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Cinnamon Roll Crescents

Make-shift cinnamon rolls made the easy way and you will not believe how amazing these are! Easy yummy treats.

Cinnamon Roll Crescents

Before we get into how ridiculously EASY and delicious these cinnamon roll crescents are, we need to discuss the weather we’ve been having here lately in New Jersey. I’m so not complaining though because we are LOVING it! When it’s nice out, I really try to take advantage of it.

During the nice weather, it’s always good to have a little trick up your sleeve for yummy treat ideas that take only minutes to prepare so you’re in and out of the kitchen in no time! If you know me, you know how much I adore cinnamon rolls and now that I came up with this method, I don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen rising dough! And neither do you.

Cinnamon Roll Crescents

 

The famously versatile and convenient refrigerated crescent roll dough has done it again folks! This dough can be used all kinds of ways and even substituted for other types of dough. Personally, I get a little bit intimidated when it comes to making dough from scratch because you have to use yeast and then you have to knead and let the dough rest, etcetera… so this little tube of dough saves me a lot of time. Plus, the crescent rolls were on sale (again) so you know I had to get them. I can’t resist a sale.

In this post I’m going to show you a really easy and delicious way to use Pillsbury crescent rolls. And if you’ve never tried crescent rolls with cinnamon before you are in for a treat!

Cinnamon Roll Crescents

Cinnamon Roll Crescents

You get the iconic gooey center, a fluffy dough and the glaze on top just seals the deal for these babies! To prepare them, you’ll separate all of the dough triangles and a brown sugar/cinnamon mixture is packed on top. They’re rolled up and baked to perfection! When they’re done, they’re drizzled with the glaze and you’ve got yourself a make-shift cinnamon roll that took no time at all to make. They’re amazing.

Cinnamon Roll Crescents

In this post I’m going to show you a really easy and delicious way to use Pillsbury crescent rolls. And if you’ve never tried crescent rolls with cinnamon before you are in for a treat!

Cinnamon Roll Crescents

Cinnamon Roll Crescents

Make-shift cinnamon rolls made the easy way and you will not believe how amazing these are! Easy yummy treats.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 oz can Pillsbury® Crescents®
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbs heavy cream or milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent dough on a large, ungreased baking sheet and separate triangles.
  • In a small bow, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread mixture on top of each triangle of dough. Roll up the triangles on an angle and position them on the baking sheet 1" apart. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, mix confectioner's sugar and heavy cream together until combined. I like a thick glaze but you can add as much or as little cream as you'd like to get your desired consistency.
Keyword cinnamon roll crescent
easy recipes/ pasta recipes

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

The best homemade cheesy garlic bread you ever tried. With lots of mozzarella and parmesan your bread is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Serve alongside pasta, soup or salad as an easy, delicious side dish.

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Easy cheesy garlic bread is the best bread you ever tasted.
It has everything soft chewy bread on the inside with sharp garlic and cheese, cheese and more cheese! Eat it as a side dish with a bowl of soup or as a starter. Take a bite in this crispy pull-apart garlic bread that is warm and soft on the inside. You will make it every time. Are you ready to learn how to make homemade cheesy garlic bread? Let’s get started!

This is really the superlative of garlic bread. It is better than any garlic bread you have eaten in a restaurant.
Why? Because it is the perfect mix of a number of individual parts.

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Garlic bread secrets

Let me tell you some simple garlic bread secrets:

  • Fresh bread – garlic bread should be made using fresh bread. This may be obvious but I can’t count the number of times we got old stale bread in a restaurant they tried to revive in the oven.
  • Fresh butter – the same applies to the garlic butter. Get fresh butter and let it go soft outside of the fridge.
  • Crushed garlic – when using garlic do not mince it with a knife but crush the garlic with a pestle and mortar. This will release some oil but also takes away the sharpness of the garlic.
  • Cheese mix – use a mix of cheese like mozzarella and parmesan that work together perfectly. The Mozzarella will go soft and bubbly with the parmesan adds some salty taste.
  • Bake and broil – you not only bake the bread in the oven but you also put the bread under the broiler

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Garlic bread ingredients

To make this cheesy garlic bread you need just a couple of ingredients:

  • Crusty white bread.
  • Shredded hard mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • Unsalted butter
  • Garlic
  • Fresh parsley

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

How to make homemade garlic bread with cheese

Start this recipe with the garlic butter. Let the butter go soft and crush the garlic in a pestle and mortar. Then mince the fresh parsley.

