Chocolate Martini

Chocolate Martini This yummy beverage is posted in honor of my sister’s 21st birthday! Happy Birthday to you!!! Ingredients 1 oz Godiva Liqueur 1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka 1 oz creme de cacao 2 oz Half & Half Whipped cream for garnish Chocolate syrup for garnish Direction Over ice, combine all ingredients except whipped cream and … Continue reading

Cookies & Cream Cake

Cookies & Cream Cake This delicious cake is posted in honor of my mother-in-law’s birthday! Happy Birthday to you! Ingredients 1 box cake mix (and ingredients required) 1 cup solid vegetable shortening 1/2 cup butter – softened (1 stick) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3 cups confectioner’s sugar – sifted 2 tablespoons milk 1 1/2 cups chocolate cream cookie crumbs (about 20 cookies) Directions Prepare … Continue reading

Stuffed Pepper Muffins

This is such a fun way to enjoy pepper poppers! I used pepperoncini peppers because they’re my favorite, but jalapenos or roasted poblanos would be awesome too! Ingredients 18 pepperoncini peppers 8 oz cream cheese – softened 2 tablespoons jalapeno relish 1 1/3 cups corn meal 2 tablespoons oil 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1 tablespoon sour … Continue reading

Creamy Roasted Tomato Fettuccine

Having pasta for dinner is always a simple solution! This creamy tomato sauce only requires one can of tomatoes and a few cubes of cream cheese. Spice it up with herbs and garlic, toss in some veggies and serve over your favorite pasta! Quick and tasty! Ingredients 1 cup uncooked fettuccine pasta 1 can diced … Continue reading

Dirty Rice

Fried rice is perfect as a side dish or entree! It’s the best way to recycle leftover rice or sausage. Also, don’t be limited to peas and onions, add whatever you like! The creative possibilities are endless, use any vegetable you have in the refrigerator! Ingredients 1 cup uncooked rice 1/2 cup Italian sausage 1/4 … Continue reading

Stuffed Yellow Squash

Stuffing tender vegetables like squash, zucchini or eggplant can add freshness to the dinner table. Serve over rice or potatoes and your supper is set! Ingredients 2 large yellow squash 1/2 cup Italian sausage – cooked 1/4 cup onion – diced 1/4 cup bell pepper – diced 1/2 breadcrumbs 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese – grated 1 … Continue reading

Coconut Macaroons

Here’s a yummy dessert that’s decadent yet simple. Everyone will be wondering where you acquired your skills! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons flour 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Heat oven to 325F. Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. … Continue reading

Roasted Red Pepper & Pesto Dip

I’ve been making this dip for years because it’s such a hit at parties!! Serve with crackers, pita chips, sliced deli meats or fresh vetetables. Ingredients 1 (4 oz.) can refrigerated crescent rolls 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese 2 tablespoons pesto 2 tablespoons roasted red peppers – diced 1 egg beaten Directions Heat oven to … Continue reading

Stuffed Mushrooms

I’ve been stuffing everything lately and it’s been wonderful! (There’s a recipe for stuffed squash coming soon!) These mushrooms are easy to make and are full of flavor. This is a quick appetizer that will surely impress! Ingredients 12 button mushrooms 1/4 cup Italian dressing 1/4 pound mild Italian sausage – ground 1/4 cup roasted … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake

This beautiful cake is super simple, super delicious and super sweet!! I used two 8″ round cake pans and assembled a layered cake; however, feel free to use whatever baking dish you desire. There are no limits to your indulgence!! Ingredients 1 box chocolate cake mix (and ingredients required) 1/2 cup butter – softened (1 … Continue reading