May 2013 archive

Baby Blueberry Key Lime Pies

I came up with this recipe when I couldn’t decide between making a blueberry pie and a key lime pie. I tend to be more partial to blueberry but my boyfriend is smitten by all things key lime. So I resolved that inner conflict by inventing one that marries the two favorites. The result was […]

Creamy Parmesan Tilapia

I love fish and while I’m not as comfortable cooking with it as I am with poultry and red meat, I’m learning and experimenting. After trying a similar recipe that turned out okay, I did some tweaking and the result was my Creamy Parmesan Tilapia, which has become an instant hit. I love this recipe […]

Extraordinary Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

First a little background: My boyfriend is in film school and I often cook and bake for the crew when he’s filming. This time around he’s shooting a short film about people’s obsession with bacon. Neither of us were bacon-aholics but we might soon be after eating these cookies. I’ve heard of strange bacon recipes […]

Easy Cheesy Steak Taquitos

My boyfriend, Tom, has an unequaled love for taquitos. If he had to eat one meal for the rest of his life, taquitos would happily be on his menu. Unfortunately, the frozen variety are fried and filled with preservatives and all sorts of junk. While frozen are super quick and easy, homemade are actually almost […]

Hello Kitty Cake

I love Hello Kitty! She’s such a cute cartoon and I love seeing her become more popular in the U.S. I recently hosted a Hello Kitty Birthday party and it was so much fun to decorate and bake for it. Party City had a lot of really cute decorations that I picked up and then […]

Avgolemono Greek Chicken Soup

This weekend was Charleston’s annual Greek Festival. It’s a great family event, filled with dancing, history lessons, vendors selling crafts and other goods, and delicious Greek delights. As you can imagine, it’s one of my favorite festivals. Sadly, we had a busy weekend so we weren’t able to squeeze it in this year. I was […]

Rosa de Jamaica Hibiscus Tea

While visiting my boyfriend’s family in Guatemala last Christmas, I fell in love with the most amazing drink, Rosa de Jamaica, or Hibiscus Flower Tea. In Spanish, it means the Rose of Jamaica. The drink it produces is tangy, fruity, and sweet, all wrapped up in a vibrant berry red color. It took only one […]

Glorious Garlic & Lime Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie chicken is truly the most glorious thing. EVER. To follow up my earlier post about purchasing my rotisserie machine, I am proud to say that I made my first rotisserie chicken and it came about beautifully! You could certainly replicate it by roasting but I’m completely sold on my rotisserie machine so if you […]

Kitchen Sink Salad

I’m not a salad person. At all. Sure, it’s fine when a little salad comes with my steak or spaghetti and meatballs but you’ll never catch me ordering a salad as my main. Unless it came with a side of fries. 🙂 So I’m not sure what happened but I’ve turned a new (wait for […]

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