Friday, April 11, 2014

Hello People!

Wow! Time has just gotten away from me lately! I almost forgot about Easter! 

So let's hop right into it!

So who likes Chocolate? Who likes those Cadbury Eggs? Well this years featured Easter treat recipe is by Slow Roasted Italian, it is a Cadbury Egg Inspired Trifle. I have not made it yet, but it looks A-mazing!!! Don't take my word for it though, just go check it out yourself!

Gotta give props to SRT it is her photo!

The other delightful Easter treat I have found is a Kit Kat Barrel Cake. A chocolate cake (round of course) with Kit Kat's stuck on the sides with frosting and then the middle is filled with M&M's or whatever you fancy. 

It is sugar with sugar with more sugar! Who wouldn't love that!? LOL! It is also a cute idea and something different to wow your guests with! I do fully intend on making one for this year,whether it be for Easter or some other occasion. :)
Photo by Todaysmama!

That is it for this post!

Please visit Food "Porn" Chronicles-Facebook to see all the other tasty Easter treats!

Happy Easter!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shrimp Parmesan Pizza. Let's talk about it.

Who would have thought that Alfredo combined with cooked Shrimp on a Pizza would be so amazing!! It was an OMG moment!

So here you have it. I got this recipe from Classico. I hhaaadd to try it!  There really isn't much to say about it. I mean it was super simple and easy! 

I did make it again a second time, the second time around I did not combine two sauces together like in the recipe, I decided to cut out the middle man and I used a Sundried Tomato Alfredo instead. It tasted just as good and got very good reviews from my family. I did learn something the second time around.I do not like rolling out Pizza dough. I don't even like working with it. 

Anyhow, not much us to tell ya.This pizza took no effort.

I have the recipe below for you and some photos! But thanks to Classico for making such a great Pizza!!

Click on recipe title to view full recipe and website for Classico!

Shrimp and Parmesan Pizza

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Resting Time: 0 minutes
  • Marinating Time: 0 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 0 minutes


  • 1 12" Prepared Pizza Crust
  • 1/2 cup Classico® Fire Roasted Pizza Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Classico® Creamy Alfredo Pasta Sauce
  • 1/2 pound Uncooked Fresh or Frozen Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove, grated
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 5 Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped


  1. Sautee shrimp in skillet over medium-low heat with garlic and oil until thoroughly cooked. Let cool. 
  2. Remove tails from shrimp and cut into bite-size pieces. 
  3. Combine pizza sauce and Alfredo together in small bowl. Spread evenly on crust, leaving 1" border around outer edge. 
  4. Top pizza with cooked shrimp, garlic, cheese and basil. 
  5. Bake on tray at 450°F for 10-12 minutes. 

Shrimp cookin!

Before sitting in the oven!

After sitting in the oven! Fantastic! :)
 Happy Comfort Food Friday!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

THIS is a BIG post today! Just a warning!

I “liked” this page on Facebook that all about food, but they feature only things that have cheese in them, seeing that page mad my cheese loving ass happy beyond words.

Exploring the page and their posts I went clickety-click through some links on their page and I stumbled upon two new food bloggers.

I felt like I had won the lottery! Recipe after recipe, food photo after food photo, honest to god I literally was drooling all over my keyboard. I figured that I might as well share my findings, however I am only going to share a few items that made my engines roar. LOL!

Okay. Let's do it to it!

So first up I am sharing the Facebook page of this cheese related recipe heaven, Cheese Ooey Gooey Cheese. If you, A) like cheese and B) Looking for creative ideas to use cheese I suggest you pop over and “like “ their page.

So item number one, a Bacon Grilled Cheese, from a food blog called Oh, Bite it! ( ). I have this plan to bookmark as many of their recipes as I can! I think it was the photo of the grilled cheese that sucked me in, I am not sure.

Oh, Bit it! Bacon Grilled  Cheese

Item number two .. okay just to put it out there, this first for FPC to feature such a recipe,however it looked good and hey it's a new take on Mac and Cheese by That Was Vegan? ( ). Yep the recipe is Vegan! :)

Item number three, another mouth drooling recipe from That was Vegan?, a single serving Bloomin' Onion Bread !

Good God that looks good That was Vegan?

Anyhow, check this out, this morning the cheese page on Facebook put out a post on a really creative idea that I probably would have never thought of, a DIY Mac and Cheese Bar by Spoonful ( ). It really is a bad ass idea for parties or pot lucks! Oh snap! I need to remember this for Superbowl next year! :) Note to self!

I know what your thinking right now, “good god just torture us why don't you!”. Well lucky for you this post is done! LOL!

