recipes I've tried this week

Happy mother's day to all the moms out there! Happy mother's day to my mom and a big thank you to her for all the help she gives us. We're heading over to my parents' place for dinner to celebrate. We ordered some pasta from a local Italian place so that none of us moms have to cook. Smart aren't we? LOL!

Just when I was getting used to the warm, summer weather, temperatures dropped. Back to pants, sweaters and jackets. It's too cold to even eat outside on the back deck. Dammit. We still use the BBQ though thankfully! I tried a few new recipes this week and they all turned out pretty darn good. The first was delicious and even though Pablo wasn't home to BBQ, I improvised and it turned out yummy:

shrimp boil kebabs - cook au vin
Pablo is allergic to shellfish so we omitted it and used just the baby potatoes, sausage and corn. I boiled the corn and fried the sausage and potatoes. I'm looking forward to trying this on the BBQ next time.

We are huge fans of flank steak and this next recipe was probably the best marinade I've tried for flank steak:

grilled balsamic flank steak - point-less meals
Made with roast potatoes and green beans. Yummmmmmmmmm. A keeper for sure.

Last night I made honey garlic pork chops with grilled zucchini and mashed potatoes (with hidden cauliflower added - SHHHH). The pork was really, really good.

honey garlic pork chops - blog chef

And lastly, today I need to do my weekly baking and I'll be trying sugar donut muffins and oreo cheesecake bars:

sugar donut muffins - stylish cuisine
oreo cheesecake bars - table for two

I am making an appetizer to bring to my parents' place, fresh corn and avocado salsa:

fresh corn and avocado salsa - a cozy kitchen

Completely, totally unrelated to cooking, here is the best you tube video I've ever seen:


  1. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! My dad was visiting for Gabe's Grandparents day at school and just left today. Swimming lessons and a late lunch made it a pretty good day.

    I'm going to have to scour your ideas for kids rooms before we redo Gabe's. You have the best ideas!

  2. Sorry for being so behind in comments. I've been doing a ton of OT at work and all the house stuff...AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH. I had a great mother's day! Yours sounded lovely too!

  3. Girl, I am the LAST person who can complain about someone else being behind on comments! Just know that it doesn't mean I don't love you. ;-)



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