Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Not your usual meatball — You’ve got to try these super tasty Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs. It’s a quick and easy recipe that your family will love. A healthy and delicious meatball alternative. #SweetPotatoTurkeyMeatballs #Meatballs

Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatball Recipe

Not Your Usual Meatball

 

Oh, yum! You will absolutely love these scrumptious sweet potato and ground turkey meatballs. They are perfect for appetizers, pasta, meatball sandwiches, or just on their own.

This recipe is super easy to make with just a few ingredients. You can even make a larger batch and freeze them. Quick and easy for those busy nights.

Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatball Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 – Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 lb. – Ground Turkey
  • 1/4  Cup – Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon – Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon – Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon – Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Wrap the raw Sweet Potato in a couple of wet paper towels. Place in a dish with a little bit of water. Microwave for 8 to 10 minutes, until sweet potato is tender.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and mash.
  3. Mix the mashed sweet potato, Ground Turkey, Egg, Breadcrumbs, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Pepper until fully incorporated.
  4. Roll small amounts of the mixture in your hands to form meatballs.
  5. Heat a skillet with Olive Oil over medium heat.
  6. When the pan is hot, place a few meatballs in the skillet to brown. Do Not overcrowd the meatballs so you have room to turn and roll for browning on all sides.
  7. Once browned, remove from skillet and place in a microwave-safe or oven-safe dish to finish cooking in your desired appliance.
  8. If finishing the cooking by microwave, cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes, or until done.
  9. If by the oven, place the meatballs in a 400-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through.

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Printable Recipe – Sweet Potato & Turkey Meatballs

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Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs Recipe
 
Not your usual meatball -- You've got to try these super tasty Sweet Potato and Turkey Meatballs. It's a quick and easy recipe that your family will love. A healthy and delicious meatball alternative.
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Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1 - Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 lb. - Ground Turkey
  • 1/4 Cup - Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon - Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Pepper
  • Olive Oil
Directions:
  1. Wrap the raw Sweet Potato in a couple of wet paper towels. Place in a dish with a little bit of water. Microwave for 8 to 10 minutes, until sweet potato is tender.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and mash.
  3. Mix the mashed sweet potato, Ground Turkey, Egg, Breadcrumbs, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Pepper until fully incorporated.
  4. Roll small amounts of the mixture in your hands to form meatballs.
  5. Heat a skillet with Olive Oil over medium heat.
  6. When the pan is hot, place a few meatballs in the skillet to brown. Do Not overcrowd the meatballs so you have room to turn and roll for browning on all sides.
  7. Once browned, remove from skillet and place in a microwave-safe or oven-safe dish to finish cooking in your desired appliance.
  8. If finishing the cooking by microwave, cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes, or until done.
  9. If by the oven, place the meatballs in a 400-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
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These meatballs are delicious on there own served with tomatoes and lemony asparagus. A healthy alternative that is great for the whole family. Enjoy!

 

 

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15 BLT Recipe Ideas – Re-imagine The Classic

Re-imagine the classic favorite with these 15 recipe twists on the Bacon Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich. Celebrate with BLT recipe ideas for every meal or party.

15 BLT Recipe Ideas

Re-imagine the Classic Favorite with These Tasty Twists

I have to admit, a good bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich is one of my all-time favorites. There is just something sublime about the melding of those savory and fresh ingredients. It is an easy sandwich that everyone knows how to make…or do they?

We have had a big laugh a couple of times within the last six weeks or so while dining at two different restaurants. I ordered the BLT sandwich, and both times my sandwich was served without tomato. What’s that? Bacon, lettuce, and TOAST??? Both waitresses were as shocked as we were, and the laughter just rolled.

Needless to say, BLTs have been on my radar, so I thought it would be fun to do a round-up of bacon, lettuce, and tomato inspired recipes. I’ve scoured the web and pulled together some amazing BLT recipe ideas that will make your mouth water. Plus, these varied twists on the classic can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, appetizers, dinner, you name it — they are delicious anytime, anywhere. And, take note, they all include tomato! LOL Enjoy the celebration…

BLT Recipe Ideas – Twist on the Classic

Fried Green Tomato BLT from Julie and Debbie @ Cooks With Cocktails

“This fried green tomato BLT is made with buttery toasted bread, smoky bacon, crisp lettuce, juicy fried green tomatoes, and a zesty balsamic garlic mayo.

