Weekly Menu Plan #20

Here’s an all-new weekly menu plan to help you with figuring out what to make for dinner next week!

Weekly Menu Plan #20

We are on week TWENTY of our weekly menu plan! We hope you have been enjoying each week of the recipes specifically designed to help you in your recipe planning.   We have gotten together with some of our favorite food bloggers to bring you this custom weekly menu plan. We are sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week.

Here’s a little about how we plan our week:  Mondays are all about soup and salad.  Tuesdays we are bringing you delicious Mexican cuisine.  Wednesdays are a taste of Italy.  Thursdays are designed around yummy sandwiches, burgers, and wraps.  Fridays are a no cook day around here. Going out with friends and loved ones is something that we think is important. It’s your night off from cooking- enjoy!  Saturdays are an exotic food night, it’s a great night to try something new, from cooking with seafood, to trying Indian or Thai dishes.  Sundays are a traditional old fashioned all American family dinner- think meat and potatoes.  There will also always be a couple of delectable desserts to use any day you wish.

Just click any of the recipe titles or photos below to get the recipe.   A new weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week!

HERE’S THE PLAN FOR WEEK #20:

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Weekly Menu Plan #20

Here’s an all-new weekly menu plan to help you with figuring out what to make for dinner next week!

Weekly Menu Plan #20

We are on week TWENTY of our weekly menu plan! We hope you have been enjoying each week of the recipes specifically designed to help you in your recipe planning.   We have gotten together with some of our favorite food bloggers to bring you this custom weekly menu plan. We are sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week.

Here’s a little about how we plan our week:  Mondays are all about soup and salad.  Tuesdays we are bringing you delicious Mexican cuisine.  Wednesdays are a taste of Italy.  Thursdays are designed around yummy sandwiches, burgers, and wraps.  Fridays are a no cook day around here. Going out with friends and loved ones is something that we think is important. It’s your night off from cooking- enjoy!  Saturdays are an exotic food night, it’s a great night to try something new, from cooking with seafood, to trying Indian or Thai dishes.  Sundays are a traditional old fashioned all American family dinner- think meat and potatoes.  There will also always be a couple of delectable desserts to use any day you wish.

Just click any of the recipe titles or photos below to get the recipe.   A new weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week!

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Candy Bar Pie

Here’s a pie that should put a smile on your face:  Candy Bar Pie

Candy Bar Pie

Today’s recipe is dedicated to my sweet friend Joan- creator of the much-loved blog, ChocolateChocolateAndMore.  Joan passed away unexpectedly last week at the young age of 49.  She went to bed complaining of nausea and never woke up.  It turns out that Joan died of a major heart-attack.  Nausea is one of 6 heart attack symptoms in women.  It’s important to take a peek at these symptoms as they are different for women than they are for men.

Joan Hayes

Joan Hayes, ChocolateChocolateAndMore.com, Photo Credit: Shanna Schad

Joan was such a lovely person inside and out.  Her laugh was contagious, she was generous and kind, and she had a great mind for business.  We talked and messaged each other quite often- sharing advice with each other about our blogs.  As you can imagine, everyone who knew her is devastated to lose her.  She leaves behind three children who she gushed about often.

Candy Bar Pie Recipe

I know that Joan would approve of the recipe I’m sharing today- a chocolate candy bar pie!  Of course, Joan loved chocolate.  I hope she’s watching over all of the bloggers who are celebrating her today… as she is in our thoughts on National Chocolate Day… Joan’s day.

Candy Bar Pie Recipe - RecipeGirl

This pie has a walnut crust, so it just happens to be gluten-free.  There is a rich layer of chocolate cream on the bottom, then whipped cream and chopped chocolate-toffee bars on top.

Candy Bar Pie Recipe - RecipeGirl.com

If I could give Joan a slice as big as the one missing from my pie… I think she’d like that :)

Lunch in Monterey

Here’s a photo from the last day I spent with Joan- back in March.  We had spent the weekend together at a beach house in Monterey with some of our favorite food blogging friends – chatting about business and creating tons of memories.  I’ll never forget our last lunch together- salad and wine… overlooking the ocean.  That’s Joan on the left… always a smile on her face.  I’ll miss you Joan.  And every time I eat chocolate, I’m going to be thinking of you.

Please visit ChocolateChocolateAndMore for Joan’s delicious dessert recipes.  Her family (and other bloggers) will be keeping her blog intact and adding new recipes too.  Her kids will benefit from the revenue her blog continues to generate, so traffic to her blog will help with that.

