Spaghetti Squash Boat with Italian Sausage and Spinach​

There are so many Keto recipes, but I think this one is definitely a winner. I would not add or change anything to this recipe below. More often than not, I will make a new recipe and instantly have a list of ingredients that I will change. But not this time. Not to mention, I was in the kitchen for a total of 30 minutes. You are literally prepping, cooking, and cleaning the kitchen for 30 minutes, and you are DONE DONE. 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

https://belladonnasflashlight.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/how-to-make-lattice-pie-crust/

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~Belladonna~

 

Baked Chicken Thighs With Late Summer Vegetable Sauce

I think I’m in love! I know I say this all the time, but this time I really mean it. This sauce is delicious and easy to make. You can serve it over an endless amount of options. But today I chose to dip my baked chicken thighs and grilled salmon all in this perfect end of summer sauce. Read More

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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.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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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~Belladonna~

 

Making Some Bossy Sauce

This sauce is so easy to make even a 15-year-old boy that is half awake can make it. All of the ingredients are fresh and right out of my garden. Read More

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!

Ingredients

  • 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 🍨

lYou could have chosen to read any blog but you chose mine and I’m honored!

~Belladonna~

Tofu Stir Fry

Last night was my first time cooking Tofu. I never had the interest to eat it let alone cook it. However, my daughter refuses to eat anything other then fish so I here I am looking on Pinterest for more meal ideas. I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across this Tofu stir fry recipe.

It took me 15 minutes to prep and cook, so that is a huge win for me. You all know that I cook every day for a family of 5 so I feel like I live in the kitchen. Well, the kitchen and laundry room.

The one thing that I love about stir fry is you can use whatever items you have in the kitchen. There aren’t any wrong items you can cook with. Just choose your favorite items to saute and get to cooking.

Ingredients

  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 tsp of coconut oil
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 heads of broccoli (florets)
  • 2 cups of mushrooms
  • 15.5 ounces Tofu
  • Brown rice or Cauliflower rice, or vegetable pasta
  • 4 tbs reduced the sodium soy sauce

Heat a Large pan and add oil and vegetables. Cook for 5 minutes then add mushroom cook for another 5 minutes and remove from pan. Slice Tofu in 4 squares and cook for 2 minutes all sides. Add vegetables back and add soy sauce. Serve over rice

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~Belladonna~

How to gain 5 pounds in 10 minutes Mac and Cheese

Maybe it’s just my metabolism but I think I could gain 5 pounds just by sniffing this mac and cheese. I’m used to making my mac and cheese with cauliflower (https://belladonnasflashlight.blog/2018/06/22/cauliflower-mac-and-cheese/ ) but this time I went all out and made sure I had all the ingredients that would make my greedy husband and son smile.

I didn’t hold back on the calories with this goody and sometimes you shouldn’t but just be mindful of your servings. Portion control is everything and a little exercise before consumption is highly recommended.

Oven on 375°

10 to 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Box of pasta
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic or 1tbs of garlic powder
  • 1 cup mild cheddar
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese

Cook your pasta as suggested on the back of the packaging. Drain and shake parmesan cheese and melted butter on top and set aside.

In a large bowl add your eggs, milk garlic powder pepper and salt. Stir until everything is mixed thoroughly. Set aside.

Sprinkle your cheese all on top of your pasta in a large nonstick pan. Then pour your milk mixture on top. Using a wooden spoon push down on the mixture to make sure your milk is evenly distributed on your dish. Place in oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes and serve warm.

 

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~Belladonna~