Cheesy Cheeseburger Macaroni with Veggies Hamburger Helper® #SaveonHelper

Cheesy Cheeseburger Macaroni with Veggies Hamburger Helper #SaveonHelper

I want to share with you today and easy and delicious cheesy recipe, sometime you can make in only 20 minutes and is perfect for a quick dinner.
I really the different meals I can create with Hamburger Helper®, not only they are affordable, but also super easy and fast to make.
You can find this delicious product in your nearest Walmart, and of course purchase the different presentations of the same product.
Well as I mentioned, I love this product and this time decided to give it an even more personal touch by adding other ingredients, I know my family is going to love this variation.
Hamburger Helper® is my go to for a easy meal, and I also love to make more than one when we have company, is perfect when the kids had friends for lunch or dinner and of course when my hubby has unexpected company, and let me tell you this happen very often.

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If you have a super busy week, make sure to add to your grocery list some delicious Hamburger Helper® products, not only you will have a very relax dinner with your family, but also will have a helper by your side all the time. There are so many, and you can add veggies, salad, make a taco, a quesadilla or even a fried rice, yes it is really a perfect fit in your kitchen and also a very delicious one.


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 1 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 Hamburger Helper® Cheeseburger Macaroni Box
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a 10-inch skillet heat to medium heat melt butter, add onion and ground beef and cook until brown, add some salt and pepper.

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Then add broccoli and carrots, cook for 2 minutes, add hot water, milk, seasoning mix and pasta, let it boil lower the heat, cover and cook for 12 minutes.

Once ready remove from heat, stir creamy cheddar cheese sauce and cilantro, mix well and serve.

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This recipe makes 5 servings, you can serve a side of steam veggies to complement the ones already on it.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hamburger Helper® . The opinions and text are all mine.

Nutty Bits Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Nutty Bits Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

I love the theme this month, making crunchy like cookies is my favorite and adding different nuts, bits and more.
I made this kinds of cookies specially when am cleaning my pantry and the only things I have are nuts, sprinkles, bits or chips; I’m sure todays recipes will be great inspirations to you.
This cookies are perfect for a party, made with English Toffee Bits, they add a bit of sweet, crunch and mild nut flavor.
I love to make them for my kids, believe or not they are a favorite in the summer time, and I think is because my daughters can help me with all the process.
As a good family favorite, am sure your family also will be in love of this cookies so easy, delicious and fast, oh and I did not tell you one important detail, you can eat this dough raw, yes it is save to eat it raw if you want.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup powder milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 sticks of soften butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups English Toffee Bits


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream both sugar and butter for 5 minutes; in a different bowl mix flour, powder milk, baking powder and the toffee bits.
  3. Add vanilla extract to the butter mixture and then add the dry ingredients, mix just to incorporate.
  4. Place tablespoons of the dough in baking sheet, leave some space between then because they can spread out.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes, once ready place in a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. This recipe makes 26 cookies.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

The theme this month is Chips, Chunks or Bits! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links. Please be patient though, as this month Laura is off to Italy and will not be checking email quite as often!
You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Peanut Butter Coconut Mini Bars #SundaySupper

Peanut Butter Coconut Mini Bars #SundaySupperWelcome to another delicious #SundaySupper, I’m so happy the you decide to join us for a light, easy and different recipes to make on the holidays.
We want for you to have options in all the meals, so your family can enjoy and also eat a little healthier this holiday season.
You know how difficult it is to say no to a delicious pie, baked ham with lots of gravy, or the most buttery, dripping and succulent meal.
And who can forget the most decadent desserts? Well for this one I have the perfect option, a delicious, sweet and salty in a tiny bite peanut butter and coconut mini bar, with all the things you can combine peanut butter, coconut is the most least expected.
And this little bite is just perfection, in like I said one bite.
It is better when served super cool or freeze, because the flavors are more intense. Packed in protein, and you will feel satisfied, no need to reach the leftover candy.
Let me know if you like it.


