Ranch Pretzel Bites

Make a big batch of Ranch Pretzel Bites for snacking or gift-giving! They’re easy to make, and are baked in a buttery seasoning sauce!
Make a big batch of Ranch Pretzel Bites for snacking or gift-giving! They're easy to make, and are baked in a buttery seasoning sauce!

If you’re looking for a delicious, easy to make snack OR a “foodie” gift for family, friends, or co-workers, may I suggest Ranch Pretzel Bites?

This recipe is one I found almost 30 years ago in one of my cookbooks, and it’s so easy to make! Store-bought pretzel twists are coated in a buttery seasoning sauce, then baked for an hour. That’s it!

The seasoning sauce (with Ranch seasoning) bakes right onto the pretzels, leaving them with wonderful flavor and a crispy bite. They are really so simple to prepare. You can enjoy these pretzel bites as a tasty snack OR put them in a cute container as a food gift for someone you love.

Here’s how to make yummy Ranch Pretzel Bites.

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Make The Ranch Seasoning Sauce

Before making the sauce, preheat your oven to 250°F. The seasoning sauce takes only a minute or two to prepare, so you want the oven preheated and ready, to save time!

Melt a stick of butter in a saucepan on Low heat. Once the butter has partially melted, add a packet of Ranch seasoning mix, Worcestershire sauce, and seasoning salt.

Butter is melted in a saucepan as a base for the seasoning sauce.A packet of Ranch seasoning mix is used to season the pretzel sauce.

Stir these ingredients together until they are fully incorporated into the melted butter. This is the seasoning sauce for the pretzels.

Ranch mix, Worcestershire, and seasoning salt are added to melted butter. The buttery seasoning sauce is ready to be baked on twist pretzels.

Season The Pretzels

Place the pretzel twists in a large mixing bowl, then pour the seasoning sauce all over the top of them. Use tongs or two large spoons to gently toss the pretzels.

Continue tossing the pretzels until all the sauce has been distributed, and the pretzels are fully coated.

Seasoning sauce is poured over mini twist pretzels in a large bowl.

Time To Bake!

Spread the seasoned pretzels out in a single layer (as much as possible) on a large, rimmed baking sheet. If there is any sauce left in the bowl, simply distribute it over the pretzels.

Stir these ingredients together until they are fully incorporated into the melted butter. This is the seasoning sauce for the pretzels.

Bake the ranch pretzel bites at 250°F. for 1 hour. Every 15 minutes, gently toss (and flip) the pretzels, then re-arrange them on the baking sheet and continue cooking.

Seasoned pretzels on baking sheet in one layer, ready for oven.

When the pretzels have finished baking, transfer them onto wax paper or parchment paper on the counter.

Allow the ranch pretzel bites to fully cool to room temperature before serving or packaging them in gift containers.

Ranch pretzel bites, cooling on parchment paper after baking for 1 hour.

Serve The Ranch Pretzel Bites

Once at room temperature, these yummy snacks are ready to be enjoyed. Place them in a large bowl, and watch how fast they disappear!

Close up photo of the ranch pretzel bites, cooling on parchment paper.

These crispy little snacks also make great gifts! Pack them into cute gift jars or containers, then give a thoughtful food gift to someone you care for.

Be sure to store any leftover pretzel bites in an airtight bag or container, for freshness.

The ranch pretzel bites can be given in a decorative jar as a gift.

I hope you have the chance to try ranch pretzel bites for yourself. They are delicious, and quite addicting, so you may find yourself (or your family) going back often for more!

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Original recipe source: “The Spirit Of Christmas Cookbook”, page 158, published by Leisure Arts, Inc. in 1996

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Ranch Pretzel Bites
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Make a big batch of Ranch Pretzel Bites for snacking or gift-giving! They're easy to make, and are baked in a buttery seasoning sauce!

Category: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: ranch pretzel bites
Servings: 12 (½ cup per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 178 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 cups pretzels (mini-twist) (approx. ¾ of a 15 oz. bag=12 oz.)
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 pkg. Ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan on Low heat. Add Ranch seasoning mix, Worcestershire sauce, and seasoning salt. Stir until fully combined, then remove from heat.

  3. Put pretzels in a large bowl. Pour sauce on top. Use tongs or 2 large spoons to gently toss pretzels until all sauce is distributed, and pretzels are fully coated.

  4. Spread seasoned pretzels in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 250°F. for 1 hour. Every 15 minutes, gently toss the pretzels, then re-arrange on baking sheet and continue cooking.

  5. When done, transfer pretzels to wax paper or parchment paper. Cool to room temperature before serving or packaging in gift containers. Store leftovers in airtight containers. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Ranch Pretzel Bites
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 411mg18%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 237IU5%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make a big batch of Ranch Pretzel Bites for snacking or gift-giving! They're easy to make, and are baked in a buttery seasoning sauce!

 

Peppermint Patty Bars

Enjoy fantastic Peppermint Patty Bars year-round! These miniature bars have the same great flavors you love in classic peppermint patties.
Enjoy fantastic Peppermint Patty Bars year-round! These miniature bars have the same great flavors you love in classic peppermint patties.

Do you enjoy York Peppermint Patties or Junior Mints? We sure love the flavor combination of chocolate AND peppermint! I’ve made 3-4 different recipes for peppermint patties over the past 20 years, but never found one I genuinely, truly LOVED… until THIS one.

I received a recipe for peppermint patties from a friend (it was from a magazine she subscribes to), and I really liked the filling ingredients that were used in it. I decided to try it and “slightly” tweak the recipe a bit. This recipe for peppermint patty bars is the result.

These bars are not the “traditional” ROUND patties, but are rectangular and the shape of a mini candy bar! For this recipe I use dark chocolate candy wafers for the coating, and love the crispness, once the chocolate hardens on the peppermint filling.

They are ABSOLUTELY delicious, and a perfect dessert treat for the holidays, or a GREAT food gift for friends or family! We cannot stay out of them, because they are SO YUMMY! Here’s how to make these decadent peppermint patty bars. 

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Make The Peppermint Filling

Combine powdered sugar, vegetable shortening, light corn syrup, water and peppermint extract in a large bowl. Use electric beaters on LOW speed to mix these ingredients together. NOTE: The filling will be very crumbly, even after being mixed.

NOTE: The dark chocolate candy wafers (shown below) are used later, to cover the peppermint bars. **You can find them in big craft stores (like Hobby Lobby or Michael’s), or large grocery stores. It can also be called almond bark. If you can’t find this ingredient, you can substitute dark chocolate chips.

Ingredients that will be used to make peppermint patty bars.Electric mixer is used to combine peppermint filling ingredients in a bowl.

Use clean hands to pinch and knead the filling crumbles together. Continue to do this until the dough becomes fairly smooth in texture and binds together well.

Shape this peppermint filling into a basic log form, then carefully transfer it to wax paper or parchment paper on a hard surface.

Crumbly peppermint dough is kneaded by hand until it is compacted.Dough is shaped into a rough rectangular log shape in bowl.

Shape Then Refrigerate Peppermint Patty Filling “Log”

Continue to shape the filling into a rectangular log about 1½” wide and about 9″ long, compacting the filling as you form it.

Wrap the peppermint log tightly in plastic wrap, place it on a cookie sheet, and then REFRIGERATE FOR 1 HOUR!

