Author Archives: Katryn

S’mores Cupcakes

S’mores Cupcakes

KBC (Katryn’s Baking Corner) is back! It’s been awhile since the last post of this very occasional Rampant Cuisine feature because I’ve found certain baked good recipes that are so good that I just keep wanting to make them again and again. This is fine except for the fact that it means less experimentation ofContinue Reading

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