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Sharing the Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich today!  One of our favorite traditions!

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

Thanksgiving is one of the very best days of the year.  Not only do we get to enjoy a feast on actual Thanksgiving Day, we usually get to bring home the BEST leftovers!

There’s nothing like getting together with family and friends on this special day with some of the best food of the year.  We look forward to it for months!

We have made it a tradition to enjoy what we call The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich after Thanksgiving.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

It’s a pleasure partnering with French’s #HolidaywithFrenchs to bring you our favorite holiday sandwich!  Once we’ve layered our favorite Thanksgiving leftovers onto a soft roll, we top it with French’s® Crispy Onions.  It gives the perfect crunch and flavor to our gorgeous sandwich!  Did you know there are other Crispy Onions flavor options such as Caramelized Fried Onions, White Cheddar Crispy Onions and Crispy Jalapeño’s?  So many great options to add to your favorite recipes!

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

All of my favorite Thanksgiving leftovers in one sandwich.  I have died and gone to heaven.  You can get creative with your leftovers, add a little green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, some corn even!  Have fun, it’s all delicious!  Hope you enjoy one of our favorite traditions!

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover SandwichPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 4 large rolls, split
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup prepared stuffing
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup cooked turkey, sliced or shredded
  • 1 cup French’s® Crispy Fried Onions
  • 4 tablespoons turkey gravy, if desired

Directions

  1. Place rolls onto a serving place cut sides up. On half of the rolls spread a light layer of cranberry sauce and on the other half spread 1/4 cup of stuffing, spreading evenly over roll. On cranberry sides of rolls, top with a layer of mashed potatoes, turkey then crispy fried onions. Top with a little gravy if desired. Serve warm.

Makes 4 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with French’s. 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 Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies make the perfect sweet treat for your upcoming Holiday parties!
Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

What a pleasure partnering with Karo® Syrup today to bring you a Holiday treat that will wow all of your guests! The texture Karo® Syrup brings to your baking is like no other. It’s always stocked in my pantry for all of my Holiday baking and I think you’ll find it’s a key ingredient to have around whenever you’re baking.

It’s so hard to believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  So much fun cooking and baking going to happen. I have so many fun memories of cooking and baking around this time of year and can’t wait to dive in  These little individual hand pies are a fun and simple dessert for your guests to enjoy! I started by using a Karo recipe for Apple Pie Bites, but changed it up a little with peanut butter and a double crust.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

This recipe calls for just a few ingredients, and don’t forget the Karo® Syrup! Karo’s sweetness and ooey gooey texture will truly transform your recipe, and delivers just the right amount of sweetness while allowing your ingredients to stand-out.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Let’s start with some diced, peeled apples.  About 1/4 inch.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter into a medium skillet.

 

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Add your apples to the melted butter.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Cook for about 5 minutes, until apples are slightly softened.  Remove from skillet when done.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Time for the Karo® Syrup!

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Melt 1 tablespoon butter then add the Karo® Syrup.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Stir in the cinnamon and let mixture come to a low boil for a couple minutes until thickened.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Remove from heat and stir in cooked apples.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Stir in chopped pecans.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Stir in 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

How gorgeous does this look?!

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Unroll your pie crust and cut about 3 inch rounds.  I used a mason jar lid.  A round cookie cutter works great too.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

I was able to get 12 rounds out of each pie crust.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Spoon about 1 tablespoon of filling into center of half the pie crust rounds.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Close with remaining pie crust rounds and press edges firmly.  Brush lightly with melted butter.  Bake until golden.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Remove from oven and let cool.  Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Bite size and so simple to prepare.  The flavors are perfection inside buttery crisp pie crust and they’re likely to go fast, so you’ll want to bake a little extra. It’s a great way to show you care and say “thank you” to someone you love around the holidays.  Hope you enjoy baking a little extra with your family!

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Peanut Butter Apple Hand Pies

Peanut Butter Apple Hand PiesPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 25 min | Total time: 40 min

Ingredients

  • 1 box pie crusts, 2 count, brought to room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/3 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Fisher® Chopped Pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Unroll pie crusts onto parchment paper. Use a round cookie cutter or cut 3 inch rounds in each crust.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add apples and cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes or until apple is tender. Transfer apples from skillet into a medium bowl using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in skillet. Stir in corn syrup and cinnamon and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in reserved apples and nuts.
  5. Place a heaping tablespoon of apple mixture onto the middle of half of the round cut out pieces of crust. Place remaining crust rounds over top of filling and use fork to press edges firmly. Cut a few slits on top to allow for steam. Brush lightly with egg whites and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden. Remove and serve warm.

