On Elotes

Dear readers, Have I already told you that if it were possible to be made of a food that I would be a taco? No? Well…maybe, I’m sure I’ve mentioned my taco obsession at least once or twice…well, I have a wee confession to make. I would also likely be made of elotes too, or…

On French Bistro Salad

Dear readers, There is a new French bistro in my neighborhood called the Pomeroy, and I stumbled upon it when I decided one day on my way home after a music event one of our friends was singing in that I really wanted to a salad, but it was stupid late and I was tired…

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 The Very Green Salad

Dear readers, We’re in the last stretch of summer if you can believe it – and what a summer it’s been, especially since Frankie and I were finally able to go on our honeymoon at the beginning of July! A week in Iceland with most of his family, and then a week in Scotland (mostly…

On Roasted Garlic White Bean Puree Crostini

Dear readers, When my family lived in Hong Kong, there was a restaurant called Harlan’s that was housed in the new (then) IFC buildings downtown. Now, the reason I’m starting out with this is because, they had a white bean puree that was served with warm, crusty bread and it knocked our socks off. So…

On Roasted Asparagus, Corn, and Spinach Salad

Dear readers, As a follow up to the last post, I have another vegan/veggie friendly salad for your viewing and eating pleasure! When we agreed to host the birthday festivities, originally, the plan had been to order food for delivery/do the ever generic-Costco run, but given that the birthday man and a handful of our…

On Fried Pickles [UPDATED]

Updated 2022: Earlier this spring, Frankie & I played host to a number of our friends to celebrate the 40th birthday of one of our group! It was a really special occasion, given that, as we grow older and deeper into our lives, many of us have had to move physically farther away from each…

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 Creamed Corn & Potato Chowder

Dear readers, I know it’s spring time, but I have ANOTHER SOUP!! I don’t know why, but I have been seriously soup obsessed, and given a lot of times I make a couple new things every week, we’re just on backlog now. This one was really easy to make, can be totally vegetarian (skip the…

On Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad & Fancy Cheese Boards

Dear readers, Sometimes, the idea of cooking completely repels me, so Frankie and I will engage in what we have called “French and Shit,” or a fancy way of doing a Midwestern Hat Trick. If THAT doesn’t make sense, basically we do a cheese board for dinner and sip on beer or whiskey. Now I…