6/25/17

Celebrate 365 Blog Party: 4th of July Patriotic Recipes, Decor, & Crafts

Welcome to Celebrate 365 Blog Party! What is better than gathering together throughout the year  with family and friends for various holidays and celebrations? You need good food, decor, gifts, and more! So this is a place we can gather to share celebration worthy ideas!

Your Hosts for this shindig: 

Carlee from Cooking with Carlee
Nicole from A Kansas Farm Mom
and myself, Jan, here at Tip Garden!

Thank you to everyone who linked up to our Father's Day Favorites Blog Party! There were ton's of wonderful recipes and ideas! 



Tip Garden




Follow our Pinterest Party Board! We'll be pinning all your posts there!

Some of the co-hosts may on occasion  also be creating a round-up post sharing the top/best of the best on a whole 2nd post, with link backs to your posts, to increase your exposure and share more love!



Let's Get this Party Started!
4th of July Ideas



Let's celebrate the birth of our nation and all things patriotic! Feel free to link up recipes, crafts, decor, activities, anything that brings family together and honors our country!

Please share the link up on social media as well, and if you follow each other, please share each other's posts!




6/23/17

No Bake Oreo Pie #DairyMonth

No Bake Oreo Pie is not only a crowd pleaser, it's quick to make! You can throw this dessert together in minutes! And best of all? This is not your typical "pudding" pie!
Cookies and Cream Pie


June is Dairy Month, and all week long I've been joining an amazing group of bloggers to celebrate! I hope you've seen all the great recipes this week featuring recipes using dairy products!

I had to end the week with dessert! and this one is a family favorite! you can easily make this to take to barbecue or potluck and your pie plate will come home empty!
Cookies and Cream Dessert

There isn't many dessert's more loved than the combination of cookies and cream! and this pie is no exception! It takes only a few minutes to mix together with rich creamy ingredients, and is so tasty!
The longer it is in the fridge, the more the flavors meld together, all though it's delish fresh made too!

Jan's Confession:  Now.. if you follow my blog, you know I share real world stories, and experiences here, not just the perfect end photos and stories! I normally make my own crusts, (graham cracker crust master mix)  but I was in a rush and tried to use a  shortcut with a store bought crust.. BIG MISTAKE.. as always, they are so thin.. when I went to spread the filling (which is rather thick) it broke and slid underneath. So I am showing you my "non perfect" first photo shoot below. which i liked better because I didn't "over mix the batter, and you can see the cream and the cookies better than the photo above, where I made my own crust but I feel I mixed it too much and it's too chocolatey.. (is that ever really a problem?). for the photo shoot.. Oh well.. The Tip Garden kitchen is always an adventure! The store bought will be fine, just spread a bit more gently then I did! Or make your own crust!

Let's get some pie on!




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No Bake Oreo Pie
Ingredients
  • 1 Prepared Chocolate Crumb Pie Crust
  • 24 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies-roughly chopped
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese- softened
  • 1 cup Whip Cream + more for topping
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • Chocolate syrup for topping.
Instructions
In Mixing bowl mix together cream cheese, 1 cup whipped cream, and sugar till well blendedgently fold in cookies, till well blended. The more you mix, the 'chocolately" the pie will become.Pour into prepared crust.Refrigerate till serving.Top with additional whip cream and chocolate syrup
Details
Prep time:  Total time: Yield: 8 servings



It's the last day of our #DairyMonth celebration and just look at all these recipes!

