The Best Dip Ever

I don’t like olives, I don’t like dill, I don’t like raw scallions, and I don’t really like sundried tomatoes.  However, when combined together with feta and marinated artichokes in the form of a dip, the flavor combination is to die for.  The perfect combination of olive-y brininess, salty feta, smooth olive oil, and subtle … [Follow your taste buds…]

Re-Doing Before Re-Imagining

Re-imagining baked goods is my favorite thing to do in the kitchen.  Oftentimes, however, I have to make the original recipe first in order to decide what to re-imagine later.  That is precisely what happened with this bit of moist and delectable deliciousness. I made this chocolate orange bundt cake for a breakfast at work … [Follow your taste buds…]

Celery Root Puree Perfection

For the “holiday” earlier in the week, we went to a restaurant at the top of Anchorage’s timelessly classic hotel.  Most adults are well behaved in general, and particularly so when dressed up at a nice restaurant.  The two of us, however, made feeding fish faces across the table and tried to stick our tongues … [Follow your taste buds…]

Cheez-its for Adults (and Kids at Heart!)

When reminiscing about my childhood, Cheez-its (sadly?) have a prominent role.  Playing endless hours of Tripoley on the deck, endless hours of homework, and late night hours of fun all included the cheesy treat.  I whole-heartedly believe that cheese makes everything in life better.  Additionally, I love fine cheese as much as the powdered stuff; … [Follow your taste buds…]

Raspberry Pie for my Sweet Valentine

I love dirt.  I love sweat.  Often I forgo a shower because of time constraints.  I love sports–the more you suffer, the better. I am also a hopeless romantic.  I love flowers.  I love cheesy one-liners.  I love a chilled bottle of wine paired with cheese.  More importantly, I love inwardly/outwardly/upsidedownwardly/insideoutwardly showing my deep appreciation … [Follow your taste buds…]