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Strawberry Pastry 350

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastry Recipe

Strawberry cream cheese pastry

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastry Recipe: If you are looking to impress your friends and family with your amazing baking skills, then this recipe is for you!

The hardest part of this recipe is probably slicing the strawberries thin, but don’t worry I have an easy trick for getting the job done quickly!

Pastry Ingredients:
1 package Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup strawberry preserves or pie mix
1/2 quart strawberries
1 egg
1 tablespoon water

Slice strawberries and set aside. I have found an egg slicer makes quick work of thinly slicing the strawberries.

Sliced strawberries

In a small bowl mix cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth. Lay out the crescent rolls and press seams together. Spread cream cheese mixture and strawberry preserves onto rolls. Sprinkle half of the sliced strawberries on top of cream mixture.

Cresent rolls

cream cheese filling

Fold over the edges, pressing to seal. Egg wash the top of the pastry and bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

cresent roll

Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:
1/2 stick unsalted butter
2 ounces softened cream cheese
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar

Heat 1/2 stick of unsalted butter over low heat until melted. Turn off the burner and add 2 oz of cream cheese and whisk until smooth. Sift 3/4 cup of powdered sugar into your pan and mix thoroughly.

Remove pastry from oven and smooth icing over the top and garnish with the remaining sliced strawberries. Serve and enjoy!

pastry breakfast

Do you have a great recipe you like to impress with? Send us the recipe, we are always looking for new things to make.

Homemade Noodles

Homemade Fettuccine Noodle Recipe

Homemade Fettuccine Noodles

Homemade Fettuccine Noodle Recipe: We have always wanted to make our own noodles and now we can say we’ve tried it. With several steps, the process seemed a bit daunting but really it wasn’t too bad and the pasta turned out great.

The recipe that we found said to make our pot of boiling water taste like water from the sea. Watch your salt it can really take over the taste of the noodles.

Note: If you are making for dinner be sure to give yourself about 2 hours of prep time. There is a total of an hour resting time that you will need to take into consideration. Also, we made a smaller batch with 2 cups of flour and 3 eggs – we gave you the full recipe.

Ingredients:

1 pound all-purpose flour (more as needed)
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more for the pasta water
5 large eggs
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Flour and eggs

Start by placing the flour on a clean counter and shape it into a mound. Sprinkle the flour with salt and make a large well in the center. Add the 5 eggs and 1 tablespoon of oil to the middle of the well and beat them together with your fingers or a fork until thoroughly combined. Slowly pulling small amounts of flour from the inside walls of the well into the egg mixture and mix until a stiff dough forms. Knead the dough, adding more flour if needed to prevent it from sticking. The dough will now need to rest for 30 minutes, cover with a damp cloth.

dough

Towel on dough

Once the dough has rested cut it into thirds, shape each piece into a circle, then flatten each piece with your hands. Your surface should be floured. Roll the dough until very thin, about 1 mm, flipping it over as you roll and flouring as needed.

dough balls

Rolled out dough

Once your dough is thin enough fold the pasta round in half from top to bottom and then fold in half again from top to bottom. Cut the rectangle crosswise into 1/4 inch-thick slices. Unroll the pieces and toss with flour. Spread on a floured parchment sheet and let noodles dry for 30 minutes.

Noodle dough

sliced dough

noodles

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling add half of the pasta to the water. If you aren’t eating all of the pasta in one sitting you can refrigerate the other half to use later. Cook for about 4-6 minutes. You be the judge, take a piece out and taste.

Serve however you would like. We had a pan of olive oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes and basil ready and waiting. We put the cooked pasta right from the boiling water into our sauce and mixed thoroughly, sprinkled with Parmesan and served. Delicious! We will be making this fresh fettuccine again.

This recipe says that it will feed four. I’m not sure how much each person is eating, but with our cutting the recipe in half we could have easily fed 4 people.

Homemade Noddles

We found our recipe on Tasting Table website.

Beef Queso Dip 350

Beef Queso Dip Recipe

Beef Queso Dip

Beef Queso Dip Recipe: While this would be a good appetizer to bring to a party, it is also just a great snack to make for your family at any time for no reason what so ever.

1 lb. ground beef
10 ounces Velveeta (cubed)
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 can Rotel
1/2 cup medium salsa
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
4 green onions chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

This is really simple! Brown your hamburger in large frying pan. Drain off the fat. Add in cubed Velveeta cheese to the browned hamburger and stir until melted. Then add in Monterey Jack cheese, Rotel, salsa and mix well. Stir cilantro, salt and pepper and cook for another 2 minutes.

I garnished mine with a little extra shredded cheese and green onions. Serve immediately with your favorite tortilla or corn chips. We have no idea how it would be heated up the next day because it was gone quicker than it took us to make it.

If you want to take it up a notch you can add, black beans, sweet corn and red peppers. What is your favorite Southwestern dip to make? Leave us a comment below, we love to try new recipes.

