Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chicken Lettuce Wraps never tasted better!

In addition to my insight on food, recipes and restaurants, I thought I would include a category on stellar happy hours with great food deals! Besides, happy hour is my favorite time of the day. Lets start it off with a china bistro staple, P.F. Changs. Two words, half off. Lettuce wraps are even tastier when they are only four bucks!

pf changs

Below is a list of some of their appetizers offered during happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Prices range from $2 to $6.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Seared Ahi Tuna

Dynamite Shrimp

Crispy Green Beans (my favorite!)

Salt and Pepper Calamari

Spring Rolls


Spare Ribs

To find a location near you, check out http://www.pfchangs.com/pfc/locations.aspx.

It is pumpkin season!

pumpkinAs we approach the holiday season, many people have the sudden urge to bake and I am certainly not an exception. One of my favorite holiday ingredients to bake with is pumpkin. So far this season I have only made one pumpkin dessert but I wanted to share it with anyone who is looking for a sweet treat. It combines the delicious flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon with a yellow cake crust. Follow the three easy steps and your mouth will be watering in no time! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Cookie Bar Bake at 350° for 60-75 min


1 yellow cake mix (Pillsbury) reserve 1 cup for topping

½ cup butter or margarine (melted)

1 egg

Mix and spread in butter/floured 9x13 pan


1 29oz can of solid packed pumpkin (large can)

3 eggs

½ cup sugar

½ cup brown sugar packed

2/3 cup evaporated milk

1 ½ tsp. cinnamon (or pumpkin spice)

Pour over cake mixture


½ cup chopped walnuts

¼ cup butter or margarine

remaining 1 cup of cake mix

Mix until crumbly, sprinkle over pumpkin mixture