Makes 12 Servings
Recipe adapted from Apple Pie Bites via Karo Syrup

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Karo® Syrup. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.
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Sharing this perfect for chilly months, Creamy Autumn Corn Chowder!
Autumn Corn Chowder

It’s a pleasure partnering with Mirum Shopper today to bring you this delicious soup recipe, great Target Store products and fun in the kitchen with the kids!

Autumn Corn Chowder

Creating family fun with Fall Flavors is right up my ally.  Target is one of our favorite places to stock up on Fall essentials.  Getting my kids in the kitchen to help with dinner is always a highlight for me.  I love to teach them and get them excited about cooking with great ingredients.  Not only is is fun, but there’s a real sense of bonding that happens.  Love sharing these experiences with my boys!

Autumn Corn Chowder

For todays recipe, my eleven year old was the lucky one that got to help mom!  I started by teaching how to be safe while chopping vegetables and he even got to cut practice cutting a few vegetables.  He loved this!

Autumn Corn Chowder

You’ll need cubed butternut squash, chopped leeks and chopped celery to get started.

Autumn Corn Chowder

Time to saute’ those vegetables.  I loved watching how careful my son was in helping me out with dinner.

Autumn Corn Chowder

Measuring out some corn for our chowder.

Autumn Corn Chowder

Adding the corn into our soup pot and time to let it boil gently.  Once we get a boil, we removed 2 cups of both and vegetables for the blender.

Autumn Corn Chowder

Up next we added Knorr Homestyle Stock, Reduced Sodium Chicken and Knorr Rice Sides – Chicken Flavor.  You can find these products at your local Target Store.  These products really helped bring this gorgeous chowder to life!

Note some great offers going on right now at Target:

Creamy Autumn Corn Chowder

Autumn Corn Chowder

We added our Knorr Stock and Knorr Chicken Flavor Rice to the pot.  Let cook for about 7 minutes, until rice is softened.

Autumn Corn Chowder

We took our reserved broth and vegetables to the blender to puree.  What a treat to see my son preparing dinner!  He loved all of these different steps.  Lots of giggles and fun conversation going on together.

Autumn Corn Chowder

Time to puree!

Autumn Corn Chowder

Adding the puree’d vegetables and broth to our soup pot.  Up next, we added some of our favorite seasonings and sour cream to make our soup even creamier.  What a hit with the whole family!

Be sure to get your kids in the kitchen and tell us about it via social media using the hashtag #FallFamilyCooking

Autumn Corn Chowder

Serve your soup with some soft rolls and a green salad if you’d like.  Makes a lovely dinner!

Autumn Corn Chowder

Enjoy!

 

Creamy Autumn Corn Chowder

Autumn Corn ChowderPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 2 slices reduced sodium bacon
  • 1/2 cup eek, finely chopped, white parts only
  • 10 ounces peeled butternut squash, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh corn or thawed, frozen corn
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tub Knorr® Homestyle Stock – Reduced Sodium Chicken
  • 1 package Knorr® Rice Sides™ – Chicken flavor
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in large saucepot until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon from saucepot. Set aside and reserve drippings.
  2. Cook leek, squash, celery and corn in reserved drippings over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add water and bring to boil then reduce heat to medium low and cook 10 minutes. Remove 2 cups of broth and vegetables and set aside.2
  3. Stir in Knorr® Homestyle Stock – Reduced Sodium Chicken and Knorr® Rice Sides™ – Chicken flavor. Cover and cook 7 minutes or until rice is tender.
  4. Meanwhile, process reserved 2 cups broth and vegetables in blender until smooth; stir into saucepot and cook until heated through. Garnish, if desired, with fresh parsley.

