Salad Lyonnaise

  I’ll start by saying this recipe is not traditional and is more loosely inspired by the classic Salad Lyonnaise than the “real” thing. Ok! Disclaimer aside this is one of the best salads I’ve had and it makes a perfect first course or appetizer. There is nothing like a salad with bacon, egg and crunchy croutons…

Simple Roast Potatoes

  I didn’t grow up eating potatoes. It might seem strange, but as a kid I disliked potatoes in general and especially french fries. I have since mended my wayward youth. (I have even baked my own French Fries). It won’t surprise you to hear that the first kind of potatoes I learned to make didn’t…

Lamb Pastry Pie

I’ve been wanting to do a savory meat pie kind of dinner for a while now. The only problem was it was 90 degrees out and there wasn’t much motivation to turn on the stove for hours at a time. It isn’t the time it takes to cook everything into tender deliciousness as much as…

Whiskey Sour

  A whiskey sour, like any Sour, is one of the sweeter cocktails I drink. More like a sweet-and-sour cocktail with a preference for the sugar. The first thing I will say about making this drink is that it really teaches you what should go into the do-it-yourself version of drinks most people make using…

Carbonara with Guanciale

I’ve been making carbonara for a while now. Ever since I saw the worst chef in the world making it on YouTube (he said it was like scrambled egg pasta) I’ve always wanted to make it the right way. Carbonara has roots in traditional Italian cuisine with the modern twist that the dish became popular…

Home-made Mayonnaise

Once you’ve made your own mayonnaise, if you are like me, you will never want to buy your mayo in a store ever again. There’s just something about having homemade mayonnaise that makes you want to eat Moules or Steak Frites as soon as possible. This recipe does not assume you have any kitchen equipment. David…

White Bean Dip

Having cocktails is not something you should do alone. And just like drinking together is better including a snack to tide yourself over until dinner is a really good idea. David and I have gotten into making a few simple dips that go with pita chips.  What’s not to love about pita chips? But I…