Perfect to eat on the run! I'm about to share with you a recipe my family craves constantly. It's the simplest recipe and one I make often -- Chicken Pot Pie Muffins! This recipe came about when I was about to leave for a trip and didn't want to leave my husband and daughter at the mercy of the pizza delivery man. Unfortunately, all I had was leftover rotisserie chicken and a bag of frozen vegetables. Not an ideal combination but when you're in a pinch it works. I combined them together in biscuit dough, threw the batter in a muffin tin, and in 25 minutes had what tasted like delicious chicken pot pie. Best thing about these beauties is that they are simple to make, all-natural, freezable, and are perfect to eat when you're on the run or packed in a school lunchbox!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 cup rotisserie chicken,
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Tue, Aug 13, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
Perfect to eat on the run! I'm about to share with you a recipe my family craves constantly. It's the simplest recipe and one I make often -- Chicken Pot Pie Muffins! This recipe came about when I was about to leave for a trip and didn't want to leave my husband and daughter at the mercy of the pizza delivery man. Unfortunately, all I had was leftover rotisserie chicken and a bag of frozen vegetables. Not an ideal combination but when you're in a pinch it works. I combined them together in biscuit dough, threw the batter in a muffin tin, and in 25 minutes had what tasted like delicious chicken pot pie. Best thing about these beauties is that they are simple to make, all-natural, freezable, and are perfect to eat when you're on the run or packed in a school lunchbox!Read More »from How to Give Your Chicken Pot Pie a Muffin Makeover
Enjoy a sweet glass of refreshment.There's nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold sip of lemonade on a hot summer's day. My daughter squeals with delight when I grab a bag of lemons because she knows what's about to happen - we're going to make lemonade! This is her favorite lemonade recipe because not only can she help me make it, but it contains one of her most-loved fruits: cherries. Sweet and tart, this delicious lemonade is a must during the summer!Read More »from Serve-up Summer in a Glass: Fresh Cherry Lemonade
2 cups cherries, fresh pitted or frozen pitted
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 large lemons)
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1. In a sauce pot over medium-high heat, mix to combine cherries, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 5 minutes if using frozen cherries or 10 minutes if using fresh cherries. Remove from heat. With a fork or a potato masher, mash the cherries. Set aside and allow mixture to cool. Once cool, strain
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Aug 12, 2013 2:42 PM EDT
It's delicious and portable!Here's a recipe for a fun summer food that may be new to many people: roasted corn in a cup, or esquites. The word esquite derives from the nahuatl word izquitl, meaning "to roast on a skillet or comal." Esquites are not difficult to find in Mexico. Vendors line the streets enticing late-night patrons with the smokey smell of roasted corn, garlic and epazote. Lately, esquites have been becoming popular in the U.S., appearing at farmers' markets, fairs and carnivals. Some are served topped with mayonnaise, a sprinkle of chile powder, crumbled cheese and a squeeze of lime juice. Some esquite recipes call for jalapeño in the mix, but I like to keep it kid-friendly because my little guy absolutely loves this snack that is easy to transport and very easy to prepare at home. Give it a try! I guarantee it will be your new favorite veggie snack.Read More »from Corn-Off-the-Cob: Mexican Esquites Are the Next Big Party Snack
2 tablespoons butter
4 cups corn (or corn cut from 5 ears of corn)
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
- Disney Spoonful | In The Pantry – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 4:25 PM EDT
Fast-food tacos don't stand a chance.Nothing is better than coming home after a long day to a fully cooked meal, and this dinner is not only satisfying but delicious! I make this recipe a lot for weekday meals and when we have company over because it's so incredibly simple - and it's always a crowd-pleaser. Tender, savory beef and black beans wrapped in a tortilla never disappoints!Read More »from Make Every Day Taco Tuesday: Slow-Cooker Beef Tacos Are a Breeze
1 pound flank steak, fat trimmed
1 1/4 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 can black beans, rinsed
optional add-ins: 1 cup diced tomatoes or 1 can green chilies
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1. Add beef broth, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and salt to a slow-cooker and stir to combine.
2. Place the flank steak in the slow-cooker and cover with the lid. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
3. After the steak has finished cooking and is falling apart, transfer it to a cutting board. Shred the meat with a fork.
