This simple Chocolate Mint Oreo Mousse takes just minutes to make yet it's rich & delicious! This also makes a perfect cake filling in your favorite chocolate cake recipe!

Chocolate Mint Oreo Mousse

This simple Chocolate Mint Oreo Mousse takes just minutes to make yet it's rich & delicious! This also makes a perfect cake filling in your favorite chocolate cake recipe!

Chocolate Mint Oreo Mousse

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Chocolate Mint is one of my favorite flavor combinations which must be why I love Mint Oreos so much!  A fluffy and rich minted mousse with Mint Oreo bits!

This is one of the most simple mousse recipes you’ll ever make and also one of the yummiest!    If you’re looking a really quick and easy dessert, you’ll love this because it can be served right away or prepared ahead of time and refrigerated.  The addition of the instant pudding mix make this the perfect consistency to use as a cake filling inside your favorite layered chocolate cake recipe!

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Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Mint Oreo Cookies * Instant Vanilla Pudding * Mint Extract *

Chocolate Mint Oreo Mousse

Rating 

Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients
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  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups chopped Mint Oreo Cookies
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1½ teaspoons mint extract
  • green food coloring
Instructions
  1. Whisk together milk, pudding mix, 1 teaspoon mint extract and a couple of drops of food coloring. Refrigerate 5 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ½ teaspoon mint extract & a couple of drops of green coloring to heavy cream. Whip until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold together pudding mixture & whipped cream. Gently stir in chopped Oreo cookies.
  4. Refrigerate until serving.

 

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Homemade Pasta Sauce

The Best Homemade Pasta Sauce

The BEST Homemade Pasta Sauce! This is literally the BEST Homemade Pasta Sauce you'll ever have!  Made with ground turkey or beef, this rich tomato sauce is perfect over spaghetti or in lasagna!

The Best Homemade Pasta Sauce

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This is hands down the BEST pasta sauce I’ve ever had and even better, it’s totally healthy (shhh… nobody will ever know)!!

I’ve served this over pasta but it’s also amazing in lasagna or even over spaghetti squash for a really satisfying & healthy meal!  (You can use either turkey or beef for this recipe, I use turkey and it’s amazing).

The thing that really sets this recipe apart from the rest is the meat seasoning.  I mix the seasoning into the meat before I even cook it and it adds amazing flavor to the dish.  I find that using a meat chopper tool (what do I even call that thing?) is the best tool for this dish!  Not only does it make the meat the perfect texture, but it also can help chop the tomatoes slightly!  (In fact, I never make any ground meat without it).  As with most tomato based recipes, this is just delicious leftover if you’re lucky enough to have any left!

This will be the very last pasta sauce recipe you will ever need!

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The BEST Homemade Pasta Sauce! This is literally the BEST Homemade Pasta Sauce you'll ever have!  Made with ground turkey or beef, this rich tomato sauce is perfect over spaghetti or in lasagna!

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Meat Chopper Tool * Large Saucepan * Ground Turkey or Beef * Canned Tomatoes *

The Best Homemade Pasta Sauce

Rating 

Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients
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  • 1½ lbs ground turkey (or beef)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (28oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (approx. 28 oz) tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
Meat Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons sage
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon allspice
Instructions
  1. Combine seasoning & ground turkey until well mixed. Brown meat, onion & garlic over medium heat making sure to break up the meat very well. (Drain any fat if needed).
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except parsley & basil) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 1 hour or until desired consistency.
  3. Stir in parsley & basil.
  4. Remove bay leaves and serve over hot pasta.

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Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad is one of our favorite cold salads and the perfect summertime lunch or dinner!  With an easy homemade dressing that takes just 30 seconds to make this pasta salad is loaded up with our favorite pizza toppings!

Pizza Pasta Salad

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A nice cold pasta salad makes a perfect meal on a hot summer day!

This pizza pasta salad is one that your whole family will agree on!  We add pepperoni, onions, peppers and olives but you can add in your own favorite pizza toppings including sausage, cooked & cooled mushrooms or even sundried tomatoes!  The homemade dressing tastes amazing and it takes only about 30 seconds to make however, you can substitute a store bought Italian dressing if you prefer.

Our favorite pasta shape for this recipe is rotini but any medium sized pasta will work (such as penne, bow tie or wagon wheels).  You can substitute any type of diced tomato in this recipe however you’ll want to be sure to drain the tomatoes before adding them.

