Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

A cheesecake is not something that can be made at a moments notice. Making a cheesecake takes time. This cheesecake dip, however, does not take that much time. It comes together quickly and just has to spend a little bit of time in the refrigerator before it can be enjoyed by all.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • graham cracker

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl beat together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the brown sugar and vanilla. Beat until well mixed.
  3. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar until well mixed.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips and stir to mix.
  5. Refrigerate before serving.
  6. Serve with graham crackers.
Enjoy!!!
*Adapted from Hightower Homestead
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Make Again Monday: White Chocolate Sauce

White Chocolate Sauce: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This sauce is super easy to make and tastes delicious. I use it in my coffee drinks, both hot, cold and frozen. But I think it would also taste good on ice cream. 

To see the original post and recipe click here.

Enjoy!!!
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Make Again Monday: Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Cold brew coffee is quite popular now, I have been making it since 2014 and have loved it for my iced and frozen coffee's. There is a science behind why cold brew is better for cold coffee drinks versus hot brewed coffee that has been chilled, but I am not going to even try and explain it. I will say I love cold brew coffee and it is so easy to make.

I used to make cold brew coffee with a large container, mesh strainer and coffee filter. But after having may spills, and taking forever for the coffee to filter through I decided to look for a container designed to make cold brew coffee. I am so glad I did it makes the process unbelievably easy.

Previously I had used cold brew to make 3 different types of frozen coffee drink, regular, caramel and mocha, but this time I tried a white chocolate version and have now added it to my regular iced coffee routine.

To see the original post and recipe click here.

Enjoy!!!
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Friday, September 14, 2018

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Cinnamon Roll Waffles: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Mmm, all the deliciousness of a cinnamon roll without all of the work. These waffles tasted just like a cinnamon roll. A prefect buttermilk waffle with a crispy outside and light on the inside is topped with the cinnamon filling and cream cheese frosting of a cinnamon roll.

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Ingredients:

Buttermilk Waffles

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Topping

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Cinnamon Topping

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

Buttermilk Waffles

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. Add in the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Whisk just until combined.
  4. Pour the batter into waffle iron and cook according to manufacturers' directions.

Cream Cheese Topping

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the butter and cream cheese for 30 seconds, stir. if not completely melted and mixed heat for 30 more seconds and stir until well combined.
  2. Whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Drizzle over the waffles.

Cinnamon Topping

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Drizzle over waffles.
Enjoy!!!

Notes:
I used a Belgium waffle maker and got 5 waffles. 


Nutrition Facts

Servings: 5

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 889

Total Fat

47.8g

Saturated Fat

23.6g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3.2g

Monounsaturated Fat

14.4g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

174g

Sodium

395.3mg

Potassium

7.1mg

Total Carbohydrates

105.7g

Dietary Fiber

2.6g

Sugars

65g

Protein

12.7g

Vitamin A 20.8% Vitamin C 2.4%

Calcium 18.02`% Iron 13.08%

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


*Adapted from Real Mom Kitchen.
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta: Savory Sweet and Satisfying


One skillet, around 30 minutes and this taco inspired pasta will be ready to enjoy!

One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

My family was split on this recipe, two loved it and two did not care for it. Normally that would lead me to not keep or post the recipe, but I loved it and more importantly, I loved how easy it was to prepare.

One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8 ounces rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 3/4 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • crushed tortilla chips

Directions:

  1. In a large deep skillet, add the ground turkey and season with black pepper.
  2. Cook over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks, until it is completely cooked. Drain if needed.
  3. Add in the taco seasoning, water, salsa and pasta, stirring to combine.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Stir the mixture, cover the skillet and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  6. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the pasta is tender and the majority of the liquid is gone.
  7. Turn off the heat and stir in both cheeses.
  8. Serve with crushed tortilla chips.
Enjoy!!!

Notes:

You could add additional toppings, like diced tomatoes and sour cream.


Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 597

Total Fat

25.2g

Saturated Fat

8.5g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.5g

Monounsaturated Fat

1.4g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

102.5g

Sodium

675.2mg

Potassium

74.4mg

Total Carbohydrates

53g

Dietary Fiber

3.4g

Sugars

6.5g

Protein

35.2g

Vitamin A 22.86% Vitamin C 10.95%

Calcium 22.21`% Iron 27.97%

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


*Adapted from Mother Thyme.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dark Chocolate Banana Marble Muffins

Dark Chocolate Banana Marble Muffins: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Banana muffin batter and dark chocolate banana muffin batter are swirled together to create a delicious breakfast treat.

Dark Chocolate Banana Marble Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยบ F. Spray 18 spots in two muffin tins with cooking spray or place 18 liners in the two muffin tins.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and granulated sugar until creamy.
  3. Add in the egg, yogurt, mashed banana and vanilla. Beat to mix well.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
  5. Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Do not over mix.
  6. Place half of the batter into another bowl, about 2 cups.
  7. In one of the bowls, stir in the cocoa powder and 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.
  8. Spoon the chocolate batter evenly into the sides of the prepared muffin tins. The batter is thick so it will stay on the side of the tins.
  9. Spoon the regular batter into the other side of the muffin tin.
  10. Use a toothpick and gently swirl the two batters together a little bit.
  11. Sprinkle the remaining mini chocolate chips on top of the muffins.
  12. Bake for 17-18 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake.
  13. Remove the muffins from the tins and cool slightly before serving.
Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts

Servings: 18

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 251

Total Fat

12.8g

Saturated Fat

7.7g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.1g

Monounsaturated Fat

2.8g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

37.3g

Sodium

79.1mg

Potassium

71.8mg

Total Carbohydrates

32.5g

Dietary Fiber

1.9g

Sugars

17.5g

Protein

2.6g

Vitamin A 5.88% Vitamin C 2.73%

Calcium 1.46% Iron 5.05%

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


*Adapted from Inside BruCrew Life.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Pomegranate Berry Overnight Oats

Pomegranate Berry Overnight Oats: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Overnight oats are made with pomegranate juice, vanilla greek yogurt, mixed berries and a few chocolate chips.

Pomegranate Berry Overnight Oats: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

I have never made overnight oats with juice, only milk, so I was a little hesitant that it would not be as creamy, but it was thanks to the greek yogurt. Plus the juice added more flavor to the oats.

Pomegranate Berry Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1-2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. In a sealable container add in the oats and juice.
  2. Add in the yogurt and top with frozen berries.
  3. Sprinkle the chocolates on top.
  4. Close the container and refrigerate overnight.
  5. In the morning stir everything together.
Enjoy!!!

Notes:
I could not find straight pomegranate juice so I used a cranberry pomegranate blend. If you can not find straight pomegranate juice you can use a pomegranate berry juice blend.

Nutritional info is for 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips.


Nutrition Facts

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 365

Total Fat

7.1g

Saturated Fat

3.5g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1g

Monounsaturated Fat

1g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

6.2g

Sodium

51.2mg

Potassium

157.5mg

Total Carbohydrates

63.2g

Dietary Fiber

5.5g

Sugars

33g

Protein

12g

Vitamin A 3.5% Vitamin C 60%

Calcium 21% Iron 13%

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


*Adapted from Quaker Oats.
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Monday, September 10, 2018

Make Again Monday: White Chocolate Caramel Frappuccino

White Chocolate Caramel Frappuccino: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

It is so easy to make your own Frappuccinos at home. Plus it will save you money from buying them at the expensive coffee shops.

Caramel and white chocolate are some of my favorite flavors to add to my coffee's so it only makes sense to add them both to my frappuccino.

To see the recipe and original post click here.
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