Thankful for Teachers!

We are thankful for teachers. Two home-made cranberry sauce recipes taken from recognized magazines went to school teachers. We have their votes!  Contestants : Gingery Cranberry Relish – Real Simple November 2013 issue  (http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/ginger-cranberry-relish-00100000110423/index.html) Orange Cranberry Sauce – Eating Well magazine November 2013 issue (http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/orange_cranberry_sauce.html ) And the winner is… Eating Well magazine’s Orange Cranberry Sauce. 🙂 Teachers’ comments……

Beef. Salt. Pepper.

The right butcher and the right seasoning can yield the most sumptuous dish. Here is how.. 1. Add canola oil to a hot skillet to braise a Beef Chuck Flat-iron Steak. Simply add salt and pepper after it has received some marks on each side. 2. When done, let the beef rest for 5-7 minutes before…

Tropical Italian Antipasto Fusion

The holidays are just around the corner.. It is my favorite time to create new recipes to amaze family and friends. Last Friday we had a friend from the Philippines for dinner and I cooked fried plantains to accompany coconut fried rice and an awesome beef brisket! That was the exact same night I came…

Fresh Tortillas. A Tip from my Mexican Friend

Norma is a good friend from Mexico. Every time I go to her house she has fresh tortillas for me. I once asked her what was her secret. She told me that if I didn’t have a “tortilleria” nearby I could always apply her tip to the regular supermarket packaged tortillas. A tortilleria is a shop typically…

Healthy Snacks (Part 3 of 3)

SIMPLY … MIX AND MATCH!  Nuts and dried fruits. Low fat yogurt topped with granola, nuts and raisins. Low fat yogurt topped with granola, nuts, raisins and fresh kiwi. Celery with peanut butter. Combine nuts, dried fruits, veggies, [low-fat] dairy several ways. Indeed, a clean, easy, low-cost way to go when it comes to healthy snacks….