Firecracker Fusion Quesadilla

It has been very fun over the past few weeks to participate in the JSL Food blogger challenge.  It came at a unique time where I was moving, starting a new job, and trying to do a 100 other things at once.  Instead of crumbling, I decided to let my creative juices fly.  Although I…

The Pucker and The Kiss

This weekend brought on an impromptu trip to one of my favorite wineries, Plymouth Bay Wines.  They have some of my favorite stuff, but two cranberry wines they have they playfully nickname the “pucker” and the “kiss”.  After having some of these I was inspired to make a little drink recipe of my own.  This…

Travel Inspired and Always Desired

This recipe is for my entry into the Golden Girl Granola competition.  And although I am of course bringing out the big guns for this, I must say, this recipe is one of my new favorites!  What makes it so great it is combines two wonderful things.  The first is lemon meringue pie and the…

No Knead to be Nervous

Ever since I watched Cooked I have been on a journey of making my own bread.  I have had several successes and also several complete failures.  Turns out bread making wasn’t as simple as I expected.  Well, that’s until today.  I have been reading a lot about no knead bread and for a long time…

To Discover a New City, You Must First Taste It

I am back from my two week adventure through Europe.  It feels like I have come out of a weird dream, like it hardly happened at all. It was an experience I will not soon forget.  One of my main goals of this trip was to eat my way through the countries I was in,…

Fire and Desire Burger

Ever since I participated in Battle of the Burger competition last year I have been continuously thinking of what I can do to upstage my recipe last year.  Don’t get me wrong, last years Beg for it Burger was delicious.  But I am a year older and I have had a year full of new…

BANH Voyage, Mon a-MI

Summer is the perfect time for trips, sips, and flips.  Flipping burgers on the grill that is.  Recently I have been reeving up my creative juices to come up with a burger that redefines how you think about burgers.  Friends, I think I did it.  This Banh Mi inspired burger changes textures, flavors, and ideas…

Peter Pickled Peppers

With Father’s Day around the corner, I thought it was only appropriate to dedicate this recipe to my Dad.  He was one of the main influences that encouraged me to explore food.  Although he let me be a picky eater, he also made trying new things so tasty and delicious.  He also has a need…

A Slice of Humble Pie with No Fuss Crust

Summer? Is that you? It seems like every few weeks I think we are finally taking a turn towards warmer weather, and then it goes back to rainy and gloomy.  But I think we are finally getting that warm weather.  And I am not sure why, but summer means pie.  A week ago up in…

Crispy Tofu

For years my sister’s take out order for Chinese food has always been General Tao’s tofu.  At first I guffawed, because no way tofu was gonna taste better than chicken, but then I stole some and grew to realize that I actually liked the texture more than chicken.  Especially with the lightly crispy crust.  This…

ONE Ingredient Almond Butter

Nut butters are all the rage currently, and because of that they also are quite expensive.  But did you know that you can make homemade almond butter with only ONE ingredient??  I was pretty shocked myself when I realized how easy it was.  Not to mention, it is delicious! What I also enjoy is that…

S’more of Something Simple

This past memorial day weekend I was able to have a perfect weekend visiting Acadia National Park in Maine.  Although I used to consider myself not the type of person that would enjoy camping, over the course of college I have learned to appreciate the simplicity of it and the disconnect you are able to…