Chicken Strips Recipe 350

Oven Fried Chicken Tenders Recipe

Chicken Strips Recipe

Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders Recipe: My daughter wanted to have happy meals for her play date today because they “needed” to have some chicken nuggets. Instead of fast food, I decided to make both of us happy and make some oven-fried chicken tenders and create our own “fun meal”!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1 cup Panko
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dry ranch seasoning
1 package chicken breasts

Heat oven to 425 F. Lightly grease a cooking sheet.

Ingredients

Cut the chicken breast into thin strips. You will need three shallow dishes. Dish one add the flour.  Dish two will be the egg beaten with water. In dish three add the Panko, Parmesan cheese and dry ranch seasoning.

Coat the chicken in the flour, then dip into the egg mixture, then coat with the bread crumb mixture. Place on baking sheet.

Chicken Strips

Bake for 20 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the coating is golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Chicken Strip Basket

I picked up a couple of baskets to keep on hand for our fun meals in the dollar section. I lined them with a coffee filter and put the chicken with some french fries in them. The girls are all smiles! They were happy to have a special treat and I am happy knowing exactly what they are eating.

Do you have a creative meal your kids are excited to eat? Comment below we are always looking for fun recipes to make for our children!

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert 350

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Recipe

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Recipe: Sunday morning confession…I’m having strawberry cheesecake dessert for breakfast and I don’t feel a bit bad about it.

Creamy, delicious and oh so satisfying! We found this recipe on South Your Mouth blog and switched it up a bit by making homemade whipping cream to replace the cool whip. Yum!

Ingredients:

2 pounds strawberries
15 graham crackers (2 sleeves)
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
2 3.4oz boxes of instant cheesecake pudding
3 cups of milk
2 cups of homemade whipping cream or 1 12oz container of Cool Whip

Start by washing and slicing your strawberries (1/4 inch thick.) Dry and set aside.

In 13×9 baking dish line the bottom with graham crackers. You may have to break some pieces to fill in the edges.

If you are making your own whipping cream make that first and set aside. You will need 2 cups.

In a large bowl mix cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with electric mixer until smooth. Add in cheesecake pudding and milk and mix for 5 minutes. Gently fold in the 2 cups of whipping cream or Cool Whip.

Strawberry cheesecake

Pour half of the cheesecake mixture on top of the graham cracker bottom. Then add a single layer of sliced strawberries. Top the strawberries with another layer of graham crackers. Pour on the remainder of the cheese cream mixture and then decorate the top with the rest of your strawberries.

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Recipe

We also crushed up some graham crackers and sprinkled them over the top of the dessert. Place in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours to set up.

Serve and enjoy!

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce 350

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce Recipe

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce Recipe: So good! We are a little late putting on this recipe, but this is what we made for Valentine’s Day and it was delicious.

Quick and easy and it adds the perfect finishing touch to your filet or any steak. Giving it that fine dining/gourmet feel.

Ingredients:

2 cups heavy cream
2 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash of ground nutmeg
6 strips of bacon, fried and crumbled
3 green onions chopped

You can cook your filet any way you would like or you can check out our cast iron skillet method here.

To make your sauce pour the heavy cream into a medium saucepan, bring to a boil (medium heat.) Once boiling reduce your heat and simmer until the cream is reduced by half. Be sure to stir the sauce occasionally.

Once reduced by half remove it from the heat and whisk in the Gorgonzola cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and a dash of nutmeg, stir until the cheese has melted.

Once your steaks have been grilled and rested pour your Gorgonzola sauce over the top and garnish with crumbled bacon and chopped green onions. Perfection!

If you like this recipe be sure to share it with your friends on Pinterest.

The original recipe came from All Recipes, we made some changes of our own.

Banana Muffins 350

Coconut Flour Banana Muffins Recipe

Banana Muffins

Coconut Flour Banana Muffins Recipe: My house smells great! All I have to say is that they turned out pretty tasty…with a generous amount of butter to melt into the dryness.

I didn’t alter this recipe that I found on My Gutsy blog. However, I added different toppings to each muffin, pecans on some, dark chocolate chips on some and cacao chips in some. Just a dash though.

Banana Cupcake Ingredients

Ingredients:

1 cup organic coconut flour

1 1/2 cup very ripe bananas (2-3 bananas)

4 eggs

6 tbsp butter or coconut oil (melted)

5 tbsp raw honey

2-3 squirters full of stevia

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp vanilla

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Place liners in your muffin pan.

In a med bowl smash the bananas and mix in the honey, coconut oil, vanilla, eggs, and stevia until combined.

In a separate bowl mix the coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, and cinnamon. When using a more dense coconut flour it will turn out much fluffier if you sift it first. Use 1 cup of sifted coconut flour.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined. Spoon the batter into your muffins liners (90% full.) Bake for 65 minutes at 300 degrees.

This recipe was made for Coconut Flour Banana Bread. If making bread add oil or butter to your bread pan and then line with parchment paper. Cut 2 pieces and fit them in the baking pan.

