Author Archives: Katryn

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

Homemade Klondike Bars

Homemade Klondike Bars

If you’ve been reading Rampant Cuisine for any length of time you know that I love ice cream. As in…if I hadn’t married Nathan I would have taken ice cream to Vegas and married it. So, when Nathan suggested that we make homemade Klondike bars for our next post I practically shouted ‘YES’ at him…especiallyContinue Reading

Apple Butter

Apple Butter

We’re on a bit of an apple kick right now if you couldn’t tell! I’m not sure why apple butter isn’t more popular and easy to find because when it’s good…it is SO good. I would say my biggest complaint with some apple butters, though, is that they’re too sweet! Our recipe has half theContinue Reading

Cider Appletini

Cider Appletini

Appletinis are the joke of the cocktail world and the embarrassing distant cousin of the more sophisticated and elegant classic martini. They’re a mainstay on the menu of mediocre chain restaurants and never to be seen at bars where cocktails are handcrafted or artisanal. I decided it would be a fun fall challenge to updateContinue Reading