Month: January 2017

Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

After a week of quick mornings and instant smoothies, nothing says “weekend” like a real breakfast. I love eggs, so they tend to be central to my morning experiments, but this sandwich goes far beyond your standard egg and cheese muffin. Easy to make…

Pea and Corn Salad

Pea and corn salad is my staple for big groups and parties. With avocado, maple candied bacon, and homemade ranch dressing, it is an easy sell to picky eaters and vegetable lovers alike, and it is much heartier than a standard salad since there…

Penny’s Pot Roast

The foundation of my cooking abilities is built entirely on a stack of handwritten recipe cards from my mother-in-law. Beyond chicken soup and scrambled eggs, I did not have much experience in the kitchen when I met my husband, but he was a good…

Spicy Sesame Shrimp and Velvet Snow

Shrimp are by far the easiest seafood to cook in my opinion. They absorb pretty much any flavor, and they are quick to make, especially if you buy them already peeled and deveined. This pairing is bold-spicy, flavorful prawns with a sweet but effervescent…

A Winter Classic – The Hot Toddy

Après Ski or cure for the common cold? I vote both. There is a reason people have been enjoying some permutation of this drink since the 17th century. The wonderful David Wondrich once compared this family of beverages to a tripod. It has always…

Vintner’s Stomp and Egg Puff Canapé

Sauce and I love to drink muddled cocktails. One day while we were roaming about, we happened upon a sparkling cocktail with muddled grapes. We talked about it for weeks and went back a few more times before I decided to attempt replicating it….

Poached-Egg Breakfast Salad

Breakfast salads are a fantastic way to start the day. I make them with regular poached eggs during the week, but on weekends I like to use leftover red or white wine (it happens sometimes) to dress them up a little. The wine infuses…

Date Night Desserts: Chocolate Mousse Bites

Full disclosure; I am not super fond of desserts. I am a savory girl all the way, but Shake has several sweet teeth, especially for chocolate, so I indulge her from time to time. Chocolate mousse is her absolute favorite, and I love making…

Sesame Chili Tofu

Tofu is terribly underrated. Usually categorized as a vegetarian food, tofu is a beautifully adaptable and versatile foundation for many dishes, vegetarian or not. The deep fried versions tend to be the most palatable intro, but there are so many other options for slightly…

Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate soufflé is fundamentally similar to chocolate mousse, but is slightly more technical in execution. Proceed with confidence, have your ingredients ready, and make sure your oven is hot-you’ll do just fine. Shake says: A few weeks ago, Sauce and I found “The Original…

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