Then add the garlic and finely chopped parsley to the butter. Stir the garlic and parsley until you have a well-combined butter.

Cut the loaf of bread in half, length way and spread the garlic butter on the inside of the bread. Preheat the oven to 350℉/175℃.

Put the halved bread on a baking tray buttered side up. Bake the bread in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes. Take the bread out of the oven.

Turn the oven to broil. Then first sprinkle the parmesan on the bread. Then cover all of the bread with the hard mozzarella including the edges.

Return the baking tray under the broiler for 4-5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and has brown patches.

Sprinkle some finely chopped fresh parsley on top and serve straight away.

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

See how to make cheesy garlic bread

Want to see how you can make this cheesy garlic bread? Take a look at the instruction video with step by step instructions of this recipe so you can follow along.

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

It is really easy to make from scratch.

I hope you love this bread recipe as much as I do. Try this cheesy garlic bread.

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Easy Cheesy garlic bread

The best homemade cheesy garlic bread you ever tried. With lots of mozzarella and parmesan your bread is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Serve alongside pasta, soup or salad as an easy, delicious side dish.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8
Calories 192 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 fresh loaf of white bread
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 cup shredded hard mozzarella
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Combine the soft butter with crushed (pestle and mortar) garlic and parsley. Stir until a well-combined butter appears
  • Cut bread in half lengthways and spread the butter on the inside of the bread
  • Preheat oven at 350℉/175℃ and bake the bread in the oven for 15 minutes
  • Take the bread out of the oven and turn the oven to broil
  • First, sprinkle the grated parmesan on the bread. Then cover the bread with the hard shredded mozzarella including the edges
  • Put the bread under the broiler for 4-5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and has brown patches Sprinkle some finely chopped fresh parsley on top
  • Ready to serve
Keyword cheesy garlic bread, garlic bread
breakfast recipes/ easy recipes/ salad recipe

Perfect Rainbow Fruit Salad

My rainbow fruit salad is a cool and refreshing dessert to indulge in, and a sweet and juicy side to serve with any meal. It’s an incredibly refreshing, must have side dish that’s made with beautiful blend of delicious fruits and a simple dressing to compliment it. This is always sure to be a crowd favorite!

Perfect Rainbow Fruit Salad

Rainbow Fruit Salad, Nature’s Beautiful Dessert

Gorgeous and juicy fresh fruit with all of its amazing colors, various textures, and distinctly nuanced flavors, is available to us in sweet abundance during these warmer seasons.

Fruit possesses an aroma that intoxicates and beckons from whatever little bowl it sits in, or whatever chilled drawer in the fridge it’s housed in, perfectly satisfying that craving for something sweet-yet-healthy like nothing else quite can.

Perfect Rainbow Fruit Salad

Preparing a cool and delicious rainbow fruit salad tossed with a sweet, citrus dressing is one of my favorite things to do during the sunnier months.

This simple, fruity side dish brings more color to any meal, and packs a natural source of sweet energy that refreshes with each bite. It’s truly nature’s beautiful dessert!

How to Make Rainbow Fruit Salad with Citrus-Honey Dressing

I call my fruit salad recipe a “rainbow” fruit salad because I love to fill it with all sorts of fruit. I use fresh pineapple, peach, mango, nectarine, strawberries and nectarines—this makes for a super colorful and tangy mix!

Perfect Rainbow Fruit Salad

As if the delicious fruit wasn’t enough, I like to make my fruit salad just a little extra special and flavorful by preparing a refreshing citrus-honey dressing to toss the freshly-cut fruit with.

Perfect Rainbow Fruit Salad

To make this sweet and flavorful fruit salad dressing, I combine tangy, aromatic citrus juice with a kiss of honey and a whisper of citrus zest. It’s really that simple, yet it takes this fruity side over the top and makes it completely irresistible!

