Salmon + Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki Sauce ¼ cup soy sauce ½ tsp ground ginger cayenne (optional) 3 tbsp brown sugar 3/4 cup water 1 tbsp cornstarch 1 garlic clove; grated   Add all ingredients into saucepan and place over a medium heat. Heat the sauce for about 5 minutes until the brown sugar is fully melted. Whisk occasionally. If you want the…

Gone Fishin’

There are memories about food that I forget about until I’m physically cooking. It’s a rush of emotions and flashbacks of memories about a loved one.  Most of the time it’s of my mom because she taught me how to cook.  Last weekend I was surprised with a visit from my Grandpa. Whenever we went to…

Skillet Apple Pie

This recipe is inspired by the Skillet Apple Pie from Southern Living but with my spin on it. The caramel added to this pie is not essential, you could easily just do the apples BUT when I make the caramel sauce and use part of it in the pie I always have some left over…

Dinner Parties

I decided to write about dinner parties because I just threw my first one this past weekend. I’ve cooked for people before like family groups of several people but cooking dinner is different than throwing a dinner party. Inviting people over to your house for a full meal, drinks and entertainment. It is a lot of…

Crispy Potatoes & Ketchup

One of the best things to have with breakfast is hash browns or home-style potatoes.  Also sausage too, I love a good breakfast sausage.  You know that moment when you’re ordering breakfast and you’re trying to evaluate whether they’ll cook the potatoes crispy enough and have good breakfast sausage?  You have hope, order them and 60%…

Journey in Japan

What’s so great about doing this blog is learning about family recipes and their origins. Growing up my mom made  these eggrolls quite often.  I grew up eating all types of foods and as we moved around the world my mom just kept adding to her cookbook.  She was constantly learning new recipes.  My mom learned…

Salmon Croquettes

This recipe comes from my grandmother. I have never seen salmon croquettes anywhere else except from my mother’s kitchen and I don’t know why because they are so tasty. Not only is this a tasty recipe but it’s a quick and easy recipe. No waiting for meat to thaw; boom dinner is done in 30…

Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas is one of those recipes that everyone in my family loved!  Beef enchiladas with red sauce or chicken enchiladas with green sauce; it didn’t matter, both versions were delicious. With some of these blog posts I’m able to cheat and copy part of the recipe out of the family cookbook my mom made me…

Living in Louisiana

Two months after graduating and getting married, Derek and I packed up and moved to New Orleans for a year. We got to experience the culture and of course the food. One of our favorites was Red Beans & Rice and sometimes food tastes even better when it’s homemade. This recipe is easy to make…

Newlyweds.

After getting married in May 2017 my cooking really took off.  I had finally moved out the house and had a kitchen all to myself.  My husband and I dated for about 6 years before we got married. I wanted to graduate school first so I graduated on Friday and we got married on Saturday….

Tears with Lasagna

My mother learned this authentic lasagna from an cook in Italy so it’s the real deal! I’ll try to keep the story short but just know my mom is a great cook and there aren’t enough words to express my admiration for her! My mom never really grew up learning how to cook. Like I…

Adventures in Italy

My family and I lived in Italy for 2 years and my mom took a few classes to learn some authentic Italian recipes.  Our family uses this recipe for spaghetti and lasagna so it’s a great recipe to have! Bolognese Sauce 2 Tbsp Butter 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 carrots, chopped 2 stalks of celery,…

Marshmallow Memories.

A childhood friend came up with the name for my blog, Beyond the Plate. The name immediately resonated with me because to me cooking is so much more than just making food.  It all started with my grandmother. Every other summer we would travel to California to visit our extended family.  Flashback to my childhood,…