Warm Smashed Potatoes with Mustard & Caper Vinaigrette

Warm Smashed Potatoes pair perfectly with a salty-savory Mustard and Caper Vinaigrette, giving you a hearty side to any fall meal.Warm Smashed Potatoes pair perfectly with a salty-savory Mustard and Caper Vinaigrette, giving you a hearty side to any fall meal.

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Where would we be without potatoes?  No fries, no tater tots, no hash browns.  Indeed, the world would be a sad place without them.  And according to Matt Damon in “The Martian,” potatoes and enough math can save your life on Mars.  This quick recipe for Warm Smashed Potatoes is perfect for weekday dinners, with a nice briny counterpoint from the vinegar and capers to punch it up a bit.

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Sauerbraten – German Pot Roast

Cooler weather – and Oktoberfest! – is the perfect time to enjoy super tender and flavorful Sauerbraten.Cooler weather - and Oktoberfest! - is the perfect time to enjoy super tender and flavorful Sauerbraten, a German pot roast.

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Hello readers,

The calendar is telling me it’s fall (although the weather disagrees), and that means we have the official excuse to start making some hearty, rich food to go along with the full flavored beers of the season: Oktoberfest!  We love Oktoberfest beer!  The rich maltiness and the beautiful amber color just seem to fit with the changing leaves and cool breezes (you know, in places other than Houston).  But even if we don’t have the most fall-like weather, Houston is home to our favorite Oktoberfest brewer, St. Arnold’s.  We fell in love with their liquid gold when we went to school here, and believe me, we were on the lookout for it whenever we would come to visit.  Yes, we were that person asking the store if they had any Oktoberfest beer in April.  And since we have this wonderful German inspired beer, we figured we should pair it with some German style food.  May I introduce you to sauerbraten!Cooler weather - and Oktoberfest! - is the perfect time to enjoy super tender and flavorful Sauerbraten, a German pot roast.

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Taste of Houston – Cane Rosso

Houston isn’t just barbecue and Tex-Mex!  Cane Rosso delivers some authentic – and amazing – Neapolitan pizza.cane-rosso-2-2

I love pizza. It’s my no hesitation desert island food, and I will eat it at any meal (and in-between as well). I think one of the best things about pizza is that even mediocre examples still taste pretty good. It’s just hard to mess up something that combines bread and cheese, although if you try to put anchovies, mushrooms, or pineapple on my pizza, we are going to have words. With that being said, since there is so much good pizza out there, it takes something special to move it up a tier to GREAT pizza, and Cane Rosso delivers.

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Drunk in the Kitchen Brownies

Drunk in the Kitchen Brownies: fudgy brownies with peanut butter bourbon frosting, chocolate covered pretzels, and salted caramel sauce.  In other words, the life of the party!Drunk in the Kitchen Brownies: fudgy brownies with peanut butter bourbon frosting, chocolate covered pretzels, and salted caramel sauce. In other words, the life of the party!

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Oh hey!  Yes, I know, this is our second post in two weeks with “bourbon” in the title, following our Apple Cider Sangria with Cinnamon Bourbon.  Yes I realize that may be a bit much, even for us.  And yes, I realize I may have gone even farther downhill with this one, as it not only has “bourbon” in the title, but, in fact, the title is the rather unsubtle, “Drunk in the Kitchen Brownies.”

But.  Come on.  I asked Ross what to name them, because I couldn’t call them peanut-butter-bourbon-chocolate-covered-pretzel-brownies-with-salted-caramel-sauce.

But Drunk in the Kitchen Brownies?  That’s MUCH easier to say!  And also fairly accurate, considering the flavor profile.  Not just bourbon, but everything you would throw in a brownie if you were drinking said bourbon while baking them.

Pretzels?  Yup.  Peanut butter?  Yup.  Salted caramel?  Yup yup yup!

At least I restrained myself from adding potato chips?

Drunk in the Kitchen Brownies: fudgy brownies with peanut butter bourbon frosting, chocolate covered pretzels, and salted caramel sauce. In other words, the life of the party! (more…)

Degustabox – September 2016

Another month, and another box of goodies from our friends at Degustabox – plus a discount to get your own!september-degustabox-1-2

It really is fun to shuffle to the front door after a long day at work and find a box of food waiting for you.  What’s inside this time?  Will it be salty or sweet?  Actually, based on our experience so far, there will be enough variety that you’ll get both.  Now, on to the highlights!

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