brownies with cookie streusel

I was flipping through the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living (June 2017) and the page with the “All-American” picnic made me drool. Seriously, the picnic section of this issue is like a bunch of foodie centerfolds. This was exactly the inspiration I needed for the picnic I planned to take for opening night of…

Uncle Nino’s Pasta

Everybody loves Uncle Nino, and everybody loves Nino’s pasta. Nino is my older brother by two years, but for some reason everyone thinks I’m older. I guess I’ll let you be the judge. Anyways.. Nino has had lots of jobs, and let’s just say at one point in his life, being a full time student…

how to plan a menu and grocery list

When I was growing up my mom had $50 and a wad of coupons and would shop at our local Ralph’s once a week for everything she would need to feed our family of four, breakfast, lunch and dinner for seven days. My sister and I were not allowed to talk to her while she…

asian inspired chicken “zoodle” soup

Have you ever cleaned out your fridge and found a container of something once delicious, but it is now furry, and oozing and you just know it’s going to smell so bad when you open it that you consider throwing the whole thing in the trash? Yeah, us either. That won’t happen to your leftover…

soy ginger chicken bowls

We love these soy ginger chicken bowls inspired by the chashu dan bowls at our favorite ramen shop. Using chicken thighs instead of pork belly make these a little lighter and a super simple weeknight dinner option. Serve the bowls with any green vegetable that you have on hand, or none at all, we’re not…