I always want to offer and make easy, simple and healthy alternatives to my family, and this recipe is just the perfect example of why I love to cook.
My grandmother use to make this picadillo with lots of red meat, and I love it don’t get me wrong, but one day I decide to make it more simple and healthier for me and my family.
Just changing some ingredients and substituting the red meat with turkeywas enough to make the picadillo a great and healthy meal. I do love to cook with turkey and is present even in our hamburgers, yes I made turkey patties from scratch and is one of our favorite every Sunday.
Turkey is really good for you not only is a lean protein, in fact, turkey is a very versatile protein. It absorbs the flavor of spices and sauces providing a lean protein canvas for favorite recipes. In many cases, using turkey can mean a healthier dish with fewer calories.
So I did a turkey recipe remix of my grandmother’s recipe, and let me tell you everybody love it so much that it has become a favorite of us on Tuesday night, I know many of you will say that Tuesdays are for tacos, but in my house Tuesdays are for Turkey not only is super delicious but it is so versatile. I made my picadillo with ground turkey but you can also use turkey sausage, is equally delicious.
Heat a pot over medium heat, add onions and bell pepper, cook for 3 minutes, then add the ground turkey and cook for about 5 minutes, moving constantly.
Add the rest of the ingredients, mix until well combine, cover the pot and cook for 20 minutes over low heat. This slow cooking process is very important for the potatoes and turkey to absorb all the delicious flavors. Remember to check the salt before serving and you can always serve with a side of salad
The month of February is calling the color red every day, not only for a special day but for the hold month we are having a red theme. And of course, a delicious bundt is a must this month.
So for this time we try our best to make all red theme bundt cakes, my go to has to be this delicious cherry bundt, that is so easy and so great for this month. You are not going to believe how different and unique this cake is.
So if you are in the mood for more red, delicious and decadent dessert, I highly recommend you to try my and all the recipes we bring for you this month.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a bundt pan.
Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes, add eggs one by one and cream for another 5 minutes.
In a bowl, mix flour, jello, baking soda and powder, salt and lime zest.
Add dry ingredients to the cream and sugar mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, add cherries by hand and mix well until incorporated.
Pour in the baking pan and bake.
Once ready let it cool for 20 minutes, remove from the pan and place in a cooling rack to cool completely.
My cake took only 45 minutes, so check yours, about 5 minutes before time ends, remember every oven is diferent.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stouffer’s. The opinions and text are all mine.
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.
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
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.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stouffer’s. The opinions and text are all mine.
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Easy spinach salad, the perfect pair for the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce.
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.
Remeber to follow the instructions in the package of the Stouffer's lasagna before heating.
This is without a doubt one of the seasons I do really enjoy, specially when the weather start turning cool and the days are gloomy and cosy at the same time.
And if you ask me this is the perfect time to spend lots of minutes in your kitchen making the most delicious bake goods.
And today I made specially for you this super delicious Orange Pear Bundt Cake, the most incredible cake you will have today, tomorrow and forever. This cake is just perfect at any time of the day, but when you have it with a cup of hot chocolate in your comfy pajamas, is the best thing in the world.
So, put on your pj’s and enjoy this moment with a delicous piece of my cake.
#BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient.
Host: Lauren; Host blog: Sew You Think You Can Cook (http://sewyouthinkyoucancook.com)
You can see all our of lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about #BundtBakers, can be found on our home page.
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I do love all kinds of desserts, but my favorites are those that bring wonderful memories from my childhood. This arroz con leche, have a special place in my heart because my grandmother used to make it all the time as a number on dessert after our holiday dinner.
As one of our family favorite dessert, over the year I have been adding different toppings or ingredients to make it more interesting. Originally, the only difference in this recipe was the addition of raisins, and that is very normal, but we make all kinds of arroz con leche, this one is my favorite.
There is a restaurant in Costa Rica where they sell only typical food, you know, the kind of food you buy in restaurant around little towns, and the addition of cheese comes from one of my favorite restaurant over there, and I have to say is still one of my favorites.
I really hope you like it and please let me know your favorite Arroz con Leche flavor.
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Who doesn’t love a good cookie this time of the year? Specially a Peanut butter cookie, and the best part is I have an easy and super delicious one for you. I totally love how we start this month, you can’t deny that when the weather turns cool is just the perfect time to bake some goodies.
Let me tell you about this cookies, personally I love peanut butter so much, just like the name is nutty and great over toast, but the smell of the cookies baking is just amazing, my hold house had a warm and incredible delicious smell, adictive and amazing.
I encourage you to make and enjoy the cookies, and as soon you finish them all, come and tell me how you like them.
Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly food fest, where a group of bloggers all create and share a recipe around one of the monthly food ‘holidays’ as detailed in The Nibble. This month Sneha fromSnehas Recipeis hosting, Peanut Butter is our theme. 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 tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE. Check out these great Peanut Butter submissions!
I love to cook healthy meals for my family and I’m very lucky to have on hand local grow products that I’m sure are fill with amazing benefits. We think that having a delicious and well balance family meal is a great way to bond during dinner.
