Salmon Tacos

Mexican food is one of my mother’s favorites, though I doubt many in our family ever had “authentic” Mexican. My mother maybe had some when visiting her brother’s starter family in Guadalajara in the early 1980s, but that’s a “strong maybe” and over 30 years ago. So growing up, Mexican food to me meant self-assembling … More Salmon Tacos

Grilled Squash Salad

“Try a Little Tenderness” is–by-far–Otis Redding’s best song. For those complete nubes who have never heard of the song and/or the artist, or for those who want a 1980s throwback, I present to you the classic clip of Jon Cryer from Pretty in Pink: Few would characterize Cryer’s reaction (or even Cryer’s character’s reaction) as…well…”tender”. However, … More Grilled Squash Salad


So, I’ve seen this dish in a bunch of fancy cookbooks, and magazines, and it’s just always looked so beautiful and relatively simple. And, seriously, take a look at these OTHER (non TTENG) shakshoukas: But there’s a problem with this dish, that you really don’t think about until it’s too late. Do you see it? … More Shakshouka

Hashbrown Muffins

I was really torn on calling these hash-tins or muff-browns, but then I realized both of those options sounded absolutely terrible… It seems at times like I’m becoming fancier with my cooking as I get older. In actuality I’m becoming lazier. I’m also becoming cheaper (or rather, I’m TRYING to become cheaper). This recipe came … More Hashbrown Muffins