Food

The Perfect Jasmine Rice

Before this recipe making rice was a gamble because I was never quite sure how it would turn out - sticky? Dry? soupy?  We are seriously obsessed with this rice and will never go back to old rice recipes- the texture is perfect every time.  The trick is rinsing the rice in water for 15 minutes and using the 1:1.5…

Chicken and Herb Dumplings

I had homemade chicken noodle soup for the first time about a year ago at our family friend Rose's house. And I can't stop thinking about it... I was a bit nervous about this soup recipe because my last few soups have been fails and homemade chicken broth based soups have always intimidated me. Thankfully it turned out quite delicious…

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I found this recipe on Pinterest last week  and it spoke to my Chinese take-out cravings in all the right ways.  Turns out- it's even better than take-out!  I also tried out a new technique for my jasmine rice and it turned out perfect - see recipe here.  Greg kept going on and on about  how delicious the rice was…

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

I grew up in a house without brussels sprouts.  It was not until college that I discovered these delectable little vegetables- a roommate of mine was constantly snacking on them with honey mustard.  I must admit I did not have much faith in my friend Rachel because she liked eating room temperature peas out of the can, but one day I gave…

Classic Homemade Pizza

A couple weeks late... but here is the amazing pizza Greg and I made the other week... and then made again on the weekend.  I love pizza.  And Greg loves pizza.  We tried to be "Friday is pizza day" people, but we are way to inconsistent for such a commitment.  So for now we are just weekly pizza people (ergh…

Flank Steak & Veggie Stir-Fry

Came home tonight to one of my favorite dinner surprises- Greg making The Pioneer Woman's Flank Steak Stir-fry.  This is one of our go-to recipes, so delicious we make it every couple months and use whatever vegetables we have on hand.  The ingredients are easy to throw together and it fills my addiction to fresh ginger. Flank Steak & Veggie Stir-Fry…

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

We had a busy weekend getting the house ready for my parents visit to Atlanta - lots of cooking and catching up on post holiday chores.  We love having visitors but our small place makes it difficult to host - I think we will be upgrading to larger beds in the near future. One of the many items I cooked…

My 5 Favorite Holiday Treats

I was trying to think of what treats I would make for the holiday season and these 5 favorites immediately pushed to the front of my list.  They each remind me of the holidays for different reasons- and it really isn't the holidays until the house smells of freshly baked  treats! Unfortunately, my sister will not make it home this…