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Hey Foodies! Welcome to FoodieQT.

I'm Chio, I'm wife and mother to a family of 4. When I'm not busy making crafts, I'm cooking in the kitchen. These meals are designed for everything who wants to make a meal homemade quick. I'm not a trained chef, just a home cook who loves to cook and bake. I start my day with cooking for scratch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This is the place where food and flavors meet, then you EAT...

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Egg Cups

Another alternative for morning breakfast was inspired by Food Network Melissa D'Arabian. She did a heuvos rancheros inside with salsa. I decided to do cheese omelet. By scrambling the egg with chopped ham and turkey, cheese and minced onion.  It was so much fun for morning breakfast and it was a great snack with some other filling. I did a pizza cup with pepperoni, cheese, and sausage for a kiddies snack. But the possiblilities are endless since you're just stuffing whatever you like.
To make the cups:
1 muffin tin, you can also you Texas style muffins tins.
some melted butter
Flour tortillas
a pinch of salt (optional)
1. Butter the tin all around, and add a pinch of salt all around as well.
2. Stuff tortilla, til it forms a cup.
3. Bake in oven for 8-10mins on 350F.
Tip: If you're using egg or other saucey liquids a minute or two wouldn't matter.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Krispies Eggs

Easter is almost here and these treats are guaranteed to make everyone fav's list. A couple of things here and there and then you'll have special treats for your little bunnies.


1 stick of butter and 1 tablespoon of butter (separated)
4 cups of rice krispies treats
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 large plastic egg
1 bag of marshmallows
a paper towel
a bowl

1. First in a pan, melt butter and marshmallows. Until marshmallows are fully melted.

2. Add krispies in little by little and fully mix.

3. Next, you must work fast before krispies set. Pour treats in a bowl. With a paper towel, rub a little melt butter inside plastic egg and mold shut for a couple of seconds. To keep the stickiness on your keep your hands wet.

4. Serve and enjoy, you can also add chocolate M&Ms to your eggs for decoration or melt chocolate.  

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

A special treat like these are easy to make and don't require a lot of ingredients. I make them ocassionally and my family loves them. For any special event, you can create these too.

A box of strawberries (cleaned and patted dry)
Chocolate Chips (wilton) or Melting chocolate
A melting chocolate pot or a bowl and a pot of hot water (double boiler method)
A sheet of parchment paper

1. After cleaning strawberries, make sure they're dry, because that will lead for the chocolate to stick on strawberries.

2. Melt chocolate with melting pot of use double boiler method.

3. After chocolate has the consistency you want, take the top of strawberry and carefully it in from the outside in, it creates a more even coat and gives a smoother look.

4. Refrigate for an hour.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Viet Spring Rolls

Have you ever seen something at a restaurant and think well, I can do that at home. Discovering my new love for this Vietnamese style-soup, Pho, I went to a restuarant with my husband and he ordered some vietnamese spring rolls. I decided to give them a try and see what happens.

Raw Shrimp
Bean sprouts (washed, drained, dry)
Romaine Lettuce (washed, drain, cut into long strip w/o center leave)
Rice Paper Wraps/Pancakes
Srichra Hot Sauce
A bowl with cold water large enough to drench rice paper wraps
Peanut dipping sauce

1. Cook your shrimp in a non-stick sautee pan with some Srichra Hot Sauce, just a bit goes a long way. Cook at medium to high heat, a little salt and pepper. 2-3 mins will do the trick.

2. To activate rice paper, drench in cold water or hot, but it was easier on the hands. Drench in water for 2-3 minutes until the pancakes are pliable.

3. On a cooking board, lay the pancakes, add the lettuce, sprouts, and then cook shrimp in a nice row.

4. To roll, place the stuffing, on the lower part of the pancake. Then fold in the sides and start rolling.

5. Enjoy with some limes and peanut sauce.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Kabobs are so easy to do whether you have a Foreman or not, simple, fast and delicious.
I started off with making some House Seasoning for this marinade. (I.e., Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper)

1-1.5LB of thin sliced/cut grilling meat, I used Carne Asada.
House Seasonings
Bell Peppers: Red, Yellow Green
Red Onions/Purple Onions

1. Soak skewers in water for about 30 minutes. It will help take the wood pieces off and also prevent them for burning on the grill or skillet.

2. Cut meat into long strips, Marinate with house seasoning for 20 minutes.
3. After meat is ready, accordian fold and alternate using onions and peppers.

4. Grill 2-4 minutes on each side depending on your meat preference, for the skillet, use a lid to insulated meat and it comes out evenly cooked, but watch your time it can be overcooked.