Recipes
Crab Pot Pie

Crab Pot Pie

Sorry for my mini blogging hiatus this past week (does a week even count as a hiatus?); I went on vacation to Atlantic Beach, NC for a couple days. Seems like it would be a great place to unwind, but it was a weird trip. The perfect word for it would be...
Peach and Plum Puffed Pastry Napoleons

Peach and Plum Puffed Pastry Napoleons

I’ve always thought that true summertime desserts were hard to find. Often they are heavy, super sweet, and don’t really blend well with the light and fresh feeling of the season. Don’t get me wrong, I love pigging out, but why can’t dessert FEEL like summer? Well, with this recipe it can. Last year...
Sautéed Zucchini and Peppers (My Go-To Veggies)

Sautéed Zucchini and Peppers (My Go-To Veggies)

I’m known as a vegetable pusher within my family. With every meal I bluntly ask if they’ve had any veggies. If the answer is no, I give a not-so-subtle disapproving glance in their direction that sometimes creates an argument. Is it the most effective way to endorce nutrition? Proooobably not. But what...
White Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

White Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

Omg. THIS recipe. I came up with this white chocolate strawberry cookie recipe last summer and after my dad tried one, he practically forced me to make batch after batch. Continuously. I’m not kidding. He would come home from work with bags of white chocolate and buckets of strawberries and be like...
Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita

Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita

It’s finally Friday! Did anyone else have an excruciatingly slow week? Seems like that’s the norm after a holiday…the next 7 days just drag on and on. But never fear; only a few hours left until all of us can kick off our shoes, take off silly work clothes, and unwind with...
Raspberry Lemonade Ice Pops

Raspberry Lemonade Ice Pops

Throughout my entire life, my mom has made huge pitchers of lemonade during the summer. Sometimes it’s from concentrate, other times it’s freshly squeezed, but no matter what it’s always chillin’ in our fridge. On the other hand, my dad stocks the freezer with ice pops when it’s hot outside. It’s the...
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...
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...
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...
Savory Spinach, Gruyère, & Bacon Bread Pudding

Savory Spinach, Gruyère, & Bacon Bread Pudding

I’m baaaack! Yup, that’s right, after a week+ away from blogging, I finally plopped myself in front of the laptop to write about a savory bread pudding. Don’t worry, I didn’t stop cooking, I just haven’t been terribly chatty lately. I guess I’m a bit stressed with life…but hey, that’s a story...
Roasted Fennel and Potatoes with Tomatoes

Roasted Fennel and Potatoes with Tomatoes

No matter what time of year, or the mix ingredients you use, a tray of roasted vegetables always looks gorgeous. It really may be one of my favorite things to look at. Take this dish of roasted fennel and potatoes with tomatoes. All the colors are beautiful, with bold pops of red,...
Coconut Rice Pudding

Coconut Rice Pudding

I haven’t posted a rice pudding recipe since 2011? Wow. Craziness. And geez…let me reflect for a second. Who else agrees that I started out as a horrible photographer?  And the writing?! Haha. I guess I’ve opened up over the years. Anyway after playing with coconut on Friday, I wanted to keep the...