Category Archives: Gourmet Recipes
My mom has been making this 7 UP Grilled Chicken Recipe for years. It’s a definite family favorite. Somehow I forgot about this gem of a recipe. Just last month we went to my parents for a big family dinner. My mom and dad had made and grilled 7 UP chicken and I couldn’t
My mom has been making this Strawberry Dream Cake for over 40 years. Our family, extended family, and friends all LOVE it! Whenever we are asked which cake we want for our birthday or parties 9 times out of 10 we all request the Strawberry Dream Cake. Even though it does take a little time
When my son went from baby foods to solids I was at a bit of a loss as to what to feed him and I. He isn’t too picky (as long as the veggies are flavored or disguised in recipes), but I was still having a hard time figuring out what to make us for
Some French friends came to stay with me. They were on a month-long road trip and I think rather sick of fast food, so they asked me if they could make dinner for us. I usually like to entertain, but I was very excited to taste some authentic french food…I didn’t regret it. They made us Honey
Typically I hate protein shakes. They’ve pretty much all nearly made me gag. No joke. I think the only one that I’ve enjoyed was laden in sugar and calories (i.e. the Gold’s Gym Peanut butter shake). Not only did it have chocolate syrup as the second ingredient but it was over 600 calories. It makes
This cream cheese frosting recipe has been in my the family for over 50 years. It’s super creamy, lightly rich, and has a great balance of flavors. We’ve made it for hundreds of people and they always remark on how amazing it is. I was about to call this, ‘The Best Frosting’… until I tasted
My mom has been making this lasagna for over 30 years. Every time she or anyone in our family makes it, everyone who tastes it says that it is, ‘the BEST lasagna’ they have tried. Then they usually ask for the recipe which we also give them (we don’t do secret recipes in our family).
Today I needed a quick yet filling lunch. I was in the mood for Mexican so I tried something new. I took a standard cheese tortilla and added to it. The results were what I term a ‘5 star Mexican dish in 3 minutes! Garantizado (Guaranteed). 1- Put cheese on tortilla, sprinkle with one or
I was a waitress at one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. I met many celebrities; Bill Gates, Katy Perry, Anne Hathaway, Susan Somers, Russell Brand, world leaders, famous entrepreneurs, etc. Each hotel room cost on average $2,500 a night and with gratuity, dinning, room service etc. it ended up being about $4,000
Recently my son got the flu. He couldn’t keep anything down until I put him strictly on Pedialyte. I had tried coconut water multiple times but he wouldn’t drink it plain. Coconut water (not to be mistaken for coconut milk) is a much healthier electrolyte replacement than Pedialyte and safe for babies and kids.
For a sweet breakfast or as dessert these Dulce de Leche Pancakes are divine. This sauce would also taste great on waffles. Better yet, they only take 10-15 minutes from start to finish. You will need the following ingredients: Pancake mix and cold water, 1 Cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 Cup butter, 2 Tablespoons
These blueberry cheesecake waffles are really the best I’ve ever tried. I’ve been making them for over 20 years (my grandma taught me when I was a little girl) and each time I do, I get rave reviews. The blueberries are deliciously sweet, the lemon juice adds a tiny bit of tartness, the cream cheese
Lots of people love this stew. One day an old coworker of mine saw it and commented that it looked like the stew her grandma used to make. The next day, I sent some to her and she was so happy to finally find a stew that tasted just like her grandma’s. Don’t get discouraged when
Typically, stuffed green peppers are often bland, lack in texture, and are inconsistent in taste (the top being flavorful and the middle and bottom lacking in flavor). For years, I have been trying to take this traditional dish to a more ‘gourmet’ level. By adding texture (wild rice and lentils), flavor (seasonings), and depth (multiple