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Tahoe Family Vacation – December 2013

Just wanted to share pictures from our family vacation in Lake Tahoe this past Christmas!  Unfortunately, not everyone who had planned on coming in the beginning was able to make it out to join us!  It was a blast, we will definitely try to do this again!!!  Pretty sad, but I don’t think we ever managed…

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It’s “Chili” Outside!

Happy Holidays everyone! Wow, it’s been pretty chilly in Houston lately! Sooo love it! The cold weather conjures up savory memories of a hearty beef stew, chicken and dumplings, Vietnamese pho or better yet, plain ole’ CHILI! I’ve never really thought very much of my chili, but I’ve made it a few times at the…

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Spicy Chicken Tenders

Josh had a great idea while we are cooking dinner last night . . . I think Rachel Ray may already do something like this but  . . .  I’m going to Just Cuc it ;-) and share my recipes for Quick Meals–meals you can prepare in 15-20 minutes! He watches me run around the kitchen sometimes…

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Fried Pork, Shrimp & Shitake Wontons

‘Tis the season of Potlucks!  A quick look at wikipedia reveals that the term potluck most probably came from the Irish.  A meal with no particular menu, everyone brings a dish for all to share.  Irish women would gather together to cook dinner, having only one pot to cook in, they would use whatever ingredients they happened to…