Cookies · Desserts

Infamous Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie

I suspect that to the mind of a recent college graduate, working in a different city, renting cars, and living in hotels constituted the “good life.” After almost 6 years of living out of suitcase and traveling coast to coast for 4 years, I will blatantly say that there is nothing glamorous of this jet-setting… Continue reading Infamous Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie

Appetizers & Side Dishes · European (Western and Eastern) Cuisine · Pastas & Rice & Grains

Artichoke Pissaladiere

Say it slowly with me. Pee-sah-lah-DYEHR. Now give it a French accent and you’ve got it. Pissaladiere is a French tart style pizza with onions, anchovies, and olives. My American taste buds were confused the first time I took a bite into this pissaladiere – where’s the melted cheesy goodness?  I took a few more… Continue reading Artichoke Pissaladiere

American Cuisine · Appetizers & Side Dishes · Seafood

Sweet Potato Shrimp Cakes

Crab cakes, step aside. Sweet potato and shrimp seem like an unlikely duo but the flavors are not to be discounted. Ever tried a pumpkin shrimp bisque? It’s similar but this time instead of bisque happiness, this translates to munchie happiness. The creaminess and sweetness of the sweet potato paired with the saltiness of shrimp… Continue reading Sweet Potato Shrimp Cakes