Gazpacho Panzanella

  H bought a membership to a local spice club for my birthday last year. I enjoyed it so much that I requested it for my birthday again this year. Each month I receive, in the mail, a recipe card with small packets of spices. Gazpacho Panzanella (Tomato and Bread Salad) has been one of…

Mass Effect Andromeda: First Impressions

I am a big Mass Effect fan, so when they announced Mass Effect Andromeda I was super excited.  Leading up to the release the only video I watched about Andromeda was the first trailer.  I didn’t want any spoilers or to hype myself up more than I already was.  Since it has come out, I…

Favorite Meals

Most of my favorite meals are really simple. Not a lot of ingredients and usually one pan or pot. I wonder if I love these meals because they are easy or if I just found a good combination of flavors and textures. I like to cook ground turkey with a little olive oil, garlic powder,…

Gaming on the Go

This past week I took a trip to visit my dad, and that started me thinking about portable gaming. One item that I always pack for a trip is my PS Vita.  It’s part of my checklist: Clothes, Toothbrush, PS Vita, and etcetera. On longer trips, I may take my PSP or DS as well….

Dinner Rolls

I know it’s not really the thing right now to eat bread but I make really good dinner rolls. I do realize that other people make good rolls too. I love to mix the ingredients together in the bowl and to smell the yeast. I love the way the dough feels when I knead it…

Good Soup

Sometimes you don’t feel well and you’re just whiny and needy. Do you feel like boiling chicken and vegetables?  Do you feel like straining out the vegetables, de-boning the chicken?  Do you want to wait for simmering to take place? Well I didn’t, so I had a weak moment in the grocery store (okay, this…

Taking a Break

Just writing this to say that we are taking a short break from posting.  We’ll start back up in March.

Weapons of the Dark Cloud Universe

I’ve recently been going through the different word documents and putting them into excel documents for Dark Cloud and Dark Cloud 2 to make it easier to add them to the Dark Cloud access database I’m working one.  One of the first documents I worked on for both games is the weapon documents.  Each game…

Overnight Breakfast

I have been reading about overnight oatmeal and although it didn’t sound that appetizing, I wanted to try it. I was probably feeling really lazy one night and the idea of just getting breakfast out of the refrigerator without cooking anything was appealing. I tried it and it is awesome! I looked at several recipes…

Skyrim: Some of my Choices

So I finally got Skyrim, first from my brother for the PS3 and then the PS4 Special Edition, and I knew I would have to make some choices on my character.  The first two choices are usually race and class.   I also play a Khajiit as my first playthrough, so that was one less choice. …

Curried Cauliflower Rice

I am really enjoying experimenting with this cauliflower rice. This week I made a curried dish with golden raisins and slivered almonds. Next week I think I will make a tomato poblano chicken black bean dish. But that’s for next week, let’s talk about this week! I sliced three cloves of garlic, yes three, garlic…

Thankful for Brussel Sprouts

We had a very quiet and peaceful Thanksgiving and I hope you did too. We cooked our favorite foods and just enjoyed the day. There are so many things in this world to be thankful for. While buying our Thanksgiving groceries I saw a stalk of fresh brussel sprouts at Trader Joe’s and couldn’t resist…