Ahhh summer. Sunny days, warm nights, and most importantly – it’s grilling season! Cooking on the grill is great for people who hate cleaning up the kitchen – like me! You can cook almost anything on the grill – including cakes and muffins, but I’m not that advanced yet. Today’s recipe is cheap, quick, and delicious: Cilantro Lime Pork Chops! Let’s get to it! (more…)
Sometimes, it’s a sad, sad day living in Central New Jersey. Why? NO CHEVY’s for MILES. NOT ONE. The last time I ate at a Chevy’s was in Orlando, Florida. What’s so special about Chevy’s? Aside from their BOSS steak taco salad and chicken flautas, Chevy’s has the absolute best salsa I’ve ever tasted. I’m not sure if it’s the smokey spice or how deliciously cold it’s served, but at the end of the day it’s FREAKING DELICIOUS. When I came across this recipe I actually squealed with happiness. Read on for the recipe!
I think I have a meatball addiction. Anything shaped and cooked into a little golf-ball sized sphere of meat makes me happy. So to break the cycle, I give you individual meatloaf. Yes, it is meatball like, but not round! So there, I win. Read on for the recipe. (more…)
I absolutely love Filipino food – it’s so savory and delicious. When I was young, my Lola (grandma) watched me everyday and cooked chicken adobo at least once a week. The smells coming from the kitchen were intoxicating and drew me in – cartoon style, feet floating and nose following the visible aroma. I always look forward to chicken adobo over rice on the kitchen table. These days I’m avoiding rice but the flavors of Filipino adobo are so versatile they can be added to almost anything. In this case, I’ll share with you the wonders of Filipino adobo style bok choy!
There’s not much to this recipe at all. It’s more of a quick dessert/gift/project to make when you need sometime sweet and not even close to Paleo-friendly! Arrange them nicely on a platter or put them in clear gift bags with a pretty ribbon! It’s that easy! What you need:
- Bag of square pretzels
- A few rolls of Rolos
- Bag of halved pecans
- Baking Sheet
What you need to do:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Arrange pretzels on a baking sheet
- Place one Rolo on each pretzel
- Bake for about 10 minutes, or until Rolos are soft and melty. Don’t leave them in the oven too long or they will turn into something mushy and scary.
- Push a pecan into each Rolo
- Let cool, then serve!
You’re welcome 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and ALOHA!
Sometimes the only thing to turn my day around is a big chunk of pig. Yes, you read that right. (more…)
¡Buenos Días! I went to my local farmer’s market last night to pick up a few things and was quite ashamed that I didn’t immediately respond to the cashier in Spanish as she commented on the large size of the apples I was purchasing. I used to be able to think, write, and speak Spanish without a moment’s notice. Now, I’m lucky if I can mutter more than a phrase about how I am out of practice because I have no one to speak it to at home. Quite a crime, actually. In any case, I proceeded to listen to the Spanish station on my way home in the car to make up for my lack of practice. I struggled through the commercials and eventually gave up on my mental translation to call my boyfriend. Ah, such is life I suppose. So in honor of my severely lacking Spanish skills, I give you CARNE ASADA!
Happy Memorial Day weekend! On a long weekend full of BBQs and fun, I have the EASIEST side dish for you to bring to a get together or carry right out into your backyard!