Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Shrimp Hushpuppies

Gorgeously light brown Shrimp Hush puppies that will go perfectly as an aperitif or for your next fish fry!


• 1 c. yellow cornmeal
• ¾ c. self rising flour
• 1 tsp. salt
• 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
• ½ tsp. paprika
• 2 tbsp. sugar
• 1 tsp. onion powder
• 1 small sweet Vidalia onion, minced
• 3 stalks celery, minced
• ¼ c. chives, minced
• 7 oz. cooked deveined shrimp
• 1 c. milk
• 1 egg
• Peanut or Canola oil for frying
• salt and pepper to taste

Cut the shrimp into small bits and place this on a plate or leave it on a cutting board. Dress with salt and pepper and put aside so that the spice can be absorbed.
In the meantime, add the corm meal, flour , salt, cayenne, paprika and whisk together. Add the milk and the egg and mix well. Then introduce the garlic, celery, chips and shrimp and mix with a wooden spoon. The batter is supposed to be thick.
.Preheat oil to 350 degrees  When the oil is prepared, use a mini cookie scoop to scoop some of the dough into the hot oil. Enable it to cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown and switch to a sheet lined with paper towels to extract excess oil. Sprinkle with a little seasoned salt if you've got it.

Monday, June 29, 2020


Air Fryer Honey Mesquite Pork Chops are beautifully juicy with plenty of soft, smoky flavours. The air fryer is a simple and effective way to cook pork for a weekday meal.


1 1/2 tablespoons mesquite seasoning
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 bone-in center cut pork chops, medium thickness

Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a pastry dish. Insert the pork chops and turn to coat well. The combination of the spices is going to be a dense paste, and you may need to massage it into the pork chops.

Cover and allow marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes. They can marinate longer, but you're going to need to cool them down.

Preheat the Air Fryer to 380 degrees for three minutes.

Attach some pork chops and Air Fried for 8 minutes. Flip and spill over the leftover combination of spices. Keep going to Air Fry for another 4 to 8 minutes.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

10-Minute Tiramisu

The 10-Minute Tiramisu recipe brings all the chaos out of the traditional Tiramisu by simplifying things while producing full delicious success.


1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Amaretto liquor or Brandy (optional but yummy!)
2 cups espresso or STRONG coffee at room temperature
1 pack
Cocoa powder for dusting the top

Beat the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks are formed.

Apply the mascarpone cheese and the amaretto, and proceed to whip to a firm peak.

Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee and brandy if your adding it, and put them in the 8×8 pan to create the first sheet you should fit around 7 cookies in each sheet. Don't let them soak, in your coffee and or brandy to long, they fall apart easy, only a fast dip of coffee is enough.

Spread half of the cream combination on top of the first layer of the ladyfingers.

Continue the cycle with a second coat of ladyfingers and a combination of cream.

Dust the top of the dessert with cocoa powder with a sieve. Refrigerate for around 2-4 hours.

Saturday, June 27, 2020


Bang Bang Sauce is easy to make and makes everything taste as wonderful as you know from the restaurants, if not better. It's ready in a minute!


1 cup vegan mayo
3 Tbs Sriracha
1/4 cup Sweet Chili Sauce
2 Tbs Maple syrup
2 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika

In a small bowl, combine vegan mayonnaise, sriracha, sweet chili sauce, maple syrup. Introduce the optional garlic powder and the smoked pepper. Season to taste with a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix everything well until it's blended.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Gaucho Ranch/n"dulce Product Review

CordobaFoods are producers of gourmet N'Dulce Dulce de Leche Milk Caramel Spread and Gaucho Ranch Chimichurri sauces in the USA.
Cordoba Foods products are available in about a dozen countries , including the United States , Canada, Mexico, England, Spain, Australia and many other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

And tonight when everyone arrives home, I get to cook with seven products they sent to me. But before I light the grill, I want to get some desserts ready and a nice drink to serve after dinner.

