Steak Bites With Miso Ginger Dressing + Bok Choy and Rice

In addition to my son’s hospitalization, we have all have had covid these past two weeks except for my daughter. I can still smell and taste, but my husband and sons can’t. We were all so ready for homemade food after 3 weeks of not having any, but it is hard to know what toContinue reading “Steak Bites With Miso Ginger Dressing + Bok Choy and Rice”

Fried Potatoes and Eggs with Naan

This is a simple, quick dinner but the little touches make it extra tasty. Fried potatoes and eggs with naan starts with cooking the potatoes until slightly tender, mashing them and bit, and then continuing to fry them. The mashed bits get extra crispy and delicious. The potatoes are topped with a dash of vinegar,Continue reading “Fried Potatoes and Eggs with Naan”

Caramelized Pork Belly Bánh Mì

I’m not sure if it is totally obvious, but my family loves sandwiches. Any and all of them. This caramelized pork belly bánh mì is unlike any other sandwich though. The bánh mì is a Vietnamese sandwich the combines French baguette and pâté with Vietnamese style meat (typically pork) and pickled vegetables. I sometimes makeContinue reading “Caramelized Pork Belly Bánh Mì”

Crumbl Cookies and Cream Milkshake Cookies Copycat

Who else is obsessed with Crumbl?? I love the fact that the menu changes weekly and the cookies are just sooooo good. My kids asked for these Crumbl cookies and cream milkshake cookies from Cooking with Karli and I was more than happy to make them. These cookies (and pretty much any crumbl copycat cookies)Continue reading “Crumbl Cookies and Cream Milkshake Cookies Copycat”

Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Candied Jalapenos + Homemade Fries

My family is obsessed with fried chicken sandwiches. If we eat at a restaurant that has one, at least one of them orders it. I have a few homemade versions too. Our favorite is a Nashville hot chicken version which I will share at some point. Today I decided to try making spicy chicken sandwichesContinue reading “Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Candied Jalapenos + Homemade Fries”

Manhattan Cocktail

Happy Saturday! A well made Manhattan cocktail is probably my all time favorite alcoholic drink, although an ice cold dirty martini is a close second. Since a Manhattan is so simple ingredient wise, it is important that each of the components taste really good on their own. Honestly, I didn’t like Manhattans that much untilContinue reading “Manhattan Cocktail”

Barbacoa Burritos + Taqueria Style Jalapenos and Carrots

We were fortunate enough to live out in California for 15 years in an area with amazing taquerias. When we first moved to North Carolina it was hard to find that style of Mexican food, but I am happy to say that there are totally amazing taqueria style Mexican food trucks all over the placeContinue reading “Barbacoa Burritos + Taqueria Style Jalapenos and Carrots”

Peruvian Roasted Chicken with Aji Verde Sauce

Believe it or not, I was a picky eater as a kid. I have no idea why as I love food and will eat pretty much anything now. There were not a lot of things I liked growing up, but chicken was one thing I would always eat. And I still love it. I’m alwaysContinue reading “Peruvian Roasted Chicken with Aji Verde Sauce”