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Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* medium sized pasta * pizza toppings * Parmesan cheese *

Pizza Pasta Salad

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Ingredients
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  • 8 oz pasta
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • 1½ cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup pizza mozzarella, diced
  • ½ cup red onion
  • ½ cup black olives
  • 1¼ cup mini pepperoni
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
Dressing
  • 1 cup store bought Italian dressing
OR
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta el dente according to package directions. Rinse under cold water.
  2. Combine pasta, red & green pepper, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, onion, olives and pepperoni.
  3. Whisk together dressing ingredients. Toss with pasta mixture.
  4. Top with fresh basil & parmesan cheese.
  5. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

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* Hawaiian Pasta Salad * Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad * Creamy Cucumber Salad *

Pizza Pasta Salad is one of our favorite cold salads and the perfect summertime lunch or dinner!  With an easy homemade dressing that takes just 30 seconds to make this pasta salad is loaded up with our favorite pizza toppings!
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No Bake Pistachio Icebox Cake

No Bake Pistachio Icebox Cake

No Bake Pistachio Icebox Cake!  This easy recipe takes just minutes to prepare and requires no baking!  The perfect summer dessert!

No Bake Pistachio Ice Box Cake

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If you’ve never made an icebox cake, you MUST try it!  An icebox cake usually consists of layers of cookies alternated with layers of pudding, whipped cream or whipped topping.  As the ‘cake’ sits overnight the cookies soak in some of the moisture from the whipped layer resulting in a soft cake-y texture.

 This icebox cake recipe uses instant pistachio pudding combined with whipped topping to create a super simple and delicious treat!  It will take you less than 10 minutes to put this dessert together and no baking is required making it the perfect make-ahead summer dessert!  If you line your pan with foil first it’s easy to remove the cake and slice it into squares.

No Bake Pistachio Icebox Cake!  This easy recipe takes just minutes to prepare and requires no baking!  The perfect summer dessert!

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Instant Pistachio Pudding * 8×8 Pan * Graham Crackers *

Pistachio Icebox Cake

Rating 

Serves: 9 servings

Ingredients
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  • 18 Graham Crackers
  • 2 packages (3.4 oz) Instant Pistachio Pudding
  • 2¼ cups cold milk
  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • Chopped pistachios for decorating (optional)
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 pan with foil and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together milk & pudding mixes for 1 minute. Refrigerate 5 minutes.
  3. Remove 1 heaping cup of whipped topping and set aside. Fold remaining topping into pudding until combined.
  4. Layer 6 crackers in prepared pan. Top with half of pistachio mixture. Repeat layers ending withy crackers. Top with reserved whipped topping.
  5. Refrigerate overnight, cut into squares and serve.

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* No Bake Banana Split Icebox Cake * Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake * Whipped Strawberry Icebox Cake *

No Bake Pistachio Icebox Cake!  This easy recipe takes just minutes to prepare and requires no baking!  The perfect summer dessert!
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Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect party recipe!  Creamy, cheesy & spicy we love serve this with warm chips or celery sticks!   (If you're a bleu cheese fan, you can certainly sub it in)!

Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip

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This is literally the perfect party dip!  Creamy, cheesy & spicy; this Buffalo wing flavored dip is loaded with shredded chicken and tons of yummy cheese!

I most often use rotisserie chicken for this recipe because it’s really quick but you can also cook & shred your own chicken breasts on the stove.  To quickly make shredded chicken, place boneless chicken breasts in a small frying pan.  Cover with water (and add any herbs/garlic you like for flavor).  Turn onto medium high, and gently boil about 10-12 minutes or until no pink remains (do not overcook). Shred as usual.

We like to serve this yummy Buffalo Chicken Dip with either warm tortilla chips or carrots & celery for dipping!  You can also serve this with crackers or even sliced baguette!

Items You’ll Need for This Recipe

* Buffalo Sauce * Pie Plate * Cream Cheese * Chicken *

Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating 

Serves: 12 servings

Ingredients
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  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce, divided
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • tortillas for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine cream cheese, sour cream & ranch. Spread into the bottom of a pie plate or small casserole dish. Toss chicken with ½ cup buffalo sauce.
  3. Top with chicken and drizzle with remaining buffalo sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with cheeses and bake 25-30 minutes or until hot & bubbly.

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* Homemade Ranch Dressing & DipJalapeño Popper DipBeef Queso Dip *

Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect party recipe!  Creamy, cheesy & spicy we love serve this with warm chips or celery sticks!   (If you're a bleu cheese fan, you can certainly sub it in)!
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avocado cold pasta salad

Avocado Pasta Salad

Cold pasta salads are the perfect & satisfying quick dinner or lunch!  This delicious pasta salad recipe is loaded with avocados, crispy bacon & juicy cherry tomatoes tossed in a homemade avocado dressing

Avocado Pasta Salad

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Avocados are one of my favorite things ever!  They are healthy, rich and creamy!

