Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad

By |2015-01-02T09:41:44-08:00September 9, 2012|

The secret to this salad is hominy because it gives this dish an earthy flavor like corn tortillas. With Zestuous flavors like poblano peppers, sweet crunchy apples, pumpkin seeds and [...]

Crab Avocado Salad

By |2013-08-17T16:14:18-07:00July 22, 2012|

Skip the fattening ranch dressing; this summer salad is full of creaminess brought to you courtesy of fresh avocados. Lately, my recipes have been packed with carbs: Blueberry French Toast, [...]

Penne and Pimento Cheese

By |2014-05-01T15:56:05-07:00July 7, 2012|

Back in March 2011, I tried the cover recipe of bon appétit. I love macaroni and cheese, and they promoted their recipe for Pimiento Mac and Cheese as “hands down [...]

Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

By |2015-01-20T18:03:40-08:00July 1, 2012|

This recipe creates a simple, rich and super creamy basic macaroni and cheese. There are no fancy ingredients like onions or bacon. There are no gourmet cheeses. It’s just good [...]

Grilled Tajín Cotija Corn

By |2015-03-18T06:56:46-07:00June 14, 2012|

Have you ever tried Tajín? Have you ever even heard of it? Tajín Clásico is a Mexican spice that combines chilies, lime and salt. You can find it in the [...]

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

By |2015-03-19T08:43:05-07:00May 14, 2012|

I have an amazing recipe for Vegetarian Lasagna to post, but before I share it, I have to share what makes it so delicious – homemade ricotta cheese. I was [...]

Creamy Purple Potato Salad

By |2015-04-19T14:09:16-07:00March 31, 2012|

I have had potato salad all over the world, but my favorite by far is creamy potato salad that is the consistency of chunky mashed potatoes. There is just something [...]

Green Bean Sausage Casserole

By |2013-08-17T14:31:32-07:00November 11, 2011|

I should start this post by warning you that this is not a low-calorie dish, but if there is anytime of year to give up on calorie counting, this is [...]

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

By |2014-11-28T08:36:02-08:00November 8, 2011|

Thanksgiving tabletop traditions vary widely from region to region, especially when it comes to stuffing. But no matter where I’ve lived in the U.S., or whose house I’ve eaten at, [...]

Caramelized Balsamic Onions

By |2013-08-17T13:00:34-07:00August 5, 2011|

The Army has a new phrase that everyone from leaders to new recruits is saying: "Back to Basics." I can’t tell you how many times in the past three months [...]

Jimbo’s Baked Beans

By |2013-08-29T06:03:54-07:00July 3, 2011|

This is a perfect side dish for any summer barbecue. Unlike traditional baked beans, these include zesty sausage and sweet maple syrup. My father-in-law is an amazing cook. It’s not [...]

Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls)

By |2014-12-09T18:23:04-08:00June 12, 2011|

My husband is Filipino; however since he doesn’t cook, I’ve learned the traditional recipes his mom and grandma have made over the years so that no matter where the Army [...]

Crispy Hash Browns

By |2014-03-04T20:25:31-08:00May 7, 2011|

Waffle House watch out. I’ve figured out how to make your yummy crispy hash browns at home. It took some trial and error, but with some research and some failed [...]

Sweet Microwave Corn on the Cob

By |2014-02-09T08:30:05-08:00April 26, 2011|

I don’t know why after all of these years of cooking, I never thought to microwave corn on the cob. Maybe I thought it would explode, like the time my [...]