Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

by: fabiola in: Salad
homemade buttermilk ranch

Perfect for the game day wings, veggies, pizza, salad (right), or pretty much anything you can think of for ranch. This is a super easy, flexible recipe from Simply Recipes. It is so versatile I thought someone may need it for this weekend. I made it for our pizza night, …

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Peanut Butter Cookies

by: fabiola in: Dessert
peanut butter cookies

Brian, the boyfriend, loves, seriously loves peanut butter cookies.  They are his absolute favorite in the whole wide world.  Add dark chocolate chips, and he is a gonner.  He prefers them to have the choco chips, but sometimes I want them without, so compromise begins. Half with, half without.  This recipe is …

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Mexican Sopes

by: fabiola in: Entrees
Mexican sope recipe

Sopes are traditionally a thicker version of a tortilla cooked on a comal, a Mexican flat cast iron pan of sorts.  I ate a sope, here in Vancouver at a food truck called, El Grullo, located in the Gateway Produce parking lot.  The genius little Mexican lady cooked hers in a cast …

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Grilled Lime Chicken

by: fabiola in: Entrees
grilled lime chicken

Time for some grilling my friends!  Grilling is an all year long event in our home, no weather can stop us, but some for some it only happen in the summer.  So why not take advantage of our wonderful citrus friends and grill on with it?  Brian says I will put lime …

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Black Beans

by: fabiola in: Side Dishes and Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
black beans

Who doesn’t love fresh homemade beans, black, pinto, chick, you name it, I love it.  There is something to be said for a food that low simmers all day or even just a few hours filling your home with the aroma of goodness.  Beans cooking reminds me of Mexico.  There …

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Kitchen Tips

by: fabiola in: Travel and Stories
chantilly cream

Time flies when you are busy having some fun!  My family visited earlier this month and we went to the mountains, on a scenic train ride, and to the famous Seaside Beach where Goonies was filmed.  Brian and I went to a  concert at the Gorge Amphitheater and camped out for a night thanks to …

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Turkey Lettuce Wraps

by: fabiola in: Entrees
turkey lettuce wraps

This was mostly Brian’s idea, and it turned out so great.  He is an amazing cook, has been since the day we met.  He is also very creative and can come up with some great ideas for our next meal, if I am drawing a blank.  Although I do most …

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