$10 Buck Dinners
The Playable Angry Bird Cake – Careful! It’s addicting.
So, how many of you are addicted to Angry Birds? Such a simple concept, isn’t it? I mean, anyone from 2 to 102 can play it. And everyone who plays it, can’t seem to put it down, right? Well, that brings us to our daughter, M. At the age of 2, she routinely kept herself [...]
Pork and Egg Machaca with Beans & Tortillas
Years ago, I went to lunch nearly every day with my good friend, Danny. We tried as much as possible to leave the office for lunch, just to get a break from our crazy and hectic jobs. Plus, we also enjoyed some general banter and a good meal. Especially a meal from Tio Leo’s! 15 [...]
Won Ton Soup and Fried Rice – Who needs takeout?
I don’t know about your kids, but my kids love soup. But it does get old. I mean, how much ramen or chicken noodle can one kid take? So when I saw the won ton wrappers while shopping, I thought about this tasty soup I had once at dim sum and decided, shoot, why not!? [...]
Simple Couscous and Grilled Ahi Salad
If you haven’t tried couscous, you must! Especially if your household is a rice loving kind like ours. Even though it’s technically a pasta, it’s affordable like rice and cooks up even easier. It’s bland when cooked alone, but because of that, you can make it special with your own additions. ...
Bangers and Mash – Kicked up a little. OK, a lot!
This is not “traditional” bangers and mash. And in truth, it’s not meant to be. Not because I don’t love the traditional version, it’s just because I happen to pick up a great deal on Jalapeno Cheddar sausage from the butcher and figured, what the hell? Why not, right? How can you go wrong with ...
Chicken and Andouille Gumbo over White Rice
My father is law is the master at gumbo, so I’m in no way trying to compete. But my kiddo asked for gumbo over jambalaya the other day and I figured, why not? Chicken and Andouille gumbo has got to taste delicious, even if it’s not the authentic version. And boy was I right! Great [...]
The Mt. Ogden Burger. So simple, so perfect!
If you’re not from Ogden, Utah, you probably don’t know what is so special about this burger. OK, it’s not all that special. In fact, it’s rather simple. But simple is sometimes exactly what your heart (and your tummy) desires. This burger really makes me think of my childhood days in Utah. Of ...
Cinnamon Churro Cupcakes!
A good friend of mine, Anne, shared this wonderful recipe with me this week and I just couldn’t wait to try it. I made a few minor adjustments, but I’m sure she won’t mind. I just have to add my own touch. Part of my own touch was out of laziness (store bought frosting) and [...]
BBQ Chicken Thighs with Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
It’s summer time and that means BBQ. Which also means mac salad. Which always reminds me of Kauai. And where am I going with this? Ha! If you’ve ever had a plate lunch, you know what I mean. That creamy goodness that just blends perfectly with BBQ or Kalua Pig or Masubi. Melt in your [...]
Tomatillo Chicken Enchiladas with Chickpea Salad
A few things in life have changed my meal planning. One is my sister in law’s amazing garden and her willingness to share her goodies. The other is our CSA box. I’ll be doing a separate post on CSA’s, but for now, just know that we are in LOVE with our fresh weekly veggies, thanks [...]