Restaurant Shenanigans: Seoul K-B.B.Q. & Hot Pot

Now some days call for some good ole Korean BBQ and that’s what we are talking about here! Now I’ve been to this place in Aurora twice now. The first time we had a private room with like 6 people and a lot of drinks going around and we missed our movie that we planned…

Special Edition: Talkin’ Coffee

So I spent about 11 years at Starbucks (if you add it all up). I started out as a barista straight out of high school and worked my way up to Store Manager. So I learned a lot about coffee during that time. Most people, when they find out I worked at Starbucks, ask me…

Meal Prep- Week 33 of 2019

So I headed back to work this week, which has been such a great change of pace. I forgot how nice it is to just work and then get to come home and not have homework or class. It’s even better when someone else makes you dinner one night! Haris made this beautiful dinner one…

Homemade Heroes: Ali’s Paella

So this is a story all about how I forced an invite at Bower’s Dinner to this next dinner. My friends Ali and Ilene were having a group of friends over to eat Ali’s Paella. When I heard about this, I may have been a little tipsy when this happened, I immediately asked where my…

Recipe: French Bread Pizza and Fried Squash Blossoms

Did you know you can eat the flowers that bloom from your squash and zucchini plants? You sure can! Traditionally, people fry these guys after dipping them in an egg bath and then corn meal. However, not having any corn meal, I took a different route. I made Haris come and help me harvest these…

Meal Prep- Week 32 of 2019

Since my garden is in full bloom, prepare yourselves to see lots of meals with fresh veggies! If you asked me about 5-6 years ago if I would be producing my own food to cook for my own blog I would probably have laughed in your face. But here we are! This first picture is…

Homemade Heroes: Bowers Dinner

A new blog series starts now. Sometimes I get so lucky to be invited into friend’s homes for dinner and these friends know how to cook. It’s why I’m friends with them…just kidding, but truly, you will see what I mean. This first dinner was a dinner won at school. Every year the Public Interest…