Feast from the East Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

In high school, I was one of the few kids who still had a parent make their lunch. The reason wasn't that I was lazy or didn't know how, but was instead because my father took pride in making me lunch every day {and he enjoyed the requests from my friends to bring two lunches}. … Continue reading Feast from the East Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe


Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Is it just me or are Friday nights the most difficult night to try to cook anything? I either get total recipe block and I can't think of anything that sounds good or can't find the right version of what I want to try. I literally found myself standing in front of the fridge for … Continue reading Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas

Can we talk about sweet potatoes for a second?  How have I not realized the amazingness of these potato cousins?  Last weekend Bill and I went on my first backpacking trip to Havasupai Reservation-- it was kind of a pseudo backpacking trip because we only carried our packs in and out, but let me tell … Continue reading Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas

Double Take Earl Grey Layer Cake

In high school, I absolutely loved planning tea parties for my girl friends. From the bite size tea sandwiches to the perfect sorbet pallet cleanser and finally picking the best teas. Tea parties were an easy way to impress my friends and have a quick and easy party with minimal cooking effort. But who says … Continue reading Double Take Earl Grey Layer Cake