Spicy Tabasco Chex Mix Recipe + Printable Tabasco Coupon

If you’re a fan of Chex Mix AND you’re a fan of the spicy heat of Tabasco, then you will be a brand new fan of this Spicy Tabasco Chex Mix Recipe! One awesome thing about the recipe is that you can change up each batch of the snack mix by using a different Tabasco sauce. I like to use Tabasco Green Jalapeño sauce to give it some flavor without making it super hot, but YOU use whichever sauce you like the best!

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To save some money on your snacking, be sure to print this coupon to Save $1.05 on any ONE (1) TABASCO Family of Flavors, 5 oz. or largerThe only thing better than yummy snack mix is one that cost less to make!

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Spicy Tabasco Chex Mix Recipe

3 Cups Rice Chex
3 Cups Chicharrones, broken in bite size pieces
3 Cups Tortilla Chips, broken in bite size pieces
1/2 cup butter
2 Tbsp Tabasco Sauce (whichever flavor you like best)
1 Packet Taco Seasoning

Break Tortilla Chips and Chicarrones

Tabasco Green Jalapeño sauce

Kicked Up Snack MixingDirections:
Heat oven to 275 degrees.
Break tortilla chips and chicharrones into bite-size pieces. Place in a 9×14 pan along with Rice Chex.
Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl.
Add Tabasco sauce to butter and stir.
Pour butter/Tabasco mixture over dry mixture and stir.
Sprinkle taco seasoning over all and stir well.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove for oven and stir. Repeat twice. (For three 15 minute intervals total.)
Let cool and then serve.


Spicy Tabasco Chex Mix Recipe
  • 3 Cups Rice Chex
  • 3 Cups Chicharrones, broken in bite size pieces
  • 3 Cups Tortilla Chips, broken in bite size pieces
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp Tabasco Sauce (whichever flavor you like best)
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning
  1. Heat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Break tortilla chips and chicharrones into bite-size pieces. Place in a 9x14 pan along with Rice Chex.
  3. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Add Tabasco sauce to butter and stir.
  5. Pour butter/Tabasco mixture over dry mixture and stir.
  6. Sprinkle taco seasoning over all and stir well.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove for oven and stir. Repeat twice. (For three 15 minute intervals total.)
  8. Let cool and then serve.

Easy Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Cranberry Salsa Recipe
Did you know that salsa is America’s #1 condiment? Maybe that has to do with having SO MANY different variations available. You can make an interesting spin on your next bowl of salsa by making this sweet and spicy Cranberry Sala Recipe. You can choose how spicy you want it to be by increasing or decreasing the amount of jalapeño you use.

This Cranberry Salsa Recipe is great served with chips or add a bunch of extra flavor to your enchiladas or a chicken quesadilla.

Cranberry Salsa Ingredients

Easy Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Yields: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 Minutes

1 bag cranberries
1 granny smith apple
1/8 medium red onion
½ large red pepper
¼ large green pepper
2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup apple juice

Cranberry Salsa Process

1. Chop the apple, red onion, bell peppers and jalapeño into large pieces and place in food processor.
2. Add the bag of cranberries to the food processor.
3. Use the food processor to chop and combine the ingredients.
4. Move the chopped ingredients to a bowl and add sugar, lemon juice, apple juice and cilantro. Stir together.
5. Best if chilled in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving to allow flavors to combine.
6. Serve with chips.

Honey Chipotle Dressing Recipe

Disclosure AffiliateHoney Chipotle Dressing Recipe

Nothing has quite the same unique, delicious flavor as chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. They are a great way to add a bit of a kick to a recipe without adding so much heat that it overwhelms it. This honey chipotle dressing recipe makes a dressing that is perfect for salads, but is also great as a marinade or even to add some extra flavor to chicken tacos or burritos.

