A Bean Counter's Way

All About the Dine LA Initiative

Dine LA INitiative

What is the Dine LA initiative?

DineLA is a two-week dining event in Los Angeles that involves hundreds of restaurants throughout Southern California …

Canning Drunken Peaches with Vanilla

Beach Bean

So most people know that “Red Bull gives you wiiiiings” from the commercials. Red Bull is actually just a drink from Brazil that was slightly changed (caffeine added and other things). The main ingredient is GUARANÁ.

Restaurant Style Grilled Dinner at Home

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Even in the heat, we gotta eat! We all know how to grill. Throw the meat on the BBQ, make sure it is cooked on both sides, put it on the plate, and dig in. What if you want a restaurant style steak? How do you cook it restaurant style at home? Let’s talk about […]

Let’s make Guava Strudel (Pastel de Guayaba)!

Guava Strudel (Pastel de Guayaba)!

GUAVA STRUDEL- Made Popular by Cuban bakeries.In the middle of this heatwave, I started craving a guava strudel. So, I crank up the AC apologize to the family for temporarily freezing them, and dreadely turn the oven on. Have you heard of a little pastry called refugiado? It is flaky, crunchy, buttery, and sweet from […]

Curry Chicken, The Cheat Way!

Curry Chicken with Rice

When curry is mentioned, many people are intimidated because Indian curry encompasses myriad of spices and a delicate balance of sweet, savory, and heat. Actually, lots of heat in many cases. Curry is a complex mixture that has to be mastered. I confess, I do not mix my own curry. I actually choose to use […]

Beef Acebolado – A quick and simple meal – Here’s how

Beef Acebolado Beef and Onions

Beef with Onions, Beef Acebolado are the same things from two different continents. One of my family’s go to dishes is beef (or pork, or chicken) with onions. I never knew that this delicious, simple, and inexpensive dish was enjoyed almost all over the world with some modifications and different spices. What makes this dish […]

The Best Way to Make Pasta Caprese

Italian Pasta with Chicken

Pasta Caprese for the Yum! Feeding kids and husbankid is almost a full time job during these times. They can never agree on what to eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Some nights I end up cooking three to four different meals in order to appease everyone. However, one meal that makes everyone happy is […]

Claudia’s Recipe for Corn Salad

Corn Salad

Fresh corn, left over corn, or frozen corn. It doesn’t matter, what kind you have, a delicious corn salad awaits. Summertime is upon us. Backyard BBQ’s are a weekly occurrence even when we are physically distancing from friends and family. A nice juicy burger or hot dogs are usually the main dish. The BBQ is […]

Can Brussel Sprouts Taste Good? – Yes Here’s How

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The answer depends on how you cook it. Many people do not like the taste of brussel sprouts. The smell of sulfur is sometimes repulsive. The difference between yummy brussel sprouts and yucky brussel sprouts is in the way the cruciferous is cooked. If made correctly, brussel sprouts can be sweet and tasty. Here’s the […]

You Say Shish Kebab, I Say Shish Kabob

We Love the Skewer

There’s nothing easier than eating a shish kebab at a barbecue. The self-contained skewer of food with veggies and meat that does not require any cutting or plate holding is simply a dream. But, how often do you make shish kebabs that doesn’t involve many people gathering in your backyard? Well, you should definitely consider […]