Easy Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

When I cook, I rarely use a recipe. I cook how my mother and grandparents taught me.  A little bit of this, a little it of that and make sure you taste as you go along. Learning how to cook was fairly easy for me because I grew up in the kitchen with my family.  I was always fascinated how they would just add ingredients and rarely measure anything and it was the greatest meal ever.  That is how I cook today for my family. I'm like a Latina Rachael Ray because she doesn't measure either.  … [Read more...]

The Bread Art Project Event in NYC

Nearly 17 million children in America and almost one in four struggle with hunger.   With the way this economy has been, more and more families are having a hard time putting healthy food on the table every day. Thankfully, I didn't grow up hungry. My dad had a great job with great benefits and we were never without food.  It's sad to know that many children in our country go to bed hungry and don't know where their next meal will come from. The Bread Art Project was created by The Grain … [Read more...]

Do You Always Shop Within Your Budget?

I often wonder if I'm the only person that always, without fail, go over my budget when it comes to food shopping. I don't know what it is. I think I'm doing it right.  Before I leave my house, I always start off with a list. I go in the pantry and see what's missing and I do the same in the refrigerator.  I leave with cash in my purse (it saves me more money, in my opinion), my coupons and my list. Once I'm at the store, I try to stay on track with what's on my list. That doesn't … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

This has to be one of the best Thanksgivings ever for my family and I.  There were no recipe mishaps (had many of those), every dish was made with love and was not rushed (had many of those too) and for the first time my husband helped me with almost every dish we made. Plus, no drama. That in itself, is the best thing in the world. I'm truly blessed. At first I thought we were going to be stressed out because we had so many dishes planned but once I wrote everything out on a piece of … [Read more...]

Martha Stewart & Thanksgiving

It's hard not to like Martha Stewart.  You're bound to buy something that has her name written on the package. Why? Because she is everywhere and she can decorate your whole house with her line of EVERYTHING!  Believe me, she has some great looking towels, tablecloths, curtains, bedspreads, kitchen stuff, bedroom stuff -  the list can go on and on and on. Today, I received an email from Sirius radio that I wanted to share with all of my readers.  Since Thanksgiving is just around the … [Read more...]

You like eating out at restaurants?

Well, if you're like me, then you like eating at restaurants. There's nothing better than having someone serve you hot food and then take your plate away so someone else can wash it. You pay for your food, leave a tip, get up and leave. No mess to clean up afterward and definitely no dishes to clean.  Now that's what I call service. But when I  do go out to eat, I often wonder how the clean the kitchen is.  I wonder if the chefs are clean, if they're wearing gloves while touching the … [Read more...]

Fish anyone?

My husband went fishing yesterday and this is what he caught: … [Read more...]

I hate it when…

I buy something, forget about it and and then it goes bad. Like on Friday, I bought ground chicken to make Rachael Ray's Buffalo Meatballs (they're so good) for the Superbowl.  I wanted to make them on Saturday so I wouldn't have to make them on Sunday. On Saturday night, my daughter asks me if I was still making the meatballs, I told her I'll make it on Sunday since I made Chili in the crockpot today (Saturday).  She says ok. Sunday comes along and I am exhausted.  Why? Because my 3 … [Read more...]

What’s on your menu?

Just thinking about the menu for tomorrow's feast already has me comatose and sleepy.  I am also very excited at the same time.  This will be my first Thanksgiving cooking EVERYTHING. MYSELF.  I may get some help from my husband so I can't take ALL the credit.  I'll have him make the mashed potatoes and whatever else comes to mind. Right now, I have the Pumpkin Pie in the oven.  It smells so good in here.  I can't wait!  I was going to make it from scratch but I'm planning to make Caramel … [Read more...]

Some info on Organic Food.

While reading the newspaper a few days ago, I saw some important information about Organic Foods.  I often wonder, what foods are better oganic? I always thought it was ALL fruits but I thought wrong.  Read below: Here's the list of the best foods to buy organic (most susceptible to pesticide residue) Peaches Apples Sweet Bell Peppers Celery Nectarines Strawberries Cherries Pears Grapes Spinach Lettuce Potatoes Here's the list for the foods you can buy at the … [Read more...]