This edamame hummus is so ridiculously easy to make and perfect for any time of day. For me it has become the new avocado toast, throw it on some bread for the perfect morning start!
Pasta seems to always be a go-to for us. Mostly because it’s quick, easy, cheap, and we both love carbs. While there are so many great classic pasta dishes (pasta primavera being one of them) leave it to Ale to find a way to throw his own spin on it. Enter: Cilantro Meatballs!
As someone whose go-to drink is Sake, it’s shocking we have waited this long to share a sake based cocktail here on the blog.
The best part about sake is that it is so smooth and refreshing so to compliment it’s best qualities, we created a cucumber mint agua fresca to top it off! For this recipe we used Hakutsuru Superior Junmai Ginjo however it can be made using, filtered, unfiltered, or even sparkling sake!
So gather your friends, head outside, and celebrate the summer with this perfect garden cocktail.
Breakfast just got a bit sweeter with these Lemon and Ricotta Pancakes!
You may have seen them on brunch menus and hopefully had a chance to try them. If you haven’t heard of them, you might be thinking cheese in pancakes?! But we are going to need you to trust us on this one!
Growing up in an a large Italian family, Sunday night was all about the pasta. There is honestly nothing better than a big bowl of comfort food to end the weekend. To keep the tradition alive, Alec and I try to cook various types of pasta dishes on Sundays. From Tortellini Alfredo to Roasted Red Pepper Sauce - we love it all. That being said, we don’t think anything holds a candle to The Sunday Night Bolognese.
Shake Shack has been a favorite ours since 2007 when we were both living in NYC.
While there are a number of reasons they stand above the rest, their special sauce is a famous staple. Many recipe blogs have shared their versions and through much trial and error, we have created what we think is the best version!
Of course we didn’t forget about the onion rings. With only 4 ingredients , these circles of deep fried perfection are so much easier to make than you think! Did we mention they are beer battered?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve most likely heard of Dumpling Time. Located in the Design District, it is hard to pass up! Even when the line is out the door, we have a hard time saying no (yes, it’s that tasty). They offer a huge range of items from pan-seared bao, to a king dum soup dumpling that is so big you need a straw! From waygu beef gyoza, to shrimp toast, we promise there’s something for everyone! AND as if they couldn’t get any better, they recently got their liquor license and are finally serving cocktails as well as sake, wine, and beer.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been known to make a mean charcuterie board. While Alec creates 90% of the recipes we share, this is the one thing I am going to take 100% credit for. Mayyyybe it has something to do with the fact that I don’t have to actually cook anything and it’s really all about the styling (and of course the cheese).
Charcuterie boards are the staple to any gathering year round. My favorite part about them is that the possibilities are endless!
With Valentine’s (and Galentine’s) day right around the corner, we’ve got the perfect treat for you and all your loved ones!
For the base of the cocktail we create a classic Strawberry Agua Fresca and top it off with our favorite champagne.
Shakshuka has quickly become a Saturday brunch staple in our house. Often times I find myself falling asleep on Friday nights thinking “YES, tomorrow is Shakshuka day!” Trust me, it’s that good.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar, Shakshuka is a dish made with poached eggs in a spicy tomato base that was popularized in the Middle East and North Africa. It is perfect for any meal and super quick and easy to whip up.
Keep your guests happy this holiday season with our newest cocktail. The Pear Tree combines, pear cider, bourbon, and (the star of the show) a homemade spiced pear simple syrup.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Happy Summer Friends! We apologize for our lack of new recipes. We have been traveling a TON (which is great) but we are so happy to be home and back in the kitchen!
We are thrilled to share one of our favorite summer recipes with you on National Lobster Day! Pan Seared Scallops with Parmesan Risotto and Lobster Sauce. We have to warn you, it might be a bit tricky to make but it is SO worth it.
CALLING ALL PINOT NOIR FANS! Located just a few steps off the Sonoma Plaza, WALT Wines is the hidden gem you won't want to miss.
Our recommendation: Take part in the Root 101 Tasting where you will sip, taste, and compare the flavors of their vast portfolio of Pinots as well as delicious customized small bites.
Valley of the Moon Winery (at the Madrone Estate) is one of the oldest operating vineyards in Glen Ellen. Located just 5 miles above the Sonoma Plaza, Valley of the Moon Winery makes incredible Pinot Blancs, Pinot Noirs and an unoaked Chardonnay that is not to be missed. Now, with a new chef and one of the best food pairings in the area, it is an ideal spot for wine country newbies and locals alike.
STANLEY WAKE UP! IT'S PRETZEL DAY! Pardon our Office reference but we are always excited to celebrate National Pretzel Day!
Growing up in Philadelphia, soft pretzels were a must at any gathering or celebration. Nowadays, tons restaurants have caught on and are adding these fan favorites to the menu. Whether served with spicy mustard or warm cheese dip, soft pretzels are always the answer.
Spring is in full swing! Well, at least here in the Bay Area (sorry East Coast friends).
There is nothing better than creating colourful cocktail filled with fresh fruit from the garden.. or from Trader Joe's.
Coming to you all the way from Scranton PA, what could beet our latest cocktail? No seriously though, The Schrute Farms is a beet based cocktail with just right amount of earthy sweetness to complement its whiskey counterpart.
Spring has officially sprung and there is no better place to celebrate the season than Sonoma. With so much to see and do, we are here to help you plan your wine country visit by sharing some of our favorite go-to spots.
Hanzell Vineyards is perfectly situated on a hilltop at the toe of the Mayacamas Mountain Range and just 3 miles above the Sonoma Plaza. With cool breezes from the Petaluma wind gap, grazing sheep, and unique views of the Valley, Hanzell is the spring oasis you won't want to miss.