 

Rainbow Fruit Salad

This refreshing rainbow fruit salad tossed with beautiful blend of delicious fruits and a simple dressing to compliment it. This is always sure to be a crowd favorite!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
  

Rainbow Fruit Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 mango peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 small fresh pineapple or 1/2 large one, cored and cut into small wedges/pieces
  • 1/2 pound strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 1 peach sliced and cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 medium-size package about 11 ounces fresh blueberries
  • 1 nectarine sliced and cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped or julienned fresh mint leaves

Citrus-Honey Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions
 

  • Add all the cut fruit to a large bowl, and if not cold already, chill for about 30 minutes.
  • Prepare the citrus-honey dressing by adding all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisking them together until well-combined; use immediately, or keep covered and refrigerated until ready to use. (Best used as soon as possible after being prepared for best flavor.)
  • To assemble the fruit salad, pour the dressing over the fruit, and sprinkle in the julienned/chopped mint; toss everything together, and serve immediately. (If making slightly ahead, you can just keep the cut fruit in a bowl in the fridge, and when ready to serve, toss with the citrus-honey dressing and the mint, and serve.)

Notes

Fruit that’s ripe but not mushy: Be sure to choose fruit that is ripe and has a slight “give”, but is not mushy. If it’s overly ripe, it will be hard to cut and will lose it’s shape and texture.
Dress just before serving: While you can certainly cut up your fruit a day or so ahead of time, and keep it in a covered container, don’t drizzle the dressing over until just before you’re ready to serve it. And it’s best to keep the dressing cold in the fridge, if making ahead.
Chop and add the mint at the last minute: Mint tends to discolor and turn a bit black once it’s chopped, so wait until you’re ready to serve before chopping and adding to the salad.
Keyword fruit salad
breakfast recipes/ dessert recipes/ easy recipes

Basic Sweet Crepes recipe

This is a simple, foolproof, and tasty Sweet Crepes recipe. Making Crepes is faster, simpler and way easier than you think!

Basic Sweet Crepes recipe

 

Crepes are a versatile and fancy breakfast, brunch, dinner or dessert but couldn’t be easier. With this tried and true crepe recipe, you can make crepes at home with simple pantry ingredients in just a few minutes with no special cooking equipment required. Enjoy savory or sweet; crepes are the ultimate customizable meal.

I make these Sweet Crepes for breakfast every Sunday. They are so easy to make (Yes, EASY!) and so versatile. My husband loves these stuffed with Nutella, strawberries, and banana, and my toddler and I enjoy them as is.

Basic Sweet Crepes recipe

WHAT FILLINGS CAN YOU PUT IN SWEET CREPES?

Nutella + banana + your favorite berries
Your favorite jam/jelly
Cannoli filling
Ricotta filling
Honey
Cream cheese + your favorite jam + fruits
Strawberry cream cheese

Basic Sweet Crepes recipe

HOW TO MAKE SWEET CREPES

Basic Sweet Crepes recipe
1. Mix well (or blend) all the ingredients together, excluding the butter.
2. Heat a lightly-buttered frying pan over medium-high heat.
3. Pour the batter onto the pan, using about 1/4 of a cup for each scoop.
4. Tilt the pan and rotate it with a circular motion to help the batter spread evenly.
5. Cook for about 1 minute per side on medium heat. Repeat until the batter is finished.

Basic Sweet Crepes recipe
NOTE: While cooking crepes, you don’t have to grease the pan with butter for every single one. Grease it once just before cooking the first crepe and this should be enough. Use just a little bit of butter to prevent sticking. You may also choose to substitute butter with coconut oil.

SWEET CREPE TIPS:

Basic Sweet Crepes recipe
Use a non-stick skillet to fry the pancakes! If your non-stick skillet has a lot of scratches, you might have trouble flipping the crepes.
Don’t be afraid to use your hands to help flip the pancakes, if necessary. The best indicator that a crepe needs to be flipped is when the batter looks completely set, and no liquid remains.

