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This Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake is the perfect weeknight dinner that is done in no time. Be sure to add it to your menu this week!
Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

I love partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new quick and simple Mexican-style dinner recipes.  I created this taco seasoned chili rice bake recipe that I’ve baked over rice.  Top with your favorite taco ingredients and the family will go nuts for this dinner.  This also makes a great meal to take to any friends, family or neighbors in need.  Hope you enjoy!

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

You’ll use Old El Paso’s Original Taco Seasoning to spice up your chili.

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Add the taco seasoning right to the pot of chili.

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Give a nice stir and simmer.

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Place your cooked rice into a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Get ready to spoon your chili over the rice.

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Pour evenly over your rice layer.

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Like so.

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Top with lots of shredded cheddar cheese.  Time to bake!

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

I used cherry tomatoes for one of my toppings.

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Cut them in half to be ready when the dish is done cooking.

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Chop some fresh cilantro and cube some ripe avocado for toppings as well.

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

When taco chili rice is done baking top with tomatoes, cilantro and avocado pieces.  Serve warm 🙂

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

My boys went absolutely nuts for this.  They may have picked off some of the toppings, but overall it was a huge success.

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Cheesy Mexican-style chili and rice….drooling all over again.  Hope you enjoy!

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice BakePrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 35 min

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked rice
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with chilies, mild version
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Original Taco Seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 large avocado, halved and pitted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium heat and brown ground beef. Add salt and pepper, stirring until crumbled and browned. Add diced tomatoes, beans, cumin, chili powder and Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, stirring to combine. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
  3. Place rice evenly to bottom of prepared baking dish. Top with chili then top with shredded cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and dish is hot. Remove.
  4. Slice cherry tomatoes, chop fresh cilantro and dice avocado. Top evenly over dish. Serve warm.

Makes 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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Sharing my Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel today!  We’ve been anxious to do this for a couple years, so excited.

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel
Wow, this was our very first remodel of any kind.  What an adventure.  We moved into our Arizona home in 2013 after living in Southern California for 5 years.  We rented the home first to make sure we enjoyed the area and home.  Needless to say, we fell in love with our neighborhood, schools, church, neighbors and the home.  We decided earlier this year we wanted to purchase the home and start some remodeling projects.  The kitchen was our first project, can’t wait to share the before and after pictures with you! We’ve partnered with Frigidaire Gallery® this year, they brought in my new beautiful stainless steel appliances.  Let’s take a look at the process.

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

Our home was built in 2000 and had the original cabinetry and appliances when we moved in.  Certainly not horrible, just dated.  I’m not an Oak Wood fan, so I was anxious to lighten things up.  The island was pretty small with a high barstool area.  We decided we wanted to demo the whole island and start new with a larger design.  Looking forward to replacing the flooring later this year too!

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

We are sure loving our new look!  THESE are the stools I ordered.

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

We had some crown molding work done on top of our existing cabinetry, painted the existing cabinets, and started fresh with a new island install.  This was so exciting to see everything taking place.  For the cabinets, we chose Dunn-Edwards Paint “Heather” and for the island we went with “Admiral Blue.”  We were thrilled working with Timberline Cabinetry in Arizona on this project.  They were great.

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

Here’s a before wide shot…

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

After.  Talk about brightening the place up!  I’ve always loved working in the kitchen, but this sure makes me love it even more.  Northman Marble & Granite put in our Quartz Countertops. They were amazing to work with as well.  The color is exactly what I was looking for! Information on the countertops: Sequel Quarts from Bedrosians and the color is Bianco Venatino.

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

Using my new Frigidaire Gallery® Double Wall Oven has been amazing.  I have wanted a double oven ever since my love of cooking started.  Talk about a dream!  It has already saved me so much time.

Some of my favorite features so far are the quick preheat that takes just a few minutes, and the true convection option which circulates hot air throughout the oven for faster and more even baking.  Really excited to test this out on my baking, cooking a whole chicken and our turkey dinner during the Holidays.  I can steam clean the oven in 20 minutes and it’s chemical-free and odor-free. Plus the stainless steel is Smudge Proof™!  Score!  Needless to say I am going to be loving this double oven throughout every season.  So exciting!

