Wednesday, July 15, 2015

More Deviled Eggs!

More deviled eggs from my D'Lish Deviled Eggs cookbook! These are Thai Shrimp. SO good!Next up more Shrimpy goodness with Cocktail Shrimp. Not as good as the Thai but still tasty. 
Finally our favorite so far, Boursin Garlic Cheese! Can't beat cheese in our deviled eggs!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

4th of July Meal!

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! The weather started out beautiful in San Francisco but then got foggy just in time for fireworks (of course)! We still have a wonderful time though and started our patriotic meal with a Red White and Blue Cocktail. It's just vodka and cranberry juice garnished with some blueberries.

Moving on to the main course, I made Ribeye for the first time in my life and it turned out awesome! I can't believe I've never made it before but it was super simple. I just dredged the meat in some flour, salt and pepper and browned it about 4 min on each side. DONE! Served over some couscous and dinner was served!

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Cookbook FULL of Deviled Eggs! (Review)

My hubby LOVES deviled eggs. In fact, it would've been a deal-breaker if I couldn't master his mom's recipe. (Ok...kidding...a lil...) So when I came across this D'Lish Deviled Eggs Collection cookbook, I just knew I had to get it! I swear EVERY single recipe looks amazing and I love how there are pictures for all of them! I had THE hardest time deciding which ones to make first but finally settled on the Southwest Salsa and Red Hot Buffalo. I used my mini food processor to make sure the filling is smooth enough for piping but some of them didn't turn out as pretty as I would've hoped. Oh well...practice makes perfect right? I cannot WAIT to try out some more recipes! I've got my heart set on the Indian Curry and Cocktail Shrimp...YUM!

Sandwich Meals and Favorite Fries!

After eating out for 3 days straight on our trip, I wanted to make us something comforting when we got home. Enter Stuffed French Toast! Ham and cheese stuffed inside 2 slices of bread then coated in egg wash and fried. What could be more comforting right?

I was walking through the grocery store the other day and found Spicy Sweet Potato Fries by Alexia. We LOVE sweet potato fries so of course I had to try them out. They were amazing and the nutritional stats aren't bad either since they're baked, not fried. They've got just a hint of spice, nothing too overpowering and you still taste the sweetness of the potatoes.

Of course you can't have fries without burgers so I made some quick cheese-stuffed sliders with them. No special recipe. Just ground beef stuffed with a piece of pepperjack cheese inside a mini bun!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Meaty Dinners

My hubby is definitely a meat and potatoes kinda guy so most of our dinners tend to center around some type of animal. We had these lamb loin chops on a Sunday night and I could not have been happier! I marinated the lamb in a mixture of Greek yogurt, oregano, garlic and rosemary for a couple of hours. Then I grilled them in my grill pan for about 5 minutes on each side and served them over couscous. Simple and quick!

Another meaty dinner we had were pork chops and peppers served over stuffing. I braised the chops in my Dutch oven and added bell peppers and onions along with canned tomatoes. YUM YUM!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mini Vacation in Santa Monica!

We're back from a mini vacation in beautiful Santa Monica. It was a really quick 3-day trip and I did NOT wanna come back! Here we are getting ready for our trip. All smiles and sunshine!

Brunch at our hotel roof-top restaurant. I didn't get to snap any food pictures on this trip but you can bet we ate well!

Here we are getting ready for the wedding! Hotel selfies are the best!

And here we are at the actual wedding ceremony with the most gorgeous backdrop!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Muffins Galore!

Boy have I been on a muffin kick lately! These Mocha Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins were the perfect bite-size breakfast treats! I used mini chocolate chips cuz I felt like I could add more since they're smaller. :)

For a slightly healthier breakfast, I made these Oatmeal Muffins with Dates, Cranberries and Pecans. I also added some coconut flakes which made them taste a bit exotic.

Since I had some bananas that needed to be used up, I made these incredibly healthy Whole Wheat Banana Raisin Muffins. I figured these will balance out all the Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins I've been eating!

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