Basic Sweet Crepes recipe

This is a simple, foolproof, and tasty Sweet Crepes recipe. Making Crepes is faster, simpler and way easier than you think!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 12 servings
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 cups milk non-fat reduced fat or whole milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • butter for greasing the pan

Instructions
 

  • Mix well (or blend) all the ingredients together, excluding the butter.
  • Heat a lightly-buttered frying pan over a medium-high heat.
  • Pour the batter onto the pan, using about 1/4 of a cup for each scoop.
  • Tilt the pan and rotate it with a circular motion to help the batter spread evenly.
  • Cook for about 1 minute per side on medium heat. Repeat until the batter is finished.

Notes

While cooking crepes, you don’t have to grease the pan with butter for every single one. Grease it once just before cooking the first crepe and this should be enough. Use just a little bit of butter to prevent sticking. You may also choose to substitute butter with coconut oil.
Keyword crepes
casserole recipe/ easy recipes

Easy Chicken Divan Casserole

A classic Chicken Divan Casserole with broccoli, chicken, cheese and a crunchy topping. This classic, creamy dish has been loved for decades for both its ease of preparation and rich flavor.

Easy Chicken Divan Casserole

Chicken Casserole is one of my family’s favorite dishes, they love the cheese, and I love the protein and greens – so we all win! It’s so very easy to make, even without my suggested shortcuts!

This recipe is a classic with one of my favorite flavor combos… chicken, broccoli and cheddar cheese. It is definitely no surprise that this Chicken Divan recipe has been enjoyed by so many families for decades!

Why is this called Chicken Divan?

The original Chicken Divan recipe was named after the restaurant it was created in – the Divan Parisienne Restaurant in New York City.

Easy Chicken Divan Casserole

How to make Broccoli Chicken Divan

If you are starting out with precooked chicken, skip that step!

Easy Chicken Divan Casserole

  • Begin by dicing up the chicken into small, bite-sized pieces,
  • Cut your fresh broccoli into florets. Florets are just the green top part of the broccoli, cut into small pieces, with
  • the majority of the stalk removed.
  • In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and melted butter.
  • In a medium bowl combine the soup and milk.
  • In a large skillet, heat some olive oil and cook the chicken until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Add the chicken and broccoli to the baking dish.
  • Pour over the soup/milk mixture.
  • Top with cheddar cheese.
  • Add the bread crumb mixture, and bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees F.
  • Season with salt and black pepper, if needed.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Easy Chicken Divan Casserole

If you don’t eat the whole casserole (which we usually do around here, it’s SO good), it reheats perfectly. Simply place the Chicken Divan in the microwave, or reheat it in the oven or on the stovetop. Before reheating, I usually add a splash of milk to keep it nice and creamy.

Easy Chicken Divan Casserole

Chicken Divan Casserole

A classic Chicken Divan Casserole with broccoli, chicken, cheese and a crunchy topping. This classic, creamy dish has been loved for decades for both its ease of preparation and rich flavor.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 235 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups uncooked broccoli
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 3 Tbs butter melted
  • ¼ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Dice the chicken. Combine the soup and milk in a medium bowl, and the breadcrumbs and butter in a small bowl.
  • COOK THE CHICKEN
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Add the chicken and broccoli to an 8×8 baking dish, and pour the soup/milk mixture over the top.
  • Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese and pour over the breadcrumbs/butter mixture.
  • Bake at 450 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Notes

SUBSTITUTIONS:
You can use any kind of condensed soup – I recommend Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Celery or just plain Cheddar Soup. You can make your own Cream of Chicken Soup too!
SHORTCUTS:
Want to take a shortcut or 2? Use precooked rotisserie chicken or buy fully cooked chicken from the grocery store. Buy broccoli that is already cut into florets, or use frozen broccoli.
Keyword casserole, chicken divan
dessert recipes/ easy recipes

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

This Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe is the perfect berry pie for summer. The fresh berries taste so good with the pie crust and fresh whipped cream on top! Nothing says summer like this dessert!

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

There is nothing that screams summer more to me than those luscious red strawberries that are everywhere. When I see those popping up in the grocery stores I know it’s time for summer!