For the first dessert I am making some mini dulce leche cheesecakes using a jar of n'dulce leche milk caramel spread. The golden brown milk caramel spread worked perfectly as a ingredient not only inside the cheesecakes but as a drizzle on top. Dulce de Leche is a staple used in many Latin American desserts, and is used in many other dish's all over the world. The n'dulce leche from GauchoRanch is not only nut free but gluten free as well. The taste is one of the best tasting caramels, its texture very creamy. Using it as a spread, its very easy to do, but to drizzle you can warm some up for a few seconds in the microwave to make it even more creamy. The difference between dulce de leche and caramel is the leche is made from condensed milk or milk and sugar. The sweet delicious taste will win over your heart. It is a very versatile product. Any any left over can be kept in the fridge for a couple weeks. Use it in coffee, on toast, or drizzle it on ice cream, but also use it as a ingredient for a recipe.

Another jar of n'dulce dulce de leche I received was with chocolate, and for that I used it for the topping on my strawberry dulce de leche cake. The chocolate dulce de leche was also a spread, and spread very easy on top of my cake with no problems. You get all the same flavors as a original dulce de leche but with chocolate flavors and color. It's smooth, creamy texture is very versatile as well, and can be used warm or cold for many dish's.

The last n'dulce leche was a syrup, and for this I made latte's, to drink as I grilled dinner. They we're amazing, sweet, and very delectable. This dulce de leche makes a wonderful sweetening product for drinks, but also would be great for a drizzle on desserts or other types of dish's.

For dinner I grilled four different types of meats, one with shrimp. And the star of the dish were the chimichurri sauces from Gaucho Ranch.

The first was Gaucho Ranch chimichurri "hot". For this I topped my shrimp and chorizo kabob's. It gave the kabob's a over the top flavor and in fact no other spice blend was needed. The hot chimichurri sauce has the same ingredients as the original does only a little more spice. Nothing overly unbearing, just perfect. All of Gaucho Ranch chimichurri sauce are made with natural ingredients such as parsley, garlic, rosemary, and red peppers, a perfect melody of great natural ingredients.

Chicken went on the grill next, a nice thick chicken breast basted with the Gaucho Ranch Mediterranean chimichuri sauce. Fantastic flavor that again was the only flavoring for the chicken. Just simple ingredients such as parsley, garlic, basil and thyme make up this chimichurri sauce. And with chicken it was over the moon with flavors. Each sauce is also the perfect blend, not thin and not thick. In each jar you can see the fresh ingredients. Even blended you still see the bits of the spices in every jar as well, and when placed on your food, they are still visible. The taste is very hearty, and authentic. The chimichuuri Mediterranean can also be used as a dip for some toasted bread. Either on a hot food or cold, you will experience a world of true Argentinean flavors.

Now I also received some chimichurri sauce "Caribbean", and for this I grilled some quesadillas and used the chimichurri sauce inside. The Caribbean chimichurri sauce gave the flavors of Cuban food. Again made with natural ingredients such as parsley, garlic, cilantro, and mint. The blend and the bits of spices are in perfect harmony and balance. The sauce has a very exquisite taste, that would meld not only how I used it but with beef, or poultry. It really makes you feel like you are on the Caribbean with the warm waters, warm temps, and great food, except you made it at home.

Last was some skirt steak, nothing goes best like some original chimichurri sauce with a grilled skirt steak. The original Gaucho Ranch chimichurri sauce is made with parsley, garlic, rosemary, and oregano. And right through the jar, you see the blend and the bits. On steak it is just a taste that brings a symphony to your taste buds. The amount of flavors, well it's hard to put into words. The chimichurri sauce can replace other condiments for steaks and other meats, but also works as a dipping sauce. The taste is not strong, just right. When guests taste these chimichurri sauces they will truly think you we're cooking all day, they taste very homemade and fresh.

If you would like to know more visit Gaucho Ranch online. You'll be glad you did!

Disclaimer: Momzdailyscoops has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzdailyscoops has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzdailyscoops did receive a free product to try out so Momzdailyscoops could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzdailyscoops thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.

Chocolate Kahlua Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Kahlua Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting is a gorgeous and delicious cake that is covered in kahlua, moist and filled with delicious strawberry buttercream, and completed with drizzled ganache.


