I Love a Warm Bath

We love watching cooking shows, and over the last handful of years, we’ve seen more and more chefs using sous vide cooking for both protein and veggies. So a few Christmases back, Santa brought us an Anova sous vide cooker (I guess we weren’t that naughty), and holy cow it is awesome!

Read More →

Refried Beans

For most of my life, refried beans came in cans and you’d heat it up as a meaningless side when you were cooking a Mexican main dish. Even in “American style” Mexican restaurants, they seem like a throwaway side dish. I’m here to tell you that’s a lie! Refried beans can be easy and fun to make and are a total game changer!

Read More →

Ultimate Fish Sandwich

Susan and I were talking the other day about our nostalgia for McDonalds Filet-o-Fish sandwiches. I remember as a kid, that was the only kind of fish I’d eat. The classic FoF has a hamburger bun, has cheeseburger cheese on the top and bottom of the fried fish patty (which is square) and is topped by a dollop of institutional tartar sauce. So we wanted to see what would happen if we up-scaled this recipe, and it was awesome!!

Read More →

Blackened Fish Tacos

So I came late to the party when it comes to fish tacos, but boy can they be great! I even tried making blackened catfish tacos for breakfast when we lived back in Monmouth – but that’s another story (a story about how gross a house can smell when you make blackened catfish at 6:30 in the morning – let’s just say that Susan was not amused).

Read More →

Chicken Piccata

So there’s no mystery that Susan likes chicken, and I love cooking chicken – easy to work with, and it takes on flavors so well. This is a great little breast cutlet recipe that is simple to make, so we usually do it on a weekday with dried (not homemade) pasta. It’s a great example of so much flavor coming from just a few ingredients!

Read More →

Pollo al Vin Cotto

This is adapted from Mario Batali that while isn’t the quickest dish to prepare, isn’t particularly difficult and is certainly impressive. It will also make your home smell wonderful! We like to serve this with rice pilaf or over mashed potatoes but polenta and risotto are great too!

Read More →