GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

So it’s apple season. I must admit that it’s been creeping into many of my recipes but I don’t mind one bit because it’s fall and it’s time for all things apple. Grilled cheese is something that I’ve always had a love affair with; there’s something about the buttery, toasted bread and the gooey cheese that gets me every time. Most of my grilled cheese sandwiches are pretty simple, it’s typically white bread and American cheese but sometimes I use...Read more …
AUTUMN SALAD

AUTUMN SALAD

     There’s no surprise that I am about all things fall and this includes apples! So far I’ve made apple pie, apple cake and apple sangria, so you know the love is real. One of my favorite ways to eat apples is in a salad; almost every year, I serve some version of an autumn salad for the holidays. Today I’m sharing one of my go to autumn salads using SweeTango® apples, Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries and almond with...Read more …
TURKEY AND POTATO PUFFS

TURKEY AND POTATO PUFFS

I made these Turkey and Potato Puffs over the weekend to take as a snack on while we watched a movie in the park which I will recap later in the week. This recipe is inspired by the samosa which deep fried or baked pastry with a savory filling like potato, peas or meat. I used puff pastry as the crust because I wanted a light and airy crust and the best part is I didn’t have to make it...Read more …
EVENT: US WEEKLY’S FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

EVENT: US WEEKLY’S FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

This post was sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn. I’ve always been that person, you know, the one in the back row of the movie theater munching down on something that I clearly didn’t buy at the theater. For as long as I can remember, I always carry my own snacks to the movies.  I love being able to snack on what I choose to and not be forced to choose from what’s available at the movies and pay their exorbitant...Read more …
FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

Compensation was provided by ConAgra Foods via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of ConAgra Foods. I am married to a man who is all about sports, so there is always a game on in our home. He is married to a woman that loves to play sports, but hates to watch them. I will sometimes join him to watch a game or two, and by...Read more …
ACKEE AND SALTFISH FRITTERS

ACKEE AND SALTFISH FRITTERS

  I’m sharing another recipe remix this week. This past weekend I had intended on making saltfish fritters, when my husband suggested that I make ackee and saltfish fritters instead. This man thinks that anything is better with ackee and saltfish in it. Ackee and Saltfish is the national dish of Jamaica, which is where he was born, so he seems to have an affinity for the dish. I decided to play along and give it a go since I...Read more …
ARANITAS:GREEN PLANTAIN FRITTERS

ARANITAS:GREEN PLANTAIN FRITTERS

  I love plantains but it has to be super green or super ripe, nothing in between. I love the sweet ripe plantains that you often get with Caribbean take-out, who doesn’t? If cooking plantain in any other form, I prefer it to be green. Over the years I’ve had green plantains in soup, stews, as chips or mashed but it wasn’t until recently that I came across these plantains fritters called Aranitas (meaning little spiders). After shredding the plantains,...Read more …
ASIAN MEATBALLS

ASIAN MEATBALLS

  Sweet and Spicy Meatballs in an Asian flavored sauce.   For me this meal is sort of a throwback. About 10 years ago my sister and I would make these a lot. We would make these for every occasion or as a late night meal; we were obsessed! I was speaking to her recently and we somehow ended up on the topic of these fantastic meatballs and I knew I had to make them. I love how simple they...Read more …
COCONUT SHRIMP

COCONUT SHRIMP

Welcome to my corner of the web!  Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. This is one of my favorite ways to cook shrimp. Not only is it ridiculously simple to make but it’s a real treat. The sweetened coconut forms a crispy, crunch crust on the outside while the shrimp stays juicy and succulent on the inside. This is often served with a spicy dip but I just love it by itself. Enjoy!   Coconut Shrimp 1 lb...Read more …
CHICKEN BOUCHEE OR CHICKEN PUFFS

CHICKEN BOUCHEE OR CHICKEN PUFFS

  Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner so I will be sharing recipes that would be perfect on your holiday table until the holidays are over!  Here we have delightful chicken puffs which are so easy to make!   Choux pastry is filled with a chicken salad that’s full of candied walnuts and dried cranberries-very festive!    The puffs can be made ahead of time and frozen until you’re ready to stuff it with the chicken salad.  If you make...Read more …