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Mushroom Stroganoff Recipe and celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors

May 15, 2017

This post is sponsored by World Market and all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links, thank you for your support.Vegetarian Stroganoff that is Cancer Friendly

Have you ever in your life felt so hopeless? Have you ever wanted to take away pain from someone who was suffering? I have and I never want to experience that again in my life. I’ve learned throughout the years that when someone is struggling or is dealing with an illness, the best thing we can offer is our company and friendship. Whether that comes through a meal, or cleaning, or just listening – everyone needs that sense of feeling they are human. I know for my husbands culture, ways to comfort are through food. I’m going to show you this simple cancer-friendly Mushroom Stroganoff Recipe using the most delicious egg pasta you’ve ever had and one that you can take to others and share the love.Mushroom Strognoff Recipe-23First what you want to do is reconstitute the Mushroom Bistro Blend in some hot beef stock. Stroganoff has a delicious, deep beef flavor but I wanted to create the texture and taste without the red meat so that we can cut out that probability of developing cancer from it. The pasta dish is full of flavor and feel free to add additional spices that fit your taste-buds.Mushroom Strognoff Recipe-10I boiled the Egg Pasta for 8-minutes so that I could achieve that perfect al-dente feel against the chew of the Bistro Mushroom Blend. Mushroom Strognoff Recipe-15Next you’ll slice your medium onion and place that into a 10-inch saute pan with 2 tbsp. of butter. Drain your mushrooms but keep the stock for later. Add the mushrooms to your onions and cook for an additional 10-minutes.Mushroom Strognoff Recipe-11In a separate bowl, place 1/2 cup stock with your flour, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and add that to your mushroom mixture. Allow the flour to cook out and then add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of the reserved stock and boil the mix for an additional 1-minute. Take your pan off the heat and add your sour cream and stir. Taste and season it with your favorite spices however you’d like. Mushroom Strognoff Recipe-17Plate your noodles and add the Mushroom Stroganoff on top and serve hot. Add some sliced green onions or parsley for color.

Mushroom Stroganoff Recipe

Mushroom Strognoff Recipe-18

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 package Grand Mere Egg Pasta
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 jar, World Market Bistro Mushroom Blend
  • 1 32 oz., beef stock
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream

Instructions

  1. Heat up your beef stock in a quart sauce pan and pour over your rinsed mushrooms. Allow the mushrooms to reconstitute for 15 minutes.
  2. Boil your Grand Mere Egg Pasta according to package directions and set aside.
  3. Slice your onion and add it to a 10-inch skillet. Drain your mushrooms and set aside the broth. Add your reconstituted mushrooms to your onions and cook for an additional 10 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup beef stock and the flour. Stir until it is combined and then add in the Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  5. Once onions are translucent, add in your flour and stock mixture and cook for an additional 1 minute. Gradually add in 1/2 cup of the stock you set aside to make the mixture loose.
  6. Remove your pan from the heat and add in your sour cream. Stir to combine and taste. Make any desired seasonings now. If the sauce is still too thick, go ahead and add more stock. It should be the consistency of whipping cream.

The main reason why I make this meal to serve others who are sick are because I know some strong women who have dealt with too much in their life and they’ve lived to tell their story about how they survived. Not everyone in that situation is as lucky as they were but it does take some diligence on our part. My grandmother and aunt are both survivors of breast cancer and they’re survivors because they did mammograms early and before they felt any lumps.

It’s up to us as women to be diligent about our own health. Women have a nurturing tendency so it’s often seen that they’ll take care of others before themselves. We need to be the change in that because if we don’t take care of ourselves, how can we be around for others? Eat healthy, exercise, do all the things we know we should do actually do them and succeed at it. Do it with me so that we can live long lives together and shower our stories on our families.

