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Portland Oregon

A few months ago..we were thinking of something to do for my sisters 50th BIRTHDAY!! So we all threw out some suggestions and I have heard of Portland, OR for all the beautiful WATERFALL and some outdoor things to do. I didn’t want to go to Vegas or New York because I...

Copycat Popeye’s Fried Chicken Sandwich

A few weeks ago ...I had waited in this LONG LINE at Popeye's to get their famous chicken sandwich. The line was literally out to the STREETS...but since that was the only day I was off...I bit the bullet and stayed in the LONG LINE. To be honest...it wasn't at all...

Grill Salmon

I surely wish today was FRIDAY!! Even though this week is a short week...it seems to be DRAGGING by!! I had one of those super busy work week...I think that is why ...this week was DRAGGING!! This week ...my menu planning was SUPER EASY because during our Labor Day...

Pork Wonton Soup

I can NOT WAIT for FALL WEATHER!! I love making soup ..something about having a pot of soup simmering on the stove. The AROMA going all through the house. When I am making WONTON SOUP...I usually cheat a little...I buy the premade potsticker/wonton from Costco.  ...

Lemongrass Porkchop

Every time I go to a VIETNAMESE restaurant and if I order a RICE plate...its gonna be GRILLED  LEMONGRASS porkchop or grilled LEMONGRASS shrimp. I love everything LEMONGRASS even their candles haha One of the local grocery store that is by my house had a HUGE SALE on...

Salt And Pepper Chicken Wings

This recipe is so EASY yet so yummy...you can use this recipe as your BASE for when you want buffalo wings, garlic wings...etc. I would wipe up a HUGE BATCH of these ....and the kids can just eat it how they like. I keep mine plain like this ....but I just add in some...

Crab Cakes

My first JOB was working in a crab factory back in high school....I wish I knew about CRAB CAKES back then. We usually just eat them boiled...with some salt, pepper and some lemon juice...sometimes we would make it a little spicy by adding in some HOT SAUCE. I still...

Salmon Patty

We love eating crab cake....so I decided to TRY TO make salmon cake/patty....and I HAVE TO TELL YOU...ITS DELICIOUS!!! My kids LOVED it. The salmon patty holds up REALLY well. I THINK this will be on repeat in our household every MONTH. You can serve it on a bun or on...

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all LOVE chocolate chip cookies in my house...but with the busy schedule lately...I haven't had time to make any. My husband was having a PARTY this weekend for his staff so I decided to make some. I actually double my batch so we can have EXTRA for the kids to eat...

Garlic Green Beans

Green beans is a STAPLE in our house. I make it at least 2 times a week. I make these GARLIC GREEN BEANS at least once a week. My kids LOVE to eat it by itself!!! My lil gal can sit there and munch on these all day long. They are the easiest to make. I usually BLANCH...

Potlatch Grilled Salmon

I always LOVE an easy and DELICIOUS recipe and this one is SUPER easy!!  Trust me when I tell you that it can't GET ANY EASIER than this!! Its VERY EASY to make at HOME!! I will show you 2 methods to cooking the salmon...but my FAVORITE has to be the PAN SEARED...

Crockpot Chicken Taco

Out of all my KITCHEN APPLIANCE...I have to say that MY CROCKPOT is my absolute FAVORITE and MOST USED APPLAINCE!!! SO...whenever I have a chance to make something in the crockpot...I JUMP at it. I usually only try to make something in the crockpot when my days are SO...

Honey BBQ Wings

By far this is the EASIEST way to get some finger licking chicken wings.  I used to put my wings in the airfryer and then I would coat them with the sauce...but that usually takes so long when you are trying to cook for a family of 6!!! So, I started cooking them in...

Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini is so abundant at my local grocery store ...so this week I bought like 12 zucchini and wanted to make something different other than saute them or stir fry them. Someone post on instagarm about stuffing mozzarella cheese and putting mini pepperoni on top of a...

Chicken Lasagna

A few weeks ago when I was making out my rough draft of WEEKLY MEALS...I had PLANNED on making lasagna for dinner tonight...but since we were trying to cut out as much carbs as we can... I decided to try it this way...I DO make another dish that is similar to this...

Zucchini Beef Enchilada

Since the summer started we have been eating so badly!!  We literally have no MEAL time at all. We eat when we want and what we want. So, we all decided that we needed to get on a healthier EATING  PLAN. I know that I can not CUT out all carbs right away...so I will...

Classic Banana Bread

I have ALWAYS love eating banana bread or muffins!! Whenever I have ripen bananas I would ALWAYS make banana bread. I used to make a banana bread or muffin....every single week!! I am not sure why I stopped making them. I guess its because ...I never have banana that...

Spaghetti Sauce

I think in my next life I want to come back as an ITALIAN haha...I love pasta pasta!!! I make some sort of PASTA at least once a week...even though we try to stay away from CARBS..I still have to have it at LEAST once a WEEK. If I can...I would have some sort of PASTA...

Brioche French Toast

My family is DEFINITELY a BREAKFAST/BRUNCH kind of FAMILY!! We can eat breakfast food anytime of the DAY!! I always have breakfast food in my refrigerator. You can always FIND eggs and bacon for sure!!! I love having a mixture of sweet and salty items for BREAKFAST. I...