Stuffed Wontons & Hot Chocolate Sticks

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If I am not in my bed watching Love Actually I am either attending a party where I have to make an appetizer or I am throwing a party. In which, if I am throwing the party I will definitely be making an appetizer or two and generally something good to drink or dessert on. Stuffed Wontons are a great appetizer when it comes to the holiday. A fabulous way to use the extra boxes of Kraft Stove Top stuffing in your pantry. 

Stuffed Wontons - Mooshu Jenne #TasteTheSeason #ad Made with wontons, stuffing, and cranberry sauce

I always have several boxes as we like to eat it year round. We gobble it down with pork, turkey, and duck. Sometimes you want the stuffing without meat. To get my stuffing fix I make these Stuffed Wontons for appetizers. They can be put together incredibly fast and simply bake or fry them up when people are on their way. You can even fry this in advance and then reheat if need be. I just swing by Walmart and grab the stuffing, mushrooms, and wontons to keep on hand when needed. 

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I also grabbed up some Jet Puff Marshmallow Snowmen for our Hot Chocolate Sticks to have for the teen guests to have with warmed milk. Some of the adults go after them to stir into their coffee. It’s perfect for any holiday party drink station.

Stuffed Wontons - Mooshu Jenne #TasteTheSeason #ad Made with wontons, stuffing, and cranberry sauce

At parties and at home these Stuffed Wontons disappear so fast! I have to say it’s nice on the pocket book too. Not much goes into these that you basically use only one box of the Stove Top Stuffing, wontons, and one mushroom. You can’t be that. It’s an easy way to save during the holidays when planning a party. I like to fry them ahead and then just bake to crisp them up before the party. I also make the Hot Chocolate Sticks in advance.

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Now for the recipes.

Stuffed Wontons
Yields 20
Wontons stuffed with stove top stuffing, mushrooms, and fried.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 box Stove Top Savory Herbs Stuffing
  2. 1 white mushroom; diced
  3. 1 package of wonton wrappers
  4. 4 tablespoons margarine
  5. 1 can cranberry sauce or homemade
  6. Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. In a cast iron skillet, put about 2 cups oil and put to low heat. Let the oil heat up as you are cooking the stuffing.
  2. In another small pot, add in water, one mushroom diced, and margarine as directed on the package. Cook per package directions.
  3. Pull out wonton wrapper and put half a tablespoon of stuff in it. Fold and then fry for about 20 seconds each side. They will cook fast. Just flip them with a spider and be careful not to burn yourself.
  4. Drain on napkin. Serve with cranberry sauce or gravy for dipping.
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Here is a video to show you how to fold and fry them. Stuffed Wontons Video.

Hot Chocolate Sticks
Yields 10
Baker's chocolate and jet puffed marshmallows make these great hot chocolate sticks.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 bar of Baker's Chocolate; 4oz
  2. 1/2 bag semi sweet chocolates
  3. 20 pieces of Jet Puffed Marshmallows Snowmen
  4. 2- 2/3 cups of milk
  5. Straws, sticks, or spoons; your preference
Instructions
  1. Put water in a small sauce pan and place a small glass bowl over it making sure the bowl does not fall in. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add in Baker's chocolate in chunks. Add in semi sweet chocolates. Add in 2/3 cup milk and stir until the milk is soaked up and chocolate melts.
  3. Add the next 2/3 cup milk and keep stirring until chocolate is completely melted.
  4. Pour into an ice tray or silicone mold. Place one marshmallow on each side and insert sticks.
  5. Place in the freezer overnight or for a few hours until cooled. Remove from mold and use to stir in with hot water, warmed milk, or coffee.
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Here is a short how to video to show you how to melt the chocolate. Hot Chocolate Sticks. Enjoy!

Cranberry Pie & Cranberry Sauce

At Thanksgiving I am all about pie! It’s the perfect end to such a savory meal. Every year we do a pumpkin pie and a few pecan pies. This year I want to do something different so I created a simple cranberry pie a few days ago to share with the family. We had to work out one kink and that was the topping. The filling was so delicious and tangy. 

