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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Recipe Roundup: Top Recipes to Make for Easter!

Easter is only one week away! Where did March go? If you are scouring the web for last minute recipe ideas, then look no further! We have compiled a roundup of recipes from fellow bloggers and websites, so take a look below. I dare you to just choose one!

To start, our top favorites from this site are the Povitica Bread and Italian Easter Egg Bread! The Povitica is an Eastern European dessert bread, and although it has many steps, it is actually not as scary as it seems.  The end result is worth the work! The bread is so beautiful and decadent that your guests will think you purchased it from a bakery!

This Easter Egg Bread is a family favorite and Italian tradition! If you eat the bread right away, you can crack the egg open and dunk the bread in the yolk.  However, if you do not eat the bread right out of the oven, then please just leave the egg to be decorative!

Un-Deviled Eggs with Fresh Herbs from Full Belly Sisters - A delicious twist on a classic dish that is a lighter and healthier appetizer before you indulge in some sweet treats!

Peeps Cereal Squares from Poet in the Pantry - A sweet treat for your little peeps to enjoy!

Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from The Hungry Hutch - So light and tasty! Lemon is a perfect Easter and spring flavor! 

Lemon Cream Tartlets from Culinary Couture - An elegant dessert that your friends and family will love! 

Browned Butter Carrot Cake Blondies from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt - Because you can't not have some form of carrot cake on Easter!  

Bunny Lovin' Carrot Cake Pops from 2 Cookin' Mamas - Who cares if they don't come out perfect?! This will be a great treat to make with your kiddos and get them involved in the baking process! 

Easter Kit-Kat Cake from With a Blast - Have a sweet tooth? Then this cake is for you! It's so pretty that it could serve as a centerpiece before digging into!

Spring Fever Cookies from Baking in a Tornado - It's safe to say that with most of the country recovering from a crazy winter, that we all need a little spring fever cookie! 

Jellybean Bark from Sweet and Spicy Monkey - Need a way to use up all of that easter candy? Try this tasty twist on a classic treat! This is definitely one that the kiddos will love, and will probably want a hand in making! 

Easter Egg Cupcakes from Homemade Food Junkie - Chocolatey cupcakes that are festive and fun!

Easter Bunny Cupcakes and Easter M&M Thumbprint Cookies from Baking Beauty - Two more great ways that you can have fun with your friends and family, or to occupy the kids while you cook dinner!  

Lemon Olive Oil Cake from A Calculated Whisk - Another light and lemony cake that screams spring! It doesn't just have to be for dessert either - breakfast treat with coffee, anyone? 

Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshake from Call Me Fudge - After all, you are going to need something to wash down all of these delicious recipes! 

Buona Pasqua! Happy Easter! 

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Recipe: Broken Down Stuffed Pepper

Stuffed peppers are delicious, but prepping the peppers can be time consuming.  Plus, once you eat the pepper, you just end up digging in and destroying the pepper anyway! Since the stuffed pepper usually becomes a jumbled mess when eating, why not just make it a jumbled mess to begin with?

This quick and easy take on a stuffed pepper is a one-pot meal, makes enough for two or four people, and there will be plenty of leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day!

Broken Down Stuffed Pepper

-1 onion, diced
-2 teaspoons of minced garlic
-1.5 to 2lbs of lean ground turkey meat (or protein of choice)
-1 red pepper, diced
-1 green pepper, diced
-1 zucchini, diced
-1 12oz. can of diced tomatoes (or you can toss in some chopped tomoatoes or leftover tomato sauce if you have some)
-1 8oz. package mushrooms, chopped
-1 bunch spinach leaves, chopped
-Sprinkle of salt, pepper, and parsley
-Olive oil

Heat a large skillet with a drizzle of olive oil.  Sautee the onions and garlic for a couple of minutes.  Add in the turkey meat and cook for a few minutes to sear the turkey meat.  Make sure you keep stirring and chopping at the turkey meat so it breaks up and does not clump together.  Season with a little salt and pepper.

Once the turkey has had a few minutes to sear, toss in the red and green peppers and zucchini.  Then, add the diced tomatoes and simmer with a lid on for about 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes begin to reduce and create a little bit of a sauce.

Then, toss in the mushrooms and spinach and cook for a few more minutes.  If needed, you can add a sprinkle more of salt and pepper.  Serve hot with a sprinkle of parsley on top. Enjoy!

In a rush? You can throw all of the ingredients into a crock pot in the morning and have a tasty meal when you return in the evening! 

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