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Cars 3 Candy Popcorn Recipe

November 7, 2017

Cars 3 was released today on DVD/Blue-ray and so it couldn’t be more fitting that
I share with you this Cars 3 candy popcorn recipe. 

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No one is more excited for Cars 3 than Mr. Malakai. He loved the preview but he was just too small to enjoy it in theaters. He now lives for movies. He’s always asking for more and I’m happy to oblige when I have other things to do in the house. Just add your favorite candy and salty chips to any microwave popcorn and it’s the perfect movie snack. For this recipe I added some mini Kit Kat, Sour Patch Kids, Peanut Butter M&M’s and Red Hots. Just find any combination you like to make this yummy candy popcorn recipe your own.We had the opportunity to head to the Cars 3 Road to the Races event and we had a lot of fun as a family. The preview of the movie was the derby scene and it was so fun to see the expressions on all the cars’ faces. 

Cars 3 Candy Popcorn Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 2m
  • Total Time: 7m
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 package microwave popcorn
  • 1 cup ruffled potato chips
  • 1/4 cup Sour Patch Kids
  • 1/4 cup mini Kit Kat
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter M&M's
  • 1/8 cup Red Hots

Instructions

  1. Microwave your popcorn packet for 2 minutes. Lay on a sheet pan to cool. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes until it's cool to the touch.
  2. Add in your favorite candy and chips, toss to mix.
  3. Place it in a serving bowl and enjoy!
Don’t be afraid to add your own spin to this recipe. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how good this candy popcorn recipe is. Don’t forget to grab the movie here on Amazon or head to your local store to get it today!

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Easy Mongolian Beef with Rice Recipe

October 26, 2017

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. P.F. Chang‘s and P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® are registered trademarks owned by P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. and are used with permission. #AuthenticMadeEasy #CollectiveBias

Mongolian Beef is one of my favorite Asian recipes. Create this dish using P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® sauces Create this easy Mongolian Beef Recipe using P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® saucesand have it become one of your favorite recipes too. Not only is Chinese food one of the easiest cuisines to master, it’s also one of the tastiest. You just need the right ingredients and the right tools. Lucky for us we can buy this P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Sauce at our nearest Walmart store in the Asian aisle. Try this recipe to create the perfect authentic cuisine made easy.Slice your meat against the grain to get the most tender bite. What does slicing it against the grain mean? When you look at your cut of meat, you’ll see the lines of the grain. Lay the piece of meat so the grain goes left to right. You’ll now cut your meat vertically so that the the grain is short. After you’ve sliced your meat, throw it into a zipper bag with 2 tablespoons cornstarch and about a 1/2 cup of the P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® Mongolian Sauce. Allow it to marinate for at least an hour. You’re now going to want to fry it in some oil. I used a small sauce pan with about a 1/4” of oil. Add small amounts of meat at a time and cook them to get a crust on the meat. After partially cooking your meat, place it on a plate to the side. Preheat a large sauté pan and add all your meat along with your green onions. Add in a cup of your P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® Mongolian Sauce and turn the burner on high. Bring your P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® Mongolian Sauce to a boil and continually stir. Allow the sauce to reduce and serve. This should take around 4-5 minutes.Create this easy Mongolian Beef Recipe using P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® saucesI made the perfect Jasmine Rice with my pressure cooker. Just add equal parts water and rice. Cook on low pressure for 12 minutes and do a natural release. Serve your Mongolian Beef alongside the rice and enjoy.

P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® sauces come in many varieties that can be customized to your own personal taste. Try the Teriyaki, Kung Pao or Sesame with any meat and you have the perfect authentic cuisine made easy to serve your family straight from home. Check out more recipes and inspiration here.Create this easy Mongolian Beef Recipe using P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® sauces

Mongolian Beef Recipe

Create this easy Mongolian Beef Recipe using P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® sauces

  • Prep Time: 2h 30m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 2h 30m

Ingredients

  • 1 jar P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® Mongolian Sauce
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef rump steak, sliced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Place all your beef and 1/2 cup of the P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® Mongolian Sauce along with your cornstarch into a zipper bag. Allow it to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a small sauce pan and brown meat in batches.
  3. Once all your meat has been browned, add it into a larger saute pan along with the green onions. Add in 1 cup of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® Mongolian Sauce.
  4. Bring to a boil and allow the sauce to reduce for 5 minutes, stiring constantly.
  5. Serve alongside rice.

P.F. Chang’s and P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® are registered trademarks owned by P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. and are used with permission.

