The true life food blog of a home cook, self-proclaimed foodie, vino obsessed, pump wearing diva; who shows her LOVE through her food.

Tocino Style BBQ Chicken

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My Hubby is half Filipino and half African-American.  Though his taste for Filipino food is limited to the more Americanized foods such as lumpia and pancit, I was super excited to dive into the different flavors of this culture. Not to far ... Read More

Steak Tartare

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A few months ago we went to a local restaurant and bar in our downtown area. Just wanting appetizers we ordered the steak tartare. I have had steak tartare before but Damn this was da bomb! We loved the anchovies and the hint of lemon flavor!... Read More

Spam Musubi

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My daughter is developing her own food addictions, and funny thing is she loves spam. She loves salt and meat so I guess this is her way of enjoying the two. Musubi is a popular snack which can be found in Hawaii.  We began researching how t... Read More

Loaded Kimchi Fried Rice

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Over the years I became embracing other culture’s cuisines and that comes very easy when I have a very diverse circle of friends. As I have said before I kind of have an Asian food addiction.  I had a girlfriend who use to make some bo... Read More

Carne Asada Street Tacos and Radish Slaw

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It’s Taco Tuesday at our home tonight!!! The one dinner item I can get everyone to agree on is tacos but of course the toppings are a debatable issue. I like it spicy, son likes it simple, daughter likes it spicy and loaded up, and Hubby li... Read More

Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken

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Sunday is the best day to cook. Though Sunday is a rest day that is when I do my best cooking. My mind is at ease and there is no other work to be done but relaxation. I can wake up early go to the store, prep my dinner and relax. Oven roaste... Read More

Smokey Paprika Shrimp

IMG_6575 I was asked a while ago by my very close friend’s daughter to make a simple shrimp recipe. I thought yes I can do that but turns out most my recipes and my thought process are nothing but simple. Here is the deal; life is complicated... Read More

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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If I could eat whatever I want without limitations, one of the top things on my list is cheese and bread! Oh how I love thee! My brother in law makes a bomb spinach dip, that we always enjoy but I love hot gooey ooeey dips also. A warm piece ... Read More

Boudin Balls with Cajun Remoulade Sauce

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 I know I know the title seems weird but like always there is a story to go with the recipe. We had some friends from New Orleans; every year though they lived locally they would go back home for a visit. I would listen and ... Read More

Smoked Whole Chicken

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Excitedly I received a smoker grille with side barrel for Mother’s Day, lol after a bit of persistence. Hubby decided to tackle the task of putting the smoker together. He probably wishes he had not bought it or maybe even put it together... Read More