Italian Love Cookies As some of you may have already read I am getting married to a really amazing and cute guy this April 18th. Yes that is less than a month away! And being that I want to save a little money on this wedding or because I like to make things complicated for… Continue reading Wedding Favor Baking (What Have I Gotten Myself Into?)
Black Forest Cake My sister gave birth to her twin boys on the 28th of July 2014. They were over a month early and had to be delivered by emergency C-section. The two boys named Ian and Nicholas were small but relatively healthy weighing in at 4lb for Nicholas and 5.5lb for Ian.They spent the… Continue reading Welcome Home Boys
Peachberry Pie My future father in-law went to California for a weekend and came home with about two dozen peaches from an orchard. They were ripe, fragrant and totally ready to be eaten. But how does one consume so many peaches before they go bad? How about a pie but not just an ordinary… Continue reading What To Do With a Peach?
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!
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
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
Green and Mint Ice Tea Spring is in the air here in Vegas and for those of you that live here know that Spring time in Las Vegas is a very short season between a dry cold winter and a boiling hot Summer. So I always want to take advantage of this time by… Continue reading Spring Fresh
Beef and Pork Empanadas I’m in my fourth week at CSN culinary school. One of the things I have learned so far is to chop mirepoix, this is a mixture of carrots, celery and onion that kitchens use on an everyday basis. There are sixteen people in my class so at the end of the… Continue reading Useable Waste
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Rosemary Brown Butter For the past five days I’ve had three sweet potatoes staring at me. It’s getting warmer here in Vegas and I wanted to do something other than roasting or mashing them which I’ve done a lot this winter. What’s something that I’ve never done with a potato anyway,… Continue reading To Gnocchi or not to Gnocchi?