Cake Ingredients

3 C flour
3 C Sugar
1 1/2 C special dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 large eggs
1/2 C sour cream
1 C buttermilk
1 C warm water
1/2 cup Kahlua
1/2 tsp espresso powder
1/2 C canola oil
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting ingredients

2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
6 C powdered sugar
4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C finely diced strawberries
5-7 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Strawberries for topping
1 large piping bag fitted with star tip
Large ice cream scooper

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C heavy whipping cream
1 large squeeze bottle

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray three 9 in cake pans with baking spray

In a small bowl, whisk together the espresso, kahlua and the warm water until combined

Using your standing mixer, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa
powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined

Gradually add in the eggs, sour cream, buttermilk, espresso, oil and
vanilla extract until combined and Divide the batter between the 3 pans

Place in the oven to bake for 25-35 minutes or until a tooth pick
comes out clean

Allow cakes to cool for 20 minutes

Frosting Directions

Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, vanilla, powdered
sugar, diced strawberries and heavy whipping cream until combined and
creamy and stiff with peaks

Scoop 1 C of frosting into the piping bag

Directions to build the cake

Place 1 layer of cake onto the cake board

Using the ice cream scooper, scoop out 4-6 scoops of frosting and
smooth evenly on one layer of cake

Place another layer of cake on top and spread more frosting

Place the last layer on top and frost the remaining cake with remaining frosting

Chocolate ganache directions

Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until steaming

While heavy whipping cream is heating up, place chocolate chips into a
heat-proof bowl

Once the heavy whipping cream is heated, pour over the chocolate chips

Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
Pour ganache into the squeeze bottle

Pipe dollops of ganache over the edge of the cake

Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake

Place strawberries into the dollops of frosting

Cut and serve and enjoy

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Buenisima Gourmet Salsa Review

Today, I will be cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner with products sent to me by, Buenisima Fresh Gourmet Salsa's. I love Spanish food, and I find using products such as I got today make recipes so exciting. And what interest me most, is the background of all the products I get, and how they came to be. Food stories and history's are the best. So let me tell you how Buenisima Fresh Gourmet Salsa started.

The flavor identified as Buenisima actually started in a small town in Southern Mexico many generations ago. And according to spoken past family history, it started with a widowed grandma who opened a small restaurant to support her family. Everything was passed down from mother to daughter with very changes to the original recipe. The successors of this tradition are the owners and operators of Buenisima. They are a small family-owned business. What I am  going to eat right now is what's been eaten for over a hundred years, maybe longer.

This is the kind of story I love to share, and learn about. Just think about it, to sit and eat a product of food that dates back so long ago, and know you are enjoying the same meal they ate during that time.

With that being said, I am thankful for the opportunity to try the products so graciously sent to me. All the products are freshly made, and all need to be refrigerated as soon as they are delivered. This just goes to show you, how fresh they are.

Now the products came the night before so I was able to use the first one for my southwest egg benedict recipe. And this was Buenisima Fresh Gourmet Salsa Avocado salsa. It was the perfect condiment for the egg benedict, and really gave it a Southwestern flavor. The avocado salsa was just the perfect blend of creamy textures, that looked and tasted like avocado. To taste, you get a slight kick, and the taste of avocado of course, and cilantro. Just using the avocado salsa as a condiment really made my egg benedicts look inviting. The ingredients used are vegan and gluten free, and very fresh. They are 100% natural, and have no preservatives added to them. When you taste the avocado salsa, you taste the love, and pride put into this truly authentic Mexican recipe. The avocado salsa is great with warm food, but also great just eating it as a dip. You will be adding a fresh, perfect flavored avocado salsa to your meal, that is just perfect.

I kept it simple for lunch, and made the family Southwestern chicken bowls with the salsa Verde, from Buenisima Fresh Gourmet. It added so much depth, and flavor. Right through the jar you see the fresh ingredients, that are very well blended. To taste you get a hint of heat, and a savory taste at the same time. Having to chill it, the salsa Verde still melded well as a condiment with my warm chicken. The Buenisima Fresh Gourmet salsa Verde is made with the same care, and same natural ingredients. Now some don't know what a salsa Verde is, but it is made with tomatillos instead of red tomatoes. The taste is tangy, and zesty and truly amazing. The Buenisima Gourmet salsa Verde would be great with rice, beans, or even on a fruit salad.

