19th January 2017

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

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 ...
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 ...
8th September 2015

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 ...
20th July 2015

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 ...
23rd March 2015

Beef & Sweet Peppers Fajita Rice Bowl

When I made beef fajitas the other day I wasn't really feeling the flour tortilla wrap way. I served the family the tortillas but I made mine with rice hence, Beef & Sweet Peppers Fajita Rice Bowl. If you have Spanish rice around then the rice bowl idea would be perfect but I only had cooked white rice so I went with that and you're more than welcome to do the same.   Recipe: Beef & ...
4th March 2014

Tres Leches Cake

I have been wanting to bake Tres Leches Cake for a long time but I was a bit intimidated by this Mexican cake even though I know that based on my research it's really not that hard to make. I'm weird like that with good food. I put them in a pedestal that I eventually work myself up to being frightened of the process. After a while I find the courage to gather the ingredients ...
21st February 2014

Dinner At Mi Casita

For Scott's post-birthday dinner tonight we went to what I've concluded as my favorite Mexican restaurant here in North Carolina, Mi Casita. Scott and I have eaten there before for lunch and it was an enjoyable experience. The food is great and I love the space. Unlike other Mexican restaurants we've been to Mi Casita's tables and booths are far from each other that you really get that safe and private ambiance. You don't ever ...
27th April 2013

Beef, Green Pepper, Corn, & Eggs Tacos

When I'm finishing up the last groceries in the fridge I usually make tacos out of meat or leftover veggies. Like these Beef Green Pepper Corn & Eggs Tacos. I had 2 pieces of thin steaks, 1 green pepper, and a little bit of leftover corn from a side dish some other night. I didn't have any shredded cheese left though so I figured I'd make scrambled eggs instead to serve as topping for the ...
30th January 2013

Super Bowl Sunday Party Food Ideas

It's almostĀ Super Bowl Sunday folks. I couldn't care less which teams are playing against each other, HeHe! We're a Baseball family(Yankees Baby!). However, I do like the Super Bowl half-time show and of course the million-dollar funded commercials. Some are funny some are, ehhhhh. But most of them are clever and hilarious. That's what I'm looking forward to. Plus the super bowl party food :) . The best things to make for parties like Superbowl are ...
11th December 2012

Pork Bulgogi Tacos

If someone would ask me to name 2 Korean dishes that I love, easily I'd say kimchi and bulgogi. The spiciest the better, especially kimchi. The pork bulgogi I made for tonight's dinner doesn't have the spicy flavor that I really love because I wanted my son to enjoy dinner too without drinking a gallon of water by the end of the night, hah. To continue my light dinner plans, instead of rice, I decided ...
13th October 2012

Cheese Con Carne Dip

I've already posted an easy to follow recipe for a cheese con carne dip among the party ideas compilation for super bowl time but the picture attached to it is very old so figured I'd share a more updated version. New pictures with step-by-steps as well just to make the archives prettier, sort of. Print Chesse Con Carne Dip : Feistycook : lunch, appetizer, party, dips ...
2nd March 2012

Lunch At Mi Casita’s

We went to lunch at Mi Casita yesterday over in Dunn. A perfect way to welcome the 81Ā° weather to match our blue spring dresses. That was our first time to eat at Mi Casita. Our usual Mexican digs are La Cocina and Fiesta Mexicana. There's another Mexican restaurant in Dunn that we went to months ago but it's so terrible I can't remember the name anymore. It's either Las Brisas or El Charro. Maybe ...
23rd February 2012

Leftover Chicken, Salsa, & Green Onions Quesadilla

Besides fried rice, soup, or frittata, quesadilla is what I make to use up leftover meats. Just chopped up the meat, tomatoes, and green onions, then throw 'em on top of a flour tortilla, then bind everything together with shredded cheese on top, and another flour tortilla to finish it. In this quesadilla, I used the leftover southwestern chicken and salsa instead of fresh tomatoes. This is perfect for quick lunch or those weekend munchies ...
22nd December 2011

Buffalo Chicken Tacos W/ Blue Cheese Aioli

If you have leftover buffalo wings from a pizza & wings night or just regular hot wings night, you can easily turn the meat into Buffalo Chicken Tacos. But, if you don't have leftovers and craving for these tacos, here's an easy way to make some. Boneless chicken breasts not necessary. I used chicken leg quarters which worked out perfectly so let me show you how. Print Buffalo Chicken Tacos W/ Blue ...
10th November 2011

Duo Of Tacos: Baked Trout & Leftover Chicken Wings W/ Wasabi Aeoli

These fish tacos are very light because the trout were baked instead of the usual drench-battered cod(or salmon) filet and deep-fried version. I only had 4 baked trout when I made this so I decided to pick the meat off of the leftover chicken wings from a hot wings night to serve a substantial dinner. This would be great for lunch too by the way. At the last minute, I decided to experiment and made ...
24th October 2011

Chicken & Green Peppers Tacos W/ Mango Salsa

A simple chicken & green peppers tacos with homemade mango salsa on top for an added crunch and flavor. I actually wanted to add cut up avocado in the salsa too before serving but I decided to just leave it as it is. No biggie coz the tacos were good without the avocado. Maybe next time, but for now, here's how to make this version. Print Chicken & Green Peppers Tacos W/ ...
28th September 2011

Cajun Spiced Beef Fajitas & Tacos

When I make fajitas or tacos, I usually just season the meat as I cook it. I changed it up a bit the other night by marinating the beef strips in Cajun spices seasonings that I mixed up myself. The entire dinner was really good coz I didn't just serve the beef as fajitas but as tacos as well. My husband slightly toasted the corn tortillas while I cooked the beef with peppers and onions ...