Honey Chipotle Dressing Recipe



1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp cilantro (fresh or freeze dried)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1-1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 clove garlic
2/3 cup canola oil


Mix all ingredients except for the oil in a blender until well blended. Slowly add in the canola oil until mixture is well mixed. Adding the oil slowly at the end helps it to emulsify.

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Berry Cheesy Stuffed Waffles Recipe

Disclosure AffiliateBerry Cheesy Stuffed Waffles Recipe

For how simple this Berry Cheesy Stuffed Waffles recipe is to make, it is amazingly delicious! It uses only a few simple ingredients sandwiched between toasted frozen waffles.  If someone in your family isn’t a fan of raspberry, you can swap out other flavors of jam or jelly. This is also great with made with jam from a homemade strawberry jam recipe!

Berry Cheesy Stuffed Waffles Recipe



1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
1/3 cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
4 Tbsp raspberry preserves or raspberry jam
8 frozen waffles

Mix the cream cheese, ricotta cheese and sugar in a small bowl. Toast the waffles. Spread four of the waffles with jam. Spread the other four waffles with the cheese mixture. Sandwich waffles together in pairs. If you like, dust tops with a little extra confectioner’s sugar. Enjoy!

Valentine Waffle Recipe

For an extra delicious treat with just a bit more work, defrost the waffles instead of toasting them. Form your sandwiches and then grill in butter on a griddle – just like a grilled cheese sandwich. SO GOOD!!

Halloween Graveyard Brownies Recipe

Disclosure AffiliateHalloween Graveyard Brownies Recipe

If you are planning to make a themed Halloween dessert, you can’t get much more festive than this Halloween Graveyard Brownies Recipe! They start with a delicious fudgey chocolate brownie so they TASTE good and then are decorated with candy tombstones and Halloween pumpkins so that they LOOK good!

Our recipe below helps you to make everything from scratch, but there are a few shortcuts you can take. You can start with a boxed brownie mix and prepare it according to the instructions on the box or use these tips on how to make box brownies taste homemade. If you don’t want to make your green icing from scratch, you can pick up a tube of icing in your local grocery baking section or on Amazon.

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Halloween Graveyard Brownies Recipe


Brownie Recipe:

Brownie Ingredients:
2 C sugar
1 C unsalted butter, melted
1/2 C cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs, room temp
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Brownie Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using baking spray treat the baking dish.
Mix in the ingredients as they are added.
Pour melted butter into a bowl ad the sugar, cocoa, vanilla, eggs, flour, baking powder and salt.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

Royal Icing Recipe:

Icing Ingredients:
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Green gel food coloring

Icing Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
Spoon the icing into a bowl.
Add several drops of green gel food coloring in the large bowl of icing. Stir well to mix the color.

Decorating the Brownie:

Candy Tombstones (Available at Michael’s or Amazon)
Wilton Foodwriter, Black (at Michael’s or Amazon)
Pumpkin Candies

Using the green icing cover a corner of the brownie to look like grass.
With your Wilton Foodwriter in black, write RIP.
Place a candy tombstone in the center of the back of the brownie.
Add a candy pumpkin on the plot of icing grass.

Halloween Graveyard Brownies Recipe

13 Awesome Pumpkin Recipes

13 Awesome Pumpkin Recipes

Autumn is here and that means it is time for ALL THINGS PUMPKIN! I’m not sure why we tend to only eat pumpkin flavored foods in the fall much MUCH more than any other time. It’s so good we really should eat it all year round! If you’re looking to add a few new pumpkin foods to your recipe collection, these 13 awesome pumpkin recipes, many made with Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Pie Spice should fit right in.

Top Pumpkin Recipes I Want to Make!!

