Phyllo Egg Cups with Spinach & White Cheddar

Phyllo Egg Cups with Spinach & White Cheddar are so super easy to make you can almost sleepwalk through the process of making this delicious breakfast, combining delicate buttery phyllo dough, sunny side up eggs, spinach, and white sharp cheddar cheese.

What you’ll love about these  Phyllo Egg Cups with Spinach & White Cheddar is the fact they are just so darn easy to make it’s almost ridiculous and the fact you don’t have to stand over the stove watching it cook? You’ll be loving the idea you can just toss them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes and do your thing while they bake up to breakfast perfection.

Phyllo Egg Cups with Spinach & White Cheddar will be that amazing favorite Sunday morning Brunch item combining phyllo dough, sunny side up eggs, spinach and white cheddar cheese guaranteed to make everyone in your family think you truly slaved in the kitchen for them, when in reality all it took was a bit of patience on your part and minimal ingredients.

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Creamy Ravioli with Bacon Spinach and Red Roasted Peppers

You’ll love this simple, easy to make Creamy Ravioli with Bacon Spinach and Red Roasted Peppers , made with quality cheese stuffed Ravioli, fresh organic spinach, Hickory smoked thick sliced bacon, freshly roasted red sweet bell peppers, shallots, all covered in a thick, rich, creamy, homemade four cheese Alfredo sauce.

I love Italian Cuisine, heck I grew up eating pasta till it was coming out of my ears, so these days I like fusing together pasta dish recipes with other fun ingredients. It’s so easy to have a little fun with Italian ingredients, adding a few surprise layers of flavor to really bump up the taste of things for dinners. My Creamy Ravioli with Bacon Spinach and Red Roasted Peppers is one example of how easy it is to change up your normal routine at dinner time.

You'll love this simple, easy to makeCreamy Ravioli with Bacon Spinach and Red Roasted Peppers , made with quality cheese stuffed Ravioli, fresh organic spinach, Hickory smoked thick sliced bacon, freshly roasted red sweet bell peppers, shallots, all covered in a thick, rich, creamy, homemade 4 cheese Alfredo sauce.Whew wee y’all, can you see how deliciously creamy this Creamy Ravioli with Bacon Spinach and Red Roasted Peppers is? Man look at all those yummy ingredients, cheese stuffed Ravioli, fresh organic spinach, Hickory smoked thick sliced bacon, freshly roasted red sweet bell peppers, shallots, all covered in a thick, rich, creamy, homemade 4 cheese Alfredo sauce. Can you imagine savoring this with fresh Italian bread and real butter? Continue reading

Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings

You’ll seriously love how easy it is to make these Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings. If you enjoy a good ole fashioned homemade crispy fried onion rings and  Cajun Spices this is your Onion ring recipe you have waited for. Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings are made with Yellow onions, self-rising flour, self-rising cornmeal, Cajun seasoning, oregano, freshly ground black peppercorns, ground cayenne peppers, beer, Tabasco sauce, and fried perfectly crispy in peanut oil.

Summertime isn’t complete without having a side of Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings to complement a big juicy burger cooked on a charcoal grill in my families eyes. These Cajun-Style Crispy Onion Rings actually are good with almost any summer meal.

If you love good ole fashioned crispy fried onion rings and a Cajun Spices this is your Onion rings recipe you have been waiting all your life for; made with Yellow onions, self-rising flour, bread crumbs, Cajun seasoning, oregano, freshly ground black peppercorns, ground cayenne peppers, beer, Tabasco sauce, and fried to perfectly crispy in peanut oilOddly many folks who hate raw onions in recipes, seem to love onion rings for some reason; in my own son’s words, ” I love me some onion rings… but if you attempt to put an onion on my burger, I’ll kick your butt.” Continue reading

Rice with Pigeon Peas { Arroz Con Gandules }

Rice with Pigeon Peas { Arroz Con Gandules } is one of my favorite Puerto Rican recipes usually served on Holidays and special occasions, made with long grain rice, Spanish tomato sauce, sofrito, pigeon peas, green olives, and seasoned with Sazon Seasoning with achiote, kosher salt, and freshly ground peppers.