Peppermint filling is formed into a 9" long x 1½" wide long log shape.The peppermint patty filling is wrapped, then refrigerated for 1 hour.

Now Let’s SLICE It And FREEZE It!

After the peppermint filling has fully chilled, remove the plastic wrap from the “log”. Use a serrated knife to carefully slice the log into ¼” thick slices. You should end up with a total of about 32 rectangular-shaped slices.

Place the slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet and pop them back in the FREEZER for 15 minutes. This will make them very cold, so they hold together as they’re dipped in melted chocolate. 

A serrated knife is used to slice the peppermint patty filling into 32 pieces.

Time To Melt The Chocolate

Once the peppermint bars have been in the freezer for 15 minutes, it’s time to melt the chocolate for dipping. Place about 1/3 of the chocolate into a bowl, along with about 1/3 of the vegetable shortening.

IMPORTANT TIP: The bowl, spoon, etc. that you use must be DRY. Any water that gets into the chocolate could make the chocolate “seize up” and get too hard.

Melt the chocolate and shortening on High power in a microwave for 45 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir. At first the chocolate will be hardly melted, but that’s okay. Stir it anyway.

Repeat this process in 30 second intervals, stirring after each heating, until eventually the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.

ANOTHER TIP: Dip only about a third of the peppermint patties at a time, then re-melt more chocolate, etc.. Continue until all the peppermint patty bars are dipped.

Three photo collage showing the steps in melting the chocolate candy wafers.

Time For Chocolate “Dipping” Each Bar

Carefully place one peppermint bar at a time into the chocolate, and gently turn it over until all sides are covered with chocolate.

I typically use a spoon to help coat the bar with chocolate, and a small fork to lift the bar out of the bowl. Let the excess chocolate run down, and into the bowl.

Immediately place the peppermint patty bar onto waxed paper OR parchment paper. Add colorful sprinkles immediately after each bar is dipped, so they adhere before the chocolate hardens!

Repeat this process with each peppermint bar, until all are chocolate-dipped and decorated with sprinkles (if using).

Each peppermint bar is coated in chocolate and decorated with sprinkles.

Serve And Enjoy The Peppermint Patty Bars

Let the chocolate completely harden on the peppermint patty bars before serving. Give them time to rest and set up (without moving them) for about 15 minutes, and then dive in!

My husband enjoys peppermint patty bars at room temperature, but I like to refrigerate them before I gobble them up. Try them both ways to determine how you enjoy them the most!

Keep any leftovers stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for quite a while, if stored properly.

Be warned, though. Peppermint patty bars are so absolutely delicious, minty and refreshing, it will be hard to keep out of them!

A platter with peppermint patty bars that are ready to be served.White peppermint filling is shown inside one of the peppermint patty bars.

I hope you enjoy these classic treats, and trust you will love them like we do! They also make a great food gift! Put them on a decorative plate or in a Christmas tin, and embellish it with a pretty bow or tag. Your friends and family will love this gift!

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Filling recipe adapted from: Joanna Gaines, via Magnolia Magazine (a friend had the original recipe)

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Peppermint Patty Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Chilling/Freezer time (inactive prep)
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 

Enjoy fantastic Peppermint Patty Bars year-round! These miniature bars have the same great flavors you love in classic peppermint patties.

Category: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: peppermint patty bars
Servings: 32
Calories Per Serving: 107 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Peppermint Filling:
  • cups powdered sugar
  • Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
For Chocolate Coating:
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate candy melts (* see NOTES) can sub. dark chocolate chips/almond bark
  • teaspoons vegetable shortening
  • decorative sprinkles, for garnish (OPTIONAL)
Instructions
Make Peppermint Filling:
  1. Combine powdered sugar, shortening, corn syrup, water and peppermint extract in a large bowl. Use electric mixer on LOW speed to mix ingredients. NOTE: Filling will be very crumbly, even after mixing.

  2. Use your hands to pinch/ knead the filling crumbles together. Continue until dough is fairly smooth in texture. Shape into a basic log form; transfer to wax paper or parchment paper. Continue to shape the filling into a rectangular log about 1½" wide and about 9" long, compacting filling as you form it. Wrap log tightly in plastic wrap; place on cookie sheet. REFRIGERATE FOR 1 HOUR!

  3. Remove wrap from chilled "log". Use a serrated knife to carefully cut log into ¼" thick slices. You should end up with about 32 slices. Place slices in a single layer on baking sheet(s). Place them in the FREEZER for 15 minutes.

Chocolate And Dipping:
  1. Place about ⅓ of chocolate and ⅓ of the vegetable shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Place bowl in microwave. Cook on High power for 45 seconds. Remove bowl and stir chocolate. Chocolate will be barely melted, but stir anyway. Repeat this process in 30 second intervals, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is fully melted and smooth. IMPORTANT TIP: The bowl, spoon, etc. you use must be DRY. Any water that gets into the chocolate can make chocolate "seize up" and get too hard. Dip about ⅓ of the peppermint patties at a time, then re-melt more chocolate, etc., as needed. Continue until all bars are dipped.

  2. FOR EACH BAR: Carefully place 1 bar at a time into chocolate; gently turn it over until all sides are chocolate-covered. TIP: Use a spoon to help coat bar with chocolate, and a small fork to lift the bar out of the bowl. Let excess chocolate run down and back into bowl. Immediately place the peppermint patty bar onto waxed paper OR parchment paper. Add colorful sprinkles immediately after each bar is dipped, so they adhere before chocolate hardens! Repeat this with each peppermint bar, until all are chocolate-dipped and decorated.

  3. Let chocolate completely harden before serving. Keep any leftovers stored in an airtight container in refrigerator. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

FYI NOTE: Depending on the variety of dark chocolate melts used, the total calorie count of each bar can vary quite a bit. I used Make n' Mold chocolate candy wafers (sold at Hobby Lobby), but most grocers (or hobby shops) have a variety of candy wafers, almond bark or dark chocolate chips, which can be used for chocolate coating for the bars. Each differing variety will produce a different total caloric count.

Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Patty Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Enjoy fantastic Peppermint Patty Bars year-round! These miniature bars have the same great flavors you love in classic peppermint patties.

 

Salmon In Spinach Cream Sauce

Salmon In Spinach Cream Sauce is a simple, decadent seafood dish you’ll LOVE! This recipe can be made in 15 minutes (using only 1 skillet).
Salmon In Spinach Cream Sauce is a simple, decadent seafood dish you'll LOVE! This recipe can be made in 15 minutes (using only 1 skillet).

If you’re looking for a simple salmon recipe that is easy, pretty quick to prepare, AND tastes wonderful, here it is!

Boneless, skinless salmon fillets are pan-seared in hot oil until browned on both sides. They are served on top of (and garnished with) a easy-to-make creamy, garlic, spinach and sun-dried tomato sauce.

The convenient thing is this entire dish can be made using only ONE skillet, which also makes for easy clean up. YES!!! I found the original recipe on the Harry and David blog, made a few changes, and we really have enjoyed this lovely meal.

The salmon is super delicious, and it’s perfect for serving on a busy night, without investing a lot of time or trouble making it! That a winning combination in my book.

The recipe as written below makes two servings, but is VERY EASY to adapt for more servings. Here’s how to make it.

