Sunday, June 28, 2015

Peach Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breast with Queso de Freir


Peach Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breast with Queso de Freir


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I don't eat peach throughout most of the year due to the fact that I'm not a huge fan of the grocery store version of this fruit. They are usually too hard, and I have the most difficult time ripening them at home. For some reason, they go from unripe to mealy in a blink of an eye. Who loves mealy peaches?!! Not I! It is just as bad as eating a mealy watermelon. That my friends, always puts me in a sour mood.

So, I'm excited that peach season is around the corner in my area. There is nothing like fresh, sweet, succulent tree-ripen ones. I'm looking forward to the many ways to enjoy them: grilled, in cobblers, in salsas, in salads, or my favorite...straight from the trees. Peaches are like tomatoes in a sense, since the off-the-shelf versions do not ever compare to the freshly picked ones.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fruit Filled Taquitos





Fruit Filled Taquitos

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If you are on Pinterest looking at food with any regularity, you must have come across a recipe by Jo from Jo Cooks for Apple Pie Taquitos. Jo wraps canned apple pie filling in soft tortillas, brushes them with melted butter, rolls them in cinnamon sugar, then bakes them until lightly golden. Although I have never made her taquitos, they looked incredible! After seeing Jo's recipe pop up again this week, I was inspired to come up with one for July 4th using a similar concept.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Virgin Tropical Sangria

Virgin Tropical Sangria

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If we were to judge people by the kind of beverage they drink, then I must be one of the most boring people, because my drink of choice is plain old water. Waah waah! Whether it's the middle of the day, lunchtime, dinner, eating at home, or dining out, water is what quenches my thirst. That is not to say I don't like other beverages, I do...just with less frequency. Perhaps that explains why there is a disproportionate amount of drinks to food ratio on this blog. You see, the last time I served y'all a drink was last August when I made this beauty. It's about time I offer you something to quench your thirst!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Sausage with Soy-Oyster Dipping Sauce

Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Sausage with Soy-Oyster Dipping Sauce

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I served these chicken lettuce wraps to my husband twice this past week. To my delight, he loved them and gave them two thumbs up. He is my biggest blog supporter and critic, so it makes me very happy when he highly approves my new creations. (I would be remiss if I didn't mention that my daughter is also one of my biggest supporters. Love you honey!)

These lettuce wraps are a great summertime meal, perfect for when you don't feel like eating something heavy. The chicken sausages are flavorful, seasoned with oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, and black pepper. Since I had an abundance of cilantro, I added them to the sausage well, and for additional bulk, I added brown rice. Man, they are delicious even on their own, but they are outstanding in lettuce wraps. 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Donut Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies

Donut Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Happy June everyone! Do you have some great plans for the summer...a family reunion, a beach vacation, a tropical getaway, a theme park destination, a trip to the mountains, a staycation? Whatever they may be, I hope you have loads of fun and create lasting memories.

I am going to have a working summer. Aside from Independence Day holiday and two vacation days, my summer will be business as usual with little time for R&R. But don't feel too sorry for me...because later on this year, I will be embarking on a dream trip to.........Italy!! Woo hoo!! In light of that, this working throughout the summer thing is going to be SO worth it! I can't wait to see the rolling hills, the vineyards, and old farmhouses of the Tuscany region. And I am so looking forward to smelling the lemon scented air and the majestic beauty of the cliffside towns of the Amalfi Coast. It will truly be heaven on earth!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Chili Nation: Cheesy Chili Squares

Chili Nation: Cheesy Chili Squares
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I always have a can of chili in the house, and that is because my husband likes his chili dogs. He is very particular with how they are prepared. It's an exact science. The dogs may not be pan-seared or grilled...they must be steamed. Let's not forget about the buns; they require special treatment as well. They have to be steamed or microwaved until soft. For condiments, only finely minced onion and celery salt will do.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops

Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops

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Hi there! I hope you had a good weekend! I am so enjoying the verdant springtime landscape and the warmth! My husband and I bought many plants this weekend including herbs, vegetables, and flowers. If you read about me here, you will understand that this might prove to be a futile undertaking. Wish me luck! When it comes to food, what better way to prep a meal in beautiful weather than to grill? Today, I have a quick and easy Asian pork for you. It's so low maintenance that it allows me more time to enjoy the great outdoors instead of being cooped up in the kitchen.