20 Easter Desserts Recipes

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Check out this great round up of 20 AWESOME Easter Desserts!

Easter is a few weeks away!  Check out this great round up of FUN Easter Desserts!!  Just click on the link below and you’ll go right to the blogger who shared their treat.

St. Patrick’s Day Meal Ideas {Recipes}

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon!  While you donn you green apparel that day, don’t forget to make some yummy dishes for your party!!

DIY Window Cleaner (works just like Windex -without the chemicals)

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Keeping your house clean can seriously stink! Literally! I don’t know how many times I have had to open windows to air out the house from all of the nasty chemicals making me feel dizzy. That’s why I started doing research on ways to make my own household cleaners that are more natural, chemical free and way CHEAPER to make!

In the past I was totally a name brand Windex girl. Now I completely changed and have discovered an awesome DIY Window Cleaner recipe that works fantastic and is chemical free.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • 2 cup warm water
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil (to help mask the smell of the vinegar and rubbing alcohol)

Mix all ingredients together well. Pour into an empty spray bottle and begin cleaning. You will be pleasantly surprised by how awesome this “chemical free” window cleaner works!

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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There are a few meals that just taste like “home” to me. Mashed potatoes are one of those meals. One of my favorite “homey” recipes is this Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Although it’s very simple to make, it tastes like fine dining garlic mashed potatoes. Serve with a juicy steak or some fried chicken and enjoy!

Ingredients

4-5 large Russet Potatoes
1 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup Butter
1 cup Sour Cream
1 TBSP Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. Cut Russet Potatoes into large 2 x 2 inch pieces. Fill a large stockpot with water and add cut potatoes. Place on stove top and boil until tender (about 10 minutes).
  2. Strain water. Add all ingredients and mash with a hand immersion blender until smooth.
  3. Add more seasoning to taste.
  4. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and serve!

Tomato Vegetable & Beef Stew – Crockpot Recipe

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Nothing warms you up on a cold day like a yummy bowl of soup.  What makes it better is when it cooks all day in the crockpot!  Check out this easy Tomato Vegetable & Beef Stew recipe!!!

Here is another one of my favorite recipes – Tomato Vegetable & Beef Stew. It’s perfect on a cold Fall or Winter day, it takes only a few minutes of prep work and always tastes perfect! Honestly you can’t mess this recipe up….it’s that simple. Oh and did I mention the best part – it’s a crockpot soup which means you can put it together in the morning (in about 5-10 minutes) and it will be ready to eat when you get home!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Beef Stew Meat
  • 2 Large Russet Potatoes, cubed 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 Cup Carrots, chopped
  • 1 Cup Frozen Corn
  • 1 Cup Celery, chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Can Chicken Broth
  • 1 Can Italian Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Tabasco Sauce
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Sour Cream (optional)

Directions

  1. In a crockpot add all ingredients, except for corn all together. Let cook on high for 6-8 hours or on low for 10-12 hours. (I use a Ninja cooking system and can have my stew done in 4-6 hours on high).
  2. The stew is done when the meat is melt in your mouth tender. When the stew is done cooking taste and add more seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, Tabasco or Worcestershire) as needed. Add corn and let cook for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Serve with a dollop on sour cream.

 

Homemade Raspberry Poptarts

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My kids absolutely LOVE poptarts but I am really not a big fan of all the additives and sugar they contain. Plus they seem so expensive for something so simple. Well check out this awesome recipe for Homemade Raspberry Poptarts. They are so easy to make your kids can help you. Plus you can swap out the ingredients to make whatever flavor you want – raspberry, strawberry, smore’s, Nutella, the options are limitless!

Ingredients

  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1/2 cup Raspberry Jam
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon milk (or water)
  • White Icing and Sprinkles (for topping)

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut pie dough into 6 evenly sized rectangles. Repeat with the second pie crust.
  3. Lay parchment paper out onto a baking sheet and carefully place 6 of the rectangles 2 inches apart. With a fork gently poke 3-4 sets of small holes into rectangle pieces.
  4. Spread 1 tablespoon of Raspberry Jam onto each rectangle.
  5. Place a second rectangle over top each Raspberry filled rectangle. Using a fork lightly press the edges of the rectangles together to make pretty crimped edges.
  6. Using that same fork poke 3-4 sets of holes on the top rectangle pieces.
  7. In a small bowl whisk the yolk of one egg and milk together. Lightly brush each poptart with mixture.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and immediately drizzle icing and top with sprinkles.
  10. Let cool and serve!

The Ultimate Bacon & Cheese Dip Recipe

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This dip is the ULTIMATE combo of bacon and cheese - and is perfect for any get together or party!!!

Get ready to be BLOWN AWAY with this undeniably amazing Ultimate Bacon & Cheese Chip Dip!!! Once you try this dip you will be hooked. Just make sure to have an entire bag of chips for yourself because you aren’t going to want to share.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • Pepper to taste
  • Chips

Directions

Allow cream cheese to sit out for about 20 minutes to soften. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Top with bacon, green onions and cheese. Serve with your choice of chips and try to have some self control. If you are not careful you may eat all of the dip before you get a chance to serve it to your guests!

This is the ULTIMATE dip!  Bacon AND Cheese?  Together?  Does it really get much better than that?!

Nutella Croissants – 4 Ingredients or less!

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Two favorites come together in this dish -- Nutella and Croissants!  Find out how to turn a roll of croissants into a decadent treat!

Get cozy and cuddle up with a warm cup of coffee, a blanket and one of these scrumptious Nutella Croissants. These easy to make croissants come together in less than 15 minutes and will simply melt in your mouth.

Ingredients

  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 TBSP butter, melted

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Open up the packages of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Unroll and layout flat on counter. Cut into 8 triangular pieces (lines are already perforated).
  3. Scoop about 1 TBSP of Nutella on each triangular piece. Roll up crescent triangle piece with nutella starting from the largest side.
  4. Place croissant roll ups on a lightly greased baking sheet. Lightly brush melted butter overtop each croissant roll and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Let sit for about 5 minutes to cool. Lightly dust with powdered sugar. Eat while warm!

***Beware you will not be able to eat just one! They are simply delicious! 

Skillet Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day! That’s why I LOVE this awesome Skillet Sweet Potato Hash – it’s delicious, nutritious, gluten free, paleo friendly, Avocare friendly and well just plain amazing! Whether you are making it for breakfast, lunch or dinner it’s a meal everyone can enjoy!

Ingredients

3 Sweet Potatoes, diced 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 tsp White Sugar
1 lb Breakfast Sausage, Ground Turkey or Chicken Sausage
1 cup Onion, diced
1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Fresh or Dried Basil
1 tsp garlic powder
2 cups Spinach

Directions

  1. Dice sweet potatoes into 1/4″ pieces. Evenly spread them out onto a large baking sheet, lightly drizzle with olive oil and sugar. Pre-Heat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 8 minutes (or until tender). Make sure to not over cook sweet potatoes, they need to be slightly al dente.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onions until nearly transparent. Add Italian sausage and cook until fully browned.
  3. Add sweet potatoes to the sausage mixture. Add Paprika, basil, and garlic powder. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in spinach.
  5. Serve with eggs and enjoy :)

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25 Game Day Recipes – Just In Time For The “Big” Game!

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Check out this list of 25 recipes which are PERFECT for Game Day - especially your Super Bowl Party!!!!

We shared this earlier in the month, but thought we should share it again since the big game is this weekend!  No matter who is playing it is an opportunity to get together with friends and family and eat some good food and have some fun!  You’ll want to check out these great Game Day recipes!!!!