Taco Pizza

I recently used Cat’s pizza dough recipe to make fresh pizza for the first time and discovered just how amazingly simple it was. It was easily as quick as any other usual dinner I make, and, IT’S PIZZA! So naturally I now I have to make a million pizzas of...

Thursday Link Rodeo: Persimmons

Forget a roundup – this here is a link rodeo! It’s a collection of cool/exciting/delicious food news, recipes, and more that we’ve encountered recently. Yeehaw. Or something.  This week’s rodeo is hosted by a persimmon. Persimmon and Tangerine Smoothie from Bojon...

Christmas Traditions

Religious or no, the winter holiday season is chock full of a zillion different traditions. Some of mine are a continuation of what my parents did for me as a kid, others have slowly developed over the years. Things like: Buying Mark a new ornament every year...

Candied Pecans

I’m not a big fan of nuts. Sure, I can eat a handful of honey roasted peanuts now and then, salted cashews are starting to grow on me, and I like my peanut-butter crunchy, but I despise Jordan almonds and think that nuts ruin perfectly good fudge. I hate nuts in...

Thursday Link Rodeo: Chestnuts

Forget a roundup – this here is a link rodeo! It’s a collection of cool/exciting/delicious food news, recipes, and more that we’ve encountered recently. Yeehaw. Or something.  This week’s rodeo is hosted by a chestnut. 1. Classic Roasted Chestnuts with Spiced Melted...

High-Volume, Low(er) Calorie Eating

I can’t say that I’m a fan of dieting. Mostly because diets are not really proven to help with weight loss in a substantial way long term for the majority of people — something like 5% of diets result in a net loss of anything at all over a period of...

Thursday Link Rodeo: Oranges

Forget a roundup – this here is a link rodeo! It’s a collection of cool/exciting/delicious food news, recipes, and more that we’ve encountered recently. Yeehaw. Or something.  This week’s rodeo is hosted by an orange. Orange Cranberry Scones from us! Chinese Orange...

Holiday Party Foods

We’re getting ready for a zillion holiday festivities here in Qwerty land. Brie and I went out to fetch the tree (her name is Norma) and put up some decorations this week. Clearly, the most important stocking is Cheeto’s. Now we just need to finish cleaning and plan the menu for our holiday movie party. The feature last year was DieHard, but this year we’re going with something a little older. (Holiday Inn, which was made in 1942.) In terms of food, we’re thinking…

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

The weather has been lovely and cold, so I have been craving some real fall food. Something ultra thick, rich, and full of flavor. After Googling aimlessly for awhile, I remembered the binder of recipes collecting dust on a shelf in my living room. I cracked it open...

Unconventional Thanksgiving Leftovers Dishes

One of the best (the best) things about Thanksgiving is when you’re lucky enough to have leftovers to last you through the weekend. I don’t know about you but by the time Turkey Day is over I’ve worked so hard I don’t want to have to put too...

Thursday Link Rodeo: Potatoes

Forget a roundup – this here is a link rodeo! It’s a collection of cool/exciting/delicious food news, recipes, and more that we’ve encountered recently. Yeehaw. Or something.  This week’s rodeo is hosted by a potato. 1. Loaded baked potato bar from us. 2. TATER...

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

You heard me right. Gluten-free Thanksgiving. (With the exception of those Hawaiian sweet rolls, everything on this table is gluten-free). And to redeem my table decorating skills, here’s what it looked like when I actually served dinner: I dove into this adventure because a dear, dear friend ended up joining us for turkey day last year and they have a pretty rough time with gluten. I resolved to make sure they could have as yummy a day as the rest of us. To be clear, gluten-free basically means nothing that might have gluten in it — that’s wheat, barley, rye. It’s in most flours, and it’s often used as a thickening agent in other foods. A LOT of foods, actually. Going into a gluten-free Thanksgiving had me kind of freaked out, if I’m super honest. I wanted to make absolutely certain that I didn’t accidentally poison my friend. This lead to hours of Googling and researching the bajesus out of all these new recipes I could try out. In the end, it wasn’t hard. I eventually threw out those new recipes and returned to what I had already been making. That’s right. A gluten-free Thanksgiving required minimal changes from what I was already doing.

Holiday Gift Guide: 2015

Here’s your gift guide for this holiday season. Whether you’re buying for someone you love or for your office’s white elephant exchange, I’ve rounded up some great nerdy options.

Thank You!

To all the brave and wonderful people who have served and sacrificed. May you be properly honored and supported both emotionally and legislatively. You have our deepest gratitude. (Minecraft Love Gif from...

Seasonal Foods

I’ve never been a big fan of the “pumpkin spice” trend. Sure it tastes good, I love cinnamon and nutmeg, but when Autumn comes, that’s not the seasonal flavor that gets me excited. When it comes to a certain coffee corporation, the words...

Thursday Link Rodeo

This week’s rodeo is hosted by cake, because my birthday is coming up. WOO!

Anatomy of a Halloween Party

Entertainment (a survival horror game from Frictional Games) Mummy dogs (recipe from Brie forthcoming)  Caramel Apple Sundaes (courtesy of Brandie) Cute animal in theme-appropriate hat Easy filler foods to fill up tummies but keep us out of the kitchen and engaging...

Brie’s Favorite Cooking Channels

The internet is an amazing place. For me, there was nothing, and then there was PBS with reruns of Julia Child, and episodes of America’s Test Kitchen, and then there was Food Network that was on all day. Now there’s a plethora of amazing chefs to watch...