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Vegetarian Enchiladas

Being that I run a household with many different diet requirements, I thought I’d share one of our absolute favorite vegetarian meals – for my vegetarian friends. This recipe is hearty, simple and very satisfying. The carnivores in the house don’t even miss the meat – now that’s saying something!

*Notes* This is a great freezer meal. Make one for now, freeze one for later. To bake frozen enchiladas, remove from freezer, bring enchiladas slightly to room temp. Remove lid, cover with aluminum foil. If covered with plastic wrap and foil, remove plastic wrap, bake as directed. Add additional time to make sure the enchiladas are baked all the way through. Approx. 1 hr.

Ingredients

  • approx. 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 small yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • approx. 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups broccoli slaw
  • handful of fresh chopped cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz.) quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 16 flour tortillas
  • medium vintage white cheddar cheese, shredded – desired amount
  • fresh mozzarella, shredded – desired amount
  • 1 can (28 oz.) enchilada sauce ( I use El Pato)
  • 1 can (2.25 oz.) sliced olives

Directions

  1. In a large non stick skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, zucchini, squash, onion, mushroom, red pepper and broccoli slaw. Cook, tossing frequently, until zucchini and squash are slightly fork tender. Reduce heat to low, add drained artichokes and fresh cilantro; toss. Remove from heat. Set aside
  2. Warm tortillas. Keep tortillas warm in a tortilla warmer. This will keep them pliable and easy to fold when making the enchiladas.
  3. Pour approx. 1 1/2 cups of enchilada sauce into a round baking dish.
  4. Dip tortillas in enchilada sauce, fill with approx. 1/4 cup vegetable filling, top vegetables with desired amount of both cheeses; fold. Place enchiladas in TWO 3 qt. baking dishes for a total of eight each, in each dish. Top enchiladas with additional enchilada sauce, vintage white cheddar, mozzarella, remainder vegetables, olives and cilantro if desired. At this point they can be frozen. Cover with lids and freeze. If you do not have lids, cover each baking dish with a layer of plastic wrap and a layer of foil, freeze.  See notes for baking instructions if freezing.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 40 minutes. Serve.

 

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I am excited to let you know that this week we will be working with Eggo.  We have been selected as a Chief Waffle Officer and get to share 7 amazing recipes with you, all featuring Eggo’s.  Everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack!  I hope these recipes give you some creative ideas, because you can make your own and enter them in the Great Eggo Waffle Off for a chance to win $5000!

Day 1 ~ Eggo Breakfast Kebabs

Day 2Smore Waffles Please, Snack Recipe

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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Waffle Bars by Tiffany

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I’ve had concocting recipes with Eggo waffles this week.

When I was loading up on Eggo waffles, to start developing recipes,  I came across Eggo Wafflers, Strawberry Strudel flavor – I knew right away what I was going to do. The image of these bars just popped in my head. I literally saw them in my mind and knew I just HAD to make them.

Eggo Week Of Waffles, No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Waffle Bars, Dessert Recipes, Eggo Chief Waffle Officer,Money Saving Recipe Gone are the days when waffles were served only for breakfast. Here’s a spectacular dessert that will be sure to turn heads and bring smiles. Plus, from start to finish they only took 30 minutes to make. Between a layer of strawberry strudel wafflers you will find a no bake cream cheese filling with fresh sliced strawberries, dunked in chocolate and then rolled in nuts.  Mmmm!

Yields 8 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 box (10.7) Eggo Wafflers Strawberry Strudel
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup fresh whipped cream – Recipe below
  • Approx. 8 strawberries from a one pound package, washed, hulled and sliced
  • 1 bag (11.5 oz)  milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts – walnuts, pecans or chopped/sliced/slivered almonds

Fresh Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Toast wafflers per package directions. Remove from toaster and set wafflers on a cooling rack. Set aside. Do not let them cool on a plate, because condensation may occur on the bottom of wafflers.
  2. Let’s make the fresh whipped cream. In a standing mixer combine whipping cream and 1/2 cup powdered sugar, beat until stiff. Spoon out whipped cream into a separate bowl, set aside. No need to wash out mixing bowl.
  3. Now let’s make the cheesecake filling. In your standing mixer combine cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 cup whipped cream; beat until smooth. Place bowl in the fridgerator until ready to use.
  4. In a double boiler, melt milk chocolate. Once chocolate is melted turn off heat.
  5. Line a medium to large baking sheet with a piece of waxed paper. Set aside.
  6. Let’s assemble these babies, shall we?! Gently cut or separate wafflers. Spread cheesecake mixture on the inside of each waffler. Now lay a layer of strawberries down the center. Put the second waffler on top to make a sandwich. Dip one end of the bar in melted chocolate and sprinkle with nuts. Lay bars on waxed paper lined baking sheet. Refridgerate bars until chocolate sets or ready to serve.

*****NOTES*****

You will have approx. 3 tablespoons of melted chocolate left over and approx. 1 cup of the cheesecake filling.  Since you only use approx. 8 strawberries from a one pound package for this recipe, we just used  up the remainder strawberries by dipping our left over berries in the chocolate and cheesecake filling. Mmmm!

