Korean BBQ Burger, One Crazy-Good Little Burger

Korean BBQ Burger | thecozyapron.com

If you're feeling a little adventurous and are craving a truly unique burger, then this Korean BBQ Burger with Kimchi Slaw has got your name written all over it! “Listen lady, why couldn't you just leave the classic burger well enough alone?” is what I can hear someone asking right about now, under their breath. And believe me, I've gotten those comments in the past on other recipes where someone can't understand the point of tinkering around with something that's already “perfection” (in their humble opinion, ... {more please!}

Parmesan Asparagus Spears, and Allowing All the Good Stuff to Adhere Instead

Parmesan Asparagus Spears | thecozyapron.com

Allowing the positive stuff in life to stick to us rather than negative makes things more delicious, kinda like the crispy and delectable coating that adheres to these scrumptious little Parmesan Asparagus Spears! Living in a big city like Los Angeles, with its crowded streets and its a-bit-too-close-for-comfort living style (aka, tiny properties and beaucoup apartments), it's all too easy to be frequently subjected to the not-so-brilliantly-sparkly-and-beautiful aspects of humanity. Know what I mean? There never seems to be a shortage of rude behavior, thoughtlessness, apathy, ... {more please!}

Garlic Mushroom Toast, and the Deep, Earthy Flavor of Life

Garlic Mushroom Toast | thecozyapron.com

Being able to taste and experience different sides of life, even those that are of a more earthy or gritty nature, gives our existence a more well-rounded flavor. And when it comes to food, nothing says “earthy” better than savory Garlic Mushroom Toast topped generously with Herbed Ricotta Spread. Life comes at us quick. Childhood goes by in the blink of an eye, and we are thrust into young adulthood, and then just plain-old adulthood, where we will remain for the rest of our lives, and ... {more please!}

Keeping It Real and Uncovered with The Lee Bros. and Susan Feniger

Ingrid Beer and Matt Lee | thecozyapron.com

Lately, my hubby and I have really been enjoying some of the not-too-shabby benefits/perks that come along with running a food blog, and we thought that it'd be kinda nice to share from time to time some of those experiences that we find interesting and stimulating. So here's to our first "lifestyle" post, starring The Lee Bros. and Susan Feniger. Living in Los Angeles, we often have the privilege of being invited to mix and mingle a little with the food industry's up-and-coming and established TV ... {more please!}

Italian Sausage Linguini, and Feeling Vulnerable in the midst of a Changing Season

Italian Sausage Linguini | thecozyapron.com

Comfort is what's craved during those in-between stages of life, and a steaming bowl of Italian Sausage Linguini, all twisted and piled up with savory artichokes, fresh baby spinach, and tender young asparagus is just the ticket. I love a day like today—completely uncharacteristic, completely unique, and completely at ease with the beautiful vulnerability that it tends to elicit. As I gaze out of my window, I see the little leaves tremble and dance in the chilly breeze that blows; I see the greyish-purple brooding clouds ... {more please!}

Pepper-Crusted Cowboy Rib Eye Steak, a Happy Father’s Day, Indeed

Pepper-Crusted Cowboy Rib Eye Steak | thecozyapron.com

Good fathers are incredibly special people. And when their strength is coupled with a tender mercy, they're one of the best, first teachers we have when we're growing up and developing into the people that we will one day become. We rely on Dad for guidance, for wisdom, and for love, and Father's Day is that wonderful opportunity to honor the men in our lives that carry that special title of “Dad” by showing them just how much they mean to us through sharing with them ... {more please!}

Sweet Cornbread Cake, and Taking Sweet Bites of Inspiration from a Golden Moment

Sweet Cornbread Cake | thecozyapron.com

The soft, warm, pale-yellow glow that envelopes all of us growing and sprouting creatures is something that I simply can't help but to draw copious amounts of pleasure and inspiration from. Just this afternoon, this late afternoon with its breeze, its scents of blooms, its buzzing little beings, its green grass swaying, I took a cup of warm, lemony-blueberry green tea as one companion, and my little dog Lola as another, and off I went into the back yard to daydream for a just a smidgen ... {more please!}

Honey Mustard Chicken Chopped Salad, Anything but Dainty

Honey Mustard Chicken Chopped Salad | thecozyapron.com

As the weather slowly begins to warm up and the days are filled with more bright and happy sunlight, my cravings begin to gravitate towards the colorful, crisp, and fresh. And often, it's a lovely salad that fits that bill, scrumptiously. I've always been a real sucker for a good salad; I mean, I truly love them all, including even the slightly dainty, micro-green-y, leafy ones with just a sprig of this over here, and a sprig of that over there. Hey, I'm even happy to ... {more please!}

White Chicken Chili, and How Staying Present Can Potentially Create a More Peaceful Now

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We so often live in either our memories of the past, or in fantasies about the future, without even realizing it. But when we cook, when we prepare a dish such as this delicious, from-scratch White Chicken Chili with white beans, tender chicken, fresh, ripe avocados and vibrant green limes, being present in the process is a necessity—the food requires it. No matter how I slice it, the freeways of southern California are no joyride; and pretty much each and every time I attempt to merge ... {more please!}

Pan Seared Salmon, for When the Simplest Things Just Make You Happy

Pan Seared Salmon | thecozyapron.com

For as long as I can remember now, I've been closing out my days and ushering in my evenings with a warm bath. Ah...the simple pleasures. For me, a freshly scrubbed, clean bath tub, some gently-running warmish-hot water, and a few squeezes of an aromatic body wash or bubble bath to foam and make things all sudsy makes me a very happy girl. It allows me a little time to contemplate my day, and quiet my soul. A bath is truly one of those simple things ... {more please!}

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