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Pigs In A Blanket Recipe

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe

Looking for the perfect party appetizer? Make these pigs in a blanket from www.drugstoredivas.net.My favorite finger food is pigs in a blanket. Invite me to your party and tell me you’re making pigs in a blanket, and you can be certain I will RSVP yes. And then I will eat more than my share of pigs in a blanket because, well, that’s how I roll.

Our New Year’s tradition is having a snack day, and my mom is always in charge of preparing the snacks … which, yes, include pigs in a blanket. This year, though, we weren’t going to see her, which meant I was in charge of making the snacks for me and Pete. Of course, pigs in a blanket were on the menu.

These are also perfect if you’re hosing any upcoming Football Sundays. We host football every week in our garage-turned-home theater, so I’ll definitely be making these again soon.

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Looking for the perfect party appetizer? Make these pigs in a blanket from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pack (approx. 32) cocktail weenies
  • 2 packs jumbo refrigerated biscuits (8 biscuits in each)

What You’ll Do:

Looking for the perfect party appetizer? Make these pigs in a blanket from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Cut the biscuits in half.

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Put a cocktail weenie in the center and fold over the sides.

Looking for the perfect party appetizer? Make these pigs in a blanket from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Place them, fold side down, on a cookie sheet lined with a baking mat. Trust me, that baking mat is a necessity in your life.

Bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes, until the dough is cooked through and becomes golden brown.

Serve with your favorite condiments.

Have you made these before? What do you like to dip them in?

These are perfect for homegating too.

Want more homegating recipes? Try ours below:

Fantasy Football Candy Bark

Grilled Teriyaki Wings
What are you grilling this weekend? How about these tasty chicken teriyaki wings from www.drugstoredivas.net? 

Pulled Chicken Nachos
Want a great homegating recipe? Check out these pulled chicken nachos from www.drugstoredivas.net. It's a great slow cooker chicken recipe!!

Meatball Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Meatball Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Looking for a tasty meal to warm you up? Try these Meatball Stuffed Peppers from www.drugstoredivas.net.Pete was cleaning off my car once, when we still lived in New York and it was snowing, when he got the idea that he wanted to make meatball stuffed peppers.

And then, hours later, we were eating his idea.

You can pretty much stuff peppers with anything that will fit inside a pepper (meats, veggies, and rice too). This time around, Pete stuffed them with a variation of his mom’s meatball recipe.

Now, you can use your own meatball recipe for this, but follow our instructions to stuff the peppers.

Meatball Stuffed Peppers

What You’ll Need:

  • 5 peppers (variety of red and green)
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Two eggs
  • 1/2 cup Peccorino Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 20oz. ground turkey
  • 1 pack sausage
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes

What You’ll Do:

Wash the peppers to remove all the pesticides and germs from other people grabbing them in the store, then cut the tops off, and spoon out the insides.

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Measure out the dry ingredients and garlic.

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Cut the casing off the sausage.

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Incorporate the dry ingredients and the meat. Mix until blended (using your hands is the best way to go).

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Put the meat to the side because now it’s time to season your peppers. Pete always says, “Season every step of the way.” I really thought that was overkill until I started watching the Food Network non-stop and realizing they say the same thing.

So season your peppers with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

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Stuff your peppers with the meatball mixture.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes on a foil-lined cookie sheet until your peppers are soft and your meat is cooked through.

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Take your peppers out of the oven, cut them in half, top with a sauce of your choice and a bit of cheese too. Then, serve and enjoy.

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Meatball Stuffed Peppers
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Ingredients
  1. 5 peppers (variety of red and green)
  2. Italian seasoning
  3. Garlic
  4. Eggs
  5. Peccorino Romano cheese
  6. Bread crumbs
  7. Ground turkey
  8. Sausage
Instructions
  1. Clean the peppers.
  2. Measure out the dry ingredients and the garlic.
  3. Incorporate the dry ingredients with the meat.
  4. Season your peppers with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  5. Stuff your peppers.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes on a foil-lined cookie sheet.
  7. Take your peppers out of the oven, cut them in half, top with a sauce of your choice and a bit of cheese, and serve.
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Grilled Turkey Burgers With Onions

Grilled Turkey Burgers With Onions

This post is written by my mom, Cathy.

Cave Tools provided an item for this post. Drugstore Divas purchased additional items. All thoughts and opinions belong to Drugstore Divas.

Looking for a new summer recipe? Check out these grilled turkey burgers with onions from www.drugstoredivas.net.One way to save lots of money this summer is by making your own burgers. I know my family practically lives on grilled food all through July and August. Most of the time, we are grilling burgers. You would think that opening a cardboard box of premade burgers is so much easier than getting out the hamburger press, adding ground meat, and pounding out a burger at a time. I have one of those and it is very time consuming to use. Is the time spent going through all the trouble of making the fresh burgers worth the savings? The burgers do taste a lot better than the ones that come out of the box, though. What would you think if I told you that you could have those delicious, freshly made, less expensive burgers in a matter of minutes?

