Tuesday, July 30, 2013

No Bake Strawberries and Cream Pie Step by Step

A few years ago my husband's good friend Rick gave him this amazing yet simple pie recipe. It is a simple creamy pie with yogurt and Cool Whip. If your in a bind for a dessert recipe I suggest you give this one a try. I am certain you will make it over and over again.

My husband, Ray is usually the one who whips this one up, but today I'm giving it a try.

Stuffed Jalapeños Wrapped in Bacon

These Stuffed Jalapeños are a family favorite at my house. I first saw them in Ree Drummond's cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks. These peppers are easy to make and so tasty. If you are looking for an easy crowd pleasing appetizer I highly recommend you give these a try.

All you need is a few basic ingredients.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Banana Nut Bread Step by Step

This recipe for Banana Nut Bread is a very special one. It means so much to our family. My mom was not much of a baker but this was one treat that we would all look forward to when she would make it. Her employer and good friend gave it to her many years ago and she kept the little recipe card with her ever since. The funny thing is my mom never knew how to read  so whenever she made it either me or my sister would have to read it to her. So from my kitchen to yours here is our family's treasured Banana Nut recipe.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Chicken & Pesto Panini

A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I had lunch at the Corner Bakery and she ordered a Panini. The Chicken Pomodori on Sourdough. It was so good that I came home and started flipping through my cookbooks to see what I could find. Well, Mrs. Ina Garten had a good looking Panini in her barefoot contessa at home cookbook, except a little different. I decided to make this my next culinary endeavor. Ina took a vegetarian approach but I thought I would add a little chicken and it was a hit!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Enchilada Casserole Steb by Step

Today I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you. I learned how to make this casserole when I was about 17. Our youth group needed a dish to sell for a fundraiser and my best friend's dad recommended that we make Enchilada Casserole because it was easy and affordable. Well, me, my friend Elizabeth and her brother Roger got together made ourselves some awesome enchilada casseroles! I've been making it ever since then. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Guacamole and Pico de Gallo Step by Step

Two of my favorite little appetizers are guacamole and pico de gallo. They are simple to make and require just a few fresh ingredients. I can honestly say that I make them just about every week here at home. I'm sure many of you have your own versions of guacamole and pico so please feel free to leave me a comment to let me know how you make them.

This is my guacamole step by step......

The Main ingredient!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cake Pops Step by Step

I love making Cake pops, so for my first post I wanted to share step - by - step instructions on how to make a basic cake pop. It takes a little practice but once you get the hang of it you'll feel like a pro like the queen of cake pops Bakerella. I am a big fan and love all of her beautiful creations. The best part about making cake pops is watching someone you love bite into one of these little balls of chewy goodness and knowing that their taste buds are doing the happy dance.