Grilled Peach Crisp Recipe

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By Michele from SunshineandFlipFlops (Guest blogger for SelfieMark).
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Ahh, Summer is finally here. Time to dust off your grill and get to cooking. Wait a minute, don’t most men love to cook on the grill? They sure do but it’s time for them to relax and enjoy Father’s Day with a special grilled dessert. -And yes ladies, it can be done with only a few ingredients. Quick and simple!

With Father’s Day only weeks away, ladies it’s time for us to “mind” the grill and make our favorite men in our lives something sweet and I have the perfect recipe, my Grilled Peach Crisp. They’re so delicious! When is comes to grilling, dads like to cook it all. From juicy steaks, seafood, chicken, and burgers. I know my husband likes to believe he is the king of grilling, but not for this recipe it’s time to leave the sweetness to us, ladies.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty sure men who enjoy cooking would be all in for this Summertime dessert but this time, it’s all about treating the special dads out there a day without grilling.

One of my all-time favorite Summer fruits to eat on a sunny day is a peach. Not just an ordinary fuzzy peach but a yellow juicy peach. It’s a must have and is an ultimate pleasure to enjoy during Summer.

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My Grilled Peach Crisp recipe brings just enough sunshine, smiles, and contentment to all. This is one of those southern desserts that has the right amount of sweetness and tenderness that you can serve all Summer long.

-And since you will only need a few ingredients, it will be enjoyed in no time. Preparing my Grilled Peach Crisp takes 20 minutes and 10 minutes on the grill.  Giving you more time to spend with your husband, dad or that special man in your life on Father’s Day.

For this recipe you will need:

  • 4 Yellow Peaches (Cut in halves and pitted)
  • 4 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1/4 Cup (Packed) of Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup of Granola
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

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Begin by preheating your grill to medium-high heat. Combine the butter, light brown sugar, all-purpose flour, and granola in a bowl.  Mix well. Next, take your peaches then cut in half. Be advised that you will need a pairing knife to remove the pit from the peaches.

Once they have been cut in halves, place two peaches cut side up on aluminum foil. I used Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Foil with this recipe but you can use any brand that is non-stick.

Next, spoon in your granola filling into the center of each peach half. Place both peaches together in the middle of the foil. Take the ends of the foil and fold them towards the middle then take the middle and do the same. Leaving room to steam your peaches.

Place your foil packets on the grill for 10 minutes. Turning occasionally in-between. Remove from the grill and let the peaches rest in the foil for a few minutes.

Use caution when opening. Serve warm with a side of vanilla ice cream.

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Father’s Day only comes once a year. It’s time to spoil those Dad’s that are hard working and are dedicated to making sure their families are happy. Making a simple and yummy dessert is a great way to show our appreciation.   My Grilled Peach Crisp is so delicious with vanilla ice cream although whipped cream can be used as a substitution. It’s the perfect treat to serve after a nice dinner or to have after a hard long week of work. Spoil yourself and your family with this heavenly sweet tasting dessert.

The time has come, tell me what is your favorite dessert inspiration to make for Father’s Day.

I would love to hear about your creations.

S’more Pudding Parfait

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By Michele from SunshineandFlipFlops (Guest blogger for SelfieMark).
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Take my advice, you’re gonna want to grab a spoon after looking at this delicious dessert.

With Memorial Day approaching, I was thinking about one of my favorite desserts that the kids go crazy over. If you guessed S’mores? You’re absolutely right. I’m pretty sure many of you have already tried a campfire S’more before. Toasted Marshmallows , Graham Crackers and of course chocolate in a gooey handheld treat. Do I dare to say more?

For my family, it’s a must for us to start the Summer season with S’mores. This time around, I decided to surprise them with a twist of our favorite dessert and make them an S’more Pudding Parfait with fresh fruit. It’s so so good!

Parfaits are my downfall. There are tons of ways to make them and the best part is no one ever complains because they love them just the same.

My S’more Pudding Parfait are the perfect dessert to serve at your Memorial Day cookout. They’re so delicious and super simple to make on the day of your gathering.

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With only a few ingredients needed, this recipe can be made in no time. In fact, it takes less than 15 minutes to make. It’s pretty much effortless. Since I wanted to put a twist on my favorite S’more Pudding Parfaits, I decided to place some fresh fruit on top like blueberries and strawberries.  Sounds yummy already doesn’t it?

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 Package of Chocolate Pudding (Instant or Stove Top)
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Whipped Cream or (Cool Whip)
  • Strawberries or Blueberries

One of the best ways to crumble graham crackers is to place them inside a zipped sandwich bag. When using a wooden dough roller, you’ll find how easy it is to crumble your crackers to layer your dessert. If you don’t have a roller on hand, your blender will work just as great.

