Raspberry Linzer Cookies

These delicious buttery Raspberry Linzer Cookies are the perfect cookies to give to someone special.

Raspberry Linzer CookiesThese classic raspberry linzer cookies are normally seen around the Christmas holiday, but I think they are the perfect Valentine’s Day cookie!

Raspberry Linzer Cookies

The dough is a buttery delight.  If you love shortbread cookies then you will love these.

Raspberry Linzer Cookies

I love the almond flavor dough and the raspberry jam brings just the right amount of sweetness all topped off with a light dusting of powdered sugar!  Perfection!

Raspberry Linzer Cookies

I hope you give these cookies a try and when you do please share it on Instagram with the #itsallabouttheyummy

 

5.0 from 3 reviews
Raspberry Linzer Cookies
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Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ¾ cups cornstarch
  • 3¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 jar of Raspberry Jam
  • Powdered sugar for garmish
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a stand mixer with the flat beater attachment cream together butter and the sugar until light in color.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time to the butter mixture, then add the cornstarch, salt, and almond extract until well combined.
  4. Solwly add flour about ½ cup at a time on medium-low speed, just until the dough gathers on itself into a ball and removes itself from the side of the bowl cleanly.
  5. Cut dough in half (and shape into a disk shape) and wrap each half separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Once dough is chilled roll out to a ¼ of an inch thick between 2 pieces of wax or parchment paper lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar.
  7. Using the larger cookie cutter cut out all the cookies, using the smaller cookie cutter cut out the middle of ½ of the cookies.
  8. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or just until the edges turn golden. Cool completely.
  9. Sprinkle the top of the cookies with powdered sugar and set aside.
  10. Cover the bottom portion of the cookie with raspberry jam.
  11. Top the jam covered cookie with the powdered sugar open center cookie.
Memos
The dough is very tender and buttery, next time I will choose a smaller cookie cutter than the heart for the top layer of the cookie. I did have a problem with the dough breaking at the thinnest parts. This could have easily been avoided if I used a smaller cookie cutter.

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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Mushroom and White Truffle Couscous

Mushroom and White Truffle Couscous

Do you have favorite menu items at restaurants and order them time and time again?  Did you know you can make most of these items at home and they will taste just as delicious, if not actually better?

That is exactly how I felt about Lemonade’s Isreali Couscous.  Everytime I ate there I always ordered a serving of this scrumptious dish, I couldn’t help myself.

Mushroom and White Truffle Couscous

I knew it couldn’t be that difficult to make and luckily it’s not!

Mushroom and White Truffle Couscous

After several attempts of trial and error trying to figure out the combination of ingredients for the vinaigrette I discovered they have a cookbook where they have the exact recipe they use.  Comparing mine and theirs, I have to say I like mine better.

Mushroom and White Truffle Couscous

I’m always amazed at the amount of shrinkage that happens when roasting most vegetables.

Mushroom and White Truffle Couscous

 

 

Mushroom and White Truffle Couscous
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous
  • 1 lb white button mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed, and sliced
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • **For Vinaigrette**
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon white truffle oil
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • **Garnish couscous with Parmesan shavings
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium size bowl, place mushrooms, olive oil, salt, and pepper and mix to combine.
  3. Spread mushroom mixture in a single layer on a foil or silpat lined baking sheet.
  4. Roast mushrooms for 15 to 18 minutes until mushrooms have shrunk and turned brown.
  5. Place roasted mushrooms into a clean medium sized bowl.
  6. Place couscous in a dry medium size skillet over medium heat and toast until they are lightly golden brown, stirring frequently about 5 minutes.
  7. Pour broth over couscous, stir and cover. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes until just tender. Take skillet off heat and set aside to cool.
  8. Once cooled, add to the mushrooms. Place in refrigerator.
  9. In a mason jar or any container with a lid place vegetable oil, truffle oil, lemon juice, and salt. Cover with lid and shake until blended.
  10. Add chopped parsley and Parmesan shavings to the couscous and add just enough of the vinaigrette to lightly coat ingredients .Toss to combine.
Memos
Couscous and mushrooms can be made ahead of time and kept covered in the refrigerator.
Vinaigrette can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Mushroom and White Truffle Couscous is perfect for lunch or have a larger helping for a delicious and nutritious no-meat dinner!