Whenever I think of fresh strawberries, I think of Disneyland (and vice versa). Food and memories are so intertwined that way; when something sticks in your head just the thought of the food brings the memory to the forefront.

Strawberry pie is perfect for using up that supermarket haul or just because you love the flavor of fresh strawberry pie. This one is perfect and works every time!

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

About Fresh Strawberries

Do you wonder how many strawberries do you need for a pie?

The rule of thumb is that 2 cups of berries is about 3/4 of a pound, also called a pint. A quart of berries is about 2 pounds (or around 2 pints) depending on the size of the berries.

For this recipe you need 5-6 cups of berries, which is about 2 pounds. Buy 2 pounds of berries, just to be safe.

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

How to make Strawberry Pie without Jello or gelatin

You can easily make a strawberry pie without jello or gelatin.

When you’re making a fresh strawberry pie filling, you cook some of the fruit like you would jam. The pectin in the fruit gels it enough when mixed with sugar and cornstarch that you don’t need the gelatin for it to solidify.

It’s almost like you’re making an apple pie filling, but with strawberries, and then you mix the filling with more fresh berries to take the shape of the pie. That makes it super simple and such a fresh and delicious pie recipe.

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

What crust goes best with a strawberry pie?

Traditionally I think you see pastry crusts with strawberry pie, but you can really use any pie crust recipe.

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

For this recipe I used my all butter pie crust but you can also use a graham cracker crust, shortbread crust or Oreo crust if you want this to be a no bake pie. If you’re using a pastry crust, you’ll want to blind bake it before filling.

 

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Pie

This Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe is the perfect berry pie for summer. The fresh berries taste so good with the pie crust and fresh whipped cream on top! Nothing says summer like this dessert!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 5-6 cups fresh strawberries about 2 pounds
  • 1 All Butter Pie Crust pre-baked and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Blind Bake your crust according to package or recipe directions.
  • Measure out two cups of berries, wash and hull them, then crush them with a potato masher.
  • Add the crushed strawberries, sugar, water, and cornstarch to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until it boils. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Cool completely before continuing. (You can also make this the day before.)
  • To assemble the pie, hull and slice the remaining strawberries and place them in a bowl. Pour the cooled strawberry filling over the top and stir. Place in pie crust. Chill for at least 2 hours before slicing and serving. Top with fresh whipped cream before serving.
  • This pie is best eaten the same day its made. It will get weepy if refrigerated overnight.

Notes

Feel free to use a refrigerated or frozen pie crust instead of my recipe.
Learn how to blind bake your crust here.
Want a completely no bake pie? Use a graham cracker crust instead.
Keyword pie, strawberry
breakfast recipes/ easy recipes/ healthy recipe

Easy Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Just imagine taking all the sweet, sticky, spicy indulgence of a fresh-baked cinnamon roll and cramming it into a glass. Incredibly healthy and delicious, this smoothie is the perfect breakfast to start off the day!

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Oats are a breakfast staple for me. Whether I’m enjoying overnight oats, a no-bake breakfast cookie or this cinnamon roll smoothie, they are usually always included in my morning meal. They help keep me fuller for longer!

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

One of the best things about smoothies is that there really are no limits to what you can do with them. From light and fruity to rich and creamy, the variations are absolutely endless. Another great thing about them is that they’re like dessert, but much healthier.

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

This delicious smoothie has a warm flavor from the cinnamon, which really makes you feel like you are eating cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and the oats and nuts will keep you full and powered up for any hectic day ahead of you. You can also choose whether you want to make it with brown sugar, or the slightly healthier version which is coconut sugar.

The thing I love most about smoothies is that they only take two minutes to make and you can pretty much put anything into your blender and it always tastes good. This is great because the mornings are often a big rush and I don’t always have the time create an amazing healthy breakfast. Which means I often end up eating a sugary breakfast bar.

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

This cinnamon roll smoothie is great when you are trying to stick to a healthy eating plan. Every morning I quickly pop all the ingredients into my blender, give it a quick whizz and then my breakfast is done! That doesn’t sound too difficult right?

