Pairing the Perfect Lasagna #BalanceYourPlate #ad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stouffer’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Have you ever wonder in the aisles of the super market looking for an alternative to your everyday menu? Well I’m, and don’t get me wrong I love to cook but sometimes I need an easy alternative to our dinner.

Luckily for me I found the perfect and better alternative, no more junk food for us on those days. My go-to meal has to be the delicious frozen meals from Stouffer’s specially the most amazing lasagna I have ever had, the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce. It is incredible good and let me tell you as a lover of all things Italian, this lasagna is definitely at all times in my freezer.

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What I love the most about Stouffer’s is the has recently announced its new “Kitchen Cupboard” commitment. This new initiative focuses on shortening and simplifying recipes that only include ingredients that consumers can recognize and can find at home, like vine-ripened tomatoes, freshly made pasta, and real mozzarella.

And over the next few years, consumers will see Kitchen Cupboard renovations across existing and new products.

The guidelines include:

  • Using ingredients that consumers trust and recognize, like what they would use in their own home kitchens, with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
  • Working on simplified recipes that result in great taste with fewer ingredients
    Offering recipes that provide consumers with the same, or better, dining experience at a good value

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So you have to be sure and thrust in the quality of the Stouffer’s products. With this delicious lasagna I decided to make a simple but perfect salad. This simple spinach salad wich my younger daughter love to make with me and you can’t image how well the salad and the lasagna go together.

So don’t worry anymore or wonder in every aisle corner, heat over to the freezer section and grab a Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce to enjoy with your family and don’t forget to make my spinach salad.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stouffer’s. The opinions and text are all mine.


Pairing the Perfect Lasagna #BalanceYourPlate #ad
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Easy spinach salad, the perfect pair for the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce.
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6 portions 10 minutes
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Pairing the Perfect Lasagna #BalanceYourPlate #ad
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Easy spinach salad, the perfect pair for the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce.
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6 portions 10 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
6 portions 10 minutes
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Servings: portions
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix all the veggies, and season with lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil. This salad is also perfect with any kind of dressing you like. You can add avocado, cucumber, or any other veggie you would want.
  2. Remeber to follow the instructions in the package of the Stouffer's lasagna before heating. Enjoy.
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Sweet and Cheesy Corn Bread #SundaySupper

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I love a delicious dinner specially on a Sunday, but what I love the most is a good side dish that complement well with any main dish we are having. Today I’m sharing with you my all time favorite side dish and the best part is, that it can be use as a delicious breakfast or as a snack with a cup of coffee in the afternoon.

But today is all about side dishes, I must say that the tittle of my recipe is a little bit confuse but don’t worry it will make sense soon.

This corn bread is my favorite recipe, and I always add or change some of the ingredients to make it fresh every time, my family loves it so much that I make it once a week, wich is a lot, but you know, I love to make my family happy.

Hope you love and please let me know how you like it.

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Sweet and Cheese Corn Bread #SundaySupper
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Because corn bread is just the perfect way to complement any dish.
Servings Prep Time
12 pieces 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 pieces 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Sweet and Cheese Corn Bread #SundaySupper
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Because corn bread is just the perfect way to complement any dish.
Servings Prep Time
12 pieces 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 pieces 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degress. Place the ingredients in the food procesor, and blend until combine, about 6 pulsations. Prepare a baking pan, add the mixture and bake.
  2. Make sure that the center of the bread is compeltely cook. You can eat it warm or a room temperature.
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Garden Rice #SundaySupper

Garden Rice #SundaySupper

One of the things the I love the most during summer time is that we can find lots of fresh veggies and fruits, and I love to make also lots of easy recipes with all these fresh vegetables.
I know what area you thinking, I live in California and most of the time we can find fresh fruit and veggies, and you are right but summer has the most delicious products and this is a great occasion to make the most out of them.

And this recipe has some of the products I use the most during this time, carrots and celery are delicious complements for the rice and it give it that fresh test and a beautiful color.

I love to use parboil rice, this rice is very easy to make and the consistency is very loose, the grain is strong so it keeps a nice shape no matter what you add to it.

Love this types of side dishes, and this rice is a great complement to a delicious piece of pork or beef. Hope you enjoy it.

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Garden Rice #SundaySupper
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Easy, delicious and a great compliment to any meat. This Garden Rice is the side dish what you need for your next lunch or dinner.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Garden Rice #SundaySupper
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Easy, delicious and a great compliment to any meat. This Garden Rice is the side dish what you need for your next lunch or dinner.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat up a pot to medium heat, add oil, green onions, celery and pepper, cook for 3 minutes. Add carrots and rice, mix well, cook for another 3 minutes,add salt and water (taste the water and adjust the salt)
  2. Cover the pot and lower the heat and let it cook for 30 minutes. Check the rice about 20 minutes in the cooking time. Once ready use a fork and fluffed up. Serve with your favorite piece of protein.
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Platano Maduro Cake with Black Beans and Fresh Fruit #RecetasParaMomentos #ad #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Kroger. All opinions are mine alone. #RecetasParaMomentos #CollectiveBias

Platano Maduro Cake with Black Beans and Fresh Fuit #RecetasParaMomentos #ad #CollectiveBias

Between all the things I do daily, one is for sure, I need to go to my favorite grocery store to buy the products I need for my recipes.
And let me tell you, from the moment I came to this country I shop in a Kroger banner store call Ralphs, my absolutely favorite for my everyday shopping.

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Not only is very close to my house, but it is also convenient and has amazing offers all the time. Vegetables and fruits are always fresh and they have a good variety of Latin products.
Of course this is very important to me, especially on those occasions when I want to make for my daughters a delicious and traditional Costa Rican recipe, and they love to come with me and sample some cheese, find the bread they love and of course help me with the list, very important is what my little one said, she always help with the list.

