Dessert: Strawberry Jell-O Pie

A bit before the Fourth of July, we found discounted Jell-O at our local store and decided to pick it up and find some fun things to do with it for the Fourth. We ended up making two: a fairly standard raspberry Jell-O with raspberries, and this concoction. The ingredients were fairly simple: strawberry Jell-O, […]

Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake

We’d wanted to try our hand at making cheesecake for a while, but didn’t want to make just a plain one. We were browsing through the usual fruit and chocolate recipes when we noticed a pumpkin one and remembered that we had an unopened can of pumpkin in our pantry, and the rest is history. […]

Main Course: Black Bean Burgers

While both of us enjoy meat dishes, Steffanie does have vegetarian relatives, so partially because of that, we have practiced some meatless cooking. One of these has become one of our favorites even when not entertaining–our black bean burgers. These burgers don’t taste at all like hamburgers, but either of us would take them over […]

Leftovers Improvisation: Taco Pie

Some days, we have leftovers.  To get rid of a lot of leftovers at once, it is sometimes needful to create Frankensteinian abominations of Mad Cuisine. Recently, this created Taco Pie. The leftover culprits in question were as follows: cheddar beer dip, grated cheddar cheese, sausages, and pie crust dough (the same as featured in […]

Main Course: Bison “Sliders”

We’re fortunate that our local grocery store stocks ground bison in addition to ground beef. Bison is similar to beef but it has a distinct (and, in our opinion, better) flavor that gets lost if it’s mixed in with too much spice, so our preferred method of cooking the bison is hamburgers. We’d been using […]

Side: Cheddar Beer “Dip”

The recipe for the pretzels suggested making this dip to go alongside them. We did, but the pretzels nowhere near used up the dip, partly because the pretzels were really good on their own and partly because the recipe made a ton of dip. We refrigerated it and found that after chilling it thickened into […]