Monday, December 5, 2016

Drink of the Month: Chocolate Cream Shot

It has been one of those weeks. Nothing is easy. Everything is frustrating. Skip the beer and the cocktails. It's a week for shots.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Brie with Cooked Apples

My husband and I were walking through the super market trying to figure out if we had forgotten anything on our list. We both saw the brie and agreed it was a necessity for the weekend, but it ended up being our dinner that night. We devoured the whole thing in 10 minutes. Don't judge. 😋

Monday, November 21, 2016

Scampi Pasta

Earlier in the week I bought some shrimp and was going to make some scampi with rice when I got home from work. My husband had stayed home that day, and when I got home he had made fresh pasta from scratch and the scampi cooking in the pan. He's so sweet.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Whopper Cake

A few years back I made a chocolate insanity cake...this year I decided to do again for my friend Jess' birthday. You can never have too much chocolate. 😀


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Honey Sriracha and Ginger Soy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Om nom nom nom! I love pumpkin seeds. Every year I try to make several different flavors and these two are in my top favorites.


Monday, October 10, 2016

Fried Garlic Herb Butter

Is it me or does fried garlic make everything better? I think it does. Especially mixed with some fresh herbs and butter.....om nom nom nom. This quick, simple recipe can go on some nice french bread, or toss some on your veggies, or in my case...on a nicely grilled steak.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Smoked Salmon

When I was about 6 or 7 years old I had smoked salmon for the first time. My mom bought a large fillet and let me try a piece. She said it was for dinner and had to wait if I wanted more. For the remainder of the night I kept sneaking bites. Come dinner time, my mom discovered I had eaten $40 dollars of smoked salmon and we had no dinner. Needless to say, she was not pleased but from then on would buy me my own personal fillet for a special treat. I guess it is about time I made it on my own. :D


Monday, September 19, 2016

Smoked Chicken with Horseradish Dip

I have said is before and I will say it again. Smoked chicken is so good. It is super moist with loads of flavor. And with a little dipping sauce on the side....oh my goodness....it is just the best.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Grilled Spiced Cauliflower

I have never been much of a cauliflower fan, mainly because it is a bit bland for my taste. Despite that, I decided to give this recipe a try and now I am a little obsessed with it. It's all I want with my dinner.


Monday, September 5, 2016

Drink of the Month: Rosemary Gin Cocktail

I don't what is happening in the rest of the country, but up in the Pacific north west, is went from summer to fall overnight. One day it's 90 degrees, clear and sunny. Next day it was 70, overcast, with leaves on the ground. Nothing I can do about it except say goodbye to the summer weather with a yummy fall cocktail.


Monday, August 29, 2016

UPDATE: Mini Quesitos

I do not know what my problem is but I have been on a sweet craze lately. Donuts, cupcakes, candy...I just can't get enough. And this is definitely not helping! ;)


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Chicken and Mushrooms with Asiago Mustard Sauce

If you want to smell up your kitchen something amazing, this is the recipe. Onions, garlic, cheese....om nom nom nom!! It was all I could do to not shove my face into the pan and devour it all.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Roasted Romanesco

Ever buy a veggie/fruit because it is pretty? Well that is the case here. Never had it before but had to try it for its fractal awesomeness.


Monday, August 8, 2016

Slow Cooker: Butter Chicken

Okay folk, another one from the archive so no pretty new plates. But don't let the ugly dishes deter you. This is a great quick and easy recipe.


Monday, August 1, 2016

Drink of the Month: Watermelon Basil Soju

Yes, yes, it is another watermelon post. But it is summer and I can't resist a good watermelon. So I decided to take a stab at a my own Soju cocktail.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Watermelon Mojito Salad

Summer summer summertime!! Time to sit back and unwind! ...And eat some watermelon...eh doesn't sounds as good as the original song.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Alright, I am starting to dig into the archive. I made this a few weeks ago when a cold front was going through Seattle. It was rainy and windy and nothing goes better with cold and wind than starch and cheese.