Benefits of Fresh Figs

Benefits of Fresh Figs

There's nothing like ripe fresh figs! They're sweet and delicious. Just the other day I picked up a couple of packs of 2 varieties of figs; brown turkey and kadota figs.  The brown turkey figs are a dark purple/brown color & the kadota have a light green color on their skins. Some of the most [...]

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Meatballs Stuffed with Dates

Meatballs Stuffed with Dates

I haven't made these meatballs in years but the other day I got inspired thinking of how much fun my dad and I would have in the kitchen.  He was the best at mixing ingredients and making new creations.  These meatballs were just one of his creations and I always loved them! I tried to [...]

1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, Floor!

1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, Floor!

Some hate it, some love it, some can't remember much about it and some vow never to drink it again.  But let's face it, some bad experiences with tequila were probably because of lack of knowledge of the spirit itself and poor purchasing choices at the liquor store.  So, let's get down to the basics [...]

Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

What do you do when your house is overflowing with mangoes?!? Well, you find any way to eat them and make them a part of your meals! I was inspired to make pork chops more lively with a mango salsa on top.  I looked up a few recipes and decided to use the main ingredients [...]

For the Hummus Lovers!

For the Hummus Lovers!

Are you hummus obsessed like me?  I pretty much always have hummus in the fridge because it's such a yummy snack.  I love it with any variety of Stacy's Chips but by the time I realize it I've gone through the whole bag! They are so good and so addictive! Seriously, what do they put [...]

Homemade Margaritas

Homemade Margaritas

 When you have all the ingredients for a great margarita why go out?  Stay in and have some fun making them at home (and save money too ;))! Here's what you'll need: limes, a good tequila (I used Herradura Tequila), Triple Sec (Cointreau works well), sugar, club soda, coarse see salt for the rim, and [...]

Steak Fajitas!

Steak Fajitas!

Don't know what to do with your steak leftovers? Turn them into a fun meal of steak fajitas! I made them very simply with some sauteed peppers and onions (with a dash of cumin, salt, & pepper), tortillas, monterey jack cheese, store bought salsa, avocado (never used the guac that I bought), and some plain [...]