Poultry & Pork · Uncategorized

The Corner of Sweet and Savory

Alexia Waffle Cut Fries - Duo Dishes

The dish ‘Chicken and Waffles’ is popping up on menus all over the country. If you’re familiar with Los Angeles, then you undoubtedly know of Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, who pioneered this savory and sweet combination with their famous restaurant chain throughout Southern California. Chrystal and I are always looking for new bite-sized treats to serve up at food gatherings. It was my mission to create an original appetizer-friendly dish featuring one of Alexia’s wonderful frozen products. I have always been drawn to their Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries. Regular fries are awesome, but there’s something about waffle cut ones that take french fries to a special level. That’s when genius struck! I connected the “waffle” in waffle fries with fried chicken; and thus, this fried chicken and “waffles” dish was born. Continue reading “The Corner of Sweet and Savory”

Seafood · Uncategorized

The Fish Taco Is King

For the next four months, Alaska Seafood is celebrating the fish taco. They’ve invited us, along with a few other food bloggers, to join in. The next few months will feature posts filled with many new fish taco creations, some fun recipe contests, and a few exciting giveaways all leading up to one lucky blog winning a trip to the great land of Alaska when it’s all said and done. The grand prize is the main reason we decided to hop on board. We hope to be that winning blog and are eager to share our first of five installments featuring our different spins on the mighty fish taco. Continue reading “The Fish Taco Is King”

Cakes, Pies & Tarts · Uncategorized

The Duo’s Ethnic Exploration: Guyanese

Neither of us can believe the end of May is already here, as it’s time to share with you our newest Ethnic Exploration. In this edition, we venture into Guyanese cuisine. We had little knowledge of Guyana in general, so we were approaching this expedition a bit more “green” than usual. As always, however, whenever there is a culinary challenge or question in need of immediate attention, Chrystal reaches for her BlackBerry and the answer is just a tweet away. And like so many times in the past, the Twittersphere did not let her down. A couple of friends–Jehan from Jehan Can Cook and Cynthia from Tastes Like Home–hopped in with advice and lots of emphatic support! We now had some general guidance into the land of Guyana, as well as some food suggestions to help us begin our journey. Continue reading “The Duo’s Ethnic Exploration: Guyanese”

Poultry & Pork · Uncategorized

You Asked For It

Orange Teriyaki Chicken

Not too long ago, we celebrated two years of this website’s existence, and we opened the doors to your constructive criticism. We enjoy finding ways to make our blog stand out and also be better. To that end, we wanted to know what you enjoy, what you could do without and what dishes you’d like to see. You guys were so encouraging, which is always nice. A couple of our readers got straight to the point and asked for healthier recipes. This was valid. It’s not always cupcakes and cookies over here, but we do make a number of more decadent dishes. That being said, we’re going to try to shake in a few more well-rounded meals, so you don’t think we survive on ice cream and pop tarts alone.

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Breads & Muffins · Uncategorized

Always Willing To Share

Picnic Basket

Face it people. Not every meal will have great photos. That’s just a fact of life. Or maybe it’s just a fact of blogging. We spend so much time running around trying to make food look great on a plate, which is fine if you have the time. Sometimes you just don’t have the time. Or a plate! Especially when you’re going on a road trip. For Amir’s birthday, we hit the road to San Luis Obispo with food in one hand and a camera in the other. Have you ever taken photos of your food while a car is in motion? Let’s just say it is not an easy feat, but we did not want to keep these recipes from you. Regardless, no road trip is complete without something to nibble on. On our last drive to San Diego, there were pop tarts nestled into a basket. As we’ve both crossed over into a new year of age this past October, it was high time to balance an early breakfast with something sweet and something substantial. This was the perfectly portable cure to rumbling bellies in the morning.

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Uncategorized · Vegetarian

James’ Test Kitchen

Grilled Summer Squash Salad 1 Duo Dishes

Here’s another Guest Test Kitchen for ya! This month, our dear friend James shares one of his favorite recipes and cooking inspirations. He shows how your favorite recipe can be jazzed up or tweaked to fit any occasion and season, and how sexy a simple squash salad can be. This dish would be a fabulous contribution to any summer meal gathering. Plus, it’s vegetarian so everyone can love it. Enjoy!
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Poultry & Pork

Let Us Count the Ways

We’ve done a lot of chicken recipes on this site, especially wings. What can we say? It’s not just Hooters who can make good wings! There’s something about the fun in flavors. There was Sunny Anderson’s Caribbean Chicken Wings, Honey Balsamic Chicken Wings and traditional Hot Wings.  Now, here is a version that combines several Asian flavors to create a sweet, slightly spicy and sticky sauce that may have you rudely licking your fingers. You can go to a spot that has a night dedicated to cheap wings and beer, but if you can do it at home, save yourself the trouble. It’s worth it!

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