One of my favorite things to do with my girls is to turn on some fun music and “jam”.
Well, dance, really… sometimes we play instruments but most of the time it is just a lot of running, wiggling, and laughing.
After a serious “Jam Session”… what better to boost our blood-sugar levels but a sweet, scrumptious treat that is also simple to make?!
To finish our “Jam Session” here on Apples to Ziti… I give you:
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars!
It’s been a long week and you have neither the time nor the energy to make a fabulous, healthy side to that frozen pizza you whipped out of the oven…
Oh wait, I’m sorry, that was me. Is that a sacrilege?… Frozen pizza I mean. Bad? No?
Well, in any case, we have it from time to time at our house.
I love to have a good salad with my pizza and this one is great as a quick side for you and your family ANYtime…
When I made it this time around it was for our Mother’s Day get-together with my husband’s family. It’s simple and delicious.
You can add toppings to it if you like or just leave it as is!
Here is everything you need:
Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, strawberry jam, strawberries, and greens. JUST FIVE INGREDIENTS!!
(Okay, seven ingredients with salt and pepper)
When I started searching through sweet recipes for “J is for Jam”…
I found myself craving… CHOCOLATE!!!
“Mojo” is not a word I use often…
Okay, I never use that word.
But apparently Bobby Flay likes to use it to describe the sauce in this recipe of his…
And let me just say… call it what you like, it’s DELICIOUS!
Some mashed potatoes and cheesy broccoli on the side and you’ve got a meal!
At first I dismissed the idea of “J is for Jam” altogether because I thought there would be no “dinner” recipes made with jam…
Only desserts came to mind.
Then I realized that jams would make a FANTASTIC glaze for meats… especially chicken or pork. But more on that in another post.
A “jam” that I definitely did not expect but ended up LOVING is the subject of today’s post: TOMATO Jam!
Throw out any pre-conceived notions that just entered your head… you NEED to try this!
Tomatoes are a fruit after all… why not make jam out of them?
This is amazing on a burger!!! Take a look…
What? I’m serious. Seriously… grilled cheese.
And yes, there IS in fact JAM in the recipe.
Listen, if you’re a mom, you know there are moments of desperation when you would try anything to get lunch together, right?
Am I wrong?
Okay, so it’s not your typical grilled cheese but there is cheese in it and it is grilled… cheese + grilled = GRILLED CHEESE… at least in my recipe-writing it does. 🙂
Oh yes, and if you’re opposed to the idea of frozen waffles… you might as well just stop reading right now.
Ricotta & Jam Grilled Cheese with Fresh Strawberries!!!
Just try to tell me that doesn’t look good…
That’s right… J is for Jam.
While you might enjoy this on toast for breakfast, on a sandwich for lunch, or on a roll at dinner… these recipes will take you OUT of the typical “box” we put jam into.
What’s up first?
PB & J Crepes!
These are a fun new way to do the run-of-the-mill peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for your kiddos!
It could also be a more sophisticated take on the sandwich for an adult lunch or party. No adult can deny these taste delicious, even if they are a take on an old kid-favorite! 🙂