Save Fresh Herbs in an Ice Cube Tray

Kitchen Hack: Preserve Fresh Herbs in Ice Cube Trays

Kitchen Hack of the Week: Save Fresh Herbs in an Ice Cube Tray

Here’s a simple way to save fresh herbs for later use. Use an ice cube tray or muffin tin to freeze fresh chopped herbs in water, olive oil, or stock for later use as a seasoning or in your drinks. You can also do this with mint leaves and add the minty ice cubes into your water to give it a refreshing taste.

Refreshing Mint Water

When making cocktails or mocktails that require fresh herbs or mint, simply add the pre-prepared ice cubes into the drink to shorten your preparation time.

If you enjoyed this helpful tip, be sure to check out all of our other kitchen hacks. We share a tip every Tuesday so you’ll want to come back weekly. Happy cooking!

French Toast Crunch Chocolate and Marshmallow Bars

No-Bake French Toast Crunch Marshmallow and Chocolate Bars

No-Bake French Toast Crunch Cereal Bars

Cereal bars are great for breakfast or as an after school snack. These No-Bake French Toast Crunch Marshmallow and Chocolate Bars are delicious and very simple to make. You can serve them up plain or decorate them to add that special touch to show your family how much you care. All you need are the ingredients, a little bit of time, and your microwave to make these delicious treats.

French Toast Crunch Chocolate and Marshmallow Bars
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 1-10.5 oz bag mini marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 cups French Toast Crunch Cereal
  • 1-12 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Coat bottom and sides of a 13x9 inch baking dish with butter.
  2. In a large microwavable bowl, microwave marshmallows and butter uncovered on high for 1 minute, stir, microwave for another minute until completely melted.
  3. Immediately stir the cereal into the melted marshmallows.
  4. Put mixture in pan and press. Use waxed paper for pressing because this is a sticky mixture.
  5. In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered for 2 minutes, stopping at 1 minute to stir, until thoroughly melted.
  6. Pour chocolate over cereal mixture and spread like frosting.
  7. Refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes until chocolate sets.
  8. Cut into bars or cut with your favorite cookie cutter to make fun shapes to decorate.

Making cereal bars is always a fun way to get the kids excited for breakfast and for a successful day at school. These bars store very well on the countertop in an air-tight container all week long to enjoy as after school snacks as well.

This breakfast bar recipe will become a family favorite in no time and you’ll love it because it’s so simple to make. If you loved this recipe idea, you can find more recipes like it by visiting our Breakfast Section. For daily recipe ideas, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and be inspired by our many Pinterest boards. Enjoy!

 

Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Popcorn

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Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Popcorn from Maybe Matilda

Do you love having family movie nights at home? Family movie nights are a great way to just sit down, relax, and enjoy time together watching a fun movie and snacking on something delicious. Looking for ideas for your next movie night? Head out to Target to buy a copy of the newly released Blu-ray/DVD copy of Big Hero 6 and grab the ingredients to make this decadent Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Popcorn from Maybe Matilda. Movie night just wouldn’t be complete without a great sweet and salty treat to enjoy.

Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Popcorn
 
Ingredients
  • 10 cups popcorn
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 squares chocolate candiquik/almond bark
Instructions
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Go to the original recipe on Maybe Matilda for full preparation and cooking instructions.
  3. Enjoy your movie night snack with your favorite new movie.

What’s your favorite family movie night snack? We hope this recipe for Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Popcorn will be added to your list of favorites once you give it a try. If you love this delicious snack idea, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss another one like it. And for daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

No Bake Frozen Yogurt Pie

No Bake M&M® Yogurt Pie

No Bake Frozen Yogurt Pie

If you’re looking for a simple and delicious no-bake dessert recipe, you’re going to love this recipe for No Bake Yogurt Pie. Made with greek yogurt and M&M’s®, this pie has just the right amount of sweetness without being as heavy as most dessert options. Since there is no baking involved, this pie is great as a weeknight dessert after your family meal.

No Bake Frozen Yogurt Pie
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 Bag M&M's® (any variety)
  • 1 Graham Cracker Crust
  • 3-6 oz Cups Greek Yogurt
  • 1-8 oz Container Whip Cream (we use low fat)
Instructions
  1. Mix whip cream and yogurt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the whole pack of M&M's to the yogurt mixture, and stir.
  3. Decorate and place in freezer for 3 hours.
  4. Remove from freezer, slice, enjoy.
  5. Store uneaten pie covered in the refrigerator.

