My dad’s birthday is March 15th and St. Patrick’s Day is one of his favorite Holidays so green velvet cupcakes are a must this year. This is a compromise as he would really like me to make corned beef but that isn’t going to happen this year (we will be travelling) so green velvet cupcakes will have to do.
There are many, many things I love about these amazing cupcakes but one of my most favorite things is the bright green color. I love how vibrant the green cake bakes up and to be honest I love seeing everyone’s greens tongues too after they eat one. I also LOVE this cream cheese icing. It has about 1/2 of thepowder sugar as most recipes call for, but for me it is the perfect icing to go with this kinda sweet cake. This will be my go too cream cheese icing in the future for sure. I also am so in love with these great paper Shamrock’s that I found at Target…they are so, so cute on the yummy cupcakes.
Trust me these cupcakes will make another appearance but only in their original … RED VELVET!! They are now a favorite for sure!!
So Old Man Winter has not go the hint that we are ready to see him run along and he insists on hanging out for a bit longer, so in my mind that means 1 more stew recipe is in order and this has become a favorite. This stew is filled with tons of flavor, potatoes and with a hint of heat it grabs your attention and doesn’t let go.
I used both red and white small potatoes but you can use whatever you have on hand. I also snuck in some paprika which I think was the one little piece that brought it all together. It brings a little sweet, smoky flavor that no one is really expecting. I love this recipe too because if you don’t love sausage you could easily use chicken and that would be a delicious as well.
Sausage & Potato Stew
A hearty, filling one pot stew that will satisfy the whole family
I love those special dishes that are easy to prepare but when you serve them they look like you have been working all day and it puts a smile on everyone’s face because a normal dinner has now turned into a nice dinner. This is the exact reaction I had when I served these amazing stuffed pork chops. I love the combo of the blue cheese, spinach and roasted red peppers and how they all come together to season to the chop while it is cooking and also make each bite a little party in your mouth.
If pork chops are not your favorite you could easily use this amazing stuffing in chicken, pork tenderloin or even in a burger…it is just one of those great go to stuffing’s that everyone will love. If the blue cheese is turning you off then feel free to replace it with goat cheese, cream cheese or feta…any of them would be amazing!!
Stuffed Chops (or Chicken)
A great stuffed chop (or chicken) recipe that is full of flavor, fun and lower in points.