Monday, September 24, 2012

Mexican Pizza with New Phillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust & a Giveaway!

New Pillsbury® Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain is the perfect canvas for a culinary masterpiece, or should we say master-pizza! Just add your favorite ingredients and enjoy a hot, fresh meal in minutes. Whether your family loves pepperoni, veggies, or the works, the possibilities are endless with New Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain. 
  • With 16 grams of whole grain per serving, this is a pizza crust the whole family will love
  • Now available in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store
I had the opportunity to try this pizza dough out the other night.  It rolled out beautifully and baked up nicely and was very delicious.  The family didn't even notice it was whole grain crust because it was so delicious.  It made for a super quick and easy dinner.  In fact this recipe is so simple I feel a bit silly sharing it with you, but it was tasty!!
Mexican Pizza
1 pizza crust
1 can refried beans
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 pound hamburger cooked and seasoned with 1 packet of taco seasoning
2 cups shredded cheese (more or less if you desire)
chopped olives
chopped tomatoes
shredded or chopped lettuce
Bake crust according to the package directions. (approximately 10 minutes)
While crust is baking brown hamburger, drain and add the taco seasoning packet.
Remove crust from oven and spread the refried bean over the top, and then the ranch dressing.  Layer the hamburger, olives and cheese and bake for another 8-10 minutes.
Top with lettuce and tomatoes and serve with salsa on the side.

Now the awesome news...One lucky reader will get to try it out with this incredible gift package:

VIP coupon for  New Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain
$10 gift card (ingredients)
Baking sheet
Oven mitt
Pizza cutter
It is a great and delicious one!!
If you can't wait  to try the new Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain there is a printable coupon for $1.25 off one package here." rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and Let's make some pizza!!

 The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark all opinions are my own..

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chillin' Coleslaw

I have searched long and hard for a good coleslaw recipe.  My family has endured lots of failures in this effort, so I was so excited to finally make one that not only did they LOVE it, but ate every bit of it.  It reminds me a little of the coleslaw at KFC.  I named it Chillin' Coleslaw because  I believe the secret is letting it chill in the fridge for awhile.  
Chillin' Coleslaw
8 cups shredded cabbage (or diced)
1/4 cup shredded carrot
(or if you are lazy like me 2 bags of coleslaw mix from the grocery store.)
2 Tablespoons minced onions
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup milk + 2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tablespoons white vinegar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Mix your 1/2 cup milk with the 2 teaspoons lemon juice and let sit forabout 5 minutes. 
Pour your shredded cabbage, carrot and onions in a bowl and toss to mix together.
Mix sugar, salt, pepper, milk/lemon mixture, mayonaise, vinegar and lemon juice together.  Add more seasoning or sugar if desired.  Pour over cabbage mixture and mix thoroughly.  Cover and put in the fridge to "chill" for a few hours or overnight.

Great Progresso Soup Coupons

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  • These two new Progresso Light creamy soups are joining the lineup of more than 40 flavorful soups that are 100 calories or less per serving
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  •  The Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese variety boasts pieces of potato with savory bacon and rich cheese flavor
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Is your mouth watering yet? Want to give these new Light creamy soups a try? Then grab your soup soon and download a printable coupon here for $1.25 off the purchase of 4 cans of Progresso® soup today!
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Now off to look at the ads and get me some soup!!
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Bread That Never Fails

I'm sure that this bread recipe doesn't turn out perfect for everyone every time, but you will find it is so simple, easy and you will be hooked.  I personally have only had incredible results with it.  I received this recipe from a friend who not only is a great cook but an incredible photographer.  She took our family pictures a few years ago and considering what she had to work with they were amazing!! You can check her and her work out here.  Anyway back to the bread one word it is delicious!! 
The Bread That Never Fails
3 cups warm water
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
1 1/2 Tablespoons Yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons)

Mix together for 1 minute. Let sit for 10 minutes until spongy.
Then add:
1 Tablespoon salt
4-8+ cups wheat flour (it took me 8 and I uses half wheat/half white flour)

Start with 4 and add just enough that the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead for 2 minutes. Shape into a big ball. Cut into three pieces and shape into loaves.
 Place in greased bread pans. Let rise just to the top of the pan. 
Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees and put your loaves in.  Bake for 30 minutes or until the loaves are golden and sound hollow when you tap on them. 

