Friday Favorites – Week 238 – Fun Halloween Snacks

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Hey everyone! All week long, I’ve been sharing ideas for Halloween, so for this week’s party, we have some fun Halloween Snacks. Hope you enjoy.

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Halloween Fruit Cup

Halloween Fruit Cups

 

Today I have a super easy treat that’s also healthy, yet festive for the fall season!  This Halloween Fruit Cup is made using the little fruit cups you get from the store.  You could also use fruit from a can, frozen, or even fresh fruit, but the little fruit cups work great for a single serve dessert without any measuring.  It is great for a healthy after school snack, and it is also an easy party treat to prepare. [Read more...]

7-Layer Mexican Casserole with Success Rice

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Success Rice

Rice is one of my favorite kitchen staples!  I love serving it as a side, and I especially love to use it in casseroles!  But with some rice products you have to be careful, or your rice won’t be good and done.  But Success® Boil-in-Bag Rice makes it easy to cook up perfect rice!

The product comes in White and and Whole Grain Brown Rice varieties, and you can find it in 14 oz and 32 oz package.  And because Success® Rice is precooked,  your cook time is just 10 minutes from bag to bowl!  From there, you can add any number of ingredients to create your favorite recipe! [Read more...]

#ad Game Time with Tyson Deli Wings

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Game Time with Tyson Deli Wings

When it comes time for game day, we always have a lot of “man food” on hand.  I love putting out a spread of appetizers on the counter just before the start of the first game of the day, and then going back later at dinner time.  It generally makes for an easy day as far as cooking, and it allows me to watch the games with my hubby without having to spend all day in the kitchen.  Hot Wings are definitely on my top 5 list of game day buffet items!  But if you want to keep it easy, you usually have to order out, which can get expensive, or you have to buy a frozen product, which just doesn’t compare with something fresh.

OR… You can stop by the Walmart Deli!  The Walmart Deli serves up a variety of bone-in and boneless wings for your football party! [Read more...]

Salsa Fresca

Today I’m happy to present another Summer Guest Recipe.  Julia from Mini Van Dreams is here with her Salsa Fresca recipe.  With the college football season starting this weekend, it seems rather appropriate to post at this time.  Even if your summer grilling season is over, you can still enjoy this recipe by adding it to your game day menu, or a weeknight Mexican dinner!

My name is Julia, nice to meet you! I am the mom of twins, wife, accountant, scrapbooker, card maker, and self-proclaimed nap sneaker. I blog at Mini Van Dreams where I share easy recipes, craft tutorials, reviews, social good initiatives, and anything else that makes me laugh.

 

Mini Van Dreams... and dirty dishes.

Before we get started, I want to thank The Hungry Dudes for allowing me to use their photos to replace the ones that were lost when my iPhone met an unfortunate demise in the bathroom at Eldora Speedway.

Today, I am sharing a delicious and easy recipe for salsa fresca, just in time for all the delicious veggies from your garden or the local farmers market! This delicious, fresh salsa is perfect with chips or as a topper for anything – chicken, steak, or fish. It is also delicious as a replacement for salad dressing on your next salad!

Ready to give this easy summer recipe a try? Let’s go! [Read more...]

Game Day Food: Roll Tide! Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits

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Jello University Kit

My family is very excited for football season to be starting!  My husband has already explained to me that the television station will be glued to the SEC Network, so that if I don’t want to watch sports, I can plan accordingly and go to the next room. Haha!  But actually I really enjoy football and I especially love watching our team the Crimson Tide!  And I also look forward each week to game day food!

We usually order out or make something early that will last the day, and game day food is generally “man food.”  We like appetizers, especially chicken fingers and wings! But we also sometimes go for things like meatballs, sausage balls, cocktail weenies, cheesesticks, cheese fries, or chips and dip.  And other times we like simple meals like sub sandwiches, grilled burgers, chili dogs, pizza, and barbecue sandwiches. Yes, we do love to eat!

As much as I love all the salty and spicy goodness of game day, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t crave something sweet!  So today I am sharing a simple dessert that you can prepare to make your game day even sweeter!  I took my recipe for strawberry pretzel salad and turned it in to a kid-friendly game day treat: Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits.  And I added a little extra team spirit to the treat using Jell-O University Molds! [Read more...]

Lunch Time with Del Monte and a Coupon Offer at Walmart

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Noah Birdwell

Noah started his freshman year of high school nearly two weeks ago.  So far he seems to like it okay.  It is hard to believe he is in high school; I think this is something that sneaks up on parents and most find they aren’t “ready” for it.  When we took him to band camps during the summer, his dad first looked around and said, “It’s so weird to drop off Noah here, and most of these kids actually drove themselves. He’s too young for all this!”  And he’s also remarked, “Wow, some of these kids have facial hair!”  haha.

But aside from the basic anxieties, I think everyone is excited about the school year.  I’m not sure if Noah is excited about all this pre-AP coursework he signed up for, but I know he’s very excited about being in band this year, and he’s look forward to this year’s band trip.

Del Monte Pineapple Cups

With the start of a new school year comes shopping for school lunch and snack items.  If you’re looking for healthy, yet convenient options, Del Monte Fruit Cups and Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers make great additions to any lunch box.

I recently picked up a couple of packages of the Del Monte Fruit Cups.  We like the Mandarin Oranges and Pineapples. [Read more...]

After School Snacking and Recipes with Bagel Bites and Delimex

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After School Snacking with Bagel Bites and Delimex

School is starting here this week, and with the start of a new school year, after school snacks are a MUST! This year our son will be a “big 9th grader.”  With a course load of pre-ap classes, as well as marching band and other school activities, it is sure to be a fun and exciting, yet challenging year!  This fall will be especially hectic, as he will have band practice 3 days a week, plus his Friday football game activities participation.  (And let’s not forget homework!) [Read more...]

Food For Thought: Sweet ‘n Sour Pineapple Salsa

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I hope you’re enjoying all the frozen desserts and other summer treats my guests and I have been sharing.  Today we have a slight change of pace with a delicious Sweet ‘n Sour Pineapple Salsa from Mary-Kate at Christianity Cove. [Read more...]

We #Kooloff with Kool-Aid Drinks, Plus a Pie and Popsicle Recipe #CollectiveBias

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Kool-Aid Drink Cart

With summer time comes a season of picnics, pool parties, and backyard barbecues.  We just set up new patio furniture and a new grill on our back deck and have already grilled three times in the past couple of weeks.  If you’re planning any backyard barbecues yourself, Kool-Aid can certainly help you out with some cool drinks and refreshments.  Without a doubt, I’m sure you are familiar with the Kool-Aid powders, Jammers, and other products.  But did you know Kool-Aid also comes in a Ready to Drink 96 ounce bottle? [Read more...]