World Market has teamed up with The American Cancer Society and is offering an Amazing Women Sweepstakes and I’d love for you to enter. You could win $2,500 World Market shopping spree and three of you could win $500 World Market gift card.Amazing_Women_Creative

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Vanilla Bean Blondie Milkshake

May 2, 2017

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. All opinions are mine alone. #BlueBunny #SoHoppinGood #CollectiveBias
Vanilla Bean Blondie Milkshake recipe

Sometimes I make things that are super tasty. This vanilla bean ice cream and blondie milkshake is one of those things. I used the new Blue Bunny® Ice Cream Cakes available at Walmart and added some more blondies and caramel to the mix.Create a delicious ice cream shake using Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cakes (1 of 1)For more than 80 years, Blue Bunny® has been bringing delicious ice cream made with fun, fresh ingredients to families—adding a little playfulness to any occasion and perfect for bringing the whole family together. This is exactly why I knew I wanted to create this delicious recipe using their ice cream.Create a delicious ice cream shake using Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cakes (1 of 1)-4We will first begin with preparing your milkshake! Take the Blue Bunny® Vanilla Bean Blondie cake and allow it to soften just a bit. Place that in your blender along with some milk and toffee bits.Create a delicious ice cream shake using Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cakes (1 of 1)-2Next after we’ve buzzed up our milkshakes, we’ll prepare our cups. Grab some cookie butter and spread it on the rim of your cup. I placed the sprinkles on a paper plate to make the rolling easier.Create a delicious ice cream shake using Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cakes (1 of 1)-3Now drizzle your caramel syrup inside the rim and allow it to drip down the glass.Create a delicious ice cream shake using Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cakes (1 of 1)-11Pour your delicious Blue Bunny® Vanilla Bean Blondie Milkshake into your glass and top with whipped cream, more sprinkles and some extra blondies if you’ve got them.Create a delicious ice cream shake using Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cakes (1 of 1)-10The new Blue Bunny® treats give classic flavors a fun, unique twist and are perfect treats for the entire family! Be sure to try some of their newest releases of flavors, like Toffee Brownie Twist™ and Monster Cookie Mash available at Walmart nationwide. For more great recipes, be sure to head on over to Blue Bunny®.

Create a delicious ice cream shake using Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cakes (1 of 1)-7

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Blondie Milkshake

Create a delicious ice cream shake using Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cakes (1 of 1)-11

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 20m
  • Yield: 3 Shakes

Ingredients

  • 1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cake in Vanilla Bean Blondie
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Toffee Bits
  • 2 tablespoons Cookie Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Sprinkles of your choice
  • 1 can, whipped cream
  • caramel syrup

Instructions

  1. Place your softened Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cake into the blender with your milk and toffee bits. Blend until mixed well.
  2. Spread some cookie butter on the rim of your glasses with a knfe and then dip into the sprinkles. Run the caramel syrup around the inside of your cup and allow it to drip down.
  3. Pour your milkshake into the prepared glass and top with whipping cream and enjoy!

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Instant Pot Sunday Roast Dinner

April 14, 2017

Instant Pot Roast Beef Dinner RecipeRoast on a Sunday is pretty much a staple in this house. I’ll buy it while it’s on sale and then, if I remember, throw it in the Crock Pot in the morning before we head off to church. Who am I kidding anymore? I’m not that organized so the Instant Pot was the best thing I ever bought. I’m going to show you how I make my Instant Pot Sunday roast dinner.
Instant Pot sunday roast beef dinnerbest cut of beef for sunday roast dinnerIf your meat is frozen, just throw it in but if it’s thawed be sure to saute it so you can seal in the juices. I have the 7-in-1 6qt Instant Pot and I also have the 6-in-1. They’re both similar by the size and ease of use but I’d recommend the 7-in-1 even if you don’t think you’ll ever make yogurt. It’s just a more user-friendly machine. The best pot roast dinner recipeI place the heat on high and sauté for about 5 min each side after I’ve salt and peppered it up. You can put a little oil in the pan but I don’t have an issue with a little sticking to the bottom while I sauté.

