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June 12, 2015

Strawberry Shortcake On A Stick Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake On A Stick Recipe

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When it comes to the summer months, my family and I try to spend as much time outside as possible and that means making quick snacks that we all love. Over the weekend we had some friends over for a cook out and I wanted to make a dessert that the kids AND adults would love, and that you could eat outside without having to carry around a plate and silverware. So that is how my Strawberry Shortcake On A Stick Recipe was born. I had picked up 2 pounds of strawberries on sale at the store so I knew this would be the perfect recipe to use them on. Continue reading

June 11, 2015

Easy Fruit Parfait Recipe Featuring Yoplait

Easy Fruit Parfait Recipe Featuring Yoplait

?Summer time is here! It’s time to get outside and spend some time with our children. My daughter is a pretty active kid and loves to spend her days outside playing or in dance class with her friends. I like to make sure I keep her hydrated, and full so she is ready to play. I always know when it’s around 2pm because my daughter will come running in asking for an afternoon snack. Now I try to make sure that when it is snack time she doesn’t grab a soda and a bag of chips, I want a better for you snack for her that she will still love. Yoplait Yogurt is one of my daughter’s favorite snacks and we thought we would shake it up a bit and make it our own. So we headed to Wal-Mart to grab a few containers of Yoplait Yogurt and some fresh fruit to make an Easy Fruit Parfait Recipe!

Here is how to make this Easy Fruit Parfait Recipe Featuring Yoplait:

You Will Need:

  • 2 containers of your favorite flavor of Yoplait Yogurt
  • 1 cup Strawberries (sliced)
  • 2 cup Raspberry
  • 1/2 cup Granola

This recipe is SO easy to make you guys, and your kids are going to LOVE them. All you need to do is grab a mason jar and get your layer on! You will want to start with a layer of fruit, then granola, then spoon in 1 container of Yoplait Yogurt. Then continue your layering until you get to the top and make sure you add some fruit and granola to the top!

There you have it! In about 5 minutes you will have a great afternoon snack that will keep you and your kids full and focused all summer long. When you keep fresh fruit and Yoplait Yogurt in the house you know you are feeding them something they will love, and that you will love for them to have!

Original, Light, Greek, Gogurt® are available at Walmart

What is your favorite way to eat Yoplait Yogurt?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yoplait®. The opinions and text are all mine.

June 11, 2015

Easy Carbonara Recipe

Easy Carbonara Recipe

Easy Carbonara Recipe

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable… and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less!

This week we went to the Farmer’s Market. I banked on the fact that I would find all these wonderful veggies to make dinner with. I was disappointed. We did find Asparagus so I had to find a way to cook it and make dinner quickly with items I had on hand. I thought about just wrapping it in bacon like Renae suggested but I knew my husband would not buy into bacon and Asparagus only for dinner. It would have been an easy sell to the children and myself. This is a great dish that was easy and it uses items that are probably sitting in your cabinet. We look forward to eating it again soon.

Here’s how to make this Easy Carbonara Recipe

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June 11, 2015

Cheeseburger Casserole Featuring Hamburger Helper® Recipe

Disclaimer: “This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hamburger Helper®. The opinions and text are all mine.”

Cheeseburger Casserole Featuring Hamburger Helper® Recipe

It’s National Hamburger Month ya’ll! Hamburger is one of my favorite things to cook with because it can be used in so many different ways. One of my favorite ways to use hamburger meat is with Hamburger Helper®! Not only is Hamburger Helper® delicious , but it’s easy to make and a quick weeknight dinner solution. And while Hamburger Helper® is perfect on its own, it’s also really awesome to shake it and personalize. So in honor is National Hamburger Month I wanted to share with you my Cheeseburger Casserole Featuring Hamburger Helper® Recipe! Let’s check it out:

Here is how to make this Cheeseburger Casserole Featuring Hamburger Helper® Recipe:

You Will Need The following ingredients that you can find at your local Wal-Mart:

  • 1 Box Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper®
  • 1 lb Hamburger Meat
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheese
  • 1 bag Corn Chips
  • (Optional) Green Onion

First, In a skillet brown your hamburger meat. Drain.

Next, Add in your milk, water, butter, and Hamburger Helper® ingredients according to package directions. Bring to a boil and then cover and cook for about 12 minutes. (Make sure to stir occasionally)

Then, Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Transfer your Hamburger Helper® to the bottom of a casserole dish.

Next, it’s time to add a little crunch to your meal. I used about 1/2 a bag of corn chips in my recipe. You can add more of less depending on how much crunch you like!

Next, it’s time to add the cheese! I used 2 cups of Mexican cheese on top of mine. Bake your casserole at 350 for about 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

Before serving add your chopped green onions and serve. This Cheeseburger Casserole Featuring Hamburger Helper® Recipe has quickly become a family favorite, and a personal favorite of mine because it’s SO easy to make!

Before making this amazing meal don’t forget to grab your coupon and head to Wal-Mart to pick up your Hamburger Helper®!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hamburger Helper® . The opinions and text are all mine.

Weight Watchers Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe

Weight Watchers Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe

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I’m not normally a huge sweets person, but when I get a craving for something sweet I have to have it like, right away or the craving will get worse, and I’ll end up eating an entire box on donuts, and we all know how bad that is for you. Cupcakes are one of my favorite ways to cure a sweet tooth. They are easy to make, proportioned, and something the entire family can agree on.

As some of you know, recently we have hopped on the Weight Watchers train and so I’m always looking for yummy recipes to share with you guys. And that delicious looking cupcake up there? Oh yeah, its weight watchers friendly. Only 2 PP per cupcake actually. Can you believe it!? Lets check out how to make them shall we?

Here is how to make my Weight Watchers Funfetti Cupcakes:

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June 7, 2015

Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

I have never tried Rhubarb! After looking at Connie’s recipe, I am tempted. I just love crisps or crumbles- my favorite dessert! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes!

Rhubarb is a tart vegetable, so it is often misunderstood. It looks like reddish-colored celery and is optimum in the spring and early summer. The thin-skinned stalk should be no thicker than your thumb. Because of rhubarb’s tartness, recipes usually call for a lot of sugar. The basic recipes that utilize this veggie are rhubarb pie (often combined with strawberries), jams & preserves, and rhubarb crisps, cobblers, and crumbles. Generally, this vegetable turns into a sweet, tart dessert.

This crumble recipe would work well substituting firm berries, too. Just decrease the amount of sugar tossed with the fruit, as berries are naturally sweeter.

I serve Rhubarb Crumble as a side dish with chicken, fish, or pork (usually grilled) or I serve it as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla or strawberry ice cream. What a delicious spring treat…a vegetable disguised as a fruit!

Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Ingredients:

1 c. uncooked regular oats
2/3 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 c. all-purpose flour
½ t. ground cinnamon
1/3 c. butter
5-6 c. chopped rhubarb (up to 1 ½ lbs)
1 c. sugar

Combine first 4 ingredients; cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until mixture is crumbly.

Combine rhubarb and sugar; toss gently, and place in a greased 8- or 9- inch baking dish. Top rhubarb mixture with oats mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Also try these other recipes:

Watermelon Cake Recipe
Strawberry Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake Recipe
Weight Watchers Pineapple Bundt Cake Recipe