#FoodieFriDIY no. 35


Welcome to Foodie FriDIY everyone…I hope you had fun in the kitchen this week. I did – I just didn’t document my exploits very well this time around. I’ve been insanely busy trying to catch up on all my schoolwork. I spent so much time sleeping over my vacation (8.30 feels so right) that I […]

#FoodieFriDIY no. 34

My FoodieFriDIY 34 Favorite Recipes

I’ve been in baker’s heaven for the past week. I’ve made Soft & Chewy Brownies, Banana Bread Scones, oatmeal cookies (x2), and pizza. It’s been a regular old carb-o-thon over in these parts. But that’s okay, because I’ve also been exercising once or twice a day (in front of my TV, in my jammies). I’m […]

Nutty Banana Bread Scones And Cinnamon Glaze

Scones that taste like banana bread! Drizzled with cinnamon glaze, you'll be licking the plate for sure!

  Sometimes in life, you just gotta roll with the punches. When it hands you lemons, make lemonade (Cherry Mint Lemonade…). When it hands you fireworks on a holiday you aren’t celebrating, drink wine. And when it hands you a hangover and you realize nothing is open and you have no bread, you open the […]

Salted Chili Pepper Eggplant

This is a simple, roast eggplant salad with lots of chilies, scallions, and a little sesame oil for flavor.

I first wrote this post a week ago…I didn’t even think to wish anyone a happy Chinese New Year! All right, I’m guessing most of you don’t celebrate Chinese New Year…but it’s still fun to wish people a happy new year, so I thought it was worth mentioning. May you all have a joyful and […]

#FoodieFriDIY no. 33

FoodieFriDIY 33 favorites

I’m here! I didn’t forget! Even on vacation time! Enough exclamation points. But, I did think it was Valentine’s Day on Friday. Yup. I was so convinced that I told my husband we should go get a couple’s massage since Noah would be at school. Of course, it was too perfect to be true. Today […]

Soft, Chewy Brownies from Scratch

Brownies made from scratch. Get your milk ready and dive in!

Some people love lounging about on the couch in their pjs. I love foraging in my kitchen…in pjs. You’ll know I’ve gone to my happy place if you enter the apartment and greet me with my mussy hair all frizzed back into a ponytail and I’ve got flour handprints on my yoga pants. But what […]

Foodie Fridays and DIY no. 32

foodiefridiy favorites 32

Hey guys! I have to admit I had a total vacation mind zap today. I thought it was Thursday. I legitimately thought it was Thursday. Until about 2 seconds ago. Does that ever happen to anyone else when they are on vacation? It’s like you fall into some sort of gap in the time space […]

Healthy Cocoa Kumquat Granola Bars


  Sometimes I think it would have been more genuine to visit China 20 years ago. You see, the neighborhood is undergoing some pretty major construction work, and just when I think they are almost finished, metal gates go up on the other side of the street or around the block (or both as it […]

#FoodieFriDIY no. 31


You wouldn´t believe the week that I´ve had. I found out I´ve been constantly dizzy (as in, I feel like there´s an earthquake -which isn´t a good thing when you live on the 15th floor of an apartment building in a city where there are earthquakes) because I have 2 misplaced vertebrae, that there is […]

Xiang La Tu Zi//Hot and Spicy Rabbit #SundaySupper

Szechuan Hot & Spicy Rabbit - Curried Cantaloupe

Or chicken. Or beef. The theme of this week’s Sunday Supper is Hometown Food (hosted by Coleen over at The Redhead Baker). No, I’m not Chinese. Just take a look at my About Me blurb (over there, to your right): I’m a bit taller and blonder than most Chinese women I know. But as an […]