Celebrating National Oreo Cookie Day with Oreo Cheesecake Bites

It’s National Oreo Cookie Day! Yes, it’s a thing! And we’re celebrating it with these easy to make Oreo Cheesecake Bites. You only need a handful of ingredients; cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla extract, one egg and a muffin pan. Making them is super easy, all you have to do is pre-heat the oven to 325°F as you will be baking the Oreo Cheesecake Bites for about 15 minutes.

Making the Oreo Cheesecake Bites

Place Oreo cookies in each lined muffin space this will be your cheesecake crust; see full recipe below for different crust option.. Now, mix the ingredients starting with the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla extract. Finally, add the egg and mix until well combined. Add cheesecake filling on top of each Oreo and pop in the over for 15 minutes.

After they’re done baking, let them cool for a full hour before placing them in the fridge, for an additional two hours or overnight. Once completed cool, remove each one from the pan, serve and enjoy! 😉

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Chicken Ramen Noodle Skillet

Chicken Ramen Noodle Skillet

Today’s recipe is Asian inspired. Yes, sometimes we eat non Tex-Mex meals too 😛 Truth is there’s a new Ramen restaurant near us, though we’ve had the opportunity to stop by, we just haven’t. So, I figured that it would be nice to make some ramen, until we make it into the restaurant.

The recipe was super easy to make and doesn’t require much experience. I cut the chicken into small pieces and seasoned it with salt, garlic powder and red pepper flakes to taste. Then, I let it sit in the refrigerator for a few minutes before cooking.

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Cajun Inspired Shrimp Po’ Boys in Under 30 Minutes

Cajun Food, is one of my favorites because it is so flavorful. In fact, we love it so much that we have tried our hand at a few Cajun recipes like Crawfish Étouffée and this Shrimp Po’ Boy recipe, just to name a few. I like cooking with shrimp because it makes a quick meal, similar to chicken. It doesn’t take too long to thaw out or cook.

These Po’ Boys are a no brainer when I’m in a rush. I mean, you only need a handful of ingredients; shrimp, bread, lettuce and tomatoes. Plus, whatever seasoning you’d like, in this case the Cajun seasoning is what I used and suggest.

You need to save this recipe, because it will come in handy. . . . .

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Easy Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Recipe

It has been a while since I’ve shared a recipe… shame on me, for keeping all the yumminess to myself. 🙂 Truth is, I’ve been winging it, dinner, life, motherhood, everything!! Which is a testament to me needing some organization in my life at the moment. And meal planning action in the kitchen. Last week I made a sweet and spicy shrimp dinner worth sharing…

Shrimp Recipe

Because my love for rice is undeniable, this is the side that accompanied the shrimp. If you need basic instructions on how to make white rice, leave me a comment. 😉 I will walk you through it.

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Road Trip Getaway to Savannah

Savannah! Knowing that I lived in Georgia for a few years before, you probably expect me to say that I have visited Savannah several times. Truth is, that we had to move away for me to become interested in visiting. For whatever reason, we always traveled South, to Florida. On this last trip to Georgia, I decided that Savannah was a MUST! And I’m glad that we did it.

Day 1 –  We arrived and checked in at Hotel Indigo on Bay Street. The staff was welcoming and resourceful. The room was clean, modern and had a great view. After deciding what our night would look like, we went downstairs to Five Oaks Taproom for drinks and walked over to River St. for dinner at Chart House. We then walked around town a bit and called it a night – it’s age catching up with us. Just kidding! It’s really just parenthood. 🙂

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The Easiest Chicken Nachos Recipe for a Crowd

In all honesty, I think my daughter is more Mexican than Panamanian… At least when it comes to food. Otherwise, she loves Panama as if she was born and had lived there. I guess it’s just that magical of a place – yes, I’m totally trying to persuade you to plan a trip there and then come back to tell me all about it. 😉

Back to food. She loves tacos and every Tuesday says, “Mami, it’s Taco Tuesday!” I love tacos too but I don’t want to eat them on a weekly basis… Instead of Tacos, I offered to make nachos – my husband’s idea – and she gladly accepted. Not to say that she runs things around here… But sometimes she wins, especially when I don’t have dinner pre-planned.

I came up with some delicious and super easy chicken nachos, using ingredients that I mostly had. On the Border Monterey Jack Queso, Tostitos hint of lime chips, Two chicken breasts, adobo, corn, and jalapeños.

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