The Best Christmas Dinner Recipes

Debating about what to make for Christmas dinner? I have rounded up eight of my best Christmas dinner recipes for you. I’ve picked a variety of recipes for you including recipes that can be made ahead of time, and recipes that are low on active preparation time. Braciole. This meal comprised of flank steak rolled […]

Beef Stew

Winter is coming. The temperature has chilled down, the days are getting shorter, and this beef stew is just the thing to warm you up on a cold night. This recipe for classic beef stew is loaded with beef, carrots, and potatoes, in a thick beef broth seasoned with garlic and thyme. It takes just […]

Lambrusco Sangria

Sangria is the perfect cocktail to serve at a party. It’s festive, fruity, and can be made in big batches. Lambrusco Sangria is made with lambrusco, a sparkling red Italian wine which basically combines the best things about red wine and champagne. The wine is paired with cranberries, apple, tangerine, orange juice, and brandy and […]

Beef Tenderloin with a Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

The Christmas Season is in full swing and it is time to start thinking about what to serve for Christmas Dinner. My family tends to serve something different each year, and in recent years we have been making beef tenderloin. It’s a meal that is formal enough for the occasion, without being difficult to prepare. […]

Exploring Tokyo

Charles and I spent a few days in Tokyo on our way to visit his parents in Singapore. We had always assumed that flying to Tokyo would be expensive, but when we went to book our flights we realized that: 1. we had to stop in Tokyo anyway since we were planning to fly on […]

Classic Scones

Classic scones are an essential part of a tea party and a nice addition to a Sunday brunch at home. Scones are surprisingly easy to make. Unlike bread they don’t have yeast, so they don’t need to rise which shaves off a significant amount of preparation time. Scones can be easily mixed by hand, without any special […]

The Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

Happy Black Friday everyone! To celebrate the busiest shopping day of the year in America, I am sharing my picks for holiday gifts for foodies. XO Marshmallows These gourmet flavored marshmallows are made in Chicago and they would be a fun stocking stuffer. You can use them to make fancy s’mores, or add them to […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I can’t express how thankful I am that you have let this little blog be a part of your life. Your support has let me turn my dream of working for myself into a reality. I hope that everyone has a fun day of feasting and spending time with loved ones! And […]

Eggs Baked in Mashed Potatoes

Now that Thanksgiving is here, you might find yourself with a fridge full of leftovers. Usually, we have lots of leftover mashed potatoes, so I found a way to transform them into a fun and really easy to prepare breakfast recipe. Eggs Baked in Mashed Potatoes is a delicious breakfast that can be made in just […]

Tips for Not Getting Jet Lag

I’ve been in Asia for three weeks and I have tips for not getting jet lag for you! Having jet lag on a vacation can prevent you from making the most out of your trip. Waking up a couple hours early when you are visiting California is not a big deal, but wanting to sleep […]

Roasted Tomato and White Wine Chicken Thighs

This recipe for Roasted Tomato and White Wine Chicken Thighs is really easy to prepare with just minutes of active prep time. It’s one of those comforting dinner recipes that is cooked low and slow while filling your home with the most mesmerizing scent. It’s just what I want after a long day of work. The […]

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