Corn Cacio e Pepe

Happy Mac n Cheese Day! When we realized that was today, we couldn't pass up the opportunity! We love mac n cheese around here - from the classic Kraft blue box to the most upscale restaurant variation. The dish we made tonight falls somewhere in the middle. The pasta did come from a box -... Continue Reading →

Goat Mac

My sister and I share a love of all things carbs, with a special place in our hearts for mac and cheese of any variety. Awhile back, I found a cookbook solely devoted to mac and cheese and gave it to her for her birthday or Christmas or something. (Which is not as good as... 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 →

Southern Pimento Cheese

A ways back, in our first year of the blog, we made pimento cheese as Christmas gifts in honor of our new home in South Carolina. We made two varieties - Selim created Garlic & Truffle Pimento Cheese, and Ally made a more traditional version. For some reason, we didn't share the traditional recipe at the... Continue Reading →

Our Dublin Coddle

While the rest of you are celebrating Saint Patrick's Day, I'm vacillating between the five stages of grief over UVA's loss last night. I guess this post is helping me move past the denial stage, given that I just wrote the words "UVA's loss." My very caring and loving husband, is being even nicer to... Continue Reading →

Pretzel Bun Stuffing

Have you ever been in a restaurant and decided on a nice, big, juicy burger for dinner? You're super-excited and think nothing can be better than your highly anticipated burger? So you place your order with the server, and then s/he asks you, "Do you want that on a regular bun or a pretzel bun?"... Continue Reading →

How To Make Basic Pasta

We're doing our best to keep up with one of our goals on our Culinary Bucket List, to never use store-bought pasta again. Obviously, this is a slightly tongue-in-cheek goal; sometimes you just don't have the time to whip up homemade pasta. But, not going to lie, every time we make our own pasta, it just... 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 →

Hamburger Helper, Minus the Box

I may have mentioned it once or twice, but I have an embarrassing love of most things that come in a box, especially with powdered cheese. Kraft mac & cheese? Clearly. Those Knorr rice or noodle sides in a bag? So good and only $1! Hamburger Helper? Be still my heart 🖤🖤🖤 Are any of... Continue Reading →

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