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Coffee Break with Liz and Kate » Let’s Eat

Let’s just be honest here, for many, the Super Bowl is as much about the food and commercials, as it is about the game itself. I already shared a few of my favorite Super Bowl commercials here. Now for the good stuff, munchies for the “Big Game”.  This year I’ll be serving Chicken Nachos Grande, Cowboy Salsa with chips and Churro Cupcakes. Chicken Nachos Grande Ingredients: 1 Rotisserie Chicken, deboned and shredded 1 package frozen steamable rice (white or brown) 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces) 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup shredded cheese 1 can green enchilada sauce (16 ounces) tortilla chips or flour tortillas 1 sm can sliced black olives sour cream Directions: Preheat oven to 450. Mix all ingredients (except tortilla chips) in large bowl. Spread evenly into 9 x 13 baking pan, sprayed with cooking spray. Top with olives. Bake for 20 …

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Churro Cupcakes – Kate’s Recipe of the Week

Churro Cupcakes Ingredients: 1 box white cake mix 3 eggs 1 cup sour cream 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 Tbsp. cinnamon 4 Tbsp. butter, melted Directions: Mix together cake mix, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Fill each paper liner half full with batter. In a separate bowl, combine white sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1 tsp. sugar mixture on top of cake batter. Top with remaining batter and fill 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 18 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove from oven and set aside. With pastry brush, place melted butter on top of cupcakes. Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture on top of cupcakes. Serve warm. ~Kate … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the Week – Waffle Iron Turtle Cookies

Waffle Iron Turtle Cookies? What in the world is a Waffle Iron Turtle Cookie? It’s exactly what it sounds like it is…a cookie that looks like a turtle, cooked on a waffle iron. Crazy, huh? Who knew you could make cookies on a waffle iron? Apparently my friend and neighbor Linda did. I found this recipe she submitted in our neighborhood cookbook. It sounds just kooky enough that I HAD to give it a try. Waffle Iron Turtle Cookies Ingredients: 2 squares unsweetened chocolate (2 ounces) 2 eggs 1 cup flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 cube) 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla melted peanut butter chips (or chocolate chips or whatever other kind you fancy) Directions: In a pan, melt chocolate squares and butter over low heat, stirring constantly. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and then stir … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the Week – Easy Cheesy Potatoes

Today’s recipe is one of my family’s all time favorites – Easy Cheesy Potatoes, more commonly known as Funeral Potatoes around these parts (these parts being Utah, of course). I suppose the name stems from the fact that it is a requirement that this potato dish be served after every funeral in Utah. Not baked potatoes, not mashed potatoes, not even potato salad or potato chips will do for the after funeral meal. I think it’s one of those strange Utah laws kind of like the one where it is illegal to fish while on horseback, or the one where daylight must be visible between dancing couples. Anyway…the great thing about these  cheesy potatoes is that they are yummy beyond words, super inexpensive and simple to make, and can easily be … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the Week – Corn Bread Sloppy Joes

Here’s a fun and easy twist on the old standby Sloppy Joe recipe that’s sure to be a hit with the kiddies and adults, alike. I’m betting it will also be a hit with the head chef in the house, because, like all of my recipes, these Corn Bread Sloppy Joes are super quick and easy to prepare. Corn Bread Sloppy Joes Ingredients: (The ingredients in the photo are doubled because I feed a small army at my house.) 1 package corn bread mix (81/2 oz.) 1 egg 1/3 cup milk 2 lbs ground beef 1/2 up chopped onion 1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce 1 cup corn 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies 2 packets Sloppy Joe seasoning mix 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Directions: Prepare and bake corn bread according to package directions, using the egg and milk. In a large skillet, brown … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the week – Creamy Spiced Apple Dip

Here’s a really yummy new recipe for apple dip. It’s super easy and super delicious. All you need are some sliced apples and a few basic ingredients and you’ve got a great snack or appetizer. Creamy Spiced Apple Dip Ingredients: 8 oz. cream cheese 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme Apple wedges Directions: In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and pumpkin pie spice until creamy and blended. Fold in marshmallow creme. Serve with apple wedges. Enjoy! … Read entire article »

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Liz’s recipe:Easy Bacon Cheesy Frittata

I know, I know. It’s something of a miraculous nature when I post a recipe, but this one is so easy, I couldn’t resist. This is another perfect dish for breakfast or brunch. And if you’re anything like Kate and I, chances are, you have breakfast for dinner once every week or so – and it’s perfect for that too! Now, on to the recipe! Bacon Cheesy Frittata: Ingredients: 6-8 eggs 1 pound cooked bacon, crumbled 1 c. milk 1 t. salt 1/2 t. pepper 2 T butter 1-2 cups shredded cheese Directions: Melt butter in baking dish Beat together eggs, milk, salt and pepper Pour egg mixture into baking dish Sprinkle bacon and cheese over eggs Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until center is set. This recipe is very versatile, too. You could substitute (or add) sausage, cubed ham or other meats in place … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the Week – What the fudge?!
Ridiculously Easy Microwave Fudge

A few days ago one of my daughters noticed some bags of groceries on the counter and peeked inside and saw packages of chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. “Mom! Yay! You’re making fudge! Wait…it’s for your website, isn’t it? Thank goodness you have a website because that means I know we’ll have something good to eat at least once a week.” What?! Did she really say that? I fix dinner every stinkin’ day of the week, well, except for Fridays when the Dominos down the road can expect a call. And most Saturdays when life is just plain chaos. And every other Sunday when my mom cooks Sunday dinner. But other than that, I can safely say that I feed my family on a mostly regular basis. So here’s my recipe for … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – I’m a cotton-headed ninny-muggins.

