Earth-shatteringly crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, these Turon with a drizzle of honey and a few shakes of confectioners sugar, are perfection! And… I’ve made you a VIDEO so you can see just how quick and easy they are to make!
A Japanese twist on a lemon drop cocktail, the earthy-grassy matcha pairs beautifully with the sweet and sour qualities of honey and lemon.
Growing up, we always had a leg of lamb with mint jelly on Easter. Leg of lamb is great for large parties, but if you’re having an intimate dinner, I love to use loin lamb chops. Not only are they more individualized in size, they only need 8 minutes to cook. Which means, including prep time […]
It’s been about 5 months since we moved from Atlanta to the San Francisco Bay Area. So far we’re loving it, but there are a number of things I miss about our old home – as funny as it may sound, incredible tater tots is one of them. Prior to living in Atlanta, I lived […]
After a whirlwind trip around Ireland, my husband and I are back in Germany with his parents for a few days until we have to fly back to the States. Still being on vacation, I’m going to keep this one short and sweet… kind of like this recipe.
I’ll tell you guys all about our trip and the amazing food we enjoyed when we’re settled back home. (Stay tuned for a fantastic Guinness Shepherd’s Pie for St. Patrick’s Day).
Over a decade ago I found myself exploring the cobblestone streets of Taormina, a small town perched on the side of a mountain along the east coast of Sicily. I have been fortunate enough to have traveled all over Italy, but my journey first began on the island just across the Strait of Messina – and so it will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the off-season and so I was able to navigate the town uncluttered by tourists from every corner of the globe. Old stone buildings whose windows and balconies opened up to the streets below were decorated with wrought iron baskets cascading with flowers. As medieval church bells rang out in harmony from the piazza, I popped into a small wine bar with opera music playing from behind the counter. I was sitting at a table when (no joke) a group at the bar broke out into song, keeping miraculously in-tune with the recorded Italian opera singer. This only happens in the movies, right? I’m telling you, this place is nothing short of magical!
Night had fallen by the time I left my newly beloved wine bar and I could see Mount Etna erupting in the night’s sky. It was like Sicily was pulling out all the stops – and it was impressive! A few doors down I found a little hole in the wall shop selling sweets. I purchased a small cup of lemon granita – delicate shavings of ice flavored with the fruits of Sicily. I sat there, taking in the incredible view as I enjoyed the naturally sweet and refreshing dessert – it was the perfect ending to a spectacularly perfect day.
When I was working on the pulled pork slider post, my husband suggested adding a barbecue sauce (as I mentioned earlier in that particular post, I sadly don’t know much about barbecue). Upon his recommendation I began thinking of what flavors I wanted in my sauce. Almost immediately I knew I wanted to incorporate sriracha, which lead to additional Asian ingredients and pairings, such as: soy sauce, lime juice, and rice wine vinegar. However, this being a BBQ sauce, I wanted to keep some of the traditional ingredients like Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and ketchup. Adding a few more ingredients, both traditional and non-traditional, I came up with a BBQ sauce I’m actually quite pleased with; sweet, smokey, and tangy, with a bit of heat. This sauce truly punches up the other flavors present in the pulled pork sandwich.