1st annual homemade Tamales

Prior to our move to another state, every year we would have our friends over to make homemade Tamales. We are now continuing the tradition in our new home state of Washington. Here are a few photos of the prep prior to everyone’s arrival. Pork for those who eat it and chicken for everyone else.Continue reading “1st annual homemade Tamales”

Mini banana cheesecakes

My youngest and his friend are visiting this weekend and his favorite thing in the world is banana cream pie. I decided to switch it up and make mini banana cheesecake and omg are they great. Plastic plate I know is super fancy, ha but these will be gone tonight. Glad I love to bake.Continue reading “Mini banana cheesecakes”

Mushroom meat balls yes

The meal tonight for our pescatarian expedition was mushroom meatballs. Let me just say yes, these are great. You would never know unless I told you that there is zero meat. Recipe below: 2 containers button mushrooms Diced onion 1 Rosemary and basil (as much as you like) Diced pepper (any color) Garlic 1 cupContinue reading “Mushroom meat balls yes”

What the hell is a Pescatarian

My husband came home a few days ago and said he had read an article about the Pescetarian diet. The first thing I said is what the hell and is this some made up shit? He suggested we should try it. I had never heard of this so of course I had to go research.Continue reading “What the hell is a Pescatarian”

Chimichurri BBQ Chicken

Chimichurri BBQ Chicken Sauce: ( 1st Photo and sauce recipe foodandwine.com 2nd photo is my chicken hot off the grill 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4 large garlic cloves, minced (2 1/2 tablespoons) 2 tablespoons oregano leaves 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 cupContinue reading “Chimichurri BBQ Chicken”

Vegi meals 

In order to switch up our meal planning, I have starting adding one vegetarian meal a week. So far all of them have been great. These are red velvet waffles and oh man were they good. I simply used a boxed red velvet cake mix but added one egg, vanilla, and cocoa powder.  Be awareContinue reading “Vegi meals “

Mini dogs

I am a super pinterest lover and saw a post where someone took Rhodes rolls and hotdogs and made them into a appetizer. At my monthly cocktail party I decided to try it but in a mini version with lil smokies and here they are, so fun. Eyes are havarti, with peppercorns then we dippedContinue reading “Mini dogs”

Let’s talk turkey

Every year we have Thanksgiving at our house for two reasons first our kids won’t go anywhere else to eat because they say the food is nasty and we have no friends. You think I’m kidding but I’m not. My husband and I have been together almost 30 years and I can count our friendsContinue reading “Let’s talk turkey”