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Harried Housewife Recipe Box – Applesauce Pecan Muffins

Hi! Here is a link to today’s recipe from The Harried Housewife’s RECIPE BOX for Applesauce Pecan Muffins as seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2.

It’s the perfect time of year to make good use of just-picked apples. Enjoy! 🙂

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Roll Up with Marshmallows

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Roll Up with Marshmallows

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Roll Up with Marshmallows

Minimal ingredients and a couple of minutes are all it takes to whip up a gooey treat just in time for the back to school season.

Ideal for kids of all ages, this easy to make roll up is both delicious and nutritious. Simply slather a flour tortilla with the new and yummy whipped peanut butter and chocolate flavored spread, top with banana slices, and sprinkle it with miniature marshmallows.

Roll it up, place on a microwave-safe plate like this one from Oneida, and microwave until heated. Terrific as an after school snack, this mouthwatering treat couldn’t be quicker or easier. Now this is a great way to savor the back to school season.

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA ROLL UP WITH MARSHMALLOWS

1 tablespoon whipped peanut butter and chocolate flavored spread
1 (8- to 10-inch) flour tortilla
1/2 ripe medium banana, sliced
2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
Spread whipped peanut butter and chocolate flavored spread on tortilla, leaving 1/2-inch border. Arrange banana slices on spread; sprinkle with marshmallows. Roll up. Transfer to a microwave-safe plate, seam side down; microwave on HIGH until just heated, about 30 seconds. Let stand 1 minute before slicing. Cut into 2 or 4 pieces. Makes 1 serving.

Thanks to Oneida for providing dinnerware

Apple Slices with Peanut Butter Dip

As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Apple Slices with Peanut Butter Dip

Apple Slices with Peanut Butter Dip

Apple Slices with Peanut Butter Dip

Make the most of apple season by whipping up a slightly sweetened peanut butter dip that pairs perfectly with just-picked apples.

By combining a few pantry staples, it’s easy to create a healthy dip that can be on the table in a matter of minutes. Simply slice a few apples and arrange them along with dip on a sturdy platter like this Chef’s Table Platter from Oneida.

Terrific for the back to school season and just right for little hands to dip into, this nourishing snack is a tasty way to enjoy the abundance of apples—and all the goodness of autumn.

APPLE SLICES WITH PEANUT BUTTER DIP

1/3 cup regular or reduced-fat peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Apple slices, for dipping
For dip, in a small bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon; stir until smooth. Serve with apple slices. Makes 12 servings.

Thanks to Oneida for providing serveware

Blue Citrus Cocktails

As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Blue Citrus Cocktails

Blue Citrus Cocktails

Blue Citrus Cocktails

Savor the essence of a tropical island by sipping on a vibrant drink brimming with refreshing citrus flavor.

Quick to prepare and perfect for Labor Day celebrations or any occasion, this swanky drink looks even more dazzling in this Infinity Pitcher from Anchor Hocking.

When it comes to squeezing out every drop of the fleeting days of summer, this colorful drink makes it easy.

Cheers!

BLUE CITRUS COCKTAILS

4 cups lemonade, chilled
2 cups blue curacao
3/4 cup vodka
3/4 cup cold water
Juice of 1 medium lemon
Ice cubes
Tropical flowers (optional)
In a large pitcher, combine lemonade, blue curacao, vodka, water, and lemon juice; stir well. Place ice cubes in glasses; pour lemonade mixture over ice cubes. Garnish with tropical flowers, if desired. Makes 10 servings

Thanks to Anchor Hocking for providing drinkware

Ham and Boursin Roll Ups

As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Friday, August 1, 2014

Ham and Boursin Roll Ups

Ham and Boursin Roll Ups

Looking for elegant appetizers that are easy to prepare? Then you will want to keep this recipe handy when it comes time to impress your guests.

Simply combine a couple of cheeses, spread over sliced ham, roll up, and cut into bite-size pieces. Secure with toothpicks, and you’ll be on your way to sharing tasty tidbits that everyone will love.

Whether entertaining indoors or outdoors, arrange the Ham and Boursin Roll Ups on serveware like this from Oneida.

Placing appetizers on a bed of ice ensures it will stay fresh and chilled—making this serveware the ultimate in functionality. Now this is something to celebrate.

Cheers!

HAM AND BOURSIN ROLL UPS

1 (5.2-ounce) package Boursin cheese with Garlic and Fine Herbs
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
8 slices regular or reduced-fat deli ham

In a medium bowl, mix together Boursin cheese and cream cheese using a fork. Spread on ham slices. Roll up ham slices lengthwise; transfer to a plate. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Trim ends, if desired, and cut each slice into 1-inch pieces. Secure each piece with a toothpick. Makes 40 pieces

Thanks to Oneida for providing serveware

Lemon Mint Iced Tea

As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Lemon Mint Iced Tea

Lemon Mint Iced Tea

Lemon Mint Iced Tea

Both lemonade and iced tea will cool down the sultry days of summer, but why not combine the two, add freshly picked mint—and savor the ultimate in hot-weather drinks.

Garden-fresh mint steeped with tea combines deliciously with zesty lemon for the ultimate in refreshing taste. Make it extra indulgent by muddling a bit more mint, sugar, and lemon juice in each glass and adding a shot of rum along with the tea mixture. Keep the tea mixture cold in this practical pitcher from Oneida that’s just right for outdoor entertaining.

One thing is certain: A glass of Lemon Mint Iced Tea is the perfect drink for sipping on a beautiful summer day.

LEMON MINT ICED TEA

1 cup sugar
8 cups water
6 regular size tea bags
1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves
Juice from 4 medium lemons
Ice cubes
Lemon slices
Mint sprigs
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and 2 cups water. Heat over medium heat until sugar has dissolved, 2 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Pour the remaining 6 cups water into a large saucepan; cover and bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add tea bags and mint. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain into a large pitcher. Stir in sugar/water mixture; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Stir in lemon juice. Place ice cubes in glasses; pour lemon mint iced tea over ice cubes; garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs. Makes 10 servings.

Thanks to Oneida for providing serveware

Creamy Herb Dip

As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2

Creamy Herb Dip

Creamy Herb Dip

Looking for a summertime snack featuring garden-fresh herbs? Then this easy to make recipe is for you.

Simply combine a couple of newly picked herbs along with a few pantry staples and you will have a fresh-tasting treat perfect for dipping into. This recipe calls for chives and parsley, but you may substitute your choice of herbs for these, if desired.

Prepare dip at least two hours in advance and store, covered, in the fridge until ready to serve. Arrange chips and dip in pretty serware like this Anchor Hocking Presence Chip and Dip set and treat your guests to a crowd-pleasing snack highlighting the flavors of the season.

The dishwasher-safe bowl and deep serving platter serve a multitude of purposes when not in use as a set for chips and dip—making it a great value. Now this is a refreshing way to savor summer or any time of year. Enjoy!

CREAMY HERB DIP

1 (8-ounce) carton regular or light sour cream
3/4 cup regular or light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash salt and pepper
Assorted vegetables, crackers, or chips
For dip, in a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, parsley, chives, minced onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve with assorted vegetables, crackers, or chips. Makes 15 servings.

Thanks to Anchor Hocking for providing serveware