Month: May 2018

Literally One Pan Steak Fajitas

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for THE easiest meal of your whole life: Steak Fajitas in ONE sheet pan. One of my biggest gripes about cooking is all the heavy pots and pans you have to clean afterwards. In my tiny kitchen, I literally have no room to let dishes sit in the sink so I am usually a clean-as-I-use type of cook. Usually, when I read a new recipe to cook and it tells me to use all the woks, skillets, sauce pans, pots that I own, all I can think about is the mess and I don’t even bother cooking. That’s not the case with this recipe! It’s easy to make AND easy clean-up. There’s 2 ways to prep the steak & pepper marinate: first one is easy and the second one is even EASIER. Use whichever you prefer. Method #1: This method is for those who don’t mind touching meat or if you don’t like wasting ziplock bags. Put all the sliced onions, peppers, and steak into a large bowl. Add all …

Honey Walnut Shrimp

This one is out of my comfort zone. Although I love Asian food, I normally don’t try to cook it because for some weird reason I think it’s really hard and complicated, and it makes me anxious. That’s another story for another day. Honey Walnut Shrimp is one of those dishes that I alwaaaaays order when it’s on a menu at a Chinese restaurant. So you can only imagine my joy during one night in college (when my sister & I lived together in a tiny apartment), my sister’s boyfriend (now brother-in-law) surprised us by cooking Honey Walnut Shrimp for dinner! I was so amazed and probably BEGGED him a million times to make it over and over and over. And he kept saying “it’s so easy, you can do it!” But I never tried. …then my heart broke when I found out they were moving to the north east after they got married. Who’s going to cook me some Honey Walnut Shrimp when I want it? More importantly, who’s going to feed me now …

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Bruschetta

For my first recipe post, I decided to go with this simple tomato, mozzarella and basil bruschetta with balsamic vinaigrette. I know bruschetta has been around for ages, but I never bothered with it or ordered it from a restaurant before because well ummmm I don’t believe in paying $10 for a small piece of toast with cheese on top. Luckily for me, bruschetta was part of an appetizer course during a company happy hour and after I took my first bite, I finally know why it costs $10. They were the most delightful little bites. I still refuse to pay $10 for them though. I went home dreaming about them and when I woke up, I googled a ton of recipes for a tomato, mozzarella, and basil bruschetta. However, I didn’t find THE perfect recipe so just like most of my cooking, I merged a bunch of ingredients here and there and came up with my own recipe for it. It was delicious… and it’s super easy to make! My husband (who doesn’t typically …