Potatoes are a foolproof cost-effective way of feeding yourself or a group of people. There are endless variations on how to cook a potato, one of the simplest methods is roasting. I make two versions of roasted potatoes, one is a slightly soft version with feta cheese and the other is a crispy salty variation.… Continue reading Foolproof Roasted Potatoes
I was recently gifted a box of phyllo dough from the back of my mother’s fridge. She didn’t remember why she had it or know what to do with it so to my kitchen it came! I wasn’t sure what to make with it, a tray of baklava, although delicious, would’ve been way too much… Continue reading Phyllo Beef Pie
Summer is ragin’ across the country and the mugginess is non-stop down in Florida. When the weather itself wraps you in heat, I only want to allow cold things down my throat. Recently, I was the victim of store layout as marketing and I ended up buying two sets of popsicle molds from Ikea. These,… Continue reading Homemade Popsicles
For a lot of people, summertime means firing up the grill and giving the oven a much needed break. Even though you can pretty much grill year-round in Florida, we definitely end up doing more of it during the summer. The catch is, we don’t have a grill. Instead we rely on the love of… Continue reading Grilled Corn
Pad Thai is one of those dishes that is ubiquitous at most asian restaurants, regardless of whether they’re Thai or not, and is relatively decent everywhere you go. I’ve found that it’s hard to ruin Pad Thai, but it’s also not that common to have really good Pad Thai. To me that means fresh noodles,… Continue reading Pad Thai from Scratch
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