The Classic with a Twist

Classic Club Sandwich with Avocado Mayo Writing this food blog has led me try some interesting and complicated recipes all in the hopes of expanding my foodie repertoire. As I have been on this food journey it’s easy to forget the simple and delicious things that food has to offer. Things like how a simple… Continue reading The Classic with a Twist

Thankful for Sweet Potatoes!

Savory Sweet Potato Bread Pudding The weather has finally turned cold here in Vegas and Thanksgiving is fast approaching so of course I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to make for our family feast. One of my favorite things to eat on Thanksgiving, actually one of my favorite things to eat anytime, are sweet… Continue reading Thankful for Sweet Potatoes!

Pasta in the Cupboard

Roasted Bell Pepper and Tomato Pasta Sometimes I can be slightly OCD but really I just like things to be well organized even if those things aren’t mine. So here’s the story, one day I’m at my mom’s house and I get there really early, so early that the only person awake is my dad… Continue reading Pasta in the Cupboard

Grandma’s Strawberry Almond Salad

Strawberry Almond Salad What kid doesn’t like going over to grandma’s house and what adult doesn’t have good memories of grandma’s house? I know I have fond memories of spending weekends with my grandma. We would make a big bowl of popcorn and lie in her giant bed and watch old movies. In the morning… Continue reading Grandma’s Strawberry Almond Salad

It’s a Boys!

Chicken Salad Sandwich Twins! Two Boys to be exact. Not sure if you know this but according to the New York Times, “from 1980 to 2009 a recent report by the National Center for Health Statistics tells us that, the rate of twin births rose 76 percent. Now about one in 30 babies born in… Continue reading It’s a Boys!

How to Roast a Pig and Eat Like a Filipino

Christmas 2008 Philippine Islands. This was my first time out of the country (besides going to Canada which I don’t really think counts) it was also the first time I was away from my family for over three weeks. The first time I had been exposed to third world poverty. The first time communication and… Continue reading How to Roast a Pig and Eat Like a Filipino

Pasta on the River

  Orzo with Parmesan and Basil     My family can be a bit eccentric we love all things delicious and beautiful including the Great Outdoors and Food. Camping was something of an art form in my family, one that we perfected in the years before my parents bought their cabin in Duck Creek Utah. Now… Continue reading Pasta on the River

7 Simple Ingredients 1 Amazing Result

Linguine and Tomatoes                Julia Child once said that she didn’t consider Italian cooking to be “real cooking,” Italian food is far too easy to prepare. Well Mrs. Child, I must say that one of the many reasons I love making Italian food is for its simplicity. Unlike the complexity of Classical French cooking, Italian… Continue reading 7 Simple Ingredients 1 Amazing Result

What’s for Dinner?

Herb Marinated Steak and Arugula Salad Winter is quickly leaving us behind as spring starts to settle in for her short visit to Las Vegas. Packed up are the days of heavy meat and potato dinners that shielded us from the cold winds of winter. Spring is in bloom and it’s time for the salad… Continue reading What’s for Dinner?

From Roux to Béchamel to Cheese Sauce

Bacon Mac and Cheese Last week Chef thought me and my class how to make the Mother Sauces Da Da Daaa! So the mother sauces are Veloute, Espagnole, Tomato, Hollandaise and of course Béchamel. What I didn’t know is that all of these Mommies are rarely used as is but are turned into something different.… Continue reading From Roux to Béchamel to Cheese Sauce