Julia’s Peanut Basil Linguine


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Prep Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 box of linguine pasta (cooked)
  • 6 eggs (scrambled and cut into small chunks)
  • 1 small onion (sliced into half rings)
  • 3 teaspoons of basil (chopped)
  • 5 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Sriracha hot sauce

Step 1 – Combine together peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil (save the rest for cooking), brown sugar and Sriracha hot sauce in a small bowl and stir until all ingredients are blended together to make the sauce.

Step 2 – Pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil into a heated wok on medium heat, add onion and cook for about 5 minutes or until slightly translucent.

Step 3 – Add blended sauce to the wok and stir for about 3 minutes on medium heat.

Step 4 – Turn heat to low and add linguine and scrambled eggs. Toss generously.

Step 5 – Plate pasta and sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of basil on each helping.


Julia’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Here’s a healthier alternative to the traditional chocolate chip cookie (although I love those too).

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Prep Time: 1 hour

Yields about 50 cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups of oats
  • 1 1/4 cups of flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cups of butter (softened)
  • 2 cups of brown sugar (packed tight)
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of white raisins

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray baking sheets with vegetable cooking spray.

Step 2 – In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, stir with a fork and set aside.

Step 3 – Use a large mixing bowl and gather butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Use an electric mixer and beat ingredients until texture becomes creamy.

Step 4 – Sprinkle 1/3 of the flour mixture into the creamed mixture and beat contents until blended. Continue adding the flour mixture 1/3 at a time and mixing in between until fully blended. Add raisins and stir with a large spoon.

Step 5 – Take tablespoon sized portions and place on baking sheets. Cook 15-20 minutes or until desired softness and/crispiness is reached.

*Make sure to leave cookies on baking sheets after removing from oven for at least 3 minutes before transferring them to cooling rack.


Goober Sammich


This is a fast and fun breakfast/brunch dish that I would often indulge in on a Sunday afternoon after OurTown 🙂

Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices of pepper jack cheese

Put 2 slices of bread in toaster, lightly toast to warm with a slice of pepper jack cheese on each slice of bread. Cook the first egg sunny side down, keeping the yolk runny. Once the first egg is done, place on top of one of the slices of bread and cheese and plate. Cook the second egg the same way. Place the second slice of bread and cheese on the first layer and finish with the second egg on the very top. Serve with a splash of Cholula hot sauce and eat with a knife and fork. Enjoy!