Thursday, July 31, 2014

Apple Chips with Salted Caramel

Apple Chips with Salted Caramel | by Life Tastes Good is a tasty, healthy snack you can enjoy any time of day! #Fruit #BackToSchool #LifeTastesGood
Apple Chips with Salted Caramel dipping sauce is a tasty, healthy snack you can enjoy any time of day! And this Apple Chip recipe comes with a chance to WIN some $$$!! Now THAT's a great combo!!

I don't know about you, but buying fruit in my house is a chore. Don't get me wrong - we LOVE fruit, but it seems when I bring it home and put it in the fruit bowl it becomes invisible! This drives me nuts! I don't like wasting food, so when fruit goes bad I get a little annoyed!

Don and I were shopping at a local warehouse store recently, when he announced he wanted apples! Out of the blue he says, "I'm going to pick up some apples." I gave him a look that said "are you kidding me?" He knew exactly why I wasn't on board with buying apples in bulk and started assuring me he would eat them and they wouldn't go bad. Yeah, right! I'll believe it when I see it!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lime Cheesecake Parfait

Lime Cheesecake Parfait | by Life Tastes Good is lusciously delicious with a secret healthy ingredient #avocado #healthy
Lime Cheesecake Parfait is amazingly easy to make and has a secret ingredient that makes it healthier and creamier too! You can't beat that!!

The secret ingredient also gives this yum-mazing dessert that gorgeous green color! Healthy, creamy and green - have you guessed what the secret ingredient is?

Avocado!! Yep, that beautiful, creamy fruit used to make savory guacamole is hidden in this sweet, luscious dessert that tastes just like the best ever Key Lime Pie! It's true!

This recipe is a blend of two of my favorite desserts. It combines the flavors of my Avocado Lime Cheesecake, which is a frozen dessert, and the creaminess of my Lemon Curd Parfait. I love the flavor of the Avocado Lime Cheesecake, but I wanted something creamier! So I used the same ingredients, but changed up the technique and, voila, it worked perfectly! Now I get all the amazing flavor of my frozen Avocado Lime Cheesecake, but in a creamilicious dessert! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Best Baked French Fries

Best Baked French Fries | by Life Tastes Good are easy to make and really do get a little crispy on the outside just like a good french fry should!! #Baked #FrenchFry #Healthy #BuffaloSauce
Best Baked French Fries with Buffalo Caesar Dipping sauce! This is my go-to french fry recipe! I've been making my fries like this for years and years! My family LOVES 'em!! These french fries are easy to make and really do get a little crispy on the outside just like a good french fry should!!

Baking fries is so much easier and healthier than frying. The clean-up is a breeze and by making them yourself you control the ingredients and save money too! Y'all know I love that!

This recipe takes a little planning to prep the fries before they are ready to bake, but it's worth it!! Potatoes have a high water content, so in order to keep them from steaming, we need to remove as much water as possible. By tossing them with some sugar and letting them sit for about 30 minutes or so, the water will leech out of the potatoes. You just drain them and dry them and they'll be ready for the oven!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

How To Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade #SundaySupper

How To Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade | by Life Tastes Good is quick and easy to make at home, and you are able to control how sweeet or tangy you make it! #SundaySupper #Homemade #LemonadeSyrup
How To Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade is essential to know!! It's true! Only fresh squeezed lemonade can satisfy when you have a craving for that lip puckering, tangy, sweet goodness!! Lemonade mixes and frozen concentrates will never even come close to the real stuff!!

Luckily, Fresh squeezed lemonade is quick and easy to make at home, and you are able to control how sweet or tangy you make it!! I like my lemonade lip puckering good! The kind that makes your mouth water just thinking about how tangy it is!! 

By making a lemonade syrup, you are able to customize each glass of lemonade simply by adjusting the amount of water you add. I love that! It also makes it easier to take to BBQ's. Just make it up, pop on the lid and you are ready to go! When you get to the BBQ you just need to add water. You can do that in a pitcher or in individual glasses. Lemonade syrup is very versatile like that!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kefir Pudding Parfait

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Kefir Pudding Parfait | by Life Tastes Good is a healthy pudding you can feel good about eating and feeding to your family. #KefirCreations #Shop
My Kefir Pudding Parfait is a healthy pudding you can feel good about eating and serving to your family.

Don and I LOVE creamilicious snacks, but we've been eating many that aren't so good for us. In an effort to incorporate healthier sweet treats that are creamy and delicious into our diet I turned to Kefir, a fermented milk product loaded with good-for-you stuff!

