Here in my neck of the woods, the daily highs have been below 40 degrees for about a week. This has made me crave a bowl of piping hot soup at every meal, so last night I threw together something Filipinos know as nilaga (which my mommy tells me literally means “to boil”). Ingredients 2.5 lb chuck roast, cubed (any beef roast, bone-in or boneless, will work) 2 large sweet...
24 hour eating marathon a.k.a. Thanksgiving
I was so excited for Thanksgiving it was ridiculous! The family. The friends. The FOOD!…definitely a good day. It was my job to make a side dish and a dessert. For a side dish, I went with Rachael Ray’s green beans with crispy bacon—throw hazelnuts up top for some delicious flare :) For dessert I made a chocolate tart. It was like eating a Ferrero Rocher pie! I posted a link...
tastes like a gigantic ferrero rocher! →
This was the tasty dessert I prepared for my family for Thanksgiving. Everyone was giving thanks after a bite of this :)
Wednesday brought me to Rachael Ray’s glazed chicken & peaches with cheese & bacon biscuits. The chicken might have been a tad bit too sweet for my liking, but the peaches were great. I would be happy eating the peaches all night. I have made similar biscuits for breakfast several times. Here’s how to make them from scratch!… Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 3...
good enough for a blizzard tortellini soup
Today we were hit with one heck of a blizzard! Seeing the snow snowin’, and the wind blowin’ i decided hubby and i could weather the storm with some nice hot soup. I got this recipe from my momma-in-law but I’ve tweaked a few things to my liking. Ingredients 1 lb Italian sausage (removed from casings) 1 lb cheese tortellini (I’m aware of the fact that...
sweet potatoes + chili = ?
Today I tackled Rachael Ray’s turkey chili shepherd’s pie with sweet potato topper. When I first read the title of the recipe I thought, “Sweet potatoes and chili…weird.” Let me just say that it was amazing! Plus, it was incredibly easy. sweet potatoes + chili = very satisfied taste buds :)
an idea for the pork barbacoa...
We rolled our pork in flour tortillas and fried them in vegetable oil over medium high heat. Not exactly health food, but oh so tasty!
Hubby requested that I make him some pork barbacoa today. He is absolutely in love with those sweet pork barbacoa burritos from Cafe Rio so awhile back I endeavored to come up with my own version of the ever-so-popular sweet meat. Now, I wouldn’t say that my pork is as good as Cafe Rio’s (for fear of getting lynched), but it’s a good, easy, stay-at-home substitute. Plus, you can...
attack of the anchovies.
Day one of my culinary adventure brought me to Rachael Ray’s caesar spaghetti. To start off I put a few anchovy fillets in a large skillet with olive oil. Those darn anchovies spit oil all over the place and burned my knuckles (that’s what I get for letting the pan get super-screamin’ hot), but never fear, I braved the flying olive oil and was able to put together a pretty nice...
You do it with your own two hands, so there’s a sense of pride. You really...