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Aug
24
2017

Birthday Cake Waffles

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Sharing some Birthday Cake Waffles today plus Sweepstakes!
Birthday Cake Waffles

To celebrate National Waffle Day I’ve partnered with Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites to help choose the next waffle flavor to be served at select Comfort Hotels complimentary breakfast nationwide.  Will it be Birthday Cake, Sweet Caramel or Cinnamon Roll?

Birthday Cake Waffles

Today, I’m making Birthday Cake Waffles also in celebration on my oldest son’s birthday this month!

Birthday Cake Waffles

Vote for your fave by leaving a comment in my comment section below or post your own picture on social media using the hashtags #WhatsYourWaffle and #Sweepstakes.  You could win 500,000 Choice Privilege Points which is nearly 30 free night stays! #ad

Birthday Cake Waffles

The #WhatsYourWaffle campaign kicks off today, August 24 and runs through October 12, 2017.  For more information about this campaign visit www.ComfortHotelsWaffleday.com.
Birthday Cake Waffles

Americans can vote between a trio of tempting flavors – Birthday Cake, Sweet Caramel or Cinnamon Roll – at www.ComfortHotelsWaffleday.com or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using #WhatsYourWaffle and #Sweepstakes.

Participants can also showcase their culinary creativity by suggesting their own waffle flavor idea.

Birthday Cake Waffles

So, what’s your pick?  Birthday Cake, Sweet Caramel or Cinnamon Roll?  Place your vote by sharing #WhatsYourWaffle and #Sweepstakes at www.ComfortHotelsWaffleday.com or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook!

Disclosure:  This post is in partnership with Comfort Suites.  Thank you for supporting brands that make Picky Palate possible. 


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Breakfast and Brunch

Sharing The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata today, perfect for weekends and celebrating!

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Eggland’s Best Eggs to bring you new family-friendly recipes perfect for any occasion.  I put together The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata over the weekend to celebrate my oldest son getting his braces off after 2 years!  The smiles on the family’s faces were priceless when I brought this frittata to the table.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Eggland’s Best is also celebrating this year!

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Eggland’s Best eggs is celebrating 25 years of providing the only egg with better taste, variety and better freshness.  In total, Eggland’s Best has sold more than 30 billion nutritionally superior & better tasting eggs. That’s enough EB eggs to circle the earth 38 times!

Eggland’s Best has committed to continuously improving their eggs to ensure they remain the leader in superior nutrition, taste and freshness. Most recently, they announced that all EB eggs now have 6x more vitamin D than ordinary eggs and are an excellent source of vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) and vitamin B5.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

To start the frittata, add the diced potatoes to a hot cast iron skillet.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Add the sliced green onions as well.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Once the onions and potatoes have sautéed, add the bacon.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Add the cooked sausage as well.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Diced tomatoes up next!

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Slowly add the beaten Eggland’s Best Eggs.  Cook slightly in the skillet then bake to finish cooking.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Gorgeous and perfect for celebrating someone special, perfect for weekends!  Enjoy!

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

 

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

The Ultimate Breakfast FrittataPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced cooked potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1 cup cooked ground sausage
  • 1/2 cup cooked, chopped bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 12 Eggland’s Best Eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and place 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place oil into hot skillet and add potatoes and onions. Cook and stir for 5 minutes then add sausage, bacon and tomatoes, stirring to combine.
  3. Place eggs into a large mixing bowl, whisk to beat eggs and add salt and pepper. Carefully pour eggs into skillet. With rubber spatula, pull in edges to start cooking eggs slightly. When about 3/4 cooked, still some runny, top with cheese and parsley. Place in oven to finish cooking, about 10 minutes or until eggs are set. Remove, cut into slices and serve warm.

Makes 8 Servings

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Appetizers and Sides

Sharing my Bean and Cheese Taquitos today that make the perfect quick fix dinner!
Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new Mexican style family friendly recipes.  There’s nothing more exciting than a quick fix dinner you know the whole family will love.  These taquitos are perfect for any night of the week and take just minutes to put together.

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

I’ve used some of my favorite Old El Paso products for this dinner recipe.  So great to have these stocked in my pantry for simple meals!

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Start by stirring a Tablespoon of Old El Paso taco seasoning into Old El Paso’s Traditional refried beans.

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Give a good stir to combine.

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Spoon a couple tablespoons of bean filling into center of Old El Paso’s Soft Taco and Fajita sized Flour Tortillas and top with a couple pinches of shredded cheddar cheese.

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Roll and place seam side down onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with a few pinches of additional taco seasoning.

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Time to bake!  Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until tortillas start to turn golden brown.

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Remove taquitos from oven and transfer to a serving plate.  Top with sour cream, additional cheese and some chopped cilantro if desired.

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Serve with your favorite salsa and enjoy!

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Bean and Cheese TaquitosPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce can Old El Paso Traditional Refried Beans
  • 1 tablespoon Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 Soft Taco Size Flour Tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl stir together the refried beans and taco seasoning. Place a couple tablespoons of beans into the center of each tortilla, top with cheese and roll tightly. Place seam side down onto prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of each taquito with olive oil and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with sour cream, cheese and cilantro. Serve warm with salsa.

Makes 10 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Old El Paso. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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Appetizers and Sides
Jun
14
2017

Doritos Tostadas

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These Doritos Tostadas make the perfect Summer appetizer, especially for your upcoming pool parties!
Doritos Tostadas

It’s a pleasure partnering with Frito-Lay to bring you a simple appetizer recipe that will make your Summer parties even more fun.

These quick fix Doritos Tostadas can be put together in minutes and are enjoyed by young and old.  From Summer pool parties to Fourth of July parties, this appetizer will be a huge hit.

Doritos Tostadas

Start by arranging your Doritos onto parchment paper to start assembling.

Doritos Tostadas

For the first layer, spread a light layer of refried beans.

Doritos Tostadas

Up next, add a light layer of cooked, warmed ground beef.

Doritos Tostadas

Shredded lettuce.

Doritos Tostadas

Diced red bell peppers or tomatoes.

Doritos Tostadas

Transfer prepared Doritos Tostadas to a serving plate.

Doritos Tostadas

We set up a pool party for my boys to kick off the end of the school year.  It was the perfect afternoon!

Doritos Tostadas

I love that such a simple appetizer using Doritos made such a memorable moment with the boys and their and friends.

Doritos Tostadas

Sunshine and fun food.  That’s what Summer is all about 🙂

Doritos Tostadas

Enjoy! Cheers to saying yes to Summer fun!  Here’s to creating moments this Summer that make smiles and more time with family and friends!

Doritos Tostadas

Doritos TostadasPrep time: 5 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 8 Cups whole Doritos
  • 1 cup warmed refried beans, stirred
  • 1 cup cooked warm taco ground beef
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper or tomato

Directions

  1. Place whole Doritos onto a parchment lined counter top. Spread each lightly with a layer of refried beans, taco meat, lettuce, cheese and bell pepper. Serve warm.

Makes 12 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Frito-Lay. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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Desserts

These Rold Gold Pretzel Peanut Popcorn Brownies make the perfect sweet treat for a Summer Dessert Picnic along with countless other occasions!
Rold Gold Pretzel Peanut Popcorn Brownies

It’s a pleasure partnering with Frito-Lay to bring you a sweet and simple dessert recipe that will help you say YES to more Summer fun!  These brownies could not be more delicious with Rold Gold Pretzels, peanuts and popcorn on top.  Kids as well as adults are in for a sweet surprise when these are served at your upcoming Summer parties.  From Summer picnics to Fourth of July parties, these brownies will be a huge hit.

There’s such an excitement around the end of the school year and start of Summer.  Bring on Summer celebrations with family and friends!

Rold Gold Pretzel Peanut Popcorn Brownies

Once you whip up your brownie mix, top the brownie batter with Rold Gold tiny twists.

Rold Gold Pretzel Peanut Popcorn Brownies

Also top with lightly salted, roasted peanuts.  Bake, remove from oven and let cool completely.

Gold Gold Pretzel Peanut Popcorn Brownies

Once brownies have cooled, cut into squares, top each brownie with a few pieces of popped buttered popcorn then drizzle with melted chocolate.  Let chocolate set up for a few minutes and serve.  Aren’t these gorgeous?!

Rold Gold Pretzel Peanut Popcorn Brownies

We took our brownies outside with some friends and set up a Summer picnic party.  What a joy seeing my boys’ faces when they saw what we were doing.  Something so simple and sweet made such a memorable moment with family and friends.  I have a feeling we’ll be doing many more picnic parties this Summer!

Rold Gold Pretzel Peanut Popcorn Brownies

These Pretzel Peanut Popcorn Brownies make the perfect dessert for Summer occasions!

Rold Gold Pretzel Peanut Popcorn Brownies

Cheers to saying yes to Summer fun!  Hope you can create some moments this Summer that bring joy and more time with family and friends!

Rold Gold Pretzel Peanut Popcorn Brownies

Pretzel Peanut Popcorn BrowniesPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 2 hours (with cooling time)

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix, 9 x 13-inch size
  • 12 Rold Gold tiny twists Pretzels
  • 1/2 cup lightly salted, roasted peanut halves
  • 1 cup Smart Food Butter Flavor Popcorn
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to package direction and pour into prepared baking dish. Top evenly with pretzels and peanuts. Bake for 30 minutes or until baked through. Remove and let cool completely.
  3. Cut brownies into squares and top each square with a few pieces of popped popcorn. Drizzle tops with melted chocolate and let set up for a few minutes. Serve room temperature.

