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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...

{lifestyle} Planning for Your Event

Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays
Planning a gathering in your home can seem like a daunting task. Having to clean the house, straighten up backyard, and especially preparing all the food, can almost make you feel like backing out of your special event. However, having your best friends and family around to enjoy each others...

Recipe: Watermelon Popsicle & Green Tea Ice Cream

Desserts, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
The weather is FINALLY summer-like and there's nothing more nostalgic than sitting on the porch with the kids eating popsicles. Store-bought popsicles are full of high-fructose corn syrup and added preservatives and ingredients. Making your own helps you control the sugar you give your kids, and you'll immediately taste the...

How to wrap baked fish in foil

Seafood

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe

Vegetarian
If there is only one thing you can learn to cook, choose homemade tortillas. They are simple, quick, with only 4 - 5 ingredients needed, but the number of dishes you can prepare using homemade tortillas is almost infinite! How many Mexican foods can you name other than tacos or...

6 Healthy And Delicious Acai Bowl Recipes to Try

Vegetarian, 30 minutes or less, Kid-friendly
Did you know acai bowls are a great way to start your day with something healthy and delicious? Not only are they full of antioxidants and other nutrients, but they also don't require a lot of preparation time. This makes them ideal for people trying to detoxify or lose weight....

5 Easy Waffle Sandwich Ideas You Can Try Today

30 minutes or less, Kid-friendly, Vegetarian
Classic Breakfast Waffle Sandwich – Source: Olymel Whether you forgot to buy bread, have picky eaters, or want to try something new and unique, waffle sandwiches are the way to go. Here are five easy waffle sandwich ideas you can try today. The Classic Breakfast Sandwich Let’s start with something...

How to Make Iced Coffee with a French Press

Drinks & cocktails
The only way to start the day for most of us is to drink a cup of hot coffee. There’s nothing more uplifting than a cup after waking up in the morning or whenever you feel like it. However, don’t you find that there are days when you find yourself...

Grilling the Low-Fat Foods You Love: 6 Recipes to Try

Poultry, Grilled, Seafood
Did you know that 75% of Americans have an outdoor grill? This country loves to grill and summer is the perfect season to do some grilling. The Fourth of July is actually the holiday where most people in the country plan to turn up the heat and grill some delicious...

How To Make A Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Vegetarian, Pasta
A bowl of perfectly-cooked pasta doused in a creamy, velvety sauce is the stuff of dreams! Quite frankly, it is amazing the way it is. But what if we told you that you can make it even better with practically no extra effort?  Yes. It’s possible. And all you need...

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...