TIPS + SUBSTITUTIONS
Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for extra protein.
Use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar for a healthier alternative.
My milk preference is almond milk, but feel free to use milk of choice.
I love adding in chopped pecans for more flavor and fiber, however you can leave them out if preferred.
If you’re a cinnamon lover like me, add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top before enjoying!

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

 

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Easy Cinnamon Roll Smoothie Recipe

Just imagine taking all the sweet, sticky, spicy indulgence of a fresh-baked cinnamon roll and cramming it into a glass. Incredibly healthy and delicious, this smoothie is the perfect breakfast to start off the day!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 220 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar/coconut sugar
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • PECAN NUTS OPTIONAL

Instructions
 

  • Place all the ingredients into your blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for extra protein.
Keyword cinnamon smoothie
dessert recipes/ easy recipes

Simple Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Tacos

These Apple Pie Tacos a delicious cinnamon-sugar apple filling in a crispy taco that’s drizzled with caramel sauce and filled with cheesecake filling are simply perfect! This very tasty dessert is ideal for upcoming fall days.

Simple Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Tacos

Instead of homemade apple filling, ready – made apple pie filling can be used. However, I recommend homemade apple sauce.

Shells are made from tortillas, they´re fried in deep oil and coated in the mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon. Cheesecake filling is made of cream cheese, heavy cream, vanilla and powdered sugar.

Simple Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Tacos

Homemade apple sauce is so aromatic, since it´s made of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, corn starch, water and vanilla.

It´s a perfect combination, crunchy tortilla shells, creamy cheesecake filling and aromatic homemade apple sauce – three different tastes combined in a perfect dessert.

HOW TO PREPARE APPLE CHEESECAKE TACOS?

Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside. Using 3.5 – 4 inch circle cutter, cut circles from tortillas. Heat 1 inch oil in a pan, the temperature should be medium. Put tortilla circles, using tongs, in the oil and fry for about 10-15 seconds, then turn the circles on the other side, fold them in half and fry until they become golden brown.

Simple Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Tacos

Take them out of the pan and wait for a couple of seconds for the extra oil to drain, then immediately put in the bowl with sugar and cinnamon. Cover the shells completely with this mixture. Put some of the mixture inside of the shell, as well.

Finally, place them on the upside down muffin tin. Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the circles. In a medium size dish, pour water, add cornstarch, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cook for about 2-3 minutes, at medium heat, until it thickens, stirring from time to time. Add apples and vanila extra T and cook for 10 minutes, or until the apples soften.

Simple Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Tacos

Remove from heat and let cool at a room temperature. Beat cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract for 2 minutes, using medium speed, until it thickens. Put the mixture into a piping bag and cut off the peak. Fill the shells with cream cheese filling and put apple pie filling on top of it.

Simple Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Tacos

These Apple Pie Tacos a delicious cinnamon-sugar apple filling in a crispy taco that’s drizzled with caramel sauce and filled with cheesecake filling are simply perfect! This very tasty dessert is ideal for upcoming fall days.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 tacos
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
  

CINNAMON SUGAR TORTILLA SHELLS

  • 6 Large Flour tortillas
  • teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Oil for frying
  • ½ Cup Brown sugar

CREAM CHEESE FILLING

  • 1 Cup Heavy cream
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ¼ Cup Powdered sugar

HOMEMADE APPLE PIE FILLING

  • 2 large Apples diced
  • cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • tsp nutmeg

Instructions
 

TO MAKE CINNAMON SUGAR TORTILLA SHELLS -

  • Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside. Using 3.5-4 inch circle cutter, cut circles from tortillas.
  • Heat 1 inch oil in a pan, the temperature should be medium. Put tortilla circles, using tongs, in the oil and fry for about 10-15 seconds, then turn the circles on the other side, fold them in half and fry until they become golden brown. Take them out of the pan and wait for a couple of seconds for the extra oil to drain, then immediately put in the bowl with sugar and cinnamon. Cover the shells completely with this mixture. Put some of the mixture inside of the shell, as well.
  • Finally, place them on the upside down muffin tin. Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the circles.

TO MAKE HOMEMADE APPLE PIE FILLING -

  • In a medium size dish, pour water, add cornstarch, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cook for about 2-3 minutes, at medium heat, until it thickens, stirring from time to time.
  • Add apples and vanilla extract and cook for 10 minutes, or until the apples soften. Remove from heat and let cool at a room temperature.

