The perfect snack for Mexican Independence Day!This black bean and corn salsa recipe is a great accompaniment to carnitas, tacos, or tortilla chips. Feel free to increase or decrease the spiciness to taste. This is perfect for celebrations including football parties!
1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn kernels - frozen, canned or fresh cooked
1/2 cup finely diced ripe tomato
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
1/2 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
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1. In a mixing bowl, toss together all the ingredients. Taste, and adjust seasoning if necessary.
2. Let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes or refrigerated for at least one hour before serving.
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 16, 2013 2:16 PM EDT
The perfect snack for Mexican Independence Day!This black bean and corn salsa recipe is a great accompaniment to carnitas, tacos, or tortilla chips. Feel free to increase or decrease the spiciness to taste. This is perfect for celebrations including football parties!Read More »from Delicioso! Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Black Bean and Corn Salsa
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 13, 2013 2:51 PM EDT
Everything is better with bacon! Believe it or not, the Brussels sprout is a beloved little veggie in my house. My daughter's favorite way to eat them is simply roasted with olive oil and a pinch of salt - no steamy mushy sprouts going on here! When we want to jazz this tiny green cabbage up for a twist on the classic, I simply add just a touch of brown sugar and a sprinkling of bacon. It's in the way the sugar is added to the dish with a splash of water to create a glaze that delivers a slight sweetness. No need for a sugar bomb to spice these up! Slightly sweet with a bite of savory bacon makes this Brussels sprout dish a favorite twist on the classic!
3 slices of bacon
1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
DirectionsRead More »from Better with Bacon! Brown Sugar-Glazed Brussels Sprouts
1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 13, 2013 2:35 PM EDT
Perfect for a fall snack or dinner!Some people think the football game secondary to the tailgate party. I'm one of those people. Don't get me wrong, I love a good football game but the fun had with others on a crisp fall day sharing our favorite hearty fall foods just can't be beat.Read More »from Add Some Autumn to Your Dinner with Maple and Beer Covered Kielbasa
1 pound kielbasa, cut into 1" chunks
1 cup beer, (any type)
1/2 cup maple syrup
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1. Combine everything in a heavy pot and simmer until sauce thickens and kielbasa starts to brown (about 30 minutes).
- By Anne Coleman
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- Disney Spoonful | Fashion – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 5:30 PM EDT
Boo! Spooky nails are the perfect addition to your Halloween costume.Disney villains are the best villains around, and at my house, we love Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent. She's an evil witch that turns into a dragon, and her swirly purple, mint green, and black color combinations are perfect for a fantastic nail art design!Read More »from Nailed It! a Spooky Disney-Inspired Manicure for Halloween
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1. Start with a nail painted mint green. You want it to still be a little wet for the flame technique we are about to do.
2. Now paint half of the bottom of your nail purple, make sure to use quite a bit of nail polish.
3. Quickly paint the other half black.
4. Take a toothpick and drag it through the purple and black to make the flames. You just want to draw long shapes. Make sure not to go all the way to the top, or the black and purple will overpower the green.
5. Be sure to drag some of the
- Disney Spoonful | In The Pantry – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 5:23 PM EDT
Pesto Perfect Dinner! I saw a recipe for pesto and cream cheese-stuffed shells on Pinterest, but I wanted to make them a little more healthy. Shredded zucchini and chopped spinach are great ways to add loads of nutrients without turning kids off to the them - both vegetables meld right into the cream cheese filling. Both of my little girls scarfed them right up! Also, when I was first learning to cook, I discovered that there is no quicker way for me to get frustrated than trying to stuff filling into shells. I find it so difficult! Those shells keep slipping all over the place, and I can't keep them open with one hand while trying to spoon in filling with my other hand. So, now whenever I make a recipe that calls for stuffed shells, I use lasagna noodles instead. I just break them in half before cooking, lay them flat, dollop the filling on one end and roll them up. So much easier!Read More »from The Perfect Ingredient for Fabulous Stuffed Shells: Pesto
7 - 8 uncooked lasagna noodles, broken in half
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 large or 2 small zucchini or
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 11, 2013 5:43 PM EDT
It's heaven on a plate and perfect on it's own or to serve with dinner!For years I was afraid of risotto. Not to eat it of course! Risotto is my one of my all time food crushes but I was certainly intimidated by this luscious dish. Once I realized how easy it was to create I became a risotto making fool! Good thing too because my family requests it a lot, especially during the fall and winter when we all crave comfort foods. One of my favorite risottos is a simple mushroom risotto. It's heaven on a plate and perfect on it's own or to serve with roasted chicken, turkey, and wild game.
