November 27, 2015

Spicy Turkey Habanero Crock Pot Chili

We had our annual thanksgiving potluck at work earlier this week, and the question everyone asked was “Derek, are you bringing your chili?!” It’s become expected […]
November 25, 2015

Jalapeno Bleu Cheese Fried Olives with Lemon Parsley Aioli

I LOVE appetizers, especially during the holidays. I'm pretty sure my favorite thing to do at family get-togethers during the holiday season is stuffing my face with finger foods while having conversations. Or just sitting silently watching something on TV with them. And the easiest thing to get in my face is olives. But I never thought fried olives would be something I'd enjoy so much!
November 23, 2015

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce With Honey and Mango

I’m not going to lie, I’m a canned cranberry sauce kind of guy. I remember one year my mother made home made whole berry cranberry sauce […]
November 22, 2015

Fluffy Cranberry Walnut Pancakes and Cranberry Maple Syrup

Tis the season for cranberry everything! If you’re a cranberry-aholic like me this this recipe is going to be right up your alley! One of my […]
November 19, 2015

Supreme Bacon and Egg Breakfast Pizza

I have to credit my son, Brayden, for this idea. Although it’s not super original, this kid loves his pizza. One morning he was being super […]
November 16, 2015

Turkey Veggie Wraps With Meatless Turk’y AND A GIVEAWAY!

You've prepared an amazing dinner for your guests on the holidays, you're turkey, sausage stuffing, honey-glazed ham, are laid out on the table and everyone is ready to dig in. Then you get the question, "Is there anything without meat?".
November 13, 2015

Smothered Texas Sriracha Chicken Fry-cho’s

There’s one thing that I can count on in Southern California more than it never raining and that is being sunny and relatively warm in November. So what does that mean? Pulling out the grill on game day, and getting some awesome tailgate grub going, and this smothered Smothered Texas Sriracha Chicken Fry-cho’s (Fry Nacho’s.. duh ) dish is no exception!
November 11, 2015

Thanksgiving Leftovers Sliders With Cranberry Mango Sauce

It’s that time of the year once again. The best holiday of them all for a foodie: THANKSGIVING! While I’m sure you’re already scrambling around looking […]
November 7, 2015

Banana Walnut Pancakes

One of my favorite breakfast breads is banana walnut bread. But I have no idea how to make it. Banana walnut pancakes on the other hand? […]
November 4, 2015

Shrimp Rice Bowl With Sweet Teriyaki Glaze

So we just got back from a mini-vacation this weekend, driving all over central California. It was a blast, but after a few days of having […]
October 29, 2015

Crock Pot London Broil On Potato Wedges

London Broil isn’t something I usually associate with “good quality” when it comes to cuts of beef. It can be tough and dry depending on how […]
October 22, 2015

Bloody Sparkling Cranberry Pineapple Punch

Cranberry Pineapple Punch with an added twist using Canada Dry Lemon Lime Sparkling Seltzer Water.This drink stands well on it's own, but adding seltzer water really livens this drink up!
October 20, 2015

Chewy And Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m not the best baker in the world. When it comes to baking, desserts, and anything sweet, that is normally my wife’s department unless I’m feeling […]
October 13, 2015

Crispy Skillet Pizza

One of the best things about having a great marinara recipe is being able to re-purpose it for other recipes like using it as pizza sauce […]
October 7, 2015

11 Recipes To Make With Pumpkin Seeds

Its October, and pumpkin patches are filled to the brim with pumpkins for carving! Our son is infatuated with all things Halloween and pumpkins, I’ve never […]
October 2, 2015

Crispy Herb Roasted Chicken with Sauteed Green Beans

If I’m cooking a roasted chicken, the skin HAS to be crispy! My weakness is a crispy chicken skin, loaded with flavor in each bite and […]
September 30, 2015

My Journey As A Food Blogger – Q3 2015

Well another quarter has come and gone as a food blogger, and its that time to pull back the curtains and share what’s been going on […]
September 25, 2015

Omelette Hash Brown Waffle Sandwich

Making breakfast sandwiches is one of my go to breakfast meals. Just throw and egg on some toasted bread, melt cheese, maybe top with a little […]
September 22, 2015

Easy Homemade Drop Biscuits

One of my favorite Saturday morning breakfasts was Drop Biscuits topped with butter and some concord grape jelly. My parent’s would bust out the box of […]
September 16, 2015

Meatless Lasagna

Beef isn't a meat we eat much of in our house. I'm pretty much the only person in the house that enjoys red meat. So being the short-order restaurant that my kitchen usually becomes, I have to find alternatives to make everyone happy...
September 9, 2015

Secret To Keeping Cilantro Fresh In the Refrigerator For Weeks

I can’t count the times I’ve gone to the fridge, opened the veggie drawer to grab some cilantro for a recipe, and be completely frustrated that […]
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