Caramel Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars. It all starts with a lovely cookie-like layer on the bottom, then it continues with a creamy and delicious cream cheese filling with chunks of delicious cinnamony apple scattered here and there, then there’s a crumbly and crunchy topping, and finally – a good portion of luscious caramel on top.

chicken enchilada pasta

chicken enchilada pasta

Ingredients :
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
1 lb. chicken breast
1 cup enchilada sauce
½ cup sour cream
12 oz. uncooked pasta
1 cup shredded monterrey jack
2-3 whole green onions

Quick Lime Cilantro Chicken

Ingredients :
  • Boneless Chicken, 3 breasts
  • Limes, 3 or 4
  • Garlic, 4 to 6 cloves
  • Olive Oil
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne or Chili Powder
  • Cilantro, 1/4 cup, snipped
  • Avocado, optional

Baked Sweet And Sour Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Cheesy Bacon Biscuit Pull-Aparts

Ingredients :
2 tablespoons melted butter
One roll refrigerated biscuit dough, 8 count
6 thin slices fresh mozzarella, 1/4-inch thick
1 cup Smithfield cooked, crumbled bacon
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Berry Green Smoothie

Berry Green Smoothie

  • 3 small bananas
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1-2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries, etc.)
  • ½ cup bran cereal such as All Bran original
  • 1-2 tablespoons sweetener (sugar, honey, Truvia, agave, etc.)
  • ice cubes (optional)

Neiman Marcus Dip

Neiman Marcus Dip

Ingredients :
  • 5 - 6 green onions
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 jar Hormel Real Bacon Bits
  • 1 pkg. slivered almonds

Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil

taco chicken bowls

Ingredients :

  • 1½ lbs. chicken breasts
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar salsa
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
  • ½ lb. (8 oz.) frozen corn
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • ½ Tbsp cumin
  • ½ Tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • to taste cracked pepper
  • 2 cups dry rice
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar
  • ½ bunch cilantro (optional)

Chipotle’s Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro

Ingredients :
For the Chicken Marinate
4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Halves
½ a Lime, juiced
¼ cup olive oil
1 packet taco spice mix
½ teaspoon tomato paste (optional)

For the Rice :
2 cups long grain rice
3.5 cups water
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons salt
½ lime
bunch of cilantro

For the Burrito Salad :
¾ cup sliced bell peppers (any color combo)
½ cup diced tomatoes
½ cup diced onions
½ cup of canned corn
½ cup of canned black beans
1 cup chopped Romain lettuce
2 scallions chopped
small bunch of cilantro chopped
¼ cup sour cream

Southern Apple Dumplings

Ingredients :

  • 1 large apple (I used a Fuji- any apple will do, tart is better)
  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent dough
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup or 6 oz. 7-Up or equivalent (half the can)

Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Ingredients :

  • 2 Cans of Pizza Dough or Biscuits
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese (or your favorite cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley flakes
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 – 8 oz package of pepperoni (we used the turkey)
  • 1 cup Parmesean cheese
  • Optional: Add a ½ teaspoon of fresh garlic or garlic powder (it’s amazing)

Easy Pizza Waffles Recipe


  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits
  • 8 slices (1 oz each) mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup mini pepperoni slices
  • 2 cups pizza sauce

Greek 7 Layer Dip

  • 1/2 cup sliced roasted red pepper
  • 1 3/4 cup Yoplait plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped cucumber
  • 2/3 cup pitted and chopped kalamata olives
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • pita chips for dipping

Banana Caramel Cream Dessert

Ingredients :

  • Vanilla Pastry Cream
  • Bananas (I used two bananas for 6 small dessert servings)
  • Good quality caramel sauce, or dulce de leche.
  • Fresh whipped cream (I used 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream and 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar)
  • Graham Cracker crumble

