Mango with Sticky Rice (Kao Nio Ma Muang)

This is another North Fork Recipe that they gave us. It’s more exotic and interesting than the Chocolate Souffle, and it’s also more refreshing tasting for hot muggy DC days. Again, it’s on my to-do list to give it a shot. I’ll of course update this post as I get it done and figure it out.

Without further ado – here’s the recipe:




Roy’s Chocolate Souffle

While at North Fork Mountain Inn on our honeymoon (we’d been there many times before and LOVE the place, the food, the mountians – if you haven’t gone, GO. For real. The best vacation you’ll have in the states, maybe ever.) they made for us a number of delicious items. A few of them, we went home with the recipes. I admit I haven’t made any of them yet, but I hope to do so soon, as they were SO good, and it would be wonderful to relive our time there through food.

At any rate, here is the first of the recipes they gave us: Roy’s Chocolate Souffle.




Wild Rice Meatloaf (Gluten Free)

Yum meatloaf! I was thinking of Minnesota when I wrote this, so excuse me if I go too fast… The Recipe is really easy, so check the recipe after the jump.




Taco Seasoning Mix

Tacos. Are. Awesome.

Big downside, though: Those seasoning packets are hella expensive, and lots of times have all kinds of preservatives and junk. I had, for some time, concocted my own “seasoning mix,” but getting all the ingredients together and then combining them every time made it really time consuming to make tacos, like ever. Solution: make a really large batch, and then stick it into a jar for easy serving later!




Go Vote!

I just voted yesterday – have you voted yet? Please make sure that you do! I added a handy polling place locator tool to the site to help you figure out where you go vote, who is on your ballot, along with links to help you research all of the candidates.

So hey, if you haven’t voted, please do so. Yes, your vote counts. Yes, each of the candidates are different. Voting only takes a few minutes, and it determines the course of our country for the next two years. In some cases, much much longer.

For real. Go vote. Please?



Egg Bake

So one of my favorite breakfast / brunch things to make is Egg Bake. It’s breakfast comfort food. Warm, delicious, and easy to make – it’s perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. However, the original recipe was full of gluten.

Unfortuately, this meant it was something that we had to set aside once Kristen needed to go completely gluten free. I wasn’t satisfied with this, and was determined to find another way to make it work. Well, I figured it out. It’s just as delicious as the gluten-y version, and I would argue that upon tasting it, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

Anyway, I give you: EGG BAKE. Recipe after the jump…



Hiding Password Protected Posts in WordPress

Recently, JC and I were working on a problem in WordPress that was sort of perplexing. See, WordPress has a built-in visibility option called “Password Protected.” This is super handy when you need to keep something under lock and key until it’s really ready for prime time, but need to show it to people without WordPress logins.

However, the default behavior in WordPress is to display these posts on index pages and archive pages with a “Protected:” in front of them – effectively making their existence public, even if its contents are still password protected.

Seems silly, right? That’s what we thought, too. So we decided to do something about it. More info and the code snippet after the jump.




Gluten Free Pie Crusts

So this is one that I have modified beyond recognition – originally a recipe by Betty Hagman, it makes two pie crusts – I’ve got it set up for a savory crust (think: Quiche) but if you use Unsalted Butter and change the Sugar to a full tablespoon, it works as a sweet crust too. Turns out great, with a fantastic texture – not quite as flaky as a wheat crust can be, but it’s close. VERY close.

The full recipe and a note about flours after the jump…




Chocolate Chip Cake

We got this recipe from Sue Derge, Erin’s mom, when surprising her for her birthday a month later (boy what a surprise when you’ve forgotten you had a birthday!). It was wonderful, and the chocolate glaze looked beautiful. A fitting first entry into my new “Recipes” category here.




Coming Soon!

We’re working on getting a lot if info up here for everyone, so stay tuned, check back later, and we’ll keep you posted.