Pecan Cheesecake Rolls

Pecan Cheesecake Rolls | Crumbs and Chaos This post is brought to you by International Delight.

Easter weekend is {finally} here. Am I the only one that feels like that took forever?! Holiday weekends are usually full of family, friends, celebration and sometimes craziness. One thing you definitely don’t need is complicated recipes to keep you away from guests. Enter Pecan Cheesecake Rolls…a simple breakfast or brunch recipe that will have you back to enjoying your family in no time.

5 simple ingredients including crescent roll dough makes this a speedy morning treat. This recipe is easy to customize to your particular crowd. If you don’t have nut lovers, then use a different flavor of International Delight creamer and everyone is happy. This particular day I was feeling nutty, so I used the Southern Butter Pecan Creamer, which also happens to be an excellent addition to your morning coffee ;)

Need more inspiration for your Easter weekend? Head on over to the International Delight Pinterest Page for some adorable and delicious ideas!  Happy Easter from the Crumbs and Chaos crowd!… 

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Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats | Crumbs and Chaos A peanut butter lover’s version of a classic treat…Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect for your next get together, as an afternoon snack or just because!

I feel like you can never have enough RKT versions to fall back on when you are eluded by what to make as a dessert.  I mean, you really can’t go wrong by starting with cereal and marshmallows and adding chocolate and peanut butter.  The fact that kids and adults love them and there’s no baking required is just a bonus.  I love how the mini peanut butter cups absolutely perfect the chocolate peanut butter ratio of these bars.  And don’t offer these to a crowd before you’ve secretly hid one for yourself…they go super fast, just sayin’ ;)

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Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons BUTTER
  • 9 cups MINI MARSHMALLOWS
  • 1/2 cup CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
  • 4 1/2 cups RICE KRISPIES CEREAL
  • 4 1/2 cups COCOA KRISPIES CEREAL
  • 8 oz. bag MINI REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13 pan with foil. Grease well using butter for best results.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl (or a saucepan for the stove), melt butter. Add marshmallows to bowl, heat at 45 second intervals, stirring in between until melted and smooth.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together cereals in a large bowl.
  4. Stir peanut butter into melted marshmallows. Pour over cereal and mix well. Add in mini peanut butter cup candies and stir again.
  5. Transfer this mixture to prepared pan. Take a turner spatula and butter the back of the flat side well. Use it to press the bars firmly into the pan. Set aside to cool and set up before cutting into bars.
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Coconut Coffee Cake

Coconut Coffee Cake | Crumbs and Chaos Grab the plates and pass the forks…Coconut Coffee Cake is a fun twist on a classic brunch must-have!

So spring break has come and gone and Easter is this coming weekend…which means we’re already half way through April?!  Seriously, I can’t keep up.  Last week was pretty busy and then it was finally nice enough to do some things around the yard, ride bikes and all that jazz.

Do you have a special meal on Easter?  Growing up we had always had brunch at my Grandma’s house.  This coffee cake would have been the perfect for a meal like that.  It’s super easy to put together and it makes two!  One for you and one to share. A simple, buttery coffee cake topped with a layer of milk chocolate chips and a crunchy coconut topping – an irresistible combo that’s sure to make brunch a little more special…. 

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Deep Dish Pizza Supreme

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This post is brought to you by Ragú.

Pizza night is a regular weekly thing in our house. And, on occasion, it sneaks in more than once a week because it’s a pretty easy meal to make and sometimes time is short and ideas are few {even if you’re a food blogger!} Switching up the regular comes in handy when having to feed a small crowd every night for dinner.

Another way to keep things easy is having tasty ingredients on hand to whip up a quick meal like this one. I like to cook things like italian sausage ahead and freeze it in 1/2 lb. portions, I always have pepperoni and mozzarella nearby and frozen peppers, onions and pizza dough are easy to pull from the freezer early in the day to make dinner prep a cinch.

The crowning jewel of this dish is the Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce – each jar is to be made with 11 juicy tomatoes making it its richest, thickest recipe. Ragú asked me to put a New Tra-Dish spin on deep dish pizza. I made mine in my trusty cast iron skillet and included all of my favorite pizza toppings. Oozing with cheese and topped with Ragú…get your fork ready because pizza night just got way better.

Be sure to visit the Ragú Facebook page for more easy and authentic Italian recipe ideas. And don’t forget to enter the Ragú Better and Better Sweepstakes for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Deep Dish Pizza Supreme

Ingredients:

Favorite Pizza Toppings – Sausage, Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Green Pepper, etc.

2 Tablespoons Butter, softened

1 lb. Frozen Pizza Dough, thawed

8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 jar Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce

Preheat oven to 425°.