TO MAKE CHEESECAKE FILLING -

  • Beat cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract for 2 minutes, using medium speed, until it thickens.
  • Put the mixture into a piping bag and cut off the peak. Fill the shells with cream cheese filling and put apple pie filling on top of it.

Notes

Keep refrigerated up to 3 days.
Keyword apple cheesecake tacos, apple pie tacos
appetizer recipe/ easy recipes

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

This is such an easy shrimp appetizer recipe but it is mouthwatering good and special occasion worthy. Light and tasty blackened creole seasoned shrimp on crisp and juicy cucumber slices with cool and creamy avocado and flavour packed remoulade sauce! It will be the talk of your next party!

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

The flavor profile of these shrimp appetizers are similar to our shrimp avocado salad (one of our most popular shrimp recipes!), so if you enjoyed that, you will go crazy for these shrimp cucumber bites!

The Big Game is quickly approaching and I have been pulling together some recipes for my game day party menu and these blackened shrimp avocado cucumber bites are high on my list! Not only are they super tasty but they are also nice, light and healthy and they only take a few minutes to make!

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

 

You simply “blacken” the shrimp by seasoning them with creole seasoning and searing them in a cast iron pan over high heat so that they cook in no time, getting a nice light blackened sear on the edges while still being succulent on the inside! The spicy shrimp is then served on top of crispy and cool cucumber slices along with a creamy avocado sauce that is the perfect combo of flavours, textures and temperature!

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

The homemade cajun spice sears on to the shrimp giving it an amazing spicy kick. If you prefer a milder appetizer, you can easily cut the paprika and cayenne in half.

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

I like to serve these shrimp in a tasty remoulade sauce to kick things up a bit more, but it’s completely optional. Whether you are serving these blackened shrimp avocado cucumber bites at your football playoff party, for some other sports event or for entertaining guests or even (I’ll admit it) as a light meal, they are sure to please!

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

This is such an easy shrimp appetizer recipe but it is mouthwatering good and special occasion worthy. Light and tasty blackened creole seasoned shrimp on crisp and juicy cucumber slices with cool and creamy avocado and flavour packed remoulade sauce! It will be the talk of your next party!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 8
Calories 155 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the shrimp and cucumber bites:

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deviened
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup remoulade sauce optional

For the avocado sauce:

  • 1 avocado mashed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro and/or parsley chopped
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced or chopped
  • salt and cayenne to taste

Instructions
 

For the shrimp and cucumber bites:

  • Toss the shrimp in the oil and the seasoning and cook in a preheated (medium-high heat) heavy bottomed pan/skillet until slightly blackened, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Assemble the bites with cucumber slices, topped with avocado sauce, shrimp and remoulade sauce.

For the avocado sauce:

  • Mix everything and enjoy!

Notes

Option: Use your favourite guacamole instead of this avocado sauce.
Keyword shrimp avocado cucumber bites
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Authentic Baja-Mexican Street Tacos

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It’s simple, it’s easy and it’s just perfect. That is, until you can get back to Los Angeles!

Carne Asada Street Tacos

We love tacos and this recipe does not disappoint. The beef is so tender and the lime gives it the best flavor. With just a few ingredients, this recipe takes little to no time to make.

Authentic Baja-Mexican Street Tacos

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Authentic Baja-Mexican Street Tacos

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Authentic Baja-Mexican Street Tacos

Authentic Baja-Mexican Street Tacos

Easy, quick, authentic carne asada street tacos you can now make right at home! SO GOOD! Muy bueno! Top with some freshly squeezed lime juice and spicy salsa if you like.
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 12 mini flour tortillas warmed
  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 3/4 cup diced red onion

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice, 1 tablespoon canola oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano.
  • In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine soy sauce mixture and steak; marinate for at least 1 hour up to 4 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add steak and marinade, and cook, stirring often, until steak has browned and marinade has reduced, about 5-6 minutes, or until desired doneness.
  • Serve steak in tortillas, topped with onion, cilantro and lime.