If you like this no-bake recipe for frozen yogurt pie, stop by our Desserts section to find more like it. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe, and you can visit our Pinterest boards for even more incredible dessert ideas. Enjoy!

Enjoy an On-the-Go Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious on-the-go breakfast

4 On-The-Go Breakfast Recipes

If you find yourself rushing in the mornings to get the family off to work and school and you struggle with breakfast ideas, you’re going to love these 4 On-the-Go Breakfast recipes. Deliciously sweet and satisfying, these breakfast bars and cookies will help everyone get their day off to a great start!

  • These Peanut Butter and Chocolate Breakfast Bars are packed with protein with the perfect amount of sweetness that even your picky little eaters will enjoy. Make these the night before and warm them up in the morning for a delicious breakfast treat or afternoon snack.
  • If your family loves donuts, they’re going to love this recipe for Fastnachts. Fried dough covered in glaze or powdered sugar, these might not be the healthiest breakfast, but they sure are delicious!
  • Don’t feel bad about feeding the kids cookies for breakfast! These Apple and Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies are made with peanut butter, apples, oats, and yogurt so they’re really a pretty healthy breakfast option.
  • This recipe for Peanut Butter Bars is incredibly easy to make and it’s great for breakfast or as an after-school snack. Your picky eaters will love starting their day off with this on-the-go breakfast.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these delicious on-the-go breakfast ideas. If you like these breakfast ideas, visit our Breakfast section for more recipes to help you start your day off right. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a recipe, and you can visit our Pinterest boards for even more incredible breakfast food inspiration. Enjoy!

Simple Crock Pot Side Dishes

3 Delicious Crock Pot Side Dishes

3 Crock Pot Side Dishes to Compliment Your Meal Deliciously

Are you looking for an easy side dish to pair with your pork, chicken, or beef dish this evening? Don’t spend hours in the kitchen on your side dishes, let your slow cooker do all of the work. These 3 delicious Crock Pot Side Dishes are simple to make, pair perfectly with so many meals, and they free up a lot of your day to do the other things you enjoy doing.

  • This Slow Cooker BBQ Sticky Rice practically makes itself and you’re going to love this flavor combination. Sticky rice is typically found in Asian dishes, but this version has been kicked up southern style with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce.
  • If you have an abundance of apples on hand and you’re looking to cook something amazing with them, you’re going to love this Crock Pot Apple Sauce. Less than 10 minutes of prep time, this side is sure to be a hit at your family meal.
  • This Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice recipe is so hearty, it works great as a side dish or as a meal all on its own. Serve it spicy, or make it mild, you’ll love this recipe either way.

We hope you enjoy these Crock Pot Side Dishes as much as we do. If you’re looking for more side dish ideas for your next family meal, visit our Side Dishes section for inspiration. For daily recipe ideas, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and find us on Pinterest. Enjoy!

5 Delightful Pork Recipes for the Crock Pot

5 Delicious Pork Recipes for the Crock Pot

5 Crock Pot Pork Recipes

If you love pork and you’re always on the hunt for great pork recipes, you’re going to love these simple Crock Pot Pork Recipes. Slow cookers are great for busy weeknight meals and they just seem to make foods taste better. These pork recipes are sure to delight your family with their delicious flavor combinations and we’re sure you’ll love them because you won’t have to spend all day in the kitchen!

  • These 5-Ingredient Crock Pot Ribs are cooked and ready to serve straight from the crockpot, so you don’t have to do the extra step of grilling them. You can prepare these in the morning and have ribs ready to go for dinner time.
  • Serve this Crockpot Hashbrown, Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Casserole for breakfast or dinner. This casserole is packed with sausage and vegetables for a satisfying meal anytime of the day.
  • Change up the traditional winter comfort foods with this recipe for Slow Cooker Thai Pork. All of the unique flavors mix beautifully together in the Crock Pot all day long for a delicious meal your family will love.
  • This Slow Cooker Pierogies and Sausage Recipe is so easy to throw together and you end up with a hot, hearty meal. The recipe is very forgiving so feel free to play around with it by adding extra vegetables, changing up the sausage, or whatever fits your taste.
  • There are a million ways to cook country style pork ribs, but we think this recipe for Crock Pot Sweet Orange Country Style Ribs sounds absolutely delicious. Make this inexpensive cut of meat pop with flavor at your next family meal.

