Friday, December 13, 2013

Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Baked mozzarella sticks are easy to make, loved by both adults and kiddos, and not entirely bad for you. At only 43 calories per bite, you can enjoy these cheesy sticks guilt-free and go for seconds… and thirds, and fourths!
Ingredients:

  • 12 sticks part-skim, reduced sodium mozzarella string cheese (Sargento)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 5 tbsp Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 5 tbsp panko crumbs
  • 2 tsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • olive oil cooking spray (I used my misto)

Instructions
See full instructions on : www.skinnytaste.com

5 Minute Homemade Mac and Cheese

Omygosh. Not one for microwaving things but this looks really good. 5 Minute Homemade Mac and Cheese
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound cooked pasta of choice (we used small shells)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Instructions
See full instructions on : picky-palate.com

Soft and Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

These granola bars are so much better than what you can by at the store, especially since you can substitute for your favorite dried fruit or nuts.
Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (230 grams) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (80 grams) whole almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (113 grams) honey
  • 1/4 cup (56 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (67 grams) mini chocolate chips

Instructions
Read full details on: www.inspiredtaste.net

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Easy Monkey Bread Muffins Recipe

Monkey Bread Muffins Recipe. (Use a cookie sheet under the muffin tin. Don't need to fill the cups very much. 1 can of "grands" makes 12. Half the recipe for topping and sugar mixture.)
Ingredients

  • 3 (12 oz) packages of refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Instructions
Read full details on: thefrugalgirls.com

Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Salted Caramel Butter Bars - Cookies and Cups ... or as I like to call them, Crack Bars. You can't have just one!
Ingredients
For the Crust:

  • 1 lb. salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbs vanilla
  • 4 cups all purpose flour

For the Filling:

  • 1 bag (14 oz.) caramel candies (51 caramels to be exact), unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt

Instructions
Read full details on: eatatallies.com

Chicken Taco Casserole

Chicken Taco Casserole ~ What we love most about this recipe is how easily customizable it is for your taste.
Ingredients

  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 cups Sour Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked and cubed Chicken
  • 6 Tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Cheese

Instructions
Read full details on: organizeyourstuffnow.com

Avocado Crostini

This Avocado Crostini is an easy, quick, and healthy appetizer full of flavor. So making this again!
Ingredients

  • 4 avocados, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced {tomato on the vine}
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 4 oz. of fresh mozzarella, small dices
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 loaf of crunchy bread {Italian Round or Ciabatta}

Instructions
Read full details on: joyfulhealthyeats.com

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Red Velvet Oreo Truffles Recipe

Red Velvet Oreo Truffles - red velvet cake truffle with an oreo truffle center {recipe & video}. This is just for an idea...of a secondary filling for cake pops/cake truffles, etc. Never really occurred to me to do TWO flavors for fillings. Coolness.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a 15.5 ounce package of Oreo cookies (about 19-20 cookies)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 of a 18.25 box of red velvet cake mix and the ingredients to bake it, cooled and crumbled by hand (feel free to use your favorite homemade cake recipe)
  • 3-4 Tablespoons frosting
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon oil
  • Sprinkles, cookie crumbs or chocolate melts for toppings

Instructions
Read full details on: www.thelittlekitchen.net

Grilled Turkey Cheese & Cranberry Sauce Sandwich

Yes, it's a lazy recipe. As I was making this, lil' sis made a face. Turkey and grilled cheese is fine, but a turkey, grilled cheese, and cranberry sandwich?
Ingredients

  • 2 slices of Italian white bread
  • 3 slices of turkey
  • 2 pieces of provolone
  • 2 – 3 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 1 tbsp each canola oil and butter

Instructions
Read full details on: www.feedyoursoul2.com

Caprese Flatbread With Balsamic Reduction

A Roasted Tomato Caprese Flatbread topped with a sweet Balsamic Reduction. The flatbread recipe will be your new all time favorite Caprese recipe.
Ingredients

  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes
  • 2 T. of olive oil
  • salt
  • 2 pieces of whole wheat naan bread
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic {approximately 1 garlic clove}
  • 2 T. of olive oil
  • 8 oz. of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 3 T. of basil, roughly chopped
  • Balsamic Reduction

Instructions
Read full details on: www.joyfulhealthyeats.com

Three Bean & Beef Crock Pot Chili

Three Bean & Beef Crock Pot Chili ~ The vegetables, the beans, tomatoes, spices, and beef. It is one well rounded flavorful meal that you really don’t need to add much to. It is delicious and definitely has a well rounded flavor.
Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup of onion, diced
  • 1 lb. of ground beef {lean}
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 chipotle pepper, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of sauce from can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
  • 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz. can of diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 15 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. can of sweet can, drained {no salt or sugar added}

Toppings {Optional}

  • Green Onions, sliced
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Avocado, diced

Instructions
Read full details on: www.joyfulhealthyeats.com