Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice is one of our favorite dishes when we get take-out.  After the success of our Japanese Steakhouse Fried Rice, we decided to tackle our other favorite fried rice recipe.  Like our other fried rice recipe, this one uses day old rice and cooks super fast.  The fried rice that you get from take-out utilizes smaller sized shrimp, but we used full size shrimp to turn this side dish into an entree!  Check out our recipe below.

Read moreShrimp Fried Rice

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Dana and I picked up a copy of the Better Homes and Gardens Very Merry Cookies Cookbook.  It has opened our minds to tons of different Christmas Cookies.  The cookie that Liam has been hounding us for, is a Gingerbread Man Cookie.  We decided to try out the recipe and it was delicious!  A must try.

Read moreGingerbread Cookies

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Garlic and Ginger Beef Stir-fry

Garlic and Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

My wife and son love steak, especially filet mignon.  So I have been buying whole beef tenderloins, when they are on sale, and cutting them up into steaks.  Saves me a ton of money, they end up being about $6 each.  Not to shabby for 1.5 inch thick steaks. When doing this I end up … Read moreGarlic and Ginger Beef Stir-fry

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Dana has been craving pumpkin pie for a couple weeks now.  I decided that I should break down and make her one.  I wanted to try something different so I found a recipe from Paula Deen that uses cream cheese instead of evaporated milk. I made it and wow! It was awesome. Paula knows what … Read morePumpkin Pie

Individual Peach Upside-Down Cakes

Individual Peach Upside-Down Cakes

Peaches are in season right now and they are sweeter than ever.  I have a pantry full of them.  I was looking for a new recipe that I have never even contemplated before.  Dana and I were brainstorming and one thing I have never made was an upside down cake.  So I looked around and … Read moreIndividual Peach Upside-Down Cakes

Quick Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken Stir Fry

The other day I wanted something quick to eat.  Nothing screams fast, like stir-fry.  So I decided to go and see what looked good at the market.  I found some broccoli and bell peppers.  Plus, Dana loves water chestnuts so I added a can of those.  To be honest, they are my favorite part too.  A Stir-fry does not have to be complicated.  A little garlic and ginger and you can make almost any veggie taste awesome.

Chicken Stir Fry

Overall this stir-fry took 12 minutes from start to finish.

Read moreQuick Chicken Stir-Fry

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Samosa Pizza

Samosa Pizza

Today I am competing in my third FoodieFights.com cooking competition. I am currently 0/2, but hopefully the 3rd time is the charm. The gist of the competition is that there are six food bloggers, two featured ingredients and whole lot of glory. The featured ingredients for this Foodie Fight are peas and ginger. As soon as I heard the ingredients, I instantly starting thinking about the amazing Samosas that my friend Vishal brings me. His Mom makes the best food, and luckily she makes enough for me. I love the flavor and wanted to create a twist to this traditional meal. So, I decided to use the ingredients for a samosa pizza.

UPDATE – Voting has closed and this recipe was the winner of the FoodieFights.com competition. Check out Foodiefights.com for the results and write-up.

Samosa Pizza

Traditionally, these little bags of goodness are fried, but I decided to make a crispy crust to get the same texture.

Read moreSamosa Pizza

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

The Alibi

Unlike most people, I love Wednesdays.  Not because the week is halfway over, but because I get to drink.  Then I get to write a post about it.  The posts on Wednesday’s can be funny and even a bit racy.  Today I hope not to disappoint.  Today’s cocktail is the Alibi.  What is the Alibi, well it is a ginger flavored cocktail that utilizes the strong scent to ginger to mask the alcohol.  There is no better Alibi, than I wasn’t drinking.  I just stopped by the Chinese restaurant on the way home for some Ginger Chicken.   Nobody will know the difference.

The Alibi
The Alibi

Using ginger simple syrup, this drink is quick, easy and delicious.

Read moreThe Alibi

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail