Creamy Pasta Salad Recipe – Simple & Delicious!

Creamy Pasta Salad

The weekend is here and I am sure the last thing you want to do is spend a bunch of time in the kitchen! So, I have a great recipe that will take you very little time to prepare - Creamy Pasta Salad.

You can have it ready in just the time it takes you to boil a pot of noodles. Seriously, it comes together in no time flat. The best part is that you can change this from a tasty side dish into a hearty main dish with the simple addition of your favorite protein. Toss in some ham, diced chicken, tuna or even some shrimp!

In addition to being delicious it feeds a small army! So for those of you with a big family you'll only need one batch. If you are only feeding a few, you'll have plenty for a couple of meals.

It's a great time to make this recipe with the BOGO sale on Hellmann's® mayonnaise at Publix. The jars are on sale now through 9/2 (9/1 for some folks.) You can grab the big 30 oz jars for just $3 each with the sale. Hellmann's® is America's #1 Mayonnaise and is made with real, simple ingredients like eggs, oil and vinegar. It's the perfect ingredient for my recipe and makes the most creamy pasta salad - I think you'll love it!

Be sure to take advantage of the savings and give this recipe a try. Come back and let me know what you think!

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Creamy Pasta Salad
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 16 oz pasta, cooked according to package directions and cooled.
  • 1¼ cups Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 small colored bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup olives, sliced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, salt, pepper and celery seed.
  2. Add the pasta, broccoli, olives and tomatoes to a large bowl and mix with the prepared dressing.
  3. Chill and serve.
Notes
Also excellent as a main dish with chicken, ham, shrimp, tuna or your favorite protein!

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Crispy Cod Sandwich with Tangy Apple Slaw – Quick & Easy Weeknight Recipe

Cod Sammie With Apple Slaw

I have been sharing quick and easy meal ideas...I know many of you guys are busy moms like me. Please tell me that I am not the only one having a hard time getting into a good routine now that school has started back.

It just seems like time flies once the boys get home from school. I am on a mission to find easy and delicious recipes that allow us to still fit in all the things have to accomplish before bedtime! This Crispy Cod Sandwich with Tangy Apple Slaw was a huge hit with my guys and came together with almost no effort. I thought I'd share it in case you needed a busy weeknight option.

I made the slaw before the boys got home from school. It takes maybe 10 minutes to prep. You could cut down on that time if you went with a bagged slaw mix. You'll want to give it time to sit in the fridge...you could even do it the night before if you wanted. Once the boys were home, I preheated the oven and cooked the Mrs. Paul's Garlic Herb Cod. The fish takes about 30 minutes to cook so we were able to knock out some homework while dinner was in the oven...you know I am all about multi-tasking!

Once the timer went off, all I had to do was assemble the sandwich.

This one is great because all the work is really done for you! Mrs. Paul's Flavor Crusted Fillets are made from 100% Real Fish Fillets that are lightly coated with a flavorful combination of panko crust & blend of flavorful seasonings. You don't have to fuss over a bunch of ingredients to create a delicious meal...simply pop them in your oven and let them bake. Paired with the tangy slaw, it's really a great combo! Just serve with some fruit and you have a big hearty meal that the whole family will love!

You'll notice the hardest part was just whipping up that slaw - which will only take about 10 minutes of your time. No need to call for take-out or run by the drive thru...you can put a good meal on the table and still have time to get all those to-do's done! Try this recipe and let me know what you think!

Crispy Cod Sandwich With Tangy Apple Slaw
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 Mrs. Paul's® Garlic Herb Cod (cooked according to package instructions)
  • 4 sub rolls, cut in half
  • 1 Apple, cored and julienned (I like a good Fuji apple)
  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combining the apple, cabbage, carrot and onion and place in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, dijon mustard, vinegar, honey and poppy seeds.
  3. Pour over the vegetable mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
  5. To serve, place a Mrs. Paul's® Garlic Herb Cod fillet into the sub roll and top with a heaping spoonful of the slaw.

