New Beginning!!

So I’ve made the leap, I’ve left  my career in architecture of nearly 15 years to begin a new career in the culinary field!!  In the coming weeks I will be redoing my website to offer personal cheffing and catering services while continuing to share great recipes on my blog….stay tuned for that!  On theRead more

Quick and Easy Scallops

Scallops are the fast thing I seem to make, and also the easiest.  They literally are placed in a hot pan with oil for a minute and then flipped and cooked another minute.  So if you, like me, like to have some quick weeknight dinners to pull out of your back pocket here is another oneRead more

A little bit of home…

looks yum!

Growing up my favorite dinner that my mom ever made was a German-esque dish of sliced potatoes, bacon and onions.  My dad wasn’t fond of the dish, too breakfasty for him, so we would only ever have it on the rare occasions when my dad wasn’t be home for dinner.  As an adult I haveRead more

Chicken Adobo

Onto the final recipe I made a few weekends back.  When opened the next cookbook I knew why I had tagged this next recipe originally.  Years ago I was watching a cooking show and there was a mom and two daughters who sold their chicken adobo, a Filipino dish, in a food hall.  They were asked the recipe soRead more



Full disclosure.  I love ramen.  I love to make ramen and I love to eat ramen.  This was not my first or last time making ramen.  It is complicated – I equate it to chemistry.  You have to have your measurements correct and your temperatures dead on.  Due to the complexity of the recipe IRead more

Easy and Delicious Appetizer

already done!!

Matt was coming home from a trip right around dinner time so it seemed perfect to make the next recipe, an appetizer, for his arrival.  The recipe came from Charles Phan’s cookbook The Slanted Door.

Beef Noodle Soup

Now that the weather is cooling off it’s nice to have a soup recipe next in line!  This recipe comes from 1 Stock, 100 Soups by Linda Doeser.  As the title states the cookbook contains 100 soup recipes which use 1 stock to create them.

Soup…or maybe not.

As luck would have it the next recipe in the project is also a soup recipe.  The recipe is called Whole-Meal Chicken Noodle Soup, Chinese Style and is from the cookbook The Minimalist Cooks Dinner by Mark Bittman.  Mark Bittman is also author to another cookbook I have, How to Cook Everything, and each areRead more