Good Riddance 2020

Every year, we write a round-up of our culinary adventures on this blog, looking back over the past year. We all know, 2020 was pretty much the worst. That reflected on the blog too. Bogged down by everything else that was going on, we didn't cook as much as we wanted to, and we certainly... Continue Reading →

Tostones

So our Puerto Rican Christmas dinner feast didn't just consist on the Arroz con Gandules that we shared the other day... We also made pernil and started the feast with tostones! I love tostones (and really anything that originates with plantains), but didn't realize that they're really fairly simple to prepare. We made ours as... Continue Reading →

Arroz con Gandules

How many times can we say it? A year like none other... so a Christmas unlike any other we've had. As of a few weeks ago, we'd come up with a plan for the weeks prior to Christmas, so we all felt comfortable visiting with my parents and siblings on Christmas Eve. Of course, we... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving doesn't quite look the same this year. To finish up this tough year, the United States appears to be climbing its worst wave of COVID infections of the pandemic, just in time for the holidays. For Thanksgiving this year, we're staying at home and eating just with ourselves. We've embraced our new reality this... Continue Reading →

Garlic-Truffle Mashed Potatoes

I don't have much to say here. We made mashed potatoes. And added garlic and truffle oil. What isn't better with garlic and truffle?? Garlic-Truffle Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:  5 large Russet potatoesSalt1/4 cup butter3 tbsp truffle oil1 shallot, minced8 cloves garlic, minced2+ tbsp milk Instructions: Peel and chop the potatoes into large chunks, roughly the... Continue Reading →

Indian-American Thanksgiving Stuffing

Growing up, Selim ate Indian food for Thanksgiving. His biological grandparents lived hours away and so his family celebrated with his non-biological family - who just so happen to be from India. So their traditional Thanksgiving table had samosas and paneer, as well as a turkey. When we realized we were going to be cooking... Continue Reading →

Crispy Duck Legs

When I shared my pictures and opinions of this recipe in the Kitchn's Cookbook Club Facebook group, my post started with, "Yall. Run and get some duck legs, so you can make the Crispy Duck Legs!" And now I'm telling anyone who reads this post the same! These are SO good. Honestly, I never thought... Continue Reading →

Seven Vegetable Couscous

Last night, the world in general, and American women in particular, lost an icon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Notorious RBG, died at the age of 87. The tiny legal legend was a champion for equal rights for women and the queen of dissent on the Supreme Court. The news of her death hit me harder... Continue Reading →

Corn Risotto

For the few people out there who read our blog with any regularity, you already know that I love risotto. I love carbs in general, and the adaptability of risotto specifically. We've experimented with taking risotto in a lot of different directions before (see our other risotto recipes), but this summer-y version is a new... Continue Reading →

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