My 3 Hangover Cures

1.  Take a multi-vitamin.  Alcohol flushes certain nutrients, like vitamin B-12 and folate, out of your system.  Those vitamins not only support blood flow (essential for flushing toxins from your liver) but also boost your metabolism and your energy, something that’s … Continue reading

Grilled Lime Cilantro Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Who said it’s too cold to grill? Tonight’s menu includes Grilled Lime Cilantro Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa and Saffron Jasmine Rice. #delicious Continue reading

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

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Tonight’s dinner was a smashing success!  What makes our relationship so special is our willingness to try new recipes, and more importantly, cooking together.  Even with a broken wing, we make an amazing team and compliment each other so well.  We made sausage stuffed zucchini tonight and it was amazing! Here is how we did it:

1 lb Italian sausage

2 large zucchinis

2 tablespoons yellow raisins

4 tablespoons of pecans

1/4 cup of onions

Panko bread crumbs

First: Sauté some onions in a pan with a little bit of olive oil.  In another pan warm some pecans over low-med heat.  Once your onions are somewhat soft, toss in the sausage, season with thyme, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper, and cook it through.

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Second:  While the sausage is cooking, slice two zucchinis in half and using a spoon scoop them out and keep the meat. Also, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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Next:  Once the sausage is cooked through add the pecans, 2 tablespoons of yellow raisins, and zucchini meat and cook for about 5 minutes.

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Now scoop the sausage mix into the zucchini and heap it up.  Sprinkle panko break crumbs over the top.  Put your creation in the oven for 25 minutes.

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Enjoy!  We sure did!

God bless,

Jason

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Word of Mouth

I spent the day with my beautiful baby girl Olivia.  We decided to visit local vendors in downtown San Antonio, TX after church this morning. As our #First stop, we hit our go-to healthy breakfast hideout, Rosella Coffee for our favorite toasts. … Continue reading

Hello 2015!

A BAD HABIT I’M GOING TO BREAK Vulgar language.  Sometimes my NY attitude can get in the way, not to mention being in a male dominated career field…the F-bomb is used as a comma in my sentences at times.  So, … Continue reading

The Homeless Have Names Too: Meet Karen and Frank!

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What Happened to Thanksgiving

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Magical Guacamole Recipe

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Master Holiday Small Talk!

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Easy Veterans Day Brunch

I am lucky to have all my family together on this day of remembrance!  I couldn’t help but treat them to a lovely family brunch of chicken and waffles. This is a slightly different twist to your momma’s recipe.  Check … Continue reading

Host with the Most

So it has been a busy week and the weekend was much needed. I had promised Mercia and her family dinner at the house for sometime and have yet to really have free weekend to prep like they deserved. Well, … Continue reading

Chile Lime Baked Chicken

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Whatever you have in the pantry Chili

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Friday Night Easy Appetizer

I didn’t originally plan on making this tonight, but I had a loaf of french bread that I needed to use before the week was over. So, I chopped up half and onion, fresh basil, parsley, two garlic cloves, and … Continue reading

2014: Friends, Fashion, and Fun

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Ahhh… F-words never looked so good!  2014 is starting off well.  Keeping me engaged and on my toes.  I am staying motivated, focused, and positive.  Tonight, we are having one of my favorite mother-daughter duo’s over for a peaceful, meditation, … Continue reading

Feast to Celebrate the Birth of Christ

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WOW! What an amazing day.  The only thing missing is Mini Me.  I didn’t plan on cooking a huge meal but after mass yesterday I couldn’t help but take in what the Father said and decided to cook in celebration … Continue reading

Christmas Casserole

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I woke up this morning and decided to make something super easy for breakfast.  I chose to make Christmas dinner on Christmas Day this year.  Normally, I do it the night before and we have left overs the following day. … Continue reading

Christmas Blessing

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2013 has been a difficult year.  I worked for most of Christmas Eve but needed to make time to stop and reflect, so I went to the 4pm mass.  I showed up about an hour early and noticed a young … Continue reading

Italian Magic at the Harbor

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Italian Magic at the Harbor! It took me a mad minute to get this post out based on this week’s previous chaos!  As you read through our blog, you will understand exactly what I’m talking about. I would be remised … Continue reading