Entrees Seafood

    Moules Frites – Probably the Wrong Way, But Delicious Nonetheless

    Posted by Annie on June 4, 2021

    You know how there are certain dishes that you will almost always order if they’re on the menu wherever you go out to eat? Like, maybe you can’t turn down steak tartare, or duck breast, or chicken and waffles, or maybe it’s New York style cheesecake. It’s usually something that you don’t usually just whip up at home because the ingredients are kind of hard to come by, or you think it might be difficult to make. It just calls to you. “Order me!”

    My dish is moules frites; mussels with french fries.

    Continue Reading

  • Cocktails

    Skinny Margaritas

    Maybe my seasonal ennui is getting the best of me, but lately I’ve been desperate for greenery and warm weather, and nothing says warm weather like margaritas. I’ve been working on this skinny margarita…

    Posted by Shaun on April 7, 2021
  • Music

    Dinner Time! Alexa, play…

    I know there’s probably a lot of y’all out there that have dinner without any sort of music playing in the background. And that’s fine, I guess, but Annie and I can’t stand the…

    Posted by Shaun on March 26, 2021
  • Entrees Soups

    Lemony Kinda Sorta Italian Wedding Soup

    Sometimes you just want some soup. Maybe it’s cold outside, or maybe you’ve just had a crappy week and you’re looking for a hug from a big bowl of warm comforting broth. Let me…

    Posted by Annie on March 18, 2021
  • overhead photo of a bowl of collard greens
    Side Dishes

    No-Meat Collard Greens

    It’s not even Thanksgiving yet and folks are already out here putting up Christmas decorations and dusting off their Amy Grant Christmas CD. Like, come on, can’t we at least get through November before…

    Posted by Shaun on November 18, 2020
  • Photo of fried chicken sandwich with french fries
    Entrees Poultry Sandwiches

    Southern Style Chicken Sandwiches

    It’s Sunday afternoon, do you know where your chicken sandwich is? Well it ain’t at Chick-fil-A, now is it? Did you know that each Sunday, the collective groan emanating from people all over the…

    Posted by Shaun on November 9, 2020
  • Entrees Poultry Soups

    Chicken, Cornmeal Dumplings, and Collards

    Here’s the deal. I didn’t grow up eating chicken and dumplings. I legitimately don’t think that my parents ever made them. I don’t think that their parents ever made them. I used to chalk…

    Posted by Annie on November 2, 2020
  • Overhead photo of roasted pumpkin seeds in a bowl and on a sheet pan
    Snacks Vegetarian

    Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    Hey! You carving the pumpkin! Step away from the garbage can! Don’t throw those seeds away. If you haven’t tried roasting your own pumpkin seeds, you’re seriously missing out.…

    Posted by Annie on October 27, 2020
  • Plated arancini with sauce
    Appetizers Leftovers Side Dishes

    Leftover Risotto Arancini

    Say it with me now: arancini. Air-uhn-chee-knee. Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t. If you haven’t, let me tell you now, you are seriously missing out. Call it the Italian version of…

    Posted by Shaun on September 22, 2020
  • Risotto plated in a bowl
    Entrees Side Dishes

    “Empty the Cheese Drawer” Risotto

    Don’t you just hate it when your cheese drawer is filled with little bits of cheeses, just haunting you every time you open the fridge like orphaned ghosts of charcuterie boards past? No? Just…

    Posted by Annie on September 21, 2020
  • Overhead photo of nectarine and goat cheese tart
    Desserts Pastry

    Nectarine and Goat Cheese Tart

    In keeping with my theory that everyone should have a few recipes that they can throw together in the event of a surprise guest, I bring you the easiest fruit dessert on the planet.…

    Posted by Annie on September 20, 2020
  • Pollo al carbon tacos
    Entrees Poultry

    Pollo al Carbón Tacos

    I am not one of these guys that’s all about ‘grill life’ or whatever the hell you want to call it. I mean, sure, I like cooking on the grill every once in a…

    Posted by Shaun on September 19, 2020
  • Plated tortellini, leek, and mushroom pasta
    Entrees Pasta Vegetarian

    Mushroom and Leek Tortellini

    It has been well-documented that we love pasta around this house. You might say that it is out love language. It is easy, inexpensive, makes amazing leftovers. What’s not to love? In fact, Shaun…

    Posted by Annie on September 15, 2020
  • Overhead shot of plated poke bowl with tuna and imitation crab
    Entrees Salads Seafood

    Tuna and Krab Poke Bowls

    Yes, you read that right. Krab, also known as crab with a ‘k’, also known as imitation crab meat, also known as Alaskan pollock. But don’t be so quick to turn away from this…

    Posted by Shaun on September 13, 2020
  • Closeup photo of lit cooktop burner

    Dinner Prep Music

    If it’s not immediately obvious, Annie and I are no strangers to getting in the kitchen and whipping up something for dinner. Sure, we enjoy it, but we’re also total cheapskates. We don’t order…

    Posted by Shaun on September 11, 2020