Pig ‘n a Poke Bacon Cornbread

My husband grew up in the South where cornbread was a staple at many, many meals. I grew up eating cornbread on Thanksgiving by preparing the mix straight from the box, but other than that, cornbread didn't have a place in my life. Until last year, when my husband started asking for chili to take... Continue Reading →

Simple Japanese Cotton Cake

Everyone loves cake, and I'm definitely no exception. I come from a family that's big on New York style cheesecake. Being from New York, we've had our share of good cheesecake, and I grew up helping my mother bake it for my father every year on his birthday.  When I was 16, I found a... Continue Reading →

Lil Spicy, Very Cheesy Cheeseburger Pie

Growing up, I had a very weird relationship with Hamburger Pie, which my mother always called it, despite the fact that it was always topped with cheese. It was one of my grandmother's favorite foods, and my father absolutely hated it. After my grandmother passed away, you'd think that the inappropriately named Hamburger Pie would... Continue Reading →

Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Summer is here, which means it's officially ice cream season! According to my family, there is no bad time to have ice cream. Growing up, my parents were always big on dessert, which was eaten every night. There was always a pint of Haagen-Daaz ice cream in the freezer for hot summer days, and half... Continue Reading →

Fresh Summer Salmon Poke

Sorry for the late update! I fell down the rabbit hole recently getting lost in Italy. I spent a month travelling around Europe, but spent most of the time in Italy, getting lost in the streets of the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It's a beautiful city and I highly recommend it - just make... Continue Reading →

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