Author Archives: Katryn

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

Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Patties

Sometimes the posts that we think are going to be the easiest end up being the most work intensive. These peppermint patties are supposedly super simple…and for the most part they are. The filling is quick and easy…it’s the chocolate that poses a challenge. Most recipes call for chocolate melting wafers but since we likeContinue Reading

Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb

We wanted to do a post for the holidays and we came up with…rack of lamb. Partially because we’ve never made lamb before and partially because sometimes you need to switch it up from the turkey and ham! Yes, it may be a more non-traditional dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas but it is so easy,Continue Reading