Pulled Pork & Mango Broccoli Slaw Nachos

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Pulled Pork & Mango Broccoli Slaw Nachos

I don’t know about you, but when I think game time, I think nachos. This past weekend I spent some time in the kitchen making some of our favorite foods and loading them onto the ultimate nachos!

We love Pulled Pork in my house, and no Pulled Pork sandwich is complete without my famous Mango Broccoli Slaw.

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In honor of football season and our favorite snack…nachos…we ditched the buns and enjoyed our Pulled Pork and Mango Broccoli Slaw on Tostitos Scoops. Now, I know what you may be thinking, “Guys don’t like broccoli slaw and mango on their nachos!” But you would be wrong, this recipe is definitely sure to please the toughest crowd.

Pulled Pork & Mango Broccoli Slaw Nachos
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Recipe type: Nachos!
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 lb Pork tenderloin - You will be shredding this, I have found that tenderloins are the most tender
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Tostitos Scoops
  • 1 bag of Broccoli Slaw
  • ½ mango peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup of white vinegar - I prefer Cherry Wine Vinegar, but I know not everyone has that :)
  • ¼ cup of mayo - I use low-fat or fat free
Instructions
  1. Gently rub salt and pepper on the pork and place in slow cooker with ¼ cup water
  2. Cook pork on low for 6 hours
  3. While the pork is cooking, prep your Mango Broccoli Slaw by adding the sugar, oil, vinegar, and mayo into a medium size bowl and mixing well
  4. Add in the broccoli slaw to the same bowl and mix
  5. Add in the mango
  6. Refrigerate the broccoli slaw until the pork is ready
  7. When the pork is done, remove it from the slow cooker and use two forks to shred it
  8. Top the shredded pork with your favorite BBQ sauce and mix well
  9. Line a serving platter with Tostitos Scoops and fill each one with the pulled pork
  10. Then top each one with the mango broccoli slaw
  11. Serve immediately
  12. Enjoy!

 

The next time your favorite NFL team (or any team!) is on TV, make sure to serve up these Pulled Pork & Mango Broccoli Slaw Nachos to your fans!  They are surprisingly easy to make and are soooo good!

I hope you guys enjoy this Pulled Pork & Mango Broccoli Slaw Nachos recipe as much as we did!

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Turkey Chili Recipe – Just 6 Simple Ingredients!

Recipe for Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili Recipe – Just 6 Simple Ingredients!

I love Chili and we actually had a day or two here in sunny Florida where the temperature was below 90 degrees so I thought Chili was the perfect dinner option :)  I wanted to make something that would be a healthier version, so I decided on Turkey Chili.  I also wanted it to be full of delicious vegetables that I knew my kids would actually eat and I wanted it to be easy to throw together!  That being said, I ran into Target and checked out the canned foods. Using canned foods is one of the best ways to get food from the farm to your family — sealing in freshness, flavor and nutrition for less! I knew that using Ground Turkey instead of beef I would need an extra boost of flavor, and I love that I was easily able to do that with my canned foods. I had dinner started in under 5 minutes!

Turkey Chili recipe

We all loved this meal…kids included!  Both of my kids said “Wow, this is the best chili EVER!”  And that’s quite a compliment coming from my kids ;)  The Ro-Tel did add a bit of a kick to it, so if you don’t like a bit of heat, I recommend grabbing the “Mild” version.

Turkey Chili Recipe
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Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 29 oz can Tomato sauce
  • 1 can Bush's Chili beans in Chili Sauce
  • 1 can Del Monte Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, and Oregano
  • 1 can Ro-Tel Original with Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 1 can Del Monte Fiesta Corn with Red and Green Peppers
  • 1 lb. of Ground Turkey - I used Lean
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground turkey in a large pot on the stove
  2. Add in canned ingredients
  3. Stir, cover and cook on low for an hour - you can leave it on longer - just turn your temperature down to a simmer
  4. Serve with bread if desired
  5. Enjoy!

