Mini Sandwich Cookies with Hazelnut Buttercream #mixinmoments #ad #CollectiveBias

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Mini Sandwich Cookies with Hazelnut Buttercream #mixinmoments #ad #CollectiveBias

Do you love easy to make and ready to use baking mixes? I do too and on this occasion, I want to share with you a wonderful product that is not only super easy to use but also perfect when you are creating a delicious dessert with the kids.

Okay, let me give you more info, Nestle Toll House is launching a new product line and this will make your life super easy when it comes to baking. This line of baking mixes is perfect for easy and fast dessert and at the same time you can get super creative while making it.

#mixinmoments presentation

For example, my girls love to bake with me and I always try to have on hand easy shortcuts for them to help them to make the perfect dessert. The baking mixes are perfect because they can make different flavors and at the same time created a completely different dessert out of them.

And we love to make so many different things, like these sandwich cookies, my inspiration for this recipe is simple, my little one, she is 7 and love cookies so much, and I always have some for her to eat after dinner, but I want it to make something different, and because my freezer is full I just want it to recreate the classic sandwich cookies. The firts thing on the list is go to Walmart and buy as many as we can of the baking mixes, we want it to stock up our pantry with all the mixes to make as many combinations as we can, and that way invite some friends to try our cookies.

#mixinmoments baking mixes

Ok, for the cookies I use my new favorite NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Cookies & More Cookie Baking Mix with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, oh my, they are so soft, deliciously sweet, and so much chocolate flavor in every bite, and to complement these cookies a soft and perfect hazelnut buttercream, so creamy and I’m sure you will love this combination as much as we do.

#mixinmoments directions

This is definitely a product you must try, share and enjoy with your family, there are different flavor combinations and any of them can be the new family favorite. Want more info? Check out Nestle Toll House Facebook

And I want to hear from you, what new creation can you make with Nestle Toll House Baking Mix? What is your favorite mix? Leave me a comment.

Mini Sandwich Cookies with Hazelnut Buttercream #mixinmoments #ad #CollectiveBias
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Delicious and easy cookies, with a creamy center, perfect for parties, sharing and more.
Servings Prep Time
24 mini cookies 15 minutes
Cook Time
11 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 mini cookies 15 minutes
Cook Time
11 minutes
Mini Sandwich Cookies with Hazelnut Buttercream #mixinmoments #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
Delicious and easy cookies, with a creamy center, perfect for parties, sharing and more.
Servings Prep Time
24 mini cookies 15 minutes
Cook Time
11 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 mini cookies 15 minutes
Cook Time
11 minutes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. To make the cookies follow the box directions, you will need the egg, water, and butter. Is very easy to follow and they turn out golden and delicious. Just remember to make them about 1 Tbsp size.
  2. For the buttercream. Mix butter and sugar, add vanilla extrac, whipped cream and combine well. Add the hazelnut spread and mix ultil well combine.
  3. Once the cookies are completely cool, pipped some buttercream on one of the cookies and place the otherone on top. This will make a delicious sandwich.
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Arroz Con Dulce de Leche #SummerVino #VeranoSutter #ad #CollectiveBias

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Arroz Con Dulce de Leche #SummerVino #VeranoSutter #ad #CollectiveBias

Like most of the latino families, mine is very particular about dessert, we need a delicious and sweet dessert after a good meal, and we always try to make something that it will be easy to share with everyone. In my house as a general rule, we have wine to pair with our dessert and the one we love is Sutter Home Moscato, this is a good sweet wine, perfect with dessert.

I love Sutter Home Wines, is a great option to take to my friend’s house when we are having a get together for any occasion. You must know the latino culture is very happy, we love to enjoy life, get together and have fun, we love to drink good wine and eat. We don’t need a special day to do it, just bring your favorite Sutter Home Wine and lets party.

