Monday, December 30, 2013

Holiday Party

This year, just like last year, my family hosted a holiday party for our friends from home who come to Park City for vacation as well as the many friends we now have here. In addition to the food, I made a winter champagne punch, which included grapefruit juice and ginger juice, from 101 cookbooks. All of the food was great, and we had the perfect amount which is not an easy thing to estimate! Happy Holidays!

Hummus and Cucumber Crostini


Meat and Cheese board

Veggies with ranch and hummus

Carmelized Onion Tart


Creamy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Korean Style Meatballs

Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart

Chocolate Truffles, Ginger Cookies, Raspberry Crumble Bars

Tuna Tartare

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Breakfast and Dinner

Merry Christmas!
Ina Garten's Herb Baked Eggs
Rib roast
Winter salad of greens, goat cheese, pomegranate, walnuts
Yorkshire pudding
Green beans with shallots
Chocolate soufflé

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Raspberry Macarons

Today I decided to experiment with making French macarons. I used a Martha Stewart recipe for raspberry macarons, and then made a chocolate raspberry ganache to fill them with. Although they don't look as perfect as they're supposed to, they still tasted great and I am excited to continue experimenting! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Penne with Spicy Lamb Sauce and Sand Tarts

Although finals are approaching quickly, I have had a lot of free time the past few days. I made an easy but delicious recipe from one of my favorite sites Food52, and a simple salad to go with it. Later in the night I was craving something sweet, so I made my family's sand tart recipe that I posted about before. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Yom Kippur Break Fast

This post is very delayed, but this is my Yom Kippur break fast. Although I didn't fast and I am not super religious, I love celebrating holidays and will find any excuse to cook for my friends!

Since Yom Kippur dinner is (or should be) the first thing you eat all day, it is called a break fast - so it always consists of breakfast foods, which are my favorite anyways.

I invited some of my friends who are Jewish over, and included some non-Jews as well. The break fast also coincided with a badger football game, so we celebrated both.

Crustless Zucchini and Goat Cheese Quiche

Mixed Greens Salad

Bagels and toppings

Noodle Kugel

Wisconsin Cookies

Monday, September 30, 2013

End of Summer Dinner Party

A few weeks before everyone had to go back to school, my friend Amina wanted to have a dinner party for all her friends. I immediately volunteered to help. We wanted to pick a theme, and then plan the party around that. We decided on Tuscany - we already had some great decorations, and italian food is always welcome by all. 

Cheese plate

Pomegranate blueberry spritzer

Mini sausage calzones

White bean crostinis

Lemon Fusili with Arugala

Soft Herb Salad

Roasted Carrots

Raspberry Brownies

Mini Peach Tarts

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Family Dinner

Roast Chicken

SautĂ©ed Zucchini 

Soft Herb Salad

Roasted Potatoes

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Steak Salad

This is a simple salad I made using leftover steak. I had almost all the ingredients ready, which made it super easy. I heated the steak, cut cucumbers, tomatoes, and herbs, and tossed it with a simple vinaigrette. Easy and delicious!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Summer (con't)

Hello! Instead of my job allowing me some routine, it made me incredibly busy and I had hardly any time to cook, let alone blog about my cooking. Then, once all my (very sporadic) pictures started piling up, I felt more and more overwhelmed each time I thought about posting. Hopefully, since I'm getting this one out of the way, things will go back to normal - but I can't make any promises.

Here are some pictures of the wonderful food I have eaten and cooked this summer.


Pasta with zucchini, cherry tomatoes, fried egg

Greek inspired dinner

Coconut lime sorbet from Sweet Rose

Fried Rice

Grilled Zucchini, Red and Yellow Peppers

Herb Salad

Shrimp Scampi

Cole Slaw

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Ina Garten's Ribs

Apricot Crostata 

Fried Green Tomatoes

Ina Garten's Lemon Fusilli Pasta
Chocolate Cupcakes


Rustic Canyon Wine Bar - 

Milo and Olive - 

 Marigold Kitchen - 

Graze - 

Blue Plate Taco -