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Peach Mango Caprese Salad

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No Bake Key Lime Cream Pie

No Bake Key Lime Cream Pie

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Citrus Steak Salad

Citrus Steak Salad

Summer nights are made for quick and easy dinner recipes. Citrus Steak Salad is the most perfect all in one dinner salad to get the job done. Crunchy greens, tender steak, juicy strawberries, mandarin oranges and a citrusy, made from scratch vinaigrette make for a meal that’s not only beautifully presented but also super satisfying and delicious. This restaurant quality salad will brighten up your dinner menu in a flash. And did I mention it’s not too hard on the waistline either?!? Eating healthy never looked so good!

Here’s all you’ll need: olive oil, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, fresh parsley, honey, garlic, chili sauce, salt, lettuce, strawberries, red onion, mandarin oranges, pecans, and goat cheese.

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So watch this…minimal prep work is required for this super easy steak salad! Slice up some strawberries and red onions. You’ll also want to drain the juice from the mandarin oranges and goat cheese. Then set aside these yummy toppings for later.

Sliced strawberries, mandarin oranges and sliced red onions on a cutting board. #steaksalad #citrussalad #mandarinorangerecipes #redonionrecipes #strawberryrecipes

Alright, alright, alright! Our super simple but amazingly delish made from scratch dressing is up next. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, minced fresh parsley, honey, minced garlic, chili sauce, and salt. Carefully whisk since it’s oil based. No splashing! Another great way to mix this up is to put all the ingredients in a small tupperware with a tight fitting lid and shake until combined. Strong emphasis on the tight fitting lid. Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, minced fresh parsley, honey, minced garlic, chili sauce, and salt whisked together in a small glass bowl. #steaksalad #citrusvinaigrette #grilledsteaksalad #citrussteaksalad #dinnersalad #healthyrecipes

Give the steak a little sprinkle of salt and pepper to prep and really that’s all you need. The meat will speak for itself.  Grill covered, over medium heat for 9-12 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 130 degrees, turning about half way through cooking. Remove from the grill, cover with foil and rest the steak for about 5 minutes before cutting into it. Resting your steak helps to keeps those flavorful juices in your steak and not on plate. Using a sharp knife cut the steak into thin slices.

Sirloin Steak cooking over medium heat on a gas grill. #steaksalad #grilledsteaksalad #healthyrecipes #saladrecipes #healthylunchideas

Now here’s the fun part! Layer the salad greens, strawberries, oranges, and red onion. Top with sliced steak, pecans and goat cheese. Pour on some vinaigrette, grab a fork and enjoy! You’re gonna want Citrus Steak Salad on the table every night. Mmm mmmmm!!! (And that lettuce came straight from my garden too. I’m so proud!)

Trying to keep it light this summer? Then I think you’ll enjoy our Watermelon Cucumber Salad and Homegrown Cucumber Salad too!

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Citrus Steak Salad

August 2, 2020
: 2
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/8 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups torn romaine
  • 3/4 pound cooked beef sirloin steak, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup fresh goat cheese, crumbled drained
Directions
  • Step 1 Slice the strawberries and red onions. Drain the mandarin oranges and goat cheese. Set aside for later.
  • Step 2 In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, minced fresh parsley, honey, minced garlic, chili sauce, and salt.
  • Step 3 Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Grill covered, over medium heat for 9-12 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 130 degrees, turning about half way through cooking. Remove from the grill, cover with foil and rest the steak for about 5 minutes before cutting into it. Using a sharp knife cut the steak into thin slices.
  • Step 4 Layer the salad greens, strawberries, oranges, and red onion. Top with sliced steak, pecans and goat cheese. Pour on some vinaigrette, and enjoy!

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White Chocolate Fruit Tart

White Chocolate Fruit Tart

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S’mores Sandwich Cookies

S’mores Sandwich Cookies

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Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet

Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet

Rise and shine! Our mouth-watering Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet is a great way to start the day. I’m talking a good old fashioned down home country breakfast with a whole lotta substance. Right from the start I knew this hearty skillet would quickly become a breakfast favorite in my house. What’s not to love about bacon, eggs and cheesy hash browns? It’s all the best breakfast staples in one dish! Cast iron adds that little something special to the presentation but really any large skillet will work in a pinch. It’s amazing how satisfying a few simple ingredients and a one pan meal can be! I love cooking breakfast. But I love cooking EASY breakfasts even more!

