Learning Kitchen: Chicken-Apple Sausage from Scratch – BfD

I find myself wanting to explore making food that we’d normally buy at the grocery – sauces, breads, chips, sausages. And since I definitely need to sharpen my knives before I go slicing into beets and yuca for healthier chips, sausage seemed a likely candidate for an easy weeknight meal. I mean, who doesn’t want […]

Taste of Home: Ginataang Manok with Jade Rice

I’ve been craving Filipino food lately, partially because I miss my parents, and partially because I see dishes I ate in my childhood splashed across videos and blogs everywhere. So I decided to branch out at make something I’ve never made before (and don’t remember tasting), because it’s rare that I see this dish amongst […]

Chef’s Secrets: Soy-Glazed Baked Wings

We’re kind of obsessed with comfort food right now, with the seasons changing and the weather getting chilly. That means, of course, finding ways to indulge without breaking the piggy bank – or the calorie budget. Re-purposing leftovers is one of the smartest ways to eat like royalty on a shoestring budget, and the secret […]

Learning Kitchen: Summer Vegetable Tart

I took some time off from cooking experiments recently, went on a whirlwind weekend trip, and have finally gotten around to being back in the kitchen. A few nights ago, I decided to make something that was vegetarian and light, as I’d had a relatively heavy work at lunch. Enter: the summer vegetable tart. It’s […]

Learning Kitchen: Three Courses from Scratch

Magneto is hell-bent on learning how to do some of the most challenging dishes, as we push each other to become better cooks. This weekend, he went above and beyond with spaghetti carbonara, zucchini bruschetta boats, focaccia, and crème brûlée. I am the luckiest girl.

Learning Kitchen: Ramen 100% from Scratch

There’s something really satisfying about making food from scratch, more so when the food you’re making is also a restaurant favorite. Magneto says the ramen we’ve been eating in restaurants this whole time pale in comparison to last night’s homemade five-protein ramen explosion – and, aside from my not boiling the soft-boiled eggs long enough, […]