I have fond memories of Chicken Cordon Bleu. I think it might have been the first “meal” that I ever cooked. I put meal into quotation marks, because I really mean this was the first food that I pulled from the freezer and re-heated…all by myself. ...

 

Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese and more...

Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese

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I have fond memories of Chicken Cordon Bleu.

I think it might have been the first “meal” that I ever cooked. I put meal into quotation marks, because I really mean this was the first food that I pulled from the freezer and re-heated…all by myself.

I like these little frozen chicken cordon bleus that my mom always had on hand.

They were good, filling and easy to prepare for myself. I remember enjoying the flavor combinations – the rich sauce and cheese, with the ham chunks, all wrapped up in a lightly coated chicken breast. So yummy!

Fast forward to today…while I don’t keep those in our freezer now, I do like to bring those flavors back into the kitchen every now and again. And I did so recently with this grilled cheese…

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I didn’t go “full stop” with a sauce…but decided that adding the mustard to the bread slices, combined with the melty Swiss cheese would be enough. And it is.

This is just a lovely sandwich…and not any harder to put onto the dinner table that a regular grilled cheese. You just need a few extra ingredients!

Hope you enjoy this one!!!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 10minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • Butter
  • 4 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 4 slices chicken delimeat or thinly sliced grilled chicken
  • 4 slices ham delimeat
  • 8 slices baby Swiss cheese
  • Fruit and chips, as side dish

Directions

  • Heat griddle or skillet over medium high heat.
  • Butter the outsides of the bread and spread spicy brown mustard on the insides.
  • Assemble each sandwich with 1 slice chicken, 1 slice ham, 2 slices cheese.
  • Grill on both sides until golden brown and cheese has melted.
  • Serve Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, warm with fruit and chips.

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Fruity Pebbles Christmas Trees

Fruity Pebbles Christmas Trees

Can I share a secret with you?

I adore Fruity Pebbles. They are my favorite cereal. They were my favorite as a kid, and every now and again I get a box – for nostalgia’s sake.

Or to make these.

Because – yum. Plus the memories. Plus the smile they put on my face.

And when you turn them into Christmas trees – I basically feel like I’m just winning at life. 😉

Fruity Pebbles Christmas Trees

We had the most fun making these – I paired a white frosting for the decorations because they are already so colorful. You could use any frosting and “ornaments” that you like!

A very happy and Fruity Pebbles Christmas to you 😉

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Fruity Pebbles Christmas Trees

Yield – 8-10 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
  • 10 oz. bag mini marshmallows
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter
  • Tube of white frosting
  • Yellow M&Ms

Directions

  • Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.Place your marshmallows and butter in a large microwavable mixing bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows gets puffy. Mix in the Fruity
  • Pebbles and stir until combined. Press the Fruity Pebbles firmly into the prepared pan.
  • Freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Use your cookie cutter to cut out as many Christmas trees as you can.
  • Frost your trees by drawing garland onto your trees using a back and forth movement. Or decorate as desired.
  • Dab a small amount of frosting onto the back of one M&M and stick it onto the top of the tree for the star.
  • Serve Fruity Pebble Christmas Trees as a fun holiday treat.
 

Brownie Ornaments

 

Brownie Ornaments ~ a fun holiday treat to do with your kids from 5DollarDinners.com

So I love brownies. And I love ornaments. And I love Christmas.

So…

These are pretty much the perfect Christmas treat!!! (At least they are in my opinion!)

Brownie Ornaments ~ a fun holiday treat to do with your kids from 5DollarDinners.com

Make brownies.

Use these cookie cutters below to cut them out.

(And yes, because I know you’re wondering…and perhaps needing permission??? You are 100% supposed to eat the parts of the brownies that don’t get turned into the ornaments…WHILE YOU ARE DECORATING THEM!)

Ok, just needed to be clear on the importance of running that quality control on the actual brownies. 😉

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This is the time when I give the icing and gel to the boys and just let them go crazy decorating their own ornaments.

Brownie Ornaments ~ a fun holiday treat to do with your kids from 5DollarDinners.com

And the tootsie roll? It’s to flatten to make the “top/holder” of the ornament (look for them closely in the top photo up there.)

Ho – ho – ho – Merry Brownie Christmas!

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Brownie Ornaments

Yield – 10 servings

Preparation Time – 20 minutes

Cooking Time – 30-40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix (including ingredients needed on box)
  • Red, white, and green frosting (Wilton makes great single use packs and tubes)
  • 1 small pkg Tootsie Rolls candy
  • Round cookie cutter with a scalloped and plain edge
  • 9×13″ baking pan
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F. and spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with a nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix together your brownie mix as directed on package.
  • Pour your mixture into the bottom of your baking pan and bake as directed on package
  • Let your brownies cool then use your circle cookie-cutter to cut out your circle shapes and place on a piece of parchment paper
  • Use your red, white, and green frosting tubes to decorate your ornaments with stripes, circles, and zigzags
  • Place your Tootsie Roll’s in the microwave for five seconds then roll them out flat with a rolling pin
  • Use a knife to cut triangles out from your tootsie rolls, then use your scalloped side of your cookie cutter to give the bottom a scalloped edge and place onto the top of each ornament.
  • Serve Brownie Ornaments as a fun holiday treat!

