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Peeps Kabobs, How to Make Peeps Kabobs and fun and easy Easter Treat, #Peeps, #Easter, #EastDessertIdeasAre you a Peeps fan? These are a fun and easy project that my kids think are “so cool”.

To make these you will need:

  • Peeps
  • Marshmallows
  • straws
  • white chocolate
  • sprinkles
  • Optional ~ Cello bags and cups

Peeps Kabobs, How to Make Peeps Kabobs and fun and easy Easter Treat, #Peeps, #Easter, #EastDessertIdeas

Melt your white chocolate, roll your marshmallows in them white chocolate and sprinkle them with sprinkles.  Set them on foil to dry.  Push the straw into the middle of each marshmallow and make a kabob out of them, top with a Peeps.Peeps on a stick, White Chocolate Covered peeps with jelly bean tails.  Quick and Easy Easter treat idea #Easter, #peeps, #Dessert,If you wanted to bring these for a kids party or a gift you can fill a cup with jelly beans, top it off with Easter grass and put the “Peeps Kabobs” in a cello bag and stick them into the cup.  Makes for a low cost, adorable treat.
Peeps Kabobs, How to Make Peeps Kabobs and fun and easy Easter Treat, #Peeps, #Easter, #EastDessertIdeasIf you like this project you might also like these:

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Peeps on a stick, White Chocolate Covered peeps with jelly bean tails.  Quick and Easy Easter treat idea #Easter, #peeps, #Dessert,

Peeps on a stick covered in white Chocolate

Peeps bouquet for Easter, Quick easy treat or gift idea that is SUPER cute.  How to make chocolate peeps #Peeps, #Easter, #Dessert

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Cream of ASPARAGUS SOUP RECIPE, quick and easy #Soup, #ASPARAGUS SOUP Cream of Asparagus soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalks celery, chopped
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and  chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cream of Asparagus soup recipe

Wash and dry your vegetables. Peel the tough skin off the bottom of the asparagus.
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Chop into 1 inch segments
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Steam or boil till tender.  Normally about 7-10 minutes.
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In a 3 quart sauce pot, add 2 tablespoons butter, chopped onion, garlic powder and celery. Cook over medium heat  till onions start to turn translucent (normally 7-8 minutes).
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Add 3 tablespoon of flour into the pot. Stir around and  cook to get rid of the “raw” flour taste .  Cook about 2 minutes  (medium/ low heat) stirring to prevent clumping or burning.  Add chicken broth and milk at the same time, stir and bring  to a boil.  The flour mixture will start to thicken the broth.
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Add onion/ broth mixture along with your steamed asparagus to a blender.  Save a few of the asparagus tops for garnish. ONLY FILL THE BLENDER HALF WAY and do not put the cover on tight.  Just cover with a towel and mix.  Blend till smooth and creamy (about 1-1/2 minutes).  Salt and pepper to taste, serve hot…. enjoy!
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You can find my Bread Stick recipe here
 Cream of Asparagus soup recipe
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalks celery, chopped
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Wash and dry your vegetables. Peel the tough skin off the bottom of the asparagus.

Chop into 1 inch segments

Steam or boil till tender. Normally about 7-10 minutes.

In a 3 quart sauce pot, add 2 tablespoons butter, chopped onion, garlic powder and celery. Cook over medium heat till onions start to turn translucent (normally 7-8 minutes).

Add 3 tablespoon of flour into the pot. Stir around and let cook to get rid of the “raw” flour taste . Cook about 2 minutes (medium/ low heat) stirring to prevent clumping or burning. Add chicken broth and milk at the same time, stir and bring back to a boil. The flour mixture will start to thicken the broth.

Add onion/ broth mixture along with your steamed asparagus to a blender. Save a few of the asparagus tops for garnish. ONLY FILL THE BLENDER HALF WAY and do not put the cover on tight. Just cover with a towel and mix. Blend till smooth and creamy (about 1-2 minutes). Salt and pepper to taste…. enjoy!

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Loaded Blondies, Congo Bars, The Best Blondie Recipe, The Best Congo Bar Recipe, Money Saving RecipesLoaded Blondies by Tiffany

Blondies, Congos, whatever you call them, I call them straight up goodness! ;) I’ll never forgot the first time I tried and adapted a recipe for these bars from an old community cookbook I got years ago. Our taste buds hit the roof, I’ve been making these babies ever since. Here’s my loaded version from the original.