 

Turkey Chili recipe

Make sure to let me know if you try this Turkey Chili Recipe!

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Crockpot Recipes – 12 Easy & Delicious Favorites

Round-up of twelve crockpot recipes

Crockpot Recipes – 12 Easy & Delicious Favorites

With Fall upon us, I know one of my favorite things to do is use the Crockpot! So, I got together with on of my best buddies, Christie at Saving Said Simply,  to share some of our favorite Crockpot Recipes! I hope you enjoy this Crockpot Recipe round-up :)  And make sure to let us know if you try them!

What are some of your favorite Crockpot recipes? We would love for you to share them so that we can try them too :)

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Honey Salmon Baked in Foil Recipe

Honey Salmon baked in foil recipe

Honey Salmon Baked in Foil Recipe

You guys know that I love Salmon. It is a fish that can be tricky, but when done right it is fabulous! Not to mention, Salmon is GREAT for us!  I have some of my favorite ingredients in this recipe today — honey and brown sugar! YUM!

Honey Salmon baked in foil

In this recipe I actually added in my sauce and fully wrapped the Salmon when baking. This is actually the first time I have cooked Salmon this way and I really liked it! Plus…it is SO easy! You can have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes :)

Honey Salmon in foil recipe

Honey Salmon Baked in Foil
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Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 filets of salmon - I used Copper River Salmon from Anderson Seafoods in this recipe
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking oil (Pam or Grapeseed Oil) - make sure your sheet is big enough to fold over the salmon on all edges
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and brown sugar
  4. Place salmon onto the foil on baking sheet
  5. Spoon the honey mixture over the salmon
  6. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing it closed
  7. Place into oven and bake until cooked throughout, about 20-25 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

 I hope you enjoy this Honey Salmon Baked in Foil Recipe…I know we sure did!

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Pulled Pork Barbacoa Recipe #datz4foodies

Pulled Pork Barbacoa Recipe #datz4foodies

Pulled Pork Barbacoa Recipe #datz4foodies

I told you guys a few weeks that I had the amazing opportunity to to Datz in Tampa to learn more about the Ben’s Beginners Contest that is going on right now and I thought you guys would like the recipe we made that day!  We made a Pulled Pork Barbacoa and you could serve it with fried eggs, I will admit that most the kids skipped the egg part ;)

This is a pretty easy dish to assemble and it makes a ton, so it’s great for gatherings or to freeze left overs for dinner another night.

Pulled Pork Barbacoa #datz4foodies
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Spanish
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Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs of pulled pork
Seasoned Black Beans Ingredients
  • 2 16oz cans of black beans
  • 1tbs granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tbs salt
  • ½ diced yellow onion
Other Ingredients
  • 4 cups prepared Uncle Ben's Instant Brown Rice seasoned with southwest seasonings
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 8 corn tortillas
pico de gallo Ingredients
  • ½ red onion diced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro diced
  • 2 fresh jalapenos seeded and diced
  • 10 fresh roma tomatoes diced
  • juice of 1 lime
Instructions
  1. Combine Seasoned Black Bean ingredients and set aside
  2. Combine pico de gallo ingredients and set aside
  3. Line the bottom of a casserole dish with tortillas
  4. Add a layer of black beans
  5. Add a layer of Uncle Ben's Instant Brown Rice mixture
  6. Add a layer of pulled pork
  7. Add a layer of pico de gallo
  8. Top with shredded cheese
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes until cheese is blistered
Notes
You can serve with fried eggs and plantains

Make sure to see how you can enter to win $45,000 in prizes from Uncle Ben’s in the Ben’s Beginners Contest!

Check out Datz on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with everything delicious, a huge thanks to Chef Andy for making this with us!

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I hope you enjoy this Pulled Pork Barbacoa recipe!