 

BLT Bruschetta from Allyson @ Domestic Superhero

“everyone goes crazy over bacon, and this spin on traditional bruschetta is just so easy and tasty!”

 

BLT Pizza from Bev @ Bev Cooks

“And as if the crust wasn’t enough to do me in, I topped the whole dern thing with a BLT. Should we take a moment of silence?”

 

BLT Roll Ups from Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom

“This amazingly easy appetizer blends cream cheese, mayo, bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce in sliced wraps for a fresh take on the classic BLT!”

 

Grilled BLT Kabobs from Cade and Carrian @ Oh, Sweet Basil

“If you thought you loved a fat, juicy BLT sandwich you’re going to go nuts for these grilled BLT kabobs with a garlic aioli drizzle!”

 

BLT Pasta Salad from Brandie @ The Country Cook

“When I saw this recipe for BLT Macaroni Salad, I knew that I had to make it!”

 

BLT Bites Recipe from Ronique @ Stagetecture

“…try this twist on the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with these BLT bites that combine bacon, tomatoes, and more yummy ingredients.”

 

Breakfast BLT from right here on Life With Lorelai

“I decided to just go for it and make a BLT on the Buttermilk Biscuits… they were AMAZING!”

 

BLT Summer Roll from Vicky @ Avocado Pesto

“The classic BLT reconstructed and offered in new form — BLT Summer Roll recipe with Avocado”

 

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Liz @ Pocket Change Gourmet

“There once was a grilled cheese sandwich that longed to be exciting, to be full of flavor and added crunch. And then along came the Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich.”

 

BLT Cole Slaw from Michelle @ The Whole Smiths

“…the perfect dish to take to any summer gathering that EVERYBODY will love… a BLT Cole Slaw.”

 

BLT Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap from Trish @ Mom On Timeout

“This BLT Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap has all the makings to become your new go-to recipe!”

 

Rachel Hollis’ BLT Bites from Cathy @ She Paused For Thought

“This simple recipe can be customized to your personal preference. I prefer to use sourdough bread, freshly made aioli & Romaine lettuce. Turkey bacon or Veggie Bacon is also a good option if you don’t eat pork.”

 

French Toast BLTs from Jaymee @ E Is For Eat

“It’s bacon. And french toast. What more do you need in a breakfast food?”

 

BLT Quesadillas from Nick @ Macheesmo

“…put a BLT twist on a simple Tex-Mex quesadilla.”

I hope you have enjoyed these tempting recipes that re-imagine the classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

 

 

 

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Recipe Roundup – Top 16 Recipes of 2016

It’s the end of the year, and that means it is time to reminisce and take a look back over 2016. Today, we want to revisit the top 16 recipes of the year and bring you a tasty recipe roundup in the process. Get your taste buds ready!

 

Top 16 Recipes of 2016

A Recipe Roundup from Life With Lorelai

We’ll start with number 16 and work our way to the number one recipe on the blog this past year.

16.

Pumpkin Rice Pudding

 

15.

Mini Taco Scoops

 

14.

Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

13.

Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions

 

12.

How To Make A Killer Cake

 

11.

Peanut Butter & Raspberry Smoothie

 

10.

Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken

 

9.

Chinese New Year Cookies or Haystacks

 

8.

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

 

7.

Sugar Cookies

 

6.

Snickers Mini Pudding Parfaits

 

5.

Breakfast B.L.T.

 

4.

Caramel Creme Pie

 

3.

Fresh Orange Bundt Cake

 

2.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

 

May we have a drum roll, please…

We are proud to announce the TOP RECIPE of 2016

1.

