A Bean Counter's Way

Brazilian BBQ at Home Using Tri-Tip (Alcatra)

Brazilian BBQ at Home Using Tri-Tip (Alcatra)

So let’s dive into this delicious cut of meat that’s always juicy and scrumptious. Trip-tip roast is extremely easy to make and there are so many ways of seasoning it. It’s Brazilian name is Alcatra and is the second favorite cut for Brazilian BBQ. If you have kids who aren’t crazy about seasonings, a nice […]

Tacos Dourados – The Crunchy Way To Go

Tacos Durados

Let me start by saying I’ve made them three times in the previous seven days. The first two times I prepared these tacos, I was too slow to take pictures. I …

Butter My Potatoes

Diced Patato

Potatoes are a great and versatile. They can be baked, fried, stewed, microwaved, etc and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On top of myriad of ways to cook them, potatoes are cheap and great source of five of the B vitamins, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin C, etc. My go to potatoes are simple […]

Let’s make some sourdough bread!

Sourdough Bread

Did you get your sourdough starter going?If you did, let’s make some sourdough bread!!!I understand that there has been a shortage of flour in many areas and most breads required bread flour. I will share 2 recipes for sourdough bread, 1 using bread flour and another using (easier to find) all purpose flour (ap flour). These recipes […]

Rice, Rice, Baby

White Rice

Rice is such a simple thing to make, yet so many people have a hard time making fluffy, not mushy, deliciously cooked rice. So today, let’s talk about the simplest rice to make. This is the same rice that can be turned into so many other dishes. It is often said that Asians can measure […]

Refresh Wilted Lettuce

Refresh Wilted Lettuce

COST SAVINGS TIP for wilted lettuceDo you have ugly and wilted lettuce that has seen better days? As long as they are not brown and molded you can save them.DIRECTIONSIn a large bowl or bucket (food safe ones), fill half way with cold water from kitchen faucet.Cut off about 1 inch of the bottom of […]

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

These biscuits get eaten so fast at my house that I didn’t get the chance to take a picture of the finished product before my husband and kids devoured them.

Sourdough Starter

Sour Dough Starter

SOURDOUGH STARTER – Let’s start here. Recently I got on the bandwagon of making breads. Sourdough has never been a favorite bread of mine because the sourness is simply too much for me. Well…when you make your own bread, you can control the sourness of the bread. Who knew?!?! Here’s how to make your sourdough […]

Fried Rice with Leftovers

Fried Rice with leftovers

Here at home, it is either too much rice leftover or not enough rice. So when I have leftover rice I make what’s easy and cheap. Fried rice.