Carrot Cake Cheese Cake

I may have died and gone to cake heaven….. INGREDIENTS: FOR THE CARROT CAKE LAYERS: 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup canola oil 4 large eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 cups shredded carrots FOR THE CHEESECAKE LAYER: 2…

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Shrimp Boil Foil Packet(s)

I made these about 2 months ago and served with a side of black beans….talk about delicious! You may want to add some cheddar biscuits…yum! YIELD: 4 SERVINGS PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 25 MINUTES     INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked…

Semi-Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Cheese Bread

This is my version of “semi-homemade” spaghetti sauce.  It’s a huge hit at my house! Ingredients 1 lb Ground beef (can substitute ground turkey) Salt and pepper, to taste 1 Medium onion, chopped 1/2 Yellow bell pepper, diced 1 Small cup (from grocery store) fresh sliced portobella mushrooms 1 15 oz. diced tomatoes – (garlic/basil) 1 24…

Dublin Coddle Stew

Dublin Coddle is a traditional Irish potato, sausage, and bacon stew that slow cooks away in the oven. It’s great for St. Patrick’s Day or any day you need some comfort food! Prep time 15 mins / Cook time 2 hours /  Total time 2 hours 15 mins Makes: 6 servings Ingredients 8 slices bacon, chopped into small pieces…

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

COPYCAT LOADED BAKED POTATO SOUP -Creamy and thick, this potato soup is topped with savory cheese, fresh chives and crumbled bacon. It tastes just like O’Charley’s loaded baked potato soup!   Prep Time 10 minutes /Cook Time 50 minutes / Total Time 1 hour Servings 6 -8 servings Ingredients 3 lbs red potatoes chicken stock (enough…

Pinto Beans, A Favorite At Our House

I usually don’t measure my ingredients when cooking unless, its a dish I’ve never made or a dish I really want to get “right”.  At our house, we love eating pinto beans with rice, warm tortillas topped with cilantro, jalapenos, sour cream or  sometimes we eat pinto beans topped with pickled beets, fried potatoes, cooked spinach or…