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Bang Bang Shrimp

Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

Bang Bang

Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe: We were hungry for shrimp so we asked our Facebook followers to send us shrimp recipes to make for dinner and we decided this one looked amazing…and it was!

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Sweet Chili Sauce
3-5 Drops Sriracha Sauce
Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1 Tsp. Kosher Salt
1 Tsp. Ground Pepper
1 Pound Shelled and Devained Shrimp

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce and Sriracha. Set aside while you prepare the shrimp. In a large skillet, add 1/2 inch vegetable oil and place over medium-high heat. In a shallow dish, mix together cornstarch, salt and pepper. Toss the shrimp to lightly coat.

When the oil is hot add in shrimp. Cook for a few minutes, flip and cook on the other side. The shrimp will cook quickly and turn pink when fully cooked. Don’t crowd the pan and cook the shrimp in batches. Add more oil if necessary. Once all the shrimp has been cooked, toss it in the mayonnaise mixture and eat immediately.

The shrimp is generally severed on top on a bed of lettuce, but we used white rice.

Bonefish Bang Bang Shrimp

Taste your sauce to see if there is enough heat and add more Sriracha for your desired heat.

Very easy to make and the whole family enjoyed it!

Raspberry Pie

Raspberry Lemonade Pie Recipe

Raspberry Lemonade Pie Recipe: This is as good as it sounds! It’s one of those quick and easy recipes that you will make over and over.

Lemonade Pie

Ingredients:

6oz Keebler Graham Ready Pie Crust
8 oz Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese (1/3 less fat)
1 Packet Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade Singles
1/4 Cup Milk
8 oz Cool Whip (thawed)
1 TBLS. Sugar

Mix Cool Whip, cream cheese, Crystal Light (start with half the raspberry lemonade and taste for desired flavor), milk and sugar in bowl with mixer until completely mixed.

Lemonade Pie Filling

Using a spatula scoop the mixture unto you pie crust. Chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before serving.

Raspberry Lemonade Pie

You can garnish with fresh raspberries and a little scoop of Cool Whip on each piece.

This would be a great dessert to make for a grill out or picnic. There are a few other Crystal Light flavors that you could try: Pomegranate Cherry, Lemonade, Pink Lemonade and Fruit Punch.

Let us know if you make this recipe and what you thought in the comments below.

Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Beer Can Chicken Recipe: Delicious! This is one of our favorite summer time grilling recipes.

Ingredients: whole chicken, beer of your choice, butter and your favorite seasoning mix. We always make two because one is never enough.

Beer Can Chicken

Preheat grill to medium heat or 350 degrees F. Mix your favorite seasonings in a small bowl. Place a 3/4 full can of beer in the center of a plate.

Rinse chicken under cold running water. Discard giblets and neck from chicken; drain and pat dry. Rub the chicken down with softened butter. Cover the chicken with your seasoning mix, rub over the entire outside of bird. Place the chicken over the can of beer with the legs on the bottom; keep upright.

Place tin foil under the chickens on the grill to prevent flare up and burning. Close the lid and BBQ the chicken until the thermometer reads 170 degrees F. around 1.5 hours. Let rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

If you have any left over chicken you should try our Chicken Enchilada Pasta recipe.

Pasta recipe

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Recipe

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Recipe

Chicken enchilada pasta recipe. We had a contest on our Facebook page asking our followers to post a link to a recipe that they saw on Pinterest that they have been wanting to try. If we picked theirs they would win a Starbucks gift card and a WTI t-shirt.

We think the recipe was great and we’ll for sure be making chicken enchilada pasta again. Thank you Tori for the suggestion – we hope your enjoy your coffee and shirt!

The recipe came from Chef In Training blog – we have kept it pretty much the same, with just a few small tweaks.

