Friday, May 17, 2019

Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This smoothie tastes just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. One sip and I felt like I had just taken a bite of a delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen large banana, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 411

Total Fat

17.6g

Saturated Fat

3.5g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.1g

Monounsaturated Fat

0g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

5mg

Sodium

203.5mg

Potassium

1,079mg

Total Carbohydrates

58g

Dietary Fiber

8.5g

Sugars

35g

Protein

12.5g

Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 111%

Calcium 31.5% Iron 17%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Beaming Baker.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Key Lime Snack Mix

Key Lime Snack Mix: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

When I first tried this snack mix I was not sure about it. It tasted good, but I was not sure it was something I wanted to make again, let alone blog. Then the next day at work I couldn't wait to get home and have it again.

As I was eating it again, I realized my issue was the fact that it was missing the key lime flavor I love so much. But that is because I substituted limes for key limes. I have never seen key limes in my grocery store. I have lived in in three different sates in the midwest and have never come across ley limes. One of these days I hope to find key limes so I do not have to substitute with bottled key lime juice or fresh limes.

Key Lime Snack Mix

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups golden grahams cereal
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 4 key limes zested, divided

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the golden grahams, pretzels and marshmallows to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Add the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 25 seconds and then stir. Continue to microwave in 25 second intervals stirring in between until fully melted. Do not over heat the chocolate or it will seize up.
  4. Add 3/4 of the key lime zest into the chocolate and stir to mix.
  5. Pour the chocolate over the cereal mixture and gently stir to mix.
  6. Spread the mixture into an even layer on the prepared baking sheet, sprinkle with the remaining zest and squeeze some key lime juice over the mixture.
  7. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
  8. Break into bite sized pieces and serve.
Enjoy!!!
*Adapted from Delish.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Everything Bagel Dip

Everything Bagel Dip: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Now that I have a big jar of everything bagel seasoning, I have been looking for other ways to use it. This dip was almost like eating an everything bagel with cream cheese.

I used pita chips for this dip because I can get a big bag of the at Costco and we love eating them plain as well. Bagel chips would also be delicious with dip.

Everything Bagel Dip

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning

Directions:

  1. With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Beat in the sour cream.
  3. Stir in the onion powder and everything bagel seasoning.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and serve with pita or bagel chips.
  5. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Enjoy!!!
*Adapted from An Affair from the Heart.
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Monday, May 13, 2019

Make Again Monday: Caramel Banana Muffins

Caramel Banana Muffins: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Banana muffins are good but when a homemade caramel topping is added it makes them even better. Just don't wait too long to spread on the caramel topping because it firms up and will be hard to spread.

To see the recipe and the original post click here.

Enjoy!!!
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Friday, May 10, 2019

Everything Bagel Potato Wedges

Everything Bagel Potato Wedges: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Everything bagel seasoning on potato wedges is absolutely amazing. I really wish I had discovered this a whole lot sooner. Thin and crispy fries are my favorite, but these just might be my new favorite. The everything seasoning adds so much delicious flavor to these fries.

Everything Bagel Potato Wedges

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning

Directions:

  1. Scrub the potatoes under running water and then slice into wedges. Place the potato wedges in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Allow to soak for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450ยบ F. Brush a baking sheet with 1 tablespoons olive oil.
  3. Remove the potatoes from from the water and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.
  4. Wipe the bowl clean and place the potatoes back into the bowl.
  5. Add in 2 tablespoons olive oil and seasoning, toss the potatoes to coat well.
  6. Lay the potatoes on the baking sheet, leaving space in between the potatoes.
  7. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove the foil and continue to bake for 20 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  9. Flip the potatoes and bake for and additional 20 minutes, rotating halfway through, or until they are browned and crispy.
Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 216

Total Fat

10.1g

Saturated Fat

1.4g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1.1g

Monounsaturated Fat

7.4g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

0mg

Sodium

360.2mg

Potassium

0.1mg

Total Carbohydrates

32.2g

Dietary Fiber

2.3g

Sugars

1.1g

Protein

3.4g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 11.5%

Calcium 2.4% Iron 7%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Fleur De-Lectable.
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Orange Banana Smoothie

Orange Banana Smoothie: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This smoothie is not a thick smoothie since the only frozen item is the banana, but it is really delicious. You could add some ice to make it thicker. I do not like using ice in my smoothies, because it waters them down as the ice melts and I feel it changes the flavor.

The banana and orange taste so good together and most importantly one flavor does not over whelm the other and you can taste both the banana and orange.

Orange Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks

Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smoothie.
Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 338

Total Fat

0.4g

Saturated Fat

0.2g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.1g

Monounsaturated Fat

0g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

5mg

Sodium

33.5mg

Potassium

1,072mg

Total Carbohydrates

60.5g

Dietary Fiber

5.5g

Sugars

42g

Protein

12.5g

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 120%

Calcium 13% Iron 17%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Tried and Tasty.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Cajun Cornmeal Chicken Tenders

Cajun Cornmeal Chicken Tenders: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

These chicken strips are nice and crispy with a subtle cajun flavor. Since I like things on the spicer side, I would add more cajun seasoning next time, but my daughters love them the way they are.

Cajun Cornmeal Chicken Tenders

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • canola oil

Directions:

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into strips, about the same size.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the egg and milk.
  3. In a shallow bowl add the flour.
  4. In another shallow bowl, combine the cornmeal panko and all of the seasoning.
  5. Add the chicken to the bowl with the flour and coat well with flour. Remove the chicken and shake off the excess flour.
  6. Dip the chicken into the egg and milk mixture and let excess drip off.
  7. Place the chicken into the cornmeal and panko mixture and coat well, pressing down to help the mixture stick to the chicken.
  8. Add enough oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet and heat over medium heat.
  9. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until browned. Carefully turn the chicken over and cook on the other side for 5 minutes or until browned and chicken is completely cooked.

Enjoy!!!

Notes:
If you do not have a skillet large enough for all of the chicken strips, cook in batches adding more oil as needed.


Nutrition Facts

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 283

Total Fat

3.7g

Saturated Fat

0.5g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.1g

Monounsaturated Fat

0g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

141.5mg

Sodium

502.4mg

Potassium

55.6mg

Total Carbohydrates

26.8g

Dietary Fiber

1.7g

Sugars

1.5g

Protein

34g

Vitamin A 10.4% Vitamin C 0.6%

Calcium 3.8% Iron 5.7%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Carls Bad Cravings.
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