RICH CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHERRY & GANACHE FILLING

My father-in-law’s favorite cake is a chocolate cake with cherry filling and chocolate frosting.  I knew when he described his love of a “Black Forest Cake” that he was not describing a traditional Black Forest cake but more of a chocolate cake with cherry filling so that is what I made him for his birthday. …

EASY INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS LASAGNA

Superbowl is coming up!  What are you going to make for the game?  One of my family’s favorite food that they request often is lasagna!  They LOVE it!  Really, who doesn’t?  For football parties, birthday parties, holidays, and any other social events, it is an easy and filling dish.  It is tasty, satisfying and is…

FLUFFY DEE’SSERT MOUSSE (LOW CARB & SUGAR FREE)

As I have mentioned multiple times, spending time in the kitchen is a great way to get to know your loved ones and so much fun!  I took the opportunity to spend some quality time this week with my Aunt DEE, this DEE’ssert is named after her!  I have not seen my aunt in over…

CRESCENT ROLL PIZZA RING

  This is one of the best tasting and easiest recipes you can make from crescent rolls.  It only takes minutes to lay out the crescent rolls and add your pizza sauce ( I used my sauce recipe which can be found on this site) and cheese.  You can also add whatever toppings you like…

FAVORITE 5 INGREDIENT CHEESECAKE

I do not remember where I got this recipe from but I have been using it for years!  This recipe is so easy that I taught my elementary cooking class how to make this cheesecake pie.  They LOVED it!  It utilizes things you may already have at home too, bonus!  It is as simple as…

DOUBLE DIPPED CHICKEN STRIPS

INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast 1 c. flour 2 t. garlic powder 1 t. black pepper 1 t. paprika 1/2 t. salt 1 t. garlic salt 2 eggs beaten vegetable oil for frying pan DIRECTIONS: Preheat your oil to 350 degrees.  I use an extra large 15 inch 7 quart electric skillet for…

MAKE YOUR OWN HOT CHAI TEA

For those of you that love chai, I found a great recipe.  I cannot claim this recipe as my own but it is to good not to share!  This recipe came from www.allrecipes.com  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/46777/chai-tea-mix/?lnkid=usspnt.   I added the extra spice to half of the mix as suggested in the beginning of the recipe and now I…

EASY CHEESY 5 INGREDIENT STEAK QUESADILLAS

On busy days, when I do not have much time for meal preparation, I love recipes like this one.  It is so simple and easy yet so full of flavor.  My family loves it when I make these.  This recipe was inspired by my desire to duplicate Taco Bell’s steak and cheese quesadilla, that I…

CREAM OF BROCCOLIFLOWER POTATO SOUP

No, that is not a typo.  I have always loved Cream of Potato soup, Cream of Broccoli soup and Cream of Cauliflower soup.  For a girl that wants it all, that presented a problem for me, when choosing what to make.  That is, until I created Cream of Broccoliflower Potato soup!  Now I don’t have…

BACON WRAPPED CHEESY POTATO POPPERS

This is one of my all time favorite appetizers even though, I am a big sissy when it comes to hot food.   When these jalapeno peppers are cooked just right the heat is perfect!  The cheesy potatoes help absorb some of the heat while the sharp cheddar and spicy peppers are a perfect marriage of…

CHUNKY SWEET HEAT MEAT CHILLI

This is my view out of my kitchen window here in Michigan.  Yes, it is another cold blistery day at 5 degrees.  It is the perfect day for some sweetly heated chilli.  Nothing warms your bones on a day like today like some warm chilli.   This chilli has a mild kind of heat that should…