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3 Cheese Recipes That Your Teens Will Love

 

 

Who doesn’t love cheese? With many flavors and textures to choose from, there’s a cheese that will appeal to even the most particular palate. Finding fun and delicious recipes that teenagers will enjoy can be a challenge, but it’s worth the work when you see empty plates at the end of dinner.

Online grocery shopping makes it easier than ever to get your hands on all of these ingredients and more, including high-quality cheeses and the best breads. Consider ditching the supermarket for the easier, faster and more convenient means of shopping for your family’s food such as grocery delivery by mercato.com.

These 3 cheese-packed recipes are sure to get your teens raving about dinnertime.

Super-Sized Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Are you feeding a crowd? Grilled cheese sandwich is a timeless classic for a reason, and with this recipe you don’t need to make a bunch of individual sandwiches! With three types of cheese and the delicious crunch of perfectly-toasted bread, this is sure to become a fast crowd favorite.

Ingredients:

  • A single loaf of uncut white bread
  • 25 cup of mayo
  • 1/3 of a pound of sliced cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 of a pound of sliced Monterey Jack
  • 1/3 of a pound of sliced mozzarella cheese

What to do:

Step One: Preheat

Put a baking sheet in the center of the oven and then preheat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step Two: Cut the Bread

Slice off a quarter of an inch from the bottom and top of the uncut loaf of bread. Proceed to cut the bread in half horizontally and place the two halves (with the cut side facing upward) onto parchment paper.

Step Three: Mayo

Cut out about a quarter of an inch in each cut side of the loaf and then spread the mayo evenly across the cut portion of the bread. Turn the bread downward onto the parchment paper so that the side that you just coated with mayo is face-down.

Step Four: Cheese

Apply the sliced cheese evenly between the two halves of the bread loaf that you cut.

Step Five: Bake

With the cheese applied to the bread, use the parchment to transfer the bread into the baking sheet. Discard the parchment paper and bake the bread at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes. When baked fully, immediately sandwich the two halves on top of each other. Cut and then serve hot.

Breakfast in a Bread Box

 

This delectable breakfast recipe is sure to highlight your teen’s mornings before school while giving them the energy and satiation to start their day off right.

Ingredients:

  • One loaf of uncut white bread
  • 6 tbs of butter – unsalted
  • Salt and pepper
  • American cheese, 8 slices
  • Bacon, 8 slices, cut into .5’’ sizes
  • 1/3 of a cup of whole milk
  • Large eggs, 1 dozen

What to do:

Step One: Preheat

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, with the rack in the center of the oven.

Step Two: Cutting Bread

Remove ¼’’ of crust from each side of the loaf and then cut the loaf into 4 evenly-sized pieces. Use a fork to cut a square hole into each piece, so that a half an inch remains on all sides of the “box” you have just cut. Save the bread crumbs.

Step Three: Butter and Cheese

Melt the butter with a pinch of salt in the microwave. Using a brush, apply butter to the bread – both inside and out – and then put a slice of cheese at the bottom of the bread boxes.

Step Four: Bake

Face the bread with the cut sides facing upward and then bake until the cheese is lightly browned in parts, or for about 9 minutes.

Step Five: Cook the Bacon

While the bread is baking, cook the bacon in a medium-sized skillet. Transfer the cooked bacon onto a plate with a paper towel.

Step Six: Cook the Eggs

Using the eggs, the butter and some salt and pepper, scramble and then cook the eggs in the same skillet. Cook, while continuously scraping and stirring the eggs, for about 8 minutes.

Step Seven: Serve

Arrange the eggs evenly between the four slices and then top with the remaining American cheese. Bake for five minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Serve with bacon on top.

Cheesy Bacon and Tater Tot Casserole

This recipe has all of the starchy goodness of potatoes without the skins, and plenty of your favorite toppings!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of frozen tater tots
  • Bacon, about 4 slices
  • 1 c. of shredded cheddar
  • ¼ of a cup of sour cream
  • ¼ of a cup of mayo
  • Sriracha, to taste
  • Chopped chives (optional, for topping)

What to do:

Step One: Bake the Tots and Prep the Oven

Bake the tater tots in the way that the bag tells you to. Once that is done, reduce the temperature in the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step Two: Cook the Bacon

In a medium-sized skillet, cook the bacon for about 8 minutes or until crispy, flipping the slices of bacon over to ensure thorough cooking. Chop the bacon when done cooking.