I am so excited to tell you about the silicone burger press that I just got from Cave Tools. I was able to make six 5 oz. burgers in about two minutes. All I needed to do was take two pounds of ground meat (I used turkey) and spread it into the bottom half of the press, put the top cover on, flatten, take the top off. That was it. I had six perfectly square burgers. So easy!

Looking for a new summer recipe? Check out these grilled turkey burgers with onions from www.drugstoredivas.net.

A great feature of the press is that you can freeze your burgers in it so if you are not ready to have your burgers, but ground beef was on sale, you can make your burgers in the burger press and put the whole press in your freezer until you are ready to grill. It could be months until you are ready for your burgers, but you don’t have to worry about freezer burn because each square is an individually sealed compartment that prevents freezer burn.

I made turkey burgers and topped each one with a slice of onion and froze them. We just had them tonight at dinner. My husband grilled them and said that he liked the built in dimple in the press. He said it made the burgers stay flat so that they cooked evenly. And my mom must have told me at least three times how much she was enjoying her burger.

Looking for a new summer recipe? Check out these grilled turkey burgers with onions from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Now if that’s not easy enough, let me tell you about the cleanup. The silicone press is dishwasher safe, which even makes the cleanup a breeze!

I am so happy with my new Cave Tools burger press for making and freezing my burgers. The next time I use it, though, will be when I make soup. I’ll use the press to portion and store my leftovers. I hope my mom has the same reaction to her soup as she did with her burger!

Want more burger recipes?

Bacon & Blue Stuffed Burger

Jalapeno Jack Guacamole Burgers 
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Super Bowl Of Chili (Beef, Turkey And Veggie)

Super Bowl Of Chili (Beef, Turkey And Veggie)

In case you somehow missed the memo, the Super Bowl is today. The Carolina Panthers are playing the Denver Broncos … and I’m rooting for a good game. That’s what you’re supposed to say when your team didn’t make it. Actually, I’m rooting for my Super Bowl boxes to come out. That would be nice.

I’m also rooting for the food. I  mean, who doesn’t get excited about Super Bowl food. If you’re looking for a recipe, we have three chili recipes for you below. There’s a beef, turkey, and veggie chili recipe, so it’ll please any crowd. They’re all made in the slow cooker, which makes it that much easier on you.

And heck, if your guests are busy enjoying your food, they won’t get too upset when their quarterback fumbles the snap.

Super Bowl Chili Recipes

Slow Cooker Beef Chili (makes eight to ten servings)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 to 2 lbs. lean (90%) ground beef
  • 1 jar (24oz.) Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce
  • 1 can (approx. 15oz.) red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can (approx. 15oz.) pinto beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons ground cumin

What You’ll Do:

  • Put meat, beans, spices, and slow cooker sauce in the slow cooker.
  • Cook until the meat is cooked (low for eight to ten hours or high for four to five hours).
  • Stir the chili, breaking up the ground beef into chunks.
  • Enjoy.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili (makes eight to ten servings)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 to 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 jar (24oz.) Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce
  • 1 can (approx. 15oz.) black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can (approx. 15oz.) yellow corn kernels (rinsed and drained)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons ground cumin

What You’ll Do:

  • Put turkey, beans, spices, and slow cooker sauce in the slow cooker.
  • Cook until the turkey is cooked (low for eight to ten hours or high for four to five hours).
  • Stir the chili, breaking up the ground beef into chunks.
  • Enjoy.

Slow Cooker Veggie Chili (makes eight to ten servings)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. chopped portobello mushrooms
  • 1 lb. diced extra firm tofu
  • 1 jar (24oz.) Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce
  • 1 can (approx. 15oz.) cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can (approx. 15oz.) dark red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons ground cumin

What You’ll Do:

  • Put mushrooms, tofu, beans, spices, and slow cooker sauce in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for six to eight hours or high for three to four hours.
  • Stir the chili.
  • Enjoy.

Looking for more Super Bowl recipes? Check out our list of 110 Recipes For A Winning Super Bowl Party. And don’t forget to hold your utensils in our Homemade Football Flatware Holder.

How To Throw A Taco Fiesta (Foolproof Menu For Beginners!)

How To Throw A Taco Fiesta (Foolproof Menu For Beginners!)

Drugstore Divas received coupons for Old El Paso for this post. Additional items were purchased by Drugstore Divas without compensation.

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When I first moved out on my own, I didn’t know how to cook. I’m not kidding when I tell you how horrible I was at cooking. I tried to make soup once for these kids I was babysitting. The can said, “Heat to simmer.” And so, I turned to the oldest daughter (who was 14; I was only 16, so we were basically babysitting her siblings together) and asked, “Do you know what heat to simmer means?”

Neither of us really knew.

And for a long time, I didn’t get much better. Years later, when I moved out on my own, I wanted tacos. So I went to the store, bought the ingredients, and came to cook. Thank goodness, my building-mate happened to knock on the door while I was trying to cook the beef. “Do you know how long to cook beef?” I asked him as he stepped into my apartment.

“You brown it,” he said.

“But what does that mean?” I asked. “I don’t understand what ‘brown the beef’ means.”

“It will turn brown,” he said.

