roasted shrimp

For us, cooking for comfort at home means having the necessities in the fridge at all times. So, having perfectly cooked shrimp to add to any sandwich, wrap, salad, or truly whenever a little protein is needed, is required in our home. This kind of “meal prep” is essential to creating ease in the kitchen….

kay’s sausage pie

This recipe came to us from our dear family member, Jim, whose mother had made it for him all his life. That’s Kay. Their family is classic New Jersey Sicilian Italian, and this nostalgic morsel is nothing short of perfection. Each Easter, we wait for it impatiently, like children on Christmas morning, fighting for the…

buttermilk pancakes

There’s so much to say about these pancakes…we become emotional just when thinking of them. They’re light, fluffy, savory, sweet, all the notes are hit. Elizabeth’s dad has been making these for the family her entire life, so growing up with this high of standards for pancakes, has left her unable to appreciate any other…

crab cakes

This is Elizabeth’s 93-year-old grandma’s go-to order when dining out. As a result, these became a go-to dinner or app around the house on every Mother’s Day and Grandma’s birthday. So, you can say, we’ve had quite a few crab cakes. And crab cakes, in our opinions, should be crab meat, a few aromatics, and…

chopped liver

As kids, neither of us were jumping for chopped liver. Liver always seemed foreign and unappealing—until that glorious day where our palates grew up, and our eyes opened to the deliciousness that is chopped liver. Liver has such an unmistakable irony, deep flavor that each time we eat it, we’re instantly transported to memories of…

margarita

Is there a more festive drink? Refreshing, tasty, and just strong enough—this drink is a must have on every Taco Tuesday. You’ll start with one, but heaven knows how you can stop there! Try your best to drink responsibly…  Serving: 2 margs Ingredients: 6 oz tequila repasado 1/2 oz mezcal 1/2 oz Cointreau, or any…

guacamole

Guacamole…the dip that doesn’t quit. This versatile dish can find itself appropriate in so many settings: serve with chips for an amazing side dish or app, serve with crudités for a healthier option, spread it on a sandwich or wrap, serve it with tacos, or stuffed in a burrito. You name it; guac can do…

carnitas

Well, well, well, carnitas…we meet again. Why are you so damn good? You meaty, moist, caramelized, naughty pork, you! The way the citrus and cumin perfume you. The way you melt in our mouths. The waft of porky goodness that fills our home. We know we don’t see each other often enough, but when we…

stone crabs and mustard sauce

Being lucky enough to live in a place, like South Florida, where every year something so precious and fabulous can be seen at every fish market, is something that two food obsessors, like us, count down the days for… These stone crabs are not just sustainably caught and released, their sweet meat is worth every…

fruit salad

In between the rich dinners, heavy lunches, and decadent snacks, sometimes you just need a break. Something healthy, nutritious, and clean to have in your fridge, so when your wandering fork lands somewhere, it can find itself something other than meat and cheese to stick itself into! This fruit salad is bright, refreshing, filling, and…