Smore’s Cookies

 

2016 has been a yummy year! We look forward to sharing more wonderful recipes with you in the coming year. Have a happy, safe, and healthy New Year!

 

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Cheese, Fig, and Basil Hors d’oeuvre Recipe

If you are looking for something spectacular to serve your guests as an appetizer this holiday season, then here is the recipe for you. This elegant and easy hors d’oeuvre features flavorful Stella Cheese.


Cheese, Fig, & Basil Hors d’oeuvres

An Elegant and Easy Stella Cheese Recipe

 

Are you hosting a holiday party for friends or maybe the big family celebration? These events can be stressful; but relax, I have you covered with a great tip. MAKE SIMPLE FOOD!

Now, simple food does not have to be boring or bland. Use quality ingredients and rich, bold flavor combinations to tantalize your taste buds. Stella Cheeses are a perfect addition to any appetizer.

The old world craftsmanship and rich dairy heritage of Stella Cheeses date back to 1923. These quality flavorful cheeses come in many varieties from shredded to crumbled, and sharp to sweet, and always adds a hint of romantic flavor. Your guests will adore Stella Cheeses.

I paired Stella’s savory Romano Cheese with a Dalmatia Fig and Cocoa Fruit Spread and a sprig of Basil atop a mini toast. It does not get much simpler than this, folks! The flavors burst in your mouth, and the toast offers a very satisfying crunch. Not only does this hors d’oeuvre taste amazing, it is absolutely gorgeous — perfect for a festive holiday party or any occasion. Here is my recipe, and it has only four ingredients.

 

Cheese, Fig, and Basil Hors d’oeuvres Recipe


Ingredients:

  • Stella Romano Cheese
  • Dalmatia Fig and Cocoa Fruit Spread (you can use any fruit spread you like)
  • Fresh Basil
  • Mini Toast

Directions:

  1. Slice small pieces of Romano Cheese.
  2. Stir Fruit Spread to loosen it up, then spoon a dollop on a mini toast.
  3. Top with Romano Cheese.
  4. Garnish with a small sprig of fresh Basil.

 

Elegant. Festive. Delicious. Easy.

I’ve made this even easier with a Printable Recipe:

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Cheese, Fig, and Basil Hors d'oeuvre Recipe
 
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A spectacular hors d'oeuvre for holiday entertaining. Your guests will love this appetizer, and it's an elegant and easy recipe with a wonderful flavor and crunch.
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Type: Appetizer
Serves: 12 pieces
Ingredients:
  • Stella Romano Cheese
  • Dalmatia Fig and Cocoa Fruit Spread (you can use any fruit spread you like)
  • Fresh Basil
  • Mini Toast
Directions:
  1. Slice small pieces of Romano Cheese.
  2. Stir Fruit Spread to loosen it up, then spoon a dollop on a mini toast.
  3. Top with Romano Cheese.
  4. Garnish with a small sprig of fresh Basil.
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Your schedule and your guests will love this simple and tasty appetizer. Serve it at your next party! Try it with other cheese or fruit spread combinations.

Find Stella Parmesan Cheese, Romano, Asiago, and all the other wonderful varieties at a local store near you. Locate where to buy here. Look for another Stella Cheese Recipe here.

 

Stella Cheeses has an AMAZING CONTEST going on right NOW! You can ENTER TO WIN The Perfect Pair Contest for a chance to win a $5,000 trip to Napa Valley,  California, wine country! CLICK HERE to enter.

 

I wish you good luck in the contest. Have wonderful holidays, and enjoy your entertaining with this easy recipe and Stella Cheeses!

 

 

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Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Recipe – Slow Cooker

This Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDayGreats #CollectiveBias

Make your Game Day Great with Coca-Cola Pulled Pork! This slow cooker recipe will knock your socks off. It’s super easy and bursting with flavor. Serve it as an appetizer, snack, or main meal.

 

Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Recipe

An Easy Slow Cooker Meal

 

Football season in our neck-of-the-woods is always an exciting time, but this year you’d be hard-pressed to find somebody who hasn’t been bitten by the grid iron bug. And that means home-gating viewing parties!