Recipe Sandwiches Chicken

Ingredients :
29 ounces canned tomato sauce
14.5 ounces canned petite diced tomatoes
12 ounces canned tomato paste
2 cups sweet yellow onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped (about 2 cloves)
½ teaspoon dried parsley leaves
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 bay leaves
4 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped (about 6 leaves)
3-4 large THAWED/FRESH boneless, skinless chicken breasts
sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese
grated parmesan cheese
4-6 hard rolls

Chicken Recipe

Ingredients :
¼ cup butter
2 cups green bell pepper, sliced
2 cups sweet onion, sliced
3-4 chicken breasts, boneless/skinless
1 packet of dry fajita seasoning
⅓ cup salsa

Instructions :
Turn the slow cooker on low.
Add butter, then peppers, onion and chicken breasts.
Sprinkle seasoning over the chicken. Add salsa.
Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Use a fork to shred the chicken and serve.

Spicy Firecracker Shrimp

Ingredients :
12 frozen jumbo/large shrimp, defrosted
6 egg roll wrappers
Oil for frying
1 tbsp of flour with a little water
(make a paste of this to help seal the wrapping)
For the Marinade-
3 tbsp of Siracha or Hot Sauce
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1/2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 tsp Seasame Oil
3 cloves of garlic
zest & juice of 1/2 a lime
1 tbsp of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Loaded Mexican Pizza

Ingredients : 
1 lb. ground beef or turkey (20 oz. of turkey is fine)
2 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. dried oregano
¾ tsp. kosher salt cayenne pepper to taste, optional
8 corn tortillas
1 c. refried beans
1 c. red salsa
1 c. green salsa (or use all one kind of salsa if you prefer)
3 c. Mexican blend shredded cheese
1 ripe avocado, sliced
1 small can sliced black olives
4 Roma tomatoes, diced
4 green onions, sliced thin

baked zucchini fries

Ingredients :
1 lb. zucchini squash
¼ cup all-purpose flour
⅛ tsp salt 1 cup panko bread crumbs
¼ cup parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning blend
1 large egg

Make a delicious Bread Cones

Ingredients :

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water 3 Tbs vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1beaten egg
1-1/2 tsp salt
2-1/4 tsp instant yeast
3-1/2 to 4 cups flour

Snack Indoor S'mores

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • graham crackers for dipping

Skillet Pizza

Ingredients :

Mozzarella Cheese
Toppings of Choice
10 inch non-stick skillet

Instructions :

1. Set skillet over medium high heat. Add a layer of Mozzarella cheese to the bottom of the pan. When the cheese starts bubbling, add toppings (don't overload it or you'll have a tough time later). Here I just added pepperoni.
2. Start watching the edges of the cheese. Once the edges start to brown, you can use a spatula to lift the them, as seen below.
3. Once the edges are browned all the way around, you can carefully slide the spatula under the pizza and slide it off onto a plate.
4. Let the pizza cool just a bit so the cheese will firm up. Then you can use a pizza cutter to slice it up. Now you can pick it up with your hands and eat it just like a regular pizza. It gives you all the taste, but leaves out all the carbs!

Perfect Strawberry Poppyseed

Light, sweet, and fresh, this poppyseed dressing is easy to toss together and full of incredible flavor. I love it served over a bed of leafy greens with fresh strawberries, blueberries, candied pecans, bacon bits, and feta cheese.

Ingredients :
1 clove garlic
1/8 slice of a small purple onion
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh strawberries, raspberries (or 2 T. raspberry jam)
1/3 white vinegar
1/2 cup extra light olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon poppyseeds

Italian Easter Bread

Ingredients :

1 package Rapid Rise yeast
1.25 cups scalded milk, cooled to room temperature
pinch of salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
3.5 cups flour (approximate)
1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon of water
6 dyed Easter eggs

