Tick-Tock Tikka House

Shout out to this Indian, Afghan, Pakistan, Halal restaurant. The food was better than we expected; will definitely order again. It’s even better than their pictures. Larger servings too.

Spicy chili chicken

Garlic blast naan

933 E University Dr Tempe AZ * another location in Mesa AZ * (914) 217-1965

Biryani with tandoori chicken – & it says with pieces or “chunks” of chicken, mine had a whole drumstick & thigh. ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ”๐Ÿš


And we did do again ๐Ÿ˜†

Too spicy to share with Bear, but…I did get a mango lassi this time! ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅญ๐Ÿฅ›

My son got the spicy chili chicken also AND butter chicken ๐Ÿ˜‹

However, all this being said, we are going with actual restaurants next. Couple problems with this being some type of pop-up; delivery services; first time Uber eats driver couldn’t find it (my daughter has done Doordash, it’s not hard, but you do have to get off your ass once in a while & first driver evidently didn’t; we can watch them thru app & sure the name might not be on outside but the ste number is, AND after abandoning order, new driver (with higher score) found it quickly & made decent progress considering first driver, Hussein, took an hour, making for late dinner. We ordered again bc food was GOOD! Albeit this time the restaurant for our yogurt dressing; important with food this spicy, not to mention it states it comes with it AND we requested extra. So with an order for 3 people at over $80.00 … it’s the least they could do. We’re usually quite forgiving, but have an extremely limited menu, no number or people to talk to & a problem both times.. it’s time to try out regular restaurants. Will update.

Ribeye Crown Steak

Or ‘rib cap steak’ ๐Ÿฅฉ Private Reserveยฎ Ribeye Crown Steaks from Omaha Steaksยฎ

with steakhouse style hashbrowns ๐Ÿฅ” and sweet corn ๐ŸŒฝ

2 minutes per side with a 3rd flip for 1 minute, total of 5 minutes cooking & at least that long resting. We like ours rare ๐Ÿ˜‰

The hashbrowns, also from Omaha Steaksยฎ, go in 400ยฐ oven (ninja oven here; it’s 110ยฐ out; Arizona summers ๐ŸŒž) for 22-25 minutes. Sweet corn ๐ŸŒฝ cooked in water, milk, butter, salt, & dash of sugar ๐Ÿ˜‰ then cut off cob. ๐Ÿ˜‹

The Rib Crown Steak is bursting with juicy, rich flavor. The coveted cap steak is carved from the most prized part of the Ribeye and is known for exceptional marbling, flavor and tenderness. It is perfectly trimmed with generous interior marbling for that signature juiciness. Take one delicious bite and you’ll understand why the Private Reserve Rib Crown Steak is “the crown jewel” of the Ribeye. We recommend cooking these steaks to medium (140F) to allow the full flavor and juiciness.

  • Only the richest, butteriest portion of the ribeye!
  • Exceptional ribeye flavor with unbelievable tenderness
  • Extra-aged at least 35 days for maximum tenderness
  • Triple-trimmed by Omaha Steaks master butchers
  • Flash frozen after carving for perfect delivery
  • Intense marbling deepens rich ribeye flavor


Gemelli Pasta with Meat Sauce

My usual meat sauce, similar to this previous post โคต๏ธ https://just2note626395589.wordpress.com/2022/04/19/casarecce-bolognese/

Love Parmigiano-Reggiano ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’–

What I’ve been eating..

same o ‘ same o ‘ ๐Ÿ˜œ

But evidently we like it ๐Ÿฅฐ

Egg on top of green chile pork stew & Sriracha ๐ŸŒถ

I have to add pics of the Flint Style Coneys ๐Ÿ˜‰ oops ๐Ÿ˜ฌ ๐ŸŒญ

Bollito or Brodo di Carne โ€“ Meat Soup โคต๏ธ

I had beef soup bones and steak that I pressure cooked the night before ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ with the current inflation…sliding into a recession, I have to work ‘around’ short ribs. ๐Ÿ™„ but the beef broth and tender beef is still delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹

Sopa de Pollo con Fideos

Old Fashioned chicken noodle soup to me…with fideo in place of other noodles/pasta ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฅฃeither way you look at it…it’s DELICIOUS ๐Ÿ˜‹ I ALMOST went with Ditalini Pasta, but I left it up to my daughter, so fideo it is ๐Ÿ˜

Love crackers in this soupโ€ผ๏ธ

I didn’t follow a recipe, however the closest one I found to how I made it; making stock first, with chicken leg quarters ๐Ÿ˜ณ that’s what I had to work with on this occasion ๐Ÿ˜‰ rather than what following recipe uses โคต๏ธ

The Spruce Eats recipe here โคต๏ธ

โžก๏ธ Spanish Chicken Noodle Soup (Sopa de Pollo con Fideos) – By Lisa & Tony Sierra โคด๏ธ

Or if you’re familiar…make old fashioned classic chicken noodle soup using tiny pasta, like fideo; hence the name. Personally I like getting a deep flavor broth from homemade stock, along with seasonings & herbs, etc. And I like to simmer well for a couple hours. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ it works

Adapted from this – Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups uncooked kluski or other egg noodles (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Optional: Additional salt and pepper


  1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken in batches, skin side down; cook until dark golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Remove chicken from pan; remove and discard skin. Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons.
  2. Add onion to drippings; cook and stir over medium-high heat until tender, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add broth, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil. Return chicken to pan. Add celery, carrots, bay leaves and thyme. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until chicken is tender, 25-30 minutes.
  3. Transfer chicken to a plate. Remove soup from heat. Add noodles; let stand, covered, until noodles are tender, 20-22 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, when chicken is cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard bones. Shred meat into bite-sized pieces. Return meat to stockpot. Stir in parsley and lemon juice. If desired, adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper. Discard bay leaves. – a taste of home ๐Ÿฅฐ
Wait, I need a better image of pasta โคต๏ธ
Spaghetti can be broken into little pieces if this is not available; like 2 finger widths; example โคต๏ธ

Rosemary, thyme, parsley bundle

Longboy Cheeseburgers

RECIPE โคต๏ธ https://dawnspitfire.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/longboy-cheeseburger/

My dad use to make these regularly when I was growing up; but I thought he made it up 

This is his original recipe โ€“ (โ€˜petโ€™ milk means evaporated milk; his shorthand).


Below is another version I found in an old cookbookโ€ฆ


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 loaves brown โ€˜nโ€™ serve French bread
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a 2-quart bowl, mix together first eight ingredients. Cut each loaf of bread in half lengthwise; spread one-half of meat mixture over each half, covering all the way to edges. Place on baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 350ยฐ for about 25 minutes or until meat is cooked, sprinkling with cheese during the last 5 minutes of baking. Cut into slices to serve. Yield: 8 servings.

Classic Baked Swedish Meatballs

Recipe from The Spruce Eats

Over egg noodles ๐Ÿ˜‹


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 1/2 cups soft breadcrumbs, from about 3 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon minced dried onion, or 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, or allspice
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the Gravy:

Damn good ๐Ÿ˜‹