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Shrimp Kung Pao

Seafood
Shrimp or Chicken Kung Pao is one of those items on every Chinese restaurant’s menu that many people love to eat. All the different textures and flavors from the crunchy toasted peanuts, to the sweet and tender shrimp pieces make it seem like an impossible thing to re-create at home,...

Berry Chicken Salad w/ Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Salads
As I was searching my pantry for some inspiration for my next meal, I came across jars full of jams and preserves. Many people think of jam as something to be spread on a piece of toast with their morning coffee. And yes, that's a great way to use jam. But,...

Corned Beef & Cabbage w/ Spicy Garlic Potatoes

Beef, Entertaining/Holidays, Slow cooker
In keeping with the St. Patrick's theme, I made an Irish classic and traditional dish, Corned Beef & Cabbage. Actually, in Ireland, the real recipe calls for bacon, which resembles more the Canadian style bacon, as we Americans know it. The way I've seen this dish made traditionally is to...

Chicken Katsu

Poultry, Kid-friendly
Katsu is short for katsuretsu or cutlet, and was invented in Japan in the 19th Century. The most popular Japanese version is the Tonkatsu, using a pork cutlet. This version uses chicken cutlet. The only way to make any Katsu is to use Panko breadcrumbs. It is made with bread...

Tilapia Fish Tacos w/ Black Bean Salsa

Kid-friendly, Seafood
After having my third child in my late 20's, it is a hard pill to swallow looking at my gorgeous, single, and THIN friends' pictures on Facebook. Besides my thin, single friends, I also have plenty of beautiful and married friends with kids. However, popping these beautiful babies takes it's...

Shrimp & Asparagus in Lemon Garlic Sauce w/ Spinach & Feta Orzo

Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Pasta, Seafood
We all have hectic, fast-paced lives. Stay at home moms run around the house chasing after toddlers and grocery & cleaning lists, while working moms have to deal with co-workers and deadlines on top of that, to say the least. Working ladies are also busy artfully balancing their social, work...

Chicken & Shrimp Chow Mein

Poultry, Pasta
Everyone loves a good Chow Mein. But sometimes, when ordering from your local Chinese restaurant, their recipe comes with MSG. Cooking chow mein may look complicated but it's actually quite easy and inexpensive. And what's great about it is you can customize the protein and vegetables to your liking and...

Mini Fusili w/ Bacon & Peas in a Cream Sauce

Pasta
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in Jan 2010 was 14.8 million. 14.8 MILLION PEOPLE WITHOUT JOBS! I am so grateful to God that me and my family are not one of those families. However, even though we are a two income household, just like everyone...

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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...

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...