Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs {with a 3 Ingredient Marinade}

I’ve got another delicious recipe for you today.

We love grilling in the summertime and I love kabobs.  I was looking everywhere for an easy marinade recipe and couldn’t find one so this is what I came up with.  The marinade only requires 3 ingredients which is what I love the best about this recipe.

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

These Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are perfect for warm summer nights and you’ll have plenty left over so go ahead and invite your neighbors for dinner.

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients

  • I can of Pineapple Chunks
  • 3-4 boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup less-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 squash
  • bamboo or metal skewers
  • brown rice cooked according to package
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. 1. Drain pineapple juice and reserve 3/4 cup of pineapple juice. Set pineapple aside.
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  3. 2. Mix pineapple juice, soy sauce, and brown sugar in bowl. Add chicken and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. 3. While the chicken is marinating, cut zucchini, squash into 1/2 inch chunks and cut green pepper and red pepper into 1 inch chunks. Also, soak skewers in water if you are using bamboo skewers.
  5. 4. Thread vegetables, pineapple and chicken on skewers. Pour left over marinade over kabobs and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. 5. Set your gas grill to medium-high heat and arrange kabobs on grill. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, turning often.
  7. 6. Serve with brown rice.
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Happy grilling!

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Refreshing Lemonade Cocktail with Stoli

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Summer is the perfect time to relax on the deck with a delicious cocktail in hand.

Today I’m sharing a simple and refreshing summer cocktail with you.  This summer, Stoli® Vodka is celebrating a fresh twist on the classic summer cocktail.  The smooth grain taste of Stoli pairs perfectly with the tart and sweet notes of a crisp, cold lemonade and can be made with Stoli Premium Vodka or one of the Stoli flavors for an added twist.

Stoli lemonade

Stoli Lemonade is the perfect drink to make.  It’s easy and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients which means it’s my kind of drink.

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Stoli Vodka
  • 4 parts lemonade

Directions:

  • Build in an ice-filled Mason jar or highball glass and stir. Garnish with lemon wheels.

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I also made ice cubes using lemonade and fruit so my drink doesn’t get watered down.  Now when the ice melts, it leaves behind fresh fruit in my drink.  So refreshing and delicious!

 

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Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Dip

Are you looking for a delicious dip to take to a cookout this weekend?  Then, I’ve got the perfect treat for you!

This Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Dip is delicious and sure to please everyone.

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How can you not love anything that combines chocolate, caramel, and pecans?!  Serve it with cookies and pretzels and you really can’t go wrong.

Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Dip

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup caramel
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dry chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet choc chips

Instructions

  1. 1. Cream together cream cheese & butter
  2. 2. Add caramel topping and continue to mix.
  3. 3. Add brown sugar, confectioners' sugar, vanilla & dry pudding mix. Continue to mix until combined.
  4. 4. Fold in chocolate chips & pecans.
  5. 5. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy with vanilla wafers, pretzels and even fresh fruit.
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This is one of my favorite things to take to a party or family get-together and there are never any leftovers.

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Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake #PuddingLove

I’ve got a yummy treat for you today!  This Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake is perfect when you need a chocolate fix.   It’s super easy to make and adding a little chocolate pudding makes this cake moist and delicious!!

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Start with making your mug cake mix:

  • 1 box of chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 box of Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips (optional)
  • Mix the two cake mixes in a mason jar.

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Then, when you’re craving something sweet and need a little chocolate fix, all you need to do is add three tablespoons of cake mix and two tablespoons of water to your favorite mug.  Mix it together, add two tablespoons of chocolate pudding to the top and microwave for 1 minute.

Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Hubby and I made these last night for dessert and we both went back for seconds.  And I bet adding a little vanilla ice cream would be AMAZING!

