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Shrimp and Grits

They say that crazy times call for drastic measures but sometimes all you need is a little comfort food.  Today I'm sharing a comfort food recipe for just that reason. It's shrimp and grits and it will make you happy. What's wonderful about this recipe is that unlike many comfort foods it is also quick and easy to prepare. You can make this dinner in about thirty minutes. Comforting Shrimp and Grits This post contains affiliate links.  When you shop using these links we receive a small compensation. Shrimp and grits is a flexible recipe.  You can make any number of adjustments to suit your tastes.  Consider my recipe a starting point and make it your own. Bob's Red Mill Yellow Corn Grits  make delicious grits. It was the only brand I was able to find on a very brief shopping trip but I recommend this brand for this recipe.  The corn flavor in these grits is perfect. The back of the package has a number of alternatives for cooking he grits you can try,

Five Ingredient Crispy Boneless Chicken Thighs Your Family Will Love

Does your family like chicken for dinner?  Chicken is a dinner favorite at my house.  In the past few years, I have been cooking more and more of our family dinners using boneless chicken thighs. I think chicken thighs are more flavorful than chicken breasts so I started substituting chicken thighs in many recipes where I previously used chicken breasts.   My family and I liked our favorite chicken dishes with the chicken thighs. Now I find myself thinking about how many ways I can use chicken thighs. Crispy Boneless Chicken Thighs Crispy Boneless Chicken Thighs This crispy boneless chicken thighs recipe is a favorite of mine.    It is a dish that is quick and easy to prepare and is packed with a lot of flavors.  Marinating the chicken thighs in an oil-based Italian salad dressing tenderizes and flavors the meat.  Coating the thighs in herb and Parmesan cheese flavored bread crumbs adds the crispy crunch and much more flavor. With only five ingredients, this recipe fo

Irish Cream Mousse Cake

Here's a chocolate cake that will help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day but you'll love it any day the year. What's better than chocolate cake? In my family chocolate cake is one of the top five favorite desserts.  I know this because I took a poll. The only other cake to make the top five desserts list is our favorite carrot cake.  We usually prefer our chocolate cake with a simple chocolate buttercream frosting, but occasionally I try to mix it up by introducing a new filling, like this Irish Cream Cheesecake Mousse. A Kicked up Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting This post contains affiliate links.  When you shop with these links we receive a small compensation. Irish Cream Mousse Chocolate Layer Cake The Irish Cream mousse used in this cake is yummy by itself or in these  Irish Cream Trifles .  Individual trifles are delicious and would be a fun alternative to this cake for St. Patrick's Day. Our favorite chocolate cake is

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

This Hot Fudge Pudding Cake has been a tried and true recipe for my family for many years.  It's very quick and easy making it one of the recipes I turn to when I want a homey, comfort food dessert. It has so many yummy things going for it.  First, it is chocolate.  That puts it high on my yumminess scale.  Next. it reminds me of an ooey, gooey brownie and brownies are one of my top five desserts. Lastly, it creates its own hot fudge sauce and any dessert with a hot fudge sauce is a winner in my book. Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Hot Fudge Pudding Cake I've been making this recipe at my house for years and years.  It is very easy to assemble and takes forty-five minutes to bake.  You can have a warm, gooey, chocolate dessert in about an hour so it is especially wonderful when a chocolate craving hits. Of course, ice cream is a must-have addition to this hot fudgy deliciousness.  Vanilla is my ice cream of choice.  I like to add a few maraschino cherries, too.