Cranberry Sauce & Cranberry Pie - Mooshu Jenne

Cranberries naturally have a tart taste which makes them so good in pie. Some people love chocolate pies and those with cream. However, I have to say that fruit and berry pies are my favorite. Nothing like a good strawberry, apple, or triple berry pie.

Cranberry Sauce & Cranberry Pie - Mooshu Jenne

My daughter can eat a pumpkin pie to herself. My son and husband are big pecan pie fans. They always end up eating all the pie. This year that won’t be the case.

Cranberry Sauce & Cranberry Pie - Mooshu Jenne This cranberry pie will be all mine :D I wish but I know I will end up sharing it with all of them. A good lump of ice cream with warm cranberry pie who doesn’t love that combination! What kind of pie do you make for Thanksgiving? Do you do something other than pie?

Another Thanksgiving favorite is cranberry sauce. The process isn’t much different between these two so I thought I would put them together with a little video for both! The only difference in the pie is you add vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, and a bit more sugar. 

Cranberry Sauce & Cranberry Pie
Serves 8
Recipe to make cranberry sauce and add a few more ingredients to make it a pie.
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
17 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
17 min
For Cranberry Sauce
  1. 2 bags of fresh cranberries
  2. 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  3. 1 orange; juiced
  4. 1 1/2 cups water
For Cranberry Pie
  1. 1 1/2 bag of cranberries
  2. 1 orange; juiced
  3. 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  4. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1 3/4 cup sugar
  6. 1 1/2 cups water
  7. 1 graham cracker pie crust
For Cranberry Sauce
  1. In a large pot, add in cranberries, sugar, orange juice, and water.
  2. Bring to a medium heat. Cook until all cranberries have popped and mixture starts to thicken.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour in a jar to store.
For Cranberry Pie
  1. In a large pot, add in cranberries, sugar, orange juice, ginger, cinnamon, and water.
  2. Bring to a medium heat. Boil until all cranberries have popped and mixture thickens.
  3. Remove from heat and pour into the crust. Let cool.
  4. When ready to serve put into the oven at 350 degree F for 10 minutes. Serve with ice cream.
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Toasted Reese’s Spreads Fruit Skewers

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There is a new spread out called Reese’s Spreads! It’s my new go to for snacking in my house. My daughter is the biggest snacker in our house. Due to color guard practice she burns out all her energy telling me she is always hungry! She said food is her boyfriend, her bae. Yes, she obviously gets it from me :) We made these Toasted Reese’s Fruit Skewers.

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While we were shopping at Walmart she was like LOOK mom they have Reese’s Spreads. Of course, we chowed down on the apples they paired it with for the demo. I knew right away what I would make with the Reese’s Spreads. They are brand new but the ideas just started to flow the minute I saw them. I went with a snack here though as I wanted something simple and fun that you make as a snack or appetizer year round or for the holidays. 

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Reese’s Spreads is a perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in spreadable form. From toast to waffles, apples and bananas to pretzels and vanilla wafers, the new spread brings endless opportunities to enjoy the distinct taste that only Reese’s provides. Enjoy an authentic Reese’s experience in a new and enticing way. Based on the iconic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, new Reese’s Spreads will make snacking even more delicious by adding the unique, one-of-a-kind combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors to any food, anytime, anywhere. 

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Can you imagine the possibilities with this peanut butter and chocolate spread? I know I can. Simple snacks like celery or these Toasted Reese’s Fruit Skewers. What would you make with it? I would love to know :) Just tell me in the comments. I enjoy new recipes! #AnySnackPerfect

Toasted Reese's Fruit Skewers
Yields 6
Fruit skewers with banana's, oranges, and cranberries with Reese's Spreads and toast.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 bananas; sliced in thirds
  2. 1 orange; peeled
  3. 6 cranberries
  4. 2 pieces of white bread toast
  5. 2 tablespoons Reese's Spreads
  6. Skewers
Instructions
  1. Toast two sliced of bread and cut diagonally and cut again the same to make four small pieces. Spread on the Reese's Spreads.
  2. Peel the orange and separate the slices. Peel banana and cut into thirds. Wash the cranberries.
  3. Slide bananas, oranges, and then slices of toast on the ends. Serve with cranberries decorated around the plate.
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Spicy Vegetable Lo Mein

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I just love simple dinners don’t you? Something not completely loaded down with meat but spicy enough to clear your nose from the allergies in the air. This Spicy Vegetable Lo Mein will do just that.