Makes 8 cups
Recipe altered slightly via Knorr.com


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My Tortellini Taco Soup makes the perfect quick fix weeknight dinner for the whole family!
Taco Tortellini Soup

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new Mexican Style family recipes.  This is the best time of year to make big pots of soup.  We are loving this fun twist on taco soup.  The tortellini brings a great layer of flavor and the kids go nuts for it.  This soup takes just minutes to prepare, perfect for busy school weeknights.  Add this one to your meal plan, you’ll be glad you did!

Taco Tortellini Soup

You’ll use Old El Paso’s Original Taco Seasoning Mix along with some simple pantry/refrigerator ingredients.

Taco Tortellini Soup

You’ll start by sautéing some chopped onions in hot oil.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add some minced garlic, stirring until veggies are softened.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add the ground beef and seasonings, cooking until browned.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Slowly add your broth.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add your taco seasoning.

 

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add your ground cumin.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Stir in fresh, frozen or canned corn.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add your tomatoes.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Slowly add your tortellini.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Stir and let cook for about 8-10 minutes, until al dente.  Remove from heat when tortellini is done.

Taco Tortellini Soup

What a beautiful pot of soup to serve your family and friends this season!

Taco Tortellini Soup

Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream and shredded cheeses if you’d like.  Enjoy!

Taco Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Taco Soup

Taco Tortellini SoupPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • two 10 ounce cans diced tomatoes with chilies, mild
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 pound cheese filled tortellini
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, add onion and garlic, cooking until softened.
  2. Stir in beef, sold and pepper cooking until browned. Add broth, taco seasoning, tomatoes and corn. Increase heat to medium high and stir in uncooked tortellini. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Immediately remove soup from heat when pasta is cooked. Stir in fresh cilantro and serve.

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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Cookies

Sharing my Kitchen Sink Skillet with you today and my trip to Chicago with Albertsons Company! Such a fun day.
Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie

Had a fun trip to Chicago with Albertsons Company to learn about their O Organics products.  Love that you can buy organic at a lower price with all of their O Organic products.  They believe everyone should have the opportunity to go organic, which is why they offer their high-quality O Organics brand at a value compared to leading national organic brands.  O Organics features more than 300 USDA Certified items for every occasion throughout the store from fresh fruit and vegetables to wholesome dairy and meats, cereals, snacks and more.

Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie

We started our time together at breakfast.  How lovely is this room?

Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie

We got to browse through many of the O Organic products and enjoy a delicious Overnight Oats bar.

Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie

We had a cooking demo from the lovely Annessa Chumbley, registered dietician, who showed us some delicious recipes with the O Organics products.  Some healthy pancakes, pasta and mini meatloaves.  She’s teamed up with the Albertsons Company family of stores to share her tips and recipes. She was great!

Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie

One of the highlights of our day was getting to cook and bake in the Rick Bayless Kitchen.  We had dozens and dozens of O Organics products to create whatever we wanted.  So many choices, it was hard to decide!

Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie

I had the pleasure of working together with Averie of Averie Cooks and Lori of Recipe Girl.  We decided to make a lovely skillet cookie!

Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie

Can you practically taste the dough?!  So good!

Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie

I put together a similar recipe for you today that I am calling Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie.  Let me tell you, it’s fabulous and packed with so many of my favorite ingredients.  Hope you enjoy!

After we baked and cooked our recipes, we had a gorgeous lunch, went shopping for our own O Organics products to take home and ended with a fantastic yoga session.  What a fun day it was.  Loved it.

Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie

Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie

Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 25 min | Total time: 35 min

Ingredients

  • 1 stick O Organics unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup O Organics cane sugar
  • 1 large O Organics large brown egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups O Organics all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup O Organics milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup O Organics white chips
  • 1/2 cup O Organics mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup O Organics chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup O Organics shredded coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 6 inch oven proof skillet with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until well combined. Stir in egg and vanilla, mixing to combine. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine. Stir in chips, marshmallows pecans and coconut stirring until just combined. Press into skillet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and baked through. Remove and serve warm, top with ice cream if desired.

