Linguine with Pancetta Mushroom Cream Sauce

Linguini with pancetta and mushrooms

My husband and I love to cook, but after spending more than a year cooking out of a cramped kitchen in Hong Kong, we’re in need of some inspiration. I can’t put into words how much I miss the stand mixer, blenders (we have two!), food processor, crock pot and kitchen island we packed into … Continue reading

Heirloom Tomato Tart & Arugula Salad

Tomato Tart

I’ve been wanting to make a rustic tomato tart for years. Now that I have a food processor, making the tart crust from scratch is super fast and easy. If you’re short on time, however, you can use a sheet of puff pastry for the crust. After cooking so many cozy comfort meals, this tart … Continue reading

Pizza Night!


I LOVE pizza! I love making it, too. My husband and I like to buy pre-made pizza dough from Trader Joe’s. Given that I’ve made pizza dough from scratch and completely failed, starting with pre-made dough puts you a level above going with Boboli without risking a false start. We use marinara or pizza sauce … Continue reading

My Day Off

Homemade Panino

I took Monday off to tick off quite a few chores that have been slowly building out my “to do” list. In addition to taking care of business, what kind of day off doesn’t incorporate good food? Breakfast: two mini croissants and a cup of coffee. TIP: I LOVE the frozen croissants sold at Trader … Continue reading

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

With so many great farmer’s markets around the city, it’s tough not to gorge on summer fruits and heirloom tomatoes. Two of my favorite dishes to eat during the summer months are bruschetta and Caprese salad. Variations on the same theme, these delectable dishes can be made in 10-15 minutes and work well for snack, … Continue reading