dreaming of sushi

I haven’t been feeling great the last couple of days, so I this weekend I took it easy and watched movies.  Upon recommendation from my dear friend Amy, I settled in to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Even if you’re not a huge sushi lover, you’ll love this documentary following the life of Japan’s most famous sushi maker and his two sons.  I loved this film’s insight to Japan’s culture with food and family. Continue reading dreaming of sushi

a little organization, part 2

Remember WAYYYYYYY back when I asked for some organization tips?  Well I decided that I really wanted Oxo’s Pop Containers like these: They are air-tight, light weight, non-breakable and dish-washer safe.  Since I needed something to store baking products like flour and sugar in the cabinet above the stove, this was key (especially the non-breakable part). But the problem is – Have you checked out the price tag on these things?!?! Youch.  At Target, a 5-piece set will cost ya about $50.  And I knew that 5 was just not  enough. Thankfully my birthday was a few days ago, and … Continue reading a little organization, part 2

remember me?

Hello? Is anybody still out there? Do you remember me?  Yes, it’s been one crazy month, and I decided that this holiday season I needed to take a break from blogging to just enjoy the season. I probably should have been smart and scheduled some posts ahead of time to get us through, but I don’t plan that well. But rest assured, I’m back and am ready to share some new adventures with food. Before I end this post, I’ll catch you up on a few things that I have been doing since Thanksgiving. I celebrated my 31st birthday on … Continue reading remember me?


It cannot be a surprise that Thanksgiving is my most, most, most favorite holiday of all year.  I’m a food nerd, and Thanksgiving is a food nerd’s playground.  I also have one of the world’s most amazing, hilarious, boisterous families, so what’s not to love about a weekend full of family and food? Today, I wanted to do a quick post before the craziness begins to reflect on what I am thankful for this year.  In no particular order, cause that is just torture to me. What follows is purely stream of consciousness – watch out. Obviously – this blog … Continue reading THANKSGIVING WEEK!

part cheese steak part stuffed pepper

I love stuffed green peppers, and I also love philly cheesesteak sandwiches.  So when I ran across a recipe that combines them both in one dish on Pinterest, I got movin’.  I didn’t really click through for the recipe, cause where’s the fun in that?  I decided to improvise – cause that’s just more fun.  Right?  So here’s what I decided to do. Ingredients 4 large green peppers, halved 1 medium onion, chopped 1 pound of lean ground beef 16 slices provolone cheese 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce salt and pepper Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. … Continue reading part cheese steak part stuffed pepper