Monthly Archives: January 2019

Air Fry Flautas

Hi Guys, this recipe is an oldie but goodie.  I did this oldie in the air fryer that I have and I really needed to share with you just how wonderful it came out.  Now, when it comes to kitchen gadgets I have a lot but I will say that the air fryer is one of the top 5 in my kitchen.  If you are trying to cut back on frying and the oil then this machine is what you need to get.  I am not getting paid to adverse this but I am sharing what a great machine this is.

I have done several things already in the air fryer to test them out and wow they all came out great.  I will be post blogs as well as YouTube videos on these great snack and size ideas that we all love.  I hope you check this out and give it a try.  I know you will love it as much as I do.



1-½ lbs. of meat of your choice (rotisserie chicken, steak, etc.)

1 pk of Corn tortillas

2 cups Cheese of your choice (I normally use a Mexican cheese)

Oil for air fry 1 tsp. (use spray bottle)



Take the cooked meat and try to cut them into strips so they fit the length of tortilla.

Take a tortilla and put the meat, and come cheese inside and then roll the tortilla into a tube. Place toothpicks if needed to hold the Flautas together.

Air fryer: Put them in the air fryer one by one at 380 for about 10 minutes.  Note: Check to make sure they are at the crispness you want.



Sugar Cookies

Hi guys, yes I am still baking cookies.  I am about done with cookies and will be moving on another sweet treat.  I got this cookie recipe from

These cookies were fun to make and can be made anytime of the year.  These were made for Christmas (I know I’m late) but I wanted to share with you what we did in our house. I hope you like and give them a try.




  • 1 c (two sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of almond extract
  • 2 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c rainbow jimmies (or non-pariels)



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar and whip until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and extracts and mix until well combined.
  4. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder then add to the wet mixture one cup at a time until the dry ingredients are completely incorporated.
  5. Add sprinkles and mix until just combined.
  6. Divide the dough into evenly sized pieces and roll out on lightly floured parchment paper to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
  7. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 7-9 minutes until done



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Home Made Shake & Bake

Hi Guys, I finally did it and made my own shake and bake.  This was easy to put together and the chicken came out great.

This recipe only about 5 ingredients and all of which we would have in our pantries.  I made this my chicken two ways to see which would be better.  One way was using Panko bread crumbs and the other way was just with bread crumbs.

The bread crumbs coated the meat a lot better than the Panko but both were equally good. I hope you like and give this recipe a try.



2 cups bread crumbs

1 ½ tsp. paprika

1 ½ tsp. garlic powder

1 ½ tsp. onion powder

1 tbsp. oil

1 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper


Pre-heat oven 375 degrees.

Put the breadcrumbs into a deep dish or pan and then add in the pepper, salt, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder.  Give this a good mix so that all seasonings are well blended.

Then add in the oil and give that a good stir.  The mix will start to get wet and begin to have a wet sand look, but not clumpy.


Wash the chicken well and then coat each piece into the shake & bake mixture.  Once coated well place on a baking sheet lined with foil.  Be sure to spray the foil with a cooking spray so the chicken won’t stick to it.

Place into a 375-degree oven and cook for about 40 minutes or until chicken is full done.



Now for the Panko you do the same thing just changing out the breadcrumbs for the Panko.

This is how the mix looks when all ingredients are incorporated.


This is how is looks after the chicken is coated with the Panko.


This is how is looks coming out to the oven.  Yummy.


Don’t this just look delicious.  It was very crunchy.





Hi Guys, I have been on the hunt for a great butter cookie that is soft and buttery.  This cookies is a good start to finding what I am looking for.

This is a super easy recipe and very few ingredients to have to work with.  That is mine kind of cookies right?  I found this on “ web site and they have a lot of recipe to check out, so please head over to their site and see what great recipes they have.



  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using an electric mixer cream butter & sugar together until light & fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Mix in vanilla. Add in flour & mix until well combined.
  4. Roll dough into about 1.5″ balls & place on ungreased cookie sheet. Use 3 fingers to gently press the cookies down.
  5. Bake for 16 minutes or until the edges & bottoms are golden brown.


Oatmeal Chocolate chip, Raisin, Cranberry Cookies

Hi guys, I have a cookie recipe that I know you are going to want to try.  This is something that my husband requested I come up with and I did.  This cookie recipe is adapted from the Oatmeal Raisin cookies I make from Sweet Maria’s cookie Jar.

The cranberry and chocolate chips really make this cookies shine.  This is not to sweet and goes great in the morning with coffee or tea.



½ pound butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 ½ cups flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 cups oats

1 cup raisins



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In an electric mixer; cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light.Add vanilla and eggs.  Mix until well blended.  On low-speed, add flour, salt, and baking powder.  Add oats and raisins.  Mix just until blended.
  3. Drop cookies from a teaspoon onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, spacing each 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Remove cookie sheet from the oven.Using a metal spatula, remove cookies from the cookie sheet and place on a wire cooling rack.  Cool completely.  Store cookies in an airtight container.


Polish Kolachky Cookies

Hi guys, I have always loved these cookies and finally learned how to make them.  These are so soft and delicious that you won’t be able to stop eating them.  I make mine bit size so you can just pop them in your mouth.  My family absolutely love these and wanted me to make another batch of them.

These are easy to make and not that many ingredients to deal with.  I believe anyone can do these if they wanted to.  I used a preserve for these and it worked out great.  I hope you give these a try and let me know what you think.



2 sticks unsalted butter

2 8 ounce packages Greek Cream Cheese

2 1/2 cups flour plus additional for rolling

Fruit preserves

Confectioner’s sugar for dusting



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and cream cheese together on medium-high speed, until fluffy.

Scrape down sides of the bowl, and with the mixer on low, add flour and continue to mix until dough is smooth.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Roll dough out to 1/8-inch thickness, and cut into rounds.

Add about ½ teaspoon of fruit preserves to the center of each cookie.

Bake for 10 minutes or until golden on the bottoms. When cool, dust with confectioner’s sugar.

These are best eaten the same day.



Chewy Coconut Cookies

Hi Guys, I have a great cookie recipe for you.  I love the flavor of coconut and wanted to find a cookie that I could make with coconut, and I found one.  This recipe is from “” and its a chewy coconut cookie.

This is easy to make and don’t take much time to have these baked and ready to eat.  My family loved these cookies and I hope you do to.  Remember to check out “” for more recipes.



  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked or shredded coconut



Start by preheating your oven to 350º.

In a large mixing bowl add butter and sugars. Combine till smooth.

Then add egg and vanilla and mix till fluffy.

Gradually add flour/baking powder/baking soda/salt mixture and coconut.

Chill batter for 30 minutes.

Drop even rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet 2″ apart.

Bake for 9-12 minutes till edges are browned. Cool on wire racks.

Cookie should be crisp on edges and underside but chewy in the middle. Store in container with tight-fitting lid. Makes 30 cookies.


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