If you are using sausage, cook it in a skillet until browned. Drain and set aside.

Butter the bottom and sides of a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet (if you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you could use a 9 in. cake pan or a deep dish pie plate). Press dough over the bottom of the pan and up the sides.

Evenly distribute 1 ½ cups of shredded cheese over crust, layer on toppings – meat on bottom and then veggies. Sprinkle garlic over everything and add remaining cheese. Carefully spread 1 ½ cups​ Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce over the top, so that all of the cheese is covered.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing, serve immediately.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ragú®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse Cups {+ a Giveaway!}

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse Cups | Crumbs and Chaos Happy Friday!!  Let’s celebrate with a creamy, lemony no bake dessert.

There happens to be a yogurt that I’m head over heels in love with and when my sister first introduced me to it several months back it wasn’t available yet in my neck of the woods.  In fact, the first time I spotted Noosa at a Target while shopping in a nearby town I text my sister right away and I couldn’t hide the excitement of being able to grab a few cartons of it.  And now I can find it at the store I grocery shop every week and that means breakfast bliss ;)

Never heard of Noosa Finest Yoghurt?!  It is an Aussie-style yoghurt that is made in small batches with farm fresh ingredients and has the just the right amount of sweet and tang to it.  There are 9 drool worthy flavors (my all-time fave is raspberry!).  You can use the store locator on their website to find it at a store near you because you’re going to need a few cartons to make this dessert.

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse Cups | Crumbs and Chaos The folks at Noosa invited me to use their finest yoghurt in a recipe contest.  So lemon cheesecake mousse cups were born.  These dessert cups are perfect for fresh berries and are make ahead so they’ll be ready for any occasion.  This season is absolutely calling for a carefree dessert and this is it.

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Maple Cinnamon Cream Crescent Rolls

Maple Cinnamon Cream Crescents | Crumbs and Chaos Pass the rolls…the Maple Cinnamon Cream Crescent Rolls that is.  Perfect for your Easter meal or just an afternoon snack ;)

After making these sweet little rolls, I may need to sign up for bread lover’s anonymous.  The side dishes and bread are by far my favorite part of any special/holiday meal.  I love the bread even more slathered with a generous helping of butter.  I seriously can’t deny a fresh, warm roll.

Maple Cinnamon Cream Crescents | Crumbs and Chaos Growing up, I remember going to my grandma’s house for Easter brunch and having all sorts of breakfast goodness.  These gems would have been perfect on her buffet right next to the pumpkin bread she made because all of her grandkids were big fans.

Buttery crescent rolls filled with maple cinnamon cream cheese and baked until golden.  You’re going to need a double batch because these aren’t going to last long at all because they’re just right for brunch, with dinner or just because.

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Maple Cinnamon Cream Crescent Rolls

A delicious addition to your next big meal, this recipe for Maple Cinnamon Cream Crescent Rolls is simple and perfect for the bread basket!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. (from a block) CREAM CHEESE
  • 2 Tablespoons PURE MAPLE SYRUP
  • 1/4 teaspoon GROUND CINNAMON
  • 1 pkg. CRESCENT ROLLS

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, maple syrup and cinnamon.
  3. Separate crescent roll dough into 8 triangles. Top each triangle with a rounded tablespoon of cream cheese mixture. Roll up each roll starting with the long side and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Seasonal Sips with Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts Seasonal Flavors

This post is brought to you by Dunkin’ Donuts.

While we wait for spring to actually arrive in some parts of the country, let’s at least talk about spring and all the wonderful flavors, sights and smells that it brings. A terrific way to kick off the season of bright, sunny days and fresh spring blooms is to start with a cup full of Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee in seasonal flavors – Toasted Almond, Coconut and Peach Cobbler. They are the perfect way to get in the spring mood!  Since these fantastic flavors are only around for a limited time, be sure to grab them while you have the chance.

Besides enjoying Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee, I’m also looking forward to wearing fun spring colors and decorating my back patio with bright spring accessories. Don’t forget baking with spring’s favorite flavors too!  I’ve put together a Pinterest board with my favorite inspiration for this spring…

Follow Becca {Crumbs and Chaos}’s board Springtime Flavor Inspiration on Pinterest.

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts . The opinions and text are all mine.

Garlic & Herb Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

Garlic & Herb Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers | Crumbs and Chaos Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers – an easy appetizer that is so packed with flavor you may just ignore the main dish all together!

Can I start out today’s post by saying that any party that starts with an appetizer that involves cream cheese is a party I want to be at?  One of my go-to appetizers is ridiculously easy – 1 block of cream cheese mixed with 4-5 fresh minced garlic cloves.  Served warm or room temperature spread on crackers is about the best thing ever.

