$10 Buck Dinners
BBQ Pork Sandwich, Fresh Veggies and Tater Tots
When you find pork shoulder for .99 cents a pound, well, it’s a no brainer…scoop it up and then figure out what to do with it. In this case, it’s slow simmered bbq pork sandwiches with lots of fresh veggies and some fun tater tots. The leftovers will be abundant, so what a deal! Simmered [...]
Arroz con Pollo Y Chorizo – An Easy, Healthier Version!
This dish started with a great deal on Chorizo. I bought two packages and used one on a traditional style breakfast. Awesome, as usual. But…the other package was still sitting in the fridge and begging for something new. Figuring I’d treat it like andouille or spicy Italian sausage, I decided to ...
Open Face Steak Sandwich with Seasonal Peppers
A nicely priced steak or roast is wonderful for steak sandwiches! You don’t have to have the best cut or the most leanest of meats, you just have to give it a nice dry rub, broil and slice on the bias. Add some wonderful summer veggies, a few onions and some melted cheese and KAPOW! [...]
Veggie Frittata with Corned Beef Hash
A frittata is a great way to get tasty veggies into a dish that even the kids will love. You can use so many different kind of veggies, from spinach to bell pepper to mushrooms. Same with the cheese. From cheddar to parm to gruyere. Get as fancy or as simple as you like. Frittatas [...]
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 [...]