Blueberry, Meet Halibut
When I saw this recipe contest for blueberries my immediate thought was, “I suck at baking.” And by suck I mean I always try and substitute essentials like baking soda which turns out to be a disaster each and every time. I knew I wouldn’t be coming up with any “winning” blueberry muffin recipe, tart, cupcake, or pastry. I’m more of a savory than sweet kind of...
Yellow Squash- Where have you been all my life?
Grill it. Steam it. Saute it. Yellow squash is so versatile and easy to make and whether it’s a quick snack or a delicious side dish, this vegetable won’t disappoint. Yellow squash is often used in recipes interchangeably with zucchini when it’s fried, microwaved, steamed, boiled, or baked. Below are some of my favorite ways to prepare yellow squash along...
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San Francisco is known for it’s eclectic food. I was happy to spend my 24th birthday at a wine bar I quickly fell in love with. Bin 38 is a must try, you won’t be disappointed!
It's 5 o'clock Somewhere
We all need a “daycation” sometimes, and although I was living in Denver, CO at the time, I was always on the look out for a recipe that was going to keep me warm AND make me feel like I was home again in sunny San Diego. Tortilla soup does it’s job, paired with a Pacifico and topped with a heaping spoonful of homemade guacamole, the border only feels like a few miles away...
Morning After Pumpkin Bread
So as I promised I was going to make one of Giulia Melucci’s delicious recipes out of her book, I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti and I decided given the holiday spirit I would try my luck with her “Morning After Pumpkin Bread.” Warning: This recipe won’t guarantee the male you brought home last night won’t split before the bread is done, but regardless the recipe...
Forget Julia Child, Giulia Melucci you inspire me.
Ok so the picture is backwards but you get the idea. I just finished an amazing book called I loved, I lost, I made spaghetti by Giulia Melucci and couldn’t have been more inspired. I could not put this book down because Giulia had me hooked by yearning to know what entertaining event was to happen next in her life. As a writer and memoir enthusiast, I found her story hilarious and heart...
Rainy Day Grilled Cheese
Grilled Cheese is a sandwich that has endless possibilities. When I was Googling grilled cheese recipes last week I was planning on getting really creative and taking an idea from the Grilled Cheese academy website (yes this site really exists). Who knew there were so many dedicated grilled cheese enthusiasts? But then I thought of people from Wisconsin, and then it all made sense. After...
Greek (Goddess) Quesadillas
Cooking with feta cheese might be an obsession of mine. So when I found this recipe for quesadillas that used feta I was all in. Zucchini, Kalamata Olives and Feta Cheese are essential and I imagine tossing in any other veggies you’re trying to get rid of will do just fine. I served with a side of black beans, guacamole, and Sriracha for hot sauce. Below is the recipe I tweaked a bit from...
Roast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers
Chicken and bell peppers might go as well together as PB&J in this recipe. The best part? It’s practically guilt free. My rendition is pictured below, but I found this recipe on Cooking Light. Click here to get it!
Breakfast Muffin Frittatas
My relationship with eggs is unstable. I had to cut scrambled eggs out of my life completely recently because every time I eat them I find myself disappointed and nauseous. So I set out on Google to find a recipe that would give eggs and I a second chance. Hello Breakfast Muffin Frittatas ;) Find the recipe here