Sweet & Spicy Mango Sauce

This recipe was born out of my love of chutney and sweet chili sauce.  Two very distinct flavors but so many perfect elements.  This is almost a chutney, but I didn’t use curry powder or vinegar.  I did however, use Sambal Oelek which is a beautiful Asian chili paste that I just adore.  The flavors…

Leftover Chicken Pad Thai

This is my take on Pad Thai.  I think it is more a fusion of Chinese and Thai flavors but it works beautifully.  This is a great recipe to use up leftover chicken as it will go together so fast.  I made oven baked Cranberry BBQ sauce thighs last night and had three large ones…

Peanut Butter Brickle Cookies

I am getting a jump on the holidays, I have bought and wrapped many gifts, first time in forever that has happened, and I am doing some baking.  One of our family favorites is peanut butter cookies.  Now truly I don’t really like peanut butter, but these cookies are so soft and magical that I…

Naughty’s Her Nature

I have a confession to make, I am playfully, sinfully, thankfully, naughty by nature.  I am the girl who likes a good smack on the butt by her fireman, and a playful nuzzle while I am whipping up something hot in the kitchen, along with some sizzling, sexy banter, aka dirty talk… I can honestly say after being with my fireman for…

Conscious Coupling

I have a confession to make.  Well actually it’s more like an admission, I am really not a big fan of Gwenth Paltrow.  Yes she’s attractive and has an amazing body, but I never saw her for that A-list actress that comes to mind when I think of all the other actresses out there, such as Angelina…

I Like Nifty Gadgets

Pssst…I have a confession.  I like nifty gadgets!  Just like men covet and worship women, tools, heavy machinery, and bitchin’ cars,  I love kitchen gadgets. Not just any old gadgets, because for one, my kitchen is smmmmalll, and I go for function and versatility.  But most importantly I love anything that will simplify my life and let me…

My Very First Blog Launch..

I cannot begin to tell you the excitement I feel launching this page!!  Anyone who knows me, knows that blogging allows me the opportunity to be able to combine my two greatest passions, next to my family of course, cooking and writing. In the days to follow I will be posting recipes,  kitchen confessions, and comments,…