Chicken Wellington with a Mushroom Wine Sauce

Chicken Wellington with a Mushroom Cream Sauce

While digging through the bottom of my freezer, I found a package of unused puff pastry dough. I wasn’t exactly sure how long the dough had been in there, but we’ll just pretend that it had only been a few weeks. I pulled the dough out to thaw in the refrigerator while I sat down to create…

Super-Crispy Korean Chicken with Coconut Rice

Super-Crispy Korean Chicken

There is nothing worse than biting into a piece of soggy fried chicken. This is often the case after fried chicken has been tossed in a sauce, but this recipe solves that problem with a secret ingredient: Vodka. I’m not even kidding. Adding vodka to the chicken marinade and coating will give you an extra-crunchy…

Homemade Korean Gochujang (Hot Pepper Paste)

Homemade Korean Gochujang (Hot Pepper Paste)

Over the past few months, gochujang has become one of my favorite condiments. This Korean red pepper paste is salty, sweet, and spicy. I’ve used it Slow Cooker Korean Lettuce wraps, chicken recipes, and even in salad dressings. However, I always have to order it online since I have trouble finding it locally (and that can…

Miso-Glazed Fingerling Potatoes

Miso-Glazed Fingerling Potatoes

I’m pretty lazy when it comes to side dishes and usually just toss a bunch of vegetables into the oven for dinner. Not today. This is easily one of my new favorite side dishes and best of all, it doesn’t take much longer than just tossing the vegetables into the oven. But trust me, it’s much…

Striped Crab Ravioli with a Sage Butter Sauce

Striped Crab Ravioli with a Sage Butter Sauce

I finally did it. I broke down and bought the pasta attachments for my kitchen aid stand mixer. It’s been something I’ve been back and forth on for some time, but I could never bring myself to actually click “submit order.” We don’t eat much pasta and when we do get a craving for spaghetti,…

Skinny Take-Out Orange Chicken

Skinny Take-Out Orange Chicken with Jasmine Rice

There are some recipes that instantly become family favorites. You take one bite and you’re already looking forward to the next time you make the dish. It’s also a recipe guaranteed never to have leftovers. For me, this is one of those recipes. This Skinny Take-Out Orange Chicken is sticky, sweet, and spicy (although, the…

Scallion Pancakes with a Spicy Dipping Sauce

Scallion Pancakes with a Spicy Dipping Sauce

Commonly served in Chinese restaurants, scallion pancakes make a great party appetizer and are quite easy to make at home. These chewy pancakes are super-flaky and can either be fried or grilled to perfection. Fried pancakes tend to be a little more moist and chewy, while grilled pancakes are a bit more crispy since the…

Sartù di Riso (Meatball, Sausage, and Rice Timbale)

Sartù di Riso (Meatball, Sausage, and Rice Timbale)

I know what you’re thinking. Why on earth did you put meat in the middle of a cake? That’s just gross. Don’t worry, I’ll explain. Sartù di riso is actually an Italian rice dish, not a cake. It can be baked in several different types of pans, but I love using a bundt cake pan. By using…

Squid Ink Risotto with Seared Scallops

Black Squid Ink Risotto with Seared Scallops

With holiday season quickly approaching (crazy, right?), I thought it would be fun to share a few recipes that were a bit more elegant and fit for a holiday party. Even though I often make scallops and risotto for weeknight dinners, I think it’s also sophisticated enough for special occasions. Instead of turning to Mushroom Risotto,…