Step Three:  Layer it Up

Press the potatoes into the casserole dish, top with cheese and bacon, and then bake for 5 minutes. The cheese should be melted before you take the casserole out of the oven.

Step Four: Prepare the Drizzle

Mix the sour cream, mayo and Sriracha sauce to create a spicy mayo. Drizzle the mayo onto the casserole when it is out of the oven.

Step Five: Serve

Sprinkle with chopped chives and then serve.

Drinkable Desserts for the Holidays

Tis weeks before holidays

And my diet is shot

That goal to eat healthy?

I confess I forgot.

 

I’ll share my plan to keep merry

and it’s one that won’t hurt…

At holiday gatherings,

I shall drink my dessert!

If you can totally relate to this poem, I have some yummy “drinkable dessert” recipes you might be interested in trying out.

Peppermint Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz. American Harvest Organic Vodka
  • 1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1 oz. Crème de Cacao
  • 1 oz. Light Cream

Directions

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with chocolate shavings.

French Alexander

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. CAMUS VSOP Cognac
  • 1 oz. Light Cream
  • 1 oz. Crème de Cacao

Directions

Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with nutmeg sugar. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.

Trails End Nog

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Trails End Bourbon
  • 3 oz. Prepared Egg Nog
  • Cinnamon Stick

Directions

Add ingredients to a mug or glass. Stir with a cinnamon stick and dust with cinnamon.

Holiday Getaway

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz.    Beach Whiskey Bonfire Cinnamon
  • ½ oz.       Irish Cream
  • 3 oz.        Hot Cocoa
  • ½ oz.       Simple Syrup 

Directions

Add all ingredients to a warmed mug. Top with whipped cream and dust with cinnamon.

I have to admit that the Holiday Getaway beverage recipes sounds SO GOOD! I’d love to try that one.

I’ve also never had egg nog before. I have wanted to try it but I have never got around to trying out any recipes I have seen. One day…

If you try any of these recipes please comment and let me know how it turned out. 🙂

Enjoy!

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this with permission for the enjoyment of my site readers. 

Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month with these great cocktail recipes

 

Have you ever noticed that everything has a day, week or month dedicated to it? I don’t remember any of these unique “holidays when I was growing up. It seems like they were created just over the past few years. You have National Blueberry Popsicle Day (Sept. 2nd), National Homemade Cookies Day (Oct. 1st), National Deaf Dog Week (Sept. 18th – 24th), and National Chicken Month (Sept), just to name a few.

September is also Bourbon Heritage Month. To celebrate this “holiday,” Trail’s End wanted to share these interesting sounding cocktails. They would go great at your upcoming holiday parties and family get togethers. Or maybe now to celebrate the kids going back to school. Ha Ha.

Here is some information about Trail’s End.

When they left Missouri in 1804, Lewis and Clark didn’t pack light. In addition to food to sustain and items to trade, they also packed nearly 100 gallons of whiskey, rumored to have cost about $1.25 each. While the price of whiskey may have changed, its ties to the heritage of the Old West hasn’t. Trail’s End, a bourbon from Oregon-based Hood River Distillers pays homage to the early days of the Oregon Trail with a spirit that follows the steps of Lewis and Clark and in honor of Bourbon Heritage Month, we invite you to share some of our favorite Trail’s End Cocktails.

Two-time Double Gold Medal winner Trails End is crafted using 8-year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished with Oregon Oak and perfected with glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood Oregon.

Tail’s End provided these recipes for your enjoyment.

Maple Bourbon Smash

  • ½ oz. pure maple syrup, preferably Grade A Dark Amber
  • ½ oz. fresh orange juice
  • ¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • ½ orange wheel
  • 2 oz. Trail’s End Bourbon Whiskey
  • Ice
  • 1 ½ oz chilled seltzer 

Directions: In a rocks glass, combine the maple syrup with the orange juice, lemon juice and bitters. Add the orange wheel and lightly muddle. Add the Trail’s End and stir well. Fill the glass with ice and top with the chilled seltzer.

