Food Archive

  • Recipe Review: Ham and Cheddar Sourdough Stuffing

    Recipe Review: Ham and Cheddar Sourdough Stuffing

    Our Thanksgiving tradition is to try out new recipes for the big meal. No, we don’t make them ahead of time, we just wing them and hope our luck in knowing what will taste good holds. Luckily, we’ve picked delicious recipes over the years and have quite a collection of well-loved November and December issues [...]

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  • Turkey Tortilla Soup

    Turkey Tortilla Soup

    Round two of inventing Thanksgiving leftovers and we’re only left with the turkey. It is still a bit blustery out and we’re fighting colds left and right, so a soup made perfect sense. In case you are new to our blog, Bryan isn’t a huge soup fan, although I think I’m converting him as I [...]

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  • Thanksgiving Leftovers Reinvented

    Thanksgiving Leftovers Reinvented

    Wondering what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? How about making a turkey “shepherd’s” pie? Faced with Thanksgiving leftovers after warming up turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and dressing (post to come on the recipe we used soon) for the third time in 36 hours, I thought it would be good to reinvent our leftovers. [...]

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  • An Afternoon in St. Helena

    An Afternoon in St. Helena

    On our trip to Napa and Sonoma, we stopped by St. Helena to check out a few places downtown, including WoodHouse Chocolate. The chocolates at WoodHouse Chocolate are outstanding and we had tried a piece of chocolate with wine at Rombauer Vineyards, rivaling chocolates from Europe. In the words of Bryan, the truffles we had [...]

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  • Morimoto Napa Review

    Morimoto Napa Review

    As Bryan’s last post touches on, we were lucky enough to spend a few days in Napa Valley in mid-October. Trying to decide what vineyards we should go to on our first visit proved to be a difficult decision, although we did pick quite a few great places along the way. But figuring out where [...]

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  • Roasted Banana and Coconut Ice Cream

    Roasted Banana and Coconut Ice Cream

    Sorry for the lack of posting recently. Our jobs have taken up a lot of time. We haven’t stopped cooking, or inventing and trying new things — far from it — we just haven’t found much time to write in the last month or so. Lately, I’ve been baking a lot, and Jessie’s been making [...]

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  • Open-Face Pizza

    Open-Face Pizza

    After a crazy day at work for both of us, neither of us wanted to spend too much time on our feet in the kitchen, but we were still hungry. Ordering pizza from one of our numerous pizza places was tossed out, but a decision on where and what couldn’t be reached. Instead, I went [...]

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  • Leeks, Garlic and Ginger, Oh My

    Leeks, Garlic and Ginger, Oh My

    We both got home from work a bit late tonight and we didn’t feel like cooking up a complete meal. After searching through our pantry, refrigerator and freezer for inspiration, I found some chicken and vegetable potstickers and decided to pan-fry them and create a quick rice dish. The rice dish turned out better than [...]

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  • Lettuce Eat

    Lettuce Eat

    Making Dutch Lettuce sounds quite simple, but it was delicious.

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  • Comprehensive list of Aspen awesomeness, Part 1: Famous people

    Comprehensive list of Aspen awesomeness, Part 1: Famous people

    Last week we attended the 2010 Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. It was an amazing experience, made even more special by the fact that it was our honeymoon. I tried to write great, glowing prose that would encapsulate all the facets of the experience, but could not. Alas, the little bits and pieces below [...]

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  • VIDEO: Chef Tom Colicchio sings

    VIDEO: Chef Tom Colicchio sings

    He may be the hard-nosed head judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” but apparently Tom Colicchio can let loose, too, especially when the tequila is flowing. Last night we attended T-bones & Tequila, a fundraiser for the Mario Batali Foundation at a home in Aspen, Colo. The food was great, the swag (including a pair of [...]

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  • UPDATED: Beware of pine nuts from China

    UPDATED: Beware of pine nuts from China

    UPDATE 6/6/10: I believe I’ve found the remedy. Read at the bottom of the post. On Monday night I made a pretty tasty salad of mixed greens, chives and mustard greens from our garden, 15-year-old balsamic vinegar, shaved parmesan and pine nuts. The pine nuts, I would learn, were a bad idea. Jessie didn’t suffer [...]

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  • Foodie honeymoon – two weeks and counting

    Foodie honeymoon – two weeks and counting

    Three glorious days of fabulous food and beverages, seminars with amazing chefs and beautiful Aspen weather.

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  • A gift to your tastebuds

    A gift to your tastebuds

    Several weeks ago, I was watching Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” Hot & Spicy episode and heard Ryan D’Agostino talk about this spicy chocolate ice cream called Queen City Cayenne. I was ready to commit to memory the name of the place where he had found this ice cream, anticipating I would [...]

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  • Mood Cooking – Hot Stir-fry

    Mood Cooking – Hot Stir-fry

    I came home from work the other night as, what some of my coworkers would say, an angry bird. For some unknown reason, I was in a bad mood and I decided to take my mood out on some stir-fry.

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