Grilled Fruit with Ice Cream and Salted Rum Caramel Sauce

Happy 1 year anniversary Family Apron! Many of you tuned in to watch our first live feed on Facebook. Thank you for tuning in and watching. It was super fun and we know what to modify for next time! Here is the recipe we promised! We had mentioned that this is a fun way to do dessert in the summer. It’s refreshing and a little lighter than a heavy piece of cake. I have friends coming to a BBQ tomorrow so I will definitely be making this again! Thank you all for following us and making our recipes! Cheers to our first year and cheers to many more!

 -Tammy and Melanie

Health tips: Cheat meal

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4-Ingredient Firecracker Shrimp

Can you tell I’m obsessed with jalapeños lol!? I pinned this recipe from www.baconbuttercheesegarlic.com and can’t get enough of them! It’s a low-carb, yet indulgent way of eating jalapeño poppers and quite easy to make. It only takes a few ingredients and shrimp cooks up in a jiffy. It’s now a favorite delicious bite I like to serve at summer BBQs!

 -Mel

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4th of July Appetizers

The Fourth of July is coming up! A few weeks back, I had a BBQ for Memorial Day and made these two patriotic appetizers: 7-layer dip and a veggie tray. If you are having a BBQ or are invited to one, you may want to bring one or both of these snacks to celebrate our Independence Day! Cheers!

 -Tammy

Health tips:   kidney friendly*, diabetes friendly*, kid-friendly, cheat meal**

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Chipotle Ranch Bacon Potato Salad

I created my 2nd new favorite potato salad for summer BBQs! Besides Tyler Florence’s delicious dilly lemony potato salad I posted previously, I am now in love with the flavor of chipotle in salads, especially a creamy potato salad. I was inspired by a yummy chipotle pasta salad that I just fell in love with during an air show a few weeks ago. Mixing ranch in with the chipotle softens the spice for a larger crowd and adds a tangy creaminess to it. Hope you enjoy!

 -Mel

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“El Diablo” Egg Salad Sandwich

On a recent trip from Philly, I stopped at the Denver airport and had the best egg salad sandwich I’ve ever tasted! The Woody Creek Bakery & Cafe dished up some very unique and tasty sandwiches…one of my favorites was the El Diablo Egg Salad sandwich which included fresh jalapeños, bacon and a chipotle spread all inside of a cheesy jalapeño bread. OMG! Here’s my take on this spicy deliciousness!

 -Mel

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls with Two Dippin’ Sauces

Leftover corned beef and cabbage? Don’t know what to do with it? My make corned beef and cabbage egg rolls! I make two different dippin’ sauces to go with it; Guinness mustard and Guinness beer cheese sauce! Or if you’re like my husband, he likes to dip them in just plain yellow mustard (that’s how he eats his corned beef and cabbage).  It’s St. Patty’s day, so go ahead, cheat a little, and have a green beer while you’re at it!

 -Tammy

Health tips:  cheat meal

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Guinness Beef Stew Cheddar Bay Biscuit Pot Pie

It’s almost St. Paddy’s day and in honor of this great holiday, I want to share a recipe for one of my favorite Irish comfort foods, Guinness beef stew. What puts this one over the top though is Red Lobster’s mouthwatering Cheddar Bay Biscuits put over the top, making it into a pot pie!

 -Mel

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Smoked Jalapeno Popper, Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Smoked Jalapeno Popper, Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf!!! OH YES I DID! I took a classic and kicked it up like a million notches. I usually cook all day on Sundays. But on this day, I didn’t want to go my usual route; I knew I wanted to use my smoker, but I wanted something different, something I have never done before. So I came up with this recipe. Meatloaf! I will wrap it in bacon. But what can I stuff it with? I know… I’ll stuff it with jalapeño poppers! (You should’ve heard the conversation I was having with myself; hilarious). If you do not have a smoker, then you can absolutely make this in the oven as an alternative.  And remember, this ain’t yo mamas meatloaf, but it’s darn good!

-Tammy

Health tips:  cheat meal

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Proscuitto-Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Bites and Stuffed Mushrooms

Ready for a double-dose of stuffed goodness? These simple Jalapeño Poppers and Stuffed Mushrooms both use a similar creamy stuffing, making it even easier to prepare. You can also prep them ahead of time. These delicious finger foods will satisfy your crowd at your next get together!

 -Mel

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Garlic Cheese Bombs

My weakness=CHEESE. I found this insanely flavorful and super easy recipe on www.damndelicious.net and am in love. It’s also very flexible…you can pretty much stuff anything in crescent roll dough and wow your family and friends. I added fresh basil to mine and paired them with marinara sauce for the perfect bite!

 -Mel

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