Chocolate Eclair Cake

Ingredients Crust: 
1 cup water 
1/2 cup butter 
1 cup all-purpose flour 
4 large eggs 
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 
1 large box (5.1 ounces) vanilla instant pudding 
3 cups milk 
1 8 oz. container cool whip (just enough for a thin layer. I don't use the whole container) or one batch of homemade whipped cream 
chocolate syrup or homemade chocolate sauce 

Scrambled Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients :
For the Scrambled Eggs:

4 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter
3 dashes salt
4 dashes pepper

For the Sandwich:
 2 French or Brat rolls
2 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Scrambled eggs
½ cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 cherry tomatoes – cut in half (or ½ cup chopped tomatoes)
1 tablespoon chopped chives (or the green part of green onions)

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients :

1 Tablespoon Butter
1 whole Medium Onion, Halved And Sliced
4 slices Bacon, Cut In Half
2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
Several Dashes Hot Sauce (I Used Louisiana)
2 slices Sandwich Bread
3 whole Hard Boiled Eggs, Peeled And Sliced
Salt And Pepper, to taste
2 slices Cheese, Any Variety (I Used Swiss And Monterey Jack)
More Butter, For Grilling

Salsa Chicken Casserole

Ingredients :

1 cup uncooked rice
1 cup frozen corn kernels (thawed)
1 (15 oz.) can black beans
1 (16 oz.) jar salsa
1 cup chicken broth
½ Tbsp chili powder
½ tsp oregano
2 large (1.5 lbs.) chicken breasts
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 whole green onions, sliced

Salami and Cream Cheese Roll-ups

Ingredients :
1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 -3/4 pounds salami sliced thin (thinner is better as it rolls easier)
1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced

Instructions :
1. Lay out a large piece of plastic wrap on the work surface. Place the cream cheese on top of the plastic wrap and cover with another piece of wrap the same size. With a rolling pin roll the cream cheese out into an even layer, approximately 1/4-inch thick. Watch the edges of the cream cheese as it rolls out because the top wrap can work its way under the cheese. To avoid this, occasionally pull the wrap off and replace it to continue rolling the cheese into a rectangle.

2. Remove the top layer of plastic wrap and add the salami, overlapping the slices until all the cream cheese is covered, lightly press the salami into the cream cheese to make it stick. Replace the plastic wrap and carefully flip the salami and cheese so that the cream cheese is again on top. Remove the wrap and place the sliced green peppers over the cheese.

3. Roll the salami over the cream cheese being careful not to leave any air space (this make it harder to cut later) and use the plastic wrap to pull it tight as you work. Roll the meat log and press the outer layers tight to hold it all together. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and refrigerate 4-6 hours or overnight (it can be cut without chilling, but the longer it chills the easier it is to cut.) Cut the meat slices thin, taste one on a cracker, as large crackers may need a thicker slice, while smaller crackers will need one cut thinner. Enjoy with your favorite beverage.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Ingredients :

For Pancakes:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
(OR use a boxed pancake batter)
Cinnamon Filling:
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
Cream Cheese Glaze:
4 Tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Baked Parmesan fries

Baked Parmesan fries - minced garlic, herbs de Provence, olive oil - bake, then grate fresh Parmesan on top. Healthy and delicious!

Ingredients :
2 large russet potatoes
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon Herbes de Provence
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Grilled Steak Tacos with Cilantro Sauce

Ingredients :

Steak and Marinade:
2 lbs Flank Steak ( or pounded skirt steak)
1 sliced sweet onion for grilling (optional)
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 2 limes
1/3 C soy sauce
1/3 C olive oil
1/2 tsp sugar
4 smashed, chopped garlic cloves
1/2 C chopped cilantro (stems ok)
sliced sweet onion ( optional) for grilling
sometimes I will add cumin, coriander or chili power.

