Saturday, July 30, 2011

Insects are Friends. Not Food

Lately, I have keep having several horrible encounters with insects in my home. My cats and dog are always bringing in insects from my backyard to play with or eat. Specifically, other day, I was letting some of my cats in from the backyard. Suddenly, I turned to see my cat, Lulu, sitting on my stove with a grasshopper. WTF! I swear Lulu is my problem child. I am yelling "eat it or kill it". Of course, she jumps off the stove and leaves me to deal with the creature. I get out my broom and decide to battle the insect to its death. The grasshopper is jumping around my kitchen as I am waving around the broom. Finally, I smashed the insect and, it is dead. I sweep the corpse off onto the floor and give it back to Lulu. She looks at the dead grasshopper with a snobby expression and nonchalantly walks away as if the insect is not good enough for her now. Pssh.. Rude..

All these insect incidents led me to begin thinking about people who eat insects. So, I began looking up recipes using insects for my own amusement. As I was reading some, I stumbled upon one I had to share. This recipe cracked me up.

Popcorn Crunch

Here's an easy treat to prepare and take to the drive-in movie. The kids will love it.

Roasted insects. Perfect snack.:)
  • 3 quarts of popcorn, popped
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of dry roasted insects, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter


Blend the butter and honey together in a saucepan and heat gently. Mix the popcorn with the insects and pour the butter-honey mixture over it. Mix well. Spread on a cookie sheet in a thin layer. Bake at 350° 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp. Break into bite-sized pieces.  

You can find this one and several more on this site: 
My review

Kids love to play with insects. So, next time your child brings home bugs for pets, use this opportunity to your advantage. Serve these tasty critters to them during your next movie night. I'm sure you kid/s will be overjoyed with this salty, sugary surprise.

Kidding. But... SERIOUSLY.. are these people for real. Um.. I do not think a kid will eat this.

Are you hungry yet.? Yummy

Overall, I think eating bugs is disgusting. I love Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods, but I will let him to continue to to eat insects for my enjoyment because I am not living out a man vs.wild moment in my backyard. I think a grocery store can provide a perfect selection of fresh meats and produce for me to use in my next meal. 

Just remember. Insects are Friends. Not Food. 

P.S. No insects were eaten during the making of his blog. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Ox Tail Experience

I was very hesitant about trying this meat. I am not the hugest meat eater. After bring a vegan/vegetarian for several years, I am wanting to try foods that I did not eat before because I think it is important to try everything at least once.

Ox Tail
Well, today I learned I actually like the taste of ox tail. The meat taste similar to roast The main issue I had was not cooking the meat long enough. It is a very fatty and tough. For those trying this for the first time, cook the ox tail in a slow cooker for several hours because it will turn out much better.

I am going to share my recipe. I think the ingredients I used to season the ox tail are great. It provided the ox tail a great flavor.

My Recipe for Ox Tail

My lunch. Ox tail with red beans and rice.

  • 2 lb of ox tail
  • 1 tbsp of fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 4 cloves of fresh garlic
  •  2 tsp of truffle oil

Crushing my herbs in my mortar and pestle

First, I recommend to marinate the ox tail for an hour. Put the kosher salt, thyme, and olive oil into a mortar and pestle. Grind up the ingredient and rub on the seasonings on the meat. Then, rub on the crushed garlic on to the ox tail. Allow the meat to marinate in the refrigerator for an hour. 

Marinated ox tail

Preheat the oven at 375 degree. Put the ox tail in oven proof dish. Add truffle oil along the top and cover the dish. I cooked the ox tail for an hour in the oven. This is where I went wrong. I recommend cooking the ox tail for two to three hours at 325 degrees. Or, I think another great suggestion is to put the meat into a slow cooker for 4 hours with a cup of beef broth. 

I plan to continue trying to make this again and better next time. A twitter follower recommend for me to make Osso Bucco. I think I will try to take on this challenge. If you are brave and want to try something different, I think you should try making ox tail. 
On a side note, my pets enjoyed eating some of the leftover ox tail and bones. Must be good if the animals are fighting to get to try it. :)

Benny obediently awaiting for his share. 
Mr. Pigglesworth is eating his share. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Curry Chicken Stir-Fry

Curry Chicken Stir-fry is a delicous and simple recipe to make for lunch or dinner. The recipe will take  about a hour to prepare and cook. Serves 3 people.