#veranosutter #summervino #moscato

This is one of the reasons why I made Arroz con Dulce de Leche, is just perfect for sharing and great to enjoy warm or just a room temperature. You maybe are surprised that this recipe in particular call for Dulce de Leche and I’m sure you are like, that is a little weird, but, let me tell you Dulce de Leche is huge in Costa Rica, we use it in all our sweet desserts, pastries and more, and I’m so happy that I can find it here, because this Arroz con Leche won’t be the same without the flavor of this delicious sweet mixture.

cooking rice #summervino #veranosutter

And no, dulce de leche is not the same as caramel, so I’m sorry, this is a must for the recipe, but you can find it, I’m sure, besides, you will see how the flavor of the Sutter Home Moscato complements perfectly with the Arroz con Leche, is a match made for perfection.

almost ready to eat #veranosutter #summervino

I encourage you to make this recipe, let me know if you love it and don’t forget to Uncork the Moments, and try Sutter Home Wines, they will be your new go-to to any occasion.

Want more info? Check out Sutter Home on Facebook.

Arroz Con Dulce de Leche #SummerVino #VeranoSutter #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
The perfect latino flair on you table, so sweet, so good.
Servings Prep Time
8 peaople 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 peaople 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Arroz Con Dulce de Leche #SummerVino #VeranoSutter #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
The perfect latino flair on you table, so sweet, so good.
Servings Prep Time
8 peaople 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 peaople 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: peaople
Instructions
  1. In a pot on medium-low heat, cook the rice with the water, cinnamon stick, and cloves, until it doubles in size, about 15 minutes. Add milk, evaporated milk, butter, and nutmeg, continue cooking, simmer for 15 minutes and move constantly.
  2. Add orange zest, dulce de leche and sugar, simmer for another 10 minutes and keep mixing. Once ready and all the ingredients are well combine, let it cool completely, this will make the rice absorb the extra liquid and make it more rich and creamy.
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Top 5 Prep Ahead Snacks #ZiplocBacktoSchool #ad #CollectiveBias

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Top 5 Prep Ahead Snacks #ZiplocBacktoSchool #ad #CollectiveBias

 

In my crazy life, there is always a way to get organized and ready for back-to-school, and I’m so happy I can rely on amazing products with great quality like Ziploc® brand products. I can’t imagine my life when school starts without my go-to essentials.

I want to share my top 5 prep ahead snacks along with tips to make back-to-school fun and super easy for you. Why not make the last days of summer productive because we need to work just a little bit during summer time to make our life so much easier for school?

#ziplocbacktoschool products

First, we need to talk about all the supplies that we will need to make some personalized Ziploc® brand Bags. You know the kids love when we take our time to make something super special for them, and these bags are super easy to personalize so that every time they open their lunch box, a smile will appear on their faces.

materials #ziplocbacktoschool

For me, this is also an easy way to have everything on hand and to keep my kids from fighting about their favorite lunch or how different they want their snack because my girls like different things all the time.

Ok, here we go, we need:
Markers
Stickers
Ziploc® brand Snack Bags
Ziploc® brand Sandwich Bags or
Ziploc® brand Containers

Have you seen the super amazing feature of the Ziploc® brand Bags with Easy Open Tabs®? They are totally different and great for the kiddos to open their bags by themselves with ease.

I like to personalize the bags with their names and adding some decorations or stickers. They love it and it is a great way to keep all snack and lunches out of the reach of other kids. You can make some of these personalized Ziploc® brand Storage Bags with Easy Open Tabs® ahead of time and have them on hand. I like to keep one box on my fridge and another on my pantry.

Now that we have our bags ready I would love to share my prep ahead snacks. I have so many recommendations but my favorites are the ones you can have ready and the week before.

1- Raisins and cheese: you can have portions of ¼ cup of raisins and one string cheese in your fridge.

2- Grapes: go to the market, wash and dry your grapes and portion about 20 grapes per bag.

3- Oranges: every week peel and portion half of an orange in a bag. Cool, fresh and delicious.

4- Crackers: about 8 crackers are perfect or about ¼ cup of cheese crackers to complement the snack.

5- Carrots and celery: perfect for hot days, and you can use a small Ziploc® brand Container to add caramel, ranch dressing or peanut butter.

snacks #ziplocbacktoschool

RECOMMENDATIONS

To make it easy and more organized, keep your snacks in a big Ziploc® brand Container on the fridge as well in your pantry. An organized life is a better life.
Make your prep on Sundays because in general, Sundays are a slow day and you only will need to make a week’s worth of snacks and lunches.

organizing at home #ziplocbacktoschool

Let me hear about your favorite Ziploc® brand products and your favorite go-to snacks. And remember, back to school is around the corner so make your life simple and prep ahead as much as you can.