Well, these stuffed peppers are an upgrade of that particular cream cheese combination.  Sweet, crunchy peppers stuffed with a robust garlic and herb cream cheese, they’ll be devoured in no time.  And they’d be so perfect for any occasion because you can make them ahead of time.  Using fresh garlic cloves gives these quite a kick, if you’d prefer a more muted version using jarred minced garlic should do the trick.

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Garlic & Herb Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

Serve up a plate of Garlic & Herb Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers at your next gathering and watch them disappear!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. block CREAM CHEESE, room temperature
  • 4 GARLIC CLOVES, freshly minced or grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon DRIED PARSLEY*
  • 1/4 teaspoon DRIED DILL
  • 10-11 MINI SWEET PEPPERS, stems and seeds removed and cut in half long ways

Instructions

  1. Mix together cream cheese, garlic and herbs.
  2. Stuff each pepper half with about 1 Tablespoon of cream cheese mixture. Chill until serving.

Notes

*If you're using fresh herbs, multiply these measurements by three.

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Let’s Talk Coffee in March

Dunkin' Mug Up | Crumbs and Chaos

This post is brought to you by Dunkin’ Donuts.

March is the last month of the Dunkin’ Mug Up contest and they want to see you with your good ol’ faves – share a pic of you in your vintage tee or listening to your favorite tunes…speaking of favorite tunes – what’s your favorite music to listen to when no one’s around? One day my daughter and I stumbled across a Pandora station on my husband’s list of channels – 80′s cardio radio?! Which is pretty humorous for a guy that can eat all he wants and never do cardio…at all. The station, it turns out, is actually a pretty good mix of upbeat songs from the 80s and I confess that I’ve found myself blaring the same station when begrudgingly attending to certain household tasks. :)

March’s theme: Show a picture of you, your mug and your coolest hipster vibe!

Contest details: Dunkin’ Donuts wants to see you and your mug. Each month there will be a different theme and your challenge is to take a picture that includes you, your mug of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee with something theme related. Upload your entry at www.dunkinathome.com to enter to win some really amazing prizes – an extra-large gallon size Dunkin’ Donuts mug, a $250 VISA gift card and a year’s supply of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee – 3 winners each month through March!

Dunkin’ Donuts loves the hipster vibe. Take a picture of you and your mug in your old school kicks and vintage tees and upload here for a chance to win sweet prizes in the Mug Up Contest. 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts . The opinions and text are all mine.

Southwest Breakfast Stacks

Southwest Breakfast Stacks | Crumbs and Chaos

This hearty meal is brought to you by Simply Potatoes.

Raise your hand if you love potatoes.  Raise your other hand if you love recipes with a short list of ingredients.  Me too!  It’s your chance to take your love for both and submit a recipe in the Simply Potatoes 5 Ingredient Fix Recipe Contest - terrific prizes are up for grabs so be sure to stop on over for more details!

The humble potato is the perfect backdrop for so many different flavors.  Simply Potatoes are fresh potatoes found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store that are ready to cook and make a simple start to any meal, side dish or appetizer.  I personally love a meal that can be breakfast, lunch or dinner.  And hot, crispy hash browns rank pretty high on my list of all time favorite breakfast foods.  So Southwest Breakfast Stacks it is!

I enjoy things on the spicy side, so it was an obvious choice for me to use the Simply Potatoes Southwest Style Hash Browns for my recipe.  I also used chorizo, which can also be quite spicy and pepper jack cheese.  If you prefer things a little more tame, feel free to use their original shredded hash browns, a milder cheese and sausage.  Cook the egg to your preference and grab your fork because breakfast for breakfast-lunch-or-dinner is served.

Southwest Breakfast Stacks | Crumbs and Chaos

SOUTHWEST BREAKFAST STACKS

(serves 1, multiply as needed)

2/3 cup SIMPLY POTATOES SOUTHWEST STYLE HASH BROWNS

2 Tablespoons cooked and crumbled CHORIZO SAUSAGE

1 Tablespoon PICO DE GALLO or REFRIGERATED SALSA

2 Tablespoons SHREDDED PEPPER JACK CHEESE

1 EGG, cooked to your preference

Prepare hash browns according to the package directions, cooking 5-6 minutes before flipping and cook 5-6 minutes on the opposite side until golden.  Remove to plate.

Layer on chorizo sausage, pico de gallo and cheese.  Top with egg and serve immediately.

For rules on how to enter the Sweepstakes click here.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Simply Potatoes. The opinions and text are all mine.