New Fashioned

  • 2 oz. Trail’s End Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 brown sugar cube
  • 2 dashes of Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
  • 2 blackberries
  • 1 orange wedge
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • Splash of club soda 

Directions: Place the sugar cube in a rocks glass, add bitters and muddle. Rotate the glass so the sugar/bitters mixture coats the glass. Add ice, Trail’s End and stir until blended. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with orange wedge, fresh blackberries and thyme sprig.

Trail Dusted 

  • 1 oz. fresh white grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 slices of English cucumber, plus 3 or 4 thin slices for garnish
  • dash of celery bitters (optional)
  • Ice
  • 2 oz. Trail’s End Bourbon Whiskey 

Directions: In a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 cucumber slices. Add ice and all of the remaining ingredients except the garnish and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the thin cucumber slices.

Alpine Manhattan 

  • Ice
  • 1 ½ oz. Trail’s End Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Pine Syrup
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • orange twist, for garnish 

Directions: Fill a pint glass with ice. Add Trail’s End, pine syrup and bitters and stir well. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with the orange twist.

Enjoy!

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of site readers. 

10 Mistakes You Would Never Make When Grilling

 

With the warm days of mid-summer come the delicious flavors of grilling and outdoor BBQ cooking. However, most people really don’t know how to grill properly, often making mistakes that turn great cuts of meat into rubber.  So, kosher.com, the premier site for cooking, recipes, how-to videos and more, are here to help you with are all the things you need to know to turn yourself into a barbecue master!

1) Don’t overcrowd the grill. Don’t make the rookie mistake of favoring quantity over quality. Yes, everyone is hungry, but by crowding that meat you are compromising on the best part about cooking over open fire: the crust. Don’t succumb to peer pressure! Cooking in shifts might take a little bit longer, but no one will be complaining when they bite into the steak you just grilled perfectly.

2) Don’t jump the gun. The enemy of mess-free grilling is a cold grill. If you’ve just turned the fire on and are itching to get going, DISTRACT YOURSELF. Defer to the nearest toddler for inspiration on messes that take 10 seconds to make and 10 minutes to clean, because you’ll need at least 10 minutes to heat a gas grill and 20 to heat a charcoal grill. We repeat: heat the grill fully before you start cooking, or your food with stick so badly, you’ll want to throw your grates out and start over. Be patient. It will be worth the wait.

3) Skip the sauce. We know, it’s called barbecue sauce. Ignore that compelling logic and avoid using sugary sauces at all cost. You’re so great at grilling that you don’t need to hide your meat behind sweet, heavy sauces that coat your grates and cause ugly flare ups. Use spice rubs to flavor your meat, and if you MUST use a sauce, use it only at the very end.

4) Menu Plan. We get it, you’re gaining confidence and embracing your inner grill master, and that’s awesome. Do yourself a favor though, and plan for some non-BBQ items on the menu. It’s a good idea to make sure you have some food that can be cooked indoors or prepared in advance, so you don’t overwhelm the grill, or the griller. If you’re entertaining, having food that’s ready to go right away will take a load of pressure off, so you can man the fire, stress free.

5) Start with a clean machine. But seriously, even if your grill isn’t a machine (aka, charcoal, for the purists out there), making sure your grates are clean before you get started will help you avoid any firery accidents or food that sticks to the grill. You wash your pots and pans in between uses; same principle. We shouldn’t have to explain this one too hard. Invest in a new grill brush whenever you see loose bristles.

6) Leave the lid alone. Have some confidence in yourself. You are well on your way to grill mastery, so don’t stop now! After searing your food on the hot section of your grill, move it to the cooler section and close the lid. Don’t peek, either. You know how your grandmother used to get annoyed at you when you would crack the oven open to look at her sponge cake? Same thing. A watched steak cooks unevenly, or however that saying goes.

7) Let your meat rest. You did it. You cooked a steak that is so beautiful, it rivals any Instagram photo you’ve seen all day. Fight all urges to slice into it for at least 10 minutes. Yes, ten whole minutes are necessary for your meat or chicken to rest before you start cutting! The juices that got released during cooking need to redistribute in order to give you a juicy, flavorful protein. Skipping this step WILL result in dry meat. (The only exception to this rule is meat that’s been cooked sous vide and then finished on the grill. No wait time necessary, and consider that a reward for cooking sou vide like a regular pro.)

