18th February 2017

The Sweet Taste Of Success

If you like working for yourself and enjoy ice cream and frozen yogurt, then consider opening your own frozen yogurt business. This is an endeavor that is often rewarding personally and financially. It's a business that will allow you to talk to the customers and get to know their likes and dislikes. Since there isn't a large variety of items that are sold, you likely won't be spending as much money on your product as ...
28th November 2016

Christmas Wish List: Fondue Set

While I was organizing my pantry when we first moved into our new home I somehow broke the pot of my fondue set. I calculated my movement wrong which I'm usually good at when reaching for stuff on higher shelves but not that day apparently. So I have been without a fondue pot now. I really miss having our chocolate fondue and cheese fondue nights. Since Christmas is upon us, why not start a Christmas ...
28th November 2016

Our 2016 Thanksgiving Feast

LATE POST: I finally have time to share our Thanksgiving feast this year which was spent with my brother-in-law's family same like last year. Pardon my lack of perfectly styled pictures because the reality is, when we're all together and we're all ready to eat there's just really no time to make everything pretty for pictures. Nevertheless, everything was delicious. Super easy turkey seasoning. I went with creole butter this year. I usually rub butter on ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
23rd February 2016

“Bloody” Splash Cutting Board

How fun is this Splash Cutting Board from Foodiggity shop? It's 18 by 12 size and the 'dripping' blood was designed to keep the board stable. Plus, it's just too cool for words. Not bad for a $21.99 cutting board that would give your counter top a playful character while chopping off veggies or whatnots.
19th December 2015

Your Guide For The Perfect Cheese Platter

I LOVE CHEESE. You love cheese. Who doesn't love cheese? Let FTD help you make the perfect cheese platter for your next holiday party. From the type of cheeses to the tools you'll need to cut that perfect bite size and the perfect pairings. For the complete guide and chart of how to make a perfect cheese platter, check out the FTD website.
15th December 2015

Alton Brown’s Dumbest Kitchen Gadgets

I do love a cool kitchen gadget as much as the next person but there are some out there that just leaves you scratching your head. Food Network's Alton Brown nailed this list. Having said that, I do want that Wolverine claws, HAH!
8th November 2015

Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers Review

We were first introduced to Margaret Holmes when our neighbor Ms. Peggy invited us to her family's Easter dinner a few years ago. She served Margaret Holmes Collard Greens as one of the side dishes and it was really good. I love collard greens but I don't make it that often because it takes a while to cook and it needs to be seasoned well. I have no expertise on collard greens. I think I've ...
29th October 2015

What Is “Blind Baking?”

I have a recipe for Spinach and Portobello Mushrooms Quiche that I need to write about but first I have to talk about blind baking or baking blind. This is an important method when making quiches, pies, or tarts. I learned this from Barefoot Contessa and my Quiche cookbook. So what is What Is 'Blind Baking?' Basically, it's a method to partially cook the pastry before adding the filling. This will prevent the pastry crust from ...
26th August 2015

Steak Escape Sandwiches & Fresh-Cut Fries

My husband and I had a lunch date at Steak Escape Sandwich Grille(Dunn) yesterday and it was really good. I had BBQ Steak sandwich with green peppers and onions with a side of fresh-cut fries. I wish they didn't cut the steak too fine while cooking but the flavors were on point. Scott had Steak Mignon sandwich which also had green peppers, onion, and mushrooms. The price was reasonable too. I had the small sandwich ...
24th July 2015

Presenting, Feistycook’s Pantry

I took a couple of quick snaps of my slightly full pantry the other week after doing the groceries. I figured I'd do it then before it's empty again, HAH! I'm so happy that our new home have this space for groceries. I've always wanted a pantry and here it is. As you can see, I have more cookware/kitchen gadgets in it than food. Figures, right? FYI, I have a 2-tier Lazy Susan shelf in ...
14th July 2015

WORLD FOOD EXPO (WOFEX) On August 5-8 2015 At World Trade Center & SMX Convention Center, Pasay City

WOFEX (World Food Expo) on its 15th year, continues to be the food and beverage industry’s main source of supply solutions. The phenomenal rise of the event in terms of exhibitor bookings, visitor traffic and sales generated has reinforced its growing importance in the industry. WOFEX 2015 will be held from August 5 - 8, 2015 at both World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center, Philippines and we invite you to be part of our continued growth as we bring together all segments ...