Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hand made corn tortillas

Happy new year to all! hope this 2013 brings lots of love health and delicious good food. To start my first 2013 meal there is nothing better in my country that a traditional plate of beans eggs with potatoes and tortillas!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Honey dressing

Today's lunch butter lettuce and goats cheese salad the thing that really made me love this salad is the dressing I created, vinaigrettes or salad dressing are really not my forte but I play around with some ingredients and I really liked this one.

1 tbsp of honey
1 tsp of balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp of rice vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil (is good to spend a little extra in a good bottle of olive oil for jobs like this)
Salt and pepper to taste

Add the honey vinegar and salt and pepper in a bowl with a whisker or a fork whisk constantly while you add the olive oil until everything has a consistent texture taste if it needs more salt or pepper and then dress your salad. Remember always dress your salad right before you eat it so it won't get soggy :) ah yes I don't want to forget to mention always keep and eye on your bread while you do something else not like me that I forgot mine in the toaster while making the dressing and it got a little burned hihi...

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I got a new book I'm very exited to try some great recipes that I read in it, but I think the one that is the most exited is my dog because he got a bite of the entire book first!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Italian chicken pot pie.

This is my way of giving a big turn to an all time classic!

lets start with doing our pesto, for this I use a
Thai Basil
Pecorino Romano
Roasted Pine nuts
4 garlic cloves
Olive oil
a pinch of salt

On a food Processor Combine all the ingredients and until you have a smooth paste.

For the pie.

Store bought pie dough
1/2 roasted chicken (roast the chicken with olive oil and plenty salt, pepper, and lemon juice
and slices on top)
frozen or fresh green peas
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste.
1 tsp canola oil
1 tbsp olive oil

pre-heat your oven at 400* Dg. brush a pie dish with canola oil, stretch the dough over a floured surface and place over a pie dish with a fork poke some wholes then put some wax paper over the dough and add baking marbles if you have or just raw beans this is to avoid the dough from rising bake for half the time that the box indicates.

ones the chicken has cooled take all the skin off and pull the meat out with your hands in small pieces
(if you want to chop it is fine too), on a big skillet on medium high heat add about 1 tbsp of olive oil then add the  chicken with some of the left over juices from the roasting pan add 4 to 5 tbsp of pesto and saute for 4 to 5 min. (if you are using frozen green peas make sure you run them under boiling water first just so all the water from been frozen don't end up in you pan) add the green peas, add the garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.

fill your pie dough-dish with the chicken, then roll out the dough on a floured surface to make the top, cover the pie and with a fork press the edges to seal make 2 little holes to vent, use a cutter with the shape of a flower and cut little strings roll them and you have the little border lines now for the bird just do what I did closed your eyes and picture a bird then open your eyes and let your hands follow instructions right from your brain, It works for me, will work for you! trust me.

this time bake the pie for the amount of time that the box recommends or about 25 min. or until golden brown.

I hope you enjoy it!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday morning!

Every Sunday morning we have the same breakfast, is a tradition a fried egg and bologna beagle;  I put all the toppings  on the table and is like subway make your own from different cheeses to tomato and olives, my husband came out with a very tasty combination ones, it was fried egg bologna roasted red pepper and provolone cheese it was very good so I tell you make your Sunday morning breakfast more fun and you will probably stay seated on the table until lunch time!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A windy day..

Is windy here today in usually sunny southern California the day started gloomy then sunny around noon and it just got really windy now at night, I got some keep up to do with my shows and other home shores so today all that is for dinner is Corn Flakes like the ones my mama used to give me on a rainy day back home with hot milk and honey! I love my mama.....   I encourage you to get a cozy blanket and get comfy eating something your mom used to give you when you were a child it feel so good :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fried egg grilled cheese sandwich

My all time favorite American food is a well done and crisp grilled cheese sandwich.  But this time I gave it a twist I use provolone cheese and put a fried egg in it, it was tasty but is better when you use American cheese!  I will have to say that the egg part was a good addition, so I tried it again with American cheese and it was glorious!!!!  And remember if you want an even and buttery and crispy crust butter the out side of the sandwich all over the bread and use a medium high flame and make sure that your pan in very hot.