Pesto Rigatoni with Fresh Tomatoes

I'm slowly infecting the family with my love of pesto. I added chicken to this easy recipe from Pinch of Yum, cleaning out my fridge and creating a delicious dinner that appeased my finicky-eater family ...God, that line sounds like something from a Mommy blog. To be fair, I follow a lot of those, and I … Continue reading Pesto Rigatoni with Fresh Tomatoes


Cucumber Bread with Blueberries

Ah, summertime, when gardens flourish and near strangers pull you aside to offload their spare produce. I still fondly remember the box of free squashes a neighbor set on their lawn last year. I lugged home a zucchini that stretched 2 and a half feet, with another foot in circumference. I could have killed a man with that … Continue reading Cucumber Bread with Blueberries

Crockpot Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

These chicken wings from Recipes that Crock, served with last week's fried cucumbers, were a big hit among the picky eaters in my family. The honey flavor comes through pretty powerfully, and the early browning gives it the perfect texture. Just keep in mind that most of the 3 pounds this recipe calls for is bone, so there might … Continue reading Crockpot Honey BBQ Chicken Wings


Kim’s Easy Fried Cucumbers

Hey! I've been getting pretty experimental lately, which occasionally leads to recipes that everyone loathes (looking at you, salmon cakes). I've also got a few recipes that need a little tweaking before I'm ready to share. This simple side is inspired by the big bag of Japanese cucumbers we received from our neighbor's garden. Fried zucchini … Continue reading Kim’s Easy Fried Cucumbers


Ham Croquettes

I’m back from Spain! It turns out Spanish cuisine has basically nothing in common with Latin America—no rice and beans, hardly any spice, and the only “tortilla” is a potato omelet. Bread is served with every meal, and a glass of wine is literally on their food pyramid. I didn’t snag too many traditional, secret … Continue reading Ham Croquettes


Nacho Pot Pie

Hi guys! This is Kim here, writing in from two weeks ago with an important message. I'm currently studying abroad in Spain and without a kitchen until the end of June, so I'm taking a brief hiatus on the blog. Hopefully, I'll return with a ton of new recipe ideas from the trip. For example, I've … Continue reading Nacho Pot Pie


Creamy Tortellini with Veggies

I’m gonna crowd source this one. This meal from Budget Bytes is creamy and decadent. I could spend the rest of my life eating piles of melt-in-your-mouth broccoli mixed in among bell pepper slices, carrots, onions, zucchini and cheesy tortellini. Unfortunately, it just isn’t all that filling. So what’s a good source of protein for … Continue reading Creamy Tortellini with Veggies