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 Italian Lemon Chicken & Squash Skillet

Dear readers, Who here likes squash? (Raises hand.) Lovely, then this is a recipe for you! I think that squash is another one of those ingredients that can transcend seasons pretty easily (I made a summer veggie pasta that had yellow and green squash featured and it was DELICIOUS) and sometimes the only thing that’s…

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 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 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 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…

On Broccoli Cheese Soup

Dear readers, ANOTHER SOUP!! I hope you’re as excited as I am because this one, this is a GEM of a recipe! Okay, so some background: So as some of you may (or may not) know, my family lives in Buffalo and as a result, we are big Bills fans! (Granted, we’re still a little…