  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup of quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup dry coconut
  • 1 tablespoon crystalized ginger, dice
  • 1 cup mix nuts chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 cup melted dark chocolate


  1. This is a very simple recipe, to a food processor add, peanut butter, oats, ginger and nuts, pulse until all is combine.
    In a plastic container smear the oil, eliminating the excess.
  2. Place the yummy concoction to the container and form using your fingers, and just pour the melted chocolate on top.
  3. I put mine on the freezer for 1/2 hour, flip it to get it out of the container, cut in pieces and cover with plastic, and place it in the fridge this time, like I said, cool is even better to eat.

This recipe makes about 20 little bites.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

And of course we have more healthy, light delicious recommendations for you.


Appetizer or starter

Main Dishes

Side Dishes


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Chicken Fried Rice #WeekdaySupper

Chicken Fried RiceLike I always promise this week #weekdaysupper is a simple recipe that can be made with leftovers rice and rotisserie chicken.
This is my version of a chinese classic in Costa Rica and I love it, it was my go to dish when I did not have time to cook.
A complete meal that only need a good salad, because you will feel very full with this.
A fast and simple fried rice my personal option even for a party, and the addition of carrots give it a nice crunch.
Hope you enjoy.


  • 3 cups of  cook white rice
  • 2 cups of rotisserie chicken in bite side pieces
  • 1 cup green onion chopped
  • 2 cups carrots minced
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


Heat a skillet to medium high heat and add the sesame oil, wait a minute and add the carrots, rice and chicken, stir for 3 minutes, add the soy sauce, green onions and salt, stir until everything is well combine, about 3 more minutes.

Put a lid on and let this delicious rice rest for a minute.
Serve with a side of salad or just like this.

Yields 6 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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 More ideas from this amazing group for you to make this week.

Monday – Mama’s Blissful Bites Watermelon and Mint Salad
Tuesday – Eat, Move, Shine Grilled Chicken with Goat Cheese, Candied Tomatoes and Roasted Olives
Wednesday – Shockingly Delicious – Wedge Salad
Thursday – Basic N Delicious – Chicken Fried Rice
Friday – Cravings of a Lunatic – Farmers Market Salad

Simple Coleslaw #TheSaladBar

Simple ColeslawBecause in the summer everybody love to BBQ and do potluck parties, this month salads are for you, we have delicious and easy salads, colorful and good.
This is definitely the season to enjoy all the outdoor activities with the family and salads are a great alternative for a healthy, fast, and portable lunch.
Enjoy this time of the year with friends and family, and remember to check out all the salad recipes we have for you.


  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a bowl mix cabbage, carrots and cilantro, sprinkle with a little salt, in another bowl stir together mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, ketchup, salt and pepper, add the dressing to the cabbage and carrot mixture and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Serve as a side for hamburger, over hot dogs, empanadas, meat, chicken, anything you can imagine is good with the salad.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy


DSC_0814I enjoy making easy recipes, to help us prepare a delicious meal that does not require a lot of time when doing them.Exclusively for you at home who need quick recipes I made this delicious rice with shrimp that is full of flavor, it is very easy to make and is ideal to serve on special occasions like birthday parties.
Made with ingredients you usually have in the house, and very economical.
I invite you to prepare the rice and give me your opinion.
Enjoy it.


11/2 cup uncooked parboiled rice
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound medium shrimp, clean and deveined
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
3 cups water
1 teaspoon Old Bay season
1 teaspoon paprika
1 small bag of frozen mix peas and carrots
salt and pepper to taste


In a saucepan heat 1 teaspoon of oil, add onion and garlic, sprinkle with a little salt and cook for 3 minutes, add the rice, paprika and old bay season, stir well.
Add mixed vegetables, green onions and shrimp, stir well. Season with salt and pepper, add the water, stir and cover the pan, lower the heat and let it cook for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes turn off the heat and let the rice stand for 10 minutes.
Add the cilantro before serving.

