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

Creole Black-Eyed Pea and Corn Salad

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Sadly, I have been placed on a gluten free, no lactose diet. . . . And I am dying!!!!! It has only been a few days but I am missing my carbs, missing my cheeses and everything else that happens to be on my “NO” list. The next few recipes ... Read More

Spicy Mayo Poke

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Poke is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine.  Though I am nowhere near Hawaii, this style of food has recently swept Northern California. In the area I reside; we have three different Poke restaurants, within miles of... Read More

Smokey Steak Chili

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Sadly, it is still freezing cold, and though I was born in the East coast I will declare there is no way in hell I would be able to live there now!  I am a California girl! So what does this mean??? It is still soup time in our house!!! I ab... Read More

Homemade Swedish Gravlax

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To kick off 2016 Year we decided to have a New Year’s Eve party at our new home. A few friends, neighbors and family were in attendance; and we had a wonderful time.  But the hardest part for me is preparing for an event.  I get all crazy... Read More

Candied Bacon Deviled Eggs

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My children have gotten very use to having appetizers with our holiday meals or even when we have guests over.  One of the easiest appetizers to make, and cheapest is deviled eggs which I have been making since they were little.  In the pas... Read More

Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Garlic Cloves with Sriracha Aioli

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A few months ago my buddy and I decided to grab lunch at a downtown pizza restaurant. Not wanting my normal order we decided to venture out and order the Eddie Muenster. Funny name I know but dam it was a great choice! The Eddie Muenster cons... Read More

Cheesy Spinach Au Gratin

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It is taking me some time but I’m slowly knocking out these recipes from the holidays so I thank you for your patience! This Spinach Au Gratin is my cheesy twist on creamed spinach which every year I serve with my Christmas Prime rib roast:... Read More

Holiday Pineapple Dijon Ham

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Every year we have a debate in our household . . . turkey or ham for Thanksgiving. Hubby and kids are team Ham, and I am team Turkey. As I explained in my last post, I make an amazing Turkey so I do not understand what the deal is with my fam... Read More

Leftover Turkey White Bean Chili

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Happy Holidays!!!! Sorry it has been over a month since a recipe post but work has been crazy busy plus getting ready for the holidays has been keeping me away.  No worries, my friends; I have plenty of recipes with silly commentary coming y... Read More

Sunday Pot Roast

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My hubby loves him some beef! You name it; prime rib, rib eye steaks, T-bones, short ribs, and the list goes on.  Some of my recipes have a lot of ingredients or have diverse cultural influences but at times Hubby is more of a simple eater.... Read More