Cheesy Orzo with Bacon

Cheesy Orzo with Bacon

Cheesy Orzo with Bacon is a fancy sounding side dish that is so simple to prepare. It's the perfect side to just about anything! I absolutely love bacon. So does the rest of my family, especially my 7-year-old daughter. She will ask for it as a meal. Just bacon. Can you blame her? Bacon is completely awesome. You can eat it with any meal. Do you guys like puny bacon strips or nice big strips? I love bigger better bacon like Wright® Brand Bacon. That's exactly what I used in this Cheesy Orzo … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies will make peanut butter lovers so happy! With Peanut Butter Cups inside every cookie, the world is a yummier place. My family loves peanut butter!  Our favorite way to eat it is on a spoon.  My kids can hear the jar being opened and come flocking to kitchen begging for a taste!  I think the only way to make peanut butter better is by adding chocolate.  And maybe more peanut butter! … [Read more...]

Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca

I made a delicious recipe using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps Aqua Fresca  is a refreshing drink that can made with pretty much any fruit you can think of. It's a light non-alcoholic beverage that will please your taste buds! Are you all still alive or has the heat withered you away? We are in an awful heat wave and I can't drink enough refreshing drinks like this Agua Fresca. In Spanish, it's name says it all: "fresh water". … [Read more...]

Oreo Stuffed M&M Cookie Cake

Oreo Stuffed M&M Cookie Cake

This Oreo Stuffed M&M Cookie Cake is the ultimate dessert. It has Oreo cookies and M&M's baked into a giant cookie cake. Dessert fans will love this! Hi friends! It’s Jess here from Sweetest Menu with yet another sweet treat for you. I am a cookie lover through and through but I also cannot resist almost any form of candy and don’t even get me started on my love for Oreos. So I’ve combined all three into the most sumptuous treat – an Oreo Stuffed M&M Cookie Cake. The best of all … [Read more...]

No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars

No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars

No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars are a quick and easy no-bake dessert that kids will go crazy for. Just 3 ingredients and you have a tasty treat! How was your weekend? Anyone invent outdoor air conditioning yet? Like for reals. I can't even turn on my oven. I almost cry if I have to. And kick and scream. These No-Bake Chewy Cookie Bars are a perfect summer dessert. They only take about 5 minutes to prepare and another 10 to set up. My kids hovered the whole time I was making these. They … [Read more...]

Easy Meal Plan Sunday #1

Easy Menu Plan Sunday

I am super excited to introduce you all to a new series here on Mandy's Recipe Box! I am teaming up with a fabulous group of bloggers to bring you an easy meal plan every Sunday. Each week you can find 6 main dish recipes and two desserts to get you through the week.  Just click the title of the recipe to get it. Happy cooking and enjoy Easy Meal Plan Sunday! BAKED RITZ GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN STRIPS MEXICAN PIZZA … [Read more...]

Corn and Zucchini Casserole

Corn and Zucchini Casserole

Corn and Zucchini Casserole - An easy cornbread casserole filled with corn and fresh zucchini. Hello Mandy's Recipe Box readers! It's Jaren from Diary of a Recipe Collector back to share a wonderful summer side dish with you! Summer is in full swing down here. It is now so hot that it is pretty hard to play outside very long. I know! We sound like wimps! But seriously, my kids like to play in the front driveway versus the backyard. Why? I couldn't really tell you. I mean we have a covered … [Read more...]

Black Forest Brownies

Black Forest Brownies

Black Forest Brownies are an easy way to dress up brownies. With Lucky Leaf®Premium Pie Filling, this will be a hit with your family and friends. As I have said before, I am not a huge brownie fan. Well, a plain brownie fan, that is. I love to bake brownies and add mini marshmallows to the top and put them back into the oven until the marshmallows puff up. Once cooled, I frost with chocolate frosting and I am in heaven. So I jazzed up regular brownies once again with cherry pie filling and … [Read more...]