Archives for August 2013

Panna Cotta

We’re having a baby …Nooooo not for me…this shop is allllll closed up!!!! My good friend Aggie of Aggies Kitchen is having a sweet baby boy. Aggie and I started our sites around the same time and instantly hit it off. She is  sweet, funny and warm, I couldn’t be happier for her and her adorable […]

KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Baker Giveaway / Review

® Isn’t she pretty??? I can not tell you how excited I was to receive this KitchenAid® Pro Line Waffle Baker. You know those waffles you make at a hotel in the heavy duty waffle maker that you have to flip over while the waffle is cooking? Yep, same thing here. I am over the […]

Cake Batter Waffles

You guys…. These Cake Batter Waffles were born out of desperation. I had a weak parental moment one evening and bribed my kids with homemade waffles the next morning if they would just get along for 10 minutes. The bribe worked and they got along for 11 minutes and 37 seconds. The next morning I […]

Pop-Up Popsicle Party

Summertime is the perfect time to get a bunch of kids together by the pool and have a party, more specifically a Pop-Up Popsicle Party. Unlike an adult party, kids parties are easy. No fancy food, no fancy decorations. Here in Florida, all you need is a pool, some snacks and a couple boxes of […]

“Cracker Jack Toffee”

Wait, before I get into the deliciousness, did you miss my last post? Our All American Road trip, courtesy of Cracker Jack Snacks..click here to read all about it. Alright, I have a tasty little treat for you today. What I like to call “Cracker Jack Toffee.” Sweet, slightly chewy, ultra buttery toffee, topped with one […]

All-American Road Trip – Thank You Cracker Jack Snacks!

How is your memory? Like your memory from childhood? You see I have an awful, I mean AWFUL memory. {cue sad music} I don’t remember a lot from childhood. Sure bits and pieces of memories are still faint memories in my mind, but for the most part…nothing. For the longest time, I had either thought […]

Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese & Giveaway

Before I get into the recipe for the most epic Grilled Cheese IN.ALL.THE.LAND Let me tell you about a fun recipe contest Great Midwest Cheese is having.. Great Midwest is looking for the BEST GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH recipe. If you think you have what it takes, you could win the grand prize of a weekend […]

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Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta

We’re having a baby …Nooooo not for me…this shop is allllll closed up!!!!
My good friend Aggie of Aggies Kitchen is having a sweet baby boy.

Aggie and I started our sites around the same time and instantly hit it off. She is  sweet, funny and warm, I couldn’t be happier for her and her adorable family.

aggie

 

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Panna cotta is an EXTREMELY easy dessert to make and the flavor combinations are endless. If you can dissolve sugar into heavy cream and can rip open a gelatin pack, you can make panna cotta.

My favorite part about this ultra creamy dreamy dessert is that it can be made the day before your special event.

It’s the ultimate No Fuss dessert that will be sure to WOW your guests!

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If you have a few minutes, take a gander at all of the other fine recipes for Aggie’s Baby Shower!!!

Appetizers
Sundried Tomato Hummus from Robyn of Add a Pinch
Melon & Prosicutto Balls from Paula of bell’alimento
Bruschetta from Sheila of Eat2gather
Jalapeno Poppers from Ali of Gimme Some Oven
Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites from Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club
Watermelon Feta Bites with Basil Olive Oil from Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer
Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini from Cheryl of TidyMom

Drinks
Toasted Coconut Milkshakes from Bev of Bev Cooks
Lemon Cream Soda from Angie of Eclectic Recipes
Peach Sorbet Bellini and Spritzers from Shaina of Food for My Family
Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzer from Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks
Virgin Peach & Raspberry Bellinis from Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen
Italian Basil Sparkling Lemonade from Marly of Namely Marly
Italian Sodas from Laura of Real Mom Kitchen
Cafe Mocha Punch / or Iced Cafe Mocha from Amy of She Wears Many Hats

