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Thrilled to share this Mexican Style Chicken Noodle Soup that is simple to prepare and full of great flavors!
Mexican Style Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s always a pleasure to partner with Campbell’s Soup to bring you new simple recipes and family fun.  It’s National Soup Month so I thought it would fun to create a fun twist on our favorite classic Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup.  It’s always nice going through my pantry and pulling out Campbell’s Soup for quick fix lunches and dinners.  Comfort food is a family favorite!

Mexican Style Chicken Noodle Soup

One of our favorite pantry staples is without a doubt Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup.  My kids like to add their favorite toppings to make a whole new bowl of soup.  My 13 year old loves to add his favorite salsa to his soup.  My 10 year old loved to add shredded cheese to his.  My 3 year old loves black beans and corn in his soup.  I prefer a little cumin and chopped cilantro to mine.  When we put all of our favorite ingredients together we have created this amazing flavor packed Mexican style soup.

Mexican Style Chicken Noodle Soup

Sometimes we don’t have everyone’s favorite ingredients stocked in the refrigerator and pantry, so the boys might have to choose their second favorite ingredient, we usually can make it work. Often times the three boys have trouble agreeing on their favorite soup flavor…sometimes they wrestle it out to decide.  We also usually have ingredients all over the kitchen, but that’s part of the fun.  Keeping it real at the Flake house 🙂

Hope you enjoy our family creation of Mexican Style Chicken Noodle Soup!

Mexican Style Chicken Noodle Soup

 

Mexican Style Chicken Noodle Soup

Mexican Style Chicken Noodle SoupPrep time: 5 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • Two 10 ounce cans Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup roasted corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mild salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Pour soup into a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Stir in black beans, salsa, cumin and cilantro. Simmer until warm, about 10 minutes. Serve with pinches of shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Makes 4 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Campbell’s Soup. 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

Wait until you try these Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers! They couldn’t be more simple to prepare and are flavor packed, not to mention perfect for parties!

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new Mexican-style recipes the whole family is sure to love. We enjoy Mexican food almost daily in our home, and love every second of it!

I thought it would be fun to develop a fun party recipe great for serving a house full of guests. I don’t like to be stuck in the kitchen, so I made sure there were minimal ingredients and not a whole lot of time in the kitchen. These are so simple, the kids will love helping put these breadstick dippers together. Watch the smiles across the room when you bring these to the table. Cheesy and chicken taco delicious!

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Start by combining Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix with your shredded chicken.  Stir to combine.

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Press your pizza dough into a rectangle over your parchment paper.

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Top half of pizza dough with shredded cheese.

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Top with taco chicken mixture and a little more cheese.

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Fold your pizza dough over the chicken/cheese side and press edges to seal.

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Take a knife, scissors or pizza cutter and cut 1 inch strips.

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Time to sprinkle with a little more taco seasoning 🙂

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Perfect!  Time to bake.

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Bake until slightly golden and cooked through.  Let cool for 5 minutes before separating.

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Mix up a little sour cream and taco seasoning, separate your breadsticks and you are ready to enjoy!

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Amazing that with just a few ingredients, you get these flavor packed breadsticks.  So simple too!  Enjoy.

 

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick Dippers

Cheesy Chicken Taco Breadstick DippersPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, divided
  • 12 ounces prepared pizza dough
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place chicken and 1 teaspoon Old El Paso Taco Seasoning into a medium mixing bowl, stir to combine. Press your pizza dough into a rectangle filling most of the space on your baking sheet. Top half of dough with cheese then evenly place shredded chicken mixture over cheese. Top with additional cheese and fold dough over filled dough, pressing edges firmly to seal. Doesn’t have to be perfect, just mostly sealed. Sprinkle with an additional 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning and use a pizza cutter to cut 1 inch “breadstick” strips. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before separating into breadsticks. Place sour cream and 1 teaspoon taco seasoning into a small bowl, stir to combine and use for dipping.

Makes 8 Servings


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Breakfast and Brunch

This Banana Coconut Caramel Walnut Oatmeal is the perfect bowl to start your day!

Banana Coconut Caramel Walnut Oatmeal

It’s a pleasure partnering with Quaker Oats today to bring you a new way to enjoy your bowl of oatmeal.  Some of my favorite ingredients in one bowl!

Be sure to check out Quaker Oats Bring Your Best Bowl Contest!  They’re on the hunt for America’s most delicious bowl of Quaker oatmeal. From now until March 12, everyone nationwide is invited to create their best bowl of oatmeal with 2-5 ingredients for the chance to win $250,000 and see it inspire our newest oatmeal flavor, plus get weekly chances to win $250!

