Sunday, September 14, 2014

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders #SundaySupper

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders | by Life Tastes Good have all the wonderful flavors of the traditional dish but in this adorable little sandwich! #SundaySupper #GalloFamily
Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders have all the wonderful flavors of the traditional Chicken Cordon Bleu but in this adorable little sandwich! Everyone will love this new twist on a classic!

Are you a football fan? We have always been fans and love to watch the games. In our younger years, Don and I used to go to the games. We went with friends and it was a lot of fun, but now that we are a little...ahem...older, we appreciate watching the games at home. That doesn't mean we are party poopers! We still like to tailgate! We just like to do it at home.

So this weekend I cooked up a delicious treat for us! My Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders are easy to make and you won't believe how amazing the creamy wine sauce is! It is so addicting all you want to do is dip bread in it all day long, so putting it on some delicious sweet dinner rolls made complete sense to me!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Easy Sweet and Salty Snack Mix with M&M's

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Easy Sweet and Salty Snack Mix | by Life Tastes Good is made with M&M's®, cereal, pretzels, and peanuts all covered in creamilicious white chocolate! #HeroesEatMMs #CollectiveBias #Shop
Easy Sweet and Salty Snack Mix is made with M&M's®, cereal, pretzels, and peanuts all covered in creamilicious white chocolate! It is sooo incredibly satisfying and delicious! The whole family with love it! 

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This snack mix will be the hero of all your parties and the perfect treat to enjoy while watching a movie with the fam! The mix of sweet M&M's, cereal, and white chocolate with the salty deliciousness of the peanuts and pretzels is a flavor combo that satisfies when those snack cravings hit!

Who doesn't love to have a sweet crunchy snack when watching a movie? There is just something about having a yummy treat to munch on when you're sitting on the edge of your seat!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Apple Sauce Cupcakes

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Applesauce Cupcakes | by Life Tastes Good are the taste of fall! #FlavorofFall #CollectiveBias #shop
Apple Sauce Cupcakes are the taste of fall! I love everything about fall! The flavors, the colors, the clothes, the weather, you name it! I'm a fall kind a girl. 

When fall is near I start to get a craving for all the delicious fall recipes, and apples are at the top of my list! 

I know most people think of pumpkin this time of year, but I've never been big on pumpkin, personally. I'll make it for Don and Madison, but this girl prefers apples!!

Years ago I had a special recipe for an apple cake I would only make once each year. I don't remember why I only made it once each year, but we always looked forward to it! 

These Applesauce Cupcakes are very similar to that apple cake I made all those years ago. The only real difference is they are in cupcake form, and I frosted them with a delicious and very easy to make meringue icing.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lime Tartlet

Lime Tartlet - The Easiest Dessert Recipe You Aren't Making... #YahooFood #CleverGirls
I found this Lime Tart recipe on Yahoo! Food. It claimed to be "The Easiest Dessert You're Not Making" It sounded too good to be true, so I had to try it. Plus, I just really wanted a Lime Tart, and if it's so easy to make then why not?!

Can you believe it? It's true! This really is the easiest dessert recipe I wasn't making, but no more! I'll be making this many times over. The taste is spot on delicious!! The sweet and tangy lime filling paired splendidly with the buttery graham cracker crust. Yahoo! Food never disappoints!

Although the recipe is for one whole tart, I made it into 7 tartlets and topped each with homemade whipped topping. As a personal preference, I did not pre-bake the crust, I just poured the lime filling right on top of the unbaked graham cracker crust and then baked for 17 minutes. They turned out perfectly!

I recommend making this impressive dessert for your next gathering just to hear everyone tell you how amazing you are! It's good for the soul <wink>.

Monday, September 8, 2014

BBQ Ranch Bacon Cheeseburger | Simple Dinners

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BBQ Ranch Bacon Cheeseburgers | by Life Tastes Good for a simple dinner under $20 the whole family will love! #RollintoSavings #shop
It won't be hard to gather the whole family around the dinner table when you cook up these BBQ Ranch Bacon Cheeseburgers for a simple dinner you can make any night of the week!

These burgers are a tasty treat the whole family with love, but they are also budget friendly! I was able to make six delicious burgers loaded with bacon, cheese, a special sauce and veggies too for under $20!! 

It's true! By shopping smart and buying the products I needed on rollback, I was able to incorporate a delicious sauce, bacon, AND cheese to our normal burger meal making it more exciting! Every penny counts when you have a kid in college!!

Madison is starting her senior year of college and will need lots of costly art supplies, so when I saw these big savings at WalMart I was inspired! #RollintoSavings!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Vietnamese Pork Sandwich Recipe Banh Mi

This is my new favorite sandwich recipe! Have you ever had a Vietnamese Pork Sandwich? The Banh Mi is a baguette filled with various ingredients, but typically meat and pickled vegetables. 

This sandwich packs a big flavor punch! The first time I tried it, I was so surprised at the wonderful flavors I nearly fell out of my chair! It was love at first bite, and now I have regular cravings for the complex flavors of this unique sandwich.

The bread is light and airy with a thin crispy crust. It does take some effort to make the homemade bread, but it is very much worth it. This baguette is a delicious wrapper for the pickled veggies that are fantastically easy to make and the equally easy and flavorful pork filling. Everything works together in perfect harmony to create a perfectly balanced sandwich that will make you happy happy with each and every blissful bite!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pickled Vegetable Slaw

Pickled Vegetable Slaw | by Life Tastes Good is the good stuff that can turn an ordinary sandwich into sandwich nirvana! #PickledVegetables #Sandwich
Pickled Vegetable Slaw is the good stuff that can turn an ordinary sandwich into sandwich nirvana! The crunchy, vinegary goodness of this vegetable slaw is good on just about anything, but I made it in an attempt to recreate a delicious sandwich I had at the Food and Wine Conference this past July!

I know the mere mention of the word 'pickled' can start people running for the hills, but WAIT!! Sit back down and hear me out, because you have not lived until you've had a mouthwatering Vietnamese Style Pork Sandwich with the crunchy tang of Pickled Vegetable Slaw. Oh my it's killing me just thinking about how good it is!

That sandwich recipe is coming soon, which is why you need to make the Pickled Vegetable Slaw. You'll be happy you prepared in advance for this sandwich recipe - it is a treat to your taste buds! UPDATE: Here is the Vietnamese Pork Sandwich Recipe

Don't get me wrong, this slaw is not only good on my sandwich recipe, it is also fantastic on hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, forks... you name it!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Vietnamese Baguette

Vietnamese Baguette | by Life Tastes Good is a fabulously soft bread with a slightly crispy thin crust. It is the perfect wrap for a Banh Mi Sandwich! #Bread
This recipe for a Vietnamese Baguette is the start of my quest to recreate a delicious sandwich I experienced at the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando recently. You can read about my conference experience in this post: Food and Wine Conference #FWCon!

Back to sandwich nirvana. The sandwich is Banh Mi. If you've never had the pleasure of enjoying this magnificent sandwich, I highly recommend you find one fast and devour it and then have another, because it's that good. I may or may not have had two sandwiches in one sitting. Okay, I had two! I couldn't help myself! 

As a result of my experience with the Banh Mi, I came home determined to at least attempt to recreate this delicious wonder! There are a couple different components to this sandwich, so I'm starting with the bread. The fabulously soft bread with a slightly crispy thin crust is the perfect wrap for the Banh Mi and this recipe I found on is perfect! It's actually even better!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mango Berry Fruit Salad

Mango Berry Fruit Salad | by Life Tastes Good is a refreshing salad full of sweet fruit! #LightMeal #Summer
Mango Berry Fruit Salad is a refreshing salad full of sweet, sweet fruit! You can throw this salad together in no time, and enjoy a delicious lunch or light dinner that packs a healthy punch too! So refreshing on a hot summer day!

Cutting up the fruit was the most time consuming part of putting this salad together, and it really didn't take that long at all as it was just strawberries and the mango. You might be able to find them already cut up in the produce section. I tossed the other berries in whole, so that was easy peasy!

I love adding fresh fruit to my salads. Not only does it add all the pretty colors, but the sweetness paired with a tangy vinaigrette is a flavor combo that satisfies!

My Mango Raspberry Vinaigrette added the perfect touch! The tang of the vinaigrette balanced out the sweetness of the fruit and was quite tasty overall. I only wish I had some fresh baked bread to wipe my plate clean!