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

We went with the Frigidaire Gallery 36″ Electric Cooktop®.  I love that there are 5 different areas where I can put my pots and pans.  When I’m cooking for a big party this comes in handy, I’ve definitely put my cooktop to use, I’ve had all 5 burners going at once!  There’s even a burner that I can adjust to the size of my pots.  If it’s large, I can use the entire burner and if it’s smaller I can adjust the size.  Love this feature.  Having the ceramic glass cooktop, makes for an easy clean up.  It’s been great to use!

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

Before of our microwave area…

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

 

Light, bright and a great new microwave with so many helpful features. Mine is the Frigidaire Gallery Over-The-Range Microwave with Convection.

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

With the convection feature, I can bake and brown my favorite foods with just the touch of a button.  There are ten preset options that I can set the heat from 100-450 degrees.  With my boys and all of their friends over daily, we use this microwave about a dozen times per day.  It’s been fun learning the new tricks my new microwave can do.  Love the Smudge-Proof™ Stainless Steel too, makes cleaning so much easier.

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

Before shot of the refrigerator area…

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

My happy place 🙂 I am so anxious to pick out flooring.  That is our next project.  I’m thinking a nice medium gray wood tile.

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

How dreamy is my new Frigidaire Gallery® French Door Refrigerator?

The Smudge-Proof™ Stainless Steel resists fingerprints and cleans easily.  So incredibly necessary with all of the busy boys in my house.  The adjustable interior storage with more than 100 ways to organize and customize is so helpful. The shelves can flip-up and slide-under to help me make room for tall or large items and the humidity-controlled crisper drawers can be configured any number of ways, either side-by-side or stacked on top of each other, so I can organize the refrigerator any way I want. Heaven knows I’m always moving things around with all of the things I’m cooking and baking, so helpful!

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

Before of our island/dishwasher area.  I can’t even tell you how anxious I was for the “after” of this area!

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

Gorgeous new dishwasher that is so quiet you can’t even tell it’s running.  This is the Frigidaire Gallery 24″ Built-In Dishwasher®.  I love using it!  I’ve learned this dishwasher provides 4 times more wash coverage for an excellent clean.  With it’s Effortless™ Dry, I can put away my clean dishes in no time, beautifully dried.  When I’ve got so many different things going on in my house of busy boys, it’s nice to know I can wash a full load of dishes in a quarter of the time. What a time saver.

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

I knew I was going with a farm sink. My favorite!  Went with THIS one. It’s huge.  Pax kept asking if it was his new bathtub, ha!  Went with THIS faucet.

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

I also knew I wanted white subway tile as my backsplash.  I’m obsessed with Chip and Joanna’s Fixer Upper which is when I realized how much I love the subway tile look.  Now I just need to shiplap the rest of my walls!  My husband talked me into installing under counter lights.  I was not wanting to go through the hassle of having it installed, but I have to say I absolutely love it.  Can’t see it in my photos, but it’s one of my favorite features.

I use THESE canisters.  My little sign is from Letterfolk.  It’s been so fun changing the quotes every week.

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

Hope you’ve enjoyed a peek inside my kitchen remodel!  We are working on picking out hardware for the cabinets and some pendants for over the island.  Will share more of our progress soon!

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

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These Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars could not be more delicious and perfect for a back to school weekend dessert!
Sponsored by General Mills.
Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

What a pleasure partnering with General Mills Cereal to bring you a fun Back To School Weekend Dessert! This time of year is so exciting as our kids start a new school year.  With so much going on, getting used to new schedules, things can get hectic too.

We want to help put you and your family first during this exciting but hectic time of year. One of the biggest things that has helped me for back to school season is organizing and preparing the kids school lunch the night before.  I’m not saying we are perfect at this every day, but when we get lunches made before hand, our mornings seem to go so much smoother and enjoyable.  I also like to make it a team effort.  Mom makes the sandwiches and the kids get their snacks and water bottles ready.  Team effort is always nice.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

I love how General Mills Cereals is on a journey to make cereals even better, while removing things you don’t want so you can feel good about choosing cereal as your child’s first meal of the day. That means removing artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources, and using only real ingredients like honey, cocoa and cinnamon to make your family’s favorite General Mills cereals likes Honey Nut Cheerios, Chex, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and many more.

