Cooking with Sundried Tomato

Garlic Shrimp and Sun Dried Tomatoes with Pasta in a Spicy Creamy Sauce

I got this from Pinterest and LOVED it, however I've added a few changes in the recipe, so its mine now.

6 to 30 small shrimps; cut into halves with shells on 4 oz sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil (half the 8 oz if that is all you can find) 1 tsp salt (pasta and for the desired amount ( just to give you an idea) 1/4 teaspoon paprika 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 or 3/4 cup whole milk (half and half or other milk options) - I used less bc I used less shrimp (6 count- diced) 1 teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper ( ½ packet that the pizza man delivers) 1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (ask your local grocery store to cut a chunk for you) 8 oz fettuccine pasta (organic or from your local farmers market is great) – Support Locals
Drain the sun dried tomatoes in the jar, but set aside 2 tablespoons for reserve later in the recipe. (DO NOT FORGET)
In a large skillet, sauté; minced garlic, halved small tomatoes, an…

Long Beach, NYC

I have been here before with my cousin, but the experience was much different. I honestly didn't feel like I was even in NYC when we arrive at 11:00am on a Saturday Fourth of July. We drove in the city where people were walking around in no flip flops, the streets were clean, the people were friendly, and you could pet anyone's dogs walking down the street. It was a very welcoming neighborhood all the way through. We arrived to Lori's place on Ohio Street (I'm not telling you her exact address or even street). She lived in an area, where all the neighbors knew of each other, the people would engage in conversations, and 90% of the time everyone was outside hanging out. Most people had porches in the front of their houses and you would hang out there.

I loved how walking/driving down the street each house had its uniqueness. People had signs in, on, and around their homes. I love the BIG stars that people have on their homes. I love the porch furniture. Some houses were…

Where have I been....Making Tacos


I'm sorry for the delay in writing to my readers.

I have been working on getting my life together and figuring out my next chapter in life.

I also stopped by saying my computer was down and this was the reasons I was not able to blog daily, weekly, or even monthly. I'm looking to get a few things on this blog.

I have been exploring Seattle city. I lived here for over 11 years of my life, however I lived a completely different life. I was doing and making moves differently and have to say 2017 was amazing, but proud to say looking forward to 2018.

I have been all around the Seattle Metropolitan area trying delicious dishes, but please believe I haven't stopped cooking. I wanted to share a few dishes that I believe are oh so important and have made weekly staples.

Mexican Night is pretty much weekly. Its easy. Its a crowd pleasure, easy to carry to and from work. I pinned these little treats many years ago on Pinterest and have remade them the way I like them.


Homemade Belgian Waffle Mix


Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

For those of you who know me I love remaking recipes and this one I had to share and also post my first recipe in over a year.

As you may know this week marks one year living back in Seattle, WA.

I would love to share with you what I found online and then saw Ree Drummond making on Saturday at her home.

This is mighty delicious and I'm eating it right now with homemade BBQ meatloaf.


1/2 Butternut Squash, baked @ 350 for 30-40 mintues (salt and pepper and olive oil drizzled)
thinly sliced yellow onions (2 slices), then half chopped
1 - 2 teaspoons of butter
dash of raw sugar (optional)
3/4 cup 2% milk
1 cup cheese (cheddar, white cheddar, or a delicious creamy cheese)
1/2 box of medium shell pasta, cook al la dente and drain.

Halved the butternut squash at 350 degrees,  cook until the fork can scoop it out, then add the scooped pieces to the same pan and bake for 10 more minutes, some recipes called for the butternut squash to be blended up, smooth and crea…

Living in NYC

I love living in NYC. I also enjoy my ME time. I've been here for about 2.5  years now and believe a lot of my friends have came and gone. A lot of the people I was close with moved back to Seattle. I think its funny when I am out and about and end up meeting new people its always from the west coast. I never thought myself as a WEST coast gal, but I know that's where my heart will always be.

I know you've heard the saying "follow your heart", and I did to realize I love living in NYC for the exploring, building foundations/connections/new relationships. I also realized that people come in and out of your life here or maybe I'm getting older. I had excuse me HAVE many friends back in Washington state and sometimes I wish I could move NYC lifestyle to Seattle. I would have friends and be able to explore and enjoy life without ever being bored. NYC is never boring. Ive also learned a new lifestyle of living. Here are a few tips I believe you will need to reali…

Christmas Cookies

I wanted to share with you  a little something from my childhood. I remember me and my papa would get tasty platters of cookies from my aunties mother in law. She would slave all weekend long or maybe longer making a variety of cookies, treats, fudges and more. We would get one of the see through like platters (a real plate) none of that dollar store plastic plates. She was legit. She later down the years opened up "Patty's Chocolatier". It was a cute little spot in my home town and I do believe she shared wonderful holiday joy.

I decided to start off a few years ago by making the peppermint candy canes ( I loved these the most). I wasn't into baking but a realize why I wasn't as good. Everything is very precise, therefore keep measuring all the ingredients carefully. Butter needs to be softened when asked, don't mix baking powder with baking soda. In the end you will thank me. As my friends would say "Auntie Daisha" or "Mama Daisha" kn…