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3 large chicken breasts (cooked and shredded)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 medium onion (diced)
1 Large red pepper (diced)
1 small can diced green chilies
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
2 10 oz. cans green chili enchilada sauce
1 10 oz. can red enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 box penne pasta
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook chicken and then shred. We did this but next time we may just buy an already cooked rotisserie chicken and just shred that. While the chicken is cooking, boil water and cook the penne pasta according to the directions on the box.

Chicken enchilada

In a deep skillet add olive oil and saute the onions for 3 minutes, then add red peppers and garlic and cook for another 3 minutes. Next, add the shredded chicken, green chiles, cumin, chili powder, salt, & enchilada sauces. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes.

Turn the heat to low and add cheese, stir until the cheese is melted and heated through. Next, add in the sour cream, be sure the heat is on low to keep the sour cream from curdling. Stir until sour cream is well mixed and heated through.

Drain pasta & return to pot. Pour sauce over pasta and stir well to evenly coat pasta. We garnished our pasta with a little spoonful of sour cream.

Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Other garnish suggestions are avocado, diced tomatoes, diced green onions.

No doubt we will have this again! Thanks Tori for posting this recipe on our Facebook page!

Waffle Maker

Crescent Roll Waffle Pizza Pockets Recipe

Waffle Pizza Pockets

Crescent roll waffle pizza pockets is what we made for lunch today! We decided to go out on a limb and try them in the waffle iron. To our surprise, they were great.

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Ingredients:

Crescent rolls
Pepperoni
Green Pepper diced
Mozzarella Cheese
Marinara/Pizza Sauce for dipping

Heat up your waffle iron. Keep your crescent rolls in squares, you can make 2 pockets per canister. On bottom half put on your desired ingredients. We used pepperoni, green peppers and mozzarella cheese. Put another crescent square on top and seal all the edges so that the cheese doesn’t melt out.

Check them around the 3 minute mark just to be sure they weren’t burning and left them to cook for one more minute. Times may vary.

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We heated up some marinara sauce for dipping.  The pockets seemed to stay sealed nicely, so you may want to add pizza sauce right in the middle of the pocket.

This recipe seems like it would be great to get your kids involved with cooking. Let them make their own pizzas!

Next time we are going to try; Canadian bacon and pineapple with mozzarella cheese. What do you think would be good ingredients to add?

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Kale Chips

Baked Kale Chip Recipe

Everywhere we look people are posting pictures of Kale Chips. We didn’t even know that Kale was for eating, we thought it was to decorate salad bars at restaurants!

Ingredients:

1 Head of Kale
Olive Oil
Sea Salt

Baked Kale Recipe

Directions – Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Wash and dry kale. Cut off the stems, cut into 1 1/2 pieces then lightly drizzle with olive oil and rub it into the leaves (be sure not to use too much.) Season with Sea Salt and then put in the oven for 15 minutes turning them halfway through (check them at 10.) . Be sure to watch them so that you don’t burn.

We posted this question on our Facebook page “So we bought some Kale and are going to make these Kale Chips everyone is talking about. Any tips?” These were the responses we got:

Angie: My family loves Kale chips. I cook at 375 for 10-15 minutes (turning half way through), we wanted ours crispy. Be sure to watch and make sure you don’t burn them.

Laura: Don’t use too much olive oil or they will be soggy some chili pepper or paprika spices them up a bit!

Jacque: YUM! My favorite. Add olive oil, garlic powder and sea salt…I like them baked at 325 verses 250 they get crisper faster.

Carol: I have tried them and think they taste like dirt! Good Luck!

Christine: If you have a sprayer for the oil that helps to “not get too much”

Kate: I can’t wait to hear about this one!!!

Melissa: Also when you pull them from the oven, leave on the cookie sheet so they cook a little longer but do not get over cooked in the oven.

Melissa: Love kale chips too. Don’t over bake them or they will be dust in your mouth. Lol. Gross. I take mine, rinse well with water and put them in a salad spinner to get the water off. Cut them into pieces (chunks) and toss with a little olive oil. Then sprinkle with salt. Never had a problem with them being too oily it whatever. A little goes a long way and it’s good to do it in a bowl.