Yield: One 9-inch pie

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Candy Bar Pie

Ingredients:

Walnut Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) walnuts, coarsely ground
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar

Pie filling:

  • Six 1 to 1.5 ounce milk chocolate bars, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups tiny marshmallows (or 15 large)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:

  • 2 cups whipped topping (Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream)
  • 3/4 cup chopped chocolate- toffee candy bars

Directions:

  1. Prepare the crust:  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  In a medium bowl combine the walnuts, butter and sugar.  Press onto the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate to form a firm, even crust.  Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden.  Set aside and let cool.
  2. Prepare the filling:  In a medium saucepan, combine the chocolate, marshmallows and milk.  Cook and stir over medium heat until the chocolate and marshmallows are melted.  Remove from heat.  Let cool for 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the whipping cream and vanilla until soft peaks form.  Add the cooled chocolate mixture and gently stir until combined.  Scrape the filling into the baked pie crust and smooth the top.
  4. Top the filling with whipped topping and sprinkle candy bar pieces on top.  Freeze the pie 8 hours or until firm.
  5. When ready to serve, let the pie sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Tips:

  • If you’re preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use brands of candy bars, marshmallows and whipped topping that are known to be GF.
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com (adapted slightly via Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook:  Celebrating the Promise)

Here are a few more pie recipes (from Joan) that you might enjoy:


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Candy Bar Pie

Here’s a pie that should put a smile on your face:  Candy Bar Pie

Candy Bar Pie

Today’s recipe is dedicated to my sweet friend Joan- creator of the much-loved blog, ChocolateChocolateAndMore.  Joan passed away unexpectedly last week at the young age of 49.  She went to bed complaining of nausea and never woke up.  It turns out that Joan died of a major heart-attack.  Nausea is one of 6 heart attack symptoms in women.  It’s important to take a peek at these symptoms as they are different for women than they are for men.

Joan Hayes

Joan Hayes, ChocolateChocolateAndMore.com, Photo Credit: Shanna Schad

Joan was such a lovely person inside and out.  Her laugh was contagious, she was generous and kind, and she had a great mind for business.  We talked and messaged each other quite often- sharing advice with each other about our blogs.  As you can imagine, everyone who knew her is devastated to lose her.  She leaves behind three children who she gushed about often.

Candy Bar Pie Recipe

I know that Joan would approve of the recipe I’m sharing today- a chocolate candy bar pie!  Of course, Joan loved chocolate.  I hope she’s watching over all of the bloggers who are celebrating her today… as she is in our thoughts on National Chocolate Day… Joan’s day.

Candy Bar Pie Recipe - RecipeGirl

This pie has a walnut crust, so it just happens to be gluten-free.  There is a rich layer of chocolate cream on the bottom, then whipped cream and chopped chocolate-toffee bars on top.

Candy Bar Pie Recipe - RecipeGirl.com

If I could give Joan a slice as big as the one missing from my pie… I think she’d like that :)

Lunch in Monterey

Here’s a photo from the last day I spent with Joan- back in March.  We had spent the weekend together at a beach house in Monterey with some of our favorite food blogging friends – chatting about business and creating tons of memories.  I’ll never forget our last lunch together- salad and wine… overlooking the ocean.  That’s Joan on the left… always a smile on her face.  I’ll miss you Joan.  And every time I eat chocolate, I’m going to be thinking of you.

Please visit ChocolateChocolateAndMore for Joan’s delicious dessert recipes.  Her family (and other bloggers) will be keeping her blog intact and adding new recipes too.  Her kids will benefit from the revenue her blog continues to generate, so traffic to her blog will help with that.

Yield: One 9-inch pie

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Candy Bar Pie

Ingredients:

Walnut Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) walnuts, coarsely ground
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar

Pie filling:

  • Six 1 to 1.5 ounce milk chocolate bars, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups tiny marshmallows (or 15 large)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:

  • 2 cups whipped topping (Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream)
  • 3/4 cup chopped chocolate- toffee candy bars

Directions:

  1. Prepare the crust:  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  In a medium bowl combine the walnuts, butter and sugar.  Press onto the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate to form a firm, even crust.  Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden.  Set aside and let cool.
  2. Prepare the filling:  In a medium saucepan, combine the chocolate, marshmallows and milk.  Cook and stir over medium heat until the chocolate and marshmallows are melted.  Remove from heat.  Let cool for 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the whipping cream and vanilla until soft peaks form.  Add the cooled chocolate mixture and gently stir until combined.  Scrape the filling into the baked pie crust and smooth the top.
  4. Top the filling with whipped topping and sprinkle candy bar pieces on top.  Freeze the pie 8 hours or until firm.
  5. When ready to serve, let the pie sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Tips:

  • If you’re preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use brands of candy bars, marshmallows and whipped topping that are known to be GF.
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com (adapted slightly via Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook:  Celebrating the Promise)

Here are a few more pie recipes (from Joan) that you might enjoy:


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Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins

Enjoy the warm and comforting flavors of fall with these Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins

Pumpkin season is here. Do you love pumpkin? Is your favorite pumpkin recipe sweet or savory? I love that pumpkin is versatile and works well in everything from sweet desserts to savory main dishes. In fact, you can enjoy pumpkin at every meal throughout the day if you want. Today, I am sharing one of my favorite sweet pumpkin recipes featuring a pecan crumble topping.