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Prepare The Salmon Fillets

Pat the salmon fillets dry using paper towels to absorb the moisture. Sprinkle seasoning salt on top of each piece, dividing it evenly between the fillets.

Boneless, skinless salmon fillets are patted dry, then seasoned lightly.

Heat olive oil in a skillet on Medium heat until it is very hot, but not smoking. Lay the salmon fillets in the hot skillet with the seasoned side down.

Cook the salmon for 3-4 minutes without moving, then carefully turn the fillets to the other side, using a spatula. The salmon should be nicely browned.

Continue to cook the salmon for another 3-4 minutes or until it is fully cooked through, and flakes easily. Transfer the salmon fillets to a platter and cover with foil, to keep them warm.

Two salmon fillets cook, seasoned side down, in hot oil in a skillet.The salmon fillets are flipped over to cook the other side.

Make The Spinach Cream Sauce

Use the same skillet (without rinsing) to make the spinach cream sauce. Turn the heat down to LOW. Stir minced garlic into the hot skillet, and cook it for 30 seconds, stirring often so it doesn’t burn.

Add baby spinach, heavy whipping cream, and chopped, sun-dried tomatoes. NOTE: The sun-dried tomatoes should be the type that are packed in olive oil. Lightly drain them and chop before adding them to the sauce.

Toss gently until these ingredients are combined. Stir often and cook on LOW heat only until the spinach has wilted. This will only take 2-3  minutes (don’t let the cream boil).

Sauce is made with garlic, whipping cream, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes.The sauce is done when the spinach has wilted in the skillet.

Transfer the salmon fillets back into the skillet on top of the spinach cream sauce, and then cover the skillet with a lid or foil.

Heat on LOW only until the salmon is re-heated through (1-2 minutes), being careful to not let the cream sauce boil.

Cooked salmon fillets are put back into skillet on top of the spinach sauce.

Serve The Salmon In Spinach Cream Sauce

To serve the salmon in spinach cream sauce, spoon a small amount of the spinach sauce on the serving plate.

Place a salmon fillet on top of the sauce, and then spoon additional spinach cream sauce on top of the fish. Repeat this with the other fillet (or fillets) and serve immediately.

Serve the salmon in spinach cream sauce with your favorite sides while hot, and enjoy this wonderful, decadent looking main dish!  

Salmon In Spinach Cream Sauce, served with rolls and peas on the side.A serving of salmon in spinach cream sauce, served on a white plate.

I’m confident you’re going to like salmon in spinach cream sauce, because it not only LOOKS good, it IS good! I hope you (and those you love) really enjoy it!

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Recipe adapted from: Christina Lane, via The Table, at https://www.harryanddavid.com/blog/cast-iron-salmon-recipe/

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Salmon In Spinach Cream Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Salmon In Spinach Cream Sauce is a simple, decadent seafood dish you'll LOVE! This recipe can be made in 15 minutes (using only 1 skillet).

Category: Entree-Seafood, Main Dish
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: salmon, spinach, cream sauce
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 364 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Salmon:
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless salmon fillets approx. 4 ounces per fillet
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
For Spinach Cream Sauce:
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • cups baby spinach (fresh)
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil) drained slightly and chopped
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream (OR half and half)
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper (1 pinch each) , to season sauce to taste
Instructions
  1. Pat salmon dry with paper towels. Sprinkle salmon (top only) with seasoning salt.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet on Medium heat until very hot, but not smoking. Put salmon in skillet, seasoned side down. Cook 3-4 minutes, then carefully turn the fillets to the other side. Salmon should be nicely browned. Cook other side 3-4 minutes until fully cooked through, and flakes easily. Transfer salmon to a platter; cover with foil, to keep them warm.

  3. Use same skillet (without rinsing) to make spinach cream sauce. Turn heat down to LOW. Stir garlic into hot skillet; cook for 30 seconds, stirring often. Add spinach, whipping cream, and chopped, sun-dried tomatoes. Toss gently until combined. Stirring often, cook on LOW heat only until spinach has wilted. This takes 2-3  minutes (don't let cream boil).

  4. Carefully transfer salmon back into the skillet (on top of spinach cream sauce). Cover skillet with a lid or foil. Heat on LOW only until salmon is re-heated through (1-2 minutes), being careful to not let cream sauce boil.

  5. To serve, spoon a small amount of spinach sauce on a plate. Place a salmon fillet on top of the sauce. Spoon additional spinach cream sauce on top of the fish. Repeat with other fillet (or fillets); serve immediately while hot. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Salmon In Spinach Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 fillet + sauce)
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 725mg32%
Potassium 1015mg29%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 4176IU84%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Salmon In Spinach Cream Sauce is a simple, decadent seafood dish you'll LOVE! This recipe can be made in 15 minutes (using only 1 skillet).

Maple Chile Glazed Carrots

Maple Chile Glazed Carrots are a simple, yet delicious veggie side dish. Carrots are cooked with maple syrup, onions, butter, and spices.
Maple Chile Glazed Carrots are a simple, yet delicious veggie side dish. Carrots are cooked with maple syrup, onions, butter, and spices.

Today I would like to share a delicious recipe I found in a cookbook several years ago and made a couple slight changes to, in order to suit our taste.

These maple chile glazed carrots are easy to prepare, and are a wonderful tasting side dish, perfect for serving with a variety of main dishes.

Sliced carrots are cooked until tender in a sweet (maple syrup) and mild spice sauce which eventually glazes the carrots! It’s simple, really! Here’s how to make these yummy maple chile glazed carrots.

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Prep The Carrots

I use 4 medium-sized carrots to make this recipe. Slice off the ends, peel the carrots, then discard the ends and peels. Cut the carrots into round slices, about ½” thick (approx. the width of a fingertip), then set aside.

Four medium sized carrots are needed to make maple chile glazed carrots.Carrots are peeled, then cut in 1/2" round slices.

Sauté The Onions

Melt butter on Medium-High heat in a medium-sized skillet. Once melted, add chopped onions and cook, stirring often, until the onions become tender and translucent in color. This usually takes about 3-4 minutes.

Chopped onions are cooked in butter in a medium sized skillet.

Cook The Carrots

Add the sliced carrots to the onions in the skillet, then add maple syrup, water, chile powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir, to combine these ingredients in the skillet.

Carrots, maple syrup, water, salt, chile powder and cinnamon are stirred in.

Bring the liquids to a low simmer, then PARTIALLY cover the skillet. Let the carrots cook on a low simmer for about 5-6 minutes, or until they are crisp-tender in texture.

The skillet is left partially covered while the maple chili glazed carrots cook.

Remove the cover from the skillet. Continue cooking the maple chile glazed carrots for 4 minutes (uncovered) on a low simmer, stirring occasionally.

When done, the liquid should be reduced in volume and slightly thickened, and the glaze carrots should be glossy/shiny looking.

The carrots should also be tender at this point. Remove the skillet from the heat, because this side dish is now ready to be served!

Carrots are tender, and liquid has reduced to a fine gloss when done.

Serve The Maple Chile Glazed Carrots

Transfer the hot, maple chile glazed carrots to a serving bowl. Garnish the carrots with a few fresh thyme leaves and a tiny bit of freshly grated nutmeg. Serve immediately while hot, and enjoy!

