Appetizers
Classic Soft Pretzel

Classic Soft Pretzel

Hello hello! It’s me. Stephen. Long time no see, I know I know. I’m not going to lie, it was a busy summer and I feel like I’ve barely cooked in ages. Hopefully now that autumn is fast approaching, I’ll be able to spend more time in the kitchen! So… My mom has been on...
White Bean and Artichoke Tarts

White Bean and Artichoke Tarts

No, this isn’t an April Fools joke, I am actually posting a recipe today. Who knew I had it in me haha. I know I constantly claim that I’ll become a better blogger and post this or that, but hey, I’m human and do the best I can with the limited free time that I...
Ranch Party Mix

Ranch Party Mix

Hi. Remember me? Stephen. The blogger who hasn’t blogged recently? Yeah, me. Now you remember. Sorry I disappeared for a while. Blame the craziness of everyday life, depressing cold weather, juggling multiple jobs, and laziness for keeping me away. But I’m back now and have some fun recipes to share with you…if you’ll let me!...
Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

In another life, I may have been the Great Pumpkin. At the very least, I was its groupie. No, I’m not obsessed with that Charlie Brown movie (in fact, I barely remember it…don’t judge), it’s just it’s a great time of the year. Everyone comes together to joke around, huddle around campfires, and go for...
Lobster Flatbread with Artichokes

Lobster Flatbread with Artichokes

Two posted recipes in one week?! Am I slowly getting back to normal? No promises yet, but I’m definitely trying my best to keep in touch with you guys more often. Like I said on Wednesday, some settling-into-the-new-job pains have subsided and I’m slowly getting used to the schedule. It’s an adjustment and I’m still tired...
Garlic Mango Basil Shrimp

Garlic Mango Basil Shrimp

  Screw this nonstop gloom and rain – I’m in the mood for foods that scream summer! Hopefully the sun will peak out in July so I can start eating meals outside again. Especially overlooking the ocean or bay….with a drink in hand….aaaand lots of delicious delicious seafood. In fact, this recipe would be perfect...
White Cheddar Bacon Bread

White Cheddar Bacon Bread

Bacon and cheese is a delicious combination sent by the gods to enslave every last one of us. When I was little, I ate SO much bacon and cheese that my sweat probably smelled like those ingredients (cue the “ew”s haha). The salty crunch paired with cool, creamy cheese was just too good to pass...
Caprese Pops

Caprese Pops

It’s summerrrr tiiiime and the livin’ is easssy. That’s right folks, it’s officially summer! The sunshine washes away my rainy blues and I can finally get some color (this blogger has been one pale, sickly looking man up until now). Forget spring, as soon as summer comes around, so many delicious fresh flavors and produce hit...
Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Pepper Poppers

Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Pepper Poppers

This recipe provides you with a good example of what I do while I’m waiting for dinner to finish cooking. I don’t kick my feet up and wait for the timer to go off. Nor do I clean the kitchen while watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory (usually). Instead, while dinner is simmering away,...
Bacon Caramel Popcorn

Bacon Caramel Popcorn

Don’t hate me, but I don’t like baseball. It’s boring. Every so often I’ll play the freakin’ sport, but to just kick back and flip on a game…eh…not my thing. Which is a shame because my family used to have season tickets for two teams, I live in America, and ALL of my friends are...
Feta, Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive Crackers

Feta, Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive Crackers

I can’t believe it’s already time for Easter. When I was in college, Easter never snuck up on me (hello, spring break!) but it’s this weekend and I have no idea where the year flown off to. The only thing keeping me sane in this crazy time warp is that the weather is finally warming...
Bacon Wrapped Potatoes

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes

So…the other day my parents and I started prepping the yard for spring. It was mainly just raking some flower beds, but the main project was that we had to rip out the stump of a tree that had been over turned by Hurricane Sandy (yup, we’re still cleaning up after that mess). After working...