Spicy Curry Chicken Stir-Fry
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • Chili Peppers (optional and add as much as you want)
  • 1 tbsp of curry powder
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tsps of turmeric 
  • 1 large red potato 
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro 
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/8 cup of broth -beef or chicken


Preparing the potatoes

                                                                     First, cut up one large red potato into medium size chunks. I always leave on the skin for extra nutritional value but, it is optional. Place the potatoes into a microwavable dish and season with salt. Cook the potatoes in the microwave until the potatoes are soft. Will take approximately 7 minutes.


Fresh ingredients. Yummy!
Preparing the stir fry

While the potatoes are cooking, chop the chicken, red onion, chilies, and garlic. Heat up a stir-fry pan on a high heat and add the olive oil and garlic. Then, add the other ingredients once the garlic begins to sizzle. Add the curry powder, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Allow everything to saute for about 5 minutes on a medium high heat. 


After 5 minutes, add the potatoes. Then, add a bit more olive oil to the stir fry to help the potatoes to brown. Continue to cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes more. Then, reduce the heat to a simmer and add 1/8 cup of broth to the pan. Cover the the stir-fry and allow to cook for about 10 minutes. The broth will help soften any potatoes still chewy. 

After ten minutes, salt and pepper the stir-fry for taste. Serve the stir-fry with rice and a favorite vegetable. I served mine with pan fried eggplant. Also, I garnished my stir-fry with cilantro and a fried quail egg for additional flavor. Enjoy!

My Encounter with Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods

Yesterday was a huge day for my blog. In the afternoon, I noticed a lot of people were looking at it. I did not realize to later that night Andrew Zimmern placed a messaged I asked him to retweet on his twitter page. I think this is really awesome.!/andrewzimmern It is still showing up for now!

If you are not familiar with his show,  Bizarre foods, you should watch it on the Travel Channel. He visits different countries throughout the world and eats a "bizarre" food most Americans would not consume. I watch it because I love to see how food is cultural important to different places in the world. Though, I must admit, you need a strong stomach at times when seeing him eat some of the foods he tries. Check out his site for more information.

Thanks again, Andrew Zimmern. I am really excited about all the attention my blog is getting due to you posting my tweet.

I hope everyone will continue to follow my blog. I plan to add a new recipe today.
Wildjenno is me on twitter. This is a copy of his twitter page to show my tweet. :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

WTF!!! My breakfast journey stilll continues... Why??!!

So... since my last post, my pets have not learned. I guess they do not follow my blog.. Well.. that is unfortunate, sneaky, and RUDE!

Anyways, again I am awakened, early in the morning. I am miserable wishing for these creatures to die. Do these emotions change? Well, maybe during the day once I have reached sanity with caffeine. But, at sunrise, when the moon has barely hidden itselt, hell no. Pets are awaiting for their breakfast. These animals seem to think that annoyingly bothering with their attention, cries, and cuteness will cause me to suddenly open these cans of food and place it in a bowl at the crack of dawn. Well, no.. .I do not care... Maybe if they brought me coffee, I would change my mind.

Again. the daily struggle of humans vs. cats happens again. My lovely husband somehow sleeps through all this. Why is this? Not sure. I want to push him out of the bed and throw pillows at him. Why does he not wake up?! Grr... (hubby, if are reading this, I deserve flowers for all this pet sitting lol)

My pets continue to bother me in bed as I try to go back to sleep. I have let the dog out because he is too noisy in his kennel. The cats are on the bed trying their best to act nonchalant, in their own way, but seem like they  are trying to compete in the Olympics by using my head for hurdle jumping to get my attention. By this time, my dog is sprawled out in the middle of the bed, stealing my covers, and laying on his back with his legs in the air. He is farting too...gross. His farts smell as bad as a garbage dump that intoxicate me like mustard gas as I try to sleep. I continue to remove animals and push them off the bed in hopes to snooze a few more minutes.