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I love going and know that I can find everything I need without having to go to another store.
For example, for this recipe, I needed very specific ingredients, such as ripe plantains, refried beans, and fresh fruits, these products represent a very important role in our nutrition, and culturally it is important for us to always eat products of excellent quality.

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Another thing the I love, is just how friendly is everybody, always helping us with what we need an excellent attitude, and I can’t forgot to mention the coupons and sales to help you save more money.

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But what motivates me to continue visiting my store Ralphs is that ultimately I love the variety, the environment and how convenient it is to buy.
It is truly one of the best supermarkets I visited, and I am a faithful buyer, I would not change it for another. Great prices, great deals, and I find everything I need.
So I invite you to make this recipe and to visit your store Kroger or a Kroger Banner store just like Ralphs.

Oh and don’t forget to let me know what you think about the recipe.

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Platano Maduro Cake with Black Beans and Fresh Fuit #RecetasParaMomentos #ad #CollectiveBias
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A perfectly, delicious and different way to eat your plantains. Not your everyday cake but totally delicious.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Platano Maduro Cake with Black Beans and Fresh Fuit #RecetasParaMomentos #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
A perfectly, delicious and different way to eat your plantains. Not your everyday cake but totally delicious.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the ends of the banana and cut in half, wash them and place them in a pot with water, cook over medium heat for 20 minutes. Once ready, peel off the skin, and mash them up, add butter, sugar, and cinnamon, put it back on a medium-low heat and mix well.
  2. Mix milk and cornstarch and add it to the mixture above, combine well and remove from heat. Have ready an 8x8 pyrex, place half of the mixture on the bottom, beans and the other half of the mixture. I highly recommend to sprinkle some sugar about a teaspoon and place five little pieces of butter for extra flavor.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. For the fruit, just wash, place on a plate and once the cake is ready grab a piece and enjoy.
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Zucchini Stew #HealthyMondays

Zucchini Stew #HealthyMondays

 

There is nothing better than start the week with a good, delicious and healthy recipe, specially when is so good for you and super easy to make. I love to create healthy side dishes for my family and to teach my kids that all foods are good for you and good for your body.

This recipe is inspired by a stew that my mom used to make when we were little and she make it for us specially after a long day of study and doing homework, what a great way to have an excuse to eat a healthy meal.

As a side dish this stew always is a great complement to make for fish, or just prepare white rice and this stew and that is it, you don’t need a piece of meat or poultry.

In my case I make it for my kids once a week, you guess it on Mondays, I think that when you start the week with a healthy stomach it help you with the daily routine of the rest of the week, and let me tell you there is nothing better than a light meal on a Monday night, it helps you to sleep better, keep your kids focus and ready for the next day and you can save the leftovers (if you have some) for lunch and it would taste amazing.

This is one way I eat healthy on Mondays, now, tell me yours. Have a wonderful week!

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Zucchini Stew #HealthyMondays
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Delicious, easy and healthy stew to start the week.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Zucchini Stew #HealthyMondays
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Delicious, easy and healthy stew to start the week.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan on medium low heat, add oil, onions and garlic, cook for about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and the zucchinis, season with salt, pepper and cumin. Lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. One ready don't forget to taste to check the salt. Serve as a side dish or to complement any rice recipe.
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Simple Homemade Rolls #TwelveLoaves

Simple Homemade Rolls #TwelveLoaves

This month we have delicious ideas, rolls and biscuits, easy to make this Thanksgiving day. I love a good homemade bread and the recipe I have for you is super easy to make, great for dinner time or even as an option for breakfast the next day.

You can make it a head of time, keep it in the fridge and bake it just before dinner, nothing better like the smell of the bread baking, yum!

I hope you like this idea, you can always change it up a little bit and make it even more tasty, leave me a comment I want to hear what other flavors will you add to this simple homemade rolls.

#TwelveLoaves is a monthly bread baking party created by Lora from Cake Duchess and runs smoothly with the help of Heather of All Roads Lead to the Kitchen, and the rest of our fabulous bakers.

This month we are baking Biscuits and Rolls that would fit in nicely at any Thanksgiving table. For more bread recipes, visit the #TwelveLoaves Pinterest board, or check out last month’s inspiring selection of #TwelveLoaves Crackers, Crisps, and Flatbreads!

Barley Malt Pull-Apart Loaves from Cake Duchess
Buttermilk-Black Garlic Biscuits from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Buttermilk Pan Rolls from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Crusty European-Style Hard Rolls from A Shaggy Dough Story
Herb-Topped Sweet Potato Biscuits from Hostess At Heart
Parker House Rolls from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Pumpkin Buttermilk Biscuits from The Redhead Baker
Simple Homemade Rolls from Basic N Delicious
Sweet Garlic Rolls from Kudos Kitchen by Renee

If you’d like to bake along with us this month, share your Thanksgiving Biscuits and Rolls using hashtag #TwelveLoaves!

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Simple Homemade Rolls #TwelveLoaves
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Delicious and easy homemade rolls.
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 45 minutes
Simple Homemade Rolls #TwelveLoaves
Print Recipe
Delicious and easy homemade rolls.
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 rolls 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: rolls
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix, flour and salt. Place the yeast in the warm milk with the sugar and let it grow for 5 minutes. Add the yeast mixture and the egg to the flour and mix until a dough is form.
  2. Work the dough for 10 minutes, place the dough in a bowl and let it rise for 35 minutes. In the meantime preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. After the 35 minutes, cut the dough in 12 pieces and form the balls. Place in a baking dish and let the it rise for 10 more minutes. Bake for 25 minutes and the rolls are ready to enjoy.
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