slow cooked ribs recipe -

Slow-Cooked Baby Back Ribs Dinner Party!

One of my dear friend’s birthdays is coming up and since, on his actual birthday, he’ll be up in the air, unable to make it to a celebratory dinner party, I decided to throw him one early. I take...

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friday finds -

Friday Finds 6.12.15

Woah, how in the world did it end up being June: not just the beginning blush of June, but the full on heady dog days of June? It feels like summer even though summer is still a week and...

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shrimp and zucchini noodles recipe -

Spicy Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles

Mike and I have been on a huge vegetable kick lately. We must be growing up or something because all of a sudden, we can’t get enough vegetables. When I was a kid I don’t remember eating vegetables at...

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four cheese pizza recipe -

Four Cheese Pizza: Mozzarella, Parmesan, Brie and Ricotta

You know, I never really got the appeal of cheese pizza. Growing up, my pizza of choice was always ham and pineapple. I’m pretty sure that was due to the fact that when I was a kid, I didn’t know what...

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vietnamese donuts -

Banh Tieu Recipe: The Vietnamese Donuts You Never Knew You Loved

It’s National Donut Day! Last year I waffled up some donuts for a delicious hybrid wonut (waffle-donut) and this year I decide to go with a donut that you’ve probably never seen before: banh tieu, a deliciously deep-fried Vietnamese...

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tsujita ramen -

Tokyo Food Guide: Where and What to Eat in Tokyo

So, you’re planning on going to Tokyo? First off, congrats! I’m so jealous. Tokyo is one of my all favorite cities. There is so much to do, so much to see, and most importantly, so much to eat. Tokyo...

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buttermilk fried chicken wings recipe -

How to make: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings

Nothing makes me happier than a GIANT plate of fried chicken. Especially if there are fries on the side. I indulge in fried chicken probably way more than I should, but I cannot get over how delicious it is....

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vietnamese beef stew tacos -

Vietnamese Braised Beef Tacos

Are you guys fans of throwing dinner parties? I absolutely LOVE having people over for dinner. Mike, on the other hand, isn’t such a fan. He thinks I get a little too crazy with the prep and planning. So...

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chocolate chip cookies -

How to Make Basic, Great Chocolate Chip Cookies

I recently got a sunny yellow background for photos and I’ve been playing around with it – something about yellow makes me absurdly happy. Which is funny because Mike has a yellow car, but I’ve been after him to...

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friday finds

Friday Finds 5.22.14

May is passing by in a flash! So far it’s been full of birthday cake, barbecues, watermelon and general lounging out in the sun. Mike came up with the brilliant idea of putting astroturf on our balcony and I’ve...

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peking duck poutine -

Peking Duck Poutine

Do you love duck? How about french fries? How about duck and french fries and cheese curds and gravy!? If you said a resounding yes, we can be friends! If you’re thinking, meh, doesn’t sound that great, have a...

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chocolate coconut pancakes -

Superfood Chocolate Coconut Pancakes

Picture the perfect brunch scene: fluffy pancakes patiently waiting for syrup to rain down. The coffee’s hot, the pancakes are golden, the whipping cream is cool, and the syrup is warmed. Your knife slides effortlessly into the tender little...

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