Well, as always, food is served to the pets, and I am still sleepy. Will I get sleep? Will I get my 5 star breakfast? Who will ever know? The journey still continues till next time... These pets always win. Well, so they think the will HAHAHA...

Its time for coffee.....

Anyways, I plan to get to back to basics today. Conjuring up thoughts for a new recipe. Key ingredients chicken, potatoes, eggplant, curry powder, and spice. I will post up a new recipe tomorrow. :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

My Benny and Our Love For Apples

Food always has been my love and passion. I love to cook for other people and share my recipes . In my opinion, food is just a cultural accepted symbol for socializing and making people feel better. People are always happiest with a full belly. :)

Benny, my puppy, and I bonded over eating apples together. Sharing apples is turned into our special time. As soon as he hears the crunch of an apple, he is sitting at my feet or beside me waiting for his share. Food really has been the one way to connect to my puppy. I love this little guy.

Any time, I am cooking in the kitchen, he patiently waits on the floor. He hopes for a piece of food will drop that he can eat. This sneaky guy always seems to convince me to share what I am making with him.

This my story of food and my puppy. Some of my loves in the world. :)

Benny is my dog
Apple lover to the core
We share together

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Shut up and Listen! The Farmer's Market Rules

Today, My mom and I went to the farmer's market in Coppell, TX. The place is not a large location but, there are tons of fresh, home grown vegetables, herbs, and fruits to choose from. Here is a link:

One of the places that caught my eye was a stand selling grass fed meat. The sellers had several kinds of meats to choose. from. If you have never had grass fed meat, you are missing out. Meat typically massed produce is fed alfalfa or corn. Animals who are allowed to freely roam land would not eat these kinds of foods. Grass, on the other hand, is a natural food the animals will eat. The quality of meat is much better and surprisingly not so much more in price that it is cost prohibited to buy.  If you are carnivore, eat it NOW.

Also, I found a stand with a women selling basil. The plants are hydroponically grown. Pretty cool... You can take the plant home and put in a jar to have fresh basil all week. Of course, I bought some! The aroma from the basil filled the car on the entire drive home. I plan to use this tonight to make bruschetta bread. My favorite!

I really think the farmer's market is the best place to buy produce if you do not have garden. For one, additives are not added to the food.  As a biologist, I can tell you genetically modified foods are not bad for you as people seem to think. You will not die if you have diet of only this kind of produce. Promise. Personally, I can tell a difference or think I can. lol in the taste.  For example, ethylene is removed from tomatoes to help fruit to not ripen as quickly. It is way for stores to maintain a longer shelf life for the fruit. Naturally grown tomatoes will not last for weeks at home. I would hands down prefer home grown vegetables and fruits any day.

Anyways, as I said before, if you have not been to a farmer's market, you should be slapped because you must not appreciate quality food. Now, stop whatever you are doing, head to the farmer's market, and get that delicious produce!

Some of the fresh fruit and veggies I bought. Those little white things are eggplant. So cute! 

Friday, July 22, 2011

My Breakfast Journey. A True Life Story.

I LOVE food even more than I like to cook. I think about it all the time. Even before bed, I think about breakfast. My favorite breakfast is eggs benedict. Hollandaise sauce poured on top of a poached egg sitting on top of an English muffin with Canadian Bacon. Hello! Pure fat, butter, and carbs. What’s not to love?!
I state this is a journey because I have never had the chance to make my favorite breakfast. Why? I am the proud pet owner of 5 animals. Four cats and one 50 pound puppy to be exact. I love my animals. But, in the morning, they are my enemy, my nemeses, the creatures standing between my homemade five star breakfast entering my mouth…

My Morning.

5 AM. Awakened. Screeching cats (Specifically Lulu and Mr. Wizard) at my back door. Nothing furry or loveable is cute this early. The only thoughts in my head are “die”. I get up out of the comforts of my sleep, let the bastards in, and return to bed.

5:30 AM Screeching cat again. Lulu will not shut up. I throw pillows at her. Still will not shut up. I swear this cat never is silent. She wants in and out constantly. I am back up and throwing her ass outside to regain silence.

