16th August 2016

Feistycook’s Version Of Better Homes & Garden’s Apple Chimichangas

I was scrolling Facebook a couple of weeks ago when I came upon a video of 20-minute Apple Pie Chimichangas from Better Homes & Garden. I did a quick mental inventory of what I have in my fridge and realized I have all the ingredients to make some. So I did. The family loved it!   Recipe: Apple Chimichangas Ingredients 3 apples, peeled and chopped powdered cinnamon granulated sugar flour tortillas(I used large) oil for frying 1 tbsp of milk 1/2 cup of powdered sugar Instructions In ...
10th August 2016

Lemon Pepper Fried Chicken

Unlike the other fried chicken recipes I've made before, this one is not dipped in a batter mixture then drenched in flour. Still though, the flavors are packed with just a simple and marinating process after sprinkling with a lemon pepper seasoning.   Recipe: Lemon Pepper Fried Chicken Ingredients 6-8 chicken pieces(thighs, legs) lemon pepper seasonings seasoned salt red pepper flakes, optional oil for deep-frying Instructions Generously coat the chicken pieces with lemon pepper seasoning. Sprinkle just a little bit of seasoned salt and red ...
8th August 2016

Creamy Pesto & Bacon Spaghetti

Once you've made your homemade basil pesto you can pretty much go to town and add it in everything else your heart desires. My first one is of course a pasta dish with bacon. Pesto, bacon, spaghetti, oh my!   Recipe: Creamy Pesto & Bacon Spaghetti Ingredients 3/4 cup of basil pesto bacon, chopped and cooked spaghetti noodles, cooked al dente 3/4 cup of cream 1 cup + more reserved pasta water 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese Instructions Cook the spaghetti. In a pan, brown the ...
5th August 2016

Homemade Pesto

My main goal in growing basil this year is to make my own pesto. I love pesto on pretty much everything. I've harvested a bunch of basil earlier this week then made pesto on Wednesday to use for the pasta dish I made for dinner last night(Thursday). To end this week on a high note, here's the recipe for homemade pesto. Recipe: Homemade Pesto Ingredients a bunch of basil 2 large garlic cloves, peeled a sm bag of pine nuts 1/3 ...
14th July 2016

Quick & Easy Pork With Cauliflower, Green Beans, And Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry

I love green beans. My husband loves cauliflower. I love pork. I think he does too or he just learned to tolerate my love for pork. I like stir-fry. My family didn't have a choice but to like stir-fry, HAH! If there's napa cabbage in the vegetable crisper, well hey, add it to the stir-fry too. Simple, quick, crunchy, and with all the vegetables in it, I'd like to believe it's kinda healthy too.   Recipe: Pork ...
10th July 2016

Almond Flour White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a couple of bags of Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour in the pantry because I planned on mastering the art of making macarons. I've tried making them twice but I failed big time. First failed attempt was due to not aging the egg whites and the batter itself after piping them into the silicone pan. Second failed attempt, I didn't use enough egg whites so the batter was too chunky to age. I ...
8th July 2016

Zucchini Boats With Chorizo & Mozzarella Cheese

A few Zucchini Boats recipes have popped up in my Facebook timeline for a while now and I've always wanted to try making them but have never gotten around to it until this week. Instead of ground beef or sausage meat I've decided to add a spicy flair into my zucchini boats by using chorizo. We love this Spanish sausage which I always add into the dirty rice side dish so it has become a ...
5th July 2016

Knorr Pork Sinigang With Sweet Peppers, Green Onions, & Green Beans

While reading the book, The Butcher by Jennifer Hillier, I thought about spending a whole week in my kitchen cooking Filipino dishes. Pinoy dishes like Adobo which is basically, sort of, the star in the story aside from 'The Butcher' of course were prominent in the story. There were also references to lumpias, champorado, and sinigang. The Butcher is a psychological drama with the Filipino flair thanks to the grandmother of one of the main ...
28th June 2016

Creamy & Cheesy Beef Penne

I am in a cheese fix lately. I want to eat cheese all the time. I might have gone overzealous in the cheesiness of this Creamy & Cheesy Beef Penne but I didn't care. I just want all the cheesy goodness and I got it. The cheese sauce is basically the same sauce I make for my grown up Mac 'N' Cheese. Simple. Cheesy. Good. Recipe: Creamy & Cheesy Beef Penne Ingredients 1 box of penne, cooked al ...
27th June 2016

Yellow Squash Patties

A family friend gave us a whole bag of yellow squash so now I'm thinking of new recipes to make using them. There's always the stir-fry, a simple saute in the pan with butter, au gratin, adding them in kebabs, or even grilled-steam inside a foil packet. There are definitely different ways to cook yellow squash as a side dish especially this Summer. For something new at Feistycook, how about some yellow squash patties? I've just ...
14th June 2016

A Simple Cookout Party Menu

For my son's high school graduation party with family and friends, we had a simple cookout with the usual burgers, hotdogs, pork ribs, cold side dishes, and chips. The side dishes were prepared pretty much the day before the party so all we had to do was grill the meat.   It's the season for fresh fruits so here's a huge bowl of grapes, watermelon, honey dew, cantaloupe, and strawberries.   Pasta salad with broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, sweet ...
25th May 2016

Grilled Hoisin Pork Chops

Life is already a bit complicated so let's not make dinner complicated too. Well, at least in the case of this Grilled Hoisin Pork Chops. I mean seriously, it's a 2-ingredient kind of simple dish. This is basically the simple version of the Hoisin Marinated Grilled Pork Cutlets that I already have in the archives. Recipe: Grilled Hoisin Pork Chops Ingredients Hoisin Sauce(just eyeball how much you'll need to marinate the pork) Pork Chops(the more chops, the more hoisin ...
11th May 2016

Creamy Bacon And Chicken Spaghetti

I saw a video of a bacon-chicken spaghetti recipe on Facebook the other day so I thought I'd make my own. The spaghetti, not the video. That recipe had spinach though and I think mushrooms too but mine doesn't. I didn't have spinach and I was saving my mushrooms for something else so this is just the basic version, I guess. Still yummy and would still satisfy the cravings for spaghetti with creamy white sauce, ...
6th May 2016

#PizzaHut Seasoned Fries: Cajun VS Ranch

Last Friday was Caine's Prom Night so while he was there, Scott and I took Emma to Pizza Hut as promised. She had her personal pan pizza fix while Scott and I got wings and seasoned fries instead. We didn't want pizza since Caine was having a birthday party with pizza the following day anyway. Scott got ranch fries and I got the cajun version for our sides. I wanted the ranch too but I ...
29th April 2016

Iron Skillet Red Skinned Potatoes

When my husband was transitioning from the Marines to Army we stayed at his parents house for a few months. It was during that time when I learned to cook some family favorites from my mother-in-law. Her Polish stuffed cabbages are so good. Another one I've learned is this iron skillet potatoes aka potato hash or home fries. This is so easy to make and can be eaten for breakfast with eggs and bacon or ...
23rd April 2016

Plain ‘Ol Good Pound Cake

I wasn't going to post this pound cake here because the pictures I took were really not that good. I had a hard time getting the right angle. I remember being in a hurry to take the pictures because I was trying to catch as much natural light from the dining room as I can. Then I remembered I really don't have a recipe for plain pound cake in the blog. I do however have ...
14th April 2016

2 Seasonings Pan-Fried Chicken

I don't think we'll ever run out of ideas for chicken. There's always some recipe out there for chicken. I'm sure we can say the same for other meat but there's just something about chicken, no? Even the simplest and easiest recipe can make your tummy very happy. Like this 2 Seasonings Pan-Fried Chicken that uses only 2 kinds of seasoning. Hence, the title. Seasoned Salt and Paprika. I used the pan-fried to cook the ...
23rd March 2016

Spicy Pork & Green Peppers Stir-Fry

When I made this Spicy Pork & Green Peppers Stir-Fry, I was actually trying to recreate the peppery beef and green peppers stir-fry that Scott likes to order whenever we have the occasional Chinese food take-out. With the obvious changes of course. I used pork instead of beef and I made it spicier because I was in a everything-must-be-spicy-kick around the time I made this. Well it turns out, I forgot one thing. The ground ...