Mushroom and Ginger Wontons

One of our favorite restaurants, Bangkok Joe’s, has the most delicious dumplings I’ve ever eaten. The first mushrooms I ever liked were in their mushroom and ginger dumplings. They were so flavorful and unique that they insisted on being enjoyed. When I had some wonton wrappers and mushrooms hanging around in my fridge, I decided to make my own version. And while different, these wontons are quite delicious in their own way. To make them, finely dice 1 pint of … Continue reading

Summer Minestrone Soup

I make variations of this soup for all seasons, and this one is perfect for summer. It’s light, healthy, and loaded with vegetables. The only problem is its name… I never know how to pronounce minestrone. Is it mine-strone or mine-stroney? Well, it’s delicious no matter what it’s called. And it’s also very flexible- you can make this soup a hundred different ways all depending on what ingredients you have available. The secret to making a great soup is to … Continue reading

Breakfast Pizza

Few things compare to eating a straight-from-the-oven slice of breakfast pizza. I especially like eating breakfast pizza because it brings back happy memories of the first time I made it on a lazy summer weekend with my good friend. ¬†We spent the day lounging at the pool, drinking vino verde, and stuffing ourselves with eggy, cheesy goodness (fortunately for our bikinis, these were not simultaneous activities). Luckily, I can bring back those memories any time I want because breakfast pizza … Continue reading