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Sep 3, 2013 | Drinks, Skinny Palate | Tags: slushy
Hard to believe our summer has come to an end. My boys are back in school today, it’s definitely bittersweet. I know they’ll have fun seeing all of their friends again. Homework….not so much, lol!
My sweet 11 year old came up with this slushy using his two favorite fruits, mango and peaches. He wanted a refreshing slushy so we worked together to create a healthy yet delicious summer treat. It could not be more simple with just mango, peach, ice, almond milk and honey.
I’ll be surprising my boys with this healthy treat after school today. It’s also Pax’s 1st birthday so they’ll be having cake too Pictures to come.
Aug 30, 2013 | Cookies | Tags: cookies, peanut butter
After a fun filled, action packed summer, my boys start school next week. My Peanut Butter and Honey Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies are going to be a perfect after school treat to surprise them with.
Peanut butter and honey are one of those flavor combinations that just fit so well together. Makes one perfect cookie with Gold Medal’s Whole Wheat Flour and mini chocolate chips.
Fun and Yum! Enjoy
Aug 28, 2013 | Chicken | Tags: chicken, gluten free
My kids go nuts when I make them homemade chicken tenders. I have a great recipe in my cookbook that we make often on page 76 that is a staple in our house. With back to school season here, I am always looking for quick and simple dinners!
I was playing around with another version this week that I call Almond Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders. I use ground almonds also called almond meal as the main coating along with Parmesan Cheese, salt and pepper. They could not be easier to prepare, and chicken tenders cook up quickly in a nice hot skillet. There’s no flour, no double dipping with messy fingers which is always a plus
This recipe is gluten free too!
Aug 26, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Desserts | Tags: bananas, nutella, s'mores
So, what is a Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta? Think…..puffed melty marshmallows, warm Nutella, Roasted sweet bananas and crushed graham crackers–it’s what I am bringing you today
My treats are for a very special occasion to celebrate one of my dearest blogging friends Aggie from Aggieskitchen.com. She’s having a baby soon and we are just thrilled for her! I have known Aggie ever since I first started Picky Palate but just recently met her in Orlando at a Food Blog Forum. She is just as sweet in person as I knew she would be.
Aug 21, 2013 | Dinner | Tags: back to school
I can hardly believe it’s back to school time again! We have less than 2 weeks before we start, but I know most schools are back in session! Can’t wrap my head around having to start homework and making lunches everyday, lol! I’ve got 13 days to prep myself.
It’s a big transition to start making dinner most of the week so I’ve put together some of my favorite back to school dinner recipes to get you motivated Happy back to school time!
Aug 19, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Meatless | Tags: meatless, side, vegetables, vegetarian
If you are not a cauliflower fan I am about to turn you into one. There’s something magical that happens when this beautiful white vegetable gets roasted. The golden brown color brings a flavor like no other.
There’s the most charming little vegetarian restaurant down the street from my house called Zinc Cafe. They serve a roasted cauliflower my mom and I go nuts for. Perfectly roasted and full of flavor. I finally decided I am going to make it at home so I could enjoy it anytime.
Wait until you try it, you won’t be able to stop munching….and it’s a cruciferous vegetable so the more the merrier
Aug 14, 2013 | Beef, Cinco de Mayo, Dinner | Tags: back to school, beef, dinner, mexican, salsa verde, weeknight dinner
It’s no secret that we have tacos on a regular basis in our home. I am thrilled to share “The Best 5 Ingredient Salsa Verde Beef Tacos” with you today.
I am telling you, your family will go nuts for this ultra simple beef taco recipe. It’s full of so much flavor, tastes a lot like restaurant style tacos. No joke.
Let me tell you what we do…I’ve shared the stovetop version of this recipe which is amazing on its’ own. Be sure to also try this in the slow cooker. Once you cook it as directed below, transfer it to a crock pot and let it cook on low for 3-6 hours. Sooooo good.
Aug 7, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Chicken, Dinner | Tags: bacon, cheddar cheese, chives, green chili, mac and cheese, pasta
Words cannot describe how much I love this recipe. This post is part 2 of “How to Make the Perfect Mac and cheese” from earlier this week, however part 1 is also shown here. Both are amazing, but the additions make this a winning mac and cheese.
Take a look and make yourself a big pot….today!
Aug 5, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Dinner, Meatless | Tags: cheese, mac and cheese, pasta, side
What makes the perfect mac and cheese in your opinion? Good ol’ Kraft right out of the box? Homemade thick and cheesy on the stovetop? Baked with a crispy topping and lots of ingredients inside? I think it’s a bit different for everyone, but let me tell you about my perfect mac and cheese.
I like a thick and creamy perfectly flavorful cheese sauce like my picture above shows. If that sounds good to you, then you will LOVE this recipe too
Note, this is part 1 of 2 recipes; part 2 will be coming later this week. This post shares the base recipe of part 2. Some of you will enjoy the base recipe as it is the perfect pure mac and cheese with no added ingredients such as onions or chicken for example.