Monthly Archives February 2013

Fried Cheese Stuffed Olives

Last week I was dining at ZIN Restaurant in Palm Springs and ordered the fried green olives stuffed with blue cheese. They were so amazing I asked the Owner Mindy what the basics were and then I was on a mission to make these at home for my mother in law. She loves green olives. We thought the panko crusted one’s turned out the best...
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If you’re unfamiliar with flan, think of it as a tasty variation on custard. One warning, though – it’s very filling. A small slice of flan goes a long way! We made pork carnitas tacos, rice, beans, and served this flan as the dessert. Everyone loved it!
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 t...
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P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

While dining at our local P.F. Chang’s my mother in law wanted to get the chicken lettuce wraps for an appetizer. We both dove into them and nearly licked the plate clean. She wondered how we could get the recipe so I immediately went home to start the research. The very next day I was at Super King Market and Albertson’s stocking up on some ingredients that I didn’t have in my cupboard...
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Crock Pot Chili

This is the best chili recipe you’ll ever make. It was the blue ribbon winner at a chili cook-off in the south, garnering a prize worth $20,000 according the the recipe book it came from. With surprise ingredients like beer and unsweetened cocoa, the blend of seasonings and flavors creates a mouth watering chili that will have them begging for the recipe...
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Seared Tuna Steak

Costco sells Fresh wild Ahi Tuna about once per week around December, January, and February. You can enjoy this tuna raw as sashimi or lightly sear it to create a seared tuna steak. Confirm with the meat department that it is edible raw before purchasing. It runs about $13.99 per pound and it’s just as good if not better than the Ahi tuna at sushi restaurants.  
4 tuna steaks, 4-6 ounces e...
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