Learning Kitchen: The Full English Sunday Roast

There are weekends that require sleep, and there are weekends that require a day spent cooking. This weekend absolutely required serious kitchen time, so what better way to occupy myself than cooking a proper Sunday roast? The Brits have a very old tradition of having a rather large meal Sunday evening – some say it […]

Learning Kitchen: Fall Flavors – Butternut Squash

I’ve never cooked butternut squash from raw before: it’s always come in frozen or fresh pre-cut chunks that I’ve simply roasted with some seasoning. But I saw gorgeous produce at Trader Joe’s yesterday, and couldn’t help but think it was time for an experiment. I broke down the squash by peeling it, then slicing it […]

Learning Kitchen: No-Knead Bread

My uncle found a recipe for no-knead bread the other day, so of course it behooved me to give it a whirl. Since the rise time was so loose – 8-24 hours – I inferred that the dough was quite forgiving and decided to try out different rise times to see what the optimal rise […]

Learning Kitchen: Crack Wings (Baked!)

The comfort food bug has bitten us, now that nights are cooler and work is ramping up, and all we want is to dive face-first into super yummy goodness. But we’re still adhering to the rules of our new eating habits: no food with preservatives, no store-bought bread, as much as possible is to be […]

Learning Kitchen: Southwest Turkey Meatloaf

Gluten-free, fresh, homemade. Lots of us try to keep healthy by not adding processed sugars and grains to our diets, and sometimes it’s hard – especially when cravings for comfort food come in after a long day at work. When you feel the need for meatloaf but are trying not to fall into the carb […]

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It was finally cool enough last night to run the oven for a while, and I had a bunch of bananas turning dark brown, so… Time for chocolate chip banana bread!! It’s super easy – and such a forgiving recipe, I doubled it in this video: CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD Ingredients: 1/3 cup shortening 2/3 […]

Learning Kitchen: Meal Prep/Planning – Korean BBQ

Part of the idea behind eating healthy is making our own food, but it’s also a lot about eating food that is good for us. While red meat isn’t equivalent to fish or chicken in terms of healthfulness, it’s a lot better than bacon and hot dogs. Korean BBQ is a favorite meal with us, […]

Recipe: Raspberry Chevré Truffles

Magneto and I are introducing our parents to each other this weekend in Napa Valley. It’s sure to be a weekend full of laughter, wine, and great food. I’ll be posting all about it on Friday and next week, photos and notes from our meals there. But for now, here’s a sneak peek at the […]

Chef’s Secrets: Chinese Takeout Classics at Home

Magneto and I were watching Cutthroat Kitchen the other night, and the chefs were tasked to make Chinese Chicken Salad. None of the chefs made anything even resembling the classic dish that I grew up eating on both coasts, with shredded or chopped chicken that had been marinated in Asian spices, shredded veggies, crushed peanuts, […]

Recreating the Restaurant: Nutella Banana French Toast

A few weeks ago, we ordered breakfast at the office, and while everyone else got savory dishes, I decided it was a #treatyoself kind of morning. Obviously, that meant Nutella-stuffed banana French toast from Two Guns Espresso. Heaven. Recently, I had a craving for more French toast, the last bits of hazelnut chocolate spread, and […]