Carne Asada Short Rib Mexican Bowls

I’m a bit picky when it comes to buying kitchen gadgets. I only have so much storage so every piece of equipment has to be useful or it’s…

La Pergola

We’re doing things a little differently today as I am having a guest writer today, my husband! He was so moved by his experience at La Pergola that…

Rome in 3 Days

Every year I take 2 weeks to explore a part of the world I haven’t seen before. Last December was Italy. This trip was particularly special because it…

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Spiked Raisin Cookies

Growing up, my favorite was never chocolate chip. I was always the odd kid who sprang for the oatmeal raisin cookie. On the bright side, there was always…

Twice Baked Miso Sweet Potatoes with Togarashi

The other night I was trying to think of what to prepare for dinner when I saw some extra sweet potatoes lying around. The one plus about being…

Thai BBQ Salmon with Thai Chimichurri

 When I was growing up, every Sunday after church, my friends and I would debate on whether we would have KFC or Thai BBQ for lunch. There were…

Chai Spiced Pear Oatmeal Streusel Muffins with Vanilla Honey Butter

If I make the attempt and try to eat healthier, all I crave are donuts, chocolate, and wine. The idea of not being able to eat copious amounts…

Super Greens Citrus Salad

Every time I come back from a long vacation, all I want to eat is salad and yogurt. I don’t know about you but when I travel, I…

Ribeye Sandwich with Jalapeno Pesto and White Cheese Sauce

Happy New Year! In the blink of an eye, 2018 has ended and we are starting a new chapter. When I was younger, I used to make New…

Braised Brisket with Cranberry Onion Jam

In the course of my career as a chef, I have only prepared brisket a handful of times. Don’t get me wrong, I love brisket, but it takes…