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No Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake

No Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake

~Originally posted 2/6/16.~

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m sure many people are looking for something sweet to give their special someone.  We hear all the time that homemade gifts are better than store bought gifts, but let’s face it – that’s not necessarily always true.

BUT, it is SO true when it comes to this No Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake.  I mean, need I say more?  Reese’s Cups. Peanut butter. Cheesecake. HELLO?!  My mouth is watering just looking at a piece.

And I don’t know about you, but I love gifts that are edible.  Don’t get me wrong, flowers and jewelry are nice and all, but give me something yummy to eat and you have my attention.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift or even just something to send things over the top, this recipe is for you.  It’s all homemade with nothing but love, straight from the heart.

4.8 from 5 reviews
No Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 14
 
This delicious cheesecake is super easy to make at home and because it's no bake, you really can't mess up.
Ingredients
  • 25 Oreos
  • 5 Tsbp melted butter
  • 3, 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese (24 oz. total)
  • 1.5 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip (1 tub)
  • 25-30 Reese's Miniatures
  • Optional: Chocolate syrup
Instructions
  1. Refrigerate the Reese's Miniatures so they keep their shape.
  2. Using a food processor (I used my Nutribullet, haha), crush the Oreos and transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add in the melted butter and mix well.
  4. Press the Oreo crust mixture into the bottom of a spring-form pan (a pie dish works as well).
  5. Refrigerate crust for at least 30 minutes to set.
  6. Mix together the cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla, until well blended.
  7. Fold in the Cool Whip until well mixed.
  8. Cut the Reese's Miniatures into quarters and fold half of them into the mixture.
  9. Pour the mixture over the Oreo crust and spread it evenly.
  10. Place the remaining cut up Reese's Miniatures across the top (or around the outer ring if you want to be fancy).
  11. Refrigerate for 5 hours.
  12. Remove spring-form pan's outer shell and enjoy!
  13. Optional: Add chocolate syrup over the top.
Notes
If you want to put a little bit of a spin on it, use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy.

 

Crockpot Fall off the Bone Whole Chicken

Want an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycooking

Chicken is a staple in my house. Any time I see chicken on sale I stock up, even if I have to freeze it. It doesn’t matter if it’s wings, legs, thighs, breasts or in this case, the whole chicken, my family is all over it.

But this also means we eat a lot of the same chicken recipes over and over. A couple of weeks ago I decided to try something different and cook a whole chicken in my crockpot. Let me just say that I have never gotten a bone so clean in my entire life. Not only was the chicken moist and delicious, but it literally fell off the bone! I couldn’t even pick up the whole chicken to get it to the cutting board without it just falling apart.

Want an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycooking

Now, I know there are tips and tricks to prevent the whole chicken from falling apart when cooked in a crockpot, but I actually enjoy how moist and flavorful the chicken is when it cooks in it’s own juices. And apparently, so does my family. We ate on this whole chicken for three days (talk about affordable!), preparing the leftovers in different ways.

There’s no doubt I will be cooking whole chickens in the crockpot in the future and will be trying different seasoning variations. This time around I used fresh garlic, thyme and lemon, along with the basic salt and pepper. Delicious!

Want an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycookingWant an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycookingWant an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycookingWant an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycooking

 

5.0 from 5 reviews
Crockpot Fall off the Bone Whole Chicken
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This crockpot recipe for slow cooking a whole chicken will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, it will literally fall right off the bone?
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken (5-6 lbs.)
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 bundle of fresh thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Rinse and slice the lemons. Set aside.
  2. Peel the entire head of garlic so you have individual cloves and cut each clove in half lengthwise. Set aside.
  3. Remove the chickens innards (usually packaged in a bag you can simply pull out) and rinse the chicken well under cold water. Pat dry.
  4. Season the entire chicken, inside and out, with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Layer the bottom of the crockpot with slices from 1 lemon, the garlic cloves (leave about 4 cloves set aside) and a few sprigs of thyme.
  6. Stuff the inside of the chicken with the slices from 1 lemon, 4 cloves of garlic and a few sprigs of thyme.
  7. Tuck the chicken legs/thighs under and place the chicken in the crockpot.
  8. Top the chicken with the remaining lemon slices and thyme.
  9. Cook on high for 4 hours.
Notes
If you want to make it a one pot meal, try adding chopped vegetables around the chicken. Think potatos, carrots, celery and onions. Oh my yum!

