Spinach and Mushroom Bruschetta Recipe

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Spinach and mushroom bruschetta anyone? I love this recipe because it’s something that you can throw together as an appetizer on small pieces of bread or do on a full sized loaf for a lighter meal all on it’s own. Plus it’s a great and yummy way to get a ton of veggies in.

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This dish is not just speedy to assemble but it’s absolutely delicious. With it’s simplicity it’s easy to make it vegan, vegetarian, or if you want to add some meat even more hearty. I’ve been known to make this for myself for a quick lunch.

Spinach and Mushroom Bruschetta Recipe

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  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms sliced
  • Butter or butter alternative
  • Garlic Salt
  • French Bread
  • Goat Cheese (optional)

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  1. Start by making some wilted spinach. Heat butter, butter alternative, or olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add spinach and garlic salt to taste to the pan and move with a spatula until wilted. This will only take a few minutes. You only need a small amount of butter/oil. I’ve even used just spray oil. Set aside.
  2. Saute the mushrooms in butter (or alternative) with garlic salt. Set aside
  3. Next make garlic bread. I know other people take time using fresh garlic or rubbing garlic on the bread but my favorite garlic bread that is always a hit with my guest is just buttered bread sprinkled with garlic salt and cooked under the broiler.
  4. Top the garlic bread with a generous layer of spinach and then with mushrooms.
  5. Add a sprinkling of crumbled goat cheese if desired and enjoy!

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Super easy right? These would be great for a party or like I’m having them an easy lunch. Want more? Here are some other fun projects to check out.

This recipe was originally shared over at Domestic Superhero on 8/25/2014.

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Block Party: Scrumptious Brownie Recipes

Tons of easy and delicious brownie dessert recipes. All these brownies look so good.

Is there anything better than a delicious warm piece of brownie with an ice cold glass of milk? Apparently I’m not the only one that thinks brownies are a food group because you guys have linked up TOOOOONS of brownies in the link party.

Peekaboo Brownies | Flourless Mexican Brownies | Peanut Butter Whip BrowniesChocolate Strawberry Shortcake | Twix Brownie TrifleToasted Coconut BrowniesMolten Lava Cake | Cheesecake Brownies | Strawberry Brownies | Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownie | Mint Brownie Trifle  | Cookie Brownies | Brownie Dirt Cups | Brownie Tower | Gluten Free Brownies | Mint Brownies | American Smores Brownie |Thin Mint Brownies | Avocado Vegan BrowniesChewy Caramel Brownies | Ice Cream Brownie Cake

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings here and as you can see I can’t stop thinking about brownies!

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I’ve been a blogging machine lately. Here are a few of my posts that I’m extra excited about!

Now let’s see what your favorite things are that you have been posting! It’s time for the block party! Link up here and be linked up to 4 fabulous blogs all at once!

Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping It Simple Crafts |Pieces by Polly

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The Best Quick Buttermilk Waffle Recipe

This buttermilk waffle recipe is the best. Easy to have breakfast ready in less than  15 minutes.

There is just something so good about a fresh buttermilk waffle. Barely crisp on the outside and soft and warm on the inside. Not only are waffles DE-licious, they are crazy fast. They are ready to be cooked up as fast as you can stir the ingredients which makes them the perfect post-church or any day brunch.

Chicken and Waffles. This is the best buttermilk waffle recipe.

Add your favorite sweet or savory toppings and you’ve got totally different flavors in a snap. Likewise you can throw some extra stuff in the batter and change things up that way too. Seriously endless possibilities!

Hands down the best fast buttermilk waffle recipe. Great for fast breakfast or brunch or even dinner with chicken.

Basic Buttermilk Waffle Recipe

  • 2 C Flour
  • 2 C Buttermilk
  • 2 TBS Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 C Butter, melted
  • 2 Eggs

You can be all technical and mix the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls but I hate dishes and I can’t tell a difference so I just mix it all in one bowl. I start with the wet ingredients. Mixing the melted butter with the buttermilk then whipping the eggs into the bowl. After that I add all the dry ingredients and stir. It’s really that easy. Heat waffle iron and cook up your waffles. This makes 6-8 waffles depending on the size of your waffle iron.

Chocolate chip waffles. With the best fast buttermilk waffle recipe ever.

For more fun you can try throwing a handful of chocolate chips to the batter before cooking it up. I like to do a combo, plain, chocolate chip, and sometimes cheese. Oh yum I’m going to have to make these again (even though I just had them this morning ahaha).

Delicious Chicken with buttermilk waffles recipe. Delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner.