Welcome to our week long celebration of June being #DairyMonth hosted by From Gate to Plate and Cooking With Carlee.  We are putting together our best recipes using cow milk, goat milk butter, cream and cheeses.  We can't wait to share them with you.
#DairyMonth2017 hosted by From Gate to Plate and Cooking with Carlee

Friday:

Caramel Apple Empanadas {With Cajeta or Dulche de Leche} by Cooking With Carlee
Custard Pie by From Gate to Plate
Summer Fruit Smoothie by Palatable Pastime
Berry Cream Muffins by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Tea Ice Cream by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels by Family Around The Table
Pretzel Bites and Beer Cheese Dip by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
No Bake Oreo Cream Pie by Tip Garden
Creme Anglaise ('Real Custard') by Caroline's Cooking
Buttermilk Parmesan Pork Chops by Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
Earl Grey Panna Cotta by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Best No Bake Cheesecake with by Feeding Big



Thursday:

How to Make Homemade Cajeta by Cooking With Carlee
Grilled Three Cheese Sausage Pizza by From Gate to Plate
Cherry Cream Cheese Pie by Palatable Pastime
Marina's Malted MilkShake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Milk Braised Chicken Thighs by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Berry Cheesecake Pudding Pops by Grumpy's Honeybunch
Coffee Bourbon Milk Punch by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Easy Chauracterue Platter by Crystal Cattle
Breakfast Egg Bites by Family Around The Table


Wednesday:

A Visit to Ol' McGrandpa's Farm by Cooking With Carlee

Alfredo Sauce with Cream Cheese from Feeding Big

Chili Cheese Corn Salad by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids

Chipotle Cheddar Patty Melt by Jolene's Recipe Journal

Chocolate Fudgesicles by Family Around the Table

Gluten Free Rotini with Manchengo, Chorizo and Saffron by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream by A Day in the Life on the Farm

Homemade Fudgesicles by From Gate to Plate

How to Make Labneh from Caroline's Cooking

Skillet Jalapeno Popper Dip from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

Southern Style Pimento with Bacon Mac and Cheese by Tip Garden

Zucchini Tots with Jalapeno, Cheddar and Bacon by Palatable Pastime


Tuesday:


Cheesy Honey Chipotle Skillet Cornbread by Cooking With Carlee

Farmer's Cheese from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Italian Stuffed Peppers with Ricotta by Palatable Pastime

Pineapple Orange Breakfast Shake by Family Around the Table

Spinach and Cheese Souffle by A Day in the Life on the Farm




Monday:

Avocado Ranch Dressing by Tip Garden

Frosty Chocolate Pie by Jolene's Recipe Journal

Gluten Free Penne with Brie, Fig and Rosemary by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Rhubarb Sauce by Grumpy's Honeybunch

Orange Creamsicle Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm

Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake by Cooking With Carlee

Peaches and Cream Smoothie from Feeding Big

Strawberry Crisp Ice Cream by From Gate to Plate

White Cheddar and Bacon Pasta Salad by Palatable Pastime

Whole Milk Yogurt Banana Cream Muffins by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids

Yogurt Banana Pudding Pops from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

6/21/17

Southern Style Pimento with Bacon Mac and Cheese #DairyMonth

This is a sponsored post by Cabot Cheese, I was given product for this post. All opinions are my own.

Don't forget to enter the Cabot Cheese Giveaway contest at the bottom of this post for your chance to win a wonderful cheese package!

June is dairy month, and this week we are celebrating all things dairy by gathering the best bloggers together and sharing the best recipes featuring dairy as a main ingredient, and today I am focusing on the wonderful world of cheese!

This from scratch Southern Style Pimento Cheese  and bacon Macaroni and Cheese is simply put.. Amazing.  The first time I made it, my husband kept saying, wow, over and over. He did sneak back for 2nds.. (more than once).

It is a special recipe that is "company" worthy to make I promise you!

The from scratch sauce made with a combination of Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and if you like just a bit more more heat, add a touch of  their Chipotle Cheddar. Along with the pimento's  (which are mild.. even I can handle them!) it all means a cheese flavor that will wow your taste buds!
The smoky taste of all that bacon? well.. the flavor combination of this dish is fantastic.

Jan's Tip. If you happen to have leftovers, do what my husband does. He fries it in as skillet till the cheese turns brown and crispy. I can't tell you how divine a treat it is to have him bring me a dish of that warmed up dish with all the cheese crispies all in it. You'll never have your leftovers any other way again, I promise!

