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 →

Summer Mac n Cheese

There are some dishes that just scream a certain season to me. A big pot of chili or anything involving a gourd in the fall. Hearty, meat-heavy dishes that are roasted or stewed or crockpot-ed in the winter. But summer... Probably the most seasonally iconic dishes are summer ones! There are just so many -... Continue Reading →

Golden Goat Pasta

Tonight we decided to take a brief detour from our now tried and true basic pasta recipe. And by brief detour, I mean that we did the exact same thing that we always do, with the addition of some ground turmeric for a new flavor and color. Not the most bold and daring detour if... Continue Reading →

Pappardelle with Braised Ragu

I'm learning things today. That's one of the best things about writing this blog - because I want to actually have something to say in my post, I frequently dig deeper into the history or other technical details of recipes where I might not have otherwise. Take today's recipe... I knew I wanted to make... 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 →

Kimchi Braised Chicken with Noodles

As you can tell, we enjoy braised chicken.  We make it more often than the handful of posts on our blog.  It's simple, tasty, and always makes leftovers for lunches or a quick dinner later in the week.  I think kimchi scares a lot of people... fermented cabbage, anyone?  It's alive and continues to ferment... 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 →

Sopa de Fideo (Almost)

As is my usual plan, when I'm uninspired and looking for something to make, I turn to a) the internet and b) a random cuisine from around the world. Is it because I'm American and have always eaten "American" food, that I think it's the least interesting cuisine out there? Or is it because legitimate... Continue Reading →

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