party food

Chicken Pastel

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In honor of the Olympics in Brazil, but still keeping with the street food theme today’s recipe is pastel. Pastel is a little bundle of goodness filled with some sort of savory filling. The dish originated from the Chinese egg roll. Many Chinese and Japanese people were brought to Brazil as early as the 16th […]

holidays

Mexican Pizza

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My friends know I don’t need a holiday to indulge in food but Cinco de Mayo is this week and I just wouldn’t be a true American if I didn’t make a dish. True American. Yes, I said it. As my Mexican friends have made very clear, Cinco de Mayo is more celebrated in America […]

adults only

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

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It’s National Chicken Wing Day! I considered writing that all in caps because I am actually that excited.  Instead of heading out I decided to make these myself. It’s for the blog you know… not for selfish reasons at all. On a day like today I just couldn’t help myself, these Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings […]

holidays

Fourth Filled Trifle

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Part of what I love about the summer is the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. This 4th of July weekend my friend is having a huge BBQ.  What do you bring to the party that has everything? DESSERT… I brought my Fourth Filled Trifle. It has everything that’s delicious and strawberries and […]