Jun 22, 2017

Japanese Potato Salad

Have you ever tried Japanese Potato Salad? I just discovered it, and can't wait to share it with you. 


Japanese Potato Salad Have you ever tried Japanese Potato Salad? I just discovered it, and can't wait to share it with you.

Japanese Potato Salad is typically made from boiled and mashed potatoes mixed with Japanese mayonnaise, cucumbers, carrots, ham, and sometimes onions. Evidently, there are many variations of this salad served in pubs (izakayas) throughout Japan.

Jun 21, 2017

Peaches and Cream Mini Cheesecakes

Aren't these Peaches and Cream Mini Cheesecakes cute?


These peaches and cream mini cheesecakes are also creamy and subtly flavored with peach puree. I topped them with a dab of peach jam and a swirl of whipped cream.

Jun 20, 2017

Rosemary Parmesan Cookies | #CreativeCookieExchange

These Rosemary Parmesan Cookies are the perfect combination of savory and sweet. They are the perfect appetizer for a cocktail party.

These Rosemary Parmesan Cookies are the perfect combination of savory and sweet. They are the perfect appetizer for a cocktail party.

These Rosemary Parmesan Cookies are the perfect nibble for tea or with a glass of champagne or dry white wine. They have an amazing crumbly texture.

Jun 19, 2017

The Jasmine Martini | #NationalMartiniDay

The Jasmine Martini is a beautiful deep pink color, but don't mistake it for a girlie cocktail. 


The Jasmine Martini is a beautiful deep pink color, but don't mistake it for a girlie cocktail.

The Jasmine Martini gets its pretty hue from Campari, which is a liqueur with a complex and bitter flavor. I love Campari in cocktails, but for some, it can be an acquired taste.

Jun 17, 2017

Roasted Corn and Linguiça Stew | #SoupSwappers

This Roasted Corn and Linguiça Stew is so hearty and spicy, and it is the perfect recipe for enjoying fresh summer corn and tomatoes. 


Roasted Corn and Linguiça Stew

This Roasted Corn and Linguiça Stew is filled with fresh vegetables, including a sofrito of onions, garlic, red bell peppers, and tomatoes, which you can make in advance.

Jun 16, 2017

Kaak (Beirut Street Bread)

Kaak is a Lebanese street bread, shaped like a purse, coated in sesame seeds, and sold from carts by street vendors. 


Kaak is a Lebanese street bread, shaped like a purse, coated in sesame seeds, and sold from carts by street vendors.

When in Beirut, if you purchase Kaak (street bread, or cart bread), you can ask the vendor to create a pocket in the "purse" and then sprinkle it with za'atar, sumak, or fill it with Halloumi or Cream Cheese. This is evidently the traditional way to eat this bread.

Jun 15, 2017

Caramel Shrimp Banh Mi (Caramel Shrimp Vietnamese Sandwiches)

This Caramel Shrimp Banh Mi recipe takes Shrimp cooked in caramel sauce, which is usually served with rice, and then stuffs the shrimp into a roll, along with the tangy and fresh flavors of this Vietnamese street food sandwich. 


Caramel Shrimp Banh Mi

This Caramel Shrimp Banh Mi Sandwich is filled with succulent shrimp in caramel sauce, sweet pickled red onions, cucumber slices, chiles, and cilantro. The bread is hollowed a bit, and then adorned with a schmear of mayonnaise, and sprinkled with Maggi Seasoning Sauce. This sandwich is OMG good.