Archive for 2010

Best of 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This has been a crazy year for us as we soared to new heights with up to 215,000 unique readers in a single month. After a two year apartment search, we finally moved in the spring. First we had no kitchen and cooked with just appliances. Then we moved into my mom’s house while we […]

Last Minute Mac & Cheese

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas! I’ve decided to gift you time! Well, I mean, I’m going to save you time. Traditional Macaroni and Cheese recipes usually involve making a bechamel or a multi-step mix, melt, transfer, then bake, or all of the above. I’m not saying it’s not worth it. Some of those recipes are great and I […]

Plum and Brie Bites

Monday, December 20, 2010

We love that our new condo building has a sense of community. It’s something our old apartment building really lacked. Now, we have a yahoo groups message board where people try to meet up for doggie play dates, share info about our developing area, or voice concerns happening in the building.
Yesterday, my condo had a […]

Cheating Enchiladas

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Let’s not talk about the food yet.  Let’s talk about the reason for this dish or more specifically the recipe.  In previous posts for chili pepper-based recipes, we have received notes about how the chili peppers we use are often hard to find in certain areas: cascabels, chipotles, pequins, anchos, guajillos, etc.  Other people have […]

Black & White Kisses

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I’m not usually a fan of meringue and meringue cookies. The main components being egg whites and sugar, I often find them too sweet. With these cookies, I’m going to call Black & White Kisses because it sounds so sophisticated. The use of 70% dark chocolate really balances out the sweetness. What I once thought […]

Lentil Soup

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lon works in midtown and often buys lunch from Food Exchange, right downstairs. It’s a modern deli, a little fancier and more organized looking than the old-school NYC deli. It wouldn’t be special enough to blog about except that Lon has been raving about their Lentil Soup for months. He complains on the days when […]

Potato Chips from London

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

One of the things Lon and I love to do when we travel is check out the local supermarkets. In particular, the potato chip aisle, where we’re always bound to find new and unexpected flavors. (Remember the Paprika chips and the Olive Oil chips we found in Greece? or the Magic Masala chips from India?) […]

Erin M. Clark: Chinese Beef and Peppers

Monday, November 29, 2010

See how The Cooking Academic makes it over on the other coast.

Chinese Noodle Making (video) with Chef Li Yu

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Our absolute favorite part of the Las Vegas Taste Tour was the noodle-making lesson with master Chef Li Yu, who started learning the art in his teens–about 27 years ago. He started with a demonstration where the ease of his movements show that for him, it is second nature by now. We, the bloggers, watch […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

When we think of Thanksgiving, we think of food babies, food comas, and all that relates to gluttony. The giant turkey, piles of cranberry sauce, and variations of string bean casserole pile onto our tables, not to mention the desserts. It seems like everyone brings a pie and now there’s 30 across the counters, starting […]