I love to cook and share with my daughters my recipes and those that are passed on from my grandmother, and I remember how special it was to be with her and having a family meal every night.
Now we are making a new kind of comfort food and thanks to our friends at the Foster Farm Simple Raise Chicken, and it contains no antibiotics and is locally grow in California so we have a better way to eat every night. I love to make easy weeknight recipes, I don’t like when I spend more than 30 minutes cooking a meal or using lots of complicated ingredients.
And just in case you were wondering what is the New Comfort Food, is Using mostly local, seasonal ingredients, minimal ingredients in the recipe, quick, easy steps and fast prep time
You can definitely make a delicious meal under or in 30 minutes, and I can tell you that using Foster Farm Simple Raise Chicken is a great way to start. I like to buy it as a bulk and have lots of it on hand, my favorite is the thin-slice breast fillets, you can save lots of time using this product.
And my recipe today has everything you love, a delicious balance meal with an amazing product and of course all local ingredients. These healthy chicken fajitas are perfect for an easy dinner, especially when you are in a hurry and need a quick and easy recipe.
Cut the chicken breast into strips, place them in a bowl and season with the adobo mixture. Have, all the veggies cut lengthwise and ready.
Heat up a pan to medium high heat and add the oil.
Add the chicken strips and the veggies sprinkle more adobo, cook until chicken is completely cooked.
Add the green onions and mis.
Heat the tortillas in the microvawe for one minute, but firts cover with a damped paper towel to keep them moits.
Once is ready, portion into the tortillas, 2 per person and sprinkle some cilantro.
And we are back, yes we are and this time we have the most delicious and sweet cookies inspired by all things Autumn. Yes, the flavors and smells of the most amazing season of the year.
For you today I made a different and easier way to make your cookies fo this season. Perfectly bake and flavor with warm cinnamon and crunchy pecans. These cookies are the best options when you need to make a bunch for a party or a gathering with friends.
I bake the hold batch of cookies on a single cookie sheet, to make it easier and fast for me and for you, I was actually in a little hurry and I need to experiment a little with my cookies, you know sometimes you have to. But the end result is very delicious, just keep in mind that you must cut the cookies when hot, otherwise, it can be too difficult.
One of the best things about fall–in addition to sweaters and football–is all of the delightful seasonal themes that come to mind for baking. Pumpkin, apples, late summer and early fall harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving…. They are all fun and delicious to play around with, so check out what we have for you this month!
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:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar, add the vanilla extract. In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and pecans.
Add the eggs, mix until well combine and then add the dry ingredients, beat until the dough comes together.
Place some parchment paper to a 9x13 baking sheet, and place the dough, cover the hold sheet and make sure it is even.
Bake for 20 minutes, take it out of the oven and cut in 18 pieces, do not remove from the baking sheet. Place in the oven again and bake for 10 more minutes or until golden brown.
I love this month theme, we all know that October is a chocolate month and we must make lots and lots of delicious recipes using chocolate, especially because is a great opportunity to clean up the pantry and start fresh for the holidays.
As a chocoholic myself, I always have a good amount of different kinds of chocolate, you know like chips, bars, and cocoa, I have to say that my pantry is always full with a good variety of this amazing treat.
So check out your pantry because this recipe is super easy to make and I’m sure you will find all the ingredients hiding somewhere.
Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly food fest, where a group of bloggers all create and share a recipe around one of the monthly food ‘holidays’ as detailed in The Nibble. This month Kathleen from Fearlessly Creative Mammas is hosting and since chocolate day is October 28th, Chocolate is our theme. There are actually two other days that incorporate chocolate in October, the 14th is Chocolate Covered Insect Day and the 18th is Chocolate Cupcake day. We didn’t want to get to specific though, so we will just say chocolate.
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 tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.
I’m so happy to be back to this group, baking is something the I really love, and this month we are baking with spices, for this amazing theme.
It is a huge challenge to created a bundt cake with different spices the combine well in different flavors, like fruits or just to think in make something out of your comfort zone.
My inspiration for this cake? Apple pie, defiantly a favorite in every house, and I try to bring this flavors and make something very similar, delicious and different.
You notice by reading the recipe it is simple but pack in flavor and the texture is just perfect.
Apple and cinnamon are like a good marriage, go well,and taste delicious.
So I hope you make it and enjoy it with your tea or coffee.
This is an excellent season to for baking so grab your baking pan, and all your tools and look for inspiration here or at the grocery store, and I’m sure you will surprise your family this fall.
One of the things that bring up memories of fall is Apples! Do you remember apple picking with your family? How about all of those tasty fall recipes for everything from fresh apple fritters to hot apple cider! We are excited to share with you this collection of amazing apple themed posts from many of our outstanding members here in the Social Fabric community. We know that you will enjoy them and hope that you can create some new fall memories for yourself and the ones you love.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a bowl sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
In a bowl mix the apples with lemon zest, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
Cream sugar with butter for 5 minutes, add eggs one by one and vanilla extract, add dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk, and mix just to combine, add by hand the apple mixture.
Place in a greased bundt pan, and bake for 1 hour, remember to check the center of the cake with a toothpick to make sure is completely cook.