Happy Canada Day & Happy 4th of July Recipe Round Up

Hey everyone, and welcome to my Happy Canada Day & Happy 4th of July Recipe Round Up.

I’m checking in after some time away here. It’s been a bit of a crazy time lately.  But  think I can finally get back to this.

Today I’m going to highlight some of my favorite summer party recipes.  We may have just celebrated Canada Day in my country, and July 4th is tomorrow, but we still have a whole summer of fun party food 🙂

 


 

If you’re lighting up the grill, you can’t go wrong with these Turkey Burgers (just grease up the grates a bit, or they can stick). They’re also excellent cooked in a frying pan.

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These burgers look great too! Tilapia Burgers from Culinary Ginger.  Her Chipotle Chicken Burgers look awesome too!

Or how about a Butternut Squash and Bean burger for the vegetarians? I’m not vegetarian and I LOVE these burgers.

 

Don’t forget to make up some Brioche Style Buns!

 

Quick Light Brioche Style Buns. All the rewards of freshly baked homemade bread, but you don't have to spend all day in the kitchen. Get the Recipe @pipercooks PiperCooks.com

I also love these salads!

Buffalo Ranch Chickpea Salad from Veggies Save the Day.

Honey Mustard, Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Salad from Cafe Delites

Buffalo Chicken Salad from Calsbad Cravings

And I`ll probably need some chips & salsa… Salsa Verde & Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo & Salsa Verde

Or maybe this Avocado Mango Salsa from The Jenny Evolution. Love the sounds of this Avocado Hummus too from Cooking Classy.

How about a nice summery cocktail? Love my Thai Inspired Vodka Cocktail

Or this Pacific Rim Margerita from Bakerita looks nice

I could go for this Orange Drop from Cooking with Curls..

Or this super fresh Cucumber, Lemon & Mint Spa Water from Ciao Florentina  sounds excellent.

Gotta have those treats too.  You can’t go wrong with these ones!

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Frozen Pop

 

Or try these Coconut Chia Parfaits from Pass Me Some Tasty.

Anyway, I hope you’re enjoying your summer so far.  I`ll be back soon with some new recipes, including one for Pineapple Salsa!

 

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Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones

Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones

Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones | Fluffy, cheesy biscuits with chives and a hint of heat from cayenne pepper. PiperCooks

 

I love spicy food.  Combine that with cheese and I’m all in.   That makes my Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones a perfect option for breakfast, snack, lunch or with dinner.  These scones are great with just butter, and were wonderful with my chicken tortellini soup.

 

Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones | Fluffy, cheesy biscuits with chives and a hint of heat from cayenne pepper. PiperCooks

 

Scones are really pretty easy to make too.  Just don’t over mix them and make sure that your butter is cold.  I start by combining the flour with the salt, pepper, baking powder, sugar and cayenne pepper.  Then I use a box grater to grate over the cold butter.  Then mix together gently to cover the butter with the flour.  After that’s done, mix in the cheese and chives.

 

 

Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones | Fluffy, cheesy biscuits with chives and a hint of heat from cayenne pepper. PiperCooks

 

Then stir in the milk and combine until just holding together.  I have used cashew or almond milk combined with vinegar here when I’m out of cow’s milk (we just don’t use cow’s milk that much in my house) and it works well.

Finally, just turn the dough out onto a lightly floured counter and press into an circle about eight inches wide.  Cut into six wedges and place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat.  Brush with some buttermilk and bake for about twenty to twenty-five minutes or until done.  Enjoy!

Jacqueline

 

Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones | Fluffy, cheesy biscuits with chives and a hint of heat from cayenne pepper. PiperCooks Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones | Fluffy, cheesy biscuits with chives and a hint of heat from cayenne pepper. PiperCooks

Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones | Fluffy, cheesy biscuits with chives and a hint of heat from cayenne pepper. PiperCooks

 

Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones | Fluffy, cheesy biscuits with chives and a hint of heat from cayenne pepper.  PiperCooks

 

Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones - PiperCooks
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Cheesy Chive & Cayenne Scones
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Fluffy, cheesy biscuits with chives and a hint of heat from cayenne pepper.

