Friday, June 30, 2017

Red, White and Blue Popcorn Balls /#15 Minute Friday

It is time for #15 Minute Friday and today I have some simple, tasty Red, White, and Blue Popcorn Balls that will fit in to any 4th of July celebration! 
Red, White and Blue Popcorn Balls 
(printable recipe at end of page) 
(makes 4 large popcorn balls)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Southern Style Seven Layer Dip / #CookOutWeek2017

When we lived in the southwest, a friend of mine brought a 7 Layer Dip over to the house for a party. I was in love with this yummy layered concoction and all it's southwestern flavors like avocado, refried beans and salsa! Talk about good~Yum! Every layer tasted great by itself, but incredibly great all together.
A few years ago, we moved to North Carolina, and for a while now, I having been thinking about recreating "the best dip in the world" with a Southern Style version. So here it is! I used baked beans instead of refried, BBQ instead of salsa, and cheddar instead of 4 Cheese. You are going to love it!
 Southern Style Seven Layer Dip

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Grilled Steak Sandwiches w/Foil Pack Veggies/ #Smokin'-O's / #CookoutWeek2017

You are going to love these Grilled Steak Sandwiches w/ Foil Pack Veggies for your next cookout! The tenderized London Broil steak, always my favorite, is juicy and full of flavor with an incredible smokiness from the Applewood Smokin'-O smoke rings. The vegetables are cooked separately in their own foil pack. If you haven't tried this way of grilling vegetables before, you will be amazed at how easy it is and how tender and tasty your veggies are. Plus, if you know what everyone likes, you can easily design the foil packs so everyone gets their favorite veggies!
This is my second entry in this weeks fun adventure, #CookoutWeek2017! Yesterday I posted yummy Chocolate Caramel S'mores Bars that you will want to try. They are a tasty accompaniment to these Grilled Steak Sandwiches, and there is no better way to start #CookoutWeek2017 than with a dessert!

Grilled Steak Sandwiches w/Foil Pack Veggies
(printable recipe at end of page)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chocolate Caramel S'mores Bars / #CookoutWeek2017

I love a cookout that ends with S'mores, don't you? It is such fun to sit around the campfire chatting, singing and trading stories, all the while, toasting marshmallows as we have a good time. But sometimes, the weather doesn't always cooperate, and these Chocolate Caramel S'mores Bars are a great way to get your S'mores campfire fix without the campfire! 
These are easy to make, but they do take some planning and time. If you start the day before you want to serve them, you will be fine. I put each S'more on a graham cracker to serve them. it gives a little neater appearance, and more graham cracker flavor. If you love S'mores, you will love these!
Chocolate Caramel S'mores Bars

Monday, June 26, 2017

#Cookout Week 2017 Giveaway!

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 Get those grills fired up... because it's #CookoutWeek 2017! This week, I'm joining forces with over 40 food blogger friends to bring you delicious recipes perfect for every backyard BBQ, picnic, summer party, or cookout. We also have a fabulous giveaway featuring products from the brands who have made #CookoutWeek possible! You can enter below to win:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Grilled Beef Skewers / #SundaySupper

I am so excited about these Grilled Beef Skewers! It's time for #SundaySupper and we are talking beef. But not just any beef.  Certified Angus Beef® is on the menu today and we are cooking up Cowboy Recipes! These Grilled Beef Skewers are made with a Boneless Beef Sirloin Tip Roast, and they taste incredible! I added onion bites for a really tasty flavor combination, and I paired the beef skewers with veggie skewers to add color and great flavor to the plate!

 Grilled Beef Skewers
(printable recipe at end of page)

Certified Angus Beef® Boneless Beef Sirloin Tip Roast
1/2 Vidalia Onion
1 each Red, Yellow, and Orange Peppers
12 Mushrooms
Black Pepper 


Cut down the veins that you see in the roast. They end up into beautiful steaks. Take the piece of steak and make slices down the length of the cut piece, approx. 1/2" wide. Cut those strips in to cubes.
Cut the onion in half and then the half in quarters. Wash and pat dry the mushrooms. Cut and and chop peppers into small squares.
Load the onions and beef on to the skewers. But before you do, wipe the skewers with a paper towel sprayed with cooking spray. Let the beef and onion have just a bit of room so they cook evenly. Sprinkle with pepper.
Cut the peppers and mushrooms to fit onto the skewers. Add more onions too. Sprinkle with pepper. 
Put the beef and veggies on the grill. Use a timer to turn the skewers every 2 minutes. The beef will be medium rare in about 8 minutes. 

