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It’s all about the GREEN! Happy St. Patrick’s Day

It’s all about the GREEN! Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. As you probably know, I’m all about the holidays. I like to have a reason, any old reason, to take what could be an ordinary day and turn it into a celebration. In my house, there are no little holidays, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. When my kids were really little I tried making a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef and cabbage. That did not go … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month:
Witches Hats & Breadstick Broomsticks

Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month: <br /> Witches Hats & Breadstick Broomsticks

Hooray for Halloween! I love Halloween. Today for you Coffee Break readers, I  have two fun Halloween recipe ideas using refrigerated crescent roll dough  and refrigerated breadstick dough.  Couldn’t be simpler. And oh so cute!  Impress your family with these simple and fun ideas. If you missed last week’s recipe for  Creepy Eyeball Treats, check them out. Witches Hats Yield: Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1 package crescent dinner rolls (8 rolls) 32 turkey pepperoni slices cut in half 3 to 4 salami … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month – It’s All About the Pumpkin

Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month – It’s All About the Pumpkin

Halloween is just days away. I hope you’ve had some fun with this month’s Halloween Ideas. Halloween Month: Creepy Eyeball Treats & Monster Mash Halloween Month: Witches Hats & Breadstick Broomsticks Halloween Month: Disgusting Deviled Egg Eyeballs & Toads in a Blanket Disgusting Worm Salad How to make Disneyland Gourmet Caramel Apples One of my favorite Halloween traditions is roasting the pumpkin seeds after my family carves their pumpkins. It’s a delicious and healthy treat that everyone will love. How to Roast … Read entire article »

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Liz’s rant: Oh, rats

Liz’s rant: Oh, rats

Before you start thinking that I’ve gotten in the um, spirit of things where Halloween is concerned, let me say, “not really.” It’s just that I seem to be finding a myriad of ways to celebrate this holiday. Following through is another matter entirely. As usual, I’ll be going all out by simply getting the pumpkins carved in time for trick-or-treating. Nevertheless, I’ve come across quite a few spookily-themed foods of late. This one, in my … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month:
Deviled Egg Eyeballs &
Toads in a Blanket

Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month: <br /> Deviled Egg Eyeballs & <br /> Toads in a Blanket

I think that  hidden deep inside me there is a mean streak just itching to get out.  I say this because I derive ridiculous amounts pleasure from watching the faces of unsuspecting victims as they bite into disgusting looking, but delicious tasting treats like the ones I’m  sharing with you today… Disgusting Deviled Egg Eyeballs Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon mustard Pinch of salt Green and red food coloring Sliced black olives Toothpicks Directions: Peel the cooled hard boiled eggs and … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Disgusting Worm Salad

Kate’s Escapades – Disgusting Worm Salad

Today’s post is courtesy of my crazy friend, Whitney.   I’ll admit I  come up with some kooky ideas from time to time, but next to her I’m an amateur.  She takes sick and disgusting to a whole new level with this Halloween “treat”.  This one is only for the truly warped and brave… Disgusting Worm Salad by Whitney Hancock These edible worms are a BIG hit for our Halloween Dinner. The first time I served these … Read entire article »

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Liz’s Top Seven ways to use boiled eggs

Liz’s Top Seven ways to use boiled eggs

You know the drill. Easter is over. Chocolate bunnies sit in their baskets devoid of ears, pieces of shiny fake green grass are strewn from one end of the house to the other, and no fewer than two dozen eggs bide their time in the refrigerator, asking themselves but one thing: “Will we be eaten? Or tossed to the curb with all that shiny fake green grass?” Which is where I make a confession. As much as … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – April Fools’ Day Food Prank

Kate’s Escapades –  April Fools’ Day Food Prank

Since April Fools’ Day is coming up in a few days, we decided this post from two years ago is worth a Second Glance... It’s finally here.  The day when I get to release my pent up immaturity…the day when it’s perfectly acceptable for me to feel mischievous and sneaky…the day when I get to be all the things I try to teach my kids not to be. I must confess, when I was writing yesterday’s ridiculous … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Fat Tuesday means pancakes for dinner

Kate’s Escapades – Fat Tuesday means pancakes for dinner

“(Tuesday) is Fat Tuesday, and of course, this being America, it will be followed by Even Fatter Wednesday, Obese Thursday and Fat-A** Friday.” –Jay Leno How much do you love a holiday that has as it’s main objective encouraging you to pig out? I’m talking about Fat Tuesday, of course, which just happens to be today.  Or perhaps in this politically correct day and age, we should call it “big-boned Tuesday” or possibly “full-figured Tuesday”. You … Read entire article »