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Photo: Let your meat rest for at least 10 minutes before you slice it. Photo Credit: Kosher.com

8) Grill beef at room temperature. Ever been to a restaurant (you know who you are!) or cooked a steak that had a perfectly charred crust, cooked for the right amount of time, but when you cut into it, the interior was a hint away from still mooing? Firing a cold steak will result in meat that’s cooked unevenly. Allow your meat to come all the way to room temperature before cooking for best results every time.

9) Cut against the grain. There’s no chance you haven’t heard this tip before, so stop ignoring it. Meat muscle fibers generally run in one direction, and you want to slice the meat across those lines of muscle fibers. Yes, it makes a difference! Even if you have one of those weird cuts of meat that has a grain that switches direction half way through, do it. The difference between shoe leather and melt in your mouth could literally be the angle that you are holding your knife.

10) Use the right tools. Thinking you can grab those handy tongs you use in your kitchen to flip those burgers? Think again. You need tools that are formulated to keep you safe while grilling, primarily by keeping your hands away from fire (profound, we know.) Use long handled tongs and spatulas only, and be on guard to swat away wandering plastic forks attached to people who are itching to get their hands on one of your famous burgers straight off the grill. Pro tip: use a thermometer with a non-contact infrared sensor for bonus points and perfectly cooked meat.

If you follow these steps, you’re well on your way to the best grill season yet. Remember the most important tip of all: outdoor cooking is awesome, so chill out and have fun!

RECIPE: Grilled Chicken Thighs with Pineapple from Kosher.com:

Main ingredients – Ingredients (8)

  • 10 pieces deboned chicken thighs
  • Fresh pineapple, sliced, for grilling
  • Marinade
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cubes frozen garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Start Cooking

  1. Prepare Chicken
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and add chicken and pineapple slices.
  3. Place in a ziplock bag and squeeze out all the air.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Grill for only about four minutes on each side, just until the chicken is cooked through. (Check for doneness at the thickest part.)
  6. Grill the pineapple along with the chicken, just for about three minutes on each side.

Note: When taking marinated chicken on a trip, make sure it’s kept cool at all times. I like to put it in the freezer for about three hours before we leave so that it is really cold and can come to room temperature slowly.

These BBQ grilling tips were adapted from Michal Frischman by permission and brought to you by Kosher.com. Kosher.com is the premier site for year-round kosher cooking and conversation, with a huge variety of kosher recipes from top cookbooks and community foodies, plus cutting-edge food videos to entertain you and take your cooking to the next level.  

You can follow them on Instagram, FaceBook, Pinterest and twitter as @Kosherdotcom. Check out thousands of recipes, articles, and videos on kosher.com!

Happy National Cereal Day!

 

Photo Source: General Mills

Did you know that today, March 7, 2016, is National Cereal Day?

Cereal… oh cereal… you have always been a part of my life. For me, cereal is a “comfort food,” just like mac & cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup and my mom’s beef stew.

I still remember when I was a child that I would anxiously await my mom to come home from food shopping to see what cereal she brought home. As a child it was all about the prizes tucked away inside the box. Of course I enjoyed the cereal too. What cartoon watching marathon on a Saturday morning didn’t include a bowl (or two) of your favorite cereal?

One of my favorites as a child that they stopped making decades ago (yeah… I’m that old) was called Freakies. Oddly enough, friends of mine that are around my age DON’T recall that cereal. That is weird because I lived off that stuff as a child. I even have a few of the toys that I kept over the years.

I might be considered a “grown up,” but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy my favorite cereals from my youth. Take for example Lucky Charms. I’m crazy about Lucky Charms! I don’t put milk in my cereal (I’ve always eaten it dry), so I like to eat the cereal bits from Lucky Charms and save all the marshmallow “charms” until the very end. My husband thinks I’m weird, but I don’t mind. That is how I enjoy my Lucky Charms.

Did you know Lucky Charms is also available in chocolate flavor? I have yet to find a box of Chocolate Lucky Charms, but I keep looking for them. I bet they taste amazing. Chocolate and marshmallows go perfectly together.

