Author Archives: Katryn

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Ahh the Super Bowl… the time of year that I pretend for one day to be somewhat, vaguely interested in football (and annoy people by asking questions about the rules and what the players are doing and what the lines on the field mean). In actuality, I’m only interested in the snacks, a couple ofContinue Reading

Drunken Noodles

Drunken Noodles

Before making this Thai restaurant staple I thought that Drunken Noodles earned their name because of having alcohol in the recipe. No, no…there’s actually no alcohol used. They’re called drunken noodles because the dish is so spicy that you’ll get drunk trying to cool down the raging spice fire in your mouth. (There are aContinue Reading

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

When we were doing recipe research for this post we came across an oddly large number of what could only be considered ‘odes of love’ to French Onion Soup. Phrases such as gorgeously cheesy, transcendent, rich, gooey, smoky, and silky are thrown around…alot. I have to admit that before making this soup at home IContinue Reading

Cornish Game Hens

Cornish Game Hens

If you’re like me you thought that Cornish Game Hens originated somewhere in England around the 17th century. Not true! In reality the name “Cornish Game Hens” is completely misleading and the succulent birds are actually as American as apple pie, baseball, and country music. They’re also not ‘game’ birds or even hens as theyContinue Reading

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington

Like many other classic culinary creations the origins of beef wellington are completely unclear. There are theories that beef Wellington is named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. However, there’s very little evidence actually attaching this dish to the Duke and the earliest recorded recipe to bear this name appeared in a 1966 cookbook.Continue Reading