Puerto Rico has always been known for a very strong vibrant  historical food culture that combines influences of Spanish, African and Taíno cuisines.  The Taínos were some of the original Caribbean and Central American settlers.  One of the better-known dishes from the island is  Rice with Pigeon Peas { Arroz Con Gandules }

rice and pigeon peasThe sofrito is the most important part of seasoning the Rice with Pigeon Peas { Arroz Con Gandules } The sofrito, which is used as a base in many recipes, typically consists of the following ingredients: Recao, cilantro, onions, garlic, sweet small peppers, green cubanelle peppers. However, you can find Sofrito in many of the local markets in the ethnic foods section to make the recipe easier. Continue reading

Southern-Style Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Southern-Style Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole is one of the ultimate comfort food casseroles that I make, that has absolutely no canned soup, made with chunky-style hashbrowns, deliciously mild cheddar cheese,  white sharp cheddar cheese, cream,  sour cream, minced celery, chopped onions and seasoned with Cajun seasoning, kosher salt, and freshly ground peppercorns, then placed in a hot oven and baked to perfection until bubbly and  lightly browned.

Southern-Style Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole is a  favorite of the covered dishes here in the South, however, we have heard this fabulous iconic casserole using hashbrowns called by few different names in other regions, such as Hashbrown Casserole, Cracker Barrels Copycat Hashbrown Casserole,  and even Funeral Potatoes in the Midwestern regions of the US. I don’t care whatever name you wanna call it, it’s so darn good!

Southern Style Hashbrown Casserole 2Along time ago, I gave all my condensed canned soups the boot from my pantry, so this yummy casserole recipe for Southern-Style Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole is made from scratch, well all except those frozen hash browns of course. Now, some folks still prefer theirs with canned cream of celery,  there is nothing wrong with a shortcut here and there, I just like that from scratch taste personally and  I’m not consuming large amounts of sodium in the process. Continue reading

Southern-Style Corn and Potato Soup

Southern-Style Corn and Potato Soup is the perfect soup that’s an exception to the rule during the summer months. Creamy, thick, and delicious are some of the keywords that come to mind when eating this Southern-Style Corn and Potato Soup. Made with leftover fresh sweet corn on the cob, sliced russet potatoes, bite-size smoked sausage slices, chopped sweet red mini peppers, celery, heavy cream, garden fresh herbs, and Cajun seasoning.

My mama has always taught us, waste not, want not , and this recipe is a perfect example of not wasting valuable ingredients. The liquids off of that sweet delicious corn are alone are like liquid gold in this recipe for Southern-Style Corn and Potato Soup, the flavor is out of this world.

Southern-Style Corn and Potato SoupI know some of y’all are thinking it’s kinda hot outside for soup, isn’t it? Well, as I said early on this is an exception to the summer soup rules, as this is the perfect time of year for the sweet delicious corn on the cob the recipe calls for. This soup is literally a corn and potato lovers dream. Continue reading

Creamy Spinach and Bacon Pasta Salad

Creamy Spinach and Bacon Pasta Salad is so simple to make; it takes about 20 minutes from start to finish to have you out of the kitchen in no time flat. Made with fresh spinach, artesian lettuce, crisp hickory smoked bacon,  grape tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, red salad onions and a creamy pasta.

I am all about simple to make dishes in the dead of summer here in Florida, that heat is something else,  trust me when I say, I am totally against  making dishes that require me to stand over a hot stove for long periods of time. That’s why I love making this wonderful creation, I call Creamy Spinach and Bacon Pasta Salad. Who doesn’t love the idea of a 20-minute side dish?

Creamy Spinach and Bacon Pasta Salad is so simple to make; it takes about 20 minutes from start to finish to have you out of the kitchen in no time flat. Made with fresh spinach, artesian lettuce, crisp hickory smoked bacon, grape tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, red salad onions and a creamy pasta.Yesterday, for the 4th of July, I decided to take a few shortcuts in my kitchen since it was about 100 degrees in the shade and my Creamy Spinach and Bacon Salad was actually one of the sides I made for the holiday. Besides anything made with bacon gets my husbands approval and vote. When he’s happy, we are all happy. Continue reading