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Meatless Monday: Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

One thing I love to do is turn a favorite dip into a sauce and use it over pasta or a baked potato.  Today’s Meatless Monday recipe does just that.  I took a yummy pimento cheese dip recipe and turned it into a tasty pasta dish.  This is a warm dish but you could easily make it in the Summer as a cold pasta dish too!  Also, you can pretty much do this with any dip, I’ve done something similar with artichoke and spinach dip and it came out amazing!!  But that’s a recipe for another Monday.  Scroll down to grab this Pimento Cheese and Pasta recipe:

 

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

Sauce:

  • 16 oz sharp cheddar (set some aside for garnish)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup broth (can add more or less depending on how thick you’d like the sauce)
  • 4oz pimento peppers (I use the ones in the jar, drained and rinsed) set some aside for garnish
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • A few pinches of cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Other ingredients:

  • Pasta of your choice
  • 1 cup baby spinach

 

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

 

 

 

  1. Boil pasta, drain and set aside.
  2. Cut several slivers of pimento peppers and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, combine all ingredient for the sauce and blend well.
  4. Place into a sauce pot and stir on medium high heat until the cheese has melted.
  5. While cheese is heating up, place the baby spinach in a sauté pan with a small amount of broth (about 1 tbsp) and steam cook on medium heat.
  6. Pour cheese sauce over pasta, add baby spinach and garnish with additional cheese and pimento peppers.

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatless Monday : Butternut Squash Bisque – Only 4 Ingredients

It’s been too long since I’ve done a Meatless Monday recipe!  I’m very excited about my Butternut Squash Bisque because not only is it delicious and warm for these cool autumn days but it’s also only 4 ingredients!!  Aren’t minimum ingredient recipes the best?!  No long grocery lists, no hoping you remembered to pick up all the ingredient.  Just four simple ingredients and you are on your way to a creamy Fall soup.

 

Meatless Monday : Butternut Squash Bisque - Only 4 Ingredients

Serves 3 – 4

  • 1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 cup broth of your choice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt

 

Meatless Monday : Butternut Squash Bisque - Only 4 Ingredients

  1. Preheat oven to 375′
  2. While you’re waiting for the oven to preheat, cut your butternut squash in half the long way
  3. Place the squash halves face up and coat with 1 tbsp of olive oil
  4. Roast for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until squash is soft
  5. Let squash cool for about 20 minutes
  6. Once squash is cool enough, peel the skin off (it should come off very easily)
  7. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and you’re ready to eat!

Meatless Monday : Butternut Squash Bisque - Only 4 Ingredients

Meatless Monday : Butternut Squash Bisque - Only 4 Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatless Monday : Top 9 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

It’s already feeling chilly out, which means Fall is starting to creep in.  I don’t know about you but I’m ready for a hot and toasty meal.  So today I’m sharing my top 9 grilled cheese sandwich recipes with you!  These meatless Monday recipes work perfectly for lunch or dinner.  You can add a cup of soup or eat alone, because they are just that good!

Meatless Monday : Top 9 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Caramelized Pineapple Grilled Cheese – crunchy, gooey with a touch of sweet!

Meatless Monday : Top 9 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Grilled Cheese & Tomato – one of my personal go to’s!

Meatless Monday : Top 9 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Blueberry & Brie Grilled Cheese

Meatless Monday : Top 9 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese – because life is hard and don’t we all deserve this?

Meatless Monday : Top 9 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Caramelized Onions & Grilled Cheese

Meatless Monday : Top 9 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Kimchi Grilled Cheese

Meatless Monday : Top 9 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Spinach & Artichoke Grilled Cheese – for when you just want to eat that delicious dip as a meal

Meatless Monday : Top 9 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Pesto Grilled Cheese

Meatless Monday : Top 9 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Four Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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9 Fun Dessert Recipes for the Beach Lover

Get ready because this blog post is super yummy!  Today I’m sharing so many fun desserts that are perfect for mermaids and beach lovers alike.  There’s recipes for everything from mermaid cakes to sand dollar cookies and more.  I know I can’t wait to try one of each!

 

9 Fun Dessert Recipes for the Beach Lover

Pink Madeleine Sea Shell Cookies via Studio DIY

9 Fun Dessert Recipes for the Beach Lover

Mermaid Cheesecake via Emma Slieblingsstuecke *You will need Google translate for this one

9 Fun Dessert Recipes for the Beach Lover

Beach Cakeiscles via Big Bear’s Wife

9 Fun Dessert Recipes for the Beach Lover

Beach Day Cupcakes via Oh My Sugar High

9 Fun Dessert Recipes for the Beach Lover

Tropical Gumball Popsicles via Studio DIY

9 Fun Dessert Recipes for the Beach Lover

Sand Dollar Cookies via Sweet Sugarbelle

9 Fun Dessert Recipes for the Beach Lover

Mermaid Ice Cream via Homemade Interests

9 Fun Dessert Recipes for the Beach Lover

Crab Cookies via Coastal Living

9 Fun Dessert Recipes for the Beach Lover

Seashell Candy via Girl Inspired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 7 End of Summer Cocktails

If you’ve gone all Summer without trying these scrumptious cocktails, drop what you’re doing and head to your nearest bar or liquor shop!  The way I see it, there’s only about a month or so left of Summer.  In that span of time I fully intend on soaking up as much Summer and sunshine that I can get.  Who’s ever with me, say tequila!

 

Top 7 End of Summer Cocktails

Monkeylada Martini via The Cookie Rookie

Top 7 End of Summer Cocktails

Guava Spritzer via Boxwood Avenue

Top 7 End of Summer Cocktails

Coconut Daiquiri via A Turtle’s Life for Me

Top 7 End of Summer Cocktails

Rosé grapefruit mimosa via Mindful Avocado

Top 7 End of Summer Cocktails

Cucumber Margarita via A Side of Sweet

Top 7 End of Summer Cocktails

Mango Mojito via Vikalinka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Summer Inspired Desserts

So what exactly does Summer inspired desserts mean?  All seven of these yummy desserts use fresh Summer ingredients and/or offer fun Summer shapes like heart-shaped sunglasses!  Oh yeah and did I mention watermelon popsicles and nutella ice cream sandwiches???  Who wants one?  Grab the recipes below:

7 Summer Inspired Desserts

Mango Thumbprints via Love and Olive Oil

7 Summer Inspired Desserts

Summer Peach Tart via Anna Banana

7 Summer Inspired Desserts

Watermelon Popsicles via Cooking Classy

7 Summer Inspired Desserts

Lime & Basil Gin Pops via Hungry Girl Por Vida

7 Summer Inspired Desserts

Nutella Ice Cream Sandwiches via Half Baked Harvest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blackberry Vodka Smash Recipe

It’s almost the beginning of Summer and I wanted a new cocktail to enjoy.  Something light and refreshing yet still tasty and a little sweet.  This is my take on the traditional Blackberry Smash cocktail and it really hit the spot.  I simplified the ingredients since (as I’ve mentioned in previous posts) I’m not a natural-born bartender.  This drink comes together pretty quickly and it is delish!

Blackberry Vodka Smash Recipe

 

serving size: 1

  • 1 nip of vodka
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • blackberries
  • sparkling water or club soda
  • ice

Blackberry Vodka Smash Recipe

  1. Mash up 6 – 8 blackberries in the bottom of the glass and add maple syrup
  2. Add ice and garnish with a few extra blackberries
  3. Add vodka and then sparkling water
  4. Stir, sip and enjoy!

Blackberry Vodka Smash Recipe

Blackberry Vodka Smash Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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