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Strawberry season is in full swing around here, there are so many things you can do with them. Here’s a great way to turn this beautiful, delicious berry into a main course dish.
This is an easy meal to put together, especially if you already have the chicken cooked from a previous meal. There’s no measurements here, just the list of ingredients. You can pile up as much (or as little) as you like.
Mixed Salad Greens (spinach is really great here too)
Chicken, cooked and chopped
Fresh Strawberries, halved or quartered
Feta Cheese Crumbles
Pecans or Walnuts
Layer these items on each plate and enjoy.
This post is linked to Eat At Home Cooks
As much as I love to explore and
I’ve pinned some things you will need to make it a summer to remember on my Pinterest board – Summertime Fun at Home. While you’re at Walmart picking up what you need to have fun at home, make sure you grab one of their exclusive summer themed 28 packs of Coca Cola. With it, you will receive 28 free 4×6 prints at Walmart’s Photo Center - suh-weet! Plus, you can unlock exclusive rewards when you enter the code on the pack at MCR.com/Walmart.
Enjoy making this a summer to remember!
Three things you may know about me…I have 4 children (under the age of 7), I enjoy cooking for my family and I love the sunshine
Three things you may not know about me…I homeschool my children, I help my husband run his exterior maintenance business (which is starting to get busy this time of year) and some days I don’t even feel like washing the lunch dishes, let alone cook dinner. It’s those kind of nights that I’m thankful for leftovers or meals from the freezer. As the weather gets nicer, we long to spend more time outside and going to fun places like parks, hiking trails and the beach. So the dinner dilemma becomes even more of a challenge because we want to be out and about more, but still be able to eat a delicious meal.
Last week was one of those weeks, where I could hardly seem to get out from under the pile of dirty dishes that it was so darn easy to create. By the time Saturday came around I was ready for a break from the daily grind. I wanted to pack up the kids and head to the park for some downtime.
I took my youngest two and headed out to Walmart to pick up a few things so that we could pack a lunch to enjoy outside. You can see our shopping trip on Google +. The crowds were still slim since it was early in the day and I wanted to get in and out as soon as possible. I was planning on making a healthy Asian Inspired Chopped Salad and was looking forward to trying out Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken. By the time that we got done shopping, the sky was overcast and the winds had picked up quite a bit. We had to move on to plan B – indoor picnic time!
It took just a few minutes to put lunch together and while I did that, my 4 year old happily set up her favorite Hello Kitty blanket on the floor for us to dine on. Please excuse the mess, we really live here ;). The chopped salad came together quickly and the Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken was versatile enough to please us all. The girls had mini bow tie pasta – Zoe wanted hers with chicken and garlic sprinkles and Shiloh wanted her chicken and noodles with ‘spicy sauce’ (bottled Thai peanut sauce – she loves that stuff!).
Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken is fully cooked and cubed or sliced, it’s found in the refrigerated section and it made packing an on-the-go picnic style meal super easy. It comes in several flavor options – honey BBQ, ready for fajitas, grilled and cubed, as well as oven roasted, grilled or southwestern strips. I really love a good chopped salad – everything the perfect size for drizzling lightly with dressing and eating with a fork. Tyson Grilled & Ready Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast fit the bill for a chopped salad, already cooked and cubed, it went right in the bowl and got tossed together with everything else.
I took the same salad that I wanted to eat with a fork and stuffed it into a tortilla for my husband, to him that’s more of a meal than just a ‘salad’. Both he and I love Asian flavors and this salad really brought them together. Starting with Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken, I loved all of the textures of this salad from the slaw, peppers and cucumbers, the dressing brought enough tang and a little sriracha sealed the deal with a little heat. It was such a great flavorful way to enjoy a meal that I’m sure we’ll be making many more times as we pack a meal to go this summer.
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- 1 1/2 cup DULCE DE LECHE CARAMEL ICE CREAM
- 1/2 -3/4 cup INTERNATIONAL DELIGHT VANILLA ICED COFFEE (more or less to taste)
- 1 Tablespoon CARAMEL SYRUP, plus more for drizzling
- WHIPPED CREAM
International Delight is celebrating summer by giving away 1,000 half gallons of Iced Coffee each day! Grab your free drinks here!
Now, it’s your turn to celebrate! Enter to win $500 toward your ideal Summer Party by completing these two simple steps:
1. Pin my Iced Coffee Recipe photo on Pinterest.
2. Come back! In the comment field below, tell me you pinned and share your favorite taste of summer!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine. International Delight Iced Coffee Sweepstakes and Rules.
This post is linked to Ingredient Spotlight
I created this meal using Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSkilledSaucers
I have to admit, I love every season for it’s own qualities. Summer is lazy and the days are long. Winter keeps you bundled up and the daylight is shorter and I might secretly like putting my kids to bed a little earlier just because it’s dark out (shhhh! that’s our secret). Another thing I love about winter is cozy comfort food. Mashed potatoes and gravy, Marie (name that movie!)
