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Blackberry Semifreddo with Warm Blueberry Sauce

Semifreddo has always been one of those fancy sounding desserts that I, as a girl who will almost always choose a steak over something sweet, figured was just another way for gourmet chefs to slap a sexy-sounding label on something overworked, overcomplicated, and not so different from good ol ice… Read more »

A Sultry Italian Summer Meal and Tips for Hosting Large Parties

This past weekend, Colin’s parents came to town and we wanted to make sure to have a nice big dinner with all our friends so they could meet our adopted family here in Dallas. I started scheming the week before about what kind of meal to cook that would be… Read more »

Healthy Turkey Seekh Kebabs with Cucumber Mint Yogurt Sauce

This dish has become a STAPLE at our house for weeknight meals because: It’s super healthy (high protein/low fat) Very tasty Easy to make in big batches and freeze Easy for Colin to cook up when I’m not destroying the kitchen with my latest experiments The original recipe is from… Read more »

Beef Sessions: Journey Through Vietnam – Bo Luc Lac Recipe

For my final Beef Sessions dinner, after starting in Vietnam, heading through Irish-America, with a stop over in Cajun country, and hopping across the Atlantic to visit France,  I thought it only appropriate that I take the journey full circle back to Vietnam for a blow out on my motherland’s… Read more »

Beef Sessions: Beef Bourguignon – A Texas Sized Taste of France

Beef Bourguignon is one of those dishes I’ve always had a romantic notion about. Thoughts of the hearty stew make me long for rustic loaves of bread served on sunny wooden tables amidst a field of wildflowers. Bench seating where guests have to brush carelessly against their neighbors while rolling… Read more »

Beef Sessions #3: Ragin Cajun Edition

 (photo by Andrew Lin) This week is Mardi Gras, the annual celebration of all that is excessive, indulgent and covered in glitter and feathers! I’ve had the pleasure of going to Mardi Gras twice so far in my life.  Once during college with about 20 of my closest friends to… Read more »

Beef Sessions #2: Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs

Braising beef is a somewhat like living a long term relationship with it. You start out with super high heat and sizzle. Snappin’, cracklin’, hot, hot passion that sears just surface. Sparks and oil fly as you fight to tame each other. Then, just as the fire of meat lust… Read more »

Colombian Sancocho – Chicken, Yucca, Corn Soup

  Over new years, my friends and I headed to Colombia (yes, the country!) to visit. It was trip of kismet brought together by my desire to go out of the country somewhere for my 30th birthday, my roommate’s plans to spend 2 months travelling in South America, and another… Read more »

Cha Ca Thanh Long – Hanoi Style Broiled Fish with Tumeric & Dill

This tasty dish is something that I had never heard of while growing up b/c it is a Vietnamese dish from the northern part of the country, and my parents are from the central and southern parts of Vietnam. Quick history lesson – Vietnam has been a land of occupation… Read more »