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Breakfast…It’s What For Dinner #BreakfastNight + Krusteaz GIVEAWAY

Breakfast...It's What For Dinner

Breakfast…It’s What For Dinner #BreakfastNight + Krusteaz GIVEAWAY

I love spending time in the kitchen, thinking of creative things to cook is just one of my favorite things to do!  But, if you were to ask my kids what their favorite foods were, two of their top answers would be Pancakes and Bacon.  We usually reserve pancakes for Sundays at my house, buy WHY?  I honestly have no real good answer for that!  Why not let the kids have one of their favorite foods on a different day…how about for dinner even?!  Crazy thought, huh?  Na… ;)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why not have it for dinner?!  Krusteaz actually has quite a few varieties of mixes available right now that I am happy to say are sitting in my pantry because I got the opportunity to do this fun review.

  • Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix
  • Krusteaz Belgian Waffle Mix
  • Krusteaz Wild Blueberry Muffin Mix

So, the other night when the kids wanted their favorite foods – we made breakfast!  Chocolate chip pancakes for the kiddos, Blueberry Chocolate Chip for me, and Blueberry for my hubby :)  Have you ever had Bacon Chocolate Chip pancakes?  That’s another one of my favorites!  Just crumble some bacon and add it directly to the pancake mix – so good!!

What is your favorite ingredient to toss into pancakes or waffles?  Visit Krusteaz online or their Breakfast Night site to get some more fun ideas!  Like these Pecan Waffles!

Breakfast...It's What For Dinner

Celebrate National Breakfast Month with Krusteaz and enjoy both the simplicity and fun of breakfast for dinner!

In a national survey, Krusteaz found that nine out of ten (91 percent) Americans say they eat breakfast for dinner, with 56 percent doing so once a month or more often. For families, the trend is even more prevalent as 67 percent of respondents with children in the household say they have breakfast for dinner once a month or more.

A variety of factors contribute to the rising popularity of breakfast for dinner, with the main appeal being ease of preparation versus a traditional dinner meal (43 percent). For families especially, it’s also “a fun way to break up the monotony of weekly dinner night” cited by 44 percent.

Hungry yet?  Good, because I have a GIVEAWAY for you guys :)  One lucky reader will win a Krusteaz Prize Pack including:

  • Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix
  • Krusteaz Belgian Waffle Mix
  • Krusteaz Wild Blueberry Muffin Mix
  • FREE Product Coupons

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Frito-Lay’s Nacho Throwdown Recipe – Spicy Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Nachos

Thank you to Frito-Lay for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Frito-Lay’s Nacho Throwdown Recipe - Spicy Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Nachos

Frito-Lay’s Nacho Throwdown Recipe
Spicy Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Nachos

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? It’s that time of year again and that also means it’s time for good food and good times. Game-day snacks and recipes are as traditional as team chants and lucky jerseys! I don’t know about you, but when I think game time, I think nachos.

That’s why I am thrilled (ok, beyond thrilled – ecstatic!) that I had the opportunity to partner with Frito-Lay to participate in Frito-Lay’s Nacho Throwdown! Oh yes…NACHO THROWDOWN!  Fans (yes, that’s YOU!) will be able to vote for your favorite blogger-submitted recipe in head-to-head recipe matchups every week until one blogger recipe is crowned champion at the end of Week Four.

This past weekend I spent some time in the kitchen making some of our favorite foods and loading them onto the ultimate nachos!  See that picture above…don’t those nachos look delicious?!

This Spicy Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Nacho Recipe is sure to be a game-day pleaser. Sweet, Spicy, and Pulled Pork, and Tostitos…what more could you ask for?!

