Turn up the heat on summer puddings by adding tropical flavors and a blowtorch when you make this papaya creme brulee!
Growing up, my mother would buy papaya periodically at the grocery store and encourage us to eat it because it’s loaded with vitamins. It was good, but being spoiled Floridian children with easy access to all sorts of fruit, I think my mother ended up eating most of it. Fast forward a few decades, and I’m turning into my mother, buying papaya, encouraging everyone in the house to eat it, but actually enjoying most of it myself. That last bit is totally my choice. 😉 (more…)
It’s no joke, these soft vegan peanut butter cookies contain no oil or butter, but still manage to be everything you want in a soft peanut butter cookie!
I was craving peanut butter cookies one day, but I had some pumpkin puree I needed to use, and it was February, so making pumpkin cookies felt a little odd. Also, it wouldn’t have solved my craving for peanut butter cookies, so would have been pretty pointless. I was also trying out a 100% vegan diet, so my usual peanut butter cookie recipe was a no-go too since it has eggs. But I really really really really really really really wanted peanut butter cookies. (more…)
Chimichurri sauce is a fabulous garlicky green sauce that makes the flavor of so many dishes pop! Originally from Argentina, it is also found in other Latin American cuisines, like in many Cuban dishes, which is how I was first introduced to this versatile condiment.
The first time I recall having chimichurri, even though I know it wasn’t actually the first time, was after I took either the ACT or SAT my junior year of high school. My dad took me to the test, and then he took me out to a Cuban restaurant for lunch afterward. I ordered palomilla I think (a thin cut of steak), and it came with a side of chimichurri that seemed just magical after sitting through a standardized test. I don’t remember much about the test other than I did well enough not to worry about taking it again, and that I was annoyed at the kids who were super stressed. Oh, and the lights cast a rather yellowish tint in the classroom, which I didn’t like either. The lunch date with my daddy after was much appreciated, and I still distinctly remember the chimichurri sauce. It was amazing, and I vaguely remember telling my mom about it I think and wondering if we shouldn’t find some at the store. Only, store bought versions aren’t as good as this one, and chimichurri sauce can be made in literally less than 5 minutes at home. (more…)
Cheesy chicken fried ravioli are perfect treats for game day parties or get togethers!
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The first words out of my husband’s mouth when he tried these cheesy chicken fried ravioli were “These aren’t leaving the house, are they?” I believe this is what we term a “win” in easy party appetizer recipes. (more…)
This past November we took our first “official” family trip to Walt Disney World. The Godfather and I have been blessed to travel there quite a bit previously as my parents are long time DVC members and we grew up just a few hours away. Our wedding was even held around the World Showcase in Epcot! November was a very special trip for us though as it was our first with Princess A. She love the parks, the rides, and this chickpea salad. She really really loved this chickpea salad from the Harambe Market in Animal Kingdom. (more…)