DRY BEEF STEW WITH MEZZETTA PEPPERONCINI

DRY BEEF STEW WITH MEZZETTA PEPPERONCINI

  I’m the queen of reinvention when it comes to meals; sometimes it’s with purpose and sometimes it’s completely accidental.   Beef Stew is a classic dish that goes back way before my time and every now and then I like to switch things up a bit.  I started adding new ingredients and making slight variations and then I simply made a dry beef stew.  It’s dry because there is little to no sauce; I typically cook it down until the...Read more …
SALMON STUFFED WITH SPINACH

SALMON STUFFED WITH SPINACH

I live for easy meals and as of lately cooking complicated meals are out of the question.  Its summer time and my 5 year old is off from school and I opted not to put him in summer camp this year so I’ve been quite occupied with him, my 6 month old and other matters so spending a lot of time cooking is just not realistic.  Fish is one of the quickest and easiest proteins to prepare and I try...Read more …
SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE JAMBALAYA

SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE JAMBALAYA

As a mom of two, one being a newborn I’m always looking for solutions to make life easier.  Anything that makes helps me to complete any task in record time is a winner in my book and one pot dishes usually does the trick.   I love one pot dishes and have shared a few in the past, like my Guyanese Black Eye Peas Cook Up, Chicken, Shrimp and Chorizo Pelau, One Pot Pesto Pasta and Arroz Con Pollo; some are...Read more …
CHICKEN FOOT SOUP

CHICKEN FOOT SOUP

When my husband asked for Chicken Foot Soup he was very specific – he wanted his mother’s soup.  I wasn’t offended, I’m a good cook but I know the connection between food and memories and nothing can compete with that.  He clearly had fond memories of his mom’s soup so I called her up and asked how she made her chicken foot soup.   I was glad that I decided to call her rather than make it on my own because...Read more …
FIVE-SPICE CHICKEN WINGS

FIVE-SPICE CHICKEN WINGS

I felt like I’ve lost the last week.  I’ve been sick and both of my sons have been sick.  You know how it goes- the preschooler brings homes a virus and it makes its way through the family.   We are all better now but all the things that I’ve had planned for the past week has been tossed to the side and I’m trying to play catch up this week.  First up are these five-spice chicken wings that I was...Read more …
SWEET AND SOUR RIB TIPS

SWEET AND SOUR RIB TIPS

Rib tips have a fond place in my heart that stems from living in New York City during my teens and early 20s.    I had the nearest Chinese restaurant on speed dial.  I ordered so often that they knew who I was and what I wanted.  They would answer the phone by saying my order then promptly hang up; if I wanted to try something different, I would have to call back to change my order.  Pork fried rice with...Read more …
DINNER THYME REVIEW

DINNER THYME REVIEW

Meal Delivery services have been around for quite some time now and it’s been steadily gaining popularity.  Essentially a meal delivery service sends dishes to your home that require minimum time and effort to prepare, most are dishes that you can should be able to prepare after a hard days’ work.  It also introduces you to a variety of foods that you probably ordinarily wouldn’t have made at home.  I recently got the opportunity to review Dinner Thyme, a meal...Read more …
SALMON SLIDERS WITH JALAPENO MAYO

SALMON SLIDERS WITH JALAPENO MAYO

Messaging below is intended for ages 21+ and is intended to be enjoyed responsibly, in moderation: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeersAndBuns #CollectiveBias Right now it’s all about game day and in my house the TV is always on the sports channel either watching the game or highlights. For some reason watching sports brings on a big appetite so it’s great to have bits and bites on hand...Read more …
GUYANESE PEPPERPOT VIDEO

GUYANESE PEPPERPOT VIDEO

Christmas is  a little over 2 weeks away so most of us are busy getting ready for the big day.   I’ve had a lot of request for a Guyanese Pepperpot Tutorial and it’s finally live on my YouTube Channel!  In this video I show you how simple it is to make this Guyanese christmas breakfast; its’ simple enough for even the novice cook.  Head on over to my channel and be sure to subscribe, I will be posting new...Read more …
APPLE CHEDDAR PORK LOIN ROAST

APPLE CHEDDAR PORK LOIN ROAST

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with National Pork Board.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – at least that’s how I feel as soon as the chilly temperatures start to roll in and the trees begin to shed their leaves.  The cooler weather signifies the beginning of the holiday season and nothing makes me more excited than the thought of all things festive.   Being a self proclaimed foodie means...Read more …