Welcome to my blog and my kitchen.

I first started cooking with my mom when I was a little girl. Back then, I mainly made salads and helped make cornbread casserole while standing on a chair at…

Thai Beef Stir-fry

The inspiration for this Thai beef stir-fry recipe was Pad Gra Prow, or Thai Basil Beef. But, Thai Basil is difficult to find in my local grocery stores (although my…

Breakfast Pizza

I love breakfast pizza. I mean one thing that alleviates the sting of gas prices at your morning fill-up is running inside and treating yourself to a Casey’s breakfast pizza!…

Soup Season Recap

In my day job as a librarian, I recently put my together a “soup season” themed cookbook list. You can find it here. So, if you are in the Kansas…

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse is a traditional French fisherman’s stew. It is essentially a stew that the fishermen in the southern costal area of France would make with fish they were not able…

Irish Soda Bread

First of all, Irish soda bread is delicious. But, it is also super easy to make, which makes it an impressive addition to a morning brunch or unexpected dinner. Imagine…

Kansas City Restaurant Week

Kansas City Restaurant Week 2022 just wrapped up and it was a delicious week. This was one of the first years I have lived close enough to participation KCRW for…

A Beef Stew Weekend

I am a huge fan of beef stew. There’s something just so comforting about it! How big of a fan am I? Well, I recently made two beef stews in…

Spooky Eerie Halloween Treats

Next week is Halloween! Which is probably one of my favorite holidays. Whether you’re feeding witchy friends or little monsters, this post contains some fun spooky and eerie Halloween food…