Want an easy and affordable option for dinner? Try cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot/slow cooker! This crockpot #recipe will leave your chicken moist, juicy and bursting with flavor. And did I mention, the chicken will fall right off the bone? You can even add vegetables to the crockpot for a one pot meal! #crockpotrecipe #wholechickenrecipe #easycooking

Have you ever cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot/slow cooker?

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Homemade Bacon, Egg & Cheese Fries

These Homemade Bacon, Egg & Cheese Fries will have your taste buds thanking you. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, they're great any time of day. #recipe

Did someone say fries?

Oh wait, cheese fries?

What?! Bacon, egg and cheese fries? Oh my yum!

That’s right! This recipe for Homemade Bacon, Egg and Cheese Fries will have the whole family loving you. Anytime I get a craving for loaded fries, but don’t want to leave the house to head to a restaurant, I put this recipe to work.

These Homemade Bacon, Egg & Cheese Fries will have your taste buds thanking you. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, they're great any time of day. #recipe

Whether it’s morning, noon or night, you can’t go wrong with bacon, egg and cheese anything. If you don’t eat “breakfast foods” for dinner sometimes, you’re doing it wrong!

4.8 from 6 reviews
Homemade Bacon, Egg & Cheese Fries
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Recipe type: Comfort
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 3 servings
 
These Homemade Bacon, Egg & Cheese Fries will have your taste buds thanking you. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, they're great any time of day.
Ingredients
  • 2-3 cups of vegetable oil
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 Tbsp of garlic powder
  • 2 tsp of seasoning salt
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup of cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat/prepare the oil in a pan or deep fryer.
  2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, garlic powder, seasoning salt).
  3. Slice the potatoes into thin strips and coat them with the dry ingredients.
  4. Fry the potato strips until tenderly crisp.
  5. While the potatoes fry, cut the bacon into small pieces and fry until crispy.
  6. Just before ready to plate, fry the eggs over easy.
  7. To plate, start with a layer of the fried potatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Then layer on the fried eggs, and top with the crispy bacon pieces and more cheese.
Notes
To really make these over the top, load them with sour cream and green onions as the final layer.

How will you top your Homemade Bacon, Egg & Cheese Fries?

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Easy 4 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

This 4 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Quesadilla #recipe is perfect for using up leftover chicken AND it's a quick and easy dish my whole family enjoys.

Have leftover chicken, but don’t know what to do with it? I have the perfect recipe for you!

I don’t know about your family, but mine eats a lot of chicken. Quite frankly, it’s an affordable protein, and there are many different ways it can be cooked and a countless amount of flavors it can be enjoyed with.

But sometimes we have leftover chicken and really don’t want the same thing two nights in a row. That’s when I turn to my easy 4 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Quesadilla recipe. While these can be enjoyed as a first meal, it’s a big time saver for me when I make it using leftover chicken and it helps me minimize how much food we waste.

So today, rather than telling you what I’m making time for, I’m going to share my 4 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Quesadilla recipe. It’s something that saves me time and allows me to fit other important things into my busy day.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5-2 leftover cooked chicken breasts
  • 16-20 small wheat tortillas (1, 16 oz. pack)
  • 2 cups honey BBQ sauce
  • 8-10 slices of cheese

Directions:

  1. In a blender, chop the leftover chicken breasts.
  2. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat, add a little olive oil and heat the chopped chicken.This 4 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Quesadilla #recipe is perfect for using up leftover chicken AND it's a quick and easy dish my whole family enjoys.
  3. Transfer the warmed chicken to a bowl and mix in 1 cup of BBQ sauce. If you like a lot of BBQ sauce, feel free to add more.
  4. Taking 2 wheat tortillas, spoon some of the remaining BBQ sauce onto each and spread it around.This 4 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Quesadilla #recipe is perfect for using up leftover chicken AND it's a quick and easy dish my whole family enjoys.
  5. Spoon some of the BBQ chicken mixture onto one of the tortillas. Don’t spread the chicken out to the edges because once the quesadilla is all cooked, when you cut it it will spread the interior ingredients towards the outer edge.This 4 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Quesadilla #recipe is perfect for using up leftover chicken AND it's a quick and easy dish my whole family enjoys.
  6. Place 1 slice of cheese on top of the BBQ chicken. You can also use shredded cheese if you prefer. My family is pretty basic and would rather have good ‘ol American sliced cheese.This 4 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Quesadilla #recipe is perfect for using up leftover chicken AND it's a quick and easy dish my whole family enjoys.
  7. Place the second tortilla on top of the cheese.
  8. Spray the skillet with non-stick spray (I like to use olive oil spray) and heat on medium-high.
  9. Cook the quesadilla on both sides until golden brown.
  10. Let cool, cut into fours (I use a pizza cutter) and enjoy.
*Note: You can also use the large tortillas. I have used them before and rather than using 2 tortillas to make a quesadilla, I simply fold the large tortilla in half. Just spread the BBQ sauce over the whole tortilla and then place the BBQ chicken mixture and cheese on only half of it. Then fold the other half over and cook. 

