Friday, May 20, 2016

Holy Moly Chicken - Weekend Potluck 223

Welcome to Weekend Potluck #223, 
we are so happy you could join us!

Starting each Friday morning, stop by Sweet Little Bluebird for our Weekend Potluck party, a place where top food bloggers come to link up their best and latest recipes! Each week we feature the most viewed recipe from the previous party along with recipes that caught our attention. We also have a featured recipe from one of the hostesses. 

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Let's take a quick peek back at last week!


Holy-Moly Chicken by Best of Long Island


Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Casserole by Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen


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Monday, May 16, 2016

Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Today's tried & true is a fantastic oldie but goodie recipe from Betty Crocker - Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae Cake! 

An ooey gooey chocolate cake with a chewy brownie-like top and a thick fudgy, puddling-like sauce on the bottom that's served warm over ice cream. Down home yummy goodness that's so simple to make. Budget friendly too! 

The cake is mixed and baked all in one pan using ingredients you likely have on hand in your kitchen.

This isn't the prettiest cake, but it's darn good. 

The top of the cake has a brownie-like, chewy texture. Once you dig in, the bottom is oozing with a thick warm fugdy, pudding-like sauce.  

This is wonderful served over ice cream - hence the name, Hot Fudge Sundae Cake. 

To make, you mix everything in a baking dish following these simple steps: 

First, mix the first set of dry ingredients well using a fork (flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa, baking powder and salt), then add milk, vanilla and oil - mix until smooth and spread batter evenly in pan.  

Next, sprinkle the top of the cake batter with brown sugar and additional unsweetened cocoa.  

Last, pour very hot water over top (do NOT mix) and bake on middle rack of oven at 350 degrees (pre-heated) for about 40 minutes. That's it!  

Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Recipe from Betty Crocker 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar (granulated sugar)
  • 2 Tablespoons baking cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts), optional
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1 3/4 cups very hot water
  • Ice Cream 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In an ungreased 9x9 square baking dish, using a fork, mix first set of dry ingredients - flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt - mix well. 

Next, stir in milk, vegetable oil and vanilla, mix until smooth. If using nuts, add them now. Spread batter evenly in pan.

Last, sprinkle batter evenly on top with brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup baking cocoa. Pour hot water over top (do NOT mix) and bake on middle rack of oven for approximately 40 minutes, until top layer has a dry, brownie-like top. 

When ready, remove and spoon warm cake/fudge sauce over ice cream. Enjoy! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pizza Biscuit Bake - Quick & Easy

Today's recipe is quick and easy, absolutely delicious - Pizza Biscuit Bake! Ooey gooey cheesy pizza goodness! This fun dish is ready from start to finish in about 35 minutes with only a 10 minute prep. Even better, this recipe is simple to adapt to your liking using your favorite pizza sauce, fixings and seasonings. Perfect as an appetizer or quick dinner served with salad.  

This pizza bake is a nice change from ordinary pizza. It's like a deep dish pizza, oozing with lots and lots of cheese.  

The original recipe can be found on and calls for Pillsbury Grands Original Homestyle Biscuits (8 large biscuits - Pillsbury brand is best), pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni. You also need non-stick cooking spray to prep a 9x13 baking dish.   

I use Pillsbury Grands Original Southern Homestyle Biscuits - they work great.  

Simply cut each biscuit in eighths (see photo below), toss them in a medium size bowl. Next, pour 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese and 1 cup pizza sauce on top and mix well, coating all sides of the biscuits pieces.  

Pour coated biscuits in a greased 9x13 baking dish and spread them evenly in a single layer. Next, top with pepperoni (or your favorite pizza fixings - ham, cooked sausage and/or bacon, veggies and more), and top with an additional 1 cup mozzarella.  

*I like to add my favorite Italian seasoning - I add a few pinches in the sauce and on top of the pizza. 

Bake on middle rack of pre-heated oven at 375 degrees f. for approximately 20 to 23 minutes.   

Great served with a side of sauce for dipping and salad. If you are feeding more than 4 people, you may want to double the recipe. My family loves this recipe - two pizza bakes are a must!

Pizza Biscuit Bake (Quick & Easy)

  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Refrigerated Original Biscuits (8 big biscuits), each biscuit cut in 8 equal pieces 
  • 1 cup of your favorite pizza sauce (store bought or homemade)
  • 2 cups mozzarella - divided in half
  • 16 slices of pepperoni, regular size 
  • Italian or pizza seasoning - optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Cut each biscuit in eighths and toss in a medium size bowl. Pour 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 1 cup sauce on top of biscuits and mix well, coating all sides. Pour coated biscuits in prepared baking dish, top with pepperoni and remaining 1 cup mozzarella. Bake on middle rack of oven for 20 to 23 minutes. When ready, remove and serve warm. Enjoy!  

  • Use your favorite sauce
  • Add your favorite pizza toppings
  • Add a few pinches/dashes of your favorite Italian or pizza seasonings
  • Serve with a side of sauce for dipping
  • Each oven cooks differently, if you notice your cheese is browning too fast, before the biscuits are ready, toss a piece of foil on top. You can also bake the biscuits a little before adding the last 1 cup of mozzarella on top.   
Thanks so much for stopping!