Crazy Fresh Apple Salsa

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Apple, diced
  • 1/2 Cup Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1/3 Cup Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeded and minced

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Stir until ingredients are evenly mixed.
  3. Serve with favorite dipping chips or whole grain crackers.

Notes

Recipe from Crazy Fresh

http://celebratemore.com/home/crazy-fresh-apple-salsa/

Eye of Newt Punch

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Pineapple Juice
  • 2 Packages of Lime Gelatin
  • 2 Liters of Sprite
  • McCormick Neon Lime Food Coloring
  • Vodka to Taste

Instructions

  1. In large punch bowl mix all ingredients together.
  2. Add food coloring to your color preference and add vodka to your taste.

Notes

Add some spooky eyeballs to the punch to make it even more festive. Leave out the vodka for a kid-friendly version.

http://celebratemore.com/home/eye-of-newt-punch/

Eyeball Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 Bag Simek’s Original Meatballs
  • 1 French Baguette
  • Spaghetti or Marinara Sauce
  • Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2.5 Oz. Can Black Olives

Instructions

  1. Heat Simek’s meatballs in a microwave or skillet.
  2. Slice a baguette lengthwise down the middle.
  3. Spread spaghetti or marinara sauce on bottom of baguette and place fully cooked meatballs on top of sauce.
  4. Place a small piece of mozzarella cheese on top of each hot meatball so that it melts.
  5. Then place a slice of black olive on top of each meatball so they look like eyeballs.
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Dead Man’s Dip

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Corn Kernels, drained
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Onions
  • Kemps Sour Cream
  • 4 Oz. Crystal Farms Cream Cheese
  • 4 Oz. Chopped Green Chiles
  • ½ Cup Crystal Farms Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • ½ Cup Crystal Farms Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Tortilla Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except chips, saving some shredded cheese for topping.
  3. Spread mixture into a 2-quart baking dish; top with remaining shredded cheese.
  4. Bake for approximately 25 minutes until heated through.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.
http://celebratemore.com/home/dead-mans-dip/

Beefy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 lb. Large Sweet Potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 tsp Chipotle Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 (14.5 oz) Cans Black Beans, with liquid
  • 1 (14.5 oz) Can Diced Tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Medium Avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro Leaves, chopped
  • 2 Oz. queso fresco, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil followed by the Laura's 92% Lean ground beef, onion, salt and pepper. Cook until the ground beef is browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chipotle powder, paprika, cumin and garlic, and cook for 3 minutes more.
  3. Add the black beans with juices, diced sweet potato, tomatoes with juices, tomato sauce and water. Season with salt and pepper, again, to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the sweet potatoes become tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Ladle into bowls and top with an even amount of avocado slices, cilantro leaves and queso fresco.

Notes

Recipe provided by Laura's Lean Beef

http://celebratemore.com/home/beefy-sweet-potato-and-black-bean-chili/

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp With Caramel Drizzle

Ingredients

  • 8 Apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Oatmeal
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter

Instructions

  1. Spray medium slow cooker with non-stick spray and add sliced apples. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top and stir to coat evenly.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the remaining ingredients, cutting in butter with a pastry blender until you get pea size pieces of butter. (Or cut butter into small pieces by hand and stir into dry mix.)
  3. Spread mixture on top of apples coating evenly. Cook on high for 2 hours checking occasionally and pulling edges in if needed to prevent burning. Turn slow cooker to low for 1 more hour or until cooked thoroughly.
  4. When turning apple crisp to low, take a separate, small slow cooker to warm up caramel for drizzle. Warming time will vary depending on style of crockpot and amount of caramel.
http://celebratemore.com/home/slow-cooker-apple-crisp-with-caramel-drizzle/

Autumn Squash Zoodles

Ingredients

  • 2 Package of Butternut Squash Veggie Spaghetti
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries, 50% less sugar
  • 1 Cup Walnuts, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. Honey

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add oil.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic and honey. Then set aside.
  3. Place the chicken in the skillet and season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  4. Add in butternut squash veggie spaghetti into the skillet with the chicken. Toss with a tongs to coat evenly with excess oil from the chicken.
  5. Add in dried cranberries and chopped walnuts into the pan. Mix together with the tongs. Cook for about 7-8 minutes until veggie spaghetti is tender.
  6. Add the balsamic and honey glaze and toss gently to mix.
  7. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. When serving, garnish with fresh Thyme.
http://celebratemore.com/home/autumn-squash-zoodles/

