Author Archives: Nicole

Salami Chopped Salad

“Chop, chop, chop”…  I’m singing the noise of the knife hitting the cutting board that I use for my chopped salad.  This repetitious chopping sounds like a symphony to my ears knowing a lovely salad will be stacked up high … Continue reading

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Quesadilla Lunchbox For Back To School

Set the alarm clock, it’s back to school time. Time to get all our ducks in a row and let the freedom of Summer go. I’ve been looking forward to my son going to his new school (he started Kindergarten) … Continue reading

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Spicy Habanero Blistered Tomato Dip #TabascoTasteMakers

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the wonderful Tabasco family. It is my pleasure to be a Tabasco Tastemaker. The recipe and opinions are my own. Oh yeah, the summer is still lingering. Even though my mind is completely consumed with “back … Continue reading

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Sopes De Hongos: Mushroom Sopes #MasecaNosGusta

Every so often my body craves meat-free meals. I can’t necessarily say it’s because I’m a closet vegetarian or anything like that, I think I just enjoying eating meat-free sometimes. It usually happen after a few days of heavy carnivore … Continue reading

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Our Back To School Morning Routine With A Breakfast Sandwich

                    I feel like I have been preparing for a marathon. Practicing small little jaunts, that are priming me for the big day. My son is going into kindergarten, and even … Continue reading

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The Hundred Foot Journey Movie Review And A Curry Chicken Salad

You know that feeling you get after you just walked out of a film that was so satisfying on every level? The story line was great. The acting was superb. The cinematography was excellent, the art design was dazzling, and … Continue reading

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Mango Lime Refresher

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 2 hours Number of Servings: 10 Let’s elevate the tailgate experience at your place. Nothing like watching college football from home, while enjoying all your favorite treats. In honor of the season I created … Continue reading

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My Food Interview With The Cast Of “The Hundred Foot Journey” Movie

Sometimes life throws little surprises on your lap.  A few weeks ago I was asked if I would like to interview the cast of The Hundred Foot Journey and that cast included Dame Helen Mirren.  Being that this movie is based … Continue reading

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Cheers To The Best Separation Ever: Chilaquiles Divorciados! #GiveAway

Some things just stand better on their own. Chilaquiles Divorciados is one of them. I heart everything about them…especially the name. Two completely different chilaquiles that decided to throw in the towel on their union and disconnect whole heartedly. One … Continue reading

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Cherry Chipotle Pork Ribs: Using The 2-2-1 Method

Last year I realized that I did not have a rib recipe (aside from short ribs) on my blog, nor could I say I really knew how to make them.  Then in a very candid conversation with my friend Stephen … Continue reading

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