What’s my inspiration?
My husband Chris had to spend most of his weekend at work to get a project done. What was my plan? Cook! Friday night I made one of my favorite restaurant inspired dishes, blue cheese stuffed shrimp with buffalo sauce (initially inspired by Axels Bonfire and they no longer have them on the menu). If I can’t have it there, I may as well make it at home! I served this dish with Stuffed Mushrooms and a baked sweet potato with butter and brown sugar topping. I had made the buffalo shrimp and sweet potatoes many times before, but the Stuffed Mushrooms were a new recipe.
After a savory dinner Friday night, I needed a sweet treat. On Saturday, I made the drive down to Red Wing (aka Hager City, Wisconsin) to visit my parents. I say Red Wing because I grew up there and my parents still don’t fully admit they moved across the river to Hager City, Wisconsin. My mom made a new recipe she wanted to try, Peanut Butter Caramel Corn. She had tried it at work when a co-worker brought it in. This recipe was excellent and a unique take on a sweet, salty treat. The coating is sweet & chewy and the popcorn and peanuts add crunch. It’s fully addicting.
I haven’t made it through my favorite day to cook yet, Sunday, but so far, this weekend has been filled with excellent food. I hope you enjoy these fun recipes!