Today, more than 90 percent of General Mills cereal recipes do not have artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

To make these gooey bars, start by adding your cereal and marshmallows into a large mixing bowl.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Give a nice stir and prepare your peanut butter sauce.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Heat up your corn syrup, brown sugar and peanut butter into a saucepan until it comes to a low boil.  You’ll stir in your vanilla and salt too.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Pour right over your cereal mixture.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Give a nice stir.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

The trick is to not eat it out of the bowl at this point.  Warm gooey bites of heaven right here 🙂

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Transfer to your lined baking dish.  Note: Spray your parchment with cooking spray, the bars will come out of the pan much easier.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Spread your mixture as evenly as possible.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Drizzle with chocolate.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

A little drizzle of white chocolate too!  Let cool and set up for a good hour before cutting into squares.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

These bars are so great for transporting to parties, the kids and adults love them!

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

The gooey factor is off the charts.  Enjoy!

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Check out my fun videos on how I make these fun bars!

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch BarsPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 15 min, plus one hour cool time

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Reese’s Peanut Butter Puff’s Cereal
  • 3 cups Chocolate Cheerios Cereal
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup white candy melts, melted (I use Ghirardelli)
  • 1 cup chocolate candy melts, melted (I use Ghirardelli)

Directions

  1. Place cereal and marshmallows into a large mixing bowl. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray generously with cooking spray.
  2. Place brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir and let boil for one minute. Remove and stir in vanilla and salt. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until well combined, the marshmallows will melt while stirring. Pour cereal mixture into prepared baking dish spreading and pressing evenly, will be sticky, doesn’t have to be perfect. Drizzle top layer with melted white chocolate then with melted chocolate. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature.

Makes 12-16 Servings

 

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


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These Gooey Almond Cookie S’mores Bars make the perfect sweet summer treat!

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

Summer baking is so much fun and s’mores ingredients are some of our favorites.  Sugar cookie dough layered with graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.  These are great for bringing to parties to treat your family and friends.   With just a few ingredients you’ll have this dessert prepared in no time.

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

S’mores ingredients are some of my very favorite.  What a pleasure partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you a new family fun recipe to treat your guests.  I choose to work with Fisher nuts because it is one of the only brands of recipe nuts entirely without preservatives. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll have this dessert ready in no time.

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

Add Fisher Sliced Almonds to your sugar cookie dough.  Mix until combined.

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

Press half of the dough into your prepared baking dish.

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

Top with 6 whole graham crackers.

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

Unwrap 6 chocolate bars.

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars-8

Top chocolate over graham crackers.

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

Top with mini marshmallows.

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over top.

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars
Top with remaining cookie dough, now it’s time to bake!

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

Drizzle cooled bars with melted chocolate and crushed almonds.

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

Gooey Almond Cookie S’mores Bars

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores BarsPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 45 min | Total time: 55 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Fisher Nuts Sliced Almonds
  • 2 pounds sugar cookie dough
  • 6 whole graham crackers
  • 6 chocolate bars
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Fisher Nuts Sliced Almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Mix almonds and cookie dough until combined. Press half of dough into bottom of baking dish. Top with graham crackers, chocolate, mini marshmallows and drizzle with sweetened condensed milk. Top with remaining dough and bake for 40-45 minutes, until baked through. Let cool completely. Cut into squares and drizzle with melted chocolate. Top with sliced almonds, let chocolate set and serve.

Makes 12 Servings

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Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

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This Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle is the perfect dessert for summer fun entertaining! Your family and friends will love the colorful layers.
Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

It’s a pleasure partnering with Frigidaire Gallery® this year to bring you new fun recipes for your family and friends.  Summer is such a great time to entertain.  You’ll generally find us around the pool with friends daily enjoying great meals together.

I put together a beautiful summer trifle that’s super easy to make.  Gorgeous berries layered with sweet whipped cream and soft vanilla cake pieces make for a delicious dessert to serve all summer long.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

One of my favorite vanilla yellow cake recipes is so simple to prepare.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Add your oil and milk to your bowl.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Sour cream, pudding mix and eggs up next.  Stir until well combined.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Pour batter evenly between two 8-inch cake pans.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Time to bake!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Seeing my new kitchen come together has been so exciting this summer!  Using my new Frigidaire Gallery® Double Wall Oven has been amazing.  Some of my favorite features so far are the quick preheat that takes just a few minutes, and the true convection option which circulates hot air throughout the oven for faster and more even baking.  Really excited to test this out on my baking, cooking a whole chicken and our turkey dinner during the Holidays.  I can steam clean the oven in 20 minutes and it’s chemical-free and odor- free. Plus the stainless steel is Smudge Proof™!  Score!  Needless to say I am going to be loving this double oven throughout every season.  So exciting!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

I just used one oven for my cakes today.  Both pans fit nicely on the top shelf.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

These will bake for close to 30 minutes.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Perfect, remove from oven and let cool.  As a time saving tip, bake your cakes up to 3 days in advance.  Cover tightly and store in refrigerator until ready to bake.

