Golden Eagle Syrup Candied Pecans Sunday, Jul 24 2016 

I recently had the pleasure of trying a new syrup .Golden Eagle Syrup made in Alabama.As a candy maker I’m always looking for new products to try. I welcomed the challenge of creating something with it. The syrup is not what someone from the north/ Midwest (like me) is use to. We have maple or corn syrup.Golden Eagle is a unique flavor.I would call it a honey syrup. So making these pecans was taking a basic candied pecan recipe up a notch 😉

Super simple to whip up!

1/4 cup Golden Eagle Syrup

1/8 cup sugar

1/8 cup butter

1 1/2 cup pecan halves

Sea salt 

Spray with non stick spray and heat skillet on medium high heat. Add butter, sugar, and syrup. Blend well,add pecans and stir and toss constantly. Cook for 4 mins. Keep a close eye on them. If syrup starts to darken too much they will burn. Pour out on to parchment paper.. Sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool and set about 1 hour.

These are great to snack or top an arugala strawberry salad.


Dorito Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breast Thursday, Jul 14 2016 

Ohhh I have to say these are amazing!! Besides being super yummy, they are easy to make. Just a few ingredients. Oh and there baked so you save those calories for some Chocolate 🙂 I used my Nu Wave but oven baked works as well.

3 large chicken breast

2 cups Doritos ( fine crumbs I used a rolling pin)

8 oz cream cheese softened

2 green onions finely chopped

The chicken breast is some what tricky to prepare. Use a thin very sharp knife. Begin at one end of breast slice across but not all the way thru the chicken. Continue to make cuts about 1/2 inch apart. Prepare all breasts this way.

Add onion to softened cream cheese. Beat until easy to spread. Using a butter knife or spoon full each slice full of cream cheese. About 1 tsp into each cut. 

Place dorito crumbs in zip lock. Place filled breast into crumbs carefully coating .one piece at a time .

Place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 35-40 mins. Or 13-15 mins in the nuwave

Serves well with salad

Moore’s Zesty Garden Herb Grilled Chicken Salad Saturday, Jun 18 2016 


Here’s an awesome sandwich for those hot summer days! You can grill up some chicken breast or use leftovers! I seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper. The marinade has plenty of fresh seasoning!

2 cups finely chopped grilled chicken breast
1 stalk diced celery
1/2 cup Moore’s Zesty Garden Herb Marinade
1/2 cup mayo
Mix well. Serve on crusty sandwich roll!

Easy Bunuelos Thursday, Jun 16 2016 


This simple recipes is the perfect light dessert for Mexican night! It’s also a great snack and the kids love to help sprinkle!

Flour tortillas (cut into triangles)
Oil for frying
Heat oil to 375
Drop tortilla chips . fry until golden. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Drain on paper towels.

Moore’s Zesty Garden Herb Breakfast Casserole Sunday, Jun 12 2016 


Moore’s has an extensive line of marinades and sauces! I’ve had the pleasure of trying them all. Thank You Moore’s!! I have to say the Zesty Garden Herb is by far my favorite! The word that comes to mind for this particular marinade is FRESH! I decided to it would make a flavorful addition to my standard breakfast casserole. As you may know I love to take traditional recipes up a notch….or two. This one seriously fits the bill!!! Here we go…..

1 cup Moore’s Zesty Garden Herb Marinade
8 eggs
1 cup cubed potatoes Small cubes
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 cup your choice ham, sausage, or bacon chopped
1 onion chopped
Sliced tomato

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 2 qt casserole dish with non stick spray. Whisk eggs add marinade and whisk again. Stir in potato, onion, and meat. Pour into casserole dish. Top with tomato slices. Bake 1 hour. Once egg is mostly set top with cheese and bake additional 15 – 20 min.
Remove from oven let set 10 mins before cutting.ENJOY!!


Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies Monday, Mar 28 2016 


These should come with a warning! Highly addictive! They will disappear fast! Bite size, melt in your mouth! 5 ingredients. No eggs! Also known as snowball cookies with chocolate chips:)
Preheat oven to 375. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2 sticks softened salted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
1cup chocolate chips (mini)
Using mixer add butter vanilla and sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add flour slowly.

