Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Crusted Seafood Mushroom Caps/#Foodie Extravaganza

We are a house divided when it comes to mushrooms. My husband is a lover of the fab fungi, but I absolutely am not. However, I do love cooking my husbands favorite foods, and that is how these Crusted Seafood Mushroom Caps came to be. You start with a base of button mushrooms, sauteed in butter until golden brown, then stuffed with a mix of cream cheese, crab, green onion, and Queso, and topped with a tempura battered shrimp. You won't be disappointed!
Crusted Seafood Mushroom Caps

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes

These Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes are my goodbye nod to a fun and wonderful summer! Thank you 
"Summer of  '15"!! It's been a blast and I will miss you!
If you are still celebrating summer, you will want to try these mini cheesecakes. They are tangy, sweet, and creamy plus they give a little welcome relief for the still very hot and humid days we are having here in North Carolina and everywhere else! These cheesecakes would be great to serve at a party because they can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until it's time to make the whipped cream. They are elegant enough to serve as dessert for a special dinner, and for a different look, you could make a lime sauce or even a chocolate drizzle to top them off. And they are simple enough for everyday treats! No matter what occasion you make them for, you are going to love them!

cheesecakes, key lime, summertime, dessert, tropical

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Homemade Sushi/#SundaySupper

I am sushi lover, so when I heard that the theme of this weeks #SundaySupper was Asian Cuisine, I was super excited! Asian food is one of my favorites. I have made homemade sushi several times in the past, but it has been a while, so I was a little rusty on technique, but it came back quickly, and it was very tasty! It was also a lot of fun, and it is a great activity to do for a family meal or party with friends. When we have friends over we always end up at the kitchen counter anyway! So have fun with this ~ that's what it's all about!

Fresh homemade sushi with soy sauce and wasabi

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Celebrate It! Blog Party!


Strawberry Sprinkled Bundt Cake/#BundtBakers

It is time for #BundtBakers again, and this month we are celebrating "SPRINKLES"! Can you think of anything more fun! The idea is that the sprinkles can really be anything that you sprinkle on or in your bundt. I wanted to make something that is fun and colorful, and of course, tasty! So I made a Strawberry Sprinkled Bundt Cake. I started with a white cake, added some strawberry jello for color and some crushed fresh strawberries for the yummy taste. I topped it with a lemon glaze, like on a donut, and let loose with the sprinkles! Fun~Fun~Fun! I hope you enjoy it!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Summer Bread Pudding

I am a huge fan of bread pudding, but I have to say, I don't think I have ever made it or eaten it during the summer. It has always seemed to be a fall or winter type of dessert. Until today! I made this Summer Bread Pudding with angel food cake, so it's a bit lighter, and fresh peaches because well,  fresh peaches!! I baked the bread pudding in individual dishes, but it would be great in a large pyrex dish too! The next time I make this I might add a light drizzle of vanilla sauce over the top right before serving. That would be good!
Summer Bread Pudding w/ angel food cake and peaches
Summer Bread Pudding

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Back to School Cookies/#SundaySupper

Today we are celebrating "Back to School" at #SundaySupper, so I made Back to School Cookies! I love making decorated cookies and I like to give them as gifts for special occasions, birthdays and holidays. These cookies make a tasty after school treat for the first day of school!
 
Back to School Cookies

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Southwestern Salsa /#SundaySupper

We are talking about saving the summer harvest with different types of  home canning today for #SundaySupper. Do you can?  Have you water bath canned? This was my third time canning, and I have to tell you that canning is satisfying, rewarding and fun. I made a Southwestern Salsa, and I love knowing that I now have some jars of my favorite appetizer in the fridge ready and waiting for me.