Visit Lake Street: Lasagnetta a la Vodka

Welcome back to QCK! It's been a minute. Life has been so crazy between school, starting up Visual Black Justice, writing projects, and everything else in the world. But I've been working on a project that I'm really excited to share with you all, so here we are! As many of you know, Minneapolis' historic … Continue reading Visit Lake Street: Lasagnetta a la Vodka

Summer Gnocchi Salad + Pinenut Pesto

Welcome back to QCK! This week has been full of wild ups and downs. Some new opportunities that I'm really excited to announce, but can't quite yet! Some downs that I won't get into, because honestly, I don't feel like it. I just want to talk about food today. Is there anything better than gnocchi? … Continue reading Summer Gnocchi Salad + Pinenut Pesto

Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese + Potato Chip Crust

Welcome back to QCK! So as you know, this weekend is all about BBQ, and there's really no better side for BBQ than Mac & Cheese. They just balance eachother out. But THIS mac and cheese in particular is perfect for BBQ, but it's also just really effing good. It's creamy, a little spicy, cheesy … Continue reading Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese + Potato Chip Crust

Cheesy Sweet Corn, Basil + Cherry Tomato Pasta

Welcome back to QCK! Happy Mother's Day to every mom and mom figure out there, we love you! I'm not with my mom today, social distancing is still a thing, but I'm celebrating her by making one of her best recipes and sharing it with you. This is a warm pasta salad, it can totally … Continue reading Cheesy Sweet Corn, Basil + Cherry Tomato Pasta

Pasta: A Five Part Series. Part 5; Fillings

Hey foodies! Welcome back! Let's just get right into it. It's the final part of our Five-Part Pasta Series and although it was a lot of fun to make and share all of my creations with you, I'm really excited to share some new recipes. Today, we're gonna talk about what makes pasta REALLY delicious; … Continue reading Pasta: A Five Part Series. Part 5; Fillings

Pasta: A Five Part Series. Part 4; Shapes

Happy Halloweekend Foodies! I hope you all love Halloween as much as I do. How could you not? For one, you can shamelessly binge all three Halloweentown movies and all eight Harry Potter movies. Of course, you can shamelessly watch HP all year long, but on Halloween, you can eat an entire bag of Reece's … Continue reading Pasta: A Five Part Series. Part 4; Shapes

Pasta: A Five Part Series. Part 3: Printed Pastas

Hellooooo Foodies! As always, I hope you're having a wonderful week. It's been a pretty crazy week here in Doha, if you haven't heard it rained! Not just like a couple of sprinkles, it was a full on thunderstorm and the most rainfall in the history of Qatar. As you can imagine, it was full-blown … Continue reading Pasta: A Five Part Series. Part 3: Printed Pastas

Pasta: A Five Part Series. Part 2: Colors

Hey Foodies! Welcome back! I hope you're having a wonderful week, enjoying the autumn weather. What have you been cooking since the season changed? Maybe a nice chicken and wild rice soup? What's your favorite fall ingredient? Mine is butternut squash. I have a great recipe for a butternut squash soup that I plan to … Continue reading Pasta: A Five Part Series. Part 2: Colors

Pasta: A Five Part Series. Part 1: Pasta Dough and Basics

Hey foodies! Hope you're having a great day. If you're not, you came to the right place. I say that because you're here to learn about making pasta which, to me, is the best form of therapy. Along with baking. Which is one of the many reasons why I wanted to do this five-part series. … Continue reading Pasta: A Five Part Series. Part 1: Pasta Dough and Basics

Duck Fat and Garlic Spaghetti with crispy Prosciutto and Mushrooms.

Since we're on the topic of Italian dishes (see last post, lemon olive oil cake), lets talk about one of my all time favorite Italian dishes. Before I get into it, I want to say that when I first learned this recipe it did not involve half of the ingredients you'll see below. Over the … Continue reading Duck Fat and Garlic Spaghetti with crispy Prosciutto and Mushrooms.