Makes 6 Servings

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

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Desserts

Sharing my Peanut Butter S’mores Dessert Pizza today for the perfect sweet pizza night!
Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

It’s a pleasure partnering with Fleischmann’s® Yeast today to bring you this show stopping dessert pizza!  There’s nothing like baking during fall months with the family.  I love seeing the smiles on my boys faces when I bring out sweet desserts to share…and what is better than pizza?  As a matter of fact, Fleischmann’s® Yeast is having a pizza promotion- Make sure to share your photo in one of their pizza posts in their newsfeed on Facebook to enter! More details are located HERE.  A fun dessert all around that is simple to put together and worth baking a little extra so you can share the love and tasty results!  Today’s recipe is based on Fleischmann’s® 30 Minute Pizza Crust recipe.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Simple ingredients is all you’ll need to make your guests this dessert pizza.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

You’ll use Fleischmann’s® Pizza Crust Yeast for this recipe.  If you don’t use yeast much when baking, don’t be intimated, it’s actually quite simple and fun. I love Fleischmann’s® Pizza Crust because it is so versatile and can be used in both every day and seasonal recipes. It is perfect to bake for any occasion and is one of my favorite ways to show how much you care for someone!

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

To prepare the pizza dough add your flour to a large bowl.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Add your sugar and salt.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Add your Fleischmann’s® Pizza Crust Yeast.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Give a gentle mix once the dry ingredients are in the bowl.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Stir in your warm water, 120 degrees F.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Stir in your canola or corn oil.  Continue adding flour until dough forms, kneading for about 4 minutes.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Roll dough into a ball and place onto pizza pan lined with parchment paper.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Press dough into 12 inch round.

 

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Spread with creamy peanut butter.  Warm peanut butter in microwave for about 30 seconds and it will be easy to spread.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Spread peanut butter over dough, leaving 1 inch around pizza dough.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Top evenly with milk chocolate chunks.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Bake in the oven for 8 minutes and remove.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Top with mini marshmallows.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Bake for another 5 minutes.

 

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Top with graham cracker pieces.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Drizzle with melted chocolate!

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Be sure to enjoy this gorgeous pizza while it’s warm.  Enjoy!

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Peanut Butter S’mores Dessert Pizza

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert PizzaPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4-2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann’s® Pizza Crust Yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120 degrees F)
  • 3 tablespoons canola or corn oil
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 16 ounces milk chocolate bar, broken into squares
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 whole graham crackers, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup melted chocolate

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. and line a pizza pan with parchment paper
  2. Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet. OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.
  3. Spread peanut butter over crust then top evenly with chocolate. Bake for 8 minutes then top with marshmallows. Bake for another 4-5 minutes until marshmallows are puffed and golden. Remove and let cool. Top with broken pieces of graham cracker and drizzle with melted chocolate. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

Makes 8 Servings

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

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Thrilled to share my Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip with you today!
Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

It’s no secret that Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort are two of my very favorite places to vacation to.  I was over the moon excited to have a Food Blogger #DeliciousDisney adventure at the Walt Disney World Resort this month.  Disney is just one of those magical places, no matter how old you are, you can have the time of your life.  I felt so fortunate to spend the weekend with 7 of my food blogging sisters.  We stayed at the lovely Boardwalk Inn, just walking distance away from Epcot.  We had a whirlwind of a weekend that I can’t wait to share with you.  Huge thanks to American Tourister for our new luggage.  Love my Tangerine iLite Max!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Left: Shawn, Jamielyn, Kristen, Shelly, Kristyn, me, Amanda, Kristan

Most of us flew in a day early for our event, so that first thing Thursday morning we could spend the day at Magic Kingdom.  Is there anywhere else more magical?  Love it here so much.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Dying over this one.  Hey Tinkerbell!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Fall/Halloween Time at Magic Kingdom is absolutely beautiful.  The decorations are warm and the sweet little pumpkin Mickey wreaths are the cutest.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Every angle of the Cinderella Castle is just perfect.  Love strolling by and of course snapping pictures 🙂

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

As food bloggers do, it was off to find some of our favorite Disney food!!  First up was the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from Sleepy Hollow.  Yah, it was amazing.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

After we rode Pirates of the Caribbean we made our way to the Dole Whips!  The Dole Whip Float is my absolute favorite.  When it’s hot at the parks, there’s nothing better.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

A few more rides like Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan’s Flight and “it’s a small world” then it was time for some treats at Gaston’s Tavern.  Giant cinnamon rolls, chocolate croissants and Gaston’s Brew were some of the things we shared.  All fantastic 🙂  Right around lunchtime we made our way to Epcot!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Half of us were headed to Mission Space and half on our way to Italy!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

