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Healthy Halloween Treats, Jack O Lantern Quesadilla #Pumpkins, #Halloween, #HealthyTreatsJack-O-Lantern Quesadilla

Food that smiles at you is always fun to eat!  If you want to fill your families tummy with a quick yet healthy meal option on Halloween these are the perfect menu plan.  You can even cut out the face the day before, just keep them in a sealed bag, this makes them even faster to make.

Ingredients and Supplies

  • 2 tortillas
  • 4 slices of American cheese Or you can use 1/3 cup of your favorite grated cheese.
  • Knife to cut Jack o lantern face
  • Strawberry stem for garnish

Process
1. With a sharp knife, cut a Jack o lantern face into a tortilla. Discard cut out pieces.
2. Take another tortilla and cover it with 4 pieces of American cheese.
3. Place the jack o lantern tortilla on top of the cheese covered tortilla and microwave for 20 seconds.
4. Let cool for a few minutes.
5. Place a strawberry stem at the top for garnish.
6. ENJOY!

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Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Quesadilla

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Quesadilla 
Course Appetizer, Dessert Party Food, Lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 2 tortillas
  • 4 slices American cheese or 1/3 cup grated cheese
  • 1 Strawberry stem

Instructions

  1. 1. With a sharp knife, cut a Jack o lantern face into a tortilla. Discard cut out pieces.

    2. Take another tortilla and cover it with 4 pieces of American cheese.

    3. Place the jack o lantern tortilla on top of the cheese covered tortilla and microwave for 20 seconds.

    4. Let cool for a few minutes.

    5. Place a strawberry stem at the top for garnish.

    6. ENJOY!

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Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

Mexican Lentil Soup ~ Money Saving Recipe by Tiffany

I like to go meatless at least twice a week to help the foodie budget.  I love that lentils are so good for you! They are high in nutrition, and very budget friendly. Another great way to live on less!  I bet you have most, if not all the ingredients on hand that this recipe calls for.  You know what that would mean to feed a family of seven? It would cost you the bag of the lentils, which costs around $.82 Can I get a woot woot! Lentils also have a one year shelf life when stored dry. Lentils are a must for one of my pantry staples. I rely on this meal when I don’t feel like cooking. It’s a win. win. Quick, tasty and HEALTHY!

Here’s some great informative health facts about lentils

Ingredients:

  • 1 package 16 oz. lentils, rinsed
  • 2 quarts water = (8 cups)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons chicken base  (I use Organic Better Than Bouillon) found at Costco or Winco) See notes if using chicken bouillon cubes.
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • cheddar or Mexican cheese
  • tortilla chips, optional
  • fresh cilantro, chopped, optional

Directions:

Are you ready for the easiest directions in your life?! Combine all the ingredients in a large heavy duty pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for  approx. 50 minutes or until the lentils reach your desired tenderness. Ladle into bowls, top with desired amount of cheese and chopped fresh cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips if desired.

Notes: I have also used chicken instant bouillon & seasoning for this recipe. I have also used the cubes. I use Herb Ox brand chicken instant bouillon & seasoning and Herb Ox brand chicken bouillon cubes.  If using the chicken instant bouillon & seasoning  you will need 8 teaspoons. If using chicken bouillon cubes you will need 8 cubes.  1 teaspoon is = to 1 cube.

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Mexican Lentil Soup

Mexican Lentil Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican, Southwest
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz package Lentils rinsed
  • 2 quarts Water 8 cups
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 3 tbsp Chicken base (I use Organic Better Than Bouillon) found at Costco or Winco) See notes if using chicken bouillon cubes.
  • 1/4 cup Tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Cheddar Cheese to taste
  • Tortilla chips optional
  • Fresh Cilanto chopped optional

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large heavy duty pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for  approx. 50 minutes or until the lentils reach your desired tenderness. Ladle into bowls, top with desired amount of cheese and chopped fresh cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips if desired.

