Recipe: Easy 5-Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Happy Independence Day, fellow Americans! Justin and I threw a last minute BBQ at our house for a few friends, so I had to whip up an easy menu with what I had in the fridge. I came up with these super easy 5-ingredient buffalo chicken pinwheels, and they were a huge hit (anything with buffalo chicken AND puff pastry is going to be a crowd pleaser!). Try out the recipe and let me know what you think.

My cooking philosophy is that anything with over 8 ingredients is just too complicated. I like my food to be as simple as possible, for my sanity as the cook, and also to make Justin’s job easier as my dish washer. These buffalo chicken pinwheels are the perfect combo….They’re full of spicy tangy buffalo chicken flavor, and they’re wrapped up in a pretty package to impress your guests. Continue reading

Recipe: Chocolate Macarons, from the geniuses at Macaron Bar

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Nathan doing a fantastic job teaching

Recently I was lucky enough to get invited to a Yelp Elite event at Macaron Bar in Over-the-Rhine to learn how to make my favorite french delicacy…macarons! I thought I would share the recipe so that you can make them yourself.

For the uninitiated, macarons are not those coconut and condensed milk cookies your grandma used to make…No, these are deliciously light almond meringue cookies, filled with a flavored ganache, and then dyed beautiful colors to match the filling inside.

Macarons are a favorite among bloggers and girls that look like they don’t actually eat cookies because they’re almost too pretty to eat, and they make a great Instagram (see my gram below).

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Recipe: My Filipino Chicken Adobo

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about why there’s few Filipino restaurants in the United States, why that’s important, and what foods you should try if you are given the opportunity to do so. I also mentioned that food is extremely important to Filipino culture, and that every tita has their own recipe for chicken adobo. Well, here is my recipe if you would like to try it for yourself at home! Continue reading