homemade peanut butter 5

homemade peanut butter
Peanut butter is something that’s been in the back of my head for awhile, on the “hey, I should try to make that” list. In many ways, it’s well-qualified as a make-at-home food, especially for those of us trying to simplify our lives a little with our finely-tuned cooking skills. Why make your own peanut...

macaroni and cheese (with smoked cheddar and gorgonzola)

macaroni and cheese (with smoked cheddar and gorgonzola)
We realized recently that in almost a year of being married, we have somehow completely avoided ever making macaroni and cheese for any of our hundreds of meals together. Obviously that’s an inappropriate and irresponsible use of our kitchen, so the recipe before you is our contrite effort to remedy the situation. One of the...

bangin’ steak chili 4

bangin' steak chili
I published this recipe awhile ago, but wanted to revive it with some better pictures and explanations than before. It’s one of our favorite recipes and I think it deserves the attention. Enjoy! This is a chili recipe based heavily on one from a cool micro-brewery where I used to be a waiter. The chili there...

barbecue chicken pizza 7

barbecue chicken pizza
Barbecue chicken pizza is easily my favorite kind of pizza ever. It’s near and dear to my heart, and has become one of my favorite comfort foods. That’s why I thought it deserved its own post, because there are some important tricks to making it right. I’ve had some pretty lackluster bbq chicken pizzas in...

foodies in the wild: fastnacht day 5

foodies in the wild: fastnacht day
This will hopefully be the first of an ongoing feature on people we meet who are using their love of good food to improve the world around them and take care of their friends. A few weeks ago, our friend Sondra (Sonnie) had a bunch of us over for fastnachts. If you have no idea...

beer-baked beans 10

beer-baked beans
Baked beans are one of my all-time favorite foods. Observant readers might point out that I say that about almost every food I talk about, but I guess that kind of bias is one of the natural consequences of letting someone run their own food blog. You try to find someone who writes about food...

green turkey chili

green turkey chili
While this is an invention from our own kitchen, the concept of a green chili isn’t a new one by any means. Meat in a green sauce is a pretty common concept in authentic Mexican cuisine, an making every possible version of chili is the official pastime of large parts of the United States (mostly...

cheesesteak stromboli

cheesesteak stromboli
This is a recipe for stromboli in general, but my favorite way to make it is like a cheesesteak. Stromboli is perfect for those nights when you want pizza, but not really. It’s the prodigy child of pizza and an awesome hoagie, and in my opinion it’s worth whatever work it takes to make it. Which,...