Recipes Archive

  • 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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  • Stuffed Pizza Tomatoes

    Stuffed Pizza Tomatoes

    As we’ve written in the past, Bryan and I like to cook together – we’ve been each other’s sous chefs and we have split meal duties. The other night, we were able to be in the kitchen together after what seems like a long few months of work, events, travel and losses in our family. [...]

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  • Shells with fried zucchini

    Shells with fried zucchini

    As I mentioned before, we’ve had a run on zucchinis in our garden. Fortunately, we’re both big fans. We’ve both been working hard lately, so my normally attentive grocery shopping has been non-existent this week, leaving us with a limited selection of ingredients. Thankfully we had just harvested some zucchini, we always have pasta in [...]

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  • Summer squash and zucchini gratin

    Summer squash and zucchini gratin

    Our squash and zucchini are officially dominating the garden this season, meaning I’m having to come up with new ways to use both. Tonight I followed a simple traditional gratin method with great success. It’s hard to measure out the exact amounts you’ll need for this recipe, but I used two one-pound (or so) summer [...]

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  • Grilled pizza perfection

    Grilled pizza perfection

    We’ve been on an ongoing quest to determine what method (apart from a wood-fired oven at 800 degrees, which we don’t have) will produce the best thin-crust pizza. We want cracker-crispy crust, perfectly heated and melted toppings, and the rustic, smoky flavor we get from the best pizzerias. Pizza is meant to be baked in [...]

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  • Sauteed asparagus with poached egg

    Sauteed asparagus with poached egg

    I was home sick from work today and Jessie was busy with work, but we still needed to eat. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), we cook from scratch every night, so we don’t have a cache of frozen pizzas for such an occasion. Of course, with a little bit of thought, even a simple vegetable dish [...]

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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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  • Steak sous vide with corn-jalapeno hash

    Steak sous vide with corn-jalapeno hash

    On night two of our great sous vide experiment, I decided to try using sous vide in a way that just about every contestant on Top Chef seemingly has used: steak sous vide. The benefit of sous vide cooking is since the meat comes up to temperature gradually, it maintains the same doneness throughout the [...]

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  • Fried sous vide egg yolk salad

    Fried sous vide egg yolk salad

    Thanks to one of Jessie’s coworkers, we have a SousVide Supreme to play with for a couple of weeks. Neither of us has ever tried sous vide cooking before, and it’s a little scary. Fun, sure, but since we both have day jobs, we’re putting our dinner in jeopardy — after all, we can’t have [...]

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  • Root veggie hash with radish sprouts

    Root veggie hash with radish sprouts

    Jessie got a co-worker’s weekly CSA share this week, so we had some beautiful potatoes, carrots, turnips and radish sprouts to use. I’ve never eaten or used radish sprouts in anything before, but I can already tell I’ll be buying some whenever I see them. I improvised a bit and put together flavors I thought [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Horseradish Vodka Recipe Review

    Horseradish Vodka Recipe Review

    There seems to be some controversy on whether or not drinking the morning after you’ve had a few the night before helps cure your hangover or hair of the dog. Personally, I’ve found a great Bloody Mary does the trick (along with some greasy food, of course). I will admit I was skeptical of trying [...]

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