Entries by holly

Strawberry Cornmeal Cake

I was craving some sweet cornbread the other day, and as I started to prep the ingredients I glanced over at my fruit basket and noticed some strawberries that needed to be used sooner than later. About an hour later, a strawberry cornmeal cake was born. It’s like strawberry shortcake and cornbread had a delicious […]

Mini Cherry Cobblers

You know how I feel about mini things (see: pies and pies). These mini cobblers are perfect if you need a cute dessert that you can make ahead of time. They’re very quick to put together; just sweeten the fruit, top with biscuit dough and bake. Biscuit dough is probably the friendliest of quick bread […]

Ang Sarap, Bruh: A Bi-Racial Culinary Experiment

As some of you may know, my ethnic background is Filipino and Black. This menu was my attempt to mash up both cultures into some tasty little plates. Basically, if Holly were a menu, this would be it. “Ang sarap” means “it’s delicious” in Tagalog, so “Ang sarap, bruh” perfectly sums up how I feel […]

Asian Chimichurri Steak Sandwich

I love the fresh, bright flavor that chimichurri adds to grilled meats. Traditionally made with parsley, garlic, olive oil, oregano, and red wine vinegar, I decided to do a version with an Asian twist by adding ginger, mint and fish sauce and switching out the red wine vinegar for rice vinegar. This recipe also works […]

Stovetop Smoker Ribs

If you’ve been around FMITK before, you know I’m obsessed with my Camerons Stovetop Smoker. Just when I thought I couldn’t love my smoker any more, I smoked some baby back ribs, and fell in love all over gain. Legit butterflies in my stomach. REAL LOVE. An hour in the smoker is all you need […]

Chicken Shawarma

This is one of my favorite quick dinners. While the chicken is cooking, it’s easy to whip up some tabbouleh and a little garlic yogurt tahini. I know this may be a lot of spices for some of you, but once you have them in your arsenal, it’s fun to experiment with different combinations. The […]

FMITK Goes Glamping!

Before this trip, the last time I went camping was 6th grade in the form of a somewhat mandatory field trip. Needless to say, I had no idea what I was in for. I was in charge of the menu for the weekend, so I planned the meals based on the conditions – no sink, […]