And if you are an addict like me you could go for waffles for dinner with yummy Chicken and Waffles. Well I guess you could do that for lunch and breakfast too but you know what I mean.

I love this waffle recipe! 5 minute buttermilk waffles great fast breakfast.

So there it is the yummiest, easiest super delicious, Buttermilk Waffle recipe.

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The Best Quick Green Bean Recipe

This is my new favorite vegetable side dish recipe. Super delicious healthy green beans perfect for dinner or any meal.

This green bean recipe is SO easy and SO good. You will love this tasty way of getting more veggies into your diet. And even if you don’t remember until you’re almost done with the other food you can get this done and make sure your family gets their greens.

These are so good. Best vegetable side ever.  Fast green bean recipe

Best Quick Green Bean Recipe

On a hot skillet or pan spray a layer oil. Spread out green beans. Sprinkle generously with roasted garlic salt. Spray with more oil. Cook tossing and turning to cook evenly until your preferred doneness. I like them varying degrees of crunchiness depending on my mood. I recommend trying it different lengths of cooking times to find your favorite!

The best vegetable side dish. Easy fast green green recipe perfect for pairing with crock pot meat.

Serve it with your favorite meat and potatoes. It’s my go to side when I make crock pot meat. So easy to go with the fast convenience of the slow cooker!

The best green bean recipe. Perfect veggie side dish for dinner.

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Movie Night Popcorn Pudding Cups

snack pack disclosure5 Minute popcorn dessert cups perfect for movie nights or parties

The best part of about movie night are the snacks am I right? Of course popcorn is an absolute must when having a movie night but sometimes you want something a little sweet to throw in there too. So today I’m sharing how to make some quick, easy, and tasty Movie Night Popcorn Pudding Cups. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias

Quick and easy popcorn inspired pudding cup treats for movie night

These are so cute that it makes me tempted to have a whole movie themed party. It could have fake tickets a little concessions stand oh yes that would be SO cute!

Easy pudding popcorn inspired movie night treat

What You Need

  • Pudding Snack Packs (I used chocolate)
  • Crunch n’ Munch Popcorn
  • Red and White Striped Fabric (or scrapbook paper)
  • Tape
  • Black Ribbon

How to make Movie Night treat cups in less than 5 minutes.

What to Do

  • Cut the fabric/paper to 2X8 inches and the ribbon to 11 inches long.
  • While the pudding cup is still sealed wrap the fabric/paper around the pudding cup. Take the back in place.
  • Tie a the ribbon into a bow around the pudding cup.
  • Remove the easy to open lid off of the yummy pudding and top with a pile of Crunch n’ Munch Popcorn (I used the Toffee flavor).

fast and adorable popcorn pudding treat cups. The perfect dessert for movie night.

So quick and easy. I love how the little snack pack cups look like little popcorn containers! Now all you have to do is pop up some Orville popcorn and find a great movie to watch.

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I found all the supplies, pudding, popcorn, and even the fabric and ribbon at Walmart. All I had to do was grab a redbox movie on the way out and I was good to go for a quick, cute, and delicious movie night!

Love this idea. Cute and easy popcorn dessert idea great for movie night.

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One Minute in Shell Avocado Topping for Taquitos and Tamales

delimex disclosureYummy fast avocado topping perfect for mexican food

I’m not much of a cold sandwich person so I always struggle with lunches but one of my favorite quick picks are Delimex taquitos or tamales with my 1 minute avocado topping. The combo of the hot crunchy taquitos or yummy meaty tamales with the smooth rich avocado topping is so satisfying and easy they are perfect for when you want something fast. #DelimexFiesta #CollectiveBias

Delicious taquitoes and tamales with quick 1 minute avocado topping

I love guacamole but there just isn’t always the time to make real guac so this avocado topping is my go to for easy meals. As a bonus you make it right in the avocado skin so there are no extra dishes.

The best avocado topping for taquitoes and tamales. Takes just a minute to make.

  • Avocado
  • Garlic Salt
  • Powdered Onion
  • Lemon Juice (optional)

Cut your avocado in half and remove the pit. Use a fork to mash the avocado meat in the avocado skin. Sprinkle on a bit of garlic salt and onion powder to taste. Add a drop or two of lemon juice if you have it. Stir around and spoon onto your taquitos or tamales.

