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Dutch Oven Cottage Pie

Dutch Oven Cottage Pie

Dutch Oven Cottage Pie One of our favorite cooking tools is our Dutch oven. A Dutch oven is a large, heavy pot with a heavy lid. Most Dutch ovens are made from cast iron. It is very common to find modern Dutch ovens with an […]

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza One of our favorite resources for finding new recipes to try and modify is America’s Test Kitchen (ATK). ATK is actually a conglomeration of three recipe testers and developers in one: ATK, Cook’s Illustrated, and Cook’s Country. It is very rare for us […]

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

I love chicken enchilada soup. I had an amazing bowl of chicken enchilada soup at The Plaza Cafe when we visited Santa Fe, NM last spring. It was a snowy day and we were freezing from walking around the town. The first spoonful of their […]

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee Cold brew coffee has been all the rage in the last couple of years. It is smooth, highly caffeinated, and has a deep, almost chocolate flavor. It also makes great iced coffee which is perfect for those of us in the south. […]

The Easiest Sourdough Bread You Will Ever Make

The Easiest Sourdough Bread You Will Ever Make

The Easiest Sourdough Bread You Will Ever Make When I was younger, I thought that if you could make homemade bread then you had arrived and could call yourself an “accomplished cook.” In my mind, baking your own bread was the pinnacle of food, it […]

Super Easy Simple Syrup

Super Easy Simple Syrup

Basic Simple Syrup Tell me if this has ever happened to you. You pour yourself a glass of iced tea or make an iced coffee. You take a sip & suddenly realize you forgot to add sugar while the water was hot. You try to […]

How to Cold Brew Tea

How to Cold Brew Tea

How to Cold Brew Tea Today, August 21, is National Iced Tea Day. Now, I know everyone is talking about the solar eclipse today but we cannot forget this very serious day of celebration for THE staple drink of the south! Recently, Anthony and I […]

Great Southwest Adventure: Day 7 & 8: Ft. Davis, Corinth, and Flower Mound

Great Southwest Adventure: Day 7 & 8: Ft. Davis, Corinth, and Flower Mound

Day 7 & 8: Ft. Davis, Corinth, and Flower Mound If you have been following along with us, you know that this spring, Anthony and I spent a few days road tripping through New Mexico and Texas. It was a wonderful trip. If you haven’t […]

Great Southwest Adventure: Day 6: Ft. Davis, Marfa, and Alpine

Great Southwest Adventure: Day 6: Ft. Davis, Marfa, and Alpine

Day 6: Ft. Davis, Marfa, and Alpine The American Southwest may be one of the most under-appreciated areas of our country. Many consider the desert to be a dry, boring wasteland. However, there is life and a beauty to this environment that cannot be found […]

Great Southwest Adventure: Day 5: Roswell, Carlsbad Caverns, and Ft. Davis

Great Southwest Adventure: Day 5: Roswell, Carlsbad Caverns, and Ft. Davis

Day 5: Roswell, Carlsbad Caverns, and Ft. Davis This past spring, Anthony and I took a road trip through part of the American southwest. Specifically, we visited New Mexico and west Texas. We had a fantastic time but day 5 may have been our favorite […]