Happy drooling! 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Short Tale of Soup

It was cold and rainy and thunder-y this weekend in socali and I just felt like it was soup weather, so cruising the interwebz on Saturday for a good Tortellini Soup recipe I stumbled upon one that was like a Tomato Soup with Tortellini.

I had original Chicken Broth type of Tortellini soup, but this was way unique and I just had to try it! Super easy as well! You cook some Shallots and Garlic in a pan, then add Chicken Broth and then some Marinara.. and some (fresh) Basil and let it boil then you add Tortellini of your choice and cook it up good for 15 min I used Cheese Tortellini's that were frozen and I even added some fresh Spinach. 

The FRESH!! Basil I picked up at my local store-Albertsons!

The colors are pretty aren't they!? They pan that i cooked it in is not though..LOL

The Marinara I used was a Cabernet Marinara and I even added add a tad... okay more than a tad, like a teaspoon of red Wine Vinegar to the mix for laughs and giggles. The recipe never said what type of Marinara and I discovered at the store there is more than one type so I went with what I thought sounded good! The next time I do this recipe I am totally going to try a Vodka Sauce or something more creamy. :)

The Soup was at its best even the next day, I just added another can of Chicken Broth when I heated it back up! However, we had soup for days because I made the whole batch lol and by the 3rd day the Tortellini's in the soup got softer then I really liked.

 I will  be using the Marinara\Chicken Broth method to make tomato soup now on! It is probably a lot healthier then the canned junk at the store, even the author of the recipe won't touch the canned stuff as well!

Speaking of my local grocery store. Just a warning!! It is that time of year again when little girls  stand outside the store and con you into making a not so needed purchase with their coy-ness and puppy dog eyes. I am talking about GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON! So just a warning,I got bombarded by four of them, they wouldn't let me enter the store until i bought a box!! I stood my ground though and fought them off, I did not buy any. 

Anyhow I should probably give you the recipe now huh!? LOL. Here it is, by Iowa Girl Eats-Tortellini Soup

Happy Soup Making!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What a crappy, cold day in Southern California.

What a crappy, cold, threatening to rain southern California DAY!!!! Not the type of Wednesday\Hump Day I like to have! Mother Nature needs to get her shizzle together!

Then again a day like this makes me want to curl up with strong arms and a warm heart and a bowl of Tomato Tortellini Soup! 

Tomato Tortellini Soup-Taste of Home

Check the recipe out here-->--->-->Taste of Home-Tomato Tortellini soup!

Cheers to the weather getting better!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

 I have never done a Valentine's Day themed post! 

I literally just realized this. I even did a fun headliner at the top in pink, so doesn't go with this grey blue theme in this blog and i was in a hurry so the whole thing is choppy even though I know better being a Graphic Designer it's only for one day. But i may have to redo it just because I am OCD like that. LOL 

I don't really know how to start this one or where to begin, so let's just dive right in. Alright, so to me V-day is really about boxed candy that you can find at CVS or Target. However, many cooks make their own treats. How much more personable can you get!? 

So the last week or so I haven’t seen too many make your own truffle recipes, I know that cake pop queen Bakerella has a few of those recipes in her Blog. But really I think the theme of this years home baked ( or cooked) V-day treats is Brownies and Breads and Cakes. I am sure even Paula Deen would agree that Brownies done right can be a sweet V-day treat! :)

Three posts stuck out to me. The first one from Recipe Boy on how to make a heart shaped cake, it is easier then you think people! Go take a look.

The second post is a Surprise Loaf Cake by Recipe Girl. What is the surprise? You will just have to click on through to find out!

The third post....okay wait you better be sitting down for this one... Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies ( yes that is it in the photo). Flavor Mosaic hit the nail on the head with this Brownie recipe. Holy Shit balls! Ha!

Flavor Mosaic Photo
Okay so there you have it! I hope this gets your mind thinking that V-day doesn't have to be about just about candy! And men, if any men read this blog, don't forget about V-day or it will be D-day for you! LOL.

Have a GREAT! Valentine's Day my foodie readers and followers!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

No Comfort Food Friday this week.

Hey kids this Friday there will be no Comfort Food Friday!

 Enjoy Super Bowl!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Super Bowl 2014: It is going to be insane!

Hey Sports Fans!

Super Bowl Sunday is well on it's way here if you haven’t heard, nothing like the sight of men (some old some not) running around a grass field in tight pants catching a ball and getting dirty. :) I am so ready for this!

Broncos and Seahawks will be batting it out in the snow and cold! Honestly though, this game is going to be a epic smack down

But a Super Bowl party is not complete unless you have the essential supplies of beer,wine and FOOD!!!

I will be making a cheese and onion hot dip ( see link below). Do you know what you are making or serving? I can help you with that,I have put together links to help you. I randomly picked these links,but each one sounded oh so good! 

