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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

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


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.


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.

Orange Chicken 350

Orange Sesame Chicken Recipe

Orange Chicken

Orange Sesame Chicken Recipe: This is the light version of orange chicken. It was equally as good as the full calorie recipes we have used in the past.

We found this recipe on Cooking Classy blog and we will definitely be making this again. It may look like there are a lot of steps to this but it really was easy to make.

Orange chicken ingredients

8 chicken tender filets (dice into 1 inch pieces)
1 1/2 Tbsp Canola oil
Salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tsp orange zest
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp honey
2 1/2 Tbsp granulted sugar
3/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried ginger
2 Tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp Sriracha hot sauce (optional)
2 Tbsp cornstarch
Sesame seeds

Cooking instructions: Heat large skillet or Wok on medium high heat. Add canola oil, once hot add chicken pieces, season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook chicken, stirring occasionally, until it is completely cooked through. Remove chicken from pan and set aside and leave the remaining oil in the pan.

Turn burner down to medium heat and return skillet to heat. Add the garlic and saute 30 seconds. Remove the skillet from heat. Add OJ, 1/4 cup chicken broth, orange zest, soy sauce, honey, sugar, onion powder, ginger, vinegar and Sriracha (if desired.) Season with salt and pepper to taste and return to heat.

Orange Chicken Sauce

Stir together cornstarch with remaining 2 Tbsp chicken broth in small bowl until blended. Pour mixture into skillet, stir constantly until sauce bubbles and thickens. Remove from heat and toss chicken in sauce mixture.

You are ready to serve. We had white rice and pea pods with almonds with our orange sesame chicken. Delicious!

langoustines and zucchini pasta 350

Langoustines and Zucchini Pasta Recipe

langoustines and zucchini pasta

Langoustines and Zucchini Pasta Recipe: Best low carb home cooked dinner thus far. Zucchini noodles and langoustines in a white wine garlic sauce.


1 medium zucchini
4 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 tbsp butter
6 oz langoustines
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp parsley
Red pepper flake
Salt and pepper


Heat butter in medium pan and add garlic and half of parsley. Cook until garlic is golden. Add in white wine. Let reduce by half. Add in red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste. Add langoustines (or substitute shrimp) heat until warm. Turn off heat. We bought our langoustines at Trader Joe’s.

Take the lemon juice, spiraled zucchini and add to the pan and toss. Top with remaining parsley. I put on a few flakes of Parmesan at end. Healthy (just a bit of wine) and so very delicious!

To make our zucchini pasta we used the As Seen on TV Veggetti.  It worked, but it made more of a ribbon as compared to the blue handle tool (shown below), which made a better separated noodle form. Just not as expected and Veggetti is inconsistent from other pictures seen online. Mine clumped, where as others looked like loose, free noodles (see photos below for examples of noodles.)



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Peapods with Almonds 350

Pea Pods with Almonds Recipe

Peapods with Almonds

Looking or the perfect side dish to serve with dinner? Pea Pods with Almonds are a delicious treat and good for you.


Pea Pods
Slivered Almonds
Grape Seed Oil
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
Sea Salt


You can use any kind of pan you like, we prefer a cast iron skillet. Heat up 2 tablespoons of grape seed oil (med-high heat) and toast your almonds to the half way point. Add garlic and pea pods and mix well. Season with sea salt. Stirring often so that you don’t burn your almonds on the bottom of the pan.


Be sure not to cook your pea pods for too long, they taste great when they are still at the crisp point. If you want to mix it up a little bit add a some Sriracha sauce to give the pea pods some heat.


Pistachio-Pudding-Dessert We've Tried It

Pistachio Pudding Dessert Recipe

Pistachio Pudding Dessert

Pistachio Pudding Dessert Recipe: Do you have a sweet tooth? Look no further this pistachio pudding dessert will be sure to satisfy you. This is hands down the best dessert I have had in a long time. It’s creamy deliciousness will surely please any crowd.

Pistachio Pudding Dessert Recipe

Dessert Crust:

1 stick melted butter
1/2 cup flour
1 tbls sugar
1 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers


1 cup powdered sugar
1 (8oz) cream cheese
1 cup whipped cream (can substitute Cool Whip)


2 regular sized packages of instant pistachio pudding mix
3 cups milk


1 cup whipped cream (can substitute Cool Whip)
chopped pistachios

To make the crust first mix butter, flour, sugar and graham crackers. Press into 9×13 inch pan. Bake at 350 for 20 min. Let cool.

Graham Cracker Crust

For the first layer that goes on top of your crust mix the powdered sugar, cream cheese and whipping cream. Spread evenly on cooled dessert crust.

first layer

Second layer, whisk together pudding mix and milk until thick and then put in refrigerator to set up. When this mixture is firm spread on top of cream cheese layer.

pistachio layer

Top the dessert off with a layer of whipping cream and chopped pistachios. Refrigerate.


Once thoroughly chilled slice into good size servings and treat your friends and family to a little slice of heaven.

Do you have a recipe idea that you think we should try? Leave us a comment below!

Meatloaf Protein 350

All Protein Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf Protein

If you are on a high-protein low-carb diet or just watching your carbs in general, then this All Protein Meatloaf Recipe is for you.


1 Lb Grass fed beef
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 (4oz) can tomato sauce
1/3 cup crushed fried pork skin
1 egg
2 1/2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp garlic salt
1 tbsp garlic pepper seasoning
1/4 medium white onion
1/4 bell pepper

Baking directions: First preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In large bowl add, grass fed beef, bell peppers, onions, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, crushed pork skins and eggs.