NOTE: The garnishes are completely optional, but do add additional flavor and color to the dish! If you have access to them, I recommend using them.

Maple chile glazed carrots are served, garnished with thyme leaves and nutmeg.

I hope you have the opportunity to try this recipe, and trust you’ll enjoy this simple vegetable side dish as much as we do!

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Recipe adapted from: “The Chopped Cookbook”, by The Food Network, G.P., page 123, published in 2014 by Clarkson Potter

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Maple Chile Glazed Carrots
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 

Maple Chile Glazed Carrots are a simple, yet delicious veggie side dish. Carrots are cooked with maple syrup, onions, butter, and spices.

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: maple chile glazed carrots
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 122 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 medium carrots peeled, cut in ½" round slices
  • Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup yellow onion chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon chile powder
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
Optional Garnish: fresh thyme leaves and fresh grated nutmeg
    Instructions
    1. Peel carrots and trim ends. Cut carrots into round slices, about ½" thick; set aside.

    2. Melt butter on Medium-High in a medium skillet. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until onions become tender and translucent in color (3-4 minutes). Stir in carrots, maple syrup, water, chile powder, salt, & cinnamon until combined.

    3. Bring liquid to a low simmer, then PARTIALLY cover the skillet. Let carrots cook on a low simmer (partially covered) for 5-6 minutes, or until crisp-tender in texture.

    4. Remove cover from skillet. Continue simmering carrots (uncovered) for 4 minutes on a low simmer, stirring occasionally. When done, liquid should be reduced in volume and slightly thickened. Glaze on carrots should be glossy/shiny looking, and carrots tender. Remove skillet from heat source.

    5. Transfer carrots to serving bowl. Garnish with a few fresh thyme leaves and a tiny bit of freshly grated nutmeg. Serve hot, and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Maple Chile Glazed Carrots
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
    Calories 122 Calories from Fat 36
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 4g6%
    Saturated Fat 3g19%
    Trans Fat 0.2g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 11mg4%
    Sodium 342mg15%
    Potassium 264mg8%
    Carbohydrates 20g7%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 15g17%
    Protein 1g2%
    Vitamin A 10433IU209%
    Vitamin C 4mg5%
    Calcium 48mg5%
    Iron 0.3mg2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Maple Chile Glazed Carrots are a simple, yet delicious veggie side dish. Carrots are cooked with maple syrup, onions, butter, and spices.

    Homemade Gingerbread

    Make Homemade Gingerbread for your family and friends! Flavored with molasses, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, you’ll enjoy this simple recipe!
    Make Homemade Gingerbread for your family and friends! Flavored with molasses, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, you'll enjoy this simple recipe!

    Do you like old-fashioned gingerbread? I sure do, but many people think this slightly sweet, spiced cake is ONLY a Christmas dessert.

    The thing is, homemade gingerbread is so delicious it can be served ANY TIME of the year. The warm spices of cinnamon, cloves and ginger give great flavor to this cake, and dark molasses adds a distinctive taste, as well.

    Guess what? Homemade gingerbread is SO EASY to make! It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare the batter, and then the gingerbread bakes for 35 minutes. That’s it! Here’s how you can make this dessert any time you crave it!

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    Make The Gingerbread Batter

    Use an electric mixer to beat soft butter on medium speed until it becomes smooth and creamy, then add granulated sugar.

    Continue beating this until the sugar and butter are fully combined. Add a large egg and a cup of molasses to the butter mixture. 

    Soft butter and granulated sugar are beaten together until creamy.An egg and molasses are beaten into the butter/sugar mixture.

    Beat well, until the molasses and sugar are fully incorporated into the batter, and then set the batter aside.

    The gingerbread batter is now ready for the dry ingredients.

    In a separate bowl, whisk all purpose flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt together until blended. 

    Dry ingredients (flour, spices, etc.) are whisked together in a large mixing bowl.

    Combine Wet And Dry Ingredients

    Add these dry ingredients alternately with hot water a little bit at a time to the batter. Doing this in small amounts ensures flour doesn’t fly all over the kitchen. 

    Use electric beaters on LOW to mix the dry ingredients and hot water after each addition. Repeat this twice, until the dry ingredients and hot water have been incorporated into the batter.

    Dry ingredients are slowly added to the gingerbread batter to combine.Hot water is added to dry ingredients and gingerbread batter.

    Time To Bake Homemade Gingerbread

    Grease and flour a 13″ x 9″ cake pan. Pour the gingerbread batter into the prepared pan, and spread the batter evenly, to distribute. Bake the homemade gingerbread in a preheated 350°F. oven for 35-38 minutes.

    Check the gingerbread to see if it’s done at 35 minutes by inserting a toothpick into the middle. If the toothpick comes out clean and batter-free, then the gingerbread is finished baking. 

    Let the gingerbread cool (still in the pan) on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving. You can serve gingerbread warm, or at room temperature!

    Homemade gingerbread batter in a greased/floured cake pan.A 13" x 9" pan of freshly baked homemade gingerbread.

    Serve The Homemade Gingerbread

    When you’re ready to serve the gingerbread, slice and then transfer each piece onto a serving plate.

    Dust each piece of homemade gingerbread with sifted powdered sugar and add a dollop of whipped cream on top, if desired. Serve, and ENJOY!

    Homemade gingerbread, with powdered sugar and whipped cream on top.Slice of homemade gingerbread, served with whipped cream, on a white plate.

    I hope you enjoy this delicious homemade gingerbread, and trust those you share it with will love it, too! You can store the gingerbread at room temperature for up to 4-5 days, or it can be frozen for later use.

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    Homemade Gingerbread
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    35 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     

    Make Homemade Gingerbread for your family and friends! Flavored with molasses, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, you'll enjoy this simple recipe!

    Category: Dessert
    Cuisine: All Cuisines
    Keyword: homemade gingerbread
    Servings: 15
    Calories Per Serving: 239 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • ½ cup butter , softened (1 stick)
    • ¾ cup granulated sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 cup molasses
    • cups all purpose flour
    • teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup HOT water
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease and flour a 13" x 9" cake pan. Set aside.

    2. Use electric mixer to beat butter (medium speed) until creamy; add sugar. Continue beating until sugar/butter are fully combined. Add egg and molasses; beat well, until fully incorporated into batter. Set aside.

    3. In separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt together until blended. Add these dry ingredients alternately with hot water to the batter (a little bit at a time). Use electric beaters on LOW to mix dry ingredients and hot water after each addition. Repeat twice, until all dry ingredients and hot water are incorporated into the batter.

    4. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread evenly, to distribute. Bake at 350°F. for 35-38 minutes. Check it at 35 minutes by inserting a toothpick into the middle. If toothpick comes out clean/batter-free, gingerbread is done. Let gingerbread cool (still in pan) on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

    5. To serve, slice and transfer each piece onto a serving plate. Dust each piece with sifted powdered sugar and add a dollop of whipped cream on top, if desired. Serve, and ENJOY!

