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Crisp Apple Pizza Bites ~ Healthy Lunch Ideas

I love it when there are tons of apples to pick from to eat! Some of my favorites are Gala, a good Fuji and my top favorite is a sweet and cold Honey Crisp apple! Throwing some Crisp Apple Pizza Bites in for a quick lunch makes for some refreshing and healthy lunch ideas.

 

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Crisp Apple Pizza Bites ~ Healthy Lunch Ideas

I am always looking for new healthy lunch ideas that are both easy and taste good.  My kids love anything to do with pizza, and these Crisp Apple Pizza Bites are one of their favorite snacks. Perfect for little hands and fun for them to make too. You can change the recipe to fit your families personal favorites but here is what we like to put on ours.

  • 1 Pink Lady apple, cored and cut into slices
  • peanut butter
  • granola
  • craisins ( dried cranberries)
  • pumpkin seeds (without the shell)
  • chocolate chips
  • Honey (optional)
Spread the peanut butter (also amazing with Almond butter) on each slice then sprinkle the toppings. Drizzle some honey for extra sweetness!  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!

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How to Make a White Castle Burger

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WHITE CASTLE BURGER COPYCAT RECIPE, BAKED IN THE OVEN SO EASY, White Castle sliders recipeHi everyone and welcome to our site. We created this post a few years ago it was not planned, we were making White Castle Burgers for dinner and decided to snap a few last minute photos on our phone.  But when I see this recipe photos I have to cringe a little… so I decided to keep the recipe as is, but I wanted to add a few updated photos. Yes I know it is a fast food recipe so who cares if it is pretty or not… but it just makes me feel better having a photo that is actually in focus, lol. Enjoy!

White Castle Burger Copycat recipeSo many grew up on the famous White Castle burgers. They are even know as the first chain restaurant! So how do you make a White Castle Burger or “Slider“? It is quite easy and I will even show you an easy way to cook them up too so you get the nice thin patty of meat! And the best part out side of taste is that they are cooked in the oven! Yes cook your hamburger in the oven in 20 mins! The patties come out so nice and flat and are cooked perfectly on the onions!

WHITE CASTLE BURGER COPYCAT RECIPE, BAKED IN THE OVEN SO EASY, White Castle sliders recipeIngredients:

  • 1 pound Hamburger – 80/20 is best
  • 2/3 cup Onion – finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 package Dinner Rolls

 white castle burger recipeMix hamburger in bowl with black pepper, bread crumbs and eggs.

Thoroughly mix meat. 

white castle burger recipe onionsFinely chop onion and spread evenly over 13×9 baking pan.

white castle burger recipe holesSpoon portions of hamburger on top of onions. Evenly spoon meat around top of onions. Pat meat evenly on top of onions to cover entire pan. Then with straws poke holes close and evenly over entire meat. This allows the onion juice to rise through the meat, just as they do at White Castle.

Place in pre-heated oven at 400 F (bake) for 20 mins

white castle burger recipe cheeseRemove to add cheese if you want it- Place back in oven till cheese is melted – about 1-2 mins
Remove and cut into squares the size of your rolls 

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White Castle Burger Copycat Recipe - Baked in the oven - so easy
 
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  • Ingredients:
  • 1 pound Hamburger - 80/20 is best
  • ⅔ cup Onion - finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 package Dinner Rolls
Instructions
  1. Mix hamburger in bowl with black pepper, bread crumbs and eggs.
  2. Thoroughly mix meat.
  3. Finely chop onion and spread evenly over 13x9 baking pan.
  4. Spoon portions of hamburger on top of onions. Evenly spoon meat around top of onions. Pat meat evenly on top of onions to cover entire pan. Then with straws poke holes close and evenly over entire meat. This allows the onion juice to rise through the meat, just as they do at White Castle.
  5. Place in pre-heated oven at 400 F (bake) for 20 mins
  6. Remove to add cheese if you want it- Place back in oven till cheese is melted - about 1-2 mins
  7. Remove and cut into squares the size of your rolls

Fun gift idea for a classic hamburger lover…. and the SLIDER SCENT is sure to make them smile, or gag a little lol. 

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Chili's Salsa Recipe, copy cat version for Chili's salsa. Quick and easy made in less than 60 seconds in the blender #Chili's, #Salsa, #CopyCatrecipeCopy Cat Chili’s Salsa

If you need a quick and easy snack for the next tailgate party, football party or just as a late night snack.  Then you have got to try this quick and easy recipe. Get restaurant quality salsa at a fraction of the price and made in about 60 seconds.

Ingredients

  • 1 28 oz. Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1-4 Canned Jalapenos, stem ends removed
  • 1 teas. Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 teas. Salt
  • 1 1/2 teas. Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
  • Sugar (optional)

Instructions

All Jalapenos are not created equal start with just one to begin with and add more to taste.
Add all ingredients except the sugar to a blender.
Blend until smooth (about 60 seconds_.
Check the heat and salt level, add additional peppers one at a time blending after each addition.
If it is a little bitter add sugar a little at a time until it’s just right.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Serve with chips or on your favorite dish.

Chili’s Salsa Copy Cat Recipe ~ Made in less than 60 seconds
 
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Mexican
Ingredients
  • 1 28 oz. Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1-4 Canned Jalapenos, stem ends removed
  • 1 teas. Garlic Powder
  • 1½ teas. Salt
  • 1½ teas. Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
  • Sugar (optional)
Instructions
  1. All Jalapenos are not created equal start with just one to begin with and add more to taste.
  2. Add all ingredients except the sugar to a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth (about 60 seconds)
  4. Check the heat and salt level, add additional peppers one at a time blending after each addition.
  5. If it is a little bitter add sugar a little at a time until it’s just right.
  6. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with chips or on your favorite dish.

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Cool and Creamy Dill Dip

I just love this cool and creamy dill dip. It is so easy to make and is a perfect dip for games, parties, and can even be used as a topping for chicken, fish, pork and more!

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I love this fast and easy recipe for dill dip. It will be the hit of your party or bbq, it is even good as a spread for sandwiches or burgers.  It is best if made the day before the event so the flavors have lots of time to blend. It can also be made last minute if needed.  Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does.

You will need:

One and half cup Sour Cream
A cup mayonnaise
One tbsp Dill Weed
A single tsp Garlic powder
Single tsp Onion powder
Half tsp Granulated beef bouillon
Salt and pepper  to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon each)

In a small bowl add the dill weed, garlic powder, onion powder, beef bouillon and salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside. In a medium sized bowl (3 cup bowl) with a lid (the lid helps with easy storage) add mayonnaise and sour cream. Fold together until creamy and smooth. Add in the seasoning mix well. Chill for 1 hour minimum, best if chilled 24 hours. Serve with your favorite Rye Bread, chips, pretzels, bagel chips or veggies. Garnish with a pinch of dill weed just before serving.

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Cool and Creamy Dill Dip Recipe ~ Easy party ideas
 
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Cool and refreshing Dill Dip
Recipe type: Dip
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dill Weed
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • ½ tsp Granulated beef bouillon
  • Salt and pepper to taste (about ¼ teaspoon each)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl add the dill weed, garlic powder, onion powder, beef bouillon and salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside. In a medium sized bowl (3 cup bowl) with a lid (the lid helps with easy storage) add mayonnaise and sour cream. Fold together until creamy and smooth. Add in the seasoning mix well. Chill for 1 hour minimum, best if chilled 24 hours. Serve with your favorite Rye Bread, chips, pretzels, bagel chips or veggies. Garnish with a pinch of dill weed just before serving.

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