Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Salmon [+Video]

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Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Salmon [+Video]

a photo of two golden baked salmon fillets stuffed with a creamy artichoke spinach filling

Tender, flaky salmon fillets rubbed in a bold smoky rub, stuffed with a creamy spinach artichoke filling and baked to perfection! You’ll feel like you’ve ordered stuffed salmon from a fancy restaurant!

It seems like salmon recipes are the rage all over the place, so I have been working on loads of different recipes to cook salmon in different ways and with different flavors.

We have a classic garlic butter salmon, a BBQ salmon in the air fryer, a teriyaki salmon, a baked maple mustard maple salmon, a grilled salmon, an Asian sticky salmon, and a sweet and spicy orange salmon. I’m still working on a smoked salmon, so stay tuned! But this stuffed salmon has a story behind it…

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Salmon

This last spring my family was just about to board a cruise ship with my parents when we got a text that changed everything; “Tom isn’t doing well. They’ve brought in hospice.”

You see, my entire life my parents were best friends with Tom and Peggy Glem. No, best friends doesn’t really describe it. More like family, they were family. Our kids matched up well in ages. Our vacations were often spent together, holidays were moments and memories and laughter and even our recipes seemed to run together. But no one was closer than mom and Peggy.

I always say that to have a “Peggy” means that you have the best kind of friendship possible. Because of Mom and Peggy, dad and Tom really didn’t have a choice but to become close as well. He was all about the tease, the lemon meringue pie, the fishing and the adventure. He was genuine and he loved his family. Like really loved them. Regardless of who walked in his door and how they were living their lives Tom truly tried to see them and love them.

Tom made it just a few short days and then all gathered for his funeral. Much like Peggy, Tom was taken far too soon, and far too young. This last year has brought a lot of change and chaos into our lives. There have been miracles, blessings, memories and laughter for sure, but I also can’t help but notice how quickly my life is changing.

A daughter about to head off to college, the friends of my parents, whom I have known and love for all my life, struggling through grief, death, poor health, and tragedies and the world spinning, and confusion, it’s a year unlike any other I’ve ever experienced.

I have found myself wanting to really be present to acknowledge those who have come before me to acknowledge the life that I’ve had, and the life that is still ahead of me and so to most, this will just be a stuffed salmon recipe with the most delicious spinach artichoke

Cherry Cheese Danish Sliders [+Video]

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Cherry Cheese Danish Sliders [+Video]

a photo of a baking dish full of golden baked sliders full of cherry pie filling and creamy cheesecake filling and topped with a drizzle and sliced almonds

Sweet sliders are becoming my new obsession and these cherry cheese danish sliders are like eating a cherry cheese Danish and a cherry cheesecake at the same time.

Sweet cherry pie filling and tangy cheesecake filling all enclosed in sweet Hawaiian rolls, baked to golden perfection and topped with a creamy glaze and sliced almonds.

I made a big batch of cherry pie filling to shoot a bunch of cherry recipes and then I got creative with how to use it. I had a package of slider buns in the freezer and I thought, why not make some cherry sliders? I’d photographed the s’mores sliders the day before sooooo…let’s keep a good thing going!

Whether you are looking to change things up for Saturday breakfast or you want a simple fruit dessert, these cherry cream cheese sliders can please a crowd and they take less than 30 minutes to make.

Ingredients for Cherry Cheese Danish Sliders

Pull your phone out and start adding these items to your grocery pick up list! You’re going to want make these ASAP…

  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls: you can use store bought or make your own if you have the time
  • Cream Cheese: make sure it is room temperature and preferably full fat
  • Powdered Sugar: adds all the sweetness to the cheesecake filling
  • Lemon Juice: adds a pop of acidity
  • Egg Yolk: makes the cream cheese filling extra creamy and rich
  • Butter: mixed with the sugar and brushed on the bottom of the pan to help the sliders not stick and to create a sugary crust on the bottom
  • Sugar: adds a sweet caramel-y crust to the bottom of the sliders
  • Cherry Pie Filling: homemade or store-bought will work just fine. You could also use any filling you want…strawberry, apple or blueberry.
  • Egg: combined with water, creates an egg wash for the tops of the buns
  • Water: whisked with egg to create an egg wash

Drizzle

  • Powdered Sugar: the sweetness and structure for the drizzle
  • Whole Milk: helps create the drizzle
  • Sliced Almonds: adds texture to the sliders and resembles a classic cherry cheese danish

This is meant to just be an overview of all the ingredients. For all the measurements and details, keep scrolling to the recipe card at the end of the post.

How to Make Dessert Sliders

Weekly Menu Plan – Jun. 17 to Jun. 23

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Weekly Menu Plan – Jun. 17 to Jun. 23

Weekly Menu Plan – Jun. 17 to Jun. 23

Take the stress out of meal planning with our weekly menu plan! Featuring delicious and easy recipes for every day of the week, this menu plan will save you time and keep your family well-fed.

