Friday, July 7, 2017

Snack Time Fruit on a Stick /#15 Minute Friday

Sometimes it only takes a few extra minutes to make something look special, and in return make it enticing and irresistible! That was my goal today for this #15 Minute Friday post. How to make simple grapes and bananas look special enough that children will pick the fruit over a cookie or candy. I think this Snack Time Fruit on a Stick just might work!
Snack Time Fruit on a Stick
(printable recipe at end of post)

Red Grapes
Green Grapes
Bananas
Palm Tree Drink Stirrers
Strawberry Yogurt
1 Dollop of Whipped Cream 

This is all you need for each skewer. Decide what design you want to use to thread on the fruit. make them all the same, or change it around. I cut the bananas a bit wide. If they are too thin, they will fall off the skewer. 
I think the skewers add a fun element to this very simple snack.
Mix the whipped cream and the yogurt. The fruit tastes great dipped in this.
That's all there is to it. The stirrers can be found at the dollar store. They come 10 to a package.
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Snack Time Fruit on a Stick

INGREDIENTS:


  • Red Grapes
  • Green Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Palm Tree Drink Stirrers
  • Strawberry Yogurt
  • 1 Dollop of Whipped Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. This is all you need for each skewer. Decide what design you want to use to thread on the fruit. make them all the same, or change it around. I cut the bananas a bit wide. If they are too thin, they will fall off the skewer.
  2. Mix the whipped cream and the yogurt. The fruit tastes great dipped in this. That's it! Enjoy!
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Celebrate Blog Link Party!



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Monday, July 3, 2017

Fresh Fruit Salad / #TasteCreations

I love a fun picnic anytime of year! Do you? They are so fun in the fall, with falling leaves and the crisp autumn air, and I love them in the spring when everything is starting to bloom, and I can't wait to get outside after a long winter,  and or course they are a natural summer activity that I always look forward to. I have had a few winter picnics with friends and family and they are fun too, but there is a lot of hurrying to eat, and constantly stoking the fire to keep warm, and a lot of frozen toes. Fun but in moderation!
We are all about picnic foods at the #TasteCreations party today, so I brought a Fresh Fruit Salad, which is always a favorite! It takes pretty much no time to put together, and it has that great flavor and feeling that you can only get from fresh fruit! I hope you enjoy it! 


 Fresh Fruit Salad

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Star Spangled Cookies / #SundaySupper

Happy 4th of July to you all! I love celebrating the 4th, don't you? I love the reason for the party, the red, white and blue colors, the yummy BBQ atmosphere, the parades, the fun! So today I made some Star Spangled Cookies to celebrate! I used a basic sugar cookie recipe that I have been using for years, but I added a little twist to these cookies. I sprinkled the icing, both in the cookie and on top of the cookie with pop rocks! 
At first it gave the cookies that little pop that you get when you use pop rocks, but once the cookies sat for a few hours, the moisture from the frosting dampened the pop rocks. So, there was a little pop from the rocks, but not what I expected. Next time I make these I will only add the pop rocks to the drizzled frosting on the top of the cookies. If I add them right before I serve them, the pop rocks will give that fun pop I was looking for!

Star Spangled Cookies
(printable recipe at end of post)

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

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!


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: