20th October 2016

Fried Pickles, Anyone?

My husband had been talking about fried pickles for quite some time now and after chatting about it one day on Face Time, he came home with 2 jars of pickles. So off I fried them pickles. They're actually better than I've anticipated and as you may have guessed by now, yes fried pickles are good accompaniment to either burgers, hotdogs, or fish fry. I adapted the recipe from Food Network. Recipe: Fried Pickles, Anyone? Ingredients 1 jar ...
21st September 2016

Chorizo & Pinto Beans Enchiladas

A different approach with enchiladas using my favorite chorizo and for an added touch, pinto beans. This combination was such a delightful surprise that I can't wait to make it again soon. Seriously, this is really good! Recipe: Chorizo & Pinto Beans Enchiladas Ingredients 1 1/2 cup of salsa 1 1/2 cup of sour cream 2 packs of chorizo 1 can of pinto beans shredded cheddar cheese 6-8 large flour tortillas Instructions In a bowl, combine the salsa and sour cream. Stir them together and ...
20th September 2016

RECALL ALERT: Kellogg’s Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles

Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 10,000 cases of Kellogg’s® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other Eggo products are impacted by this recall. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and ...
16th September 2016

Cooking With Kids: Homemade Mini-Pizzas

Whenever Emma and I are bonding together in the kitchen it's mostly for baking desserts. The girl loves to bake cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and pies. Basically anything that's sweet. Can't hardly blame her, no? A few weeks ago a blogger friend suggested making pizza with your kids which I thought would be our next cooking project. Pizza is after all in the top tier of Emma's food groups. I have made pizzas before of course ...
14th September 2016

Hosting a Great Party

The one thing everyone will remember about a party is the food. If you are hosting a party, then be sure to take a little extra time when you plan the menu. There are several popular foods that can please a crowd. The type of food you should serve depends on the guests you will be entertaining. Here are some great ideas that can make sure your guests clean their plates. Remember Appetizers You may ...
12th September 2016

Crab Rangoon With Dip Ala Feistycook

If you've ever ordered Chinese Take-Out, you should know these deep-fried creamy crabby goodness called Crab Rangoon. You can keep ordering them or you can make them yourself once in a while. They're really not that hard to make and I'm about to show you how.   Recipe: Crab Rangoon Ala Feistycook Ingredients 1 pack wonton wrappers 1 pack of crab meat(the one you use for sushi rolls) 1 brick of cream cheese, softened 1 string of scallion, chopped sprinkle of paprika sprinkle of ...
12th September 2016

Chorizo & Green Peppers Fried Rice

Didn't I tell you I'm obsessed with chorizo before? I remember mentioning that in the ZUCCHINI BOATS WITH CHORIZO & MOZZARELLA CHEESE dish back in July. I've made dirty rice with it and oh yeah, it's really good as the meat in tacos. Wait 'till I finally get around writing about the chorizo enchiladas that I made last week. In the meantime, here's an easy chorizo fried rice with chopped green peppers which went well ...
7th September 2016

Garlic & Butter Seafood Pasta

This Garlic & Butter Seafood Pasta is a variation of the seafood spaghetti dish that's already in the archives. The latter used wine while this one has more garlic and buttery flavor plus the capers which I absolutely love in pasta dishes. Just like the other recipe, this one is also very easy to make.   Recipe: Garlic & Butter Seafood Pasta Ingredients 1 box of the angel hair noodles, cooked al dente 1 sm onion, chopped 4-5 cloves of garlic, ...
2nd September 2016

Cooking with Your Fire Pit Table

If you have a fire pit or fire pit table, you've probably already flexed a bit to see what kind of entertaining and cooking you can do with it. There are some obvious cooking choices such as smores, hotdogs, and grilled steak, but you're really only limited by your imagination and the utensils you have on-hand. A good place to start might be to dig up your old camping recipes or buy a wok stand, ...
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 ...