Simple, Versatile Gingerbread Cookies

It’s Holiday Season! This can mean many things: gifts, Santa Claus, Hanukkah, debt, etc. But for me, this season means COOKIES! More specifically, gingerbread cookies! Now that school is out (both my graduate school and elementary school for my kiddos), I have time to BAKE! Growing up, I never made gingerbread cookies. We always bought… Continue Reading


Grilled Cheese

I HAVE NEVER MADE GRILLED CHEESE BEFORE TODAY. I REPEAT: I HAVE NEVER MADE GRILLED CHEESE BEFORE TODAY. Reason: I thought it was so complicated and intricate, and I always wondered how people got that char of toasted brown on the bread! Obviously, growing up in a traditionally Korean household, neither of my parents made grilled… Continue Reading


Tomato Soup: Healthy & Simple

When I was an undergraduate freshman in the dorms, I had A LOT of Campbell’s soup, especially the ones that had the letters in it. Do you all know what I am talking about? The ones with the soggy ABCS? I know that I could have bought the ones that didn’t have the mushy letters… Continue Reading


Snickerdoodle Minis

Guess what Wednesday, September 21st is?!?!? It is two things: (1) It is the last day of summer insert sobs here, and (2) it is also the last day of my summer/pre-fall term for my masters program insert YAYS here! I have made it a fourth of the way through graduate school! In order to… Continue Reading


Margherita Flatbread

There has been many a time when I am just so darn exhausted after a long day of school and student teaching that I just want to collapse on the floor, pick up my phone, and call up Papa John’s! Seeing as how those times have increased to 5 times a week, that pizza bill… Continue Reading


Monster Cookies

One of my fondest memories from my childhood revolves around a cookie (I know, typical huh?) My first holiday in the U.S. that I remember is Halloween. In my 2nd grade class, we had all gathered at the rug, and my teacher read us a book titled Monster Mash and then she played us the… Continue Reading