Changing My Concept of Burgers: The Ramen Burger

I saw this burger on Food Network on some show that I can’t remember but the urge to try one has never left my memory. I couldn’t imagine how good this fusion could taste! The burger has an unbelievable amount of flavor to it and the ramen bun pairs with it so well. My husband…

Crockpot Southern Boiled Peanuts

Every proper Southern child knows the joys of popping open a boiled peanut with your teeth and slurping down the soft peanut and juices. Sweet tea, boiled peanuts and fried green tomatoes are just some of the dishes that you inherit from being raised in the South. As a Northerner who now considers herself a Southerner, I have…

Protein Energy Balls

My Dad started his first healthy kick. Men have it pretty easy compared to women when it comes to getting in shape. To lose a quick 10 pounds, all my Dad or my Husband would have to do is give up their favorite sweets or soda. If I did the same dang thing, I would…

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

My favorite blog posts to write are these how to’s. I constantly forget at what temperature to bake every meat or vegetable and the proper way they should be handled. So making a post on the very basics is so helpful for me to look back on in the future. Ingredients: Spaghetti Squash Olive Oil…

Spaghetti Squash Bacon Fritters

Thank you to my mother-in-law for introducing me to spaghetti squashes. They are so unbelievably versatile and a great alternative to white pasta. With my diagnosis of PCOS, I have to stay away from white grains as much as possible. Even with whole wheat grains, I would have to pair it with a protein and…

Southwestern Breakfast Tofu Scramble

I needed a breakfast pick-me-up. I was getting bored with eating the same few things every morning. It was getting to the point where I didn’t want to eat anything in the morning, which would put me in a less than positive attitude for the rest of the day. Having something yummy and different made…

My Love for Japanese Culture Blossomed into Onigiri

My love of the Japanese culture originally started through Anime. As a child, I became obsessed with Sailor Moon and was extremely motivated to finish all my homework after school in order to be allowed to run downstairs and catch my show on time. Little did I know that I would later become an Anime…

Broiled Brown Sugar Grapefruit

It has been a while since my last post. My husband and I’s world has been tossed and turned through many emotional tornadoes but we stayed strong as a couple to get through them all. The year 2015 has not been our friend. A layoff, four deaths and a diagnosis of infertility has made this year…

Nana-Nilla Cream Pie

A vanilla pudding pie with a layer of sliced bananas. This is such a light, delectable pie that I have made it twice and it has been a hit both times! Its really easy and not something you see very often at the dessert table for family gatherings. Yields: 8 Servings Nutritional Info Per Serving Calories: 215, Total Fat: 8…

Spicy Glazed Pecans

I’ve always wanted children. Since young, I gratefully took care of the younger cousins, or gathered the children of the block to create organized games and settle disputes. I was destined to become a mother. I always assumed it was going to be easy to become pregnant. With all those sex-Ed classes, teenage pregnancy shows,…

Better than Fried Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings with Buffalo Sauce

Are you a garlic lover? …… Make these! Mad at your boyfriend and don’t want to make out later and possibly give him heartburn in revenge? …… Make these! Need to keep away pesky vampires? ……. Make these! Just kidding.😉 These wings are fantastic and the taste of garlic is just right. My family devoured…

Sweet Potato Stacks from Publix

During the summer, my sweet cousin Ciara visited. We took this tween raised in the city and introduced her to some nature. My husband and I took her to feed retired horses carrots, tubing down the Itchnatuckee River and saw a flooded sinkhole. Not only did we go on nature adventures, we also went out…