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From the fragrant ginger to the spicy chili sauce it is packed with a punch of flavor. The sauce for this only takes four ingredients including some De Nigris Seasoned Original White Wine Vinegar

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This is a go to dinner for me. Very simple, healthy, and perfect for movie night. I usually like to eat this when I just want to stay in bed and catch up on all the shows I missed. I always end up getting behind by a few episodes on each. Eventually though I catch up and gab about it online.

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The teens just love this recipe too. Both the spicy and non spicy versions. They always beg me to make this for a lunch on a movie day. I think the Italian vinegar, which is made in Italy, has much more flavor then using a basic rice vinegar. It just adds that something extra to the recipe. I picked it up at Walmart on the aisle with the ketchup. While I was there I grabbed a bag of Fresh Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables so I don’t have to do all that cutting. It makes dinner just that much more simple!

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Their favorite part is when I fry up the noodles in the sauce because it helps stick to the pasta. It also takes away any slime texture from boiling the noodles. De Nigris Seasoned White Wine Vinegars have all natural ingredients and are healthy. They have a De Nigris Seasoned Italian Herb White Wine Vinegar that I like to use to dunk my bread into or even pour over a bread salad. #LoveMyVinegar It’s family owned which in my book is pretty darn awesome!

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My son is scarfing this down right now. He is on his iPad, with headphones in, and stuffing his face with a bowl full of this spicy vegetable lo mein. I am no different. I have my bowl next to me with my chop sticks chowing down as I type this post. I guess I should just share the recipe so I can go finish my dinner :)

Spicy Vegetable Lo Mein
Serves 4
Lo mein noodles tossed in a sauce made from De Nigris white wine vinegar, soy sauce, chili sauce, and brown sugar.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 bag of Fresh Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables
  2. 1 package lo mein noodles
  3. 1/3 cup De Nigris Seasoned Original White Wine Vinegar
  4. 1/3 cup soy sauce
  5. 1 tablespoon chili sauce (red pepper flakes in it)
  6. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  7. 2 cloves of garlic; minced
  8. 1 tablespoon fresh ginger; minced
  9. 1 tablespoon greek olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a pasta pot, add water and bring to a boil.
  2. In a large saute pan or wok, add in Fresh Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables, ginger, olive oil and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes on medium heat until the vegetables become tender. Push to one side of the pan.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, chili sauce, De Nigris Seasoned Original White Wine Vinegar, and soy sauce. Pour into the pan. Cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, boil the noodles for 3 minutes and drain. Add noodles to the sauce.
  5. Toss noddles, sauce, and vegetables together. Serve in a bowl with chopsticks.
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Salt and Pepper Pumpkin Seeds

It’s still time for Friday night football games with cooler weather. I think that is why I love these Salt and Pepper Pumpkin Seeds so much. This is a snack that I like to make to put in a plastic baggie and take with me to games, competitions, or just to sit outside with friends. Super duper healthy and simple!
 
Salt and Pepper Pumpkin Seeds by Mooshu Jenne

My daughter loves for me to bake the seeds. In the past we have done different versions from paprika seeds to season salt seeds and now salt and pepper seeds. I would love to try and do a cinnamon sugar seed but they all say it would be gross. They are not that big on sweets in my house. It’s all about the savory in my house. Heck if I could do bacon and pumpkin seeds I would find a way to do and eat it daily. 

Salt and Pepper Pumpkin Seeds by Mooshu Jenne

I put them up in a jar like this from the Dollar Tree. I probably shop there way too much. Oh they have this adorable full Halloween village. I need to get it but I keep putting it off. I don’t know if I would know where to set it up at. What do you decorate with? I did spider jars and this weekend I am working on spider web and more. Then it will be a trip to see Annabelle in theaters with a trip to the pumpkin patch. Must have spooky or cute pictures at the pumpkin patch even if they are teenagers! I know I refuse to let them grow up. Especially when it comes to Halloween. It’s my favorite holiday what can I say! OH! It’s also 7 days until Halloween. I have something major in the works. I simply cannot wait to tell all of you. How fun it is. A new tradition along with a our old. You’ll have to come back on Halloween to find out what it is!