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Recipe of the week –
Cheater Chicken Parmesan

Recipe of the week – <br /> Cheater Chicken Parmesan

Here at Coffee Break we just LOVE our Cheater recipes. So what’s a “Cheater” recipe?  It’s a way to end up with a delicious home cooked meal, side dish or dessert without spending lots of  time to get there. This recipe was sent to us by Coffee Break reader, Susan Stephens. I (Kate) decided to give the Cheater Chicken Parmesan recipe a try this week to see if the family would like it.  I took some pics … Read entire article »

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Pomegranate Sherbet – Kate’s Recipe of the Week

Nothing says summer like a delicious bowl of  homemade ice cream. At our house we usually stick with strawberry or some variation of vanilla with a mix-in. Last week we decided to be adventurous and lighten things up with Pomegranate  Sherbet. It was super delicious and super easy. Ingredients: (makes 6 cups) 3 cups pomegranate juice (I used Old Orchard Pomegranate Cherry) pinch salt 1 cup heavy cream juice of 2 limes Directions: Mix pomegranate juice, cream, salt, and lime juice. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to your manufactures instructions. When your ice maker shuts off the sherbert will soft and fluffy and not quite frozen. Just put it in the freezer to firm completely. That’s it! Easy peasy pomegranate freezy. ~Kate Enjoy your yummy treat!   Related articles Reader Recipe: Mango Mint Sorbet (fitsugar.com) Pomegranates (babyccinokids.com) Pineapple Coconut Milk Ice Cream … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the week – Easy Cinnamon Roll French Toast

Kate’s Recipe of the week – Easy Cinnamon Roll French Toast

This week’s recipe is inspired by my daughter’s favorite IHOP breakfast, Cinnamon Roll French Toast. I figured there must be some easy and yummy way to duplicate it and voila…here it is! Easy Cinnamon Roll French Toast Ingredients: 1 tube jumbo size cinnamon rolls (Bake according to package directions – don’t frost) 3 large eggs 2 Tbsp milk 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon Directions: Slice baked and cooled cinnamon rolls in half lengthwise; set aside. Crack eggs … Read entire article »

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Bodacious Buffalo Wing Sauce – Liz’s rave

Are any of you fans of QVC? (I know one reader who is… and you know who you are…) I am a huge fan. I especially like David Venable. He’s sort of like a big loveable Teddy bear – you can’t help but like him. At least I can’t. Anyway, I follow him on Twitter and have his app on my cell phone. Which is where his recipe comes in. The app features a list of his “app-only” recipes – many of which I’ve written down, hoping I’ll get around to fixing them. Last night, I was searching for something simple, relatively low in carbs and extremely high in taste. Enter his recipe for Oven Baked Boneless Chicken Tenders. I’m telling you it was OFF THE CHARTS GREAT! (Actually they tasted just … Read entire article »

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This week’s recipe –
Easy Peasy Lemon Freezy Pops

It’s Thursday, so that means it’s once again cheater recipe time. So what’s a “Cheater” recipe? It’s a way to end up with a delicious home cooked meal, side dish or dessert without spending lots of time to get there. This week’s cheater recipe… Easy Peasy Lemon Freezy Pops What could be better than this ultra easy, healthy and delicious  summer treat? It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day! Easy Peasy Lemon Freezy Pops Ingredients: 1 cup finely diced fresh fruit 1 cup plain or pink lemonade frozen concentrate 1 cup water ice pop mold or small disposable plastic cups m m Directions: m m m m m m m m m m m m m Cut fresh fruit into small pieces. m mm m m m m m m m Fill each ice-pop mold (or cup)  half full of cut fruit. m m m m m m m m m Mix lemonade concentrate with water. Pour into molds. m m m m m m m m m Cover with tops and freeze for about 5 hours. If using plastic cups, … Read entire article »

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Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas – Kate’s recipe of the week

It’s the last day of school for the kiddies before summer break. Cooking dinner is the last thing on my mind today. We’ve got better things to do with our day, like maybe a few hours at the park topped off with a stop at Hawaiian Shave Ice downtown. Anyhoo, where was I? Dinner, yep, well I’m making something super easy since I’ve got plans for fun today: Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas. Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients: 1 small onion, chopped cooking spray 3 cups shredded cooked chicken  (I used rotisserie chicken from the market) 2 diced fresh tomatoes (or 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained) 1 tub (10 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Santa Fe Blend Cooking Creme, divided 1 cup Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese 8 flour tortillas (6 inch) chunky salsa verde (the green stuff) Directions: Heat oven to … Read entire article »

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