Basic Braised Beef Brisket

Sometimes writing a blog post is hard. Sometimes we just can't think of a lot to say. This is how the conversation about this recipe went... "Ally, not everything we make is so enlightened that I have a lot to say about it." If we're posting it, it tasted good - trust us.   Basic... Continue Reading →

Wine & Honey Brisket

When I decided to make surprise Hanukkah dinner tonight, I knew I wanted to make latkes and dessert, but what to make for a main dish...? I've never made brisket before, but I don't live under a rock. I know that this cut of meat is beloved by Jewish bubbes and Texas pit-masters alike. Honestly,... Continue Reading →

Dinner Rolls

At every family meal we have on my maternal side of the family, everyone gets really excited when they find out that my Aunt Bobbie has made the rolls or bread. She's famous in the family for delicious, fluffy, homemade rolls and bread. At this most recent Thanksgiving, when she was slicing bread to place... Continue Reading →

Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Let me tell you about Thanksgiving... it is my favorite holiday! Two of my favorite things in the world are food and family, and Thanksgiving combines both of those. I love just sitting around, visiting with all of my extended family, while simultaneously grazing on heaping plates of carbs. And since both my mom and... Continue Reading →

Cider Chicken with Savory Fall Fruits

We may have mentioned it once or twice, but we're big fans of wine in general and Virginia wine in particular. We used to live in Charlottesville, the de facto capital of Virginia wine country. There are many perks to living in Charlottesville, but definitely one of them is the proximity to the many wines... 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 →

Spinach & Feta Börek

Now that we've started using filo dough (see: Baklava - we've made it twice since posting it!), we've gained a little bit of confidence in working with the thin, finicky dough. So I knew Selim would want to tackle börek next. He loves börek - although it's kind of hard to say it's his favorite... Continue Reading →

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