5 to 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cups flavorful mushrooms (cremini, shitake, or oyster), chopped
2 shallots, minced (or 1/4 cup onion)
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cups Arborio or Carnaroli rice
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 11, 2013 5:17 PM EDT
Perfect dinner idea for the busy back to school weeks!When your day is packed like mine always is and there's no time for standing in the kitchen, break out the slow cooker! This pork and apples recipe is a simple meal packed with flavor! When apple season hits it's always a comfort to smell this cooking in my house. This dish is easily made with kids and comes together in a snap!
3 to 4 pound pork loin roast
3 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 gala apples, cored and thickly sliced
1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
1. In a bowl, stir to combine mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Evenly spread the mustard mixture over the entire roast and place it in the slow cooker.
2. Place apple slices on top of the pork loin and pour cider over the apples. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Serve.
- By Meredith SteeleRead More »from A Sweet and Savory Feast: Slow-Cooker Pork Loin and Apples
Boo! Scare your guests with this sweet Halloween treat. Spooky! Halloween is approaching, and it's time to start thinking about festive party treats. Wrap up these mummy cake pops, in no time, with these easy instructions.Read More »from Mummy-Approved Cake Pops, Perfect for Halloween
1 Cake Mix, Any Flavor, Baked in 9 x 13 Pan
1 Can of White Frosting
4 Packages of White Candy Melts (12 oz. each)
Small Round Colored Candies
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1. Bake cake and crumble it into a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup of frosting to the cake. Add more frosting until the mixture can be handled and rolled into balls, approximately 2/3 cup of frosting.
2. Roll "dough" into balls about the size of a ping pong ball and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
3. Microwave the candy melts at 50% power for thirty seconds and stir, repeating until melted.
4. Dip one tend of a lollipop stick in the melted chocolate and insert about half way into each cake ball. Place in the refrigerator for an hour or more until firm.
5. When they are
Celebrate the season with delicious apple pie! The best apples come from farm stands, and so do the best pies. Mile high and loaded with crumbly topping, this pie will give you that farm fresh flavor, right in your own kitchen. Brought along to a pot luck, or served on your holiday buffet, everyone will want a second slice -- and the recipe. This pie will give you that farm fresh flavor, right in your own kitchen.Read More »from Farm Fresh Apple Pie That's Delicious to the Core
12 small-medium green apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 box frozen pie dough, thawed or use you favorite single-crust recipe
9 tablespoons butter, cold, cut in cubes
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
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1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Make the filling. Toss together apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, spices and flour in a large bowl. Set aside. Make the topping.
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 3:46 PM EDT
A healthy, no-hassle dinner that the whole family will enjoy. There are so many great things about cooking with steam. It's as simple as boiling water. The food retains the natural flavors and nutrients that regular cooking burns away. Steam requires less time and energy than regular cooking, and cleanup is typically much easier since you don't have to do any scraping or soaking. Also, steam cooking scales up very easily, so you can cook for as many people as you need to, as long as you have a big enough vessel. This recipe is great for those summer nights when you know you have to make something, but you don't want anything too heavy that you have to spend forever preparing or stirring in front of the stove. It's super easy because you cook your entree and your veggie side in the same pot. The lemon and herbs (I use dill, but feel free to experiment with your favorite) subdue the fish flavor of the salmon, so all you're left with is a light, flaky meal bursting with natural flavors that even the kids can get on board with.Read More »from Fresh & Flavorful: Steamed Lemon Dill Salmon with Asparagus
1 6 oz.