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Dinner

This Green Chilie Beef Enchilada Rigatoni makes the perfect quick fix weeknight dinner the whole family enjoy!

Green Chilie Beef Enchilada Rigatoni

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you Mexican-style recipes that make dinner time a breeze.  It’s no secret I love putting together dinner recipes that are simple to prepare especially for busy weeknights when we’re busy getting the kids to their various activities and finishing homework.  Can’t wait for you to try this Mexican style Rigatoni.  So many great flavors!

Green Chilie Beef Enchilada Rigatoni

For this recipe I used Old El Paso Chopped Green Chilies and Red Enchilada Sauce.

Green Chilie Beef Enchilada Rigatoni

Once you’ve cooked your rigatoni, transfer to a large pot and pour in red enchilada sauce.

Green Chilie Beef Enchilada Rigatoni

Add your cooked shredded beef and chopped green chilies.  Stir to combine over medium heat.

Green Chilie Beef Enchilada Rigatoni

Top with cheese!

Green Chilie Beef Enchilada Rigatoni

Cover with lid to melt cheese and dinner is served!

Green Chilie Beef Enchilada Rigatoni

So quick, so simple to prepare.  Love dinner recipes like this.  Hope you enjoy!

Green Chilie Beef Enchilada Rigatoni

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Green Chilie Beef Enchilada Rigatoni

Green Chilie Beef Enchilada RigatoniPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound dry Rigatoni noodles
  • 10 ounce can Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 cup lightly seasoned,cooked shredded beef
  • two 4.5 ounce cans Old El Paso chopped Green Chilies
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to medium/large pot.
  2. Pour red enchilada sauce into cooked pasta and gently stir in shredded beef, green chilies and salsa. Stir until just combined then top with cheese. Close pot with lid to melt cheese. Serve warm

Makes 4 Servings

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Desserts

These Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars make the perfect back to school treat!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

It’s a pleasure partnering with Stevia In The Raw® to bring you these bars that are perfect for getting back in the kitchen now that school is back in session and the temperatures are starting to come down!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Stevia In The Raw® is a zero-calorie sweetener, perfect for any baking and cooking needs.  It contains an extract from the sweet leaves of the stevia plant.  Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag measures cup for cup with sugar so it can easily be used in any of your favorite recipes to reduce sugar and calories – no conversion from sugar to Stevia In The Raw® necessary.

When baking with Stevia In The Raw®, it is recommended to only replace half the sugar a recipe calls for in order to achieve the proper browning, rising, and caramelizing that only sugar can provide. More than 700 calories are saved for every cup of sugar that is swapped out for Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

You’ll start this bar recipe by mashing 1 medium ripe banana with one stick of softened butter.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Add Stevia In The Raw® and granulated sugar up next.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

I added 1 tablespoon of honey to the mix as well.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

One large egg up next.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

A nice splash of pure vanilla extract.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

A couple tablespoons of creamy peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Dry ingredients up next!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Mini chocolate chips!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Stir until dough forms.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Transfer to baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown and baked through.  Let cool completely, drizzle with melted chocolate and cut into squares.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Loved sharing these bars with the boys after school this week.  Everyone loved them!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Be sure to store remaining bars in an airtight container.  Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

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Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 40 min

Ingredients

  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir and mash butter and bananas until well combined. Stir in Stevia, granulated sugar then egg, vanilla and peanut butter until well combined. Slowly stir in flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Stir until dough forms then transfer to prepared baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden and baked through. Let cool completely, drizzle with melted chocolate and cut into squares to serve.

Makes 12 Servings

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Stevia In The Raw however thoughts are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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Breakfast and Brunch

These Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes make the perfect breakfast or brunch!
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Eggland’s Best to bring you new recipes!  Today, I am sharing a favorite pancake recipe that is such a great way to start your day!  I love making a special breakfast (the most important meal of the day!) for the family to kick off the morning right!

