Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

My first experience years ago with chicken marsala was not positive. I don’t remember it well, but maybe I was in the “tastes change” phase and couldn’t stomach the cooked mushrooms and syrupy sauce, or maybe it was because the restaurant didn’t make it properly, and...

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Macadamia Nut Cookies

Once of my fondest childhood memories is this: Looking back on it now, I can’t believe it, but when I was a little girl, my dad would drive 500 miles from his home in suburban Massachusetts to my front door in rural Maryland, I’d hop in...

Summer Stir Fry

Shrimp Stir Fry

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, however you may have spent it. Mark and I had a great time at our friends’ place yesterday, noshing on steak, guzzling beer-itas (their surprisingly good beer/tequila/limeade concoction) and watching the fireworks display by the beach! Speaking of seafood, I have a...

Savory Breakfast Muffins

Savory Breakfast Muffin

Five days per week, my husband Mark eats the same breakfast again and again. Well, okay, it’s not exactly the same if you count different flavors of the same thing as “variety.” But still, whether apples or cinnamon or maple-flavored, it’s oatmeal. Every single day. And, as...

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

You know when someone asks you what your favorite food is, and you sometimes stumble on your answer? There are so many delicious dishes and sweets and snacks you love, so how can you be expected to pick just one as your favorite?! Well, unfortunately,...

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

For three blissful yet slow-moving hours, my home was hugged by the warm scent of cinnamon and sugar and fluffy dough rising, baking, and finally, cooling on the counter. After those three hours, and after twenty painful minutes of pacing around the cooling bread, I sliced...

Strawberry Granita

Strawberry Granita

For the past week, whenever the temperature has been too much to handle and I just have to cool down, I haven’t been grabbing a handheld fan or flipping on the air conditioning. Instead, I’ve been submerging my head in the frigid air of my freezer for a few...

Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes

I can’t believe this is the first cupcake post on here. I mean, who is writing these posts anyway? Certainly not me. The real me is obsesssed with light, buttery, delicate cupcakes fresh out of the oven… or even not so fresh. Just give...

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs

If you’re looking for a girl to pull up a chair at the poker table, help you work on your car, or go camping in the dirt with, you won’t find her in me. I’m not into many things that guys are into. I wear pink, my...

Vanilla Crêpes with Warm Raspberry Compote

Vanilla Crepe

Let me give you three little nuggets of advice about crepes: 1. Don’t expect your first one to turn out perfectly, so even if you’re trying to make them just for the hell of it, like I was, make a decent amount of batter. 2. They’re...