Category Archives: Important Lessons

Gnocchi with Braised Chicken

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 5 / 10 8 / 10 This is the best homemade gnocchi dough I’ve tried yet. I had basically given up on making gnocchi since the packaged stuff is so good, but this recipe was pretty … Continue reading

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Farroto with Red Russian Kale and Acorn Squash

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 7.5 / 10 7.5 / 10 Emily and I went to this event where Sean Brock cooked for us out of his new cookbook (which I have been wanting for months – now have a signed … Continue reading

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Stacked Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Frosting

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 9 / 10 8.5 / 10 Emily’s favorite thing I’ve ever made is Barefoot Contessa’s Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes. I wanted to make something like this for Thanksgiving, so I tried converting this into a layer cake … Continue reading

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Homemade Spanish Chorizo

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating / 10 8 / 10 I’ve been wanting to try making my own sausage for some time, mostly because it is cool and allows me to use all sorts of kitchen gadgets as well as some … Continue reading

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Basil Gnocchi with Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 9 / 10 7.5 / 10 I made this a long time ago and Em always really liked it so figured I’d give it another go now that it is tomato season. This was pretty delicious … Continue reading

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Jalapeno Pancakes

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 6.5 / 10 7 / 10 I picked up the two David Tanis cookbooks for basically nothing on ThriftBooks.com. David Tanis basically has one of the coolest lives ever. 6 months a year he is the … Continue reading

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Scallops with Spicy Curry Sauce and Couscous

Emily’s Rating Chris’s Rating 7 / 10 7 / 10 Dish Scallps with Spicy Curry Sauce and Couscous Recipe Source Table for Two Difficulty 3 / 10 Time to Complete ~ 1 hour, maybe less Sides Served Hashed Brussels Sprouts … Continue reading

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