Summer time is here and it’s time for picnics, barbecues, and other occasions that center around eating. One of America’s favorite potluck side dishes is classic cole slaw, but the traditional dish is made with
kryptonite mayonnaise (obviously, I’m not a fan).
I was never a fan of cole slaw growing up (probably due to the copious amounts of mayo), but when I worked at Zoes Kitchen years ago, I was introduced to the vinegar-based Greek variation. I fell in love. There is something delightful about the combination of the tangy, smoky, herby flavors that make up this concoction. I couldn’t get enough of it while I was working at Zoes – I would take home the extra pints and quarts at the end of the day to snack on later at home. My coworkers probably thought I was a constipated, cabbage-obsessed weirdo. I didn’t care.
Continue reading “Cheap Date: Copycat Zoes Kitchen Marinated Slaw”
As previously discussed, my husband works in restaurant management so, needless to say, he has a very hectic schedule…and fantastic kitchen prowess. We are often not together at night for dinner, but when we are, I love showing off my own culinary skills for him.
Continue reading “Florentine Stuffed Portobellos”
My husband and I recently found ourselves on our first big marriage adventure. He was offered a position as part of the management staff at a brand new Cheesecake Factory location. Out of state. We were both thrilled that he was approached by a company he had never worked for, but had heard a lot about his work ethic, dedication, and drive to succeed thanks to his wonderful brother-in-law, a Cheesecake Factory veteran.
Continue reading “I have found my Mecca”
The day I found out some Chex flavors were officially gluten free was one of the best days of my life. I hadn’t had cereal in what seemed like forever, and I knew this discovery was a dangerous one. Once I get my hands on something typically forbidden and glutenous, I might as well go ahead and throw on my fat pants. Continue reading “Chex are the bext”
Blog post from March 2013…
Today, I woke up at 1:30pm and was immediately regretful. I hate sleeping in so late because I feel like I’ve lost precious time in which I could have been productive. I guess I needed the rest. To redeem myself, I took to cooking and cleaning (like a good woman should) and came up with some great ways to make use of those random veggies left at the tail end of the grocery week. With 2 onions, some broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, and a bell pepper, I created two amazing dishes that will surely tide me over for the next few weeks. Continue reading “Grocery scraps, re-imagined…”