Lemon Strawberry Bread Pudding

I made such a tasty lemony dessert for my Mom for Mother’s Day and it all happened by accident actually.  I found a recipe to make a lemon pudding bundt cake on The Kitchen Maggie Blog and I had mini bundt pan’s I was going to use- after I greased the living day lights out of…

Beer Battered Crispy Salmon Fish Tacos

I’ve never cooked Salmon in batter before,  it is so delicious in my beer (Lager) batter.  I found this awesome recipe from food blogger Foodness Gracious.  The avocado Cream Sauce is very tasty too.  The only addition I did was drizzle some Sriracha Powder on top the fish after it’s cooked with green cabbage and sauce….

Shrimp Wonton Soup

My little girl loves Dumplings and after our first visit to a location out in Arcadia she has decided it’s one of her favorite things to eat.  So, naturally I needed to come up with a recipe for her.  Pinterest never fails- you can  find really quick and easy recipes on there.  This is where…

Panko/Parmesean crusted Tilapia in Tomato-Basil cream sauce

My daughter is loving this fish recipe I found.  I did everything step by step with 2 things different-  I used Roma Tomato’s instead of Cherry and I also drizzled the top of this with Thyme Honey Vinegar and you can taste the thyme in this.  I bought this new item at Trader Joe’s and kept…

Salmon with Quinoa Spinach, Mushrooms and Eggplant

I wanted to play with my veggies and I haven’t made Quinoa in a while so I decided to throw it all together.  I first slow cooked half of a sweet onion in 1 tsp EVO until yellow with crisp edges than added in couple handfuls of chopped mushrooms.  Once that cooked out it’s liquid…

Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad

I was thinking about that salad from Public School 805….that Nicoise Albacore Salad and decided I need to make that.  I went to Gelson’s yesterday thinking, well I know they must have Albacore- a hard fish to find and I guess now they only do special orders on that fish because it is so expensive…

Pecan Hummus in Pistachio Oil

After reading up on different Hummus recipes online it helped give me an idea how to make it work except with the ingredients I want to use.  After making all those garbanzo beans from scratch last week I had lots of them just sitting in my frig- and sure now I”m seeing all these posts…

Cake Texture Pancakes…oh yes.. ;)

I”m always trying different pancake recipes and to me they have the same results- buttermilk and no buttermilk ones aren’t that much different in texture or taste for me.  I don’t make pancakes that often but since my little ones do love them I make them on Sundays for them.  Today I decided to just…

Spiced Chops with Chickpea Puree

This recipe comes from the same magazine I got my Goat Cheese Salad recipe from.  This is a Dec/2013 Jan/ 2014 issue of Fine Cooking.   After skimming through the pages this one caught my eye, I replaced using Lamb for Pork meat.  I loved this recipe the Chickpeas are so tasty and creamy.  I also…