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Halloween Severed Fingers 

Alright,  we are having a Halloween party folks! By now you already know that I am not big on Halloween. Well, I wasn’t. Until my daughter decided she wants a Halloween-themed birthday. All of a sudden, I am trying to come up with several Halloween party recipes and I am enjoying every moment of it.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Cooking & Food Terms 

Yesterday, I was watching one of my favorite shows on food network, and a chef kept using the term bouquet garni over and over again. I just didn’t get what he meant by this. Granted, I know many cooking and food terms and I consider myself a great cook, but this one flew over my head. It got me thinking though. I am pretty sure I am not alone in this cloudy world of forks and knives.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Cooking Hints & Tips 

Over the years, I have saved a lot of time by following some simple cooking tips and tricks that will work anyone, even the non-chef.  I am excited by sharing these tips for two important reasons. The first of which is that I want to help people become better cooks without sacrificing their time.

American

Chile & Basil Hamburger 

My little ones live for hamburgers, so naturally, I had to come up with an easy hamburger recipe that they love. I find it pointless to make a burger that cannot be replicated over and over again with the same result.

African, Thai, Vegan Recipes

Easy Coconut Rice 

This easy coconut rice recipe is a reminder of my childhood memories. My grandma would cook up a batch of coconut rice whenever a coconut fell from the tree in our backyard. It is such a fond memory because I don’t remember a lot from my childhood, but this one sticks with me like gum. In fact, I remember how I would watch her break the coconut ever so gently so that she could maintain its integrity – the coconut water. She would shell the coconut and use its water as a starting point for her Tapioca recipes.

Healthy Recipes, Italian, Vegan Recipes

Ratatouille Penne Bake 

Although, there are different methods for cooking Ratatouille, when I think of Ratatouille, I imagine a coarse tomato-based stew with sautéed garlic, onions, zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers and a mix of green herbs like herbes de Provence.  I like to keep the tradition alive by sticking to the basics of this baked ratatouille recipe.  

Italian

Tagliatelle & Milanese Sauce 

Pasta Milanese is a staple in my home. I often make a batch for a week so I can have enough for my little ones. No, I am not Italian.  I’ll do you one better, I am African. So how am I able to cook  Pasta Milanese without any culinary experience?  The simple answer is this, I learned from the best. If you’ve ever had that friend who gets really close to the older members of your family, cooking and cleaning with them, you’ve just described yours truly. I

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Family Restaurants In Houston 

Houston is a melting pot of several cultures including  American, Brazillian, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Nigerian and Pakistani. In addition, if you are visiting, the ambiance and people will make you stay for a while. After dining at several dining at several restaurants over an entire adult life, I am able to give you a quick list of the top 10 best restaurants in Houston.  As mentioned, this list is based on how adaptable the surroundings are for kids. It wasn’t easy to narrow down the list down to 10, but I did it. Let’s get to it.