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6
Author: pipercooks
Ingredients
  • 210 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoons sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 57 grams (4 tablespoons) butter, cold
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk, (cashew or almond milk plus vinegar is fine), plus about a tablespoon to brush on top
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • ¾ cups grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). (I also line my baking sheet with a silicone liner)
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, pepper and cayenne.
  3. Grate in the cold butter and mix so it’s all covered in flour. Add the cheese and chives.
  4. Add milk, starting with half of the amount and mix together with a fork or your hands until it comes together in a ball. It shouldn’t be sticky, should just come together. Don’t over mix. Add more flour, a little at a time if you need to.
  5. Place ball on floured counter, flatten into about an 8-inch round.
  6. Cut like a pizza or pie, into 6 wedges.
  7. Place on baking sheet, brush with a bit of milk and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until done.
Recipe Notes
  • I used half spelt flour and half all-purpose flour for the scones in the photos.

 

 


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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

 

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken – Easy, quick, Healthy weeknight meal. Just add southwest seasoning mix, salsa and chicken to your slow cooker, on high for 3 hours.

 

I’m excited to share this quick and easy recipe with you today!

If you made my Southwest Seasoning Spice Mix from my last post, then you’re already a step ahead on this recipe.   If you make my red salsa recipe or have pretty much any red salsa in your fridge, and a couple chicken breasts, then you’re ready to go.
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken – Easy, quick, Healthy weeknight meal. Just add southwest seasoning mix, salsa and chicken to your slow cooker, on high for 3 hours.

 

Honestly that’s it for ingredients.  How easy? The result is a flavorful, hands-off, healthy dinner recipe.  Just place the chicken breasts on the bottom of your slow cooker.  Sprinkle over the southwest spice mix.  Add the salsa.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook on high for about 3 hours.  On low, I’m guessing it would probably be about 7 hours, but I’ve only ever cooked it on high.
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken – Easy, quick, Healthy weeknight meal. Just add southwest seasoning mix, salsa and chicken to your slow cooker, on high for 3 hours.

 

Once the chicken is done, serve it however you want.  I usually serve it in a wrap topped with vegetables. For these photos I added some cucumber, red onion and cilantro.  It would be great with some refried beans spread on the wrap and some corn and diced tomato.  You could also add it to a bed of rice with some vegetables.   Enjoy! Let me know how you serve it up. Tag me @checkforpulse on Instagram.

 

Southwest Seasoning Mix – Easy homemade pantry staple, this spice mix is great on grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, my slowcooker salsa chicken. PiperCooks Pin For Later!

 

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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken – Easy, quick, Healthy weeknight meal. Just add southwest seasoning mix, salsa and chicken to your slow cooker, on high for 3 hours.
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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 5 mins
 

Slow cooked chicken breast with southwest seasoning and red salsa.

Course: Main Dish
Author: pipercooks
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 16 oz jar salsa
  • 1 tbsp southwest seasoning mix
Instructions
  1. Lay Chicken breasts on the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle with fajita mix. Top with salsa. Cook on high for 3 hrs, or until chicken is cooked through.

    Remove chicken with tongs, to a cutting board. Pull apart with 2 forks, then add back to salsa mix in the crockpot. Serve as you like.  


Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken – Easy, quick, Healthy weeknight meal. Just add southwest seasoning mix, salsa and chicken to your slow cooker, on high for 3 hours.
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken – Easy, quick, Healthy weeknight meal. Just add southwest seasoning mix, salsa and chicken to your slow cooker, on high for 3 hours.
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken – Easy, quick, Healthy weeknight meal. Just add southwest seasoning mix, salsa and chicken to your slow cooker, on high for 3 hours.

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken – Easy, quick, Healthy weeknight meal. Just add southwest seasoning mix, salsa and chicken to your slow cooker, on high for 3 hours.
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken – Easy, quick, Healthy weeknight meal. Just add southwest seasoning mix, salsa and chicken to your slow cooker, on high for 3 hours.
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