Dinner was fantastic, as well. I made some baked pork spare ribs, and in some plain BBQ sauce I added the Buenisima Gourmet roja salsa. Not only did it give my ribs a dark rich red color, the taste it brought was over the top. Even before you open the jar, you can see the fresh ingredients, and they just invite you in. The blend is very nice, not chunky at all, and the kick is just perfect. There is nothing overly hot to it that will linger long in your mouth. The roja salsa is a little more intense then the Verde from Buenisima, but my children had no problem eating it. Being that I added the roja salsa to some of my BBQ sauce, it did over power it with wonderful flavors, and adhered to the ribs very well. This salsa would be great on a chip, but be bold try adding it to other recipes hot or cold.

If you would like to go back in time and try some really good authentic Mexican salsa, Buenisima Gourmet Salsa's are a great choice.

 You can find more online, or Amazon, and Facebook as well.

Disclaimer: Momzdailyscoops has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzdailyscoops has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzdailyscoops did receive a free product to try out so Momzdailyscoops could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzdailyscoops thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.

Air Fryer fish and chips

Air fryer fish recipe served with crunchy potatoes. Simple, safe and ready in no time at all! You can use any fish, cod, tilapia, catfish, salmon and more for this dish.

When fish are buttered and then air-fried, their texture will become so smooth and utterly delicious. Crunchy on the outside and delectable soft on the inside-what could be better.

How to render the ultimate fish and chips in your air fryer.

1 lb fish fillet (cod, tilapia, catfish)
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
2 russet potatoes

Cut the potatoes into French fries. Put the potatoes together in a bowl. Toss with some salt and oil.
Add the potatoes to the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes at 400F, rattling twice. Remove from the basket once finished.
In the meantime, prepare the fish. Place flour in a shallow container, put beaten egg in a second container,  Panko in a third container. Working with one piece at a time, dredge the fish filet first in flour, then in egg and then in breadcrumbs.

Add your fish to the air fryer and set to 330F for 15 minutes. Check it midway through and rotate it if you need to.
Serve with some sauce of your choice. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Four Elephants Product Review

Today's product review was sent by Four Elephants Foods, and that inspired me to make aAsian dish for dinner. But first here's some history about Four Elephants Foods.

Four Elephants foods, brought high-quality Asian food to families who've been hungry for authentic flavours. Not only are elephants reminiscent of the areas of Asia where they source some of their ingredients and get their culinary motivation from them, but each of the four elephants in their company name symbolizes one of their values: authenticity, excellence, flavour and family. Since Four Elephants markets products several Asian families consume almost every night for dinner. Their cuisine is not part of the current fad or improper-representation of Asian society. Four Elephants' rice, coconut milk, fish sauce, and other things are the basics you 're going to rely on.

Since Four Elephants sent some rice stick noodles, I made some dinner for the family. And the recipe was pork mei fun. If you don't know, rice sticks are a delicate noodle that is common in Asian dish's like pad thai, and stir fry. The rice sticks from Four Elephants are nut free, gluten free, and are very premium quality. You can also make your own ramen dish, with rice stick noodles. As for the taste, they are starchy a bit, with a great chew to them. To cook rice stick noodles, you do it very delicately, not like you would cook pasta. Once limp, they are done. After you cook your rice stick noodles they become elastic and the noodle is strong, and can be used in a variety of Asian dish's. You could say when eating them that they are silky and smooth, and slippery at times. The best part about rice stick noodles are, you can't mess them up when cooking them. Also after soaking your rice stick noodles, you can use them for a hot dish, or a cold dish, they are very versatile.

If you would like to know more visit Four Elephants online.

Disclaimer: Momzdailyscoops has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzdailyscoops has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzdailyscoops did receive a free product to try out so Momzdailyscoops could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzdailyscoops thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.