Here’s all you’ll need: bacon, onion, hash browns, eggs, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.

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Chop up the bacon and add it to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until bacon starts to crisp up slightly. Cast iron skillets are a great additional to your cooking arsenal because it offers an even heating area for cooking no matter what you’re cooking on. That means you can toss this baby on a grill (say if you’re tailgating) or even a campfire. They’re also naturally nonstick (if seasoned correctly) and are built to last a lifetime. But again a large skillet with a lid can be used to make this recipe as well.

Pork sausage would make a great swap in place of the bacon if you’re looking to mix it up a bit!

Chopped bacon cooking in a cast iron skillet on a stovetop burner. #castironskilletrecipes #castironrecipes #onepanrecipes #breakfastrecipes #breakfastforacrowd #campingrecipes

Once the bacon begins to crisp push it to the sides of the pan. Add the chopped onions to the center of the skillet. Continue to cook over medium heat until the onions are tender. A lot of people make the mistake of adding the onions too early. In this case the bacon needs a little bit of a head start. Drain the bacon grease reserving about a tablespoon of drippings in the pan.

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Next stir in the hash browns. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let the potatoes fry, without disturbing, until golden on the bottom (about 3-5minutes) and then flip. It’s perfectly fine to use metal utensils on cast iron because it’s a very resilient cooking surface. A thin metal spatula is easy to maneuver. (The exception to this is enameled cast iron; metal can scratch its porcelain coating).

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Using the back of a spoon, create 8 deep, evenly spaced wells in the potato mixture. Break one egg into each indentation. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Of course you can adjust the number of eggs depending on the size of your crowd.

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Cover the skillet and cook on medium low heat for about 10-15 minutes or until the eggs are set. The cooking time will depend on how done you like your eggs so take a quick peek under the lid to see how far along they are a few times during cooking. No lid for your skillet? No problem! Simply cover the breakfast skillet with aluminum foil to keep the heat in.

Eggs and hash browns cooking in a cast iron skillet on a stovetop. #castiron #breakfastideas #heartybreakfast #skilletbreakfast #brunchrecipes #hashbrownrecipes

And now the final touch! Sprinkle a little cheese on top of the hash browns. Let stand until the cheese is melted. Cast iron holds heat for a long period of time so you won’t have to worry about your breakfast getting cold. Serve with coffee, juice and toast and you’ll have a bunch of happy campers! Enjoy!!

And don’t put that skillet away just yet. You’re gonna need it again for our Skillet Potato Rolls.

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Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet

July 4, 2020
: 8 servings
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound bacon strips, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Directions
  • Step 1 Chop up the bacon and add it to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until bacon starts to crisp up slightly.
  • Step 2 Push the bacon to the sides of the pan. Add the chopped onions to the center of the skillet. Continue to cook over medium heat until the onions are tender. Drain the bacon grease reserving about a tablespoon of drippings in the pan.
  • Step 3 Stir in the hash browns. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let the potatoes fry, without disturbing, until golden on the bottom (about 3-5minutes) and then flip.
  • Step 4 Using the back of a spoon, create 8 deep, evenly spaced wells in the potato mixture. Break one egg into each indentation. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the skillet and cook on medium low heat for about 10-15 minutes or until the eggs are set.
  • Step 5 Sprinkle a little cheese on top of the hash browns. Let stand until the cheese is melted. Enjoy!

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

If you like sweet potato fries, then you’ll love Grilled Sweet Potatoes! I’ve always been a sweet potato fan whether they’re fried, baked or all dolled up in a holiday casserole, but grilling them puts it on a whole new level for me. Grilling not […]

No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Happy First Day of Summer!!! What better way to celebrate than with a fun new recipe? No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer’s day. This recipe is amazing for so many reasons. It starts off […]

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Move over boring side dishes! Grilled Brussels Sprouts are here to steal the show this summer. Brussels sprouts can sometimes get a bad rap but it’s only because most people don’t know how to cook them properly. Grilling or roasting them caramelizes their natural sugars yielding incredible results. Our recipe uses a very simple seasoning that pairs beautifully with that charred, smoky flavor added by the grill. Find a Brussels sprouts hater and let’s change their mind!

