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P&Geveryday: Classic Recipes

Saturday, June 28th, 2014


In the summertime, I find myself gravitating towards traditional foods and familiar flavors. I don’t want fusion cuisine or anything revolutionary, I want classics. I want food like my mom made every summer. I want to be reminded of foods that I have forgotten completely about (hello, 5 bean salad!).  I was absolutely delighted to discover that the P&Geveryday website has an entire section dedicated to classic recipes, like this amazing cast iron pineapple upside down cake.

P&Geveryday™ is your online platform created by Procter & Gamble, a company that has been establishing brands for the past 175 years, helping people around the world have extraordinary days. Every day.

Or maybe, like my husband, warm pineapple isn’t your things. Luckily for you, there are many other options. Lemon bars! Chicken and dumplings! Greek goddess dressing, as a spin on green goddess dressing and it looks amazing.

The P&Geveryday website actually has all sorts of great information ranging from cleaning tips; home and garden ideas; travel tips and beauty. Personally, I have welcomed P&G products in to my home for many years, in some cases decades (hello, Olay!) and the P&Geveryday site will be another great addition to my bookmark bar.

P&Geveryday is committed to making every day just a little easier by helping you achieve a life full of rewarding moments. Every day. The site aims to inspire, support and empower you to unlock the extraordinary potential in your everyday life. And, of course, the potential in your salads.

The site is extremely family friendly, with tons of great ideas for parties, games and some great kid-focused recipes. Dessert Sushi! So cute! Of course, it helps that candy fish are one of my most favorite candies. I might have to try this for Spencer’s birthday next month. I just need to convince him to have a party where it would fit the theme.

P&Geveryday™ is about listening to what you truly need and sharing resourceful ideas, advice and products to make it easy for you to enjoy life … every day. Go check it out! They also have tons of great ideas on the P&Geveryday facebook page.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

BLT Salad with Toaster Croutons

Monday, May 20th, 2013

My husband likes BLT sandwiches and I do not, but I am not about to cook bacon and not eat any of it, so what is a girl to do? A BLT salad, that’s what. It’s actually super easy since a bacon-lettuce-tomato salad has all of the same ingredients as a bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich (SHOCKING, I know) and just a few more. I posted a recipe for a BLT salad on another site, but this one has an upgrade: 5 minute toaster oven croutons.

Bacon Lettuce Tomato Salad BLT Salad

BLT Salad

Serves 1 (just double stuff to make more)
1 1/2 cups mixed greens
1/2 tomato, chopped
1 (or 2) slices of bacon, cut in to bite size pieces
black pepper
splash balsamic vinegar
feta or blue cheese crumbles
1 slice of bread, I used dill rye

  1. Assemble the salad: put greens in a bowl, top with tomatoes, bacon, grind some drizzle a little vinegar, grind some black pepper on the top and throw on some cheese. Easy peasy! (I find with the bacon you don’t even need oil with the vinegar, but maybe that is just me. I like a tart salad.)
  2. Make the croutons  I found that cutting the bread before toasting gave a clean, crisper edge, but then you do need a toaster oven. Cut bread in to circles, put on oven pan or foil, toast for 2 min, flip and toast again. Put one salad.
  3. If you only have a toaster, I bet you could toast and cut, but it might make a mess and/or the cut edges won’t be toasted.
  4. Eat. Enjoy! Marvel at my laziness.

Toaster Croutons

BLT Salad with Toaster Croutons

BLT Salad with Toaster Croutons

Strawberry Chocowich

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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It’s no secret that I love strawberries. Quite simply they are one of my favorite things about spring and summer. It doesn’t hurt that I grew up in strawberry country either, April and May marked the beginning and by June, we were buying a $5 flat a week at a roadside stand. And with the strawberries my mom always stopped and picked up some COOL WHIP whipped topping. Strawberries and COOL WHIP are simply a match made in heaven. I tried to capture a bit of that with this recipe. One of my favorite childhood desserts was a nod to a strawberry pie, but much, much easier. My mom would dice strawberries, mix with COOL WHIP and spread it on graham crackers – simple and delicious. My version is Strawberry Filled Chocolate Frozen Desert Sandwich, or a Strawberry Chocowich for short.

These are a great weeknight dessert because they only take three ingredients and come together in just over an hour – the prep time is only about 15 miutes. (Well, if you make your own cookies, it would take longer, but you can’t do this with warm cookies, so let’s assume you made the cookies the day before.) We’re fans of a little something sweet after dinner in this house and I love making easy everyday treats that come together in a snap.

Strawberry Chocowich (makes 4)

Buy:

Ingredients

  • 10 Strawberries (3/4 cup diced)
  • 8 Chocolate cookies (homemade or store bought, soft cookies work best)
  • 1 cup COOL WHIP whipped topping

Make Filling:

  1. Combine thawed COOL WHIP with diced strawberries
  2. Mix well
  3. I said this was easy :)

Assemble and freeze:

  1. Take a quarter of the filling mixture (about a heaping 1/4 c) and gently spread it on the bottom side of one cookie, getting as close as possible to the edge without going over.
  2. I don’t mind these looking a little rustic, but feel free to spread it out all perefectly if that is your jam.
  3. Press second cookie into filling to make a sandwich. Both cookie bottoms should be facing inward.
  4. Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet and put in the freezer for at least an hour before serving.
  5. If you freeze for longer than an hour or two, let sit out for a few minutes before serving.
  6. These have never lasted longer than a day in my house (I make small batches), but I would think they’d last about a week in the freezer. Wrap each sandwich tightly in cling wrap or foil and place inside a zip top baggie to store. Let them freeze for an hour on the sheet before wrapping.
Eat:

This is such a lovely and simple dessert. I think it would be great for summer parties and barbaques. And if you don’t have time to freeze them, just put a little less filling in each one, make sure the COOL WHIP is cold and just make and serve them. They wouldn’t be a solid, but the would be just a delicious!

Enjoy! Spencer sure did.

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Leftover Turkey

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Are you drowning in leftover turkey? I’m not. We didn’t even have turkey. But. If you are, here is a handy dandy list of recipes from last year’s turkey week on Soup or Salad Blog. Yum. They are all fantastic.

Turkey Bacon Salad

Turkey Stock

Turkey Chili Verde

Turkey Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Turkey Bacon Salad

Turkey Jambalaya

Leftovers Soup

Turkey Orzo Soup

Turkey Chili Verde

 

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