Bake for 75 minutes at 300 degrees. The top and edges should be a golden brown. Remove form oven and let cool for 15 minutes in pan. Store in a nontoxic container in the fridge.

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Coconut Shrimp 350

Quick and Easy Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Coconut Shrimp

Quick and Easy Coconut Shrimp Recipe: For Valentine’s Day my daughter put in a request for coconut shrimp. After a little looking around we found this easy recipe. I always go for easy the first time around.

Let me just say that getting any kind of compliment from my 14 year old is rare.  She really enjoyed these and is already talking about when I make them again.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 large eggs (beaten)
3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 pound raw large shrimp (peeled and devein)
Coconut oil or vegetable oil

Coconut shrimp ingredients

Directions: You will need 3 bowls.

Bowl 1: Combine flour, salt, and pepper.

Bowl 2: Beat eggs.

Bowl 3: Add Panko and coconut, mix well.

In a large skillet add enough coconut oil to cover the bottom. Keep temp on medium heat.

First dip your shrimp into the flour, then eggs, and then dredge the shrimp into the coconut mixing, pressing gently to adhere. Make sure that you get a lot of coconut on each shrimp. Set the coated shrimp aside on a plate and coat the remaining shrimp.

It is easiest if you fry the coconut shrimp in couple of batches, you don’t want to crowd the pan. Flip when they are golden brown (about 2 minutes each side.) If you like them a bit crispier fry each side for 3 minutes.

Place on paper towel when they are done to get rid of any extra oil. Plate up and serve with sweet chili sauce.

We found this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Harvest Cheddar Soup 350

Harvest Cheddar Soup Recipe

Harvest Cheddar Soup

Harvest Cheddar Soup Recipe: Nothing beats a bowl of homemade soup on a chilly day! Recently I purchased a new Vitamix and have been wanting to try making soup with it, I picked Harvest Cheddar Soup to give it the test. Could it really be as easy as putting the ingredients in our Vitamix and turning it on? And if so, was it going to taste good?

Well the answer to both of those questions is yes and yes! The soup came out at the perfect temperature and was simply delicious! I have never had soup made with apples before and was pleasantly surprised at how it really made the soup taste like something from an upscale restaurant.

Harvest Ingredients

Ingredients:
2 Cups chicken broth
1/4 medium onion
1 stalk celery
2 medium apples
2 medium potatoes baked, cooled and halved
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions: Place all ingredients except cheese in the Vitamix in the order of ingredients. Select the Hot Soup program and start machine. Allow machine to complete the cycle then set to variable 1 and slowly increase sped to variable 6. Remove the lid plug and drop in the shredded cheese. Blend for an additional 10 seconds.

Vitamix

Serve immediately garnished with a small amount of shredded cheese and green onions.

Do you have a favorite blender only soup recipe? Comment below with your recipe, we can’t wait to try out!

Vitamix Harvest Cheddar Soup

Oreo Cheesecake Chocolate Cake Recipe 350

Oreo Cheesecake Chocolate Cake Recipe

Oreo Cheesecake Chocolate Cake Recipe

Oreo Cheesecake Chocolate Cake Recipe: It was my son’s birthday and I wanted to make him a very special cake. The “funny” part is that he doesn’t eat cake or chocolate, but everyone needs a cake for their birthday!

I found this recipe on OMG Chocolate Dessert blog and it is truly amazing. I adapted the recipe and used a boxed chocolate cake, which turned out great. This cake looks like you bought it from a cake shop, but really it was quite easy to make.

Chocolate Cake:
1 Box of chocolate cake mix

Oreo cheesecake filling:
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
12 Oreo Cookies (crushed)

Milk chocolate ganache:
8 oz. milk chocolate (finely chopped)
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Garnish:
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup whipped cream

Cakes

Cake: Prepare cake per instructions on box. Use two 9 inch round baking pans. Once baked cool for 10 minutes in the pans. Remove cakes from the pans and place on wire racks upside down (this flattens domed cakes) and cool completely.

Oreo cheesecake filling: In a large mixing bowl mix heavy whipping cream until firm peaks form. In another mixing bowl beat cream cheese and sugar until it’s smooth. Combine cream cheese and whipped cream and stir in crushed Oreo.

Cake filling

Assemble the cake: Spread the cheese cake filling on bottom layer of cooled cake, carefully place the second layer on top of filling. Place assembled cake in the refrigerator to set and cool (30 minutes.)

Chocolate cake

Ganache: In a sauce pan over low heat melt chopped milk chocolate, remove from the heat and stir in heavy cream. Stir the mixture until it is smooth and then pour over the cake. If the Ganache is  too runny, cool it a little until it thickens. Be sure that it is still thin enough to drip down the sides of the cake.

Ganache

We garnished ours with chocolate chips & whipped cream and sprinkled some crushed Oreos over the top. Your family or guests will not believe you made this cake yourself!

Oreo cake

If you decided to try this recipe be sure to post a picture of your cake on our Facebook page.