Category Archives: Cuisine

Homemade Snickers Bars

Homemade Snickers Bars

When we first decided to make homemade Snickers bars, our plan was to make each component from scratch…the peanut nougat, the caramel, and the tempered chocolate shell. About 30 minutes into this process we had a rock hard ball of solidified sugar cemented to the whisk attachment of our Kitchenaid. I’m still surprised (and thankful)Continue Reading

Onion Rings

Onion Rings

Nathan and I have a fascination (especially during the summer) with attempting to recreate traditional fair foods. We’ve done corn dogs, funnel cakes, french fries, and hush puppies but this was our first attempt at onion rings. I have to admit, however, that when Nathan suggested this idea I was not excited. Honestly, I justContinue 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