Enjoy your Grilled Beef Skewers! I served them with a small pasta salad and a slice of bread~the beef had a great taste and texture. My family loved these! I bet yours will also! These skewers would also make a great meal for a party. You can build the skewers ahead of time and because they cook so fast you can start them as the party guests arrive!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Thanks so much to Cindy from Cindy's Recipes and Writings for hosting today's fun event!
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Hearty Sandwiches

Sizzling Sides

Substantial Steaks

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Grilled Beef Skewers

INGREDIENTS:


  • Certified Angus Beef® Boneless Beef Sirloin Tip Roast
  • 1/2 Vidalia Onion
  • 1 each Red, Yellow, and Orange Peppers
  • 12 Mushrooms
  • Black Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Cut down the veins that you see in the roast. They end up into beautiful steaks. Take the piece of steak and make slices down the length of the cut piece, approx. 1/2" wide. Cut those strips in to cubes.
  2. Cut the onion in half and then the half in quarters. Wash and pat dry the mushrooms. Cut and and chop peppers into small squares.
  3. Load the onions and beef on to the skewers. But before you do, wipe the skewers with a paper towel sprayed with cooking spray. Let the beef and onion have just a bit of room so they cook evenly. Sprinkle with pepper.
  4. Cut the peppers and mushrooms to fit onto the skewers. Add more onions too. Sprinkle with pepper.
  5. Put the beef and veggies on the grill. Use a timer to turn the skewers every 2 minutes. The beef will be medium rare in about 8 minutes.
  6. Enjoy your Grilled Beef Skewers! I served them with a small pasta salad and a slice of bread~the beef had a great taste and texture. My family loved these! I bet yours will also! These skewers would also make a great meal for a party. You can build the skewers ahead of time and because they cook so fast you can start them as the party guests arrive!
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Friday, June 23, 2017

4th of July Firecracker / 15 Minute Friday

I have another fun treat for 4th of July today! This little treat is so simple to make, and quick too!
4th of July Firecracker 
(printable recipe at end of page)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Easy Puff Pastry Shrimp Appetizers /#ProjectBeautiful

If you received an invitation to a Garden Party, what would you expect? Trays of gorgeous little treats, beautifully set tables and fresh flowers everywhere? Well, today you are invited to a Garden Party, and I am serving Easy Puff pastry Shrimp Appetizers that I know you will love. I hope you will join me!
Easy Puff Pastry Shrimp Appetizers
(printable recipe at end of post)

Medium bowl filled with water and ice
2 teaspoons Shrimp and Crab Boil~liquid
10 pieces extra large Shrimp
10 Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Cups
5 teaspoons Cocktail Sauce
4 tablespoons Sour Cream
1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoons Sriracha
Blueberries and Strawberries 
Lettuce Leaves and Grape Tomatoes


Make an ice bath by filling a medium bowl with ice and water. Set in fridge.
Peel and devein shrimp. Prepare a pot filled with hot water and the shrimp and crab boil. Bring to a boil. Drop shrimp in and boil for 3-4 minutes. Remove shrimp from pot, and rinse with cold water. Immediately place shrimp into water bath that you prepared earlier.
Let sit in water bath until completely chilled. The water bath stops the shrimp from cooking, so they will not become rubbery. Remove from water bath and refrigerate until ready to use.

Prepare puff pastries according to package directions.
Place a small spoonful on to each puff pastry. Top each dollop of sauce with a cooked shrimp. Garnish the plates with lettuce, tomatoes, blueberries and a strawberry.
 I am so glad you dropped by today! I hope you will enjoy these Easy Puff Pastry Shrimp Appetizers!
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Easy Puff Pastry Shrimp Appetizers

INGREDIENTS:

  • Medium bowl filled with water and ice
  • 2 teaspoons Shrimp and Crab Boil-liquid
  • 10 pieces extra large Shrimp
  • 10 Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Cups
  • 5 teaspoons Cocktail Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • Blueberries and Strawberries
  • Lettuce Leaves and Grape Tomatoes

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Make an ice bath by filling a medium bowl with ice and water. Set in fridge.
  2. Peel and devein shrimp. Prepare a pot filled with hot water and the shrimp and crab boil. Bring to a boil. Drop shrimp in and boil for 3-4 minutes. Remove shrimp from pot, and rinse with cold water. Immediately place shrimp into water bath that you prepared earlier. Let sit in water bath until completely chilled. The water bath stops the shrimp from cooking, so they will not become rubbery. Remove from water bath and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Prepare puff pastries according to package directions.
  4. Place a small spoonful on to each puff pastry. Top each dollop of sauce with a cooked shrimp. Garnish the plates with lettuce, tomatoes, blueberries and a strawberry.
  5. Enjoy!
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