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Smoked Salmon Roll Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Roll Appetizer sounds fancy, you might say.  Well, they are, yet they are straightforward to make. Do not be intimidated. Give them a try! SMOKED SALMON PINWHEELS   Make this elegant appetizer at your next gathering.   All you need is a few ingredients rolled into one fantastic bite, presliced smoked salmon, cream cheese, wasabi paste, cucumber, and avocado match sticks.    Be sure to make a double batch for your guest. They will go fast.   These Smoked Salmon Pinwheels are the perfect make-ahead appetizer, even a day ahead.  Keep them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  There are so many variations you can make.   I think adding dill sprigs, pepper flakes, red onions, and what about capers?  Just go with it.  Make it your recipe for the occasion. I love recipes like this.  The add-ons are endless.   The whole recipe is leisurely.   I hope you will try making these Smoked Salmon Pinwheels for your next gathering.

Air Fryer TikTok Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

You don't have to heat up the oven for a quick and easy breakfast. Try making these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls in the air fryer.  You will not be disappointed . Air Fryer Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls I use my air fryer nearly every day in the summer months.  I am finding there is not much that I can't cook, bake, or grill in my air fryer.  I have been seeing the TikTok sensation for canned cinnamon rolls on every social media platform lately.  So I wanted to give them a try in my air fryer using sweetened pumpkin puree.  The viral TikTok cinnamon roll hack uses heavy cream, brown sugar, and cinnamon.   In this recipe, I combined the viral cinnamon roll hack ingredients with sweetened pumpkin puree to the heavy cream and adding pumpkin pie spice to the brown sugar. They are truly delicious, with pumpkin pie filling and cozy pumpkin pie spice in every bite, then topped with brown butter icing; oh my gracious, did I say delicious?

Bite Size Milk Butter Bath, Mexican Street Corn

Bite Size Milk Butter Bath, Mexican Street Corn, is a brilliant way to prepare corn on the cob.   MEXICAN STREET CORN If the name itself doesn't convince you, the clever method of crafting the recipe will.  Milk, Butter, Mexican flavors, Sweet Corn, who can resist? There are plenty of ways to cook corn on the cob, but not one of them will hold a memory the way these Milk Butter Bath Mexican Street Corn will. The popular Mexican street corn has become a favorite around my house, especially with the grandchildren.  I was introduced to it by four of my grandsons, who worked for a vendor at our county fair for the last several years.   

Crisp Blistered Okra Recipe

Crisp Blistered Okra Recipe is a simple and fast okra dish that is crunchy, flavorful, and not at all slimy.  Some like it better than fried. There is nothing like fresh okra in the summertime.  I love okra any way you can cook it, but blistered okra could become my favorite way to eat it. This okra is super easy to make and takes very little prep work.  What keeps the okra crisp and does not release its juices which can be gummy, is to not add any water (liquid) when cooking the okra.   Another tip is to heat the avocado oil, firing hot but not burning, and then add the okra.  This renders the crisp outside to the okra and a tender inside.  This is also how I cook mushrooms, which makes a great compliment to the okra.   Once the okra is cooked, stop stirring it.  Continuing to stir the okra will change the texture of the okra, which is why it is best to cook the okra just before serving. The seasoning is straightforward, salt and pepper with a pinch of red pepper flakes.  Montreal ste

Irresistible Symphony Cake aka Better Than Anything Cake

Irresistible Symphony Cake, devil's food chocolate cake mix, infused with sweetened condensed milk, topped with whipped topping, drizzled with caramel ice cream topping, and sprinkled with chopped chocolate symphony candy bars.  Delectable. Irresistible Symphony cake is utterly decadent and a perfect treat to serve for any special occasion, but don't pass up any reason to make one.     My daughter in love made this one as a request from my grandson for his birthday, with a  scoop of ice cream on the side for a truly indulgent celebratory dessert. This is a moist, semi-homemade cake that everyone will love.   The rich, sweetened condensed milk adds to the moist texture of this confection.   Then there is the topping, with whipped topping, more richness with caramel sauce, and more richness with chopped Symphony candy bars.  Heavenly.

