Firecracker Chicken Pasta

So I was scrolling through Pinterest–don’t worry, not for recipes, but for blogging tips and I found some photography tips from the blog Pinch of Yum.  When exploring her blog further I found that she put out an ebook with all of her photography tips.  I ended up buying the book and it has been…

Noodles Sichuan with Chicken

Growing up, my parents loved to cook foods from around the world, but they especially loved to cook Chinese food.  I think this is where I get my love for Asian inspired cuisine. My mother would also often cook from The Moosewood Cookbook, which is from the famous vegetarian focused Moosewood restaurant in Ithaca, New…

Leftovers: Rum Raisin Rice Pudding

After vacation, in my household, it takes a day or so to replenish the fridge with groceries.   So I will admit the first night back, many times supper ends up being take out.  Specifically, Chinese take out.  Dave and I have our go-to spot, House of Jin.  In my opinion, they make the best sesame chicken…

Haluski

My ancestors hail from Poland, and with that heritage, I have inherited a love of certain Polish comfort foods.  One of my ultimate favorites is Haluski.  This is the first Polish dish I made for Dave and he is also hooked.  This is also the first Polish dish I made for my nieces and in-laws….

Leftovers: Tex-Mex Frittata

It is inevitable that after taco night there is always leftover taco meat and fixings, usually enough for one or two more tacos, but not enough to feed a crowd.  One thing I love to do with this is to create a frittata out of the leftovers from taco night for breakfast the next morning….

Super Bowl-Cooking with my Nieces

Dave and I watched our nieces, ages 7 and 9, during Super Bowl, while their parents went away for the night for a little mini-vacation.  My sister-in-law has done an excellent job training our nieces in the basics of cooking, knife skills and clean-up.  (Extremely grateful for that last skill)  We decided to do a…