Bacon Makes Everything Better!

Theme: Charcuterie I can add this to a list of things I did not know. When this Challenge came up I thought… boring!!! Meat and cheese arranged on a board is not cooking. Clearly I was confused with what a charcuterie board is verses what charcuterie actually means. For those of you who are as…

Have some Dim Sum!

Theme: Dim Sum For those of you who do not know or are not quite sure what dim sum is, it’s a Chinese dish of small steamed or fried savory dumplings containing various fillings, served as a snack or main course. My first time eat at a dim sum restaurant was a place called Ocean…

Happiness Is Cheesecake!

Theme: Vanilla Adding some form of vanilla into whatever you are baking is usually a given. The most common being vanilla extract. Homemade vanilla extract is even better if you have the patience, since it takes 3 months before you can use it. Super simple though. You just need vanilla beans, a mason jar and…

Everything can change in a moment.

This is not a post about food, well food is involved but not the main focus. This is about an 8 year old little girl who lights up a room when she walks in and makes anyone she is talking to feel like the most interesting person there. About 3 weeks ago she was diagnosed…

Anytime Is Biscuit Time!

Theme: Garlic Picture yourself in the kitchen mixing ingredients for biscuits. You pop them in the oven and in just a moment your house fills with the aroma of butter, garlic and cheese. Can you smell it? Who doesn’t love and appreciate that smell. Its almost unbearable waiting for them to bake. Fortunately these take…

Berry Special Time Of Year!

Theme: Berries Summertime means berry time! Around this time of year is when all the yummy berry stands open up around us. Berries and I very much have a love hate relationship since I am mildly allergic to raspberries and strawberries. It’s always a gamble on what will happen when I eat them; hives, itchy…

California Dreamin’

Theme: California Cuisine Many people when they hear the term California Cuisine they automatically think of food eaten in California. That is not necessarily the case though. California Cuisine focus’ more on Fusion Cuisine while using local ingredients. Since we have been living in Southern California for 13 years now, California Baja Mexico fusion comes…

Where there’s a Whisk, there’s a Way!

Theme: Baking Growing up in the 80s and 90s I was a dedicated watcher of Beverly Hills 90210 and Saved By The Bell. I still enjoy watching old episodes on Netflix. So it just made sense that when Tiffani-Amber Thiessen signed up with the Cooking Channel that I would love her show Dinner At Tiffani’s….

This Is Bananas!

Theme: On A Stick I chose this dessert strictly for my husband and friends only considering I do not like banana’s. He enjoys them and thinks they’re delicious. To each their own! “I do not like them in a candy, I definitely do not find them dandy. I do not like the sticky paste, I…

Stop By For Thai!

Theme: Thai Thai dishes would be on my top list of favorite things to eat and also one of the most popular cuisine in the world. Making it yourself at home from scratch is even better. The first time I ever made Thai food I was amazed at how many ingredients were required for what…

Sweet And Savory Sensation!

Theme: Presentation I strongly believe that your tastebuds are effected by what your eyes see. So when plating my dishes I always strive to make things look delicious and beautiful at the same time. The result usually comes out a little different. I am not the most creative or artistic person and do not claim…

Simplicity Is Key!

Theme: 5 Ingredients Or Less Trying to find something with 5 ingredients or less is harder than you think. That is if you truly count each ingredient including basic things like salt, sugar, pepper and oil, which I personally think you should. An ingredient is an ingredient, right?! Basically what it comes down to is…