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Chicken Kabobs & Lemonhead Lemon Bars | Friday Foodie Feature

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Hello friends,

the summer may be fading fast, but don’t put away the grill just yet, why not fire it up and make some chicken kabobs for dinner tonight?  Kabobs are a quick and easy way to cook both your meat and veggies together on a stick whether it’s with chicken, beef or seafood. chicken kabobs with macaroni salad If using wooden skewers, allow them to soak in water for about 15 mins, this will prevent them from scorching or burning too badly.

soak wooden skewers

I like using cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and sweet peppers.

veggies for the kabobs

Cube boneless, skinless chicken, then sprinkle on a little pepper and any seasoning of your choice.

marinated chicken diced Thread chicken cubes and veggies onto the skewer.

chicken kabobs

Before placing the kabobs onto a high, preheated grill, spray them with a little cooking spray or brush with olive oil.  Grill for approximately 10 minutes or until done, you can also brush on a little barbecue or hot sauce if you prefer.

chicken kabobs

You know me, I have to have a little something sweet, so for dessert I made Krusteaz Lemon Bars but with a twist, crushed Lemonhead Candy sprinkled on top.

Lemonhead Lemon Bars

Lemonhead Lemon Bars

Following the directions on the box, I baked the Lemon Bars then allowed them to cool before adding some crushed candy.

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crushed lemonheads sprinkled atop the lemon bars

What is your favorite dessert?  Mine is cake and ice cream…why…because tomorrow is MY BIRTHDAY!!!

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A Little Something Sweet ~ Mini Banana Loaf

Hello friends,

I remember when I was growing up my grandmother always had to have “a little something sweet” after eating dinner.  She believed everything in moderation and never over ate, but she loved her sweets. She would also proudly remind me that the most she ever weighed was 120 lbs, and that was when she was pregnant with her twins, my mother and uncle.

I haven’t seen 120 lbs since the birth of our first son, but I also believe everything in moderation.  Sunday dinners are my favorite meals to cook and sometimes I too like to have “a little something sweet” after eating.  

Recently while looking through the clearance racks at Walmart I found these Welcome Home Brands Mini Baking Pans.  They are made from oven safe paper and are a perfect size for “a little something sweet” dessert.

Mini Banana Loaf

 I cooked chicken and collard greens for dinner and then decided to make some Jiffy Banana muffins using the mini Baking Pans instead of a muffin tin.  Following the box directions I filled each mini pan with 1/2 batter without pre-greasing which wasn’t necessary. After putting them on a baking sheet, they were placed in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.
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Mini Banana Loaf

The mini banana loaf removed easily from the pan, there was no scorching and the bread was delicious, which was made a little more so when topped with banana slices and cherry sauce – just “a little something sweet!”

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How about you, do you like to have “a little something sweet” after dinner?

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Red White & Blueberry Dessert


Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

Last week I stopped at Shoprite to pick up a few items for dinner and they had a sale on their pudding cakes, all flavors for $1.99.  There were so many choices but I settled on Blueberry.

I made it a little more delicious by grilling it in butter and adding Reddi Wip cream and strawberries.  Hey, if you are going to eat dessert, you might as well make it good!

Red White and Blueberry Dessert

Melt two pats of butter in a pan, add a few slices of cake and let it warm on low heat for 3-5 minutes.

grill cake in a little butter

I wanted the grill marks so I used this pan, and am sure it would be just as good on an outdoor grill or in a George Forman Grill.

grill for 3-5 mins

Top with Reddi Wip cream and a few slices of strawberries, but if you want a few more calories, top with ice cream!

Red White & Blueberry Dessert

 

What is your favorite dessert?

Don’t forget to come back this evening at 6:00 for the #WWDParty!

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Mini No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.  Now that the heat of the summer is on, the heat of the oven is now off!  That however, does not mean that there will be no more cooking or baking in the Blake household.  Nope, it just means that the outdoor grill will be used more often and if the desserts don’t come from the freezer they will definitely be no-bake options.

