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Its a great meal, Charlie Brown! Don’t Forget the Peanuts Gang Cupcakes!

Are you dippers? I mean true dippers who dip everything? We are a family of dippers. We love to dip everything and we love all kinds of dips. We love dips so much that my children have created their own. They call it “double dip” and have even had the recipe published in our church’s cookbook. Double Dip is made by mixing equal parts ranch dressing and ketchup.

Double Dip Recipe

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp ketchup

2 Tbsp ranch dressing

Double Dip mix half ketchup with half ranch dressing

Directions:

Put ketchup and ranch dressing in a small bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Double Dip all mixed together

The perfect dippers for double dip are Tyson® Chicken Strips. For protein powered snacking or easy finger food dinners we serve Tyson® Chicken Strips with Double Dip, barbecue sauce, and honey mustard. Paired with some cheesy broccoli and we have a very happily dipping family and a delicious meal. It’s a great meal, Charlie Brown!

Tyson Chicken Strips and dips and cheesy broccoli

 

We also love a reason to celebrate and the new Peanuts Movie is definitely a cause for celebration. The Peanuts Movie is available Only in Theaters and to celebrate we made Peanuts Gang cupcakes. Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, and Schroeder were our inspiration for these cupcakes.

Peanuts Gang Cupcakes featuring Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus , and Schroeder

How to make Peanuts Gang Cupcakes:

Ingredients:

Your favorite cupcakes

yellow frosting

red frosting

blue frosting

dark blue frosting

brown frosting

black frosting

Directions:

  1. Frost several cupcakes with a smooth layer of each of the following colors: yellow, blue, red, and dark blue.
  2. On the lighter blue cupcakes add mini chocolate chips to create polka dots t0 look like Sally’s dress. Note: Instead of blue you could also do pink frosting for Sally’s dress.
  3. On the yellow cupcakes, use a thin frosting tip to create a chevron stripe across the middle of the cupckae with brown frosting to look like Charlie Brown’s shirt.
  4. On both the red and dark blue cupcakes, add thin stripes using black frosting.

I think these cupcakes are just adorable. They were really easy to decorate. Watch the video to see exactly how I made each cupcake character.

 

 

Is your family excited for the new Peanuts movie? I know we certainly are especially as the holidays approach. It is a family tradition to watch all the Peanuts holiday specials. How will you celebrate the new movie? If you have a favorite dip, please share. My big and little dippers are always willing to try a new dip.

Quick Chicken Pot Pie

Quick Chicken Pot Pie

Quick Chicken Pot Pie

Kids gone back to school yet? Need a quick and easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy?

The reason I love this Quick Chicken Pot Pie recipe is because it is quick, easy, taste amazing and I usually keep most of these ingredients on hand all the time. I can throw this recipe together in about 30 minutes and enjoy more time with my family! I usually double this recipe and make two pies and I freeze the other for a night that I’m really in a rush or if a friend is in need!Continue reading

One Pot Jambalaya With Turkey Sausage Recipe

One Pot Jambalaya With Turkey Sausage Recipe

One Pot Jambalaya With Turkey Sausage Recipe

School will be back in session before you know it, so that means it’s back to homework, after school activities, and sometimes a little crazy. I don’t know about you, but sometimes by the time I get home at night I’m not in the mood to make a 4 course meal. Any mama’s out there feel like that? Ha! So on those days I’m thankful that I have a few one pot meals recipes. One of my family’s favorite easy weeknight meals is my One Pot Jambalaya With Turkey Sausage Recipe!  It’s spicy, filling, and most importantly, it’s easy! Let’s check out how to make it:Continue reading

July 30, 2015

Teriyaki Salmon Recipe with a Sriracha Glaze

Teriyaki Salmon Recipe with Sriracha Glaze

salmon recipe

I hope everyone is having a great week! I’m continuing on my journey to a healthy lifestyle and I’m always trying to think of new and yummy recipes that are not only good for you but taste great. Because let’s face it, no matter how good for a you a food is, if it doesn’t taste good, you are not going to want to eat it. As I’m typing I’m choking down a protein shake, because I know I need it, but I don’t like it lol. (Side note, if you have a great recipe for a good tasting protein shake please feel free to leave me a comment with the recipe!). This was not the case with dinner last night however, it was healthy and tasted awesome! So I thought I would share my Teriyaki Salmon Recipe with a Sriracha Glaze Recipe! 
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One Pan Mexican Quinoa Recipe

One Pan Mexican Quinoa Recipe

One Pan Mexican Quinoa Recipe

As most of you know, I’ve been trying to take control of my health and eat better. Which I’ll admit, hasn’t been easy. But I’m learning as I go and this week I learned that I really LOVE quinoa! It’s got a great texture and can be flavored in so many different ways. Today I wanted to share with you my first recipe I have made with quinoa, which resulted in this amazingly easy One Pan Mexican Quinoa Recipe! This recipe has a great flavor, a spicy kick, and the best part is that it’s pretty good for you! Let’s check out how to make it shall we?Continue reading

How to Make Waffles with Sweet Potato Fries!

How to Make Waffles with Sweet Potato Fries!

Get ready to be blown away or at least have your socks knocked off. I honestly don’t know how or when the idea popped into my head but I thought about making waffles using french fries and thought it sounded like a fun way to cook fries. Then I thought if waffles made with french fires sounds good, what about waffles made with sweet potato fries. I LOVE sweet potatoes and always order sweet potato fries instead of regular fries when I have the option. So if the idea of making waffles with sweet potatoes fries has not knocked your socks off yet trust me they will go flying when you find out how easy it is and how great they taste.

how to make waffles with sweet potato fries

How to Make Waffles with Sweet Potato Fries!

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