Next, spoon your crumble pieces of graham crackers into your glass. You want to make sure that you have created a base for your parfait.

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If you’re using instant chocolate pudding, begin to spoon your pudding into your glass and cover the graham crackers right away. If you need to prepare your chocolate pudding, please follow the instructions on the packaging first. I did find it easier to use a small spoon to help create an equal layer of chocolate pudding on my graham crackers.

Before placing your marshmallows into the glass first cut them into four pieces. For this recipe, I used square marshmallows so they were pretty easy to cut in fours.

Once you have placed a dollop of whipped cream on top, feel free to add your favorite fruits and since this special treat would be great to serve during the Summer, add a few blueberries or strawberries. It’s the perfect dessert to end a very happy weekend.

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So tell me, what is your favorite dessert to make for Memorial Day weekend?

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

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By Michele from SunshineandFlipFlops (Guest blogger for SelfieMark).
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When it comes to making dinner for my family, I’m up in arms almost every night. It’s almost like I’ve run out of ideas on what to cook. I have some picky eaters so preparing dinner can be stressful at times. There have been many times that I would be making two different meals just appease everyone. Not only did this make it impossible for me to sit down and enjoy my meal but it made more work during clean up. So just the other day when I was thinking about ordering takeout after an exhausting day, I noticed a package of boneless chicken  in my refrigerator. -And, I’m one of those types of moms that don’t like to see good food going to waste so I knew it had to cook.

As my children were running around and acting silly, I decided to see what other ingredients did I have on hand for the boneless chicken and behold, there was swiss cheese, ham slices from the deli, bacon, and panko breadcrumbs just waving at me. After grabbing what I had, I thought to myself,  how about making Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu for dinner?  When I told the kids that takeout was not on the menu tonight, it was a moment of silence in my kitchen. I’m still giggling til this day from their face expressions. But needless to say, Chicken Cordon Bleu has always been a family favorite so everyone was happy in the end when I told them that I will wrap it in bacon.

I mean it’s bacon-wrapped, so how can you not love this dish? We love bacon in this household so just mentioning it, got everyone excited for a taste.

First, I opened my package of boneless chicken and began to tenderize the meat. Taking my handy tenderizing tool, I gave them a few good pounds.When preparing Chicken Cordon Bleu, it really does make a difference when tenderizing your meat. It also gives the chicken a flatter appearance which in the end, is easier to roll.

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Next, I grabbed a large bowl and began to add my ingredients.  For this recipe, you will need one egg, buttermilk, and panko crumbs to bread your chicken.

Begin by adding one egg to your bowl then stir in a half of cup of buttermilk. Blend and mix well together.

In an another large bowl add one cup of panko breadcrumbs.

Take one piece of your chicken breast and dip it into your egg-buttermilk mixture. Take that piece of chicken and place it inside your bowl of breadcrumbs.

The key tip to breading is too make sure that your chicken is fully covered.

Now is a good time to preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Place your breaded chicken on your cutting board or flat surface. Take two pieces of sliced ham on each breaded chicken breast then add  two slices of swiss cheese on top of the ham. Because of the large size of the chicken breast, I used 2 slices of each although if your chicken is on the small size then one slice of each would be ideal. -And of course, you could always use shredded swiss cheese instead of slices.

Now on to the fun stuff. Let’s roll! Being that my chicken breast is of large size,  I started from one side then worked towards the middle. Continuing to roll until your sliced ham and Swiss cheese is covered. It’s perfectly fine to see your cheese and ham peeking out.

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For my Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu, I used two slices of thick maplewood bacon. Yum! Starting from one end, I began to wrap the bacon both slices around the breaded chicken breast. Also, if you feel that your chicken needs some assurance in staying together you can always use a few toothpicks to keep these guys staying together.

Once you have that completed then it’s time to place each Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu in your oven . I found using non-stick bakeware was perfect for this dish. Although you could also use glass bakeware that is oven safe.

Bake for 40 minutes.

My Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu is not only quick to prepare but baking it was just as easy. It truly makes a wonderful meal that the whole family can enjoy together.  My family absolutely loves it. The chicken is so tender and flavorful from the maplewood bacon, swiss cheese, and sliced ham.

Do you know what my favorite is? It’s the crust. Using panko breadcrumbs gives this dish just the right amount of crisp.

What’s great about Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu is the flavor blends in so well with side salads and pan- fried potatoes. You truly can not go wrong with this meal.

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So tell me, have you ever tried Chicken Cordon Bleu Wrapped in Bacon?

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