Roasted Sweet Peppers + Truffle Honey Goat Cheese

Welcome back to QCK! Chrissy Teigen recently posted that she was sending out care packages to all her friends with the ingredients to make what she calls "the perfect bite". That inspired me to share the recipe for my perfect bite with you all. I used to work at a tapas restaurant in Minneapolis where … Continue reading Roasted Sweet Peppers + Truffle Honey Goat Cheese

Oven Baked Falafel + All The Middle Eastern Dips You’ll Ever Need

Welcome back to QCK! It's July 4th. If you're not feeling super patriotic this year, or haven't in the past years, you're not alone. The country built on immigrants has spent most of it's modern day history working against them, families are being separated at the borders, kids are being held in cages, the ICE … Continue reading Oven Baked Falafel + All The Middle Eastern Dips You’ll Ever Need

Garden Vegetable + Truffle Goat Cheese Tart

Welcome back to QCK! July is here, summer is in full swing, and that means in a couple weeks, gardens will be harvestable and everyone will be up to their ears in zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh herbs. While I have a variety of ways that I love using garden fresh produce, or my commonly for … Continue reading Garden Vegetable + Truffle Goat Cheese Tart

Raspberry Pretzel Pie + Whipped Mascarpone Topping

Welcome back to QCK! Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite pie recipes, raspberry pretzel pie. If you've ever been to Osseo, Wisconsin, you might know about Norske Nook, a Scandinavian cafe best known for their pies. As kids, we used to take a family camping trip to Osseo every summer and each trip ended … Continue reading Raspberry Pretzel Pie + Whipped Mascarpone Topping

Peel & Eat Shrimp + Remoulade and Cocktail Sauce

Welcome back to QCK! Summer's in full swing and I'm sharing my favorite recipes for chilled shellfish, today's is Peel & Eat Shrimp. This is kind of a copy cat recipe. If you've ever been to Stella's Fish Cafe in Minneapolis, MN, you probably know their peel and eat shrimp. It's delicious and I learned … Continue reading Peel & Eat Shrimp + Remoulade and Cocktail Sauce

Oysters + Mango Serrano Mignonette

Welcome back to QCK! One of my favorite things about summer is chilled shellfish on hot days. I'm not alone in this, there's a reason Stella's Fish Cafe is so popular here in MN, rooftop patio and tons of options from sushi to peel and eat shrimp and of course, oysters. What's not to love? … Continue reading Oysters + Mango Serrano Mignonette

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

Shrimp Dan Dan Noodles

Welcome back to QCK! If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably heard about Bakers Against Racism. If you don't know, BAR is a virtual bake sale participated in by bakers all over the world who sold baked goods and donated all proceeds to an organization of their choice supporting the current Black Lives Matter … Continue reading Shrimp Dan Dan Noodles