Pineapple Upside Down Biscuits

Pineapple Upside Biscuits,  a new twist on a classic southern cake.  Fast and easy, these biscuits will be your go to breakfast, brunch, or dessert treat. The recipe calls for a few ingredients and bakes in 15 minutes.  Did I say fast and easy?

Traditional Stuffed Eggs

Traditional Stuffed Eggs are as old as the hills in the south.  The traditional ingredients are mashed egg yolks, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, salt, and pepper with a little bit of minced  onion and minced pickles.  Garnishes are optional. As time has gone on, the ingredients have expounded to the hot and spicy and all kinds of fillers.  It is easy to create your own variations. The binder is usually mayonnaise, but sour cream, yogurt, and cream can be used.   The fillers should be more in ratio than the mashed egg yolks, and make sure they are minced so they are easy to scoop and fill in the egg white half. To start this recipe, you will need to know how to make the perfect boiled eggs, so head over to my recipe for Shrimp Stuffed Eggs . Have you ever added too much mayonnaise or mustard to your egg yolks, and the filling is too runny? Don't fret; I have a secret to fixing that; add instant potato flakes a tablespoon at a time until the filling thickens.   I have also

Easy Crockpot Mandarin Chicken

Easy Crockpot Mandarin Chicken is just what it says Easy!   I have been seeing this recipe circling around on Pinterest and knew I had to give it a try.  I did make a few changes to our liking.  It will definitely be making a regular appearance on our menu rotations. I love the ingredients in this recipe and added a few of my own.  I added onions and bell pepper to give it additional color and taste. You could add mandarin oranges or pineapple, but we prefer it with just the vegetables. Either way the flavors explode in your mouth, and you can't stop eating it. I also love the fact that I can make it in a crockpot.  I have always cooked most anything in the summer so using the crockpot for me is more out of convenience than anything. The one thing that I most favor about using a crockpot is you don't have to watch the stove when you cook.  You can go about doing other things while your meal is simmering away. Yes, the crockpot is a real plus with thi

Granny's Recipe! Mexican Salad made with Catalina Dressing {Perfect for July 4th!}

Mexican Salad is the perfect salad for your 4th of July celebration. I remember when this salad first made an appearance on my Mother's table in the early 70's.

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A Delicious Dessert for July 4th! Easy Strawberry Dessert Pizza

Strawberry Dessert Pizza , strawberries, marshmallow cream cheese filling and refrigerated cookie dough make a delicious summer dessert. I have been admiring a Strawberry Dessert Pizza recipe over at Mommy's Kitchen for some time now. She has a lengthy recipe index of yummy quick and easy desserts that look absolutely delicious.  You need to stop by and check them out. I finally got around to making it this past Memorial Day weekend for my grandsons. They enjoyed it so much so that I went to the grocery store and bought enough ingredients to make another one. I didn't have my usual pizza pan to make the Easy Strawberry Dessert Pizza in, so I decided to use my cast iron round griddle.   Like Tina, I started off with a package of refrigerated cookie dough for the crust. After the cookie crust baked and was cooling, I made the first layer to the pizza out of a rich, creamy mixture of cream cheese and marshmallow cream. The next layer is a ready

Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie is a delightful twist on a regular Italian dinner you serve your family.  As soon as I saw Lynn's recipe for Spaghetti Pie over at Southern With A Twist , I knew I had to make it.  She has a lot of people request her recipe, and for me, that tells me, it is a winner.  What drew me to this recipe is the ingredients.  They are as simple as mixing eggs, sour cream, mozzarella and parmesan cheese with spaghetti noodles, then spread in the bottom of a casserole dish. An easy meat sauce layered over the noodles, then topped with mozzarella and cheddar cheese.  How easy it that? The recipe make a huge casserole--way too much for just my husband and I, so the next time I make it, and I will be making it often, I am dividing it up in two or three pans. This recipe would even be great to serve for a fundraiser meal since it makes such a huge casserole.  Love these kind of recipes! My daughter's family came by just as I  was taking it out of the ove

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Spicy! Crawfish Jambalaya {A Cajun dish that is sure to please your family and guest!}

Crawfish Jambalaya , a spicy Cajun dish full of vegetables and meat mixed with rice.  Traditionally, the meat includes sausage of some sort along with seafood like shrimp or crawfish. This weekend we had our yearly cemetery associate meeting aka family reunion which includes a potluck dinner afterwards.  I always try to take two or three things, and this year wasn't any different, along with the jambalaya, I brought Apple Dumpling Cobbler and a new recipe for Strawberry Pie Filling Salad .    There is always more food than anyone can eat, and the first thing I am looking for is new recipes from wonderful family cooks.  This year I came away with a wonderful recipe for Mexican Pot Roast . Jambalaya is a Cajun rice dish that may include a variety of meats and fish.  With Crawfish in season right now it was the perfect time for this recipe.   For the recipe, I used crawfish my Grandsons brought me that they had leftover from a Crawfish B

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken,  indoor barbecue chicken thighs made to taste like they are cooked outside on the grill.   GRILL TASTING BBQ CHICKEN COOKED IN THE OVEN The secret ingredient and method is one you will want to use every time you make baked barbecue chicken. I have been posting a lot of desserts lately, so I thought it was time for a main dish recipe.   This Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken recipe is one that I adapted from the oven-fried chicken recipe on the blog, except this time, I didn't coat the chicken with flour.