Candy Bar Brownies

Ingredients:1 package brownie mixEggs, as required by brownie mixOil, as required by brownie mix2 cups assorted candy bars2 tablespoons chocolate syrup Directions:Preheat the oven according to brownie package instructions. Combine brownie mix according to package instructions. Once brownie mix is intact, add candy and gently toss to combine. Then, add chocolate syrup and gently tossContinue reading “Candy Bar Brownies”

Fizzy Strawberry Lemonade

Ingredients: Makes 4 glasses2 cups strawberry lemonade, such as MinuteMaid2 cups Sprite (for less sweetness, use club soda)Sliced strawberriesSliced lemons Directions:In a large pitcher, add strawberry lemonade and Sprite. Gently stir to combine. Fill pitcher with strawberry and lemon slices, then distribute evenly among 4 glasses. To pack it: Pack lemonade in a sealable, airtightContinue reading “Fizzy Strawberry Lemonade”

Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Dip

Ingredients:8 ounces cream cheese, softened1/4 cup mayonnaise1 cup cheddar cheese4 slices thick-cut bacon1 tablespoon chives, choppedSalt and pepper, to taste Directions:In a bowl, combine all ingredients.┬áServe with chips or crackers. Dip can be served hot or cold. If serving hot, bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Or microwave 60 seconds, stir, then microwave an additionalContinue reading “Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Dip”

Pesto Pasta Salad

Ingredients:4 servings pasta (about 3 cups dry)1/4 cup pesto1/4 cup mayonnaise1 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced1 1/4 cup small mozzarella pearlsBlack pepper, to taste Directions:Cook pasta according to package instructions. In a small bowl, add pesto, mayonnaise, and black pepper to taste. Mix well and set aside. Drain pasta, then rinse pasta to cool it.Continue reading “Pesto Pasta Salad”

Mediterranean Chicken Pita

Ingredients:4 chicken tenderloins, plus oil for cookingSalt and pepper4 pita pocketstablespoons hummus (1/2 cup)1/2 cup chopped cucumber pieces1/4 cup red onionOptional tomato, for a pop of color Directions:Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a medium pan, add a splash of oil and cook chicken on medium-low, 3-5 minutes per side or until internal temperatureContinue reading “Mediterranean Chicken Pita”