A midnight snack.

This was completely spontaneous which made for some fun cooking. I love to improv cook because it inspires you to be creative with the products available. Matthew and I tend to be night owls and I like to watch cooking shows on the create channel late at night if I watch anything. Well, I started feeling inspired and hungry at the same time. So, I opened the fridge to see what I could come up with for the both of us. I spotted chorizo, minced olives, purple onion, chopped spinach, flour tortillas, sour cream, cilantro, cheddar cheese and guacamole. I decided to make us a festive, mexican appetizer.

Step 1. Let chorizo cook thoroughly, add minced olives, chopped spinach, 1 Tsp of onion flakes, 1 tsp of cumin powder, 1 tsp of chili powder and wait to add cilantro until very last minute.

Meanwhile saute’ onion until carmelized. Then add to chorizo mixture.

Cook tortilla shells until perfectly brown.

Spread guacamole on tortilla shell, the chorizo mixture, a dallop of sour cream and a pinch of cheddar cheese. Voila! You have a delicious mexican appetizer.


Book Review: ” A Cook’s Tour.” By Anthony Bourdain

I have been reading ” A Cook’s Tour” By Anthony Bourdain. The book is vivid in painting the reader a picture of the sounds, smells,flavor, taste, styles and traditions of the countries he visited during his tour around the world. The reader almost feels as if they are on the same journey with the author. Experiencing every emotion from delighted, sad, scared, angry, curious and overall inspired. There is a raw humor in this book that is undoubtedly keen and delightful.
If by some random chance I was to meet Anthony Bourdain..I might just pee my pants. I like the unpolished aspect of it all. Next time your looking for an adventure, try this.

Authentic Mexican.

Tonight, I invited my sweet / cutie-pie sister in law to come over for a mexican dinner to share with us. We prepared Beef and Bean soup for an appetizer. The entree was Huevos Rancheros and Chili Verde garnished with cilantro and served with warm torilla’s and lime wedges. Dessert consisted of Amaretto Bread Budding with Orange Zest. The colors we’re magnificent. Just one of the many reasons I love preparing Mexican food. Here are some pics!

Heather and I.

One of the sweetest and beautiful girls I know...inside and out.

Chili Verde Sauce

Huevos- Rancheros

Beef and Bean Soup.

Huevos- Rancheros and Chili Verde garnished with cilantro and served with warm torillas and lime wedges.

Beef and Bean Soup.

Playing Card games.





Bread Pudding With Amaretto sauce and Orange Zest.