Beer Battered Onion Rings with Shake Shack Dipping Sauce

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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?

Winter Charcuterie Board


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!

Recipe: Homemade Soft Pretzels


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. 


Recipe: Philly Cheesesteak Nachos


Growing up in the Philly suburbs, Sunday's were for the birds. The Philadelphia Eagles that is! So what better way to root on team green in the SUPERBOWL than to make a massive mound of Philly Cheesesteak Nachos!

Loaded with steak, peppers, onions, and melty cheese this will be the only game day recipe you need! 



Recipe: Toasted Ravioli


Toasted Ravioli is a dish that was made famous in St. Louis.  As a STL native, this is one of Alec's favorite treats! Every time we visit we aren't in town 24 hours before devouring a batch. 

These squares of perfection are typically made using meat filled ravioli. Despite it's name, "toasted" raviolis are actually breaded and deep fried  :) For this recipe we used mini meat filled ravioli to create the perfect party appetizer. 


Recipe: Veggie Loaded Turkey Chili


While the weather in the Bay Area has been pretty perfect (per usual), we are both East Coast natives so we still have a couple cold weather traditions that we just can't give up. One of our favorite things to do in the winter is to cook up a big batch of homemade chili!


Recipe: Chocolate Christmas Bark


December is finally here - our favorite time of year! We are excited to kick off the holiday season with some sweet crowd pleasing cheer.

Trust us when we say this bark is so easy to make but so hard to resist. Perfect for holiday parties or to give as a gift. Are we rhyming?? What perfect timing!  HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON Y'ALL! 


Recipe: The Ultimate Pulled Pork Sandwich

t's the most wonderful time of the year, BBQ season!!  With 4th of July right around the corner,  party planning is in full swing.

This recipe is the best for summer entertaining because it's so easy to throw together! Both the pulled pork and the slaw require little prep time,  just set it and forget it (well until it's time to serve!)   Use hamburger buns to create a delicious main dish or smaller buns for party sliders!  This pulled pork is also great for tacos or over nachos - trust us! 


Recipe: Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Pizza

March 16th is National Artichoke Hearts Day so we are excited to share our copycat version of a favorite recipe!

Before ever knowing one another, Alec and I lived a block apart in the East Village of NYC and had one special thing in common, an obsession for Artichoke Basille's Pizza.  For most New Yorkers, the obsession hits hard late night - perfect after a few drinks aka when you stop counting calories! The original Artichoke Pizza location opened on 14th street in 2008 and they now have 9 locations (8 in New York City, 1 here in the Bay Area!)

Apparently the recipe for Basille's signature artichoke pizza sauce takes 8 hours to make and is top secret. Ours takes about 30 mins and is not a secret!  We would feel too guilty keeping this recipe from anyone. 


Recipe: Boardwalk Style Fried Oreo

Happy National Oreo Day!

We have been talking about sharing our Fried Oreo recipe for quite some time but have been avoiding making them lately in hopes of sticking to our New Years resolutions for a healthier lifestyle. Then we decided, treat yo' self  it's National Oreo Day!

Fried Oreo's were always treats only to be found at The Boardwalk or a County Fair. Now, these delicious little devils have become so popular that we have started spotting them at some higher end restaurants.

Talk about a dream come true! Seriously, if this is something you haven't tried you need to drop everything and get to it! Really you can't go wrong with these suckers, they are perfection and such a crowd pleaser.


Recipe: Sweet Corn and Pancetta Salsa

Sweet Corn and Pancetta Salsa

Sweet Corn and Pancetta Salsa

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day! Although we are not sharing a recipe for tortilla chips, we are sharing a recipe for the tortillas perfect match!

Talk about easy! A few ingredients is all it takes to create this fresh and uniquely flavored salsa.   This recipe is the perfect blend of sweet and savory and can be paired with tortilla chips, a topping on your favorite taco, or tossed into a salad. 

While this salsa is so simple to make, there is nothing simple about it! 

For best results we like to use sweet corn straight from the cob - however you sweet canned corn will work as well!