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…

The King’s Garlic Naan

I first made this naan with David when we had our friends Kevin and Bill over for dinner. I found the recipe on the Food Network website and it makes for some really delicious naan. We were running short on time, so we made some shortcuts to the original recipe, and it still turned out great. This…

Tikka Masala Meatballs

Medical school has kept me extremely busy! However, I’m still making time to cook regularly. The last few months have also been huge in making adjustments to my diet and exercise regimen. After losing 30 pounds, I’m back down to my ideal weight and am enjoying a healthy mixture of delicious food and exercise. I finally…

Christmas Cookies

‘Tis the season for baking! One of my favorite traditions during the holidays was baking with my mom and Nani. Every Christmas we would break out the cookie cutters for our sugar cookies and the kitchen was constantly churning out various types of cookies. As a kid in our family, it was imperative that we…

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…

Reading Cheesesteaks

I learned a great deal of my cooking from my mom’s side of the family. However, we have learned a few things from my dad’s side as well. When I was younger, we didn’t get to see my paternal grandmother, Mom Mom, too often. She lived in Reading, PA, so travel was usually limited to…

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…

Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

Wow! Sorry to keep you all hanging for so long! It has been over a year since my last post. A lot has changed since then. I now have an amazing boyfriend who also enjoys cooking and has introduced me to several new recipes. I also recently moved from America’s Finest City. I am happy…

Martha Stewart’s Superb Scones

As someone who has quite a bit of English blood, I am not ashamed to say that English food is not the greatest. For the most part, it’s bland and pretty basic. When I traveled to Europe in high school, I lost 10 pounds in the few days that we spent in England, because the…

Mom’s Quiche Lorraine

Happy Birthday, Mom! Since today is her birthday, I thought I’d share one of her recipes. When I was younger, I was never really a big fan of quiche. Don’t ask me why, because I’m not really sure. I mean, one of my favorite breakfasts was scrambled eggs with bacon, and this recipe isn’t much…