Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Banana Split Cheesecake Bars

There is just something about a bar dessert that I love. They are less time consuming to make, they are easy to serve, and they present themselves as just a little bit fancier than a cookie. I had been throwing around an idea in my head of a banana split type bar for some time, but I kept getting stuck on what to use for the base. I couldn't use ice cream. (But as I am writing this, I am asking myself, why not?)  So I kept thinking about it. I usually think about my ideas for a time before I bring them to fruition, or toss them.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie/#SundaySupper

Today at #SundaySupper we are honoring our grandparents by celebrating Grandparent's Day!
My grandmother passed away many years ago, but she was a wonderful cook, and I always remember her making Lemon Meringue Pie. I don't have the recipe that my Grandma used to make her creamy, luscious pie, but I found one that taste very close, and just a bite of one piece sent me back in time to another life! I love how food brings wonderful memories flooding back.  I think Grandma would like this pie!

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Friday, September 11, 2015

Chicken Fingers Italiano/PublixFlavorExcursion2015

I have been a self titled aficionado of the chicken finger for quite some time. As a matter of fact, while most of my friends were craving ice cream or chocolate when they were pregnant, I craved chicken fingers. And not just any chicken fingers, but the kind served in bars, where they are deep fried and come with ranch and french fries. Fast forward almost 27 years, and my eating habits have improved, and these Chicken Fingers Italiano are what you will find on my kitchen table today!


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!


Cheese and Pear Waffle Appetizer/#WaffleWeek2015

As part of Waffle Week 2015, I made a fun and tasty Cheese and Pear Waffle Appetizer. I started off with homemade waffle sticks, cut them in half, added a slice of pear, some mascarpone cheese, and a drizzle of chocolate. They are tasty, pretty and so easy. Great for fall parties!


Cheese and Pear Waffle Appetizer

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fruit and Cheese Platter/#SundaySupper

Do you know what the best thing is about a Fruit and Cheese Platter? They are quick and easy to put together, with pretty much no work at all! That's what we are celebrating today for #SundaySupper! No Labor Recipes! There really is NO work involved in putting this plate together. Yes, I had to go shopping, but I was going anyway for something else. Plus, I love to shop, so it's not work for me! I picked out four different cheeses and 4 different fruits to make this tray. I didn't use any fancy fruits or exotic cheeses, but I did buy a cheese that I hadn't had before. Making a fruit and cheese platter is the perfect opportunity to try products you may have wanted to try, but were waiting for a reason. Now you have one!

fruit, cheese, grapes, pears, apples, cheddar, havarti,
Fruit and Cheese Plate

Thursday, September 3, 2015

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