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

My pancakes use Eggland’s Best Eggs, the only egg with better nutrition, taste and freshness.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

We’ve used Eggland’s Best Eggs for years.  I love knowing that Eggland’s Best eggs contain six times more vitamin D, 25 percent less saturated fat, more than double the Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E, and more than double the vitamin B12 than ordinary eggs.  This is the perfect ingredient packed with superior nutrition for our pancake breakfast.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Eggland’s Best’s superior nutrition is due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E.  In addition, independent testing has revealed that Eggland’s Best eggs have stronger shells than ordinary eggs, which leads to less breakage and helps them stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

To start, place your flour into a large mixing bowl.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Add the sugar up next.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Baking soda and salt.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Pour in your buttermilk.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

A splash of vanilla.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Two large Eggland’s Best Eggs. Then stir to combine ingredients.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Stir in and gently mash the raspberries.  Cook pancakes until batter is used up.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Garnish your plate of pancakes with raspberries and chocolate chips.  Serve with pure maple syrup and enjoy!

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk PancakesPrep time: 5 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large Eggland’s Best Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 16 fresh raspberries
  • Pure maple syrup

Directions

  1. Place medium sized non-stick skillet over medium heat
  2. Place flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, eggs, oil, vanilla, chocolate chips and raspberries into a large bowl. Stir to combine while gently mashing raspberries slightly.
  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into hot skillet, swirling to make round. Cook until browned then flip to brown other side. Remove and stack onto plate. Continue finishing pancakes until batter is gone. Place onto serving plates and drizzle with pure maple syrup.

Makes 14 Servings

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

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Dinner

Sharing my Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice Skillet today that makes the perfect weeknight dinner!
Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you simple and flavorful Mexican recipes the whole family enjoys!  I put together this quick fix dinner recipe that was a huge hit this week.  Adding it to our weekly rotation!  Hope you enjoy!

Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Start by sautéing your garlic and stirring in cooked rice.

Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Add your prepared salsa verde.

Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Add your Old El Paso Taco Seasoning.

Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Stir in your cooked chicken.

Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Some black beans up next!

Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Top with quartered grape tomatoes and fresh cilantro.

Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

So simple to put together on busy weeknights and makes the perfect dinner for back to school nights!  Enjoy!

Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

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Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice Skillet

Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Rice SkilletPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared mild salsa verde
  • 3 tablespoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions

  1. Heat oil in 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic then stir in rice. Stir in salsa, Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, chicken and black beans. Stir to combine and let cook/heat for 10 minutes, or until hot. Top with quartered tomatoes and fresh chopped cilantro. Serve warm.

Makes 6 Servings

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Aug
24
2017

Birthday Cake Waffles

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

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

Birthday Cake Waffles

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

Birthday Cake Waffles

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

Birthday Cake Waffles

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

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

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

Birthday Cake Waffles

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

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


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Breakfast and Brunch

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

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

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

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Eggland’s Best is also celebrating this year!

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

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

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

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

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

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Add the sliced green onions as well.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

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

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Add the cooked sausage as well.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Diced tomatoes up next!

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

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

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

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

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

 

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The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Makes 8 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Eggland’s Best. 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

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

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

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

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

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

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

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Give a good stir to combine.

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

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

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

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

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

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

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

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

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

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

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

Serve with your favorite salsa and enjoy!

Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

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Bean and Cheese Baked Taquitos

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Makes 10 Servings

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

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Appetizers and Sides
Jun
14
2017

Doritos Tostadas

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

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

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

Doritos Tostadas

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

Doritos Tostadas

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

Doritos Tostadas

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

Doritos Tostadas

Shredded lettuce.

Doritos Tostadas

Diced red bell peppers or tomatoes.

Doritos Tostadas

Transfer prepared Doritos Tostadas to a serving plate.

Doritos Tostadas

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

Doritos Tostadas

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

Doritos Tostadas

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

Doritos Tostadas

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

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Doritos Tostadas

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Makes 12 Servings

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

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