Entertaining/Holidays

Easy Pad Thai

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Pasta
Pad Thai is a noodle dish from Thailand. Tradionally, it is made with peanuts, egg, fish sauce, tamarind paste, lime, rice noodles and Thai chillies. This recipe is a mid-week and “great everyday meal” version using readily availble ingredients. I took out the tamarind paste and fish sauce and substituted...

Spanish Chicken Bake

Baked/Roasted, Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
Many people may think that eating well and eating on a budget may not go hand-in-hand. It can, but only if you know how to use budget ingredients. Don't confuse inexpensive or budget ingredients with it lacking quality. You and your family can get Great Everyday Meals while sticking to a tight...

Broccoli & Chicken Pasta

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly, Pasta
If your house is any like mine during the week, it is completely hectic and busy! Between work projects, school projects, laundry, and attempting to make the house look semi-clutter free, preparing the dreaded week night meal can become such a daunting task for many parents (mostly moms). A trick...

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Desserts, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
Tapioca pudding is classic Americana. This recipe has an Asian twist using coconut milk instead of milk (or cream)and eggs. This pudding is also dairy free and great for those who are lactose intolerant. The key to this dish is to continually stir the tapioca to prevent it from sticking...

Angel Hair w/ Roasted Chicken & Bacon

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly, Pasta
Having guests over is sometimes cause for mild panic attacks for hosts. The idea of trying to impress guests with your fabulous (and impeccably clean) home, and your outstanding sense of great food can be a lot of work and money. This recipe is a quick meal yet doesn't lack...

Smothered Chicken

Baked/Roasted, Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
Comfort food is something that just makes people feel good. It’s satisfying, heart-warming, and is plain ol’ good. This recipe for smothered chicken uses lean chicken breasts, fresh mushrooms and fresh flat leaf spinach and baked in the oven. It’s simple to make and is great with a side of...

Recipe: Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad

Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Salads
Fresh fruits are abundant during the Summer months and we often buy so much that they end up rotting in the fridge! Thankfully, that happens rarely in my house where we enjoy eating fresh fruits daily. Fruit salads can showcase any and all fruits in season. This recipe puts a...

Fresh Tomato & Arugula Angel Hair Pasta w/ Roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken Leg Quarters

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Pasta
I love dishes that look elegant, taste great, yet doesn't involve me spending the whole entire day in the kitchen. An even better plus is that this dish is cost effective using very few and basic ingredients. What many people don't realize is that an elegant and delicious meal does...

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Drinks & cocktails
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Poultry, Grilled, Seafood
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How To Make A Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Vegetarian, Pasta
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Game On! Why Wild Game Rocks

Baked/Roasted
(Photo by Artur Kornakov on Unsplash) When people hear the word ‘protein,’ images of plump livestock often pop in their heads. This composite image makes sense when you consider that farm animals are by and large the most culturally acceptable animals to eat. Not to mention, they’re pretty tasty when...

Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

Vegetarian, Kid-friendly
People have been grinding wheat into flour, mixing it into a dough, pressing into patties, and cooking into flaky, floppy tortillas for several centuries. So, don’t believe anybody who says flour tortillas are a new thing, and corn is what makes the best tortillas. Both flour and corn flour are...

Broiled Lobster Tail with Jalapeno Butter

Seafood, Entertaining/Holidays
 If you are looking for the perfect and most romantic recipe to celebrate an Anniversary or to simply surprise your significant other, you cannot go wrong with this recipe for Broiled Lobster Tail with Jalapeno Butter. A fancy, classy, and easy to make dish everyone will be talking about for...

Healthy Breakfast Options while Staying Quarantined

Poultry, Pasta, Kid-friendly, Drinks & cocktails, Vegetarian, 30 minutes or less
‘The year 2020 is like the famous bully of our high schools, too many expectations but too hard to handle!’  COVID-19 or Coronavirus, as we obviously know, must have taken on your summer body resolutions and wanderlust fetishes. Quarantine is definitely having some adverse effects on not just our daily...

Top 10 Dishes for Student Party

Pork, Entertaining/Holidays
What comes to your mind when you think of college or university dishes? Do images of fridge leftovers and instant noodles pop up in your mind? To a great extent, your imagination is right but this does not have to be the case. You can make delicious and sumptuous meals...

Caldo de Res (Beef Soup)

Beef, Kid-friendly, Video recipes
One of the Filipino soups that is so comforting and a childhood favorite is called Nilaga. It's also a very similar soup in Mexican Cuisine called Caldo de Res.  I make this recipe with beef shanks which has bones and bone marrow which makes this soup rich in flavor. This...

Twenty Delish Meatless Recipes That You Need To Know Now

Vegetarian, Salads, Pasta, Kid-friendly, 30 minutes or less
I put this ebook together to showcase just how much meatless recipes are fun, delish and part of everyday eats. I don't really know why we make it such a big deal eating meatless, like it's a fad or odd, or mostly for a certain group of people. Guys, you've...

It's Honey Time: 5 Super Yummy Ways to Eat Honey

Vegetarian, Kid-friendly
You've likely heard about all the amazing health benefits of eating honey. People are crazy for this delicious golden nectar, and it's no mystery why! Not only is it great for you, but it's also easy to incorporate into a ton of different dishes. Here are five amazing and life-changing...

A Must-Taste Malaysian Curry Powder Recipe

30 minutes or less
 Are you inspired by Indian cooking? Tempted by Thai dishes? Crazy about Caribbean flavors? Whatever international cuisine you're trying to recreate at home, it's often the careful blend of herbs and spices that transports your taste buds to these faraway lands. All it takes is a pinch of this and...