Nobody wants to miss the game because they are busy in the kitchen. This snack work its own magic in the slow cooker, so you have time to prepare other things, and keeping you in the game.

Football games and great snacks bring family and friends together — cheering on their team or even having a little rivalry. Everything is fun and games when you have tasty food to munch on with friends.

So, whether you are hosting a watching party or taking a dish for a game day potluck, this Coca-Cola Pulled Pork recipe will score a touchdown.

How-To Make Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Pulled Pork

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Pork Roast
  • 1/4 Cup – Minced Onion
  • 1 Liter – Coca-Cola Classic (2 – 1/2 L bottles)
  • 1 – 18oz bottle  – Barbecue Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Turn Slow Cooker on to the High setting.
  2. Mince Onions and place in the slow cooker.
  3. Put in the Boneless Pork Roast.
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  5. Pour in bottle of Barbecue Sauce
  6. Add the 2 bottles of Coca-Cola Classic
  7. Cover and let simmer for 4-5 hours.
  8. Remove pork from the slow cooker and shred the meat using two forks.
  9. Return pork to the sauce in the slow cooker, continue to simmer until time to serve.

HACK:

After pouring the barbecue sauce into the crock, add a little bit of Coca-Cola to the bottle and gently turn the bottle. The barbecue sauce will incorporate with the Coca-Cola and you can pour it all into the slow cooker. It’s a great tip for not wasting a drop of barbecue sauce!

Serving:

You can transfer the pulled pork to a bowl, or leave it in the crock pot for serving. This barbecue pork makes a fantastic appetizer or snack served on RITZ Crackers, TRISCUIT, or Wheat Thins, perfect for any game day bashes! Top with a little shredded cheese for a little something fancy.

Printable Recipe

 

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Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Recipe - Slow Cooker
 
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Make your own Coca-Cola Pulled Pork! This slow cooker recipe will knock your socks off. It's super easy and bursting with flavor. Appetizer or main dish.
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Type: Appetizer / Main DIsh
Ingredients:
  • Boneless Pork Roast
  • 1/4 Cup - Minced Onion
  • 1 Liter - Coca-Cola Classic (2 - 1/2 L bottles)
  • 1 - 18oz bottle - Barbecue Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Directions:
  1. Turn Slow Cooker on to the High setting.
  2. Mince Onions and place in the slow cooker.
  3. Put in the Boneless Pork Roast.
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  5. Pour in bottle of Barbecue Sauce
  6. Add the 2 bottles of Coca-Cola Classic
  7. Cover and let simmer for 4-5 hours.
  8. Remove pork from the slow cooker and shred the meat using two forks.
  9. Return pork to the sauce in the slow cooker, continue to simmer until time to serve.
Notes
HACK:

After pouring the barbecue sauce into the crock, add a little bit of Coca-Cola to the bottle and gently turn the bottle. The barbecue sauce will incorporate with the Coca-Cola and you can pour it all into the slow cooker. It's a great tip for not wasting a drop of barbecue sauce!
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It’s super easy to make this delicious game day recipe. We pick up our Coca-Cola and crackers at Ralphs. You can find your local Kroger Banner store here.

Add Coca-Cola Pulled Pork to your menu for the next football game! It is definitely one of the #GameDayGreats

How do you like your pulled pork — RITZ, TRISCUIT, or Wheat Thins? Tell me what cracker team you are on!

 

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Mini Taco Scoops Recipe

Mini Taco Scoops

For Game Day or Any Day…

Oh, boy! Is your mouth watering just looking at that picture? Mine is. These Mini Taco Scoops are so scrumptious. They burst with flavor, and are super easy to make too.

I previewed these Mini Taco Scoops in my Game Day Party post that featured the Snickers Mini Pudding Parfaits along with the Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches. So, be sure to check that out, because these snacks make a perfect trio.