If you come up with something tasty using Mrs. Paul's Flavor Crusted Fillets why not share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest using #gofishtonight.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars – Easy Back To School Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars

I joke with my husband that when the boys are older, I may have to move my bed into the kitchen. As they get older it seems like all they want to do is eat...ALL.THE.TIME!

We aren't made of money so going out and spending a bunch of money on pre-made foods and snacks are not the answer. Instead, I opt for recipes that allow me to cook big batches of food at once so the boys have plenty of food to snack on. That way I am not spending all my time in the kitchen.

Take my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars as an example. A 6 pack box of store bought granola bars will cost you about $3. That's 50¢ per serving. While that doesn't sound terrible, at my house that box could be gone in 2 -3 days! I can whip up a batch of granola bars and for about the same amount of money, I get 18 bars! My recipe takes very little time and you have a week's worth of snacks.

This recipe is also open to customization. Skip the chocolate and opt for raisins and nuts or maybe add in pretzels and dried cranberries. The options are endless! I change it up based on what I have on hand. The recipe below is what my boys love best.

jeb-lunchboxThe best part is that you can store them in a Ziploc® brand bag or container and then pop them in the lunchbox as you need them. They are ready when you need them and you are looking at about 16¢ per serving...a fraction of the price of the store bought version!

Look for the NEW Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs when you shop at Publix. The bags come with an added tab, making them easy to grip and open. They also feature three distinctive colored tabs for easy organization:

  • Ziploc® brand Storage bags with Easy Open Tabs feature a  pink tab
  • Ziploc® brand Freezer bags with Easy Open Tabs feature a  blue tab
  • Ziploc® brand Sandwich and Snack bags with Easy Open Tabs feature a  green tab

You are sure to find a size for all your storage needs!

Remember you have a chance to win a $50 Publix gift card plus a big Ziploc® gift pack. Be sure to take a minute to enter my giveaway before it ends tomorrow (8/27 at 11pm.)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars - Easy Back To School Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups granola
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. Combine the granola, coconut and Rice Krispies in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar with the honey and butter.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 2 minutes 15 seconds (set a timer!)
  5. Pour the mixture over the granola/coconut/cereal mixture and fold to evenly coat with the sauce.
  6. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch ungreased baking pan and press firmly to evenly fill (I place another 9x13 pan on top and press down as hard as possible)
  7. Allow to cool for 2 -3 minutes (or your chocolate chips will melt)
  8. Gently press the chocolate and peanut butter chips onto the top of the granola.
  9. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.
  10. Cut into bars.
Notes
Adapted from Rachael Ray

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Ranch Taco Salad Recipe – Quick, Easy & Economical With The Wish-Bone & Fresh Express Sale At Publix!

Ranch Taco SaladWith school back in session, I know many of you are like me and looking for quick and easy meals! I have  great option that is fast, easy and very family friendly - Ranch Taco Salad!

You guys know I love Mexican Food. Unfortunately, it's not always the best option when trying to lose weight. Most of the foods are heavy on the carbs which I am trying to avoid...but not this recipe! I get all the fabulous taste that I love and it's a little better for the ol' the waist line!

The only cooking involved is browning ground beef then adding some taco seasoning mix. (If you don't have a pack on hand you can whip up your own using the spices in my Taco Pie recipe.) A bag of Fresh Express Romaine Lettuce makes life super easy. Just divide the salad up in bowls and then each person can get creative.

You can really make this one your own by adding your favorite toppings. Simply toss in whatever you like on your taco. I always add jalapeños, black olives and guacamole. My boys want lots of meat, cheese and ranch dressing! The picture above is my husband's salad. He was kind enough to let me snap a picture before he dug in. Yes--even my meat and potatoes loving hubby loves this salad. Though I will tattle and share that the bowl you are looking at was number one of two that he devoured!

You can whip this meal up at a fantastic price at Publix. Remember both Fresh Express Salad and Wish Bone salad dressing are on sale in the upcoming Publix ad! Add in a few other ingredients and don't forget to check your pantry to see what you might already have on hand. Be on the lookout for peelies on the bags of Fresh Express when you are shopping and you may find additional savings too!

