Category Archives: Cuisine

Shrimp Lo Mein

Shrimp Lo Mein

This is one of those take out staples that is actually, quicker, healthier, and much tastier to make at home…especially if your local Chinese take out place looks like it should be closed by the health inspectors. It also helps that more obscure ingredients (like lo mein noodles) are becoming more and more readily availableContinue Reading

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

Nathan and I were in Chicago for work recently and met friends for Sunday brunch while we were there. Chicagoans are serious about their brunch and the restaurant was super crowded…we had to wait awhile for our table even though we had a reservation. As a way of apologizing for the wait, the hostess broughtContinue Reading

Bahn Mi Sandwich

Bahn Mi Sandwich

Nathan got a Bánh mì sandwich for lunch in DC last week and it was just ‘meh’…so of course we were challenged to make our own awesome version at home! Before making this Bánh mì sandwich, I thought that the sandwich was strictly a Vietnamese recipe. However, the recipe is actually a fusion of FrenchContinue Reading

Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

I had never tried biscuits and gravy before meeting Nathan and visiting his family in southwest Virginia. He grew up only four hours south of me, but Roanoke, VA is far enough south that biscuits and gravy were a regular part of his childhood. My first biscuits and gravy experience was an amazing one becauseContinue Reading

Salmon Burger

Salmon Burger

I’m going to make a very controversial statement…this salmon burger is better than some of the best beef burgers I’ve ever tasted. In fact, I would choose this burger over a beef burger any day. It’s seriously that juicy and flavorful. It’s kind of no wonder that it has so much flavor because it’s seasonedContinue Reading