Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sriracha Tacos

I'm not gonna lie, I have a long list of pet peeves. Coming in at #1 is hearing people eat. Yea, yea...I get that we all have to eat, but why do some people have to do it as if they've never fully evolved from the caveman days? If when you're chewing you're lips part and I can hear your stomach churning lip smacking...you're doing it wrong!! Let me give you a quick lesson:

1. Insert modest sized portion of food into mouth.
2. Chew food with mouth continually shut, do not let lips part.
3. Repeat.

Here are also a couple rules for eating in public:

1. Kettle cooked chips or something of equally loud crunch should never be eaten in close proximity to another person.
2. Tuna fish or something of equally pungent odor should be eaten alone, behind closed doors.
3. For yogurt, pudding, or the like, refrain from using your spoon to scrape the side of the container to get every last drop. I promise, you'll be able to live without those extra calories!
4. If when you open the package of food it is going to sound like a rabid animal wrestling with a sheet of tin foil, refrain from opening in public.

That wasn't so hard!



Source: Cheese Curd in Paradise

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

September doesn't just mark the end of summer, the beginning of school, or when Starbucks starts back with it's Pumpkin Spice Latte; it marks the beginning of when people start bitching about how "cold" it is outside. It's like somehow every year, people forget that the seasons actually change, and yes it will eventually start to get a little crisp outside.

I want to thank my older brother for getting me the Alice's Tea Cup cookbook where I found these delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! No better combination than peanut butter and dark chocolate. Grab your cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee and curl up with one of these for the perfect afternoon snack.




Source: Alice's Tea Cup

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Easy Chicken and Rice

As much as I love living in Jersey City, I feel like my tolerance moronic behavior has declined drastically. The apparent lack of proper parenting is just astounding. That's great you have developed the ability to completely tune out your whining, screaming, tantruming child; however to the rest of us during one of these episodes your child is looking more like a puntable football and less like the angelic cherub you believe them to be. And, when you decide to actually 'parent' and discipline them, do so in a low barely audible voice to the public. No one cares about or wants to hear your half-assed attempt at being a parent.

So after a day of dealing with people like that, you're going to want something super easy to whip together for dinner! This really takes the cake for "quick and easy" and so easy to keep the ingredients on hand.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sweet BBQ and Honey Pork Chops

I think packages of pork chops should just be sold with a big fat question mark over them, since I generally have no idea what the hell to make with them. I can't tell you how many times I've made a pork chop recipe and I swear licking my kitchen floor would have had a more pleasurable flavor than what was being served on my plate. In any case I think I've found a recipe that is actually worth repeating; a sweet BBQ sauce with honey and brown sugar! I really recommend getting a decent BBQ sauce, thanks to living in the South for 6 years I think most grocery store brands are absolute trash. I had a delicious sauce on hand I purchased from a BBQ place in Florida called Bono's. I also highly suggest Sticky Finger's or Bessinger's. Seriously, don't buy the grocery store crap!

 

 
 
Source: Taste of Home Magazine, October 2013