    Nutrition Facts
    Homemade Gingerbread
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/15th of total))
    Calories 239 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 7g11%
    Saturated Fat 4g25%
    Trans Fat 0.2g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Cholesterol 29mg10%
    Sodium 250mg11%
    Potassium 360mg10%
    Carbohydrates 43g14%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 27g30%
    Protein 3g6%
    Vitamin A 208IU4%
    Vitamin C 0.01mg0%
    Calcium 55mg6%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Blackberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal

    Make Blackberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal for breakfast or brunch. It’s an EASY recipe (only 10 minutes prep), and then it’s baked (serves 8).
    Make Blackberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal for breakfast or brunch. It's an EASY recipe (only 10 minutes prep), and then it's baked (serves 8).

    If you’re looking for an easy to make breakfast dish that has very minimal prep work, I hope you’ll check out this recipe for blackberry pecan baked oatmeal.

    I came up with this dish after making a few changes to another of my recipes I’ve used for years, and am vey happy with the results.

    You can use fresh (seasonal) or frozen blackberries (unthawed) to make the baked oatmeal, which means this yummy dish can be made any time of year!

    Basically you mix the batter, pour it in a baking dish, and bake until done. Doesn’t that sound EASY? Well, it is… and here’s how to make it.

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    Make The Batter

    Preheat the oven to 375° F. and lightly grease an 8″ x 8″ baking dish before making the batter to save time. You want the oven hot and ready to go, because it doesn’t take much time to make the batter.

    Place old fashioned oats, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon and salt in a large bowl, and stir to combine.

    In a separate bowl, whisk together milk (I use 1%), a large egg, and vanilla extract until they are also combined.

    Oats, granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt are combined in large bowl.Milk, egg, and vanilla extract are mixed together in a bowl.

    Pour the milk and egg mixture into the bowl with the oat mixture. Stir until these ingredients are blended together, then add chopped pecans and blackberries.

    If using frozen blackberries, add them to the batter, still frozen. The batter may turn slightly pink in color, but that is okay!

    Egg and milk mixture is added to oat mixture and stirred, to combine.Chopped pecans are blackberries are gently stirred into batter, until combined.

    Time To Bake!

    Pour or spoon the batter into the greased baking dish. Bake the oatmeal at 375°F. for between 45 and 50 minutes.

    The blackberry pecan baked oatmeal is done when firm and “set” on top, nicely browned, and it is fully cooked through.

    TIP: To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the top/middle part of the oatmeal. If it comes out clean and free of batter, then it is done.

    Batter for baked oatmeal is poured into a greased 8"x8" baking dish.Blackberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal cools after it has been baked.

    Serve The Blackberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal

    Allow the blackberry pecan baked oatmeal about 15 minutes or more to cool, then cut it into 8 square pieces. We prefer to eat this baked oatmeal warm (not hot), but again, that is your choice!

    Sift a small amount of powdered sugar over the top of each piece, if desired. This is optional, but the powdered sugar is a nice decorative touch, and adds a bit more sweetness to this dish.

    A serving of the blackberry pecan baked oatmeal on a white plate.Sprinkled with powdered sugar, the blackberry pecan baked oatmeal is served.

    I hope you have the opportunity to make blackberry pecan baked oatmeal for a family breakfast or brunch. It really does taste wonderful.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you’ll come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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    Blackberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    45 mins
    Total Time
    55 mins
     

    Make Blackberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal for breakfast or brunch. It's an EASY recipe (only 10 minutes prep), and then it's baked (serves 8).

    Category: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: blackberry pecan baked oatmeal
    Servings: 8
    Calories Per Serving: 174 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • cups old fashioned oats uncooked
    • ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • cup milk
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • cups blackberries *fresh or frozen (unthawed)
    • ½ cup chopped pecans
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 375° F. and lightly grease an 8" x 8" baking dish.

    2. Stir oats, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl, until combined.

    3. In separate bowl, whisk milk, egg, and vanilla until combined.

    4. Pour milk/egg mixture into oat mixture. Stir until combined; add pecans and blackberries. NOTE: If using frozen blackberries, add them to batter, still frozen. Batter may turn slightly pink in color, but that's okay!

    5. Pour batter evenly into prepared baking dish. Bake at 375°F. for 45-50 minutes. It's done when firm and "set" on top, browned, and fully cooked through. TIP: To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into top/middle part of oatmeal. If it comes out clean and batter-free then it's done.

    6. Let baked oatmeal cool about 15-18 minutes, then cut it into 8 square pieces. Serve warm OR hot (your choice!) Sift powdered sugar over each piece, if desired. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Blackberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal
    Amount Per Serving (1 piece (1/8 of total))
    Calories 174 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 7g11%
    Saturated Fat 1g6%
    Trans Fat 0.003g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Cholesterol 26mg9%
    Sodium 103mg4%
    Potassium 219mg6%
    Carbohydrates 23g8%
    Fiber 4g17%
    Sugar 11g12%
    Protein 6g12%
    Vitamin A 197IU4%
    Vitamin C 6mg7%
    Calcium 92mg9%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Pecan Pineapple Cheese Ball

    Serve a delicious Pecan Pineapple Cheese Ball with crackers at your next party! This simple appetizer recipe makes TWO yummy cheese balls!
    Serve a delicious Pecan Pineapple Cheese Ball with crackers at your next party! This simple appetizer recipe makes TWO yummy cheese balls!

    I don’t know about you, but our family can sure put away a homemade cheese ball when we get together! When I set a cheese ball and crackers out at a holiday event or family gathering, it’s one of the first things to disappear!

    The recipe I’m sharing today is a recipe I found in a cookbook from almost ten years ago. I made a couple slight changes to the original, and love the look and taste of this yummy appetizer!

    I’m pretty confident you will love it, too! Let me show you how truly easy it is to make a pecan pineapple cheese ball (recipe makes TWO medium cheese balls).

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    Make The Cheese Balls

    Place a softened block (8 ounces) of cream cheese in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese until it becomes smooth and fluffy.

    Add 1 cup of chopped pecans (half of the total amount), drained crushed pineapple, green and red bell peppers, green onions and seasoning salt.

    Stir these ingredients together until they have been fully combined. The cream cheese mixture will be thick and will seem quite “wet”.

    Eight ounces of softened cream cheese is placed in a mixing bowl.Pecans, pineapple, red/green bell peppers, green onion and seasoning salt are added to cream cheese.

    Shape The Cheese Balls

    Once combined, use a large spoon to divide the cream cheese mixture into two equal halves while it is still in the bowl (just “eyeball it”). Set the mixture aside.

    Cheese ball ingredients are stirred together until combined.Cream cheese mixture is divided in half, to form two cheese balls.

    Cover The Cheese Balls With Pecans

    Divide the remaining cup of chopped pecans in half. Place one portion on a small plate, and reserve the other half.

    Use your hands (yes, it will be slightly “messy”), and shape one portion of the cream cheese mixture into a round ball. 

    Half cup of chopped pecans to cover the cheese ball, on a white plate .

    Place the pecan pineapple cheese ball in the middle of the pecans on the plate. Gently roll the cheese ball around until completely covered with pecans. If necessary, gently press the pecans into the cheese ball to adhere.

    When you are finished with the first cheese ball, place it on a large piece of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Create the second cheese ball using the same process (with the other half of the reserved pecans).

    One cheese ball on top of chopped pecans on a white plate.The cheese ball is covered with chopped pecans.

    Refrigerate The Cheese Balls

    Wrap each cheese ball in the plastic wrap, and place on a flat surface in the refrigerator. Refrigerate them for at least two hours.

    Don’t skip this step! The refrigeration time allows the cream cheese to firm up once again, and lets the flavors “mingle” together, for the very best taste! 

    Each pecan pineapple cheese ball is wrapped in plastic and refrigerated before serving.

    Serve The Pecan Pineapple Cheese Ball

    When ready to serve the pecan pineapple cheese ball, remove the plastic wrap, and place the cheese ball on a pretty plate or serving platter.

    Serve it with an assortment of crackers (and a little spreading knife), and watch how fast it disappears once it is presented!

    You can keep the second cheese ball refrigerated for a few days (for the next round), or serve both if providing appetizers for a large group of people.

    Wrap and store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days, OR give one (with some crackers) as a thoughtful food gift to a family member or friend!

    A pecan pineapple cheese ball, served on a platter with assorted crackers.Some of the pecan pineapple cheese ball, shown once spread on a cracker.

    I hope you try this amazing appetizer at your next get-together! It’s delicious! The pecan pineapple cheese ball is a popular treat that typically goes fast!

    You can easily double or triple the recipe and make several cheese balls for gift-giving, too! A delicious cheese ball is always a welcome and delicious treat for those you love.

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    Adapted from: “Have Yourself A Homemade Christmas”, page , published 2014 by Time Home Entertainment, Oxmoor House, and Gooseberry Patch

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    Pecan Pineapple Cheese Ball
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    0 mins
    Inactive Refrigeration Time
    2 hrs
    Total Time
    2 hrs 10 mins
     

    Serve a delicious Pecan Pineapple Cheese Ball with crackers at your next party! This simple appetizer recipe makes TWO yummy cheese balls!

    Category: Appetizer/Snack
    Cuisine: All Cuisines
    Keyword: pecan pineapple cheese ball
    Servings: 16 (Yields 2 cheese balls)
    Calories Per Serving: 132 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 8 ounces light cream cheese (or regular)-softened
    • 2 cups chopped pecans *DIVIDED USE
    • 8 ounces crushed pineapple (canned) drained well
    • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
    • 3 Tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
    • 2 Tablespoons chopped green onion bulb and stem
    • ¾ teaspoon seasoning salt
    Instructions
    1. Place cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Use electric mixer to beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.

    2. Add 1 cup pecans, pineapple, green/red bell peppers, green onions and seasoning salt. Stir until fully combined. Divide mixture into two equal halves while still in the bowl ("eyeball it"). Set aside.

    3. Divide remaining 1 cup of pecans in half. Place ½ cup pecans on a small plate and spread them out. Use hands (slightly messy), to shape cream cheese mixture into a ball. Place cheese ball on top of pecans on the plate. Gently roll cheese ball around until fully covered with pecans. If necessary, gently press pecans into cheese ball, to adhere. Place cheese ball on a large piece of plastic wrap. Repeat process with remaining mixture and pecans.

    4. Wrap each cheese ball in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours. Don't skip this step! Refrigeration time allows cream cheese to firm up again, and lets flavors "mingle", for the very best taste! 

    5. To serve, remove plastic wrap; place cheese ball on serving platter with assorted crackers. Serve, and enjoy! Wrap/store leftover cheese ball in refrigerator up to 4-5 days.

    Nutrition Facts
    Pecan Pineapple Cheese Ball
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/16 of total))
    Calories 132 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Saturated Fat 2g13%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
    Monounsaturated Fat 6g
    Cholesterol 8mg3%
    Sodium 160mg7%
    Potassium 118mg3%
    Carbohydrates 6g2%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 4g4%
    Protein 2g4%
    Vitamin A 164IU3%
    Vitamin C 6mg7%
    Calcium 34mg3%
    Iron 0.4mg2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Turkey Mulligatawny Soup

    Leftover turkey? Make Turkey Mulligatawny Soup with turkey, rice, carrots, celery, onion, apple & curry powder. It’s hearty and satisfying!
    Leftover turkey? Make Turkey Mulligatawny Soup with turkey, rice, carrots, celery, onion, apple & curry powder. It's hearty and satisfying!

    The first time I tried mulligatawny soup was about 20 years ago. A friend and I were invited to another friends home for lunch, and she served mulligatawny soup to us.

    My first reaction was “Mulliga-WHAT?”, because I had never heard of this soup before. When she told me there was a combination of vegetables, meat and green apples in it, truthfully I had my doubts whether it would be something I would enjoy.

    However… it was fantastic, and all was well in the soup world. True story! Who knew that a thick soup with VEGETABLES and APPLES in it could taste so good? 

    Mulliga-WHAT?

    In researching more about this soup, I discovered there are many variations and recipes available. I learned mulligatawny soup was fairly common around the end of the 18th century in India, but tended to be more of a spicy, thin broth, which its original name was translated in English to “pepper water”.

    Apparently, as the British gained more influence and prevalence over the years in India, their version of this soup began to include meat or mutton, more vegetables, and a creamier consistency. That is why mulligatawny soup is often commonly referred to as an Indian-British soup.

    Years later, I found a recipe for a wonderful mulligatawny soup in one of my cookbooks. After making a few changes, it brings back memories of the soup my friend served me. This modified version is the recipe I am sharing today. Here’s how to prepare it.

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    Prep The Vegetables

    The first thing you will need to do is prep the veggies and fruit. Finely chop 3 ribs of celery and peel and chop a yellow onion.

    Peel, and finely chop carrots, then peel, core and finely chop a green Granny Smith apple. These are the veggies (and fruit) that will help to bring flavor and texture to the mulligatawny soup.

    Onion, green apple, celery and carrots are finely chopped for the soup.

    Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter (on Medium heat)in a large soup pot, then add the prepared ingredients (celery, onion, carrots and apple). 

    Cook the veggies (and apple) on Medium heat for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. The onions should become tender and translucent.

    Stir in 2 cloves of minced garlic, and continue to cook for 1 more minute, stirring often so the garlic doesn’t burn.

    The chopped vegetables are cooked in butter in a large soup pot.Minced garlic is added to the cooked veggies in the soup pot.

    Prepare The Turkey Mulligatawny Soup

    Now it’s time to “build” the soup. Add a Tablespoon of curry powder to the veggies, and stir to combine. Continue to cook, (stirring often) for 1-2 minutes so the spices “bloom and develop” and are integrated into the veggies.

    Pour 4 cups of chicken broth into the pan, then add 2½ cups of cooked, shredded turkey. Stir to combine, and turn the heat up to High. Bring the soup up to a simmer (not boiling).

    Curry powder is stirred into the sautéed vegetables in the soup pot.Shredded cooked turkey and chicken broth is stirred into the soup.

    Reduce the heat back down to Medium, and stir in ½ cup of uncooked long grain white rice. Cover the soup pot and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice has become tender (taste it to check).

    Uncooked long grain white rice is added to the turkey mulligatawny soup.

    Final Step Before Serving The Mulligatawny Soup

    Once the rice is tender, stir ¾ cup of low-fat sour cream (or plain, unsweetened yogurt) into the soup. Once incorporated, take a bite, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Turn the heat to Low and let the soup simmer for 7-8 minutes, or until it’s heated through, then the soup is ready to serve.

    Once rice is tender, sour cream is stirred into the soup and simmered.Salt and pepper is added to turkey mulligatawny soup before serving.