Mushroom and White Truffle Couscous

**This recipe is inspired by the Lemonades’ Israeli Couscous that can be found in The Lemonade Cookbook.

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole

 

One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole is the perfect side dish or no-meat meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes.

One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole

 

The other day I made this One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole which was delicious! It was so delicious that we didn’t even have any left over’s (that almost never happens).

I came up with the recipe when I was scouring the pantry trying to figure out what to make for our no meat Wednesday dinner.  I had rice, canned tomatoes, and frozen corn, but since I hadn’t been to the store in a few days I had no garlic or onions.  Just then I realized I had purchased several Pop & Cook packages a while ago for exactly this reason. They are perfect to have on hand in my freezer for situations just like this.

Plus, they are great when you’re in a hurry to get dinner on the table and you don’t want the hassle of washing, chopping, measuring, and cleaning up.

You don’t know what Pop & Cook is?  You are totally missing out on a huge secret!

Pop & Cook are fresh frozen portion controlled garlic, onions, and herbs.  At the pinnacle of ripeness the garlic, onions, and herbs are picked and flash frozen within 90 minutes of harvest.  There is a freezer shelf life of 2 years! And because the garlic, onions, and herbs are pre-portioned there is nothing to do but to pop them out of the trays into your delicious cooking meal!

Pop & Cook can be found in the frozen food aisle at your local Walmart.

One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole Pop & Cook at Walmart

I like to call Pop & Cook my secret sous chef or the best kitchen hack…ever!One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole

Pop & Cook really made this one pot rice dish delicious!

One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole

4.7 from 3 reviews
One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Pop & Cook cube of sauteed glazed onions or ½ a medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Pop & Cook cubes of crushed garlic or 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups of water or chicken stock
  • 1½ cups of frozen corn
  • 2 Pop & Cook cubes of cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of balck pepper
  • 1½ cups of long grain white rice
  • 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro, chopped, optional
  • sour cream, optional
Directions
  1. In a large pan over high heat add olive oil.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, water, corn, cilantro cubes, and spices. Bring to a simmer then turn burner down to low, add rice and cover pan. Cook for 18 minutes until rice is cooked. Turn off burner.
  4. Top rice with cheese and place lid back on pan until cheese has melted.
  5. Serve with or without garnish of cilantro and sour cream.

 

 

One Pot Cheesy Rice Casserole

 

Which Pop & Cook herb is your favorite?

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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Individual Pudding and Brownie Trifles

 

It’s officially the holiday season! I love everything about the holidays; decorating the house, baking with my girls, shopping for gifts, going to see tree lightings, and especially driving around looking at homes decorated with beautiful Christmas lights! These are just some of my favorite traditions.

Individual Pudding and Brownie Trifles

There is one tradition that is my absolute favorite. During the craziness of all the hustle and bustle Handsome and I take a night just for us. No kids. No TV. Just the two of us, candlelight, good food, and great conversation. We have had this tradition since our first year of marriage. Handsome usually BBQ’s (the benefits of living in Southern California) and I’m in charge of making one of our favorite desserts, individual pudding and brownie trifles.

Individual Pudding and Brownie Trifles

I have to admit we’re kind of JELL-O pudding fanatics. When we combine pudding with brownies and raspberries it becomes a fantastic dessert and one that we have often! It is also the perfect dessert to make when company is over for the holidays, I like to set out several flavors of pudding and different add-ins and let each guest make their own pudding trifle. It’s fun to see what combination everyone comes up with.

Individual Pudding and Brownie Trifles

I use mason jars for the individual serving, but you can use any clear glass.  The layers are so pretty it definitely is a show stopper dessert!

