Spicy Elotes

Our friend Amanda texted yesterday and asked if we had a good street corn recipe. We've never made it before, but I remembered seeing a recipe in one of our cookbooks. I broke it out for her, but realized that we had all the needed ingredients on hand ourselves (key since we're still trying to... Continue Reading →

Banh Mi Meatballs

The pandemic life means that we've been trying to limit our grocery store trips and only eating the food we have in the house. This has been good and bad for our cooking. It's forced some creativity that has been well-worth the effort, but other times it's just led to us eating the same thing... Continue Reading →

Smoky Spiced Pecans

Welcome to March! This month's Cookbook Club selection is Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South, by Vivian Howard. If you're a PBS watcher, Vivian is the chef at the center of the show A Chef's Life. Selim loves that show, so this was a fun selection for us! Our first... Continue Reading →

Easy Bagel Chips

One of the greatest things about having a baby (other than, you know, the birth of a new human) is the fact that everyone brings you food. We've had some great meals and treats over the past 10 days courtesy of our wonderful friends and family. The only bad thing... sometimes we can't quite finish... Continue Reading →

Herby Stuffed Dates

I think Selim has a new favorite herb. Recently he's been gravitating towards tarragon whenever it is a possible option to add to whatever we're making (see our last post - Easy Herbed Ham & Cheese Quiche). So when I said I wanted to make some herby, savory stuffed dates, that's what he suggested. I... Continue Reading →

Cypriot Carnival Bourekia

Happy Mardi Gras (Carnival, Shrove Tuesday, etc)! Here in the US, we associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans' celebrations alone. But this week I reminded myself that not everyone celebrates with beads, King Cake, Cajun food, and exposed breasts. So I looked into worldwide traditions, with the hopes of picking a different dish to make... Continue Reading →

Cheese & Herb Monkey Bread

Growing up, when we were having a special treat or the whole extended family was together, my grandmother would make us her 'sticky buns.' Now that she has passed away, my mom thankfully has taken on the responsibility of the sticky bun making! It was only after I was probably in my mid-20s that I... Continue Reading →

French Onion Meatballs

Ever eat a delicious bowl of french onion soup and think, 'wow, this is really good, but I wish I had some meat!' Yea, me neither, because a bowl of french onion soup is a treasure just how it is. BUT, if you were thinking that, you could turn to this handy recipe for French Onion... Continue Reading →

Shrimp Beignets

Here in Richmond, we're lucky to have been spared the worst of Hurricane Florence. Earlier in the week, Florence's path was supposed to curve up through central Virginia, so Richmonders did the mad dash to clear water and bread off of grocery store shelves, buy every generator available, and stock up on candles. I was... Continue Reading →

Fig Chutney

Ok y'all. Remember that fig chutney that we made last weekend to go on top of some roast pork (Pork Tenderloin with Fig Chutney)? We've been talking about it all week. It was that good! So good that we felt the need to make it again and share it as a standalone recipe. The super... Continue Reading →

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