9th March 2017

Ritz Cracker Moon Pies

I saw a video of Ritz Cracker Hacks from Country Living Magazine via Facebook last month and immediately wanted to make them. Too easy and too yummy to pass up. It's perfect to make for parties but seriously though, my sweet cravings couldn't wait that long.   Recipe: Ritz Cracker Moon Pies Ingredients ritz crackers marshmallow cream almond bark(or chocolate chips) Instructions Spread cream filling on one cracker. Top with another cracker. Melt the almond bark or chocolate chips in the microwave. Stir ...
2nd January 2017

New Year’s Eve/Birthday Feast

We usually order take out on New Year's Eve because it also falls on my birthday but since Hubby and I already went on a lunch date the day before I've decided to cook instead. Plus, I've actually already planned it weeks ahead so cooking on my birthday is definitely something I wanted to do.   Maine entree was Southern Pork Barbecue cooked in the crock-pot.   Steamed fresh green beans with garlic powder seasoning.   Rice, of course and Margaret ...
29th December 2016

Prime Rib On Christmas Eve

Food Lion had a Manager's Special sale on meat a few days before Christmas. Scott found a really good deal on this prime rib and lamb roast. He made me pick which meat we were going to devour on Christmas Eve. It was basically a life and death decision because as much as I wanted prime rib I also wanted to eat lamb. To make it easier I suggested to stop eating meat and just ...
21st December 2016

Easy Appetizer Dish For Parties: Tortellini Skewers

I made these easy appetizer dish for my sister-in-law's Christmas party this past weekend. I really didn't know what to make at first. I knew there were going to be a variety of chips & dips plus the usual party appetizers so I wanted something different but didn't know what. I was scrolling Instagram and chanced upon tortellini skewers with mozzarella cheese and grape tomatoes. I was like, THERE IT IS!! I can't remember whose ...
13th December 2016

Hershey Kisses Blossom Sugar Cookies

I made these Hershey Kisses Blossom Sugar Cookies on December 1st and I'm just posting the recipe now because well, I got busy decorating for Christmas. These cookies are the first batch of our Christmas Baking Series. At least that's what I'm calling our baking marathon anyway. 'Our' meaning me and my Sous Chef Miss Emma who is just absolutely loving all our baking extravaganza. We get to eat cookies afterwards so what's not to ...
29th November 2016

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

For our Thanksgiving dessert, I went for the No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake instead of the usual baked pumpkin cheesecake with dulce de leche topping. I just wanted to try the cheesecake prepared in a different way and in a way compare which is better. Baked or No-Bake? After having been tried the no-bake version I think I'll go back to baking my cheesecake next year. Don't get me wrong, the no-bake cheesecake was good and easier ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
12th February 2016

Bacon-Wrapped Smokies With Brown Sugar

I ate a lot of Bacon-Wrapped Smokies with Brown Sugar at my sister-in-law's Christmas party last year. These cute appetizers were just too good. It was a hit during the party and thankfully, the person who brought them shared his recipe. If you look at the picture it's really not that complicated to make. I knew then that I am making bacon wrapped smokies the next time there's a get-together at my house or some ...
30th December 2015

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinners

Before the year ends, let me share our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts. Christmas Eve was spent with my brother-in-law's family. Unlike on Thanksgiving Day where there were an abundance of food, we made the Christmas Eve feast simple. Roast Turkey, dinner rolls, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots veggie mix, and chocolate cake for dessert. There was also an apple pie but we didn't get the chance to slice into it. For our Christmas ...
15th October 2015

Halloween Cake Truffle Balls

There's nothing scary about my Halloween Cake Truffle Balls but they sure are cute in a simple non-creative way. I just wanted to make something to munch on that's not candy since it's Halloween season after all. I also deviated from the usual Halloween cupcakes which I make every year. So these cake truffle balls are just regular white cake base shaped into balls then coated with melted vanilla almond bark with orange food coloring. It's ...
7th April 2015

Beer-Battered Onion Rings With Honey-Mustard Dip

Caine and I love onion rings. Scott doesn't. Emma doesn't count because she has her own list of 'food groups' and most of the stuff I serve is not part of that list, HAH! But that's another story for another blog some other time. Anyhoo, I don't make onions rings that often because as much as I love it the lingering smell of deep-frying is just not something I want my whole house to smell ...
17th March 2015

1st Grill Of The Season & 1st Party At Our New House

We're all moved in to our new house. Boxes have been unpacked, things have been placed where I want them to be, every space, corner, and walls have been styled just the way I like it. It was time to enjoy the great weather and company this weekend so what else is there to do than have a cookout, right? We were going to do our first grilling of the season and basically our first ...
19th December 2014

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Sticks With Sprinkles

Along with beautifully decorated Christmas sugar cookies, we also get Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Sticks from my Mother-in-Law every year. They are always a treat and the kids love munching on them throughout the day. This year though, MIL changed it a bit. With the usual sugar cookies, she sent us the ingredients for the pretzels sticks because she knows how much her granddaughter loves making treats. So I planned on us bonding over the pretzels, ...
18th December 2014

Crock-Pot Garlic Herb-Roasted Lamb

Thinking of diverting away from turkey or ham this Christmas? How about lamb? I actually made this slow-cooked lamb the day before Thanksgiving this year. We went to a friend's house on Thanksgiving Day so we had our own before-Thanksgiving day dinner with this lamb roast. I kind of adapted The Country Basket's recipe using the crock-pot method. I wanted the long infused flavors without turning the house into a heat machine by using the ...