Appetizers · Fish and Shellfish

Spring Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Dipping Sauce

September is here, yet fall has not quite arrived with it. Though this is on the whole quite irritating, it does mean a bit of an extended harvest. My mint patch is still going strong, and spring rolls have become my favorite way to use it up. I don’t have a very long history with… Continue reading Spring Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Dipping Sauce


Buffalo Chicken Dip

Although most people are currently in a post-holiday/New Year’s revolution healthy eating phase, I haven’t quite gotten there yet. I’ve had oatmeal cookies for breakfast the past few days, pasta most evenings for dinner recently, and last night Alejandro and I went out for all you can eat sushi. This dip falls right in with… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Dip

Appetizers · Side Dishes

Sesame Shishito Peppers

This morning marks one week since we returned from our vacation in Oahu, and my brain is finally starting to return to reality. The first few days after the vacation was over, I missed Hawaii so much it was almost like I was in a daze. It was without a doubt the best vacation I’ve… Continue reading Sesame Shishito Peppers


Pomegranate Jeweled Cheese Ball with White Cheddar and Sage

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas. This was the first year I’ve ever spent the holiday away from my mom, and it was definitely hard for me. BUT, I did get to spend it with my fiance for the second year in a row, and his family was marvelously welcoming. I’m still adjusting to… Continue reading Pomegranate Jeweled Cheese Ball with White Cheddar and Sage