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Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast

  We love steak in our house but Β lately I can't stand in front of the stove and grill these babies anymore. During New Years my SIL made these rib roast and it looks so so easy...so I decided to try them out. On Wednesday I had to sub half a day so right when I...

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Whenever we go to PF Chang we order the chicken lettuce wrap...one of our favorite appetizer. I love my chicken lettuce wrap on buttered lettuce not iceberg lettuce. Whenever I make this recipe...I usually double up because I can just add the chicken to my salad and...

What We Ate In Texas

After Christmas we took a little trip to visit my IN LAWS in Texas. It was a very short trip but we manage to do so much. We shop, ate, shop and ate some more LOL On our way to Texas we always stop at Buc-ees. I always have to have my BLUEBERRY muffin!! If you ever...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Wishing EVERYONE a HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Praying that your 2020 is filled with my HAPPINESS and LOVE!!! 2020 I will try my hardest to simplify and DECLUTTER!!! I need to get back on track with my organization and planning. I found that 2019..towards the end..I was losing...

Josephine Estelle

Josephine Estelle

Last Saturday night we had a girl night out with some friends out of town...we went to Josephine Estelle which is located in the ACE Hotel off of Carondelet St in New Orleans. They offer VALET parking which is awesome when you are in downtowns NOLA. The LOBBY leading...

Look Who Just Made 12!!!

Look Who Just Made 12!!!

I feel like just YESTERDAY he was 2 yrs old!! In a blink of an eye and this little guy is 12th today!!       Today we celebrated my son 12th birthday. Since it is a school night ...we usually do something very low key. We went out to eat this past...

Christmas Tree Cutting

Christmas Tree Cutting

I always wanted to cut down our OWN Christmas Tree...and this year we finally got a chance to. We have a few that are the same distance from where we live but this is the only one that was opened before Thanksgiving Day. All the others don't open until after...

Frozen 2

For my lil gal birthday ..I took 2 of her friend to watch Frozen 2. The movie was great!! If you get chance...go see it!! It's such a CUTE MOVIE and it's nothing like what I expected it to be. I am so glad the movie came out this week...its the perfect movie for this...

Gyu-Kaku

Gyu-Kaku

Today is my nieces bday so we went to Gyu Kaku which is a Japanese restaurant but they serve those hot grill similar to Β the Korean BBQ grill place where you cook your own meat/meal over this flaming charcoal grill. You pick out your meats and vegetables and you cook...

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

This is such an easy recipe ...WITH THE help of Β a BOTTLE sauce LOL. Perfect for a MONDAY night meal...we paired it with some steam broccoli and sliced up cucumber. Every week...I buy at least 4 packs of cucumber because we eat it almost everyday. Neither with our...

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Last year my son had PI day for his math class so he asked me to bake him a pie. He said that everyone is bringing a sweet pie and he asked me to bring a chicken pot pie. So, I wanted to make a chicken pot pie that the kids would love and was still very flavorful. I...

Bowling

This weekend was perfect...we had NOTHING PLANNED and we just ROLLED with it. It was awesome. On Friday night I went to a housewarming party that was amazing!! They had this champagne lady at the door. Β The food was amazing...she had a sushi table, charcuterie board,...

Mayo Shrimp Toast

Mayo Shrimp Toast

    I love making these and having them in my refrigerator so when the kids want a quick bite to eat. They actually freeze very well too. I actually stick them in my air fryer for about 5 minutes at 300 degree. They are great for when you are having a party...

Lazy Weekend

Gosh...this is by far the easiest WEEKEND I had in such a long time...all I did was lounge around on the sofa or in my bed all day watching HALLMARK movies. I didn't even COOKED a single meal at all. On Saturday ...I ate the PHO that I had made on Friday. On Thursday...

Red Velvet Bundt

Red Velvet Bundt

I LOVE red velvet cake and every chance I get..I would make it or buy it. This is one cake that I never get bored of. My daughters first grade teacher asked us to make a cake for our Janitor who's BIRTHDAY is today and so I decided to make my favorite cake hahaha. I...

Copy Cat Houston’s Salmon Dip

Copy Cat Houston’s Salmon Dip

Whenever I have a get together...this SALMON dish is usually on my menu. It is the easiest to make and YET it taste so GOOOOD!!! I think its the MAYO sauce...that you use to spread on the toast. Β This dish can serve a lot of people. Β I usually make this dish and a...

Cajun Gumbo

Even though we didn't have school on Monday and this is a very short week...still seems to be dragging...I guess with this time change...makes us more TIRED and LAZY hahaha. One thing I am happy for is that in the morning when I wake up...its not DARK outside. Β This...

Cassava Cake

Cassava Cake

  This is one cake that I can make everyday...it is so easy to make. One bowl cake mix and goes straight into the grease baking pan. One and half hours later and its DONE!! I also love this cake because I love coconut and you can taste the coconut in this cake....

New Orleans Food and Spirit

New Orleans Food and Spirit

  After mass on Sunday ... we usually try to grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurant in our area. Β We had to grab something quick because my husband was going to play golf ..so we grab a bite to eat at this local seafood restaurant. Every time we come...