Are you ready for another giveaway? Yeah, figured you would be. I think I have made my love for Mexican food and avocados pretty clear on here. If you are a new reader, be sure to search the recipe index. Avocados make an appearance quite often. And there is no shortage of Mexican inspired recipes. So to say I was excited for The New Southwest from Meagan Micozzi from Scarletta Bakes is a little bit of an understatement. If you are not familiar with her, be sure to check out her blog as well.
Do you remember when I made Chicken Fajita Pizza using Kraft Recipe Makers? Well I am back to share another fun recipe using a new Kraft Recipe Makers product. This time I am using the Hickory Barbeque Beef, and totally mixing things up! Nachos are always a hit – doesn’t really matter who you are. Combine that with tangy barbeque sauce, and you have a non-traditional snack or dinner everyone will love.
Kraft Recipe Makers is a new product that packages two complementary sauces together, so you can create a quick and easy meal the whole family will enjoy. The sauces create layers of flavor, that you can’t always get in a quick weeknight dish. All you have to do is add the fresh ingredients (protein, grains, and veggies). The box comes with three recipes ideas for you, or you can create your own. There are nine varieties to pick from, so there is sure to be something for everyone.
To show you just how easy it is to use Kraft Recipe Makers I made a little video for you! This is my first time shooting a video, so be nice
Barbeque chicken nachos are perfect for a game day party, a weeknight dinner, or an afternoon snack. The chicken could be cooked in the crockpot, so all you have to do is assemble when you get home from a busy day. A beef roast would also be a great option for these nachos.
- 2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 Kraft Recipe Makers Hickory Barbeque Beef
- Tortilla Chips
- Cheddar Cheese
- Red onion, diced
- Tomatoes, diced
- Cilantro, chopped
- Jalapenos, sliced
- Sour Cream
- Place 2 pounds of chicken into a slow cooker. Top with the bottle of Brown Sugar & Cider Vinegar Simmer Sauce. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or high for about 4. Once cooked, shred the chicken.
- To assemble the nachos, place a layer of tortilla chips on a microwave safe plate or a baking sheet. Top with a layer of cheese, red onion, chicken, and tomatoes. Pour a layer of Sweet Hickory Bbq Finishing Sauce over the cheese. Repeat with another layer. Microwave or broil the nachos until the cheese is melted.
- Serve garnished with cilantro and jalapeno slices. Guacamole and sour cream are great for dipping.
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Fresh Tomatoes and Basil make the perfect Bruschetta. Great for snacking, light dinner, or an appetizer.
Is your garden exploding with tomatoes right now? Mine is going crazy! We got back from a couple days away, and I picked a big mixing bowl full of tomatoes. There are still tons out there that are almost ready to be picked. Last year when we had lots of tomatoes I made a bruschetta one night, and my husband loved it! I have had bruschetta many times before, and the key is fresh ripe tomatoes.
The 4th of July is next week! Do you have your menu planned? Do you go with the red/white/blue theme, or something else? I am trying to convince my husband that we should have come people over this year, but I am not sure I am winning that battle. We would have to get a new grill, since the old one died. I am not sure he thinks having people over is a good enough reason to rush into spending that much money on a new grill. So we will have to see.
It is hard for me to pick a favorite candy bar. I love peanut butter cups, but for some reason if given the choice at the check out, I would never pick it. Not sure why. 9 times of out 10 I would pick a Milky Way. The other time would be a Peppermint Patty or maybe a 3 Musketeers. This happens probably 2 times a year, so it is always a great debate for me What about you?
The Super Bowl is on Sunday, and I have quite the line up for you today! I am having a party, and I am still not sure what I am making. Is that a problem?
So here is the line up: (corresponds to the numbers it the picture above)
1 – Avocado Bruschetta; this is a favorite at my house. Put out a bowl of the avocado mixture, a plate of toasted bread, and let your guests make their own!
2 – Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies; every party needs dessert! These are super fudgy brownies topped with egg free peanut butter cookie dough!
3 – Barbeque Pulled Pork; great thing to put in the crock pot in the morning, and it will be ready when your guests arrive
4 – Spicy Chili-Lime Yogurt Dip; a healthy alternative to other dips. Great with veggies or chips
5 – Fire Roasted Salsa; I can’t watch a big game without salsa! I love the flavor the fire roasted tomatoes give to this quick salsa.
6 – Chicken, Bacon, Avocado Quesadillas; you can make these just before your guest arrive, and leave them in the oven at a low temp so they stay warm. Great for with the salsa.
7 – Artichoke Dip; a warm and guilt free artichoke dip. Dip with veggies or crackers.
8 – Fudgy Brownies; I think that any occasion is a good time for brownies!
9 – Chili; have a big pot of this simmering a way on the stove for people to help them selves. Set up a toppings bar, and you are done!
10 – Philly Cheesesteaks; fun idea to have as a make your own station at your party
11 – M&M Cookies; quick, easy, portable, and fun!
12 – Chicken Club Eggrolls; great finger food, and they are a healthier alternative, because they are baked.
13 – Chipotle Bacon Ranch Dip; spicy ranch dip with bacon, made with Greek yogurt.
14 – Peanut Butter Bars; a quick no bake dessert that is a huge crowd pleaser.
15 – Avocado Hummus; hummus is a great snack, and adding avocado is such a great flavor combination. Plus it is good for you!
16 – Italian Chicken Meatballs; tender, chicken meatballs that you can have in the crock pot during the game.
There are so many other great ideas out there too. Here are some of my favorites!