 

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Make sure your strawberries are washed and dry.  Remove stems and slice.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Wash and dry your vibrant raspberries.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Same with your blueberries.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Once your cakes are cool, cut into cubes and layer the first layer into the bottom of your trifle bowl.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Whipped cream up next!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Layer some berries over your whipped cream then another layer of cake.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Top with more whipped cream and berries for the top layer.  Get creative and decorate the berries however you’d like.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Such a beautiful dessert!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

You’ll want to place your trifle into the refrigerator until ready to serve. So excited about my new Frigidaire Gallery® French Door Refrigerator.

The Smudge-Proof™ Stainless Steel resists fingerprints and cleans easily.  So incredibly helpful with all of the busy boys in my house.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

I’m also loving the adjustable interior storage with more than 100 ways to organize and customize. The shelves can flip-up and slide-under to help me make room for tall or large items and the humidity-controlled crisper drawers can be configured any number of ways, either side-by-side or stacked on top of each other, so I can organize the refrigerator any way I want. Heaven knows I’m always moving things around with all of the things I’m cooking and baking, so helpful 🙂

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

My trifle fits perfectly and is ready to be enjoyed! Cover loosely with plastic wrap if desired.  We were digging in right after these photos, so I left mine uncovered.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Enjoy!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Very Berry Vanilla Cake TriflePrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 45 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 6 cups sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3.4 ounce box vanilla pudding mix

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray two 8-inch cake pans generously with cooking spray.
  2. Wash and dry strawberries, raspberries and blueberries then place into separate bowls. Place whipped cream into a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Place cake mix, eggs, milk, oil, sour cream and vanilla pudding mix into a large mixing bowl. Stir slowly to combine, then vigorously until batter is well combined. Transfer evenly to prepared cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until baked through. Remove and let cool completely.
  4. Flip cakes over onto parchment paper and cut into 1-1 1/2 inch cubes. Place a layer of cake cubes into a trifle bowl then top with a thick layer of whipped cream. Arrange a layer of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries over cream. Repeat another layer of cake, whipped cream and berries filling to the top of your trifle bowl. Place Trifle into refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.

Makes 8 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.
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These Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers could not be more perfect for your summer grilling. Packed with great flavor and stacked nice and tall, everyone loves them!
Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new Mexican-style recipes.  I’ve developed a giant cheeseburger that is so flavorful, it’s about to become your new favorite burger.  Love having Old El Paso taco seasoning on hand for simple weeknight dinners.  We use it in so many great recipes.

Isn’t grilling season the best?  So fun spending time outside, swimming and grilling with family and friends.  Even though it’s so warm in Arizona, we still take advantage of this great time of year!  Bring on the grilling recipes!

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Simple ingredients to get started!

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Add the taco seasoning to the ground beef.

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

A nice pinch of salt and pepper too.

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Form into four patties and place onto a hot grill.  Indoor or outdoor works just fine.

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Cook for 4-5 minutes each side and flip.

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

During the last two minutes of grilling, top with cheese.

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Toast your buns 🙂

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Mix more taco seasoning with mayonnaise.

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Spread onto cut side of buns.

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Layer with lettuce leaf and burger.

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Add tomato slices, cilantro leaves and bacon slices.

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Close with top lid and get ready to dig in!

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Definitely shareable 🙂  Enjoy!

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Taco Bacon CheeseburgersPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 packets Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 large hamburger buns, split
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 4 lettuce leaves, cut to fit bun
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 4 sprigs cilantro
  • 8 slices cooked and crisped bacon

Directions

  1. Preheat indoor or outdoor grill to medium high heat.
  2. Place ground beef into large mixing bowl. Add taco seasoning, salt and pepper to beef, stir to combine. Divide into 4 patties, pressing to form a tight round. Grease grill and grill burgers 4-6 minutes each side, until grilled to desired doneness. During last 2 minutes of grilling add a slice of cheese to melt. Remove from grill. Toast buns cut side down to toast lightly.
  3. Place mayonnaise and taco seasoning into a small bowl, stirring to combine. Spread mayonnaise onto cut sides of rolls and layer bottom roll with a lettuce leaf, a burger, 2 slices of tomatoes, cilantro leaves and bacon slices. Close with top roll and serve warm.

