Stop By For Thai!

Theme: Thai Thai dishes would be on my top list of favorite things to eat and also one of the most popular cuisine in the world. Making it yourself at home from scratch is even better. The first time I ever made Thai food I was amazed at how many ingredients were required for what…

Sweet And Savory Sensation!

Theme: Presentation I strongly believe that your tastebuds are effected by what your eyes see. So when plating my dishes I always strive to make things look delicious and beautiful at the same time. The result usually comes out a little different. I am not the most creative or artistic person and do not claim…

Simplicity Is Key!

Theme: 5 Ingredients Or Less Trying to find something with 5 ingredients or less is harder than you think. That is if you truly count each ingredient including basic things like salt, sugar, pepper and oil, which I personally think you should. An ingredient is an ingredient, right?! Basically what it comes down to is…

Macaron Madness!

Theme: Tea Infusing things with tea can be fun and tricky. I made a herbal tea infused gnocchi awhile back that turned out delicious. I wanted to do something this time a little unusual. The first time I had a macaron not a macaroon was not the best experience. They were hard, dry and flavorless…

Wok This Way!

Theme: Stir Fry Stir Fry could have not come at a better time since I am the proud owner of a cabbage as big as me. This ginormous cabbage was grown by a friends daughter at school. I clearly need vegetable growing tips from her. When I picked it up from their house I was…

School Days!

Theme: Cafeteria Food I don’t know about you, but when I think of cafeteria food I automatically think of school lunches which by the way are absolutely disgusting and ridiculous what our kids are being fed at school. When I was in high school, 18 years ago the school provided so many options. Besides the…

Camp, Explore, Dream, Discover…

Theme: Vacation Food A big part of vacationing growing up in Oregon was camping. Whether it was at the coast, a lake or a road trip to Yellowstone. We did it all. Most people nowadays call what we did as “glamping”. We had an RV and we usually always stayed in a campground with hook…

Ready, Set, BAKE!

Theme: British The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country that includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Many people including myself mistake the fact that they are not separate countries but are all included into one. I clearly did not pay attention in school. One of my favorite TV shows…

Hush Up…

Theme: Southern When thinking about The South I usually immediately think about Gone With The Wind, big hoop skirt dresses and humidity. I was able to spend only a couple hours in New Orleans and it was fabulous despite the humidity. I enjoyed time in the French Quarter eating beignets (melt in your mouth deliciousness),…

The Greatest Dishes Are Very Simple.

Theme: Escoffier Add this to my list of things I did not know… Georges Auguste Escoffier was a French chef who updated traditional French cooking methods. He codified the recipes for the five mother sauces: BĂ©chamel VeloutĂ© Espagnole Tomato Hollandaise Since I love breakfast, just not at breakfast time I focused on Hollandaise Sauce. And…

Friday Funday at The Lab!

Let me start off first by saying, I love that I have friends that I can text at 10:00pm to ask recommendations for places to eat and not only are they awake and happily respond, but definitely know their food. My friend Lisa is a fellow foodie and that just makes me love her anymore….

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!!

Theme: Dorm Food I personally never went to a university and experienced the “dorm life”, but my brother did for four years. I don’t know what would be worse the terrible food, lack of sleep or an annoying room mate. I know… it probably isn’t that bad. When this challenge came up I immediately contacted…