• Food

    5 Quirky Alternatives To A Traditional Wedding Cake

    Image Credit: Pexels, Free to Use Licence.  The cake is a traditional focal point for many weddings, and yet more and more couples are choosing to try something new and put their own personal stamp on the day’s proceedings. If you’re looking for something a little different to try, then here are 5 quirky alternatives to your traditional wedding cake.    A cheese cake Perhaps one of the most popular takes on a traditional wedding cake is to switch the sponge for layers of decadent cheese. Layer brie on top of, cheddar on top of blue and serve with an assortment of crispy crackers and bread for a savoury end…

  • Wild Rice & Mushroom Pilaf


    Wild Rice & Mushroom Pilaf

    I recently shared a cranberry, apple, pecan wild rice which is one of my favorite meals I’ve made via Pinterest. Today’s wild rice pilaf is another one I found on Pinterest and is delicious as well. Although it does come second to the cranberry one! Nonetheless I wanted to share it on here. This wild rice & mushroom pilaf recipe that I found on Pinterest is great. I followed the recipe with two exceptions. Instead of vegetable broth, I used chicken broth. The other change I made was adding a 4th mushroom. The recipe calls for button, cremini, and shitaki, but I added in a 4th mushroom – king oyster.…

  • Egg on Bagel + Korean Pork Belly


    Egg & Bagel Breakfast Sandiwch + Pork Belly

    Happy Saturday! I’m so happy it’s the weekend and that it’s a 3-day weekend for me! As I’ve shared before on here, weekends are the only time where I can have a real breakfast and not something quick on my way to work. Since I’m currently staying at my parents’ house until my condo is ready for me to move in my weekend breakfasts here usually consist of whatever is in the fridge here and/or what my mom makes. But when I was back in my townhouse I sometimes made breakfasts made up of things I had leftover. Omelettes, breakfast quesadillas, etc. I saved some photos on my phone from…

  • Roasted Potato Salad


    Roasted Potato Salad

    As we’re in that transition time between seasons, I thought this recipe was the perfect one to share today. It’s October, but some days are still in the 80s, even 90s here! Although yesterday was chilly and pouring rain and in the 50s so who knows what season it is. Enter this roasted potato salad recipe that I found on Pinterest. Potato salad is seen as a summer side with thoughts of barbecues and picnics, but roasting food is very much fall and winter geared. Put them together and you get this roasted potato salad! I followed the recipe (linked above) but used 1/2 the green bell pepper instead of…

  • Stuffed Salmon


    Stuffed Salmon

    How has your weekend been so far? Good, I hope! Yesterday I had to run some errands like returning something at the mall and placing orders for flooring, etc. Home ownership/renovation errands galore over here. I’ve got plans to go apple picking today with some friends! Hopefully that will turn out well – you can follow my Instagram stories because I’ll probably have some stories from my apple picking adventures on there. Today, I’m sharing this stuffed salmon recipe that I’ve made via Pinterest and loved! As with most of the recipes I find I basically followed the recipe I found. The only thing that I changed was that I used…

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    5 Tips For Conquering Your Recipe “White Whale”

    Pixabay (CC0 Licence) For most cooks, there is one recipe that they just can’t seem to get right. It doesn’t matter how many times they try, or how brilliantly the rest of their cooking efforts tend to go, there’s always one: their white whale.  If you, like so many others, have a white whale recipe, then here are a few tips that could help you overcome it once and for all…    #1 – Change your recipe Recipes are essentially a list of instructions and nothing more; the true finesse comes from the skill of the cook. However, if you have followed a particular recipe before and been disappointed with…

  • Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice


    Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice

    I’ve been holding on to this recipe post until we were closer to fall since it is so perfect for fall. Well, the weather is still on the warm side most days but we’re getting in to the second half of September so I thought I might as well share it now! This is one of those recipes from Pinterest that are 100% a success. It is so good! I’ve made it multiple times last fall and winter and I can’t wait to make it again this fall. I used this recipe and followed it. The only note I have is that I cooked it for a little less time…

  • Chef Yang's 46 - Sesame Chicken


    Chef Yang 46

    A few weeks ago I was invited to dine at Chef Yang 46 , a gourmet Chinese restaurant in Clifton, NJ. I was sent a tasting menu to give me an idea of my choices for appetizers, entrees, etc and I enlisted a friend to go with me for dinner. We went last Sunday and when we were seated menus were placed on our table. Like regular menus. So when the waiter came for our drink order, I asked if we were supposed to order from the tasting menu I was sent and he said I could or I could order anything I want. Since the tasting menu looked like a…

  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich


    Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

    I survived the first week back to school! It actually went pretty smoothly, but it was tiring especially with all my condo stress, but it’s the weekend and I’m off to a photoshoot with Lauren today. Then I’m off to do some home renovation shopping. I am not making or eating this slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwich today, but I am showing it to you because it would be the perfect late summer meal or even for game day as football season is upon us. I pretty much followed the recipe that is linked above. The things I did differently were that I used pork shoulder instead of pork…

  • Salted Lime - Pork Carnitas


    Restaurant: Salted Lime

    For months my friends had been raving about a relatively new Central/South American restaurant nearby called Salted Lime. I hadn’t gone with them the times they went so on my birthday a few weeks ago a little group of us decided to go. One of my friend’s birthdays is a few days before mine and since we don’t all get to see each other very often we used our birthdays as a reason to get together for dinner. The restaurant did not disappoint and I’ve actually been there twice now in less than a month! Here are a few photos of what I had when I went the first time…