I’ve been making Avocado Dressing & Dip forever…  avocado is so velvety, it makes a perfect base for a dressing!

With summer coming cold pasta salads are something I serve for dinner frequently.  They can be prepped ahead of time and are the perfect well rounded meal (often with protein and veggies) and great feed the kids before we run out the door to soccer practice!  Even better, the leftovers are always yummy meaning lunch tomorrow is already done if we’re lucky enough to have some left!

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This yummy pasta salad contains all of my favorites, fresh juicy cherry tomatoes, crispy bacon and deliciously creamy avocados!  However, the best part of this recipe is the luscious avocado dressing…  full of flavor and silky smooth!  To make this a main dish we sometimes add chopped grilled or rotisserie chicken.

Items You’ll Need for this Recipe

* Avocados * Pasta * Buttermilk * Large Mixing Bowl *

Avocado Pasta Salad

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Ingredients
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Salad
  • 8 oz rotini or bow tie pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
Dressing
  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • ½ fresh Lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ Cup Buttermilk
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
Dressing
  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
Salad
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water.
  2. Toss diced avocado with lime juice.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl gently toss with dressing. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
  4. Store refrigerated up to 2 days.

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* Hawaiian Pasta Salad * Chicken Club Ranch Pasta Salad * Avocado Dressing & Dip *

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Cheesesteak Soup

Cheesesteak Soup! So delicious!

Baked Cheesesteak Soup! Loaded with beef, peppers and cheese this creamy cheesy soup recipe is a great twist on an old favorite; creamy, cheesy, and so satisfying!

Cheesesteak Soup!

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I love Cheesesteaks…  I love cheese… and I LOVE this creamy cheesy baked Cheesesteak Soup!

This fun twist on an old favorite sandwich is fairly simple to put together and tastes amazing!  If you’re a fan of yummy baked French Onion soup, you’ll definitely love this rich creamy cheese soup loaded with beef & peppers and topped with cheese!

I like to serve this in onion soup bowls and broil some extra cheese on top for a really truly amazing treat, but I have also served it in bread bowls!  Just hollow out some rolls and pour the soup inside!  Equally delicious!  (I also use onion soup bowls for lots of other yummy things including individual fruit crisps, pot pies and more)!

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If you’d like to change it up a bit, you can swap out the provolone cheese for some Gruyere (my personal favorite cheese!) or add in some mushrooms.

Items you’ll need for this recipe:

* Top Round Steak * Worcestershire Sauce * Chicken Broth

Note:  This recipe was initially posted on Spend With Pennies in September, 2013.  This recipe has been made many times over in our house, while the recipe remains the same, the photos have been updated.

Cheesesteak Soup! So delicious!

Rating 

Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds
  • 2 small rolls
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 5 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 5 ounces provolone cheese, shredded
  • 1 pound top round steak, thinly sliced (see note below)
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1⅓ cups provolone for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut rolls into cubes and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon garlic powder and salt/pepper to taste. Heat in a frying pan over medium heat until browned and crispy. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add carrots, onions and celery seed. Cook just until the onion is softened. Add flour and let cook an additional 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Add 4 cups of chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Let simmer until onions and carrots are very soft (about 15 minutes).
  3. Using a blender or hand blender, puree the soup until creamy. (Remember do not seal hot soup in a blender). Return it to the heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add 5oz of each cheese. Stir until melted.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add beef & green peppers and cook until browned. This will only take a couple of minutes.
  5. Place equal amounts of beef in each bowl. Add about ⅓ cup of bread cubes and top with hot soup. Sprinkle with topping cheese and broil on high for 4 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbly.
Notes
Place your steak in the freezer for 20 minutes before cutting. A partially frozen steak is much easier to slice thinly.

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* Slow Cooker French Onion Soup * Slow Cooker Cheesesteaks * Ground Beef Slow Cooker Cheesesteaks *

More Delicious Soup Recipes

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Cinnamon Caramel Apple Explosions

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Explosions

 

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Explosions! A cinnamon sugar crusted roll filled with warm apple pie filling & drizzled with caramel. These take just minutes to make  and are completely irresistible!Cinnamon Caramel Apple Explosions

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If you’d followed my blog for any amount of time, you probably know how much I LOVE recipes where I get to fill things with other things…

You know…   egg rolls filled with apple pie filling, crispy dough filled with mashed potatoes and cheese and even stuffed mushrooms & Cheeseburger bombs!

This is definitely my favorite filled dessert yet!  Wow, really just amazingly ooey gooey, apple-y, caramely yumminess!  These are best SERVED WARM.

A couple of important points when making this recipe:

1.  The dough is sticky and not that easy to roll out.  You’ll want to use parchment paper when rolling the dough to keep it from sticking.