“Really?” I was so skeptical. And confused. And really overcooking my beef because this gray-ish wasn’t brown in my very literal eyes. So my building-mate helped me and after that, I felt very confident making tacos. It was something I could serve to guests and give them the false impression that I could cook. It’s easy, delicious, and no one ever get sick or leaves hungry. I can cook now (lucky for Pete), but I still have a soft spot for tacos and creating a full spread for my taco fiestas.

If you’re learning how to cook, I’m here to help show you how to throw a taco fiesta so you can fool your guests into thinking you’re a pro too.

How To Throw A Taco Fiesta

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound ground meat (I use turkey now, but you can go with beef or chicken)
  • Spinach, cut into strips
  • Tomatoes, cut into slices
  • Shredded cheese
  • Taco dinner kit
  • Refried beans
  • Cheesy Mexican rice

What You’ll Do:

Put a non-stick skillet on the stovetop and turn it on medium heat (which is at “6” on the dial). Open the package of meat and drop it into a skillet. Use a bamboo spoon (never metal!) break up your meat so it’s not in a big clump anymore. Flip it, turn it, smash it, until it goes from pink to a gray-ish brown (it’s not brown brown, like a crayon).

Add the seasoning packet (from the Old El Paso package) and water (according to the back of the box) to the meat. Stir and cook for as long as the back of the box tells you. Remove it from the stove (or it will burn).

Cut your spinach (or lettuce, if you prefer) into strips and put them in a bowl. Open your cheese and put it in a bowl. Slice your tomatoes and put them in a bowl. Pour the sauce from the Old El Paso package and put it in a bowl. All these bowls just make it look more fun (plus they make it look like you did a lot more work than you actually did).

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Open the plastic that the shells are wrapped it, put them on a plate, and microwave it for 30 seconds. 

That’s all. You’re done.

Now, if you’re a little more adventurous (or need a little more food), go with Old El Paso refried beans and cheesy Mexican rice. The beans are easy. Just open the can, plot it in a bowl, and heat. Simple. The rice actually will take the longest to cook of everything. There are directions on the package, though, that you can follow. Start that first, before the meat, and everything will be ready at about the same time. Then you’ll really look like a pro.

What I really like about Old El Paso is that the directions on the packages are really easy to follow when you’re cooking. It’s written in English so no matter how (un)skilled you are at cooking, you can make a meal. Plus, the seasoning packets are right inside the boxes. You can just open them and use them. No measuring, no trying to figure out spices, no guessing on how it will taste. And if you’re anything like me the first time I made tacos, you’ll really appreciate that.

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Bacon Spinach And Tomato Sandwich (With A “Bacon Weave”)

Bacon Spinach And Tomato Sandwich (With A “Bacon Weave”)

Pete and I were having a conversation about a bacon weave. I’m not sure why, honestly, but it was a pretty long discussion. A bacon weave is when you weave together three pieces of bacon to make it fit perfectly onto a sandwich. Usually, I just cook the bacon and I don’t pay much attention to the edges hanging off the bread. I mean, that’s basically just extra bacon, right?

But we were having this huge discussion about a bacon weave, and just happened to have bacon in the fridge, so I decided that I was going to make a bacon weave. I couldn’t just eat bacon on bread, of course, so I had to make a BST (bacon spinach and tomato sandwich). It’s a BLT, but with spinach. I just feel like it’s a little healthier that way … although if you’re eating three slices of bacon, you’re probably not too concerned about being healthier.

The entire recipe is below. If you want to just see the bacon weave (and pin that image), it’s at the bottom of the post.

Bacon Spinach And Tomato Sandwich

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What You’ll Need:

  • Two slices of bread
  • Three sliced of bacon
  • Fresh spinach
  • Tomato
  • Mayonnaise 

What You’ll Do:

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Slice three pieces of bacon in half.

bacon-spinach-and-tomato-with-bacon-weaveLay three slices down, one next to the other. Use the other three slices to weave in and out. The top and bottom will be the same pattern and the middle one will be the opposite.

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Like so.

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Place this on a cast iron griddle

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Press with the bacon iron and leave until it’s cooked.
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Set it on a paper towel on top of a plate to cool.

bacon-spinach-and-tomato-with-bacon-weaveSpread mayo on two slices of bread.

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Place the bacon weave on one side of the bread (look how it’s a perfect fit!).

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Top with spinach and tomato. Close the sandwich. Enjoy.

Bacon Spinach And Tomato Sandwich (with a "bacon weave")
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Ingredients
  1. Two slices of bread
  2. Three sliced of bacon
  3. Fresh spinach
  4. Tomato
  5. Mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. Slice three pieces of bacon in half.
  2. Lay three slices down, one next to the other. Use the other three slices to weave in and out. The top and bottom will be the same pattern and the middle one will be the opposite.
  3. Place this on a cast iron griddle.
  4. Press with the bacon iron and leave until it’s cooked.
  5. Set it on a paper towel on top of a plate to cool.
  6. Spread mayo on two slices of bread.
  7. Place the bacon weave on one side of the bread.
  8. Top with spinach and tomato. Close the sandwich. Enjoy.
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