Scrambled Eggs

Glad to be back after a school related lapse.  I will be continuing my trek through the Good Eats episodes with scrambled eggs from the first Egg Files episode.  After going through life with mediocre scrambled eggs, I jumped at the opportunity to try a recipe different from my parents’ recipe.  As it turns out, [...]

I’m in the Kitchen too…

I would be the other character you see on this site. Nice to meet everyone, I’m Kyle. Watch as I effortlessly slip into third person to talk about myself…
Based on Kyle’s predominantly German and Swedish heritage, the outcome of his culinary creations looked bleak. But somehow, he was able to overcome his genetics and expand [...]

Turkey Soup

Do you ever feel like you should do something productive with your leftover turkey parts?  I have always liked to get as much usage out of a piece of meat as I can, so I was very excited about this recipe when I came across it.  The recipe starts with turkey stock, which is an [...]

Potato & Mushroom Gratin

Alton Brown’s first show was about steak, so naturally the next episode, “This Spud’s for You”, was about potatoes.  There are so many different options when cooking potatoes.  I have already covered oven fries, and William has already covered chips, microwave chips and fries.  For a slightly different dish I decided to follow AB’s Potato/Portabello [...]

Pan Seared Steak

Ever since William introduced me to Good Eats, I’ve been hooked.  I’ve seen almost every episode, and credit the show with some of the most useful culinary instruction I’ve received.  Whenever I make a new dish, I usually start with the Good Eats version first to help learn all the necessary techniques and to learn [...]

Shrimp and Grits

Ah, it’s good to be back!  Graduate school forced me to take a leave of absence from posting for a while, although I never stopped cooking.  Since it has begun to cool off for fall, I thought I would make the first post after my long absence on some sort of comfort food.  Between William [...]

Cream Cheese Brownies

Who doesn’t love brownies? They are easy to throw together from scratch (yes, almost as easy as using boxed brownies) and they are delicious. The best thing about making your own brownies is that you get to control the type of chocolate that goes into them. I usually will use Ghirardelli chocolate, because it’s readily available and [...]

Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

When someone first served me this dish, I thought it sounded like an odd combination.  After I tried it, I was amazed at how well the spinach, strawberries and dressing paired together.  I tend to enjoy dressings that are somewhat sweet with spinach, and the strawberries add that nice hint of sweetness.  The dressing perfectly [...]

Pork Tenderloin with Mustard and White Wine Cream Sauce

When I cook pork, it’s almost always pork tenderloin. I just love the way it melts in your mouth when it’s cooked correctly. I almost always pick some up whenever it’s on sale. This recipe is one that I created through trial and error. As you will probably see, I am a big proponent of pan sauces. I’ve [...]

Pan Sauce 101

One of my favorite things to do for a meal is to cook some sort of meat in my 12-inch stainless steel pan and then use that to make a pan sauce. Pan sauces are able to take the remnants of the meat you’ve cooked and incorporate those delicious flavors into your sauce. Plus there’s also the [...]