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No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

This post is sponsored by RITZ Crackers. All opinions are entirely my own. No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter RITZ Bars are easy, tasty and fantastic to serve over the holiday season. I have made this type of no-bake bar many times. What I love about this…

Chicken and Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

Chicken and Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

Sometimes you really do not need a whole lot to create an amazing meal. Just look at these tasty Chicken and Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps. They look fire and taste even better. If you like chicken salad or egg salad than you will love these…

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

I love Mexican cuisine as much as Tex-Mex food. I mean, who would say no, right?! A bit of Texas with a bit of Mexico and you get an amazing combo bursting with flavor.

These beef taco bowls are just incredibly tasty. You can make it more spicy or mild. It is all how you prefer your food, that is why you have to taste.

Add a pinch of this and that until you reach your preference. I always say you can add more seasoning later, so add just a pinch or two and taste.

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

I love spicy food as well as my children but my husband does not. Well, he likes it a little, but not much.

I really hope that you all like this easy recipe. You can modify this one to meet your lifestyle requirements, such as low carb.

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I love serving this beef over cauliflower rice or in low carb tortillas, as well as making my lunch box into this amazing taco salad.

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

My family absolutely love this type of meals. Usually they add refried beans or even chili beans. Such a comfort food that most people just love, and it is really simople to prep.

You can even prep ahead, refrgirate and serve later. It is as simple as it sounds.

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls
Yield: 4 Servings

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This tasty Beef taco recipe is the closest to classic Tex-Mex Style version of tacos. It is easy and very delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (453g) Ground Beef 80/20
  • 1 tablespoon Onion powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chili powder (close to 2 teaspoons), or to please your taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Adobo Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

TOPPING OPTION:

  • Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Red Onion, diced
  • Parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • FRESH or pickled Jalapenos
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole or plain Avocado
  • Taco Tortilla Bowls, shells or soft tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef sprinkled with seasonings over medium heat.
  2. Remove as much grease as possible then stir in adobo and tomato sauce and lastly season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Simmer over low heat for additional 5 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately and with desired toppings.

Notes

You may serve beef in soft tortillas, taco shells or taco bowls.

Toppings are up to you. 

If you do not eat tortillas, you can serve this beef over rice or cauliflower rice. Or use Low Carb Tortillas

You may add beans or even refried beans.

You may even make your own bowls. Check out my Amazon Store for more details.

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Ham and Cheese Potato Rolls, Hot Sandwiches

Ham and Cheese Potato Rolls, Hot Sandwiches

Many children in the USA as of now began school, yet mine started school at least 2 weeks before everyone else. I wish we had more time to unwind as it was still a peak of the summertime. Needless to say, it was a tough…

Boursin® Cheese Stuffed Bread

Boursin® Cheese Stuffed Bread

What do we have here today? Cheese stuffed bread… OH! YEAH! #BoursinParty When it comes to cheese Boursin knows how to make me happy. Very Happy, I must add it twice with capital letters. I thought hard how to create recipes with a dip and…

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

I might be addicted to anything carbolicious, but that’s a simply comfort food for me. This Greek Pasta salad is one of those amazing comfort meals that I really enjoy.

I really don’t know what I would do if I have to give up on carbs. It might as well be the end of the world. Just kiddin’ (but not really)!

Anyhow, I love mixing veggies together with pasta for a simple lunch or dinner. I make it often, even for school lunch boxes, as well as when we travel.

Usually, I talk to my kids the night before to see what they would like to add and most of the time we build a salad together.

Greek Pasta Salad

One thing that they love is adding grilled chicken or even smoked cubed ham as well as Canadian bacon.

Doesn’t that sound amazingly delicious? Mmhm! Yes, pasta salads are so versatile.

Today, we are keeping it meatless and it is still pretty balanced despite the pasta. As I said, we can build pasta salad however we like and what, and it will always be delicious.

Greek Pasta Salad

Also, I plan in advance our pasta salads, for example, if we going to grill I would make pasta salad with tons of veggies, or if I am packing pasta salad for lunch most likely I would add grilled chicken.

Anyhow, everything that I added to this delicious pasta works amazingly perfect together. This is me trying to make fusion, Greek salad.

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I think it is a pretty beautiful and colorful pasta so go and make it for your family and friends, for your birthday celebration or any other gatherings.

If you are sensitive to gluten, by all means, use gluten-free pasta or whole wheat. Pasta such as rigatoni, bow tie, macaroni, fusilli, etc., would work perfectly too.

The key is in the dressing and it is such a simple dressing that I use in most of my salads.

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Greek Pasta Salad
Yield: Serves 6

Greek Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Rest Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Easy and tasty veggie-packed, Greek-inspired pasta salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Pasta
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Pitted Black Olives sliced
  • 1/2 English Cucumber
  • 1-2 Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Red Onion sliced
  • 4-5 Radish optional
  • Handful Chopped Parsley
  • 1 cup Feta Cheese

Pasta Salad Dressing/Vinaigrette:

  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon (ripe) about 1 tbsp, or to taste.
  • 1 tsp. Lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Oregano
  • Pinch of Cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. Crushed Red Peppers optional
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix ingredients for the dressing. Mix and set aside. The best way to make dressing is in the glass jar with a fitted lid. 
  2. Boil pasta according to the package. Do not overcook. You'd want a little bite to it. Once cooked, wash under cold water and set aside; We are doing this only when we are making pasta for salads otherwise you would not wash pasta under cold water.
  3. Add a bit of dressing into pasta directly and toss to coat.
  4. Combine all ingredients together and lightly toss with the rest of the dressing.
  5. Add Feta cheese and serve. You may use a block of Feta Cheese (cube it first) or toss Feta crumbles. 