We grabbed a reservation at Via Napoli for lunch.  Their pizza is some of my favorite pizza ever.  This Classic Margherita is AMAZING.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

We shared this gorgeous White Pizza too.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Flying Fish images via Disney

After we explored Epcot for a few hours, we made our way back to our rooms at the Boardwalk Inn and got ready for one of the most beautiful dinner experiences.  We enjoyed the newly renovated Flying Fish located on Disney’s Boardwalk.  Every single dish that was brought out, was so carefully prepared and unmistakably delicious.  I ordered the Wagyu Filet Mignon and let me tell you, it was one of the best I’ve had.  The appetizers blew me away as well.  Don’t miss the Blue Crab Bisque , Yellowfin Tuna, Wild Gulf Shrimp and Kurobuta Pork Belly.  Be sure to get your reservations when visiting the parks.  Flying Fish is a must.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Friday morning, we had the pleasure of having breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant located in Magic Kingdom.  I had lunch reservations a couple years ago (this photo from last trip) and was so excited to enjoy breakfast in this magical Beauty and The Beast themed restaurant.  You really feel like you are walking into Beast’s enchanted castle.  The detail is simply a must-see.  Breakfast and lunch are served quick service style and dinner is an unforgettable sit down style.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

As you walk in, you are greeted by friendly Cast Members who guide you in the right direction.  Beast’s Castle details are so GRAND and remarkably stunning.  Take a good look around during your visit.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

For breakfast and lunch you walk up to a computer like touch screen and select your meal choices.  You go find your own table and your server magically finds you!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

There are three different dining rooms to choose from.  Each absolutely beautiful.  I really love The Castle Gallery, with Belle and Beast dancing in the center of the room with the most beautiful art work on the walls to enjoy.  Each room has a different theme such as Beast’s West Wing, which is a dark dining room with dramatic ripped curtains and be sure to watch the painting on the wall and the rose.  The Grand Ballroom has dramatic high, domed ceiling, chandeliers and beautiful murals on the ceiling.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

I ordered the Croque Madame and a Croissant Donut on the side…no calories at Disney right?  Ha!  We also shared pastries and of course the Master’s Cupcake with the ever so delicious “Grey Stuff” topping.  What a breakfast!  It really was all amazing.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train is a favorite.  Love this!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Later in the afternoon we made our way to Hollywood Studios.  We went straight to Hollywood’s Tower of Terror.  Complete terror, but I love it!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

More fun treats!  This is the Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie from Beverly Sunset that knocked my socks off.  That cream cheese filling, so good.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

This chocolate filled Butterfinger Cupcake from Starring Rolls Cafe was my favorite.  Talk about a treat!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

How adorable are all of our cupcakes?!  Hollywood Studios has some fun treats.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

It was off to dinner at Animal Kingdom’s newest restaurant called Tiffins.  This experience blew me away!  We started with drinks and gorgeous appetizers at The Nomad Lounge.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

One of my favorite stories from Tiffins are the little tags that hang from the ceiling at the bar.  Travelers get to write stories about their favorite travel stories and hang them for all to read.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

There are three beautiful dining rooms to enjoy with so many beautiful things to look at on the walls.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

This dining room has the most beautifully detailed tiki’s in the center of the room.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Ordered a lovely curry soup to start, the halibut for dinner and gorgeous dessert.  The entire experience was so memorable.  I look forward to taking my family in the future.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

After dinner, we went over Magic Kingdom for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  This is a special event during Halloween Time that requires a separate ticket.  What a night.  Having only done Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland, this was such a memorable night taking in all of the excitement.  So many things to do and see.  The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular Show was too fun!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Loved Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade.  This was truly a magical night!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you can find special Halloween Time treats only available during the party.  Of course we hunted down about every one.  Great night!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

The next morning it was off to breakfast at Trattoria al Forno located on Disney’s Boardwalk.  I ordered the Pouched Eggs which is served over top soft polenta and topped with a red sauce.  This might be one of my favorite breakfast dishes to date.  We shared quite a few dishes and I’m telling you everything was beautiful and delicious.  Yes, we had to try the French fries at breakfast, lol!  They were so crunchy yet tender, I’m still dreaming about them.  Loved this dining experience.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

