Yona’s Jonah Cochon555 DC Prince of Porc!

Jonah Kim of Yona wins the Prince of Porc at the 2016 Cochon 555 in Washington, DC! Cochon 555 is one of my favorite events, period. “The 2016 tour continues to further the conversation of heritage pigs on dinner tables across the nation.” It takes the idea of farm-to-table to a whole new level. The…

Homemade French Bread + Avocado Goat Cheese Appetizer

What’s better than fresh-baked bread? The smell instantly makes your stomach growl. The taste is so fresh. Texture is light and soft. mmmm First, we’re going to make this herbed French bread ^^ Then, I’ll walk you through turning it into the perfect at-home happy hour appetizer with goat cheese, avocado, and pistachios: The bread!…

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes!

Mmmmm. See those creamy mashed potatoes? Oh wait, guess what? They’re made from cauliflower!! That’s right– it’s a super creamy, flavorful, HEALTHY cauliflower mash. That looks and tastes just like mashed potatoes. The ingredients? Cauliflower, plain Greek yogurt, seasonings, and.. that’s it!! They taste so indulgent and yet are so good for you. Let’s make ’em! You’ll want…

Chocolate Red Wine Cake Truffles & Stout Brownie Truffles

You’ve had cake. You’ve had brownies. You’ve had truffles. But, have you ever had… These?! Behold: Dark chocolate red wine cake truffles with coconut, and milk chocolate stout brownie truffles with crushed peanut butter pretzels. I wanted to make something special to give to all the people I love for Valentine’s day. I came up…

Chefs Behind Bars is Back! And the Winner is…

Drinking for a cause. It’s a pretty great concept. Pay some dollas. Drink delicious cocktails. Vote with some more dollas. And bam! You’re not only buzzed, but you’ve also contribute to benefiting No Kid Hungry. No Kid Hungry is Share Out Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger. Find out more about that, and how you…

Dark Chocolate Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies!

Happy Christmas Season! Man, doesn’t it feel weird that it’s already Christmas season? This year has flown by! Nonetheless, it’s here! The twinkle lights, Christmas trees, warm beverages, and of course, Christmas cookies. I love it all. These little cuties are my first batch of Christmas-themed cookies this year. Red velvet cookies with silky cream…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies with Pretzel Crust & Caramel Drizzle!

’tis the season for pumpkin everything! Apparently the fact that I think that means I’m “basic.” I’m not sure who coined that term, but, I don’t really understand it. I mean, I know people get really excited for pumpkin season. But who doesn’t like pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies?? Well, basic…

Funfetti Cookie Sandwiches with Cream Cheese Frosting!

Aka: “Little slices of heaven” That’s the feedback I got when I brought these little beauties to a friend’s birthday celebration! I love birthdays. And as you may have guessed, like to create new treats to make for people’s birthdays. Don’t get me wrong– birthday cake is classic, and sometimes, there’s nothing better than your…

*Healthier* Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars!

You like peanut butter, chocolate, warm & soft treats… and you also like to try to eat healthfully…sometimes…#amiright?? Enter: these babies. They’re whole wheat & oat and have no butter or oil. Lots of peanut butter (for protein, health fat, and deliciousness), touch of sugar, whole grains, and, shamelessly, a glorious amount of chocolaty chips….

Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips & Chocolate Chunks!

mmmmmm look at those… Want some? I sure do! They’re oatmeal cookies that are soft on the inside; have a little crunch on the outside; loaded with chocolate chunks & peanut butter chips; and topped with chocolate chips & sea salt. 😀 I made these on a rainy day– one of my favorite rainy-day activities….

The Best Fried Egg Sandwich

It’s Sunday. You have brunch on your mind. Enter, this sandwich: I’m a sucker for anything with a fried egg on top. Looks delicious, no?? And it’s even healthy– whole grains, veggies, healthy omega-3 fats, and lean protein. Hungry? Let’s eat. What you need: (serves 4) 4 Whole wheat sandwich thins 1 10-oz pack sliced…