Crock-Pot Carnitas

This California girl LOVES authentic Mexican flavors! Living in Tennessee has made it a challenge to find them in local eateries (I’m still trying!). I’m also doing The Whole30 way of eating and was looking for some Mexican inspired dishes to add to the rotation. Also, quality pork roasts were available at a good price……

Burger Basket Soup

We’ve just had our first few cool days and nothing screams FALL like a hearty soup! This chunky, creamy deliciousness will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! How in hell did I come up with soup that was fit to be called Burger Basket? My plan had originally been to make a broccoli cheese recipe…

Burger and Fries Bites

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Super Bowl is almost here and this little bite is bound to please your crowd! Food, beers and bets! We are all going to crowd around TVs and watch the spectacle that is Super Bowl LI this Sunday. Whether you are at home with your family, at a pub with…

Cheesy Bacon Tot Kabobs 

Super Bowl Sunday was just as important as any other holiday in the Foley house. Lots of food, LOTS of drink and lots of gambling! I have tried to re-live that experience in the years since we moved to LA but it’s never been quite the same. On the contrary, getting folk to gamble with…

When life hands you Fritos…

I had this idea to do a sort of healthy nacho bake. My big kid loves nachos and well, so do I. We needed to health it up a bit, though. The idea was to serve it up atop lettuce and make a saladish concoction. The Rock Star went to the store for me. He’s…

Bacon Broccoli Mac n’ Cheese

It’s cold outside and I wanted comfort food, but I’m also determined to get my youngest to eat some gottdamned vegetables! My ten year old is a dream to cook for. He eats it all. Lucius is a whole other story… I mean, he eats the veggies but there is MUCH resistance. I decided on…

Ultimate Cheesy Skillet Cornbread

It’s New Year’s Day and I’m on the upswing from a pretty miserable cold. Still, The Rockstar is returning from his NYE gig in Virginia Beach and since he won’t be here for his birthday in a few days, I wanted him to come home to some goodness. So… here’s some cornbread and beans, bitch….

Great Grandma Olga’s Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake. Two words that have been known to strike fear into the hearts of men. Even convincing my co-workers to TRY it was met with resistance. “I don’t really like fruit cake” and “fruitcake has always sounded disgusting to me” were just a couple of the comments. I’m convincing, though! I say “But, you…

Kielbasa & Cabbage with Tortelloni

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Fa la la la la la la la… FU@% THIS! “Tis the season for being busy AF! Let’s face it! The next couple of weeks are MURDER! We are scrambling to get all the things done but to spread some gottdamned holiday cheer while we do it! That leaves…

Today we feast… Again

The Thanksgiving leftovers are nearly as coveted as the original meal! Sandwiches, soups made from the carcass… as much a tradition as any of it. I’m sure so many of you out there, just like me, pile your leftovers on a sandwich. My dad likes it open faced. White bread, turkey, turkey gravy. He’s a…

Morning After Hash

The leftovers are coveted nearly as much as the meal itself! The morning after thanksgiving my dad would have an open faced turkey sandwich with plenty of this gravy and a slice of pumpkin pie. These are as much tradition as any other part of the holiday! Having turkey feast leftovers for breakfast is like a shot…

Gravy and Cranberry Sauce: Back to Basics

I have been asked by multiple readers if I could show them how to make turkey gravy… without a packet. The concept seems so easy to me that I never thought to post it! Since it’s easy peasy, I decided to add another ultra simple Thanksgiving staple, cranberry sauce! Or, as my youngest son refers…