FREE Mr Food E-Book- 18 Easy Dessert Recipes

No Bake DessertsI love desserts! I love even more finding desserts that I don’t have to wait around and cook, I can just mix, set and eat! Especially with these hot summer days we have been having, I don’t even want to turn on the oven!! Mr Food is offering a FREE E-Book with 18 Easy Dessert Recipes!

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Recipe- No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Bars- July 30 is Cheesecake Day!
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Kraft
Prep time: 5 hours
Total time: 5 hours
Serves: 18
These are divine. Light and sweet and so delicious!
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. (11.1 oz.) JELL-O No Bake Cheesecake
  • 5 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 square BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted PLANTERS Pecans
Instructions
  1. LINE 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Mix Crust Mix, butter and sugar until well blended. Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan using the bottom of a dry measuring cup.
  2. BEAT milk and Filling Mix with electric mixer on low speed just until blended. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes. (Filling will be thick.) Spread half of the filling over crust. Stir chocolate into remaining filling; spread over filling in pan. Sprinkle with pecans.
  3. FREEZE 4 hours or overnight. Remove dessert from freezer about 10 minutes before serving. Lift dessert from pan using foil handles. Let stand at room temperature to soften slightly. Cut into 18 bars. Store leftover bars in tightly covered container in freezer.

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Recipe- Tiramisu Cheesecake

Did you know there was a National Cheesecake Day? I definitely did not! Well, July 30th is the respective day! I love, love, love Cheesecake! I think it’s my favorite dessert!

In honor of National Cheesecake Day, this week’s recipe is: “Tiramisu Cheesecake.”

What You Need

1 pkg. (12 oz.) NILLA Wafers (about 88), divided
5 tsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee, divided
3 Tbsp. hot water, divided
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
4 eggs
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

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Recipe- Spinach & Sausage Stuffed Manicotti


I have to say I love me some Italian Food! But this by far is my favorite! So by request of Nan Bixby on Facebook, here is my recipe!I have to warn you though, if you are on a diet, this recipe is not for you! My family has a few signature recipes that we make that taste great but are not the best for diets! This is one of them!! But you will love the taste!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of Manicotti Noodles
  • 1 Pound of Ground Beef
  • 1 Pound of Sausage ( we use Italian or Mild)
  • 2 Cups of Fresh Chopped Spinach
  • 1/2 Cup of diced onions
  • 1 tsp of basil
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of garlic powder or chopped fresh garlic cloves
  • 1 large can of dice tomatoes
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded provolone cheese
  • 2/3 cup of Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
  • Cook pasta as directed, drain and cool when tender
  • In skillet brown sausage & ground beef, drain grease once brown on medium-high
  • Add onion, garlic to brown meat above for about 8-10 minutes on medium
  • Add chopped spinach, tomatoes, paste, basil, salt, pepper and sugar on low-medium for 15-20 minutes
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  • In separate bowl add 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese, egg, Parmesan cheese, mix completely
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  • Use mixture above to stuff manicotti shells
  • In bottom of casserole dish pour about half the meat mixture to cover bottom
  • Add stuffed shells on top of meat mixture
  • Pour rest of meat mixture over top stuffed shells
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  •  Add 2 cups of mozzarella to top
  • Bake 30-40 minutes
  • Let it sit for about 10 minutes before  you serve

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Recipe- Lemonade Cake

With the heat rizing outside, why not cool down with this scrumptious Lemonade Cake! It just sounds refreshing! INGREDIENTS

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® lemon or yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 can (6 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white or fluffy lemon frosting
Yellow colored sugar, if desired

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make cake as directed on box for 13×9-inch pan. Cool 15 minutes.
  2. Mix lemonade concentrate and powdered sugar. Pierce top of warm cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking. Drizzle lemonade mixture evenly over top of cake. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
  3. Spread frosting over top of cake. Sprinkle with sugar. Store covered in refrigerator.

Recipe and image from BettyCrocker.com!

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Recipe- Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream Pie

This weeks recipe is:

Cinnamon Toast Crunch® Ice Cream Pie

About 5 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal, finely crushed to make 3 cups
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 jar (12 oz) caramel topping
1 carton (1/2 gallon) vanilla bean ice cream
2 cups finely shredded coconut
1 container (8 oz) whipped topping
1/4 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal, uncrushed
  1. In ungreased 10-inch deep-dish pie plate, mix 3 cups crushed cereal and melted butter with fork until well combined. Press mixture firmly in bottom and up sides of pie plate to make crust.
  2. Reserve several tablespoons caramel topping for garnish. Pour remaining topping into bottom of crust.
  3. Allow ice cream to soften slightly while toasting coconut. In 3-quart nonstick saucepan, heat coconut over high heat, stirring constantly, until coconut is golden brown. Transfer coconut to plate; cool.
  4. Spoon slightly softened ice cream into large bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup of the toasted coconut. Spoon ice cream into crust-lined pie plate, using spatula to create mound in center of crust. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
  5. To serve, spread whipped topping over top of ice cream. Drizzle caramel topping over individual servings of pie; sprinkle with 1/4 cup cereal and the toasted coconut.

Coupons:
-$1.00/2 General Mills Cereals, 6/19 SS or 7/10 SS
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Recipe- Chicken BLT Taco Salad

I’m always looking for great recipes, especially for potluck events or cookouts. I thought this was a quick and easy recipe to be able to take to a summer party!