  1. Savory Sausage and Apples
  2. Pumpkin Spice Wontons
  3. Cinnamon Rolls ith a Pumkin Twist
  4. Savory Pumpkin Sage Pasta Dish
  5. Make it Upside Down
  6. Sweet Pumpkin Bread
  7. Smores Meet Fall
  8. Gluten Free Protein Bar
  9. Easy Dump Cake
  10. Pumpkin Knots
  11.  Pumpkin Angel Food Cake
  12. Refreshing Smoothie with a Twist
  13. Savory Sausage and Apples

Summer Cookbooks: Delicious Clean Eating + Reader Giveaway

Cider-Braised Chicken

Summer is here! That means sunny weather, farmers markets, and relaxing days at the beach and pool! If you love to cook and EAT like I do, but also want to stay healthy (and maybe look a little slimmer in that swim suit) these two new cookbooks can help you accomplish everything on that list.

The quick Six Fix

THE QUICK SIX FIX by Stuart O’Keeffe

Stuart O’Keeffe grew up in Ireland cooking alongside his mother and learning how to make fresh home-cooked meals made with more love than labor. By working efficiently, keeping the kitchen space clean and cooking with minimal yet flavorful ingredients, Stuart believes that anyone can make great meals fast—with just six key ingredients. A professional and celebrity chef, Stuart brings his philosophy to everyone’s kitchen in his first cookbook and includes helpful tips and reminders along the way. In THE QUICK SIX FIX, Stuart begins with the pantry essentials and tools readers will need to whip up a range of tasty dishes at a moment’s notice. Teaching readers how to make smart shortcuts, like pairing key store-bought items with homemade ingredients, Stuart demonstrates how to cut kitchen time, save money, and get out of the kitchen in thirty minutes or less.

Stuart believes that fewer ingredients afford higher quality. With an inventive menu and meal-planning sections filled with wholesome shareable dishes—plenty of vegetarian options too—plus more than seventy-five full color photos, THE QUICK SIX FIX is the must-have tool for creating easy-to-make, great-tasting dishes that are sure to wow the ones we love.

Lose Weight by Eating


Like many Americans, Audrey Johns struggled with fad diets and constant weight gain. Nearing the three-hundred-pound mark, she was eating under 1,000 calories per day of frozen “diet” meals and still gaining weight. After trying every major diet out there (and some scary ones too!), Audrey was left with no lasting results and more broke than ever. That’s when she decided to go back to the basics. She taught herself how to cook and transformed her favorite foods into skinny versions. After only a year of eating her new skinny recipes, she went from a size 24 to a size 4, losing over 150 pounds in 11 months. LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING takes more than 130 recipes that are typically full of unhealthy processed foods and empty calories—recipes we simply shouldn’t eat every day—and creates skinny versions.

With fewer than 500 calories per serving that can actually help readers lose weight, she shows readers how to lose weight without giving up everyday family staples, such as pasta, scones, fried chicken, nachos, meatloaf, cookies, and so much more. A helpful and accessible diet and cookbook, LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING is full of guilt-free, low-calorie, unprocessed versions of all your favorite foods that are also picky-kid-friendly and husband-approved. With her new book, Audrey wants to help others who struggle with their weight or cooking skills to show that with a little kitchen confidence, you can change your life, your body, and your health.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Granola

Reader Giveaway: One lucky The Weeknight Chef reader will win both THE QUICK SIX FIX and LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 7/18/16. Good luck!

Summer Cookbook Giveaway

Crockpot Pierogies and Sausage Recipe

Crockpot Pierogies and Sausage Recipe

This Crockpot Pierogies and Sausage Recipe was originally published on our parent site, Thrifty Jinxy, but it is so perfect for this time of year that I just had to share it here too.  For a busy day, it’s such and easy meal because you just throw it together in the Crockpot and you end up with a hot, hearty dinner. The recipe is very flexible, so feel free to play around with it by adding extra veggies, changing up the sausage, or whatever your family will like best!