Disclaimer Eggo supplied the tools needed to create the recipes show above and a stipend.

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30 Minute Whole Wheat Pizza Dough,Quick And Easy Dinners, Money Saving Recipes, Quick Pizza Dough Recipe, Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe30 Minute Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe ~ Quick And Easy Dinner by Tiffany

I love homemade pizza! How about you? One night, like most nights, I was in a hurry to get dinner on the table and feed my belly aching, hungry five. I reached for a recipe that I adapted and had played around with quite a bit a while back from allrecipes. This is now one of my “Go To” recipes when I’m in a pinch for time and have five little monkeys screaming, “We’re hungry!” The results were unanimous, thumbs up all around.

*This recipe was tested using a regular round pizza pan and a pizza stone. I highly recommend using a pizza stone with this recipe. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F.)
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unbleached whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more to coat bowl

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the yeast and warm water. Let stand until creamy, about five minutes.
  3. Grease a large bowl with olive oil. (Not the 2 tablespoons) Set aside.
  4. In a standing mixer with dough hook attached, combine flours, salt, sugar, olive oil and yeast mixture. Beat until smooth and dough is formed. Transfer dough to greased bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel. Let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  5. While dough is rising, place pizza stone in the oven to heat it.
  6. Shape dough and place on HOT pizza stone.
  7. Top crust with favorite pizza sauce and toppings.
  8. Bake pizza in preheated 400 degree F. oven for 10-15 minutes or until sides of crust are golden brown.

30 Minute Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe ~ Quick And Easy Dinner
 
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30 Min Whole Wheat Pizza Dough recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F.)
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unbleached whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more to coat bowl
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the yeast and warm water. Let stand until creamy, about five minutes.
  3. Grease a large bowl with olive oil. (Not the 2 tablespoons) Set aside.
  4. In a standing mixer with dough hook attached, combine flours, salt, sugar, olive oil and yeast mixture. Beat until smooth and dough is formed. Transfer dough to greased bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel. Let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  5. While dough is rising, place pizza stone in the oven to heat it.
  6. Shape dough and place on HOT pizza stone.
  7. Top crust with favorite pizza sauce and toppings.
  8. Bake pizza in preheated 400 degree F. oven for 10-15 minutes or until sides of crust are golden brown.

 

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EASTER CHICKS DEVILED EGGS quick and easy DIY, These are so cute! How to make deviled eggs, Deviled Egg chicksIf you want your deviled eggs to be the star of the party, how about making them into these cute little Easter Chicks.  They are rather simple to make and “cheep” too.  This week you can pick up eggs at Walgreens for $1 a dozen and many stores have them even less than that.  SO are you ready to get started? You will need (whole project takes about 45 minutes)

  • 3 Quart Cooking Pot with lid
  • zip lock bag or pipping bag
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Mayo
  • 3-4 Tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1 baby carrot
  • 1 pickle
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh Spinach cut into shreds (to look like grass)

I have found the best way to make boiled eggs is to put 12 in the bottom of a 3 quart pan.  Cover with water (have the water about 1 inch over the eggs).  With the lid off bring the eggs to a boil once they have reached a FULL rolling boil, let them boil for 2 minutes.  Turn the heat off, put the lid on and let them stand for 15 minutes.  Once 15 minutes has passed take them out and put them in an ice bath cooling them, so you can then peel them. Once you have all 12 eggs peeled, cut a SMALL section off the wide end, this will create a flat surface so the eggs can stand up and not roll on the plate.  On the narrow end cut a wider section off that will become the chicks hat (about 1/3 of the egg) Carefully pop the yolks out into a bowl.  Depending on where the yolk was in the egg, part of it may be in the hat portion.  If you need to cut the yolk up a bit so the egg does not break apart. Use a fork to smash the yolks into small pieces.  If you do not get them small enough your middles will be rather lumpy… so get it as small as you can. Once you have the yolks broken up add 1/3 cup mayo, 3 tablespoons pickle juice, add salt and pepper to taste.  If you find your mixture is still to thick you can thin it down with more pickle juice.  Mix well and place in a ziplock bag or a pipping bag that you would normally use from frosting. To make the Chicks eyes cut a small pickle length wise , into 4 thin strips.  Then cut those thin strips into even smaller section to create a little eye.  Do the same thing to a baby carrot, but cut the 4 thin strips into a triangle shape for the chicks beak. Cut the corner off the end of your zip lock back with a pair of scissors, and fill each egg.  Place the top of the egg back on at an angle so you can see the chicks face.  Add the eyes and beak and you are done.  I  shredded some spinach to create the look of grass, and simple as that you have created some very cute little chicks.    You almost feel guilty when you bite their little heads off…lol.EASTER CHICKS DEVILED EGGS quick and easy DIY, These are so cute! How to make deviled eggs, Deviled Egg chicks

Hope you enjoy this simple money saving recipe!

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