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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.  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.  This dish can serve a lot of people.  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.  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.  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...

Friday’s Favorite

Happy FRIDAY!!! Gosh...I wish we had a day off today. Trick or treating on a WEEKDAY sure is tiring hahahaha. I can sure use this day off LOL.  I can't wait until next year when Halloween is on SATURDAY!!! Woohoooooo!!! I think this year my kids had the BEST TIME!!  I...

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!! I hope you have LOTS of FUN THINGS UP YOUR ALLEY TODAY!!  This afternoon I am having some people over for a light dinner and then we are off to do some TRICK OR TREATING in our neighborhood. This year I let each kid invite a couple friends...

Steak and Veggie STIR FRY

Steak and Veggie STIR FRY

    I LOVE a GOOD STIR FRY DISH!!! I remember when back in college ....I used to go to this restaurant for LUNCH every week and I would ORDER this stir fry that they had there...some days I would switch it up with the different proteins ..like vegetables...

Airfry Porkchop

Airfry Porkchop

Today, was one of those day that I just wanted to make something that I can just eat with a HUGE BOWL of white rice!!! There are some weeks that we would go on for days WITHOUT eating white rice or VIETNAMESE food and I definitely CRAVE for it...today is the day. LOL...

Sunday Brunch

GRIS GRIS    On Sunday we went to Gris Gris and had brunch for one of my niece's birthday. The place is VERY cute and I LOVE the ambiance of the restaurant. This is my second time at the restaurant but last time we went for dinner and the food was AMAZING!!!...

Monday Meal Planning

Mondays Meal Planning This weekend we are having our FALL FESTIVAL and so....it will be crazy crazy. Since I was off today..I decided to get everything done and PREP. I even have all of my cakes/baking all ready. I have to bake 3 cakes for the Fall Festival this...

Oven Ranch Potatoes

Oven Ranch Potatoes

This is one of the EASIEST SIDE you can make. I love making side that is easy and FAST...especially when I can stick it in the oven or the crockpot!!   INGREDIENTS 2 lbs of baby potato (cut in halves or quarter) 2 tablespoon dried ranch dressing 1 tablespoon...

Friday’s Favorite

I feel like our days are so busy lately...especially with the holidays approaching. October is where all the craziness begins in our household. Even though we are wrapping  up with the sports and after school activities. We are now entering our school Fall Festival...

Spaghetti With Meat Sauce

Spaghetti With Meat Sauce

For the past week...I have been craving spaghetti with MEAT SAUCE. The last few times that I made spaghetti...I have been making it with MEATBALL. My kids prefer meatball while my husband and I prefer meat sauce. We have some kind of PASTA a least once a week. Last...

Mrs Heather Pumpkin Patch

Mrs Heather Pumpkin Patch

It has been AWHILE that we went to a PUMPKIN patch. I don't think I have been in the last few years. We used to go to a smaller one in Montz Louisiana...but this year ...I wanted to take the kids to this one...because I heard so many great things abut it. Mrs Heather...

Stuff Shell

Stuff Shell

This week for my MEAL plan I knew that I had spaghetti with meat sauce and stuffed shell on the menu...so what I did was I double my MEAT SAUCE batch. I love eating spaghetti with meat sauce where as my kids love MEATBALL with their spaghetti. I try to mix it up a...