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Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas with creamy white sauce #SlowCooker, #CrockPot, #Recipe, #Chicken, #Enchiladas, #DinnerIdea

I love a good crock pot recipe, this one is a big hit with my family. Prep is so quick and they turn out amazing!  If you like a good cream sauce enchilada then this is a recipe you have got to try.

Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas with creamy white sauce #SlowCooker, #CrockPot, #Recipe, #Chicken, #Enchiladas, #DinnerIdea

You will need

  • 2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast (frozen or fresh)
  • 7 oz can of Salsa Verde
  • 10 oz can Rotel Mexican Lime and Cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • dash of pepper and salt

What you need after the meat is cooked

  • 1 8oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 cups grated Colby Jack Cheese
  • 8-12 medium sized tortillas
  • Green onions or cilantro to garnish (optional)

Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas with creamy white sauce #SlowCooker, #CrockPot, #Recipe, #Chicken, #Enchiladas, #DinnerIdea

In a crock pot add the chicken, Salsa Verde, Rotel Mexican Lime and Cilantro, Cumin, Garlic and salt and pepper. DO  NOT drain the canned  rotel you want the juice to help cook the chicken.  Cook over medium heat for 4-5 hours, or HIGH heat for 2-3 hours with your lid on, in a crock pot.  At this point the chicken should be fork tender and ready to shred.  Pull the chicken out of the liquid and use two forks to shred the chicken. The chicken will be hot, put it in a mixing bowl and add the cream cheese to it, the cream cheese soften from the heat and enable you to mix it into the chicken.  Taste the chicken at this point and add salt or pepper if needed.

Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas with creamy white sauce #SlowCooker, #CrockPot, #Recipe, #Chicken, #Enchiladas, #DinnerIdea

With the “juice” or leftover cooking liquid in your crock pot add the sour cream and mix till well blended. This will create your quick and easy cream sauce.

Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas with creamy white sauce #SlowCooker, #CrockPot, #Recipe, #Chicken, #Enchiladas, #DinnerIdeaI like to put a little non stick spray on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan, then add a thin layer of the cream sauce.  Next you will need to start rolling your enchiladas.   Add a row of the chicken and cream cheese mixture, along with a row of beans, roll up and place in the prepared pan.   Cover with the cream sauce, then cover with shredded cheese.  Cover with foil and bake for 30- 35  minutes at 350 degrees.

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You can also double the recipe, and make one for the freezer.   Just make as instructed above but don’t bake it yet.  Cover in plastic wrap and foil before freezing.  When you want to cook it allow to thaw before baking and you might need to increase the cooking time by 5-8 minutes.

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Easy Fresh Peach Cobbler Recipe, Easy dessert that is amazing and will have you coming back for more, Fall dessert ideas
It is peach season here in Idaho and we are enjoying fresh peaches almost every day.  I have lots of different cobbler recipes but this one is a little different. SUPER yummy and easy to make too.  Great for making in a dutch oven or just in the oven in your kitchen. A Lodge cast iron pan works great for this recipe.
You will Need:
1 stick of butter
4-5 peaches
1 1/2 cup of sugar
1 cup of self rising flour
1 cup of milk
1 tsp of cinnamon
Easy Fresh Peach Cobbler Recipe, Easy dessert that is amazing and will have you coming back for more, Fall dessert ideasPre-heat oven at 350 degree.
On stove top melt 1 stick of butter in your pan. Add sliced peaches and 1/2 cup of sugar over a low heat for about 2 minutes. You can leave the peach skins on or take them off, both ways are fine.
In a separate bowl mix 1 cup. self rising flour, 1 cup. sugar, 1 cup. milk 1 tsp of cinnamon.
Whisk till batter is smooth. Pour batter all over the top of peaches. Do not stir.
The crust rises to the top as the cobbler bakes. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes or until golden brown on top.

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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 ideas

Strawberry Biscuits With Strawberry Cream Cheese SpreadProtein breakfast muffin cups

Strawberry biscuits with strawberry cream cheese

Entrees or Main Dish ideas

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with angel hair pasta, salad and garlic bread

Lemon Thyme Chicken with skin-on Mashed Potatoes with bacon and almond green beans

Italian Chicken with Mushrooms over rice pilaf with steamed brocolli and cauliflower

Cheesy Baked Spaghetti, love this recipe it is so good and easy to make.  Feed a large group easy.Cheesy Baked Spaghetti with ceasar salad and bread sticks

Peanut butter Chicken Nuggets with homemade sweet potato fries

Italian Zucchini & Tomato over rice ~ Tasty Vegetarian meal

Spinach Mandarin Orange Pecan Salad recipeSpinach Mandarin Orange & Pecan Salad

Side Dish ideas

Bread sticks

Cucumber SaladCucumber salad

Thrifty Fried Mozzarella Cheese

Dessert ideas

baked applesBaked Apples

Raw Pecan Sandies

Snack ideas

Microwave popcorn in a bag

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Bento Box Lunch ideas, Fun school lunch ideas, Cute and easy food that will make your kids smile, finger food for kids

When food looks good we are normally more likely to eat it.  A steak with grilled onions might not look very appealing to a child… but ANIMAL SHAPED crackers, cheese, fruit, rice and sandwiches will do the trick. Finger food that is both fun and easy to make, when you use this Hello Kitty Rice Mold.  Even picky eaters are excited to try new foods when they are in different shapes. The above meal was made rather fast, and fits perfect into a Bento box.

Be creative and see what you can create, here is how the above lunch combo was made.

