Monday, April 30, 2012

Mickey Dees

Who doesn't love the golden arches (okay don't answer was rhetorical people!)
We have been to McDonald's in China, but we stuck to what we know...cheeseburger and fries. I want to go to McDonalds in Japan and Canada, here is a visual explanation...

Exhibit A

Poutine (Canada)

French fries smothered in cheese curds and brown gravy

Exhibit B

Bacon Potato Pie (Japan)

Pie shell (like the one they have in the U.S. with apple or cherry) filled with mashed potatoes and bacon

WOW.  I would love to try these, they are like totally going on my bucket list dude. <drool> has an article by Robert Johnson   17 Awesome McDonald's Dishes You Can't Buy In America

The Rosti Brekki Wrap looks pretty good, but I am going to pass on the Bubur Ayam McD

Friday, April 27, 2012


An Ode to Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk must try
It makes me want to cry
It's my favorite pie.
So custardy, so sweet,
It makes my life so complete.
It was a favorite of my dad's
It was something we always had
whether happy or sad.
I love thee buttermilk Pie
Forever and ever until I die

OK..poetry isn't my strong suit.  Seriously, I love this pie.  It is a must try if you haven't had it.  Here is a link to a good basic buttermilk pie recipe. can thank me later ;)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The New Sensation

It's a's a's SUPER food!

I have been wanting to try this for a couple of years.  Kale is supposed to be one of the best foods to wise. is a good article about the benefits.
Pinterest is abound with hundreds of pins for Kale chips.  Everyone swears it is the girl and I decided to roast some and see.

We rinsed and tore the kale off the ribs (the thick part in the center) and tossed them with a tablespoon of olive oil.   We laid them out on a cookie sheet (sprayed with pam) and sprinkled salt, pepper, and chili powder on them.  NOTE: only a little salt is needed, not more than a tablespoon.  I put more than that, and parts were way too salty.
We cooked the Kale at 300 degrees for about 19 minutes.

I loved loved loved these!   They were so good and salty and crunchy. I put them in a plastic container and they tasted even better the next day.  The girl didn't care for them, but I can forgive that, she loves asparagus and squash!
I will definitely make them again.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Frog legs.....huh???

Any guesses on what you see above????


Frog legs.  

When I was a young girl my Granny told me about how she had tried frog legs while in Las Vegas for vacation.  She said it tasted like chicken.  I was so fascinated by her story.  I have often thought, in her memory, I would try them....just once.  
For my dieting/health conscious friends, they are low fat and high protein! has a bunch of recipes and tips on how to cook them.  There is also information on where to buy them, even online.
So who is up for it??? Let me know and I will bring a side dish :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012


The caption on this picture is "Chiboust".  According to "Crème Chiboust is a crème pâtissière (pastry cream) lightened with whipped cream or stiffly beaten egg whites.
Crème Chiboust can be flavoured with vanillaorange zest, or liqueurs. Mixed with fruit, it becomes crème plombières.
It was supposedly created and developed by the pastry Chef M. Chiboust of the pastry shop that was located on the Paris street Rue Saint-Honoré.
If gelatin is bloomed and incorporated to the Chiboust or Plombieres, it can be used as a Bavarian. The Chiboust or the Plombieres can also double as Souffle filling, as long as egg whites are the base; the mix will "puff up" and provide a creamy Souffle."

I just thought it looked pretty and tasty.  Here is a link to a site that shows how it is made.  It looks kind of complicated so I am just going to enjoy the picture for now...unless someone wants to make it for me ;)


Everyone has heard of a bucket list.  The list of things you want to do before you err...kick the bucket.  Well, this is my food bucket list.  These are foods I want to taste or cook or both, before I kick the bucket.  Whether or not I do, that remains to be seen. If I do, I will post pictures and a review. Inspired by Pinterest, there are so many foods out there that we should all taste just once.