Chinese Freestyle Win

So, I freestyle cook a lot these days. No recipe, no guide but my own experiences. Oh, except Asian dishes. Ever since the fiasco that was the Pad Thai attempt of 2009 and… Continue reading

Can Kabocha curry favor? You betcha!

Years ago, we sat around drinking in an izakaya with friends trying to decipher what the heck my mother-in-law meant when she said foods were “hot” or “cold.” Drink a coke with fried… Continue reading

My Community Suggested Dinner: Avocado Chicken Salad

Oh man, I have been wanting to post this little piece of magic for a very long time now. Back in the day, I said to a coworker at Onyx that I thought… Continue reading

An unexpected shoutout.

This has been a wild and crazy year for me. Between job promotions/changes and having a new little guy join our lives, my time and energy for blogging just vanished. Well, as life… Continue reading

late night noodle

I often have to be reminded that a tasty meal doesn’t always have to be a complicated process or hour in the kitchen. As I’ve been working more closing shifts lately, I find… Continue reading

local pasta

Last Friday was Valentines Day. Now, I don’t need a specific day to remind myself to show my lovely partner that I care and think about her. But, they holiday is an excuse… Continue reading

NWA review: fayetteville pastry shop

Recently, a Facebook friend posted a picture similar to this: Yeah, that looks like some pastry deliciousness. So, when I found myself in Fayetteville on Monday, I decided to head on over to… Continue reading

kitchen help

Tonight I had some kitchen help. He was eager to jump in.

our stovetop microwave

Many years ago now (perhaps 2010), we simply did away with our microwave. In truth, we hadn’t used it very much anyway, possibly because my love of frozen burritos and instant ramen had… Continue reading

vegetarian chili victory

There are a few dishes that I’ve never been convinced work as completely as vegetarian dishes. Sure, you can make it vegetarian, but a few dishes just cry out “This is good and… Continue reading