Monthly archives: April, 2014

Slow Cooker Hoisin Pork Wraps with an Asian Slaw

Slow Cooker Hoisin Pork Wraps with an Asian Slaw

Now that it’s Spring (insert hooray here!) I’ve been trying to cook less comfort foods – more foods that remind me of Spring and Summer.  Although it does feel like if I am using the crock pot, it should be for a soup or a roast that would be served in Winter, sometimes I use

Authentic Greek Gyros

Every time we move, KB and I have to find new restaurants that serve some of our favorite dishes that we just aren’t skilled enough to produce at home or don’t feel are authentic enough.   Like Greek food.  I can make certain Greek dishes at home, but not Greek gyros (pronounced yeer-ohs).  Gyros are a

Chili-Lime Roasted Chickpeas

Working in the fitness industry for the past 8 years has taught me a lot about life; health, business, image.  There’s always a certain “pressure” to fit an image if you work in the fitness industry, I mean who wants to buy a gym membership from someone who’s overweight?  So I work in the back

Alma Wahlberg’s American Chop Suey

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a celebrity crush on Mark Wahlberg.  I mean who doesn’t?  KB knows it, I know it, everyone who knows me knows it.  I watch all his movies…good or bad.  If KB picks a movie and he tells me Mark Wahlberg is in it, he knows I’ll

Jumbo Pancetta, Thyme and Gruyere Muffins

I’ve been on a big cook the magazine kick lately…finding recipes I like in some of the many food magazines I buy and then ACTUALLY cooking them!  Normally, I just thumb through the magazine, comment on how it looks delicious and then move on and forget it.  But the April 2014 Food and Wine magazine

Garlic-Ginger Grilled Chicken Thighs

I love spring!  Next to fall, it’s my second favorite season.  I could do with a few less months of both winter and summer in favor of spring!  Especially in New England.  When I move back to California, it won’t really matter, but for now, in the land of four seasons, let me enjoy my

John Legend’s Mac and Cheese

Apparently I’m out of the loop when it comes to John Legend.  Who knew he had “Legend”ary mac and cheese?  Ha ha.  I’m cracking myself up.  So when Rachel was up visiting a few weeks ago, we both decided we love John Legend.  We couldn’t stop listening to his “All of Me” song (on repeat…thanks

Bourbon Browned Butter – Banana Bread

I may or may not be obsessed with browned butter.  I don’t usually cook with a lot of butter, but recently I made some brownies with a browned butter frosting and I keep thinking about how much I like browned butter. So the other day I did have some bananas to use up.  There were

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

My momma came to visit last week because I thought I had to work in Boston for my 2 weeks.  Turns out my 2 weeks got cut this year because of the budget.  Darn the budget.  But at least I got to spend the week with my momma instead of just seeing her at night for 1

The Best Deviled Eggs Ever. Period.

My big sister came to my house one day bearing deviled eggs.  And they were gone within 10 minutes.  Seriously.  I’m not sure what she did to make them so good, but I begged for the recipe and I got it.  Since then I’ve made these a many times and each time with the same results.