Scallion Pancake Challah Bread

I was really intrigued when I saw a recipe similar to this on online. Scallion pancakes are often a staple in dim sum restaurants and they are one of my favorites. I’ve made them at home a few times too. They are layers of dough with scallion filling that are rolled out into circles andContinue reading “Scallion Pancake Challah Bread”

Peanut Butter Millionaire’s Shortbread

Anyone else completely obsessed with The Great British Bake Off and it’s spinoffs? I recently saw the kids make this recipe on Junior Bake Off and immediately wanted to make it because we love shortbread and chocolate and peanut butter is a no brainer. These are easy to make, other than hitting the right tempContinue reading “Peanut Butter Millionaire’s Shortbread”

Potato, Bacon and Gruyere Galette

Galettes are so much fun to make. They have crust similar to pie, but since they are free form it is a lot less effort. You still get the wonderful buttery, flaky crust, but in a more rustic form. I have a couple other galette recipes on here you can also try. Spinach and ArtichokeContinue reading “Potato, Bacon and Gruyere Galette”

Thai Chicken Basil Rolls with Hoisin Dipping Sauce

These Thai basil rolls with ground chicken were pretty quick to make, but they have a lot of flavor from the Thai basil, cilantro, ginger, garlic, jalapeno and the dipping sauce. They were tasty and we all enjoyed them. I used raw/cook at home tortillas for the wraps for these and honestly I think theyContinue reading “Thai Chicken Basil Rolls with Hoisin Dipping Sauce”

Herb Marinated Pork Chops with Tart Apple Chutney

I think these pork chops are my favorite pork chops I have eaten in quite a while. I used thick cut boneless chops which were marinated in a lemon, garlic and herb brine overnight and then smoked. The apple chutney is sweet, sour, tangy with a strong mustard component and it was a perfect complimentContinue reading “Herb Marinated Pork Chops with Tart Apple Chutney”

Romaine Salad with Toasted Pepitas, Blue Cheese and Pickled Red Onion

My favorite kinds of salads are the ones that have lots of interesting flavor, texture and brightness. This salad was simple, but it still met all of those criteria. The romaine is fresh and crunchy, the blue cheese is pungent, the toasted pepitas add good crunch and flavor, and the pickled red onions and radishesContinue reading “Romaine Salad with Toasted Pepitas, Blue Cheese and Pickled Red Onion”

Chicken in a Pot with Orzo

I used to watch Ina Garten on TV back in college, along with every other cooking show I could find. She was really accessible when I was learning to cook, because her recipes tend to be pretty simple and straight forward. This chicken in a pot with orzo is both of those things. I likedContinue reading “Chicken in a Pot with Orzo”

Green Eyes Cocktail (with Cherries)

I know my photo here doesn’t really match the name of this drink 🙂 This is in fact the green eyes cocktail, which normally is a lovely pale green color… I had some ripe cherries from my sour cherry tree that I thought would go great with the flavor of this drink, and they haveContinue reading “Green Eyes Cocktail (with Cherries)”