On Caviar Waffle Bites

Dear readers, Yes, you read that right…Caviar. Waffle. Bites… This was a last minute addition to our holiday party in December because when Frankie went to our local store for some last minute party needs, they were “sampling” some caviar that was on sale…by that we mean $35 for a 0.5 oz jar of Sturgeon…

On the Easiest Wonton Soup

Dear readers, It’s winter, it’s cold, and after being outside in the snow with my furry monsters, I get cravings for (drum roll) SOUP! I mean, Fall is the start of soup season, but I did a ton of soups this spring and wanted to hold off a little. But there is one soup that…

On The Best Chicken Salad Sandwich

Dear readers, So fun fact about me: I love sandwiches, especially given it’s almost Thanksgiving, which means TURKEY LEFTOVER SANDWICHES!!! HOWEVER, I hate mayo. Well, hate is a strong word, but I really don’t like it, and only use it sparingly when I have to…Additional fun fact: Sour cream makes a great 50/50 addition whenever…

On Ribeye & Ramen Stir Fry

Dear readers, UPDATE 2022 AGAIN!!! Ya’ll, I have found the PERFECT Ramen Noodles for any and all future stir fry recipes and a WAY better sauce, so my recipe is adjusted below (though bear in mind, the ribeye is still the better meat option, but I couldn’t find it this time – so is life)….

On Beef Roast & Vietnamese Rice Bowls

Dear readers, First off, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO MY MOM (HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMA!) and EARLY BIRTHDAY TO MY AUNTIE LYN!!! Once again, we’ve been on the healthy, light, but filling train still, but I wanted to get a little more creative. We are big fans of Vietnamese food (Steak Bahn Mi anyone?) so I decided…

On Seared Scallops with Pea and Pesto Orzo

Dear readers, SEAFOOD DOUBLE FEATURE!!! That’s right, you get TWO recipes this week because I was in over my head and didn’t get my act completely together. This time though, you get one of my FAVORITE pieces of seafood: Scallops! What was different for me this time cooking them was I actually had a non-stick…

On Seared Salmon & Charred Corn Salsa

Dear readers, I’m sorry I missed out a recipe two weeks ago, but worry not! This week is a seafood focused double feature! Plus, it was my birthday two weeks ago and we had a ton of things going on! My parents came to visit us for my birthday weekend, and then we had to…

On Creamy Spinach, Artichoke (& Crab) Dip [UPDATED]

2022 REMIX: I recently decided to make this for a birthday party app a couple of months ago, and went back to my recipe for the crab dip, but decided to spice things up a bit. Don’t get me wrong, the original dip was yummy, but this one takes the cake for sure! I’ve adjusted…

On Seared Duck Breasts and Butternut Squash Risotto

Dear readers, It’s not often that I get fancy, but when I do, I go ALL OUT! The reason for going all out on fancy dining? Fun-employment! In between jobs in late February, I gave myself 2 weekdays to do a) nothing, b) sleep, c) nothing, d) bake (so not nothing, lol), and e) cook…

On Steak Bahn Mi

Dear readers, For once, NOT a soup! Instead, I bring you a sandwich, or as we like to call them in our home “Sammiches.” Near our home, there is a lovely little sandwich shop that has a bomb Bulgogi Beef Bahn Mi sandwich, and while I adore the heck out of their sandwich, I wanted…

On Butter Cajun Shrimp & Veggies

Dear readers, What a couple of months readers…in case you’re not following me on Instagram, or just didn’t know in general, I changed jobs at the beginning of the month! My day job is in legal marketing, so I said goodbye to the firm I joined the month following my wedding in 2018, to join…

On the Tucci Table (A Cookbook Review in Progress)

Dear readers, Over Christmas, I was very thoughtfully gifted The Tucci Table cookbook, and so I of course got right to work in making a handful of recipes this past week! The only recipe I did make and didn’t take a photo of was the Israeli Cous Cous with oven roasted cherry tomatoes and roasted garlic,…