Create a new recipe—either sweet or savory—that includes topping a classic bowl of Quaker oatmeal with 2 – 5 everyday ingredients. All recipes must align with the Bring Your Best Bowl submission guidelines.

Banana Coconut Caramel Walnut Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of our family favorite breakfast options.  You can get so creative with your toppings, so there’s always something new to try.

Banana Coconut Caramel Walnut Oatmeal

I’ve put together some of my very favorite ingredients on my oatmeal including bananas, coconut, walnuts and a little drizzle of caramel sauce.  Simple and out of this world amazing!  Hope you enjoy 🙂

Banana Coconut Caramel Walnut Oatmeal

Banana Coconut Caramel Walnut Oatmeal

Banana Coconut Caramel Walnut OatmealPrep time: 5 min | Cook time: 3 min | Total time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced banana
  • 2 tablespoons prepared caramel sauce
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, coarsely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  1. Place cooked Quaker 3 Minute Steel Cut Oats into a medium bowl. Top with sliced bananas, walnuts and coconut. Drizzle with caramel sauce and serve.

Makes 1-2 Servings

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


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Chit Chat

Thrilled to share this MZ Wallace Sale Plus Giveaway with you today!  MZ Wallace has quickly become one of my very favorite brands. I even got to go to their shop in Soho, New York last month.  So amazing!!  Not only super cute but so comfortable to wear with plenty of pockets and room for your things.  Take note…sale ends January 17th!  Happy Shopping!
MZ Wallace Sale Plus Giveaway

One Picky Palate reader will win this amazing “Small Harper” in Black Bedford plus the Mixed Prints Double Tassel.  How fun is this?!  Scroll to bottom for information on how to enter.

MZ Wallace Sale Plus Giveaway

Here’s a closer look at the bag.  I am in love!!  So cute right?

MZ Wallace Sale Plus Giveaway

Also on sale until January 17th is this colorful Allegra in Papaya Bedford.  LOVE this one!

MZ Wallace Sale Plus Giveaway

How pretty is this Chelsea Tote in Pink Lava Bedford?!

MZ Wallace Sale Plus Giveaway

How cute is this Blue Orchid Sutton?  Also on sale this week!MZ Wallace Sale Plus Giveaway

Here’s the Small Markham in Ash Bedford.  Love this color and shape of bag.

MZ Wallace Sale Plus Giveaway

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MZ Wallace Sale Plus Giveaway

Contest ends Friday January 15th 6am PST.  Winner will be notified via email and have 24 hours to respond to claim the prize.  Best of luck!


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Dinner

There is nothing quite like the festive Holiday season! Thrilled to share my Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake. There are so many special traditions that make the season a joy for the whole family.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake

To start, I love the Holiday baking that happens practically everyday from the end of November to the end of December.  Getting in the kitchen with my mom and grandmother often to bake up goodies for our family and friends is a must every year.  Once our goodies are wrapped up, we take the boys around to our friends and neighbors to share our surprise.  One of our very favorite traditions as a family.  There’s always lots of giggling and silly happenings with my boys 🙂

Not only do we bake, but we love enjoying warm casserole style meals as a family.  I’ve shared one of our favorite simple recipes that includes Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Tomato Soup.  It’s a hit with the whole family.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake

We also love gathering together around the tree in the evenings to read stories together.  There’s nothing like the magic of Christmas by the bright tree.  The kids love this tradition.

Christmas Eve is a busy and heartfelt evening.  We start by taking Christmas presents with our extended family to a very special family in need.  Our kids have the experience of watching the joy of giving.  This is a tradition that we look forward to every year.  We then get hot chocolate ready and go look at Christmas lights in festive neighborhoods.

The kids always look forward to our family candy bar game we play every Christmas Eve along with passing out matching pajama sets for the kids.  The Holidays bring such special moments that I will cherish always.  Are our Holidays perfect?  Not a chance, but I certainly wouldn’t want it any other way.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake

Hope you enjoy one of our favorite simple quick fix meals, Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake!

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake

Your family is going to love this simple comfort food recipe!

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake

I toasted 8 cups of french bread and transferred to a baking dish.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake

Drizzle with some melted butter.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake

Top with shredded cheddar cheese then pour 2 cans of Campbell’s Tomato Soup over top.  Top with mozzarella cheese and bake!

