Healthy Beef Stir Fry

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Healthy Beef Stir Fry

This Healthy Beef Stir Fry makes for a quick meal, perfect for the end to a busy work day. This recipe is better than take out with far fewer unpronounceable additives, preservative, and who knows what else. Just  5 ingredients work together to create a dish that is light in fat but heavy in flavor.

To keep it healthy use lean cuts of beef-top or bottom round, sirloin, tenderloin, etc.  Using a nonstick pan will mean you use less oil, cutting back on even more fat. Serve over brown rice for an even healthier dinner with added fiber.

Ingredients

1 lb. beef strips, lean cut

1 head of broccoli or add as many veggies and you like!

2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

1 cup low sodium beef broth

canola or vegetable oil to coat pan

Directions:

Whisk beef broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch together in a small bowl.

Healthy Beef Stir Fry

Wash broccoli and chop into small florets.

beef broccoli stir fry

Drizzle just enough oil to coat pan.

Heat oil over high heat.

Add broccoli and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in beef and soy sauce mixture.

Healthy Beef Stir Fry

Continue to cook for an additional 7- 8 minutes until beef is thoroughly cooked, broccoli softened, and most liquid has been absorbed.

Serve over rice or noodles.

 Looking for another healthy option?  Try this Bourbon Glazed Salmon!

 

Healthy Beef Stir Fry
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. beef strips, lean cut
  • 1 head of broccoli or add as many veggies and you like!
  • 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth
  • Canola or Vegetable Oil to coat pan
Instructions
  1. Whisk beef broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch together in a small bowl.
  2. Wash broccoli and chop into small florets.
  3. Drizzle just enough oil to coat pan.
  4. Heat oil over high heat.
  5. Add broccoli and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Stir in beef and soy sauce mixture.
  7. Continue to cook for an additional 7- 8 minutes until beef is thoroughly cooked, broccoli softened, and most liquid has been absorbed.
  8. Serve over rice or noodles.

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip



Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip

This Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip recipe is creamy, rich, and just a little bit sassy.  A great way to amp up your veggie platters,  spice up your crackers, and rev up your plain drumettes.  It makes a perfect dish to bring to potlucks, parties, and work gatherings.

Ingredients:

8 oz. block cream cheese, softened

4-5 Tbsp. Buffalo sauce

3 Tbsp. butter

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp. celery salt

Directions:

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip

Stir in cream cheese and mix until melted.

Add Buffalo sauce, mayonnaise, and celery salt stir to combine and remove from heat.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buffalo Dip

Can be made ahead of time, refrigerate and reheat to serve.

 Check out this Simple Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Recipe!

Buffalo Cheese Dip Recipe
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Recipe type: Appetizer
 
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. block cream cheese, softened
  • 4-5 Tbsp. Buffalo sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. celery salt
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in cream cheese and mix until melted.
  3. Add Buffalo sauce, mayonnaise, and celery salt stir to combine and remove from heat.
  4. Serve with crackers, pretzels, or plain chicken drumettes.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe

Serve this Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler recipe as is or topped with a generous helping of vanilla ice cream for a delicious taste of summer.  Sweet and tart with a golden brown topping this recipe is perfect for summer picnics, BBQ’s, potlucks, or any other gathering.  (If you are going to travel with it consider this Portable Travel Casserole Tote to help with transport- I LOVE mine.)  So simple to pull  together it’s hard to believe it’s homemade. You can very easily reduce the amount of sugar called for if you prefer a less sweet version- 1/2 cup in the filling and reduce to 1 Tbsp. in the topping.  Fresh or frozen strawberries or rhubarb will work if you aren’t able to find any in season.

Ingredients:

Filling:
4 cups rhubarb, chopped
2 cups strawberries sliced
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt

Topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 stick (4 Tbsp. cold butter)
1/8 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/4 cup milk

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Chicken Marsala With Mushrooms Recipe

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Chicken Marsala With Mushrooms Recipe

Chicken Marsala is a popular dish at Italian restaurants but it is so simple that you can stay home  and recreate it for an evening in.  Masala wine and mushrooms compliment one another to create the amazing  sauce that makes up Chicken Marsala, with a creamy and rich twist on the original.

If you want a lighter sauce simple leave the cream off at the end of the recipe. Just a few simple steps will have you sitting down to a restaurant worthy dinner-high in flavor, low in cost, effort, and time.

Ingredients:

4  boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1 cup fresh, sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
1/2  tsp. dried Oregano
1-2 Tbsp. Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Slice chicken breasts in half  or to 1/2″ thickness.

Saute chicken and olive oil in a large skillet for 15-20 minutes until no longer pink/juices run clear.

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Stir in mushrooms and sauté until tender.

chicken marsala

Add in wine, scrapping up all the little flavor bits in the pan as you stir.

chicken marsala

Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

chicken marsala

Add in Oregano, salt and pepper taste.