 

Mini Taco Scoops

The Ingredients Are Simple:

Tostitos Scoops, Hamburger, Taco Seasoning, Tostitos Chunky Salsa (I used the medium flavor), Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese, and Fresh Cilantro.

Here’s What You Do:

  • In a skillet, brown your Hamburger Meat making sure to stir it well, so the hamburger breaks down into smaller pieces
  • Drain off any excess juices
  • Add one packet of Taco Seasoning according to the packet instructions
  • Now it is time to layer your Mini Taco Scoop

  • Take a Tostitos Scoop and put a small amount of Taco-Flavored Hamburger in it
  • Then add a little Salsa
  • Add a tiny dollop of Sour Cream
  • Sprinkle some Shredded Cheese
  • Top with a Fresh Cilantro leaf

That’s it, you’re finished! These small bites are a perfect amuse bouche (Top Chef would be proud – LOL). The flavors are wonderful, and the fresh cilantro really makes them pop…YUM!

You can make the Mini Taco Scoops and place them on a platter, or you can set up a build-your-own Mini Taco Scoops Bar. I like to do both. I have a platter of them on the table and set up the bar around them. That way, guests know what they are supposed to look like when they go to make their own.

These tasty snacks go quickly, so be sure to have plenty of fixings!

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Mini Taco Scoops
 
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An Easy and Delicious Appetizer Snack that bursts with the flavors of Mexico! Perfect for Game Day or any Party.
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Type: Appetizer
Ingredients:
  • Tostitos Scoops
  • Hamburger (coordinate the amount with the Taco Seasoning, usually 1 lb. per packet)
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Tostitos Chunky Salsa (I used the medium flavor)
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Fresh Cilantro
Directions:
  1. In a skillet, brown your Hamburger Meat making sure to stir it well, so the hamburger breaks down into smaller pieces
  2. Drain off any excess juices
  3. Add one packet of Taco Seasoning according to the packet instructions
  4. Now it is time to layer your Mini Taco Scoop
  5. Take a Tostitos Scoop and put a small amount of Taco-Flavored Hamburger in it
  6. Then add a little Salsa
  7. Add a tiny dollop of Sour Cream
  8. Sprinkle some Shredded Cheese
  9. Top with a Fresh Cilantro leaf
Notes
Make the Mini Taco Scoops and place them on a platter, or you can set up a build-your-own Mini Taco Scoops Bar. I like to do both. I have a platter of them on the table and set up the bar around them. that way guests know what they are supposed to look like when they go to make them on their own.
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Do you have any snack ideas for Game Day?

 

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SNICKERS® Mini Pudding Parfaits for Game Day

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Pudding Parfaits, great GAME DAY flavors, and tasty treats from SNICKERS®, Skittles®, TOSTITOS®, and Pepsi.

 

SNICKERS® Mini Pudding Parfaits

A Tasty Game Day Treat

#GameDayGlory

 

Well, here it is–the time of year we all start planning for the big game day parties. Just like any party, you want your guests to have a great time, and you want to enjoy it with them. But how do you do that, when there is so much to do? Huddle up and make a Plan! And, I have some ideas to help keep you from fumbling.

5 Must-Haves for Game Day:

  1. Great Food: Big games and great food go hand-in-hand. Set-up one main area for food service. This will allow you to keep a watchful eye out for anything that needs replenishing. Plus, everyone will have the opportunity to interact during the game. Make sure you have a variety of “meal-type” foods and plenty of those tasty “snack-type” foods. You could get really creative, and build a Snack Stadium! Snap a photo and post it to Instagram using #GameDayGlorySweepstakes to enter for a chance to win, or go vote for your favorite Snack Stadium. Check out more snack tips and a yummy recipe below.