Individual Pudding and Brownie Trifles

 

4.8 from 5 reviews
Individual Pudding and Brownie Trifles
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Serves: 8 Servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 large (6oz) package of JELL-O vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 13 x 9 pan of brownies (prepare your favorite recipe or a box mix)
  • 1½ cups raspberries
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Prepare JELL-O pudding according to package directions. I decided to use Cook & Serve JELL-O for mine, but you can use Instant JELL-O pudding for this, too! If using Cook & Serve let it cool in a bowl with plastic wrap over the top of the pudding so it does not form a skin. When completely cool spoon pudding into a zip top bag. Place in fridge.
  2. Once brownies are cool cut into ½ inch square pieces.
  3. *To Assemble Trifle
  4. In a mason type jar
  5. Place a layer of bownies at the bottom of the jar.
  6. Then add a layer of raspberries.
  7. Top raspberries with a layer of JELL-O vanilla pudding sprinkled with mini chocolate chips.
  8. Repeat layers and top off with pudding, raspberries, and chocolate chips.

 

Individual Pudding and Brownie Trifles 

Until Next Time…

XOXO 

 

Delicious decadent dessert with @KRAFTJELLO #AD #JELLOcreations

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Breakfast Quesadilla

Breakfast Quesadilla

 

Do you remember when I made these Homemade Cheese Crackers with @RealCaliforniaCheese?  If you do then you remember me talking about a campaign that the wonderful people at Real California Cheese have going on to help the victims of hurricanes Harvey & Irma.  Since I last spoke about this campaign wildfires raged through parts of California, so this campaign will also help those who were affected.

Here is all you need to do to help, take a photo of the Real California Milk seal like this one:

Breakfast Quesadilla

Or this one

https://ooh.li/73f8e81

between now and December 31, 2017.  Share the photo to your social media and add the hashtag #SealsForGood and tag Real California Milk (On Instagram @RealCalifMilk or on Facebook @RealCaliforniaMilk) and $5.00 will be donated to the Great American Milk Drive (up to $20K in Fl/Tx & $10K in CA). No purchase on your part is necessary and you will still be helping so many families in need.

For more information Click here-> Please Help

Now for the Breakfast Quesadilla

What can I say about a delightful breakfast quesadilla?  They make a delicious breakfast, but it also makes a yummy lunch or dinner!


Breakfast Quesadilla

Use what ever ingredients you have on hand.

Breakfast Quesadilla

I like to stuff a lot of cheese and bacon in mine.

Breakfast Quesadilla

 

Take a look at my video below to see how easy it is to make.

5.0 from 5 reviews
Breakfast Quesadilla
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Ingredients
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • ½ teaspoon butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 medium size tortillas
  • **Serve with Sour Cream & Salsa
Directions
  1. Cut bacon into small pieces.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat, add bacon pieces and cook until crispy. remove from pan and place on to a paper towel, set aside. Remove excess grease from the pan.
  3. In a bowl mix together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place skillet once again over medium heat. Add butter to skillet and pour the egg mixture. Stir the egg mixture with a rubber spatula, cooking eggs slowly. Once eggs look 95% done remove from the heat. They will continue to cook in the pan.
  5. **To Assemble Quesadilla
  6. Place a tortilla on to a dry heated skillet.
  7. Add a layer of cheese, then egg, then bacon, then cilantro, top off with another layer of cheese and egg then top with a second tortilla.
  8. Flip tortilla making sure the filling stays inside the tortillas and the cheese has melted to your liking.
  9. Slice the tortilla into 4 wedges.
  10. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

 

Don’t forget to Spot The Seal and help those in need during this holiday season.

Follow me on Instagram and Twitter to see how many times I spot the seal between now and December 31, 2017.

Until next Time…

XOXO

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No-Knead Cranberry Cheese Skillet Bread

Looking for an easy bread recipe?

No-Knead Cranberry Cheese Skillet Bread is the one you have been looking for.  It’s crusty on the outside and delicious and tender on the inside!  A super easy homemade dough that comes together in just minutes.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet Bread

This homemade bread is the perfect addition to any meal.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet Bread

When I saw this Great Midwest® Cranberry Cheddar at the grocery store I knew it would be a delicious cheese to add to my skillet bread.  This decadent cheese is the perfect combination of tart cranberries and delicious Wisconsin Cheddar.