    Notes: I have also used chicken instant bouillon & seasoning for this recipe. I have also used the cubes. I use Herb Ox brand chicken instant bouillon & seasoning and Herb Ox brand chicken bouillon cubes.  If using the chicken instant bouillon & seasoning  you will need 8 teaspoons. If using chicken bouillon cubes you will need 8 cubes.  1 teaspoon is = to 1 cube.

    Mexican-Lentil-Soup

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I first posted these Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween, a few years ago. We have made them every year since then. We have improved or changed the recipe or creation process a little. So I thought I would update the post and share the new and improved version of our Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween with you. Printable version below.

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Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween

Are you looking for a fun treat idea to bring to your kids school or a Halloween party?  My mother-in-law made these for my kids and they absolutely adored them. In fact 6 year old squealed with joy when she opened the lid of the donut box and saw these looking back at her.

I love that anyone can make these, but they turn out so cute every time. We have made them with Krispy Kreme donuts as well as bakery donuts, they all work. You just have to make sure they have a hole in the middle to put the teeth in.  Last year was the first time I made them with chocolate and maple frosting and they still turned out!  SO do not stress if you can not find glazed donuts. In fact I think the colored teeth add a little character to the plate.  My kids call the ones with colored fangs, Monsters and the ones with clear teeth Vampires.

All you need is:

 Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween Directions:

Squish the vampire teeth together and press them into the middle of the donut hole. Pick your eyes, Chocolate chips, M&M’s or Candy Eyes and press them into the donut.  Simple as that you have a treat that is sure be a hit! Really even my 6 year old could make these, and they would still turn out cute!

 

Check out our How to Video

 

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Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween

Are you looking for a fun treat idea to bring to your kids school or a Halloween party? My mother-in-law made these for my kids and they absolutely adored them. In fact 6 year old squealed with joy when she opened the lid of the donut box and saw these looking back at her. I love that anyone can make these, but they turn out so cute every time. We have made them with Krispy Kreme donuts as well as bakery donuts, they all work. You just have to make sure they have a hole in the middle to put the teeth in. Last year was the first time I made them with chocolate and maple frosting and they still turned out! SO do not stress if you can not find glazed donuts. In fact I think the colored teeth add a little character to the plate. My kids call the ones with colored fangs, Monsters and the ones with clear teeth Vampires.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • All you need is:
  • Donuts or bagels if your trying to go low sugar
  • Chocolate chips M&M's or Candy Eyes
  • vampire teeth
  • Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween Directions:

Instructions

  1. Squish the vampire teeth together and press them into the middle of the donut hole. Pick your eyes, Chocolate chips, M&M's or Candy Eyes and press them into the donut. Simple as that you have a treat that is sure be a hit! Really even my 6 year old could make these, and they would still turn out cute!

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Pumpkin Spice Candied Pecans Recipe #Fall #Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Candied Pecans, #FallRecipes, #ThanksgivingRecipes, #HalloweenPumpkin Spice Candied Pecans

One of my favorite snacks is nuts, pecans, almonds and cashews are my favorite.   Fresh roasted or candied nuts and one of those things I can literally eat the whole pan.  Yummy Yummy Yummy. Trust me when I say they are as delicious as they look. These pecans are also perfect for giving as gifts. It’s an inexpensive way to make your friend’s and family’s mouth water all year long.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (you can find it in the bulk bins at WinCo)
  • 1 C Brown Sugar
  • 1 Lb. Pecans

In a large mixing bowl whisk your egg, water, and spice until it becomes foamy.  Next add  your pecans and sugar. Stir well till they are evenly coated. Spread in an even layer on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 250 for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

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Pumpkin Spice Pecans

Pumpkin Spice Pecans
Course Dessert, Dessert Party Food
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 lb pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk your egg, water, and spice until it becomes foamy.  Next add  your pecans and sugar. Stir well till they are evenly coated. Spread in an even layer on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 250 for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

    Pumpkin-Spice-Candied-Pecans

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