It has been a busy start to fall here! First off, last month I celebrated my 32nd birthday… yikes. It was a low-key day of brunch, day drinks and football, since my last couple birthdays have been very eventful. Year 30 was celebrated on a party bus (literally, a school bus), cruising up Highway 1…… Continue reading Shrimp Street Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa
This time last week, I was sitting around waiting. My pantry was packed, my bar stocked and all my laundry and dishes were cleaned and put away. The backyard was stripped of decorative string lights, the grill was anchored to the deck and the patio furniture was in my dining room. Devices and back up…… Continue reading On The Side: German-Style Potatoes with Pesto
Where does one get their cooking inspiration? A lot of people will refer back to their childhood, and learning to cook with family or the food that comes from their parents or grandparents culture. A lot of people will refer back to where they grew up and turn it into buzz words: their southern roots,…… Continue reading Hawaiian-Inspired Fried Chicken & Pineapple Waffles
It has been a busy start to summer around here and my blog has suffered a bit. We had my mother-in-law visit, then we took a trip to Seattle and Chicago, and I promptly got sick with bronchitis when we got home. After that, we had a friend staying with us on the weekends while…… Continue reading What Are You Drinking?
Today is a different type of post. No food, no recipes, just a little more insight into who I am and some advice I have for others. Specifically, this is for anyone who is a future military spouse. January 15th, 2015 was the day I got married. May 6th, 2016 was my wedding. Why? Let’s…… Continue reading A Tale of Two Weddings
There are some foods you are never really taught to make. From a young age, you just know how it works. You do it the same way every time. I think French toast falls into that category. You can remember getting your hands in there, helping your mom, dad, grandparent or whoever make a huge…… Continue reading Stuffed French Toast
That title is a mouthful, but I suppose that’s appropriate when you have two dishes in one blog post. I hope everyone has a nice start to spring so far. Our remodeling is still underway, but things are starting to feel like home. We also have our first visitors coming tonight… my awesome in-laws! They…… Continue reading Curry & Yogurt Marinated Chicken with Mint Dressing Two Ways
Two posts in under a week, what’s gotten into me? Must be those brand new kitchen vibes, getting me all inspired. I wanted to have a talk about my all-time favorite food: french fries. One of my first posts in ye olden times featured some fun fries, but guess what? After two years of doing…… Continue reading The Picky Gourmet Guide To French Fries
Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Happy New Year! Let’s be honest. 2017 was a little rough overall. I’m not going to get into the state of the world and my (many, many) thoughts on it, because that’s not this type of blog. I can say that beyond all the weirdness and bad news that was floating around,…… Continue reading Aloha, 2018!
Lots and lots of exciting things going on lately. The biggest news is (drumroll, please)… we bought a house in Hawaii! It’s feels surreal, especially since we don’t move for a few more weeks. I’m dying to get my hands on it, the kitchen and backyard especially. Sneak peek! The kitchen will be getting a…… Continue reading Recipe Redux: Crab Cake Sandwiches Two Ways