Lemongrass Dry-Brined Turkey

This recipe is a simple asian twist on your traditional Thanksgiving roast turkey. I used the dry-brining method after reading a few different blogs about why it works: essentially, liberally salting the turkey draws the moisture out of the meat at first and then as the salt dissolves, creates a brine directly on the surface, which…

Quinn Popcorn Review

I. LOVE. POPCORN. I recently read about how microwave popcorn is really bad for you b/c of some of the chemicals used, so I started trying out air popped and stove top popped corn to some pretty tasty results. But then Colin found a cool kickstarter project to reinvent a healthier microwave popcorn – Quinn…

Simply Sauteed Frenched Green Beans

One of the key things my mom has taught me about cooking is the importance of prepping ingredients before you get to cooking. She and I are very different personalities. I am all rush, go, fast, next! She is deliberate, patient, measured. You see the difference in the way we cut and prep. I’m constantly…

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Hot Pot

Hotpot is an awesome meal for entertaining because your guests do all the cooking, it’s very flexible as far as ingredients, and it’s a fun interactive, messy experience for all! The only hard part that you as the host/hostess have to take care of is making a bangin’ broth for your guests to cook their…

Women Like This…

They are all wild hair and glimmering shoulders Easy smiles and open arms Your cynicism cannot touch their soft butter joy It spreads like that – easy, fearless, filling in the nooks and crannies of the night. And so they dance. The music their only worthy partner in the midst of bodies bedecked and hearts…

Watermelon Burrata Salad

I never thought I’d say this, but burrata is the sexiest cheese I’ve ever eaten. The soft but firm mozzarella wrapped tightly around the luscious melange of cream and mozzarella to form smooth rounded mounds brings to mind taut fleshy thighs pressing together.  Unh! The first time I had it was in New York at…

Rainbow Cake & Unicorns

What do unicorns eat to make them fart rainbows? Rainbow cake, obviously! I’ve seen this cake all over the place and finally had the perfect occasion to make it this weekend: a unicorn costumed birthday party! Making the cake was not as hard as I thought it would be. Just took a lil bit of…