December 1, 2013

Meredith’s Yummy Ciabatta Pizza

Something important to know about me: I have the most intense and spontaneous craving for pizza. I can’t explain it. I’d like to think that I have a sophisticated palette, but there are some days when the only thing pleasing my taste buds is a warm delicious pizzaRead the rest of this entry »

May 28, 2013

Tips for Perfecting Your Corned Beef Sandwich

Every time my grandparents come into town, I’m spoiled with great food. Friday night it was pizza at California Pizza Kitchen and Sunday it was a home-cooked meal of hummus chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and Culver’s ice cream for dessert. Saturday, the best food day of all, we had corned beef sandwiches for lunch. My mouth waters just thinking about it. My mom only gets corned beef when my grandparents are in town so when I do get the chance to make a corned beef sandwich, it has to be perfect. Now, I’m not usually one to share my food secrets (i’m selfish and like to keep all the savory goodness to myself), but today I’m feeling generous. Read the rest of this entry »

April 30, 2013

Focaccia Bread with Black Olives

Focaccia is an Italian bread baked in flat pans and then seasoned with olive olive, herbs (most commonly rosemary) and vegetables. My favorite way to eat it is topped with goat cheese. You can also eat it plain or make a sandwich with it. Read the rest of this entry »

December 31, 2012

Holy Cow, It’s Bao

steamed chinese buns known as bao

One of my favorite foods are bao. If you’ve never heard of them, they’re Asian buns that are filled with any number of fillings and steamed. When they’re served hot, the dough becomes cooked but deliciously chewy, and the inside adds flavor to the bite. They really are my favorite on-the-go foods.

During college in downtown Chicago, I’d always stop for some at the Wow Bao near my campus (what a great name). My kryptonite was their coconut custard flavor. It was so creamy and sweet; I still love them. I never figured out how to make bao, until now (mind the rhyme). Read on for the easiest and most delicious bao recipe I could come up with, plus it uses a can of refrigerated biscuits and a rotisserie chicken to make things even easier!
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