Join the conversation and find more ideas here Ziploc®

Be sure to also follow Ziploc® brand on Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube

Easy Orange Fudge #TheLeftoversClub

Easy Orange Fudge #TheLeftoversClub

This month for the #TheLeftoversClub I want it to send and make something different and change the theme a little, no cookies this month, so for my friend Faye Rodriguez I make delicious and super easy Orange Fudge.

Ok, this fudge is very different to any others you have tried, and is very traditional in my country, yes in Costa Rica we make all different kinds of fudge and is call Cajetas. We have so many different flavors like, coconut, peanuts, carrots, etc. But this orange fudge is so fresh and delicious, the flavor of the orange zest cuts the sweets of the sugar and you end up with the perfect dessert after a good lunch or dinner.

I just hope she likes it as much as we love it. And let me know how many pieces of this fudge will you eat.

Easy Orange Fudge #TheLeftoversClub
Print Recipe
So different and delicious, this fudge will be a must at your dessert table this summer.
Servings Prep Time
28 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
28 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 2 hours
Easy Orange Fudge #TheLeftoversClub
Print Recipe
So different and delicious, this fudge will be a must at your dessert table this summer.
Servings Prep Time
28 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
28 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: pieces
Instructions
  1. Place sugar, water, and orange zest in a pot on medium-low heat and cook until sugar is dissolved, let if boiled for 5 minutes.
  2. Add butter, vanilla extract and the powder mix constanly on low heat for 15 minutes or until the mixture has a very thick texture.
  3. Grease a large piece of waxed paper and place the mixture, let cool for 30 minutes, grease your hands with butter and form the balls. Place them in paper cups and ready to enjoy. Let cool completely before eating.
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Orange Glace Donuts #FoodieExtravaganza

Orange Glace Donuts #FoodieExtravaganza

Ok, let me start by saying that I love donuts! Thank you, I needed that, I’m so happy to participate this month in the donut event for #FoodieExtravaganza and I’m sure you are too.

This is a great theme to have especially this month for me living in Southen California, the weather has been wonderful not too hot and perfect for baking, wich makes me so happy because I love to bake during the summer time. I know most of the donuts are fried but some people love to bake them and let me tell you those donuts are pretty delicious too.

Now let me talk about my donuts, I know that the title said orange glace, but, I decide also  to present them in a different way and add the orange zest to the dough, this addition will make the donuts tastier and with a delicious citrus flavor. I’m sure you will love the flavor and this is a great opportunity to have some fun in the kitchen with your kids and let them decorate and cover the donuts and those little fingers in gooey goodies.

Orange Glaze Donuts #chocolatetopping

July has arrived and that means it’s time for another #FoodieExtravaganza! Each month we take turns hosting and selecting a foodie holiday associated with that month. Somehow in all the planning July was overlooked so in a mad dash in the second half of June, Lauren of From Gate to Plate told us to celebrate the doughnut. If anyone is keeping score, National Doughnut Day is actually the first Friday in June, but none of us are complaining to be celebrating one of America’s favorite breakfast treats today. July is National Culinary Arts month so let’s just go with that. Also in July: Fried Chicken Day (today, the 6th), Blueberry Muffin Day (the 11th), and Junk Food Day (the 21st).

Gluten-Free Matcha Doughnuts – Three Ways! by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Raspberry Cookies n Cream Baked Doughnuts by Baking in Pyjamas
Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts by Making Miracles
Chocolate Snickerdoodle Doughnuts by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Baked S’mores Doughnuts by Tara’s Multicultural Table
Strawberry Shortcake Donut Tarts by Fearlessly Creative Mammas
Breakfast Donut Burger by From Gate to Plate
Cake Mix Donuts by I’m Hungry
Doughnut Trifle by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Watermelon Doughnuts by The Freshman Cook
Baked Cherry Lemon Donuts by Caroline’s Cooking
Orange Glace Donuts by Basic N Delicious
Medhu Vada – Savory Lentil Doughnut by Sneha’s Recipe

Foodie Extravaganza

Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tidbits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.

