Food Archive

  • Rhubarb raspberry crisp

    Rhubarb raspberry crisp

    My grandparents make a homemade dessert, usually a pie, around three times a week. They are well in their 80s, love great food and drink, and usually go to the store on a daily basis to get their groceries. I start this post out mentioning them as I “blame” them completely for my sudden urge [...]

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  • Buffalo chicken pizza

    Buffalo chicken pizza

    Let’s be honest – we all get busy with work and life, and sometimes things slip by us. Take our blog – we have been busy cooking, testing and creating new recipes, but we haven’t had time to actually sit down and put it out for the world to see. Shame on us. After a [...]

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  • Spicy stuffed poblano peppers

    Spicy stuffed poblano peppers

    Stuffed peppers is one of our favorite meals and with the lake effect snow we had today, stuffed peppers with a kick hit the spot. I paired the stuffed poblano peppers with orzo cooked in chicken stock and corn. We had two large poblano peppers and two small poblano peppers, so the recipe below does [...]

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  • Smothered hashbrowns, Mexican style

    Smothered hashbrowns, Mexican style

    We’ve fast become breakfast people, at least on the weekends. We’ve experimented with several breakfast items and we definitely have our favorites of poached, fried, baked and scrambled eggs, fried, baked or microwaved bacon, french toast, homemade bagels, etc. But we’ve fallen into a bit of a rut so I decided to change things up [...]

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  • Lime Mexican Croutons

    Lime Mexican Croutons

    Wondering what to do with leftover bread? We had some leftover chunked sourdough bread from our traditional New Year’s Eve fondue so I made Mexican croutons to go as a soup topper with chicken “tortilla” soup for New Year’s Day. My secret ingredient to match the flavors in our soup? I added lime zest to [...]

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  • Hearty root vegetable soup

    Hearty root vegetable soup

    After several days of eating rich food and with cold weather here to stay, we wanted to have something healthy to eat so a hot bowl of hearty root vegetable soup sounded delicious. I’m slowly turning Bryan into a soup man and with great flavor, heat and texture, this soup was a winner in our [...]

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  • Fall recipe- stuffed acorn squash

    Fall recipe- stuffed acorn squash

    My mother has long lamented the fact that when I was a child, I would eat anything she put in front of me. Fast forward to my teens and 20s and I was a fairly picky eater. We decided around this time last year that we should work on making foods we weren’t fond of [...]

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  • Grills just wanna have fun

    Grills just wanna have fun

    Summer feels like it’s here, so we’ve been itching to spend more time on the back deck with our beloved grill. Sadly, the photo isn’t of our grill or our backyard — we shot it at a house party in Aspen hosted by Mario Batali — but it doesn’t matter what kind of grill you [...]

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  • Veggies on the Grill and Radishes Two Ways

    Veggies on the Grill and Radishes Two Ways

    After what seems like the longest winter in history, we’ve been able to enjoy our grill back-to-back weekends. Last weekend, we tested some recipes for Third Coast Living and last night we broke out our grilling planks and made our entire meal on the grill. Bryan made juicy and delicious bone-in chicken breasts on a [...]

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  • Product Review: AeroGarden

    Product Review: AeroGarden

    Bryan planted basil, dill and thyme a few days before Christmas and we started picking basil within a month.

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  • What to make for the Big Game?

    What to make for the Big Game?

    Football, basketball, you name it, this recipe for stuffed Italian bread would be great to make when entertaining family and friends.

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  • Perfectly Poached Eggs with PoachPods

    Perfectly Poached Eggs with PoachPods

    If you’ve wanted to make poached eggs at home, but have been intimidated by thoughts of milky water, the poached eggs scene from Julia and Julia and having to try more than once, we found a solution for you. I’ve been intrigued by PoachPods since I spotted them in a store a few months ago [...]

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  • Recipe Review: Braised Chicken Thighs and Legs

    Recipe Review: Braised Chicken Thighs and Legs

    My mom tried this recipe a few weeks ago and suggested we give it a try. Like her, I have a plethora of recipes bookmarked, copied, saved, earmarked and so on, which is where she found it (bookmarked after seeing it on the Today Show). We’ve been into planning menus lately, which is great because [...]

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  • Pass the ramen shrimp, please

    Pass the ramen shrimp, please

    If you are new to our blog or have not met me, you should know I’m not a big fan of eating seafood and/or fish. There are two main reasons – texture and taste. However, Bryan insists we try to have more variety in our diet, so we’re taking baby steps and experimenting with shrimp [...]

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  • Creamed Chicken and Biscuits

    Creamed Chicken and Biscuits

    I was fortunate to know two of my four great-grandmothers when I was growing up and have some fond memories of meals I had at their homes, including the best tasting oatmeal for breakfast. Really, how can it NOT be the best tasting oatmeal when it is covered with brown sugar, whole milk and half-and-half. [...]

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