    Serve The Turkey Mulligatawny Soup

    Ladle the hot turkey mulligatawny soup into serving bowls, and serve, with a favorite green salad or crusty bread on the side!

    The mulligatawny soup is creamy AND chunky, thanks to the sour cream and amount of veggies and turkey. It has wonderful curry flavor, but it is definitely NOT overpowering.

    A big bowl of hot turkey mulligatawny soup is served.Lots of veggies and meat in a bowl of turkey mulligatawny soup.

    I really hope you enjoy this mouth-watering soup as much as we do! It is savory, full-flavored, and will warm you up on a cold and chilly day!

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    Recipe adapted from: “Williams Sonoma- Soup Of The Day”, page 286, published by Weldonowen in 2011

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    Turkey Mulligatawny Soup
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    40 mins
    Total Time
    55 mins
     

    Leftover turkey? Make Turkey Mulligatawny Soup with turkey, rice, carrots, celery, onion, apple & curry powder. It's hearty and satisfying!

    Category: Main Dish, Soup
    Cuisine: All Cuisines
    Keyword: turkey mulligatawny soup
    Servings: 6
    Calories Per Serving: 260 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 Tablespoons butter
    • 1 medium yellow onion peeled, finely chopped
    • 1 medium Granny Smith apple peeled, cored, finely chopped
    • 3 large celery ribs finely chopped
    • 2 medium carrots peeled, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic minced
    • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
    • 4 cups chicken broth
    • cups cooked, shredded turkey
    • ½ cup long grain rice (uncooked)
    • ¾ cup low-fat sour cream or plain unsweetened yogurt
    • salt and black pepper, to taste
    Instructions
    1. Melt butter on Medium heat in a large soup pot. Add onion, apple, celery and carrots. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions become tender/translucent. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring often so it doesn't burn.

    2. Stir curry powder into the veggies until combined. Cook, stirring often, for 1-2 minutes. Add chicken broth and turkey. Stir to combine ingredients. Turn heat up to High and cook until soup is simmering (not boiling).

    3. Reduce heat to Medium. Stir in uncooked rice. Cover soup pot and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until rice is tender (taste it to check).

    4. Stir sour cream into the soup until incorporated. Take a bite- season to taste with salt and pepper. Turn heat to Low; let soup simmer (do not boil) for 7-8 minutes, or until heated through.

    5. Ladle hot soup into bowls, serve, and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Turkey Mulligatawny Soup
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
    Calories 260 Calories from Fat 81
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 9g14%
    Saturated Fat 5g31%
    Trans Fat 0.2g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Cholesterol 62mg21%
    Sodium 722mg31%
    Potassium 394mg11%
    Carbohydrates 24g8%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 6g7%
    Protein 17g34%
    Vitamin A 3664IU73%
    Vitamin C 5mg6%
    Calcium 79mg8%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Leftover turkey? Make Turkey Mulligatawny Soup with turkey, rice, carrots, celery, onion, apple & curry powder. It's hearty and satisfying!

     

    Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Salad

    Enjoy the flavors of Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Salad! Crisp veggies, bacon, dried cranberries, red onion and nuts, in a creamy vinaigrette.
    Enjoy the flavors of Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Salad! Crisp veggies, bacon, dried cranberries, red onion and nuts, in a creamy vinaigrette.

    If you’re looking for a delicious, fresh and COLORFUL salad to serve for dinner or take to a gathering, may I suggest taking a look at this recipe? I LOVE this salad, and can’t stay out of it when it is here in the house… it is so good!

    Honestly, I feel like this cauliflower broccoli bacon salad has just about everything! It is crunchy, sweet and chewy, salty, creamy, and is a fantastic tasting salad that is a CINCH to make!

    Here’s how to make the salad.

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    Cook The Bacon

    I always cook the bacon first before doing anything else with this recipe. I like to have it cooked, crispy, and ready to go! I’ve used a method for years to cook the bacon fairly quickly, and with minimal mess.

    Stack 3 slices of bacon on top of each other, then cut them in small pieces, using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife. Cutting the bacon into smaller pieces before cooking will allow the bacon to cook faster.

    Cook the bacon in a medium skillet on medium-high heat until completely cooked through, browned and crispy. Transfer the cooked bacon crumbles to paper towels to absorb excess grease. Set the bacon aside to finish cooling.

    Three pieces of bacon are cut into small pieces then cooked in a skillet.Bacon is cooked until browned and crispy, then drained on paper towels.

    Make The Salad Dressing

    Making the salad dressing is very EASY! Measure mayonnaise, granulated sugar, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper into a small bowl.

    Stir these ingredients together well, until the sugar has dissolved and you have a bowl of creamy salad dressing. Set aside.

    Salad dressing is made by stirring ingredients together in a small bowl.

    Time To Put It All Together!

    Now it is time to put all the ingredients together and make this delicious salad! It only takes a minute or two to do this, which is awesome.

    Put cauliflower florets, broccoli florets, dried cranberries, chopped red onion, chopped peanuts AND crispy bacon into a large mixing bowl.

    TIP: When prepping and cutting the cauliflower and broccoli, try to ensure the florets are about the same size (small enough for a bite).

    Salad ingredients are placed in large bowl, and salad dressing is ready to add.

    Pour the creamy salad dressing over the top, then toss the salad very well, until all the  ingredients are combined and coated with the dressing.

    Cover the cauliflower broccoli bacon salad with plastic wrap, and keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it. You can make the salad up several hours ahead of time if that is more convenient.

    NOTE: For best Results I suggest chilling the salad at LEAST 30 minutes or so to give the flavors time to mingle. 

    Cauliflower broccoli bacon salad is tossed with creamy salad dressing.

    Serve The Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Salad

    When you’re ready to serve the cauliflower broccoli bacon salad, remove it from the refrigerator. Give the salad another quick toss, then transfer the salad to a pretty serving bowl or platter (if desired).

    Serve this cold, crunchy salad with a favorite meat dish, and enjoy the amazing flavors. I’m confident you’re going to like it!

    A white bowl, filled with cauliflower broccoli bacon salad.A close up picture of the cauliflower broccoli bacon salad.

    We enjoyed the salad served along with Pan-Seared Creole Salmon, and some steamed white rice. YUM!  

    The crunch of raw broccoli, cauliflower, peanuts, bacon, and the chewy sweetness of the dried cranberries is wonderful! With the addition of  the creamy dressing, this colorful salad is an amazing side dish!

    Salmon fillet and rice, served with the cauliflower broccoli bacon salad.

    I hope you have the chance to try this salad, and hope you’ll enjoy it like we do! Thanks for stopping by, and please come back soon for more family-friendly recipes.

    Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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    Recipe adapted from: “2010 Christmas with Southern Living” Cookbook, page 148, published in 2010, by Oxmoor House

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    Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Salad
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    0 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    Enjoy the flavors of Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Salad! Crisp veggies, bacon, dried cranberries, red onion and nuts, in a creamy vinaigrette.

