• In the Kitchen

    Fun Things on Friday

    Happy Friday! Last month I posted all about my foodie adventure to Momofuku and Milkbar at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. We ate some amazing ramen and pork belly buns and then had some pretty delicious ice cream for dessert. I also brought home goodies from Milkbar because I don’t get down to the Strip much and I wanted to stock up! I’m not going to lie, the cereal milk sat in my fridge for a bit because honestly… I didn’t really know what to do with it. I wanted to do it some justice and not just drink it or eat it with actual cereal. So it sat there while…

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    Fun Things on Friday

    Happy Friday! Since St Patrick’s Day is here and I had all these green sprinkles lying around my kitchen (don’t ask why), I thought it would be fun to make up some kind of recipe involving the green sprinkles and maybe some Irish Cream because why not.  Irish Cream Cake Truffles 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix Irish Cream (Substitute for water content on mix box) Green Sprinkles White Chocolate Chips Eggs Oil/Butter Follow the instructions on the box, just substitute whatever water they ask for with the Irish Cream. If you want the cake to be a bit more decadent, usually I substitute the oil with melted butter. I typically…

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    Monday Must Haves

    Mondays require coffee. Seriously, Mondays require COFFEE. My close friend, Lara got me the most awesome Christmas present ever- a Vietnamese coffee kit. She and I like all the same things so when she started obsessing, she knew I would too (and she was right). I’ve never been a huge coffee drinker (with the exception of a short-lived coffee addiction as a teen thanks to Gilmore Girls) and only started drinking it more in the last six months. That said, coffee has more than just the energizing properties for me- it’s long been thought to help ease asthma symptoms. For that reason, we always keep some on hand. I really…

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    Peach Biscuit Bake

    Happy Friday! So last Sunday for Super Bowl, I made a fun little peach biscuit bake for dessert. I had an idea in my head that I wanted to try out and since my hometown team (Atlanta Falcons) was playing, I figured peaches were perfect for a fun dessert! Peach Biscuit Bake 1 can – Peach Pie Filling 1 large roll – Refrigerated Biscuit Dough 1/2 cup – Peach Flavored Liquor (I used Old Camp Whiskey) 1/2 cup – Cinnamon Whiskey (I used Fireball) Cinnamon Sugar 6 tsp – Melted Butter First I melted the butter and then added in a large dash of the peach liquor and a large…

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    Throwback Thursdays

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! I wised up this year. I ordered food from Marie Callendar’s because I just don’t have the time, energy, or mental capacity to cook. We are making the green bean casserole, stuffing (Stove Top of course) and that is just about it. Everything else is catered or store bought. We’re probably actually saving a bit of money too since there’s only three of us and I know we’re saving family harmony. Last year I cooked. Like, everything. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, an owner at the resort I worked at gave me a frozen 14lb turkey. So sweet. I was floored. I had no idea what to do…

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    Stay-In Saturdays with Pie on Sunday

    Happy weekend! So I’ve honestly been a bit lax in the kitchen lately. I am still adjusting to my new job and schedule. With Corey’s school schedule changing this quarter, we just haven’t found a lot of time to cook or bake or really make anything other than pasta.  Rather than suspend my Saturday posts, I decided to introduce you all to my good friend, Becca’s, super awesome blog- Pie on Sunday. Becca makes some of the most amazing baked goods and I live vicariously through her delicious kitchen adventures.  One of my favorite posts she made recently was this Boeuf Bourguignon Pot Pie. She’s always got great photos (that…

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    Stay-In Saturdays

    I love German food. I love the idea of Oktoberfest.  I don’t like being around a ton of drunks at Haufbrauhaus. So I decided to make our own German feast for Oktoberfest. I used a bunch of really awesome mixes I got from World Market (I effing love that place so much it’s not even funny) for mushroom soup, schnitzel, and a big bag of spaetzle. I also made a simple apple strudel that was a bit weird but still yummy. The first time I cooked the mushroom soup, I actually kind of screwed it up and left it heating waaaaay too long so it became mushroom sauce. It was…

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    Stay-In Saturdays

    Morning blog world! A few weeks ago I was at Wal Mart and came across a really cool display rack for a product line called Street Kitchen. I love cooking but I’m not super crazy about spending over an hour in front of the stove (especially in the summer when it’s already hot enough as it is) and these looked really appealing. They have a bunch of different really fun ethnic dishes with all the seasonings and sauces you need to make a really great meal.  I tried out the Moroccan Lemon Chicken first because I usually have a small reserve of couscous in my pantry and I happened to…

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    Stay-In Saturdays

    Happy Saturday! A couple days ago was the start of the Mid Autumn Festival. I was originally planning to be in Hong Kong right about now to celebrate the festival in my mother’s home city but we weren’t able to make the trip and Corey and I planned our summer roadtrip instead. Since we can’t be in Asia, we are eating moon cakes and eating Chinese food instead. Today I am sharing one of my favorite foods in the world- my mom’s won ton recipe. I’ve eaten won ton all over Asia and Chinatowns everywhere and have yet to find anywhere that has better won ton than my mom’s. It’s…

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    Stay-In Saturdays

    Morning, blog world! After posting about my trips to Giada at the Cromwell, I was really craving the Lemon Spaghetti I’d had on my first visit. Unfortunately, I don’t really have the budget to head over there whenever I crave pasta which is pretty much all the time.  Fortunately, Giada’s Lemon Spaghetti with Shrimp is a relatively easy recipe to find online! I located it on Food & Wine and tried it out a couple weeks ago. It turned out to be a lot easier than I expected and the ingredients weren’t as difficult to locate as I expected (I had no idea WalMart sold capers until I actually needed…