Monday: Low Calorie Dinner – Lean Pesto Tilapia [+Video]


Tuesday: Mexican Chicken Burrito Bowl


Wednesday: Ground Beef Stroganoff


Thursday: Melt in Your Mouth Buttermilk Pancakes [+ Video]


Friday: Delicious and Healthy Coconut Curry Chicken Burger [+Video]


Saturday: Cheesy BBQ Chicken Zucchini Nachos Recipe


Sunday: Easy Traeger Smoked Chicken Breast

READ: Weekly Menu Plan – Jun. 17 to Jun. 23

Glazed Lemon Snack Cake [+Video]

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Glazed Lemon Snack Cake [+Video]

a photo of one piece of lemon cake topped with white frosting and sitting on a white plate. Several servings of cake are in the background.

A bright lemon snack cake that is dense but moist, soaked in a lemon syrup and topped with a lemon glaze. This one is for all you lemon lovers out there!

This recipe started out as a white cake but I couldn’t resist the lemon and ended up with this tangy, delicious beauty. I haven’t regretted one second of it! In fact, I’ve never regretted any lemon cake recipe I’ve ever made!

A snack is a small amount of food that you eat between meals, so if this is a snack cake recipe, you can technically have at least two, if not three, pieces in one day. One between breakfast and lunch, another between lunch and dinner, and since it’s a cake, one more for dessert! Follow my logic there? Ha!

What Ingredients are Needed for Glazed Lemon Snack Cake?

There is lemon in all parts of this glazed cake…lemon lemon lemon! We will start with the ingredients for the cake and then a few more for the syrup and glaze. Let me just state right up front is that you will want to have about 5-6 lemons to make all the components of the this recipe. Here is your grocery list:

Cake

  • Dry Ingredients: All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Sugar, Salt and Lemon Zest
  • Wet Ingredients: Butter, Vegetable Oil, Eggs, Milk, Vanilla, Lemon Extract, Almond Extract and Lemon Juice

Lemon Syrup

  • Butter: adds richness
  • Sugar: adds the sweetness and helps thicken the syrup
  • Lemon Juice: adds flavor and tartness
  • Vanilla: adds flavor

Lemon Glaze

  • Powdered Sugar: adds sweetness
  • Lemon Juice (or Milk): If you want bright white glaze, use milk. If you want more lemon flavor, go with the lemon juice.

The measurements for each ingredient are listed in the recipe card below.

How to Make a Glazed Lemon Snack Cake

I’m going to walk you through the steps of making this cake. It is super simple and you’re going to love the bright lemon flavor in every step. Let’s start with the cake…

Cake

  • Preheat the oven and prepare an 8×8″ square baking pan with parchment.
    • PRO TIP: Spray the pan, line it with parchment and then spray again.
  • Mix the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add the mixture of dry ingredients and mix until there are no big clumps.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake.
  • While the cake is baking, prepare the syrup.

Lemon Syrup

  • Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until the better melts. Stir to combine.
  • When the cake is finished, poke it everything with a toothpick.
  • Pour the lemon syrup all over the top.
  • Let the cake cool completely (at least an hour) before adding the glaze.

Traeger Smoked Ribs

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Traeger Smoked Ribs

A photo of a rack of smoked ribs coated in a delicious dry rub.

These Traeger ribs are coated in a bold dry rub and smoked to mouth-watering perfection! They fall right off the bone and are perfect for picnics and BBQs!

The Best Traeger Ribs Recipe

When I went out to South Carolina to meet Cade’s family, he took me to a traditional southern restaurant to try real southern BBQ for the first time. It was delicious!

I couldn’t believe that a dry rub was all that they needed as I’d only had ribs slathered in sauce, but more important than that, they were falling off of the bone. The tenderness could not be beat! I was sold! Since then we’ve tested and tested rib recipes and this one is one of the best smoked rib recipes ever.

We have several rib recipes on the blog that we love, like our slow cooker Asian sticky ribs or our smoky BBQ Instant Pot ribs. They are all different in cooking techniques and flavors, but this is our first smoked ribs recipe — you’re going to love it!

Make a batch of homemade BBQ sauce, and get ready for your mouth to water, your fingers to get messy, and for these Traeger smoked ribs to become a regular on your menu! They are the best ribs I’ve ever had!

Traeger Smoked Pork Ribs Ingredients 

These Traeger pork ribs are flavored both with a dry rub and additional flavorings that are added halfway through the smoking time. A dry rub is simply a blend of dry ingredients that gets rubbed on meat before smoking or grilling. 

Here’s what you’ll need to make the best smoked ribs: 

  • Pork Ribs 
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cumin
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cayenne
  • Honey
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Apple Cider 

Keep scrolling to the recipe card down below to find the measurements needed for each ingredient.

What Are the Best Ribs for Smoking?

We prefer St. Louis style ribs for smoking, but baby back ribs would also work great. St. Louis style ribs cook fast and have great flavor. Baby back ribs are meatier and may take a little longer to cook to a safe temperature. Spare ribs also work, but they tend to have less meat on them and will need even less time to smoke.

How to Smoke Ribs

We’ve given detailed instructions on how to make smoked pork ribs in the recipe card below. Are you ready for tender ribs that melt in your mouth?? Here are the basics to mastering this Traeger ribs recipe: 

  1. Combine the smoked ribs rub ingredients in a small bowl and set it aside.
  2. Mix together the mustard and apple cider and brush it all over both sides of the ribs (be sure to remove the silver skin first!).
  3. Then, generously
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