Spicy Poblano Burgers with Pickled Red Onions and Chipotle Cream Sauce

It’s about time that we put a burger recipe on our blog! Perfect time, too- just in time for summer grilling season. Despite what our blog might look like, we both appreciate a good burger now and then. If you are wondering, our favorite is a grilled burger topped with American cheese, caramelized onions, and…

Spicy Bean Burrito

I recently watched Julie & Julia for the first time, which is surprising considering it came out 4 years ago and it is a movie about cooking. While I wasn’t a huge fan of Julie (whiny and overly obsessed with Julia Child), I enjoyed the movie as a whole because Julia Child was pretty funny….

Caprese Pasta Salad

When I first became truly interested in cooking and trying out recipes from cookbooks, my favorite thing to make was super easy: a caprese sandwich that was from a Swedish cookbook, weirdly enough. It consisted of a ciabatta bun topped with a thin layer of mayonnaise (I know, not really a traditional caprese flavor), lettuce,…

Perfect Breakfast Sandwich

This is one substantial sandwich! We came home starving after taking the SATs, and it made the perfect lunch. What makes this sandwich so good, you ask? Well, it starts with a delicious herb butter with basil, thyme, dill and garlic. It’s pretty great on its own. Then, you add some cheese, an egg cooked…

Creamy Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is one of those things that can be either completely amazing or kind of scary. We are pretty picky about how our food has been prepared, so we would never order chicken salad from, say, a fast food place or the supermarket (the thought of it makes us cringe). However, we have had…

Soft Pretzel Bites with Roasted Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

If there’s anything better than tortilla chips with cheese dip, it’s pretzels. And when you take warm-out-of-the-oven homemade soft pretzels and pair them with a spicy and cheesy sauce, you have something monumental, and we are here to tell you about it. Roasting jalapeno peppers brings out the best of their flavor, and they are…

Spicy Shrimp Po’boys

Po’boys are not something that those of us hailing from places other than the south are usually familiar with. Originating in Louisiana, they usually contain meat or shrimp and are served on a nice piece of French baguette. The origin of the name is disputed, but all can agree that this sort of sandwich is…

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Yes, we are still giving up meat for Lent, but by technicality fasting is not required on Sundays. Besides, we were just really tired of eating hummus or guacamole for every meal! We took advantage of this opportunity and made what caught both of our eyes this week- a salad topped with buffalo chicken and…

Roasted Eggplant Pizza

Sometimes what we make is based off of what sounds particularly great at the moment (usually guacamole or cookies!), but other times it’s based on what we have to cook with. When faced with an eggplant that didn’t particularly appeal to us, we thought that maybe is could be improved by roasting it and putting…

Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls

A couple of weeks ago, we went to the nearby city for the weekend with our school for a Model UN conference (kind of nerdy, we know, but it was fun. Well, at least it was fun walking around the city to shop and eating basically all meals at restaurants!). Out of all the great…