Red, White, and Blue Mini Trifles

Red, White, and Blue Mini Trifles

It’s been extra hot and humid in Louisiana lately, so we aren’t planning much for the 4th of July. I decided on an easy treat to keep us cool over the long weekend. My favorite…Red, White, and Blue Mini Trifles.

Who else can appreciate a dessert that looks like you spent hours on it, but in fact, it took less than 15 minutes plus the passive refrigeration time? Definitely one of my favorite kinds of recipes. I used store-bought angel food cake and the rest was simply preparing the pudding and slicing the fruit. 

This recipe would work for a large trifle bowl too; I opted to do mini individual trifles using jars with handles for easy enjoyment. Be Well-Omniley😘

Red, White, & Blue Mini Trifles
Yield: 6

Red, White, & Blue Mini Trifles

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Mini Berry Trifles with a big patriotic spirit! Perfect for July 4th, Labor Day, or Memorial Day. Easy red, white, and blue dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 3.4 oz pkg instant vanilla pudding
  • 4 cups milk
  • 12 oz angel food cake, cut into cubes
  • 8 oz whipped cream
  • 1 pkg blueberries, fresh
  • 1 pkg strawberries, sliced thinly
  • 6 glass jar 6-8oz

Instructions

  1. Make pudding according to package instructions.
  2. Add a layer of pudding in each cup. Add a layer of angel food cake cubes. Next a layer of strawberries, and repeat layers.
  3. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Then top with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries.
  4. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 540mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 10g

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Creamy Corn Grits

Creamy Corn Grits

 

Yellow Corn Grits

Grits, a quintessentially Southern staple, made from stone-ground corn can become the backbone for so many dishes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grits, breakfast, yellow grits
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Belle Omniley

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Grill 2 ears of corn on the cob. Remove grill kernels and set to the side.
  • Bring water, heavy cream, and chicken broth to a boil.
  • Add salt and chicken bouillon and stir well.
  • Slowly whisk in grits and cook on simmer for 8-10 minutes. Stirring frequently.
  • Add in white pepper, paprika, garlic powder and stir well.
  • Next add hot sauce and stir.
  • Add the grilled kernels of corn.
  • Remove from heat and add stick of butter; Cover to allow butter to melt. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 903mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 722IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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Hibiscus Sparkler Cocktail

Hibiscus Sparkler Cocktail

 

Hibiscus Sparkler Cocktail
Yield: 1

Hibiscus Sparkler Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes

Sophisticated and intriguing, the Hibiscus Sparkler cocktail is a full-flavored drink featuring hibiscus tea, bay leaf infused simple syrup, and sweet vermouth.

Ingredients

TEA

Simple Syrup

  • 5 Bay Leaves
  • 1 C White Sugar

Cocktail

Instructions

  1. Tea-Add dried flowers and bay leaves to 5 cups of boiling water. Cover and let steep overnight or at least 8 hours.
  2. Bay leaf infused simple syrup-Add 1 cup of sugar to water on simmer. Toss in bay leaves and cook until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Cocktail.-Add ice, sweet vermouth, simple syrup, hibiscus tea, bitters, and limoncello to shaker. Shake 2-3 times.
  4. Pour in glass and garnish with luxardo cherries, hydrated hibiscus flower, and bay leaves. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1033Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 234gFiber: 1gSugar: 227gProtein: 0g

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2-INGREDIENT PROSECCO POPSICLES

2-INGREDIENT PROSECCO POPSICLES

Popsicle champagne is the summer’s greatest mash-up.

Looking for a conversation starter and crowd pleaser? Prosecco Popsicles

We have finally opened our pool and I am trying to enjoy it every weekend. I decided to have a tasty cocktail on hand while floating in the pool. I ended up getting a floating tray, so everyone in the pool could have access to their cocktail at all times without leaving the pool.

pool side cocktail

The Prosecco Popsicle cocktail is quite simple to construct. Calling for only two ingredients. Your favorite Prosecco and any real fruit popsicle.

I alway use our unbreakable wine glasses when we are on the patio. 

Whether you are hosting a party or simply enjoying your weekend alone. Be sure to try out this cocktail for an amazing treat. I used Halo Tops Fruit Pops and Josh Cellars Prosecco.

