Category Archive: 'Recipes'

Delicata Squash Veggie French Fries “deli-fries”

  Fall is in full swing and that can only mean one thing…soups, chili’s and stews OH MY! Winter Squash is everywhere right now and WE LOVE IT!! It is truly so much more then just the Halloween and Thanksgiving décor and pie. Butternut squash has been a favorite for over ten plus years before […]

Jack Daniels Boozey Brownie with Burbon Vanilla Caramel

  Aaww a Star is Born! And it is delizioso!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I’m sure I have said this before but I will say it again, my husband always has room for dessert. Unfortunately for him, we eat so late I never really make desserts. Tis’ that time of year when I do want something sweet […]

Asian Chopped Salad Two Ways Vegan Friendly

  Soup and Salads are a staple for lunch and dinners. I feel you get the most bang for your buck with either. You can make a large amount and eat on all the chopping you did for a week! They can be super healthy or not, with or WITHOUT meat, travel friendly, easy, quick, […]

Easy Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Heirloom Carrots

  Chicky chicky chicken!! I love chicken, it is truly one protein I eat the most. I love it grilled, baked, broiled, BBQed, roasted, marinated, whole, shredded, ground..you get the picture I’m sure. Chicken is the one meat I’m not sure I could ever give up. I have 1000000s of recipes from all over the […]

National Pepperoni Pizza Day MexiCali Style

    September 20th!!!! Today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day, a day to celebrate America’s favorite variety of pizza.. Almost everybody loves pizza. It is so versatile. Pizza is eaten for breakfast (often cold), lunch, dinner and as a late night snack. It is a very popular food for parties and events. I personally love a fully […]

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Homemade

When I was little my friends mom made everything from scratch, even ranch dressing. I was always in awe of Dee (nana) because I always thought my mom cooked from scratch until I watched nana in the kitchen. She was a full time mom so of course she had the time to do crafts, run […]

Turmeric Benefits and My Golden Ginger Tea Recipe

  Turmeric the “golden spice” is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant aka Curcuma. Curries and Indian dishes dazzle, with this gorgeous colored spice. Its exotic flavor enhances sauces, stews, dressings, dessert and even drinks. Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which have been the subject of extensive scientific research over many years. If you […]

BBQ Lobster and Shrimp w/ Chimichurri Sauce

  Summer’s and BBQ go hand and hand, even though we BBQ year round at our home. One thing we love bbqing is lobster and shrimp! It’s fast, yummy and fancy. The best way we found was with chimichurri sauce and always in the shells. Not only do the shells add flavor but it protects […]

Cucumbers the Magical Pill

  Cucumbers I feel, are not given all the glory they deserve. They are so much more then fruit, disguised as a vegetable, salad topping, part of a crudités, eye patches in a facial or floating in drinking water at a fancy spa. Don’t get me wrong, I love all those applications for cucumbers and […]

Fluffy French Toast with Homemade Rhubarb Syrup

This is my moms recipe that was passed down from an army wife back in the 70s. Of course I have made my own changes through the years but then again, I can never leave recipes alone. If I would make this everyday my hubby would be over the moon! He loves sweet breakfast dishes. […]