Recipes

I am sure you are like me in that making food for my family to eat has become the chore of my world!
The hard part is the decision for something delicious and appealing to the multiple senses.
I know I am not alone in this daily struggle.
Here are a collection of ideas for us all

Breakfast

Hearty Bacon & Egg Breakfast pizza

CrepesFrench Crepes and fillings recipes

Lunch

Healthy lunch on the go ~ Salad in a Jar

Healthy Spring recipe Tulip Tomatoes, fun vegetable side dishes, garden party recipe ideas, Summer food,  DIYTulip tomato

Dinner/Supper/Main Entree

Spinach Mandarin Orange & Pecan Salad with rolls

Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas with creamy white sauce #SlowCooker, #CrockPot, #Recipe, #Chicken, #Enchiladas, #DinnerIdeaCrockpot Chicken & Black bean Enchilada

Homemade Alfredo sauce, Bowtie pasta and steamed vegetable medley

Italian Beef Stew

Chicken Cordon Bleu, baked potato and salad

Buffalo Chicken Sliders, Finger Food for parties, Football Party Recipes, Game Day Food ideas for Super Bowl, Chicken Recipe, SlidersBuffalo Chicken Sliders, Coleslaw and Carrot and Celery sticks

Homemade beef finger steaks with Coleslaw and baby potatoes with herbed butter

Dessert

Mint Chocolate Potted Plant dessert

Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Muddy Buddies Recipe, Snack food, Easy party or finger food ideasTrader Joe’s Cookie butter Muddy Buddies

Grandmas Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes ~ Quick and Easy Recipe

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Weeknight Dinner Italian Beef Stew,Soups, Easy Weeknight meal ideas, Italian Beef Stew Recipe, healthy and can be made in the crockpot or slowcooker tooItalian Beef Stew

Salad In A Jar Recipe, Mason Jar Salad ideas, Easy meal prep for lunch on the go, Healthy Recipe made easy with these Salad Ingredients ready for a healthy mealHealthy lunch on the go ~ Salad in a Jar

Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Muddy Buddies Recipe, Snack food, Easy party or finger food ideasTrader Joe’s Cookie butter Muddy Buddies

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Salad In A Jar Recipe, Mason Jar Salad ideas, Easy meal prep for lunch on the go, Healthy Recipe made easy with these Salad Ingredients ready for a healthy meal

As you know, these little salads are great for work, going to the beach, a picnic..etc… Add anything you want to it. I’m sure you realize that no matter how you decide to make your salad in a jar, always add the dressing first (so it stays in the bottom of your jar) and after that either put some grain/seed type of food over it (such as Quinoa or beans) and stack your veggies – then when you’re ready to eat shake the jar!  A Mason Jar works great for this, I like the wide mouth jars best. Make sure you check out our list of over 18 salad ideas below.
So in one of them there’s:
Chickpeas
Cucumbers
Cherry Tomatoes
Shredded Carrots
Tuna (f you do not like tuna add grilled chicken)
Hard Boiled eggs
Spring Lettuce
If you find the jar is hard to eat out of, or you need something that is NOT breakable these are some other great options. Same concept for easy meal prep with healthy ingredients to make a salad on the go.


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Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Muddy Buddies Recipe, Snack food, Easy party or finger food ideasTrader Joe’s Cookie Butter Muddy Buddies Recipe

We got a new Trader Joe’s store in our area last year and all of a sudden I started hearing all my friends talk about “Cookie Butter”.  I had no idea what it was, but then one day I tasted it…. I finally understood what all the fuss was about. This stuff is amazing, no need for a recipe, just give me a spoon and a jar and I am happy.  We also found it makes Muddy Buddies EVEN BETTER!

This recipe is from the Chex Website and adapted to use Cookie Butter.

9 cups Rice Chex™, Corn Chex™ cereal (or combination)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Cookie Butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, cookie butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Muddy Buddies Recipe, Snack food, Easy party or finger food ideas

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If you like this recipe be sure to follow our Soups and Stews pinterest board.Weeknight Dinner Italian Beef Stew,Soups, Easy Weeknight meal ideas, Italian Beef Stew Recipe, healthy and can be made in the crockpot or slowcooker tooItalian Beef Stew Weeknight Dinner Idea

Go ahead and wipe the drool off your mouth…. this picture will do that to you, and yes it really is that good. This is not a fast recipe, but it is worth the wait.  The meal itself is rather easy most the time is just waiting for it to cook and to get the meat to the point that it falls apart and melts in your mouth.  This recipe is also great as leftovers or to freeze part of it for a super fast and easy dinner idea another night. We eat it on top of mashed potatoes but you can also eat it over rice or noodles.

Ingredients
 
2 pounds of beef, cubed
Olive oil 
6 carrots, diced
2 celery sticks, choped
1 onion, sliced
1 shallot, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 small can of diced tomatoes (any size is ok, depending how thick you’d like the stew)
1 quart of beef broth
1/2 cup of red wine
2 Tbsp of Italian seasoning
1 bay leaf
handful of parsley, chopped
1 cup of frozen peas
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of flour

Weeknight Dinner Italian Beef Stew, Easy Weeknight meal ideas, Italian Beef Stew Recipe, healthy and can be made in the crockpot or slowcooker too

Season meat with salt and pepper. In a bowl coat the meat with the flour and remove any excess flour. Brown meat in a large pan with the olive oil. Then add the onions, shallots, garlic and celery. Cook for a couple of minutes or until onions are softened, in medium heat. Deglaze the pan with the wine or grape juice. Cook for about 5 minutes, add the tomatoes and crush them a little with a wooden spoon.
Then add the italian seasoning, the bay leaf and beef broth. Stir. Lower heat and allow to simmer for 3 hours, stirring frequently.
Once the beef is tender, remove the bay leaf. Add the carrots. Test flavor, add salt if needed. Allow the carrots to cook for another 50 minutes in low heat. Put in the frozen peas during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Before serving add more fresh parsley. Serve over mashed potatoes. Enjoy!


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