So just in time for the weekend and in celebration of Father’s Day, this is today’s Foodie Feature

No-Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes made with Reddi-Wip. Cheesecakes with Reddi Wip

 I used a box of Jello No Bake Cheesecake mix, fresh strawberries and Reddi Wip to create this easy breezy satisfying no bake dessert.

mini strawberry cheesecakes  Following the directions on the box I mixed the Graham Cracker crust with butter and sugar, then using a spoon pressed a little of the mixture into the bottoms of 12 muffin cups. press crust mixture into bottom of muffin cups

In a bowl, I poured in 1 1/2 cups of milk then added the filling mix, whipped on low for a minute and then on medium speed for another few minutes until thickened.

whip filling until thickened

Topped each Graham Cracker Crust cups with filling and refrigerated uncovered for an hour

top each crust with filling

Washed, cored and sliced several strawberries to top each mini cheesecake but not before first topping them with some whooshes of Extra Creamy Reddi Wip.  I love the sound it makes coming out of the can and love even more the fact that there are only 15 calories per serving, so I added 2 servings of real cream to each!

Add Reddi Wip and strawberry

 

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Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dessert

Hello Friends and Happy Valentine’s Fri-Yay!

Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is Slow Cooked Chicken Cacciatore and Strawberry Shortcake in a Glass, a dessert inspired by Modern Christian Homemaker from last week’s #WWDParty.

Slow Cooked Valentine's Day Dinner

 I hope you are enjoying your Valentine’s Day, perhaps you received Roses at work and are the envy of all your cubicle mates, or maybe were awaken to an early morning DELIGHT followed up by a bountiful breakfast, no matter what it was, I hope you left some room for a little dessert!  

This week’s Slow Cooked meal is Chicken Cacciatore, another easy breezy Crock Pot Meal.

Ingredients:

  • 4 bone in chicken thighs – skin removed

  • 4 chicken drum sticks – skin removed

  • 1 can of Italian Style diced tomatoes or sauce

  • 1 Package of Mushrooms or jar of whole mushrooms drained

  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning or oregano leaves

  • 1 package of frozen onion and peppers (fresh if prefer)

  • 1 tsp of minced garlic

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • Linguine or fettuccine or spaghetti pasta

Ingredients for Slow Cooked Chicken Cacciatore

Remove the skin from the thighs and drumsticks which is the worse part of this recipe, next time I will buy skinless chicken!  If using fresh mushrooms, wash to remove excess dirt.

Remove skin from the chicken, and wash mushrooms thorougly

Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray for easier clean up then put chicken, veggies, tomatoes, garlic and seasoning into the pot.

Place chicken, veggies, tomatoes, garlic and seasoning into Crock Pot

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours depending on Crock Pot model

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours

About 15 mins before serving, prepare pasta according to box directions and remove chicken and veggies from Crock Pot.  Place in a serving bowl and cover to keep warm.

15 mins before serving remove chicken and veggies from Crock Pot and place in covered dish to stay warm Mix flour and water in a small bowl, then add to the liquid in Crock Pot and let cooks for 5 to 10 minutes so it can thicken, then pour over chicken and veggies.

Mix water and flour then add to liquid in Crock Pot

Mix flour and water and add to liquid in Crock Pot and cook for an add'l 5-10 mins

Chicken Cacciatore

Now on to the best part of dinner – Dessert!

Strawberry Shortcake in a Glass

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Dessert Shells
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Whipped Cream

Wash and Slice Strawberries

Break up a dessert cake putting a few pieces into the bottom of the glass, add some strawberries, a few more pieces of the dessert cake, 1 container of chocolate pudding and top with whipped cream … WhaLaa – Dessert is Done!

Place strawberries, broken pieces of cake, pudding and whipped creams - dessert is done

Enjoy your dinner and dessert!

Enjoy your dinner and dessert!

PS – if you are not too tired or busy later, come back at 6:00 to join the #WWDParty for more Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats!

Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

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Father's Day 2013

Hello Friends, I hope everyone had a nice Father’s Day weekend!

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Hubby had a nice one even with a change in dinner plans, but I was able to pull off what I think was a better meal than what we would have had at a restaurant.  Yesterday he played a little one-on-one with Malik and fortunately, no injuries were sustained!