2.  If your hands are wet or the wet filling touches the edges, the dough may tear a little bit.  Try to keep your hands dry when making this.

3.  You will fall madly and very deeply in love with these, you will crave them and dream about them.  Once you’ve tasted them, there is no going back.  Consider yourself warned!

 Cinnamon Caramel Apple Explosions! A cinnamon sugar crusted roll filled with warm apple pie filling & drizzled with caramel. These take just minutes to make  and are completely irresistible!

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Cinnamon Caramel Apple Explosions

Rating 

Serves: 8 Explosions!

Ingredients
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  • 1 can Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns with Frosting
  • 1½ cups apple pie filling (I used my homemade Freezer Apple Pie Filling)
  • Caramel sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • Parchment paper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Roll each individual cinnamon roll out as thin as you can between two pieces of parchment paper.
  3. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of pie filling in the middle of each. Fold each in half as you would a taco. Pinch the edges sealed. Fold under the to tips so you make it into a rounder shape.
  4. Mix cinnamon & sugar together in a small bowl. Roll each bundle in the mixture and place seam side down on a parchment lined pan. Bake 16-18 minutes or until golden.
  5. Drizzle with caramel sauce and frosting.

 

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Hawaiian Pasta Salad

Hawaiian Pasta Salad

Hawaiian Pasta Salad is literally one of the most delicious cold pasta salad recipes!  Pasta combined with ham and sweet pineapple and tossed with a delicious homemade dressing is the perfect combination!

Hawaiian Pasta Salad

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If you are looking for something amazing for your next gathering this is it!  This is literally one of the most delicious cold pasta salad recipes I have ever had!

Pasta combined with ham and sweet pineapple is the perfect combination!  I’ve added defrosted frozen peas to this recipe as well and they’re delicious!  The homemade dressing for this pasta salad is out of this world…  you may have a little extra left over and if you do, it’s amazing on any green or spinach salad as well!  It will keep in the fridge about 4 days.

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This makes a great side dish or even an summer main dish!  I sometimes make a big pasta salad on Sundays and the kids take in their lunches throughout the week.  Makes for a wonderful lunch and it’s easy!  (Note:  This recipe is not the same as a Macaroni Salad found on a typical Hawaiian Plate Lunch…  which is usually just a combination of mayo & macaroni.)

Hawaiian Pasta Salad is literally one of the most delicious cold pasta salad recipes!  Pasta combined with ham and sweet pineapple and tossed with a delicious homemade dressing is the perfect combination!

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Pasta (bow tie or rotini) * Ham * Pineapple Tidbits *

Hawaiian Pasta Salad

Rating 

Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients
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  • 8 oz rotini or bow tie pasta
  • 1 (14oz) can pineapple tidbits, juice reserved
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
Dressing
  • ½ cup mayonnaise or dressing (I use Hellmann's light)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water.
  2. Whisk together all dressing ingredients until smooth.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl gently toss with dressing. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
  4. Store refrigerated up to 5 days.

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* Chicken Club Pasta Salad * Bacon Cheddar Potato Salad * Dill Potato Salad *

Hawaiian Pasta Salad is literally one of the most delicious cold pasta salad recipes!  Pasta combined with ham and sweet pineapple and tossed with a delicious homemade dressing is the perfect combination!
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California Avocado Chicken Club

California Avocado Chicken Club Sandwich

California Avocado Chicken Club Sandwich!  I love a good club sandwich, but even better when it has juicy grilled chicken, avocado and an amazing mayo!

California Avocado Chicken Club Sandwich

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I love avocado and pretty much anything containing avocado!

This is definitely one of our go to summer lunch or dinner items!  Something about enjoying a club sandwich on the deck with a glass of ice cold tea!  All of those deliciously fresh ingredients… ripe juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce and creamy avocado!

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This isn’t just any ol’ club sandwich though, I’ve created an amazing mayo and brought in the grill; the results are amazing!! Mouthwatering juicy grilled chicken topped with avocado, fresh tomatoes, bacon and an incredibly delicious mayo!  Hungry yet?  Me too!

Items You’ll Need for This Recipe

* Bacon * Mayonnaise * Avocado * Chicken Breast *

Avocado Chicken Club Sandwich

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Ingredients
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  • 8 slice bacon, cooked crisp
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 small-medium tomatoes
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices of bread or 4 rolls, lightly toasted
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoons fresh dill
Chicken
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine mayonnaise, dijon and dill. Set aside.
  2. Rub chicken with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Grill over medium-high heat about 7-9 minutes or until cooked through (instant read thermometer should read 165F). (Or pan fry about 5-6 minutes on each side).
  3. Lay out ½ of the toasted bread/rolls. Mash avocado, garlic & lemon juice in a small bowl, add salt to taste.
  4. Divide avocado over bread. Top with tomato, chicken, bacon, cheese and mayonnaise.
  5. Serve immediately.

