A delectable cake with apples and nuts folded into the batter, a tunnel of cheesecake filling and a nutty brown sugar frosting with caramel notes to it. Two desserts in one, this is a cake with a lot going on. Although it may look complicated to make with that ribbon of cream cheese running through it – it’s not at all. Two-thirds of the batter… [Read more]
Slow-cooker Tex-Mex soup with ground beef, corn, tomatoes, onions and bell peppers swimming in a taco-seasoned, cheddar cheese, tomato broth with my secret ingredient – refried beans. They’re great for thickening the soup while at the same adding a ton of flavor. Plus I love them on my tacos so I had to sneak them in. Just say the word taco and I start jumping… [Read more]
Roasted butternut squash cubes coated in southwestern-inspired spices like chile powder, cumin, paprika and red pepper flakes. The spicy kick is delicious with the natural sweetness of the squash and roasting them turns them into little flavor explosions. Utterly addicting flavor explosions. If this recipe looks familiar it’s because I copied it from my southwestern roasted potatoes. I couldn’t help myself. I loved them so… [Read more]
If you’ve ever daydreamed of a cinnamon roll in cake form complete with all that lovely buttery cinnamon filling cinnamon rolls are named for topped with a white icing glaze then I am about to make your dream come true. If you haven’t had that same daydream then you will now. If you’re one of those people who finds working with yeast dough intimidating or… [Read more]
Pan-fried chicken, snow peas and cashews in a ginger-garlic sauce served over rice noodles. I wouldn’t touch Chinese food, not even with a ten foot pole until I was in my early twenties. Even then it was a slow progression that started with fried rice. It was safe to eat because the picky eater in me could see and recognize everything in it and easily… [Read more]
Turkey, bacon and tomato piled high on King’s Hawaiian® dinner rolls with a decadent cheddar cheese sauce. My version of the leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. When I think of Thanksgiving leftovers my mind goes right to the turkey sandwich and when I think of turkey sandwiches I think of the most famous of them all the Kentucky Hot Brown. The original Kentucky Hot Brown is… [Read more]
This is a sponsored post for McCormick. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Chocolate whoopie pies sandwiched with a sweet marshmallow filling. They’re like little hand-held cakes. Soft and moist, they have just the right amount of chocolate flavor with fluffy, sticky-sweet centers holding them together. With a little help from McCormick food colors these everyday treats are all gussied up for Halloween.
There’s nothing like a little Southwestern twist to spice up roasted potatoes! These are lightly dusted with chile powder, paprika, cumin and a touch of red pepper flakes before heading into the oven where they bake up crispy with a deep rusty-golden color. I use a large, rimmed Wilton cookie sheet (not the thick, aluminum type) and let the potatoes cook undisturbed for about 25… [Read more]