Salads
Italian Chopped Salad in a Jar {with Creamy Caesar Dressing} from Brenda of a farmgirl’s dabbles
Caprese Salad with Mozzarella Crisps from Christine of Cook the Story
Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes from Suzanne of Kokocooks
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad from Liz of The Lemon Bowl
Herbed Israeli Couscous Salad with Tomato and Mozzarella from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad from Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod
Lentil and Chickpea Layered Salad from Lisa of With Style & Grace

Entrees
Chicken Cacciatore from Meagan of A Zesty Bite
Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry from Cassie of Bake Your Day
Potato-Crusted Vegetarian Quiche with Zucchini, Tomatoes & Feta from Dara of Cookin’ Canuck
“Straw & Hay” Tagliatelle in Cream Sauce from Flavia of Flavia’s Flavors
Grilled Italian Chicken with Veggie & Bow Tie Pasta from Katie of Katie’s Cucina
Grilled Naan Pizza with Summer Veggies & Turkey Sausage from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini from Kathy of Panini Happy

Desserts
Fresh Blueberry Shortbread with Lemon Cream Frosting from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Crostata di Mango from Lora of Cake Duchess
Italian Ice from Kristen of Dine & Dish
Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta from Jenny of Picky Palate
Italian Cream Cake from Deborah of Taste and Tell
Panna cotta from Leslie of The hungry housewife
Fortune Cookies from Shari of Tickled Red
Baby Vanilla Bean Scones a la Starbucks from Tara of Unsophisticook

 

5.0 from 3 reviews
Panna Cotta
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Serves: 5-6
 
Panna Cotta with a hint of lemon
Ingredients
  • 1 packet Gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons Cold Water
  • ¼ cup White Sugar
  • Zest of 1 small Lemon
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Fresh Blueberries for garnish
  • Lemon Zest for garnish
Instructions
  1. Lightly coat ramekins, tea cups or tiny bowls, etc. with vegetable oil.
  2. In a large bowl, add the water and sprinkle the gelatin over top of the water, allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  3. While the gelatin is sitting, use your fingers to rub the white sugar and lemon zest together to release the oil in the zest in a medium saucepan.
  4. Add the heavy cream and vanilla to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  5. Pour the hot cream into the gelatin and thoroughly mix until smooth.
  6. Evenly distribute the mixture into ramekins.
  7. Allow to slightly cool, cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Serve straight from the ramekin or if you would like to invert the panna cotta onto a serving plate, carefully run a knife or toothpick around the edges and dip the ramekin into very hot water to loosen it; invert onto plate and top with blueberries and lemon zest.

KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Baker Giveaway / Review

®KitchenAid ProLine Waffle Baker 001 Isn’t she pretty??? I can not tell you how excited I was to receive this KitchenAid® Pro Line Waffle Baker. You know those waffles you make at a hotel in the heavy duty waffle maker that you have to flip over while the waffle is cooking? Yep, same thing here. I am over the top impressed with this waffle baker. I already have a waffle maker, but it doesn’t have the deep wells that produce the scrumptious Belgium waffles like the KitchenAid® does. Annnnnd, I can only cook one waffle at a time…lame! Did you see the Cake Batter Waffles I made with this glorious appliance? Let me introduce you, k? First, what you can’t actually see is how sturdy it is.  The bottom is made of enameled die-cast metal so this baby will not be slipping around when you turn over the waffle well. While I didn’t step on the scale with it, the KitchenAid® website states it weighs 25 pounds! KitchenAid ProLine Waffle Baker 002 I love the preheat indicator dial. It shows you when the waffle maker is cool, preheating and ready for waffles to be baked. KitchenAid ProLine Waffle Baker The dial thermometer allows you to adjust your baking time between 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Once you select your perfect time, open the waffle baker. KitchenAid ProLine Waffle Baker 005 Pour your waffle batter onto the nonstick metal plates KitchenAid ProLine Waffle Baker 006 Close the lid and flip er’ over using the thermoset phenolic lid handles that remain cool. KitchenAid ProLine Waffle Baker 004 Pour more batter in the other side, close and flip back over, so the indicator dial is facing up. Wait until the timer counts down and beeps. Open it up and you will find beautiful, crispy and tender Belgium Waffles. KitchenAid ProLine Waffle Baker 007 Wipe the plates clean with a damp cloth. My opinion of this appliance…..It’s the bomb diggity. Did you know you can make waffle batter and keep it in the fridge for a couple days, so you can make fresh waffles every day. You can also make a large batch and freeze them. When I made my own homemade buttermilk waffle mix, the KitchenAid® Pro Line Waffle Baker produced the most perfect waffles EVER. They were crisp on the outside and tender and fluffy on the inside.


