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Sweet Potato and Chard Galette with Ossau-Iraty Cheese

Sweet Potato and Chard Galette with Ossau-Iraty Cheese

If you’ve never had a galette, you need to get this in your repertoire. It is seriously a great thing to have in your pull-it-out-of-your-@ss arsenal for things to make on the fly. All you need is a good, reliable pate brisee (simple pie crust) […]

Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail

The Sazerac cocktail, a celebrated New Orleans original, has stood the test of time. It’s a classic cocktail originally made with Peychaud’s bitters, absinthe, and rye whiskey. Nowadays, it’s ingredients can vary slightly depending on the bartender and ingredients available. As you will see here, […]

Haricot Jaune, Not Vert

Haricot Jaune, Not Vert

One day after K went to the market I opened the refrigerator to see what he brought back. Upon a quick eyeball survey I noticed a bag of delicate yellow beans. Days later we were at the market once again to pick up a last […]

How to: Prepare Chile Peppers

How to: Prepare Chile Peppers

Some things we take for granted and just don’t think about. These are usually the simple things that never get a second thought but are nevertheless important stepping stones that make up the base of a more complex dish. Such is preparation of the humble […]

Tomatillo Salsa with Pepitas

Tomatillo Salsa with Pepitas

Salsa is one of those condiments that when you learn the bare bones basics and have a generally decent sense of taste, can be so versatile and suited to any flavor profile and personal taste. This is how I usually cook (unless I’m baking then […]

Fried Chicken and Waffles

Fried Chicken and Waffles

S let me know she was hungry and she wanted fried chicken. I had already had dinner, probably at home at my parents house so I had no appetite. To be honest I could not even tell you where we were at the time she […]

Farro and Kale Salad with Olive and Cheese Bread

Farro and Kale Salad with Olive and Cheese Bread

This salad was a reproduction of what I had for lunch the other day. We’re pretty good at cobbling meals together by cleaning out the fridge of whatever needs to be used up. Tonight’s meal was no exception. This idea came to me when I […]

Cabernet Jelly

Cabernet Jelly

Do you ever have leftover wine from dinners, parties, or otherwise? If so, making wine jelly is a great way to use up the excess wine (tip from thekitchn). I wouldn’t know about leftover wine since we rarely have any sitting around that long, unless […]

Cookies: Butter Sable

Cookies: Butter Sable

Given all of the hustle and bustle likely going on at the mall and shopping areas all over, not to mention the horrendous parking lots, it was nice not to be participating in the madness. Instead, my plan was to take it easy and enjoy […]

Sweet Potato and Garlicky Kale Cakes

Sweet Potato and Garlicky Kale Cakes

I’m not much or a planner as far as weeknight meals are concerned. Mostly, we just clean out the fridge and throw together random stuff. All in all, our cobbled together meals turn out pretty good and every once in a while, we strike gold. […]

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