Spring has sprung and Easter is nearly here. Are you planning this year’s Easter Brunch? CookingShorts can help! Check out this easy-to-make Easter menu. These four simple recipes include tips to help get your Easter meal on the table. Family want to help out? Ask them to bring rolls/bread, appetizers and wine! Easter Menu – [...]
Coconut macaroons are incredibly irresistible! You have sweet coconut with a slightly crunchy outside and a chewy middle. I’ve (Tinsley) been known to eat my weight in macaroons in one sitting. These macaroons are the perfect homemade treat for Easter. They’re also perfect after a long Monday — Macaroon Monday!
This spring time salad is the perfect complement to your weeknight chicken repertoire. This playful but stylish recipe makes for a beautiful presentation. We love the pops of color that the carrots and red onions add to the salad.
Happy April Fool’s Day!
We thought you might be interested in celebrating this jokester holiday by giving your taste buds a total fake out. This dessert only looks rich and sinful. This British dessert is packed full of healthy antioxidants and vitamins from the berries, plus it gives you a serving of your dairy intake. My only question is, why do they call it a fool? Anyone out there know?
When we think of comfort food, our minds instantly go to our grandmother’s cooking. Tinsley’s grandmother was locally known for catering abilities. This women had an arsenal of comfort food recipes that could fill a book. Jason’s grandmother was the queen of fried chicken. Her recipe is what we like to call “Finger Linking Good”.
Tinsley’s grandmother had an awesome meatloaf recipe, but we gave it a little twist by using oats instead of bread crumbs. We guarantee this recipe will “Slap You Happy”!
Tinsley’s Take Really Northern Virginia Magazine, Pizzeria Orso is a top 50 pick for 2013? I don’t know how one can get past the horrendous décor, let alone their soggy, uncooked pizza. In my humble opinion – Worst. Pizza. Ever. I’m still scratching my head trying to figure how some consider it a top 50. [...]
Winter be no more! We are sure we speak for most when we say that we’re so sick of seeing snow. The weather this past winter has been crazy to the least. One day it’s close to 70 outside and the next we are covered in a blanket of nearly a foot of snow. Help [...]
Fill your dinner table with this colorful, eye-catching and delicious side dish. These stunning carrots will help give your family a dose of vitamin A and give your menu a splash of color. Ingredients: 1 bunch of rainbow carrots, peeled and trimmed leaving part of the stem intact 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. fresh [...]
To celebrate Jason’s partial heritage (1/4 Irish), we wanted to create something fun and unique. Green beer isn’t our thing, and come to think of it, neither is corned beef and cabbage (ick). But cupcakes, we can do. These “green velvet” cupcakes are sure to be hit at your St. Patty’s Day party. Our secret to getting a vibrant [...]
Lately, we’ve become obsessed with our own creations of Thai food. Just in a past month, we’ve come up with a few Asian inspired recipes: Crab Wontons with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Peanut Chicken Salad and Honey Sesame Chicken Bowl. This Thai Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry is also a total knock out. We guarantee you’ll love [...]
Among our family and friends, Tinsley has become the Cupcake Queen. If there’s a party, everyone comes to us for cupcakes. And over the past couple of years, she has made some incredible cupcakes. When we started this blog, Tinsley denied her ability to bake and always referred to her style of baking as semi-baking. [...]
You can never go wrong with salty bacon and crunchy almonds. Mix these two with freshly steamed brussel sprouts for the perfect flavor combination. We recommend serving this delicious side with our Pan Seared Pork Chops or Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin. Ingredients: 1 lbs brussel sprouts, trimmed 3 slices bacon, thick cut 1/3 cup slivered [...]
With all the buzz about Founding Farmers, our expectations were sky high. Maybe even astronomically high. Whether it was from co-workers, friends or casual acquaintances, we heard nothing but fantastic restaurant raves. The more we heard about Founding Farmers, the more we wanted to give it a whirl.
In need of a vacation? Perhaps packing your bags to head to an exotic location isn’t in the cards for you. We can help with a recipe – it’ll take your taste buds on a Middle Eastern journey. This powerful chicken and rice combo is bright and cheerful. The simple rice salad has the perfect [...]
These Asian inspired cuties only look complicated, but they’re super easy-to-make and so much better than the ones you find on the Chinese take-out menus. Each little wonton is bursting with crab and cheese. Talk about yummo!