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Cake Batter Waffles

Cake Batter Waffles

You guys….

These Cake Batter Waffles were born out of desperation.

I had a weak parental moment one evening and bribed my kids with homemade waffles the next morning if they would just get along for 10 minutes.

The bribe worked and they got along for 11 minutes and 37 seconds.

The next morning I woke up and had to keep my side of the deal…homemade waffles.

Guess what? You guessed it……..NO FLOUR.

Can’t make waffles without flour. Well, I suppose you can, but my kids wouldn’t dig that.

Sooo, In my desperation, I took a chance and broke out the cake mix.

Mind you , I didn’t tell my kids that I was using cake mix for the waffles, because I am sure I would have gotten the “ewwwww” response from them.

They sat down to the table after arguing about who took someones pickaxe on MineCraft.

One bite is all they took and the fighting stopped. So in essence I should rename the waffles, “Peacekeeper Waffles”.

They said they were the “BEST WAFFLES EVER!”

SWEET!!!!

Oh and it didn’t hurt that I cooked them in the most amazing waffle baker in all the world..the KitchenAid® Pro-Line Waffle Baker. 

More on the Waffle Baker later this week and I just might have one to give away to one of you 😉

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5.0 from 7 reviews
Cake Batter Waffles
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4
 
Waffles made from Cake Mix
Ingredients
  • 1 box Classic Yellow Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 1 cup Water
  • ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
Instructions
  1. Mix the cake mix per package directions.
  2. Cook to your waffles maker directions.
Notes
If using a Belgium Waffle maker such as the , this recipes will yield 4 waffles.

Pop-Up Popsicle Party

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Summertime is the perfect time to get a bunch of kids together by the pool and have a party, more specifically a Pop-Up Popsicle Party.

Unlike an adult party, kids parties are easy. No fancy food, no fancy decorations.

Here in Florida, all you need is a pool, some snacks and a couple boxes of popsicles for a fun kids party!!!!

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And when someone gets a scraped knee, cause you know someone will, have some activities for them to do.

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Making mustaches with popsicles sticks is always the hit of the party

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And of course, every kids has to ask you, “What color is my tongue?”

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I’m pretty sure all the kids had 3 or more popsicles…..

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Actually..this was his forth..

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And then there is the popsicle “inspection”

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So basically, Popsicles parties are the best and everyone goes home with a big (popsicle stained) smile on their face!

Fact: When all else fails, break out the popsicles!

**I am a Mom Popsicle Ambassador. Post sponsored by Popsicle, all opinions are 100 % mine o’ mine**

“Cracker Jack Toffee”

Cracker Jack Toffee

Wait, before I get into the deliciousness, did you miss my last post?

Our All American Road trip, courtesy of Cracker Jack Snacks..click here to read all about it.

Alright, I have a tasty little treat for you today.

What I like to call “Cracker Jack Toffee.”

Sweet, slightly chewy, ultra buttery toffee, topped with one of the new Cracker Jack Snacks flavors, Butter Toffee.

I know, right? Kinda amazing.

Cracker jack toffee

Have you ever made toffee?
It’s crazy easy and you only need a few pantry staples.
Butter
Sugar
Water
Corn Syrup

Cracker Jack Toffee

Melt your butter in a medium saucepan.

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Add your sugar and clip a candy thermometer to the pan.

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Pour in the sugar

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Stir, stir stir

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Stop AS SOON as the temperature reaches 300, remove from heat. Not ONE DEGREE more. Carefully mix in the vanilla.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be very careful. Boiling sugar and butter will cause EXTREME burns. Believe me, I know. I stuck my finger in some when my Mom was making fudge when I was little and burnt the tip of my finger halfway off.