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Crock Pot Enchilada Pie from Whole & Heavenly Oven

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Crock Pot Enchilada Pie

It’s cold outside and most families are turning to their slow cookers to create the perfect comfort foods to keep them warm. If you’re tired of the same old chili recipes, stews, and soups, you’re really going to love this recipe from Whole & Heavenly Oven. This slow-cooked stacked Enchilada Pie cooks up entirely in the Crock Pot and is the perfect busy weeknight comfort food! Not only is this a colorful and tasty dinner idea, it’s an incredibly easy recipe using simple ingredients from Pick ‘n Save.

Crock Pot Enchilada Pie
 
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Recipe type: Crock Pot
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • 1½ cups corn
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional: Diced avocado, fresh tomatoes, olives, and cilantro for topping
Instructions
  1. Gather your ingredients and your Crock Pot.
  2. Head over to the original recipe on Whole & Heavenly Oven for full preparation and cooking instructions.
  3. Stay warm and enjoy your meal!

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Leftover Skinny Taco Dip

Leftover Skinny Taco Dip

Leftover Skinny Taco Dip

Got leftover taco meat? There are so many things you can do with it, but we love to make a Skinny Taco Dip and serve it with whole wheat tortillas or top a baked potato with it. We “skinny” this dip up with a low-calorie sour cream and greek yogurt mixture. Greek yogurt is an easy way to lose some of the fat in your traditional recipes by eliminating half of the sour cream. Because of yogurt’s natural probiotics, it actually makes your recipes healthier too.

Leftover Skinny Taco Dip
 
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Recipe type: Dip
Cuisine: Mexican
Ingredients
  • Leftover Taco Meat
  • ½ Cup Low Fat Sour Cream
  • ½ Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Can Tomato and Green Chilies
  • ½ Cup Low Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ Cup Iceberg Lettuce
  • ¼ Cup Green Onions
  • 1 Pkg Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Heat the taco meat and place in the bottom of a pie dish or baking pan.
  2. Mix sour cream and greek yogurt, add the packet of low sodium taco seasoning, mix well.
  3. Spread sour cream and yogurt mixture on top of the meat.
  4. Add 1 can tomatoes and green chilies, spreading over the greek yogurt mixture.
  5. Sprinkle green onions on top.
  6. Chop the iceberg lettuce and cover the onions.
  7. Top with shredded cheese.
  8. Serve with low fat tortilla chips.

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Our 4 Favorite Crock Pot Mexican Meals

4 Simple and Delicious Crock Pot Mexican Meals

4 Satisfying and Delicious Crock Pot Mexican Meals

Spice things up for dinner this week with the help of your slow cooker. Mexican cuisine is full of robust flavors that everyone enjoys. If you want to serve up a fiesta for dinner, don’t spend all day in the kitchen. Let your slow cooker do all of the work with these 4 delicious Crock Pot Mexican Meals. Serve them up spicy or mild. Either way, you can’t go wrong with these recipes!

  • If you’re looking for comfort food with a spicy kick, you’re going to love this recipe for Slow Cooked Taco Soup. This is a hearty soup that is extremely customizable so you probably already have what you need to make this stored in your refrigerator and pantry.
  • If you love to eat casseroles but don’t have the time to bake them in the oven at night, try this Crock Pot Mexican Hamburger Casserole instead. It’s bursting with flavor, has just the right amount of crunch, and is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater.
  • This Crock Pot Tortilla Soup is an easy recipe that serves eight and only has about 265 calories per serving. Serve it topped with baked tortilla strips and add some cheese if you don’t mind the additional calories.
  • For a more traditional Mexican meal, serve up Chicken Enchiladas with the help of your slow cooker. This recipe does require some baking time, but the Crock Pot cooks the chicken for you while you’re at work or play so you won’t have to do that when you get home.

We hope you love these Crock Pot Mexican Meals as much as we do. If you enjoyed these meal ideas, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a single recipe. And for daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!