Author Archives: Katryn

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

Chocolate Martini

Chocolate Martini

There’s a restaurant in DC that’s near and dear to my heart because it’s where we went for my bachelorette party AND because they specialize in all things chocolate. They have THE best chocolate inspired cocktails and desserts and call themselves a ‘Chocolate Lounge & Boutique.’ Need I say more? I’m actually surprised it’s takenContinue Reading

Chile Rellenos

Chile Rellenos

Ok, let’s reflect on what a chile relleno (or ‘stuffed chile’) is…the two guys at our local wine and beer store didn’t know which is a travesty in my opinion. Essentially, a roasted poblano pepper is stuffed with a mix of cheeses (we used monterey jack and queso fresco), battered with a light and airyContinue Reading