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Pour the hot lava-like mixture onto a rimmed baking pan lined with buttered foil.

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Next is the fun part. With traditional English Toffee, you would now top it with melted chocolate and almonds.
Buuuuuttttt, I didn’t want normal toffee.
I topped it with Butter Toffee flavored Cracker Jack Snacks, drizzled melted chocolate onto it and sprinkled with a little Kosher Salt!

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"Cracker Jack Toffee"
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Serves: 10
 
Toffee with a Cracker Jack snacks topping and drizzled with chocolate
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted Butter, plus more for buttering baking sheet
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 tablespoon Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1½ cups Butter Toffee flavored Cracker Jack Snacks
  • Pinch Coarse Kosher Salt
  • ¼ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with butter.
  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat melt 2 sticks butter.
  3. Clip a candy thermometor to the inside of the pan.
  4. Increase heat to medium and add sugar, water and corn syrup.
  5. Stir continuously until the candy thermometer reaches 300(DO NOT go over 300 degrees). This takes about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Immediately remove from heat, carefully stir in vanilla.
  7. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Evenly arrange the Cracker Jack Snacks onto the toffee and gently press in. Take care not to touch the toffee, as it is EXTREMELY hot and WILL burn you.
  9. Sprinkle with Kosher Salt.
  10. Allow to completely cool on baking sheet, about 30 minutes. Place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  11. Melt chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave in 15 second increments until smooth.
  12. Place in a piping bag or quality zip lock back and sip the corner.
  13. Drizzle chocolate over the "Cracker Jack Toffee".
  14. Place back in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  15. Break into pieces.
  16. Store covered at room temperature.

 

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I bet you if you are reading this post, Cracker Jack Snacks have been around your whole life. Well, actually I know this to be a fact because the oldest living person is 119 and Cracker Jack snacks is celebrating its 120 birthday this year!
120 years. Imagine being around for 120 years. That’s Americana if you ask me.

Cracker Jack brand actually got its start in Chicago at a tiny tiny popcorn stand.
It wasn’t introduced to the world until 1893 at Chicago’s First World Fair.
The logo we have all grown to adore, The Sailor Jack and his dog named Bingo, weren’t part of the icon until 1916.
Fun Fact: Enough Cracker Jack snacks have been sold that if you stacked them end -to -end, they would circle the earth 63 times.

Times have changed and so have the prizes. We live in a digital world, Cracker Jack Snacks are still giving us prizes, but now they are digital prizes. The prizes are now classic stickers with digital codes that unlock surprises online through a free Cracker Jack – branded app that features 2 nostalgic baseball and pinball games!

In 2013, Cracker Jack Snacks came out with 2 new tasty flavors….

My absolute favorite is, Butter Toffee. It lives up to its name, it’s Buttery and Toffee-y (totally a real adjective)

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The new Kettle Corn flavor is equally as tasty. Light textured and airy puffed Cracker Jack snacks, slightly sweetened.
But not overly sweet, which I love.

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Annnnndddd, the Original is still the bomb-diggity, only now with MORE peanuts!

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Below is a fun info-graphic of Cracker Jack Snacks timeline.

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Disclosure:  I have been compensated for this recipe development and product reviews, but AS ALWAYS, all opinions are true and 100% mine.

All-American Road Trip – Thank You Cracker Jack Snacks!

How is your memory? Like your memory from childhood?

You see I have an awful, I mean AWFUL memory.

{cue sad music}

I don’t remember a lot from childhood. Sure bits and pieces of memories are still faint memories in my mind, but for the most part…nothing.

For the longest time, I had either thought I was adopted or an alien.

Adopted, because I was the second child and had only a few grainy black and white baby photos of myself. You know how that goes, 2nd child syndrome.

Alien, because I didn’t see how it’s possible that I had so few memories from childhood.

I do remember going on vacation often with friends of my parents, The Smiths, to their cabin in North Carolina and their house in The Keys. I was basically their 3rd kid. I am thankful for them.

