Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Just because we’re stuck at home doesn’t mean we need to eat boring dinners. Chicken and beef had been quite scarce in the past couple weeks, so when I saw a bag of uncooked frozen shrimp, I knew I could figure out something to make with it.

After looking through my pantry, I was saw I had everything for this recipe except for heavy cream. It was perfect timing because I was placing a milk order from our local dairy and added a pint of cream into my order.

The recipe was delicious. The shrimp were spicy and the creaminess of the sauce cooled everything down. I’ll definitely be making this recipe again!


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Glazed Lemon Scones

I had some leftover heavy cream and my go-to way to use it up is to make scones. I also had a lemon and thought it would be perfect to whip up a batch of glazed lemon scones. It’s been a bit of challenge to use up everything I have in my house before going shopping – but it’s good to reduce waste.

These scones were amazing – I had to fight my family off to get a picture of them before they were gone. The lemon was perfect and the scones were flaky and buttery. My glaze was a little thin and next time I make it, I’ll go thicker.

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Apple Fritter Bread

When you’re stuck under quarantine, there’s not much else to do besides baking, eating, binging Love is Blind and trying to keep some sort of normal life. I was looking for something to bake with things in my house and had a couple of apples that needed to be used up. I decided to make this apple fritter bread.

It was so good … I’m sorry to say I barely shared any with my family. Whoops! The bread was delicious, packed full of apple chunks and cinnamon. The bread makes a perfect way to start the day or a little afternoon pick me up.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Scones

It’s been awhile since I made scones and I was in the mood to do some baking the other night. I found a recipe for peanut butter scones and luckily I had everything in my pantry to make them. I added the chocolate chunks for added treat.

They were really good, packed full of peanut butter. I enjoyed them slightly warmed. The chocolate chunks were slightly melted and the scones were soft and delicious.

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Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Well, life has been flipped upside down and we’re all trying to figure out things. My kids schools closed Thursday afternoon and are home for the rest of the month. So needless to say, there will be a lot of new recipes coming to keep them full. It felt like they snacked all day long on Friday and are dipping into our “emergency” stash.

We all loved this recipe for buffalo chicken salad sandwiches. It’s quick and easy to make and can either be eaten on toast or on a green salad. It’s not super hot and the crunch of the celery is perfect!


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Easy Baked Chicken Tenders

My kids love chicken tenders and I was looking for a way to make them at home. This is a quick and easy recipe that makes delicious chicken. I loved how simple it was and that my family loved them. Because they’re dreaded in olive oil instead of butter, it brings a whole new level of flavor – plus they’re on the healthier side. They’re crusted with a combination of panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, which makes them super crunchy.

While they this is not the best picture, trust me, they’re so good. I’ll definitely be making them again!

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Salted Caramel Brownie Bites

Last night, my son’s school held their annual basket raffle and it’s always a fun time. I reserve a table and invite friends and family to join me a fun night. My daughter and I didn’t win anything, but it was still an enjoyable night supporting our elementary school.

We usually bring snacks and desserts for the table to enjoy. I’ve had this recipe pinned for a couple months and have been waiting for an opportunity to make it. They were delicious – the perfect 2 bite brownie.

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Balsamic Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Growing up I HATED Brussels sprouts.  My mom would buy a bag of frozen sprouts and cook them in the microwave. They smelled gross, were mushy and she would make me eat at least one. It was horrible.

A few years ago, I had them prepared a different way and was amazed how amazing they were when prepared a different way. While they still smell gross, they’re so good and I make them several times a month.This recipe is so simple and easy, plus delicious! I love the crusty bits from sauteing and the tartness of the balsamic vinegar. My kids even eat them without any complaints!

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Bacon Cheese Cornbread Muffins

I’m  always looking for grab and go breakfast options for my kids and these cornbread muffins are perfect for that. It’s basically breakfast in your hand. During the week, it’s a struggle to get my kids something delicious and nutritious for breakfast with the hustle and bustle of getting them off to school.

These muffins are delicious! I used turkey bacon, but you could easily swap it with sausage or ham chunks. Warm them up slightly in the microwave with a dab of butter and you’re ready to start your day!

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Horseradish Dip

If you love horseradish, you’ll love this dip. My mom used to make this dip all the time when I was younger and I loved it. Now that dairy and are no longer friends, I’ve only sampled a small amount to make sure it was perfect. My husband and kids loved it. We enjoyed it with pretzels and veggies.

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