cool recipes

  • Cravings

    You’re the Straw to my Berry

    Seeing how next month is National Strawberry Month and strawberries are in season down here, I thought it only appropriate to discuss one of my cravings.  Strawberries are a soft, red fruit studded with seeds.  Believe...
    April 28, 2016 565 0
  • Entrees

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    I am sure everyone has seen the grilled cheese sandwich sweeping the internet.  If not, it is a rainbow grilled cheese!  Crazy and beautiful all at the same time.  There has been a hot food trend,...
    April 28, 2016 466 0
  • Keeping It Real

    Ch, Ch, Ch, Chia

    No I am not talking about the weird little plant head we got as kids.  We can eat those little seeds to.  Chia seeds are rising in the health food industry.  They are being used everywhere...
    April 28, 2016 725 0
  • Editors Picks

    Brinner is a Winner

    Growing up, breakfast for dinner was always on the weekly menu.  It was easy and oh so good.  Well, folks, it now has an official name, “brinner.”  It makes sense, breakfast + dinner= brinner.  It appears...
    April 28, 2016 864 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Oodles of Zoodles

    Yes, we millennials like to jump on the food trend bandwagon; so our kids have to come along for the ride.  The veggie of the month is zucchini! This happens to be my personal favorite, my...
    April 28, 2016 430 0
  • Cool Recipes

    What is That?

    A few days ago, my daughter started coming home with a bright red popsicle that smelled like it was spicy?  I asked, “what and where did you get that?” She explained the flavor was sweet and...
    April 28, 2016 476 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Color Me Happy

    Everyone, young and aged, can agree, coloring eggs for Easter is so much fun.  How about coloring them naturally, with fruit and veggies?  Sounds cool right?  First, we need to have the perfect egg to color. ...
    March 24, 2016 540 0
  • Extra Wonderful Cravings

    Hangin’ With My Peeps

    One of my family’s, all families for that matter, is making sweet treats for Easter.  In my house, they have to be kid approved and something we can make together.  Peeps are always a favorite and...
    March 24, 2016 569 0
  • Cool Recipes

    I’ve Gotta Ham it to Ya

    Well, it’s Easter time and you know what that means, it’s ham time.  I absolutely love ham and so does my family.  This year, I wanted to create something a little different from the the glazed...
    March 24, 2016 638 0
  • Cravings

    For a Limited Time Only

    They are many candies you can only get at Easter, Cadbury Creme Eggs are the most sought after.  The luscious chocolate shell with the unknown creme that looks like egg white and yolk makes enthusiasts do...
    March 24, 2016 509 0
  • Beer Wine and Spirits

    Silly Rabbit, Easter is for us too!

    I love all of the traditions of Easter, but I noticed that a lot of the sweets and fun is for kids.  I have kids, so this is a lot of why I love Easter, but...
    March 24, 2016 557 0
  • Beer Wine and Spirits

    Jump on the Amaro Bandwagon

    One of the hottest trends in 2016 is Amaro.  What is Amaro, you ask?  According to Food Republic Amaro is, “The term amari (amaro when singular) encompasses a number of bitter, herb-infused liqueurs. Traditionally, they’re made...
    March 2, 2016 416 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Holy moly, Chicharones

    Living in Southern California, chicharones are a staple in our diet.  Chicharones are fried pork rinds.  Now, that may sound awful, but don’t knock til your try as they say.  Down here we like to have...
    March 2, 2016 587 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Bad Hair Day?

    It’s that time again, veggie of the month.  It is none other than broccoli! This happens to be one of my family’s favorite vegetables, but I know how hard it can be to get the little...
    March 2, 2016 701 0
  • Entrees

    Nice Thighs

    Chicken thighs are being used a lot more in recipes these days.  It makes sense, dark meat is almost always less expensive and offer a huge amount of flavor.  For millennials, who are on a budget,...
    March 2, 2016 468 0
  • Appetizers

    De Nada, Empanada

    This is the perfect food to eat on the fly.  My neighbor is a complete rock star when it comes to empanadas, and of course I get a ton when she does exercise her culinary genius. ...
    March 2, 2016 533 0
  • Entrees

    They’re Loaded

    After learning so much about Turbana and their causes, I wanted to do my part and support the company.  I headed to the store and purchased some Turbana plantains.  This was a little scary for me,...
    March 2, 2016 553 0
  • Entrees

    It’s All About the Muffin Top

    Everyone follows food trends and kids are no different.  In 2016, food trends are all the rage, as everyone is a foodie now.  One of the biggest trends to watch out for is muffin meals.  Turning...
    March 2, 2016 394 0
  • Beer Wine and Spirits

    We’re Going to Asia Baby, Well Kind Of!

    Another hot new trend in the world of alcohol is East- Asian inspired drinks.  Forbes noted, “East-Asian Cocktails — Robert Haynes-Peterson, Spirits Writer “I think we’re going to see a continuing expansion and evolution of East...
    March 2, 2016 393 0
  • I Wanna Stay Home

    Poke Cakes are Better than WHAT?

    I have been making poke cakes since high school.  They are so dang easy and everyone will crave them after.  What is a poke cake you ask?  A poke cake is very simple, it is a...
    March 2, 2016 379 0