Maybe my lack of memory has to do with being the child of divorced parents. When parents get divorced, family vacations don’t really happen and thus memories don’t either.

However one thing I do remember is going to Dodgers baseball games. The LA Dodgers had spring training where I grew up in Vero Beach.

Those are very fond memories of mine. I remember sitting on the hard bleachers, sweating and eating hot dogs and Cracker Jack snacks.

My kids are 10 and 8 and I want to build as many memories with them as possible, in hopes that if they inherited my bad memory, they will grasp onto a few.

I bet if I said Cracker Jack Snacks, you could give me a memory associated with them.

When Cracker Jack brand contacted me and wanted to help me build some memories with my family I was so excited. The wanted to send us to Miami for a Marlins game.

I mean how perfect is that??? Those are some of my fondest times at the baseball park as a kid eating Cracker Jack Snacks and sweating in the Florida sun.

So my family and I were off on a little road trip to Miami. The last time I was in Miami was ohhhh, about 20+ years ago for the Miss Florida Beauty Pagent {don’t laugh} and I didn’t know quite what to expect these days.

We stayed at the beautiful Miami Hyatt.

Kids love hotels. What is that? Why do they love them so much? Maybe it’s because I order room service and let them eat in bed! I certainly don’t let them do that at home. They’re not even allowed to bring food out of the kitchen.

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Our first day we headed to South Beach. It’s quite a colorful place. We saw interesting people, walked around to a billion shops, and had a great day taking in the sights.

We went to a place about 30 minutes down the road called The Coral Castle. Look it up on Google, It’s crazy. One man, by himself, built a “castle” from coral in the early 1900’s. How one man lifted pieces of coral that were thousands and thousands of pounds, is beyond my comprehension.

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At night we had the privilege of going to the Marlins baseball game in their beautiful new ballpark and of course I had to sport my Cracker Jack snack shirt!

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My son is obsessed with baseball and has been to quite a few MLB games.

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However, my daughter never has.

The seats were awesome, right behind home plate.

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I wanted them both to have all the experiences of a baseball game, as I did as a kid.

We got hotdogs, sodas, cotton candy and of course Cracker Jack snacks.

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A baseball game would not be complete without Cracker Jack snacks.

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For goodness sakes, they are in the song that everyone sings in the 7th inning stretch at every baseball game…..

 

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don’t win it’s a shame. For its one, two, three strikes, you’re out, at the old ball game.

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So how can one NOT get them? Cracker Jack snacks are an American Tradition and I am proud to say one of my few childhood memories!!!!!

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My daughter was getting a little antsy in the 8th inning, so I got my hair done.

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The Marlins lost, but it wasn’t about the score for me, it was about watching the joy on my kids faces.

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I am eternally grateful to Cracker Jack snacks for allowing my family this opportunity.  Be on the lookout for a follow-up post to this one where I share a new recipe with Cracker Jack snacks front and center.  With their two new flavors – Kettle Corn and Butter Toffee – and the original having more nuts, it’s one you don’t want to miss!

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And with that, I open the forum to you my readers. As Cracker Jack snacks is one of those brands that’s been around for all of those important moments throughout the past 120 years, what are YOUR nostalgic memories of the delicious All-American treat?

Disclosure:  Disclosure:  Even though my family and I went on this trip at Cracker Jack brand’s expense and was compensated, all opinions expressed are totally my own.

Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese & Giveaway

Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese |The Hungry Housewife

Before I get into the recipe for the most epic Grilled Cheese IN.ALL.THE.LAND

Let me tell you about a fun recipe contest Great Midwest Cheese is having..

Great Midwest is looking for the BEST GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH recipe.

If you think you have what it takes, you could win the grand prize of a weekend trip to a city in the Great Midwest(see official rules),  one of 2 Cuisinart Panini Presses for the silver prizes or the bronze tier prizes consist of 5 winner that will win a grilled cheese cookbook.

You will be judged on 1)The use of Great Midwest Cheese  2)Taste  3)Creativity/Originality
**You also get BONUS points for sharing your participation on Facebook!!! Just make sure you tag @greatmidwest in your Facebook post!

