Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Walnut Filling

Pumpkin roll is one of my all time favorite things to make at this time of year. If you’re not feeling the fall vibe just yet, this will do it for you. The flavors of pumpkin and cream cheese with the crunch of the finely chopped walnuts is out of this world good. It tastes like the holidays.
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
3 eggs
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 to 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
Read full directions on

Southern Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

4 cups grated Cheddar cheese (sharp, medium, mild…you choose!)

10 ounces dry macaroni noodles

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups milk

2 large eggs
Read Full Recipe please visit :

Creamy Shrimp Pasta

This is one of those meals that you can throw together super fast but it seems like a high class type of dish. It includes garlic shrimp, a white béchamel sauce with nutmeg and of course spaghetti! You can pretty much get all of the other ingredients prepared while your pasta water is coming to a boil and while the pasta is cooking as well.
  • appr. 1 lb raw shrimp (I use frozen raw peeled and deveined shrimp and they are just as good as fresh!)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1-2 tsp minced garlic
  • appr. 1/3 block softened cream cheese(I just had this amount leftover in the fridge and it was perfect)
  • 5-6oz spaghetti, fettucine, linguine noodles (whatever you like)
  • 1-2 tbsp Parsley(I used dried herbs but will try it with fresh next time)
  • 1-2 tbsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Seasoned Salt
  • S&P to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 can diced tomatoes (you could use the whole can, I just wanted the shrimp to be the star)
  • 1/2 pasta water
  • Parmesan cheese for topping
Read Full Recipe please visit :

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pizza Wheels

Love all your pinwheels/pastry wheels lately. They are so fun, look awesome, and have so many different flavor combos available!
4 puff pastry sheets
6 tablespoons tomato paste
1 red capsicum, diced
1 green capsicum, diced
grated cheese
Read Full Recipe please visit :

Taco soup

This recipe is a fall favorite around our house. I've posted it before, but it's a go to dinner at our house this time of the year and something that's always a hit. You can never go wrong with taco soup, AND it's one of the easiest dinners ever!
2 cans of pinto beans
2 cans of kidney beans
2 cans of corn
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 can tomatoes and chiles
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 lb browned ground turkey or hamburger (I used almost 2 lbs)
1 jalapeño (optional)
All the dressings for tacos: Sour cream, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, etc
Read full directions on

Black Bean Enchilada Pie

Stacked Black Bean Enchilada Pie brings on a whole new look to traditional Mexican recipes with this easy and delicious version. Jam packed with cheese, beans and seasoned with the wonderful cilantro, this dish will become one of your favorites.
16 corn tortillas
2 T. olive oil (divided)
2 medium onions, diced (divided)
1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
3 cloves of garlic, minced (divided)
2 t. ground cumin (divided)
2 T. chili powder
½ t. salt
¼ t. pepper
2 cups frozen corn, defrosted
4 green onions, sliced
1 can (15 – ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
8 ounces Colby Jack cheese, shredded
¼ c. cilantro, minced (optional)
Read full directions on

Friday, January 24, 2014

Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

2 – 16.3 oz can of large southern style biscuits (8 in each can)
1 – 14.5 oz jar of pizza sauce
1/2 green pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 onion, diced
3 oz pepperoni, coarsely chopped
2.25 oz can sliced black olives
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Read Full Recipe please visit :

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew. It takes a couple minutes in the morning, but you will be SO HAPPY when you get home from work! I stir in a little sour cream to cool it off. Serve with Yellow Squash Muffins and Sweet Potato Custard Pie if you want your family to fall in love with you all over again.
beef for stew cubed- 1½-2 lbs
potatoes, russet or golden- 2 large, peeled and diced
carrots- 2-3 large, peeled and diced
celery- 3 leafy stalks, peeled and diced with leafy part
green beans, fresh- ¼-½ lb, trimmed and sliced in half
beef concentrated stock- 1 tub (or 3 beef bouillion cubes) *like Swanson Flavor Boost or Knorr Homestyle Stock
diced tomatoes- 1 28oz. can or two 14oz. cans
dried parsley and thyme- 1 teaspoon each
Read full directions on

Easy Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread may possibly be my most favorite way to eat vegetables.  So moist, sweet, and delicious!  I could probably eat an entire loaf in one sitting.
1 cup chopped pecans, divided
1 (18.25 oz.) spice cake mix
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
2 cups shredded zucchini (approx. 3 small or 1 medium zucchini)
Read full directions on