So let the drooling begin!

Game Day snacks:
Roasted Garlic Asiago Dip
Crab and Artichoke Dip
Nachos like you've never seen
Hot Onion Dip  ~ Oh snap!This is the one i am making!

Pull apart Bacon bread –Slow Roasted Italian

Mac and Cheese Grilled cheese-The Smart Cookie

Things you need to check out:
Bacon pull apart bread
Monte Cristo
Cheesy Pretzel bombs
Cheeseburger Dip

Cheesy Pretzel Bombs-Slow Roasted Italian

Mac and Cheese Dog-Taste and Tell

Dig into these beauties!:
Chicken Club
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese-3 ways!  
Mac and Cheese Dogs 

So there you have it! Have a great Superbowl! Be Safe my foodie fans!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Yes! It is finally here!! Are you excited or what!??!! :)

I look forward to Fridays also. It means one thing for me,Comfort Food Friday!! And After browsing through links and other food blogs i was ready to eat everything I had seen. Honestly there is not much to say, I feel these recipes speak for themselves.. so let's get to it!!

First up is from Slow Roasted Italian. This week I saw two stuffed pretzel ball recipes that I need to share with you all from them. 

FYI--Scroll down in the link for the Recipe for the Jalapeno stuffed pretzel balls and cheese pretzel balls, it is at  bottom of the page ;)

*Jalapeno Cheese pretzel balls
*Cheese stuffed pretzel balls

Photo By Slow Roasted Italian-Cheese stuffed pretzels

Here is two that Closet Cooking put out. Good for those cold night! :)

*Thai Peanut Chicken Noodle Soup
*Shrimp Corn Chowder

I had also found this one, it's not really dinner or a lunch item, it's more of a dessert, but it's hot and sounded so good and a new way to use Quinoa!

*Blueberry Quinoa crisp

Photo by Closet Cooking-Blueberry Quinoa Crisp

Btw Quinoa is very verstile, i see it used in so many things now these days!

So that covers it for now kids! Enjoy!!

Happy Comfort Food Friday!! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

That,This and a Dessert Dip (plus a Video!)

Greetings my Muffin Cakes!!

Now that I have restored my blog photos back to their rightful posts I can now concentrate on giving you something to drool over. I know it's been WEEKS!! Like I said before I had been sick, in fact my whole house is sick now. But when I was sick cooking anything was not even in the cards for me. So I have not officially made a thing not even a pizza in the last few weeks. 

On the bright side, I have come across one new food blogger and I get her updates in my news feed every day. Omg the things she puts out.. holy cow! So you have to go find her on Facebook you won't be disappointed. The blogger is I am Baker. I took a screen shot from my smart phone so you can see what her page looks like so it's easier to find or search for. :) 

I have lots of her posts tagged in my own Facebook page so I wouldn't forget them because I do want to eventually share them all with you and each of her posts contain the link to the recipe from her own blog,! However I have this feeling that my own friends are getting sorta sick of the food photos and recipe links turning up in their news feed! Sorry guys!

Okay so the 1st thing I am going to share is this AMAZING dip. It's a dessert dip. I know what your thinking, dips aren't dessert! Apparently they can be according to and I am Baker, so take that Martha Stewart! LOL 

Moving on,I have yet to try this heart attack in a bowl, but this Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip sure does look good!

Here is what said dessert that will put you in the Hospital looks like, thanks goes out to Shugary Sweets and I am baker,well not really but i am using their photo so i have to give credit!

Please do go check out I am Baker, she really does have some fantastic looking desserts. :)

Now the other thing I wanted to share was this very yummy looking Quesdilla. I am all about pushing the egg beater when it comes to making unique meals to eat and I show that with my many unique variety’s of Pizza's I showcase on this blog, however I would have never have thought to put Spinach and Feta in a Quesdilla. But Kevin at Closet Cooking did! He took a favorite of any human being and added some flair. Check out the recipe here-->Spinach and Feta Quesdilla-Closet Cooking

And the last but not least thing I need to share.. and really yes, this had to make it into a post, so let's all hold hands and contain the excitement,Game day is coming, this Sunday happens to be a big football day, not Super Bowl or anything but equally as big. It's the effing NFL Championships, duh people! 

So what goes good with football and beer? Snacks(appetizers) and lots of them. I am not talking a bag of tortilla chips here. 

The Slow Roasted Italian has 10 game day snacks that are sure to please ( she calls them appetizer, lol). Make sure you don't miss the Cheesy pull apart bread and the Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Bombs! :) 10 Game Day Appetizers-The Slow Roasted Italian

Cheers! And Happy Sunday Football food gorging! LOL!
P.S. This is a feel good song to cook too! :)