At Winn Dixie I found Lifeway Kefir cultured milk smooties in a variety of different flavors. I picked up the plain in hopes I could make some vanilla pudding for a fruit parfait. I wasn't sure if the Kefir would make a thick, rich, and creamy pudding, but I'm happy to report it did!! I am so excited about this!! Don and I can now enjoy healthier creamilicious sweet treats every day!

This parfait makes a great breakfast too! Kefir is loaded with 11 grams of protein in every cup! That is sure to keep you going!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cookie Butter Parfait

Cookie Butter Parfait | by Life Tastes Good is an incredibly delectable dessert that is super simple to make. #BiscoffSpread #CookieButter
Cookie Butter Parfait is an incredibly delectable dessert that is super simple to make and today I'll show you how to throw this together in no time. Oh, and I'm also giving away a KitchenAid Stand Mixer! For FREE! Yeehaw!!

Have you ever tried Cookie Butter, a.k.a Biscoff Spread? Honestly, I don't know why I never thought to crush up cookies into a creamy spread! It's brilliant! It sounds like something I would do. I probably would have gotten around to it eventually, but somebody beat me to it! Yeah, that's it, suuuure <wink>

I use Cookie Butter in one of our all time favorite treats-my No Bake Cookie Butter Bars. Mmmmmm, they are soo good, but not to be outdone is my Cookie Butter Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate Ganache, and then there's the times when I just happen to have a spoon and the cookie butter is calling my name! That's right! Cookie Butter tastes great with spoons too!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe | by Life Tastes Good is like eating Buffalo Wings but the bun keeps your hands clean! How great is that? #Sandwich #GrilledChicken #BuffaloWings
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is like eating Buffalo Wings but the bun keeps your hands clean! How great is that?!

Another great thing about eating your wings in sandwich form is being able to add different layers of flavors such as arugula like I used on my sandwich!

I just love the addition of the arugula. It added a nice crunch which is essential in any respectable sandwich, but it also lends an extra level of spiciness that was just right!

We're not huge fans of bleu cheese, so when we eat buffalo wings, we like to dip them in ranch dressing. Yep, we're weird like that, so I used ranch dressing on this sandwich. It was perfect to bring the coolness and oh so yummy, but I'm sure if you love bleu cheese that would work well too!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Pasta

Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Pasta | by Life Tastes Good is loaded with all the perfection of a BLT sandwich, but in a wonderfully glorious pasta dish that is utterly simple to make! #BLT #Classic #Pasta
Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Pasta is loaded with all the perfection of a BLT sandwich, but in a wonderfully, glorious pasta dish that is utterly simple to make!

Who doesn't love a BLT? No one, right!! Everything is better with bacon, and this pasta dish is no exception. Oh my! The salty crisp goodness of the bacon mixed with the tangy sour cream is enough to put you on cloud nine, but then we toss in some peppery arugula and 2 different kinds of tomatoes!! Oh! Emmm! Geee! This has to be Nirvana!!

I love the Cavatappi pasta! It is perfect in this dish! The cork screw shape holds the sauce well and intertwines perfectly with the arugula creating blissful bites of deliciousness in every forkful!

This is a great pasta dish to feed a crowd too! It's good hot or cold and makes great leftovers!! It's a keeper for sure!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lemon Curd Parfait #SundaySupper

Lemon Curd Parfait | by Life Tastes Good is a sweet and tangy treat that is ridiculously easy to make! #Dessert #LemonParfait
Lemon Curd Parfait is ridiculously easy to make! The sweet tangy goodness of the lemon curd mixed with the creamy Mascarpone cheese makes for a refreshing treat any time of the year, but we especially like it in the hot summer months, which is why I chose this recipe for this week's #SundaySupper.

This week our #SundaySupper event is all about food served cold! It's hot out, so it's a great time to feature chilled foods. You'll get some great ideas this week that will carry you through summer for sure!! This event is hosted by Alaiyo of the Pescetarian Journal. Thanks for hosting, Alaiyo!!

You can make a batch of my Luscious Lemon Curd in the microwave in less than 5 minutes!! It's true! Lemon Curd is super easy to make in the mircrowave and turns out great. Just be sure to whisk it good!!

I topped this with homemade whipped topping too. Have you ever made whipped cream at home? It's another ridiculously easy homemade recipe and is soooo much better than that store bought stuff!
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