Drunk & Dangerous Strawberries

I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day but I have a deep passion for anything chocolate so I couldn’t resist trying a new spin on a romantic classic. These strawberries were delicious and addicting. The only thing I would do differently is make more next time! They are so easy and very fun to surprise that special someone for a stay-at-home date night. Ingredients: 1 Liter Flavored Vodka (chocolate, … Continue reading Drunk & Dangerous Strawberries

Mrs. Goethel’s Pumpkin Seeds

Hopefully you saved your pumpkin seeds from last weekend! This is my second grade teacher Mrs. Goethel’s recipe. She was one of my favorite teachers I ever had and it is always nice to make this recipe and remember her. Plus this recipe is absolutely dynamite! Mrs. Goethel’s Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients: 2 C. Raw Pumpkin Seeds 3 T. Salt 2 C. Water 3/4 C. Olive Oil … Continue reading Mrs. Goethel’s Pumpkin Seeds

Midwestern Empanadas

The other night while going through my mail I decided to read through one of my  Laithwaites Catalogs. I can’t believe I never noticed that they have been sending me recipes to pair with my stellar wine subscription. If you have never heard of Laithwaites Wine I highly recommend researching it! Cabernets are always my favorite and in my most recent mailer was a recipe … Continue reading Midwestern Empanadas

Cajun Baked Shrimp

I used this shrimp in place of chicken in my Cajun Chicken Alfredo Recipe and it was outstanding. Shrimp is a very touchy ingredient in my house, some love it and some hate it so I served the shrimp separate from the pasta. Its great for topping your pasta or as I discovered later its ten times better chilled the next day. Ingredients: 1 Stick Butter … Continue reading Cajun Baked Shrimp

Oven Roasted Salsa

I have been trying to get creative with my Salsa Garden this year. Since I decided to use all Burpee plants my gardens have produced double what I am used to and it has pushed me to try new and exciting things in the kitchen. Monday night I made Oven Roasted Salsa, Salsa Fried Chicken and Jalapeño Corn Muffins.  After bringing in a fresh batch of Bell Peppers, … Continue reading Oven Roasted Salsa