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* Chicken Club Pasta Salad * Hawaiian Pasta Salad * Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sub *

Hawaiian Pasta Salad

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Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are one of our favorite treats! A shortbread crust topped loaded with gooey pecan filling, these squares are rich & chocolatey !

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are one of our favorite treats!  A shortbread crust topped with gooey pecan filling, these squares are rich & chocolatey !

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

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Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are one of our favorite treats!

We love pecan pie around here (and honestly, what’s not to love?!)!  This easy recipe transforms pecan pie into ooey gooey chocolatey squares that are totally irresistible!  Every person who has tasted these has requested the recipe!

These squares start out with a buttery shortbread crust which is then topped with a decadent chocolate pecan filling!  I make the filling on the stove top but you can also microwave it for about 2 minutes if you prefer.  You want the chocolate just about melted when you remove it from the microwave.

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* Pecan Pie Cookies Pecan Pie Cake * Easy Pecan Pie *

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are one of our favorite treats!  A shortbread crust topped with gooey pecan filling, these squares are rich & chocolatey!

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Items You’ll Need for This Recipe

* 9×13 panAluminum Foil * Pecans * (Karo) Corn Syrup *

Chocolate Pecan Bars

Rating 

Serves: 48 bars

Ingredients
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Crust
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Filling
  • 1½ cups corn syrup (Karo)
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
Topping
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray well with cooking spray.
  2. Combine crust ingredients with a mixer on medium until crumbly. Press into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat corn syrup and chocolate over low heat just until the chocolate is almost melted. Remove from heat.
  4. Combine sugar, eggs, almond extract and vanilla extract. Whisk into the chocolate mixture. Fold in pecans.
  5. Pour pecan mixture over crust. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over top.
  6. Bake 35 minutes or until edges are firm and center is still slightly soft. Cool completely.

 

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Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad!  This is the best ambrosia salad recipe! It's not overly sweet & contains the traditonal coconut, pineapple and oranges but you can add other goodies like walnuts or cherries!

Ambrosia Salad

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This is the best ambrosia salad recipe!  It’s pretty simple, not overly sweet and is something that can always be found at our holiday dinners!  It’s a salad that we all love and it’s super easy to make… in fact, it’s so easy that for the past few years my 11 year old is completely completely responsible for this dish herself.  This week she actually made it for her lunch!

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Traditionally this salad  (also known as 5-Cup salad) contains coconut, pineapple and oranges but we add other goodies from time to time including maraschino cherries, walnuts, fruit cocktail and/or pecans!  Whatever combination you use, be sure the fruit is well drained.

It’s a great dish to whip up if you don’t have a ton of time!  Be sure to make this salad ahead of time so it has a chance to sit, this helps blend the flavors and makes the marshmallows soften.

Items You’ll Need for This Recipe

* pineapple * marshmallows * mandarin oranges *

Ambrosia Salad

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Ingredients
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  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows, (white or fruit flavored)
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup canned pineapple tidbits, well drained
  • 1 cup canned mandarin orange segments, drained
Instructions
  1. Fold together all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Serve cold.

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Restaurant Style Salsa

Homemade Salsa (Restaurant Style)

Homemade Salsa (Restaurant Style)!  This delicious salsa is just like the salsa you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant!  The best part is that it takes just a couple of minutes to make!

Restaurant Style Salsa

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I really think the best part of going to a Mexican restaurant is the chips and salsa they serve you when you sit down.  It doesn’t hurt that it’s usually paired with a margarita and great friends…  but really, there is something about that salsa!!  I’ve tinkered with this recipe for a long time to come up with the perfect blend that tastes just like my favorite Mexican restaurant!

The best part is that this takes just a few minutes to make, it’s SO easy!!  My husband prefers it a little bit thicker so I take out a little bit of the juice from the canned tomatoes.  I personally like it just the way it is with all of the juice.  You can play with it to get your desired consistency.

Remember that it’s the seeds/membranes that holds the heat in hot peppers.  For a milder salsa, remove all of the seeds and membranes.

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo!! Enjoy, I hope you love this as much as I do!

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Items You’ll Need for This Recipe

* food processor * canned whole tomatoes * onion * jalapeño *

Homemade Salsa (Restaurant Style)

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Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients
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  • 1 28 oz can whole tomatoes with juice *see note
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ lime, juiced
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor (remove ½ cup juice from the tomatoes if desired). Pulse 4-6 times to get desired consistency.
  2. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
Notes
For a thicker salsa, remove ½ cup of the juice from the canned tomatoes before combining ingredients.