Notes

You can add chicken/grilled or pan-fried. Smoked ham, even crispy bacon goes well with this salad.

Japanese Omelette Parcels

Japanese Omelette Parcels

The other night I was too tired to stand and cook a large dinner. I had to feed some hungry people that get pretty grumpy if their stomachs start to grumble. In other words, these Japanese Omelette Parcels were made pretty fast. Therefore, I cooked…

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Family Fare. All opinions are entirely my own. I do not know about you, but I could live on these Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes. My family is completely and utterly obsessed with the exquisite taste of this delightful side dish. Can you imagine…

Easy Pork Schnitzel Recipe

Easy Pork Schnitzel Recipe

Easy Pork Schnitzel Recipe

This Easy Pork Schnitzel recipe is absolutely amazing and I have a feeling that you guys going to love it.

It would be too many comfort foods to count that remind me greatly of my childhood. I can’t even say which is my favorite because I really enjoy them all.

With that being said, I am going to tell you right here and right now that pork schnitzels are one of those foods; my favorite foods #253 (hahaha)

Easy Pork Schnitzel Recipe

This is so good that you would not be able to resist eating. I am warning you right now. If you never made it before, you can see how easy it is, but it’s so delicious as well. In a way, this would be my guilty pleasure.

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It is so wonderful and weird at the same time that my daughter or son loves food that I loved when I was a kid.

I just love making meals that I love dearly and see how my kids feel about it. Most of the time they really like it.

Easy Pork Schnitzel Recipe

Certain foods or meals we carry from one generation to another, and this one is most definitely foods that I adapted from my family, and my grandparents carried the same meals from their families.

The circle never ends, right?! I am hoping that my kids will do the same.

Anyhow, you can pretty much serve this one with anything that you wish; mashed or boiled potatoes, over pasta and sauce, with rice and vegetables, over salads or perhaps in sandwiches.

Recipe

If you do not eat pork, you can make it with chicken breast or veal.

Since I know that not everyone eats pork and that is perfectly fine. There is always a respectable solution, so everyone could be happy.

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So, traditionally Pork Schnitzels are cooked or pan-fried on butter, however, I always use oil. I just do not like cooking on the butter.

We love adding butter to sauces, over potatoes or similar but I do not like frying things in butter.

So here is some step by step instructions:

Place the pork chops between two sheets of film/plastic wrap (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface.

Pound the pork with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/8-inch or you can use your hand or do not have a mallet. Trim any fat from the edges. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper on each pork slice

Whisk the eggs another bowl until well blended, pour Italian breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs, whatever you prefer, on the plate. then dredge the pork in the flour mixture one at a time, then dip them into egg mixture to the breadcrumbs.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange no more than two pork chops in the skillet at a time, cooking until the meat is golden brown no longer pink in the center, 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

Each cooked schnitzel place on the kitchen paper towel to soak all the unnecessary fat/oil.

pork

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Pork Schnitzels
Yield: Serves 4

Pork Schnitzels

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy and tasty Pork Schnitzel Recipe that you may serve over pasta, rice or with potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 Boneless Pork Loin, sub with boneless pork chop
  • Salt and Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Flour just for dusting; use more if needed (for low carb almond flour)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Oil more if needed
  • Serve with Lemon slices and any side dish.

Instructions

  1. Place the pork chops between two sheets of film/plastic wrap (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Pound the pork with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/8-inch or you can use your hand or do not have a mallet. Trim any fat from the edges.
  2. Whisk the eggs another bowl until well blended, pour Italian breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs, whatever you prefer, on the plate.
  3. Add a pinch of salt, and black pepper on each pork slice, then dredge the pork in the flour mixture one at a time, then dip them into the egg mixture to the breadcrumbs. You can use seasoned breadcrumbs or unseasoned, read labels! If it is unseasoned than just add a bit of salt to season it. Some Panko breadcrumbs are untoasted and unseasoned so just be aware of that. 
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange no more than two pork slices or three if it is smaller in the skillet at a time, cooking until the meat is golden brown no longer pink in the center, 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  5. When you are frying this make sure you have enough space around it so it can fry properly. I use about 1/4 cup of oil, give or take. 
  6. Each cooked schnitzel place on the kitchen paper towel to soak all the unnecessary fat/oil.
  7. Serve immediately with some lemon. It tastes fantastic if you squeeze just a bit of fresh lemon. You can even add lemon with melted butter and pour it over it.
  8. You would be surprised at how delicious it tastes. Leftovers place in the glass container or any that are using with fitted cover. Eat it within 5 days.

Notes

You may use chicken for this recipe if you are not consuming pork.

Use gluten-free flour/bread crumbs for the GF option.

You could make this in your air fryer.

Zesty Zoodle Salad

Zesty Zoodle Salad

Zesty Zoodle Salad is very Healthy, so Delicious and quite simple to prepare. I must tell you that this one is going to surprise you! I have made zoodles for quite some time now, and I love the fact that it tricks your mind that…