Next you’ll change the setting to manual and high pressure. You can’t just switch from one button to the other on the Instant Pot, you have to cancel the last function and then press the one you want. That’s probably my biggest issue with the Instant Pot. Easy instant pot recipesgood roast beef recipesI like to add a Lipton Onion Soup packet and about 2 cups of beef broth. If you like your carrots a little mushy, this is the time to put them in as well. My baby likes mushy carrots. roast beef dinner recipeCheck the lid and be sure that the sealing ring is not lifted anywhere and place that on your Instant Pot. Be sure the valve is set so it’ll close and wait for the Instant Pot to come to pressure. It take a while for that to happen, maybe 10 min, but I usually like to help speed that along and add hot liquid and have my pan inside warmed up. how to seal the instant potAfter 35-40 min. you can either do a quick release or natural release. The QR is just going to give you a quicker satisfaction. Instant pot roast beefI remove the carrots and pot roast out of the Instant Pot and set it aside. Next, put your Instant Pot back on sauté. Once it’s boiling, add your gravy mix. I like to use the McCormick brown gravy mix and just dump it as I go, no measuring. Whisk vigorously to remove all the lumps.  You’ll have a yummy brown gravy that’s complete with all the bits from the pot roast and maybe have a few carrots mixed in there. That’s my favorite kind of gravy. the best brown gravy mixinstant pot roast beef recipePour the gravy over your delicious, quick cooking, pot roast and serve with a side of yummy bread and the best ever mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Roast Beef Dinner

Instant pot roast beef

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 35m
  • Total Time: 45m

Ingredients

  • 1 beef chuck roast
  • 1 package Lipton onion soup
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • McCormick brown gravy mix

Instructions

  1. Brown the chuck roast on both sides on the saute high setting.
  2. Pour in Lipton onion soup, beef broth and add your carrots.
  3. Set the Instant Pot on manual high and seal the Instant Pot. Set it for 35 minutes.
  4. Quick release the valve and remove the carrots and roast, set aside. Set the Instant Pot on saute high and pour in the McCormick brown gravy mix and whisk vigorously to break down the clumps. Keep and eye on it. If the gravy is too thick, add water and vise versa. Just add to your desired gravy consistency. Enjoy!

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Disneyland’s Copycat Meatless Monte Cristo Sandwich & Southern California Vacation Giveaway!

April 7, 2017

Create this delicious Disney Meatless Monte Cristo sandwich. So yummy and worth the calories!I’ve been to Disneyland once…once. It was for my 26th birthday and we had three little kids in tow. I slightly wish that it was just me alone because I’d be able to soak in all the elements but the kids have always remembered the light-sabers and the ride I took Freddie on and laughed at him when he was crying. Another thing I remember is the Monte Cristo sandwich from Cafe Orleans. You’ll find it pretty close to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and after you’ve past the famous Dole Whip station in Adventureland.

Create this delicious Disney Meatless Monte Cristo sandwich. So yummy and worth the calories!For this series I’ve partnered with other bloggers to show you our favorite Disneyland copycat recipes and I’m going to share with you Disney’s Meatless Monte Cristo Sandwich. The original has turkey, ham and swiss but I wanted to fancy it up a bit and do the meatless version with swiss, mozzarella and double cream brie cheese. I’m serving it along side a store bought berry puree and of course I have to fry it and dust it with powdered sugar.

Meatless Monte Cristo Sandwich – A Disney Copycat Recipe

Create this delicious Disney Meatless Monte Cristo sandwich. So yummy and worth the calories!

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 6m
  • Total Time: 11m

Ingredients

Other Ingredients

  • blackberry preserves
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 3 cups canola oil

Sandwich

  • slices, brioche bread
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 slices, double-cream brie cheese
  • 2 slices, swiss cheese
  • 2 slices, fresh mozzarella

Batter

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat your Canola oil to 350* in a frying pan.
  2. Spread the dijon mustard on the brioche bread, place a slice of swiss cheese on each slice of bread. Place the brie cheese and mozzarella on one side of the sandwich and sandwich the two slices together. Cut into a diagonal half.
  3. Place each half into the batter and coat well. Carefully place them into the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan onto paper towels to soak up the excess oil. Cut each half in half again and dust with powdered sugar. Serve along side black berry preserves.

To start we’ll make the batter. Mix all the ingredients together well and let it rest while you assemble your sandwich. I used Trader Joe’s brioche loaf as the bread. You can grab all the cheeses there too. It I grabbed mine at my local Krogers.

Create this delicious Disney Meatless Monte Cristo sandwich. So yummy and worth the calories!I removed the rind from the brie cheese and just sliced it up the best I could but since it’s almost like cream cheese, it’ll be a little rustic looking. I sliced up some fresh mozzarella and I grabbed some sliced Swiss cheese at the butchers counter.

