19th January 2017
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Chorizo And Leftover Cheeseburger Quesadilla

The Quesadilla night idea we had last week came after I was writing our dinner's menu in my kitchen chalkboard. Unless we're eating either pizza, spaghetti, tacos, or burgers, I always have to make something different for Emma. If this is your first time in this foodblog, my daughter has Autism and she's a bit of a picky eater. It's a texture thing. I get to be creative when it comes to her dinner combos. ...
21st September 2016
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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 ...
16th September 2016
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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 ...
12th September 2016
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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
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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, ...
8th August 2016
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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
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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 ...
28th June 2016
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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 ...
11th May 2016
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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, ...
3rd March 2016
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Easy Baked Chicken Mozzarella

The pictures I took of this Baked Chicken Mozzarella are not giving the dish some justice. For the life of me I couldn't find the right angle to get better shots. I was in a hurry too because everyone was hungry and I was trying my best to keep the hot temperature. But trust me, these are good.   Recipe: Easy Baked Chicken Mozzarella Ingredients 4 boneless chicken breast(slice evenly in half) 1 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs fresh mozzarella ...
4th February 2016
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Pork Sausage & 3-Cheese Lasagna

I should have taken a picture of my kitchen when I made this Pork Sausage & 3-Cheese Lasagna last Tuesday. Not only did I make this oh-so-delicious lasagna, my daughter and I made Valentine's Day sugar cookies too. The counter was messy with sauce and cheese while the baking station on the other side of the kitchen was busting with flour, food coloring, and cookie frosting. Fun Times! Nevertheless, my kitchen and I survived. We ...
23rd September 2015
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Beef & Ricotta Cheese Lasagna Rolls

Every time I say 'lasagna' whenever my family asks what I'm making for dinner they all go, 'OOOOHHHHHH.' They did the same thing when I said I was making Beef & Ricotta Cheese Lasagna Rolls. Good thing I was able to resist eating the container of ricotta cheese. I couldn't help but have a couple of spoonfuls while filling up the rolls. They're just too good! So, lasagna rolls, this is so easy and sumptuous ...
8th September 2015
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Beef Enchiladas That Will Knock Your Socks Off

I am not claiming that these Beef Enchiladas are the most delicious and most authentic enchiladas you'd ever taste in your whole life but they sure impressed me and my family. These enchiladas which I only thought of making to veer away from the creamy chicken enchiladas that we love were surprisingly exceptionally scrumptious. Sometimes I amaze myself, HAH!   Recipe: Beef Enchiladas Ingredients 1 1/2 pound of ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 1/2 cup of salsa 3 tbsp of ...
8th September 2015
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Chicken Stroganov

This chicken stroganov dish is so easy to make and you don't even need that much ingredients to make it. It's good with long grain rice or pasta of your choice. This chicken stroganov recipe is adapted from Best Ever Chicken cookbook by Linda Fraser.   Recipe: Chicken Stroganov Ingredients 4 boneless chicken breasts, cut in strips 3 tbsp oil 1 large onion, sliced 6-8 button mushrooms, sliced 1 1/4 cups of sour cream salt and black pepper for seasoning chopped scallions(or parsles) for garnish Instructions Heat up ...
17th August 2015
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Creamy Chicken Rigatoni With Asparagus

I originally wanted rigatoni with Alfredo sauce but realized at the last minute that I didn't have any heavy cream so I decided to just make my own creamy white sauce with regular milk and sour cream. In all fairness, it turned out really well. I added asparagus for some green with one of my favorite pasta shapes, rigatoni.   Recipe: Creamy Chicken Rigatoni With Asparagus Ingredients half a box of rigatoni pasta, cooked al dente 2 boneless chicken breast, ...
20th July 2015
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The First Time I Made Churros

I first made these churros back in May and I've been debating for so long whether I should write about them or not. There's really nothing wrong with them unless you consider not being able to stop eating 5 or 10 churros is a problem, HAH! The thing is the thickness. You're supposed to use the biggest star tip you have to make these cylindrical goodness but I don't have that so I tried my ...
20th May 2015
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Pork With Carrots & Napa Cabbage Lo Mein

I think Lo Mein has been my go-to dish to make when I'm craving for pasta but not necessarily with the Italian flavors. It's the Asian in me, I guess? I love lo mein and I have a few recipes around here using my favorite angel hair pasta noodles with one recipe using spaghetti noodles. My Lo Mein dishes are a fusion of my 2 favorite cuisines, Italian and Asian.   Recipe: PORK WITH CARROTS & NAPA ...