Soups Up | The Best Potato Broccoli Cheese Soup |

Soup season is here! And I am beyond ready to dust off these deep pots and get to cooking all my soups on low heat. I start my prep midday, so I can smell the sweet, delicious aroma all day while I work.

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Lazy Man’s Dinner

We all have those days where the kitchen is the last place we want to be. But you have a house full of greedy crumb snatchers that are looking and waiting to eat. Read More

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Before I get into this, I need to know one thing. How many of my awesome folks over here have SUBSCRIBED to my YouTube channel? I sure hope if you haven’t, you will soon. Read More

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

If you are ready to get your life all the way, then get ready. This recipe is the real deal.

It’s quick, easy, and delicious. It’s a perfect change-up from your regular noodles. Read More

Summer Corn Potato Cheese Soup

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I’m back with one hell of a recipe. Before you ask…YES, soup is for the summer as well as the fall. Certain things taste better in the summer. Therefore I try to find several dishes to use them in. Read More

How To Make Lattice Pie Crust

I have wanted to try this for so long, but until today I never google how to do it. I am now hooked on this style, and I’m going to be a pie-making nut this holiday season!

It’s unbelievable how easy this was, and it changed the whole look of my dinner. I always like my family to feel like I went above and beyond at dinner time.

I can’t get enough of the “this looks fantastic” or “you always work so hard for us”

Let’s face it, it is hard work trying to think of new meals every day and trying to keep dinner fresh and exciting.

Then let’s throw in the fact there are 5 of us, and we all have pretty healthy appetites. This means that the grocery bill can add up quickly if you aren’t smart with your list and making meals that can pull double duty throughout the week are a must.

I’ll get into that in another post, but for now, let’s get to making this beauty.

If you are having a busy day, pick up a package of Pillsbury pie crust, roll it out and give it an extra tug to stretch it out a little. If you have a rolling pin then give it a couple of rolls before you slice it to make your strips.

This will ensure that all of your pieces will be long enough to go across the dough.

Then cut and start this quick and easy process!

Follow the link below if you would like to learn how to make your own homemade crust. The link does say pizza dough but don’t be alarmed. I use this recipe to make many things and it makes the most amazing crust for a pot pie.

pizza dough

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I welcome everyone new to Belladonna’s Flashlight and for everyone else, Thank you for staying! I hope you enjoy being apart of the fam and will continue to read and join in on discussions. I love hearing from you all. Read More

Creamy Mushroom and Shrimp Pesto Sauce Over Linguine

I have a recipe that will keep you coming back for more. This dish will give you all the flavors in one pot.




  • 1 can Pesto Sauce
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 box linguine pasta
  • 2 bags shrimp (40-60 or more)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 4 cups spinach

How To Prepare

  1. Boil pasta according to package
  2. Heat a large skillet and coat bottom of the pan with olive oil
  3. Sautee green pepper and onion
  4. Season with pepper and pinch of salt
  5. Add spinach and only cook for 2 minutes and immediately add mushrooms
  6. Pour Pesto sauce on top of sauteed ingredients
  7. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and mix all the warm ingredients together
  8. Toss in drained pasta and mix
  9. Lastly, add fresh basil on top and cover or 2 minutes

Goes great with cheese garlic bread and a Cesar salad.

Serve Warm……. ENJOY!

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Fluffy Strawberry Mousse

Oh, Summertime I smell you getting closer! I am so happy. This is my second favorite time of year, Fall is the best but summer I welcome you with open arms. Summertime for me means busting out my patio furniture, lighting up that grill, planting beautiful flowers outside and cooking delicious light meals and desserts.

Spring However, is my test dummy. I always try out all new recipes and some of them make it to the summer menu and some don’t. This year I started out with a Strawberry Mousse, I will continue to perfect this recipe over the next few weeks. So as of now on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this a solid 7 but soon it’ll be a 10.

Follow me into my kitchen and let’s get started!


  • 5 whole graham crackers
  • 2 tbs melted butter
  • 2 tsp sugar

The Mousse

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In a large bowl crush the crackers, add butter and sugar. Mix until it is finely crumbled. Set aside.

In an electric mixer add cream cheese and strawberries. Add vanilla and slowly pour in the cream.

Now time to create the layers. Graham cracker mixture on first and then mousse and proceed back and forth to make as many layers as your heart desires. Then either garnish with a strawberry or more of your sweet tasty crumbs.

Extra BONUS!!!! You can freeze the rest and have 🍨

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