This 4 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Quesadilla #recipe is perfect for using up leftover chicken AND it's a quick and easy dish my whole family enjoys.

This recipe yields 8-10 quesadillas, all depending on how much filling you use. And as a finishing touch, I love to dip my BBQ Chicken Quesadillas in ranch dressing or even sour cream. Yum!

Would you dip your BBQ Chicken Quesadillas?

Crockpot Salisbury Steak Recipe

This Crockpot Salisbury Steak #recipe is one of my favorites in the fall. It's really easy to make and the whole family loves it.

It’s fall ya’ll! That means my crockpot is going to be working hard over the next few months. In fact, I broke it out last week to make some Beef Stew and today I’m making Salisbury Steak. I ALWAYS make time for crockpot meals! Besides, they save me a lot of valuable time in the day so I can do other things.

I won’t say everything I’ve ever made in the crockpot was tasty and worth making again, but this Salisbury Steak is on point! So why not share the recipe with you? It’s actually pretty easy to make and one of my favorite crockpot dishes.

Ingredients:

  • 2-2.5 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 pack of onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3/4 cup of bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 pack of brown gravy mix OR mushroom gravy mix
  • 1 can of french onion soup
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can of mushrooms (or 2 small ones)

Directions:

  1. Heat a small amount of olive oil in a skillet, just above medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix the ground beef, onion soup mix, milk, bread crumbs and eggs.
  3. Form the mixture into patties.
  4. Cover the patties with flour and place in the heated skillet. Do not completely cook the patties, but just get a nice brown on the outside.This Crockpot Salisbury Steak #recipe is one of my favorites in the fall. It's really easy to make and the whole family loves it.
  5. Place the patties directly into the crockpot. You’ll have to stack them.
  6. In a bowl, mix the brown gravy mix, french onion soup, cream of mushroom soup and mushrooms (drained).
  7. Pour the mixture over the patties in the crockpot.This Crockpot Salisbury Steak #recipe is one of my favorites in the fall. It's really easy to make and the whole family loves it.This Crockpot Salisbury Steak #recipe is one of my favorites in the fall. It's really easy to make and the whole family loves it.
  8. Cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 6 hours).
  9. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or your favorite side dishes.

In my family this recipe yields about 5-6 servings. We typically eat two patties and the kids eat one, and then we’ll have some left over for the next day.

What’s your favorite crockpot dish?

How My Little One Indulges in Fall Flavors

With this #recipe calling for @Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits, my little one can enjoy the same fall flavors I've come to love and is also learning to chew and eat solid food. #GerberBabies

One of my favorite things about fall is all of the amazing flavors – pumpkin, turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, roast beef, apples and any recipe that has crockpot in the title. I can’t wait to pull my crockpot out!

On the flip side, my little one can’t enjoy all of the same fall flavors I do because she’s still learning to chew solid food. There’s no way I can give Sadee small pieces of turkey, ham or roast beef quite yet, but I would love for her to experience the same savory fall tastes that I love and enjoy.

With this #recipe calling for @Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits, my little one can enjoy the same fall flavors I've come to love and is also learning to chew and eat solid food. #GerberBabies
Eeny meeny miny moe, so many Lil’ Bits to choose from, yes it’s so.

 

My solution is Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits! With flavors like Garden Vegetable & Beef Dinner and Autumn Vegetable & Turkey Dinner, I can share my favorite fall flavors with her.

Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits provide Sadee with a puree consistency she can handle, but also introduces her to small pieces of soft, solid food. I love it because it’s teaching her how to chew and progress into real, solid table food. It’s only a matter of time before she’ll be eating everything we eat right from our table.

With this #recipe calling for @Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits, my little one can enjoy the same fall flavors I've come to love and is also learning to chew and eat solid food. #GerberBabies

Crockpot roast beef is a favorite fall dish of mine and one that I make at least 3-4 times during the fall season. I wanted to see how well Sadee would like some of these same flavors, so I made time to try a quick mashed sweet potato recipe for her and topped it with Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits Garden Vegetable & Beef Dinner. It gives her a little taste of the sweet and savory flavors of fall, but in consistencies she’s able to handle at her age.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits
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This recipe allows your little one to experience the sweet and savory tastes of fall, while maintaining a consistency they're able to handle, and even introduces them to easy to eat, small pieces of solid food.
Ingredients
  • 3 small sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1, 5 oz. container of Gerber 3rd Food Lil' Bits Garden Vegetable & Beef Dinner
Instructions
  1. Boil the sweet potatoes for 20 minutes, until tender.
  2. Drain the sweet potatoes and return them to the pot.
  3. Mash the sweet potatoes, and mix in the milk and maple syrup.
  4. Place desired amount sweet potatoes in a bowl.
  5. Top with desired amount of Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits Garden Vegetable & Beef Dinner.
  6. Let sweet potatoes cool before serving.
Notes
Feel free to substitute the Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits Garden Vegetable & Beef Dinner, with another flavor your little one may like.

With this #recipe calling for @Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits, my little one can enjoy the same fall flavors I've come to love and is also learning to chew and eat solid food. #GerberBabies

I’m happy to say, it was a big hit and Sadee loved it! She had no problem eating the small, solid pieces of carrots in the Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits Garden Vegetable & Beef Dinner, while the rest of the dish was a puree consistency. I think she really enjoyed having a little taste of both the sweet and savory sides of fall dishes because up until now her meals have been pretty one-sided – either sweet or savory.

Which flavor of Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits would your little one enjoy?

*Thank you to Gerber for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to prepare my little one for solid table food. This is a sponsored post in which I will receive compensation.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Making Time for Great Recipes: Blue Wave Smoothie

Making Time for Great #Recipes: Blue Wave Smoothie

One thing I’ve tried to change in my diet over the past few years is to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.  So far it’s been a lot easier than I thought it would be and I’ve learned so much about different ways of preparing and cooking different fruits and vegetables.

About 4 years ago, in an effort to lose weight I decided to look for a cookbook that had recipes that were low in carbs, fat and calories.  I came across Eat What You Love by Marlene Koch.

Not only is this cookbook great for weight loss, but the recipes were also great for controlling diabetes, which is something that runs in my family.  Up to this point I’ve avoided being diagnosed with diabetes and hope to be able to continue being diabetes free.

Making Time for Great #Recipes: Blue Wave Smoothie

Every single recipe I’ve tried from Eat What You Love has been delicious and I use the recipes ALL the time.  One of the first recipes I tried was the “Blue Wave Smoothie” and it immediately became a favorite.  And now, 4 years later, I’m still enjoying a “Blue Wave Smoothie” about once a week.  It’s easy to make, requires only a few ingredients, uses fresh fruit and tastes amazing!

Blue Wave Smoothie
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This Blue Wave Smoothie is the refreshing, cool taste you need on a hot summer day!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • ½ cup light white grape juice
  • 1 Tbsp (or 2 packets) Splenda
  • ½ to ¾ cup crushed ice (only ½ cup if using frozen blueberries)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients, except the ice, in a blender. Blend to mix.
  2. Add crushed ice and blend on high until the ice is completely incorporated.
Notes
This smoothie is also great without the ice.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 120 Fat: 0g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 24g Sugar: 16g Sodium: 100mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 0mg

 

Do you enjoy smoothies?

*This post contains affiliate links.  I did not receive a sample in exchange for this post and am just sharing my own experience.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the author.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the author.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Making Time for Home Fitness: 2 Week Daily Burn Update + My Favorite Recipe

2 Week #DailyBurn Update + My Favorite #Recipe

I’m now well into week 3 of my Daily Burn adventure and thought I’d just give you a little bit of an update on how my first 2 weeks went.  And since I’ve had some time to try some of the Daily Burn recipes, I want to share with you one of my favorites so far.

