Saturday, July 25, 2015

Weekend Copycat Brunch: Breakfast Poutine

Copycat Breakfast Poutine: inspired by Goodkind restaurant in Milwaukee

I owe a great deal of my home cooking inspiration to social media. Take for instance, the post from Milwaukee's Goodkind restaurant I ran across last weekend on Instagram.

My first instinct was: "Whoa. I’ve got to get there and eat THAT."  

But, a quick look in my wallet told me that staying home was the more prudent thing to do (after all, it’s not like I would stop with poutine; I’d have to get one of their great brunch cocktails and then…)

I’ve made an occasional habit of recreating restaurant dishes at home. And I’ve had pretty good luck with both the artichoke a la mode pizza from Pizza Man (I was suffering from withdrawalwhen the original restaurant burned down) and the Stendler burrito from Comet Cafe (which is the best way -- ever -- to use up leftover corned beef).

Most recently, I replicated the salted honey pie from Honepie Cafe -- mainly because they don’t put it on their menu half as often as I’d like (OMG, so good).

So, I looked around my kitchen to see what ingredients I had on hand... [Keep Reading]


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Our Best Mac: Throwbacks for #‎NationalMacandCheeseDay‬

There are only a few things in the world that make us stop everything and pay homage. But, National Mac & Cheese Day is definitely one.

After all, how can you resist the ooey gooey goodness of a beautiful bowl of noodles smothered in delicious cheese?

We certainly can't.  And if you're looking for inspiration for tonight's dinner,  we're hoping one of these recipes might provide some cheesy, gooey inspiration.

If you love moussaka, you'll love this mac & cheese hybrid featuring layers of delicious eggplant, lamb and cheesy noodle goodness.

There's nothing like a mac & cheese that's chock-full of slowly caramelized onions and rosemary. If you can't find Benedictine cheese, substitute another full-flavored variety in its place.

All the classic flavors of Buffalo Chicken right here in a mac & cheese. You know you want it. Recipe easily converts to a gluten free version.

Got a favorite mac & cheese recipe to share?
We'd love to hear about it!