Pork Fried Rice and Chinese Barbecued Pork

For years I made Fried Rice and it never came out quite right.  Then I decided to do some research and found out why my fried rice had been suffering...sigh. The answer was simple.  First of all I was using the wrong kind of rice.  My beloved Uncle Ben's just wasn't cutting it, I needed to use Jasmine Rice. My other discovery was … [Read more...]

A Cuban Turkey Sandwich that Mom & Dad will Love!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hillshire Brands Company. All opinions are entirely my own.   Twenty years ago on one of my first trips to Disneyworld in Orlando, I happened upon the newly opened Bongo's Cuban Cafe in Downtown Disney.   I honestly was a little hesitant when I ordered my Cuban Turkey Sandwich, but let me … [Read more...]

Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Pork Steaks

Fire up the grill and give my Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Pork Steaks a try. I guarantee they'll put a smile on the faces of the carnivores in your family! I was recently asked by the J.M. Smucker company to try out their new Fruit and Honey products and see what kind of deliciousness I could come up with.  I love when companies ask me to … [Read more...]

I Love my Spiralizer – Zoodles, Toodles and Boodles

I recently fell in love with one of my new kitchen tools, my Spiralizer.   I have to admit it wasn't love at first sight, it was a relationship that was six months in the making. I purchased my spiralizer via Amazon Prime over six months ago, unboxed it, took it apart and then put on a shelf in my pantry.   Over the last six months I'd catch the … [Read more...]

Welcome Back Summer with Bubba Veggie Burgers!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUBBA Burger for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Summertime means Burgertime and if you're looking for a non meat alternative for friends and family, BUBBA Veggie Burgers could be just what you're looking for! BUBBA Veggie Burgers are not your average Veggie burger. They are made from … [Read more...]

How to make Corn Fritters

I love fresh corn and growing up in New Jersey we couldn't wait for the time of year when the Jersey Fresh Corn was available!  And since moving to Florida from the Garden State I've been pleasantly surprised at just how good our Fresh From Florida produce really is.  Not only is the sweet corn delicious but its available throughout most of the … [Read more...]

Grilled Lamb Chops and Watermelon Feta Salad

Summer is closing in fast and that means its time to fire up the grill and get your favorite side dishes ready for your next barbecue!  This year its time to think outside the box just a bit and come up with some new ideas to make your summer gatherings more delicious than ever before. Grilled Lamb Chops are a great way to up your game just a bit … [Read more...]

How to Make Enchiladas and Enchilada Red Sauce

Being half Mexican and growing up in San Antonio I learned to love Mexican Food at an early age and with Cinco de Mayo just around the corner I thought this would be a great way to celebrate my heritage.   One of my earliest memories is my Grandmother sending me down the block to Alejandros to buy Red Corn Tortillas so she could make me Enchiladas. … [Read more...]

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella could be on your dinner table tonight, its easy to make, healthy and delicious! All you need is a few ingredients and you're ready to get cooking.   I did add clams to my version, and forgot to add them into this pic, but they are optional. Of course you can personalize this dish using just chicken and … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipes – Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce & Cole Slaw

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.....well except for the ones I've worked.   It's a day to see family and friends, a time to come together and give thanks for all the blessings  you have in your life.   This year we'll be celebrating at home in Florida and it will be the first Thanksgiving in a long time that we didn't have … [Read more...]