Category Archives: Fast

Mac & Cheese for One

I was going to make this post a little more adult oriented, like, “Here’s an easy lunch when you don’t want a ton of leftovers!” BUT, my inner mama is about to show, haha! My 3-year-old daughter tends to wake up around 3 a.m. a few times a month because she has to go potty and is also “starving” as she puts it. I REALLY would like to give her a granola bar and send her back to bed so this mama can get some shut-eye BUT somehow I was gifted with a quite bougie child so she wants something hot and homemade.

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Homemade Pico de Gallo

picodegallo I hate tomatoes. I mean loath them with a passion. I think fresh tomatoes are a slimy scourge sent down from some alien planet. I can eat tomato sauce, ketchup, and salsa but have never been able to hold down a fresh tomato. I don’t know the reason why but they make me gag. I have tried to psych myself  up and buckle down and force myself to avail. Read More →

Spicy Tuna Rangoon

It was my little sister’s birthday and we were having a full on Chinese food night with stir fry, egg rolls, shrimp fried rice, dumplings, and crab rangoon on the menu. As always, when there is a wide variety of cooked dishes to be made at the same time, the kitchen quickly got very hot, and I got very frustrated.

I could only wrangle one little helper into the kitchen that night, and I had him making the egg rolls. While he was working I made the fried rice, and stir fry. Then I noticed the wonton wrappers sitting on the counter….

Oh…right.

The rangoons.

The part everybody was looking forward to the most.

It’s a good thing it doesn’t take that long, I thought. I started getting out the ingredients and I went to the fridge to grab the crab last….

Oh.

Oh no.

No crab……

I frantically looked through the kitchen for anything I could use to substitute from the crab. For a while I was seriously thinking about using Spam. Luckily I noticed a few cans of Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Jalapeños & Olive Oil. My helper was about halfway done with frying the egg rolls, so I grabbed the tuna and started working.

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Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers

Words of the wise.

Wear gloves.

Aaaaaand don’t touch your eyes.

Please just trust me on this.

The first time I made this…hehe…was a nightmare. I didn’t know how to handle hot peppers so I just went for it like it was a bell pepper. Big mistake. My finger tips burned for days. I washed my hands. With soap. The burn remained. Also, if I licked my fingers, I could still taste the spiciness of the jalapeno on them. Guys, it hurt. Please wear gloves.

If my fingertips couldn’t handle it…how do you think my eyes would have felt?

I am not looking forward to figuring out.

Nope.

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Easy Garlic Bread

I am a big fan of easy, tasty, and quick foods. And lately, I have only been cooking things that take 20 minutes or less.

Why? Oh, I don’t know. I guess I am just getting lazy! 😉

My favorite of these 20 minute or less meals has got to be (drum roll please………) spaghetti and garlic bread!

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