Recipes

The Perfect Fried Egg

If you’ve read my blog posts lately, you know I love a good runny egg yolk on just about anything. My typical cooking methods for cooking runny eggs are poaching, cooking over-easy, and now sous vide. I was never very good at frying an egg sunny-side up. Is it just me, or is it really [read more →]

Braised Kale and Grits with a Fried Egg

Instant grits have their place – they’re tasty when loaded up with lots of cheese, butter, cream, or all of the above – but you don’t need to go overboard with good grits. They have a beautiful texture and nutty flavor on their own. My favorite grits are from Anson Mills. Unfortunately, they can be [read more →]

Mushroom Miso Soup

I can’t believe I discovered a new favorite soup right after winter officially ended. Funny how that works. It seemed as though winter was coming back with a vengeance last weekend when the temperature dropped, oh, 30 degrees overnight (ok, it may not have been that bad). That kind of messed with my emotions, and [read more →]

The World’s Best Garlic Bread

I assure you that is not an exaggeration. Matt was the one who really came up with this recipe after reading how Wylie Dufresne makes garlic bread for family meal at his restaurant. We roast off several heads of garlic in foil and then put that through the food mill and blend it with some [read more →]

I am addicted to reality TV. If I’m honest, I don’t even think Jersey Shore is even the most embarrassing reality show I watch. But no need to get into that now. I consider Jersey Shore to be a sort of social experiment, with a lot of booze. It’s full of drunken antics, love stories, [read more →]

The people behind the Sous Vide Supreme should pay me to sell their product. Just kidding. Sort of. I had my mom over for kind of an impromptu Sunday dinner last weekend and decided on pork tenderloin, mostly because that was the next thing on my list to try in my Sous Vide Supreme. Pork [read more →]

Quinoa ‘n’ Cheese with Cauliflower

Cooking in a hotel kitchen is a fun challenge. With two small burners, horrible knives, and no oven, I’m always trying to find ways to improvise. I really wanted some kind of healthy-ish mac ‘n’ cheese the other week, but didn’t feel like buying butter, milk, and a whole bag of flour to start a [read more →]

My typical Sunday consists of rolling out of bed at around noon (I’m still not a morning person) and heading to brunch, usually at Posto. Last weekend I actually planned ahead and bought ingredients to make brunch. Why don’t I think of that more often? It’s cheaper, and has got to be healthier than eating [read more →]

After a week of working from home – which included food at Dali, Journeyman, and of course our truffle feast (plus the two days of truffle dishes we had with the leftover truffle) – I was actually looking forward to some healthy eating this week. I came across these black bean and goat cheese quesadillas [read more →]

I swear the pasta tasted much better than it looks on camera. It was good enough that Matt said he couldn’t wait to make it again, and I have never known him to be a huge broccoli lover. The Pasta e Broccoli recipe he found was our original meal plan for Sunday night. And since [read more →]

Salted Chocolate Sandwiches

These salted chocolate sandwiches were our impromptu dessert on Valentine’s Day. Matt originally got the idea from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating and makes it whenever we have some chocolate and bread laying around the apartment. The chocolate gets all rich and melty between the crispy slices of buttered bread. He always finishes it with [read more →]

This was probably my favorite course of the night, but how can anything compete with fresh spaghetti with truffles, lots of butter, and cheese?? It’s almost unfair how good it was. I picked up some fresh spaghetti from Dave’s Fresh Pasta to make things easy. The rest of the ingredients were simple: the truffle (obviously), [read more →]

The second course of our Valentine’s Day truffle dinner was a creamy cauliflower soup with truffles and homemade croutons. Like the other courses, I kept it really simple. I started the soup with shallots and garlic, then added vegetable stock and cauliflower, and then pureed it all with a little bit of heavy cream. If [read more →]

When Matt and I decided to buy a truffle for Valentine’s Day, I knew we needed an egg course. We both love eggs and truffles and eggs seem to be a classic combination. We kind of wanted to go all out with these eggs. I was envisioning some kind of silky, slow-cooked scrambled eggs on [read more →]

This dish was a result of not really feeling like grocery shopping on Sunday night. We had some brussels sprouts and fresno chilis in the fridge. Between that and our ridiculous pasta supply, we had the makings of a good meal! As an ode to my first ever blog post, I added some pine nuts. [read more →]

I’ve been itching to try my new sous vide machine with fish. Worried that a delicate white fish might fall apart too much, I went with some salmon fillets for the first attempt. They came out beautifully, and the cooking process is foolproof! I just love creamy sides with my salmon, so I made some [read more →]

Arroz Con Leche Brulee

I don’t think I realized how delicious arroz con leche was until I was in Spain last month. We had SO MUCH of it there, and I didn’t come across a single version that I didn’t like. My favorite was definitely at El Ñeru, where they actually bruleed the top. Oddly enough, I actually own [read more →]

Last night’s dinner turned out pretty amazing for a clean-out-the-fridge dinner. We used some leftover butternut squash and mushrooms to make a delicious risotto, helping get our growing rice collection a little more under control. I’ve been a huge fan of raw kale salads lately, like this one from 101 Cookbooks, so I tossed some [read more →]

I bought a Sous Vide machine! I had been itching to buy one for while, and when I suddenly got two catering gigs lined up I thought it would be the perfect time to go for it. It has been well worth it so far. I’ll have many more sous vide posts, but I’ll start [read more →]

Now that my vacation is over, I’m back on the road for work again. I flew to DC on Monday morning and was looking for something fast, healthy and comforting to make after work. It’s not too often that I come across a recipe that is both healthy AND comforting, but Martha Rose Shulman’s recipe [read more →]

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