- Disney Spoonful | In The Pantry – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 1:36 PM EDT
Dinner is served.When school is in session and my family is running around with our hectic schedules, I need an arsenal of simple and quick meals! It's a war out there people, and I only have one child! I can't even imagine all of the rushing about a family of six has to endure. This baked chicken recipe is one of my favorites to make during the week. I make an extra-large batch to have leftovers for salads, tacos, and sandwiches. Super delicious, this slightly sweet chicken is pleasing to everyone's taste buds and takes me 5 minutes to prep and 20 to bake! Serve it alongside buttery rice, pasta, or a nice salad, and dinner is on the table in a flash.Read More »from Brown Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice! Serve Flavorful Baked Chicken in 25 Minutes
Brown Sugar Spiced Baked Chicken
2 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
6 chicken breasts
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1. Preheat oven to
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Aug 8, 2013 5:55 PM EDT
No cookie jar can keep these safe.I came across cookies like these at the store recently and I wasn't willing to spend nearly four dollars for 12 cookies. In my house, they would be gone so fast it wouldn't be worth the cost. Just across from the cookies was a seasonal baking display filled with all sort of baking goods including cake mixes at a great sale price. I decided I could make those same cookies using my favorite cake mix cookie recipe, and I was right. The store-bought cookies cost about 30 cents each, while my homemade version comes to about 15 cents apiece.Read More »from Little Debbie's® Long-lost Twin: Bake Copycat Cookie Cremes
1 Devil's Food cake mix, (11 - 12 ounce package)
2 sticks (1 cup) margarine, divided
1/4 cup baking cocoa
2 cups powdered sugar
1 (1 lb.) box confectioners' sugar
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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Pour cake mix into a large mixing bowl.
3. Melt 1 stick of margarine and add to cake mix.
4. Lightly beat eggs and add to mix. Stir well -- this will form
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Aug 8, 2013 4:40 PM EDT
Meet your new best friend.Cooking bacon in the oven is so much easier than frying it in a pan, especially when you're serving a crowd. Long, slow cooking ensures that the bacon is crisped to perfection, and the sugary glaze makes an already delicious breakfast treat positively addictive. It's salty and sweet and so good to eat!Read More »from Chew the Fat: Maple-Glazed Bacon is Your New Guilty Pleasure
12 slices thick-cut bacon
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
pinch of cayenne pepper
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1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Mix together the brown sugar, maple syrup and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Choose a rectangular cooking rack that will fit in the baking sheet, spray it with cooking spray, and place it on the foil-lined baking sheet.
3. Place bacon strips side by side on the cooling rack and using your hands or a spatula, rub maple/sugar mixture all over the tops of them. Don't worry if some falls onto the pan.
4. Bake the bacon for 25-45
- Disney Spoonful | Beauty – Wed, Aug 7, 2013 5:09 PM EDT
DIY divas: It's glow time!Nothing makes my skin shine like a good body scrub! An invigorating exfoliator made from ingredients found in my kitchen is the perfect way to feel pampered and keep my skin healthy. I don't know if it's because I'm a mom who works and takes care of a family at the same time (or just a mom in general) - but any chance I get to feel pampered, I grab up faster than my daughter can run after the ice cream truck. Making my own body scrub with ingredients I have on hand makes my life just a bit easier and more comforting. This blend is one of my favorites. It combines the amazing moisturizing benefits of coconut oil with refreshing mint that not only reminds me of my favorite summer cocktail, but does wonders for my skin.Read More »from Mint Condition: An All-Natural Body Scrub You Can Make at Home
Coconut-Mint Body Scrub
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup packed mint leaves
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1. Combine sugar and coconut oil in a large bowl. Stir until blended.
2. In a
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Aug 7, 2013 2:43 PM EDT
Spud-tacular!Who doesn't love potato salad? This recipe provides extra zip with the addition of tarragon and lime, and is a reliable favorite at summer parties.Read More »from Garden of Eatin': Meet the Perfect Summertime Potato Salad
1. 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste (or half as much table salt)
2. 2 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
3. 1/2 cup high-quality store-bought mayonnaise
4. 1/2 cup sour cream
5. 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions (white and green parts)
6. 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
7. 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
8. 2 anchovy fillets, minced or 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
9. 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
10. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
11. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
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1. Fill a 4-quart stockpot half full with water, add the potatoes and
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Tue, Aug 6, 2013 7:21 PM EDT
An appetizing appetizer.Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus is a very flavorful appetizer or side dish. It's elegant, delicious, and easy to prepare! I love serving a tray full of these vitamin-packed treats to my guests because they're so popular, and I know they'll disappear in a matter of seconds. Perfect for a late-night dinner, a dainty brunch, or a garden party, these fuss-free apps will be the talk of your soiree.
1 tablespoon olive oil
16 asparagus spears, rinsed
16 prosciutto slices
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Wrap each prosciutto slice around each asparagus spear. Carefully place them on lined baking sheet.
3. With a pastry brush, brush wrapped asparagus with olive oil.
4. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
5. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove baking sheet and carefully shake backRead More »from Cheers for Spears: Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus Will Fly Off the Plate