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Cinnamon Banana Bread Recipe

in , , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The temperatures are starting to fall here in middle Tennessee and I’m so ready for all things fall! This is a nesting season for me and lots of you I’m sure, which means I’ll be talking more about cleaning, cooking, decorating and baking! My oldest daughter was home for fall break this past weekend, and we had planned on baking pumpkin bread, so as I hurried through grocery shopping, I picked up a can of regular pumpkin. Or so I thought. Read on to see how this oops became a tasty recipe and a lot of fun!

Cinnamon Banana Bread:



Cinnamon Banana Bread recipe
February has finally arrived, which is cause for celebration for so many of us.  There is just so much to look forward to and celebrate this month. For those fortunate enough to live in warmer regions, you may start feeling the call of spring by the end of this month. Then there’s love to celebrate in its many forms on Valentine’s Day and a whole new line up of drivers will be greeting us at  Nascar's Daytona 500 on the 18th. Today though, we are talking about appetizers for the BIG GAME! Are you ready for some football this Sunday? Here are some tasty crowd-pleasing Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon wafers we whipped up recently that are a perfect game day appetizer.  

Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon wafers



Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon wafers, a perfect game day app

The happiest time of the year is upon us and I am ready to enjoy all the magic filled events I can with family and friends.  This is the time of year to say yes to party invitations, whether it’s a bonfire (our personal favorite thing to host), a cozy potluck, or an afternoon filled with rooting on the home team either at home or tailgating. You really should say yes more to this kind of fellowship, even if it’s a spur of the moment invite. Don’t worry about what to bring! Tis the season to serve up smiles with readymade appetizers like the delicious party trays from HORMEL GATHERINGS.



#ad #hormel partytray readymade appetizers


In an effort to shake up dinner time here, I’ve been giving some of my staple recipes a creative twist. Sometimes I’ll add a different sauce or vegetable; or I’ll try a different cooking method. When I received a lovely assortment of Parmigiano Reggiano as part of a blogger ambassador program, I knew I had to make something that would allow the “King of Cheese” to shine! I think I was successful with my Parmigiano Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Salad Recipe.   I’m happy to I’ll share it and some interesting facts about Parmigiano Reggiano and their sweepstakes with you today.


Parmesan Reggiano tomato and spinach Tortellini salad Recipe #sponsored

Hello from Tennessee Titans territory! Are you ready for some football this Sunday? We are heading into week six of seventeen and our Titans are starting to come together after a nice win last weekend!I thought it was a good time to show our team some love and share this great recipe my husband I came up with for the super bowl last year. Our hearty buffalo blue cheese dip is our take on the classic entrĂ©e, it’s a dip that eats like a meal and is easier to clean up after. 



Hearty buffalo blue cheese dip recipe


Doesn't this look tasty? Here's what you'll need to add to your shopping list: 


Ingredients:

 Makes 3 cups

  • 1 Large can of Chicken Breast meat in water
  • ¾ jar  Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons (or more to taste) Cayenne based Hot sauce (think Tabasco®, Franks® or Texas Pete®)
  • 1 cup celery, diced small (reserve celery greens for garnish)
  • 1 package Neufchatel Cheese or softened Cream cheese




Hearty Buffalo Blue cheese dip recipe




Directions:

In large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together until Chicken breast meat is broken apart and ingredients mixed in.
Garnish with celery greens and chill for at least an hour before serving.
Serve with your favorite chips, crackers, carrots, celery sticks or any dip-able veggie.




Serve hearty buffalo blue cheese dip with corn chips #football



My husband loves this dip best with big dipper corn chips and celery sticks. He’s requested it for this week’s game and since it takes just 5 ingredients and about 10 minutes to make, I’m happy to oblige his request! Another great thing about this recipe is it is easy to double, or even triple the serving amount to feed a crowd!


Whether you watch the game from home, or are heading out to do some tailgating, try making and serving our Hearty Buffalo Blue Cheese Dip. It really is perfect football fan food!



Do you watch football games with your family? Do you have a favorite NFL team, or do you enjoy college games more? Please let me know in comments!


Summer party side dishes made easy with Suddenly Salad

in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Thursday, June 30, 2016

Invitations to summer events, potlucks and neighborhood block parties seem to show up weekly now that summer is here, and each time you receive an invitation, do you automatically think What will I bring? Sometimes the invitations are spur of the moment and you may not have time to cook something from scratch, but don’t fret! Your next summer party side dish can be made easily with a box or two of Suddenly Salad on hand. Thanks to today’s sponsor, Publix and Suddenly Salad, I’m going to have a #SuddenlySaladSummer filled with great food, fun, family and friends! All opinions are my own. 







