Fried Colombian Arepitas

My mother-in-law is Colombian and makes the best arepas. She's even been over to teach us how to make them. However, after the lesson I realized I didn't really want to make them. It's quite a process - a super long and drawn out one. The worse part being, cooking the arepas over an open flame with this contraption - one arepa … Continue reading Fried Colombian Arepitas


Asian Chopped Salad with Roast Chicken & Sesame Soy Vinaigrette

Perhaps you've been to or heard of a restaurant called, Chopt. It's a chain and apparently there's even a location in a neighboring town. Sadly, I have yet to visit. 😦 When I was still working in the city, Chopt was one of my go-to's for lunch. The line was wrapped around the block, but I didn't … Continue reading Asian Chopped Salad with Roast Chicken & Sesame Soy Vinaigrette

Cherry Vanilla Crisp

I love, love, looooove a good blueberry or blackberry crisp. Chuck however, prefers strawberries and cherries. So this past Friday, I decided to try something different and ended up making a cherry crisp for him. I like cherries, they're great, but in a crisp? So good. I couldn't find the blueberry crisp recipe I used in the past, so this was a mix … Continue reading Cherry Vanilla Crisp

Simple Roast Chicken with Lemons

I've mentioned on previous posts (roast chicken, roasted root vegetables, and roasted zucchini and yellow squash) that my daughter's all-time favorite dish is roasted chicken. So I make it a lot - about 1-2 times per week. Now that it's summer, I've been looking into making the chicken in our dutch oven or slow cooker, but haven't actually tried … Continue reading Simple Roast Chicken with Lemons