Pot roast is one of my husband’s favorite meals, evidence of growing up in the Midwest I think. I love the convenience of most any meal you can make in the slow cooker. Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce makes this Tender Pot Roast a simply amazing weeknight dinner. All you need is a few simple ingredients, about 5 minutes for ingredient prep and you’ll come home to a house that smells incredible.
Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces come in 5 delicious varieties: Tavern Style Pot Roast, Sweet Korean BBQ, Hawaiian Luau, Moroccan Spiced Stew and Mexican Red Chile Taco. You choose the protein – beef, chicken or pork – to place in the slow cooker, pour over the sauce of your choice and cook for the time listed on the package. Add a quick veggie side dish later on and dinner is served! With the pot roast, I served mashed potatoes and sauteed mushrooms. Top it off with some of the sauce from the slow cooker and you’ve got a delicious bowl of comfort food.
Always on the look out for an easy flavorful dessert? Look no further, today I’m sharing a quick dessert made with one of International Delight’s new Coldstone Creamery Creamer flavors. The new flavors were inspired by ice cream sundaes…seriously, ice cream flavored goodness for your morning coffee (and so much more!). Flavors include Hot For Cookie (Cookie Sundae), Founder’s Favorite (Brownie Sundae) and Churro Caramel (Caramel Cinnamon Sundae). Can you guess which one I wanted to try first? Yep, caramel and cinnamon all the way.
I was amazed at how much the Churro Caramel flavor tasted like a churro – so good! I was tasked to make an easy summer dessert and after much deliberation I decided on a pudding mousse, to which I added cinnamon sugar donut holes to and called it a parfait. Genius?! I think so. These are the perfect make-ahead or make-real-quickly-and-serve-right-away personal sized desserts. The thing I love about making them ahead is that they’re all ready to go, you just hand them out with a spoon and a cup of coffee and dessert is served
Read below and visit the ID + Ice Cream Pinterest board for your chance to win $400 to throw the Ultimate Ice Cream Social!
Recipe Source for Pudding Mousse: Something Swanky
Love ice cream + coffee? This summer, International Delight is bringing your favorite Cold Stone Creamery ice cream flavors to coffee and they’re celebrating by giving away five $400 grand prizes to throw this summer’s ultimate Ice Cream Social! To enter, visit the ID + Ice Cream Pinterest board and pin your favorite image using the #IScream4ID hashtag. Good luck!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.
Today, I am going to share a quick and easy chicken dish that I am sure you and your family will love. With only five ingredients this dish was quick and easy and turned out perfectly. Pair this with your favorite spring vegetables and a fresh salad and you have a great go to meal. During the spring and summer, I am always looking for easy ways to feed my family at dinner time so we can go outside and play or go for a walk after dinner. Since we moved into our new house last fall there weren’t too many days to play outside. Now we are enjoying the nice weather and take adventure walks after dinner.
What do you like to do with your family on a summer evening?
Recipe from College Girl, College Food.
The last two summers we have spent some time with Becca and her family in Michigan for our summer vacation. Each time we were able to go out and pick our own fruit. First raspberries then strawberries. My boys absolutely loved it. I’m not sure if they loved picking them as much as they just loved eating them as we went along. So last week, when my aunt sent me a text to tell me that she had a peach tree that was loaded and ready to be picked, we jumped at the opportunity. She was absolutely right. It was loaded and a lot of the branches were hanging low enough that my boys had no problem helping themselves. We left with a ton of peaches and smiles on our faces. I’m thinking Jonah ate at least 4 while we were picking them and Maddux finished 2 of them. They were loving it. But then we got home and it was a race to see what all we could do with fresh peaches. I found crumble, pie, and crisp recipes galore! I did make a peach crisp. Which was delicious although not too sweet since I ran out of brown sugar! But for the second half of them I decided to make peach curd. You may have heard me rave about the lemon curd that I love from Trader Joe’s (here and here) and so I knew I had to give this a shot! It is simple and uses minimal ingredients. Full of the peach flavor you would expect, we found many ways to use it. It’s easy enough to just spread on toast or a toasted english muffin but our favorite way was when we stirred it into our warm oatmeal. It’s a great way to start the day — a hearty breakfast full of summer flavor!
Original Source: Juanita’s Cocina
No matter what you call them — slushie, slurpee, icee — we all know what it means. The sweet, ice cold, frozen drink that turns your mouth a different color. My kids always talk about them and practically beg for them everytime we go in Target or a gas station or even some Walgreens have them now! We love to mix ours up a bit and layer the red with the blue. No matter the flavor or the combo, on a hot summer day it is a treat that is hard to beat! We have made ones putting pop in our ice cream maker, but when I discovered I could make them at home and they taste just like the original, I was beyond thrilled. The ingredients are easy and simple, although it does take a little planning (because you freeze it after mixing it), it is well worth the wait. My kids were so excited they BARELY let me get the picture…..
Original Source: Mandy’s Recipe Box
Perfect for snacking – Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are an all-time family favorite!