 

Spicy Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Nachos
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes - peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 diced Jalapeno
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 lb Pork tenderloin - You will be shredding this, I have found that tenderloins are the most tender
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Tostitos Original Chips
Instructions
  1. Gently rub salt and pepper on the pork and place in slow cooker with ¼ cup water
  2. Cook pork on low for 6 hours
  3. When pork is done, cube and peel the sweet potatoes
  4. Bring a pot of water to a boil
  5. Add in Sweet Potatoes
  6. Boil for 15-20 min or until tender
  7. While sweet potatoes are boiling, remove the pork from the slow cooker and use two forks to shred the meat
  8. Top the shredded pork with BBQ sauce - add more of less to your taste. Just sure to mix in the sauce well
  9. When the sweet potatoes are tender, drain the water and add them back into the pot
  10. Add in brown sugar and butter
  11. Mash the sweet potatoes
  12. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and line it with Tostitos Chips
  13. Sprinkle shredded cheese over all chips
  14. Top each chip with equal amounts of pulled pork, then top with the sweet potatoes
  15. Place cookie sheet in oven at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes (until cheese is melted)
  16. Top each chip with a slice of the Jalapeno - this are spicy - especially if you leave the seeds in!
  17. Enjoy!

Frito-Lay’s Nacho Throwdown Recipe - Spicy Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Nachos

 

Load up those TOSTITOS® Original Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips with the Pulled Pork and Sweet Potatoes!

Frito-Lay’s Nacho Throwdown Recipe - Spicy Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Nachos

The Jalapeno adds the perfect amount of kick to compliment the sweetness of the BBQ sauce and sweet potatoes. These nachos are hearty and full of flavor, and sure to be at your next game-day get together!

Frito-Lay’s Nacho Throwdown Recipe - Spicy Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Nachos

The next time your favorite NFL team is on, make sure to surprise your fans with these Spicy Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Nachos!

Want to show off your favorite Nacho Recipe for a chance to WIN fun prizes from Frito Lay? Make sure to participate in Frito-Lay’s Instagram Sweepstakes where you can submit your own nacho recipe via Instagram using #NachoFritoEntry. Frito-Lay will randomly select a winner via Instagram to win a prize pack!

 

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes With Pumpkin Whipped Topping

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes With Pumpkin Whipped Topping

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes With Pumpkin Whipped Topping

Since everyone is excited about Pumpkin this time of year, I thought I would remind you guys about this amazingly delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe.  I especially like them to be minis, that way I will eat just one ;)  And the topping….wow…it’s outstanding!

Now, it is slightly time consuming, but I will tell you that it is definitely worth it!

I recommend doing the recipe in the order I have listed, get ready to have fun cooking!

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes With Pumpkin Whipped Topping
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients
  • ¾ cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons of white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
Pumpkin Whipped Topping Ingredients
  • 7.5 oz of pumpkin
  • ½ box vanilla instant pudding
  • 8 oz of cool whip (we used lite, you can use fat free though if you prefer)
  • ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tablespoon of cinnamon
Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling Ingredients
  • 12 oz of Cream Cheese
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
Instructions
Graham Cracker Crust Instructions
  1. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted the butter
  2. Line muffin pan with baking cups
  3. Press equal amounts of graham cracker mixture baking cups and bake at 375 degrees 7 minutes
  4. Let cool
Pumpkin Whipped Topping Instructions
  1. Mix all together and chill covered for about an hour
Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling Instructions
  1. Add Cream Cheese to mixing bowl and gently mix
In a separate bowl, mix:
  1. pumpkin puree
  2. brown sugar
  3. sugar
  4. cinnamon
  5. teaspoon nutmeg
  6. teaspoon salt
  7. egg
Finally
  1. Add the pumpkin mixture to the cream cheese and mix until well blended
  2. Spoon the mixture into the baking cups that have the graham cracker crust
  3. Put the muffin pan INTO a larger roasting pan and fill the roasting pan with hot tab water until it is about half way up the muffin pan
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes, if the center is not firm put back in for up to 15 minutes
  5. Remove immediately from the water and let cool for 45 min - 1 hour
  6. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours (or overnight) before serving
Notes
*Note – the Pumpkin Whipped Topping recipe is very easily doubled, use the extra as dip and serve with graham crackers or top another favorite holiday dessert

 

I hope you enjoy this Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes With Pumpkin Whipped Topping recipe! Be sure to let me know if you try them :)

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