Monday, October 17, 2011

One Of The Best Ways To Eat A Waffle

For some reason, putting a yoke filled egg on top of a waffle with a piece of sausage and drizzling syrup on top makes for a good morning. This syrup happened to be Maple Syrup that was Praline Flavored. Find some if you can, it's some of the best syrup we've had. Also, get yourself a Waring WMK300A Pro Professional Stainless-Steel Belgian Waffle Maker You'll find yourself going back to it more than a regular waffle maker.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Quick, Healthy, & Budget Friendly: Chicken Bean Tortilla Soup with Ro*Tel

Looking for a budget friendly meal during the week that warms you up? Chicken Bean Tortilla Soup made with Ro*Tel will be happy to do that job. It's hard not to like a cheap meal that works it's magic by satisfying your stomach and your budget.


  • 1     can of Ro*Tel
  • 1     can of refried beans
  • 2     chicken breasts 
  • 1     tsp of jarred garlic
  • 1/2  tsp of onion powder
  • 2     cups chicken broth
Simmer the chicken breasts on low heat in enough water to cover them for 30 minutes. After they are cooked, let the chicken cool. Then shred the chicken after it's cooled by pulling it apart.

With a large pot, add the chicken broth, refried beans, shredded chicken, Ro*Tel, and add your garlic and finally, the onion powder. Cook on low heat for at least 30 minutes. 

What makes it tortilla soup? That's easy. Break out the tortilla chips and crunch and sop up the juices, along with chunks of savory chicken with a little shredded cheddar cheese thrown into the mix. What a satisfying week day meal! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Weekend Foodie Snacks: Of Beignets & Cappuccino

Who says you need to go to New Orleans to enjoy the always satisfying French Donut, also known as the beignet. I might add, who needs to go to a coffee shop (although that's fun too if you can afford it these days) to enjoy a cappuccino. Speaking of cappuccino, I raved about how you can do them at home for a fraction of the price in my post entitled The Secret To Making Coffee House Quality Cappuccino At Home

If you're wondering how I did the beignets, (not exactly from scratch which is why I'm not posting a recipe) but probably almost just as good, look no further than the Beignet Mix by Cafe du Monde (1.75 pound (above).  Speaking of Cafe Du Monde, yes another shameless plug mind you (makes me think of the Garth Brooks song Shameless). I disgress, if you've never been there check out my post about Cafe Du Monde

To summarize, it wasn't a good food weekend. It was just terrible. Who wants to sip cappuccino and eat French Doughnuts covered in sugary sweet powdered sugar. Not me! Has my attempt at sarcasms gone hay wire or is it the wonder drug called caffeine in my cappuccino.  OK, here we go again, that reminds.. I had the privilege and the honor of eating this amazing sky high nacho plate today. Just look at it and if you live nearby I know you're going to go there, yes over here Yucatan Taco Stand  Here's another sip of cappuccino in honor of a post that has more plugs in it than a Elvis hairpiece... long live the King. Thank you, thank you very much.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weekend Foodie Snacks: German Chocolate Cake

How appropriate! It's October 1st! The day that marks the start of Oktoberfest, which of course is a German celebration.  Unfortunately, I did not attend any Oktoberfest celebrations and if you don't believe me you can of course check my blood alcohol level for any traces of German beer.
Although, I did not celebrate with any German beer, I did celebrate with a piece of German Chocolate Cake (from a bakery) which by the way, needs to be served cold and with vanilla ice cream.  That's a different topic though because I'm wondering, how difficult it would be to do a German Chocolate Cake from scratch. It seems like it would take a little bit more effort than a regular cake with all that fancy German icing. Have any of you attempted to make one of these beautiful German cake creations and could give me input into the process? Is it difficult? Speaking of German Chocolate, if you haven't already, by all means check out my blog of chocolate addiction "The Choco-Aholic" and follow it so we can enable each other to eat more chocolate and dream of German Chocolate Cake.