Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Biscuits

Bacon…bacon …. You had me at bacon!

Now most people are trying to cut back on bacon but every once in a while it’s a great thing.

Some of the simplest things make the best meals, snacks, appetizers, and desserts. This is one of them.

I did this recipe from a blog or pintrest so the original is not mine….. If I could remember I would  give them the credit cause it awesome. 


All you need is 4 ingredients

1 can of biscuits

1 8 oz block of mozzarella cheese 

3/4 of a 16 oz bacon package

1 48oz bottle of oil 

Tools needed

Small fyer or 4 qt pot 

Knife

Cutting board

Toothpicks ( I had to improvise and use scewers) 

Directions 

Pour the oil in the fyer or pot and place on the medium high setting or the corresponding setting on the fyer.

Open the biscuit can and cut each into halves or doer that depending on how big you want them. 


Cut the cheese (no pun intended ) in to small blocks  and put in the middle of the biscuit dough.


Make them into round balls 


Take the bacon and depending on how much you want cut in half or leave whole … And wrap the biscuits with the bacon.


At this point you should put toothpicks through both sides but I didn’t have an so I used scewers. They are ready to fry.

Let it fry for about 5 minutes you need the inside to cook. It may look done like baked but the inside may still be raw. It will be a golden to a darker brown for the biscuit watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. Everyone’s fryer/stove is different so you may want to test one to know how long you need to keep it in there. 


Now I know throught is for them to look perfect well …. They didn’t because I didn’t have toothpicks but I show you this because it may not look all that great but we ate them all!

I will say when I made them with shredded cheese instead I liked it better it cooked faster and was super cheesy.

Take this recipe make it your own. Cook the bacon and add inside instead of outside or both. Use cheddar instead of mozzarella. Serve with garlic aioli or a jalepeno tartar sauce. 

Possibilities are endless!

Enjoy :)!

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Chicken BOMB! 

It’s been a few weeks and honestly I was so bummed out that I couldn’t find the inspiration for anything new or creative to try. But today was a good day to try something new and kill it in the kitchen. If you like mild to hot, food this is for you . Although I have a small modification for people who don’t like spicy foods or can’t handle the heat at the end.

First this is not my original recipe, I did however make it to my taste. Remember cooking isn’t always about following a recipe it’s about making good food. We are not salt and pepper people unless it’s on a good porterhouse steak! So when I saw this post for Chicken Bombs from Skinny Momma on Facebook I wanted to dig in! And I am sure you will too.

Chicken Bombs

Ingredients 

  
4-5 nice size chicken breasts

4-5 jalepenos sliced in half and with seeds and ribs removed 

1-8 oz block of cream cheese (room temperature) 

3/4 cup of cheddar cheese

3/4 tsp of garlic powder

1-2 tsp of Goya Adobo 

20 slices of bacon 

2 tbls of honey barbecue sauce 

Tools Needed 

1 baking pan

1 knife

1 cutting board

1 bowl

1 spoon

1 fork 

Your oven 400 degrees 

Directions 

Take chicken breasts and remove fat and cut in half. Butterfly or cut a slit into the chicken breast. Season the chicken breast with the Adobo on both sides. Set aside.

    
Take the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and the garlic powder and mix together. Take the halved jalepenos and fill them in with the cheese mix.

  
   
 Take the jalepenos and place cheese side down in the middle of the chicken and roll the chicken around the jalepeno.

  
Take the bacon and wrap around the chicken.

  
Place in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until you see the bacon get crispy. Remove from the oven and drain the bacon fat. Cover each piece of chicken with the barbecue sauce and reduce the heat to 350 degrees and put the chicken bombs back into the oven for an additional ten minutes.

  
Remove and let sit for 5 minutes and serve !

  
*If you do not like the heat. Put the cheese mix directly on the chicken and roll chicken and then wrap in the bacon.*


This is sooooo good !!!! 


Enjoy!

