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Salted Almond and Pistachio Bark Recipe

Disclosure: This nutty recipe has been sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios. I may be nuts but all opinions and ideas are my own. 

Salted Almond and Pistachio Bark Recipe

Let’s talk about nuts! Not just any nuts but specifically Wonderful Pistachios. When I think of pistachios I always think of pistachio pudding. You know the light green pudding that tasted great but just seemed a little off because it was smooth pudding with hard nuts in it. Well at least it seemed weird to me. Anyway I digress, back to pistachios. I decided to try a new recipe that is a bit more sophisticated than pistachio pudding but so easy and absolutely delicious: Salted Almond and Pistachio Bark.

Salted Almond and Pistachio Bark

Salted Almond and Pistachio Bark Recipe

Salted Almond and Pistachio Bark Ingredients

Ingredients:

1 lb 60% cocao, semisweet chocolate, chopped

1/2 c Wonderful Pistachios, chopped

1/2 c almonds, chopped

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp coarse flake sea salt

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April 15, 2015

Recipe for Garlic Shrimp

Recipe for Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Ginger Shrimp Over Spinach

Recipe for Garlic Shrimp

Preparing healthy meal for your family isn’t hard with this 10 minute dinner idea. My family loves shrimp so I always make this Garlic Ginger Shrimp Over Spinach for them and they love it. This Recipe for Garlic Shrimp is a simple recipe that takes just minutes to prepare and has only five ingredients.

Recipe for Garlic Shrimp: Garlic Ginger Shrimp Over Spinach

Ingredients:

Olive Oil
1 lb of Shrimp frozen or fresh
Bag of fresh spinach
Frozen peppers or fresh
Head of garlic
Ginger

Garlic Ginger Shrimp Over Spinach

Take out two pans and coat both with olive oil

In one of the pans put the head of garlic. You will need a TBS or two cloves. Then you put in the shrimp after you have deveined them and peeled them. I cut the garlic so I can remove it after a I cook the shrimp on medium heat. It usually takes about five to seven minutes they will turn pink when they are done.

Garlic Ginger Shrimp Over Spinach

While the shrimp is cooking place the olive oil in the spinach pan. Then put in the peppers. I usually cook them about a minute prior to adding the spinach on medium heat. Be reminded that the spinach will shrink so make sure you have enough. I usually use the whole bag.

spinach

Then once the spinach is cooked your will take it out of the pan and place the shrimp on top. Do not forget to take out the ginger.

Recipe for Garlic Shrimp

This dish is easy to spice up if you add pepper flakes or a hot sauce.

Easy Pad Thai Recipe

Got some extra shrimps? You should also try my Easy Pad Thai Recipe

Also try these other Shrimp Recipes:

Shrimp Pasta Salad Recipe
Shrimp Clean Eating Recipe
Wholly™ Roasted Tomato Bloody Mary with Shrimp Recipe
Shrimp Salad

SNICKERS® Extreme Peanut Butter No Bake Cheesecake

When I am hungry it is ugly. Period. But when I need a chocolate fix it gets even uglier. Imagine Medusa mixed with the Wicked Witch and you get the idea. So on a recent quest for something to satisfy my chocolate craving before things got ugly I decided to make this SNICKERS® Extreme Peanut Butter No Bake Cheesecake.

Snickers Peanut Butter No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

SNICKERS® Extreme Peanut Butter No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients:

Crust:

2 cups crushed graham crackers

1/2 c butter melted

2 Tbsp sugar

Cheesecake:

2 80z pkgs cream cheese

2 8oz containers cool whip

SNICKERS®  Peanut Butter Squares Bars

4 Tbsp sugar

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April 14, 2015

Make Your Own Watermelon Pizza

Watermelon Pizza

My kids were helping me with the grocery list and we were talking about what kind of fruit we should buy for the week. I find that if I let them pick out the fruits and vegetables that they want then they are more likely to eat them. Well my boys wanted to try blackberries and I wanted them to try kiwi again. As parents our philosophy is to keep offering foods they don’t like in the hopes that eventually they will come to like more foods. It usually works but can sometimes take a lot of tries before they start liking new or previously disliked foods. So I thought we would try to make our own watermelon pizza.

Make your own watermelon fruit pizza recipe

Here’s how to make yummy Watermelon Pizza

My kids love watermelon, grapes, and blueberries. So for our watermelon pizzas we used 3 fruits they already like and introduced two new ones, blackberries and kiwi. The watermelon fruit pizza was the perfect way for them to be able to try small bites of the new fruits without wasting a lot of food.Continue reading

The Moscow Mule! Reviving a Classic!


Summer is coming! I know it is a little hard to believe after a long cold snowy winter in many parts of the country but soon enough we will all be complaining about the heat and humidity. Even those of us who worship the sun and vow not to complain will at some point wither in the heat of our favorite season. I have found the perfect summer drink to cool you down, a Moscow Mule!

The Moscow Mule is a true classic summer chiller

What is a Moscow Mule?

I know I had the same question the first time I heard of it. So I did a little research. The term mule (or sometimes buck) refers to a family of mixed drinks that use ginger or ginger beer.  The Moscow Mule was a popular drink in the 1950’s. The combination an unknown liquor initially unpopular in the US with ginger beer (that itself was not selling too well) in a fancy copper mug became a huge success. The copper mug is the signature serving glass and also keeps the drink very cold making this a perfect cocktail for hot summer evenings! The Moscow Mule was name as such because of a common misconception that vodka is largely imported from Russia. This is not the case but the name stuck. Just try to find Russian vodka at the liquor store, good luck!

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April 7, 2015

Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Recipe

Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Recipe

Homemade Egg McMuffins Recipe

Need to cook for a crowd? This Baked Eggs in a Muffin Tin Recipe is a lifesaver. This is perfect for making quick breakfast or snack for your family or even for a team or group. I love making this because it saves me a lot of time and the eggs are cooked perfectly. These baked eggs can be used in a lot of different breakfast sandwich recipes. One of my family’s favorite recipe for these baked eggs is my Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Recipe which is a great healthy breakfast recipe.

Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Recipe

egg mcmuffins ingredients

Ingredients:

12 eggs

12 english muffins

1/2 lb of thickly cut ham

1/2 lb of sharp cheddar sliced

salt and pepper to taste

optional tomato or spinach

Here are some muffin pans that you can use:

First make your Baked Eggs in a Muffin Tin

Baked Eggs in a Muffin Tin Recipe

Here’s how to make Baked Eggs in a Muffin Tin

Spray the muffin tin with cooking spray

egg breakfast sandwich

Then crack one egg per muffin opening

egg breakfast sandwich

Preheat the oven to 350 degree

baked eggs

cook in the muffin tin for 10-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven

eggs in oven cooked

Now time to fix your Homemade Egg McMuffins

egg mcmuffins breakfast recipe

Assemble the Egg McMuffins by placing ham, eggs, sharp cheddar on your muffins. You can sprinkle salt and pepper to taste or add sliced tomatoes or some spinach.

Egg Muffins

Also try this Egg Recipes for Kids: Egg Muffins

More egg recipes:

How to Make Deviled Eggs
Easy Egg Salad Recipes
Eggs in a Mug
Pickled Eggs
Grown-up Green Eggs and Ham

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