Garlic & Lemon Shrimp Spaghetti

Hello! It’s been a while. I’ve made my way back to the mainland and managed to get lost in the chaos of packing up and moving. It’s so lovely yet strange to be home! I feel like a tourist in a city I know inside and out. Everything feels new and exciting, but yet I…

Pimp My Instant Ramen

Hello! It’s been a little while. I caught the flu plague that was going around and I was down for the count for over a week. But I am alive! And one thing I definitely ate lots of during that week of sickness was ramen. I don’t know if it’s a requirement for being part…

One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes

You know when you wake up sometimes, and you just think, “I’m not getting up today. I won’t. I will not. No one can make me.” And then you do. I’m just having one of those weeks where I need a couple bottles of wine, several days straight of sleep and maybe a foot rub…

Strawberries & Cream Puff Pastry and Pals

Let me start with a disclaimer that I have the cutest friends on the face of this earth. So be warned, this post contains many photos of some of the most adorable people you’ll ever see. I find as the older I get, the less time it feels like I get to spend time with…

Tofu & Love

Looking back on 2015, it was a pretty fantastic year. It was full of time in the kitchen, both professional and at home. There was lots of music, friends, family and love. And I finally got to stop taking weekly ferries out to visit Owen, because we moved back in together! 2015 was packed full…

Taco Rice

When my parents and I were in Japan this autumn, we spent a long weekend in Okinawa, the tropical “Hawaii of Japan.” (For reference, it’s actually closer to Taiwan than it is to the rest of Japan.) This beautiful, chill island is famous for Orion beer, black cane sugar, and hot springs. We spent one…

Mike’s Birthday & Oreo Cheesecake

Meet one of my best pals, Mike He’s a beauty. It was his 21st birthday recently and came to visit us on the island to celebrate. He also made me promise to make him a cheesecake, so that I did. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live with girls, especially during times…