Turkey and Summer squash Keftedes with Zucchini Tzatziki

August 18th 2015

010 (2) I was recently gifted several zucchini and Summer squash from my neighbor. They may have grown a bit larger than ideal for quick sauteing which is usually my go to for these veggies, so I decided to do a play ...Continue Reading

Budget bourbon and the quest for the perfect Kentucky mule

August 15th 2015

WP_20150814_017 I really do like bourbon, straight up, on the rocks, or in a cocktail, it's refined and complex. With those types of characteristics I used to think that unless I spent $30 on a bottle (usually bulliet) it wouldn't be any ...Continue Reading

Lo mein using dried Ramen noodles

August 7th 2015

lo mein 002 You know those times in life when you realize your idea of something is a complete sham? Well I've had a few of those recently, I think this is something that comes with the decade of your 30 somethings. ...Continue Reading

At home plating and dish creation.

August 5th 2015

plate I usually make my food pretty "homestyle" or "family style"...that being said sometimes it's fun to be a bit more creative and do some plating. Food is really the only form of art that is meant to be destroyed or rather ...Continue Reading

Mapo Tofu

July 21st 2015

038 New adventures are a part of life, and so many people stay at jobs they don't like, doing things they don't believe in (I'm guilty of this) in order to have "security", don't do it, take the chance...you got one shot ...Continue Reading

Waldorf chicken salad rolls

June 28th 2015

waldorf So the Waldorf is a famous salad served at the Waldorf Astoria, in NY, NY, for decades. It's a throwback classic for sure, but if this salad was a rockstar it would be Mick Jagger, because it has staying power! Continue Reading

Family style fried rice

June 26th 2015

IMG_2044 As I have mentioned before, Americanized Chinese food is totally nostalgic for me, as we ate at the same restaurant every Sunday (and sometimes weekdays) for about 20 years of my life, so I ate many incarnations of fried rice. Then ...Continue Reading

Broccoli chicken alfredo skillet

June 23rd 2015

alfredo2 Weeknight meals, can be repetitive or sometimes a little boring....especially when you are trying to please everyone with one dish. I think this one does the trick. Most everyone loves alfredo pasta with chicken and broccoli, it is probably one of ...Continue Reading

Analog Summer fun: Picnic in the park.

June 16th 2015

IMG_1951 The perfect tree to have our picnic under.
Well school hasn't even been out a week and already Ava is going stir crazy! My kids love to play "Minecraft" and watch "Youtube" but I do think it is important to try ...Continue Reading

Pork Bulgogi Yakitori

June 9th 2015

IMG_1894 (2) Still hot, which means cooking indoors just isn't appealing. So I did a bit of fusion with this one....I went to a great Korean restaurant on Friday and it totally made me want to try and create the bold and ...Continue Reading