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Cola Chops (Cola-Cooked Pork Chops)

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is an easy, Southern main dish, the kids will love this…

Ingredients:

  • 8 pork chops
  • 1 cup cola-flavored carbonated beverage
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  cola chops
  2. Place pork chops in a 9×13 inch baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together the cola and ketchup.
  3. Pour over chops and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  4. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour, or until pork is cooked through and internal temperature has reached 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Enjoy!

Recipe by: Chiara Wine “Easy, Southern main dish.”

This recipe and image are courtesy and property of Allrecipes.com / Chiara Wine

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Easy & Healthy Toddler Meal Ideas

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

Finding the right things to feed your toddler can be difficult and stressful. Here’s some links that should help you on your (almost) never-ending quest to feed your child the right foods…

  •  40 Healthy Toddler Meals – The Lean Green Bean – CLICK HERE! child-1207329_1280
  • Toddler Lunch Ideas | Parenting – CLICK HERE!
  • 17 Best ideas about Healthy Toddler Meals on Pinterest – CLICK HERE!
  • Recipes for Young Toddlers: 18-24 Months | Cooking Light – CLICK HERE!
  • 42 Delicious Meal Ideas for Fussy Toddlers | Recipes | Food Network UK – CLICK HERE!
  • Healthy Meals for Toddlers – Whole New Mom – CLICK HERE!

 

The above image is courtesy of Pixabay.comspeaknow 

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Cheesy Italian Tortellini (Slow Cooker)

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

Here’s a super easy slow cooker recipe for Cheesy Italian Tortellini, that’s right I said “Slow Cooker”. Take a look…

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef  recipe
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated or fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Crumble the ground beef and Italian sausage into a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain.
  2. Combine the ground meats, marinara sauce, mushrooms, and tomatoes in a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on LOW heat for 7 to 8 hours.
  3. Stir in the tortellini, and sprinkle the mozzarella and cheddar cheese over the top. Cover and cook for 15 more minutes on LOW, or until the tortellini is tender.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: TRACY STALLARD“This easy cheesy slow cooker dish is my family’s favorite. Make it once and I bet you’ll make it once a month from now on.”

Image and recipe are courtesy and property of AllRecipes.comTRACY STALLARD

 

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Left Over Eggs? Delicious Egg Salad Recipe!

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

Have some leftover Easter eggs? I know you do!

Delicious Egg Salad 

Prep - 10 m         Cook - 15 m          Ready In - 35 m

Ingredients:   egg salad

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

  1. Place egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
  2. Place the chopped eggs in a bowl, and stir in the mayonnaise, mustard and green onion. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. Stir and serve on your favorite bread or crackers.

Enjoy!

Recipe and image By:wifeyluvs2cook and courtesy of Allrecipes.com 

 

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Crustless Spinach Quiche

Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

Here’s an easy and delicious Spring or Summer recipe!

Crustless Spinach Quiche

Prep - 20 m       Cook - 30 m       Ready In - 50 m

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil   quiche
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups shredded Muenster cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Stir in spinach and continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. Add spinach mixture and stir to blend. Scoop into prepared pie pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Recipe By:ANY14TNS “I serve this in the summer for brunch with a side of sausage links and a fresh fruit bowl!”

This recipe and image are sole property and courtesy of Allrecipes.comANY14TNS

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Playgroup Granola Bars

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

Want to bring something different and delicious to playgroup? This is it!

Playgroup Granola Bars

Prep – 15 m       Cook – 35 m      Ready In - 50 m

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats  granola bars
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, raisins and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well using your hands. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.

Recipe by: PREGOCOOK “My girlfriend brought these granola bars over for a playgroup one morning and ever since they’ve been a staple! My son requests them almost daily so I usually triple the recipe and make 2 trays so we have plenty on hand.”

This image and recipe are sole property and courtesy of Allrecipes.comPREGOCOOK

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Toddler Muffins (Sneaky Muffins)

Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

These Toddler muffins, I call them “Sneaky Muffins”, they’re Sneakily healthy…. and are filled with bananas, carrots, and oats. They are healthy but…your toddler will never know! Take a look…

Prep - 15 m      Cook - 15 m       Ready In – 30 m

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened toddlers muffins
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, or to taste
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) jar baby food squash
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 mini muffin cups or 12 standard muffin cups.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in the mashed bananas, squash, carrots, and eggs. Stir in the flour, oat bran, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt until just combined. Spoon the batter equally into the prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. Store at room temperature for up to two days, or freeze.

Enjoy! 

Recipe by: Lori “Mini muffins for finicky toddlers with the addition of fruit and veggies. My son is 2 and has been eating these for a year. I always keep a supply in the freezer, he loves them frozen especially when new teeth are coming in! Adults love them too. Great for play groups! Recipe makes 24 mini muffins or 12 regular-size muffins.”

This recipe and image are courtesy of Allrecipes.com / Lori

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Jellybean Bark (Easter Treat)

Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

Easter is just around the corner, Sunday, April 16 to be exact. Here’s a fun and super easy recipe for everyone to enjoy!

Ingredients: easter treat

  • 1 pound white confectioners’ coating
  • 1 pound jellybeans

Directions:

  1. Line a jelly roll pan with waxed paper and set aside.
  2. Melt the white confectioners’ coating in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Spread the melted white confectioners’ coating onto the prepared pan. Sprinkle the jellybeans over the top.
  3. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces to serve.

Enjoy!

Recipe By: Christina
“This is a delicious recipe reminiscent of the peppermint bark made at Christmastime that uses a favorite Easter treat. Fun and easy to make too! Everyone really enjoys the combination of creamy white chocolate and fruity jellybeans. Use your favorite, but I always go for the small pectin variety. Hope you enjoy!”

This recipe and image are courtesy of Allrecipes.com  / Christina 

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Monkey Milk (The kids will LOVE this)

Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is a great breakfast drink or after school snack!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large banana  monkey milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Combine banana, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract in a blender.
  2. blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses; garnish with cinnamon.

Recipe by: icookfor3 “Bananas and milk come together in a delicious and easy on-the-go breakfast. Also great for a healthy after-school snack! If you chill the banana ahead of time your drink will be cool and refreshing.” 

This recipe and image are courtesy and sole property of  Allrecipes.comicookfor3

 

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Cheddar Baked Chicken

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is one that the entire family should LOVE! Give it a try tonight!

Cheddar Baked Chicken

Prep - 10 m       Cook - 40 m       Ready In - 50 m

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted  cheddar chicken
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a medium baking dish with 1/4 cup melted butter.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg and milk. In a third bowl, mix the cheese, bread crumbs, cereal. Dredge chicken pieces in the flour mixture, dip in the egg mixture, then press in the breadcrumb mixture to coat. Arrange in the prepared baking dish. Drizzle 2 tablespoons butter evenly over chicken.
  3. Bake 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until coating is golden brown and chicken juices run clear.

Recipe By: Judy -  “This recipe is very quick and easy to prepare. The flavors blend to make it rather tasty. It is great with plain white rice and your favorite vegetable. Why not give it a try?”

The above recipe and image is sole property and courtesy of AllRecipes.com / Judy

 

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