Foods To NEVER Eat On A First Date

Cindy Abraham:

Great post! I would add something one more about ordering something wayy too spicy that it burns your tongue and lips:). #whoohas not cute

Originally posted on Houston's MIX 96-5:

I’m the last person to give dating advice.

But, when it comes to food I know a thing of two.

And since Valentine’s Day is this week, figure I’d throw some wisdom at ya.

According to the Huffington Post, you should never order this on a first date:

1.) The most expensive thing on the menu.

If you’re not paying, it looks cheap. And if you are paying, you’re not impressing anyone.

2.) Garlic Bread. Do I even have to explain why?

3.) Ribs. You don’t wanna look like you belong on ‘Game of Thrones’!

4.) Noodle Soup. Slurping = not sexy

5.) Baked beans. They’re good for your heart, but the more you eat, the more…well, you know.

You’re welcome.

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Chocolate & Salted Caramel Pecan Pie

Cindy Abraham:

hmmm Yummy!! I want to make this for Thanksgiving or tomorrow:-)

Originally posted on Egos & Buffaloes:

Hello all! I had to reach in my bag for something decadent today. #chocolatefriendsofTenaciousM keep it real! A cross between a fudge pie and pecan pie, this is all the more visually stunning if you arrange the pecans from the center in a spiral pattern. I really enjoy entertaining as an art form. The extra details are always key!

Salted Chocolate Pecan Piesalted chocolate caramel pecan pie 2

Yield: Makes 8 servings
Total: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes


Chocolate Filling
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup 100% cacao unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup toasted chopped pecans
1 (9-inch) unbaked deep-dish piecrust shell

Salted Caramel Topping
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon table salt
2 cups toasted pecan halves
1/2 teaspoon sea salt


1. Prepare Filling: Preheat oven to…

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Spring in 6 weeks?

Well as I look outside the snow is endless on top of the snow we had from every other week it seems. Its been a long winter when I’m looking into gardening and flower buds to plant in the yard. One of my favorite flowers that smell divine is peonies. They are beautiful to look at and come in a variety of pretty pinks.

So instead of this


I hope to be seeing these instead soon …


Mexican rice leftover – Thursday night dinner

Thursday night I had some leftover southwestern rice and thought I need to make something. So I looked in my fridge and pantry and took out the following items :

- fresh coriander
- canned sweet corn
- leftover southwestern style bean salad rice
- Hillshire farm chicken sausage
- fresh mushrooms that I chopped and stir fried with olive oil and salt. I usually get fresh mushrooms and cook them and store them in the fridge to use at anytime.
- chi chi’s small tortilla
- mrs renfro’s jalapeño green salsa
- french’s fried onions
- campbell’s sweet potato tomatillo soup
- pepper jack cheese(not pictured)

It sounds like a lot but it’s basically whatever you have in your home. I took the rice and topped it with the soup and salsa with cheese. Corn with fried onions and made sausage, cheese and mushrooms mini quesadilla’s.

See the pics below – enjoy
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Pop it like it’s hot: Buffalo jalapeno poppers

Cindy Abraham:

Love these especially for game night. You can add some ranch/blue cheese dressing on top to make it a perfect bite.

Originally posted on Eatocracy:

This snack is on fire. As team rivalries heat up, make sure your game-day spread keeps pace.

This spicy snack stacks all the flavor of Buffalo wings into a cheesy jalapeño pepper filling.

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How to chop an onion? – By Gordon Ramsay

Everyone has their favorite chef or cooking show that they follow and usually it’s a show or chef on Food Network and the Cooking Channel. So one evening as I was flipping through the channels, I caught an episode of Gordon Ramsay’s new cookery show, for a moment I was going to pass it. Thinking it was the usual show of his where he is crazy and screaming at everyone for being horrible which completely stresses me out. But to my surprise, after watching an episode, he was calm and normal about explaining some basic skills and recipes that are fresh and easy to do.

The show is on BBC America in the US, its show with an education on skills and simple recipes that are beautifully done. Mainly I love it because it explains skills that I have not paid attention on the other shows or maybe they did not focus on it.

I was captured by one skill that I am horrible at and now I know why, I was cutting off the root too early (you will know what I talking about when you see the video).

Learn more on this informative little video about onions

Here’s the website for the show and can check when it is on in your town.