Makes 4 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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These Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits are perfect for afternoon snacks or even great on a brunch menu!
Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Similac Go & Grow Mix-Ins to bring you a new recipe packed with some extra nutrition.  I put together a yogurt parfait with some of my favorite flavors and ingredients that the kids love.  The chocolate and raspberries go so nicely together plus the granola layer adds a “pie” like crunch in every bite.

This is a great recipe to get the kids in kitchen to help.  The whole family will enjoy this recipe!

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to get started for your parfaits.

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

We have been loving Similac Go & Grow Mix-Ins.  I’ve been adding the packets to so many different recipes for added nutrition for Pax.  Really convenient.

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Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Add your Go and Grow Mix-Ins to the yogurt.  Stir well.

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Layer the yogurt to the bottom of your parfait glasses.

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Granola up next.

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Layer your raspberries over the granola.

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Sprinkle some chocolate chips over the raspberries.

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Top with another spoon of yogurt, granola, a raspberry and chocolate chips.  Perfect!

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Serve your parfaits chilled.  You can refrigerate up to an hour before serving.  Note that waiting to serve much longer than one hour, the granola gets soft.

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt ParfaitsPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 3 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 pouches Similac Go & Grow Mix-Ins
  • two packages (4 total bars) oat and honey crunchy granola bars, crushed
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries, washed and dried
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  1. Place yogurt and Similac Go & Grow Mix-Ins into a mixing bowl, stirring until well combined. Spoon a layer of yogurt into the bottom of your parfait glasses. Spoon crushed granola over yogurt then top with a layer of raspberries and chocolate chips. Top with another smaller spoonful of yogurt, granola, a raspberry and chocolate chips. Served chilled. Refrigerate up to one hour before serving. Note that granola will get soft if refrigerated too long.

Makes 2 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Similac Go & Grow Mix-Ins. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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These Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats could not be more simple to prepare and great for any party or snack!
Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Always a pleasure partnering with Hershey’s to bring you a new recipe.   Love getting the kids in the kitchen with me, especially when school is out for summer.  We’re always creating something delicious together.  Simple treats like these are a great way to enjoy some time together in the kitchen!

Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup is a sweet and simple take on the Hershey’s classic, now made with five simple ingredients. It contains no fructose corn syrup or artificial colors and flavors.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Love making fun treats with my boys.  This simple line up of ingredients will get your krispie treats on the table in no time.  These are great for bringing to parties or even fun for after school snacks when the kids have all of their friends over.

Sometimes, even the process of enjoying the little things in life becomes complicated. It shouldn’t require a year-long commitment.  In honor of the sweet and simple ingredients in Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup and the sweet and simple memories that it inspires, Hershey’s wants to encourage people to share the sweetness in everyday moments.

Take a moment to “stop and smell the chocolate” and share your #Simply5 – a five word recount of what makes your day sweet.  My #Simply5: Sharing laughter over chocolatey dessert.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Melt your marshmallows and butter in a large heat proof mixing bowl.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Add your Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Gently stir in your cereal.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

This is one fabulous gooey bowl 🙂

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Add your chocolate chips.  These will partially melt as you stir  your treats.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Add your crushed toffee bar pieces and give another gentle stir.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Press evenly into a parchment or wax paper lined 9 x 13 inch baking dish and let cool before cutting into squares.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Love how chocolatey these treats are.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Bites of toffee pieces throughout.  Don’t forget to take a moment to “stop and smell the chocolate” and share your #Simply5

Enjoy!

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie TreatsPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup crushed chocolate toffee bars
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Place marshmallows and butter into a large heat proof bowl. Microwave until melted and puffed up, about 1 minute 30 seconds (will be different in all microwaves, watch through the glass.) Remove bowl and add Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup and cereal. Stir to combine then gently stir in chocolate chops. Transfer to a parchment lined 9 x 13 inch baking dish, pressing evenly. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature.

Makes 12-16 Servings

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

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Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats


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