Cool Salads That Satisfy Your Hunger + HM 198

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Cool Salads That Satisfy Your Hunger + HM 198

Turn down the heat! The hotdays of the end of summer beckon for cold meals. So, kept those ovens off, and check out these delicious offering gathered be the gals of Home  Matters — Cold Salads That Satisfy! Yum…

 

25 Meal Sized Loaded Salads from Debbie @ One  Little Project

 

Rosemary Chicken Bacon and Avocado Salad from Jessica @ How Sweet Eats

Peach, Feta, and Pecan Salad from Geraldine @ Green Valley Kitchen

 

Arugula Salad with Tomato and Pignolias from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

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Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe from Stephanie @ Spaceships & Laser Beams

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe from Kelly @ Live.Love.Texas

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20+ Easy & Healthy Snacks for Teens from Megan @ Good Food & Family Fun

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DIY Decoupaged Crate from Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

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17 Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes Refreshing Summer

Beat the heat with these Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes – refreshing for summer! Perfect for relaxing outdoors and entertaining adults and kids alike. #NonAlcoholicDrinks #SummerDrinks

 

Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes Refreshing Summer

Enjoying the outdoors, summer parties, and beating the heat!

 

Summer is in full swing and that means it’s time to relax on the porch with friends and family. What better way to refresh than with a nice cold drink. So, here is a collection of delicious and amazing non-alcoholic beverages perfect for summer refreshment.

I know you will love this roundup of drink recipes from some very talented bloggers. They are gorgeous and make a beautiful presentation. Plus, these summer drinks are kid-friendly. Enjoy!

Sparkling Honey Limeade from Jaclyn @ Cooking Classy

 

Disneyland’s Louisiana Lemonade from Steph @ Six Sisters’ Stuff

 

Pineapple Lemonade from Aniko for The 36th Avenue

 

Raspberry Mint Julep from Julie @ Life Straight Up!

 

Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider Mimosa from Swati and Tushar @ Watch What U Eat

 

Mock Sangria from Aimee @ Wallflower Kitchen

 

Minty Non-Alcoholic Mojitos from Rowena @ Skinny Ms.

 

Melon Ball Punch AKA Bottled Summer from Monique @ Divas Can Cook

 

Bubbly Triple-Citrus Iced Tea from Tammi @ My Organized Chaos

 

Roasted Peach and Strawberry Fizz from Anja @ Use Your Noodle

 

Thai Tea Recipe from Todd and Diane @ White On Rice Couple

 

Orange Creamsicle Float from Tara @ Noshing With The Nolands

 

Watermelon Slushie from Aniko @ Place Of My Taste

 

Non-Alcoholic Mint Juleps from Julie @ The Farm Girl

 

Non-Alcoholic Piña Colada from Serene @ House Of Yumm

 

Lavender Lemonade from Kate @ Centsational Girl

 

Grapefruit and Rosemary Mocktail from Katie @ The  Casual Craftlete

 

 

Looking for something fun and fabulous for your drinks? Try these DIY Bug Umbrellas For Party Drinks. Your guests will love them, and you can match whatever decor you use.

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Cracklin’ Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Kellogg’s. All opinions are mine alone. #ReimagineCereal #CollectiveBias

 

Remember all those mornings when you were a kid and eating cereals for breakfast? It was great sitting down to your favorite bowl, but sometimes you wished the cereal was something a little bit more. Today, we are going to re-imagine cereal with my new recipe for Cracklin’ Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes. You are going to love this breakfast dish, and your family will too.

 

Cracklin’ Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes

A perfect recipe for an everyday breakfast or special brunch.

 

So, let’s go ahead and add a little crunch to your pancakes with great flavors for a satisfying start to the day. Kellog’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran Cereal is a great add-in for pancakes. The cereal is hearty enough to not get soggy in the pancake batter, and it provides additional fiber, whole grain, and protein. Surprise yourself and your senses.

Pancakes are quick and easy to make, but I have a little secret to make them even tastier. Plus, there is even a fun part to this recipe that your kids will love to help you with.

 

Cracklin’ Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes

Here’s What You Need:

Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Egg, Water, Pure Vanilla Extract (my secret ingredient to delicious pancakes), Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran Cereal.

NOTE: You can always use your homemade pancake mix / batter.

Optional Items:

Fresh Fruit (Peaches, Raspberries, Strawberries), Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Maple Syrup, Honey, or whatever toppings you like.

 

Let’s Make Pancakes!

We are going to start by getting our fruit prepared for topping the pancakes when they are hot off the griddle. I had fresh peaches, raspberries, and strawberries to work with, yum! There was a buy-one-get-one sale on boxed fruits at Albertsons that I could not resist. I got my fruit washed up, then sliced the strawberries and peaches.

 

I picked up my Cracklin’ Oat Bran at Albertsons too.

 

Then, you need to get your Cracklin’ Oat Bran ready for the pancake batter (this is where the kids come in). Place the cereal in a sandwich sized zippered baggy, fold it over to get the air out, and seal the bag. Then, let your kids gently hammer the cereal with the side of a wooden mallet / tenderizer. You want the cereal to be broken up into smaller pieces, but not pulverized. Set the baggy of crunchy cereal bits aside.

Light the fire under your griddle. You want it to be hot when your batter is ready.