Fresh Express Salad or Baby Spinach, Assorted Varieties, 5 to 11 oz bag, 2/$5

Wish-Bone Dressing, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz bottle, or Dressing & Seasoning Mix, 2.1 or 2.6 oz box, BOGO $2.35
-$0.75/1 Wish-Bone Product, 08/23 SS (exp 10/31) [16-oz.+ or dry mix]
Just 43¢ after coupon!

Ranch Taco Salad Recipe
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 package (.25 oz.) taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cups corn tortilla chips, coarsely broken
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 4 oz.)
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup Wish-Bone® Ranch Dressing
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in taco seasoning mix and continue preparing according to package directions.
  3. Cool slightly.
  4. Toss all ingredients except dressing in large bowl.
  5. Serve drizzled with dressing.
Notes
Recipe from Wish-Bone

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Fishing Poles Recipe – Quick & Easy With Mrs. Paul’s Fish Sticks

Mrs. Paul's Fishing PolesOne of the best ways to get kids to eat is to make dinner a little more fun. When my boys were younger, they would eat almost anything I put in front of them. I used to brag to all my friends about all the different foods that they would eat. As they got older, they started to get picky about the foods that I would serve.

I still serve them the same foods, I just change how I present them. It's crazy how they'll eat roasted potatoes and zucchini when I put them on a stick! I pick my battles and if putting veggies on a stick and giving it a fun name makes dinnertime fun...then that's what we do!

That's how my "Fishing Poles" came about! The best part is that you can really use any roasted veggie and make it your own. I pair the roasted veggies with Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks and voila...a fun dinner that the kids will enjoy!

I bet you guys stocked up on Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks with the recent BOGO sale. Just pull out a box and grab some of your favorite veggies and you can have a fun meal on the table in a flash. Since you can roast the veggies at the same time that you cook the fish you dinner prep is very minimal. Serve with some Birds Eye Super Sweet Corn and a side salad and your prep time is maybe 5 - 10 minutes total!

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Remember, Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks are a source of protein and are made with 100% real fish. My whole family loves them - they taste great and they are so simple to prepare. If you are looking for more ways to make dinner fun, check out these other tasty recipes -

Try my Fishing Poles recipe and let me know if you guys have any fun ways that you use Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks. We are always looking for new ways to make dinner fun!

Fishing Poles
 
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  • Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks (cooked according to package instructions)
  • potatoes, cut into large chunks
  • zucchini, cut into thick slices
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • wooden skewers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425º F.
  2. Rub veggies in olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt to taste.
  3. Roast in oven for 30 minutes, turning halfway through baking.
  4. Cook Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks while the veggies are baking.
  5. Once the fish and veggies are done, allow to cook for 2 -3 minutes and then alternate the fish and veggies onto the wooden skewer.
Notes
You can use your favorite vegetables in place of the potatoes & zucchini.

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Garlic Herb Cod with Asian Slaw Using Mrs. Paul’s Flavor Crusted Fillets

Mrs Pauls Asian SlawDid you stock up on Mrs. Paul's Fish Fillets in the Publix BOGO sale? You know these are great for a quick and easy diner. Pair them with a side salad or a steamed vegetable and you have dinner on the table in 30 minutes. Well I thought I'd give you a recipe option that is still just as quick but gives you a meal packed with big flavors - Garlic Herb Cod with Asian Slaw.

You know Mrs. Paul's Flavor Crusted Fillets are made from 100% Real Fish Fillets that are lightly coated with flavorful combination of panko crust & blend of flavorful seasonings. So half the recipe is already done for you. You simply pop them in your oven and let them bake - that's it!

While your fish is baking you make your quick and easy slaw. If you want to save some time, you can even buy bagged slaw that has been cut for you. I told you it was easy!

Besides being easy and delicious, it's also a better for you meal. Look at all those veggies that you'll be packing in your family along with that big serving of protein from the fish! This will beat a stroll through the drive thru any day!