While at the grocery store I also picked up a Mango Fire Cheddar that I will be making the yummiest grilled cheeses with!  Keep an eye out for that recipe coming soon!

Sorry, I digressed.  

Back to the bread I’ve made 3 times in the last 7 days.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet Bread

The dough comes together so very easily in one bowl (and like the name says with no kneading), then you let it rise in that same bowl.  Then gently move it to your cast iron skillet and let it rise one more time.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet BreadIn the oven it goes to become golden and crusty.  Right before the bread comes out of the oven top it with some more Cranberry Cheddar cheese until it becomes gooey.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet BreadNo-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet Bread

Let cool and enjoy a piece slathered with butter.

No-Knead Cranberry Cheddar Skillet Bread

4.9 from 27 reviews
No-Knead Cranberry Cheese Skillet Bread
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Ingredients
  • 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast (1 package)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • ¾ tablespoon himalayan salt (kosher salt can be substituted)
  • 4 cups flour
  • olive oil
  • ½ cup dried cranberries + safe a few to add to the top of the bread.
  • ¾ cup Great Midwest Cranberry Cheddar Cheese + more to sprinkle on top of bread, grated
Directions
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine yeast and warm water.
  2. Add 1 cup of flour and salt, stir to combine with a wooden spoon.
  3. Stir in dried cranberries and shredded cheese.
  4. Add remaining flour just a cup at a time until it is all incorporated.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place.
  6. Lightly oil the bottom of a 10" or 12" oven proof skillet. I prefer to use a cast-iron skillet.
  7. Coat your hands with flour and sprinkle the top of the dough with flour. Gently transfer dough to the oiled skillet.
  8. Cover with a kitchen towel and let sit in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  9. Pre-heat
  10. Drizzle the top with olive oil and add extra cranberries to the top.
  11. Score the top of the dough with a knife.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes until the top of the loaf is golden brown.
  13. Add remaining grated cheese to the top of the loaf and place back into the oven until cheese has melted.
  14. Place loaf onto a cooling rack immediately and let the loaf cool completely prior to serving.

 

This is the perfect bread to add to your holiday table as well as your weeknight dinner!  How pretty would this skillet bread look on your Thanksgiving table?

Don’t you think it’s about time to add a new holiday tradition by incorporating Great Midwest® Cheeses into your recipes?

Click here to find out more about the amazing cheeses Great Midwest® Products makes.

Some of their other cheeses are Apple Cinnamon Cheddar, Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar, Chipotle Cheddar to name just a few.  Can you just imagine how beautiful a charcuterie board would look with these cheeses?

 

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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Strawberries And Red Wine

 

Strawberries and Wine

I was so excited to hear that Grocery Outlet had opened a store close by.  Friends have told me about their great prices on organic produce and brand-name groceries. So you could only imagine that I was over the moon excited about their 20% off wine sale which runs from today, November 1st through the 7th.

Now that it is officially the holiday season I know the Grocery Outlet wine sale is the perfect time to stock up on all the wine I will need for the next 2 months of holiday festivities (parties, gift giving, and recipes).

I discovered the most amazing wines at Grocery Outlet. Here are just 3 of the selections I brought home with me. Handcraft Dark Red, Diama Extra Dry Prosecco, and John Osborn Napa Chardonnay.  While I was talking to a sales associate I learned that the wine buyers for Grocery Outlet are industry experts and live in Napa Valley.  So they know their wines!Strawberries and Wine

After picking out my wines I also picked up a couple of packages of beautiful plump strawberries, a round of brie cheese, and a box of crackers.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but the strawberries looked way to delicious not grab a couple of packages.  And the brie? How could I not when the price was so great?

On my way home I remembered my parents having a party when I was young.  My dad realized that he didn’t have enough red wine to go around so he added puréed fruit to the wine to stretch it a bit.  It was a huge hit with their guests and everyone wanted the recipe.