6:00 AM By then, the three cats are surrounding me in bed checking if I am awake. Mushroom lies on my chest, Wizard annoyingly paws my face, and Mr. Pigglesworth is biting my arm pits. I’m chucking them off the bed. Hoping they get the clue to stop the madness.

7:00 AM  Pets vs. Human. The pets have won and, I call defeat. Even, Benny is scuddling in is kennel not allowing me to sleep. TOO MUCH NOISE!!

It does not end there.

Next, I have to handle the Benny. I let him out of his kennel and put him outside so he can do his business. These moments outside are crucial for me to prepare his breakfast. If not ready during this allotted time, he dashes to the neighbor’s yard.  Annoyingly this means putting on my flip flops, walking through bushes, climbing a rock fence in my PJs to retrieve the Benny. I am chasing him through the neighbors trying to get him inside. Happily, the neighbors are used to this by now and do not call the police for trespassing. And, as always, the beast has a smirk on his face as I capture him.

I get him home. I have twigs in my hair, my pjs are dirty, and I am all sweaty. Though, as soon Benny sees his food, he runs to his kennel and sits awaiting his food. Dog fed.

Now, the cats. They have been crying the whole time. Lulu is back inside. They herd around my feet trying to trip me. I open their food. Put in a bowl. Place it on the floor. Finally, the cats are fed.

8:00 AM I make my coffee and, I am exhausted. The best part of the morning is when I am sitting in silence. It is peaceful. Pets are happy. Get my cup of coffee and drink about ¼ of it Then, it starts again. Cats crying to go outside. Grr… Silence over.   

I let the cats outside. Put their leftover food up so benny will not eat it. Release the Benny.

I try to go back and enjoy my coffee. Now, Benny is in my lap. Mushroom wants to sit with me. The dog and cat are fighting for my attention and break out in a brawl on my lap. It is about impossible to get another drink except if I want to wear it. Once I do, my coffee is cold. I hate cold coffee. Grr..

9:00 AM – The cats are out or asleep in the house. Benny is taking a nap. I get peace. I get another warm cup of coffee and enjoy it.

Do I want to make my delicious 5 star breakfast after this? Hell No. I’m tired. Who wouldn’t be after 4 hours of nonsense with pets?  

 Will I ever get to make my five star breakfast? No. This is why I love to go out and eat breakfast late in the morning or make breakfast at noon. The only way I get anything decent.

What did I eat today? Cold, leftover pizza sitting on the counter most likely licked on by cats.  Still.. it was better than nothing and no effort required. Bon appetit.  

My Breakfast

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Stuffed Pork with Mashed Potatoes

Pork is one of my favorite meats because it is really lean and very versatile to use. I really thought stuffed pork would be really hard to make. The process was easier that I expected. Though, it takes a bit of work and time. I would recommend making this over the weekend or on a day off.

Stuffed Pork Ingredients

White wine I used
  • 1 lb pork loin
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 plum
  • Red Wine-preferably a Cabernet
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • White Wine- Recommend a Pinot Noir or I used a French White Wine. Picture 
  • Garlic Bread Crumbs
  • 1 egg

First, place about 8 cloves of garlic into the oven for roasting with a bit of olive oil. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and cook in the oven for about 20 minutes. The garlic cloves will caramelize and turn dark with done. Set these to the side.

Next, cut the pork loin. I used this awesome youtube video for reference. I was not sure how to cut the pork loin. My only recommendation is to use a really sharp, small bladed knife. 

Then, create a marinade for the meat. I prefer to marinade my meat in a freezer bag. Rub the pork with 3 to 4 cloves of the roasted garlic. Also, salt and pepper the meat. In the freezer, bag add 2 cups of white wine, 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place the meat in the freezer bag and allow the meat to marinade for about 2 hours.

Cut up the plum, apple, and onion into small chucks. In a saute pan, add olive oil and the rest of the roasted garlic chopped up in the pan. Add the fruit and onions to the pan and cook until soft. Add a cup of red wine and allow the wine to reduce. The fruit and onions will become a thick mixture. Then, allow the mixture to cool.

In a separate bowl, add 1/2 cup of bread crumbs with one egg. Then mix together. Once the sauted fruit and onion mixture is room temperature, add this to the bread crumbs. Mix together and place in the fridge to cool. 

