Saturday

10 Refreshing Frozen Treats

It's that time again! It's getting hot already where we live. I go outside to the garden and I'm melting! Luckily, you can make frozen treats right at home for a quick cool-off. Below are my 10 favorite recipes for frozen treats. Plus, if you use the Pampered Chef Quicksicle maker you can serve up these treats in no time flat!

key lime popsicles




mint chocolate chip



nutella frozen



pina colada



cold brew frozen



berry lemonade



Start with these, then pull try making up your own recipes. I'd love to hear your favorite frozen treat recipe! Post in the comments below...















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Monday

Seaspice's Shrimp Linguini Recipe

Thanks to Executive Chef Angel Leon for this Shrimp Linguini Recipe.  


shrimp linguini




Seaspice Shrimp Linguine

Ingredients:
5- Jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
6oz fresh linguine
2 garlic cloves sliced thin
1 shallot sliced thin
1 oz chopped chives
1 oz Parmesan cheese grated
Zest of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 plum tomato peeled and diced
Tiny pinch crushed red pepper
3oz white wine
2oz olive oil
3 oz shrimp or chicken stock
3oz butter
1 sauce pot with salted boiling water
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:
Add 1oz oil to pan and sear shrimp on both sides and remove from pan.
Add 1oz olive oil, garlic, shallot, tomato, red pepper, and lemon zest. Lightly sauté until translucent.
Deglaze with white wine and let reduce by half.
Add stockade and let reduce by half. Add salt and pepper
Drop pasta in water for 3 minutes (11 if using dry pasta)
Add butter then shrimp back to the sauce.
Add pasta, lemon juice, and cheese.
Twirling pasta in the bowl, add any excess shrimp and sauce.
Garnish with Chives, fresh squeeze of lemon juice, and salmon roe.

Sunday

5 Budget Friendly Ground Beef Ideas

When you think of budget meals, you normally think of chicken. Unfortunately, that often leads to your husband or kids begging never to see a chicken breast again! There are ways to make beef dishes within a budget also. Here are 5 scrumptious recipes using beef that definitely fit within a tight grocery budget.

(Just click on the title links below for recipes!)

1. Savory Salisbury Steaks


Forget those freezer-burned Salisbury steaks in the grocery store frozen aisle that come out looking and tasting a bit like dog food. These Salisbury Steaks made from scratch are made with inexpensive ground beef and they have a deep, rich beefy flavor that will please the whole family.

salsibury steak


2. Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad


This quick and easy Cheeseburger Salad easily sneaks a daily vegetable portion into your families day and no one can resist the familiar cheeseburger flavors. You can add and subtract ingredients based on your own preferences and dietary needs. You could also arrange the ingredients separately on the table and allow your family to make their own salad via a homemade salad bar. 

cheeseburger salad


3. Chipotle Chili Cornbread

Using the Pampered Chef Chipotle Rub and several other ingredients you probably already have on hand, you can through together this warm, hearty bake that is the perfect comfort food after a long day. I've also had good success with making a double batch of this one and freezing the second one for use at a later date. This is a great one if you don't want to go shopping and want to use items you keep on hand all the time. 

chili cornbread bake

4. Family Style Taco

This one is awesome if you have a large family if picky eaters. Almost everyone loves tacos, but this gives you the taco flavor, without the big mess. Using the Tex Mex Rub and refrigerated pizza dough makes the Family Style Taco an inexpensive alternative to the standard taco night.

family taco


 5. South of the Border Meatloaf

This twist on the traditional meatloaf will be a welcome change on your weekly menu plan. The Chipotle Rub gives it a bit of a kick. Use the bell pepper instead of poblano peppers if you don't like too much of the "hot" flavor. 

spicy meatloaf