You will need

  • cupcake holders silicone or paper
  • 2 sliced apples
  • ½ cup of cooked rice
  • 3 black olive for eyes
  • Hello Kitty Rice Mold found on amazon 
  • 10 pretzel sticks
  • 1 slice of cheese
  • 1 slice of lunch meat rolled up
  • 3 grape tomato
  • 3 drops of black icing

1. Fill the mold with rice and press down to make the hello kitty rice. Cut three tiny pieces of your olive for the eyes. Slice a piece of the grape tomato and cut the slice in half for the sides of the bow. Cut another small slice for the center of the bow. Place on your rice and put in the cupcake holder.

2.With the bunny cutter cut your cheese in the shape of a bunny. Place pretzel stick in a cupcake holder with your cut out cheese on top.

3. With your bear cookie cutter cut your apple slices into a bear shape and use black icing for the eyes. Place in a separate cupcake holder.

4. Place left over veggies in another cupcake holder.

5.  Place all in a small lunch box.

Bento Box Lunch ideas, Fun school lunch ideas, Cute and easy food that will make your kids smile, finger food for kids

You can get your own 3pcs Set Pink Kitty Yellow Rabbit Blue Bear Bento Lunch Box Sushi Rice Cutter Mold online. Good reviews and free shipping options.

  • Cute Kitty, Bear, and Rabbit shape molds
  • Made of high quality resin material
  • Easy to clean and use
  • Size: 53*45*32mm (Kitty) / 52*45*32mm (Rabbit) /50*45*32mm (Bear)

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

End of summer is one of my favorite times of the year because it means fresh peaches will soon be ready to pick from the trees.  A sweet yet tart juicy peach might just be one of the best things you will ever taste.  I created this recipe for Peachberry Cream Cheesecake with a Krusteaz Bakery Style Sugar Cookie mix for the crust. It is both easy to make and absolutely delicious as well. That is the great thing about  Krusteaz products they allow you think outside the box and create inspired and delicious dishes in half the time.

Krusteaz asked me to help “Seize the What If” and create a recipe that inspires other home chefs to bake outside the box, I hope my Peachberry Cream Cheesecake with a Krusteaz Bakery Style Sugar Cookie mix for the crust will inspire you to make a delicious treat in your kitchen too.

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

Crust

  • 1  ~ 15.5 oz box of Krusteaz bakery Style Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bitter room temperature butter

Whipped Cheese Cake

  • 1 (8oz) package of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (6oz) cool whip

Fresh Fruit for top,  2 cups fresh peaches peeled and sliced and 1/2 cup fresh raspberries. If you can not find fresh peaches you can substitute with canned peaches.

For the fruit glaze (to keep fruit from browning)

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water

krusteaz sugar cookie

Mix the cookie dough according to package directions, with one egg and 1/2 cup butter. Press into the bottom of an 9 inch spring-form pan.  Push up just a bit on the edges to create a raised crust for the edge.  Bake at 375 degrees for 13-16 minutes. Until light golden brown around the edges.  Take out of oven and allow to cool.

While you are waiting for the crust to cool make the fruit glaze, so it will also be cooled and ready to put on the fruit.krusteaz sugar cookie with peaches

Once the crust has cooled to room temperature you can spread the whipped cream cheese layer.

I use my kitchenaid mixer to blend, 1 (8oz) package of cream cheese softened, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 (6oz) cool whip. Mix together in bowl, then spread in an even layer on top of COOLED crust.

Place  fresh fruit on top of the whipped cheese cake layer.

krusteaz sugar cookie with peaches and glaze

To keep the fruit from turning brown you will need to make a glaze for the peaches.

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water

Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a 3 quart sauce pan. Stir in the water and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil, then cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Once cooled brush over peaches.

krusteaz sugar cookie with peaches and glaze take ring off

Take the ring off and serve.  If you are not going to serve it right away keep the ring on, cover will plastic wrap and keep cool in the refrigerator.

Peachberry Cream Cheesecake, quick and easy recipe that might just be the best thing you have ever tasted!
Peachberry Cream Cheesecake with a Krusteaz Bakery Style Sugar Cookie mix for the crust.

You will need

Crust

  • 1  ~ 15.5 oz box of Krusteaz bakery Style Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bitter room temperature butter

Whipped Cheese Cake

  • 1 (8oz) package of Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (6oz) cool whip

Fresh Fruit for top,  2 cups fresh peaches peeled and sliced and 1/2 cup fresh raspberries. If you can not find fresh peaches you can substitute with canned peaches.

For the fruit glaze (to keep fruit from browning)

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water

Mix the cookie dough according to package directions, with one egg and 1/2 cup butter. Press into the bottom of an 9 inch spring-form pan.  Push up just a bit on the edges to create a raised crust for the edge.  Bake at 375 degrees for 13-16 minutes. Until light golden brown around the edges.  Take out of oven and allow to cool.

While you are waiting for the crust to cool make the fruit glaze, so it will also be cooled an ready to put on the fruit.krusteaz sugar cookie with peaches

Once the crust has cooled to room temperature you can spread the whipped cream cheese layer.
I use my kitchenaid mixer to blend, 1 (8oz) package of Cream Cheese softened, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 (6oz) cool whip. Mix together in bowl, then spread in an even layer on top of COOLED crust.
Place  fresh fruit on top of the whipped cheese cake layer.

To keep the fruit from turning brown you will need to make a glaze for the peaches.

Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a 3 quart sauce pan. Stir in the water and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil, then cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Once cooled brush over peaches.

Take the ring off and serve.  If you are not going to serve it right away keep the ring on, cover will plastic wrap and keep cool in the refrigerator.

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

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