The Best Prosecco Popsicles

These 2-Ingredient Prosecco Popsicles are the perfect treat for hot summer nights. They’re so simple and easy to make, with just real fruit pops & prosecco.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: prosecco popsicles, prosecco, mimosas, cocktails
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Belle Omniley

Ingredients

  • 3 fruit bar Halo Top fruit pops, frozen
  • 750 ml champagne Josh Cellars prosecco

Instructions

  • Place fruit popsicle in a wine glass.
  • Top with your favorite prosecco/champagne.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 6oz | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 219mg | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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Mexican Street Corn-Elote Recipe

Mexican Street Corn-Elote Recipe
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Mexican Street Corn-Elote Recipe

MEXICAN STREET CORN-ELOTE RECIPE

One of our favorite thing to do is grilling. I usually have to wait for my husband to start the grill, but not anymore. We finally got a gas grill, and starting it is just like using a stove. I’m looking forward to doing a lot of grilling this summer.

MEXICAN STREET CORN (ELOTE)

Today I’m sharing my spin on Mexican street corn (ELOTE). The first time I had elote was in New York a few years ago, and it was amazing.

WHAT IS ELOTE?

In Mexico, corn on the cob is popular street food. Traditionally it is topped with mayo, lime, cotija cheese, chile powder, and cilantro and is typically eaten on a stick.

I love pairing this corn with any meal. It would be a hit for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.  I think the key to this recipe is to cook the corn properly.

 

COOKING TIP

I make sure the grill is properly heated so my corn cooks  evenly and gets the grill marks

 

COOKING TIP

I like to top the corn as soon as it comes off the grill. This allows the mayo and cheese mixture to get all gooey and yummy.

I mix equals cotija and parmesan cheese for the cheese mixture. I love the nutty flavor the parmesan cheese adds to the bite. I think this corn would be perfect to pair with grilled burgers, hot dogs, or even a delicious steak.

EASY MEXICAN STREET CORN-ELOTE
Yield: 4

EASY MEXICAN STREET CORN-ELOTE

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Looking for an easy treat when you are grilling. This corn is a perfect treat to eat whether relaxing by the pool or to serve along with any dinner. This is traditionally topped with cotija cheese. I added parmesan for an extra nutty flavor.

Ingredients

  • 4 ears of corn, husked
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 c mayo
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 c cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 c Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 c cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to 400 degrees
  2. Mix mayo and lime together and set aside
  3. Coat corn in vegetable oil
  4. Place corn on grill and cook on each side for 2 minutes
  5. Remove corn from grill and brush with mayo mixture immediately
  6. Sprinkle generously with cheese
  7. Top with chili powder and cilantro (optional)
  8. Serve immediately

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 ear

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 328mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g

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FRESH SPAGHETTI SALAD

FRESH SPAGHETTI SALAD
Fresh Spaghetti Salad
Yield: 12 servings

Fresh Spaghetti Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 23 minutes

Looking for a fresh and tasty salad for the spring and summer months. This mouth-watering crowd-pleaser takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. It's perfect to make a day ahead to free up your time for more entertaining.

Ingredients

  • 2 C cooked spaghetti
  • 1 container of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5 mini cucumbers, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • For the sauce/dressing
  • 1 bottle of Italian dressing.
  • 1/2 C Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp of sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp of celery seeds

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package and let drain.
  2. Add prepared vegetables to drained pasta; combine well, and set aside.
  3. Pour dressing into a bowl and add cheese, sesame seeds, seasoning salt, paprika, garlic powder, and celery seeds. Mix well.
  4. Lastly, pour sauce over mixed pasta and vegetables and toss well.
  5. Cover well and let chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 Cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 533mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2.7gSugar: 12gProtein: 5g

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JENNIFER ANISTON SALAD

JENNIFER ANISTON SALAD

Greetings! I hope this post finds you well. I finally got around to adding my flair to the Jennifer Aniston’s Salad. I must admit I can tell what all the rave is definitely about. According to sources, Jennifer ate this salad religiously for 10 years on the set of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. So I did a little digging and a lot of sources refer to Jennifer Aniston salad as a Cobb Salad, but this salad is far from a Cobb Salad.

Now the original recipe calls for bulgur. What’s bulgur? That’s the same thing that I asked myself.

Bulgur. Parched cracked wheat, according to Webster Dictionary.

I was unable to locate bulgur, so I opted to use Seeds of Change Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic. I think it added a very tasty flavor to the salad. I will continue to look for the bulgur to compare the flavor profile and be sure to update you all.

Now let’s talk more about this salad. I’m always looking for a filling and hearty meal, so let me tell you this salad checks all the boxes. The garbanzo beans or chickpeas make this dish an entree on its own. I also used roasted and salted Pistachios and I don’t regret it a bit. I can definitely see why Jennifer Aniston ate this salad daily, it is the BOMB.com.

The Jennifer Aniston Salad is super versatile I had been eating it as an entree, but I can also see serving it as a side salad. If you have to have meat on your salad ground turkey or grilled chicken would be a great addition also. I would suggest trying the salads as it is and then deciding if you want to add more protein.  I can’t was to serve this at our next get-together and see how wowed everyone is by it.

