Baking, Chicken, Cooking

Week 35: Baked Dijon Honey Garlic Chicken

This week was an extremely exciting week because I got to cook for my whole family, including extended family! Usually I cook for just myself and my boyfriend, but this week I cooked for 12 people! Cooking for so many people meant the pressure was on, but it was also exciting to share my cooking… Continue reading Week 35: Baked Dijon Honey Garlic Chicken

Asian, Beef, Cooking, Grilling, Spicy

Week 34: Korean Slaw Hot Dog

I have been on an Asian kick recently, and this week in honor of Labor Day, I made an Asian-American fusion dish! These Korean slaw hot dogs meant I got to make a dish with kimchi, and gave me the opportunity to make my own "fancy" hot dog. The ingredient list at first glance is INSANELY LONG!… Continue reading Week 34: Korean Slaw Hot Dog

Asian, Cooking, Seafood, Vegetarian

Week 33: Summer Rolls with a Peanut Sauce and Duck Sauce

For months now, one of my friends has been telling me how easy and delicious summer rolls are, and I finally got around to making this dish! This is another one of those daunting dishes, that is pretty simple when you actually get down to making it. I started with this recipe that really spelled out… Continue reading Week 33: Summer Rolls with a Peanut Sauce and Duck Sauce

Cooking, Salad, Vegetarian

Week 30: Grilled Peach and Sweet Potato Salad with a Honey Balsamic Dressing

After two challenging weeks, I figured I would give myself an easy week and make this fruit and vegetable salad. Unfortunately, I managed to make mistakes almost every step of the way. This salad recipe was so exciting to me- sweet potatoes, and warmed peaches with a honey balsamic dressing. I personally love the combination of fruits… Continue reading Week 30: Grilled Peach and Sweet Potato Salad with a Honey Balsamic Dressing

Cooking, Rice, Seafood

Week 29: Scallops with a Corn Salad and Parmesan Risotto

Last weeks attempt at making fried chicken, and succeeding at it, influenced me to attempt another daunting dish. SCALLOPS. I have read numerous times that is it so easy to overcook scallops and they can turn rubbery. Truthfully, overcooking might as well be my middle name. But, putting all fears aside and still living off… Continue reading Week 29: Scallops with a Corn Salad and Parmesan Risotto

Chicken, Cooking, Fried

Week 28: Fried Chicken Sandwhich

One of my most favorite foods is fried chicken. I have the biggest fear of butchering one of my favorite meals, but I figured it was time to attempt this difficult dish. I fried chicken wings in week 3 but there is a difference between crispy wings and that extra crispy restaurant quality chicken. Shockingly, I… Continue reading Week 28: Fried Chicken Sandwhich

Beef, Cooking, Salad

Week 27: Grilled Ribeye with Marinated Zucchini, Onion and Tomato Salad

This week I came across an enticing side dish, and decided that a nice delicious steak would go perfectly with a marinated zucchini, caramelized onion and tomato salad. I first started by seasoning the Ribeye steak with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder, and then let it marinade for about 30 minutes. Next I… Continue reading Week 27: Grilled Ribeye with Marinated Zucchini, Onion and Tomato Salad