1 minute avocado topping recipe perfect for Mexican food

I always have taquitos and tamales in my freezer and avocados in my fridge and I’ve even been known to pull them out for dinner when I’m feeling like something on the lighter side not to mention the low maintenance side. If you want an easy way to be festive Delimex Mexican foods are perfect for at home Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

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So easy right? If you need suggestions for Delimex taquitos and tamales I’m a big fan of the basic beef taquitos and the beef tamales which I found at Walmart. I like to cook the taquitos a little longer than the instructions say so they are super crispy. And even though I’m normally wary of microwaved food the tamales heat up so great in the microwave I had to fend my husband off from eating all of mine today.

Delicious and easy tamales and taquitoes with fast avocado topping

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Curry Chicken Fingers with Avocado Ranch Dipping Sauce

This is so good. Quick and easy and flavorful curry chicken fingers recipe

This little delicious bits of curry infused chicken covered with crispy panko bread crumbs dipped in avocado ranch dipping sauce are one of my favorite creations. These homemade chicken strips are so tasty and flavorful and a bazillion times better for you then what you’ll find in the freezer section and just a tiny bit more work.

Quick and easy curry chicken fingers. Love this recipe so much and the bonus avocado ranch dipping sauce.

The curry adds a real depth of flavor and as long as you control how much curry paste you use it doesn’t need to be too spicy to share with the little ones. We love eating them with an easy avocado ranch dip since it really compliments the curry flavor but really any dipping sauce you want will probably taste great!

My favorite chicken finger recipe so yummy and flavorful

Curry Chicken Fingers

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Red Curry Paste (about 1 tsp per 2 thighs)
  • Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream (about 2-3 TBS per 2 thighs)
  • Salt to taste
  • Panko bread crumbs to coat
  • Spray Oil

Cut the chicken pieces into strips or bite size chunks depending on your preference. Place in a ziplock bag. Add in curry paste and yogurt. Seal bag, smoosh around with to distribute the seasoning and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes but I like it best when I think it do it a few hours ahead of time. When you are ready to bake it dip in bread crumbs and spray generously with spray oil. Bake at 400F until chicken is cooked through about 20 minutes. Taste and add salt if desired (depending on what kind of curry paste you use you may or may not need any salt).

Super delicious and easy curry chicken fingers with avocado ranch dip

Avocado Ranch Dipping Sauce

  • 8 oz Greek yogurt of sour cream
  • 1/2 packet ranch dip
  • 1/2 large avocado

Mash up the avocado and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Super duper easy. Serve with curry chicken fingers and enjoy!

This curry chicken fingers recipe is so yummy especially with the avocado ranch bonus recipe

Sometimes we have it just like that or I drive through the neighborhood burger place and pick up fries. Oh man just typing this out makes me want to have these curry chicken fingers soon. I hope you like them too!

Love these amazing and easy curry chicken fingers

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World’s Best Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe

Hands down the best mac and cheese recipe. No weird ingredients, really fast and good.

Are you ready for the world’s best and super easy mac and cheese recipe? No really, people like my macaroni and cheese. I get asked for the recipe all the time. It’s so easy and so yummy.

Delicious 20 minute macaroni and cheese recipe. This is a keeper

Mac and cheese is one of my go-to’s.  You’ll find it on my weekly menu 9 times out of ten. While I like to do different varieties like my Taco Mac and Cheese recipe which I’ve already shared it all starts with this basic recipe. You can use whatever cheese you want but I think it’s good to use two different types of cheese. Most of the time I use Havarti and Colby Jack because that’s what I usually have on hand but I’ve made it with pepper jack, brie, sharp cheddar and more. The key is to have variety. Ingredients

World’s Best Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe

Easy and delicious cupboard mac and cheese recipeIngredients

  • 4 ounces pasta (small elbows or shells are my favorite)
  • 2 TBS Salted butter
  • 2 TBS All purpose flour
  • 1 C Milk
  • 1-2 ounce Havarti (I use sliced cheese I have on hand)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 C Colby Jack Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • dash of grated nutmeg
  • dash of powdered onion


  1. Boil the pasta. When done drain making sure to reserve 1/2 C of the pasta water.
  2. In a separate pan large enough to hold all the pasta (I use a wok) melt the butter and combine with flour. Cook over medium heat for a minute or two.
  3. Slowly whisk in milk and cook while it thickens.
  4. Add in remaining ingredients. Taste and add any additional cheese or seasoning to suit your preference.
  5. Stir in drained pasta.
  6. If you want your sauce a little thinner add in some of the reserved water. I usually add at least 1/4 C since the sauce will thicken up as it cools and I prefer a saucier mac and cheese.

My go to mac and cheese recipe. This is so good and easy and I always have the ingredients on hand.There is just something so good and comforting about a delicious bowl of creamy macaroni and cheese.

