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.
Servings Prep Time
6 portions 10 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
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.
Servings Prep Time
6 portions 10 minutes
Cook Time
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Servings Prep Time
6 portions 10 minutes
Cook Time
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Ingredients
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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Homemade Ranch Croutons with San Luis Sourdough® breads #ad

This campaign has been compensated by Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. All opinions are mine alone. 

Homemade Ranch Croutons with San Luis Sourdough breads #ad

 

I want to share with all of you a delicious, simple, easy and quick way to make your own homemade croutons at home. My goal for you is the at the end the day you will feel so inspired that you can come up with different and delicious ideas on flavors that you will never need to buy croutons again.

First things first, lest talk about bread, my favorite bread all time to use for this or any other recipe is San Luis Sourdough® breads, it has an authentic taste & texture, local roots and unique slow-bake process combine to make truly delicious sourdough experience at any time of day and it is also Non-GMO Project Verified. Believe me this is a key ingredient to make the best croutons ever.

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We don’t only love it for croutons or sandwiches, but it is also delicious as bread pudding, toast with cheese or avocados and of course perfect for any time of the day; so make sure that you will use a good quality bread just like San Luis Sourdough® breads.

They have a good variety of bread and you can choose the one you most like but my personal favorite for this recipe is the slice sourdough, the taste and the quality goes perfect in this recipe.

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Now that we have the bread, lets talk seasoning, for this recipe I choose a ranch flavor, but feel free to make them plain, sea salt, or any flavor you like. What is most important for me here is that you can see how easy it is to make them.

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Remember also, to store your delicious homemade croutons in an air tight container, they will be super fresh and last for up to a week.

Please let me know what is your favorite crouton combination.

Homemade Ranch Croutons with San Luis Sourdough® breads #ad
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Delicious and easy homemade ranch croutons.
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Homemade Ranch Croutons with San Luis Sourdough® breads #ad
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Delicious and easy homemade ranch croutons.
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cups
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the slices of bread in small cubes. Place the bread in a baking sheet cover with aluminum foil. Distribute oil, salt and ranch seasoning evenly over the bread. Stir well with your hands and place in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, stir and bake again for 5 minutes.
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Almond Lemon Biscotti #CreativeCookieExchange

Almond Lemon Biscotti #CreativeCookieExchange

I’m so happy to share this recipe in the month of December, not only is this the perfect month to bake delicious treats, but you can make this biscotti and give it as a gift to teachers, friends and family.
I love to give homemade goodies for the holidays,this is more like a personal touch to me and I think people appreciated more.

Do you love to bake for the holidays? or Are you more the one who prefer to buy? Either way is ok, and if you want to we have some delicious ideas that can make your inner baker come to life. Biscotti sounds fancy and difficult, but don’t worry it is the most easy cookie to make, and you can use any flavor combination you desire to make it more interesting.

For me nothing beats the flavor of lemon and almond, and my biscotti recipe is not to sweet so for sure you can definitely dip your biscotti in the coffee or hot chocolate. The main idea here is eat more Biscotti!

I want to know what’s your favorite Biscotti flavor?

Biscotti (or mandelbrot or any other twice baked cookie by any other name) are one of the perfect Holiday tin cookies! They last forever, and there are so many ways to make them festive. So we’ve got you covered–sweet, savory, low fat, loaded with decadence, you name it, we’ve got it! Happy Holidays!

You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Almond Lemon Biscotti #CreativeCookieExchange
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For me nothing beats the flavor of lemon and almond, and my biscotti recipe is not to sweet so for sure you can definitely dip your biscotti in the coffee or hot chocolate.
Servings Prep Time
18 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 10 minutes
Almond Lemon Biscotti #CreativeCookieExchange
Print Recipe
For me nothing beats the flavor of lemon and almond, and my biscotti recipe is not to sweet so for sure you can definitely dip your biscotti in the coffee or hot chocolate.
Servings Prep Time
18 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes, add eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice. In a bowl combine, flour, salt and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture above and the almonds.
  2. Cut the dough in half and form a roll kind of shape and bake. Once the 25 minutes have past, take them out of the oven let it cool for 10 minutes and make diagonal cuts and place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 10 minutes on each side.
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