Oven Baked Peppered Bacon

Oven Baked Peppered Bacon: Add a punch of flavor to your burger with this simple to make topping.

Oven Baked Peppered Bacon:  Add a punch of flavor to your burger with this simple to make topping. For me, I hate frying bacon.  It pops on my arms and hands, leaves bacon grease all over my stove top and smells up the house for days.  I am in love with this simple way to make the perfect bacon.  Make your burgers stand out from all the others by adding this peppered bacon like I did on my Steakhouse Burgers.  Not just a burger topping but also yummy with eggs for breakfast. Super easy!  Place on a wire rack, sprinkle … Continue reading

Oven Fried Pork Chops

Oven Fried Pork Chops: Crispy and juicy, you'd never know these aren't fried.

If you didn’t tell anyone they would never know that these Oven Fried Pork Chops aren’t really fried.  These pork chops have such wonderful crispy flavor and are topped with a delicious chimichurri sauce.  The perfect easy weeknight dinner. This recipe is so versatile you can swap out the pork chops for chicken or fish and for the crunchy topping you can swap out the stuffing mix for corn flakes or panko.  I even served these pork chops the next day as leftovers.  I don’t normally like leftovers (they usually end up being my husbands lunch the next day), I … Continue reading

Jello Snow Cone Cupcakes

These Jello Snow Cone Cupcakes are just what my granddaughters ordered.

These Jello Snow Cone Cupcakes are just what my granddaughters ordered.  In three flavors; watermelon, lime and berry blue.  The frosting is creamy like marshmallow.  The combination of a fruity cupcake, marshmallow frosting covered with crunchy colored sugar reminds me of peeps.  I know that may sound weird but they do.  This summer make these fun cupcakes that look like real snow cones. These would be fun to serve on April Fool’s Day.  The girls were so excited to be baking with grandma.  We had a fun day of movies, play dough, balloon tossing and cupcakes! PrintJello Snow Cone Cupcakes … Continue reading

Jerk Chicken

This Jerk Chicken has the right combination of flavors. The chicken is sprinkled with a sweet spicy seasoning and grilled. Top off this Caribbean meal with a pineapple slaw.

This Jerk Chicken has the right combination of flavors.  The chicken is sprinkled with a sweet spicy seasoning and grilled.  Top off this Caribbean meal with a pineapple slaw.  Simple and perfectly delicious.  Summer is all about grilling, bring the tropics to your backyard with this juicy chicken dinner. This chicken is so versatile.  Sure you can have it alone and it would make a great dinner.  Make it your own by mixing it up.  Add the chicken and pineapple slaw to a tortilla for a tasty wrap or buy a store bought pizza crust, spread on some barbecue sauce, … Continue reading

Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal

This Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal is full of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries which makes having breakfast not only delicious but easy.

This Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal is full of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries which makes having breakfast not only delicious but easy.  Morning meal make aheads are awesome.  Most mornings are full of scrambling around just to get out the door in time  This recipe was designed to go from refrigerator to oven.  You can make them in individual ramekins or in a 2 quart baking dish.  Breakfast just got amazing! For portion control I make my Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal in 6 ounce ramekins.  As an added bonus when I’m ready to eat I spoon some vanilla Greek yogurt on … Continue reading

Brad’s Ranch Beans

These Brad's Beans are made with only three ingredients!

These Brad’s Ranch Beans are super easy to make, creamy and full of smokey flavor.  Last spring I went to Pismo Beach on the California coast.  Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley Pismo Beach is a place I’ve visited many times.  This time I had lunch at a restaurant right next to the Pismo Pier.  Brad’s Seafood Restaurant.  While having lunch (I actually visited once for dinner too) my sister urged me to try her beans.  So, being the nice sister that I am…I did!  They were delicious.   Creamy and full of flavor.  So I did what any … Continue reading