Bacon Carbonara Pasta

Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb. Spaghetti
  • 10 Slices Bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Shaved Parmesan
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Before draining, set aside 1/2 cup pasta water. Drain pasta, but do not rinse.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet add bacon and cook until crisp.
  3. Turn off heat, remove bacon from pan then add pasta to pan and toss in bacon fat.
  4. Add eggs, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese to a bowl and whisk well.
  5. Add egg mixture slowly to skillet while tossing pasta quickly to prevent it from scrambling.
  6. Add in 1/4 cup pasta water and peas, tossing to create a saucy consistency, adding more water if needed to achieve desired thickness.
  7. Top with bacon and serve.
http://celebratemore.com/home/bacon-carbonara-pasta/

Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

Yield: 9-12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 3/4 Cup Low Fat or Skim Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Light Butter, melted
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Unsweetened Cranberries
  • 1 Medium Apple, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly grease a 8 x 8 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, pecans, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk to combine.
  3. Slowly add in milk, maple syrup, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add in chopped apples and cranberries and fold in using a rubber spatula.
  5. Pour oat mixture into the baking dish and spread evenly.
  6. Bake in the oven at 375 F for 35-40 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the top is a golden brown.
  7. Serve with a light drizzle of maple syrup over the top and add a dollop of vanilla yogurt.

Notes

For additional flavor, try toasting the pecans on a baking sheet in the oven for 4-5 minutes at 375 degrees. This is a perfect dish to make on Sundays and reheat for an easy breakfast during the week.

http://celebratemore.com/home/apple-cranberry-oatmeal-bake/

Caramel Apple-Tini

Ingredients

  • 2 Oz. Vodka
  • 1 Oz. Apple Liquor
  • Apple Cider
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Apple slice for garnish (optional)
  • Cinnamon Stick for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine vodka and apple liqueur in cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Fill shaker to 2/3 full with apple cider (less for a stronger drinks) Shake well.
  3. Dip the rim of martini glasses in caramel syrup, then cinnamon sugar.
  4. Drizzle caramel syrup around inside martini glasses.
  5. Fill glasses with liquor mix, garnish with apple and cinnamon stick.
http://celebratemore.com/home/caramel-apple-tini/

Spiced Caramel Apple Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 Oz. Spiced Rum
  • 2 Oz. Apple Liquor
  • 2 Oz. Caramel Liquor
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Cinnamon Stick for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add liqueur and shake.
  2. Drizzle caramel syrup in each glass. Divide cocktail between each glass.
  3. Garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick.
http://celebratemore.com/home/spiced-caramel-apple-cocktail-2/

Hearty Banana Oat Flapjacks

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Aunt Jemima® syrup, warmed
  • Banana slices (optional)
  • Coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Instructions

  1. In medium bowl, combine banana slices and sugar; stir to coat slices with sugar. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; mix well. In medium bowl, combine milk, egg and oil; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.)
  3. Heat griddle over medium-high heat (or preheat electric skillet or griddle to 375°F). Lightly grease griddle. For each pancake, pour scant 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Top with four or five banana slices. Turn pancakes when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Serve with warm syrup and, if desired, additional banana slices and nuts.

Notes

Recipe Credit: Aunt Jemima

http://celebratemore.com/home/hearty-banana-oat-flapjacks/

Caprese Salad

Yield: 2-4

Ingredients

  • 2 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 8 Oz. Smoked Belgioioso Mozzarella Ball
  • 15 Leaves Fresh Basil
  • Beano's Sub Dressing
  • Coarse Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  2. Layer alternating slices of tomatoes and mozzarella, adding a basil leaf between each on a platter.
  3. Drizzle with dressing and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve chilled.
http://celebratemore.com/home/caprese-salad/

Triple Layer Lasagna

Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Box Lasagna Noodles
  • 2 Jars Marinara Sauce
  • 4 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 2 Eggs, lighten beaten
  • 1 Lb. Italian Sausage, cooked and drained
  • 15 Oz. Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and separate.
  3. In large saucepan, combine cooked meat and 1 1/2 jars marinara sauce. Simmer 5 minutes.
  4. In large bowl, combine ricotta, 3 1/2 cups mozzarella, parmesan and eggs.
  5. Grease 13x9 inch baking dish. Spread 3/4 cup marina over bottom of dish.
  6. Place 3-4 lasagna noodles on bottom, overlapping slightly.
  7. Spread half of cheese mixture over lasagna followed by half of meat mixture.
  8. Add another layer of noodles, followed by remaining cheese and meat mixtures.
  9. Cover last layer with remaining noodles and remaining marinara sauce. Then sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  10. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake additional 10 minutes.
  11. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
http://celebratemore.com/home/triple-layer-lasagna/

Napa Cabbage, Pomegranate & Apple Slaw with Walnut-Mustard DressingdownloadEmail This Post

Napa Cabbage, Pomegranate & Apple Slaw with Walnut-Mustard Dressing

Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes • Serves: 6
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