Make A Special Dinner Any Night Of The Week

WFMY -- It doesn't have to be a holiday to impress your family and guests with a delicious meal.

On Thursday, Julie Shepherd, owner of Julie's Sweet Shop & Catering, joined the Good Morning Show crew to show us some of her recipes that are easy to make at home.

Here are some of her recipes and cooking instructions.

Julie's Coconut Cake

1 box of Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake mix

2 cups sour cream

2 cups frozen fresh coconut (not angel flake sweetened)

1 1/2 cup Cool Whip

2 cups of sugar

Bake cake mix according to directions on box. Mix sugar and sour cream and refrigerate overnight. The next day, set aside one cup of the sugar and sour cream mixture to use on the icing. Spread the remaining sugar and sour cream mixture between and on top of the cake layers, top with coconut. Combine reserved sour cream mixture with whipped topping; blend until smooth. Spread on top and sides of cake. Pat coconut into whipped topping mixture around top and sides of cake. Store in airtight container overnight in refrigerator.

Grilled Pork Loin

Rub olive oil (regular, not extra virgin) on the entire piece of meat, add your favorite seasoning or rub, or just salt & pepper. Place it on a very hot grill to sear on all sides. Lay meat on heavy duty aluminum foil, cut up juicy apples and place on top and around sides of meat, wrap the meat in the foil. This can now be cooked on low on the grill or placed on a baking tray and baked in the oven on 350 degrees for an hour, or until it's to your favorite degree of doneness.

Grilled Vegetables

Wash and cut your favorite vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, peppers, onions, asparagus. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes on 450 degrees. Then add the softer vegetables and cook for about 15 minutes.


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