Curry Grilled Cheese

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! The summer before I was set to start kindergarten, my dad came home from work one day looking alarmed. “The school is on fire!” Someone – a student, I think – had set the kindergarten building on fire. And I

Jalapeño poppers

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! I was 18 when I discovered I was lactose intolerant. It was New Year’s Eve, and I was at my parents’ house, and the guy I was dating at the time was there with me. We had been eating appetizers

Savory crispy kugel cups

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! When I was a child, I vowed that I was going to read every single book in my little local library. Unsurprisingly I never quite managed that, but this library was my absolute favorite place. I come from a family

Do Chua (Vietnamese Daikon and Carrot Pickles)

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! The first time I went to Vietnam with Son, was a decade ago, and I was still terribly picky. I hated cilantro, which was in EVERYTHING, and so I spent the majority of the trip trying to sneakily pick the

Broiled Salmon with Scallions and Sesame

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! The Nutcracker ballet will always have a special place in my heart. For me, it’s like the dishes you ate at home as a child – they may not have been your favorite at the time, but once you grow

Dragonfruit Mochi Doughnuts

Have you ever been disappointed by the pink doughnut? It’s all razzle dazzle – beautiful colors, but no substance. A promise of excitement, but… the plainest of flavors. Well… that ends today. THE PINK DOUGHNUT DESERVES TO BE MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE! Popularized by The Simpsons, the pink doughnut is a classic. But

Miso Maple Carrots

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! For the last couple of years before he passed away, my dad was paralyzed from the waist down and almost entirely bedridden. We all knew his time was limited, so we started doing Sunday dinners with him every week. At

Roast Pork Butt Sandwich

What happens if you take the flavors of duck ramen, and turn it into a sandwich? That wasn’t what we set out to do, but that’s where we ended up, AND WE REGRET NOTHING. I decided to make this roast pork butt sandwich from Lady and Pups because I ended up with some broccoli rabe,

Mango lassi

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! When it comes to spice tolerance, where do you fall? I would say I am somewhere in the middle. I’ve always been really impressed with people who have a really high spice tolerance because I absolutely do not. But I’ve

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