Moist Banana Bread

It was time to bake and what do I have usually sitting in the kitchen, bananas! Bananas going bad! Bananas that are starting to turn really brown.. bananas.. well you get the point! I decided to ask my friends for advice, one mentioned use sour cream to make the inside moist! SAY WHAT!! SOUR CREAM!!…

Mom’s Spaghetti

Today I decided to make my Mom’s Spaghetti. Hardest thing to do is replicate mom’s cooking! Growing up, I remember her experimenting with her recipe, tomato sauce vs tomato paste on going battle for quite some time. What makes this hard, she really doesn’t have a recipe for it. I tend to be a stickler for…

Smoked Salmon Spread

I’ve got some left over Smoked Salmon and I remember a few years ago my brother made a spread with some salmon I made back then. It was time to try it myself! Being the non-chef that I am, I would have no idea where to start, but alas that’s why we have the internet, RIPE…

Taco Salad

It’s been a nice long MLK (Martin Luther King) weekend and aside from getting my place in order, it was also time to cook. Today’s dinner, Taco Salad! Now you can go to the store and get the taco seasoning yourself, but what fun is that. Instead, I made my own. Found this recipe on the…

Kansas City Style Smoked Ribs

It’s time to use the Traeger smoker again, this time some real meat, Pork Spareribs! Yes many of you have seen me smoke ribs for the past several years but you probably don’t know where I got the recipe. I’m not a culinary chef or anything, so I always grab my recipes from the internet….

Smoked Salmon

I just got a new smoker and it was time to put it to use! I’m not a chef nor am I trained or will I ever claim to be a chef! Today’s recipe was found here on some forum board. There’s another link in there that has another recipe that I’ve used before as well. Some…

Mochiko Chicken Wings

So a couple years ago I started my “diet” blog. The idea was to keep me accountable for what I’m eating by showing everyone… well… what I’m eating. Well for those that read it, know my problems with diets. It never works. Check it out: paulbecarepaul.wordpress.com Well today, I continue that tradition of what I’m eating….