Salt and Pepper Pumpkin Seeds
Serves 3
Salt and pepper pumpkin seeds made with olive oil, salt and pepper.
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Prep Time
24 hr
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
24 hr 15 min
Prep Time
24 hr
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
24 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 sheets parchment paper
  2. 1 pumpkin; seeds removed
  3. 1 tablespoon salt
  4. 1 tablespoon pepper
  5. 1 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Remove seeds from pumpkin. Put into a bowl. Fill with water and remove all strings. Lay seeds out on top of parchment paper to dry over night. Make sure to flip.
  2. Once dry, toss seeds in a bowl with olive oil. Layer over parchment paper and toss salt and pepper over the tops of the seeds.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 15 minutes or until light browned. Let cool and serve. Store in a jar for up to a week.
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Sweet and Spicy Ramen

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This is the time of year that my two oldest are working and my daughter seems to spend most of her time at school or in after school activities. I don’t go out to lunch as often as I use to. I’ve been wanting to find ways to have an inexpensive and healthy option for lunch for myself and for them when they do get to eat with me.

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With Fall fast approaching I crave soup! It’s this Oh MY Gosh that is all I want. This Sweet and Spicy Ramen is perfect for rainy days. It doesn’t take long to make with toppings that are customized to your favorite vegetables or meat if you desire. We also sprinkled this over fruit for some delicious healthy snacks. Monk Fruit In The Raw is tasty for being a calorie free sweetener. 

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September is Childhood Obesity Month. In observance of this month, I am incorporating Monk Fruit In The Raw into recipes as a way to reduce sugar without reducing taste. It’s a wholesome, zero-calorie sweetener,made with real fruit. It has a simple, sweet taste that can be used in any recipe that calls for sugar. Perfectly ideal for moms looking to cut added sugars without sacrificing taste for their families.

Monk Fruit has simple, sweet taste that has the closest taste to sugar of any sugar-free, calorie-free sweetener. It’s available in packets and a Bakers Bags. Also, it measures cup for cup, just like sugar and has a simple ingredients list – no table sugar, molasses or sugar alcohols added. Recipes and culinary tips for Monk Fruit In The Raw can be found at www.intheraw.com.

Sweet and Spicy Ramen
Serves 1
Ramen topped with a sweet chili sauce, red onions, and hard boiled egg.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package ramen
  2. 1 egg
  3. 3 slices red onion
  4. 1 tablespoon Monk Fruit In The Raw
  5. 2 tablespoons chili sauce
Instructions
  1. Boil egg in hot water for 5 minutes. Remove and place in cold bowl of water.
  2. Add ramen to hot water and cook for three minutes. Place ramen into the bowl and top with egg and sliced onion.
  3. In a small ramekin, mix in chili sauce with a tablespoon of Monk Fruit In The Raw. Top over ramen and serve.
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Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake – Gluten Free

My son’s 19th birthday was just last Friday. I wasn’t sure if he would be here or not. Luckily he was! Every year I battle with the fact that he doesn’t like cake and well I don’t like making giant cookies often. That was before I got my new Lodge skillet. However, I knew he would be much happier if it included ice cream and no cake. We were also looking for a gluten free option for my son’s best friend that I call my adopted son. 

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake - Mooshu Jenne #Dessert

After much deliberation we figured out that Lucky Charms are gluten free and thought why not use the recipe I did for the Twinkie Forest Berry Ice Cream but mold it into a springform pan. I mean it should be a piece of cake right? It just takes about 5 minutes to put together. Had two hours sleep the night before, went to the airport, cooked brunch, made this Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake, attended a football game and came home after to watch him blow his candles out. It was one very long day!