Now let's get cooking!




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Southern Style Pimento with Bacon Mac and Cheese
From southern living magazine, this recipe takes the flavors of the south, pimento peppers, sharp cheddar cheese, and smokey bacon and combines them into an amazing comfort food.

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tsp. Salt divided
  • 6 Tblsp. Butter cut into pieces
  • 6 Tblsp. All purpose flour
  • 1 (16 oz) box pasta (such as rotini, cavatappi, or penne)
  • 2 (8 oz) blocks Cabot Seriously Sharp cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup grated Cabot Chipotle Cheddar Cheese (optional) 
  • 1/2 cup grated sweet onion
  • 2 Tblsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tblsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 (7 oz) jars diced pimentos drained
  • 1 (1 lb) pkg. thick sliced bacon cooked, crumbled
Instructions
Preheat broiler with oven rack 8 to 9 inches from heat.Bring 1/4 cup salt and 4 qt. water to a boil in a large covered Dutch oven over high heat.Meanwhile, microwave milk in a microwave-safe 1-qt. glass measuring cup covered with plastic wrap at HIGH 3 minutes. While milk is heating, melt butter in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; add flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in hot milk. Increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a low boil, whisking often.Add pasta to boiling water, and cook 8 minutes.Meanwhile, continue to cook sauce, whisking often, 6 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in cheese, onion, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Cover.Stir together panko and olive oil.Drain pasta, and fold into cheese sauce. Stir pimiento and bacon into pasta mixture. Sprinkle with panko mixture.Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden brown. Sprinkle with chives; serve immediately.

Yield: 6-8 servings


Now onto the resto of #DairyMonth Celebration! Check back on Friday, I'll be sharing a wonderful creamy frozen dessert recipe that I promise your family will go bonkers over!

Welcome to our week long celebration of June being #DairyMonth hosted by From Gate to Plate and Cooking With Carlee.  We are putting together our best recipes using cow milk, goat milk butter, cream and cheeses.  We can't wait to share them with you.


Wednesday:

A Visit to Ol' McGrandpa's Farm by Cooking With Carlee

Alfredo Sauce with Cream Cheese from Feeding Big

Chili Cheese Corn Salad by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids

Chipotle Cheddar Patty Melt by Jolene's Recipe Journal

Chocolate Fudgesicles by Family Around the Table

Gluten Free Rotini with Manchengo, Chorizo and Saffron by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream by A Day in the Life on the Farm

Homemade Fudgesicles by From Gate to Plate

How to Make Labneh from Caroline's Cooking

Skillet Jalapeno Popper Dip from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

Southern Style Pimento with Bacon Mac and Cheese by Tip Garden

Zucchini Tots with Jalapeno, Cheddar and Bacon by Palatable Pastime


Cabot Cheese Giveaway!: 



Cabot has graciously donated a $25 gift box for one lucky winner. Cabot Creamery is an award-winning co-operative owned and operated by 1,100 member dairy farm families throughout New England and Upstate New York. We take care of the land so the grass grows green and tall, which makes the cows happy—and happy cows produce rich, buttery milk, which makes for cheese and other products that win awards year after year. And the more people love our Cabot family of products, then the more our dairy farms will thrive—today and into the future. Learn more about Cabot at www.cabotcheese.coop

Giveaway is open to residents of the United States only who are 18 years of age or older. Prize will be sent after the close of the giveaway and winner verification is complete. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond. If no response within the time frame, an alternate winner will be selected. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.



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6/19/17

Avocado Ranch Dressing #DairyMonth

Avocado Ranch Dressing is one of the tastiest, creamiest, most flavorful dressings for your summer salads, and is so easy to make yourself! With just a few fresh ingredients we can whip up a batch that will wow your guests and have them asking for the recipe!

June is #DairyMonth, and bloggers are celebrating by sharing great dairy recipes all week long.
So check the bottom of the post for lots of great recipes!