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Cheesy Taquito Beef Queso Dip! This perfect party dip is made with seasoned ground beef and tons of cheesy goodness! Quick & easy, it's ready in just 15 minutes!

Cheesy Taquito Beef Queso Dip

Cheesy Taquito Beef Queso Dip!  This perfect party dip is made with seasoned ground beef and tons of cheesy goodness!  Quick & easy, it's ready in just 15 minutes!

Cheesy Taquito Beef Queso Dip

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Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and if you’re looking for quick & yummy snacks to feed a crowd, José Olé has got you covered!

As most of you know, I am feeding a house full of teenagers and they love to snack!  I can assure you this  cheesy taquito dip recipe will satisfy a group of energetic teen boys like no other (where the heck do they put all of that food anyhow?!)!

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José Olé Shredded Steak Taquitos and José Olé Chicken & Cheese Taquitos are not only delish & filling, they’re the yummiest dipper to scoop up this beefed up Queso Dip!!  We bake the taquitos up nice and crispy in the oven; they’re the perfect party snack for kids and adults alike!

In just 15 minutes you can whip up this incredible ooey gooey dip, this is the perfect way to Flavor Your Fiesta (and be prepared to print extra copies of the recipe because everyone LOVES this)!

I use a medium salsa but if you like it spicy, you can use your favorite hot salsa to bring it up a notch!  José Olé Taquitos are the perfect dipper because they’re quick to bake and can easily scoop up this cheesy goodness!  *BONUS *  You can also download a $2 off coupon on the José Olé Facebook Page!

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Beef Queso Dip

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Ingredients
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  • 2 boxes José Olé Shredded Steak Taquitos or Chicken & Cheese Taquitos
  • ½ lb lean ground beef
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 lb processed cheese, cubed
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup tex mex shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook Taquitos in the oven according to package directions.
  2. In a large pan, brown ground beef & onion until no pink remains. Drain.
  3. Add processed cheese, salsa, cumin & chili powder and reduce temperature to low. Stir until smooth and melted.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheddar cheese.
  5. Serve warm with taquitos for dipping.

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Chicken Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole (from Scratch) & Helping a Friend!

Today’s post is a really special post!

Blogging is a community and I have made so many amazing friends in the blogosphere!   One of those friends is Ashley who blogs over at Center Cut Cooksurely you MUST recognize her world famous Chocolate Lasagna!  Ashley really is one of the sweetest kindest people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing and today I share her story!

This Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole is made from scratch! Easy & cheesy it's quick to make loaded up with veggies (not salt) & it tastes amazing too!

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Ashley’s Story

Ashley has been married to a great guy, Ryan, for 10 years..  and just one week after learning they were expecting their first child, Ryan was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 29.  I can’t even imagine what they have been through over the course of this journey. Ashley & Ryan have met each day unimaginable courage and positivity.  BUT…  there’s more to the story.  Months and many chemo treatments later, the gorgeous Mr. Miles was born!  Such a wonderfully joyous occasion to see this beautiful family grow!!

And then the unthinkable…

AND THEN…  their life changed again in an instant when a seizure left baby Miles diagnosed with a rare and life threatening genetic disease requiring a liver and kidney transplant on their baby boy (Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1).   Life for this family has been filled with hospitals, chemo and dialysis.  Baby Miles is now actively waiting for a liver transplant and the call could come at anytime.

This Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole is made from scratch! Easy & cheesy it's quick to make loaded up with veggies (not salt) & it tastes amazing too!

What to do?

I wish I were near, I would come by and help Ashley.  How I wish I could pitch in with yard work, shopping, housework and a home cooked meal but I can’t.  I’m too far away.  Instead, I’ve teamed up with some of my absolute favorite blogger friends to bring you this virtual potluck and fundraiser in our friend Ashley’s honor!

Together we can help Ashley & Ryan, (who are self employed), I can only imagine the pile of bills (both medical and other).  I am reaching out to you, my friends, my followers and those who enjoy my recipes.  Please consider a donation, it doesn’t matter how small or large, to help a truly amazing family…  it can be as small as just $1, every little bit helps!  

You & I can help!

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Be sure to visit the other great bloggers below who have also created yummy dishes in this potluck!  And if you could kindly PIN or SHARE this recipe or any of the recipes on this list to help get the word out, I would be ever so grateful!

Don’t forget to scroll down and check out all of the other yumminess in this ‘virtual potluck’!