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake - Mooshu Jenne #Dessert

Unfortunately, all my candles were thrown out so I had to use a spaghetti noodle for his candles. Hey it worked! ;) The only thing that counts is that he got a cake he loved with friends and family around him. The rest of the night he had fun with his friends and enjoying his beloved Xbox One. We finally got to catch up with each about everything while he was gone about three days later. He just seems to have the permanent smile lately. I think it has a bit to do with this cake! It’s not all the cake of course but I would super credit how many smiles and grabby hands were around when I went to serve it. It will definitely be on my to do list for any future parties. There is so many variations you can do with it too! The possibilities are endless. Do you have an idea of what you would use? Tell me below.

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake
Serves 6
No churn ice cream cake with a Lucky Charms crust and topping.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 32oz heavy whipping cream
  2. 1 - 14oz sweetened condensed milk
  3. 5 cups Lucky Charms cereal
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer with whisk attachment fitted beat heavy cream for 4 minutes on a 2. Move it up every 2 minutes until you reach the 10. Once the heavy cream looks like whipped topping stop the mixer.
  2. Pour in sweetened condensed milk and fold until smooth.
  3. Put 2 1/2 cups Lucky Charms cereal at the bottom of the springform pan. Pour in the whipped mixture. Top with the rest of the Lucky Charms.
  4. Freeze cake for 3 hours or until firm. Lightly heat the edge of the pan with warm water being careful not to wet the cake. Pop the springform lever open and remove. Slice with a warm knife and serve.
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Fall Apple Party – Candy Apple M&M’s Cookie Skillet

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Ever have those moments where you say I don’t want to use a whole apple for caramel apples because no one hardly eats an entire apple? I do. Though I know my other half would devour a whole one but most people do not. It’s such a waste. I thought, what if there was a way to make mini caramel apples on lollipop sticks that each person can dip it into whatever they choose. And this Candy Apple M&M’s Cookie Skillet for something easy to serve up with a quickness.
 
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For fun we put together a Fall Apple Party with caramel apple bites and candy apple M&M’s cookie skillet. 
 
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Simply cut the apples into slices and you can dip them into whatever you like. It’s the perfect dessert or appetizer for a fall apple party #FlavorofFall. It’s a good way to make caramel apple bites for a fall football gathering or even a trunk or treat.
 
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With the weather drop here in Texas I’ve done nothing but crave apple recipes. To pair with the apples you can have a slow cooker cinnamon apple wassel and candy apple skillet cookie. Add some printable party decor then you have the cutest Fall apple party ever!
 
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We set it up on a Monday evening when we had a few friends over to have dinner and dessert. We watched spooky TV shows and movies to accompany the cooler fall weather we had roll in.
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Sipped on the cinnamon apple wassel made out of Mott’s apple juice with a few spoonfuls apple sauce in it. Just place 64 oz Mott’s apple juice in a slow cooker, add in 5 tablespoons apple sauce, one sliced orange, and two sticks of cinnamon. Put on low. Once it’s warm it’s ready to serve.
 
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The candy apple M&M’s were so good! We added them to our caramel apple bites tray and put them in our candy apple skillet cookie! I have a few coupons to share with you if you want to make this delicious dessert. I picked my Candy Apple M&M’s up at Walmart along with the Mott’s Apple Juice and Apple Sauce.

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Now about the recipe! I would love to know what you make for your own Fall parties.

Candy Apple M&M's Skillet Cookie
Serves 6
Candy apple M&M's mixed with a vegan cookie dough for a delicious treat.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup greek yogurt
  2. 1 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour (use oat flour for gluten free)
  4. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  5. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  6. 1/2 cup candy apple M&M's
  7. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixer bowl, add in brown sugar, peanut butter, and yogurt. Mix well.
  2. Add in flour and baking powder. Mix well until it looks like a crumble crust.
  3. Put one tablespoon oil into the skillet and rub sides and bottom with a paper towel. Press cookie mixture evenly into the skillet. Press 1/2 cup of M&M's into the top.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Pull and let cool.
Notes
  1. The cookie can be topped with a glaze for added sweetness. Use oat flour to make it gluten free.
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Picnic Pasta Salad

All summer long I’ve been looking for the time to take a day trip to Dallas with my teens to have a picnic and see the history.  One thing or another always comes up. I hope we can get it scheduled in before school starts. My daughter is in color guard so she will be busy even before school soon. This little recipe will go along with us on our picnic. It’s a Picnic Pasta Salad which is super easy to stuff off into a jar and enjoy on the go. 