I love that you can pronounce all the ingredients and control the sugar, and preservatives and additives in this dressing, yet it only takes a minute or two to mix together!
Avocado Ranch Dressing Recipe

Jan's Tip: Don't have Buttermilk?: I know some of you will use the old vinegar in the milk trick to sour your milk.. but I keep powdered, buttermilk on hand in my pantry and mix it up as needed. I use it for dressings, or to mix into pancakes, biscuits, cakes, and more. The shelf life of  this littel container is really long, so go ahead, next time your in the powdered milk section of your store, grab one and take it home!  Use it in your home made ranch dressings, baking and meals!

Avocado Salsa Ranch: Now.. for  a  " zippy" twist on this dressing you could turn it into Avocado Salsa  Ranch D
ressing by substituting the salsa instead of the vinegar in the recipe, and increase it to 1/2 cup (or to taste). This will make it less "creamy" and more "zippy and tomato-y but is a fantastic dressing as well!

Lets get this dressing going, I have a Chicken, Black Bean, and Mango  Salad waiting!
How to make Avocado Ranch Dressing




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Avocado Ranch Dressing
A cool, creamy Fiesta worthy twist on the classic Ranch dressing, with so much flavor, you'll make more salad as an excuse to eat the dressing!
Ingredients
  • 2-3 Avocados
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tblsp. Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup White Vinegar
  • 1 Lime-- juice of
  • 2 Green onions (the white part) chopped
  • 2 Tblsp. Chives- chopped
  • 1 Tblsp. Italian Seasoning
Instructions
Remove avocado from skinsAdd all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth & creamy. Add 1-2 Tblsp of water if too thick for your desired consistency, and blend again.Store in airtight container in refrigerator till serving.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: approx. 1 pint




Now, onto the rest of our #DairyMonth Celebration! and check back all week for more great recipes! I'll  have another wonderful recipe featuring Cheese on Wednesday!

Welcome to our week long celebration of June being #DairyMonth hosted by From Gate to Plate and Cooking With Carlee.  We are putting together our best recipes using cow milk, goat milk butter, cream and cheeses.  We can't wait to share them with you.


Avocado Ranch Dressing by Tip Garden

Frosty Chocolate Pie by Jolene's Recipe Journal

Gluten Free Penne with Brie, Fig and Rosemary by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Rhubarb Sauce by Grumpy's Honeybunch

Orange Creamsicle Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm

Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake by Cooking With Carlee

Peaches and Cream Smoothie from Feeding Big

Strawberry Crisp Ice Cream by From Gate to Plate

White Cheddar and Bacon Pasta Salad by Palatable Pastime

Whole Milk Yogurt Banana Cream Muffins by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids

Yogurt Banana Pudding Pops from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

6/14/17

Chicken Black Bean and Mango Salad


This Chicken, Black Bean, and Mango Salad is not only colorful, it is chock full of flavor that and so scrumptious, you'll be making this all summer long.
Chicken Black Bean and Mango Salad


Grill some extra chicken at your next bbq or just cube up a store bought rotisserie chicken, for this easy to pull together meal. I like to pair it with my Avocado Ranch Dressing, and pretty much have this salad every other week at least!
Salad Ideas


Seriously, don't leave off the cashews or corn chips either, they make the salad.. just, just.. perfecto!
Salad Ideas





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Chicken Black Bean and Mango Salad

A colorful salad that is just bursting with flavors and textures that will make this meal an adventure to remember.

Ingredients
  • 6 cups Your choice of mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed & drained if canned
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed fresh mango or diced canned mango drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • chopped 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 1 Avocado cubed
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup cashews chopped
  • 1/4 cup small corn chip (Frito style)
  • 2 cups cooked rotisserie chicken diced
Instructions
Lay the Salad greens on a platter or individual plates.On top of the greens, place beans, mango, corn, tomato, bell pepper, and avocado.Sprinkle on the chicken,green onions, cashews, and corn chips. top with dressing and serve.

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Yield: 4 servings
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