Fried Caper Panzanella

This fried caper version of panzanella is pretty much all the things I love. It is best made with fresh summer garden tomatoes, which I did not have, so I used the best store tomatoes I could find. If you have a garden, or know someone who grows them, do yourself a favor and useContinue reading “Fried Caper Panzanella”

Charred Corn Salad

Growing up in the Midwest, sweet corn is pretty much a summer time staple. I absolutely love fresh corn on the cob with butter and salt. I also love any salad made with fresh corn. This is simple but flavorful summer time salad that goes great with anything grilled, as a side dish at aContinue reading “Charred Corn Salad”

Small Batch Bread and Butter Pickles

A couple of years ago, I gave up my big garden for use as a run for my chickens. Eventually my husband is going to build me another garden fence in a different area, but for now I just plant a small amount of herbs/vegetables in some metal planters I have. I threw a coupleContinue reading “Small Batch Bread and Butter Pickles”

Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad

This recipe is my favorite variant of potato salad. It is not remotely your typical mayo heavy potato salad recipe. In fact, there is no mayo at all. It is full of flavor from the arugula, parsley, scallions, bacon, blue cheese and sherry vinegar. It goes great with any dish you’d make traditional potato saladContinue reading “Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad”

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”

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”

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”

Spanish Style Tortilla

I have been making this easy cheater Spanish style tortilla for years since I first saw the recipe on Serious Eats. I say cheater because it uses a little trick to save time and effort that I love. Instead of thinly slicing potatoes for the dish, it uses salt and vinegar potato chips! I knowContinue reading “Spanish Style Tortilla”

Bindaetteok (Korean Mung Bean Pancakes)

Korean mung bean pancakes (or bindaetteok), are savory pan fried cakes made from ground dried mung beans and a variety of tasty fillings. My favorite is pork/kimchi. This recipe is a combo of my mother-in-law’s recipe and the recipe in the Korean Kitchen cookbook. These are really healthy for you as mung beans have aContinue reading “Bindaetteok (Korean Mung Bean Pancakes)”