Chocolate Cheesecake Bars with a Pecan Shortbread Crust

Cheesecake is just one of those desserts you can't go wrong with.  And when you start creating deliciousness like my Chocolate Cheesecake Bars with a Pecan Shortbread Crust, you've taken Cheesecake to another level. I've made all types of cheesecakes from standard New York Style with just cream cheese.  My personal favorites were the extra … [Read more...]

Hot to Grill a Steak House Style Steak with Kingsford Charcoal

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kingsford. The opinions and text are all mine. So if you want to learn how to grill a delicious steak house style on. If you ask any chef what he wants to eat on his night off, I'll bet a good majority of them will answer a steak.  Of course we're not talking about just … [Read more...]

The Best Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Ribs

Can you say deliciousness?  Try saying Guinness Beef Ribs, its my new definition of deliciousness! Every time I use my slow cooker and enjoy the mouth watering results I promise myself to use it more often.   Of course we know how that goes....sigh I've often thought of leaving it on the counter, but with little counter space it just … [Read more...]

Chinese Sticky Chicken Wings

Everybody loves chicken wings and every now and then you need to change up your recipe, experimenting with new and exciting flavors.  And my Chinese Sticky Chicken Wings is a delicious way to add a new taste experience to your family's dinner table! I've enjoyed a fun and tasty partnership with my friends at Noble Juice in nearby Winter … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Season with Blueberry Honeybell Sangria

It's 5 O'clock somewhere and my Blueberry Honeybell Sangria is just what the doctor ordered.  After all I live in paradise!   When I close my eyes and think of Florida a tropical feeling comes over me.  I see white sandy beaches, blue skies, palm trees and sunshine.  It's a beautiful life. So what do you do when life hands you beaches … [Read more...]

Blackened Chicken and Blackening Seasoning Recipes

Crank up the flavor on your weeknight meals with my oh so delicious and easy to prepare Blackened Chicken. I'll even tell you how to make your own blackening spices and really turn up the volume on the flavor! Of course you can use your favorite store brand of Cajun spices for my Blackened Chicken, but making your own seasoning isn't … [Read more...]

Pecan Brownies with White Chocolate Chips #MixUpAMoment

My friends at The J.M. Smucker Company asked me to try their Pillsbury Brownie mix and share it at my next get together.  The results were delicious as was verified by the empty plate at the end of our cookout!  This is a sponsored post but all the opinions, text and images are 100% mine. When was the last time you made a pan of ooey gooey … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Dinners in a Flash with Tyson Meal Kits!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.  One of the greatest lessons we can pass on to our children is the joy of cooking and Tyson Meal Kits are a great way to get kids in the kitchen cooking.  They're easy to make and all the ingredients are right there in the package making … [Read more...]

Apple Butter Bourbon Pork Chops with Potatoes and Collards

When they ask you what's for dinner, tell them Apple Butter Bourbon Pork Chops.  Wait for the applause.... then take your bows! That's just how good this dinner is going to be and the reception you'll get for making it.  Few things surprise me in life anymore but when I put together the Apple Butter Bourbon Sauce for my pork chops I was in … [Read more...]

Pecan Encrusted Red Snapper with a Lime Margarita Sauce

Pecan Encrusted Red Snapper with a Lime Margarita Sauce and Jumbo Shrimp  Living in Florida, surrounded by water we have a delicious supply of fresh seafood.  That being said fresh is not always the most economical way to purchase our favorites like Red Snapper, and that's when I turn to sustainable wild caught seafood. Now you may think … [Read more...]

Crème Brûlée Recipe – Easy and Delicious!

Crème Brûlée is on the top of almost everyone's dessert list when they go out to dinner.  It's this magical, delicious dessert you can only get in a restaurant.....sigh. Well my friends, I'm here to dispel that myth and show you just how easy it is to make this OMG delicious Restaurant Style Dessert in your own home....... in a matter of … [Read more...]

Let’s Celebrate Springtime with Cupcakes! #MixUpTheMoment

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. Spring is in the air and that means get togethers with family and friends and what better way to Celebrate Springtime than with Cupcakes!   I don't know about you but I love cupcakes and I honestly don't know many people that … [Read more...]

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