General Mills cereals are our “go to” favorites. My family (husband and kids) go through at least two boxes of Cheerios per week. Our personal favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios, but the other varieties are equally as delicious.

Did you know that whole grain is the first ingredient in all Big G cereals, 90 percent of which are free from artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources. As a mom, I feel good about letting my family enjoy their favorite Big G cereals which include Lucky Charms, Cheerios, Trix, Coco Puffs and Chex to name a few. Some Big G / General Mills cereals are Gluten-Free. The brand is also in the process of removing sugars from some of their cereals as well.

If you would like to learn more about the wonderful things being done to our favorite cereals, you can read more about it here.

Cereal is not only ideal for breakfast – you can also enjoy it for lunch, dinner and even a snack. I bring cereal to work with me on days that I don’t feel like a sandwich. And I love to snack on a bowl of cereal at night.

You can even use cereal as toppings for your ice cream, yogurt and more! You can even make delicious recipes out of your favorite Big G cereal. One of my personal favorites (and my kids too) is making Muddy Buddies.

You can find the recipe for Muddy Buddies on the Chex website. The above photo is of a batch I made a few years ago. If you haven’t tried Muddy Buddies yet, you should. They are SO GOOD! I believe you can buy them pre-made too, but it’s more fun to make them yourself.

Here are two more recipes you might enjoy using your favorite Big G cereals. I especially love the S’mores one.

(Courtesy of My Menu Pal)

Lucky Charms Cooler Recipe

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup Lucky Charms cereal, marshmallows removed and reserved
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup pineapple

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Top cooler with reserved marshmallows.

(Courtesy of I Wash… You Dry)

S’mores Popcorn Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp corn oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 1/2 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 cup Mallow Bits (or miniature marshmallows)
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips*
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate flavored melting chocolates, melted according to package instructions

Instructions

  1. Cover two large baking sheets with wax paper, set aside.
  2. In a large heavy bottom pot, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the popcorn kernels and cover with a lid, leaving slightly ajar to let steam escape.
  3. Shake the pot back and forth gently while the popcorn kernels begin to pop. Once popping has stopped pour popcorn in a large bowl.
  4. To the bowl add the Golden Grahams, Mallow Bits, and mini chocolate chips. Toss to combine.
  5. Lay out popcorn mixture in a thin layer on the baking sheets. Drizzle the melting chocolates all over the popcorn mixture and let cool.
  6. Once hardened, gently break up the pieces and enjoy!

Delish!!! I can’t wait to try these.

For more information (and recipes!) visit GeneralMills.com. You can also find them on social media.

What is YOUR CURRENT favorite cereal? What is a favorite cereal from your youth?

Do you have any yummy recipes that you make using cereal? If so, feel free to share it in the comment section of this post.

Happy National Cereal Day! I hope you enjoy celebrating it. Upload your photos and posts using the hashtag #NationalCerealDay too!

I love this cool retro looking t-shirt. Too bad it doesn’t fit me, but my daughter can wear it.

Kimberly

*I received some cereal and goodies in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Happy National Pancake Day!

 

Happy National Pancake Day! Did you celebrate with pancakes this morning?

My family and I love pancakes. I try to make them as often as I can, but it is not always easy on busy week day morning. That is why I love the pancake mixes from Krusteaz. Krusteaz offers a variety of products as simple mixes where you only need to add a few simple ingredients (such as water). Krusteaz does most of the work for you. As someone who is horrible at baking, I appreciate Krusteaz mixes. My personal favorites are Gingerbread Cookies and Italian Herb Bread mixes. I have been a fan of the Krusteaz brand for many years.

Krusteaz has pre-made pancakes mixes that are so simple to use that you can make pancakes on a busy morning quickly and easily. Their pancake varieties include Buttermilk, Blueberry, Honey Wheat, Chocolate Chip and even Pumpkin Spice. Yumm!!!

A pancake topped with Nutella and pecans that I made for breakfast one morning. Yummy!

I was challenged by Krusteaz and T-Fal (more on them later) to create a pancake recipe – or design some creative pancakes in honor of National Pancake Day.