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Garlic Herb Cod with Asian Slaw
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 Mrs, Paul's Garlic Herb Cod Fillets cooked according to package
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage (green and red - or both)
  • ¾ cups broccoli slaw
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ½ yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ⅛ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon chicken base
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt & pepper, if desired
Instructions
  1. Combine all the veggies in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix the oils, vinegar, sugar, chicken base and soy sauce in a small bowl and whisk until emulsified - about 1 minute.
  3. Pour the dressing over the veggies and top with the toasted sesame seeds and toasted almonds.
  4. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Chop the fish into bite sized pieces and serve over the slaw.

Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. If you come up with something tasty using Mrs. Paul's Flavor Crusted Fillets why not share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest using #gofishtonight.

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Honey Graham Sticks – Delicious Lunch Box Recipe For Back To School

Honey Graham Sticks

Graham Crackers were once a thing of mystery to me. I honestly had no idea what it took to make a graham cracker. Then I found out that they were just a simple cookie dough. The mystery was solved and I discovered that I could make them for a fraction of the price of the boxed version. Plus, I could make them into any shape or size that I wanted. That sure comes in handy when you want to whip up homemade s'mores!

Besides the value, the taste is out of this world. There is nothing better than a homemade graham cracker. My boys absolutely love them and they are the perfect lunch box item especially when I cut them as Honey Graham Sticks. I always tuck a few sticks in a Ziploc® brand bag and then give the boys some peanut butter or hazelnut spread in a Ziploc® brand container with One Press Seal.

The nice thing about this recipe is that it makes a big batch of graham sticks. I typically bake up a big batch on Sunday and store them in a Ziploc® brand bag. I'll have enough for both boys' lunch for the whole week plus plenty for snacks as well! The best part...extras are great for homemade graham cracker crusts too!

Don't forget that we have some great deals on Ziploc® brand products in the current Advantage Buy flyer available now through 8/28.

Ziploc® Brand Container, 2 to 3 ct, 2/$5
-$1/2 Ziploc® Containers, 08/02 SS (exp 9/26)
-$1/2 Ziploc® Brand Containers Printable
-$1.50/2 Ziploc® Brand Products printable [Register and Share] 
As low as $1.75 per pack!

Ziploc® Brand Slider, Sandwich or Snack Bags, 10 to 40 ct, 2/$4
-$1/2 Ziploc® Bags, 08/02 SS (exp 9/26)
-$1/2 Ziploc® Brand Bags printable
-$1/2 Ziploc® Brand Bags Printable
-$1.50/2 Ziploc® Brand Products printable [Register and Share]
As low as  $1.25 per box!

Ziploc® Brand Mega Sandwich Bag, 280 ct
-$1.50/1 Ziploc® Brand Mega Sandwich Bag, 280 ct Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Back to School” In-Ad Publix Coupon (valid 8/8 to 8/28)
-$1/2 Ziploc® Bags, 08/02 SS (exp 9/26)
-$1/2 Ziploc® Brand Bags printable
-$1/2 Ziploc® Brand Bags Printable
-$1.50/2 Ziploc® Brand Products printable [Register and Share] 
Save up to $2.25 per box with coupons.

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Homemade Honey Graham Sticks
 
