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 Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup

Dear readers, I’m on a super soup binge right now, which seems appropriate given the time of year we’re in (happy early Thanksgiving to my fellow Americanas)! I’ve adjusted this one a few times because the first time, I left the skin of my tomatoes on, and really didn’t like it. So I tried without…

On Jalapeno Corn Bake

OMG readers – so I know fresh corn is out of season right now, BUT this was one of the easiest and most delicious things I’ve ever made veggie side wise. Legit put everything into ONE baking dish, mix, bake, mix again, eat. SO. DELICIOUS! SO. EASY! This was so very tasty and easy to…

On Shishito Pepper Appetizer

Has anyone else noticed the crazy of shishito peppers lately? I have started to see the bagged shishito peppers in my store more often, but I didn’t quite understand what the craze was simply because I hadn’t tried them for myself yet. Lo and behold, I did finally try them, and I made them again…

On Gazpacho

I’m sure that I’ve mentioned Buffalo on here a few times before, but this recipe is a Buffalo ORIGINAL from The Park Country Club. Now, every summer, they would make this gazpacho and it was amazing! I mean, it was cool, fresh, tart, sweet, and when it was topped with their secret avocado cream, THE….

On Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

Want to know what my absolute favorite kitchen utensil is right now? The KitchenAid Shredding attachment – it does course shreds, fine shreds, and slices. It makes grating cheese, carrots, and cucumbers a legitimate breeze, and I don’t know how I left it in the box for as long as I did!!!! In fact, it…

On The Best Quick Fried Rice

Do you like fried rice? Yeah I like fried rice, and I have ever since my mom first took me to Benihana * insert fun hibachi cooking actions and noises and flaming onion tower here * and while I STILL have not perfected a homemade yum yum sauce (though I am aware you can buy…

On Instant Pot Asian Pulled Pork

I won’t lie, I am definitely trying to do more things with the Instant Pot where I can! And when you have a freezer full of various kinds of meat, you have to get creative. SO, one night I pulled out 2 pork roasts and thought, why not shred it? Now, I know roasts are…

On Copy Cat Chipotle Burrito Bowl

I, like many, enjoy a meal from Chipotle every once in a while, but as I was home and wanting to make take out in my own kitchen, I thought, there has to be a way to make Chipotle at home. And, of course, there is! Sure, it’s not IDENTICAL, but we got pretty darn close!…

On Ratatouille

So clearly, I need to address a little kitchen safety first since this past Saturday I did something stupid. I will be VERY brief for those who get a little queasy, but I cut off most of the top pad of my pinky finger. Yup! On a mandoline…yup. Now, this is not the WORST thing…