Monday, September 24, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
My son Tyler is home from Oklahoma State this weekend and somehow it just ended up being the two of us for lunch today. I have been eyeing this recipe for some time over at ourbestbites.com and decided today (the first day of Fall) was the day to try it. As he does every weekend Ty was skyping with his friend Kari who is 1/2 Thai and telling her we were having a Thai Coconut Soup. She texted back......TOM KHA KAI!!!!!!!!!!! LOL! So........here is our Easy Tom Kha Kai Soup. I can't tell you how flavorful yet easy this soup is. This one's for you Kari!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Monday is my son Tanner's 19th birthday! I seriously can not believe he is already 19! Here is a picture of the two of us at his high school graduation a couple of years ago. He is a now sophomore at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and doing great. I'm a very proud mom!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Awhile back our friends Kevin and Jennifer came to spend the weekend with us. I love when they visit and I always try to think of something extra special for breakfast. This gorgeous bread boat that I found on Pinterest (but tweaked into my own recipe) was delicious and definitely company worthy!
Luckly I have a Panera Bread not too far away because I adore their breads and their little asiago cheese demi was perfect for this. I was tempted to try the regular sized loaf but I'm glad I resisted the urge. Once cut into pieces the size is a perfect serving for breakfast. I served it with my Stain Glass Fruit Salad and it paired together wonderfully!
Friday, June 1, 2012
The other day I wanted to make some comfort food and was craving
tuna so I decided to make an old fashioned tuna casserole. I haven't
had one in years! Then I remembered that I had 3 cans of DongWon
spicy Korean tuna in the pantry. If you haven't tried tuna in kimchi
sauce let me tell you that it's fantastic! It has such a great depth of
flavor, it's a little spicy and the tuna is in nice big meaty chunks. I
keep it on hand for making kimbap, the Korean version of sushi.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I have been trying to make a perfect egg my whole life. I've tried
poaching, frying and even baking. I've finally found a fool proof
method of making a perfect egg. Soft boiling.... but there are as
many different methods as there are people. Everyone has there
own method. I even tweeted Donal Skehan (the amazing Irish chef)
and here is his method.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
My husband Jim and I work at the same place. We actually met at the Art and Engineering Supply store where we work in 1985. I love working with my husband! We work in different departments though..I'm in the office and Jim is the Reprographics Manager doing all kinds of blueline/copy type of stuff.
Every Monday morning we head upstairs to our little kitchen at work and fill it to the brim with all kinds of groceries for the week. I'm not sure how our fellow workers feel about us taking up so much of the fridge but we hardly ever go out to eat. Lately we are trying to eat healthier so no more frozen dinners or heavy leftovers. We are having lots of fruits and sandwiches on whole wheat bread.
Breakfast has always been the hardest to eat healthy at work. We have run the gamut of the not so healthy .....from Cereal bars, poptarts, muffins, even cold pizza. Well......I've finally found the answer! Healthy, convenient and delicious too!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
March is a big birthday month for our family, my daughter Bay
and I have a birthday 3 days apart! Next Friday Bay is having a
sleepover for hers and I'm planning on serving these yummy treats to
all the girls. I thought I had better try out the recipe this weekend just to
make sure it was good. You know I HAD to make sure. I couldn't
take that chance that they might not be good. Maybe that's why I
kept going back for another one.... just to make sure mind you.....
Birthday Cake Batter Crispy Rice Treats
3 Tbsp. butter
1 (10 oz) bag regular size marshmallows
1/4 cup dry cake mix
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 (1.75 oz) container of sprinkles
Melt butter in a dutch oven over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until
melted and add in dry cake mix and stir until combined. Stir in cereal and mix
thoroughly. Pour in 1/2 the bottle of sprinkles and continue mixing.
Using a spatula coated with non-stick cooking spray, press batter into a baking
dish. Top with the remaining sprinkles. Let sit for a few minutes to firm up a bit.
Well the verdict around our house is that they are even better that the
original treats and much cuter, if I do say so myself. Come on and
join the cake batter craze! It's yummilicious!
Posted by Mika at 2:31 PM
Friday, March 16, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Brussels Sprouts are one of my family's most asked for side
dishes especially in the Summer time. Sprouts go so well
with grilled meats and are so easy to prepare. This recipe
is especially amazing because of the savory pieces of
bacon and the beautiful jeweled craisins throughout. If
you are a Brussels Sprout hater envisioning the boiled
version your mom made, get ready for treat!
Brussels Sprouts first came to America in the 18th Century
when French Settlers brought them to Louisiana. Thomas
Jefferson even grew them at Monticello! Not only do they
have a rich history but they are also very good for you!
They contain sulforaphane a chemical that has potent anti-
cancer compounds. Good for you and yummy too....
can't beat that!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
If you are looking for a new casserole with tons of flavor,
this is it! I ran across this recipe on the Betty Crocker
website and immediately knew I had to try it. It's
guaranteed to blow everyone's socks off! The best part
is that it's so fast and easy to prepare. I took the liberty
of changing a couple of things to make it my own. I had
some blue cheese crumbles in the fridge and added those
to the potato mixture. I also chopped my chicken instead
of leaving it in strips....easier to eat you know. The other
thing I did was to use panko instead of the cornflakes the
recipe calls for. They worked great and the blue cheese
crumbles really gave you that tangy punch of yummy blue
cheese flavor which I love!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
super simple shortcut to a delicious apple danish. I first
saw these little babies over at The Country Cook and knew
I had to try them over the Christmas break. My family
loved them! You can use any flavor of pie filling. I'm trying
cherry next time!