Desserts

Banana Cream Pie Recipe with World Market

September 12, 2017

This Banana Cream Pie recipe is a delight with chocolate ganache and homemade Bahlsen Leibniz Biscuit crust. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market and all opinions are my own. Read to the end so you can enter to win the Holiday Getaway sweepstakes. Make this delicious Banana Cream Pie recipe with ingredients from World Market #ad #WorldMarketTribe #HolidayGetawayThis post contains affiliate links.

This recipe is a labor of love and it’s well worth the time and effort. I got most of the ingredients from Cost Plus World Market in their baking product section minus the Bahlsen biscuits that I grabbed in the cookie and cake aisle.Make this delicious Banana Cream Pie recipe with ingredients from World Market #ad #WorldMarketTribe #HolidayGetaway You’re going to want to start with preparing your pudding. Take your pudding packets and place them in a saucepan. Add your sugar and milk and heat it on medium heat. Before it started thickening, I added one pureed banana for flavor. You can whisk the pudding by hand but it may end up clumpy while it cools so I recommend using a handheld mixer.Once your pudding has thickened, transfer it to a cool bowl and cover the top with some cling film. Place it directly on the pudding to avoid a skin forming. Let it set in the fridge for 2 hours.Next is your crust (and the best part), take a package of Balshen Liebetz Butter Cookies and pulse them to a crumb. Melt your butter and add your cookie crumbs along with the sugar and mix. Place it in a pie tin and bake for 5-7 minutes until golden.Make this delicious Banana Cream Pie recipe with ingredients from World Market #ad #WorldMarketTribe #HolidayGetawayMake this delicious Banana Cream Pie recipe with ingredients from World Market #ad #WorldMarketTribe #HolidayGetawayMake this delicious Banana Cream Pie recipe with ingredients from World Market #ad #WorldMarketTribe #HolidayGetawayMake this delicious Banana Cream Pie recipe with ingredients from World Market #ad #WorldMarketTribe #HolidayGetawayMake this delicious Banana Cream Pie recipe with ingredients from World Market #ad #WorldMarketTribe #HolidayGetawayMake this delicious Banana Cream Pie recipe with ingredients from World Market #ad #WorldMarketTribe #HolidayGetawaySet it aside and allow it to cool. Now let’s make the ganache. Heat up your cream in a small saucepan and pour it over your Guittard Chocolate Chips. Cover it for 5 minutes and then stir until it’s all combined. If your chocolate starts to cool before it’s incorporated into the cream, pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time.Pour 1/8-1/4 cup of chocolate ganache over your cookie crust. You want to then swirl the pie pan so that the ganache covers the sides of the crust. You want just a light coating of the ganache. Refrigerate for 15 minutes so it can solidify.Remove the crust from the fridge and thinly slice two bananas. You’ll want to place those slices directly onto the ganache. Next, add the pudding to the top of the banana slices. Place some cling film over the pudding and chill until you’re ready to serve.

Once you’re ready to serve your delicious Banana Cream Pie, add freshly whipped cream to the top. Make it even more decadent and add some banana chips for a little added texture.

Yum! You’ve got a delicious Banana Cream Pie recipe that your family will rave about for years.

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Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Make this delicious Banana Cream Pie recipe with ingredients from World Market #ad #WorldMarketTribe #HolidayGetaway

  • Prep Time: 4h
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 4h 30m
  • Serves: 8
  • Yield: 9" pie

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, sliced

Whipped Cream

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Ganache

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Guittard Milk Chocolate Chips

Banana Pudding

  • 1 banana, pureed
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 packages vanilla pudding
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Crust

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package Bahlsen Butter Biscuits
  • 1/4 cup banana chips, optional

Instructions

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Pulse your Bahlsen Butter Biscuits to crumbs. Mix with your sugar and melted butter. Press into a 9" pie pan and bake for 5-7 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Banana Pudding

  1. Prepare your packaged pudding according to package directions. Before the mixture comes to a boil, add in your pureed banana. Stir well and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Ganache

  1. Heat your cream on medium heat until hot, pour over your chocolate chips and cover for 5 minutes. Mix well and set aside for 15 minutes.

Assembly

  1. Once your biscuit crust is cool, pour about a 1/4 cup of ganache over the top. Swirl your crust so that the ganache covers the side of the crust. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. After your ganache has set, place the sliced bananas over the ganache. Add the pudding on top of the bananas and refrigerate until you're ready to serve.
  3. Mix your sugar and heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Spread or pipe the whipped cream on top of the pudding and place the banana chips for extra decoration. Serve along side the leftover ganache. This will stay well in your fridge for a day but it's best to prepare it the day of because the bananas may turn.

Desserts - Recipes

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

  • 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

  • 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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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

  • 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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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

  • 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.