White Pizza Dip from How Sweet It Is
Hot Gruyere, bacon and jalapeno dip from FabFoods
Buffalo Cauliflower Dip from Mother of Thyme
Guacamole Tostada Towers from Scarletta Bakes
Lighter French Onion Dip from Gimme Some Oven
Cheesy Baked Jalapeno Popper Dip from Savory Simple
Spicy Sausage Dip from Climbing Grier Mountain
Cheeseburger Meatballs from Bake Your Day
Buffalo Chicken Potstickers from Add A Pinch
Buffalo Chicken Sliders from Wanna Be A Country Cleaver
Slow Cooker Barbeque Nachos from Pass The Sushi
Buffalo Chicken Flatbread from Simply Scratch
Jalapeno Poppers in-a-Blanket from The Little Kitchen
Carne Asada Nachos from Foodness Gracious
Crispy Baked Asian Chicken Wings from Just A Taste
Nacho Loaded Potato Skins from What’s Gaby Cooking
Grilled Cheese Guacamole and Bacon Bruschetta from Recipe Girl
Buffalo Chicken Bites from A Spicy Perspective
Hoisin Asian Meatballs from Damn Delicious
Cookies & Cream Popcorn from Erica’s Sweet Tooth
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip from Shugary Sweets
Rice Krispie Football Treats by Cheerios and Lattes
Milky Way Muddy Buddies by Chef In Training
Cookie Butter Pretzels by Crazy for Crust
Peanut Butter Cheese Ball by Buns In My Oven
Super Bowl Cookies by Lizy B
I think you should be ready for one killer Super Bowl party! Now, if I could only decide what I am going to make….
I have a fun announcement for you today. I am excited to now be a part of the Cooking Light Blogger’s Connection! I have always been a big fan of their magazine, so it was a huge honor when they asked me to be a part of this group. You can click on the little badge to your right, and it will take you to their page with a little blurb about me (don’t mind the unflattering picture), and you can see the other bloggers who are in this group. Seriously, not sure how they found me, when you look at who else is in the group, but I will take it
So, what does this means to you? Not a whole lot. I share Cooking Light recipes fairly frequently anyway, but now you will get at least 2 a month. The first one is this Artichoke Dip. We made this for New Year’s Day, along with a few other appetizers for watching all of the bowl games. And by all, I really do mean all that were on that day. My husband, 7 year old, and Dad are all huge football fans, it doesn’t really matter who is playing. My mom and I were lucky to have escaped for a little while to go shopping.
This dip is a warm dip that is great with crackers, but veggies would also be great to pair it with. My husband actually made this dip. It was my birthday, and he was nice enough to help out as much as he could. He mixed everything together, in under 10 minutes, at about 8:00 am. We put it in the fridge, and then just warmed it in the oven when it was time to serve. It was creamy, and a great guilt free snack to have. This would be a perfect one to have for the Super Bowl!
Seems like forever since the last #chocolateparty, but it has only been a month! Maybe because I made my December edition early in November, I was just so excited for mint and chocolate together! This month has proven harder for me though. This month the theme is coconut. See, I don’t like coconut. There in lies the problem. But I got creative, and these granola bars are awesome!
I may not like coconut, but I do like using coconut oil. Not sure if it is a texture thing or what, but I just can’t do shredded coconut. I have made granola bars using coconut oil in the past, but they needed to be done again. And healthier, and better.
If you do like coconut, adding shredded coconut to these would be a great edition. Or chopped nuts, if that’s how you role. I decided I needed to get rid of the mini marshmallow bites that were in my pantry, so I added those. Not very many though, only 1/4 of a cup, so I am still going to consider these good for you. My son has already had 2 of them today, he loves them!
Are you obsessed with celebrity chefs? Do you watch Food Network and The Cooking Channel in your spare time? Do you have tons of celebrity chef cookbooks? If you answered yes to any of those, you are in for a treat today! The #SundaySupper event this week hosted by Tammi from Momma’s Meals at is all about our favorite celebrity chefs.
I had a hard time picking my favorite, I like so many! But in the end I went with Rachael Ray. You either love her or hate her, and I am a fan When I first started watching the Food Network, she was who I watched. I am not sure that she got me interested in cooking, because I always liked cooking, but she definitely made it more important to me. I remember watching 30 minute meals in my college apartment, probably when I should have been studying. I really don’t have a favorite recipe by Rachael, so I decided to try a new one this week.
A local popcorn store here sells Cinnamon Popcorn. I tried it, and I could have sworn it tasted just like Red Hots candy. It was a little spicy for my 7 year old, but I love it. Then the next week my Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine came in the mail, and she had a recipe for Red Hot Popcorn. I was excited to get in the kitchen and try it. It is super easy to make, and tastes just like the popcorn store. It is such a festive color too, it would be perfect to put in gift baskets or give to neighbors for the holidays.
I have never actually had a Larabar. Is that bad? I have seen lots of recipes recently for them, so I decided it was time to try them. They are full of good for you ingredients, so they are a great change from the regular granola bars. They also make a great, quick on the go breakfast.
It should come as no surprise that for my first step into these bars, I went with a peanut butter and chocolate combo. It has never steered me wrong before, so why question it this time. The possibilities are endless though; chocolate, oatmeal chocolate chip, raisins, cranberries, other nuts etc. Have fun testing out new combinations. There is no baking involved, so they come together very quickly!
These were great to have on hand for a quick snack. My 7 year old enjoyed them, and I felt good giving him a snack that was healthy, and not full of preservatives and chemicals. I did not run the nutrition information, so I do not know how it compares to the store bought variety.