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Treat yourself to my simple and delicious Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal!

Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal

I am thrilled to be teaming up with Smucker’s® Pairings today! Simple and delicious way to enjoy Smucker’s fruitfully delicious combinations.  Smuckers has the best fruit spreads around.  So many flavors to choose from and so many combinations to enjoy!

Today I am sharing my Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal.  I’ve paired Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves with some quick oatmeal, almond milk and a touch of brown sugar.  We went nuts for this oatmeal that’s great for breakfast or brunch.  I love that from start to finish it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.

Enjoy!


Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal

LOVE this Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves.  So many fun options to pair with it.  I also love pairing it with baked brie and crackers.  To die for!  Be sure to check out Smucker’s website for dozens of other pairing ideas.

Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal

The toasted coconut adds such a great texture to your oatmeal.  Pour some shredded coconut into a large skillet over medium high heat.  After about 2 minutes, stir and toast all sides until golden and beautiful.  So good!

Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal

Use a spoon and swirl your Red Tart Cherry Preserves over your warm oatmeal.  Talk about a treat!  Healthy and delicious.  Enjoy!

Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal

Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal

Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon OatmealPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 5 min | Total time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup dry quick oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Orchard’s Finest Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves

Directions

  1. Preheat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add coconut; cook and stir for for 5 minutes or until toasted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Cook oats according to package directions. Once cooked, return to a simmer and stir in almond milk, brown sugar and salt. Stir to combine. Divide oatmeal into 4 serving bowls. Swirl in 1 tablespoon Red Tart Cherry Preserves and top with pinches of toasted Coconut.

Makes 4 Servings

This is a sponsored post for Smucker’s however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Appetizers and Sides

My Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza is a family favorite. Enjoy!

Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza

It’s always a pleasure working with Land O’Lakes to bring you my newest recipe.  This one deserves a standing ovation.  This pizza has got all of my favorite ingredients that makes the house smell like a dream.  Roasted Brussels Sprouts and crispy bacon lay on top of my homemade creamy Parmesan Rosemary sauce.  You don’t want to miss this one!

I am so excited about the Land O’Lakes called Pin a Meal, Give a Meal Campaign.  This program is amazing, for every Land O’Lakes recipe that is pinned or re-pinned between March 28 and May 1st, 2014, the Land O’Lakes Foundation will donate $1 to Feeding America.

Be sure to help us reach our goal to donate 2.7 million meals.  You can pin my signature recipe, Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza to contribute 9 meals to Feeding America.

You can pin more recipes from Land O’Lakes to contribute even more meals.  Pin to give more than just a meal. When you help feed a family, you’re helping families live full and active lives and make a better future for themselves.

See the Pin a Meal, Give a Meal Pinterest Board HERE.

Hashtag: #giveameal

Let’s take a look at how to make my pizza!

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You’ll start by halving your brussels sprouts, drizzling with olive oil and seasoning with salt and pepper.  Bake until roasted and beautiful!

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Perfect!  Set those aside for a few minutes while you make the sauce.

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For the sauce you’ll need Land O’Lakes Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil, flour, salt, pepper, milk and Parmesan cheese.

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Melt your butter into a small saucepan then whisk in the flour, salt and pepper.

Sauce

Whisk in your milk, Parmesan cheese and chopped rosemary leaves.

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Ahhh, perfect.

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Press your pizza dough onto a pizza pan that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.

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Spread your creamy sauce over the dough.

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Top evenly with your roasted brussels sprouts.

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Crumbled bacon!

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Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.

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Lovely!

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Top with a sprig of fresh Rosemary if desired before baking.  Bake for about 20 minutes, or until baked through.

Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza

Cheesy and perfect.  Enjoy!

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Pax was eager for the photo shoot to be over so he could dig in, lol!

Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza

Parmesan, Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza

Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon PizzaPrep time: 30 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 50 min

Ingredients

  • 15 brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound Refrigerated Pizza Dough, my Honey Whole Wheat Pizza Dough works great
  • 10 strips cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Creamy Parmesan Rosemary Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Land O’Lakes Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Place brussels sprouts onto prepared baking sheet and drizzle lightly with olive oil then season with salt and pepper. Cook for 25 minutes, until golden brown and tender. Remove from oven. Press pizza dough onto a pizza pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Press into about a 12 inch round.
  3. To prepare sauce, place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. When melted whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Whisk in milk until thickened and hot. Whisk in Parmesan cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in rosemary leaves then pour onto pizza dough, spreading to 1/2 inch from edges. Place roasted brussels sprouts evenly over sauce then top with cooked bacon pieces. Top with shredded cheese and bake for about 20 minutes, until crust is cooked through and cheese is melted. Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting into slices.

Makes 8 Servings

$1 helps provide 9 meals* secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. The Land O’Lakes Foundation guarantees a minimum of 2.7 million meals* (monetary equivalent of $300,000.00) to Feeding America and member food banks from March 28 through May 31, 2014.

