20 Minute Meals - Sesame Beef And Broccoli And Chipotle BBQ Chicken Tacos

McCormick has launched a new line of skillet sauces available at Walmart.  They reached out to me and asked if I would try them and develop a couple of recipe ideas to share with you.  As a busy Mom, I know firsthand how hectic life can be and tasty quick meals are always a welcome relief when it comes to planning dinner.  I stopped by my local Walmart and found the skillet sauces in the "Sauce and Gravy Mixes" section.  The sauces come with a custom recipe on the package but, I wanted to think a little outside of the box. These two recipes turned out quite tasty and came together with ease using two of  the new skillet sauces as a flavor base.

Round #1: Sesame Beef & Broccoli with Onion Stir-Fry

I wanted to stick with the concept of keeping things simple, so I thought I might try a beef dish using McCormick Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Skillet Sauce.  It's better than take-out and came together in a snap.

11 Irresistible Desserts Using Halloween Candy

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11 Irresistible Desserts Using Halloween Candy

At this time of year, sweets and candy move boldly to the forefront of the menu and give credence to the saying "Life is short eat dessert first."   I completely concur.  Don't be overwhelmed by the influx of Halloween candy this year use it as an ingredient in one of these spectacular desserts.  Prepare to be inspired as you scroll through the gallery of drool-worthy irresistible desserts using Halloween candy.

Red Velvet Snack Cake

Red velvet cake.  It just rolls off the tongue like velvet doesn't it?  If you've been with me a while, you know of my love for baking. It's a love that's been passed down in my family.  I can remember seeing my Gramma bake and frost the most beautiful red velvet layer cake you've ever seen for our family gatherings.  She would place it on a pretty cake pedestal, frost it with a waterfall of cream cheese icing and then carefully position it on the dessert table smiling with pride.   In turn, we would all look at each other to see who our competition might be for getting to the cake first and tasting that very first glorious bite. It's a priceless memory and one that I will always treasure.

Sometimes, I like to make a smaller dessert that I can whip-up with ease and not have tons of leftovers to store or even worse....tempt me.  That's when I turn to this single layer red velvet snack cake.  No special equipment is needed to prepare it, in fact, I baked this cake in a standard 8 x 8 inch square metal pan.  It comes together in a snap, and the traditional cream cheese frosting is crowned with a generous sprinkling of our beloved Southern pecans.  It's company worthy and shows just the right amount of red velvet cake love.

25 Not-So-Scary Halloween Desserts

This Halloween dessert round-up is filled with not-so-scary treats to delight your tiny trick-or-treaters.  Scroll through the drool-worthy creations and plan your menu as you go.  They're way too cute to be scary and you're sure to find something here for all ages to enjoy.
25 Not-So-Scary Halloween Desserts

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