Suddenly Salad pasta goes pairs perfectly with hot dogs #Summer



Even though I love cooking from scratch, when it comes to the laid-back flow of summer living, I’m more than happy to serve up semi-homemade sides from time to time. I grew up watching my mom say yes to summer family invitations because she kept a supply of side dish ready staples in our pantry and one of her favorites was the classic Suddenly Salad pasta salad. She would jazz it up with cucumbers and a healthy amount of Italian dressing and it was always a crowd pleaser.  



I loved learning helpful entertaining and cooking tips from my mom, and thinking of her making this side dish reminded me of a tip on seeding cucumbers before serving that will take your summer salads to a whole new level of tasty goodness.  



Cucumbers are wonderful in pasta salads


How to De-seed a Cucumber:

Simply peel cucumber, slice it in half width-wise and then slice those pieces in half, lengthwise. Next, hold slice of cucumber vertically, take a teaspoon, and gently spoon out seeds by working down the length of the cucumber slice. Voila! No more pesky seeds! Not only does this make your salad more appetizing, removing the seeds makes cucumbers easier to digest.



 Side dishes made easy with #SuddenlySaladSummer



Following in my mom’s footsteps, I try to keep my pantry stocked with side dish staples too, and thankfully, we can get $0.75 off (with the purchase of 3 Suddenly Salads) in July when shopping at Publix or your favorite retailer!  If you have a Publix loyalty card already, you know it’s so easy to load savings onto your card and have them ready when you checkout. Now, everydaysaver.com it's easy to grab the coupons and use them anywhere you shop. 





This week I decided to try two different Suddenly Salad pasta salads ‒ Creamy Italian and Caesar.  My family was excited to try the Caesar first so I whipped it up for dinner in record time. It was an instant hit served with hot dogs.




Add a spring of Rosemary to Caesar Suddenly Salad



I decided to make my Caesar side dish original, not creamy, so I added oil and water and tucked a sprig of fresh rosemary in the bowl for an added touch of flavor and color. If your family likes a creamy pasta salad, you can simply add a ½ cup of mayo and a teaspoon or two of milk and this tasty #SuddenlySaladSummer is transformed into a creamy summer party dish you’ll be proud to serve. 




Win It:

Thanks to today’s sponsors, one lucky reader will win $15.00 PayPal cash transfer.  You’ll be able to stock your pantry with several types of Suddenly Salads! Entering is easy- just go to the Suddenly Salad site by clicking HERE, then come back and tell me in comments which recipe you want to try and which Suddenly Salad product you’ll need to buy to make it. That’s it! You'll be enter to win. 


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Good luck and happy summer!

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With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, my family and I are talking food, family, and fun. We’re planning our meals, which will have our traditional favorites as well as a table full of appetizers. 
Each year when our families get together there is one delicious appetizer that all of us rave about and it then becomes a tradition too. 

This year, I think I just might be making a new family tradition when I serve my Cheesy Sausage Crescent Bites! These heavenly bites of yumminess all started with a simple Pillsbury Crescent dinner Roll recipe that I modified a bit. I think you’ll enjoy them as much as my family has and may want to #ThanksgivingWithPillsbury too!


Cheesy Sausage Crescent Bites




Cheesy Sausage Crescent Bites #recipe on mywahmplan.com




Serving up warm from the oven Pillsbury Crescent dinner rolls or buttermilk home-style biscuits is a given during the holidays and I’m happy to share that they are both on sale at Publix just in time for you to stock up. Go to readyplansave.com and upload the coupons to your loyalty card. If you don’t have a local Publix, be sure to check your newspaper coupons. I usually find Pillsbury coupons in my Sunday paper. 




Pillsbury Crescent dinner rolls #ThanksGivingWithPillsbury

 Here’s the list of ingredients you’ll need.


Ingredients:



Makes 40 bites (depending on size of bite you make)

  • 1 pound Roasted Red Pepper Sausage (or any bulk sausage flavor you like)
  • 2 cups (8oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (8oz) Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
 

Sausage and cheddar cheese #yummy



Directions:


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray, set aside.
  • Cook sausage on medium heat until just brown, drain, and put in mixing bowl.
  • Add cheese and rosemary to bowl and mix with hands or spoon.
  • Unroll crescent dough onto floured work surface; coat each side of dough with flour.
  • Cut dough into about ¼ -inch pieces with a pizza cutter or knife.
  • Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended.
  • Shape mixture into 40 inch sized balls. Place on pan.
  • Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.




Cheesy Sausage Crescent Bites



These Cheesy Sausage Crescent bites take about  45 minutes from start to finish but are well worth the time. They taste fantastic straight from the oven or at room temperature. If your family is a fan of finger foods, you’ve got to try these! Be sure to check out my other recipes by using this tab


Please share in comments: What is your favorite finger food to serve during the holidays?






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