We Ate Every Flavor of the New Chili’s® At Home Frozen Meals

Chili's At Home

There’s nothing quite as “big and bold” as deciding to bring a new human being into the world. Of course, having a two year old means that mealtimes are often a less formal affair than they used to be, and by “less formal,” I mean that if there’s a table and utensils involved, and someone… 

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Fried Mahi-Mahi Fish Sandwiches Topped with Cheesy Curly Fries

Fried Mahi-Mahi Fish Sandwiches Topped with Cheesy Curly Fries (Or: The Ultimate Filet-O-Fish)

It’s no secret to long-time readers of this website that I have a deep-seated, lifelong obsession with the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. I understand the consequences of voicing this passion publicly, understand that every time I mention the sandwich, another self-appointed “foodie” rolls his eyes in disgust, and goes back to the dictionary to find a new… 

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P.F. Chang's

Perfect Summer Pairings at P.F. Chang’s (Plus Contest!)

The new Summer Chef’s Seasonal Menu at P. F. Chang’s is full of fresh bites, perfect for the season. Malcolm and I became fans of the popular Chinese chain years ago, while visiting the US from Mexico. The restaurant was cool, cavernous, and dark, and we were impressed by the quality and striking flavors. Unlike… 

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Lamb Keftedes

Lamb Keftedes

We’ve gone pita crazy! Seriously, ever since we unlocked the secret to Zankou Chicken’s garlic sauce (what the more Lebanese among us call “toum,”) we’ve been desperate to find new things to stuff into pita pockets to spread with the stuff. Today’s recipe for lamb keftedes takes us all the way back to ancient Greece,… 

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Minted Cucumber Melon Soup with Mascarpone

8 Cooling Chilled Summer Soups

Too hot to turn on the stove and heat up the kitchen? We rounded up eight of our favorite food blogger’s formulas for beating the heat this Summer. Enjoy! Fresh Easy Sweet Pea Soup by Crumb Blog Roasted Strawberry Soup by The View from Great Island Farmer’s Market Chilled Tomato Soup by Recipe Renovator Easy… 

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Poached Peaches

Poached Peaches with Whipped Cream

Many years ago I worked as an assistant at a small, progressive graduate school in Milford, Connecticut. Our offices were in the upstairs of the chancellor’s house, overlooking his peach orchard. From my desk I had a clear view of the rows of trees and a great stone monolith before them. On some summer afternoons I would walk through the… 

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World Food Championship 2013

Our Four Year Anniversary

When I think back to the day we first started this little blog, five houses, four towns, 3,000 miles, and nearly two kids ago, it’s nothing short of astonishing that now, nearly 1,000 posts and four years later, we’re still at it. What started as an opportunity to learn to take photos of food while… 

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Steakhouse Sandwich

“Steakhouse Classics” Sandwich with Creamed Spinach, Sliced Filet Mignon, and Mixed Mushrooms

One of the things that’s unexpectedly happened to Jillian and I, over the last few years, is that we’ve turned into steakhouse people. Dyed-in-the-wool, pitcher of martinis, truffled creamed spinach, red leather booth, yes-please-ask-the-kitchen-to-start-on-the-chocolate-soufflé, steakhouse people. We’re not sure how it happened; it may be no more than a matter of scarcity, since neither Mexico… 

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Beef Wellington Burgers

Beef Wellington Burgers

Is there a meal more representative of old-school comfort and decadence than Beef Wellington? The dish’s history is murky; while many assume it pays tribute to the Duke of Wellington, following Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo in 1815, the claims that the Duke was particularly fond of combinations of “truffles, pate, beef, and wine” seem like a… 

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