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How To Make Copycat Animal-Style Fries

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Copycat Animal-Style Fries.

As an East Coast girl, if you tell a West Coast friend that you’re planning to visit say California – inevitably In-N-Out Burger will become a part of the conversation, including how and what to order.

Nick and I made our first California visit together in 2019 and In-N-Out Burger made our bucket list.

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Creamy German Cucumber-Dill Salad (Gurkensalat)

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We decided to host an Oktoberfest themed dinner and knew Creamy German Cucumber-Dill Salad would be on the menu.

The ingredients are simple yet the sour cream & fresh dill dressing brings a lovely full flavor to this chilled salad. This salad, also known as Gurkensalat is fresh and light and makes a perfect side dish.

German Cucumber Salad (Gurkensalat)
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Simple Sage Browned Butter Spaetzle Recipe

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I thought it might be fun to do a little Oktoberfest inspired meal that included simple Sage Brown Butter Spaetzle.

Autumn produce is popping up on every site I follow! Pumpkins, apples, and lots of comfort food awaits! I for one, am completely inspired!

Bring it on Mother Nature! I’m ready for fall!!

Sage Brown Butter Spartzle
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How To Make Latin Chicken & Rice (Arroz Con Pollo)

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How To Make Latin Chicken & Rice (Arroz Con Pollo) at home.

This dish is one of our family favorite comfort foods. The layers of flavor build from the spice blends to the sofrito to the savory aromatics.

Arroz Con Pollo (Spanish for chicken and rice) is a one-pan traditional Latin-American dish full of culture and history.

Latin Chicken & Rice
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Homemade Sazon Seasoning Blend

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I recently made Arroz Con Pollo (Latin Chicken & Rice) and the recipe called for Sazon Seasoning.

Sazón, which means seasoning in Spanish, is a staple in Latin cooking. When added to soups, stews, and rice dishes it brings a beautiful yellow color.

Sure, I could have gone to my local market headed down the International Foods isle and found the familiar yellow and orange box of Sazon packets.

SAZON Seasoning
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Easy Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend

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Make a batch of Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend to have on hand.

This all-purpose blend is a delicious way to season meats, vegetables, soups and stews. You’ll find this spice blend is a key ingredient in many Latin, Mexican, and Caribbean recipes.

You’ve likely seen it on the grocery store shelves in the Latin/Mexican section.

Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend
ADOBO Seasoning
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Easy Achiote Oil (made from Annatto Seeds)

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Achiote Oil begins with annatto seeds which come from the achiote tree. The tree bears spiky pod-like fruit that contains these bright red seeds.

The annatto seeds can be ground into a powder, made into a paste or used to infuse oil.

Because of its gorgeous crimson color, annatto seeds can be used as a food coloring or dye with color ranging from yellow to deep orange.

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