Posts Tagged ‘make ahead’

Mid-Atlantic Seafood Stuffing (Dressing)

With a bit of crab and shrimp in each bite, this Mid-Atlantic seafood stuffing (dressing) is a delicious way to bring coastal flavors to the holiday table, or just a great dish to enjoy anytime!

Who says Thanksgiving dinner can't have a coastal touch? This flavorful seafood stuffing is loaded with crab and shrimp but pairs beautifully with turkey. A "must save" for Thanksgiving! * Mid-Atlantic Seafood Stuffing (Dressing) recipe on


I joke that food bloggers think three months in advance for holidays, and normally I wouldn’t be posting the Thanksgiving stuffing recipes in the middle of the summer, but I couldn’t resist. Also, I’m squarely blaming Paige from Where Latin Meets Lagniappe for these shenanigans. Feel free to go thank her after you try this dressing recipe, because I know you probably won’t be able to wait until Thanksgiving either.  (more…)

Papaya Creme Brulee

Turn up the heat on summer puddings by adding tropical flavors and a blowtorch when you make this papaya creme brulee!

Papaya Creme Brulee - A delicious make ahead dessert with just the right hint of fresh papaya flavor! * Recipe on

Growing up, my mother would buy papaya periodically at the grocery store and encourage us to eat it because it’s loaded with vitamins. It was good, but being spoiled Floridian children with easy access to all sorts of fruit, I think my mother ended up eating most of it. Fast forward a few decades, and I’m turning into my mother, buying papaya, encouraging everyone in the house to eat it, but actually enjoying most of it myself. That last bit is totally my choice. 😉  (more…)

Soft Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s no joke, these soft vegan peanut butter cookies contain no oil or butter, but still manage to be everything you want in a soft peanut butter cookie! 

Irrisistable, these soft vegan peanut butter cookies have a secret ingredient to make them just a bit better for you. ;) Recipe on

I was craving peanut butter cookies one day, but I had some pumpkin puree I needed to use, and it was February, so making pumpkin cookies felt a little odd. Also, it wouldn’t have solved my craving for peanut butter cookies, so would have been pretty pointless. I was also trying out a 100% vegan diet, so my usual peanut butter cookie recipe was a no-go too since it has eggs. But I really really really really really really really wanted peanut butter cookies.  (more…)

Cuban Style Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri sauce is a fabulous garlicky green sauce that makes the flavor of so many dishes pop! Originally from Argentina, it is also found in other Latin American cuisines, like in many Cuban dishes, which is how I was first introduced to this versatile condiment.

Cuban Style Chimichurri Sauce - a garlicky, fresh-flavored condiment perfect to have on hand for a variety of dishes. Ready in minutes with the recipe on

The first time I recall having chimichurri, even though I know it wasn’t actually the first time, was after I took either the ACT or SAT my junior year of high school. My dad took me to the test, and then he took me out to a Cuban restaurant for lunch afterward. I ordered palomilla I think (a thin cut of steak), and it came with a side of chimichurri that seemed just magical after sitting through a standardized test. I don’t remember much about the test other than I did well enough not to worry about taking it again, and that I was annoyed at the kids who were super stressed. Oh, and the lights cast a rather yellowish tint in the classroom, which I didn’t like either. The lunch date with my daddy after was much appreciated, and I still distinctly remember the chimichurri sauce. It was amazing, and I vaguely remember telling my mom about it I think and wondering if we shouldn’t find some at the store. Only, store bought versions aren’t as good as this one, and chimichurri sauce can be made in literally less than 5 minutes at home.  (more…)

Cheesy Chicken Fried Ravioli

Cheesy chicken fried ravioli are perfect treats for game day parties or get togethers! 

Win MVP at your next party with these Cheesy Chicken Fried Ravioli! An easy party appetizer recipe with amazing flavor! Get the recipe on GoodieGodmother.comThis shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KickUpTheFlavor #CollectiveBias

The first words out of my husband’s mouth when he tried these cheesy chicken fried ravioli were “These aren’t leaving the house, are they?” I believe this is what we term a “win” in easy party appetizer recipes.  (more…)

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