Category: Recipes

Easy and Delicious Pineapple Cranberry Almond Cheeseball

Easy and Delicious Cheeseball

I have always loved to entertain people at our home. Since I am a busy mom and don’t have all the time in the world to be in the kitchen all day, many times I like to make dishes that involve little work and that I can make the night before. I have made this dish several times and always get compliments when I make it. I myself had this at a friend’s get together and altered it to my own recipe. So here you go, Pineapple Cranberry Almond Cheeseball!
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Creamy and Delicious Flan

I have always loved to order flan at the end of my dinner at Mexican restaurants. This dish has always been one of my favorite Hispanic desserts. I never knew how to make it until one day, I had a lovely woman who is the mother to some amazing friends that turned family, come over and made this for me. I have been in love with this creamy, delicious recipe ever since and make it very often! Now I am sharing it with you, so here you go, creamy and delicious flan!

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Easy To Make Ambrosia Salad

Over the holidays I decided to make a dish that my whole family would love. Being busy with all the holiday shopping, gift wrapping, decorating and generally being mom, I wanted to make a dish that was both easy and quick to make. So here we go, easy to make Ambrosia Salad! Enjoy!
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Garlic Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta

Thursdays are my late nights during the week. My husband is an instrucor and teaches so when he comes home on Thursdays, he is super hungry! More than normal. This is usually the time when I try to cook healthy, but also cook hearty since I know I’m feeding a hungry man who is having dinner at 9:30pm. I wanted to make a quick meal but I also was craving something creamy and lemony. I decided to make a garlic, creamy lemon shrimp pasta. It was a hit! Both my husband and his mini me ate every bite on their plate, so I wanted to share this easy to make recipe with you. Enjoy! ☺️
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Easy Baked Loaded Cauliflower

This side dish is one of my husband’s favorite recipes.  For the past couple of months, I’ve changed my way of eating to a keto based diet. Let me say it is hard being the only person in the household on a diet! However, for me, this was the only successful diet where I was able to lose that final stubborn baby weight I still had, no matter how much I exercised after my son was born. All the baby weight is gone plus another ten pounds thanks to eating keto! I don’t feel like I’m starving myself at all, and I love this way of eating but that is another story in itself. I will add that when you are feeding a husband who doesn’t want any “diet food” and a toddler who is picky little eater, dinner time can be challenging! Thankfully, both have loved my keto dishes and I’ll always make a carb side dish for them anyway, which they appreciate and enjoy. After knowing a friend of mine who was successful on this diet, I decided to jump on board myself. I found out that many foods I already ate, I could still eat on the keto diet! However, one of the foods I couldn’t eat anymore was potatoes.  Potatoes have always been my weakness. I have always loved loaded baked potatoes! Let’s face it,  who doesn’t love a cheesy baked potato? They are wonderful! But they are also so carb heavy. So, after the initial shock and sadness of giving up potatoes wore off, I noticed that many people on this diet substitute cauliflower for potatoes.  I decided it was worth giving it a try.
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Cactus (Nopales) Recipe

I decided recently to challenge myself and make a dish I have been intimidated in the past to make. However, I really didn’t know what to do or where to start. It wasn’t until recently, when I started cleaning out the food pantry that I found an old recipe book that I received many, many years ago. This recipe book was hand written and contained recipes from my grandmother, godmother, mother and mother-in-law. I decided this would be the perfect cookbook to choose from! So I chose my first intimidating dish to make and after a couple of times making it, I decided to share the recipe with you! So here we go, read along and watch the video if you want to learn how to make cactus (nopales). 🌵🌵🌵

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Loaded Breakfast Egg Muffins



My husband absolutely loves it when I make these loaded breakfast egg muffins for him. He wakes up for work every morning at 5:15am and leaves the house by 6:00am to fight the lovely rush hour morning traffic. During those quick 45 minutes he has before he leaves for work, he takes a shower, gets dressed, makes his coffee and prepares his food for lunch which consists usually of leftover dinners from the night before. Sometimes I don’t make these lovely muffins because life happens or I simply forget, but when I do, he is so very appreciative! I always get compliments each and every time I make them.

This recipe is really just a mix of things I currently have in the kitchen, but I do always tend to have a staple of ingredients I use each and every time I make them. The ingredients can vary, but it is usually as follows and it fills up a muffin tin of 12 muffins:

 

Loaded Breakfast Egg Muffin Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 4 slices of ham, cut into tiny pieces

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Eggplant Lasagna Dinner

I recently promised myself to step out of my cooking comfort zone and try out a new recipe at least once a week. I haven’t been feeling well today, so I wanted to save my energy for one main dish that I have never made and keep my promise to myself. I chose an eggplant lasagna dinner dish! I have never in my life cooked with eggplant. I have tried it a couple of times, but I have always been a little intimidated by it to be honest. However, the last time we went to our local grocery store, I made it a point to buy a coupe vegetables that I have never cooked with! I finally bought the intimidating eggplant. I am so glad I did! So tonight, I made a dish called Easy Low Carb Eggplant Lasagna from Wholesum – Yum Low Carb Recipes. I have got to say, it turned out pretty good! I will mention while I did follow the recipe for the most part, when it came time to brown the meat I added Worchester sauce. I also I used a can of diced tomatoes and a small can of tomato sauce instead of marinara sauce. Last, I didn’t have ricotta cheese, so I just added extra shredded cheese. Hey, you can’t go wrong with cheese, right? Lol, I also added my own spices, like rosemary and paprika and topped the dish off with some bacon bits. I always end up changing recipes a little, but I think that many of us are like that. I still give credit to this recipe. It was amazing!

Like I mentioned earlier, I wasn’t feeling well. I Continue reading