    Category: Salad, Side Dish
    Cuisine: All Cuisines
    Keyword: cauliflower broccoli bacon salad
    Servings: 5
    Calories Per Serving: 231 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    For Salad:
    • 3 slices bacon cooked until very crispy
    • 2 cups cauliflower florets cut into SMALL florets
    • 2 cups broccoli florets cut into SMALL florets
    • ½ cup dried cranberries
    • ¼ cup chopped salted peanuts
    • Tablespoons chopped red onion
    For Salad Dressing:
    • ½ cup light mayonnaise can substitute regular
    • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • teaspoon black pepper
    Instructions
    1. Cook bacon in skillet on medium-high until cooked through, browned and crispy. Transfer bacon pieces to paper towels to absorb grease. Set bacon aside to cool.

    2. Stir mayonnaise, sugar, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. Set aside.

    3. Put cauliflower, broccoli, cranberries, red onion, peanuts and bacon in a large mixing bowl. Add salad dressing; toss the salad until all ingredients are combined and coated with dressing.

    4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until you're ready to serve. NOTE: I suggest chilling the salad at LEAST 30 minutes or so to give the flavors time to mingle. This also allows veggies time to become well-chilled, for best results.

    5. To serve, remove salad from refrigerator. Give salad a quick toss; transfer salad to a pretty serving bowl or platter (if desired). Serve cold, and enjoy.

    Recipe Notes

    TIP: When prepping and cutting the cauliflower and broccoli, try to ensure the florets are about the same size (small enough for a bite).

    Nutrition Facts
    Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Salad
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/5 of total))
    Calories 231 Calories from Fat 126
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 14g22%
    Saturated Fat 3g19%
    Trans Fat 0.03g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Cholesterol 12mg4%
    Sodium 446mg19%
    Potassium 337mg10%
    Carbohydrates 23g8%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 16g18%
    Protein 6g12%
    Vitamin A 248IU5%
    Vitamin C 52mg63%
    Calcium 38mg4%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Enjoy the flavors of Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Salad! Crisp veggies, bacon, dried cranberries, red onion and nuts, in a creamy vinaigrette.

    Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

    Make a dozen yummy chocolate zucchini muffins. They’re easy to make, and filled with chocolate chips and a surprise- shredded zucchini!
    Make a dozen yummy chocolate zucchini muffins. They're easy to make, and filled with chocolate chips and a surprise- shredded zucchini!

    I don’t know about you, but I enjoy making muffins to have around for breakfasts or a quick snack. There are so many flavors of muffins and I enjoy testing new recipes to find some “good” ones.

    Years ago I began making loaves of double chocolate zucchini bread, and we LOVE it. I had never tried making muffins with that recipe, so I proceeded to do just that!

    This past summer, I had a few zucchini left from our little raised bed garden, decided to make chocolate zucchini muffins, and the results were wonderful! Today I am sharing that recipe so you can make these delicious muffins, too! Here’s how to prepare them.

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    Make The Muffin Batter

    Beat or whisk eggs, honey, oil, brown sugar and vanilla extract together in a large bowl until combined. These are the “wet ingredients” for the muffin batter. Set the bowl aside.

    Eggs, brown sugar, honey, oil and vanilla are combined in a mixing bowl.Wet ingredients for muffin batter are whisked together in a bowl.

    In a separate bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and baking powder together until fully combined.

    Stir these “dry” ingredients into the bowl containing the “wet ingredients” until fully incorporated into a thick batter.

    Flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, baking powder are whisked together.Wet and dry ingredients combine to make thick chocolate muffin batter.

    Add Zucchini And Chocolate Chips

    Blot the shredded zucchini REALLY WELL between layers of paper towels to absorb excess moisture. You may need to repeat this a couple times, because there’s lots of moisture in shredded zucchini!

    Add the shredded zucchini and chocolate chips to the muffin batter, and stir it well, to combine. This is the batter for the muffins.

    Shredded zucchini is blotted to remove moisture before adding to batter.Chocolate chips and zucchini are stirred into chocolate zucchini muffin batter.

    Time To Bake The Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Put paper muffin liner cups into the wells of a standard sized (12) muffin tin. Give the bottom of each liner a quick shot of non-stick baking spray. NOTE: If you do not have paper liners, lightly grease or spray muffin cups with non-stick baking spray.

    Evenly divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups, filling each of them between ½ and ¾ full.

    Bake at 350°F. on a middle rack in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Oven temps can vary widely, so I recommend checking them after 30 minutes.

    Muffin cups are filled with the chocolate zucchini batter for baking.

    When done, the top of the muffins should be set. Insert a toothpick into the top of a muffin to check for doneness. If it comes out batter-free, the muffins are done.

    Let them rest in the pan for 3-4 minutes, then transfer them out of the muffin pan to a wire rack, to finish cooling.

    Chocolate Zucchini Muffins rest after baking for 30 minutes.

    Serve The Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

    The chocolate zucchini muffins can be served warm (with butter!) or at room temperature. They are dense and rich in chocolate flavor!

    These muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast on the go, a pretty brunch platter, or simply an afternoon snack with cold milk or a hot cup of coffee or tea!

    A dozen chocolate zucchini muffins cooling on a wire rack.

    I hope you have the opportunity to make these scrumptious, chocolate zucchini muffins for those you love! Any leftovers can be wrapped well and frozen for another time, too!

    Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, have a GREAT day, and may God bless you!

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    Recipe adapted from: http://www.whatmegansmaking.com/2013/07/double-chocolate-zucchini-bread.html

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    Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    50 mins
     

    Make a dozen yummy chocolate zucchini muffins. They're easy to make, and filled with chocolate chips and a surprise- shredded zucchini!

    Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
    Cuisine: All Cuisines
    Keyword: chocolate zucchini muffins
    Servings: 12
    Calories Per Serving: 316 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 large eggs
    • cup honey
    • ½ cup vegetable oil or other neutral oil
    • ½ cup brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1⅔ cups all purpose flour
    • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini blotted well, to remove moisture
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Put paper liner cups into the wells of a standard muffin tin. Give the bottom of each liner a quick shot of non-stick spray. NOTE: If you don't have paper liners, lightly grease or spray muffin cups with non-stick spray.

    2. Beat or whisk eggs, honey, oil, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until combined. Set this bowl of wet ingredients aside.

    3. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and baking powder together until combined. Stir this mixture into the "wet ingredients" until fully incorporated into a thick batter.

    4. Blot shredded zucchini REALLY WELL between layers of paper towels to absorb excess moisture. You may need to repeat this a couple times. Add zucchini and chocolate chips to the batter; stir well, to combine. Evenly divide batter between 12 muffin cups, filling each between ½ and ¾ full.

    5. Bake at 350°F. (on middle oven rack) for 30-35 minutes. Oven temps can vary widely, so I recommend checking them for doneness at 30 minutes. When done, top of the muffins should be set. Insert a toothpick into the top of a muffin to check for doneness. If it comes out batter-free, muffins are done. Remove muffins from oven. Let them rest in the pan 3-4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack, to finish cooling.

    6. Serve warm or at room temperature, and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
    Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
    Calories 316 Calories from Fat 144
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 16g25%
    Saturated Fat 5g31%
    Trans Fat 0.1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g
    Cholesterol 32mg11%
    Sodium 258mg11%
    Potassium 240mg7%
    Carbohydrates 40g13%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 23g26%
    Protein 5g10%
    Vitamin A 94IU2%
    Vitamin C 4mg5%
    Calcium 38mg4%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make a dozen yummy chocolate zucchini muffins. They're easy to make, and filled with chocolate chips and a surprise- shredded zucchini!