When you are ready to cook the pork, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Next, remove the pork out of the marinade. Set the marinade to the side to make a sauce. Then, put the pork on a flat surface to add the stuffing. Spread the stuffing evenly along the pork.  Then, roll the pork up. You can tie the pork together with twine or hold together with toothpicks. Put in a casserole dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cook in the oven for 35 minutes or until the pork is cooked. 

The dish is best served with mashed potatoes. Cook these however you like. If anyone is interested, I can add a recipe. 

Lastly, make a sauce for the potatoes to eat with the pork. Pour the left over marinade into a sauce pan. Then add another 1/2 cup of white wine and 2 tsps of truffle oil. Heat up the sauce to a boil and bring down to the simmer. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve the pork with a serving a mashed potatoes. Pour the sauce along the potatoes and the pork. Enjoy!

Eat with a good piece of bread and with a glass of Chardonnay. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Homemade Pancakes with Fresh Peach Syrup

Today I was craving a lite breakfast with fresh fruits. This was spur of the moment, delicious breakfast.


  • 4 fresh peaches 
  • Raw Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Egg
  • Table Salt
Syrup Recipe

First, cut up the peaches into chunks. Place the peach slices into a bowl and add 1/4 cup of raw sugar. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Then, add the peaches to a sauce pan. Cook the peaches with a 1/4 cup more of sugar to make a syrup with the peaches. Begin by cooking the peaches on a medium heat then reduce the heat to a simmer once the sugar is melted. Allow the the peaches to simmer while cooking the pancakes. 


Add 1 and 1/2 cups of flour, 3 tsps of baking soda, 1 tsp of table salt, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, a egg, and 1/8 cup of raw sugar. Begin to blend the ingredients together with the egg. Then slowly add milk until the dry ingredients blend together a form a thick batter. This should require 1 cup to 1 1/4 cup of milk. Do not add all the milk at once. If you end up adding to much milk, the batter will be too thin and soup-like. If this does happen, add a little bit of flour to fix your mistake. Make sure you mix the ingredients with a fork or whisk until the mixture is fully blend and all the lumps of flour are gone. 

Once the batter is done, heat up a pan. Add a ladle of pancake mixture to the hot pan. Flip once the batter starts to bubble on the first side all over. You should cook each side for about 3 to 4 minutes. 

When the pancakes are done, add butter to each warm pancake for flavor. Serve the warm pancakes with the warm peach syrup. 

Eat the pancakes with a fresh cup of coffee or favorite glass of juice. 

Spaghetti with Capers and Fresh Tomatoes

I really enjoy cooking simple food for myself when I am home alone. Today, I created a simple pasta that was delicious. I served this with a little fried eggplant and fresh baguette chip I made during the day.

Spaghetti with Capers and Tomatoes

First, I cooked one serving of thin spaghetti.Cook this to according to the package. Use any spaghetti you like. Next, slice up a small tomato. Once the spaghetti is cooked remove the water except about a 1/2 of a cup then set this to the side. Then, in a frying pan add olive oil and as much fresh crushed garlic you want. Allow the garlic to cook for a minute. Afterwards add the slices of tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of capers, and, the spaghetti with water. Allow this to cook for a few minutes. Then, season with a tablespoon of dried basil. Continue to cook until the water thickens. This will probably take about 6 minutes. You can double this recipe if you are cooking for more than just yourself.

Fried Eggplant

I cooked fried eggplant to eat with this. It is optional to garnish with, but very tasty if you choose to.

Slice your up your eggplant. You can do this in slices. I prefer to make small pizza-like slices after slice it into slivers. I think it makes it cook faster and makes the pieces crisper. Next, make the batter. Add about a cup of semolina flour, 2 tsps of black pepper, 2 tsps of salt, and 1 tsp of cayenne pepper to one bowl. Then, in another bowl, add 1 cup of milk, 1 tsp of salt, and 1 tsp of pepper. Dump all your slices of egg plant into the milk allow the eggplant to sit in the milk for a minute. Then, cover each eggplant slice with the flour mixture. You can double this batter and milk mixture if needed to make a larger amount. I only cooked 2 slices (8 pizza-like slices) with this amount.