Whisk in cream and simmer until heated through.

chicken marsala

 

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Chicken Marsala
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
 
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless. skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup Marsala wine
  • 1 cup fresh, sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup heavy cream or half and half
  • ½ tsp. dried Oregano
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Slice chicken breasts in half or to ½" thickness
  2. Saute chicken and olive oil in a large skillet for 15-20 minutes until no longer pink/juices run clear.
  3. Stir in mushrooms and sauté until tender.
  4. Add in wine, scrapping up all the little flavor bits in the pan as you stir.
  5. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add in Oregano, salt and pepper taste.
  7. Whisk in cream and simmer until heated through
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Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

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Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

I am always looking for something unique to take to parties and this Cookie Dough Dip Recipe is perfect.  Sweet and rich- just like you are eating cookie dough, and  minus the flour and eggs!  Graham Crackers, Nila Wafers, fruit, or shortbread cookies make the perfect vehicle for moving this yummy dip into your mouth. Or you can just use a spoon and keep it all to yourself!

Ingredients:

1 stick Butter (8 Tbsp.) softened

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

1  8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup milk or semi sweet chocolate chips

1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.

 Whisk in brown sugar until it  is dissolved and mixture is bubbling.

Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

Remove from heat and set aside, allow to cool to room temp.

In a hand or stand mixer combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.

Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

Blend in butter mixture.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

Refrigerate until ready to serve, allow to come to room temperature.

Serve with graham crackers, animal crackers, pretzel sticks or rods, or fruit.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 stick Butter (8 Tbsp.) softened
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup milk or semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in brown sugar until it is dissolved and mixture is bubbling.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside, allow to cool to room temp.
  4. In a hand or stand mixer combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  5. Blend in butter mixture.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes

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These Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes are completely adorable- I am in love!  They would be wonderful for an Easter Egg hunt or a class party.

The supplies are very easy and not too expensive.

Supplies Needed:

Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes
Instructions:

Bake cupcakes in liners according to package instructions.  Cool.

Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes

Push toothpick halfway into marshmallow Peeps candies, leaving half to anchor in cupcake.

Pipe green frosting onto the cupcake using the #233 Wilton decorating tip.

Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes

Insert toothpick in the center of cupcake.  Place 2-3 candies onto the cupcake to resemble Easter eggs.

Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes

When you are finished they should look just like the ones in the picture on the top of this post.  And other moms and kids will be in awe of you!

If you like these check out this post on How To Make A Rag Wreath!

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Earth Day Cupcakes

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Earth Day Cupcakes

If you need an Earth Day idea for whipping up at home with the kids, taking to the office or sharing with your child’s class this one is perfect! A simple box mix and store bought frosting become something special with a few added ingredients, and a creative finish.  Resembling freshly turned earth and a tree just planted, to honor Earth Day this topping is fun, simple  and pretty to create. Set up a small assembly line to put these cupcakes together and have them turned out in no time.

Ingredients:

1 box devil’s cake mix

1 container chocolate frosting

16 Oreo’s or other chocolate sandwich cookie

large package gummi worms

24 small lollipops

24 paper cupcake liners

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Prepare cake mix according to package directions, except use  applesauce for oil.

earth day cupcakes

Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.

earhtday cupcakes

Bake for 18-20 minutes, stick a toothpick in center to check for doneness- if toothpick comes out clean they are ready.

Allow cupcakes to cool completely.

While cupcakes are cooling- pull apart chocolate sandwich cookies and scrape out white filling (what you do with the filling is up to you, no judgment here)

Place cookies in blender, food processor, or coffee grinder and pulse until they are crushed into a fine  powder.

earthday cupcakes

Stir 1 tsp. of almond extract into frosting container.

Lightly frost cupcakes.

earthday cupcakes

Pour crushed cookies into a shallow bowl, and dip cupcakes into the cookies, coating frosting well.

earthday cupcakes

Decorate with gummy worms and opened sour apple lollipop.

earthday cupcakes

 Be sure to check out the Earth Day Word Search and Earth Day Freebies!

 

Earth Day Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
 
1 box devil's cake mix 1 container chocolate frosting 16 Oreo's or other chocolate sandwich cookie large package gummi worms 24 small lollipops
Ingredients
  • 1 box devil's cake mix
  • Applesauce
  • 1 container chocolate frosting
  • 16 Oreo's or other chocolate sandwich cookie
  • large package gummi worms
  • 24 small lollipops
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, except use applesauce for oil.
  3. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, stick a toothpick in center to check for doneness- if toothpick comes out clean they are ready.
  5. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
  6. While cupcakes are cooling- pull apart chocolate sandwich cookies and scrape out white filling (what you do with the filling is up to you, no judgment here)
  7. Place cookies in blender, food processor, or coffee grinder and pulse until they are crushed into a fine powder.
  8. Stir 1 tsp. of almond extract into frosting container.
  9. Lightly frost cupcakes.
  10. Pour crushed cookies into a shallow bowl, and dip cupcakes into the cookies, coating frosting well.
  11. Decorate with gummy worms and opened sour apple lollipop.

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