Classic Beef & Broccoli

Sticking with our Cookbook Club selection, we made another recipe from Grace Young's Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge. This month has been incredibly fun, even though we didn't join in until closer to the end of August. Ms. Young actually joined the club Facebook group and offered tips, suggestions, and kind comments on all of... Continue Reading →

Stir-Fried Ginger Broccoli

It's been awhile. We say this a lot. We obviously don't use this blog to make money or to showcase a business, so it's the first thing to fall by the wayside when we're busy. Currently, we have a baby, both work full-time, and are navigating a pandemic, so our blog has drifted to the... Continue Reading →

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 →

Turkish Manti

I distinctly remember the first time I had manti. It was on my first visit to Istanbul. Selim's cousins took us out to dinner one night at a restaurant I wish I could remember 🤷‍♀️ I was eyeing the mantı, that was described in English as "lamb dumplings in yogurt sauce." One of Selim's cousins... Continue Reading →

Roasted Patatas Bravas

If you're anything like me, when eating at a Spanish tapas restaurant you can't pass up the quintessential tapas dish - patatas bravas. These little potatoes are a little spicy and a little tomato-y and just perfect dipped into a classic garlic aioli! We made a super garlicky aioli to go with ours, and it was delicious!... Continue Reading →

Coq au Vin

At our house, we do a lot of adapted recipes, even the most traditional ones. We substitute a little of this, add a little of that, combine these two ideas, or even entirely make stuff up. (See the entire tag on our blog - Twisted Traditions). But sometimes you just can't do that. Coq au... Continue Reading →

Cacio e Pepe

Number 10 on our Culinary Bucket List states, "Figure out how the Italians’ make pasta cacio e pepe a million times better than we can. Also, master that twirling the pasta at the table trick." If you've ever been to Rome, you know what I'm talking about. Literally ever Roman restaurant we set foot in served... Continue Reading →

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