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.

This week I tried to find recipes that would work with the hot temperatures
(we have been in the low 100’s* this week here in Idaho).

Breakfast

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Snack/Side dish

Creamy Mexican Corn dip

cucumber saladFresh Cucumber Salad

Dinner/Entree/Main Dish

Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad

Chicken Fajita Crock pot recipe

homemade finger steak recipeFinger Steaks with Baked Zucchini sticks

Whole Wheat Pizza dough with your choice of veggies/fruits and cooked meats

Veggie Pinwheels

Almond Chicken Salad with purchased crescent rolls

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Dessert

Funnel Cake

Strawberry Limeade Drink

Peachberry Cream Cheesecake, quick and easy recipe that might just be the best thing you have ever tasted!Peachberry Cream Cheesecake

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Strawberry Limeade Easy Summer drink

When it is hot, there is nothing better then a refreshing cold drink that taste to good! It just hits the spot everytime. And when summer drinks are easy to make and take no effort it makes prep time even easier to manage in the heat of the summer! Nothing is worse in the summer time heat then to have to spend time cooking or heating up the house over the stove. Why add more heat to the stifling summer weather, when you can make meals and drinks that require no extra cooking. That’s one reason why I love this Summertime Strawberry Limeade drink. It is so easy to make and takes no time at all! You can get all the ingredients ready and keep them in the fridge and make one drink at a time or make an entire pitcher full of refreshing beverage! easy strawberry limeade drink

It takes just a few ingredients that can be found in most kitchens!

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • Limes
  • Sugar
  • Crushed Ice

ingredient summer drink strawberry limeade

Cut with a knife or crush the strawberries with a fork. You want to smash them quite well to help release the juice inside. For how ever much strawberries you use you will want to use half that in sugar. So as in the recipe card below you can use one cup strawberries and half a cup sugar. Mix the strawberries and the sugar well and place in the fridge to rest and draw more fluid out of the strawberries.

While that is drawing juice, slice the limes in halves and then take one half and cut it into quarters. Sqweeze the two quarters into your mixing container or glass. Take the other half and slice it along the outside to make a round garnish to hang on the side of the glasses.

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Next pour some crushed ice into your glass to about half full. Next add some Sprite or other Lemon Lime drink into your glass about 3/4 the way full. next spoon in some strawberries and juice from the bowl in the fridge. Add the juice from your 2 quarter limes, and place the lime garnish on the glass rim. Add more lime and strawberries to taste. And enjoy the cooling and refreshing Summertime Strawberry Limeade!

Strawberry Limeade
 
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Refreshing Summertime Strawberry Limeade
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • Sugar soak strawberries:
  • 1 Cup chopped strawberries
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 1 lime
  • Sprite
  • Crushed ice
Instructions
  1. Soak strawberries in bowl with sugar mixed in refrigerator till liquid is pulled from strawberries
  2. In a large glass add in crushed ice.
  3. Smash up the sugar soaked strawberries.
  4. Add strawberries to glass and pour in desired amount of sprite.
  5. Squeeze in 1 lime and toss lime into drink for an extra lime taste.
  6. Enjoy!
  7. Strawberry Limeade Easy Summer drink

 

 

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ORANGE DREAMSICLE JELLO SQUARES

ORANGE VANILLA YOGURT POPS 

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Breakfast Burritos ~ Freezer Friendly Camping Recipe

This recipe is awesome for camping or just for an easy breakfast idea. Did I mention that it is also freezer friendly, you can make up a big batch of them and enjoy them for weeks to come.  You can heat them up over a fire, in the oven or in the microwave (take the foil off), or fry them up in a skillet.

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What you need:

  • 8 eggs scrambled
  • 4 -5 cups potatoes (cooked) butter and seasoning salt
  • 1-2 cups breakfast sausage or italian sausage (more if you like)
  • 2 cups grated cheese ( I use mexican blend)
  • medium sized flour tortillas (10-15)
  • Foil to wrap them in

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You can customize these however you like. But this is how I make them for my family.  I start by cooking up the sausage. I like to mix breakfast sausage and mild italian sausage. If you like a LOT of meat you might add more, but I normally cook about 1 1/2- 2 cups of sausage.  I chop it into small pieces, once it is cooked thru I put it in bowl and set it aside.  In the SAME pan that I just cooked the meat in I add the potatoes (washed and cleaned and chopped into bite sized pieces).  The fat or drippings from the sausage helps flavor the potatoes, and it also helps them NOT stick to the pan. I like to season the potatoes with steak seasoning, seasoning salt and garlic powder.