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Father’s Day Dinner was baked Salmon, Spinach Shrimp Salad and Dill Potato Salad. Daddy’s (not mine) dessert was Lemon Meringue Pie and Talenti Gelato Mediterranean Mint.

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Shrimp Spinach Salad

 

Completed Dinner

 

Daddy's Day Dessert

 

Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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Father’s Day 2013

Hello Friends, I hope everyone had a nice Father’s Day weekend!

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Hubby had a nice one even with a change in dinner plans, but I was able to pull off what I think was a better meal than what we would have had at a restaurant.  Yesterday he played a little one-on-one with Malik and fortunately, no injuries were sustained!

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Father’s Day Dinner was baked Salmon, Spinach Shrimp Salad and Dill Potato Salad. Daddy’s (not mine) dessert was Lemon Meringue Pie and Talenti Gelato Mediterranean Mint.

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Shrimp Spinach Salad

 

Completed Dinner

 

Daddy's Day Dessert

 

Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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OOTD – Penney's Peplum

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.

Hubby’s day was nice and I want to thank you for all the birthday well wishes.  I didn’t get the Walgreen’s Gift Card but did cook a wonderful meal, we had baked salmon, stuffed clams, steamed potatoes and coleslaw, dessert was a Lemon Meringue Pie which is his favorite.

I had hoped for warmer weather to wear this sleeveless BisouBisou Peplum top, but it’s a rainy drab day so I added a lightweight cardigan.

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Bubble Necklace – Rainbow Shops

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Watch – Traci Lynn Jewelry

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

sverve

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OOTD – Penney’s Peplum

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.

Hubby’s day was nice and I want to thank you for all the birthday well wishes.  I didn’t get the Walgreen’s Gift Card but did cook a wonderful meal, we had baked salmon, stuffed clams, steamed potatoes and coleslaw, dessert was a Lemon Meringue Pie which is his favorite.

I had hoped for warmer weather to wear this sleeveless BisouBisou Peplum top, but it’s a rainy drab day so I added a lightweight cardigan.

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Bubble Necklace – Rainbow Shops

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Watch – Traci Lynn Jewelry

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ootd 5 8 13 013 Linking up with The Pleated Poppy – hop on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

sverve

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Sugar Spice and Everything Nice

On Saturday, at the Dutch Country Farmers Market I had an opportunity to meet a wonderful vendor representing her own small business

Sugar Spice and Everything Nice

Tina Taylor, Direct Seller

Tina Taylor, is a Direct Distributor of easy gourmet products from her pantry to help make your cooking easier.  Most of the items in the product line require only one or two additional ingredients, allowing you to spend less time in the kitchen especially now with the better weather!

All of the products are made from the finest ingredients with offerings of sugar free and gluten free options. Whether you prefer sweet, savory or spicy, the ever-expanding product line has something for you and the entire family.

What makes Sugar Spice and Everything Nice so unique is that in addition to the packaged gourmet products she also offers many delicious cooked & baked items daily, full service catering, linen rentals, party supply rentals, balloons & party supplies, invitations, gift baskets as well as many unique favors and gifts.

Gourmet Seasonings

Herbs and Spices

Other Great Opportunities That Are Available With Sugar Spice And Everything Nice

Fundraising Program is a unique and exciting venture that has a 50% profit, no upfront investment and FREE shipping or delivery!  If you are looking for an exciting, new product to sell for your organization this is your answer!

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Host a home tasting, cooking or dipping party where she will come in and serve up a variety of dips & drinks and make an amazing dish and you earn free products!  This is a perfect excuse to have a GIRLS NIGHT OUT!!

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Become a consultant and sell the amazing products to generate extra income and free products all while having fun!

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Don’t have the time for a home party…host a catalog party or virtual online show and still earn free products!

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Cooking classes are offered once a month (check website for schedule).

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Customized Gift Baskets available for Holiday, Birthday, Corporate Gift and more!

Cocktail and Mocktail Mixes

Tina is also a Tastefully Simple Independent Consultant. If you would like to place an order, host a tasting party or if you would like to join her team and sign up as an independent consultant, please visit her website at http://www.tastefullysimple.com/web/ttaylor5

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