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Apple Hill

Apple Hill

Last weekend Lou and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. I cannot believe it’s already been 5 years! We decided to stay local this year to celebrate and headed over to Apple Hill. It is one of our favorite places and luckily only a 45…

East Sacramento Adventure

East Sacramento Adventure

I was craving a sandwich today, specifically a salty, pickle-y, and meaty one. We decided we wanted to give a new local place a try and ended up at Roxie Deli and Barbecue. This spot is nestled in a beautiful neighborhood in East Sacramento. They…

What is next?

What is next?

I have been thinking a lot about what I want to do with this site. After a lot of self-reflection, I realized I haven’t really done much on here because I have been hyper focused on trying to be like every other food blogger. Trying…

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga is a Japanese dish that literally translates to meat “niku” and potatoes “jagaimo” and is a favorite of mine. This Japanese dish of meat, potatoes and onion is stewed in sweetened soy sauce. Generally, potatoes make up the bulk of the dish, with the…

Recipe Testing: Food Network Kitchen’s – Pineapple Upside-Down Donuts

Recipe Testing: Food Network Kitchen’s – Pineapple Upside-Down Donuts

Real talk, I don’t think I have ever actually eaten pineapple upside-down cake but I know in my mind it tastes delicious. I mean what is not to love: pineapples, cake, cherries, caramel. YUM! This sweet treat is an American classic that reminds me of…

Recipe Testing: Bon Appetit Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Recipe Testing: Bon Appetit Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my favorite kind of cake. While I am a sucker for a graham cracker crust, my preference is a crustless cheesecake much like Japanese style cheesecakes. However, most of the recipes I found Japanese style cheesecake used a lot ingredients and included super…

Tinolang Manok – Filipino Chicken Tinola Instant Pot Recipe

Tinolang Manok – Filipino Chicken Tinola Instant Pot Recipe

Tinolang Manok (aka Chicken Tinola) is chicken soup with a ginger flavored broth. Yes, I have previously shared this recipe HERE with you all but figured I should update it since I tested it out in my Instant Pot today. Once you prep all the…

8 Essential Kitchen Tools You Should Have

8 Essential Kitchen Tools You Should Have

As someone who cooks almost every night, I’ve realized there are 8 kitchen tools I use almost every time. Kind of like a Myspace TOP 8. Who remembers Myspace and your top 8? Ahhh, am I just old now? Probably. Anyways, if you are new…

Fresh Pasta

Fresh Pasta

You can probably tell from scrolling thru my page or Instagram that I love love love pasta (really I love all noodles). Since I inherited a pasta roller machine (is that the official name of it? not sure.) a few months ago and wanted to…

Nilagang Baka – Filipino beef and vegetable soup Instant Pot recipe

Nilagang Baka – Filipino beef and vegetable soup Instant Pot recipe

Lou and I exchanged Christmas gifts early this year. He got me a new Instant Pot — the one with WiFi! That’s right people, I am super high tech now! I decided to use it tonight to make my favorite cold weather dish: Nilagang Baka…