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…]

Mexican Fiesta

My obsession with cheese runs deep.  Therefore, any time I can find an excuse to eat Mexican food, I take it.  Interesting spices, intriguing flavors, comforting cheese–it’s like winning the food lottery every time.  Tonight we made a creamy (and healthy!!…an oxymoron, I know) dip to precede a shredded chicken, bean, and tortilla pie.  Who … [Follow your taste buds…]

Creative with Curry

The best thing about curry is its versatility.  It goes without saying that curry is the perfect dish to re-imagine….over and over and over again.  Because it is different every time, I love it even more.  I love that I can basically empty the vegetable drawer and come up with something incredible.  Also, one day … [Follow your taste buds…]

Going Bananas

Banana bread is incredible.  Banana bread is also awful.  The number of times I have loved it and hated it is equal.  For this reason alone, I only eat my own.  That is only because I have re-imagined a number of banana bread recipes into the single one that I truly love.  A little from … [Follow your taste buds…]

Imagining about Re-Imagining

Participating in my administrative internship, attending grad school, doing my actual job, and attempting to have a life takes more hours in the day than what are actually available.  With that said, I cherish the short amount of time each day (well, most days) when I get to take time for myself.  My workout time … [Follow your taste buds…]