Author Archives: Katryn

Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

Back in February, Nathan and I had a California vacation planned. I had a conference in LA and he was going to meet me at the end of it for a road trip from Southern CA to San Francisco. Well, it snowed in DC and Nathan’s flight was cancelled so we had to cancel ourContinue Reading

Homemade Cracker Jack

Homemade Cracker Jack

I feel like I need to start this post with a warning and a disclaimer because this stuff is dangerous. According to Wikipedia, the original Cracker Jack slogan (coined in 1896) was “The More You Eat The More You Want” and this could not be more true! The stuff is literally “Crack”er Jack. However, theContinue Reading

Classic Daiquiri

Classic Daiquiri

Daiquiri’s have a bad rap (in my opinion) for a good reason. If you order a daiquiri in a restaurant it will most likely be very sugary, very fruity, or slushy and served from a machine…all traits that an authentic, classic daiquiri doesn’t have. Before we made our own daiquiris I had no idea whatContinue Reading

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

There are many ‘stuffed meat’ dishes in European cuisine. My world was just rocked, however, to learn that Chicken Cordon Bleu (so French sounding, no??) is actually not French. Most likely, it was developed by an unknown American chef back in the 1940’s who was simply inspired by French and other European dishes and namedContinue Reading

Port Poached Pears with Ginger Ice Cream

Port Poached Pears with Ginger Ice Cream

This may seem like a weird post for the Monday after the Fourth Of July weekend but I promise that it’s not entirely random! It was actually inspired by how we spent our Fourth Of July and the people that we spent the day with. We went with friends to a VA winery and asContinue Reading