Sponsored Post: Crab and Bacon Beignets with Harissa Aioli

December 18, 2015

Deep fried savory Crab and Bacon Beignets with Harissa sauce make a perfect appetizer! Though my ethnic heritage is Taiwanese-American, I’m a Midwest boy at heart. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and that means I’ve got a weakness for deep-fried anything. So when I had an opportunity to develop a recipe for savory […]

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Best 2015 Cookbooks Roundup – Part 3

December 17, 2015

I realize that I’m a little cookbook mad. After all I’ve already done two other cookbook rounds ups of some of my favorite cookbooks in 2015 but there’s still some great ones out there that I didn’t cover! Here’s my final roundup of cookbooks that I got this year. And like my previous two posts, […]

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Best Cookbooks of 2015 Roundup – Part 2

December 16, 2015

More cookbooks! You need more cookbooks! Said my boyfriend. Never. But that’s OK. Because I DO need more cookbooks. Can you ever have enough? Probably, maybe. Well not me. And 2015 was a great year for cookbooks. Here’s part 2 of my cookbook roundup. Like Part 1 of my Best Cookbooks of 2015 roundup, I’m […]

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Best Cookbooks 2015 Roundup – Part 1

December 15, 2015

“You have a lot of cookbooks…” said my partner AJ, in what might be the understatement of the year. This year I’ve accumulated some pretty awesome books and I want to share some favorites with you! Here are my favorite cookbooks of 2015, broken down into 3 cookbook roundups! AND I’m doing an awesome giveaway […]

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Sponsored Post: Vanilla and Orange Cranberry Cake

December 14, 2015

This stunning celebratory holiday cake has the sweet tart flavor of cranberries matched up with orange and vanilla! I’ve always loved the tart sweet flavor of cranberries so it only makes sense to use those bright red winter berries for the filling of a holiday cake! Paired with a cake batter scented with orange and […]

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The Holiday Gift Guide, 2015 edition!

December 11, 2015

At a loss as to what to give for the holidays? Never fear, it’s the annual Eat the Love 2015 Holiday Gift Guide! The holidays are here and as always, I’m still trying to figure out what to get folks for Christmas. And if you’re anything like me, you’re still trying to figure out what […]

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Sponsored Post: Rosemary Potato Galette with Gruyere Cheese and Garlic

December 9, 2015

This elegant rosemary potato galette with Gruyere cheese and garlic is easier than it looks! I’ve been making a version of the rosemary potato galette ever since I graduate from college. It was one of the first “fancy” items I learned to make in my first “grown up” apartment. And boy did it impress people! […]

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Sponsored Post: Savory Biscotti with Olive and Rosemary Brown Butter

December 8, 2015

Savory biscotti are a thing! Check out this awesome savory olive and rosemary brown butter biscotti recipe. I’ve long been fascinated with biscotti cookies, those Italian long cookies you find at the coffee shops, often dipped in chocolate. Though they sounds difficult to make, it turns out that they are fairly easy, though they do […]

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Sponsored Posts: Apple Cider Glazed Roasted Goose with Brandy Roasted Apples

December 7, 2015

This stunning apple cider glazed roasted goose recipe features brandy roasted apples for a stellar showstopping holiday centerpiece. I’m usually a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas dinner, serving turkey or ham as my main course. But sometimes you want something special, and nothing says celebratory Christmas more than a roast goose. The idea of […]

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Sponsored Post: Lobster Deviled Eggs with Parmesan Crisp

December 6, 2015

These lobster deviled eggs are an easy upscale version of the crowd pleaser appetizer. I’m a total fan of deviled eggs and the fancier the better. I’ve had them caviar, made with guacamole and even done Bloody Mary style with a small shrimp on top. But my favorite deviled eggs is a lobster and truffle […]

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Pear Cobbler Recipe with Gingerbread Biscuits

November 30, 2015

This warm wintry Pear Cobbler Recipe has a gingerbread biscuit topping that will make your home smell like the holidays! It was staring at me from the front of the cover of a recent issue of Bon Appetit. A spiced pear upside down cake. It looked lovely and so seasonally appropriate but I wasn’t sure if […]

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Photo Essay: Monument Valley

November 29, 2015

Lately my partner A. J. and I have been suffering a bit of wanderlust. A.J. is finally recovering from his terrible cycling accident from this past summer and has been back on bike for short little rides. I’ve been staring at my computer screen, doing last minute edits for my cookbook as well as trying […]

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Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes Roundup!

November 28, 2015

Thanksgiving came and went in a flash and I don’t know about you, but I’m stuffed! I ended up making TOO much food (which is typical of me) and that means leftovers for days. But after eating a dozen servings of the same thing, I kind of want something different. If you feel the same […]

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Inspirational Quote: Maya Angelou

November 27, 2015
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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015
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Passion Fruit Drink with Hint of Earl Grey Tea

November 25, 2015

This refreshing Passion Fruit Drink with a hint of Earl Grey tea is like a tropical Arnold Palmer! “People need convincing to go to Maui??” asked my friend Nina when I posted a photo from the press lunch I was at with the Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau. I laughed because she kind of had […]

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