Thursday , 18 January 2018


Slow Cooker Black Eyed Pea Stew

Black Eyed Peas, Greens and a Ham Shank combine in a slow cooker for an easy and tasty dish

I got my ring!  I got my ring! Me = happy! But now I’m looking at it thinking “Hmm…my wedding ring doesn’t really match…” Just kidding (only not really), but that’s a ways away before I start looking into that. And then to top off all of the excitement, it’s pantry cleaning time! I can’t be the only one who ... Read More »

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

A bowl of red beans over rice

The entire time I was making/eating this dish I had Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” in my head – ‘Red beans and rice didn’t miss her!” I’ve been hitting my slow cooker hard lately but for some random reason I’d never made beans in my slow cooker.  Weird right?  I mean dried beans and slow cookers go together like peanut butter and ... Read More »

Cuban Inspired Mojo Pork Salad

A cuban pork salad with tomato, onion, avocado and sweet potato

I have no husband! *sob* Ok so that was completely overdramatic and we’re totally not getting a divorce or anything, he’s just away at a conference until Sunday night and I hate when he’s gone that long (and hopefully he’s not dancing a jig at being away from me either). Last time he was gone for the weekend I drove ... Read More »

A Filipino Feast – Pancit, Lumpia and Pork BBQ

First off, all of the awesome pictures were taken by my husband.  I was busy cooking so he turned into lead photographer (yay for him). Sorry I’ve been MIA all weekend.  I haven’t been *gasp* cooking. Friday night I had a friend’s birthday to go to so basically just snacked before heading out.  Saturday night I was down at Cincinnati’s Oktoberfest (the ... Read More »

Cuban Pork Rolls with Beans, Rice, and Squash

A Cuban pork roll cut in half

  Alright do me a favor and when you look at the picture above, picture oozing warm cheese coming out of the middle of the roll.  Can you see it?  It’s there and tasty and calling your name. Darnit.  I think that’s the problem when you make up your own recipes.  Since you’re just doing what feels right instead of ... Read More »

Sausage Mix over Italian Potato Corn Cakes

An italian inspired potato corn cake served with a sausage and pepper mix

  Did everyone have a fantastic Labor Day weekend?  What’d you all do? And oh my gosh it’s like the heat broke.  I drove by a local pizza place the other day and it said it was 103 degrees, no joke.  Yesterday and today it’s hovering in the 70’s.  I guess summer is officially over; at least if you’re in ... Read More »