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  1. Two Viewing Areas: Let’s face it, some guests are there to WATCH the game, and others are there to SOCIALIZE while watching. Having two viewing areas gives the more intense football fans a place to cheer on their team and avoid possible penalties.
  1. Kid Sitters: Are you having kids at your game day party? Then, make it easy on yourself, and hire a sitter or two. Having a little pass interference to wrangle those active partiers, is a good thing. Whether entertained by watching the actual game, the puppy bowl, playing games or crafting, you and your adult guests will appreciate being able to enjoy the game. Give the kids their own smaller snack station that the sitters can help maintain.
  1. Name Tags: Not for you, but your DRINKS! Confusion reigns supreme when it comes to which drink is who’s on game day. Use plastic cups and provide a Sharpie for name writing. Make tags and attache them to rubber bands for guests to attach to their cup, bottle, or can. Create personalized labels for your drinks. See more ideas here and here.
  1. Friendly Competition: Is it really game day without a little friendly competition? Regardless if your scrimmage line is “buy-in” or “just-for-fun,” everyone enjoys the comradery and game-time interaction. Add another bit of fun to the usual football pool with my Game Day BINGO! This is a set of 8 cards that print two to a page. Seven cards are ready to play, and one card is blank–perfect for you to customize. Get the Free Printable Download below.

 

Now, let’s get to the yummy stuff! Big games and great food go hand-in-hand, and everybody loves the savory flavorful offerings of ribs, burgers, and dogs. But, you can’t just “snack” on the big stuff. So, I’m sharing some easy ideas that will add a 2-point conversion to your touchdown!

Mini Taco Scoops

 

Mini Taco Scoops are amazing bites (a perfect amuse-bouche) are made with TOSTITOS® Scoops –use the Party Size– and TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa. Serve this with a glass of Pepsi for a perfect pairing.

Luke loves these. Sometimes he adds another TOSTITOS® Scoops chip as a top and calls it a Taco Ball.

 

Skittles® Ice Cream Sandwiches

Oh, yum! You won’t believe how easy these are to make. These Skittles® Ice Cream Sandwiches are crusted with Skittles® powder! Get out your Magic Bullet, Ninja, or the like, and make quick work of this project–and I do mean quick!

 

And now, for the MVP of this party… A sweet treat Pudding Parfaits Recipe that looks great and tastes even better!

SNICKERS® Mini Pudding Parfaits

This is such an easy recipe for pudding parfaits. All you need is Vanilla Instant Pudding, Milk, SNICKERS® Minis, and Whipped Cream.

Here’s the Play-by-Play:

  • Add Pudding Mix and cold Milk to a bowl and Whip for 2 minutes
  • Let Pudding chill in refrigerator for at least 5 minutes

 

  • Unwrap SNICKERS® Minis – 4 pieces for each mini pudding dish
  • Chop half the amount of SNICKERS® Minis into small chunks–use a knife
  • Set the unwrapped whole SNICKERS® Minis aside for later

 

Here’s a helpful HACK: Fill a plastic baggy with your pudding and cut the tip off one corner. This will allow to fill the serving dishes quickly and without any mess!

  • Put a small amount of Pudding in the bottom of serving dishes

 

  • Sprinkle pudding with a layer of chopped SNICKERS® Minis
  • Add another layer of Pudding
  • Sprinkle another layer of chopped SNICKERS® Minis
  • Top with another layer of Pudding
  • Place desserts in the refrigerator to set, at least 2 hours

 

  • Take leftover unwrapped SNICKERS® Minis and divide them, 2 per pudding serving
  • Cut one SNICKERS® Minis (per serving) into four pieces–corners-to-corners
  • Remove Pudding cups from refrigerator and top each with Whipped Cream

 

  • Take one whole SNICKERS® Minis and place on top in the center of each dessert
  • Use the four cut pieces (with the inside of the candy bar showing) to go around the center SNICKERS® Minis

 

 

Here is a delicious Printable Recipe:

 