This recipe makes 8 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 33 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

BLACK BEAN SOUP to keep you warm this #SundaySupper

I love this time of year, the cold air and winds that announce the arrival of Christmas.
And to keep us warm, the family of the #SundaySupper wants to give you a list of delicious recipes for those cold evenings.
For example, I want to invite you to try this delicious black bean soup is very easy to do. I also want to tell you that this is a very traditional soup in Costa Rica and is consumed every time you cook beans, very nutritious and hearty, my family loves it.
I highly recommend consuming it together with a blanket and a pillow next to the fireplace, is the best way to eat a soup like this.
I hope you enjoy this and all the recipes we have for you today.


  • 4 cups black bean broth
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Here is a link to my Gallo Pinto recipe where you can find how to make homemade black beans for the broth.

In a hot pan melt butter, add onion and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the bean broth, stir and boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat and serve in a bowl, add the peeled boiled eggs and cilantro.

Serve immediately.

This soup can be accompanied by white rice, avocado or white bread.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

For more cozy recipes here is a list of delicious ones made just for you.

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All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
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Tacos are a delicious and different option for families to enjoy any day of the week.
You can make them with beef, chicken, seafood and vegetables as well, always good to have variety. This recipe is an inspiration in my oldest daughter who discovered the tacos for the first time 2 weeks ago.
She had never tested and as expected she loved, it’s amazing how children suddenly ask you things to eat with great emotion.
Well, we have included these tacos as part of the family favorites, and I do not complicate much, I make them crunchy, we can get this product ready in supermarkets and is personally my favorite, lettuce and grated cheese and meat super delicious and is all you need, Crunchy Beef Tacos for dinner.
The best thing is that it only takes 30 minutes to prepare and everyone can add what they like, is truly a family time that everyone should enjoy.
I hope you like.


  • 1 pound of ground beef 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped 
  • 1 tomato, chopped 
  • 1 garlic clove minced 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Cooking spray 
  • 10 Crunchy Taco Shell 
  • shredded lettuce 
  • Shredded Mexican cheese


Heat a skillet and spray with cooking spray, add onion, oregano and garlic, cook for 3 minutes, add meat and cook until golden brown and juices are evaporated, about 20 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and cook for 7 more minutes, finally add the lemon juice and serve.

Place all the components on plates in the middle of the table for everyone to make their own Taco.
This recipe makes 10 tacos.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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Los tacos son una opción deliciosa y diferente para disfrutar en familia cualquier día de la semana.
Puede hacerlos de lo que mas le guste, carne, pollo, mariscos y porque no vegetarianos también, siempre es bueno tener variedad.
Esta receta es una inspiración en mi hija mayor que descubrió los tacos por primera vez hace 2 semanas.
Nunca los había probado y  como es de esperar le encantaron, es increíble como los ninos de repente te piden cosas de comer con mucha emoción.
Bueno se han incluido como parte de los favoritos de la familia, pero no crean que me complico mucho, los hago crunchy porque esta tortilla la podemos comprar ya lista en el supermercados y es en lo personal mi favorita, lechuga y queso rallado y la carne arreglada super deliciosa y listo, Tacos de Carne Crunchy para la cena.
Lo mejor es que solo toma 30 minutos prepararlos y cada uno puede agregarle lo que mas le guste, es de verdad un momento en familia que todos deben disfrutar.
Espero que les gusten.


  • 1/2 kilo de carne molida especial
  • 1 cebolla mediana picada
  • 1 tomate picado
  • 1 diente de ajo picado fino
  • 1 cucharada de salsa Worcestershire
  • El jugo de 1 limon
  • 1/2 cucharadita de oregano seco
  • Sal y pimienta al gusto
  • Spray de cocina
  • 10 tortillas crunchy para Tacos
  • Lechuga rallada
  • Queso rallado tipo Mexicano


Caliente una zarten y rocie con spray de cocina, anada la cebolla, el oregano y ajo, cocine por 3 minutos, agregue la carne y cocine hasta que dore bien y los jugos se hallan evaporado completamente, aproximadamente 20 minutos.
Agregue el tomate, salsa Worcestershire, sal y pimienta y cocine por 7 minutos mas, por ultimo rocie el jugo de limon y sirva.