You can blend it all the way smooth, but I like the bits of strawberries.

Strawberries and Wine

The perfect combination, strawberries and red wine with brie, chutney, and crackers.

4.9 from 16 reviews
Strawberries And Red Wine
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (cleaned with greens removed)
  • 1½ cup red wine
  • ⅓ cup simple syrup
  • 2 cups ice
  • SIMPLE SYRUP
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ⅓ cup sugar
Directions
  1. Make simple syrup by adding sugar and water in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Stir to make sure sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool.
  2. To a blender add all ingredients. Blend until desired smoothness.
  3. Serve and enjoy.

 

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Click here to find the Grocery Outlet close to you!

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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Homemade Cheese Crackers

 

Homemade Rosemary Cheese CrackersI promise I will get to the Homemade Rosemary Cheese Crackers in just a minute. But first, I wanted to write a little about helping people in need.

I personally know first hand what it feels like to lose everything from a natural disaster.  It’s normal for someone who is not effected personally to watch the devastation on the news and feel empathy and sadness, then turn off the tv and go on about living their life.  We all do it, but I’m asking you to please help out the hurricane victims in Texas and Florida by doing this one simple task.  Anytime you see a dairy product with the Real California Milk Seal, take a close-up picture of the seal, share it across all your social media channels with the hashtag #SealsForGood and tag @RealCalifMilk.  Homemade Rosemary Cheese CrackersHomemade Rosemary Cheese Crackers

Then in turn they will donate $5.00 per photo (up to 20k) to The Great American Milk Drive to help those affected by the devastating hurricanes until 12/31/17.  No purchase necessary.

It would mean the world to me if you would please do it! Thank you!

Now on to these delicious cheese crackers made with Real California Cheese…

Homemade Rosemary Cheese Crackers

You are never going to believe how easy these crackers are to make until you make them yourself!  I promise you’re going to have one of those hit myself in the forehead moments.  The beauty of this recipe is you can change things up however you’d like; you can omit the rosemary, and/or you can use any type of cheddar like cheese, I think pepper jack would be delicious!

Make the simple dough and refrigerate for one hour.  Then roll out the dough between 1/16 and 1/8 of an inch and bake, the thinner you get the dough the crisper the cheese cracker will be.  That’s it…Really!

Homemade cheese crackers

 

4.9 from 13 reviews
Homemade Rosemary Cheese Crackers
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups Real California Cheese sharp cheddar, grated
  • 6 tablespoons Real California Milk butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped finely
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons Real California Milk
Directions
  1. In a stand mixer add cheese, butter, rosemary, and salt until completely combined.
  2. Add the all-purpose flour a little at a time. At first the dough will be very crumbly.
  3. One teaspoon at a time add the milk. The dough should come together and look like a pie dough texture. If it is still dry after all milk is in you can add 1 or 2 more, ½ teaspoon at a time.
  4. Cut dough in half and wrap each in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for an hour.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  6. Place 1 dough piece in between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll out until the dough is about ⅛ inch thick. The thinner the dough is rolled out the more crispy the crackers will be.
  7. Cut rolled out dough into small squares or use small cookie cutter shapes (like I did). Continue to roll together the scraps of dough and cut out.
  8. Repeat process with second ball of dough.
  9. Place cut pieces onto a Silpat or a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  10. Bake crackers for 8 to 12 minutes depending on your oven. They should be bubbled up and golden brown on the bottom. Allow crackers to cool to room temperature before serving.
  11. Store crackers in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Don’t forget:  Spot The Seal!

Take a close-up photo of the Real California Milk seal and share on all your social media channels with the hashtag #SealsforGood and tag @CaliforniaRealMilk to help those affected by the hurricanes.

Follow me on Instagram and Twitter and see how many times I Spot The Seal!

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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Breakfast On The Go Pop Tarts

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Weekday mornings can be hectic around here. Everyone is trying to get out of the house at the same time while I’m scrambling to find a nutritious breakfast for us to eat before we all leave.

