Mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

My medical school has a tradition, where a first-year student (the “little”) is paired with a second-year student (the “big”). Last year, I had my little and grand-little over for dinner. I made The King’s Butter Chicken, The King’s Garlic Naan, and a coconut cream pie (stay tuned for this recipe). We had such a…

The King’s Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Hello, from Hershey, Pennsylvania! Land of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kisses, and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. I am currently in my first week as a visiting student at the Penn State-affiliated hospital. However, this is not my first time visiting “The Sweetest Place On Earth.” As a child, whenever we flew “back East” (as…

David’s Chicken Paprikash with The Rheinlander’s Spätzle

This is kind of a 2-for-1 recipe post. Chicken paprikash is another dish that David introduced to me early in our relationship. It has quickly become one of my go-to recipes for its ease and amazing flavor. As you might imagine, paprika is the main ingredient in this dish. Paprika originated in Central Mexico and…

The King’s Chilaquiles

My third year of medical school has flown by! We finished all of our rotations in the core clerkships: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics. While our third year far surpassed first and second year, it did not leave a lot of time for blogging. I am just now entering my…

Nani’s Oatmeal Cake

When I was home for Christmas, I was able to visit Nani a handful of times. The visits get harder and harder, as her memory goes little by little. For those who haven’t experienced the slow loss of a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease, I’ve found it helps to reflect on the parts of them that…

The King’s Chili Chicken Tacos

Tuesdays can be pretty crummy. It’s still the beginning of the week and you have a ways to go until Friday. However, Tuesday is redeemed when it is Taco Tuesday! I first started celebrating Taco Tuesdays when I was living in San Diego. I always looked forward to going to a different taco stand or…

Shrimp Scampi

So in my haste to get some of these posts out, I forgot to mention some vital news! Ok, it’s not really that vital, but for anyone else out there that is also a photography enthusiast, I got a new camera lens! The Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8D to be specific and it has taken some…

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Back to the blog! School is crazy busy, so it doesn’t leave a lot of time to cook, take pictures and then write a post. I have been stockpiling a lot of pictures of different things that I make so that I can roll them out when I get a chance. So, I’m taking a…

The King’s Butter Chicken

While home from medical school for the holidays, I decided that I wanted to try a new recipe for the family to try. Toward the end of the last semester, some of my classmates and I went out for a night of Indian food, followed by ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. At the Indian…

David’s Breakfast Hash

David was able to visit this past weekend. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to see him for quite some time, as I will be in school and he will be out of the country. I figured it only made sense to have a post about a delicious breakfast that I learned to make from him….

Nani’s Chinese Casserole

Another one of Nani’s standard casseroles from my childhood. Nani’s Chinese Hamburger Casserole was always a staple during our deer and elk hunting trips. Like any good casserole from the ’60’s, it gets its flavor from Campbell’s soup, specifically the Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup. It also works well, because it can easily be prepared ahead…

Nani’s Mouthwatering Meatloaf

Meatloaf always reminds me of childhood dinners at Nani and Papa’s house. Mom was never a big fan of meatloaf, so if she ever worked late at the hospital or was out of town, Nani would usually have us over for meatloaf. This is a quick and easy dinner to make that is also delicious…