Coloque todos los componentes en platos en el centro de la mesa para que cada uno haga su propio Taco.
De esta receta salen 10 Tacos.

Tiempo de preparación: 15 minutos
Tiempo de cocción: 30 minutos
Nivel de la receta: Facil



This is a great option to use the rice that was made before, and one of the quickest ways to prepare lunch or dinner that will delight the whole family.
These days we look for recipes with few ingredients that facilitate the day and not have to spend hours cooking, and a delicious flavor that will surprise you. Not forgetting that is low in fat.
The fried rice is delicious and you can vary the ingredients the way you like most, you can even make it completely vegetarian, if that’s the case.
Make this recipe for your family and surprise them with a new way of eating rice and maybe will become the favorite.
Enjoy it.


  • 4 cups cooked white rice 
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped 
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped 
  • 1 cup of chopped cilantro 
  • 200 grams of chopped cooked ham 
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium 
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
  • Cooking spray 
  • salt and pepper to taste


In a hot skillet spray with cooking spray and add the onion and red bell pepper, cook for 5 minutes, add the ham and stir.
Add rice and mix well, add the soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce, stir well until everything is completely incorporated, add salt and pepper.

Remove from heat and sprinkle the cilantro, serve with salad.
Makes 6 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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 Esta es una excelente opción para utilizar arroz del día anterior, y una de las formas mas rápidas de preparar un almuerzo o cena que encantara a toda la familia.

Y en estos días buscamos recetas de pocos ingredientes que nos faciliten el dia y no tengamos que pasar horas cocinando, lo mas importante es su sabor delicioso le sorprenderá.
El arroz frito es delicioso y puede variar los ingredientes de la forma que mas le guste, hasta puede hacerlo completamente vegetariano, si ese es el caso.
Haga esta receta para su familia y vera como les encantara, una nueva forma de consumir el arroz y puede ser que se convierta en la favorita.
Que la disfrute.

  • 4 tazas de arroz blanco cocinado del dia anterior
  • 1 cebolla morada picada finamente
  • 1 chile dulce rojo picado fino
  • 1 taza de culantro picado
  • 200 gramos de jamón cocido picado
  • 4 cucharadas de salsa de soya baja en sodio
  • 2 cucharadas de salsa worcestershire
  • spray de cocina
  • sal y pimienta al gusto
En una saten caliente rocie con spray de cocina y agregue la cebolla y el chile dulce rojo, deje cocinar por 5 minutos, agregue el jamon y revuelva.
Agregue el arroz y mezcle bien, incorpore la salsa de soya y la salsa worcestershire, revuelva bien hasta que todo este completamente incorporado, agregue sal y pimienta.
Retire del fuego y rocie el cilantro, sirva acompañado de ensalada.
Rinde 6 porciones.

Tiempo de preparación: 10 minutos
Tiempo de cocción: 10 minutos
Nivel de la receta: Facil



Made with ingredients that we all have in the house, this rice really take you out of trouble.
1 cup long grain rice
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 strips of bacon, chopped
1 / 2 pound of chicken or turkey ham diced
1 pound of chicken or turkey ham diced
1 / 4 teaspoon achiote paste or powder
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup red pepper cut into strips
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large skillet and add the baconfollowed add onion, oregano, celery, red pepper and garlic let the vegetables cook, add the rice and followed achiote, stir well, salt, pepper to taste, add the ham turkey, water, cover and lower heat.
Simmer until water is completely evaporated and rice is cooked through, about 25 minutes.
Once ready, sprinkle the cilantro and serve.
Serves 4 people.

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