2-Ingredient Cream Biscuits

2-Ingredient Cream Biscuits are tender, fluffy, and scrumptious biscuits every time you make them.    Cream Biscuits Simple biscuits use only two ingredients: self-rising flour and heavy whipping cream. A cream biscuit recipe is a cook's best shortcut secret.  2-Ingredient Cream Biscuits are the easiest biscuits ever.   No buttermilk, no butter or shortening, and as you know, no fuss is my kind of recipe, keeping it simple. We love biscuits around here, and we have some fantastic biscuit recipes.   We have the  Classic Southern Buttermilk Biscuits , these giant  Cream Cheese Biscuits , these quick  Three Ingredient Biscuits , and these  Buttery Fresh Herb Biscuits . These different biscuit recipes give me many options for a meal, not to mention what I have in my pantry when I want to make biscuits.   On a trip to my grandson's graduation, all the family met for breakfast at a restaurant featuring biscuits and several jam selections.  My daughter-in-love and I got to talking abo

Extreme Patriotic Cheesecake Parfaits

Patriotic Cheesecake Berry Parfaits are a perfect dessert for summer and cookouts with extreme layers of yumminess.   CHEESECAKE PARFAITS The parfait starts with a spoonful of leftover cheesecake, fresh berries, yogurt, and berry jelly.  Don't forget to top it off with a generous spoonful of granola.  Did I mention these are extreme? Are you looking for an easy and quick no-bake dessert for the summer? Try these Extreme Patriotic Cheesecake Parfaits.

No Fuss Blackberry Sweet Rolls

No Fuss Blackberry Sweet Rolls, a soft, tender dough swirled with a mixture of vanilla, brown sugar, butter, and a generous layer of luscious, whole blackberries all throughout and topped with a cream cheese frosting. BLACKBERRY SWEET ROLLS Your weekend will get a lot sweeter with these blackberry sweet rolls, which are so delicious. Blackberry season is just around the corner, and the first thing I want to make is the  Blackberry Dumpling Cobbler .   Last year, I couldn't stop buying the large cartons of blackberries at SAMs.   The price always drops around this time of year, so it is worth buying several cartons and keeping them in the freezer for later in the year to make these Blackberry Sweet Rolls. Sweet rolls are a favorite weekend breakfast treat. My go-to recipe is Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. They rise for 30 minutes and bake for 15 minutes, making them perfect, no fuss sweet rolls.

Roasted Whole Caramelized Carrots

Fun and Easy Roasted Whole Caramelized Carrots are a classic, super simple side dish for holiday meals and family dinner tables.  Fun and Easy Caramelized Whole Carrots  The dish calls for a few straightforward ingredients that enhance the purest flavor of the carrots. I love everything about roasted root vegetables, especially how easy and quick they take to roast. While they are hanging out roasting in the oven, I can prepare other dishes to go with them. These roasted whole carrots are fun to make. Peel them and toss them in a mixture of seasonings, brown sugar, and avocado oil.   The carrots' natural sweetness and the deep seasoning flavor are excellent.   The small amount of brown sugar complements the mild sweetness of the carrots. Honey is also an option.

How To Make The Easiest Bunny Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookie Pops

Bunny Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookie Pops, frosted sugar cookies, and cream cheese come together to make the most amazing delicious no-bake pops.  Start with flattening the cookie pop, dip in melted candy melts and decorate with an Easter Bunny decorating kit.  A quick and easy Easter dessert just got a little sweeter.    After seeing someone on Tik Tok make Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies Pops, I had to give them a try.   With Easter around the corner, I decided to make some into bunny faces.  The only difference is the shape.

Lite and Fresh Chicken Piccata

Lite and Fresh Chicken Piccata, crispy pan seared thin chicken breast with a nutty lemon brown butter caper sauce are exceptional.  The ease of making this popular dish using light ingredients doesn't in any way take away from delivering a rich flavor.    I can never pass up Chicken Piccata.  The fresh lemon and brinny cappers make these thin chicken breasts sing in chorus.  

Spring Asparagus Salad

Spring Asparagus Salad is a salad that comes together quickly with a fresh taste,  fresh vegetables, and zing in the vinaigrette, which makes someone think it is perfect for a side dish.    Tangy Asparagus Salad Fresh asparagus salad is one of my favorite spring salads. It has a light and flavorful crunch and is drizzled with a tangy lemon avocado vinaigrette dressing. Spring is on its way! I am getting ready with my Asparagus Salad with Tangy Avocado Lemon Vinaigrette.  It is beautiful, fresh, healthy, and vibrant. My spring salad has simple, fresh ingredients, asparagus, cucumbers, and chili peppers.   The salad is drizzled with a fantastic avocado lemon vinaigrette.  The dressing only takes minutes to make and adds so much freshness. The salad can be made a day before serving, and leftovers are welcome.  The ingredients marry together and are heightened to a new level of flavor.   Asparagus is blanched for the best texture and holds up in the vinaigrette for days.   I like to use En

Old School Sloppy Joes Recipe Is Still The Best!