Here’s all you’ll need: Brussel sprouts, onion, red and orange peppers, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

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Let’s get cooking! If you plan on using wood or bamboo skewers, now’s a good time to get them soaking in water. Soaking them in water for 10-15 minutes before threading will keep the skewers from cooking on the grill along with the food. Of course if you’re using metal skewers or a grill basket you won’t need to do this.

Add 1 inch of water to a large saucepan. Place a steamer basket over the top. Bring the water to a boil. Add the sprouts to the steamer basket. Reduce the heat to a simmer and steam, covered for 4-6 minutes or until the veggies are crisp-tender. I know the title of this recipe is Grilled Brussels Sprouts but precooking helps to ensure the centers won’t be raw. Remove from the steamer and allow the brussels sprouts to cool.

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Next cut the peppers and onions into 1-1/2 inch pieces. I used red and orange peppers but you can add any veggies that you like. Green peppers or cherry tomatoes would make great additions too. Hearty vegetables work best when it comes to grilling so save the spinach and kale for another time.

Red and orange peppers cut into 1-1/2 inch chunks on a cutting board. #brusselssprouts #grilledbrusselssprouts #howtocookbrusselssprouts #grillrecipes #summergrilling

While we have the cutting board out, we’ll need to trim the Brussels sprouts as well. Slice off and discard the bottom end of each Brussels sprout, as well as any wilted or discolored leaves. Then cut each sprout in half vertically. Thread the vegetables onto the skewer alternating between a Brussels sprout, a pepper and an onion. Repeat the pattern until the skewer is full. Make sure your veggies have a little bit of room to breathe. If they’re jammed too tight you won’t get an even cook.

Brussels sprout, red pepper and onion are alternatively threaded on a bamboo skewer. #grilledbrusselssprouts #brusselssprouts #grillrecipes #grilling #dinneronthegrill #summerrecipes

Now it’s time to make our seasoning. Mix salt, garlic powder and pepper together in a small dish. And…..That’s it! Sometimes simple really is best. Never underestimate the power of a lil garlic flavor! Salt, garlic powder, and pepper are mixed together in a small dish. #brusselssprouts #brusselssproutsseasoning #grillrecipes #grilledveggies #grilledvegetables #fathersdayrecipes

Brush the veggie kebobs lightly with olive oil then sprinkle with a little seasoning. Fire up the grill to medium heat. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes turning frequently. You can use a grill pan or cook directly on the grates. Or ditch the skewers altogether and toss the vegetables in a grill basket. Work with what you got!

Grilled Brussels Sprouts cooking on a grill. #brusselssprouts #grilledbrusselssprouts #howtocookbrusselssprouts #grillrecipes #grillingrecipes #grilledsidedish

Remove Grilled Brussels Sprouts from the grill and serve immediately. Cause you can’t stop me from diving in!! Serve with our Best Grilled Pork Chops Marinade and Cheesy Grilled Potatoes. You won’t be disappointed!

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts

June 16, 2020
: 4
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 16 fresh Brussels sprouts (about 1-1/2-inch diameter)
  • 1 medium sweet red or orange pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions
  • Step 1 Soak wood skewers in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Step 2 Add 1 inch of water to a large saucepan. Place a steamer basket over the top. Bring the water to a boil. Add the sprouts to the steamer basket. Reduce the heat to a simmer and steam, covered for 4-6 minutes or until the veggies are crisp-tender. Remove from the steamer and allow the brussels sprouts to cool.
  • Step 3 Cut the peppers and onions into 1-1/2 inch pieces. Slice off and discard the bottom end of each Brussels sprout, as well as any wilted or discolored leaves. Then cut each sprout in half vertically.
  • Step 4 Thread the vegetables onto the skewer alternating between a Brussels sprout, a pepper and an onion. Repeat the pattern until the skewer is full.
  • Step 5 Mix salt, garlic powder and pepper together in a small dish. Brush the veggie kebobs lightly with olive oil then sprinkle with a little seasoning. Fire up the grill to medium heat. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes turning frequently. Remove from the grill and serve. Enjoy!

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Slow-Cooker Root Beer Brats

Slow-Cooker Root Beer Brats

Move over beer brats there’s a new kid in town! Root Beer Brats are not only delicious but they are so easy to prepare. And since they’re made with root beer rather than beer, they’re family friendly too. Slow-cooking in a sweet root beer marinade […]