Need to know where to purchase Great Midwest Cheese? Click HERE It’s available at Target and Super Target in my area!!


 

What I am about to tell you about is the most epic Grilled Cheese IN.ALL.THE.LAND

My mouth is watering just writing this post.

Lemme’ break it down for you…

You have 2 nicely buttered hearty Italian bread slices, turkey chunks, homemade cranberry sauce, and the most amazing cheese I have ever tasted….Great Midwest Cheese.

Please do not be scared of homemade cranberry sauce. It’s the easiest condiment to make.

You take your cranberries (I stock up at the holidays and freeze them, so I can have cranberries all year long)

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Get your little one to squeeze some fresh orange juice.

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Mix it together with some sugar, orange zest and the cranberries.

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Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Easy Peasy.

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5.0 from 14 reviews
Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese & Review
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Serves: 1
 
Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Ingredients
Sandwich
  • 2 thick cut pieces Italian Bread
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • Turkey Chunks ( your desired amount)
  • 2 tablespoons Cranberry Sauce (recipe below)
  • 8⅛" slices Cranberry Cheddar Great Midwest Cheese
Cranberry Sauce
  • 1½ cups fresh Cranberries
  • ½ cup Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • ⅓ cup White Sugar
  • zest of 1 Orange
Instructions
Cranberry Sauce
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cranberries, orange juice,sugar and orange zest.
  2. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and gently simmer for 10 minutes until thickened.
  3. Allow to cool and store in refrigerator.
Sandwich
  1. Spread one side of each piece of bread with butter.
  2. Place 1 slice of bread, buttered side down in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add 4 slices of cheese to the slice of bread.
  4. Top the cheese with 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce.
  5. Add turkey to the top of cranberry sauce.
  6. Add remaining 4 slices of cheese.
  7. Place the other slice of bread buttered side up.
  8. Cook for about 4 minutes per side until bread is golden and cheese has melted.

 


 

You know I have lots of product reviews, only the ones I love actually make it on the site.

When Great Midwest contacted me about the cheese review, I almost passed it up.
You see, I thought I wasn’t a cheese person.
Cheese/fruit and cracker tray at a party??? Pffft, not touching that.
The extent of my cheese eating was when I was pregnant with my second child, I CRAVED fried mozzarella cheese sticks…like I needed them. I couldn’t live without them. I cried for them, seriously.

Great Midwest Cheese has changed me forever. Sounds pretty cheesy doesn’t it?

I said cheesy. Ha ha

I went from only eating cheese with child, to wanting cheese every night….

Below you will find my new MUST HAVE craving.

Blueberry Cobbler Great Midwest Cheese, on Wheat Thins topped with my homemade cranberry sauce. HEAVEN.

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Take a gander at the blueberry marbling in the Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar. I. CANT. EVEN

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Their flavors are all so intriguing…and all so amazing! There really is a flavor for everyone.

The cast of Savory Cheddars are
Chipotle Cheddar
Naturally Smoked Cheddar
Garlic and Dill Cheddar
Horseradish Cheddar

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The sweet Cheddars are my favorite
Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar
Cranberry Cheddar

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Mango Fire Cheddar
Apple Cinnamon Cheddar

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The Monterey Jack flavors are life changing as well.
I used the Morel & Leek Jack on my hamburgers and it melted amazing…like buttah.

Great Midwest Cheese | The Hungry Housewife

The Salsa Jack, Oh heavens. I shredded it over some tortilla chips, popped it in the microwave for some some instant Nachos! Took all of 30 seconds. Soooooooooo good!

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My husband ate ALLLLL of the Habanero Jack(not all in one sitting).

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And the Jalapeño Jack has the perfect amount of spice!

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GIVEAWAY *****CONTEST CLOSED***

One winner will win all of Great Midwest Cheeses (ALL 12 varieties)

Rules:

Open to US residents only.
Contest ends Monday Aug 12th nd 9 am EST
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com

Main Entry

(Required)
1.) What is your favorite cheese?
(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry,extra entries not required)
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**Update Aug 12**
Winner
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