The Great Beginning!

Hello and welcome!

My [nick]name is Tay Kudo.  I started this blog because I found recently over the past two months of an inner passion to make yummy foods and be somewhat of a mini daredevil on following recipes that I may find or create from scratch.

I had shown some people of the results of the creations and it makes me happy to know that there are others that are in love with food.  So, here we are now.  I pray that others  outside of my little circle find interest in the foods that I make/recreate.

And no worries! I will give a list of what I used and how it was done so if anyone is interested in making it as well they can do so with no problems~! Also! If anyone has ideas or questions about foods, don’t hesitate to send me an email or comment~

As a college student, I am, sadly, limited on funds, so if anyone is able to donate to my  ko-fi that would be wonderful! In the days/weeks to come, I plan to have a Patron up to help the food blogging/creating.


I Need Better Buns

A week or so ago, my subs and I decided to do some cooking together. I got the patty making duty, bro had cheese grating and sis had veggie duty, i.e. tomatoes and lettuce.

We had some choices of meat, not a lot of each but enough to feed make two parties each depending on how much I mixed. So I decided to mix spicy chicken sausage and ground beef together while tossing in paprika and salt in for seasoning. Thankfully I didn’t need to add any egg because the sausage was pretty sticky on its own after getting it out of the casings. With a 1cup measuring cup, I made around 8 ish patties. It cooked pretty well but for safety I had then in the microwave for a minute so that the inside would be cooked without burning the patties.

And as I wanted more than just tomatoes and lettuce, I decided to use some leftover chopped onion, olives, and mushrooms and grilled them in the same pan and oil that I used for the pan. After making enough for 4 buegers, I made my 2 and saved the rest for mom, both the other two burgers and the grilled veggies, in the microwave.

The only disappointed was the buns were extremely weak after a minute or two. I may try Panera bagels the next time I make a burger or make my own bread in a crockpot.

Other than that, it was pretty good and would make the patty mix again in the future. 

Dining Out

Best Chili’s Done in Ever

This was the absolute best chili’s experience I had in a long time. 

It was a busy day and I was blessed with enough to treat my siblings out for dinner. So we headed to the chili’s that was located in Rosedale and after a few minutes of waiting, we got our seats. 

It was very crowded and we were placed at a non booth table. Sis was complaining a little saying no one would notice her and suddey a baby girl sitting in a booster seat at the table beside us suddenly turned around and looked at us then gave the most cutest smile, giggling, making sis spaz and our table and the other table beside us that had the baby, laugh at the scene/reaction.  This kept us preoccupied for a bit till our server arrived. 

His name was John. A pretty decent, funny, posotive guy. He joked around with Brother and took the stressful challenge  on making a surprise drink for Sis.  He was quick on getting our food and seeing that we had why we needed and everything.

Though it was busy as heck, it was an enjoyable event and made eating out a bit fun. Prayerfully I will have more interactive fun moments like this in the future.


An Interestingly Yummy Drink 

So a few days ago, I had some left over cold blueberry mint tea, basically blueberries and peppermint tea chilling in a pot, that I made and we had gotten some frozen mango chunks. It gave me the idea on trying to make something different and tasty. The way that I wanted seemed alright but was unsure on how to execute it.

Without another thought I’d hesitation, I got the mangos, sugar and the hand-mixer. Then I defrosted the mangoes a little, 30 seconds at a time and blended it to a thick puree with some suger mixed in while making sure it was not too thick or too thin. When that was done, I poured it into the Starbucks venti water cup and reached a little under half way. After that, I got the tea, separated the berries and teabags from the tea and carefully poured the tea into the middle of the cup, filling it the rest of the way. And voila~! A nice fruity minty drink!

I will say it’s my best drink yet. I had let mum try some and she thought it was perfect as it was as if there were layers of flavor while also being refreshing.

Ended up making this a few more times over the next few days.


Bagel Burgers

So, Sunday morning after the subs and I had an early morning devotional church gathering, we decided to head out to use my Jamba juice coupon and get some bagels from Vons. During that time the idea on making burgers with the onion bagels instead of the bread we had at the house. 

Hop, skip, and a jump we made it back and I immediately went to the kitchen to see what else I had in the fridge. Fortunately enough I found we had just enough mushrooms, butter, and ground beef to make two burgers. 

I took them out and got the mushrooms in the pot to get soft and good. As that was going, I snagged an egg, salt, pepper and paprika, tossed and seasoned the meat and mixed it well [not to mention make my hand feel freezing cold]. By then the mushrooms were ready and, after washing my hands, took the pot to the counter and began to set up the burgers. 

What I did with the bagels was getting each a separate sheet of foil and sliced the bagels in half before placing some sliced white cheddar on both ends. After that, I placed the mushrooms on top of the bottom half of the bagels to let them melt the cheese a bit as I then began to cool the parties.

I watched a lot of binging with babish, insider and tasty on youtube, and it got me to wanna try smashing the burger flat. And I like the outcome of it.


Dragon Sunrise

This is another memory lane treat. I would say this was a couple months ago.  I wanted to try and toy around with the handmixer we had and make myself something good to drink.

I grabbed some apple juice, frozen mangos and dragon fruit packet and a little sugar.  With that I did the first half of the drink that consisted the dragon fruit, apple juice and a few mangos and blanded that bad boy till it was smooth and poured that in the glass before cleaning the mixer and mixer cup getting the mangos and apple juice and sugar and blending  until smooth and carefully poured on top.

I will say it was very much worth it. It didn’t take long since I was making it for one. Though, I think the next time that I make this I may add some other fruit with the dragon fruit half so that the flavors will nicely contrast and change as you drink it. u vu


A Wonderful Pasta

So, this was done a long long while back. But I plan on making this again once I can get the funds and ingredients to make this.

The recipe was found on Pinterest.  It caught my eye cus I love avocados and was wanting to try this new route of eating it.  Here’s the link to the actual site that had the recipe: http://www.spendwithpennies.com/avocado-cold-pasta-salad/

Though when I did make it, I adjusted it where I used regular milk instead of buttermilk [I has some peeps who can’t handle that milk] and used chicken sausage in place of bacon, I personally can’t get to liking bacon….or much other pork.

It turned out extremely well in the end but then I was curious on how to up the flavor on the pasta. Coincidentally on that same day, my mom had given me the rest of her chicken soup she got from Vons. So I added some of that soup, when it was cold, and mixed it in.

That soup did the trick and took it to a whole new level! It gave it a more creamy texture to it and it had the salt that I had accidentally forgotten to add to the thing.

It was good both ways and was very filling after one bowl.  All who love avocados should give this thing a try.



Soothing Tea

A bit after the toffee mode, I had fallen victim to Sinuitis and was making it hard for me to want to make anything over the weekend.

Though during this time I was extra thirsty and i wanted something sweet so with some teas that I had stashed away I was able to make a wonderful remedy to help me cope.


The teas that I used were Passion [Tazo Tea], lemon balm, spearmint, peppermint, and Chamomile w/ lavender [all by traditional Medicinals]. I also used one lemon that I shaved off the skin and sliced in half long ways, some sugar and honey.

This mix was so good and lasted a few days actually with the amount that I made. I may make more again if I can get some more water for the house or when I move to an apartment of my own.

As a little side note, I love tea to no end. And I like trying new kinds to see what ones perk up my tastebuds. If anyone knows some good teas or tea mixes let me know~ I wanna try all the good teas out there!