I pictured these on my goodie platters this year and I couldn’t wait to make them. They’re slightly crunchy outside, chewy in the middle and loaded with semi-sweet chips, toasted coconut, pecans and toffee bits. They make this gal do the foodie happy dance, (more like the funky chicken dance.) I wanted to share them with you in advance.

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips + more for topping bars
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate english toffee bits + more for topping bars
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut + more for topping bars
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped + plus more for topping bars

 Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Confection Setting
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish; set aside.
  3. In a standing mixer, beat butter and sugars for 10 minutes.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  5. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; whisk.
  6. Slowly stir in flour to creamed mixture.
  7. Stir in chips, toffee bits, toasted coconut and nuts.
  8. Mixture will be thick. Scoop into greased baking dish. Top with desired amounts of chips, toffee bits, toasted coconut and nuts. Gently press toppings down into the mixture.
  9. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes clean.

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Cashew Chicken and Broccoli, one pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes.  Quick Meal ideas #CashewChicken, #BroccoliChicken, #Recipe

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli ~ One pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes

I needed a meal FAST tonight, nothing sounded good…. so I decided to invent something.  I have done this since I was a a teen, I get an idea in my head and then “invent” the recipe.  Some times it is amazing and some times it means we have cold cereal for dinner…lol. I was throwing everything into one pan a pan and my 9 year old said, “MOM you know you just put nuts in with the broccoli and chicken…. did you mean to do that”.  Made me laugh.

Good news is this recipe took less than 15 minutes to make (same time as it took the rice to cook) and it turned out awesome.  My whole family ate it up, it will be one we make again for sure.

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli, one pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes.  Quick Meal ideas #CashewChicken, #BroccoliChicken, #Recipe

Recipe yields 4 servings (fed my family of 6 with left overs, but we have small kids at home)

Prep time 5 min, Cook time 10 minutes

You will need:

  • 4 cups raw broccoli
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1-2 cups cooked chicken ( you can even use canned chicken if you’re in a rush)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock

Add at the end of cooking:

  • 1/4 cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons corn starch

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli, one pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes.  Quick Meal ideas #CashewChicken, #BroccoliChicken, #Recipe  In a large skillet add the broccoli, cashews, onion, cooked chicken, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, oil and chicken stock.  Turn on high heat, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Once at a boil turn to medium heat and let boil for 7-8 minutes till broccoli is tender.  Once broccoli is cooked, stir in the corn starch water blend.  This will thicken your sauce, stir till well blended  and sauce has formed, take off heat.  Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy!

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1 pintrestMy kids love to paint! 
Why not make a craft project with your kids using food coloring and milk ? 
My kids range from 7-17 years of age,
and they all loved making their own piece of art out of bread.
2 ingredientsSupplies:
White Bread
Milk
Clean paint brush
Food Coloring
3 foodcoloringGather 4 cups and 4 spoons-
Pour 1/8 cup of milk in each cup with 3-5 drops of food coloring; stir.
4 painted breadPaint a fun design.  DO NOT apply too much milk so that the bread is soaked. 
Apply a small amount of milk on the brush and lightly paint onto the bread. 
If too much milk is added, it is okay, it will not completely dry when toasted. 
Yet, it taste just the same.
5toasted breadToast the bread.  The toasted area will turn brown where the color is not at. 
My daughter cut out some butterflies with a cookie-cutter and painted them too.
6 butterfly

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Jalapeno Bacon Popper Dip

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I had a “girls night” with my cousins this weekend, so it gave me the chance to whip up a new dip. It turned out amazing and even my kids liked it! As my 4 year old said, “Mom these spicy pickles are good”. The best part about this dip is you can have a great flavor of the Jalapeno peppers with out the heat.  If you want to spice it up, add more peppers or leave some of the seeds in, but this mild version was perfect for my family.

Jalapeno Bacon Popper Dip

You will need:

  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 jalapeno peppers  diced(take the seeds out) if you want it hotter 4 peppers
  • 1/3 cup cooked and crumbled bacon  (save a bit back for garnish)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon parsley

Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon, a quick and easy dip that is warm  and cheesy and will have your party guest asking for MORE, #PoppersDip, #JalapenoDip, #Party, #Recipe

This is the fastest and easiest dip, but taste like you worked on it for hours.  Mix all the ingredients together, till well blended.  Spread on the bottom of a 9×9 baking dish, top with crumbled bacon.  Bake in the oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes till edges are golden brown.

TIP: I like to bake mine in two smaller dishes (reduced cooking time a few minutes) I like the dip best when HOT and cheesy right out of the oven.  If I cook it in two pans at different times I can put one out at the start of the party, and pull the second one out once the first one is gone.

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