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Monday, June 29, 2015

Barbecue Pulled Pork Spaghetti

An easy skillet pasta meal made with spaghetti, pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and Bush's Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans.
Barbecue is the one thing that my family loves to eat. We're also huge spaghetti fans, so I decided to combine both flavors and came up with this Barbecue Pulled Pork Spaghetti. This is definitely not your normal spaghetti, but this dish is really tasty and packed full of barbecue flavor.  

I've had this recipe tucked in the back of my mind for quite a few years. I watched an episode of Down Home with The Neely's on the Food Network and they mentioned that they serve BBQ Spaghetti at their restaurant. I thought what a neat twist on a classic spaghetti dish as well as a great  way to use leftover pulled pork. 

We always have leftover pulled pork from barbecue sandwiches, so this is a win for me. I think leftover barbecue chicken would work with this recipe as well. If you don't have any pulled pork on hand you can always purchase store bought pulled pork. The Neely's use BBQ sauce made from scratch, but I simplified the recipe and used our favorite bottled barbecue sauce, and the addition of baked beans. 

I know the combination sounds strange, but trust me all the flavors came together nicely. Last month I introduced you to Bush's Limited Edition Sweet Heat Beans with my Barbecue Chicken Cornbread BakeWell, this month I'm back sharing a simple pasta skillet recipe using Bush's New Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Patriotic Dessert: Red, White & Blue Pretzel Salad

A retro dessert salad with a crunchy pretzel crust, a sweetened cream cheese middle, and topped with a mixture of strawberry jell-o and fresh berries.     
4th of July is this weekend! Have you decided on what sweet treat you'll be serving to celebrate Independence Day?  I think these Red, White & Blue Individual Pretzel Salads are the perfect idea.  

A dear friend of mine introduced me to this yummy retro salad years ago and I was instantly hooked. The original recipe calls for just strawberries, but since a variety of berries are in full swing at my local Walmart, I decided to add a few blueberries, and turn this simple dessert into a red, white and blue patriotic treat.  


This red, white, and blue pretzel salad has three layers, a sweet-and-salty pretzel crust, a creamy sweetened cream cheese middle, and topping made with a mixture of strawberries, jell-o, and fresh blueberries. 

You can make this dessert in individual jars or in a large 13 x 9 inch baking dish. I love the individual mason jars, because they're perfect to transport to a picnic or cookout. Just assemble the dessert, chill, screw on the lids, and place them in a ice chest until you're ready to serve.  

I recommend not adding the cream and blueberries for garnish if you'll be transporting the jars, because it will melt all over. Instead just fold the blueberries into the jell-o mixture along with the strawberries and omit the cream for garnish. Also if you're feeding a large crowd or just want mini desserts use the Ball 4 oz Mason Jars. Let's get started on the step-by-step.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Apples, cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar, combined with frozen bread dough create these delicious apple pie infused cinnamon rolls. 
Hi everyone! Today I'm back sharing another tasty recipe using Rhodes frozen bread dough. I love when it's my turn to guest post on Rhodes Bake N Serve Blog, because it means I get to play around in the kitchen, and come up with a new tasty recipe to share with ya'll. 

For this month's recipe I chose to make cinnamon rolls with a twist! If you love cinnamon rolls and apple pie then you're going to love these Apple Pie Cinnamon RollsThese rolls are ooey gooey and come together easily using Rhodes Frozen Bread Dough

I love using frozen bread dough for a variety of recipes especially when I'm in a pinch for time. Frozen dough is perfect for baking, and taste just as good, and bakes up soft and fluffy just like homemade bread.