May 2014 Posts

Sexy Spicy Thai Curry

Green thai curry

Note: It was me who named this dish, not my dad.

Oh, yum. That’s all I can think of when someone says Thai curry. This used to be one of my dad’s staple meals, and he’d always whip up some exotic Thai sides while he was at it (the best I could manage was pad thai from a box).

The first time I made this recipe on my own, it was for 80 people. And it wasn’t exactly on my own…

Tuna Mac ‘n Peas

Tuna Mac

A (slightly) grown-up version of a childhood favorite.

This is one of the first recipes my dad ever taught me to make. Of course he’d never make anything straight out of the box without a bit of doctoring up. Tuna mac ‘n peas started as a go-to after-school meal and became one of my college staples. Now it’s one of my favorite comfort foods—and a Wachowiak-family tradition.

Brown Sugar Salmon

Brown Sugar Salmon

This was always one of my favorite meals growing up. I remember requesting that my dad make this as a birthday meal or whenever I was home from college. It’s sweet, melt-in-your-mouth savory, and you’ll want to glug the marinade straight out of the pan.