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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cinnamon-glazed donuts

    Cinnamon-glazed donuts

    If you’ve never had a homemade donut fresh out of the fryer, you’re missing out on what a donut should be. There is no such thing as a “bad” fried dough (taste-wise, not health-wise), but making donuts from scratch, compared to donuts that are designed to survive long-distance transport, long shelf-life and uniform shapes, yields [...]

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  • 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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  • Not just any port in a storm

    Not just any port in a storm

    I’ve been a huge port wine fan for years. It’s the perfect finish to a great meal, and a fine port is indeed a wonderful thing. Port is a dessert wine fortified with a neutral grape-based spirit. If you’ve never had a good port, it’s sweet with a high residual sugar content, and typically has [...]

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  • An old Bordeaux

    An old Bordeaux

    We’re not wine experts, though we enjoy learning about wine and trying new wine. Our experiment today (as part of Thanksgiving festivities) was to see if a 16-year-old Bordeaux is still palatable. The wine in question, a 1994 Les Fiefs de Lagrange, was purchased by my parents in Waterloo, Belgium, in 1997 or 1998. It [...]

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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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