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup BakePrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 45 min

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cubed sourdough bread, 1 inch chunks
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • two 10 ounce cans Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place bread cubes onto large baking sheet and toast in oven for 10 minutes. Remove and transfer to 9×13 inch dish. Drizzle with melted butter and garlic salt. Top with shredded cheese. Pour Campbell’s Soup on top then top with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until hot and melted. Remove and serve warm.

Makes 6-8 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Campbell’s Soup. 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 Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake is the perfect weeknight dinner and the ultimate comfort food!
Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new family friendly recipes to add to your weekly menu!  I’ve developed a Mexican style mashed potato bake that is loaded with all of my favorite ingredients.  The kids literally devoured this for dinner.

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

You’ll start by whipping up a batch of mashed potatoes.  See my instructions below for my tips and tricks.

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

Spread your mashed potatoes into a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

Layer with diced tomatoes next.

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

Layer with shredded chicken.

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

Drizzle with Old El Paso’s Mild Green Chili Enchilada Sauce.

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

Top with diced green chiles next.

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

Sliced black olives up next.

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

Shredded Mozzarella cheese and diced green onions.  Bake for 20-30 minutes until hot and cheese melted.

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

Such a hit with the whole family.  Enjoy!

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato Bake

Mexican 7 Layer Mashed Potato BakePrep time: 20 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 50 min

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup warmed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with peppers, mild
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 3/4 cup Old El Paso Mild Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
  • 4 ounce can Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion tops

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place potatoes into a large dutch oven filled with water (3/4 full) over high heat. Boil potatoes until fork tender. Drain and transfer to a stand mixer. Add butter, milk salt, garlic salt and black pepper. Turn mixer on low to start mashing. Slowly add warm milk. Beat until mixed well but be careful to not over mix. Transfer potatoes to baking dish, spreading evenly.
  3. Top potatoes with tomatoes, chicken, enchilada sauce, green chiles, olives, Mozzarella and sliced green onions. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until hot and cheese is melted. Remove and 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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Breakfast and Brunch

These Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls are perfect for entertaining your family and friends for brunch!
Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

These waffle rolls drizzle with dreamy cream cheese icing will be the talk of the meal for days to come.  Not only are they beautiful red velvet color, they are tasty and fun!  With no rise time, you’ll have these pretty waffle rolls for your guests in no time at all. Baking is a way to show how much you care for someone, so bake a little extra for your loved ones!  My favorite time of year!

Hope you enjoy!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Fleischmann’s® to bring your new recipes!  Love the Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast.  Minimal waiting to get your recipe baking.  Simple everyday ingredients are always a plus!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

You’ll add your dry ingredients into your stand mixer bowl with the dough hook attached.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Add your warm milk/water/butter mixture to the bowl.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Red food coloring up next!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

One large egg up next then give a good mix so the dough kneads for a good 5 minutes.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

How pretty is this dough?!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Press out your dough onto a lightly floured countertop.   I used parchment paper for an easy clean up.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Cut your dough into 8 equal parts and press into rounds.  Cook in your waffle iron for a super quick “roll.”

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Drizzle your waffle rolls with cream cheese icing 🙂

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Ok, a little more.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Perfect!  Enjoy.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet “Waffle Rolls”

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle RollsPrep time: 20 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 40 min

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon red food coloring

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat waffle iron to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Place milk, water and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F. Butter won’t melt completely). Add to flour mixture with red food coloring and egg. Mix for 2 minutes at medium speed of stand mixer with dough hook attached, scraping bowl occasionally. Dough will form into a ball. Continue mixing for 5 minutes on medium speed.
  2. Transfer dough to a lightly floured countertop and press out to 1/2 inch thick rectangle, about 9×13 inches. Cut into 8 equal parts and press each part into a round. Place each dough round into waffle maker and cook for 1 minute, until cooked through. Remove and continue with remaining dough rounds. Place onto serving plate.
  3. Combine all frosting ingredients (start with 1 tablespoon milk and add more if needed) in a large bowl and beat until creamy. Drizzle over waffle rolls to serve.

Makes 8 Servings
Recipe inspired by Fleischmann’s Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting.

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


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Chit Chat

So excited to share my favorite bag sale, from MZ Wallace!
Favorite Bag Sale MZ Wallace

Today only, get 40% off select MZ Wallace Metro Totes…they never go on sale!  All of the totes going on sale are very colorful and fun, you have to check them out!  This cherry one is one of my very favorites.  I use it for travel, farmer’s markets and everyday wear.  I love how they are so soft and fit everything I need!  In fact, I’m packing it for NYC as I type.  Can’t wait to take it with me this week on my travels!

So fun hunting for the perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends right now, I’ll definitely be taking advantage of this awesome sale!

Happy Shopping!

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


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