Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu and Tonkatsu are two of the dishes that (assuming I’m not craving sushi) I...more

Sticky Baked Bourbon Chicken

So, I’ve been putting off writing this post because (1) I was not loving the way my pictures turned out, and (2) somehow I had absolutely zero things to say about either the recipe or my reasons for making it (which is crazy, because I literally...more

Teeny Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cookie Sprinkles)

You guys. Can you handle how cute...more

Skillet Chili Mac

Growing up, the commercials on TV lead me to believe that the only things Americans ate for dinner were tacos, Sloppy Joes, various forms of mac n’ cheese, and delivery/take out junk food (fried chicken, pizza, burgers, etc). To a kid, especially one being forced to suffer through endless helpings of eggplant...more

Hurricanes

Happy Mardi Gras, everyone! Is anyone doing anything fun? In a perfect world, I would be down in New Orleans right now, stuffing my face with fried, powdered sugar-covered beignets, drinking like a fish, and enjoying 60-degree weather ....more

Eggplant Parmesan

You know how there are some foods that, as a kid, are the grossest things ever, but as soon as you reach a certain age your tongue is all OMG what is this deliciousness?!?!? For a lot of people, it seems to be brussel sprouts and spinach (see e.g., the explosion of brussel sprout recipes on FoodGawker, Tastespotting, etc.). For me, it was eggplants. I can still remember (strangely vividly) the first time my mom made me eat eggplant ....more

Homemade Make-Ahead Hot Pastry Pockets

Now that I’m working and living on my own, I have a new appreciation for my mom’s ability to put together amazing meals for us every night when I was a kid. Despite juggling grad school, lab, and later, a full-time job and my extracurricular activities, she always managed to throw together the most delicious, multidish meals for us to feast on every night. Considering all I have the energy to do when I get home from work is sit on the couch and drink wine, that boggles my mind....more
 @Kizz I'd do before baking... but I'm not the recipe creator... just a random reader! I made ...more

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls…and A GIVEAWAY!

Guys, can I be honest with you for a second? These cake balls started out as cupcakes. Gorgeous, moist, fluffy chocolate cupcakes that I decided to top with a strawberry cream cheese frosting that had just a...more

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

This post is inspired by the three-layer chocolate mousse cake I had at my friend Dave’s house last weekend. Our friend Doug was in town to celebrate his last pre-30s birthday, and his brother’s awesome girlfriend made him this gorgeous cake as a special birthday treat. And let me just say that, although I’ve only met this girl once, based on this case alone she’s my new favorite person in the world ....more

DIY Nutella

Guys. Remember how I have a rule about not letting myself keep Nutella in the house? Because I have serious Nutella-addiction issues and am prone to gorging myself on that smooth, creamy, choco-nutty crack by the spoonful until I make myself sick? ...more