Mar 142016

This shop and my date night homemade General Tso Chicken recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

With Ashley living in Indianapolis and Austin having been away for his Army training our babysitting pool has been fairly tiny the last few months. Which means that date night is mostly celebrated at home after Bubbles has gone to bed.

Homemade General Tso Chicken recipe

I’ve been making homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken pretty regularly at my husband’s request.  So for our most recent date night I decided to go a similar route and make homemade General Tso’s Chicken.  This recipe comes together so fast and so easily that you’ll be making it for all your date nights. Continue reading »

Jan 052016

We love Chinese food.  Back when we lived in Florida, we’d hit the farmer’s market two miles away on Saturday afternoons, and then stop at our favorite Chinese place just down the street after for takeout.

Easy Homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe that's baked!

Conveniently located Chinese food is something sadly lacking from where we live now.  So when hubs mentioned he’d love it if I learned how to make more Chinese food recipes, I was happy to oblige. Continue reading »

Oct 302013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang’s. All opinions are 100% mine.

Prior to moving to Louisville, I had never eaten at a P.F. Chang’s.  It’s one of Ashley’s favorite restaurants, though, so just before Christmas that first year here, the four of us all went there for dinner.

P.F. Chang’s has such a beautiful atmosphere.  As soon as you walk in you feel like you’re some place special.  And while I wasn’t sure I’d care for the menu, as I’m a little choosy when it comes to my Chinese food, I ended up pleasantly surprised.

New Crispy Korean Chicken Wings at P.F. Changs
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Oct 292013

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Social Moms and Tai Pei.  All words and thoughts are my own.

Up until I was a sophomore in high school, I would have told you that I didn’t like Chinese food.  I know, right?  For most of my tween and early teen years I was what you might call a picky eater.  At that point I hadn’t even tried anything from a Chinese menu – other than French fries – but I was sure I wouldn’t like it.

Then my friends and I participated in a scavenger hunt contest and won a gift certificate to a local Chinese restaurant.  I went planning to eat some fries and instead was talked into trying a few things from the buffet.  To my surprise, there were a number of things that I enjoyed: fried rice, sweet & sour chicken, beef & broccoli.

Tai Pei and Tai Pei Asian Garden Chinese Food Frozen Meals #TaiPeiFood

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Jun 072013

This easy vegetable fried rice recipe is a sponsored post for Success® Rice.  All thoughts are my own.

Easy Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe #SuccessRice

Our family really enjoys good Chinese food but finding a place that checks the boxes for everyone can be a challenge sometimes.  Good crab rangoons, not so awesome sweet and sour sauce.  Or amazing lo mein, but so-so beef and broccoli.  We keep saying that we are going to try and make some of the recipes on our own but just have never gotten around to it.

This week, though, I was feeling a little adventurous and decided to finally come up with a vegetable fried rice recipe.  We were out of soy sauce so I swung by the grocery store to get a new bottle.  While I was there I also picked up a can of mixed peas and carrots and a box of Success® Rice.  It boils in it’s own bag for 10 minutes which would be just about perfect timing for me to prepare the rest of the ingredients. Continue reading »