Creamy Kefir Guacamole

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With Labor Day Weekend quickly approaching, I was looking to spice up some old BBQ favorites to celebrate the end of a wonderful summer.  We are a family who LOVES our guacamole, and I am always playing with recipes to give it more of a kick, or a different flavor than usual.  Guacamole is such a simple recipe, and is always sure to be a crowd pleaser. While I was brainstorming how I could make my guacamole even MORE delicious {Read More}

Discover Delicious Pastel de Nata

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Pastel de Nata are a traditional egg tart baked in Portugal. Similar tarts can be found in England, Hong Kong & across Asia, but none has the delicious puff pastry casing like Pastel de Nata. This recipe will make 24 egg tarts – which sounds like a lot – but  they are delicious hot or cold and they go very quickly! Ingredients 6 tablespoons of cornstarch 4 teaspoons of Vanilla Essence 1 ¾ cup white sugar 2 cups milk 12 {Read More}

Chocolate Strawberry Salsa Brownie

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Chocolate Strawberry Salsa Brownie Let’s Make the Brownie Ingredients: 2 Sticks of unsalted butter, melted 2 Cups granulated Sugar 1 Tsp. Vanilla extract 1 Tsp. Coffee extract (optional) It does not have an overwhelming flavor in this fudge brownie.  2 Eggs (whipped) 1/2 Cup Cocoa 2 Cups Flour 1 Pinch of salt Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar together until well blended.  Add Vanilla, coffee extract, mix well.  Slowly Pour in the eggs while mixing.  In {Read More}

Apricot, Pear, and Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

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One of my all time favorite recipes is a Ricotta, Pear, and Apricot preserve pizza that I make for an appetizer at parties.  I love the way the flavors melt together and make dinner seem more like dessert. So while wandering aimlessly in the grocery store looking for inspiration to get me out of my cooking rut as of late, I spotted a jar of Apricot Preserves on the shelf and stopped dead in my tracks.  My first thought was {Read More}

Chicken Pad Thai

Chicken Pad Thai

Are you ready to go outside of your cooking comfort zone? So am I. As you may have noticed, I am a 10 or less ingredient gal and better known for my simply to make meals and desserts. Today’s recipe will help you push those limits by adding in a few more ingredients to create the fabulous, worldly dish know as Chicken Pad Thai. Try it this week and let me know how it goes for you! Chicken Pad Thai Ingredients: {Read More}

Feta and Spinach Stuffed Sirloin with Balsamic Glaze

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This month’s Blogger Food Challenge theme is Herbs and Spices. Can you see the terrified look on my face? Well, I sure wish you could. Though just like with any obstical you put in my way, I will find a way to beat it or at least do my very best. Today, we will be starting off this challenge with what on think to be a difficult recipes – made simple. This dish is elegant enough for Sunday afternoon company {Read More}

Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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I’m back with another Blogger Food Challenge recipe. What do you get when you mix an overworked mom with little time for cooking with chicken breasts and peppers no one ever knows what to do with but we still buy them all the time?  One of the best and easiest Chicken Fajitas recipes of all time! Okay, well to my family they are at least. Now let’s get started. Chicken Fajitas Ingredients: 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 tablespoons canola {Read More}

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

Avocado Chicken Salad

This month’s Blogger Food Challenge theme is veggies and I will tell you I have not been this excited about something since Spanx came on the market. Seriously though, as a fan you must know I am a veggie queen. Even though I am by far not a vegetarian, it wouldn’t bother me one bit to not have meet for weeks at a time. Who here ends up with leftover chicken that you just end up tossing? Me too because {Read More}

10 Best Squash and Zucchini Recipes

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One of the best parts of summer is the abundance of fresh vegetables from the garden. Being able to pick your own produce for supper is a great way to know exactly what you are feeding your family. Squash and Zucchini are both high in vitamins and minerals that are naturally good for the human body. When the squash and zucchini crop starts to come in, the first batch is usually delicious just cut and boiled down. But after a {Read More}

Strawberry Cheesecake with Sugar Art

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Easy Cheesecake 1 pk. golden grahams crushed (1 1/4 cups) 4 T. Melted butter Prepare your 9” springform pan by spraying with anti-stick baking spray. Mix crushed graham crackers with melted butter and press firmly into 9” springform pan.  Place in oven heated to 325 degrees and bake for 7 minutes. Cheesecake Mixture 3 8oz packages of cream cheese softened to room temperature. 1 Cup sugar 1 ½ Tsp. vanilla 2/3 Cup sour cream 3 eggs (room temperature) Blend cream cheese, {Read More}

Easy Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

Banana Pudding in a Jar

Looking for a super fun and easy recipe for your next event or perhaps even a on the go style dessert for a picnic adventure? Look no further than Mom to Bed by 8′s Banana Pudding in a Jar. The finished product is cute enough to display at a classy get together, ideal for a gift and is travel friendly. Mom Notes: Great starter recipe for kids who want to be more involved in the kitchen. Banana Pudding in a JarIngredients: {Read More}

National Blueberry Month: Recipe Round-up

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If you were going to guess the two most popular berries in the United States, what would you say? If you guessed strawberries and blueberries, you are correct! More than 500 million pounds of blueberries are harvested each year. That’s alot of blueberries. Whether you like to eat blueberries by the handful, drop them in your cereal, sprinkle them on salad or use them to create a mouth watering dessert, we can all agree that blueberries rule the summer table! {Read More}

Banana Lime Cake Recipe

Banana Lime Cake Recipe

Summer is officially here and to celebrate, I want to share one of my favorite desserts, Banana Lime Cake. Marriage of amazing flavors, perfect for your next summer get-together. Banana Lime Cake Dry Ingredients 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda Wet Ingredients 1 cups sugar 1 cup oil 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla zest of one lime and 1 tablespoon lime juice 3 cups mashed bananas 1 cup pecans {Read More}

Homemade Organic Granola Bars Recipe

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Granola Bars are a big snack time favorite around the Hatland house. Though if you have ever taken the time to read some of the brands you find on the shelf at your local grocer, you just maybe a little disappointed in the ingredients. What is the magical solution if we as parents don’t like what our kids are putting in their mouths? We rewrite the recipe to create a delicious, healthy for you creation! Homemade Organic Granola Bars Ingredients {Read More}

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Warmer weather means BBQ and salads for my family. There is nothing better than watching the kids play while my hubby and I prepare dinner outdoors, then a gathering around the picnic table. That family time is so important and why waste a minute of it with lengthy meal prep? Our Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad takes less than 10 minutes to create and offers a prefect balance of tangy and crunch. This is one of those go-to side dishes my entire {Read More}