Avocado Shrimp Burgers with Old Bay Mayo

We’ve had a few days in a row of 70-degree weather in New Jersey, and it’s been fabulous. All I can think about is grilling season (after all, May is National Barbecue Month), but since I’m not much of a grill master, I usually choose to use my Calphalon grill pan over the actual grill. I can’t rave enough about Calphalon—I’ve gone through plenty of … Continue reading Avocado Shrimp Burgers with Old Bay Mayo

Spicy Asian Noodles

Chinese takeout is one of my guilty pleasures. But some days, I don’t feel like spending the money on takeout, or I only crave one thing that’s not worth placing an entire order. Surprisingly, it’s pretty easy to create your own take on your favorite takeout dish. I put a personal twist on my favorite Chinese food dish, sesame cold noodles. They’re chilled noodles in … Continue reading Spicy Asian Noodles

Summer Peaches and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

I could be rushing peach season a bit, but I was too excited about this salad not to post it. There’s a pizza restaurant near me with the biggest menu I’ve ever seen; it takes me forever to decide what to order. But one night when we wanted dinner from there, I told myself I would order a salad (I still enjoyed some tasty apps, … Continue reading Summer Peaches and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Grilled Scallops in Rosemary Garlic Cream Sauce

I’ve always disliked scallops. They were always too fishy for me, and when I was younger, the texture weirded me out a bit. But if they’re cooked absolutely perfectly, I can eat a few and enjoy them. My family loves scallops; especially my mom, who orders a scallop dish almost every time we go to a seafood restaurant. I thought that maybe if I coated … Continue reading Grilled Scallops in Rosemary Garlic Cream Sauce

Simple Penne Alla Vodka

For some reason, New Jersey’s March weather has been much worse than February. We’ve gotten hit with snowstorm after snowstorm, and to me, it calls for one thing—comfort food. I’ve probably shared my love for pasta more times than necessary, but I love this recipe because most people don’t realize how easy it is to make delicious vodka sauce. Whenever I make vodka sauce, I … Continue reading Simple Penne Alla Vodka