Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Salted Caramel Sauce

Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake

Celebrate derby day with an impressive Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake.  A slight departure from the original Bourbon Butter Cake, this version is layered with cream cheese frosting and salted caramel sauce. The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner.  I've never been but I really think it would be my thing....if I could ever get myself there.  It's the most excited I get for a sporting event all year and I can't even tell you why.  Maybe it's the gorgeous horses or the brightly clad … [Read more...]

Spicy Cumin Dusted Tortilla Chips

Cumin Dusted Tortilla Chips

Not your ordinary tortilla chips!  These Spicy Cumin Dusted Tortilla Chips take minutes to make and are a great way to spice up your chip bowl.   Freshly made tortilla chips are like a gift from the heavens.  Really.  Once you've had them you will never go back to the commercial variety again.  This is a warning....because you are now going to be frying up batches of tortilla chips whenever you have a hankering for chips and guac.  Or whenever you have corn tortillas that are going stale … [Read more...]

Chocolate Game of Thrones Dragon Eggs

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A great addition to your Game of Thrones party, these Chocolate Game of  Thrones Dragon Eggs are easy to make. White chocolate eggs are covered with a ready to use fondant and "painted" with food coloring, a fun project for any GOT fan. My brother is the king of theme parties.  He's always attending some premiere party or hosting one himself.  I need to jump on this bandwagon myself but I'm not that organized.  I'm the person that has big plans but doesn't leave enough time to plan and … [Read more...]

Chopped Italian Pasta Salad

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Loaded with veggies, pepperoni and fresh mozzarella, this Chopped Italian Pasta Salad belongs on your picnic table this spring and summer.  Simple to make and bursting with zesty flavor, a great side dish for any barbecue. Pasta salad is a wonderful thing.  Really...it's so simple to make that sometimes we overlook the obvious.  Like how I should have shared my favorite pasta salad recipe with all of you a long time ago.  But it's one of those things that's so simple to make I forgot … [Read more...]

Duck Confit Sweet Potato Fries with Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce

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Disclaimer: The Suburban Soapbox has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for this post. All opinions, as usual, are mine. Spring into Flavor! #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias Smokey, sweet, rich, creamy...this pile of fries has it all.  Duck Confit Sweet Potato Fries with Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce will truly be the hit at any spring gathering this year.    I'm obsessed with french fries.  They're crispy and soft and salty and so satisfying when you … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Creme Brûlée Eggs

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Smooth dark chocolate eggs with a sweet surprise inside.  These Chocolate Covered Creme Brûlée Eggs are simple to make and are completely habit forming.  One bite into the luscious, creamy filling and you will want to keep them for yourself. Creme brûlée is one of my favorite things on the entire planet.  I know I say this about a lot of food but really...who doesn't like creme brûlée.  It's creamy and wonderful...and it's fun to bust through that hard, sugary top with your spoon.  Almost … [Read more...]

Mango-Ginger Glazed Ham

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Brighten up your holiday spread with this Mango-Ginger Glazed Ham.  Just four ingredients are used to create the fruity glaze and is a great twist on the traditional holiday ham. Ham is a staple in my life.  I've been making an entire spiral ham at least twice a month now since before Christmas.  I like to eat it right off the bone, still in the roasting pan, dripping fat and juices down the front of my shirt.  I'm super classy like that.  By the time dinner rolls around I've eaten like … [Read more...]

Mocha Mousse Parfait with Bailey’s Whipped Cream and a Hamilton Beach Giveaway

Mocha Mousse Parfaits with Baileys Whipped Cream | the Suburban Soapbox

Thick, creamy and rich mocha mousse is layered with lightly sweetened whipped cream spiked with Bailey's.  Just because St. Patrick's Day is over doesn't mean you have to toss out the Bailey's.  Whip up these easy Mocha Mousse Parfaits with Bailey's Whipped Cream to enjoy during the weekend to satisfy your sweet tooth! Guess what friends.....I got a new gig!  Don't worry though, you'll still get your regular recipes here at The Suburban Soapbox but now I'll also be a contributor over at … [Read more...]

THE Nutty Irishman

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Creamy and nutty, the Nutty Irishman cocktail is a warm, festive after-dinner coffee drink.  So easy to make and amazingly delectable, you may be tempted to start your day with this fabulous libation. Sooooo....remember the Nutty Irishman Cupcakes from last week?  Well, some of you had never heard of their very enticing, very tempting cocktail inspiration. And being the problem solver that I am....I decided to share my version with you.  My newly created version, as far as cocktails go. … [Read more...]

Cheesy Baked Tomato Bisque

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A blanket of melted, crusty cheese covers a creamy, velvety smooth tomato bisque worthy of entertaining.  Easy enough to make in just under 30 minutes, Cheesy Baked Tomato Bisque could also be added to the list of family favorites for weeknight dinners. Creamy soups are my absolute favorite thing on the planet.  I know for a fact that they're not, in any way, healthy when you order them in a restaurant.  And sometimes they're not so healthy when you order them at my house. :-)  But … [Read more...]