Archive - December 5, 2014

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Duet: Overnight Oats / Cat Stevens “Greatest Hits”
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Duet: Slow Cooker Chili / Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”
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Duet: Homemade Sandwich Bread / Bread “Lost Without Your Love”
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Duet: Crab Cakes / The Honeydrippers “Volume One”

Duet: Overnight Oats / Cat Stevens “Greatest Hits”

The food: I only recently heard the term overnight oats when my Pinterest feed was flooded with recipes for them. For days when I get sick of cold cereal, I hoped this grab-and-go oatmeal would provide a tasty and easy alternative. After reviewing a dozen versions of overnight oats, I realized that making them boils down to an easy formula of a few base ingredients plus custom toppings. Spend just a few[…]

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Duet: Slow Cooker Chili / Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”

The food: In the winter months, I eat chili at least a few times a month. It’s great comfort food for cold days; the spicy, hearty stew warms my body and my soul. Plus, slow cooker chili is something you can quickly prep in the morning and let cook all day. Who doesn’t love walking into a house that smells like chili after long and[…]

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Duet: Homemade Sandwich Bread / Bread “Lost Without Your Love”

The food: Baking bread is the greatest smell on Earth. For many beginner cooks, the idea of making bread from scratch is downright scary. Take a deep breath. I’m a novice here to tell you that homemade sandwich bread is not so difficult, especially when you use this basic recipe. Yes, it takes a lot of time, but that will just make you appreciate the[…]

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Duet: Crab Cakes / The Honeydrippers “Volume One”

The food: Growing up in the Midwest, far from an ocean, my exposure to seafood as a child was mostly limited to fried fish sticks. Although I grew to appreciate the flavor of fish, mollusks, and other deep-sea finds, I never considered cooking them. Crab cakes, for example, sounded far too exotic for my limited culinary skills. Boy was I wrong! I decided to conquer my fear[…]

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