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Ingredients:
  • 1 - 5.1 oz. box Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 3 Cups - Milk (cold)
  • 4 - SNICKERS® Minis per pudding serving dish for shot-size (more if making larger servings)
  • Whipped Cream
Directions:
  1. Add Pudding Mix and cold Milk to a bowl and Whip for 2 minutes
  2. Let Pudding chill in refrigerator for at least 5 minutes
  3. Unwrap SNICKERS® Minis - 4 pieces for each mini pudding dish
  4. Chop half the amount of SNICKERS® Minis into small chunks--use a knife
  5. Set the unwrapped whole SNICKERS® Minis aside for later
  6. Put a small amount of Pudding in the bottom of serving dishes
  7. Sprinkle pudding with a layer of chopped SNICKERS® Minis
  8. Add another layer of Pudding
  9. Sprinkle another layer of chopped SNICKERS® Minis
  10. Top with another layer of Pudding
  11. Place desserts in the refrigerator to set, at least 2 hours
  12. Take leftover unwrapped SNICKERS® Minis and divide them, 2 per pudding serving
  13. Cut one SNICKERS® Minis (per serving) into four pieces--corners-to-corners
  14. Remove Pudding cups from refrigerator and top each with Whipped Cream
  15. Take one whole SNICKERS® Minis and place on top in the center of each dessert
  16. Use the four cut pieces (with the inside of the candy bar showing) to go around the center SNICKERS® Minis
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You can’t have a big game without a little cheerleading. So, I created this cute Chalkboard Flag Banner to help boast my special treats. Take a look…

 

The Playing Field:

You can’t have a Game Day Party without a proper playing field. See how this one played out…

Rory and I had a great time shopping for our Game Day Party. We found everything we needed at our local Walmart store… and then some. LOL

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7-Layer Dip Recipe … Yum!

7-Layer Dip Recipe

An Appetizer with a Mexican Flair

This 7-Layer Dip  is always the hit of our family parties. Nobody can get enough, and it goes quickly. It is simple to prepare and requires no cooking. You can use already prepared salsa and guacamole, or make your own.  The heat in this dip is determined by the heat in your salsa, so it’s easily adjustable. Grab a big bag of tortilla chips and dig in!

What you Need:

Refried Beans, Salsa, Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, a tiny bit of Mayonnaise, Guacamole, Cheese, Tomatoes, Green Onions, Olives, Garlic Powder, and Lime .

How to Put the 7-Layer Dip Together:

Mix the beans and salsa and spread in the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and garlic powder until very smooth, then spread over the beans and salsa. Layer guacamole over the top of the cream cheese mixture. Use the remaining ingredients to top the dip.

I promise; you will love this 7-Layer Dip.

Use the olives to make the dip special for different occasions. As you can see in the above photo, I made a stable, manger, and star for Christmas. Write the year in olives or make a clock to countdown to the New Year. Perhaps a football grid for Super Bowl Sunday. A sombrero or maracas for Cinco de Mayo.  The possibilities are endless. An added bonus to this type of decoration, is that if you or any of your guests are like me and don’t like olives, they are easily avoided in the dipping!

Below is a printable recipe… enjoy!

 

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A delicious appetizer dip for any gathering highlighting Mexican flavors, guacamole, salsa, refried beans, tomatoes, cheese, green onions, and olives.
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Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Ingredients:
  • 1 - 16 oz. can Refried Beans
  • 1/2 Cup - Salsa
  • 1 - 8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 Cup - Sour Cream
  • 3 Tbs. - Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp. - Garlic Powder
  • 2 Cups - Guacamole
  • 1 - Lime
  • 2-3 - Tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 Cup - Grated Cheese (I use a Mexican Blend)
  • 1 small can - Sliced Olives (chop or leave whole according to your needs)
  • 3-5 Green Onions (chopped)
Directions:
  1. Combine Refried Beans and Salsa
  2. Spread in the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan
  3. In a small bowl, mix Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Mayonnaise, and Garlic Powder until smooth
  4. Spread over bean and salsa mixture
  5. Mix a little Lime juice into the guacamole
  6. Spread Guacamole over cream cheese mixture, then use remaining lime to squeeze over the top of the guacamole
  7. Alternate remaining ingredients in diagonal lines across the top. (I don't put the olives in the diagonal lines, but instead chop them and make a border around the pan. I also make a design in the center using the olives).
Notes
Serve with Tortilla Chips