If they look like they are sticking you can add a little butter to the pan. I also like to add about a 1/2 cup of water to the pan and put the lid on. This helps the potatoes cook faster. Once the water is gone, I take the lid off and let them crisp up and brown  a bit. Once the potatoes are cooked I put them aside with the meat. I then whisk the eggs and cook the scrambled eggs.

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Once you have the eggs, sausage and potatoes cooked it is time to assemble your burritos.  You can use any tortilla, I use the medium sized ones. This recipe will normally make about 15 burritos. If your kids are not picky and will eat everything in the burritos you can now combine the eggs, meat and potatoes. If they are picky keep them separate  so you can custom make their burritos. Add a scoop of filling to the middle of the tortilla top with cheese, fold the sides in roll up to create a burrito, wrap in foil.

You can now store them in a ziploc bag in the freezer till you are ready to eat them. Once ready to eat thaw, then heat them up over a fire, in the oven or in the microwave (take the foil off), or fry them up in a skillet.  If you are heating them over a fire put them in the coals (not an open flame) and turn them every few minutes. They should be ready to eat in about 6-9 minutes depending on the temperature of the coals. camping menu recipe ideas, breakfast burritos made on the campfire, camping hacks, breakfast ideas for outdoor cooking, menu plan

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Do you love cheesecake like I do?! I love it, but I don’t like paying the high price for it at some of these fancy smancy resturaunts. Here’s an easy way to get your cheesecake on, and impress your next dinner guests or give to your neighbor so your thighs still love you in the morning. Sorry neighbor. :)

Cookie Dough Cheesecake by Tiffany

cookie dough cheesecake

Ingredients For Crust:

Cookie dough, homemade or store bought (I used homemade)

Ingredients For Original Cheesecake:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 packages 8 oz. each cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tabelspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon rind, minced

Ingredients For Sour Cream Topping

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar 

Extra Toppings

  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
  •  1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, reserve 1/2 cup for melting
  • 1 teaspoon butter (to melt with chocolate chips)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degress F.
  2. In a 9 inch spring form pan, press enough cookie dough on the bottom and up the sides of the pan, set aside.
  3. In a standing mixer, beat cream cheese, vanilla, sugars, lemon rind and lemon juice well. Next, beat in eggs, scrapping down sides if needed.
  4. Pour cheesecake batter into cookie dough lined spring form pan. Bake 45-50 minutes in a preheated 350 degree F. oven Or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely before topping with sour cream. Meanwhile let’s make the sour cream topping by beating together the sour cream and powdered sugar in your standing mixer.
  5.  Once cheescake is cooled, pour sour cream mixture over cheesecake and frost. Top with 1/2 cup chips and chopped nuts. Melt remaining 1/2 cup semi sweet chips with 1 teaspoon butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Continue with five second intrivals stirring until chips are melted. Pour melted chocolate in a sandwhich sized ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner, drizzle all over the top of the cheesecake.  Place cheesecake in the refridgerator and refridgerate over night. Enjoy!

 

 

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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 Sausage and Egg breakfast pizza

Make Ahead Breakfast Enchiladas

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Lunch/Entrees/Main Dishes

French Bread Pizza and salad

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BLT Pasta salad ~ perfect summer food

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Buffalo Chicken Sliders, sweet potato fries and coleslaw

Parmesan crusted chicken recipe, this fast and easy recipe only has 4 ingedients and it is AMAZING. You would never know it has Best Foods mayo in it #Chicken #RecipeParmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe, baked potatoes and steamed broccoli

Teriyaki noodle bowls with sauteed cabbage, carrots and broccoli

Dessert

4th of July Layered dessert

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