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…

On Fried Pickles

As I mentioned in my last post, I had a failed fried pickle experience, as shown. Ugh, it’s so sad…but okay, there’s no point in ruminating over the past, but rather, it’s time to get busy! I present: The Great Pickle Experiment! I was absolutely determined to get something from my fancy hot dog dinner…