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Pudding Parfaits with Kozy Shack Pudding #PuddingLove

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I can honestly say that I’ve been a huge fan of Kozy Shack® Pudding for years.  We always have the snack packs in our fridge because they make the perfect afternoon snack and Connor can quickly grab it out of the fridge by himself.  Plus, they make the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth when you just need something sweet to eat.

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What’s not to love about Kozy Shack® Pudding?!

It’s made with simple, wholesome ingredients which means you can read and pronounce all the ingredient listed on the package.  All Kozy Shack® Puddings are gluten free and contain no artificial preservatives or hydrogenated oils.  And it’s available in a variety of flavors including chocolate, tapioca, and rice pudding.

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Now, I know pudding tastes great right out of the fridge but we love to add different toppings to our pudding and make fun treats together. With simple toppings and mix-ins, it’s fun to create pudding parfaits.

pudding parfait #puddinglove Kozy Shack Pudding My favorite is adding chocolate chip cookies to Kozy Shack® Pudding.  My healthy eater, Connor, loves to add strawberries and blueberries to his Kozy Shack® Tapioca pudding and my hubby is all about adding peanut butter cups to his chocolate pudding.  You really can’t go wrong when you add toppings to Kozy Shack® Puddings!

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And here are a few more fun combinations that we can’t wait to try:

  • Bananas & Cinnamon Rice Pudding:  Spoon Kozy Shack® Rice Pudding into a small dish. Top with sliced bananas and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
  • S’more’s Pudding:  Spoon Kozy Shack® Chocolate pudding into a small dish. Add marshmallows and broken pieces of graham crackers.
  • Chocolate Drizzled Strawberries and Tapioca Pudding:  Drizzle strawberries with melted dark chocolate and allow to set. Layer chopped strawberries and Kozy Shack® Tapioca Pudding in a small dish.  Top with a chocolate-drizzled strawberry.
  • Banana Split Chocolate Pudding:  Spoon Kozy Shack® Chocolate Pudding into a small dish. Top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, strawberries, a banana spear and a maraschino cherry.

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Are you suddenly craving pudding?  I know I am.

How do you enjoy your pudding?  Do you like it plain or do you like to add fun toppings?

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggies Recipe

Who doesn’t love a great tasting slow cooker recipe?  I know I do!

This easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggies recipe is one of the easiest meals to make and one of my favorites.

Slow Cooker Chicken Veggie Slow Cooker Recipe

It really doesn’t get any better than this!

Just throw the chicken, cream of chicken soup and carrots in the slow cooker and you are good to go.  Then all you have to do when you get home is add the broccoli, make the rice and dinner is ready.  This is my favorite way to cook – quick and easy meals.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggies

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 cups broccoli (I use frozen)
  • Brown rice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add chicken, soup, and milk to slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours
  2. Add broccoli to slow cooker about an hour before you want to serve dinner. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook rice according to package.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
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Banana Split Milkshakes

This post brought to you by TruMoo. All opinions are 100% mine.

There is nothing better than a delicious milkshake and these Banana Split Milkshakes are sure to put a smile on your face!

Growing up my mom made us milkshakes all the time for dessert and now it is a little tradition that Connor and I do together.  We love to experiement with different flavors and ingredients.

The other night Connor was asking for a Banana Split and I was craving a milkshake so I decided it would be more fun to make Banana Split Milkshakes.

To make this shake, I used TruMoo Chocolate Milk and it was the perfect addition to this delicious shake.  Connor and I are both huge fans of TruMoo.  Connor loves the way it tastes and I love that it is made with fresh low fat milk and contains 8 essential nutrients with no artificial growth hormones and no high fructose corn syrup.

Banana Split Milkshakes

Ingredients

  • 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/2 cups TruMoo Chocolate Milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry syrup
  • 1 banana

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour and enjoy!
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Such a fun treat!!  We will definitely be making these again soon.

Want to See more great ways to enjoy TruMoo?  Follow TruMoo on Facebook and visit TruMoo for more information about their products.  TruMoo is available is in Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla.  They even have a coffee creamer that I can’t wait to try.