Disclosure: Picky Palate has partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of
Land O Lakes® Butter for the Kitchen Conversation blogger program. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.


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Family Dinner Time

The Importance of Family Meal Time

Apr 5, 2014 | Tags: ,

What is your meal time like at your house?  Calm and cool or pure chaos?

I am positive that it looks different for every family.  For some, it happens on a regular basis and for some, they are lucky if they sit together for meals at all.

We definitely fall somewhere in the middle.  I’ve always known that family meal time is important.  My family wasn’t perfect at sitting down together growing up, but I have good memories of the times we did.  I have a wonderful French grandmother who made meal time so much fun growing up.  She was exuberant and had such a love for food that it rubbed off on everyone enjoying a meal with her.

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White Chocolate Lemon Poppyseed Blondies

White Chocolate Lemon Poppyseed Blondies

Apr 2, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

My White Chocolate Lemon Poppyseed Blondies are perfect for Spring Time entertaining!

Lemon poppyseed is one of my favorite combinations.  Seems to always be a sweet and delicious cake of some sort.  I decided to turn that combination into one delicious blondie if I might say so myself.  It’s dense, chewy and lemon poppyseed delicious.

Dust with a little powdered sugar and you’ve got yourself a beautiful dessert to serve to family and friends.

Enjoy!

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Loaded Turkey and Hummus Mediterranean Panini

Loaded Turkey and Hummus Mediterranean Panini

Mar 19, 2014 | Tags: , ,

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sabra Dipping Co, LLC. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

What a treat partnering with Sabra Hummus today.  If there’s one thing that will always be in our refrigerator, it’s Sabra Hummus.  My boys  break it out everyday after school with sliced carrots and crackers.  Such a great snack.  Make sure you Like Sabra on Facebook too!

I developed a toasted panini that’s about to knock your tastebuds off.  Loaded with my favorite Mediterranean ingredients, this is a sure winner!

Enjoy :)
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Cheesy Green Chile and Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits

Cheesy Green Chile and Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits

Mar 17, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Treat yourself to my Cheesy Green Chili and Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits this week! Buttery and full of great flavors.

I’m thrilled to be partnering with Land O Lakes® Butter today!  You know by now that butter is one of my very favorite ingredients :)  I’ve developed a buttermilk biscuit that is packed with my favorite ingredients.

Kitchen Conversations brings together a really great group of food bloggers including myself, my pal Ree from The Pioneer Woman, Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod, Bridget from Bake at 350, Sommer from A Spicy Perspective, Brenda from A Farmgirls Dabbles, Julie from The Little Kitchen, Joanne from Fifteen Spatulas, and Jessica from The Novice Chef. Look for more recipes from this fun group all year long!

For my first recipe with Land O Lakes®, I’ve developed a buttermilk biscuit that is packed with my favorite ingredients. They are loaded with cheddar cheese, diced green chiles and BACON! Talk about my dream biscuit. These babies are best eaten warm with a nice spread of butter.

Let’s take a look at how to make these biscuits.
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Cinnamon Carrot Cake Muffins

Cinnamon Carrot Cake Muffins

Mar 12, 2014 | Tags: , ,

These touch of cinnamon and carrot cake infused muffins are a healthier choice for the family.

So excited to share my Cinnamon Carrot Cake Muffins with you today!  I’ve partnered with Green Giant® and their new Veggie Blend -Ins™.  They are little pouches of 100% pureed vegetables to use for your favorite recipes.  There is carrot, butternut squash and spinach.  You can find them available on Amazon HERE.  It’s definitely not easy to fit in all of the fruits and vegetables we need everyday and this is such a fun way to add more vegetables to our diets!  Continue Reading »

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Hazelnut Chocolate S’mores Orange Milkshake

Feb 16, 2014

Hazelnut Chocolate S’mores Orange Milkshake and Peachy Chicken, Arugula and Gorgonzola Bites for you today!

I am thrilled to be working with Smucker’s ® Pairings this year! Simple and delicious way to enjoy Smucker’s fruitfully delicious combinations.  Smuckers has the best fruit spreads around.  So many flavors to choose from and so many combinations to enjoy!
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Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Toffee Chip Cookie Dough Frosting by Picky Palate

Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Toffee Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

Feb 5, 2014 | Tags: , ,

My Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Toffee Chip Dough Frosting are the perfect cupcake to celebrate any day of the week!

I have no words to describe my newest cupcake.  They are all of my favorite things rolled into one amazing cupcake.

Double chocolate, soft perfect cupcake with a giant mound of egg-less peanut butter cookie dough frosting with toffee chips throughout.  I’m in heaven!

These would make the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for your sweetie pie if I might say so myself.

Hope you enjoy!

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Welcome to Picky Palate! I'm Jenny and I love food if you haven't noticed :) I love sweets, treats and everything in between. The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!



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