The Old School Sloppy Joes Recipe is still the best, consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and other spices.  The simplest version has stood the test of time, d-lish! The name of this beloved sandwich gets it honest.   They are as tasty as they are sloppy. The name comes from piling so much meat sauce on a giant hamburger bun, a tiny slider bun, or between two slices of your favorite bread that you cannot help but need a napkin.  Did I say they were messy?

Texas Hot Cocoa Brownie Cake

Texas Hot Cocoa Brownie Cake is a chocolate fudge cake mix and fudge brownie mix that comes together to make the most scrumptious chocolate cake you will ever eat.  The chocolate ganache icing sends the chocolate love over the top.   Don't wait to make this cake.  The Texas Hot Cocoa Brownie Cake brings back so many memories of my mother's chocolate cake growing up.    The Texas Hot Cocoa Brownie Cake has a rich, and I mean rich chocolate presence in the cake from the two mixes, chocolate fudge cake mix and chocolate fudge brownie mix.  The cake is dense while tender and moist yet smooth.   There are only five ingredients in the recipe, meaning do not add the ingredients on the back of the mix boxes.   I used Hershey Milk Chocolate Frosting  and microwaved it for 30 seconds to make an almost homemade ganache.   If you prefer, you can make the chocolate ganache using chocolate chips and heavy cream.

Black Eyed Peas and Collard Soup Recipe

Black Eyed Peas and Collards Soup, a flavorful soup, combines two southern favorites, black eyed peas and collards with carrots and lean ham.  Drop a hot water cornbread medallion in the center of the bowl of soup that will leave you full but not weighed down. For New Year's Day, I had planned to cook a small amount of fresh black eyed peas and a small batch of collard greens since it was just me that would be eating them.   Until I remembered that I had seen a recipe somewhere for a soup made with both.   I don't know about all the good luck these ingredients bring. All I do know is this straightforward soup has few ingredients that are a comforting start to the new year.

Creamy Baked Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Baked Mashed Potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal, but for a holiday meal, you might say they are superb in every way.  Starting with, they can be made ahead and then refrigerated until time for your holiday meal. These Creamy Baked Mashed Potatoes are rich, velvety smooth, and so decadent.  Let me just say, my family loves my mashed potatoes, but when I make these, I raise the bar.      Honestly, they are so decadent, so rich, so buttery, that I reserve these for special occasions and holidays. For our Christmas dinner, while the  Prime Rib Roast  is resting under a foil tent, the ideal time to put the Magic Green Beans  and the Creamy Baked Mashed Potatoes in the oven is now. This will benefit  everything coming together at the right time. 

Pumpkin Roll Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Roll Cake Recipe, the classic cake for a Fall dessert.  A soft, tender pumpkin chiffon cake filled with pillowy cream cheese filling, then rolled up in a jelly roll fashion and chilled before slicing.    Pumpkin Roll Recipe Take advantage of serving this eye catching, gorgeous dessert at your next Thanksgiving gathering. The recipe has few ingredients and is simple to make. Pumpkin Roll Cake is one of my favorite pumpkin desserts.  Although I have not made many of them, I have eaten plenty.  If they are served for dessert, I make sure that I have a slice to enjoy.   While Pumpkin Roll Cake may seem challenging, I can guarantee they are effortless,  so be confident. I can give you a tip that has improved how you roll the pumpkin roll.  Roll the pumpkin roll in parchment paper instead of a cool light towel dusted with powdered sugar. Which I used to do years ago, and the new way is much easier.

Crispy Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs Recipe

Crispy Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs are easy enough for a weeknight dinner, and taste like you ordered it at a fine dining restaurant. The ultra crispy skin is most stunningly created by using a particular technique.  If you are looking for easy one pot meals, this Crispy Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs Recipe with Green Beans is one that should be added to your list. Everything is cooked in a skillet, starts off on the stovetop, and finished cooking in the oven, no extra pans, just one skillet.  

How To Make Ultra Crispy Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Ultra Crispy Smashed Potatoes, sweet little potatoes crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside with a generous sprinkle of coarse salt.  There is nothing complicated or fussy about them–– just easy.   My household agrees that potatoes are one of the most delicious, adaptable, and affordable foods on the planet.  Mashed, fried, roasted, and baked––they take them any way they can get them.   I must say, though, these Ultra Crispy Smashed Potatoes hit the high marks for richness.

How To Grill Whole Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Whole Jalapeno Poppers, a spicy, cheesy, grilled appetizer that will wow your guest.  The recipe is straightforward with few ingredients, jalapenos, cream cheese, white cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and of course, bacon. Stuffed jalapeno peppers are one of those foods I have been intimidated to cook.  I have eaten many and love them, but I thought they were too much trouble to make for some idea.   I am mainly talking about making them for our Superbowl parties or family gatherings.