Mini Mac and Cheese Cups

Roll apple roll. It’s a conversation I’ve had often with my friends. How we are so much like our parents or how our children are like us. My mini me is exactly like me. That’s why I call him mini me. We are alike in so many ways. We even like the same foods. So, it’s no surprise that he loves cheese. ¬†These mini mac and cheese cups are just for him. Continue reading “Mini Mac and Cheese Cups”

Oven Fried Chicken

It’s fair to say that fried chicken is a very American dish. That is until I discovered it was more of a Scottish dish brought to North America and remixed. Then it was taken by Southern Americans and made into what it is today. Well thank goodness for the Scottish. Don’t be fooled, this oven fried chicken is crunchy and moist.

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Baba Ganoush: Eggplant Dip

This week has been filled with great Mediterranean foods. Including, one of my favorite snacks Baba Ganoush (eggplant dip). Even though we’ve had all types of Mediterranean food this week baba ganoush was the perfect addition. Totally flavorful and deliciously light. Perfect to satisfy my snack attack.

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Bacon and Tomato Grilled Cheese

One go to meal for my mini me is grilled cheese. Just like his momma he loves cheese. There’s something extremely satisfying about ooey gooey cheese and buttered bread. Of course, it’s for the little one so I also try to make sure I’ve included healthy fruits and vegetables somewhere in his meals.

Adding tomatoes became the easy option since we have a little garden in the back of the house. I just walk outside and pluck it off the vine. Of course, if you’ve been reading the blog you’ve noticed that I have a new obsession with baking bacon. I might get passed it, but for now, I’m subscribing to the mantra “Everything is Better with Bacon.”

Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Tomato

Makes 2 Sandwiches

Ingredients:
  • 4 Slices of Bread
  • 4 Slices of Cheddar Cheese Slices
  • 4 Slices of Tomato (sliced thin)
  • 4 Slices of Bacon
  • Softened Butter

Directions:
  • Start by cooking your bacon. (I bake my bacon and it takes about 12 -17 minutes depending on the thickens of the bacon).
  • In a frying pan on medium heat, melt a little butter.
  • Spread a small amount of butter and place in the pan butter side down.
  • After a minute or so the bread will begin to toast in the pan. Once it’s browned flip it over.¬†
  • Add one slice of cheese to the bread then your sliced tomatoes.
  • Next add your bacon and another slice of cheese.
  • Then place your second slice of bread in the pan buttered side up.
  • Using a spatula flip the whole sandwich. Then with the spatula press down on the sandwich.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes. That should allow the bread to brown and the cheese to melt.

*Note: After talking to some of my friends I have some other options I’m going to try.

1. fried green tomatoes.

2. beef bacon…yum

Filipino Adobo Chicken

We eat a lot of chicken in our house. So I’m always looking to change it up a bit. Luckily, I grew up in a pretty diverse environment. The majority of my classmates in high school were Filipino. So I was lucky enough to experience some of the culture and the deliciousness of the cuisine. From cassava cake and biko, to adobe chicken I have a couple of clear favorites.

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Herb Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak

Sometimes, all I really want is a good steak. There’s something very filling and fulfilling about a perfectly seasoned steak. And this herb marinated grilled skirt steak is all of that. With the summer heat, cooking outside was very necessary. Luckily, hubby was dying to fire up the grill and there was skirt steak on hand.

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