Hasselback Chicken

I want to make a play on words with Hassle-ing the Hoff, but I’m not sure how to work it in. Plus, how many people nowadays would get THAT reference? I suppose if I wanted to be more “modern”, I could make an (only?) decade-old Justin Timberlake pun: “I’m bringing hassel back.” Clearly, finals are … More Hasselback Chicken

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

Meat sauce

My father is amazing. First, I know he is extremely proud of me. Anyone who meets both of us comments on this. Case in point: because he had another affiliation, my thesis adviser flew in just for my defense. After I passed, my parents treated me and my committee to a dinner at the nicest … More Meat sauce