Super easy and delicious macaroni and cheese recipe the whole family will love

This recipe is so easy that I’ve taught my niece how to make it. She helps me every time we make it for the family and has been doing so since she was 5! Yup it’s that easy :)

Hands down the best basic mac and cheese recipe. No weird ingredients. Quick easy and delicious.Slurp slurp I’m getting hungry I think we might have to have Mac and Cheese tonight for dinner.

Great spin on mac and cheese. Taco mac and cheese recipe.

Want more mac and cheese ideas? Be sure to check out my Taco Macaroni and Cheese recipe. We love this one so much!

The best of comfort food. Quick and easy buffalo macaroni and cheese recipe from Rae Gun Ramblings

And if you’re a  wings fan you have to check out my Buffalo Mac and Cheese recipe. It’s so yummy and has all the flavors of delicious wings and blue cheese dip!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

My new favorite grilled cheese recipe. Chicken Cordon Bleu pannini yum

Do you say grilled cheese or toasted cheese? If you say Toasted (or toasty) cheese I’m not sure we can be friends. Okay maybe I won’t go that far but I am determined that my child will call it grilled cheese and not toasted cheese like my husband because come on people it’s GRILLED there is no toaster in sight. All that is to say that today I have a revamped all grown up Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe for you all!

Grown up grilled cheese. Yummy chicken cordon bleu version

This fancied up grilled cheese sandwich is SO easy and and so yummy. It’s got a bit more refined ingredients than your normal processed cheese and wonder bread but it’s just as fast and easy.

Must try this chicken cordon bleu grilled cheese sandwich recipe


  • Sourdough Bread
  • Spray Oil
  • Cooked Chicken, chopped
  • Brie Cheese
  • Deli Sliced Ham
  • Baby Spinach
  • Roasted Garlic Salt

Start by spraying your bread with oil and sprinkle with garlic salt on the OUTSIDE of each slice. Then layer your ingredients onto one piece of bread and top with the other piece. Grill either on a medium hot pan, skillet or Pannini Press.

Delicious easy weeknight dinner chicken cordon bleu grilled cheese panninis

I absolutely adore my pannini press definitely worth the money and counter space! It sits out on my counter and we use it all the time. Also I’m kind of a pro at burning grilled cheese and this takes the guess work out. After your first try and getting the right setting you don’t have to be as careful as when using a pan or skillet. I lurrrrve it! Plate it up with a tasty salad and you’ve got a speedy and delicious meal.

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I’m sharing this a s a part of Foodie Extravaganza. Foodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays or cook and bake together with the same ingredient or theme each month. This month we celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month by serving up sandwiches.

Posting day is always the first Wednesday. If you are a blogger and would like to participate in the next Foodie Extravaganza, just go to our Facebook page to join. We would love to have you!

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 Quick and easy weeknight dinner idea chicken cordon bleu grilled cheese sandwiches

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Block Party: More Slow Cooker Recipes Features

Great collection of interesting and different slow cooker and crock pot recipes perfect for weeknightsHow about some awesome non-traditional crock pot and slow cooker recipes?

Fancy Crock Pot BeefThai Spicy Peanut Chicken |Orange Turkey Meatballs | Vegetable Barley Soup | Ranch Chicken Tacos | Chili Verde | S’mores Lava Cake |Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli | Chicken and Biscuits | Chicken and Biscuits | Healthy Chicken Stew | Pumpkin Soup | Beef Curry | Meatloaf Coco Cola Pot Roast | Tikka Masala | Beef Stew | Baked Potato Soup

Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings here today and sharing a ton of awesome looking crock pot recipes. I don’t know about you but lately I feel like I’m barely keeping up. Luckily I’ve been utilizing my slow cooker which has helped keep me sane so I figured I could use some more awesome recipes and you guys sure had tons to pick from!

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If you haven’t been over to my in a while here are some of my favorite posts from the last bit.

  • I’m a HUUUGE reader and love sharing book recommendations. I put together a giant Divergent Read-a-likes post. If you liked Divergent and want more awesome books to read there are over 100 on my list and I’ve read 95% of them!
  • I shared how to make an easy Shower Curtain in 30 Minutes which means you can pick ANY fabric and decorate your bathroom exactly how you want it.
  • We eat Shepherd’s Pie every few months and I shared a revamped 30 Minute Shepherd’s Pie recipe that’s super yummy and perfect for weeknights

Now let’s see what your favorite things are that you have been posting! It’s time for the block party! Link up here and be linked up to 4 fabulous blogs all at once!

Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping It Simple Crafts |Pieces by Polly


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