Makes 12 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Frito-Lay. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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Dinner

My Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup makes the perfect quick fix weeknight dinner!
Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new Mexican style recipes.

This soup is such a great quick and simple weeknight dinner.  We love enjoying soup all year round, a favorite for sure!

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

You’ll need just a few simple ingredients to whip up this hearty soup.  We love having Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce stocked in the pantry for quick fix dinners.  So great in this soup recipe.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

Start by warming up your enchilada sauce.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

Stir in your chicken broth.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

Cooked shredded chicken.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

Cooked rice.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

Cumin.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

Stir in the sour cream.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

Stir in and melt the cheese.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

Shortly before serving, stir in the chopped fresh cilantro.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

Top with more shredded cheese and cilantro if you’d like.  You’re in for a treat, so excited for you to try this one!

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice Soup

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Rice SoupPrep time: 5 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • two 19 ounce cans Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 cups cooked rice, I used white basmati
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

  1. Place enchilada sauce and chicken broth into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine. Stir in chicken rice, cumin, sour cream and cheese, stirring until hot and cheese melted. Before serving stir in the fresh cilantro. Top each bowl with additional cheese and cilantro if desired.

Makes 6 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Old El Paso. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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Appetizers and Sides
May
10
2017

Rainbow Hummus

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This colorful Rainbow Hummus makes the perfect snack anytime of the day!
Rainbow Hummus

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Sabra to bring you new recipes ideas!  Did you know National Hummus Day is coming up on May 13th?  What a delicious day and I will be celebrating along with Sabra!

For years, my entire family loves to gather around a plate of hummus and our favorite vegetables, crackers, bread and hummus.  It has become a tradition that is not only delicious but healthy too.

Rainbow Hummus

This appetizer is so good, and good for you, it actually becomes an unofficial meal.

Whether it’s mid-afternoon and you need a pick-me-up to make it through to dinner or pre-dinner when everyone arrives home from the day and dinner isn’t ready yet, this pretty little hummus platter is the perfect option.  It’s nice because any of your favorite vegetables work great.  Use whatever your family enjoys.  It’s a beautiful mess isn’t it?

Rainbow Hummus

We love the “Unofficial Meal” because it brings us all together during the busy day to enjoy our favorite appetizer while talking about our day together.  Little moments like this are my favorite.

Rainbow Hummus

Rainbow Hummus

Rainbow HummusPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 10 ounce package Sabra Roasted Pine Nuts Hummus
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced and quartered cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil
  • 1/4 cup capers, divided
  • 10 squares white cheddar, divided
  • 10 artisan crackers, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup thin carrot sticks

Directions

  1. Place your hummus into the center of your serving plate. One one side layer the cucumbers, then sun dried tomatoes. Arrange the cheese, crackers and bread on that side as well. On the other side layer the olives and carrot sicks then arrange the cheese, crackers and bread.
  2. Enjoy with family and friends.

Makes 4-6 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Sabra. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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Dinner

This Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake makes the perfect side dish or light dinner for your Mexican food night!
Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new quick and simple Mexican style dishes for your family.  This Fiesta rice is perfect for parties or as an any night meal.  Packed with flavor and so many delicious layers.  Enjoy!

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

I love having Old El Paso products stocked in my pantry for simple meals that can be whipped up in no time.  Be sure to check out Target’s Cartwheel Ad for coupons on Old El Paso Refried Beans HERE and Taco Seasoning HERE!

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

For the first layer, spread Old El Paso’s Black Refried Beans into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Layer two, some shredded cheddar cheese.

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Layer three, black olives!

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Layer four, diced tomatoes with green chilies.

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Mix 2 tablespoons of Old El Paso’s Taco Seasoning in 4 cups of rice.

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Delicious!

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Layer five, top with your taco rice.

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Layer six, some chopped green onion.

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Layer seven, chopped fresh cilantro.

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until hot.

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Look at those yummy layers.  Grab a spoon, a bowl and dig in!

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Enjoy!

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice BakePrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce can Old El Paso Black Refried Beans
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups sliced black olives
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 4 cups cooked white or brown rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Evenly spread black refried beans onto bottom of baking dish. Layer with cheese, olives and then tomatoes.
  3. Combine taco seasoning and rice until well combined. Transfer to baking dish, spreading evenly. Layer with green onion and cilantro. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until hot. Serve warm.

Makes 6-8 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Old El Paso. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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