I absolutely LOVE bread! Which is why showing you how to make Homemade Burger Buns from Scratch gets me all giddy inside! It’s just that there are SO many varieties between the different shapes, textures, smells and tastes that it’s truly my Achilles heal. I recently went into a bakery section of a Wegmans that opened near my apartment and I’m fairly certain I just stared at all of the loaves drooling for probably a solid 5 minutes like I was a kid in a candy shop. Not going to lie. It was fantastic! I wonder if they’re hiring…. haha. But seriously… Continue reading
I’ve been on a quest for cold lunch/dinner options lately. Where I live it’s been in the 90s for the last week or so and turning on my stove for anything longer than 10 minutes is torturous. So when I was combing through recipes I had in my little black book and saw this recipe for Creamy Shrimp and Dill Salad, I was super elated! Continue reading
Surprisingly, food is a big part of my life. (I know, complete shocker, right?!) Technically, it’s a big part of everyone’s life, as we need substance to fuel our bodies. However, I’m not just talking about a food for livelihood’s sake. I’m talking about the more adventurous side of food. The exploratory side, as it were. Which is why living in Spain was such an amazing experience!
Besides the culture and amazing sites, food was such a mind blowing experience when I lived there. With jamón iberico, cochinillo (baby pig) and a variety of tapas that would make your mouth salivate so much it would make Pavlov proud, it’s not hard to understand how someone could grow a spirit of culinary curiosity. That’s why I decided to tackle one recipe that I always loved ordering when I went out: Spanish Tortilla, also known as Tortilla Espanola! (Spanish accent required.) Continue reading
Summer seafood special: steamers! (I love me some alliteration 😉 ) Seafood is a favorite in our household, but lately we haven’t made it too frequently. Until this past week, since it was my boyfriend’s birthday. I decided to surprise him with steamed clams in a white wine basil sauce and some leftover artisan bread for dinner. It turned out so freaking good! Continue reading
I have a confession… The last few weeks I’ve been obsessed with watching the Great British Baking Show on Netflix. Not just the actual show though, but the Masterclass series where the judges, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, bake their interpretations of the challenges from the show. (Didn’t know there was a Masterclass series, eh? Well, you’re welcome.)
To be honest, it was something that I originally started to help pass the time while recovering, however it’s actually SUPER fascinating! All of those baked cakes, torts and breads. (Drool…) It actually reinvigorated my love of baking and got me itching to make a homemade artisan bread! Which is the recipe I bring to you all today! Continue reading
I hope everyone in the Tri-State area has been keeping cool the past couple of days. With all this heat, you may be trying to figure out a great recipe for dinner that is simple to throw together. (Nobody wants to think too hard with preparing a meal when it’s hot out.) In honor of that, this week we will be making meatballs. But not just any type of meatballs. We’ll be making ginger chicken meatballs! Yummm… Continue reading
Good Afternoon Lovelies!
So I have to confess something… I’ve fallen off the proverbial bandwagon and have been eating junk recently. (My mind is telling me no, but my body’s telling me yes!) As an effort to get back on track with some healthy meals, I decided to pursue a tasty salad for this week’s recipe: Buffalo Chicken Salad! Continue reading
Happy Friday Lovelies!
Today begins our three day weekend for which we owe Christopher Columbus, aka Cristobal Colon, some appreciation; considering in 1492 he happened upon (or “discovered”) the New World. Can you imagine what the world would be like today if said discovering hadn’t been made at that specific point in history? What would have changed? Would we all still be here? Would we have had the same relationships? Met the same people? Had the same opportunities? Continue reading
Good morning sunshine!
Life is beautiful! Am I right?! We woke up this morning, we can see, we can breathe and we are able to move around of our own volition, and I am just so thankful. I know we all tend to get caught up in the daily grind of everyday life, but I like to stop myself and really appreciate what I have going for me: I have a loving family, I’m fortunate enough to be pursuing one of my dreams (culinary school), I have a room over my head, food on my table and some money in my pocket. There are many who have much less than that. Continue reading
So, I was pondering different dinner options that could be made in a jiffy (yes, I’m channeling my inner ’50s mom vibe), especially when you have a busy schedule. I wanted something that would pack a punch of protein, as my body is still trying to adjust to school this last month, and lately by the time I get home I’m hankering for some sustenance. Continue reading