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins

Enjoy the warm and comforting flavors of fall with these Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins

Pumpkin season is here. Do you love pumpkin? Is your favorite pumpkin recipe sweet or savory? I love that pumpkin is versatile and works well in everything from sweet desserts to savory main dishes. In fact, you can enjoy pumpkin at every meal throughout the day if you want. Today, I am sharing one of my favorite sweet pumpkin recipes featuring a pecan crumble topping.

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8 Books to Read This Fall

Here are 8 Books to Read This Fall— shared by my big sister Susie.  You might remember her Summer Reading List– which was greatly praised by RecipeGirl readers!  She’s back today with her fall list.  Susie keeps a journal of all of the books she has read, and she gives them letter grades.  These books shared today all received an “A” grade by Susie!  I hope you find a few books in her list that might interest you for fall reading.

Eight Books to Read this Fall

  • A note from my sister Susie:

    Since June, when I last wrote about books, I’ve read 21. A couple of those have been rather disappointing, but that’s unusual for me because I don’t believe in finishing a book if I’m not enjoying it. Therefore, I read a lot of great books. Below are some of my top picks from the last few months. I hope you’ll enjoy some of them just as much as I did. Happy reading!

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8 Books to Read This Fall

Here are 8 Books to Read This Fall— shared by my big sister Susie.  You might remember her Summer Reading List– which was greatly praised by RecipeGirl readers!  She’s back today with her fall list.  Susie keeps a journal of all of the books she has read, and she gives them letter grades.  These books shared today all received an “A” grade by Susie!  I hope you find a few books in her list that might interest you for fall reading.

Eight Books to Read this Fall

  • A note from my sister Susie:

    Since June, when I last wrote about books, I’ve read 21. A couple of those have been rather disappointing, but that’s unusual for me because I don’t believe in finishing a book if I’m not enjoying it. Therefore, I read a lot of great books. Below are some of my top picks from the last few months. I hope you’ll enjoy some of them just as much as I did. Happy reading!

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Weekly Menu Plan #19

Here’s an all-new weekly menu plan to help you with figuring out what to make for dinner next week!

We’ve put together a WEEKLY MEAL PLAN to make your week a bit easier! We’ve got dinner planned so you don’t have to worry!

We are on week NINETEEN of our weekly menu plan! We hope you have been enjoying each week of the recipes specifically designed to help you in your recipe planning.   We have gotten together with some of our favorite food bloggers to bring you this custom weekly menu plan. We are sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week.

Here’s a little about how we plan our week:  Mondays are all about soup and salad.  Tuesdays we are bringing you delicious Mexican cuisine.  Wednesdays are a taste of Italy.  Thursdays are designed around yummy sandwiches, burgers, and wraps.  Fridays are a no cook day around here. Going out with friends and loved ones is something that we think is important. It’s your night off from cooking- enjoy!  Saturdays are an exotic food night, it’s a great night to try something new, from cooking with seafood, to trying Indian or Thai dishes.  Sundays are a traditional old fashioned all American family dinner- think meat and potatoes.  There will also always be a couple of delectable desserts to use any day you wish.

Just click any of the recipe titles or photos below to get the recipe.   A new weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week!

HERE’S THE PLAN FOR WEEK #19:

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Weekly Menu Plan #19

Here’s an all-new weekly menu plan to help you with figuring out what to make for dinner next week!

We’ve put together a WEEKLY MEAL PLAN to make your week a bit easier! We’ve got dinner planned so you don’t have to worry!

We are on week NINETEEN of our weekly menu plan! We hope you have been enjoying each week of the recipes specifically designed to help you in your recipe planning.   We have gotten together with some of our favorite food bloggers to bring you this custom weekly menu plan. We are sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week.

Here’s a little about how we plan our week:  Mondays are all about soup and salad.  Tuesdays we are bringing you delicious Mexican cuisine.  Wednesdays are a taste of Italy.  Thursdays are designed around yummy sandwiches, burgers, and wraps.  Fridays are a no cook day around here. Going out with friends and loved ones is something that we think is important. It’s your night off from cooking- enjoy!  Saturdays are an exotic food night, it’s a great night to try something new, from cooking with seafood, to trying Indian or Thai dishes.  Sundays are a traditional old fashioned all American family dinner- think meat and potatoes.  There will also always be a couple of delectable desserts to use any day you wish.

Just click any of the recipe titles or photos below to get the recipe.   A new weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week!

HERE’S THE PLAN FOR WEEK #19:

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