Marinated Steak And Veggie Wraps

You’re going to love these braised steak wraps. The beef is marinated in an Asian inspired sauce that really gives such a delicious zing. Its a very fresh and fun lunch, dinner or appetizer option. I marinated steak cubes in a rice wine vinegar and low sodium soy sauce with some ginger, garlic and a few dashes of cayenne pepper. I like a bit of spice in my life and my food. ( I am a big fan of moderately Read More >>

The Best Beer Batter For Everything

I was expecting some company last weekend and I wanted to make something fun to pass around and dip while we were talking. These onion rings were some of the best I’ve ever had. I love the flavor and love how the beer creates such an airy light batter.  They were very quick to cook. I used peanut oil because it has a high smoke point meaning it will cooperate well when heated to a high temperature. Also, peanut oil Read More >>

Chicken, Bacon And Ranch Pasta Salad

Welcome to the wonderful world of cold pasta salads. Have you been chowing down on them all summer like I have? This is a recipe you must try tonight because I already know it will be a hit. I used to work as a waitress while I was in college and the chicken sandwich with bacon and ranch dressing was a very popular item on our menu. I decided to somewhat replicate this salad with the flavors of the sandwich Read More >>

Mustard Pork Chops

Father’s Day is coming up and I would definitely recommend this delicious meal.  If you have the opportunity to grill these chops, I would go for it. I found two fresh pork chops for around $2.50. I served them with some cabbage salad and made a delicious dinner for two for about $4 a piece. Talk about a bargain. If you’re going to grill them, Start by seasoning with a little kosher salt and a pinch of garlic powder. I Read More >>

Cheeseburger Quesadilla

Last week, it started to rain again for a few days in Seattle. (Big surprise, right?)  We were craving a juicy cheeseburger but I didn’t want to open up the grill in the rain. I compromised and whipped up something similar with delicious taste and all the flavors of an American cheeseburger in a thin tortilla. I started by placing a parchment paper on a baking sheet and then adding a 6” tortilla. You could use any size depending on Read More >>

A Berry Good Day Wrap

I had sinus surgery this week and I’m still in recovery mode but the ambition to create and the need to show more patriotism by sharing red, white and blue foods with my loved ones beckoned me.  I have a lot of love for our soldiers and love a day where we honor them in the past, present and future.  I truly believe this country is the home of the free because of the brave. My prayer for this holiday Read More >>

Mango And Cod Tacos

Fruit salsa is a great thing to have around for picnics and potlucks this time of year. Making a fruit salsa from scratch is really easy. It’s a great topping for salads which I eat all the time when the weather is warm. You can use fruit salsa as a chip dip and you can use it to top chicken, beef, fish or even tofu.  Don’t forget that fruit salsa can be really good on top of desserts too.  There are Read More >>