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 …
BEEFY BAKED PENNE

BEEFY BAKED PENNE

Beefy Baked Penne (or ziti) is one of my favorite dishes. It’s very easy to prepare which is a plus; pasta, meat sauce and cheeses are all baked together until bubbly. When making the meat sauce, I add finely chopped vegetables to the sauce which makes it undetectable for the vegetable detective that lives in my house, my 3 year old. I added zucchini and carrots but peppers, spinach and even mushroom would be great also. One added bonus is...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 …
JAMAICAN ESCOVITCH FISH

JAMAICAN ESCOVITCH FISH

Jamaican Escovitch Fish is a dish where fried fish is topped with a spicy sauce and pickled vegetable medley. Jamaican Escovitch fish is one of my favorite Jamaican dishes by far. Traditionally whole fish is fried until crispy then covered in lightly pickled vegetables. The vegetables which can be sweet peppers, onion, chayote and carrots are lightly cooked in a vinegar sauce that it’s seasoned with garlic, thyme, Jamaican pimentos and scotch bonnet pepper. This dish is best prepared a...Read more …
APPLE CIDER GLAZED CHICKEN

APPLE CIDER GLAZED CHICKEN

It’s September so it’s time to roll out the apple and pumpkin recipes; never mind that it’s well into the 90s here in Atlanta, I’m ready to be in full fall mode. I’ve already made one of my favorite Fall dishes and it’s thisApple Cider Glazed Chicken. You guys, it’s really, really good; the chicken is glazed with a savory sauce that made by reducing apple cider while garlic, rosemary and thyme give the sauce a savory flavor. I used...Read more …
BLACK BEANS

BLACK BEANS

These Cuban Inspired Black Beans are a nutritious and delicious side dish. I almost always have a can of black beans and the dried beans in my pantry as it’s a super quick side dish. I most frequently use the canned beans but on days when I’m in the mood will go the longer route and use the dry beans – either way it’s amazing. My secret ingredient is pineapple juice! Pineapple juice adds a slight fruity flavor to the...Read more …
#AD GUAVA GLAZED CORNISH HENS

#AD GUAVA GLAZED CORNISH HENS

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JuicyGrilledCornish #CollectiveBias With September just around the corner, it’s safe to say that summer is over!! My son started school on Monday so the lazy days of summer are behind us and the hustle of the new school year is upon us. I broke out my grill a few days ago, which makes a total of 4 times that I will have grilled...Read more …
MANGO TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

MANGO TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HappyBlending #CollectiveBias As I’ve stated before I rarely ever eat breakfast but I do make it every single day for my husband and son. While they chow down on eggs and sausage, I am usually going over emails and checking in on social media while sipping on a cup of mocha; that’s the extent to my breakfast, some days I add fruit if...Read more …
BANANA NUT BREAD

BANANA NUT BREAD

A quick bread made with bananas and walnuts and topped with a crunch walnut streusel. Fact: I do not eat bananas. I stopped eating bananas when I moved to the States and was introduced to the large bananas here – I hated them. I grew up eating what we call sweet fig bananas (not sure what variety it actually is); they are smaller than the common banana and super sweet so I found these larger bananas to be quite disappointing....Read more …