Category Archives: Cuisine

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

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

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