Author Archives: Katryn

Learning to appreciate the Martini: Part 1

Learning to appreciate the Martini: Part 1

When I think of the most sophisticated beverage, the classic Martini is the first thing that comes to mind. It conjures images of James Bond, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly and it just seems to ooze classic glamour. It’s even been called “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet.” Well, I can tellContinue Reading

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

We don’t have the best track record for traditional St. Patrick’s day fare. Corned beef is our nemesis and our Irish Soda bread wasn’t bad but fell a bit flat (literally.) So this year we wanted to try something different and seek to redeem our previous experiences. We chose Shepherd’s Pie for this attempt atContinue Reading

Shrimp and Grits Redux

Shrimp and Grits Redux

This recipe is a redo of an awesome dish that we first posted three years ago. We wanted to get better pictures of the shrimp and grits and, most importantly, we just wanted to eat what we think are the best shrimp and grits in the world again. This meal is the perfect comfort foodContinue Reading

Homemade Bagels

Homemade Bagels

So I’m pretty sure that during the making of this recipe Nathan got sick of hearing me say “Oh my gosh…these are amazing!!!” I just couldn’t stop myself…they were that good. The thing is, I’m usually not a big fan of bagels…they’re often just a huge ball of bread and I would much prefer toContinue Reading

The Dark and Stormy

The Dark and Stormy

This cocktail has been about three months in the making. Back in November we were looking for a winter ‘staple’ cocktail and were intrigued by the name and ingredients of the classic ‘Dark and Stormy’. The name of this drink pretty much sums up the winter we’ve had, right? However, when we made it backContinue Reading