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KitchenAid Stand Mixers from $96 ~ Kohl’s Black Friday!

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Kohl’s Black Friday Deals are LIVE online right now…and some of the best deals that I see again this year are for KitchenAid Stand Mixers! Check out the details below…

A few details about how to get the most savings:

  • Earn $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent (this is their highest amount and it only happens once a year…now!)  Remember that Kohl’s Cash is earned AFTER all coupons are applied. Kohl’s Cash is used as store credit on a future purchase.
  • Use Black Friday coupon code: DEALS15 at checkout for 15% off your total purchase online only!
  • Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Kitchen Aid Deals at Kohl’s

Kitchen Aid Classic 4.5 qt. Bowl, $96 Black Friday price

Final Price: as low as $96 after $45 Kohl’s Cash & Rebate (plus tax & shipping surcharge of $3.25)

Kitchen Aid Artisan 5-Qt. Stand Mixer, $142.99 Black Friday price

  • Regularly $349.99
  • On Sale $329.99, Black Friday Price
  • Save 15% with coupon code DEALS15
  • Pay $280.49 out of pocket
  • Get $75 in Kohl’s Cash
  • $12.50 in YesRewards when you spend $250
  • (Note, if you add a inexpensive “filler item” to get a total of $300, you’ll get $90 in Kohl’s Cash)
  • $50 Mail-in-Rebate

Final Price: as low as $142.99 after Kohl’s Cash, YesRewards & Rebate (plus tax & shipping surcharge of $7.50)

 

Kitchen Aid Pro 600$176 Black Friday Price

Final Price: as low as $176 after Kohl’s Cash, YesRewards & Rebate (plus tax & shipping surcharge of $7.50)

Hope you enjoy these holiday savings from Kohl’s…and gather lots of Kohl’s Cash to use on  future holiday shopping!

 

Zesty Turkey-Cranberry Grilled Cheese ~ Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Grilled Cheese.

I could eat these all day everyday. So when my friends at Borden ®  asked me if I’d whip up a grilled cheese with Thanksgiving leftovers, I knew right away what that grilled cheese would be. I could taste the amazing-ness before I’d grilled it up!

Because turkey plus cranberry sauce plus spicy mustard plus Pepperjack cheese is pretty much the perfect equation for an amazing Thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese!

Borden ® ‘s Pepperjack cheese has just the right amount of ZEST to send this grilled cheese sandwich into the remarkable category.

Borden ® Cheese has been crafted with high-quality, wholesome ingredients and the same genuine love and care you find on American, family-owned dairy farms. Borden ® Cheese is brought to you by a cooperative of more than 8,000 family-owned dairy farms across the United States.

Every chunk, slice and shred of Borden ® Cheese is pure, creamy goodness that transforms your family recipes into something memorable, because with Borden ® Cheese, love is always an ingredient. Whether it’s baking a hearty cheese casserole in the winter, grilling up a cheeseburger in the summer, or sharing snacks after school, Borden ® Cheese makes every meal and every moment better.

They have a wide range of cheesy offerings to satisfy every taste, including Mild Cheddar, Mozzarella, Mexican, Swiss, Sharp Cheddar, American, Colby Jack and more, which are available as singles, shreds, chunks, slices, strings and snacks. Borden® Cheese is available at major grocery stores and independent retailers across the country.

For this scrumptious grilled cheese pictured below, I’m using their Pepperjack Singles cheese. It would also be delicious with their Swiss, Mozzarella and Colby Jack slices!

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Happy Thanksgiving Leftover-ing!!! 

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Zesty Turkey-Cranberry Grilled Cheese

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 4 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • about 1 1/2 cups leftover shredded turkey
  • 1/4 cup leftover cranberry sauce
  • 8 slices Borden Pepperjack cheese

Directions

  • Heat up a skillet or electric griddle over medium heat.
  • Butter the outsides of the bread, then spread the spicy brown mustard onto the insides of both pieces of bread.
  • Assemble the sandwiches in this order: slice of Pepperjack cheese, cranberry sauce, shredded leftover turkey, slice of Pepperjack cheese.
  • Grill the sandwiches for 1-2 minutes per side over medium heat, or until perfectly golden.
  • Enjoy this perfect Thanksgiving leftovers lunch, dinner or midnight snack!

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Disclosure: This post and recipe is sponsored by Borden Cheese. Opinions and recipe is my own.
 
 
   
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