While at Disney, you get matching shirts with your friends right?  Ha!  Couldn’t resist getting a group shot of our cute matching Mickey Mouse tees.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

With very full bellies, we made our way to Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

We were invited into the media area where the chef’s were preparing different dishes representing different countries.  Everything was gorgeous and from the bites I sampled, absolutely delicious.  You could really spend a whole day at Epcot sampling your way through each country.  Share with a friend for sure.  Lots of great food to try! The festival runs from September 14-November 14th 2016.  What a great time to visit the parks.  For a full list of menu items from each Marketplace click HERE.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Chef Morimoto, talked to us in the Media room.  He even sang a little song.  My husband and I watched Iron Chef faithfully for years.  Too fun, seeing him in person.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

After the Food & Wine Festival, we had to ride the very popular Frozen Ever After.  Here we are on our boat 🙂

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

On our way back to our rooms, we had to try Ample Hills Creamery on Disney’s Boardwalk.  That Gooey Buttercake Ice Cream was out of control amazing….and how cute is the chocolate chip cookie cone?

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The Boardwalk Bakery next door to Ample Hills Creamery had this adorable Mickey Oreo Cupcake.  Cuteness overload!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Our last dinner together was spent at Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia.  Can you even believe Chef Morimoto was hanging out at his restaurant?!  He came over for a picture with us.  We were dying, ha!  He really is the sweetest.  The giant appetizer tower, sushi rolls, the ramen and our gorgeous private dining room made for an unforgettable evening.  This is a really gorgeous restaurant to visit.  Loved our last dinner together.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

On our last morning, we walked over to Disney’s Beach Club Resort for breakfast.  We were treated to Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast at Cape May Cafe.  What a fun Character breakfast!  We got pictures with each Disney Character dressed in the cutest beach wear.  They were dancing and having a great time with the guests.  Would absolutely take my family back here!

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

After breakfast, we checked out of our rooms, got our luggage squared away and made our way to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  This park is so gorgeous with it’s lush green trees all around the walkways.  I really love it here.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

As you walk through Animal Kingdom’s entrance and head towards Kilimanjaro Safari, you’ll see this very grand Tree of Life in the center of the park.  It really is a sight to see.  The details on the trunk are spectacular.

Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Mickey Pretzel, one last Dole Whip, a ride on Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safari, then it was on our way back home!  This was a weekend I will never forget.  So many adventures with the best of memories.  Nothing like a Disney vacation, can’t wait to plan my next visit!  Be sure to follow our adventure on Instagram under #DeliciousDisney.

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Dinner

These Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats make the perfect weeknight dinner for the whole family!
Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you quick and simple family friendly dinner ideas!  I’ve put together a weeknight dinner that couldn’t be more simple to prepare plus it’s packed with great Mexican flavors.  I know how busy the school week can be with all of the kids different activities and homework.  It’s so nice to have quick to prepare dinner recipes for a stress free experience.

Just a few ingredients is all you’ll need to get dinner on the table this week.  Enjoy!

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

I used Old El Paso’s Whole Wheat Taco Boats as a “bowl” for my simple soup.  The kids loved this!

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

I placed the taco boats onto a baking sheet and bake until slightly browned and crispy.

chicken enchilada soup boats

Only takes about 10 minutes and they come out nice and crisp to hold your soup.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Love stocking up on Old El Paso’s Red Enchilada Sauce.  Great for enchiladas plus makes a really great base for enchilada soup.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

To make the soup, pour the enchilada sauce into a small saucepan.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Add 1 cup of heavy cream.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Some sweet corn kernels, a little garlic salt and cumin.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Stir in the cooked chicken and let simmer for about 15 minutes.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Carefully spoon your soup into the taco boats and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and cubed avocado if you’d like.  Enjoy!

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

 

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Chicken Enchilada Soup BoatsPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 8 count Old El Paso Whole Wheat Taco Boats
  • 10 ounces Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 10 ounces diced tomatoes with green chilies, mild
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels (fresh, frozen or from can is fine)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped avocado

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place taco boats onto baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until golden and crisp. Remove and set aside.
  2. Place enchilada sauce, cream, tomatoes, corn, cumin, salt and chicken into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until hot then reduce to a simmer until ready to serve.
  3. Before serving, spoon soup into taco boats and top with cilantro and avocado if desired.

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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