Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mexican Street Tacos!

Mexican Street taco class was so much fun! 
We made our own corn tortillas, oh, that was fun and easy! We grilled them and ate them, and let me tell you, once you make your own it is very hard to eat the pre-made store tortillas again!

We also marinated some pork pieces and some shrimp, then we made a filling for veggie tacos for those who don't eat meat. The veggie taco filling was so delicious, I will be making it just as a topping for tacos, it was that good! It was charred pablano chiles mixed with grilled onions and corn and garlic, so delicious!

So here are the fillings we made:

Grilled Pork Tacos (Al Pastor)

Chipolte-lime Shrimp Tacos

Tacos de Rajas con Queso Fresco (charred pablano w/mexican cheese)

You can find the recipes at

I just love these classes, it is getting me out of the house once a month and I am learning so many neat tips and tricks for cooking. I love to cook when I am stressed out, being in the kitchen and following a recipe is so therapeutic, and you get to eat wonderful homemade food which is always better than store bought food.

So I hope you give these tacos a try, They were fun and delicious!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Normally we don't do V-Day, but I had this box of doughnut mix I bought from Sur La Table, and knowing my hubby loves doughnuts I made them special for him this morning!
He was so happy!
The mix is great, they give you the frosting mix too. I decided to leave some plain and put powdered sugar on some. Wow, they were so soft and moist, really good mix! Perfect for a special occasion like this! The doughnut pan is a Wilton pan, and the little signs were just from my scrapbooking stash.

Have a happy day, and I hope you get the chance to cook up something fun!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wine Cooler

I am selling my wine cooler, had to make room for all my cooking stuff! I now have a cupboard in place to hold all my Kitchen aid mixer and attachments.

So if you or anyone you know is interested here is the ebay listing..local pick up only! I will not ship it.

Danby Wine Cooler Holds 50 Bottles DWC508BLS | eBay

Monday, February 1, 2016

Cooking classes

I am starting to take cooking classes at Sur La Table. I think I would like to take one a month if I can.
So far I took a tamale making class, it was good, but I have tried two times to make them at home and have failed, my masa is too wet. I will try again and see if I can master them!
My last class was a pasta making class, we made the pasta by hand and then used a hand crank to roll it out and the kitchenaid mixer too. I got the kitchenaid attachments for Christmas that make pasta rolling and cutting easy so that is the reason for a pasta making class.
Once you taste homemade pasta it is hard to go back to the cardboard tasting box stuff!
It is fun and easy to make pasta at home.

Here are the dishes we made in class:

Tarragon leaf pasta sheets with creamy chicken and mushrooms

and Tagliatelle with tomato and panchetta sauce.

The tomato based sauce and pasta

cooking the chicken and mushrooms, this smelled amazing!

our samples, sooooo good!

Here I am making the sheets, just cut in large squares and add some tarragon and sandwich them, then cook them up!
My finished dish, it was delicious 
You can go to for all their recipes or you can take a class, you will have so much fun!