Jennie: Spend a little time “massaging” the oil into the kale, make sure not to put too much on the cookie sheet, they need to be moderately spaced apart or they won’t get crispy.

Do you make kale chips? Let us know how you do it in the comments below.

popsicle homemade

Dannon Light and Fit Yogurt Popsicles

Easiest snack ever! We have been trying to watch our intake of junk food, but still want something sweet from time to time. These yogurt popsicles are the way to go.

Yogurt Popsicles

All you need is your favorite kind of yogurt and popsicle sticks. We cut a small opening in the middle of lid and placed the stick in. Popped it in the freezer and within a few hours we were enjoying the perfect healthy snack.

We chose Dannon Light & Fit because it is a great source of riboflavin, calcium, protein, phosphorus, and vitamin D. So it’s delicious and nutritious! Light nonfat yogurt and it’s only 80 calories!

This was very satisfying! Bring your kids along with you to the store and let them pick out their favorite flavors of yogurt, then they feel like they were a part of the process and it will taste that much better.

We will definitely be keeping these on hand this summer! We want to hear what you are making for healthy snacks in your home, leave us a comment below! We are always looking for new recipes to try!

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Chex mix treat

Chex Muddy Buddies Recipe Review

Some of you may know this recipe by the name “Puppy Chow” but since we used the recipe on the back of our Rice Chex cereal we will call it by their name “Muddy Buddies.”

My daughter had to make this for a class project so we thought we would share it with you.

Puppy Chow ingredients

Ingredients:

9 cups Rice Chex™
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

1. Into large bowl measure cereal; set aside.
2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on high 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Puppy Chow recipe

If we were to offer up any tips, it would be to use two bowls and divide up the cereal and chocolate mixture – It makes it easier to coat. We did the same thing when we put them into gallon Ziploc bags to shake on the powder sugar.

Puppy Chow snack

The whole process was quite simple and we honestly had a great time as a family making Muddy Buddies. Seems like a great party snack!

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cinnamon rolls

Two Minute Waffle Iron Cinnamon Rolls

Would you love to have some hot cinnamon rolls for breakfast but you’re in a hurry and only have a couple of minutes? Try this waffle iron recipe.

Simply heat up your waffle iron and place your favorite cinnamon roll dough in the center of the waffle iron. We used Pillsbury Grands Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls.

Waffle Maker Cinnamon Rolls

Close the lid and cook for 2 minutes and they are ready to enjoy! It really is that easy and delicious!

Cinnamon Rolls waffle maker

Not only will these cinnamon rolls make a great weekend breakfast, because they are so quick you could make them for your kiddos for before school.

Keep waffle iron cinnamon rolls in mind for those  hot summer mornings when you don’t want to turn the oven on.

Do you have any other great tricks to use a waffle iron for, comment below we would love to hear your ideas.

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Smalleys

Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque 666 Wings Challenge (Video)

Smalley's Stillwater MN

If you have been following We’ve Tried It then you would know that we have been on a quest to break our friend Jenni with HOT food challenges. I swear she has a mouth of leather.

First we tried St. Croix Farms Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Salsa, then we moved on to St. Croix Farms 10X Ghost Pepper Salsa and now we are going all in with Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque 666 Wings.

Six of us tried the 666 wings: Jenni, Nicole, Lisa, Mary, Shirley and Missy. It didn’t workout so well for many of us. Watch the video to see what happened…

Who will get the 666 Wings Sauce in their eyes…

The service and food were amazing at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and we highly recommend stopping in if you are in Stillwater, MN.

Update: Smalley’s is closing it’s doors and the last day to get their amazing food is January 13th, 2018. Our hopes are that they will be opening a new restaurant soon. They will be greatly missed by the community. You can get the full story here.

If you missed the other hot challenges with Jenni – check out our YouTube page and while you are there be sure to subscribe to our page.