Butter

Mixed Caramel Rum Nut Butter

I think it is pretty safe to say that 2014 was the year of the butters. Cookie butter, nut butters, you name. Grind it up and call it butter. I’m ok with this.

But as usual I’m pretty late to the party. Here I am, half a month away from 2015, and finally I produce some sort of butter. Good job me.

Better late than never right?

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Pâté De Foies De Volaille

So I’ll be honest about something. Pâté is not an attractive word. I mean really, when you say it out loud. Pa-tay? Yeah, no thanks… But don’t let this name fool you. I mean, it is better than saying buttery liver puree right?

The first time I ever tried a pâté was a life altering experience for me. I knew it had liver in it but the other ingredients were a mystery. I went into it hesitantly… pureed livers? Yeah… about that….

But then I tried it. The flavor was amazing! It was buttery, it was rich and the flavors danced in my mouth leaving me wanting more and more. Just give me a loaf of french bread and some pâté and I’ll be all set guys. And then after my mind and mouth had exploded a little and I settled down from this rush of delicious excitement, I started thinking about what was in it. I looked it up and it all made sense. Butter and livers are two very rich ingredients and putting them together with a couple of aromatics is simply divine. It just works.

And guess what? You don’t need to pay $10 for a couple of small pieces of bread and one little 2 ounce piece of pâté only to be left wanting more. You can make it at home now and it is seriously so easy and makes a ton.

Enjoy!

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Broccoli with Hollandaise

Have you ever had a dish that was so revelatory to you? You knew it was good but then you have it some way and it becomes the most amazing thing you’ve ever tasted?

This happened to me not too long ago.

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Orange and Herb Roasted Chicken

Relax, take a deep breath. Breathe in and breathe out. Feeling better? No? Repeat. Breathe in…. Breathe out…

Brown Butter Gnocchi and More Local Musicians

Hello hello! So, I know many of you are probably getting a little annoyed with my very frequent posts about music lately, I know I am a food blog above anything else, but I live in Austin. We are kind of known for music.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you about this really cool band I found recently.

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Smothered Venison Steak Biscuits Sandwiches

I feel lazy.

I’m a food blogger and I almost never edit my pictures. Is that possible?

Isn’t that part of the job? Take a million pictures of one plate of food then edit every single one of them to make them look completely drool worthy?

Blackberry Almond Cobbler

I want to get something out of the way right fast.

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Salted Whiskey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I want to share with ya’ll some cookies I made recently.

Not just any type of cookies, no, these are chocolate. Not just ordinary chocolate chip cookies you’ve had a million times, these chocolate chip cookies have whiskey in them and are sprinkled with extra salt.

Can you say yum?

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Pork Belly Enchiladas with Tomatillo Blanco Sauce

One of the hardest parts for me about writing recipes or a new blog post is trying to come up with a name for it.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

So remember how I was talking about my brother making a movie soon?

Well, you see, it would be very very helpful to him if he could actually get funded for making this film.