I have seen on Pinterest and around the internet where people can turn pancakes into a variety of artful designs including people, places and popular television characters. I wish I was that creative.

I had the idea of creating a heart shaped pancake tinted red, made with strawberries and drizzles with Nutella on top. Our local pizza place makes a pizza dessert out of strawberries and Nutella which is out of this world. I thought it would be fun to create a pancake made from strawberries and Nutella. Since February is the month of “love” (Valentine’s Day) I thought making a heart shaped pancake would be fun.

Well… I always have great intentions… but I can’t always execute them the way I envisioned them.

I was sent two boxes of Krusteaz pancake mixes to help with my recipe. I received Buttermilk and Blueberry. I opted to use the Buttermilk for this recipe since I didn’t want the blueberries to take away from the strawberries.

For this recipe I purchased red food coloring gel to tint the pancake mix and strawberries that I washed and cut up into little chunks.

I prepared the pancake mix as directed on the package. I then removed some of the pancake mix and place it in a measuring cup where I tinted the mix red (although it turned out more pink than red). I then poured the tinted mix into a squeeze bottle.

When I see creative pancakes on the Internet they always use squeeze bottles, so I made sure to purchase one for this recipe. Sadly, the opening was a bit bigger than I thought and I had a hard time controlling the batter. As a result my heart looks a bit sloppy.

I also added the chopped up strawberries into the remaining pancake mix. Had I used the blueberry mix the blueberries and their blue/purple color would have interfered with the red color I was going for.

Initially I was going to do the entire pancake tinted red, but I thought that might be “overkill,” so I opted to make the shape of the heart in red (outline) and fill the middle with the regular, un-tinted batter. In theory it would have looked cool. My reality is that it didn’t turn out the way I had hoped. But I should at least get an “A” for effort. LOL!

To top off the pancake I wanted to drizzle some Nutella across the top. You know, like the chocolate drizzle you see on top of fancy desserts.

I guess I needed to add something to the Nutella. I warmed it up in the microwave in hopes it would get a liquid consistency, making it easy to drizzle. That never happened. When I tried to drizzle it the Nutella just came out in clumps, so I had to resort to “Plan B” (I didn’t really had a Plan B, so I had to come up with something quickly). Instead of a  drizzle I just covered the inside of the heart with Nutella.

Here is my final result.

So it didn’t turn out as pretty as I had hoped, but it was as delicious as I knew it could be. I consider the recipe a success, even if the end result wasn’t the same.

Best of all this was so easy to make. I simply measured out the pancake mix for the amount of pancakes I wanted, added water, mixed in some strawberries and topped it off with Nutella. With Krusteaz mixes you can whip up delicious pancakes like this too.

In case you didn’t notice, I made my pancake creation on a T-fal Initiatives Non-Stick Fry Pan. The T-fal Initiatives Non-Stick Fry Pan has a unique heat indicator (in the center of the pan) that shows you when the pan is ready to seal in flavor and prevents burning.

I have several T-fal pans. I have never had any issues with any of them, that is why they are my “go to” pans for cooking.

T-fal pans;

  • Provides an optimal, high-performance cooking experience for the expert cook
  • Features T-fal’s patented ThermospotTM technology
  • Soft handles provide a secure grip with a luxe feel
  • Non-stick inside and out for easy cooking and cleaning

Notice T-fal’s patented ThermospotTM technology spot in the middle.

I especially love the non-stick feature. I don’t want to have to add any butter or grease to the pan because it only adds more fat and calories to the dish I am creating. I also enjoy non-stop pans because they make cleaning quick and easy. Who wants to scrub pans? No me! Most especially on a busy weekday morning (or evening too for that matter).

If you are in the market for some new pans, Target is offering 15% off on select T-fal non-stick cookware at Target stores as as as online at Target.com from Feb 27th – March 3rd. You won’t want to miss out on this great discount.

For more information about T-fal visit T-FalUSA.com. You can also check out the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

To learn more about Krustez you can visit them online at Krusteaz.com. They can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Krusteaz and T-Fal would love to see YOUR pancake creations. Share your photos on social media, tag the brands and be sure to use the hashtags #MyPancakeStyle and #TfalxPancakeDay. I would to see your creative creations too.

Kimberly

*I received free products in order to do my review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.