We have created a masterpiece, at least in our own eyes. This is the ticket of all tickets! Following the First Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival in San Francisco, we officially had the best mini pies in the history of the world. The best! Anyone who was there and also tasted The Pie Truck’s hand pies will probably agree. And then there were those Hog Island oysters that had raw oyster slurping virgins literally taking shots by the end of the night. We left San Francisco raving about the pies and oysters for days (weeks maybe). It didn’t take long for us to run through idea after idea. Somewhere along the line, there was a conversation about oyster stuffing that had all the lights going off in our heads. We had to make an oyster stuffing-style pot pie, and we had to make it taste good. With hopes of making the best little oyster stuffed pot pies in all of the land, we went to work.Continue Reading »
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Oyster & Gruyère Hand Pies
Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats
Our parents didn’t make Rice Krispie treats for us when we were kids. We learned how to make them ourselves. These were one of the easiest sweet snacks to prepare in one serving portions. You didn’t actually need to heat them on the stove, bystepping what could potentially be a treacherous situation for a young one. Just get a plastic bowl, plop in a tiny bit of butter, tumble in the marshmallows and microwave until a billow of fluffy sugar expanded like a mini nuclear bomb. Pull the bowl out of the microwave, pour in the cereal (a little or a lot based on your sugar rush desire), stir it up really good and eat it. Nope, you didn’t even need to let it cool or eat it as a perfectly cut bar. It was so good just like that. Now that was the little kid way of eating these ageless treats, but now we’re grown. Here’s what grown folks do.Continue Reading »
Red Snapper with Thyme Pesto and Couscous, Honey Grapefruit Salad Dressing
You may have already guessed that we love ourselves a dinner party. Love it! From planning the menu, shopping for the groceries and assembling all the goodies in the kitchen to passing out the plates, laughing with friends, and of course sipping on some wine. Our parties usually involve lots of wine–that’s just how we do. Then there’s the dancing around the kitchen when the food tastes just right. Our parties always involve lots of dancing…tasting and dancing. It all brings us complete joy. The best part of the whole thing is sitting down after all the hard work and taking that first bite. What’s better? We just don’t know!
These dinner gatherings usually involve us hosting and cooking everything, but it wasn’t too long ago we were on the East coast and invited to a dinner party where the whole meal was prepared by someone else–a lovely couple by the names of Brooke and Ben. We love these parties just as much–the ones where we arrive and just eat. It really was wonderful handing over the apron and being the guest for a change. The food looked absolutely beautiful and tasted so delectable that we had no choice but to …Continue Reading »