Orange Glace Donuts #FoodieExtravaganza
Print Recipe
Delicious donuts to share with family and friends.
Servings Prep Time
24 donuts 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 1 1/2 hour
Servings Prep Time
24 donuts 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 1 1/2 hour
Orange Glace Donuts #FoodieExtravaganza
Print Recipe
Delicious donuts to share with family and friends.
Servings Prep Time
24 donuts 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 1 1/2 hour
Servings Prep Time
24 donuts 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 1 1/2 hour
Ingredients
Servings: donuts
Instructions
  1. Heat 1/4 cup of the milk just enough, add yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar, cover and let it grow for 5 minutes. In the bowl of a stand mixer add, the rest of the sugar, butter, salt, cornstarch and dry milk, mix just to combine.
  2. Add the yest mixture and mix just a little, then add the egg and the rest of the milk, mix to combine, add in 3 additions the flour, if you have a hook for the mixer, use it and beat the dough for 8 minutes.
  3. If you don't have one, knead for 8 minutes. Then place the dough in a greased bowl and let it grow for one and a half hors.
  4. Once ready, heat up enough oil at 350 degrees in a pot, roll out the dough,cut the donuts, shapes and sides you like and fry 2 minutes on each side and place in a sheet with some towel paper.
  5. Have fun decorating the donuts, I made a mixture of 3 tablespoons of sugar with some orange zest to cover the sugar donuts.
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Tilapia al Horno #SummerVino #ad #CollectiveBias

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Tilapia al Horno #SummerVino #ad #CollectiveBias

Una de las cosas que mas me encanta es pasar tiempo con mi familia, cocinar algo rico y disfrutar de un buen vino. No hay nada que me guste mas que invitarlos a que disfruten de una tarde llena de calor familiar y sobre todo cuando tengo a la mano un vino de tan grande calidad como Sutter Home ya que estos vinos han formado parte de mi familia desde hace muchos años y son de confianza ya que Sutter Home representa una gran parte de los valores familiares que nos destancan a todos por ser una empresa familar.

#summervino Sutter Home

Ademas de disfrutar de un buen vino, en esta ocacion quise preparar algo muy simple pero elegante, y a la vez incorporar de una manera diferente una receta que mi mamá hacia con mucha frecuencia y a mi me encanta.

directions #summervino #mycolectiva

Esta tilapia al horno tiene su historia, como un buen vino, asi que compartire solamente un pedacito de ella; Desde hace mucho a mi madre le encanta el pescado, siempre lo compramos fresco ya que en Costa Rica es muy popular y se utiliza en muchas recetas uno de sus favoritos ha sido la tilapia, pero se canso de comerla frita o empanizada, asi que un dia nos mensiono que iba a tratar de hacerla al horno, entre mi hermana y yo ayudamos a formar el plato, pero la anecdota mas divertida fue que las papas en el fondo nos quedaron crudas, apesar del sabor delicioso de la tilapia las papas por otra parte eran imposibles de comer.

Con forme pasó el tiempo fui perfeccionando la receta y tratando de incorporar diferentes ingredientes, pero esta es la que mas ha gustado. Y ustedes estaran deacuerdo conmigo que todo buen platillo necesita un vino de calidad que lo acompañe, asi que en mi opinion el Pinot Grigio de Sutter Home es excelente para acompañar este plato.

tilapia al horno #summervino

Asi que espero les guste esta receta y a la vez los invito a prueben los vinos Sutter Home vinos de excelente calidad.