Chicken BLT Taco Salad

Ingredients

Dressing:

1/2 cup Old El Paso® Thick ‘n Chunky Salsa

1/2 cup French dressing

Salad:

8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices

6 cups torn romaine or iceberg lettuce

1 medium yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped

2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped

1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into thin wedges

1 1/2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey-Jack cheese blend

1/4 cup sour cream, if desired

1 cup small triangular tortilla chips

Prepare:

  1. In medium bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended.
  2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towel; reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add chicken to skillet; cook and stir over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes or until browned and no longer pink in center. Cool slightly. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chilled.
  3. In deep 3-quart salad bowl, layer lettuce, chicken, bacon, bell pepper and tomatoes. Top with dressing. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  4. Just before serving, top with cheese, avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips.

Recipe and image courtesy of BettyCrocker.com.

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Free eCookbook from Mr. Food – Watermelon: Enjoy It All Year Long
When I think of watermelon, I’m reminded of enjoying huge watermelon slices with sticky fingers on hot summer day, whether it’s at a backyard barbecue or a Fourth of July picnic. But now, watermelon isn’t just a summer food – it’s so easy to eat watermelon year-round in a variety of different ways you may have never imagined. Grilled Spicy Watermelon? Oooh yeah. Smoked Salmon and Watermelon Sushi? You betcha. Watermelon Champagne Sangria? Of course!

There’s plenty more recipes you can sink your teeth into with the Official 2011 National Watermelon Promotion Board free eCookbook, Watermelon: Enjoy It All Year Long – 30 Easy Watermelon Recipes from Mr. Food! If you’re wild about watermelon’s refreshing sweet flavor, then you’ll be excited to learn that heart-healthy watermelon wears a lot of tasty hats that go beyond juicy watermelon chunks and slices. In this free eCookbook brought to you by the National Watermelon Promotion Board, you’ll find lots of exciting watermelon dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between!

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Frugal Eats- Homemade Tarter Sauce

Each week Budget Savvy Diva brings us a Frugal Recipe of some of her favorite foods. This week it is….

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Ingredients:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 heaping teaspoonful of pickle relish

Just a bit of lemon juice

Directions:

Blend ingredients together in a small bowl, cover and chill until ready to serve.

Serve chilled tarter sauce with fish, shrimp, other seafood

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Frugal Eats- Chicken Wraps

Thanks Budget Savvy Diva for this great recipe for Easy Frugal Chicken Wraps!!

Perfect for summer time!

Ingredients:

1 pkg. tortillas
2-3 fresh tomatoes
1 bottle ranch dressing
1 jar hot wing sauce (mild or hot)
1 pkg. breaded or plain chicken breast (you can also use fresh chicken breast, breaded and fried–or grilled–however I think it costs more and takes much longer)

Directions:

Cook chicken as directed on package then cut into slices. Heat tortillas in the microwave (quickest). Place tortilla on plate, add chicken, tomatoes, wing sauce and ranch dressing. Wrap and enjoy!

These are super delicious and you can mix and match your toppings to suit you. All together it takes about 25 minutes to make and feeds a bunch so it goes a long way!

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Frugal Eats- Apple Crisp

Thanks Budget Savvy Diva for this great Frugal Eats recipe!

Ingredients:

6 large apples, cored and sliced (golden delicious or granny smith are a great choice)

1/2 c. orange juice

1 c. sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 c. flour

6 T. butter or margarine

Directions:

Stir orange juice over apple slices and coat well. Arrange apples in a greased baking dish.

Combine 1/2 c. of sugar and the cinnamon, sprinkle over the apples.

Then combine remaining sugar with flour and salt, and cut in butter until mixture becomes crumbly.

Spread crumb mixture over apples and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is lightly browned.

Serve warm. (This is also really great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!)

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Recipe- Homemade Donuts

Budget Savvy Diva is here to help you eat well for less :)
So check back every Monday for another frugal eats recipe :)

This week…….

 

Homemade Donuts

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>Organic Saving Saturday- Vegan Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Budget Savvy Diva has a VERY YUMMY and ORGANIC RECIPE for you :)

Vegan Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound extra firm tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame or olive oil
  • ¾ cup diced celery
  • ¾ cup diced carrots
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 head Bibb or Romaine lettuce or Napa cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Directions:

Heat oil in sauté pan; add ginger, celery and carrots. Stir and sauté for 5-7 minutes until slightly soft. Add tofu, soy sauce and seasoning and stir, cooking for 10 minutes. Add a bit of water in teaspoon increments if tofu is sticking to pan.

Remove from heat, spoon into lettuce leaves, sprinkle sesame seeds on top, roll and enjoy.

Make a spicy peanut dipping sauce by mixing together:

1 clove garlic, minced

3 tablespoons rice vinegar

1/2 cup tamari

1-2 tablespoons Sriracha or chili sauce

1/2 cup organic peanut butter

juice of one lime

2 tablespoons sesame oil

* You can trade out garlic for ginger or omit completely and substitute sunflower butter for peanut allergies.

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Recipe- Baked Chicken and Rice

Thanks Budget Savvy Diva for this great recipe!

Frugal Eats: Baked Chicken and Rice

Ingredients:

1 c. plain white rice
1 large pkg. of chicken pieces (legs, breasts, leg quarters)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 envelope of dry onion soup mix
2 soup cans of water

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