Maple & Mustard Pork with Shallots

We're baaaaack! Very sorry for the lack of recipes for the past few months! The dates of our blog absence directly correlate with the first and early second trimester of Ally's pregnancy with our first child!! While this is spectacular news, our blog did suffer for awhile there. Ally has been fairly sick for the first... Continue Reading →

White Wine Poached Shrimp

Selim has been perfecting this dish for months now. And by perfecting, I mean tweaking it every single time he makes it, with each iteration a smidge more delicious than the last, even though the very first attempt was excellent! It all started one time when we had a left-over half bottle of wine and... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Red Wine Braised Beef

Now that finals are over, we have some time to make a delicious dinner and also catch up on some of our favorite TV shows, Top Chef in particular.  There was an episode where one of the chefs had an hour to make something, and she chose to use the pressure cooker to braise some... Continue Reading →

Oven Braised Mustard Chicken

We're still pretty (very!) new to this whole blogging thing. And sometimes I really want to write down and publish a recipe, because I liked it enough to have it in our repertoire, but I feel like I have very little creative to say about it. This was my dilemma with this dish. Usually I... Continue Reading →

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