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Serves: 4 dozen
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ teaspoon cinnamon (divided)
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup cold butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Instructions
  1. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon to the bowl of your stand mixer. Use the paddle attachment and mix on low until combined.
  2. Add the cubed butter to the dry ingredients and mix on low for about 3 minutes until the mixture is crumbly like oatmeal.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the milk, vanilla and honey until combined.
  4. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix on low for about 1 -2 minutes until the dough forms. Be aware that the dough is a soft, sticky dough.
  5. Divide the dough and shape into two discs and wrap in plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until firm.
  7. As this is a very soft, sticky dough, I find that it's easiest to roll this out on a floured silpat (or parchment) this will make moving the sticks easier when needed!
  8. Once the dough is about ⅛" inch thick, I use a pastry wheel to cut the dough into strips about ¾" wide by 2½" long. You can also use a pizza wheel or knife.
  9. Use a wooden skewer to poke holes down the length of each graham stick.
  10. Mix the remaining cinnamon with the sugar and sprinkle over the cut dough (reserve half of the mixture for the other dough ball.)
  11. Place the entire silpat of cut dough (or parchment) on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 - 45 minutes until the dough is firm.
  12. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  13. Now it will be easier to remove the sticks without warping or tearing them. Gently peel each graham stick from the silpat and place on a parchment lined pan, spacing at least ½ inch apart.
  14. Bake in a 350º oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Allow to cool and serve with your favorite dip!
  16. Repeat with the second ball of dough.

Adapted from Good Housekeeping

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Fish Dog Bites Recipe – Reminder To Grab A Great Deal On Mrs. Pauls Fish Sticks At Publix

Fish Dog Bites

Don't forget about the great BOGO sale on Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks available right now at Publix. The deal will be available through 8/19 (8/18 for some.)

  • Mrs. Paul’s Fish Sticks or Fillets, Assorted Varieties, 10 to 24.6 oz (Excluding 18 ct, 10.1 oz Sticks and 6 ct, 11.4 oz Fillets), BOGO $5.99

Last week I shared a fun recipe for Crunchy Fish Stick Dinner Sundaes and today I thought I'd share another kid friendly meal - Fish Dog Bites.

This is a fun spin on a classic meal where you are replacing the traditional hot dog with Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks. With the great deal running right now at Publix you can make this at a great price. You'll pay just $3 per box with the sale - now that's a great deal!

We all know that when meals are fun, kids are more likely to eat their dinner. This one takes very little effort and your kids will come running. A great price and and easy meal...what's not to love?

Remember, Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks are a source of protein and are made with 100% real fish. Stock up on your family's favorite quick meal and remember that dinner can be fun! Try this recipe or any of the great recipes on the Mrs. Paul's website. Stay tuned as I'll be sharing more of our favorite fun recipes as well.

I'd love to hear any fun recipes that you all make at your house. We are always looking for fun new ways to do dinner. Share your ideas in the comments.

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Fish Dog Bites Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 16 Van de Kamp’s® or Mrs. Paul’s® Crunchy Fish Sticks
  • 1 package Birds Eye® Steamfresh Super Sweet Corn, cooked according to package directions
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Open Pit ® Barbecue Sauce
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Bake Fish Sticks according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise and barbecue sauce in medium bowl.
  3. Spread hot dog rolls with mayonnaise mixture and place four fish sticks on each roll. Sprinkle each with cheese. Secure with tooth picks and cut into thirds. Serve with hot cooked corn.
Notes
Recipe Developer: Tamara Bigelow/Julie Nolan; Kids Focused Recipes June 2015

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Spinach Salad With Portabello Mushrooms Recipe + Look For Coupons At Publix

SPINACH SALAD WITH PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS

We eat a lot of salads at my house. They are quick, easy and very versatile...not to mention healthy! All that combined makes them a winning combination for me! Now, I know what you are thinking...salads are dull and boring. WRONG! You can whip up some fantastic dinner salads that will have your taste buds buzzing yet still keep your kitchen time to a minimum.

I thought I would share one of my all time favorite recipes - Spinach Salad With Portabello Mushrooms. I could probably eat this salad three times per week. There's something about the sweetness of the roasted veggies with the fresh greens and that delicious Wish-Bone dressing that is fantastic. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! I do a very simple rub on my chicken and grill it up - dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes!

This is also a very economical meal, especially if you are shopping now. We have a great BOGO sale on the Fresh Express salads and spinach as well as a Publix coupon for the Wish-Bone dressing in the Smart Savings Booklet. Also, be on the lookout for peelies on the bags of salad when you are shopping and you may find additional savings too!

