Monthly Archives July 2012

Espresso BBQ Sauce

I picked this recipe up from the meat department at Albertson’s. It was printed on a coupon. I didn’t make the Tri-Tip they suggested, but I made the Espresso BBQ Sauce to dip our NY Strips in. I then used the leftover sauce to use it on grilled chicken the next night. It was amazing both ways. It’s perfect for steaks, burgers, and chicken. My husband also likes dipping his french fries in it...

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Bison Burger

Over the weekend my Husband requested a Bison Burger. This week, my mission was to make it for him. If you are not familiar with the term bison here’s what it is: the American bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo.
I invited my Mother in Law over as well so we could all get a taste of it.
I purchased the meat at Albertson’s, but I’m sure you can find this other pl...
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Brussel Sprouts

Paul Qui’s BRUSSELS SPROUTS. Found this recipe in the March 2012 PEOPLE Magazine.

The reigning Top Chef winner shares a dish that’s ‘a perfect combo of sweet, sour, spicy and salty,’ he says.


 Serves 4-6

2 lbs. brussels sprouts, halved

4 tbsp. olive oil

Juice and zest of 2 small lemons

Kosher salt

6 basil leaves, torn

Cilantra, torn

½ chili pepper, chopped and remove seeds (optional)


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Tortilla Chips

What’s your favorite tortilla chip? Store bought or homemade?
I did a tortilla chip taste test with my Husband. He’s always thought Casa del Rey in San Dimas, CA has the best tortilla chips. They also have very good salsa. We get their chips and salsa for nearly every party we have.
I recently started shopping at Super King in Claremont and they make their own chips.
Of course, he liked the Casa del Rey chips ...
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Baked Eggplant


1 large eggplant
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic, minced (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease the baking sheet.

2. Slice the eggplant into cubes or you can cut into circles if you are planning to grill them on the BBQ.


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Baby Shower Flowers


Baby Food jars
Your favorite flowers


Buy baby food jars and empty the baby food. You can eat it yourself, feed it to your baby, feed it to your puppies, or dump it down the drain.

Leave the label on or you can peel it off. 

Fill jar with water 1/2 way.

Buy your favorite flowers or use some from your garden or borrow some from your neighbors without telling them.

These are cute for ba...

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