Cookies & Bars

Declaring Our Love

Sweet Potato Squares-Duo Dishes

Maybe you’ve noticed we love sweet potatoes.  Either you’ve noticed it, or you’ve just read the words ‘We love sweet potatoes.’ too many times on this site.  We’ll say it loud and proud, ‘We love sweet potatoes!’  A while ago, we were surfing through the site of the oh so Noble Pig, and there was a recipe for Banana-Oatmeal Bake.  The short ingredient list resulted in this tray of what appeared to be utter deliciousness.  We knew we had to make it.  Only one of us is a big banana fan (that’d be Amir), so of course, the original recipe would’ve been enjoyed, but we made a couple of changes that seemed as though they fit everyone’s tastes.  That of course included the incorporation of our favorite vegetable–the sweet potato.

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Chicken and Poultry · Main Dishes · Side Dishes · Veggies

We Like It Hot…Kinda

Fajita fixins-Duo Dishes

Have you ever added spice to something with slight trepidation in your heart?  Gently shaking ground cayenne pepper on chicken cutlets or lightly tossing extra sriracha into a steaming wok of fried noodles, all the while afraid that the outcome may be too hot to handle.  We like kick in our food, but we have accidentally added a bit too much, and once it’s in there, it’s hard to cut.  Call us wimps if you like, but we just can’t handle it. We try to ride the line between spicy tingle and burnin’ ring ‘o fire mouth.  Although we both come from a line of folks who like to toss on those ‘kick your a$$ to high heaven’ or ‘not for wussy wimps’ hot sauces, we just haven’t been able to work our way up to sweating while we’re eating.  It’s not our style. We hit the kitchen with a desire for something that would ride the line without sitting too far on either side–not too bland and definitely not overwhelming.

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