Month: October 2016

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Ingredients:  24+ large, fresh strawberries (1½ to 2 lbs, depends on how much you fill them)  1 (8oz) package cream cheese, room temperature or softened slightly  ½ cup powdered sugar  1 tsp vanilla extract ½ cup fresh blueberries Read more on: Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries @

The BEST Chicken Soup Ever

Ingredients:  30 Ounces of Chicken Broth  2 Pounds of Chicken – Cooked – I sear my chicken then finish in the oven then shred  15 ounces of Black Beans – Washed and Drained  10 Ounces of diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles, drained  1 Can of Corn – Drained  1 Tablespoon of Finely Chopped Parsley  ½

Balsamic Beet Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

Ingredients:  Balsamic Beets:  1 1/2 pounds of beets (8-9 medium beets)  3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (I prefer fig balsamic)  1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil  Salad:  6 cups arugula  2 oz of goat cheese, crumbled  2 tablespoons chopped walnuts Read more on: Balsamic Beet Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese @

Pineapple Dream Dessert

Ingredients:  2 1/2 cups graham crumbs (2 sleeves)  1/2 cup unsalted butter  2 cups of powdered sugar, sifted  1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened  4 oz cream cheese, softened  8 oz container Cool Whip  20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained well Read more on: Pineapple Dream Dessert @

Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Ingredients:  9 lasagna noodles  1 (15-ounce) package whole milk ricotta  2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained  3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided  3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, divided  2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves  Sauce:   1/4 cup unsalted butter  2 cloves garlic, minced  1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced  1 onion,

No Bake Banana Split Dessert

Ingredients:  1 stick butter, melted  1 box graham cracker crumbs  1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened  1/4 cups butter, softened  3 cups powdered sugar  4 bananas, sliced  1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained  1 (16 ounce) container Cool-Whip, thawed or 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream  1 (4 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, stemmed  1

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients:  8 russet potatoes  1/2 cup olive oil  1 tsp garlic powder  1 tsp smoked paprika  1 tsp kosher salt  1 tsp black pepper  1/2 tsp granulated garlic  2 tbsp chopped parsley  2 tbsp chopped chives  1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese  1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese Read more on: Parmesan Roasted Potatoes @

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

Ingredients:  For the Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes:  1 and 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided  1 teaspoon baking powder  1/2 teaspoon baking soda  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/2 cup full-fat sour cream  1/2 cup whole milk  3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided  3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, if using frozen do not thaw first