Easy Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwiches

There are few things I enjoy more than a fast, simple and tasty recipe. Something you can put together in minutes, but doesn’t seem last minute. Well folks I have a quick recipe for you that is so easy even your teens can throw it together and it tastes great too! These easy shrimp po’ boy sandwiches were a big hit with my boys.

Easy Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich



  • Hoagie Buns
  • Mayonnaise
  • Frozen Popcorn Shrimp
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Pepper Jack Cheese

Bake the popcorn shrimp according to package instructions. While baking cut your hoagie buns and spread mayo on both sides. Line bun with lettuce and tomato slices. When the shrimp comes out of the oven fill each sandwich generously and immediately cover with slices of pepper jack. The cheese should melt from the heat of the shrimp, but you can also pop the sandwich in the oven to help the melting process. Do not leave it in long or the lettuce and tomato will wilt. Enjoy!



Easy Shrimp Po Boys


I love the crunch of the shrimp with the little kick of heat the pepper jack adds.

The first time I ever had shrimp in a sandwich was in Rapid City, South Dakota. Weird right? That was back in my flight attendant days when we would overnight in random places and eat at off the wall places. But I remember, other than a quick trip over to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse with a good pilot friend of mine, this was the highlight of our stay there. I would always order that sandwich.

The Best Burger Recipe – Mozzarella Burgers

I don’t like hamburgers. Kind of a weird way to start a burger recipe post right? Un-American? Maybe. But, it’s true. I am not one to order a hamburger at a restaurant or even choose one at a BBQ if there are other options.  Hamburgers were almost non-existent on our home menu until I found this recipe. For real, it is the best burger I have ever had. Even my husband agrees that it is a summertime menu staple. The key is, it’s not just a patty. It has a secret. Well, three secrets really, that make it a taste explosion rather than a pathetic plain patty.
Wanna see why this burger recipe is so special? The cheese is in the patty! That’s right, no need to slap a slice on at the end this baby comes with yummy cheese in every single bite! The secret is in the sauce…and the cheese…and the bread crumbs? See for yourself…

These burgers come out juicy and delicious instead of dry and bland. You must try them, you just must. I found the original Mozzarella Beef Burger recipe from Kraft and altered it to our taste. 
lb.  ground beef*
cup  Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
cup  Italian crumbs
cup  Barbecue Sauce (divided)
 hamburger buns
green leaf lettuce
fry sauce (a Utah specialty, in simple terms ketchup and mayo mixed)


PREHEAT grill to medium-high heat. Mix meat, cheese, bread crumbs and 2 Tbsp. of the barbecue sauce. Shape into four patties. Refrigerate if you have time to help the patties hold together better.

PLACE patties on grill; cover grill with lid. Grill 4 to 6 min. on each side or until burgers are cooked through (160°F), brushing with remaining 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce during last 2 min. of grilling time.
PLACE burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato and fry sauce, if desired.

*We have also used ground turkey and it works just great!

Another great tip for burger barbecuing is take the raw patties out on a plate covered with wax paper. It makes it easy to flip the four patties right on to the grill. Then, just discard the wax paper and you have a clean plate to put the cooked burgers on. You save yourself on dishes and there’s no running back and forth to the kitchen.
Do you have a favorite burger recipe? What is your favorite thing to grill?
If you like this summertime recipe, check out our other warm weather favorites perfect for BBQs:
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Rainbow JELL-O Recipe

Rainbow JELL-O is not new. I had seen it many times, but was intimidated. It looked like A LOT of work. With spring here I decided I wanted to make a fun colorful treat and put my big girl pants on to brave the gelatin rainbow.

Guess what? It really isn’t that bad. The key is using a timer and it is basicaly like clock work. First you are going to need JELL-O. Decide on your colors. I opted to leave out the white layers you see between the colors in some recipes because I wanted to use all the colors of the rainbow and lets face it, that would have been too darn many layers. You may have to visit multiple stores to find all the colors. You only need the small boxes (I could only find blue and purple in large).

Items needed:
  • Six 3oz. boxes of JELL-O in rainbow colors
  • Knox Unflavored Gelatin
  • 9 x 13 pan

Decide what order you want your colors in. I started with purple on the bottom and ended with red so it would be in true rainbow order, red, orange, yellow, green, blue purple.

Mix 1 package of JELL-O with 1 tsp Knox gelatin and 1 cup boiling water.  Cool and pour into pan; refrigerate about 30 minutes to set up in the fridge before you move on to the next layer. While waiting for your JELL-O to set, make the next layer and let it cool on the counter.
Continue repeating layers until you are done. Use a timer so you can set it and forget it!
Once finished, cover and refrigerate overnight to set. Then just slice and serve! 

We love topping it with whipped cream to look like a little cloud at the end of the rainbow. I seriously could not get over how beautiful each bite was!
What do you think? Will you brave rainbow JELL-O?
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20 Red, White, & Chocolate Valentine Treats

This weekend marks the first day of February which Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us. So why not whip up a treat for your sweeties to show them how much you care. I love the black, white and red combo for Valentine’s day so I figured why not bring that idea to food?! I’ve rounded up some of the best red, white and chocolate dessert ideas. Twenty to be exact. Feast your eyes.
Berries, ganache, red velvet, Oreos, pudding, cream, fudge…oh my. Need I say more? Scroll through for a buffet of delicious images that will get your taste buds tingling and your chocolate radar sirening. 

Chocolate Heart Pudding Cups from Worth Pinning

Slow-Cooker Chocolate Fondue
Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue from Spoonful

Gooey Red Velvet Brownie Cake

Gooey Red Velvet Brownie Cake from Beyond Frosting

Marbled Red Velvet Brownies from The Novice Chef

Heart Ice Cream Sandwiches from 36th Avenue
Red Velvet Cheese Ball | Taste and Tell
Red Velvet Cheeseball from Taste and Tell
Valentine Kiss Cookies from The Kitchen is My Playground
3 Ingredient Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Sorbet
Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Sorbet from Will Cook for Friends
Valentine Baby Bundt Cakes from Love from the Oven
Godiva Strawberry Banana Kabob (copycat) by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com
Godiva Strawberry Banana Kabobs from What’s Cooking with Ruthie
Red Velvet Crepes from Duhlicious
Easy Cookie Pops With Video Tutorial by Love From The Oven
Valentine Cookie Pops from Love from the Oven
Red velvet Hot Cocoa
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate from Heather’s French Press
No-Bake Valentine Treats from Plain Chicken

Raspberry Pudding Cups from Workman Family
Oreo Pudding Poke Cake - YUMMY! Recipe on { lilluna.com }
Oreo Pudding Cake from Lil’ Luna

Chocolate Pots de Creme from MyRecipes

Red Velvet Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls from Yammie’s Noshery

Homemade red velvet brownies layered with Oreo frosting, chocolate ganache, and topped with Oreos. Recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

Red Velvet Oreo Brownies from Sally’s Baking Addition

I love that there is a range from fairly healthy to purely sinful and easy as can be to try your hand at me. Truly something out there for everyone looking for a little indulgence this Valentine’s Day!

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