Must Have Monday

This week's Must Have Monday is a... Heatproof silicone spatula.  The key to this piece of kitchen equipment is the heatproof element.  I use it to make scrambled eggs, mix melted chocolate, combine hot cheeses for a cheese sauce, or really anything that's hot you need to mix.  It works especially well with ingredients that…

stroganoff recipe that is easy to make and truly melt in your mouth delicious.

Stroganoff Recipe

Stroganoff Recipe Growing up, one of my favorite dinners was my mom's stroganoff recipe.  It's the perfect balance of creamy and savory.  Melt in your mouth beef and tender mushrooms make for a dinner that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters.  Plus, it's unbelievably easy to make. Recipe: Prep Time: 5 minutes        …

Apple and Pear Pie recipe. It's a great pie for any occasion. Fruity, slightly sweet, and flaky crust.

Apple, Pear, and Dried Cherry Pie Recipe

Apple, Pear, and Dried Cherry Pie Recipe Recently, I have been obsessed with The Great British Baking Show.  It's a baking competition in Britain that focuses on various European style baked goods.  The issue with watching this show is my increased need to bake!  This week's episode was all about pies, so what did I…

Recipe for shortbread raspberry crumble bars. They are full of butter and will melt in your mouth. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee for breakfast, as a snack or dessert.

Shortbread Raspberry Crumble Bars Recipe

Shortbread Raspberry Crumble Bars I'm a sucker for anything shortbread.  I love a butter, soft textured cookie bottom.  Combined with a fruity filling and a brown sugar oat topping, and I'm in dessert heaven. I have made these shortbread raspberry crumble bars with homemade and store bought jam.  Both of which were delicious.  While they…

Taste of The Wasatch event in Utah raising funds to fight hunger. Food from more than 50 restaurants, live music, silent auction, and beautiful scenery.

Taste of the Wasatch Event in Utah

Event: Taste of the Wasatch Interested in tasty food, live music, and supporting a good cause all at the same time?  Check out this year's Taste of the Wasatch.  It's a local event that focuses on raising funds to fight hunger in Utah. It's on Sunday, August 6th from noon-4pm at Solitude Mountain Resort.  Two…

Recipe for baked shrimp scampi includes shrimp that have been covered in butter, lemon juice, and herbs and baked.

Baked Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Baked Shrimp Scampi I love baked shrimp scampi.  But sometimes I feel as though the shrimp get lost when covered pasta.  This dish is great because you truly get to enjoy the lemony, garlic shrimp that shrimp scampi is all about.  A bonus?  It's easy.  It is a must to serve it with a side of sourdough bread to…

Restaurant review of a relatively new Salt Lake City, Utah restaurant, Laziz Kitchen. It offers Lebanese cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Such dishes as salads, wraps, stews, and dips will satisfy your Middle Eastern food cravings.

Laziz Kitchen – Lebanese Restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Laziz Kitchen Restaurant Review Food: Homemade traditional Lebanese cuisine that truly satisfies.  The salad bowl and manoushe are must haves. Service: Welcoming and attentive.  No complaints. Atmosphere: Modern, plenty of light, and comfortable seating. Location: 912 S. Jefferson Street, Salt lake City, UT Extra: A rental space available for roughly 40-50 people for private events.  Wanting…

Gnocchi

Growing up, I loved eating at the Italian restaurant Michelangelo Ristorante in Salt Lake City. The dish I would always order? The gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce.  I haven't eaten at Michelangelo's for years, but I have never stopped dreaming of their truly decadent gnocchi.  Even though I've made gnocchi in the past, it had always turned out dense and…

Dulce de Leche Brownies

I made about 100 pieces of these brownies for my wedding reception. Was I a crazy bride or what?! Even after being surrounded by dulce de leche and chocolate for days, they were still one of my all time favorite desserts. You know what? They still are. Truly decadent, the dulce de leche adds a…