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Chicken Noodle Casserole (from Scratch)

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1½ cups each sliced celery & carrots
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (ready to serve)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 oz cream cheese (block, not spreadable)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 package medium egg noodles (15oz)
  • 4 cups cooked chicken
  • 1½ cups frozen peas
  • ¼ cup finely diced red pepper
Topping
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ⅔ cup Panko bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons butter to a large saucepan. Cook onion, celery & carrot until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, thyme, pepper and poultry seasoning and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Add milk and broth. Cook over medium heat until bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese & cheddar cheese until melted and smooth.
  4. Cook noodles 1 minute less than directed on the package. Drain. Combine chicken, noodles, red pepper, peas, and sauce. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over noodles.
  5. Bake 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

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Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups!  My new favorite!  Melty gooey cheese all wrapped in crispy bacon. <3

Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

Gooey cheese all wrapped up in grilled bread and crispy bacon.  These are seriously heavenly!

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So I made these for my kids.  Well, they were supposed to be for my kids… I literally could NOT stop eating them!   These have to be one of the most delicious snacks I have put together!

If you love grilled cheese sandwiches (and who doesn’t?!) you’re going to love these just as much as I did!  Cheese and bread rolled up and wrapped in crispy bacon make the most delicious lunch and the perfect dipper for tomato soup!

I used bacon that was precooked.  If you’d like to use raw bacon, I would recommend precooking it partially in the microwave or in a pan.

 Items you’ll need for this recipe

* bacon * skillet * butter * bread *

Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

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Serves: 8 roll ups

Ingredients
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  • 8 slices of bread, crusts removed
  • 8 slices of cheese or 1 cup+ grated cheddar
  • 8 slices precooked bacon
  • ¼ cup butter
Instructions
  1. Using a rolling pin, roll slices of bread flat.
  2. Place one slice of cheese (or 2-3 tablespoons grated cheddar). Roll up bread & cheese. Wrap one slice of bacon around each roll securing with a toothpick.
  3. Place in a pan over medium-low heat. Add a small spoonful of butter & using tongs, rub the rolls in the butter ensuring the bread edges are covered. Continue adding bits of butter and turning with tongs until all sides are browned and cheese is melted.
  4. Serve immediately.
Notes
This post first appeared on SpendWithPennies.com April 3, 2014

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Grilled Smores Sandwich!  Quick, easy and ooey gooey goodness!

Grilled S’Mores Sandwich

Meet grilled cheese's sweeter sister! Grilled S'mores Sandwich!  Like heaven on a plate!  Perfectly grilled bread loaded up with ooey gooey marshmallows & chocolate!

Grilled S’Mores Sandwich

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Grilled cheese is awesome… you know, that crispy golden crust with the ooey gooey cheesy filling (and sometimes even mac & cheese in your grilled cheese)!  This is the same idea but the dessert version!

Now I have to be totally honest, I’d love to take credit for this idea but it isn’t mine.  My 17 year old daughter is the queen of grilled cheese perfection!  I’m talking perfectly golden grilled bread each and every time, well, she came up with this!  I literally walked in the kitchen and was like “Hey!!  WHAT are you making?!”.  Genius right?  Thanks Maddy!

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Items you’ll need for this recipe

 * milk chocolate chips * marshmallows * bread *

Grilled S'Mores Sandwich

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Ingredients
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  • 2 slices bread
  • butter
  • milk chocolate chips (or milk chocolate bar)
  • 3 large marshmallows
Instructions
  1. Preheat a skillet to medium low.
  2. Generously butter the bread and place one slice butter side down. Sprinkle evenly with milk chocolate chips. Slightly squash the marshmallows and place on top of the chocolate chips. Top with remaining slice of bread (butter side out).
  3. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and inside is melted!

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Best Coleslaw Recipe

The Best Coleslaw Recipe

This really is the best Coleslaw Recipe!  Creamy, zesty and crunchy.. the perfect side for any BBQ & the perfect topper for pulled pork or burgers!

The Best Coleslaw Recipe

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A good coleslaw recipe is essential in every kitchen!  This easy coleslaw is delicious and the perfect side for any barbecue or picnic.  We’ve all enjoyed slaw as a side dish, but it’s also fantastic on sandwiches like pulled pork or burgers!  Get creative with it, it goes with literally everything from fish and chips to inside a clubhouse sandwich!

I use a mandolin to thinly shred the cabbage and make this recipe a breeze (not to mention I use my mandolin for a million other things in the kitchen). The dressing for this coleslaw can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and tossed with the slaw the day of serving.  I find that leaving it to refrigerate about an hour before serving allows the flavors to blend and gives the best results!  If you have any leftovers, they can be refrigerated for up to two days.