Stir in chips. Drop by spoonful (1 tablespoon) bake 7-11 mins. Dust with powdered sugar, using sifter.

Moore’s Marinade Air Fried Buffalo Chicken Strips Wednesday, Mar 23 2016 


Here we have a very simple chicken strip recipe!! I purchased a new Nuwave infrared oven. I love it!! Moore’s Marinade sent a case of their wonderful marinades to great a recipe for myfoodies contest! Their marinades are so versatile I accepted the challenge! One was not enough so besides my meat loaf, I’d like to share these amazing tenders!!
3 ingredients
1 cup moores buffalo ranch wing sauce
2 cups bread crumbs
1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders

Marinade the strips in buffalo sauce for 2 hours.
Pour bread crumbs in bowl.
Remove strips and dip in crumbs.
Place on 4 in rack in infrared oven. Make sure you spray rack with non stick spray.
Bake 10 mins on full power. Flip bake 10 more. Remove immediately .
If using a regular oven bake at 425 for 15 – 20 mins.

Moore’s Marinade Restaurant Meatloaf Saturday, Mar 12 2016 


Moore’s marinades are so versatile! I love the challenge of coming up with new recipes using them it’s so easy!! This meatloaf is amazing! It beats out any recipe I’ve ever tried. There has been many made in this home over the decades! Its fairly simple to whip up and will feed an army! Give it a try you won’t be disappointed!

1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
3/4 ground pork
1 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs
1cup puree carrots
1 cup puree celery
1 whole onion pureed
Salt pepper
1/2 cup Moore’s Marinade
Mix all ingredients well. Use your hands!
Preheat oven to 350
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Shape meat mixture into a loaf.
Bake 90 mins or until done.
Slice meatloaf into 1 – 2 inch slices.
Heat a skillet in med- high. Add a little butter. Fry slices of meatloaf until they form a nice crust. Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy for a nice comfort food meal!

Easy Phyllo Strawberry Cheesecake Saturday, Jan 30 2016 


I love using filo in desserts! Light flaky crispy. The possibilities are endless! Here we have the combination of a smooth creamy cheesecake layered with crispy filo and topped off with strawberry pie filling. Any fruit topping will work. Even good plain!

20 sheets filo dough
1 stick butter
24 oz cream cheese
3/4 c sugar
3 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 can strawberry pie filling

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 13 x 9 with non stick spray.
Melt butter
Mix together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs 1 at a time until well mixed.
Place 6-8 filo  sheets in bottom of pan. Butter every 2 layers. Spread half the filling. Repeat with 6-8 more sheets.again spread butter on every other sheet. Spread remaining filling. Top with remaining filo sheets.
Bake for 40 mins.
Cool and top with strawberry filling. Chill serve. Enjoy!

Chocolate Raspberry Cake Roll Friday, Jan 29 2016 


Its almost Valentine’s Day! Let the love flow! What better way to show some love then with a decadent combination of chocolate and raspberry?!?! I love the Davinci flavored syrups . they work well in drinks and recipes. Raspberry is one of my favorites! Here we  go…..

1/4 c cocoa
1/3 c flour
1/4 t salt
1 t baking powder
4 eggs separated
1/2 c sugar
Preheat oven to 425. Grease a 1/2 sheet baking pan. Line with parchment.
Soft cocoa, flour, salt, baking powder. Set aside.
Using whisk attachment. Best egg whites until Soft peaks form.
Beat yolks and sugar until light yellow. Add to cocoa mixture..
Next add half the egg whites. Fold in. Don’t over mix. Mix in remaing whites. Spread in pan bake 6- 7 mins.
Lay a tea cloth out on counter. Cover in powdered sugar. Once cake is done let cool a couple mins. Turn out On to cloth
Roll up tight. Let set.

1/4 c Davinci raspberry syrup
1 stick softened butter
3 – 4 c powdered sugar
Place syrup and butter in mixer bowl. Blend in low. Slowly add sugar until frosting spreads easily.
Un roll cake Spread frosting. Roll bake up.
Slice. Serve. ENJOY!

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