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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Chorizo Nachos





Copyright 2016 Rekaya Gibson
Copyright 2016 Rekaya Gibson


We love nachos at my house, especially around football season. We are looking forward to the September 8th kickoff. Meanwhile, I'm experimenting with nachos. I created this Chorizo Nachos dish in less than 30 minutes. It packs a spicy, smoky flavor that the entire family will enjoy. What's your favorite nacho topping? Leave your comment below.  


Chorizo Nachos

Ingredients
1 lb. ground chorizo 
Tortilla chips
Salsa con queso sauce
1 roma tomato (chopped)
Green onions (chopped)
Sour cream, optional

Instructions
1. In medium pan, cook chorizo until brown and drain access liquid.
2. Arrange chips on a large plate, platter, or tray.
3. Pour cheese sauce over the chips.
4. Sprinkle chorizo on top.
5. Add tomatoes and onions.
6. Add a dollop of sour cream. 



Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Puffle with Caramel Sauce




Copyright 2016 Rekaya Gibson


I scrolled down my Facebook page's newsfeed and I came across Puffle with Mexican Hot Chocolate by Pepperidge Farm. It looked delicious, so I decided to give it a whirl. I'm a huge hot chocolate fan, but I wasn't in the mood for it. I made Puffle with Caramel Sauce instead. This recipe requires a waffle iron. Puffle tastes similar to churros, a fried dough pastry, and easy to make. I recommend it as snack or dessert. Enjoy!

What do you like to cook in your waffle iron?

Puffle with Caramel Sauce

Ingredients
1 store-bought puff pastry
Store-bought cinnamon-sugar 

Instructions
1. Heat waffle iron.
2. Cut puff pastry into triangles or strips that can fit in the waffle iron.
3. Cook until golden brown.
4. Toss in cinnamon-sugar. 
5. Pour caramel sauce in microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave for 30 seconds. 


Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Lofthouse Jelly Belly Lemon Lime Frosted Sugar Cookies



Photo: Lofthouse Facebook Page

I purchased Jelly Belly Lemon Lime Frosted Sugar Cookies by Lofthouse at Kroger the other day. I love both brands so I couldn't wait to try them. The cookies have the same great Lofthouse taste - moist. The lemon lime boasts flavor similar to an actual Jelly Belly. The sugar sprinkles aren't necessary because the frosting provides enough sweetness without being overpowering. I forgot to record the nutritional facts about the product; I imagine that they are comparable to other frosted sugar cookies from this brand. My only complaint: the package had only 10 treats. Still, I highly recommend Lofthouse Jelly Belly Lemon Lime Frosted Sugar Cookies as a dessert or snack. 




When you get an opportunity, stroll over to The_Food_Temptress Instagram page and see what else I've posted. You will find some delicious food porn. Enjoy!

What's your favorite cookie brand?


 Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Vegan Tartar Sauce



Copyright 2016 Rekaya Gibson

Copyright 2016 Rekaya Gibson

I loved making Vegan Tartar Sauce during my lunch break. I used Nasoya Vegan NayoWhipped that I purchased from Kroger in the natural foods isle. If you can't find the product in your area, substitute it with an equivalent brand. This simple recipe tastes like the real thing. The ingredients provided the perfect balance. I added the condiment to my frozen fish dinner which enhanced the flavor. I think you and your mate will enjoy Vegan Tartar Sauce. Enjoy!

Which condiments do you make yourself?

Vegan Tartar Sauce

Ingredients
1 c. Nasoya Vegan NayoWhipped
1 tsp. dill relish
1 tsp. diced onions (yellow)
Lemon juice (1/2 fresh lemon)

Instructions
1. Combine first three ingredients in small bowl and stir.
2. Squeeze lemon juice from 1/2 lemon into the bowl and stir with a until combined. 
3. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator for an hour. 
4. Store leftovers in refrigerator for about two weeks. 


Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Chicken Strawberry Salad



Copyright 2016 Rekaya Gibson

Copyright 2016 Rekaya Gibson


As a quick lunch, I made Chicken Strawberry Salad. This colorful dish makes use of seasonal strawberries and leftover oven roasted chicken. It also packs flavor, leaving the palate satisfied. What fruit do you like adding to your summer salads? Leave your comment below.

Chicken Strawberry Salad

Ingredients
3 c. romaine lettuce (chopped)
1/2 c. store bought or homemade oven roasted chicken (pieces)
1/4 c. Sun dried tomatoes (bagged & julienne cut)
1/2 c. fresh strawberries (sliced)
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese (shredded)

Instructions
1. Add ingredients in a bowl and toss.
2. Serve with favorite salad dressing. 


Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”