If you make the salad I would love to know what you think of it. Be sure to come back and leave me a comment. Be Well-Omniley

Jennifer Aniston's F.R.I.E.N.D.S Salad
Yield: 4

Jennifer Aniston's F.R.I.E.N.D.S Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A fresh hearty salad that is easy to make and taste great.

Ingredients

  • 1 C quinoa
  • 2 mini cucumbers, diced
  • 1 can of chickpeas, reduced-sodium drained, and rinsed
  • 1/2 C pistachios
  • 1/2 C feta, crumbled
  • 1/3 C red onion, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp mint, finely chopped
  • 2 mini cucumbers, diced
  • Olive oil
  • splash of lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss lightly.
  2. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 12g

The nutritional facts are estimates.

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BLUEBERRY LEMON OVERNIGHT OATS

BLUEBERRY LEMON OVERNIGHT OATS

Did you make any resolutions this year that had to do with taking better care of yourself? While I don’t do resolutions, I definitely made a commitment to focus on myself more and that includes taking care of my body.

How am I doing that? I’m back at the gym like I never left it and I am eating better. I started back with my overnight oats; I forgot how nourishing and easy of a breakfast option they are. So it’s a must that I share it with you all today.

One of the great things about overnight oats is that you can get super creative with your ingredients. Today I’ll be sharing with you my take on Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats. If you follow me on Instagram you know I recently partnered with Dannon’s Light and Fit and found myself with some extra Greek yogurt on my hand and I thought to myself??? You guessed it right I’m using Lemon Cream Greek yogurt in my overnight oats. This is some next-level deliciousness, you guys.

You only need a few staple ingredients to make overnight oats.

  1. Oats. Make sure you are using rolled or old-fashioned oats. Please don’t use instant oats-epic fail!
  2. Almond milk. Any milk of choice will work here guys.
  3. Yogurt. Please don’t skip this one-these makes your oats oh so creamy.
  4. Sweetener. I use maple syrup or honey-whichever I have on hand at the time.
  5. Fruit. Whatever you are in the mood for will work well.
  6. Nut butter. I love Smuckers Organics Chunky Peanut Butter.

The great debates when it comes to overnight oats…

Will you eat your oats cold or hot? I myself like to heat mine up-so so good!

Are you topping or not? If you choose to add toppings the possibilities are endless. Coconut, granola, peanut butter, almond butter, trail mix, or anything you like.

Be sure to let me know if you try this recipe or any combination by leaving me a comment below. Be Well-Omniley

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Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats
Yield: 1

Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

These Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats are a nourishing and easy breakfast. Make them ahead of time for a quick and easy treat.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 C almond milk, plain, unsweetened
  • 1/3 C Lemon, greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C blueberries
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

1. Mix together all ingredients and give them a stir. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours.

2. In the morning, place in the microwave for 1 minute or you can eat cold. Add toppings of your choice.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 6gSugar: 17gProtein: 13g

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Valentine’s Brunch

Valentine’s Brunch

Today I’m sharing an easy Valentine’s Day brunch idea. Valentine falls on a Monday this year, so I know most of us will be celebrating the weekend before. My husband loves pancakes so I think I make a pancake breakfast/brunch and then we will go out for dinner on Sunday. I’ll be using my no-fail homemade buttermilk pancakes recipe it can be found here.

Be sure to enjoy the ones you love daily and not just for Valentine’s Day. Be Well-Omniley

 

 

 

 

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BBQ Salmon

BBQ Salmon

 

BBQ Salmon ASC Certified

This is the perfect BBQ Salmon recipe. Add to any side such as our creamy grits and its delicious.
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: bbq, creole,, salmon, southern style
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 270kcal

Equipment

  • Non-stick sklilet

Ingredients

Salmon

  • 1 lb ASC Certified salmon
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Tony Cacheres (or any season-all)
  • 1/4 C Olive oil

Sauce

  • 1/3 c BBQ sauce (Baby Ray's)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp Tony Cacheres (or any season-all)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

Sauce

  • Melt butter add in garlic and sautee for 5 minutes.
  • Next add in BBQ and spices. Bring to medium-high boil for 1 minute then remove for heat.

Salmon

  • Add 1 Tbsp of olive to non-stick skillet and heat to medium.
  • Brush the salmon filets on both sides with remaining oil. Then season with season all and pepper.
  • Place salmon skin-side down on skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip to the other side and cook for an addiitonal 2-3 minutes. DO NOT OVERCOOK.
  • Brush your prepared sauce on both sides then plate up and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 5oz | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 1132mg | Sugar: 16g | Calcium: 14mg
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