Healthy Tilapia Oreganata

My family loves sea food! Whether it is a sushi or a grilled salmon with mashed potatoes. There are few family's favorite restaurants we love to eat-out, where they serve delicious sushi and sea food dishes places like Sushi Ichiban located in Portland OR, or Makoto Japanese Buffet....more

Thin Mint Truffles

I had two boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints lying around, and I wanted to make something with them, rather than engulfing both boxes while watching reruns of The Golden Girls.My solution?Thin Mint Truffles!!!...more

Benefits of Broccoli

Quick Benefits of BroccoliBroccoli is one of those vegetables grown year round, making it perfect for both spring and summer dishes. These miniature trees are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and fiber.  In order to get the most nutrients out of your broccoli, be sure to choose broccoli heads with tight green buds and moist green stems. When storing, place (unwashed) in an open plastic bad in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Below is one of my favorite Asian meals that contains broccoli....more

Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls

St. Patrick’s Day is officially one week from Monday. Can you believe it? March is flying by quicker than I could have imagined. Whether you are guzzling green beer with your friends this weekend, having a party with friends, or bringing in some fun goodies to work, there is always a fun way to celebrate the holiday....more

Chris' Bacon Bloody Mary

Cherry and Pecan Stuffed Endive

I always enjoy a cocktail party menu that has variety but is still functional. I think it is slightly cruel to ask your guests to stand for a few hours and have appetizers that clearly require silverware. Instead of enjoying a night of fun and conversation, you are constantly fumbling around trying to simultaneously eat some food and not spill all over the front of your dress. Have you ever been to an event like this? It makes me crazy! So when thinking of this menu, I wanted to make sure that all of the appetizers were very easy to eat standing and mingling....more

Spicy Chicken and Green Beans

Simple Sesame Snap Peas

There are days when I'm in the kitchen and I feel like a slave to a particular dish. On days like that, I've spent so much time on one aspect of the meal that the rest of it gets thrown together without any care or concern. Literally, I have been known to throw lettuce in a bowl and call it salad. No dressing or anything! It was starting to get a little too frequent and quite unacceptable, and I finally decided it was time to step up my game in the veggie side dish department....more