Updated: Sep 7

I first ate this delicious dish back in the fall while at our son's in Louisiana. Our granddaughter's boyfriend brought it for supper one night. I immediately asked for the recipe because I wanted to be able to prepare it myself. His mother gave us the ingredients but didn't have an exact measurement of any. I had to come up with my own measurements but think this is pretty close. I know this would be delicious with smoked sausage if you aren't a fan of shrimp. I hope you enjoy this easy to make dish.


  • 1 (12 oz.) package of angel hair pasta

  • 1 (32 oz.) box of chicken broth

  • 4 cups of grape tomatoes

  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 1 TBS dried basil (fresh would be better)

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • Cooked Shrimp (I bought a bag of frozen, already cooked and deveined)

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Put tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and olive oil on a cookie sheet.

  3. Roll tomatoes to be sure they are covered in the oil.

  4. Cook about 15 minutes then turn to Broil for 1 minute (watch carefully)

  5. While the tomatoes are cooking, put your dry pasta in a big pan. Turn stove on. Have the chicken broth really hot and add about a cup at a time to the pasta. Make sure that you are stirring often. Continue adding all of the broth and when the pasta has soaked all of the liquid it should be ready.

  6. Add the tomato mixture plus the oil to the pasta.

  7. Add shrimp and toss all together. You may need to add a little more olive oil if needed.

  8. You can top with Parmesan cheese if you would like.

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Updated: Sep 7

This cake is called by 3 different names....Mandarin Orange Cake, Pea Pickin' Good Cake, and Pig Pickin' Good Cake. It really doesn't matter what it's called as long as you know that it is DELICIOUS! I did some research to find out why it would be called Pig Pickin' Cake and found that it got the name because it was very common at pig roasts and barbecues in the south. Guest "picked" the tender meat off the cook pig, which is how a Southern barbecue became known as a "pig pickin'". This madarin orange cake became a regular on the dessert table of most of these pig roasts and thus became a Pig Pickin' Good Cake. I'm glad I found this bit of history behind the name of the cake. You decide what you want to call it,

but I am sure you will want to make it again and again.


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 8 oz. can of mandarin oranges, undrained

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/2 to 1 cup vegetable oil

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 3 round 8 inch cake pans with Bakers Joy.

  2. Mix all the ingredients together and pour equally into the 3 pans.

  3. Bake about 20 minutes and check with a toothpick to see if it is done.

  4. Let cake cook before frosting.


  • 20 oz. crushed pineapple, undrained

  • 5.1 oz. instant vanilla pudding or 2 of the small boxes

  • 16 oz. Cool Whip

  1. Mix pineapple and juice with the vanilla instant pudding.

  2. Fold in the Cool Whip and mix well.

  3. Frost one layer at a time.

  4. Put cake in refrigerator and let it chill. Then ENJOY!

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Updated: Sep 7

If you are looking for a quick dish for dinner you are at the right place. This literally takes 5 minutes to put together and 25 minutes to cook. It's delicious and I believe everyone in your family would like it. You can add a green salad and you have a meal. If this recipe is too much for your family just prepare two 8x8 dishes and freeze one to cook later. I really love the idea of having another meal prepared. I believe you will like this dish as much as we do.


  • 3 cups cooked chicken chopped (can use a rotisserie chicken)

  • 8 oz. sour cream

  • 1 can Cream of Chicken soup

  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1 1/2 cups salsa or 1 can of diced tomatoes and green chiles

  • 1 (11 oz.) can of corn, drained (I used Mexican corn)

  • 2 cups of Mexican cheese, shredded

  • 1 bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

  2. Crush the bag of Doritos and cover the bottom of pan.

  3. Mix soups, sour cream, onion, salsa, corn, chicken and 1 cup of cheese together.

  4. Pour chicken mixture over the Doritos.

  5. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Put the rest of the cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes.

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