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Items you’ll need for this recipe

* mandolin (optional) * Mayonnaise * Cabbage * Celery Seeds *

The Best Coleslaw Recipe

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Ingredients
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  • 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups finely shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
Dresssing
  • ½ cup mayonnaise/dressing (I use Helmann's light)
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt (or regular yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Toss with cabbage & carrots. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving to allow flavors to blend.

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Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie is an amazing dessert layering sliced bananas and dulce de leche or caramel made from sweetened condensed milk & topped with whipped cream. www.spendwithpennies.com

Banoffee Pie

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Banoffee pie is an English dessert that has been around for years!  I actually learned about this yummy concoction from my sister!

It’s really easy to make, no baking required!  The dulce de leche in this recipe is made by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk (I always use Eagle Brand).  It is VERY important that the can is covered with water the whole time so you will need to keep an eye on it and top up the pot.  You’ll also want to make sure it’s completely cooled before opening the can.  If you don’t want to boil the can you can use the secondary method found on the Eagle Brand Website or substitute store bought dulce de leche.

I use a graham pie crust in this recipe because I love the flavor of graham with banana & caramel but you can most definitely use a traditional baked pastry pie shell!

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*Sweetened Condensed Milk *  Graham Crust *  Heavy Cream * Bananas *

Banoffee Pie

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Ingredients
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  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • 1 can (approx 14oz) sweetened condensed milk (or of dulce de leche, see note)
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. If using sweetened condensed milk Remove the label from the can.
  2. Place the unopened can on it's side in a large pot and fill with water so the water is 1" above the can. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a medium boil. Let boil 3 hours topping up with water as needed.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool before opening. Note: It is VERY IMPORTANT to ensure that the entire can is covered with water at all times!
  4. Slice the bananas and place them into the bottom of the crust. Pour cooled condensed milk over top.
  5. In a large bowl, whip cream, sugar & vanilla until stiff peaks form. Top pie with whipped cream and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
Notes
If using store bought dulce de leche, you can skip the step of boiling and start with step 4.

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Mongolian beef tacos

Mongolian Beef Tacos

Like PF Chang's Mongolian Beef? You'll love this Mongolian Beef Taco recipe!  Ginger & soy flavored beef, loaded up with fresh veggies & an amazing sauce!

Mongolian Beef Tacos

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When I go for Asian, I always always choose Mongolian Beef if they have it!  I love the flavor and the tenderness of the beef…  and I’ll happily eat it over rice, veggies or any which way to be honest.

I came up with these wraps as an easy way for my whole family to enjoy a quick dinner! Not to mention, serving it this way gets some veggies into your meal and it really stretches out the protien!

We always love to set out a HUGE platter with all kinds of toppings for everyone to build their own tacos!  Mine usually includes:

  • fresh raw bean sprouts
  • shredded cabbage (purple, green or Asian)
  • julienned english cucumber
  • sliced green onions
  • sesame seeds
  • sliced red or yellow pepper
  • shredded bok choy
  • shredded carrots
  • julienned Daikon (mild Asian radish)

Cornstarch is commonly used in Asian cuisine on sliced meats before frying as it helps tenderize the meat, makes it brown nicely and helps the sauce to stick!  You’ll want to do this step first to let it sit a little bit while you prepare the remaining sauce ingredients.  If you’ve tried my PF Changs Style Mongolian Beef recipe, you’ll love this recipe too!  Same delicious flavor in a hand held wrap!

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Mongolian Beef Tacos

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Amazing beef tacos with a delicious Asian inspired twist! This great weeknight meal comes together in just a few minutes.
Ingredients
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  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 lb flank steak (or your favorite cut of beef thinly sliced)
  • ⅓ cup + 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 10 small flour tortillas
Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons + 2 tablespoons oil (vegetable or olive)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ½ cup soy sauce (low sodium is best)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar
Toppings as desired
Instructions
  1. Slice beef into thin strips and toss with ⅓ cup cornstarch (you want it to sit a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients).
  2. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, water, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, garlic, ginger and brown sugar.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium-high. Gently shake of any excess cornstarch and cook beef in small batches just until browned adding more oil if needed (It doesn't need to cook all of the way through,it will cook completely when combined with the sauce). Remove beef and set aside.
  4. Pour the soy sauce mixture into the pan over medium heat while whisking. Bring to a boil and let bubble 2-3 minutes. Remove 2 tablespoons of sauce and set aside to cool.
  5. Add beef to remaining sauce in the pan, toss to coat and let heat about 1 minute or until heated through.
  6. If desired, heat tortillas according to package directions. Top each tortilla with ⅛ cabbage, bean sprouts, red pepper and cucumbers. Top with ⅛ of the beed mixture.
  7. Combine the reserved 2 tablespoons of sauce with 3 tablespoons mayonnaise and drizzle over the tacos. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

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