Garlic & Mushrooms Fried Rice

Yummy Factor: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I grew up eating fried rice almost every morning. It was usually made from last night’s leftover rice, fried with a bit of oil and a ton of garlic. Nowadays, I make fried rice when my time is limited or I simply forgot to thaw out the meat. I…

Bourbon Spiced Potatoes & Bowties

I used McCormick Gourmet recipe “Bourbon Spiced Pork with roasted sweet potatoes & apples” and twisted it with no meat, no sweet potatoes & apples. Instead of using the three main ingredients, I replaced them with red potatoes and bow tie noodles. Bake the potato as directed on the McCormick packet. Cook the noodles as…

Chicken Noodle Soup

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ = Very good! So early on, I learned my lesson when in comes to buying fresh vegetables. Buy only when you intend to use them that week with the exception of onions, garlic and potatoes. They would eventually rot, that is if you are like me, who would stash and forget them….

Creamy Corn

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ = Delicious! I want more… Alfredo sauce with added corn. Four things I always have in the house, Alfredo sauce, chicken, noodles and canned corn. Most things mix well with Alfredo sauce, especially when I have ran out of ideas. Always add a bit of milk if you are using a…

Basil and Oregano Bruschetta Pork

Yummy Factor: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Another unruly combination. Ingredient substitution is sometimes way better than intended. I have nothing against chicken but sometimes I’d like to eat pork once in a while. This recipe is simple as rub, bake and toss. Ingredients: 1 packet of McCormick’s Gourmet Sweet Basil and Oregano Bruschetta Chicken,…

Cream Cheese Burger

  Yummy Factor: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Today is the second day of my Fall Semester at USI and I’ve been busy reading syllabi and compiling a list of art supplies I’m going to need for this semester. This was supposed to be Sunday’s post but I never got to finish it, anyways…it’s delicious…

Tweaking

I decided to add a Yummy factor rating on food recipes. ♥ = Keep at it ♥ ♥ = Getting there! ♥ ♥ ♥ = Good, but something’s missing ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ = Very good! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ = Delicious! I want more…

Roasted Lemongrass Chicken

Yummy Factor: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Yesterday, I didn’t have any idea what to make of the chicken drumsticks that has invaded the fridge. Erik suggested roasted just like how they served it at the Grandy’s restaurant. I searched and searched the world wide web, but I couldn’t find the recipe. So, I did…

Chicken & Dumpling

Sorry, but most of my posts are going to be outdated but I’ll put them up anyways. As you can see I would usually take a photo of the day’s meal and a day later…it will still be in the camera, waiting for me.  Anyways, Wednesday’s dinner was easy bake Chicken and Dumplings. For the…

Red Beans & Rice

Yesterday, I woke up ridiculously early,  at around 2am. I wanted to get/find the right position so I tossed and turned waking up Erik in the process. Poor thing, he ended up not falling asleep until about 3:30am- ish…more like as soon as I got out of the bed.  I tried to lay there as…

Red Velvet Cupcake

The cupcake recipe was taken from http://www.allrecipes.com, or just purchase the easy to bake red velvet cake from your local store and substitute the cake baking pan to cupcake pan. 🙂 That’s exactly what I would have done if I didn’t have the extra time….Personally, I would prefer the Duncan Heins brand. Also to ensure…

Siopao (Steamed Buns)

Steamed Buns for dinner. I am not a baker, and so I do try to buy the ready made ingredients like the Bot Banh Bao flour. All I had to do is add the milk and sugar then knead it for a couple of minutes….easier said than done. Last night I was glad that Erik…

Chicken Alfredo

Having the proper ingredients can spruce up any meal. When it comes to sauces, I always keep some handy in the pantry. I think it is a must to have them, especially if you don’t have the time to make any. It cuts down the cooking time in half. Over the years, I’ve had my…

Fried Chicken

Leftover chicken and fried rice from last night’s dinner. It get’s a bit tricky when it comes to re-heating leftovers especially when I don’t own a microwave. I used a saute pan and had everything in low medium heat. The chicken was a bit room temperature, but sitting on top of the rice somehow heated…