 

Get your buttermilk pancake mix out, and follow the directions to make your batter. Add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Once batter is mixed, add in about half of your Cracklin’ Oat Bran bits — you want to save some for garnishing your pancakes. Mix until blended.

Check your griddle to see if it is hot enough by spritzing a little water on the hot surface. The water should bubble, spit, and steam.

Scoop your pancake batter onto the griddle and get cookin’.

 

Topping the Pancakes:

I made two different types of toppers for our pancakes. They were both scrumptious and beautiful. Both plates are garnished with the additional Cracklin’ Oat Bran bits.

Peach and Raspberry with Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Honey

 

Strawberries with Maple Syrup

Now, this is an easy breakfast that you would be proud to serve to your family, friends, or even for holiday and special occasion entertaining. The Cracklin’ Oat Bran adds a little cinnamon flavor to the pancake along with the unexpected crunch — a great way to re-imagine cereal.

 

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you:

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Cracklin' Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe
 
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An easy breakfast that you would be proud to serve to your family, friends, or even for holiday and special occasion entertaining. The Cracklin' Oat Bran adds a little crunch to your pancakes with great flavors for a satisfying start to the day.
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Type: Breakfast, Brunch
Ingredients:
  • 1 3/4 Cups - Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup - Water
  • 1 teaspoon - Pure Vanilla Extract (my secret ingredient to delicious pancakes)
  • 1 Cup - Kellogg's Cracklin' Oat Bran Cereal
  • NOTE: You can always use your homemade pancake mix / batter.
  • Optional Items:
  • Fresh Fruit (Peaches, Raspberries, Strawberries)
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
Directions:
  1. Start by getting our fruit prepared for topping the pancakes when they are hot off the griddle.
  2. Get your Cracklin' Oat Bran ready for the pancake batter (this is where the kids come in). Place the cereal in a sandwich sized zippered baggy, fold it over to get the air out, and seal the bag. Then, let your kids gently hammer the cereal with the side of a wooden mallet / tenderizer. You want the cereal to be broken up into smaller pieces, but not pulverized.
  3. Set the baggy of crunchy cereal bits aside.
  4. Light the fire under your griddle. You want it to be hot when your batter is ready.
  5. Make your buttermilk pancake batter.
  6. Add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
  7. Once batter is mixed, add in about half of your Cracklin' Oat Bran bits (you want to save some for garnishing your pancakes).
  8. Mix until blended.
  9. Check your griddle to see if it is hot enough by spritzing a little water on the hot surface. The water should bubble, spit, and steam.
  10. Scoop your pancake batter onto the griddle and get cookin'.
  11. Top your Pancakes and Serve.
Notes
Topping Suggestions:

I made two different types of toppers for our pancakes:
Peach and Raspberry with Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Honey
Strawberries with maple Syrup

They were both scrumptious and beautiful. Both plates are garnished with the additional Cracklin' Oat Bran bits.
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Unlock your inner cereal foodie by checking out more creative breakfast and snack inspiration here. You can also find ideas to stir up breakfast here, or find inspiration for Pop-Tarts here.

Don’t forget to add Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran Cereal to your shopping list.

 

 

 

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Update: Peach Cobbler

So, here is the Peach Cobbler! If you could only smell the delicious peachy-ness that makes your mouth water in anticipation.

The fresh peaches worked just beautifully without any need for changing the recipe. Once the peaches were sliced, I left them to sit for a bit before preparing the cobbler, they created plenty of juice on there own.

I did not however, have enough fresh peaches, so I used what I had and supplemented with a smaller 15-oz. can of sliced peaches. Here is what the cobbler looked like prior to baking…

My family was so happy, and there tummies were stuffed with yummy good stuff! Make this simple dessert for your family and let me know how much they love it.

Suggestion: Change the fruits for different flavors. Pear, raspberry, boysenberry, apple, your imagination is the limit!

**See original post, No Pits Here… Peach Cobbler!

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No Pits Here… Peach Cobbler!

No pits here! Luke’s neighbors just left for a three-week vacation to Europe…lucky dogs. But that’s okay, no jealousy here. We received access to their peach tree, full of sweet smelling, fuzzy, ripe peaches. YUM!

On schedule for today is baking my grandmother’s Peach Cobbler. This quick and easy recipe is warm and full of gooey deliciousness. It brings back memories of being on the farm in Mississippi with grandma sitting in her rocking chair peeling and slicing peaches. The aromas of fresh cobbler baking in the oven. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

My favorite aunt shared this recipe with me. It was her “Moma’s” recipe.

Moma’s Peach Cobbler

1- stick Butter
1-cup Sugar
1-cup Self-Rising Flour
1-cup Milk
1- 29-oz. can Sliced Peaches

Preheat oven to 375°

Melt Butter in a 9×13 Pyrex dish. In a separate bowl, mix Sugar, Self-Rising Flour, and Milk, combine well. Pour mixture in pan with butter, no need to mix. Pour the Peaches over the top (Juices and all). Do not mix.

Bake in preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes. Dough will rise to the top and brown. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

A very good, very quick dessert.

**NOTE – I have never made this with fresh peaches, so we will see how this goes. I know grandma did, but I don’t know if she needed to add some peach juice or other liquid to the recipe when she did it. I’ll keep you posted!

**NEWS: Update: Peach Cobbler

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