This recipe for home-made French fries requires an air fryer. These,   French fries are a healthier option when you're not wanting to do the entire deep-fried routine.  I actually used frozen shoestring potatoes, this is a fast remedy and a perfect substitute for home-cooked French fries.

 1 bag of pre-cut, frozen shoestring French fries or 1 lb of russet potatoes, peeled and cut into match-sticks
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Toss 1 bag of frozen of shoestring or fries of your choice in a bowl. Mix in olive oil, salt and pepper.
Cook the seasoned potatoes in a single layer in the air frying pan, cook at 400F for 15 minutes.

Remove the fried potatoes out of the air fryer, toss with a large handful of chopped herbs, parsley, rosemary, and 3 minced garlic cloves, and also a quick drizzle of olive oil, so that everything holds together.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Gaiser bee Company Review

I received a nice little package from Gaiser Bee Company today, that I will share with you. The package contained some honey, sunflower seeds, some honey sticks and hand salve, along with lip balm and a honey dipper. And a very nice thank you note!

GaiserBee Co. is a small beekeeping company owned by Husband and Wife in the heart of Cincinnati. They both, pride themselves on their knowledge of apiculture and pure natural products. With the aid of their UC DAAP internship program, all their items are handmade and manufactured in Ohio.

After the Gaiser families, first few years, they noticed that their yield of fruit and vegetables had been low and quickly realized that it was due to the low number of pollinators. From there their business took off, with their natural bee honey and other great products.

With that being said, let's get started, with sharing the products they sent to me.

With the wildflower pure raw honey, I used it for a simple breakfast. Made some toast, with peanut butter, then a drizzle of honey, using my new honey dipper. The color of the wildflower honey is golden, with the taste between a clover, and buckwheat. And with the peanut butter, it was breakfast in heaven.

Wildflower honey is very different than your regular honey, and the Gaiser Bee company sent over "raw wildflower honey". This type of honey comes from the extraction of beehives, then onto a nylon cloth, to remove impurities. This is how you get raw honey at its finest. What's great about honey, you can use it in replacement of sugar. It's better for you and provides you with many health benefits. The overall taste of the Gaiser Bee Company wildflower raw honey is light and floral.

Breakfast was simple, but lunch got even better. With Gaiser Bee Company wildflower honey stick the light amber color, I made a single chicken breast and squeezed out the honey from the stick over my roasted breast when it was finished cooking. The taste was amazing, and the chicken breast needed no other spices, other than the honey. It was nice and thick and was easy to squeeze out of the stick. The honey coated the chicken and gave it the most amazing taste. Also to drink, I used the green honey straw in my ice tea. The flavor was amazing as well, and was a great sugar replacement.

For our family dinner I make some honey glazed jumbo shrimp and again glazed the chicken with the Gaiser Bee Company wildflower honey. Since the honey is a semi thick type, it glazes food beautifully. And the taste it gave my meals, are indescribable. The shrimp and the chicken with the honey was so finger sticky licking good.

Now for the very last honey stick that had more amber color to it, I just bite off the end and squeezed that directly into my mouth. Amazing flavor.

After a nice shower, I decided to try each of the lip balms Gaiser Bee Company sent over. One said energy, one said calming, and the last said balance. The natural beeswax lip balms went on very smoothly. They all had a nice natural beeswax scent to them. My lips felt very smooth and refreshed. These would be great in the winter months, for days when your lips are very chapped.

Now also after my shower I applied the Gaiser Bee Company free spirit hand salve on. This to was natural smelling, and was very smooth, This salve also contains some great benefits for your skin. It will also be great for harmful UV rays. My hands felt very smooth, and smelled wonderful to. They we're smooth and silky, and felt so refreshed after my shower.

Also Gaiser Bee Company sent my very own packet of sunflower seeds, that I will plant in my garden.

If you would like more information about Gaiser Bee Company visit them online.

Disclaimer: Momzdailyscoops has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzdailyscoops has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzdailyscoops did receive a free product to try out so Momzdailyscoops could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzdailyscoops thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.