Season your meat mixture with chili powder, garlic salt and garlic pepper seasoning. Mix meatloaf until thoroughly blended.

meatloaf porkskin

Meatloaf ingredients

Meatloaf ball

In a greased loaf pan, form meat into a loaf shape. Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Meatloaf baking Meatloaf inside

This low carb loaf of meat had a nice spice to it but was missing some flavor. It was good, but could be better. Perhaps adding more onion (or sauteed onion) along with a bit more herbs and seasoning. Play around with it and let us know what you did to improve what we did.

If you are not worried about carbs, check out our Cheddar Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe.

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Cheesy Meatloaf 350

Cheddar Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

Cheesy Meatloaf recipe

Cheddar Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe: Just saying cheese makes you smile, that’s why it’s the universal word said before getting a picture taken! So adding cheese to a recipe is a sure way to make your family smile at dinner.

This cheddar stuffed meatloaf was a BIG hit with my family. I would suggest cutting up the entire meatloaf at the start of the meal to save yourself time during dinner, everyone will be asking for seconds.

1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound mild Italian sausage
25 crushed saltine crackers
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 onion diced
1 large egg beaten
6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine beef, sausage, crushed crackers, sauce, onion and egg. Divide mixture in half.

Meatloaf 1

Gently press half the mixture into loaf pan. Press the center down to create a rim around the outside of the meatloaf. Add shredded cheese to the center of the meatloaf.

Meatloaf cheese

Form the remaining half into the same size as the meatloaf pan and set on top. Gently press the sides together to seal in the cheese. Pour ketchup over the top and spread around to create an even glaze over the top.

meatloaf ketchup

Place meatloaf in the oven for approximately one hour. Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Do you have a family favorite recipe? Comment below we are always looking for new recipes to try.

Cheesy Meatloaf 350

Corn dip ingredients 350

Cheesy Sweet Corn Party Dip

Cheesy Bacon Corn Dip

Cheesy Sweet Corn Party Dip: I am a lover of all things food related! When I hear cheese, bacon, jalapenos, I think yes please! This quick and easy appetizer that will have your friends surely asking for the recipe.

I made this for the Super Bowl and prep time is very quick. Fry up bacon, crumble, chop the jalapenos and green onions and that’s it.

Corn dip ingredients

1 pack of bacon (cooked and chopped)
1 12oz bag frozen sweet corn
1 jalapeno (minced)
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can Rotel (drain)
4 diced green onions

So easy! We used a small crock pot and added everything at once. Cook on low setting for around 3 hours or high for 1-1/2 hours. Stir from time to time.

Corn Dip

Serve with tortilla chips. If you are making this for a party be prepared that it will be gone faster than the time it took to make it. Don’t open your chips before it’s time to serve. We did a little taste testing before we served this delicious dip to our friends and it was half gone by half-time.

Cheesy Bacon Corn Dip Recipe

Filet Mignon Recipe 350

Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions and Feta

Filet Mignon Recipe

Filet Mignon with Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onions: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you plan on making a romantic dinner in the comforts of your home this is a perfect recipe to make.

The caramelized onions are key to this delicious dish, they truly are a labor of love but so worth the effort.

2 large onions
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar


Start off by peeling and thinly slicing the onion, then separate into rounds. Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring about every 4 minutes.

carmelized onions

Remove the cover and raise the heat to medium and add the salt and sugar. Continue cooking uncovered for 30-35 minutes, stirring frequently. Make sure to loosen any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, they are full of flavor. If your onions are sticking to the pan add some liquid one tablespoon at a time. The onions will have a very dark brown color to them when they are done.


Filet Mignon is such an amazing cut of beef it requires very little seasoning or preparation to cook to perfection. Set out your steaks at least a half hour before you are ready to cook them so they have a chance to come to room temperature. This will help them retain their moisture and get a nice sear on the outside.

Preheat oven to 375. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and lightly coat with grape seed oil. Heat an ovenproof skillet on high heat. Sear the filet’s for 3 minutes per side. Be sure to use a tongs to turn them. Place skillet in oven for 6-7 minutes for a nice medium-rare steak. You can adjust the time up or down depending on how you like you steak, but medium-rare is what is recommended for this cut of meat.

Filet Cast Iron Skillet

Remove skillet from oven and place the steaks on a plate to rest for 5 minutes. The steaks will continue to cook and will be juicier if left to rest.

Top your steaks with feta cheese crumbles (we enjoy the Mediterranean flavor) and caramelized onions. Pair with your favorite side dish and enjoy. We served ours with grilled vegetables and Yum Yum Sauce for a fantastic dinner.

Filet-Mignon-Recipe 2

Do you have a favorite recipe for special dinners? Comment below we love trying new recipes.

Cucumber Hummus 360

Flavor God Cucumber Hummus Recipe

Cucumber Hummus Flavor God

After making the delicious Sriracha Hummus we decided to try cucumber hummus. It is a toss up on which one is better, they are both really good.

The cucumber hummus was creamier than the Sriracha. I am guessing because of the water from the cucumber. The Flavor God Everything Seasoning in this recipe adds just the right touch!

Cucumber Hummus Ingredients

1 tbls minced garlic
1/4 cup Tahini
2 tbls lemon juice
1 tbls olive oil
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 large cucumber chopped
2 tsp Flavor God Everything Seasoning

So simple! Just add all of the ingredients into your food processor and mix until smooth. Taste and add more seasoning if needed. Serve with pita chips or cut up veggies.

Be sure to pin this recipe to your Pinterest recipe board, it is a great party appetizer.

Flavor God

If you haven’t heard of Flavor God seasonings check out their website here. We can’t rave enough about how much we like them.