Rolled Dumplings (굴림 만두, Gullim Mandoo)

Happy New Year once again!...more


Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! Hope everyone had a great one!We don’t really do V-day gifts but Ryan got me these adorable slippers. Love the Christmas colors. He is always mad when I wear his so this gift benefits him as well....more

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna. Or should I call it Mexican Lasaña? I didn’t know what to call this layered casserole of meat, cheese, tomato sauce, and corn tortillas. And then I realized it was kind of like a lasagna, but with delicious Mexican flavors....more


"Let the Good Times Roll!"Mardi Gras is this Tuesday, February 17--In addition to some New Orleans (Nawlins) favorites, i.e. Jambalaya, BBQ shrimp & mufallatta, a "must have" is the colorful "King's Cake"...I made a simple version using a box mix white cake baked in a bundt pan and decorated with colorful frosting sprinkles. YUMM!! ...more

A Cake Mix and Candy

Sometimes all it takes is a cake mix and candy to create a Happy Valentines Day for a child Click here to read more...more

Make This Brilliant Jambalaya Mac & Cheese for Mardi Gras

It's almost time for Mardi Gras! The beauty of this jambalaya mac recipe is in its versatility. And not just because I give you a stove-top version and a baked version, either! It's just like making regular jambalaya: You throw whatever meat or seafood you have on hand into the pot and call it good. ...more
Lovely recipe & I can't wait to try it. FFR, you can buy live crawdads at Pike Place Market, at ...more

The Language of Love

Valentine's Day play book

In no special order, I've presented my Top 5 Valentine’s Day gift, recommendations titled: Special Order. In the past, the gifts that I’ve recommended, attributed to great last minute gift ideas for men to present to the lady in his life. They have also made great surprise gift ideas that were a part of a more planned surprise, for the ladies. As these list of recommendations became a more popular guide in the hands of men who were trying to determine that perfect gift, they circulated and ended up on the ladies desk....more

When We Are Strong

For the next few months, I am taking part in #womenslives, a campaign partnering Public Radio International and SheKnows Media...more