Month: January 2017

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…

A Monthly Giveaway!

Every month, Sauce and Shake plan to give away something we consider a staple in our kitchen or bar. To win, make one of the recipes we posted this month, then send us a picture on Instagram and tell us what made you happy…

Sick Day Chicken Soup

Chicken noodle soup is supposedly the cure for everything, but what are you supposed to do when there is no one to make it for you? Everybody in my house got sick this week, so I was still in charge of comforting us with…

Ahi Poke

I love raw fish. Sashimi, sushi, crudo-however you want slice, wrap, or pile it, I will devour it with gusto. I realize that not everyone shares my enthusiasm for any fish, let alone raw, but if there was ever a recipe to change that…

Tempura Night

Fried foods, while not exactly at the top of the nutrition chain, are a delight to make and eat. While the idea of hot oil and drippy batter may seem intimidating, it’s really fun once you get the hang of it. Even my husband,…

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