Heat up a pan with olive oil. I do not deep fry. I just cover the pan with enough olive oil to fry the eggplant on each side. You can add oil as needed. I recommend to heat the oil up on a medium heat. If too high, the oil will burn.

Add the eggplant and allow the each side to get crispy. This took me about 2 to 3 minutes on each side in hot oil.

Serve the spaghetti and eggplant in your favorite serving dish. I prefer to eat spaghetti in bowls. Also, serve with your favorite type of bread. I will add my bread recipe and how to make baguette chips another time. :)

Enjoy! Best eaten warm and with a good glass of your favorite wine. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Slices


  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (add as much as you want. I like a to add a lot)
  • 1 cup of butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup of sliced almonds (optional or add any nut you prefer)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside. 
  3. In a medium bowl, cream the shortening with the brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the eggs,vanilla extract and milk. 
  4. Then mix in the sifted dry ingredients. 
  5. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and almond chips,
  6. Drop cookie dough from a spoon in golf ball sized portions onto a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. I recommend to bake the cookies for 9 mins the preheated oven because I prefer soft, gooey cookies. Otherwise, you can cook a few minutes longer for crunchier a cookie. Allow cookies to cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheets before removing to cool completely on wire racks or on a plate. Either works. 


This recipe will make about two dozen cookies. I usually cut the recipe in half. The cookies are best to eat once room temperature. Enjoy! :) 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Salmon with rice & Corn cucumber salad & Salmon Tartare

I created this one Sunday afternoon with food items in my home. It turned out great.

Salmon with Rice

1) Cook one cup of rice with two cups of water until cooked
2) Add peas, cilantro, and salt while it cooks to season the rice

1) Season fresh, uncooked Salmon with cilantro, salt, and pepper as much as you want
2) Slice onions and peppers. Place in the same cooking dish with the salmon.
3) Season veggies with salt too
4) Pour Olive oil along the top of the veggies and salmon while it cooks
5) Cook the salmon approximately 20 to 30 minutes in the oven

Corn and Cucumber Salad
1) Cook one cob of corn in boiling water. Then, allow the corn to cool and cut off the ear
2) Slice a cucumber into small chucks. Remove the seeds from the cucumber when slicing it
3) Then, make a dressing with the following with half a cup of apple cider vinegar, 2 tsps of salt, 1 tsp of cayenne pepper, a tsp of olive oils.
4) Stir together dressing and veggies. Let the salad marinade in the refrigerator for about a hour.

This salad will serve about three people.  :0)

Tuna Tartare

1) Slice up fresh, uncooked salmon into slivers. This requires a really sharp knife. Make sure to slices the pieces small and thin. I slice up a 1/4 for this recipe.
2) Toss the salmon with a 1 tablespoon of jarred capers, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of rice wine vinegar, and 1 tsp of olive oil. Allow this mixture to marinade for a hour.
3) Serve the mixture on top of a toasted baguette bread. The is a small recipe. Double or triple the recipe to make as much as you want for your meal.

Great recipe to serve for lunch or dinner. Hope you enjoy!

My cooking blog

Well, I have wanted to create a blog for a LONG time. I hope to make a cook book at some point. I have inspired to do this since I was 20. About a month ago, I began writing up some recipes and want to try to continue. I hope my blog will generate interest and people will follow me. My awesome soon-to-be husband posts pictures of my creations on his facebook all the time. I am going to try to post those recipes on my blog and continue to write out my cooking experiences on here.

My long term goal is to open a restaurant. Due to financial issues, this is not going to happen for a while. Maybe if my blog generates interest in my cooking, I could start a food truck and work from there.

Thanks for reading!

Bread, bread and, more bread

Recently, I have tried to make bread. In the past, I have had great success and people have loved my recipe. It is simple.(I will post it once I have a nice loaf to take a picture of). The recipe makes two small loaves and, I cook it as two. I bought this awesome long pan that would make a longer loaf and thought it would work. I was terribly wrong. For people trying to make bread, do not use metal pans specifically with reds outsides. The pan will take in more heat and not help the cooking process of the bread. If you are trying to make bread, I recommend glass dishes. They work the best from my experience.