Week 1

Well, I didn’t lose any weight the first week, but that didn’t get me down.  I noticed a major boost in energy, which is something that’s proven to be beneficial.  I’m staying up later at night and being much more productive than usual, and productivity is definitely a good thing when you’re a working at home mom of two.

The increased energy keeps me going during the day and unlike before, I don’t yearn for a nap every day (even though I never really got naps before anyways).  During my daughter’s nap time I can get some work done, or some blogging completed, and even get my daily workout in.

Week 2

Although there was a noticeable increase in energy during week 1, I was a little bummed that I didn’t lose any weight.  I didn’t let it get me down, though and decided to make some changes to my diet in week 2 while continuing with my Daily Burn workouts.

I cut out as many carbs as I possibly could.  No bread, no rice, no potatoes, no pasta.  Well, I did say as many carbs as possible – I did have a small portion of mashed potatoes and rather than white rice, I opted for brown rice one evening with dinner.  But I was able to manage without any bread or pasta.

2 Week #DailyBurn Update + Crustless Vegetable Quiche #Recipe

In week 2, not only did my energy stay boosted, but I lost 3 pounds! Woohoo!  Now I’m working on week 3 and killing it.

Daily Burn Recipe: Crustless Vegetable Quiche

I’ve had a little bit of time to try some of the Daily Burn recipes and so far I am loving the Crustless Vegetable Quiche.  No joke, I could have eaten the whole thing by myself.  Luckily for my boyfriend, I saved him some and then to my surprise, he finished it off.  Even my 10 month old had a few bites.  It really is delicious!

This Crustless Vegetable Quiche #recipe from Daily Burn is healthy AND delicious!

There’s a lot of ingredients that go into it, but it’s actually pretty easy to make.  Don’t let that fancy “quiche” word scare you.  This is the first quiche I’ve ever made and it was definitely love at first bite!

Don’t forget you can sign up with Daily Burn and get a 30 day free trial.  In fact, I’m still in my own free trial period.  Plus, there are plenty more tasty recipes to try out to help you on your adventure.  I can’t wait to try more of them.  I’m thinking maybe something to satisfy my sweet tooth would be good next.

*This post contains affiliate links.  I did not receive a special sample/discount for Daily Burn and am just sharing my own experience.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Making Time to Try a New Recipe: Sweet Potato Wedges

This Sweet Potato Wedges #recipe is one the whole family will love, especially with a little Daisy Sour Cream to top off the wedges. #DollopOfDaisy #GotItFree

I haven’t ever really been interested in eating sweet potatoes unless they were in a sweet potato pie.  But since starting to change my everyday diet, sweet potatoes have been on my mind.  The problem is I really don’t know how to cook them in a way that I’ll enjoy the taste.

I started out simple by just baking them without any seasoning or anything added, and I just didn’t like them plain.  I could manage, but it’s not something I’d eat on a regular basis.

Then just recently I got the opportunity to try the new Daisy Sour Cream squeeze pouches and when I received the coupons to purchase the sour cream, the package had a few recipes included, one of which was for Sweet Potato Wedges.  I couldn’t wait to try the recipe and I’m so glad I did because they are a new favorite of mine and my family’s!

This Sweet Potato Wedges #recipe is one the whole family will love, especially with a little Daisy Sour Cream to top off the wedges. #DollopOfDaisy #GotItFree

Since they’ve become a favorite of ours, I thought I’d share the recipe with you.  And obviously since the recipe came with my sour cream coupons, the dish suggested using Daisy Sour Cream as a topping or type of dip.

At first I wasn’t so sure about mixing sour cream with sweet potatoes, but I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty it was.  You really can’t knock something until you try it and I highly suggest trying it!

4.5 from 2 reviews
Sweet Potato Wedges
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This Sweet Potato Wedges recipe is one the whole family will love, especially with a little Daisy Sour Cream to top off the wedges.
Ingredients
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • ¾ cup Daisy Sour Cream
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400*.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes in 1" wedges and arrange in a single layer in 10" x 15" nonstick baking pan with sides.
  3. Drizzle potatoes with oil, turning to coat.
  4. In small bowl, mix onion powder, paprika, salt, oregano, sugar and garlic powder.
  5. Sprinkle mixture over potato wedges.
  6. Bake 15 minutes, then turn wedges and cook an additional 5-10 minutes.
  7. Arrange on a serving platter, and garnish with green onions and Daisy Sour Cream.