A while back, I decided to do this one small thing on Sundays to make the weekday mornings go a lot more smoothly.  The solution you may ask? To make our weekday breakfast ahead of time.  I knew I needed the breakfast to be something that we would all love and be good for us.  It needed to be a hardy breakfast that could be eaten on the go; so, I came up with homemade delicious and nutritious pop tarts.  These are not the type of pop tarts you will find in any box.

Breakfast On The Go Pop Tarts

Hand held savory breakfast pop tarts made to each persons preference is the perfect solution. I use store-bought frozen pie crusts, spread it with Gold ‘n Soft and layer in their choice of ingredients; eggs, bacon, roasted veggies, and a variety of cheeses. The breakfast pop tarts just need to be wrapped with parchment paper and thrown into the toaster to warm up and everyone is out the door within minutes.

Breakfast On The Go Pop Tarts

Choose from these ingredients or come up with your family’s favorites.

Breakfast On The Go Pop Tarts

Spread the entire bottom layer with Gold ‘n Soft.

I love using Gold ‘n Soft because it is so easy to spread.  There is no wait time for it to soften and it goes on smoothly without pulling on the pie crust dough.

Breakfast on the go pop tarts

Add your filling, cover with the top layer of pie crust dough and crimp edges with a fork.

Breakfast On The Go Pop Tarts

Bake in the oven and when cool wrap each in parchment paper.  Label with ingredients and place in the freezer.

Defrost in the fridge the night before you want to eat it.

Breakfast On The Go Pop Tarts

 

 

Then just pop the parchment wrapped tart in the toaster to warm up!

 

The weekday mornings are much calmer (thankfully) and I can enjoy my mornings again knowing my family has a delicious breakfast that is also good for them.

 

 

Breakfast On The Go Pop Tarts

5.0 from 2 reviews
Breakfast On The Go Pop Tarts
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Ingredients
  • 1 box (2 pie crusts) refrigerated uncooked pie crusts
  • Gold 'n Soft for brushing onto the bottom layer
  • ½ cup cooked scrambled eggs
  • ½ cup roasted vegetables, chopped
  • ⅓ cup finely diced cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • ¼ cup bacon crumbles
Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Sprinkle all-purpose flour onto the countertop.
  3. Working with one pie crust dough at a time unroll on to flour and cut pie crust into six 3" x 4" rectangles. Repeat with second crust.
  4. Spread 6 rectangles completely with Gold 'n Soft and fill with your desired filling combinations.
  5. Place top piece of dough onto filling making sure to get all air bubbles out. Press edges together and seal all sides with a fork.
  6. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve hot or when cool wrap in parchment paper and freeze for up to 3 months.
Memos
**To reheat.
Place in fridge the night before to defrost.
Place into a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes or place parchment wrapped pop tart into the toaster making sure the toaster is at the highest setting.
The parchment paper will brown in the toaster just like when it's in the oven.

 

Weekends are when I love spoiling my family for breakfast with french toast or pancakes and nothing tastes better than when they are drenched in Gold ‘n Soft.

Did you know Gold ‘n Soft spread has no cholesterol or hydrogenated oils, and has zero trans fats per serving, all while having the great taste of butter?  I enjoy how it is so very easy to spread even right after I take it out of the refrigerator.

I got my Gold ‘n Soft at Smart & Final click on the picture below to see what store carries Gold ‘n Soft near you.

You’ll be glad you did!

Breakfast On The Go Pop Tarts

And, be sure not to forget your $0.50 off coupon, below!

Gold 'n Soft Breakfast On The Go Pop Tarts

Breakfast on the go pop tarts

Check out some recipe inspiration from Gold ‘n Soft.

 

Love the breakfast pop tarts? Here are some other breakfast ideas for you, Breakfast Tacos, Pumpkin Pie Spice Waffles, and Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding!

 

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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Ready, Set, Hike! It’s Football Season!

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Ready, Set, Hike

Autumn is truly my favorite time of the year!  Handsome and I love everything thing about it; big comfy sweaters, leaves changing colors, grilling outside on crisp Autumn evenings, pumpkin everything, and especially, cheering our favorite college team to victory!  Go Black & Gold!

