Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/04/2023 - 10:37

My beautiful Sophia called and while we were chatting she told me she likes to have a grilled cheese sandwich now and then.

I suggested she ask her mom Natasha who makes the best in the nation's west, north, south, and east sides. There was a time I was crowned king of the grilled cheese-crowded kingdom. Mind you, Charlies, my son-in-law, and her dad is a wonderful chef and I enjoy all his meals.

The cheese you should pick for the gooiest cheese pull, the bread and kitchen tool to take things to the next level, and the controversial secret ingredient some chefs swear by.


Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/05/2023 - 09:44

While Trader Joe’s fans rush to buy bite-sized snacks that are supposedly delicious, I seek Mango O's.

These were the Cheerio mango flavored cereal they once sold and I must now find them before my self-imposed deadline is up and I see my grandchild who’s In first grade. She continues receiving awards and medals 🏅 for excellence. A chip of the old block. Her mom is a celebrity They are a couple of my personal Superstars. 


Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/29/2023 - 18:33

They say the hamburger came from Hamburg, Germany but was invented in New York City during the 1820s. The Big Apple loves them.

The burger was named after a North Sea port and sold as street food to German sailors along the docks around Chambers Street.

We Are What We Eat

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/28/2023 - 00:00

I have been food-binging for months and it surely has been a non-stop meal feast but now it is time to return to a normal diet.

The gastrointestinal celebration started on Thanksgiving, then Christmas, followed by New Year and The Epiphany, then most recently my sweetheart’s birthday, and finally the Lunar New Year.

So, after celebrating with feasts from Thankssfovong to the Lunar New Year, may all of us be filled with health, and prosperity, as well as infused with determination, drive, compassion, and last but not least, let us take it easy on our digestive systems.

Birthday Breakfast

Submitted by ub on Thu, 01/19/2023 - 11:22

As I enjoy breakfast with my bride on her birthday, we both consume the same thing. Oatmeal, some fruit, and a hard-boiled egg.

There is a wide variety of oatmeal, which is a preparation of oats that have been de-husked, steamed, and flattened, or a coarse flour of hulled oat grains that have either been milled or steel-cut. Ground oats are also called white oats. Steel-cut oats are known as coarse oatmeal, Irish oatmeal, or pinhead oats.

How Have You Bean?

Submitted by ub on Mon, 01/16/2023 - 09:33

This is is a common question from native English speakers. It's asking what you have been up to and how life has been.

Perhaps you're being asked how you've been doing since the last time you saw each other. Or maybe since the last time you spoke on the phone. However, we're talking about beans

Please know that beans are good for the planet, for all of us, and for our meals. Here’s How to best cook and enjoy them.

Beans are versatile enough to play a starring or backup role in virtually every part of the meal, also.

Margarita Snack

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/18/2022 - 10:19

My late and great ‘Mi Mama, Margarita” made it her favorite snack. I would like to share it with all of you and say try it, you’ll like it.

During The roaring 1920s, a Cuban socialite named Elena Ruz Valdés-Fauli asked a chef to prepare a sandwich for her with turkey, strawberry preserves, and cream cheese tucked inside in a sweet Media Noche roll at a Habana restaurant named El Carmelo. This was my late mom’s favorite and It’s best enjoyed with plantain chips and a Cuban Materva, an Ironbeer, or a Margarita.

Apple Pie and Coffee

Submitted by ub on Mon, 12/20/2021 - 10:20

On this first and coldest day of the season, I decided to enjoy the classic American breakfast combination of Apple Pie and Coffee.

There is a back story to this. When our family migrated from Cuba and I did not speak English, and neither did my parents. They taught me two phrases. ‘ I know nothing about politics’  and ‘ Apple Pie and Coffee’. Those were the first words I memorized learned how to say.

May The Fourth

Submitted by ub on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 08:07

May the force be with you is a metaphysical and ubiquitous power in the Star Wars universe. It is wielded by "Force-sensitive" characters throughout the franchise: heroes like the Jedi who seek to become one with the Force, while the Sith and other villains exploit the Force and try to bend it toward their will.