Quick Blueberry Shortcakes

Our children love dessert (what child doesn’t!) but one of our daughters prefer a fruit dessert over anything else. We always play and experiment with different ideas and this was our latest! I personally don’t care much for blueberries but all of our children love them:) INGREDIENTS: 3 cups Fresh Blueberries washed (reserve 1 cup…

Zucchini​ Pasta Side Dish

This is a great addition to our regular side dishes. Even our two-year-old enjoys this one. These noodles are made out of Zucchini are sold at our local Publix in 2 cup containers and are super convenient. INGREDIENTS: 4 cups of noodles cut out of Zucchini 4 Cloves of Garlic minced 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese…

Oatmeal Cookies

Homemade oatmeal cookies are so good. Honestly, these are my go-to cookies. INGREDIENTS: 1 3/4 cup Oats (I use instant) 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour 1 ts Cinnamon 1/2 ts Baking Soda 1/4 ts Salt 1 1/4 stick Butter (softened) 1/3 cup Brown Sugar 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar 1 large Egg 1 ts Vanilla, Butter, and…

Oven Smashed Potatoes

We all love a good loaded potato in this house, that is a fact. Having said that, we are always coming up with new ways to enjoy that concept. INGREDIENTS: 6 medium Red Potatoes 4 tbsp Butter 2-3 tbsp chopped Scallions 5 Cloves of Garlic minced 3 Pieces of Thick cut Bacon chopped and cooked…

Cornish Hens

This is such a fun meal! It is so neat for everyone to have their own birds when doing this one. INGREDIENTS: 1 (2LB) Cornish Hen per person ** You could split one between 2 people** RUB 1 tbsp softened Butter per Bird RUB: Equal parts of the following: Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning Gun Powder Seasoning…

Easy BBQ Chicken Sliders

This is a lifesaver on those school days in which everyone is pooped but still wants a good meal! This is a no-fail recipe for sure! INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup chopped Shallots 5 md Chicken breasts 1/2-1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce 1 pack of Original Hawaiian Rolls 2 tbsp Olive Oil Easy Vinegar Slaw Boil…

Shark Tacos

Shark is something we enjoy. It is a meaty flavor kind of like steak. In my opinion, it is very close to the flavor of sword fish. INGREDIENTS: Shark Filets ( about four 6 ounce filets for 10 small tacos) 1 Lemon (zest and juice) 2 tbsp Olive Oil Tropical Salsa Cilantro Lime Cream Flour Tortillas…

Cilantro Lime Cream

This came about because we use sour cream in almost everything. We decided we would start playing with Greek yogurt and this has just become a fun staple now. It goes with so many dishes and tastes wonderful. Try it with some zesty shark tacos topped with tropical salsa! So Yummy! 6 oz container of…

Tropical Salsa

Shark TacosWe love to cook fish and shrimp tacos. This is just a little salsa that accents those very well. It is simple to make and could even be paired with a nicely grilled pork chop. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup Mango or Pineapple diced 1/2 cup Watermelon diced 1/4 Red Onion diced 1 cup of chopped…

Creamy Smoked Chicken Pablano Soup

This is one of my absolute favorite soups. Of course, you don’t have to use the Mexican corn bread in it but it is really a great combination! If you are looking for a tasty recipe that you can incorporate leftover chicken in, then this is a great option. You don’t have to use smoked…

Big J’s Butterflied Smoked Chicken

We love cooking chicken this way. There is something about the presentation of the final product!. The hardest part about this recipe is running the smoker and here are our basic instructions for how we smoke food. RUB *Use about 1 tbsp of each. *Cumin *Six Pepper Blend *Onion Powder *Garlic Powder (or Granulated Garlic)…

Grandma’s Sweet tea

Okay, so sweet tea is a southern staple. I have family that resides in Minnesota. On our treks up north, we hit a point to where classic sweet tea is not on any menu. That is a devastating blow to most southern tea drinkers! It honestly took me a little tweaking (with the sugar) but…