Taco Transformation – Easy Shredded Beef Tacos to Shredded Beef Fajita Torta #CampbellsSauces #Client

I made a delicious meal with Campbell’s® Sauces as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSauces

Shredded Beef Fajita Torta | Cooking In Stilettos

I love meals that allow you to play with leftovers. Even better – when you can get two dishes from one fabulous slow cooked meal so it doesn’t feel like you are having dinner on repeat.

I love keeping a stash of Campbell’s® Slow Cooker Sauces in the pantry. Two of my favorites are the Shredded Beef Taco and Tavern Style Pot Roast which make weeknight dinners a breeze. A long sauna in the slow cooker with couple fresh ingredients and dinner is ready when you get home!

Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces | Cooking in Stilettos

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Banana Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins #BloggerClue

Banana Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins | Cooking In Stilettos

Have I got a recipe for you today that will have you running to the kitchen to whip up these sweetly tart treats.

It’s time again for another Blogger C.L.U.E. reveal

Blogger C.L.U.E. Society

When I got this month’s Blogger C.L.U.E assignment, I was thrilled – it was a blog whose recipes and photos inspire me on the daily – Lemons & Anchovies. Jean’s site has recipes for everything you can imagine.  Her eye is impeccable and her recipes are flawless.  I mean – look at these Chocolate Waffles with Caramelized Bananas, Cranberry Bars with Chocolate Shortbread Crust and these divine Sangria Pops. Are you drooling yet?

As this month’s theme was RED which, of course, is to be expected with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I wanted something that I knew my friends and family would crave, would be chic for entertaining or a lazy weekend breakfast treat and easy to make. I didn’t even hesitate – these Banana Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins were perfect!… 

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Tried and True: Paloma Chicken #FLGrapefruit #CleverGirls

Paloma Chicken | Cooking In Stilettos

One thing I miss about living in Central Florida is the abundance of fresh Florida citrus everywhere – lemons, limes, grapefruit and oranges.  There is nothing like it!  Whenever I fly to Florida, I’m one of those crazy people debating “Do I send citrus home or not”, often going with the option to pick up some for home.

I often cook with citrus in my recipes – it adds the perfect fresh note – whether it’s a bit of lemon and orange in a freshly roasted chicken, grapefruit in a fresh salsa over salmon or limes to add a bit of zing to my favorite tinga recipe.  Grapefruit and I started our love affair later on in life. I love it in the morning, sprinkled with a bit of brown sugar and a small pinch of sea salt and torched for a bruleed treat or segmented in a salad with a bit of feta cheese to add a salty bite.  It’s the perfect healthy snack, as half a Florida grapefruit contains 100% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.  Added bonus, they also contain vitamin A, potassium and fiber so, perhaps, it might be a grapefruit a day could keep the doctor away?  Florida grapefruits are so sweet and juicy, especially when they are at their peak – between January and March.  … 

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Kicking Off #TripleSBites with Cherry Chipotle Steak Tips

Cherry Chipotle Steak Tips | Cooking In Stilettos

Have you started planning your Valentine’s Day menu yet?

I know – I know – we got through the holiday chaos and the kitchen is a disaster zone from the big game weekend but, seriously, don’t even think of dialing for rezzies because we have the best sexy, saucy and spicy bites for your Valentine’s Day. We’re talking a whole week of fabulous recipes from 20 bloggers and, even better, there is a fabulous giveaway just for you!

Triple S Bites

To kick off this #TripleSBites event, I have a recipe that is worthy of that little iconic blue box. They say that the way to your loved one is through their stomach and these Cherry Chipotle Steak Tips are so good that you might find a little blue box “just because” – not just for Valentine’s Day…. 

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All about the #TripleSBites Sponsors, Bloggers and a Fab Giveaway

Triple S Bites

With Valentine’s Day only a couple weeks away, there’s 20 bloggers gearing up to help you get your best Spicy, Saucy and Sexy Bites ready for your sweetheart.  Added bonus – our fearless leader, Camilla, lined up some amazing sponsors to put together one heck of a giveaway for you.

Our sponsors for this amazing event deserve a round of applause.  Their products are fabulous and the fab stuff they have for the giveaway is droolworthy!

Triple S Bites

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Mini Southwestern Chicken Pot Pies Make Dinner Easy #CampbellsSauces #Client

I made a delicious meal with Campbell’s® Sauces as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSauces

Mini Southwestern Chicken Pot Pies | Cooking In Stilettos

What is the first thing you think of when you hear “Chicken Pot Pie”? For me, the thought of a cozy comforting dish comes to mind. Who doesn’t love chicken, potatoes and crisp veggies bathed in a creamy sauce simmering away under a flaky crust, right?

Growing up, chicken pot pie was a family favorite as there was always a stash of pre-made individual pot pies in the freezer. Now that I am older, I would love to serve pot pies more but you know my issues with pie crust – pie crust and I are on barely speaking terms. Eventually we’ll reconcile but to make it from scratch and on a busy weeknight, to quote that classic song, “Ain’t No Way.”

One of my pantry staples are Campbell’s® Sauces and their Chicken Pot Pie Oven Sauce allows me to get home from the 9to9, assemble some ingredients, grab either some puff pastry or pre-made pie crust from the fridge and, in about 50 minutes or so, I have a hot and bubbly pot pie ready for dinner. If I want to customize it, their Oven Sauces give me the freedom to add a bit of spice or change the flavor profile depending on my mood…. 

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