First off, I apologize for letting the summer suck the regular posting schedule right out of this little blog. It’s tricky to juggle working from home and keeping life exciting for 4 kids. Throw in an oven that’s gone out twice in the last month and working on a few freelance recipes, I’ve been short on time and creative inspiration. Thankfully, the oven situation is now under control and I was happy to welcome it to our house by making our family’s favorite muffins.
One thing I won’t apologize for is the fact that my love for pumpkin knows no season. Seriously, I posted a picture of an open can of pumpkin puree over the weekend and a friend commented ‘What?! It’s still summer!’ I’m aware of that, but I STILL FREAKIN’ LOVE PUMPKIN! Is anybody with me?
This recipe is one that I’ve been making since before the blog began. I originally posted it the end of August 2010, but I’m posting it again today with updated pictures and so you can save or print it from Ziplist. We really love these muffins, I mean really. My kids go crazy for them, friends and family make the recipe often (probably mostly in the fall ), these muffins have the perfect balance of spice, sweet and, of course, chocolate. And they’re snack-sized and freeze beautifully. So, for pumpkin lovers everywhere…
Recipe Source: Kittencal’s Kitchen
Monster Cookie Muffins from Something Swanky
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins from Inside Brucrew Life
Coffeehouse Coffee Cake Muffins from Chocolate Chocolate and More
Double Chocoalte Fudge Oreo Mocha Muffins from The Domestic Rebel
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Yay! I love the time of year when grilling season starts. Although it seems as if Spring has decided to stay away for a little longer we were blessed with a few really nice days in the past couple of weeks and we took full advantage of it and started up the grill. Since my husband is the grill master, I am usually in charge of the side dishes. This has become a favorite side dish of ours throughout the winter and I know I will love it this Spring and Summer too. The carrots are roasted to perfection with the perfect amount of spice and sweetness. Enjoy!
Recipe by So Wonderful, So Marvelous.
Beat the summer heat with this Refreshing Watermelon Coconut Cooler - sweet, fizzy and totally thirst quenching!
I have recently discovered flavored sparkling water (maybe I’m the last one to do so?). I love it because it’s fizzy and full of flavor, but not sweet at all. So various flavors have been hanging around my fridge for whenever I get the urge to drink something fizzy. Last week my husband brought home two watermelons… to a family that’s not super crazy about watermelon. I needed another way to use it up and remembered a watermelon agua fresca that I made last summer. It was so good. After a quick Google search I found a recipe similar to the one I had made before, only this one also had sparkling water in it. So I used the flavored sparkling water I’ve been loving and made this drink a little more special and even more delicious.
You could use any flavor or even plain sparkling water with the watermelon ‘juice’ to make this drink. You can make the watermelon portion a day or two ahead of time and keep it cold in the fridge. You mix it up right before serving to friends you’re having over for dinner, after you’ve done a little yard work and are looking for refreshment or enjoy it right after you’ve taken pictures of it in your 85° garage…oh wait, that will only be me. However you decide to enjoy it, make sure you have a straw handy because this is seriously good to the last drop! [Read more...]
An easy, no bake dessert involving some of my favorite flavors.
These Raspberry & Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles come together in minutes
and are the perfect thing to be packed up and taken anywhere!
A big thank you to Dove Chocolates for asking me to be a Tastemaker for them this summer by creating 3 recipes with their outstanding chocolate. Dove Promises are colorfully wrapped, the right size for snacking and make the perfect starting point for a rich, chocolate-y dessert. I love the sayings that are printed on the inside of the candy wrapper, they always make me smile.
My inspiration for this dessert was the bounty of fresh raspberries that were staring me down at the fruit stand. I adore the combo of dark chocolate and raspberries – it definitely ranks up there as one of my all time favorites. Including them both in a no bake dessert? A no brainer this time of year. These sweet little treats in a jar come together quickly and would be easy to throw in the cooler for your next picnic. Could you make this in one big bowl? Absolutely!
I’ll be sharing the two other recipes that I made using Dove Chocolates over on the Dove Chocolates Facebook page and on our Crumbs and Chaos Facebook page – follow us both to be sure you don’t miss anything!
*I was compensated for my time and sent chocolate to create 3 fabulous recipes for Dove Chocolates. All opinions are my very own!
I am itching for nicer weather and I am so excited that everyday it stays lighter just a little bit longer. Every time the seasons change, I look forward to making my favorite dishes of the season. A healthy meal that we eat almost weekly (especially in the summer) is chicken kabobs. I love that I can use whatever I have on hand for meat or veggies and they are always delicious and filling. These sounded so good this week but it is still pretty chilly to stand out and man the grill (although it has been done in even colder temperatures) so I remembered that I had baked them once and I was quite pleased. You won’t achieve so much of the charred flavor but they were still delicious. We served them with a huge salad and half a sweet potato for the perfect meal. Then it was outside to play for a few minutes. My kids are just so happy to get a little fresh air. Enjoy!