Giant Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

These are so yummy and so easy. The kids can easily make these with you.You can make them simple, or make them amazing, depending on what you add to them.

Ingredients

1 bag giant marshmallows

Chocolate chips (dark, milk, white) or melties (dark, milk, white, and many other flavors)

White Wilton sucker sticks (optional)

Toppings (nuts, graham crackers, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles) You’re only limited by your imagination.

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Cinnamon Roll Cake

If you like cake, and you like cinnamon rolls, this is the best of both! It’s great with coffee in the morning, or ice cream for dessert. The best part is it’s really easy to make!

Ingredients

Cake:

3 cups of flour

dash of salt

1 cup sugar

4 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup butter (melted)

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Now THIS is Comfort Food!

Red beans and rice is kinda of like gumbo; everyone has a different recipe. Some like theirs soupy, some like it dry. Whatever your preference, it’s total comfort food. Now it’s even easier with a crockpot.

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Oh Baby, I Love Mexican Food!

My dinner a few nights ago.

OK, I admit it, I’m a Mexican food junkie. I love the stuff. Of course, having lived in Mexico for a while as a kid didn’t help my addiction later on. Oh the fast food places and Mexican restaurants are tolerable, but there’s nothing like fresh homemade refried beans, rice, enchiladas…you get my drift.

I use to love watching the ladies making tortillas, chewing on a freshly cut sugarcane stalk, and eating freshly picked coconuts from coconut palm trees. We ate a lot of seafood (being on the Gulf and all) and burritos consisted of whatever was on hand.

Over the years, I’ve kind of combined the traditional, original, and Te-Mex all together. What I come out with is total Mexican comfort food.

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Banana Pudding Poke Cake

This is a simple dessert to make, but it comes out yummy!

Ingredients

1 box yellow cake mix

2 boxes of instant banana pudding 5.9 oz

Vanilla Wafers

1 8 oz tub of whipped cream

Directions

Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Pour into a 9×13 pan and bake. When done, cool completely.

After cake has cooled, take a round wooden spoon handle (or something similar) and poke holes in the cake. Make sure you go all the way to the bottom.

Prepare pudding as directed. While the pudding is thickening but still pour-able, pour it on top of the cake making sure to get it into the holes.

Spread whipped topping over jello.

Immediately crumble vanilla wafers on top and gently push into pudding with back of spoon. Leave some of the cookies a bit chunky.

Put in refrigerator to finish setting . Cut and serve. You may garnish with sliced bananas if you like.

*Keep refrigerated

Pizza Bites (but not hard)

These are really simple to make and are a crowd pleaser. You can make a bunch to watch your favorite game on TV, or satisfy a group of kids.

Ingredients

1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

1 pkg pepperoni

1 pkg string cheese

Pizza sauce for dipping

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Chicken Noodle Soup

This soup comes out so delicious. It may not actually cure anything, but it makes my tummy feel great!

Ingredients

1 rotisserie chicken from store deli

1/2 bag of wide egg noodles

3-4 stalks of celery sliced

pkg of carrots cut in chunks (or you can slice)

1 pkg green bean (fresh or frozen — canned if you must)

Corn (frozen, fresh — again, canned (whole kernel) if you must)

1 large yellow onion cut in small chunks

2-3 boxes of chicken broth (use whatever brand, regular or low sodium, organic. etc.)

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Hey there!

Welcome to my blog! I grew up eating some of the best food there is.  My aunts in the south taught me about cooking, especially how to make dishes without ever looking at a recipe. My goal is to try to pass along  what I learned so that you might enjoy a bit of the goodness I’ve always loved.

P.S. Wherever possible, I have provided an acceptable shortcut to the recipe.