Category: Travel + Food

Authentic Swedish Meatballs

Authentic Swedish Meatballs

Sweden is a stunningly beautiful place, and authentic Swedish meatballs are worth a trip there alone. Totally serious, they were amazing. I traveled to Stockholm in the summer with my family, the first stop in a three-part European adventure. I had never been to Sweden […]

Vanilla Funnel Cakes

Vanilla Funnel Cakes

Funnel Cake will forever remind me of strolling through crowded street fairs in NYC as a kid. Funnel cake, which is essentially fried dough batter with powdered sugar sprinkled on top, is a food popular in North America at carnivals and street fairs.  But this […]

Savory Poppy Seed Gougéres Just like I Had At Garrisons In DC

Savory Poppy Seed Gougéres Just like I Had At Garrisons In DC

Politics aside, Washington, D.C. is an incredible place for many reasons. If you have never been, it is a must see city for young and old.  I have been to D.C. many times over the years but more recently I went with my boys and […]

Teriyaki King Salmon With Tri-Color Quinoa, Boy Is This Tasty!

Teriyaki King Salmon With Tri-Color Quinoa, Boy Is This Tasty!

My little one is a big fish lover, salmon in particular.  As if he was not already a big enough fan, a summer trip to Alaska and his exposure to incredible fresh salmon made him crave it even more. While traveling in Alaska we visited […]

Irresistible Alaskan Smoked Sockeye Salmon Spread

Irresistible Alaskan Smoked Sockeye Salmon Spread

I recently traveled to Alaska, a first for me and my family.  The sometimes-overlooked 49th state, or the last frontier, proved to be as remarkable as my late uncle always said it was.  Spectacularly beautiful with towering mountain ridges that disappear into the clouds.  Glassy […]

A Chicago-Style Hot Dog For Labor Day

A Chicago-Style Hot Dog For Labor Day

Chicago-style hot dogs are not fancy, they are not French, and they don’t have any gourmet ingredients in them.  But they are darn good, and perfect for Labor Day.  The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council reported in 2016, American consumers spent more than 2.4 […]