Spanish Hot Chocolate

Like I mentioned in my last post, my life is kind of up in the air right now. There’s the fact that we don’t know where we’re living in the fall. I’m also not used to not getting a regular paycheck… It’s not like I can sit around feeling bad for myself. After all, I [read more →]

Who Makes the Best Banh Mi in Boston?

Matt is still interviewing for and waiting to hear from medical schools, meaning we basically don’t know where we will be living in the fall. We could be New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia…or we could also end up staying in Boston. Because we just don’t know, we’re making a concerted effort get out of our [read more →]

I’m not a big salad eater. That said, I’ve had some root vegetable and hearty green based salads out recently that have started to change my mind. This shredded brussels sprout salad was born yesterday when I randomly found myself actually craving salad. I’m pretty it was my body’s way of trying to cancel out [read more →]

Because I have such a hard time getting out to exercise in the winter months, I signed up for the Hyannis Half Marathon for motivation. Matt reluctantly agreed to sign up with me, even though he (understandably) wasn’t thrilled about running a winter race. Yesterday wasn’t exactly the miraculous 50-something degree and sunny race-day I [read more →]

DooWee & Rice

I opened up the fridge a couple nights ago to find absolutely nothing, giving Matt and I a perfect excuse to head down the street to finally try DooWee & Rice. This tiny restaurant opened a few months ago in Powderhouse square, conveniently a block from our apartment. Though I hear DooWee & Rice described [read more →]

Mushroom Bolognese with Gremolata

While I’m usually a huge fan of cooking in for Valentine’s Day, Matt and I went to one of our favorite restaurants, Posto, last Friday for a belated Valentine’s meal. We’ve been making an effort to eat out less lately, so going out these year seemed more special. When we do go to Posto, we [read more →]

Chicken with Honey and Beer Sauce

As you may have noticed, Culinary Colleen has undergone a little facelift. Huge thanks to Yellow & Savvy for my new design! So, this chicken. It’s sad how many food magazines I’ve read, yet how few recipes I’ve actually made from them. I’m trying to change that. This recipe for Chicken with Honey and Beer [read more →]

Blood Orange Old Fashioned

I used to love whiskey, but I must have overdone it at some point because I’ve had an adverse reaction to it for the past couple of years. I’ve found it a little difficult to find a cocktails I like since I don’t like very sweet drinks and usually avoid whiskey drinks. So, I’m doing [read more →]

Nemo, and Brunch at Olde Magoun’s Saloon

Matt and I started getting a little stir-crazy when it became apparent on Friday night that going out wasn’t really an option. Now, I normally love staying in and cooking – especially on cold nights – but something about the thought of not being able to go anywhere made us both absolutely want to go [read more →]

I don’t know about you, but my winter blues are in full effect. And that upcoming blizzard here in Boston? Ugh. (Also, since when did they start naming blizzards? Is it going to be that bad that it needs a name?) Anyways, I may not be able to change the weather, but I can certainly [read more →]

Chickpea Bruschetta

When Matt and I first started dating, I was honestly a little skeptical about dating a vegetarian. This chickpea bruschetta was one of the first things he ever made for me. On that particular date night, he made the brushcetta along side some really good polenta with tomato sauce. He definitely proved to this carnivore [read more →]

Beet Down

After we ate the beet ravioli the other weekend (with some wine), Matt and I were marveling at how delicious beets are and how we don’t cook with them enough. Then Matt said, “Next weekend. Beet Down.” And so the idea of a multi-course meal based entirely on beets was born. We even found some [read more →]

Spicy Cajun Shrimp

For Matt (and probably everyone else in Boston), the Super Bowl may as well not be happening this year. I’m not even a big football fan, but I was definitely shouting at the tv the other weekend… Still, I love making football food. I’m sure we’ll still watch the game, but we’ll need some good [read more →]

This brussels sprout panini kind of came together on a whim. I had bought a bag of those shredded brussels sprouts from Trader Joe’s without a real plan for them. When trying to figure out what to make for lunch, I realized I had a ton of leftover fresh mozzarella from pizza making over the [read more →]

I used to get really frustrated trying to make homemade pasta. The dough would never be the right texture, and trying to roll out dough that’s either too dry or too wet and sticky can be infuriating. Thankfully, it seems that all of my practice lately has finally paid off. I’m not an expert by [read more →]

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Matt and I are starting to realize why we got such a good deal on our Davis Square apartment. Being on the third floor of an old townhouse means that it’s unbearably hot in the summer, yet our apartment has basically no insulation to keep the heat in during the winter. I’m pretty sure when [read more →]

Rino’s Place

Matt and I have talked about going to Rino’s ever since we moved to Boston, but hearing about the long wait kept us away until last week. (I blame you, Guy Fieri.) We went on a Friday for lunch, thinking there would be no wait. Of course we were wrong…we still had to wait an [read more →]

Sweet and Sour Cabbage With Tofu

So, I’m trying something a little new with my blog and recipe formatting. I’m getting my blog redesigned this month (yay!) and realized I should probably figure out how I want to format my posts going forward. I’m experimenting with Ziplist for my recipe formatting. Anyone with a Ziplist account can save Ziplist-formatted recipes to [read more →]

Cuban Quesadillas

Writing about the Cuban sandwich at Chez Henri got me thinking about the best Cuban I’ve ever had. Chez Henri’s version came close, but it was the one I had at General Greene in Brooklyn years ago that still sticks out in my mind. Their version isn’t exactly traditional, with prosciutto replacing the ham and [read more →]

Vegetarian Hominy Chili

Sometimes, recipes don’t turn out as planned. I had grand plans last week to make posole using the bag of Rancho Gordo hominy that had been sitting in the pantry for far too long. After deciding on a recipe from 101 Cookbooks and starting to cook the hominy, I realized the ground chile I bought [read more →]

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