Create this delicious Disney Meatless Monte Cristo sandwich. So yummy and worth the calories!Slather each slice of brioche with Dijon Mustard and then on each slice of bread add a slice of Swiss cheese. Sandwich in the mozzarella and the brie and put both slices together. Now cut the sandwich triangle way in half and slather in that batter. Heat your oil to 350• and fry baby fry!

I let it fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side until it was pretty golden. I flipped the sandwich away from me so I didn’t get splattered and let the other side cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. I let it drain on a paper towel and sliced each half in half again so I had 4 triangles of sandwich. I served it along side a blackberry jelly which was just store bought. You can go all out making your own but it’s just another step I didn’t want to do. I wanted to get right down to eating this Disney Food classic.

Create this delicious Disney Meatless Monte Cristo sandwich. So yummy and worth the calories!Now to the good part! Get Away Today has generously donated a trip for 4 to head on down to Southern California! You choose where you want to go but I’d personally pick Disneyland so that I can eat all these yummy recipes without having to make them myself!

Now that you’ve seen how I make my favorite Disneyland treat at home check out how a few of my blog buddies make their favorites too!18 Copy Cat Disney Recipes AND Southern California Vacation Giveaway

Hand Dipped Corndogs from Dessert Now, Dinner Later

Clam Chowder Bread Bowl from Kleinworth & Co.

Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Treats from Tastefully Frugal

Monte Cristo Sandwich from See Lindsay

Churro Funnel Cake from Artsy Fartsy Mama

Pumpkin Mickey Mouse Beignets from Clarks Condensed

BLT Waffle Fries from Old House To New Home

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches from Love To Be In The Kitchen

Carrot Cake Cookies from Cupcake Diaries

Caramel S’mores from My Latina Table

Mickey Marshmallow Wand from Liz On Call

Dole Whip Popsicles from Bite Of Delight

Dole Whips from Girl Loves Glam

Mint Julep Slush from As The Bunny Hops

Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas from Pretty Providence

Mickey Mouse Cake Pops from Play Party Plan

Mac’n’Cheese Pizza from Over The Big Moon

Mickey Mouse Beignets from Housewife Eclectic

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Make your very own Creamsicles!

April 3, 2017

This post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support.Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!My very favorite popsicle growing up was a creamsicle. With the tart orange flavor paired with the smooth vanilla custard, it was heaven for me while I sat on my porch in Beaverton, Oregon. But now I can make my very own creamsicles at home. It was so easy and they’re delicious.Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!You’ll need:

  • half & half
  • heavy cream
  • tangerine juice (I bought mine at Trader Joe’s but you can use Natalies) *they make TJ’s juice, fyi)
  • popsicle mold

Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!

Homemade Creamsicles

Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 4h
  • Total Time: 4h 5m
  • Yield: 6 creamsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup tangerine juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a spouted bowl and pour into your popsicle molds.
  2. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Run under warm water to release the pop from the mold and enjoy.
Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!Enjoy!!Make your very own creamsicles with this easy recipe

Desserts - Easter

Peeps Rice Krispie Treats

March 13, 2017

Peeps rice krispie treats recipeOh my gosh! These are so good and not too overly sweet. Our kids love these as a fun Easter snack. I’m going to show you how to create your own Peeps Rice Krispie Treats for Easter.
Easter kids dessert recipeSupplies – 

Easter Rice Krispies with PeepsBegin by melting one package of Peeps, 1/4 cup of butter and 2 cups of marshmallows. I used the microwave to melt the ingredients together and once it came out, I gave it a good stir. Make rice krispies with peepsNext, add 2 cups of Rice Krispie cereal and mix it well. You’ll then pour it onto a 1/4 sheet pan. To press down the treats easily, wet your hands a little. It’ll make the mixture not as hot to the touch and you’ll have no marshmallows stuck to your hands afterwards. peeps recipesAllow the mixture to cool and cut out as many bunnies as you can. I got 8 out of each 1/4 sheet pan. Now take your black writing gel and place three dots to represent the eyes and the nose of the bunnies. Now they look just like giant peeps and taste delicious.fun kids easter treatsSometimes I find Peeps overly sweet because of the sugar coating so I’ve found that mixing them with more regular marshmallows makes them more tolerable to eat a larger amount. 😂

Peeps Rice Krispie Treats

Easter Rice Krispies with Peeps

  • Prep Time: 5m

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 1 package Peeps (any color)
  • 1/4 cup butter

Instructions

  1. Melt the marshmallows, peeps and butter in the microwave in a large bowl. Melt for 1 minute then remove and stir to combine. Add in your 2 cups Rice Krispie cereal and stir.
  2. Add into a greased 1/4 sheet pan and wet your hands to press down.
  3. Cut into desired shape and add a face using the black writing gel.

