Author Archives: Katryn

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

Pork Fried Rice

Pork Fried Rice

When I suggested earlier this week that we make fried rice for our post this weekend I wasn’t fully aware that fried rice is essentially made from leftovers. Surprisingly, we don’t normally have large amounts of leftover asian meats and rice sitting around so creating this recipe meant creating some ‘leftovers.’ We decided to makeContinue Reading

Veggie Burger

Veggie Burger

In my opinion, veggie burgers have a bad reputation for a very good reason. Most of the time they’re just not good. Among their many offences: being dry, tasteless, having an unappealing texture, or any combination thereof. Some veggie burgers try to taste like meat (which never really works) and some go in the oppositeContinue Reading