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What I enjoy about picnic’s when it’s not 100 degree outside is the simplicity of the food. It can be leftovers from a big barbecue or fresh made sandwiches. My favorite picnic food is Italian pressed sandwiches paired with a good pasta salad. It’s easy to pack. Just wrap the sandwich in parchment and baker’s twine and put your pasta in any jar including recycled jars. We like to reuse pesto jars for pasta salad. The jar show here I bought at Dollar Tree for spices and it ended up being too large. I use them for everything now though. I like to keep left packets of mayo, ketchup, mustard or whatever you get from food places in a plastic baggy in the fridge. I use them for picnics and on the go food. 

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Do you have a favorite picnic recipe? If so, I would love to hear about it below in the comments. One link is welcome!

Picnic Pasta Salad
Serves 6
A salad laced with broccoli, red onions, and roma tomatoes topped over pasta and viva Italian dressing.
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Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 bag of garden rotini pasta
  2. 4 roma tomatoes; small diced
  3. 1 red onion; small diced
  4. 1 crown of broccoli; chopped finely
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon pepper
  7. 1 bottle of Kraft Viva Italian dressing
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain pasta let cook for 10 minutes. Pour into a large bowl. Place bowl in freezer for 45 minutes.
  2. Diced tomatoes, onions, and broccoli. Place in medium bowl. Pull out pasta and top with vegetables. Add salt and pepper and fold to incorporate all the vegetables and seasonings. Shake dressing and pour over pasta. Toss until dressing covers pasta well.
  3. Refrigerate for a later time or serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Top with parmesan cheese for extra flavor.
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For other great recipes I have listed a few from other great #Foodelicious blogs. This is a recipe Picnic round up! Follow along with hashtag #Foodelicious on social media.

Save More Spend Less with Heidi – Ranch Seafood Rolls 

From Scratch – Creamy Cucumber Salsa 

Feed Me Seymour – Single Serving Lavender Lemonade

Touch of Modern Hospitality - Broccoli Salad

Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen – Mango Kiwi Salsa

The Baking Fairy – Berry Panna Cotta

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Tangy Tomato and Mango Salad

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I have to admit I don’t use many canned items. Tomatoes are one of my most favorite canned items to buy. I stock up on them and I use them in just about everything! Hunt’s has been my go to brand for a long time. My grandmother used to make our family spaghetti sauce recipe from Hunt’s canned tomatoes since it is so much work to do it from scratch every time we wanted it. I learned that Hunt’s diced tomatoes are just perfect in plenty of Italian dishes including this Tangy Tomato and Mango Salad.

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Over the years I learned how to grill and I just love accompanying meats with great vegetable and fruit salads to give my family what they need on their plates. This is a very simple side dish salad we  like to make ahead and put up in the fridge for time by the pool or for a gathering of friends. It’s super as a salsa also!

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I picked up my Hunt’s diced tomatoes at Walmart next to the pasta. You can find more great recipes and information on Hunt’s tomatoes at www.hunts.com and http://www.readyseteat.com/. You can follow along at Hunt’s Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages. There will be a Twitter party on Friday, May 30th from 12-1 ET follow along with the hashtag #DinnerDone! I just love that they use a flash steam peeling method that keeps it natural. They are the best canned tomatoes!

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How often do you grill and make cold salad side dishes? Are you a fan of tomatoes? I would love to hear if you have any great picnic or pot luck salad recipes involving tomatoes. 

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Tangy Tomato & Mango Salad
Serves 6
Hunt's diced tomatoes tossed with corn, mango, lime juice and chili powder.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 can of Hunt's diced tomatoes
  2. 1 can of sweet corn; drained
  3. 1 mango; diced
  4. 1 lime; juiced
  5. 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  6. Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, pour in tomatoes and corn. Add in mango and lime juice. Toss well. Top with chili powder and salt. Toss again and refrigerate until time to serve or serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Temperature of salad depends on preference.
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