Dinner

Warms Your Bones

Warms Your Bones

Its cold down here. Well, if you live in Minnesota, its not cold. But… if you’re a Floridian, you have probably dusted off your boots, and pulled out your snowsuit, gloves and ear muffs. Right now, I think it’s the coldest it has gotten since […]

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Another cool blast came through South Florida and I used the opportunity to make braised beef short ribs. I often order short ribs when I see it on the menu at a good Italian Restaurant, but rarely make them at home. I love that you […]

Happy New Year Y’all!

Happy New Year Y’all!

Don’t worry, I haven’t become Paula Deen… but I do have a confession. Deep down inside, beneath my half Japanese exterior hides… a country girl. I grew up a military brat (Dad was a US Marine) in the great southern town of Tallahassee, Florida. If […]

The Easiest Potato Soup

The Easiest Potato Soup

The weather has been glorious here in South Florida… 50’s at night and 70’s during the day. This type of weather always makes me crave soup and other cold weather fare. This recipe is one of my absolutely favorite potato soups. Its different than the […]

5 Minute Dinner

5 Minute Dinner

We’re officially in the middle of our busy season. This means much less cooking for me. So we’ve been eating grilled chicken, grilled salmon, basic pasta… and then on really lazy nights… sandwiches. But don’t worry, Stephan and I aren’t suffering too much… I like […]

I Got Beeten

I Got Beeten

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a severe aversion to beets. This aversion started at a salad bar when I was a kid. I thought this pretty red food was something sweet and when I bit into it, I was very very shocked to […]

Flied Lice and Happy Blogday to Me!

Flied Lice and Happy Blogday to Me!

Unlike the dentist on Seinfeld who converted to Judiasm in order to make off-color Jewish jokes, I really am Japanese, so its OK that I joke about my Asian peeps…. right? This leads to a funny story aboutAsian accents. Many many years ago, my stepfather, […]

Disclaimer: Its a Stinker

Disclaimer: Its a Stinker

What’s not to love about a grilled piece of meat smothered in chimichurri? Well, the after effects, that’s what! This recipe is phenomenally good, but whooooo… you suffer from a severe case of “stinker” afterwards. It is important, nay IMPERATIVE your significant other eat as […]

Smoke ‘Em Out!

Smoke ‘Em Out!

Now that is one of my favorite Bush-isms. OK, I like his references to the Internets too. And his definition of Sovreign… I could just keep going on and on. Sorry Bush fans… or should I say fan? HA! Anyway… sorry if I offend anyone, […]