Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette

If you subscribe to the blog, then you know that we are bringing you several healthy recipes in January to start the New Year off on a nutritious foot.  The slicer/shredder attachment is my most used attachment when it comes to vegetable prep.  I put it to good use with Brussels sprouts and got through 2 pounds of vegetables in no time.  After being roasted off they get tossed with a nutty, tangy, garlicky vinaigrette which make them hard to resist.  Because vegetables should taste good if you are wanting to eat more of them.

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Meringue Toffee Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

I get my love of cookies from my sweet mother but my love of ice cream sandwiches comes straight from my dad.  My dad is pretty basic when it comes to his love of ice cream.  Simple vanilla with a few salted peanuts or cashews and maybe a drizzle of caramel sauce.  No chocolate for him!  I remember when I was younger, a special outing for us was a trip to the local ice cream shop for a blended ice cream treat.  Overwhelmed by all of the flavor choices my first visit, I took my dad’s advice and went with the toffee candy bar.  I was hooked and it has been my ice cream flavor weakness ever since!

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Back To School Breakfast: Sausage, Egg & Hashbrown Frittata Cups

 

Several months ago I came across a recipe while on a diet. I loved the idea of individual egg frittatas but wasn’t crazy about the ingredients called for in the recipe so of course I had to tweak it just a bit. Now with school starting for most kids around the country, I wanted to share a super easy make ahead breakfast I believe your family will enjoy as much as mine has.

All three of my kids absolutely love breakfast food and would and could eat it all day every day. Also, with all three of them being involved in sports, this particular recipe has been a hit during weekend tournaments when they need a quick fix of protein. I believe this recipe is the perfect base and you could add your favorite additional items like spinach, feta, tomatoes, herbs….etc.

I also love that I’m able to use two of my favorite Ankarsrum attachments for this recipe. Hash browns couldn’t be easier when you use the Vegetable Cutter Attachment and grinding my own meat for sausage allows me to completely control the foods that I feed my family. No more chemicals or crazy amounts of sodium for my crew.

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