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Party Food: A Pierogies Bar!

Almost 10 years ago, I married a polish boy and was introduced to the world of Pierogies!
Since then, we almost always have Mrs. T’s Pierogies in our freezer!
Today, I’m sharing a fun food bar theme that’s perfect for appetizers or party food!
A Pierogies Bar!
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We use Mrs. T’s Mini Pierogies when we do this since we add
a bunch of toppings into our bowls.
Today, we chose the classic cheddar and potato and the four cheese medley.
They’re loaded with flavor and so good! Both favorites in our house!
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I love food bars because you can really let each person customize their
bowl just how they want it and people love options!
You can make the pierogies bar a meatless option by skipping the kielbasa.
(Another thing I was introduced to after marrying Ben! ;)
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I put out a bunch of toppings that I know my kids love.
We had shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, frizzed up kielbasa,
chopped green onions and hot sauce for the hubby!
The pierogies can be cooked a bunch of different ways…
but today we boiled some and fried some!
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March is Frozen Food Month so if you haven’t strolled down
your freezer aisle lately, go take a look at all the easy and fresh meal ideas you can find!
There are certain things we always grab when we go grocery shopping, and
the Mrs. T’s Pierogies are one of the must have items in our freezer.
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Thank you to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association for sponsoring this post.
I love being a part of their Cool Food Panel and sharing recipes with you guys.
Be sure to check out EasyHomeMeals.com for even more meal ideas!

Mozzarella and Prosciutto Bruschetta

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Today I’m sharing an easy and delicious snack that you can whip up!
Mozzarella and Prosciutto Bruschetta. It’s perfectly salty and cheesy with a crunch!
We like making this snack to enjoy together as a couple after the kiddos go to bed.
Put on a favorite show and enjoy some adult time, talking about our kids. ;)
With just a few ingredients and minutes…you have something that’s almost too pretty to eat. almost. ;)
I know the usual go-to is popcorn…that’s our regular too!
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But, if you are looking for something a little more fun and yummy, try this out!
Having some friends over for a game night? This is the perfect
snack to put out for everyone to enjoy!
The ingredients are simple and as you are making this you’re
gonna feel like you are on a cooking show..…there’s just something fancy
feeling about chopping up fresh herbs and sprinkling them on top of things! ;)
The main ingredient of this dish is the CHEESE.

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Ohh fresh mozzarella… you’re my favorite!
We grab Galbani at our grocery store…they have a whole variety of ways you can purchase it.
I especially love the package of Medallions! They are the perfect size for bruschetta!
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INGREDIENTS:
Galbani Mozzarella Fresca – Medallions
Fresh bread of choice (I got a whole garlic clove bread! So yummy!)
Prosciutto
Tomato
Fresh Basil Leaves
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Just a few steps and you will be snacking!

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 450 and slice bread.
*TIP* Turn the bread upside down before you cut.
It will help keep them from falling apart and be pretty even slices!
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STEP TWO:
Layer the fresh mozzarella and prosciutto onto the bread.
Some people like to toast up their bread before but I hold off and do it while I melt the cheese!
I like to put my mozzarella onto the bread at an angle.
Then you can see all the deliciousness from under the prosciutto.
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I got excited today but you don’t want to put the basil on until after you get them all melty and delicious.
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STEP THREE:
Toast them in the oven at, 450 for 5 minutes!
While they are getting melty in the oven I typically slice up my fresh basil leaves.
The trick to getting the pretty strips is to take a leaf or two and roll it up, then slice!
When they come out of the oven, sprinkle and you’re done!
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STEP FOUR:
Enjoy the cheesy melty goodness!
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I feel like at- home dates are the only thing we can swing these days.
Life is so busy, but we still want to make time and effort for each other.
I love how this recipe feels special and jazzes up a normal hang out night.
Try making it for your next at-home date night!
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for lots of yummy snack ideas!

Mint – Ice Cream – Brownie Bars

Food, family and fun are what the Holidays are really all about!
Tis’ the season for being festive and serving up yummy treats
to put smiles on the faces of family and friends!
Today I’m sharing a yummy dessert!
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It’s an easy recipe that will give the wow factor, and happy taste buds, at your next Holiday gathering!
I’m using quality and delicious ingredients, like
Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
to make my Mint – Ice Cream – Brownie Bars!
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It’s the perfect combo of mint chocolate chip ice cream and brownies, topped with melted
milk chocolate chips and chopped up mint Oreos!
My kids saw me making this and it was blowing their mind!

We love having friends over and even though it’s a busy time of year, I love
making the effort to gather together and just have fun doing life together!
Building friendship and making memories.
We are going with an easy gathering and just doing a dessert for everyone to enjoy together.
I set up a little sweet station in just a few minutes by grabbing decor from around the house.
Simple and sweet!
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If you can melt, mix and chop then you can make this recipe. ;)
Just layer up the goodness and serve!
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INGREDIENTS:
Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Mint Oreos
Bag of Milk Chocolate Morsels
6 TB Butter
Brownie Mix (or favorite Brownie Recipe)

STEPS:
Make your brownie mix as directed, pour into a 9×13” pan.
Tip: Use parchment paper to make it nice and easy to cut out the bars at the end!

 

Once the brownies are baked and cooled, layer them with the ice cream.
Tip: Let the ice cream sit out on the counter for a little so that it’s still frozen but easy to spread.

Pop them in the freezer to harden while you prep the topping!
Grab your Oreos and chop up however many you want to sprinkle across the top.
You’ll want to have these ready to go to put on the chocolate layer.

In a bowl melt the chocolate morsels and butter.
Do 15-30 second intervals in the microwave and stir in between.

Pull the brownies out of the freezer and cover with the
melted chocolate and the chopped up Oreos.
 

Put back in the freezer to let the ice cream set even more.
I suggest 4 hours to chill just so they hold up better when you cut and plate them.
I wasn’t so patient this time and had to plate them as soon as possible..and then taste test.

UMM…Heaven. minty chocolate heaven.
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They end up being so pretty and equally as tasty.
I love this recipe because you can really get custom with it…
Choose your favorite Breyers ice cream or cookie/candy toppings and make it all your own!
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