CrockPot: Shredded Buffalo Chicken

Not much to say here except if you love a good kick to your meals, this is the easiest thing to make and then integrate into almost anything you’re eating. So let’s go ahead and get started and stop wasting time with exposition about how easy it is… Ingredients:  Buffalo sauce Barbecue sauce (optional) Dash…

Review: Bamboo Garden

What: Veggie Wonton Soup, Vegetable Thai Curry (yellow curry) Where: Bamboo Garden– 16564 Cleveland St, Redmond, WA 98052 Rating (1-5):  🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 My husband and I went to Bamboo Garden for dinner recently! Bamboo Garden is one of those places in town I think I have ordered from before on late nights at work, but if I have it’s been…

Kitchen Reorganization

A few weeks ago I did a mostly-complete reorganization of my kitchen, and now that I’ve been functioning in it for nearly a month, I figured I would talk about it! We have a tiny kitchen. With appliances, the counter space is lacking, and the cabinets are pretty much useless and high up out of…

Review: Smith, Seattle

What: Seared Tuna Nicoise, Oak Roasted Mushroom Benedict Where: Smith – 332 15TH Ave E, Seattle, Wa., 98112 Rating (1-5):  🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 Recently, I had a wonderful brunch experience at Smith in Seattle, and I really need to tell you about it. My best friend, Savannah, and I knew we had plans in Seattle. We also knew those plans…

Eggs in a Crescent Basket

Hey everyone, I know it’s been about a week since my last post! I’m trying to keep up my old pace, but some days are easier than others! The good news is, I have a delicious and easy breakfast (or brunch) recipe for you today. The bad news is, I lost all of my other…

Review: J&L BBQ

What: Chicken, Jalapeno and Cheese Hot Link, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, and three different sauces Where: J&L BBQ – 2915 Colby Ave, Everett WA Rating (1-5):  🌿🌿🌿🌿 The other evening, my husband and I were in Everett to meet some friends. Admittedly, I don’t know a lot about Everett. I never hear things about it that makes…

Cauliflower Nuggets

You’ve likely seen cauliflower nuggets on Pinterest. It’s a novel idea. Honestly, for being what they are, cauliflower are incredibly versatile. For example, one of my favorite ways to prepare it is as a low-carb garlic mash (replacing garlic mashed potatoes, recipe to come!). I’ve seen different variations of cauliflower nuggets online, and in my…

Review: Spicy Braised Tofu, Homegrown

What: Spicy Braised Tofu Bowl Where: Homegrown – 7841 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA, 98052 Rating (1-5):  🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 I’ve mentioned before that I love Homegrown. It’s just a great little chain. I honestly have no idea how large the chain is, because I only heard about them after moving to the Seattle area. Even still, one Friday a…

Chicken Parmesan vs Zucchini Parmesan

One of my husband’s favorite dishes, of all time, is chicken parmesan. I still remember when he told me that, and I made the meal for him for the first time. I am happy to report that he loved my chicken parmesan, and the more comfortable I’ve gotten over the years with cooking, the better…

Family Pancake House – Eggs Benedict Review

What: Eggs Benedict, California style, served with hashbrowns Where: Family Pancake House – 17621 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052 Rating (1-5):  🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿 Family Pancake House is a staple for us. We go at least once a month. Growing up in the South makes you love a good diner. Even the sloppy ones. But Family Pancake House isn’t…