And since I love giving things away, I’ve got 4 TruMoo Coupons to give away..  Just leave a comment telling which TruMoo flavor you are most excited to try.  (Giveaway ends May 26th)

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Triple Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookie Pie

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a fabulous week.

Today I’m sharing an easy recipe that I made for my husband last weekend.  My neighbor found this fabulous recipe from Averie Cooks on Pinterest and I immediately knew that I had to make it for him.

How can you not love a dessert that includes peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough, Peanut Butter M&M’s and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups?  I made this recipe even easier by using a roll of refrigerated cookie dough.

Triple Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookie Pie

Triple Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 box of Peanut Butter M&M's
  • 1 bag miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2. Break up cookie dough and press evenly in bottom of pan.
  3. 3. Space Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and M&M's around top of dough and press down into place.
  4. 4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. 5. Let cool for about 30 minutes before serving.
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I’m telling you all – it doesn’t get any better than this!  This Triple Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookie Pie was easy, delicious, and a huge hit with everyone!!  I think I need to make another one today.

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Turkey Sausage and Spinach with Tortellini

I love any recipe that includes spinach and tortellini.  Throw in a little smoked turkey sausage and you can’t go wrong.  My neighbor makes this all the time and always brings me a small container to take for lunch so I finally decided to make it.  And let me tell you – it was delicious!!

Turkey Sausage Tortellini Recipe

Turkey Sausage and Spinach with Tortellini

Ingredients

  • 1 15 ounce bag of tortellini
  • 1 block of Land-O-Lakes Garlic and Herb Saute butter or 1/3 stick of butter
  • 1 package (16 ounces) of Smoked Turkey Sausage, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 package of Pepper Stir Fry Frozen Vegetables or 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper, and 1 onion - cut into strips
  • 6 cups of spinach or 1 package of frozen spinach
  • Cajun seasoning to taste

Instructions

  1. 1. Cook tortellini according to the package directsion. Drain and set aside.
  2. 2. Meanwhile in large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add sausage and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. 3. Add peppers, onion and spinach. Cook until peppers become tender (about 4 minutes).
  4. 4. Add the pasta and stir to combine.
  5. 5. Season with cajun seasoning, then serve.
http://www.happygoluckyblog.com/2014/04/turkey-sausage-spinach-tortellini.html

You know I only share quick and easy recipes so when I say this was easy and delicious, I truly mean it!

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Celebrate Spring with Del Monte®

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I am always looking for easy and delicious recipes to add to my recipe box so I was thrilled to find out that Sam’s Club offers recipes.

As I looked through all the recipes, I knew I had to make the Green Bean Casserole. We were having a neighborhood cookout this past weeked so I headed to to Sam’s Club for all the ingredients.  It’s always my favorite recipe to take to cookouts and family dinners.

Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 (10.75-oz.) can Campbell's® Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • 8 cups cooked green beans or 4 cans (14.5 oz. each) any style Del Monte® Green Beans, drained
  • 2 1/2 cups French's® Cheddar French Fried Onions
  • (I doubled the original recipe)

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 2. Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 3/4 cup onions in a 1-1/2-quart casserole.
  3. 3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the bean mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining onions.
  4. 4. Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.
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You just can’t go wrong with Green Bean Casserole.  It’s so easy to make and always a huge hit!

One night this week I’m going to make the Crunchy Onion Chicken & Noodle Dinner.  Doesn’t it sound delicious?  And it only requires 7 ingredients.  My kind of recipe!

So now it’s time to Celebrate Spring with easy sides using Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn and Cut Green Beans from Sam’s Club.  That means less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the gorgeous weather outside.

Go online at Sam’s Club and get great recipes for your family’s favorite dishes.

Grab some Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn and Cut Green Beans the next time you are at your local Sam’s Club and celebrate with a great spring dinner!

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