I always rub the tops of my loaves with butter when they first come out of the oven.  Something my grandma always used to do and it adds a little bit of flavor to the bread!!
Thanks Angie!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Betty Crocker Shake-N-Pour Dessert Mixes Giveaway

The sweet smell of mouth-watering desserts baking in the oven is now just a shake away! New Betty Crocker® Shake-N-Pour™ Dessert Mixes let you get to the fun faster and with less mess.

These mixes are so easy (and fun) to make that even your kids will want to get in on the action. Simply add water to the dessert mix, shake, and pour into your favorite baking pan. In a matter of minutes you and your family can enjoy that same taste you love, in a fraction of time. Fun is just a shake away!
A few days ago we were craving something sweet and homemade.  Bad thing is we were low on groceries, no eggs, no was pathetic.  So we grabbed on of the Shake-N-Pour mixes, added some water.  My daughter did the shaking..
In no time flat we had some delicious brownies.  Simple and quick! It was awesome!!
Now for the great news!  One lucky reader will win this great Shake-N-Pour Prize Package.
All three varieties of the Betty Crocker Shake-N-Pour Dessert Mixes
60 minute baking timer
Treat stand
Oven mitt
How cool is that!!
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Good Luck!!
The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

This is a new way to cook up zucchini and it was amazing!! The picture does not do it justice. I found this beauty over at Skinny Taste she has some other versions that look delicious also, along with lots of other yummy things!!  It was a bit time consuming to make, but well worth it.  The flavor combination is so delicious!! 

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats
from skinnytaste
1 1/4 cups spaghetti sauce
4  medium zucchini (I used 5 small)
1 tsp oil
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 lb sausage
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
8 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of water to boil.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out flesh, leaving 1/4" thick. Chop the scooped out flesh of the zucchini in small pieces and set aside.
Drop zucchini halves in boiling water and cook 1 minute. Remove from water.
Place 1/4 cup of sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 12" baking dish, and place zucchini halves cut side up.
In a large saute pan, brown sausage, garlic and onion. Drain grease if needed.  Return to the pan and add chopped zucchini, season with salt and pepper and cook about 2-3 minutes.
Using a spoon, fill each hollowed zucchini with 1/3 cup cooked sausage, pressing firmly.
Top each with 2 tablespoons each of sauce, 1 tablespoon each of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1 teaspoon each of parmesan cheese.
Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through.
This was delicious!! My family ate it all.  I should of doubled the batch.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Baked Chicken Ranch Taquitos

I apologize It has been awhile since I have posted a recipe.  I have been having computer issues with my photo program.  So frustrating!! I have finally found another way to get the pictures here.  YAY!!  This is a delicious recipe.  I found it over at Six Sisters' Stuff (an amazing blog).  They look time comsuming but really come together pretty quickly.  The bacon ranch combo make for a great flavor change to the normal taquito.  I will be making these again and soon!!

Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos
Adapted just a bit from Six Sisters' Stuff
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
12 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1/4 to 1/2 cup ranch dressing
2 cups shredded cheese
1/4 cup diced onions
20 (6-inch) flour tortillas

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
Mix together cream cheese, chicken, bacon, cheese, and onions. Add in 1/4 cup Ranch dressing and taste- add more if you want more of a Ranch taste. Mix well. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture into a flour tortilla (Hubby has requested next time I add more shredded cheese at this point.) and roll it up.

Place taquito seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat about 20 times. Once finished, spray the tops of the taquitos with non-stick cooking spray (or you could lightly brush some olive oil on them) and sprinkle with salt.

Place pan in oven and bale for 15-20 minutes (or until edges and tops are golden). I rotated min after the first 10 minutes. Let cool for a couple of minutes. 
We served ours with salsa ranch.  Mixing equal parts of salsa and ranch together.
Would make a great freezer meal!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Progresso Recipe Starter Coupon

Get a head start with dinner on busy weeknights this September with coupons for Progresso Recipe Starters.  Click here for a coupon worth  $0.65 savings off the purchase of 1 can of Progresso® Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce.
I didn't want you to miss out on the savings!
Coming soon...a review and Progresso Recipe Starters gift pack giveaway!!
* Update: I just noticed Safeway has these on sale for .89 this week. You can only get two at that cost, but add the coupon and you get an amazing deal on these soups at .24/each!! 
Coupon information provided by MyBlogSpark.


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