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Tilapia al Horno #SummerVino #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
Deliciosa tilapia al horno, acompañada de un vino de alta calidad como lo es Sutter Home.
Servings Prep Time
3 platos 30 minutos
Cook Time
35 minutos
Servings Prep Time
3 platos 30 minutos
Cook Time
35 minutos
Tilapia al Horno #SummerVino #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
Deliciosa tilapia al horno, acompañada de un vino de alta calidad como lo es Sutter Home.
Servings Prep Time
3 platos 30 minutos
Cook Time
35 minutos
Servings Prep Time
3 platos 30 minutos
Cook Time
35 minutos
Ingredients
Servings: platos
Instructions
  1. Precaliente el horno a 350 grados. Cubra con papel aluminio una bandeja. En un tazon mezcle la sal, paprika y el ajo en polvo, rocie el pescado con esta mezcla y cubra bien.
  2. Pele las papas ya cocinadas, y corte en rodajas no muy delgadas, coloque un poquito de aceite en la bandeja, y organice 6 rodajas de papa enuna hilera, formando 3 diferentes hileras.
  3. Rocie con sal y pimiente, luego coloque el pescado, rodajas de limon, cebolla y pimiento morron, rocie con mas sal y pimienta, haga lo mismo con las otras 2 hileras.
  4. Cubra con papel aluminio y hornee pro 25 minutos. Luego elimine el papel aluminio y hornee por otros 10 minutos. Eso dorara un poco los vegetales. Sirva inmediantamente.
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Healthy Summer Foods Are Easy to Find

Healthy Summer Foods Are Easy to Find
As summer gets into full swing, healthy eating becomes an increasingly trendy topic. Luckily, it’s easy to find perfectly delicious, healthy food that’s in season throughout the summer, and the fact that there are so many options available makes it easy to adhere to a healthy diet. Depending on where you live, there will be different seasonal options available at different times, so by purchasing what’s readily available, you can create unique recipes that will expand your horizons.

Eating Local
Another perk of utilizing seasonal ingredients that are readily available is that those ingredients will be local, so, in turn, you will be supporting local farmers and producers. Ensuring that your local economy, especially in terms of food, is thriving is a great way to create a more sustainable economy as a whole.
Purchasing locally sourced food also creates sustainable farming and production practices that have less of an impact on the environment. Not only will you be eating food that is healthier, you will be reducing your carbon footprint. There’s a symbiotic relationship that occurs naturally between those who produce food and the consumer when there’s a focus on eating what’s readily available.

The Versatility of Beets
A great vegetable that grows in summer, beets offer a wonderful flavor that can be used in many ways. Beets can be cut up and used raw in salads, roasted and served with goat cheese, or pickled and saved for later use. No matter how they are prepared, beets are packed with antioxidants and are known to be a great anti-inflammatory. Such a tasty, versatile vegetable should have no problem finding its way into your diet.

Tomatoes and Corn
Nothing says summer like these two powerhouses. There is no better time to eat tomatoes than in summer, which is the season for a number of delicious, juicy varieties that grow just about anywhere. Tomatoes are also high in antioxidants and can be used in as many ways as you can think of. Corn is another summer staple; nothing rounds out a summer barbeque like corn on the cob. With these two options available in just about any locale, there’s no reason not to make them frequent additions to your summer diet.

Add Delicious Fruits to Your Diet
Vegetables aren’t the only healthy food readily available during the summer. There are plenty of delicious fruits, too. Berries, watermelon, peaches, and much more are around in the summer and make for tasty, refreshing treats during those hot days. Not to mention, most fruits are rich in essential vitamins. Nothing tastes quite as good as fresh, in-season fruit, which is just another reason to enjoy all the options while they’re at their peak.

Learn New Recipes and Ideas
Yet another benefit of adhering to what’s locally available to you is that you will find new recipes and ideas that you may not have tried previously. By experimenting with new foods that you may have had little experience with, you will be challenging your palate and your cooking regimen. Opening yourself up to new ideas, in terms of cooking and eating, is the best way to discover the most delicious dishes around.
There are plenty of resources that offer recipes and ideas that’ll get you heading down the right path. Hampton Creek is one of many sources of ideas and information. Take advantage of what you can do with fresh food and fresh ideas.

Get the Entire Family Involved
Everything from shopping at your local farmer’s market to going on a berry-picking excursion can be great fun for a family. You can meet the people who make your food, and your kids can take in the knowledge that comes with learning about seasonal ingredients. Don’t hesitate to get everyone involved in the process.

Do What It Takes to Create a Healthy Lifestyle
Simplicity makes everything easier, and your health is no different. If what comes easy happens to be incorporating healthier foods into your diet, you’re sure to take control of your eating habits in a meaningful way. Do what it takes to create a more sustainable, locally driven approach to food and you will be rewarded. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with different options in order to find new combinations that appeal to your taste buds.