10 Lessons We Learned from Filming Season 1 of Our Cooking Show

As we finish up our first e-cookbook and start on production of Bits & Pieces Season 2, I felt a desire to reflect about Season 1.  There was so much to learn and today I wanted to share our experience with you!  We made this video mostly for our curious friends and subscribers, but also thought it might be helpful for those of you considering filming your own online cooking show.   Read more

Apple and Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado lovers rejoice!  This one’s for you… or should I say, this one’s for me?  I LOVE AVOCADOS and if you do too, you’ll be fist bumping me after you try this Apple and Avocado Chicken Salad.  First off, if you’re scared of the apple in this recipe because you’re one of those, “I don’t like fruit in my savory dishes” kinds of people, don’t walk away just yet.   Read more

Corn Chowder with Sausage

When my husband and I first moved to Chicago, he jokingly told me that I better start coming up with a lot of corn recipes.  He’s originally from here, so I guess he knew what he was talking about, because he was right!  Everywhere I look, there’s corn in my face.

But especially now, the sweet summer corn is especially abundant.  It’s so juicy, sweet, and dang cheap!  I knew I had to take advantage, and whip up a special corn chowder, even in the midst of a hot summer.   Read more

Fish Tacos with Fresh Salsa

I have to admit that I didn’t grow a love for fish tacos until I spent some time living in California, so that wasn’t until pretty recently.  And then we moved to Chicago and went through a looong brutal winter, so I forgot all about them!  Isn’t that a crying shame?

The good news is that summer is here and it’s time to sink my teeth into these babies again.  I know everyone and their mom has a version of fish tacos that they like, but I just try to keep things simple when possible, especially in the summer time.  I love a good fried fish taco with crunchy cabbage slaw too, but today, I wanted to keep things a little lighter, so I opted to go without the batter.   Read more

Soba Noodle Salad

This is another one of those recipes I’ve secretly held onto and haven’t posted because every time I made this dish, it was always when I was feeling too lazy to take step-by-step photos or make a cooking video for it.  But the time has finally come to share it because it got so annoyingly hot in my kitchen and I was not in the mood to film something that required too much cooking time.  So as I dug through my pantry, looking for inspiration, I spotted my trusty soba noodles, aka Japanese buckwheat noodles, and I instantly knew what I wanted to make.   Read more