Santa Bárbara

Frijoles con veneno {Beans with Poison}: Of course they are not poisoned, they are toped with "asado de puerco" (pork roast), and it's pretty spicy...


Light Lasagna {Pasta Free}

So, after eating pretty much the same for many weeks.. ok, I'm exagerating a little. I've not been eating the same, but I'm sick of fish (I stopped eating fish like a month ago) and I'm starting to get sick of grilled chicken =( soooooo I decided to design different recipes that I could eat for my diet. So here comes one of them. This was totally an experiment... a success if I may add! I was a little worried that it would taste like a regular omelette or egg, but it didn't! I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think.


Light Chilaquiles

So, I was getting a little bored of what I could eat, so I decided to give it a try and prepare some Light Chilaquiles. They are good, and the best part is that depending on the different sauces you use, the flavor will be different every time. This way it's harder to get bored.


Testing Egg Whites for Lasagna

I decided to make a lasagna that I could eat being on diet. And then, God illuminated me and gave me the greatest idea of all... an egg whites lasagna!!! Yes, OMG, I know. As you hear it. An egg whites lasagna. There are egg noodles right? :) so Egg white lasagna noodles should be able to exist too.. and based on that idea, I decided to try egg whites in different ways, just to make sure that I would use them the best way, and I would have the most of them =)


Braised Short Ribs

So, after I've been craving for beef ribs, I decided to make two recipes. I started with Ree's and they are really good! As she said, they are "heaven in a plate". I'm still pending on making my mom's recipe, and I have already bought those rib eye ribs too! Anyway, these ribs are really amazing, I'm not kidding. The hubs LOVED them, they are so soft, you can break the meat with your tongue. Really, you don't need your tooth. They are so full of flavor, amazing... I hope you give them a try and let me know how it goes.

French Toast {Very Easy}

The hubs wanted me to make some French Toasts for breakfast, so I made the only recipe I've know since ever =) It's really simple, really easy to make, very fast to make and very tasty too!! And the best thing of all, it's that I'm almost sure you already have every ingredient in your pantry or freezer!!

Three Chiles Salsa

So, trying to make a different spicy sauce, I looked for many recipes and found one that caught my eye at Saveur magazzine. I decided to give it a try, and althought it didn't taste too good at first, after some hours it was amazing. I don't know if the flavors concentrated or what really happended, but the flavor was amazing.

Chocolate Wasted Cake

So, for his birthday, the hubs wanted a chocolate cake, so I gave him MANY options for him to choose for many chocolate cakes and cheesecakes and he chose the chocolate wasted cake. So, I made it. It was amazing. It still is. I gotta warn you: it's a very dense chocolate. It's not too sweet, but it's heavy for the stomach. It's delicious. Give it a try!

Pizza Meets Sub

So, having some "cheese layer" and "sauce layer" leftovers from the Lasagna I made for the hub's birthday las month (of course, this recipe is some weeks days old, I just couldn't find the time to post it sooner -oh! and btw, the lasagna is the same, just remove bell peppers and add 1/4 cup pine nuts), and some Cowboy Meatballs I made, I thought about making a Meatballs sub, but I also had some bread someone gave me. So I decided to make this version, of sub meets pizza meets meatballs meets.... whatever!


Oatmeal Crisps

So, I wanted to finish all the oatmeal I had at home, so I first decided to make Cowboy Meatballs, and I still had a lot... so I made Oatmeal and Chips Cookies and I still had oatmeal!!!! So I made some Oatmeal Crisps I saw at pastry studio... and now oatmeal at home is gone! Yei!!!!! Anyways, these cookies are delicious, maybe a little on the sweet side, so you may want to add a little bit more of salt, if you are not a sweets person.


Cottage Cheese and Veggies Wrap

So, if you remember, I'm on a diet, and I'm getting a little sick of eating fish and chicken. I can only have beef  twice a week =( so, I'm replacing the chicken protein with cottage cheese. It's ok, it gives a twist to my meals, so I won't get bored of eating the same over and over again. I guess right now I'm having a limited diet, because I can't even eat beans, peas, rice, or anything like that. So I figured, why not make a wrap? And here we go.


Oatmeal and Chips Cookies

So, having lots of oats at home made me want to bake some oatmeal cookies!!! And, I tried to make them some kind of "compost"... althought I'm thinking of a different recipe for them... Anyways, these cookies are amazing, they will make you feel full, and kids will love them. Adults too! Of course, as always, I changed a little bit the recipe from the merry gourmet.

Cowboy Meatballs

I've been craving for meatballs since the beginning of time.... nah! just kidding... but I've been craving for meatballs since maybe 6 months ago?? I've always made my mom's recipe, but the other day, while reading Ree's I decided to give it a try. Of course, always with a personal addition and touch.

My Favorite Hotcakes

So, we got together in my house to watch the Olympics  final soccer game Mexico vs. Brazil. So I made my favorite hotcakes, with maple syrup and butter, and Johnsonville's sausage. The hubs brought some "carnitas" (barbecued pork), "chicharrón" (fried pork rinds), and some rib eye ribs. The food was amazing, the game even better. We won gold! Congratulations Mexico.