1 16oz package of Polska Kielbasa/Polish Sausage, sliced (I used the turkey version)
1 1/2 peppers, sliced (I used 1/2 each of red, green and yellow peppers)
1 small onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp butter
bay leaf (optional, but adds great flavor)
salt and pepper
1 16 oz package of frozen pierogies

Place all ingredients EXCEPT pierogies into Crockpot and cook on low appx 6-7 hours. 45 minutes before you’re ready to eat, add the frozen pierogies and turn crockpot to high. If you like some of your pierogies to be browned, spray the exposed parts of your crockpot with cooking spray or brush with butter and lean pierogies against the edges. Those pieces should brown nicely.

Find more recipes from Thrifty Jinxy HERE.

9 Delicious Grapefruit Recipes

9 Delicious Grapefruit Recipes

Ok, grapefruit fans – – we have some delicious grapefruit recipes and an awesome Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruit giveaway for you! I have been a fan of grapefruit since I was a kid. I have many fond memories of breakfasts at my grandparents’ farm where grapefruit halves were often the starting point for the meal. I guess my grandma and grandpa passed their love of grapefruit down to me!

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While I love eating grapfruit “as is”, it is also wonderful in recipes. It’s super versatile as you can see in this assortment of grapefruit recipes that ranges from salads to drinks to frozen desserts:

9 Delicious Grapefruit Recipes

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Grapefruit Honey Bran Muffins

Broiled Grapefruit with Honey, Sugar and Thyme

Honey Roasted Grapefruit Parfait Popsicles

Grapefruit Frozen Yogurt

Ruby Red Grapefruitade

Grapefruit Sangria

Blueberry Acai Grapefruit Smoothie

Candied Grapefruit Peel


When you’re looking for grapefruits for a recipe or to eat straight up, check out Wonderful Sweet Scarletts. They are a new brand of Texas Red Grapefruits launched nationwide last year that can change the way you think about grapefruits! From the people who brought you Wonderful Pistachios, POM Wonderful and Wonderful Halos, Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruits are so sweet, you won’t even need to add sugar! The Texas climate yields the sweetest premium red grapefruits around. Not only is our grapefruit sweet, but half a grapefruit is only 60 calories and provides 100% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C.

wonderful sweet scarletts giveaway

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Recipes reader will win aWonderful Sweet Scarletts prize package including Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruit, a grapefruit spoon, circular cutting board, grapefruit bowl, juicer, mason jar and apron. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 4/11/16. Good luck!

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Green Chile Pulled Pork Recipe + Boulder Organic Soups Giveaway

Green Chile Pulled Pork Recipe

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here? Don’t yet have your menu planned? There’s no need to fear. We have partnered with our friends at Boulder Organic to bring you this amazingly easy-to-make Green Chile Pulled Pork Recipe. All you need is a pork shoulder roast, Boulder Organic! Green Chile Corn Chowder and a slow cooker. Set it up on the morning of the big game and it will be ready to enjoy come game time.

Green Chile Pulled Pork Recipe

– 2 lbs. pork shoulder roast
– 1 tub Boulder Organic! Green Chile Corn Chowder
– salt to taste (optional)

Place a 2 lb. pork shoulder roast in a slow cooker.
Add one tub of the Green Chile Corn Chowder on top (add a dash of salt if desired).
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Pull apart and enjoy!

Boulder Organic Soup

Boulder Organic Foods’ mission is to craft “oh my gosh!” good organic food with uncompromised nutrition using garden-fresh ingredients.Their kitchen accept only the best—like whole, organic produce (much of it’s local), savory spices (a pinch of this and a dash of that) and people with a passion for doing things right (everything is personally prepared just like you’d make it yourself). Boulder Organic! products are sold in your grocer’s deli refrigerator. Find a store near you and enjoy some today.

Boulder Organic Soups

Reader Giveaway:  Three (3) lucky Thrifty Recipes readers will each receive 3 coupons for free Boulder Organic! soup. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 2/16/16. Good luck!


Boulder Organic

Souper Easy Super Bowl Green Chile Pulled Pork Recipe