How To Oreo Pops

Ingredients :
Velata chocolate warmer
White chocolate
Double Stuffed Oreos
Sucker sticks



3 cups chilled leftover mashed potatoes
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tablespoons chopped scallions, green and white parts
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 Tablespoons plus 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil, for pan-frying
Sour cream, for serving

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients :

1 white cake (mix or homemade)
1 cup of strawberries, diced
1 drop of red food coloring
1 stick of butter, softened
3 ounces of cream cheese, softened
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 cup of strawberries, diced
whole strawberries, garnish

Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

Ingredients :

1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
6 (8-inch) soft flour tortillas
1 3/4 cups sliced strawberries, divided
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
Vegetable oil, for frying
Equipment: toothpicks; deep-fry thermometer

chicken in peanut sauce


2 cloves garlic
2 inches fresh ginger
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb. chicken breast*
1 (14 oz.) can coconut milk
½ cup natural peanut butter
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar
½ teaspoon sriracha hot sauce (optional)
1 medium lime
¼ bunch cilantro (optional)
4 cups cooked jasmine rice

Boston Cream Doughnut Holes

Ingredients :

1/4 cup warm water
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp dry active yeast
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp milk
pinch salt
1 egg
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
102-g pkg instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp butter

How To Stuffed Zucchini

Ingredients :

2 medium zucchini (or 1 large)
• pasta or rice
• 2 tomatoes
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1 green peppers
• 1 medium onion
• chopped parsley
• 50 gr grated Parmesan
• salt and pepper
• 200 ml chicken stock

Soft and Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

Ingredients :

2 1/2 cups (230 grams) old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup (80 grams) whole almonds, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup (113 grams) honey
1/4 cup (56 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup (50 grams) packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup (60 grams) dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (67 grams) mini chocolate chips

Homemade Almond Joy Bars

Ingredients :

7 ounces sweetened condensed milk (half a standard 14-oz can)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups powdered sugar
14 ounces (about 2-1/2 cups) shredded coconut
3/4 cup whole roasted almonds
1 lb chopped dark chocolate, or chocolate candy coating

Cherries, Coconut, Cream


1 cup (140 g) all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1-in pieces
1 tablespoon cold water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 cup (218 g) coconut milk
2 Tablespoons (30 g) + 3 Tablespoons (44 g) sugar
3 large egg yolks
2 Tablespoons (14 g) cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (230 g) heavy cream


1/2 cup cherry preserves
1/2 pound cherries

Caramel Apple Trifles


Caramel Mousse:

1 cup cold heavy cream
2 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup plus caramel (recipe follows)
Caramel Sauce:

½ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 tablespoons of heavy cream
½ teaspoons of kosher salt
Apple Crumble:

½ cup diced fresh apples
½  cup apple chips
½ cup crumbled granola

Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients :

Pillsbury Grands! Orange Flavor Rolls
A Camp fire

Cheese & Cranberry Sauce Sandwich


2 slices of Italian white bread
3 slices of turkey
2 pieces of provolone
2 – 3 tbsp cranberry sauce
1 tbsp each canola oil and butter

Add the oil and butter to a skillet on medium heat.  Add the bread and cook on both sides until brown.

One Pan Breakfast

Ingredients :

6 slices of bacon.
6 eggs, beaten
6 small pork sausages
6 cocktail tomatoes
12 button mushrooms
1/2 cup of grated cheese
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 spring onion
salt and pepper to taste

A Beautiful and Sunny Spinach Pie

Ingredients :

for the dough
500 gr of flour
90 ml of extra virgin olive oil
200 ml of warm dry white wine
2 tsp of salt
for the stuffing
350 gr of boiled spinach
350 gr of ricotta cheese
1 egg
100 gr of grated Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana cheese

Easy Monkey Bread Muffins Recipe


3 (12 oz) packages of refrigerated biscuit dough
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Avocado Crostini

Ingredients :

4 avocados, diced
2 tomatoes, diced {tomato on the vine}
1/4 cup of fresh basil, roughly chopped
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
4 oz. of fresh mozzarella, small dices
salt & pepper to taste
1 loaf of crunchy bread {Italian Round or Ciabatta}