Instant Pot Chicken and Flat Dumplings

2-3 chicken breasts 1 medium onion – quartered 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 lemon slices 2-3 TB Better than Bouillon (chicken flavor) 1 bay leaf salt/pepper 1 TB of Herbes de Provence 1 tsp poultry seasoning 8-10 cups water, depending on size of chicken 1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables (green beans, corn, carrots) Dumplings:…

Acts of Love

He makes me… Breakfast in bed (probiotic included)   Scallion Pancakes with Sriracha dots (just because)   Sunday breakfast   Healthy tuna melts Most of all, he makes me the happiest wife.

Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)

After years of frustrating, obsessive experimentation, this recipe has reached perfection. It’s not just the ingredients, but also the tools used that make it all come together.  My favorite Latin side dish. Add chicken or ham bits to make it a meal!  Take the extra time to make the sofrito and freeze it in ice…

Sun Noodle turns your kitchen into a ramen shop.

  Mail order ramen? With no ramen shops in our town, and no Sun Noodle Ramen Kits around, our only road to ramen this fabulous is good old fashioned mail delivery. Thanks, Amazon!   These kits come comes with 2 servings! They are packed tight with noodles, which can look deceiving by its size. But…

Ramen Spree in NYC

We love to make the most of our weekends alone together. This weekend, we decided to hop on a train to New York City and satisfy our ramen craving. Ramen is scarce in these parts. I’ve said on so many occasions (probably while I was shivering in these freezing temps) that we need a ramen…

Alinea Experience

Her:  It all started when he surprised me with tickets to Alinea for my birthday. We had been learning more and more about Grant Achatz – his struggles and accomplishments. Alinea seemed to us, to be outside the realm of anything we experienced before, and knew we wanted to try it together. As good as…

Tasting Menu – For Kids!

We are always trying to get our kids to expand their palatal horizons. You might think, being raised by such curious and culinarily daring parents, that they wouldn’t be so discriminating. Alas, they are 10. And it takes a lot of adding flavors, textures, cultures, etc. to get a better understanding of the foods they…

Carbonara

  Her: I’ve been tweaking this method since I starting making carbonara, and I think I’ve got it just about perfect. (Pats own back) Carbonara is simple in its ingredients, but it’s one of the most challenging dishes I’ve made – next to any rice dish. (Shakes fist at rice) CARBONARA | (serves 4) 4…

Paella

Clap it out: Pie-ā-ya!   HER: This dish has a backstory. In our early explorations and as we became closer, a lot of our talks involved food. We knew our individual cores were fueled by cooking and culinary discovery. During one of those important conversations, we talked about paella, Spain, and an ill-fated paella pan….

Timpano: Big Night, Big Dreams

HIM: Love is a catalyst.   I’ve had in mind to make this dish for 19 years.  It has always been that dish that I would one day make when the time was right.  I needed the special occasion, the right time, the perfect recipe…  I put it off so many times that it became…