• Eggs Benedict with a Delicious and Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce November 24, 2014 eggs benny main
    Thanksgiving is THURSDAY and I am knee deep in planning, organizing and scheduling. Scheduling and planning when everything is going into my ONE oven for Thanksgiving dinner that is! The grocery shopping is 95% finished and the menu is set!!! Thanks to Pinterest and all of the fabulous Thanksgiving recipes …
  • What the Holidays Mean for Me + A Giveaway from Minted.com! November 23, 2014 Be Merry from Minted
    The holidays are here! Where in the world did 2014 go? This year just zoomed by!! I feel like it was just yesterday that my family made the move from Seattle, WA to Madison, WI and everything from then until now has been a blur.
    And in the blink of an …
  • Apple and Cheddar Quiche with Olive Oil and Thyme Crust November 21, 2014 Apple and Cheddar Quiche_main
    I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week. My parents arrive on Monday and my sister’s family on Wednesday. We’ll have a packed house to say the least but I am so excited.
    Because for me, a packed house means that I will have more than 3 people to feed. And for …
  • Mini Pumpkin Pie Gingersnap Cookie Cups November 19, 2014 Mini Pumpkin Pie Gingersnap Cookie Cups_1541_closeup-9
    I believe in dessert.
    When I was younger, probably like most kids, I wanted to be able to eat dessert before the main course. It just made sense. Did my mother ever let me do that? No . .  but it still made sense at the time.
    Now, I’m older and actually …
  • Pumpkin Sage Soup November 17, 2014 Pumpkin Sage Soup_main_1782
    A little over a week ago, I was in Chicago attending a Test Kitchen event hosted by ALDI. We were there for two days and let me tell you, there was enough food involved over those two days to feed a small army. 

    Day 1 started with a visit to ALDI headquarters, where …

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with White Wine Shallot Sauce November 14, 2014 Roasted Brussels Sprouts with White Wine Shallot Sauce_main
    Happy Friday you guys! I’m back with another fabulous side dish that needs to be on your Thanksgiving table this year. I don’t know about you, but I love roasted brussels sprouts! Growing up, my parents never really made them for us. .  not sure why, but now that I have …
  • Leek and Artichoke Bread Pudding + A Le Creuset Giveaway! November 12, 2014 Leek and Artichoke Bread Pudding_main
    Ok guys, we’re T minus 15 days to turkey day. Are you ready?
    I don’t know about you but I’ve been going crazy trying to find all the right side dishes to serve with my turkey this year. Because . .  I’m not afraid to say it ..  sometimes I’m more excited about …
  • Kohler Food and Wine and the Best Carrot Martini You Will Ever Try November 10, 2014 The American Club
    I think anytime you visit a new city or place, you’re usually pleasantly surprised by some little gems and local spots that you find. Upon moving to Wisconsin, I knew about the weather, Madison, the university, the Farmers Market and all the glorious cheese. I would soon learn about the fabulous …
  • Autumn Potato Gratin + a @BHG Cookbook Giveaway!! November 7, 2014 Autumn Potato Gratin_slice
    So, whether we’re ready or not, the holidays are upon us!! Christmas trees and lights are out everywhere (even though we still have Thanksgiving coming up) and sometimes, if you listen closely, you’ll hear holiday music in the stores. Seriously.
    I’ve officially moved my “Halloween” Pinterest board to the bottom of my page …
  • You Need This In Your Life “Best Chicken Stew” and A Cookbook! November 5, 2014 Best Chicken Stew_main
    Recently, I was in Kohler, Wisconsin attending the Kohler Food and Wine Experience. The whole weekend was magical and I learned a ton and got to sample some great food. One of the highlights of that weekend was meeting Christopher, Jack and Bridget from America’s Test Kitchen.

    Their session was focused on …

  • Bloody Mary Smoothies for @WilliamsSonoma Smoothie Week November 4, 2014 Bloody Mary Smoothies_main
    Bloody Mary Smoothies. Oh yes I did.
    What better way to incorporate more vegetables into your morning routine? I have so many friends who blend up a smoothie in the morning so here’s something special . . with a twist.

    I’ve always had a thing for Bloody Mary cocktails. .  don’t ask …

  • Double Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Doughnuts for #ALDIholiday November 3, 2014 Double Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Doughnuts_main
    It’s November you guys and I hope you’re not sick of pumpkin yet. Frankly, this is the month where my seasonal cravings kick into high gear and it’s all seasonal all the time. I think it’s because of all the brainstorming, preparation and testing that happens for Thanksgiving.

    So, I couldn’t …

  • Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes October 31, 2014 Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes_main
    Happy Halloween everyone!
    So, we’re set here at the Choi household. After a trip to ALDI for all of my candy (saved some money = no brainer), an emergency trip to Target, rattling through what was left in the Halloween costume section, browsing wigs, tutus, finding some really cute hair accessories …
  • Lemon Olive Oil Yogurt Cake + A Giveaway! October 29, 2014 Lemon Olive Oil Yogurt Cake_main
    My awesome mother came into town last week to help watch the girls while I was out of town. It’s great now connecting with her and seeing her with my girls, her granddaughters, and talking with my mother now that I am a mother too. We can connect on so …
  • Seafood Pappardelle + An Easy Gourmet Cookbook Giveaway! October 28, 2014 Seafood Pappardelle_main
    Last weekend, I had the great honor of attending a local Food and Wine event right here in Kohler, WI (only 2 hours from where I live). The entire experience was amazing. We had back-to-back cooking demonstrations, learned some tips and techniques and got to do a few beer+food tastings …
  • Korean Curry Rice #Koreanfood October 27, 2014 Korean Curry Rice_main
    Growing up, my parents were both small business owners. My dad owned and operated a few Korean restaurants in the Dallas area (and still has a sushi restaurant currently in downtown Dallas) and my mother owned and operated a mid-sized Korean grocery store (similar to an H-mart for those who …
  • What’s Happening. . . Fridays . . October 24, 2014 Devils Lake State Park
    Fall is here and alive in Wisconsin. The foliage is beautiful, colorful and breathtaking. Last weekend, we went to Devil’s Lake State Park here in Wisconsin and this is what you see as you are driving into the camp grounds. Absolutely beautiful.
    We went for a family hike and played in …
  • Jjamppong: Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup October 22, 2014 Jjamppong Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup_main2
    I didn’t always like spicy food. As a kid, it took me a while before I could tolerate spicy. And now, I can’t get enough heat! If you’ve tasted jjamppong (spicy seafood noodle soup) before, you know what a glorious day today is ..  Why, you ask? Because I’m sharing …
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