Yep, that’s what I told myself over the weekend after I let my son convince me that we needed to try Buddy the Elf’s favorite delicacy, spaghetti with syrup. “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” ~Buddy the Elf Somehow last year I was able to avoid fulfilling the oft repeated request until the Christmas season was over and Buddy the Elf’s strange eating habits were lost in the shuffle of the New Year. This year I was not so lucky.  My son caught me at a weak moment, and before I even knew what had happened I was standing at the stove cooking some spaghetti noodles. He added some syrup and topped the dish off with a crumbled brown sugar poptart. Sounds … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the week – White Chicken Chili

Nothing hits the spot on a cold December day better than a nice hot bowl of super easy and super delicious crock pot chili. This week I decided to mix it up a little bit and try something new…White Chicken Chili. It was a hit with the troops. Give it a try, your family will thank you. White Chicken Chili Ingredients: (for 8 servings) 3 15-oz. cans Great Northern Beans, drained 8 oz. cooked and shredded chicken breast 1 cup chopped onions 1 chopped red pepper 1 41/2-oz. can chopped green chilies (Oops! Left them out of the photo.) 3 1/2 cups chicken broth sour cream shredded cheese White Chicken Chili seasoning packet Directions: Combine all ingredients except sour cream and cheese in crock pot. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours, or High for 4-5 hours. Spoon into bowls and top with shredded cheese … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the Week –
(Almost) Magleby’s Buttermilk Syrup

In my opinion, there are few things more mouth-wateringly delicious than the buttermilk syrup Magleby’s serves on it’s all you can eat french toast. Simply put, it’s creamy, buttery, gooey heaven. And pretty dang easy to make. All you need are 5 minutes, and 6 ingredients which you probably already have on hand. Well, except for the buttermilk, which you’re probably going to have to make a trip to the store to buy.  Does anyone under the age of 70 really drink buttermilk? Have you ever tried plain ol’ unadulterated buttermilk…ummm, yuck! But in syrup…yum! Oh, and of course you’re going to need some french toast, waffles or pancakes. So here it is… (Almost) Magleby’s Buttermilk Syrup Ingredients: 1 stick butter 1 c. sugar 1 c. buttermilk 1 Tbsp. vanilla 1 Tbsp. corn syrup 1/2 tsp. baking soda Directions: 1. Put butter, sugar, buttermilk, … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the week – Easy Turkey, Bacon and Cheese Cressents

This week’s featured recipe is so yummy and so easy to prepare, that it’s sure to quickly become a favorite at your house. It’s a favorite at mine, anyway. Easy Turkey, Bacon and Cheese Cressents Ingredients: 1 can of big and flaky cressent rolls 2 tbs of your fav mustard (I used Grey Poupon) 6 oz. thinly sliced deli turkey 6 slices of your fav cheese 6 slices of cooked bacon (I use turkey bacon) Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Unroll dough and separate into triangles. Spread each triangle with mustard. Top with turkey, cheese and bacon. Roll up loosely and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 21 – 23 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy! If you liked this quick and easy recipe, take a look at the new cookbook Liz and I just made. We think you’ll love it! In the Kitchen with … Read entire article »

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Liz’s rant: Skeleton cupcakes – if you dare!

The kids found a recipe for these cupcakes and insisted we make them for Halloween. How hard could it be, I thought. I’m sure you can see this is gonna be a recipe and a rant, all wrapped into one post. What more could you ask for? In order to delve into this one, I took the original recipe and began by simplifying the cupcakes themselves. As you will see, they aren’t part of the ingredients photo, because I trust that you people know how to purchase a cake mix and make a couple dozen cupcakes. Anyway, in my opinion, the how-to’s of this project are all about what’s on top of the cupcake. So let’s start there with the nitty gritty. What you’ll need: A couple dozen cupcakes, cooled (note: you may or … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the week – Slow Cooker Applesauce

Fall is here, and that means it’s the season for delicious, crisp,  juicy apples. Luckily for me, my green thumb neighbors have had bumper crops this year, and they’re practically begging for us non-green thumb neighbors to take the pickins’ off their hands…’er branches. If you don’t live in apple growing land, the stores have great selections right now at good prices.  I’ve already shared my Gourmet Caramel Apple recipe. YUM! Last night I made a family favorite – Slow Cooker Applesauce. It’s ridiculously easy and so delicious it’s sure to become one of your favorites too. Slow Cooker Applesauce Ingredients: (Makes 4 servings) 8 to 10 apples, any kind will do 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup sugar Directions: 1. Core, peel and thinly slice apples. (Or cut into chunks.) I happen to have a handy dandy … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the week – Saucy Roast Beef Hoagies

This week’s recipe is super easy and super scrumptious – Saucy Roast Beef Hoagies. It’s kind of like eating a roast beef au jus sandwich, but without the messy dipping part. The juiciness is already in the meat. Ingredients: 1 can condensed onion soup 2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce 1 lb. thinly sliced deli roast beef 4 slices provolone cheese mild pickled banana pepper rings Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Heat onion soup and Worcestershire sauce in saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Add sliced beef and heat through, stirring occasionally. Divide beef mixture among rolls. Cut cheese slices in half and add to sandwiches. Place sandwiches on baking sheet and bake for 3 minutes, or until roll is toasted and cheese is melted. Add pepper rings and enjoy! Makes 4 servings. If you like this recipe, take a look … Read entire article »

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