Ericka 

Camarones Guizados (Stewed Shrimp)  -Quick easy and delicious 

We are all looking for something quick and delicious to make for our families or ourselves. With more and more fast food and box dinners  becoming the go to, people are less willing to make fresh dishes. Well this one is easy, fresh, delicious and super affordable.

Ingredients

1 -12oz bag of raw shrimp deshelled 

1/2 white onion roughly chop 

3 cloves of garlic minced 

4 Roma tomatoes cubed

1/2 orange pepper cubed 

1/2 yellow pepper

1 packs of Sazon 

1-1/2 tsp of salt

1/2 to 1 tsp of black pepper 

2 tbls of Olive oil 

1/4 cup of water ( you may not need it depending on how juicy your tomatoes are )

  
Tools needed

1 10in frying pan 

Knife

Cutting board 

Bowl 

Directions 

In a pan heated on medium put olive oil and onions and allow it to start becoming translucent then add the garlic and stir. 

  
Once incorporated, add the peppers and let cook for 2 minutes.

  

 Add the tomatoes stir and allow to cool for 2 to 5 minutes until the tomatoes start breaking down . 

  

Add the shrimp and add the salt, pepper,  Sazon and the 1/4 cup of water. 

 
Stir well and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes or until shrimp is fully cooked. ( remember of the shrimp is in the shape of a “C” it is cooked as soon as both sides are no longer gray. If you over cook it it will be in the shape of an “o”

  

Serve over white rice , mofongo, pasta or even by itself !
  
Total cost for the dish: 

$5.49 for shrimp

$1 for 2 1/2 peppers

.33 cents onion

.10 cents garlic

.10 cents packet of Sazon

.50 cents for 4 Roma tomatoes

.50 cents for 2 cups of rice

$8.03 and serves 3 to 4 people or $2 per person 

Enjoy!

Ericka 

Pizza Spaghetti Casserole

STOP WHAT YOUR DOING AND CHANGE YOUR DINNER PLANS….

Not to sound dramatic but WOW… this recipe is a whole other level of yummy goodness. First, I cannot take credit for this wonderful recipe. I follow several pages on facebook. One of them is Bette Mills ( https://www.facebook.com/barbsbc). This recipe is great but I made a few changes ( because I didn’t have the canned tomatoes ) as well as a little bit of the technique.

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Ingredients

1 lb of  Barilla Angel Hair Pasta

28 oz of Pasta Sauce ( see my homemade tomato pasta sauce)

3 cups of pizza cheese mix

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1 3.5 -6oz package of pepperoni

1/2 teaspoon of oregano

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

2 teaspoons of Goya Adobo

2 lbs of ground beef

1 egg

1/2 cup of milk

2 tablespoons of oil (for boiling pasta)

2-3 tablespoons of salt (for boiling pasta)

Tools

1 Casserole Dish ( I used 3 loaf pans – gotta use what you have!)

1/2, 1 teaspoon

1 tablespoons

1/2 cup measuring cup

1 skillet

1 Large Pot

Your Oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit

1 small bowl

1 fork or wish

1 Strainer

Directions

In a large skillet brown ground beef with the 2 tablespoons  adobo seasoning. Once browned, drain the fat and put to the side.

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In a large pot fill 3/4 of the way with water add 2 tablespoons of oil and bring to a boil and add 3 tablespoons of salt and add angel hair pasta and boil for 5-6 minute until al dente. Drain in the strainer and put to the side to cool.

In a small bowl mix egg, milk, oregano, salt, and garlic powder until fully incorporated.

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Add directly the pasta and mix well. I kept stirring it for a minute so it would not cook the egg. Add all the pasta sauce to the mix and stir well.

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Now you are ready to assemble

  1. In your casserole dish add the pasta to the bottom.
  2. Add a layer of ground beef
  3. Add pepperoni ( as much or as little as you want)
  4. Sprinkle  Parmesan cheese
  5. Add Pizza Cheese
  6. Add More Pepperoni on top.

Cook for 30 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes, cut and serve… and watch the smiling happy faces.

Happy Eating!!

Ericka