Fresh Express Salad Blend, Assorted Varieties, 5 to 11 oz, BOGO $4.19

Fresh Express Spinach, 8oz, BOGO $2.99

Wish-Bone Dressing, 16 oz, or Dressing & Seasoning Mix, 2.1 or 2.6 oz, $3.25
-$1/1 Wish-Bone® product 16 oz. or larger Publix Coupon Smart Savings Booklet
$2.25 after coupon.

You really have to try this recipe. It's a great for a busy weeknight and your whole family will love it. You'll love the fact that your total total cooking time is limited to roasting some veggies and grilling up some chicken.

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Spinach Salad With Portabello Mushrooms Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 medium onions, cut into ½-inch wedges
  • ½ cup Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing [or Wish-Bone® House Italian Dressing]
  • 4 large portobello mushroom caps
  • 1 package (10 oz./300 g) fresh spinach leaves [or baby spinach], trimmed, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs [or chicken breasts] (about 8 oz.), grilled or broiled and sliced (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Toss onions with 2 tablespoons Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing on broiler pan without rack. Add mushrooms in single layer. Roast 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Slice mushrooms and toss with 2 tablespoons Dressing; set aside.
  3. Just before serving, toss spinach with remaining ¼ cup Dressing. Arrange spinach on serving platter, then top with mushrooms, onions and chicken. Sprinkle, if desired, with grated Parmesan cheese.
Notes
Recipe from Wish Bone

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Easy Barbecue Burgers – Quick Meal Idea With The Smart Savings Publix Coupons

Easy Barbecue Burger

Have you guys had a chance to take advantage of those Smart Savings coupons? Don't forget to grab your coupons and pick up some great deals. Remember while we all work so hard to get items at a great price...the key is putting it all together for meals that won't break the bank. I thought I'd share a meal idea that is super economical and absolutely delicious. It just happens to have been our dinner tonight!

I was able to take the Smart Savings coupons and use them to my advantage. I whipped up a batch of Easy Barbecue Burgers and there wasn't a crumb left on anyone's plate. I paired the burgers with a simple side salad and dinner was done in under 30 minutes.  Here are the coupons that you'll need -

Open Pit BBQ Sauce, 18 oz, $1.69
-$0.55/1 Open Pit® BBQ Sauce 18 oz. Publix Coupon Smart Savings
-$0.35/1 Open Pit Product Peelie
$1.14 each with coupon....even less if you find that peelie.

Vlasic Bold & Spicy Pickles, $2.89
-$1/1 Vlasic® pickles 16–46 oz. Publix Coupon Smart Savings
-$1/1 Vlasic Bold &Spicy Pickles, 08/02 SS (exp 9/30)
-$1/1 Vlasic Bold & Spicy Stacker Pickles printable
89¢ with coupons.

Wish-Bone Dressing, 16 oz,  $3.25
-$1/1 Wish-Bone® product 16 oz. or larger Publix Coupon Smart Savings Booklet
-$0.75/1 Wish-Bone Product or Dry Mix, 07/12 SS (exp 8/15) [16-oz.+]
-$0.75/1 Wish-Bone Product, 07/12 SS (exp 8/15)
Just $1.50 after coupons!

The key to the burgers is grilling them and brushing them with Open Pit Honey Barbecue Sauce as they cook. The sauce caramelizes and gives the burgers the most delicious flavor. Add in a Vlasic Bold & Spicy Pickle and you have a great flavor combination!

The best part...there is basically no clean up involved. Heck, grab paper plates and you'll be out of the kitchen in no time flat. Quick, easy and economical - add this one to your "perfect weeknight meal" category.

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Easy Barbecue Burgers
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon onion finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup Open Pit Honey Barbecue Sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns, toasted (if desired)
  • lettuce, tomatoes, onions
Instructions
  1. Combine ground beef, minced onion, seasoned salt, and black pepper.
  2. Shape into 6 patties.
  3. Grill on medium heat.
  4. Brush often with the Open Pit Barbecue Sauce.
  5. Cook to desired doneness.
  6. Serve on the toasted buns and top with lettuce, tomatoes and onions.

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