Birthday Cake: 3 Layer Turtle Style

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Happy Birthday to the lover today! I spent 3 1/2 hours making this cake last night. It better taste like heaven. Pretty sure it will.

3 Layer Turtle Cake

2 German chocolate cake mixes
1 1/2 bags caramels
1/2 cup butter
1 can Eagle Brand
1 bar Hershey’s special dark chocolate
3/4 bag of whole pecans (chopped)

Heat oven to 325

•Prepare cake mixes as instructed, I like to add an extra egg
•Pour 2 pans half way with batter and sprinkle with chopped pecans and dark chocolate
•Bake 27 minutes
•Pour 1 pan 3/4 of the way full and sprinkle with TONS of pecans and dark chocolate
•Bake 30 minutes

•Melt caramels and butter in a double boiler until blended completely, stir often.
•Mix Eagle Brand into caramel until bleneded and add some pecans if you choose.- set aside in fridge to help thicken

•Now that all 3 cakes are cool here comes the messy part!
•Layer the 2 smaller cakes and caramel add more pecans and chocolate in between layers if you choose (I did 😋)
•Save larger cake for the top, drizzle with desired amount of caramel

And voila! Plunge your face into it and enjoy!

Pretty Darn Good for you Chicken Enchiladas

I had been craving these for a while and finally took it upon myself to make them! Enjoy!

What You’ll Need:

* 1 Pound Natural Chicken Breast
* 1 Large Peppers
* 1 Large Yellow Onion
* 1/2 Pack Button Mushrooms
* 1 Small Can Embasa Mexican Salsa
* 4 Flax Wraps
* 1 Large Can Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce
* 1/2 Pack Low Fat Mexican Style Shredded Cheese
* Shredded Lettuce
* Sour Cream
* Salt
* Pepper

* Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
* Chop onion, pepper, and mushrooms into thin strips
* Cut up chicken into strips arrange on a baking pan sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 25- 30 minutes or until cooked through
* Over medium heat saute peppers, onions and mushrooms in light butter add a pinch of salt and pepper
* After chicken is cooked through shred into fine pieces
* Turn up oven heat to 375 degrees
* Add chicken and Salsa to skillet with vegetables and cook for 10-15 minutes
* Cover the bottom of a small casserole pan with enchilada sauce
* Take chicken and vegetable mix and roll up into 4 Flax Wraps
* Place roll ups into casserole dish and cover with the remanding enchilada sauce
* Bake for 20 minutes
* Add cheese to enchiladas and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is nice and melted
* Serve with lettuce and sour Cream

Sweet Salmon and Brown Sugar Cauliflower-Scalloped Potato Bake

This will be recipe one of my up-coming series, Foodology. I, like many other, on the road to being successful, busy young women do not have time to make real homemade dinners every night that I get home from my day job but I sure do love to cook! I try to keep my meals as health conscious as I possibly can in a quick pinch (but not always, I will post that greasy, fatty, terrible for you stuff every now and again too). So I am going to share some of my quick fix, but still yummy recipes and encourage you other busy ladies to do the same in return. I would really love to find new recipes through this series as well.

Semi Homemade for the Single Girl

On the menu first I will show you how to make my Sweet Salmon and Brown Sugar Cauliflower-Scalloped Potato Bake.

 

 

 

 

 

What you will need:

  • One Small Cut of Salmon: I like to get fresh fish at my local grocery but you could use frozen as well.
  • One Box Scalloped Potato Mix and ingredients it takes to make (milk, butter, and water)
  • A Quarter to a Half a Head of Cauliflower
  • A Half a Cup of Cream Cheese
  • One Small Yellow Onion
  • One Small Sweet Potato (Mashed)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Soy Sauce

Cauliflower-Scalloped Potato Bake

  • Preheat Oven to 450 degrees
  • Start by making the Scalloped Potato Box Meal on its own and mix together in a small casserole dish
  • Soften your Sweet Potato in the Microwave by wrapping in a damp paper towel. Cook on High about 3-5 minutes depending on the thickness of your potato.
  • Mash your Sweet Potato once softened and mix into Scalloped Potato Mix in your casserole dish.
  • Cut up desired amount of Cauliflower and Onions and add to Mix.
  • Take about a Quarter of a Cup of your Cream Cheese and Mix in.
  • Throw in the oven for about 25-30 minutes, stirring once during cook time.
  • Let stand for 3 minutes after you pop it out of the oven to thicken it up a bit.

Sweet Salmon

  • Prepare your Sweet Salmon Glaze.
  • Melt other Half a Cup of Cream Cheese, a couple of Tablespoons of Brown Sugar and Two Tablespoons of Soy Sauce in the microwave.
  • Stir and Brush onto Salmon.
  • Throw Salmon in the oven underneath you Mash-up for about 20 minutes, you can check if it is done by whether or not you can flake the edge with a fork.
  • Plate your Sweet Salmon and Brown Sugar Cauliflower-Scalloped Potato Mash-up and sprinkle lightly with Brown Sugar.

Enjoy!