apple empanadas

Quick Apple Empanadas

What dessert is better than an apple pie? One of my favorite and quickest versions of an apple pie is an Apple Empanada. This mini dessert is filled with sweetness, subtly, but holds that flavor for that sweet tooth craving. These small treasures are similar to the store bought apple…
apple empanadas

Quick Apple Empanada Recipe

  Quick Apple Empanadas 2 Granny Smith apples1/2 cup granulated sugar3 tablespoons flour1 teaspoon cinnamon1 package empanada discs2 cups cooking oilTopping:2 tablespoons sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Peel apples and place on cutting board to core and slice the apples.Once peeled and cored, cut any remaining core that was not removed. Using…
banana pudding

Banana Pudding

Here you go, Shannon Sharpe!!!!! Recently, I was watching ESPN’s First Take morning show starring my brother, Stephen A and noticed that he was shining some light on MY cooking skills, which he does often (thank you, Steve). Yay!!!! He was speaking with Shannon Sharpe about my Sunday dinner that…
pecan pie

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie vs. Apple Pie for Thanksgiving? Which one do you prefer on Thanksgiving Day? Please post your preference/favorite in the comment section as I am interested in what my audience prefers. As we approach this holiday, food is the main attraction and rightfully so! On Thanksgiving Day, people gather…
pecan pie

Pecan Pie Recipe

Pecan Pie 1 pie crust (follow my Aunt Carmen’s Quick Pie Crust Recipe)1 1/4 cups granulated sugar2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar1/2 teaspoon salt3/4 cup corn syrup2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 tablespoons butter (melted)3 large eggs2 1/2 cups pecans (divided) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Have your pie crust prepared and…
Aunt Carmen's quick pie crust

Aunt Carmen’s Quick Pie Crust

    Quick Pie Crust 1 cup flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 stick butter1/4 cup water In a large bowl add flour and salt. Blend togetherUsing a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until it resembles crumbs.Add water. Mix together and form one ball.Refrigerate for one hour. Dessert  
patriot cake

Patriotic Cake Recipe

Patriotic Cake 6 tablespoons unsalted butter2 cups sugar6 egg whites1 tablespoon vanilla extract1 cup milk1/2 cup oil2 1/2 cups flour1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1-2 drops blue gel food coloring1-2 drops red gel food coloring Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.In a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar…