Posted by Mandy at 9:50 PM
1 pound whole grain spaghetti (we also like Barilla Plus)
4 cups baby spinach
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
juice from one lemon
In a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, place sausage links in a large skillet and cook over medium heat until browned and cooked throughout. Remove sausage from skillet. In skillet (do not clean out any sausage remains, they add flavor!:)) add 3 Tablespoons of olive oil and chopped clove of garlic. Saute for about 2 minutes over medium heat.
Posted by Mandy at 11:55 AM
(I want you to spend your time cooking fabulous GFree foods:)). We will choose one winner via random.org on 9/4. Open to US Residents.
For the Gourmet has lots of other great Gluten Free products available and they will ship right to your home. I also love that you can call them (1-888-845-FOOD) and talk to professional chefs!
Even though I've tried many Gluten Free products, I wanted a professional's opinion on this gift basket so I turned to my sweet friend, Miss R. She has dealt with diabetes most of her life and a couple years ago was also diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I cannot imagine changing an already complicated lifestyle by removing all gluten from your diet but she accepts her life with an insane amount of grace and even humor. I have never heard her once complain about "missing out" on something. I also love her fun, creative personality and how she seems to reach out give everyone a little bit of her sunshine. I could easily hang out with her all day.
To win a basket of your own, simply leave a comment on this post!
Disclosure: I was provided the gift basket from For the Gourmet. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions, as always, are my own.
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Posted by Mandy at 11:51 AM
To win the pink KitchenAid stand mixer, do any of the following:
We have a winner!
A&Qort who said...
"You are an inspiration to us aspiring cooks! I don't have a KitchenAid and that pink one is fabulous!!"
Posted by Mandy at 10:15 AM
1 c steel cut oats
2 ½ c water
soak 2-3 hours
3/4 c oat flour
1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c white sugar
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
In a 10” skillet, melt
2 Tbsp butter
When melted, turn heat off
Peel and slice 2 ripe peaches and place in skillet
1 tsp lemon juice
Stir well. Spread oat mixture over peaches in skillet. Cover with a large lid and cook on medium-low heat for 8 minutes. Remove lid and cook an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest for 2 minutes, flip onto large platter. Drizzle Butterscotch sauce over cake, slice and serve.
In a small saucepan, melt:
4 Tbsp Butter
½ c. light brown sugar
½ c. heavy cream
¼ tsp. salt
Stir over medium heat until boiling and boil for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and add:
1 tsp. vanilla
½ c chopped pecans
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Posted by Mandy at 6:37 PM
I love how the sprinkles and sunflower seeds make them look "dirty", like they're cleaning up our water! Gross but funny. I'm sure they were a hit with the kids!
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Click Here or on image to download.
Posted by Mandy at 6:37 AM
Double your luck at the end of these rainbows...the "pots of gold" are actually Lucky Charms cereal treats!
Let's hear them!
Posted by Mandy at 6:39 AM
McCormick offered to send TWO lucky Gourmet Mom readers a St. Patrick's Day Prize Pack with all the ingredients you'll need to make your day extra special!
For fun, simply leave a comment telling us which green guy you'd rather kiss on St. Patrick's Day:
Kermit the Frog
Comment #20 and #29!
Mandy and Caryn, congratulations!
I have sent you and email or note on your blog, please send your mailing address asap.
Luck o' the Irish Cake Pops
However, I found the perfect "cheat" with Little Debbie Nutty Bars and these little goodies came together in just a few minutes. That's my kind of treat!
You can download/print them here or click on the image below.
There are four sheets with six each that say:
"Happy Valentine's Day!"
"You are Sweet! Be Mine!"
"I spy...someone cool! Happy VDay!"
"It's no secret, you are awesome!"
ROCK Stars!We had fun making these together and they are super simple! We started with a batch of no bake energy balls (recipe here) and formed them into various rock shapes, about 1" wide each. (you could also use cake balls or any of your favorite no-bake treat recipes!)Then we melted some white candy melts along with a FEW black ones. (you could also use brown).