Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bites

I came across a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bites on Just Putzing Around the Kitchen and wanted to try it. Here it goes:   Ingredients Needed: 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/8 tsp Baking Soda 10 TBSP Butter (1 Stick + 2 TBSP), softened 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 Granulated Sugar 1 Lg. Egg 3 Oz Cream Cheese, room temperature 2 tsp Vanilla 1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips     Before you begin: Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet and set to the side.   Step 1: In large bowl, cream together the butter, both sugars, egg, cream cheese, and vanilla.   Step 2: Add the dry ingredients, one at a time, mixing well … Continue Reading

Recipe: Hot Corn Dip

I came across a recipe for this Hot Corn Dip on Gina Marie’s Kitchen and knew I had to try it! I did make a few changes to suit my personal preferences so check it out below!   Ingredients Needed: 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, finely shredded 1 Cup Montery Jack Cheese, shredded 1/2 Cup Mayo 1 Can of Yellow Corn, drained 1 Can of Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies, undrained 1 stalk Green Onions or about 2 TBS, thinly sliced 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder   Optional: 1 Cup of Cooked Chicken Breast, diced     Before you begin: Assemble your ingredients. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. If you are using chicken like I did, cook it and set it to the side.   Step 1: … Continue Reading

Recipe: Cheesy Chicken & Rice Melt

One of my favorite dishes when my family and I are able to eat out is the Pollo Fundido from a local Mexican restaurant. I’ve tried the Pollo Fundido recipe at various restaurants and they always seem to be different. Some wrap them in the tortilla shell, some are baked, etc. Since my hubby has been out of a job for a while and is currently finishing up college, we don’t get to eat out as often as we’d like and so we try to create similar dishes at home.   I’ve looked around at various recipes online and couldn’t find one that was similar and so one day when I was craving my beloved Pollo Fundido, my hubby decided that he would try to … Continue Reading

Recipe: Parmesan Hash Brown Cups

I came across this recipe for Parmesan Hash Brown Cups on The Yummy Life blog and thought I’d try it because I still had some shredded potatoes left over from when I made the Breakfast Cupcakes recipe.   I followed Monica’s recipe pretty closely, only making minor additions, so be sure to also stop by and check out the post on her BLOG and see what inspired her to make them ;)   Ingredients Needed: 1 bag of Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns 3 Green Onions, Chopped 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil   Optional: 1 Tablespoon of Minced Garlic   Before you start: Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray your muffin … Continue Reading

Recipe: Breakfast Cupcakes

While browsing Pinterest, I came across a pin for bacon, egg and toast cups from MarthaStewart.com. My family loves having breakfast dinners so I decided to try making these. I made some changes to the recipe so here is my version.   Before you start: You will need to decide what ingredients you want included. I used a variation of eggs, bacon, sausage, and cheese. These are totally customizable so feel free to experiment. Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a muffin pan and set aside.   Step 1: I deviated from the original recipe and began by cooking the bacon and sausage first. You will want to cook them half-way because they will finish cooking in the oven.   Step 2: Take 6 … Continue Reading