This Sweet Potato Wedges #recipe is one the whole family will love, especially with a little Daisy Sour Cream to top off the wedges. #DollopOfDaisy #GotItFree

Let me add, the new Daisy Sour Cream squeeze pouches are amazing.  There’s no waste and you can get just the right amount of sour cream you want, in the exact location you want it.  Like with tacos, you typically want an even stream of sour cream, but spooning it out of a container and dolloping, doesn’t exactly give you that nice even distribution.

With the squeeze pouch you also don’t get that yucky crusty sour cream around the lid like you do with a container.  And on top of all this, the squeeze pouches last much longer, like a month longer.  When I purchase a sour cream container, I usually have 3-4 weeks at best before it expires, but with the squeeze pouch I have 2 months before it expires!

What’s your favorite sweet potato recipe?

Have you tried the new Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream?

*I received a sample of Daisy Sour Cream squeeze pouches to provide an honest review.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

 

Making Time for Low Calorie Sweet Treats

Paka Baking Mixes are low in calories, low in sugar and net carbs, and high in fiber and protein. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt!

There is no denying I have a major sweet tooth.  Some days brownies, cake, cookies, pie, cobbler, ice cream (you name it) is all I can think about.  I usually have enough self control to hold off, knowing I’d just be eating empty calories and carbs that would most likely go straight to my butt.  But sometimes my cravings just take over and I HAVE to have something.

Can I please just have a sweet treat without gaining a few pounds?

I’m here to tell you, the answer is yes!  Finally, I’m able to have my cake and eat it too!

With Paka Baking Mixes from Silver Fern, I can satisfy my sweet tooth without all the calories and carbs.  Paka Baking Mixes are low in calories and low in sugar/net carbs.  And not only that, but they’re high in protein and fiber, and are even gluten free.

Paka Baking Mixes are low in calories, low in sugar and net carbs, and high in fiber and protein. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt!

Excuse me while I buy all the Paka Baking Mixes.  I mean the only other thing I can ask is for my sweet treats to arrive already baked!

Paka Baking Mix Varieties:

  • German Chocolate Brownies
  • Double Chocolate Brownies
  • Lemon Bars
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Creme Brulee
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Pancake Mix
  • Cake Brownies
  • Key Lime Pie Bars
  • Strawberry Blondie Bars
  • Cookies & Cream Brownie Bars
  • Apple Cinnamon Muffins
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are so many flavor options to choose from, it’s hard to choose just one!  I have a list of flavors I want to try, but started with the Cookies & Cream Brownie Bars.

Paka Baking Mixes are low in calories, low in sugar and net carbs, and high in fiber and protein. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt!

They were quick and easy to make.  The only ingredients I added to the mix was water, eggs and butter, and it took just about 20 minutes to bake.  The brownies definitely have a cookies and cream taste, but still have that nice thick, moist, chewy brownie consistency.  Yum!

The best part about eating these brownies was not having to worry about adding unwanted calories and carbs to my diet.  The Cookies & Cream Brownie Bars have just 1g of sugar and only 70 calories per serving, plus 6g of fiber and 5g of protein!

You’re probably wondering what it is that makes Paka Baking Mixes sweet without having a lot of sugar.  It’s the very first ingredient listed on the box – Kakato.  Kakato is a natural, high fiber, low-cal-sweetener that contains natural soluble prebiotic fiber, tagatose, stevia extract, monk fruit extract, and has a natural sweet flavor.  Yeap, it’s that easy to get a sweet taste without all the sugar and you’re even adding some extra fiber into your diet.

Paka Baking Mixes are low in calories, low in sugar and net carbs, and high in fiber and protein. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt!

I think I’m going to be trying the German Chocolate Brownies next.  If you can’t tell, I LOVE brownies, haha.

Now that you’re ready to join me in indulging our sweet cravings, visit Silver Fern and get your Paka Baking Mixes today!  Each box retails for $13.99, but when you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll receive 10% off your first order.

I know $13.99 seems a bit steep for a sweet treat, but considering the benefits of Paka Baking Mixes compared to store bought mixes, I have no problem spending a little extra to be able to satisfy my sweet tooth without gaining a few pounds in doing so.

Which flavor would you try first?

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