The Year of the Rooster!

The Lunar New Year is this Saturday, January 28th and it will kick off my year, the year of the Rooster! I was so lucky to get to celebrate Tet (as we call it in Vietnamese) early with my mom and sister, who are in town to hang out with Asa and to help us […]

Supper Solutions

We’ve been packing and moving for what feels like an eternity now. We had to be out of our old house at the end of November, stayed in a temporary furnished townhouse for almost 6 weeks, and are settling into our new home. Add a busy toddler to the mix and I have officially joined […]

Winter Weekend Breakfast

Brrr! It’s cold, snowy, and the kind of weekend for cozying up at home and making a grand, gourmet breakfast like this one. Then eat it and take a nap. This potato casserole was insanely delicious–one of those recipes that exceeded my expectations and truly one of the best things I’ve made in recent memory. […]

Souped Up!

I love soup. It’s easy to make, it’s easy to eat, and even when my fridge seems bare, I can almost always scrape together broth and some veggies. Soup is also one of the best things to make if you’ve resolved to eat better in 2017–it’s so satisfying, without making you feel heavy and weighed […]

To a Prosperous New Year!

A belated Merry Christmas and early Happy New Year, everyone! The New Year’s good luck meal is one I try not to miss, mainly because I’m superstitious, but also because I love any excuse to eat pork, beans, and greens. The New Year’s meal is all about prosperity, good luck, and moving forward and all […]

Buon Natale!

Our family traditionally has prime rib on Christmas Day, but Christmas Eve usually lends itself to something a little more casual and family-style. An Italian menu has become our go-to comfort meal of choice and I love the idea of sitting down to lasagna, spaghetti & meatballs, ravioli, or manicotti after evening mass. This spinach […]

The Sweetest Time of the Year

Between holiday parties and cookie exchanges, I don’t stand a chance of resisting my sweet tooth. Should you need a couple new recipes to try this year, these are two of my favorites. Traditional jam cake is often too sweet and a bit dry, but these petite cupcakes remedy those issues in a delicious way. […]