Make, Snacks

Butter Crackers

Since I made hummus last week, I wanted to try my hand at making a something to dip into it! Crackers seemed like a good place to start since it’s always been a curiosity for me. Since I do love the buttery crackers I can get from store, a butter-based cracker sounded like a good way to go! I don’t normally work with a non-yeast dough, so this was definitely a fun new endeavor. Continue Reading →

Make, Snacks

Homemade Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite foods because it is filling and delicious. It’s great as a snack, or sometimes I may eat it as a meal, and it can be enjoyed with bread, crackers, carrot, and so many other possibilities. And since it’s so simple, it doesn’t take much effort to make which can be great where you’re really hungry and need to whip up something quickly. Continue Reading →

Full Meals, Make

Perfect Ratio Mac & Cheese

I love cheese. Cheese is a food group in my opinion. And it’s one that I cannot get enough of so Mac & Cheese has been one of my favorite foods. And there is so much to do with it! My partner and I have played with several different Mac and Cheese Recipes and this is one of the results from our experiments. This gooey Mac & Cheese melts in your mouth and is delicious. Continue Reading →

Bakery and Desserts, Make

Homemade Bread

I have been trying to make bread for years. But no matter what I tried; I could never get it to a place where I wanted to it be. Then I discovered cooking with a cast iron pot and the book “[]”, and it changed by bread making life! Not only did I gain a fantastic recipe and methods, but I also learned the proper techniques for working with dough. Armed with this knowledge, I have been able to approach many other recipes with far more success than before. Continue Reading →

Bakery and Desserts, Make, Snacks

Homemade Chocolate Cookies

I can’t lie, I love chocolate. Chocolate chip cookies have always been my favorite but this recipe allowed me to indulge on chocolate even more. And the soft texture is absolutely perfect, it feels like this cookie is the perfect combination of chewy and soft that I’ve been aiming for. I do believe this recipe will end up being one of my go to recipes as these got devoured very very quickly. Continue Reading →

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Spice Rubbed Tinfoil Salmon

I will say, as a pescatarian, fish is one of the only meats that I cook and I've always been a bit hesitant to approach this one. I feel like fish is one of those things to either easily overcook or undercook and it's hard to get the fish just right. Salmon is one in particular that I had a hard time making. There was no perfect recipe that made the Salmon dish just right especially since I have been a little less keen on Salmon as of late. But then I remembered cooking with Tinfoil and my mind began to race to make a spice rubbed tinfoil Salmon. Continue Reading →

Bakery and Desserts, Make

Stovetop Rice Pudding

I find myself on the road often, even in a Pandemic, and in order to be safe as possible I try to order online and avoid restaurants whenever I can. One of my favorite types of foods to eat on the road is Mediterranean because it’s generally healthier than many of the other options. And I would be lying if I said the Rice Pudding desert wasn’t alluring. So, against my better instincts, I decided to add it to my order, and I was sent into a blissful food coma. Rice pudding is just so good, being lightly sweeten with that hint of vanilla and the milky goodness absorbed into the rice. I was a little nervous about making it because: having unlimited access is probably a bad thing and I was worried about the process. And fortunately (and unfortunately) it is super easy to make! And I have a feeling I will be trying it out more in the future. Continue Reading →

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Homemade Onigiri

Japanese Rice Balls nestled their way into my heart several years ago during my trip to Japan. As we were exploring Tokyo, it was always easy to satiate my hunger by popping into a convenience store and grabbing an Onigiri or two. And since I've come back to the US, I have missed the flavor and taste. So my hunt began to start making them myself so I could always have one of my favorite foods. While I know there are many possibilities for Onigiri from varying the type of rice to the fillings used, I will focus more on the fillings. But when it comes to Onigiri, the possibilities do feel endless! Continue Reading →

Bakery and Desserts, Make, Snacks

Banana Chocolate Muffins

We have all been there. You open the fridge, and a bunch of brown bananas are staring back at you. I don’t like throwing away food, so my first thought goes to baking. And what better use of muffins than to make Banana bread??? Well, more accurately, banana bread muffins! I prefer muffins over bread because the portions are already done so you don’t have to worry about slicing it and the cook time is decreased since the baked mass is smaller. Continue Reading →

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Oops! All Spices: Egg Curry

I grew up eating curry in my house hold. There were many nights I would come home after working to the smell of Indian food radiating from the house. So when I left home, I took some of the recipes with me. And this week, I was craving curry. But the kitchen didn't want to support me. Or rather myself from last week didn't want to support me and didn't buy the ingredients ahead of time. But I was determined to make curry. So only with a few eggs, a can of tomatoes and a handful of spices I set out with the experiment to make a delicious curry. Continue Reading →

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Homemade Baked Donuts

I have a very weird relationship with donuts. I remember many a road trip where we would pick up a box of donuts just after leaving home. And then I would pretend to be asleep just to avoid eating them. They were always so sweet and full of sugar that it make my teeth hurt. And those were my feelings as a child. Over time, I came to realize that I prefer the baked style of donut over the fried version and that opened me up to more options and flavors. I also found it fun to put my own spin on flavors because donuts really can act like a blank canvas. Continue Reading →