Sunday, April 28, 2013


Two of my hubby's favorite dishes are stuffed shells and buffalo chicken wings. So I thought "why not combine these two yummy dishes into one?"  I figured that stuffing large shells with a mix of cheeses, chicken, and hot sauce would be super scrumptious! They turned out amazing and quickly became a often requested meal in our home!
*1 box large shells
*1 pkg.  blue cheese crumbles
*1 chicken breast
*1 (8 oz.) pkg.  cream cheese, softened
*1/2c  blue cheese dressing
*1/2c  hot sauce
For the sauce:
*3 tbsp. butter
*1/4c  hot sauce
*1/4c  blue cheese dressing
Cook shells according to directions on box, but only until shells are cooked but still firm.  Drain and cool. Drizzle with a little olive oil and toss gently to keep them from sticking together.
Cook chicken breast in skillet with a drizzle of olive oil, until browned and cooked through.  Let cool and shred with a fork.
Add shredded chicken to bowl with red hot, blue cheese crumbles and dressing, and cream cheese. Mix until blended.  Stuff shells with mixture and place in large baking dish.

In saucepan, melt butter and hot sauce until heated then add 1/4 cup of blue cheese dressing.  Drizzle over shells. Bake in oven at 375* for 15 minutes.  

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"OMG" Orange Creamsicle Cake

I came across a recipe online recently, for a creamsicle cake and thought it was something different and sounded tasty. So the other day, I finally decided to try and make it for an Easter dessert.  As I followed the recipe, I noticed that the cake in no way resembled the picture and seemed as if it would end up being a big pan of mush that may or may not have ended up tasting somewhat like a creamsicle.  So after some thought, I decided to attempt to make this cake my own way. It turned out fantastic and tastes just like the creamsicles that I used to love when I was a kid! This is one of those recipes that tastes so good that it's dangerous! Luckily EVERYONE liked it and I wasn't left with much :)


*1 box yellow cake mix
*2 (3 oz.) pkgs orange flavored Jell-O
*1 (5.1 oz.) pkg vanilla instant pudding mix
*1 cup milk
*2 eggs
*2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
*1 tub Cool Whip, thawed


The first thing that you do is bake the yellow cake as directed on the box in a 13x9 inch cake pan.  Once the cake is done, let it cool completely. I left mine cool for several hours. If you proceed before the cake is completely cooled you will end up with a mushy cake. 
Once the cake is cooled, Mix 1 package of the orange Jell-O with 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup of cold water.  Make sure it's dissolved completely. Then poke holes into the cooled cake with a knife and pour Jell-O over top (this is the same way you make a typical Jell-O poke cake).  Once you've poured the Jell-O over the cake. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. I left mine in the fridge for like 6 hours. You want to leave it in a while so that the cake firms up after putting all that liquid into it. 

After the cake has chilled for several hours, mix pudding mix, milk, vanilla, and the other package of orange Jell-O. Using a whisk, beat the mixture for several minutes until it becomes a thick pudding mixture. Spread over top of the cake. Cover and refrigerate for another 1-2 hours.

Remove from fridge and frost with Cool Whip and decorate with orange zest!  Yummy Yummy!  Store in the refrigerator!

Monday, April 1, 2013


Recently my husband came across a picture of a strawberry desert that looked super yummy and asked me to make it for him. But just like a man, he shows me only a recipe and not even so much as a word to tell me what exactly it was.  So using my wife super powers, I tried to figure out what the dessert could possibly be and then make my own version of it...the outcome?? A super yummy Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler :)


*1 egg, lightly beaten
*1 cup milk
*4 ounces cream cheese
*2 quarts strawberries, washed and cut in half or quarters
*1/2 tsp. salt
*1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
*1 cup flour
*1 cup sugar
*2 tsp. baking powder

Start by preheating your oven to 350*. Wash and slice strawberries in half (or for bigger strawberries, cut into quarters).  Melt butter in microwave and pour into a 13x9 glass baking dish.  Next, combine egg, sugar, milk, baking powder, flour, and salt.  Pour mixture over top of melted butter in baking dish.  Do not mix together. Add strawberries in a single layer to the mixture.  Next, cut cream cheese into small pieces and place on top of strawberries. 

Bake in oven for 35-45 minutes or until top is golden brown and edges are bubbly.  Serve warm!