There is nothing like an afternoon spent outdoors with friends, food, and football.  So go ahead and find your perfect parking spot, get your Kingsford® Charcoal heated up, and crack open our favorite drink, Dr Pepper®.  It’s tailgating time, or as Handsome and I like to call it grillgating time!

Ready, Set, Hike

Ready, Set, Hike

To get everyone in that football mood I’m sharing 2 of my favorite grillgating recipes, 10 awesome grillgating tips, and a couple of essential grillgating items.  The best part you may ask? I’m providing you with a printable grillgating checklist!

 

So who’s ready for some Touch Down grillgating recipes?

 

Ranch Queso

Directions

10 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese

6 oz American Cheese (or if you like it spicy use pepper jack)

8 oz Cream Cheese

½ cup Hidden Valley® Ranch Dressing

1 10 oz can Original Rotel Tomatoes and Chillies, (liquid removed)

 

Instructions

In a medium pan over low heat (or on the cool side of the grill), combine all the ingredients.

Stir continuously until cheese has melted.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

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And for dessert after the game…

 

RITZ Sweet & Salty S’Mores

Ingredients

60 RITZ Crackers

15 Large Marshmallows

¾ cup Milk Chocolate Chips

 

Directions

Preheat oven on broil.

Place chocolate chips over a double boiler to melt.

On a silpat or parchment paper place 30 RITZ Crackers (flat side up) onto a cookie sheet.

Cut marshmallow in half and place on each RITZ Cracker.

Place RITZ Crackers and marshmallows into the oven for about 3 minutes or until the marshmallow have turned golden brown (I like mine on the burnt side).  Remove from oven and place a remaining RITZ Cracker (flat side down) on top of the marshmallow.

Once the chocolate has melted, using a small pair of tongs, dip half of the RITZ Cracker sandwich into the melted chocolate.

Place back onto the lined cookie sheet and repeat with all the remaining sandwiches.

Let dry for about an hour.  

Pack up and bring to the game.

Ready, Set, Hike

Ready, Set, Hike

I found all the grillgating essentials I needed at my local Walmart. Find these great products and more grillgating inspiration here.

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10 Awesome Grillgating Tips 

 

  1. Freeze water bottles to use in place of ice in your cooler.  They will keep everything cold and you will have cold water to drink when the ice melts.
  2. Consider which way the wind is blowing when setting up your grill, so the smoke is not blowing on your guests.
  3. Give your Kingsford® Charcoal ample time to heat-up.
  4. Over flipping your burgers makes the meat tough.  Flip your burgers only once and use a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature is at 140 degrees fahrenheit.
  5. Label the top of your coolers so your guests know what is in each cooler.
  6. Form burger patties the night before and place them between two pieces of Glad® Press’n Seal to save time the day of the big game.  
  7. Add helium balloons to a long string so it will be easy for your friends to find your tailgate.
  8. Pack a plastic bin with tailgating essentials; bottle & can openers, zip top bags, duct tape, scissors, hand sanitizer, permanent marker, & toilet paper.
  9. Bring a metal bucket to store the hot coals in so they can be extinguished properly from your charcoal grill.
  10. Keep the party going after the game.  Miss the traffic by enjoying some postgame coffee and RITZ Sweet & Salty S’Mores.

 

Would you like your tailgate party to be featured on this cool GrillGating website?  Just take photos of your tailgate party and upload them to Instagram & Twitter using the hashtag #GrillGatingHero and you might be one of the lucky ones to get your photos chosen!  While you’re on the GrillGating site check out the video featuring football legend Emmitt Smith sharing his grilling tips and recipes.

 

Don’t forget your printable GrillGating Checklist!        

Ready, Set, Hike! GrillGating Checklist

 

Ready, Set, Hike! 10 Tailgating Tips! #AD #grillgatinghero #grillgating

Ready, Set, Hike! Are you as excited for college football season as I am?  Let me know what your favorite tailgating traditions are in the comments below.

 

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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