prevent the fondant from sticking. Using your smooth blade sharp knife, cut the fondant into the shape & size of your eye openings. Gently lift the fondant from your surface and place onto the cake surface. Use your icing bag and buttercream “fur” to pipe a single row of fur around the eyes to secure. Using your prepared food coloring “water color paint” and your fine tip paint brush, carefully paint the dashed lines onto your fondant.

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Step 4
Working the prepared dark brown fondant like play dough, shape into a 1” diameter ball and slightly flatten the top surface. This will become the nose of the fox. Using the handle end of your paint brush, make two small impressions for the nostrils. Gently press the nose into place on the face of your fox.

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Continue working the additional dark brown fondant like play dough and form the ear shapes. Cut a piece of white fondant into the same shape as the ear you have created but slightly smaller. Layer these pieces onto each dark brown ear. Insert 3 toothpicks into each ear on angle and press toothpicks into the sides of your cake. Again using your “water color paint”, add brush strokes to the whites of the ears to create the look of fur.

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Final Step
Stand back and admire your finished fox cake!

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Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

My husband’s been home 3 full weeks now with the government shutdown.  I’m not going to get all political in here, don’t worry.  These aren’t even political cookies.  Promise.  But with him home, he’s been able to do a lot more of the errands/running around with the kids stuff, and I’ve found that a few times, I’ve had some spare time.  His absolute FAVORITE treat is chocolate chip cookies, and with his birthday coming up on Friday of this week, I decided I’d make this sea salt chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
 
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Fun twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies
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Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • ¼ c sugar
  • ¾ c packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • 1½ c chocolate chips or chunks
Instructions
  1. Oven to 350
  2. Cream butter and sugars for 3 minutes on medium speed in mixer
  3. Add egg and vanilla and beat for 2 additional minutes on medium
  4. Add in salt, baking soda, and baking powder on low speed
  5. Add flour on low speed.
  6. Add chocolate chips until spread throughout dough
  7. Bake 350 for 11-13 minutes

 

Quick and Easy Meal Ideas: Ghost Pizza

This quick and easy meal idea is brought to you by our friends at General Mills. With back to school here and activities starting up, life is hectic for everyone, it seems.  Hectic for us here at the Martin household, moreso than ever before.  I’ve been doing a lot of meal prep and cooking dinner at 1pm on a regular basis.  With activities going after school until 5:30 or 6, I can’t prep dinner when we get home- it’s simply too late. But I still want a balanced meal for my family.  One of my go-to meals is pizza, as it is for many.

With pizza, it’s hard to go wrong.  You can top a pizza crust with just about anything you want- whatever sounds good. So…if we have leftover chicken, taco  meat, or maybe some pepperoni or ham in the fridge, we make it work with what’s there.  Pizza is almost always cooked and ready to serve in under 30 minutes (which is awesome) and that’s why we almost always have a pizza crust or 2 in the fridge.  We usually have a Pillsbury Pizza Crust in the fridge because it’s easy to work with AND all 5 of us like it.

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It’s a little early for normal people to be thinking about fun and festive (but quick and easy) meals for Halloween, but we’re not normal, we’re a blogging family!  So naturally, in the middle of September we decided to make Ghost Pizza with our Pillsbury Pizza crust.  It took less than 5 minutes extra to make the fun shapes for the cheese and the kids were so happy to eat their dinner- it was 5 minutes well spent!

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Quick and Easy Meal Idea: Ghost Pizza
 
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Recipe type: Pizza
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Pillsbury Pizza Crust
  • 1 jar Pizza Sauce
  • 8 slices Mozzerella Cheese
  • Ghost Cookie Cutter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Spread crust onto an ungreased cookie sheet (or pizza stone)
  3. ** For a crispier crust, bake crust 6-7 minutes**
  4. Spread sauce on crust
  5. Using cookie cutter, cut each slice cheese into ghost shape
  6. Place cheese ghosts on pizza in any pattern you'd like.
  7. You can use olives for eyes, or small pepperoni for eyes as well.
  8. If you want, use leftover pieces of cheese to write Boo!
  9. (We always make 2 of these pizzas so pizza #2 got all of the cheese "scraps")
  10. Bake 8-10 minutes with toppings on

 What are YOUR quick and easy meal ideas?

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Maple Sugar Toast with Fruit = Easy Summer Breakfast #CookwithSpreads

This is a sponsored post about Maple Sugar Toast written by me on behalf of Unilever. Since discovering the different ways you can cook with spreads, I’m finding I’m reaching for this in the fridge when I’m cooking more an more…my kids have even invented their own recipe using a spread! We have a new favorite breakfast around here- it’s quick, it’s easy, and includes 4 simple ingredients.  Maple Sugar Toast and whatever fruit you want on the side!  What you need: bread (toasted), Brummel & Brown Spread, and some Maple Sugar!
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The best part? The kids can do this all on their own (if they are little, you can toast the bread for them) and it’s no muss no fuss.  Here’s my oldest making some herself!

I haven’t cooked with spreads in a long long time prior to this campaign. Since rediscovering them at Walmart, and knowing they have less saturated fat than butter, I’ve been finding myself looking to see what other varieties we can use in recipes here at home. I’m finding that I do like to saute veggies a lot with a spread, and since the family isn’t complaining, I know they must like it too!
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I haven’t yet used a spread in my baking so that’s next on my list- I’m thinking when we’re done with this awful heat wave we’re having I may just do some fresh bread with the Brummel & Brown spread. I have a milk loaf I make that calls for melted butter and I’m just going to swap it out for the spread. I think it’ll be delicious and with no cholesterol, healthy for our hearts.
maple toast for breakfast!
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