Puff Pastry Parmesan Cheese Straws

Puff Pastry Parmesan Cheese Straws - Flaky, puff pastry sprinkled with Parmesan Gruyere, garlic, and herbs! You just can't go wrong with this quick and easy appetizer!

Puff pastry parmesan cheese straws are the perfect cocktail party snack or an easy bread to whip up for dinner. Flaky, puff pastry sprinkled with parmesan cheese, gruyere cheese, garlic, and herbs! You just can’t go wrong with this quick and easy appetizer! Puff Pastry Parmesan Cheese Straws So, so simple! In a small bowl whisk the melted butter and garlic powder. In another small bowl whisk together the Parmesan, Gruyere, and Italian seasoning. Roll out the puff pastry. Brush the melted butter mixture evenly over the entire puff pastry. Evenly sprinkle the cheese and herb mixture. With a knife or pizza cutter slice the dough into long 1/2″ strips....

Pan-Seared Salmon Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Pan-Seared Salmon Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette - One of the quickest, healthiest meals you can serve your family! Fresh homemade vinaigrette brings tons of tangy, zesty flavor.

Pan-Seared Salmon Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette is one of the quickest, healthiest meals you can serve your family! Literally, this meal is on the table in 15 minutes.  The fresh homemade lemon dijon vinaigrette brings tons of tangy, zesty flavor to the salmon and the salad. A meal that will check all the boxes for everyone in your family or dinner guests. Pan-Seared Salmon Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette Squeeze the lemon juice into a small measuring cup. Add the dijon mustard, parsley, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil, set aside. You can chill for a few minutes but don’t leave it in the refrigerator too long,...

Smooth and Creamy Cheesecake

Smooth and Creamy Cheesecake - Rich, smooth, creamy, and absolutely sublime! Everyone needs a basic cheesecake recipe and this one is sure to please.

Smooth and creamy cheesecake at it’s best! Homemade cheesecake does not have to be intimidating, it’s really pretty easy. Rich, smooth, creamy, and absolutely sublime! Everyone needs a basic cheesecake recipe and this one is sure to please. Smooth and Creamy Cheesecake First and foremost, it is VERY IMPORTANT that your cream cheese, eggs, and heavy cream are at room temperature. Spray the springform pan with non-stick baking spray or line with parchment. Wrap the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan with two layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Also, have a large roasting pan ready that will accommodate the springform pan. You will be baking the cheesecake in a water bath,...

Absolute Best Ever Lasagna Recipe

Absolute Best Ever Lasagna - The ultimate lasagna! Three layers of deliciously rich, luscious meat sauce, creamy cheesy ricotta and perfectly cooked noodles. With a trick to getting a perfect portion cut every time. 

This absolute best ever lasagna recipe comes to us via my sister and brother-in-law. This is the ultimate lasagna! Three layers of deliciously rich, luscious meat sauce, creamy cheesy ricotta and perfectly cooked noodles. Also, a trick to getting a perfect portion cut every time. Absolute Best Ever Lasagna Recipe The most time-consuming step is making the meat sauce. But the sauce is what makes this lasagna amazing! Although we were raised in a large Italian family there was never an authentic lasagna sauce recipe delivered to our table. *gasp* Shocking, I know! Ok, so here’s the tip for layering the noodles for the perfect portion. First place about 1...

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts - A slow cooker makes boiled peanuts super easy to make!  A warm, salty, tender boiled peanut is the perfect snack for any occasion!

A slow cooker makes boiled peanuts super easy to make!  A warm, salty, tender boiled peanut is the perfect snack for any occasion! Hot boiled peanuts are a traditional southern snack. Now, they aren’t for everyone. You either like them or you don’t. My daughter and I love them but my husband won’t even think about eating one. To each their own, right? Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts Use raw green peanuts for this recipe. If you can only find raw dried peanuts soak them overnight in cool water before placing them in the slow cooker. Dried peanuts will take much longer to cook if not soaked first. Rinse the peanuts in...

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake - Buttery, soft pound cake laced with lemon and orange zest and topped with a delicious citrusy glaze. Bursting with citrus flavors this cake just screams spring dessert!

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake is a sublime slice of citrus heaven! Buttery, soft pound cake laced with lemon and orange zest and topped with a delicious citrusy glaze. Bursting with citrus flavors this cake just screams spring dessert! Lemon-Orange Pound Cake Prepare the bundt pan with non-stick baking spray or butter and flour. In a medium-size bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to the creamed butter and sugar...

Roasted Chicken with Dijon Cream Sauce

Roasted Chicken with a Dijon Cream Sauce - Melt-in-your-mouth delicious! My take on the French Poulet à la Dijonnaise. Tender roasted chicken smothered in a creamy, tangy, tarragon sauce.

Roasted chicken with dijon cream sauce is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! This is my take on the French Poulet à la Dijonnaise (chicken in a dijon white wine sauce). Tender roasted chicken smothered in a creamy, tangy, tarragon sauce. A simple bistro-style dish that makes a great weeknight meal yet elegant enough to serve dinner guests! Roasted Chicken with Dijon Cream Sauce Spatchcock chicken will cook faster and more evenly. (A whole intact chicken can be roasted with this sauce but it will take longer to cook.) Place the chicken breast-side down on a cutting board. Use heavy-duty kitchen scissors to cut out the backbone by cutting down from neck to tail along each...

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake - Moist, buttery cake ribboned with a gooey cinnamon middle and topped with a crumbly streusel. Nothing better than a thick slice of this cake with your morning or afternoon coffee.

Cinnamon crumb coffee cake is the perfect accompaniment to your warm cup of coffee. Moist, buttery cake ribboned with a gooey cinnamon middle and topped with a crumbly streusel. There is nothing better than a thick slice of this cake with your morning or afternoon coffee. They just go hand in hand, right? Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Prepare a round (or square) 9″ cake pan with parchment and non-stick baking spray. In a medium-size bowl whisk the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. With a fork mix in the melted butter until it is moistened and crumbs form. Set aside. In another medium-size bowl whisk the flour, baking powder,...

Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan

Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan - An easier and healthier version of an Italian classic. Crispy baked eggplant topped with tangy marinara sauce and smothered in creamy melted mozzarella cheese!

Sheet pan eggplant parmesan is an easier and healthier version of an Italian classic. Crispy baked eggplant topped with tangy marinara sauce and smothered in melty mozzarella cheese. So lip-smacking delicious! Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan There are a few steps to this recipe but it’s worth the effort, I promise. Peel (optional) and slice the eggplant into 1/4″ rounds. We prefer to peel them, the skin can be tough. Lay them in a single layer on paper towels and salt both sides. Let sit for about 10-15 minutes. Wipe the moisture and excess salt from each piece, set aside. Some people don’t think this step is necessary but it helps draw...

One Pan Chicken and Dirty Rice

One Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice - Add a little Cajun spice to your dinner tonight! Spicy, creamy, delicious and ready in 30 minutes!

One pan chicken and dirty rice is a very tasty and easy dish. Add a little Cajun spice to your dinner tonight! One pan meal is the way to go on a busy weeknight, right? Spicy, creamy, delicious and ready in 30 minutes! One Pan Chicken and Dirty Rice Marinating the chicken thighs will lend more flavor to the dish. Trim extra fat and skin from the thighs. We also debone our chicken thighs. Just makes them way easier to eat. Combine all the spices for the marinade in a small bowl. Drizzle the chicken with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Rub the chicken to coat evenly with the oil, sprinkle the...