The photo shows my Christmas Dip with the olives arranged in a stable, manger, and star. You could also do a football grid for Super Bowl. Your imagination is the limit.
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Sugared Cranberries And Cranberry Syrup Recipe

One recipe, two sweet and tangy holiday treats. This super easy Sugared Cranberries recipe also makes a delicious Cranberry Syrup. #Cranberry #Recipe

 

Sugared Cranberries & Cranberry Syrup Recipe

One Recipe, Two Sweet and Tangy Holiday Treats

 

If there is a fruit that screams Thanksgiving and Christmas, its cranberries. The beautiful red balls of tartness can be used for so many things from foodstuffs to decorating. So, when I ran across this idea for Sugared Cranberries on Pinterest last year, I had to give it a try.

Sugared Cranberries are always a huge hit at our Thanksgiving and Christmas get-togethers. Of course, the cranberries are set out for snacking, but everyone’s favorite part is the goodie bags. The small cellophane bags filled with Sugared Cranberries and tied with ribbons for my guests to take home. They also received a small Mason jar of Pumpkin Spice Syrup. Yum, yum, yum!

Sugared Cranberries are amazing and they have become a must-have for our Christmas and Thanksgiving celebrations. Your family will love them. Give them a try.

 Sugared Cranberries Recipe

All you need for this recipe is Fresh Cranberries, Granulated Sugar, Water, and Ultra-Fine Baker’s Sugar. Do Not skimp-out on this ingredient. Regular sugar will clump and not work well. It is a very simple recipe and takes very little time–minus the steeping time.

 

Add Granulated Sugar to Water in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until sugar dissolves and makes a syrup. DO NOT BOIL. Stir in Fresh Cranberries. Transfer berries and syrup to a container, cover, and refrigerate. Let cranberries steep for 8-hours to overnight.

 

After steeping, drain cranberries well. Do Not pat dry. Clinging syrup helps the Ultra-Fine Baker’s Sugar adhere to cranberries. Reserve Cranberry Syrup for later use. Coat cranberries with ultra-fine sugar a few at a time. Place Sugared Cranberries single layer in shallow pans. Shake occasionally to roll cranberries around for even drying. Leave at room temperature for 1-hour or until dry.

CAUTION: Do Not layer or pile cranberries too heavily. They are very delicate and will pop.

These refreshing sweet-tart treats have a nice little pop in your mouth. They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

 

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Sugared Cranberries - A perfect holiday treat. When you make this simple recipe you get the bonus of having Cranberry Syrup leftover.
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups - Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Cups - Water
  • 2 Cups - Fresh Cranberries
  • 3/4 Cups - Ultra-Fine Baker's Sugar
Directions:
  1. Combine Granulated Sugar and Water in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Stir mixture until sugar dissolves, making a syrup. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat.
  3. DO NOT BOIL, or cranberries may pop when added.
  4. Stir in cranberries.
  5. Transfer cranberries and syrup to a container.
  6. Cover and Refrigerate.
  7. Allow cranberries to steep in syrup overnight or at least 8-Hours.
  8. Drain cranberries using a colander or strainer over a bowl. Reserve the syrup.
  9. Pour Ultra-Fine Baker's Sugar into a shallow pan.
  10. Add well-drained Cranberries a few at a time. (Do Not pat dry. Clinging syrup helps adhere sugar to berries.)
  11. Coat cranberries with sugar.
  12. Spread Sugared Cranberries loosely and single in a shallow pan.
  13. Let stand at room temperature for 1 or until dry.
Notes
This recipe is easily doubled or tripled. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
CAUTION: Do Not layer or pile cranberries too heavily. They are very delicate and will pop.

Cranberry Syrup:
Use the cranberry syrup to stir into tea, add to pancakes, muffins, or cakes. Refrigerate in a Mason jar or container for up to 1 month.

Gift Idea:
Place sugared cranberries into small cellophane bags tied with ribbons for a nice gift for your holiday guests.

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