mothers day baking ideas

5 Simple, Delicious Mother’s Day Baking Ideas

Instead of making reservations, or starving during what will most likely be 60-75 minute wait at a restaurant on Mother’s Day, my sister and I usually cook for our Mom and Grandma at home. Cooking for the most important women in our lives is a way to express appreciation; after all, these women literally gave […]

homemade crab cakes

Easy Homemade Crab Cakes

I love crab cakes, but I don’t make them as often as I should. It’s not as if they’re difficult to make. I revisited an old recipe from my Pinterest earlier this week, and the result was so delicious that I personally committed to making homemade crab cakes at least once every three months. Kind […]

cornish game hen recipe

Creole Cornish Game Hen Recipe

This Cornish game hen recipe is so easy and delicious. I made it last January for our New Year’s Day meal; I’m thinking of cooking it again for our Easter dinner main dish. Rubbed with my homemade creole seasoning, this version of Cornish hen is baked in a cast iron skillet, yielding maximum flavor with […]

easy weekend recipes

7 Easy Weekend Recipes to Make During Your Downtime

Cooking on the weekends is so relaxing. I can take my time in the kitchen, without feeling rushed to put a meal on the table. If I don’t cook for the entire week, I know that by Sunday I’ll have made something hearty and satisfying with enough leftovers to make into tacos, sandwiches, or salad […]

how to make chocolate covered strawberries

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I’m so happy I learned how to make chocolate covered strawberries. They are a premium-priced indulgence; around Valentine’s Day, the average chocolate shop in Los Angeles charges $20 for only a half-dozen. I definitely don’t mind splurging once in awhile, but I can polish off a whole dozen of chocolate covered strawberries in one sitting. […]