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End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

March 3, 2017

These rainbow cupcakes were such a dream to make and they look so fun with the color variations on the inside. You’re kids will be going crazy for these delicious rainbow cupcakes and asking for more gold once they’ve eaten them all gone.Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.comWhat I used is the Duff Goldman Tie Dye mix and just mixed it according to package directions. I separated the batter into 6 different cups and added the included color drops as directed to the cups. I used my 1 Tbsp. scoop and added them into the cupcake wrapper in the order of the rainbow.Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.comI preheated my oven to 350 degrees and baked them for 20 minutes or until you press down in the middle and they bounce back up. Allow them to cool completely and then ice them with some of my secret weapon, bakery bought cream cheese icing!

End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.com

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Yield: 18 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Duff Goldman tie dye cake mix
  • 1 package bakery bought cream cheese frosting
  • 1 package gold coins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and mix your cake mix according to package directions. Line your cupcake pan with liners and scoop a tablespoon of each color into the liners until 3/4 full. You should be able to fit all six colors into the liners. Cook for 20 minutes and cool on a wire wrack. Place frosting into a pastry bag or ziploc and frost as desired. Top with chocolate coins or with dollar store plastic coins.

I topped them off with some gold coins from the dollar store but you could even get more fancy and use the gold coin chocolate. That’ll send you into more of a sugar high!Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.com

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Instant Pot Spaghetti  Recipe

February 23, 2017

*This post does contain affiliate links, thank you for your support.easy instant pot recipeThe Instant Pot is so incredible. The most important thing to remember is that once you close the lid, it’s not going to immediately take 4-10 minutes depending on what you’re cooking. You need to allow your Instant Pot to come to temperature and then add the cooking time. It usually takes about 10 additional minutes to have it come to temperature. I try to add warm water and have my ingredients the warmest they can be to cut down on that. For this Instant Pot Spaghetti, I kept the sauté function on to warm my pre-cooked beef and kept it on as I placed the other ingredients in and placed the lid on top. This just helped things warm a little faster. Instant Pot BologneseInstant Pot Spaghetti recipeIf you want to brown the ground beef in the pot beforehand, turn the sauté function on and place it on high. Mine was pre-cooked so I just allowed it to warm on the high temperature and then I added the dry pasta. I broke the Spaghetti in thirds so it’d fit easier in the pan and allow me to stir it before I placed the lid on. Next add your sauce and one cup of hot water. Stir it to ensure everything is coated and the noodles are separated. If you don’t coat everything, the noodles will stick and you’ll have uncooked pasta. Now place the lid on and lock. Instant pot spaghettiI set my Instant Pot to manual pressure and high heat. The cooking time I chose was 5 minutes. If the pasta is a thicker noodle, add a minute or two. Be sure that your pressure gauge is set to closed and wait for the Instant Pot Spaghetti to come to pressure. It’ll hiss and steam for a minute or two while it’s gaining pressure but if you have a bit of steam coming from the side of your lid, the sealing ring is not put on properly and your dish will not cook. The silver pressure gauge will come to the top when the Instant Pot has come to pressure.easy instant pot spaghetti

Instant Pot Spaghetti

easy instant pot recipe

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 4m
  • Total Time: 14m

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spaghetti noodles
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups favorite jarred spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced

Instructions

  1. Start your Instant Pot on saute with the high setting and begin sweating your onions, add ground beef and cook completely.
  2. Add your water and favorite spaghetti sauce to the Instant Pot
  3. Break your spaghetti in thirds and add them to your Instant Pot
  4. Stir to ensure all the noodles are covered and separated
  5. Place your Instant Pot lid on and close the valve. Set your Instant Pot on manual with high pressure and set the timer to 5 minutes.
  6. Quick release your valve and enjoy! I love serving this with some delicious garlic bread.