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No Bake Cookies

Oh no, you’ve got guests coming over and forgot to make a dessert. Or maybe you’re just craving some sort of sweet but don’t really feel like making anything. Either way, no bake cookies are the answer. They are super easy, take no time at all, and use ingredients you should already have on hand.Continue reading “No Bake Cookies”

Shaw’s Sales 2/26/21 – 3/4/21

View the ad for yourself here. Sales this week at Shaw’s include: Chicken breast or thighs 3lbs+ $1.47/lb, limit 2 pkgs Asparagus 97c/lb, limit 4 lbs Apples, pears, oranges 97c/lb Chobani Greek yogurt 79c, must buy 10 Kellogg’s cereal 2/$5 Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries 3/$10, must buy 3 Signature Farms mushrooms 3/$5 Bell peppers 3/$5Continue reading “Shaw’s Sales 2/26/21 – 3/4/21”


Chili is one of the quickest, easiest dishes to put together, and it is not only hearty and filling, but can also be made vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. It’s a great winter dish, but can also be made in the summer just as well. It’s a good thing to know how to make as itContinue reading “Chili”


Quiche is the ultimate “throw in anything but the kitchen sink” dish. It’s great for using up produce that is going to go bad (but first, check out our post on ways to make produce last longer), and it’s a delicious option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be crustless (technically a frittata atContinue reading “Quiche”

Mac N Cheese

Everyone has a mac n cheese recipe, and everyone thinks their recipe is the best. We are no different and think our mac n cheese is the best. It’s quick, easy, the perfect balance of cheesy and creamy, and has onion and bacon. What else could you want from a mac n cheese? Plus, ifContinue reading “Mac N Cheese”

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract doesn’t have to be that pricy baking essential that you dread having to shell out money on. You can make your own at home for much cheaper and even have more control on the quality of it. It’s super simple and just requires you to spend 5 minutes making it and 6 monthsContinue reading “Vanilla Extract”

Chicken Breast

This foolproof method of cooking chicken (or turkey) breast will always yield juicy, perfectly cooked chicken breast that can be used in a variety of recipes from there like this Southwest Salad or chicken pot pie. It’s great for any dish that requires chicken, like enchiladas, alfredo, or stir fry. Salt and pepper both sidesContinue reading “Chicken Breast”


Do you long for the perfect rice without a rice cooker? Just a little sticky, but also fluffy and not at all mushy? We’ve got you. This is a foolproof method to get the perfect rice, whether brown, white, long grain, short grain, etc. Just adjust the cooking time and you’re golden. Rinse rice inContinue reading “Rice”


I know exactly what you’re thinking. Why on earth do you need a recipe for bacon? You just fry it up in a pan, right? Wrong. There are better and worse methods, depending on what you are trying to do with your bacon. We have found the method below to be the safest, most versatileContinue reading “Bacon”

January 2021 North India

Review We got to start off 2021 with a new Spice Madam box from North India! We already know that we love Indian food (see our review of our local Indian restaurant, Namaste, here), so we had high hopes for this box. While neither of us are mint fans, we loved the cilantro mint chutney,Continue reading “January 2021 North India”

Namaste Indian-Nepali Kitchen What we ordered: We have gotten takeout from Namaste many times, and while we have our favorites (denoted with a *), we have enjoyed everything we’ve tried. The Verdict Montpelier was sorely missing an Indian food option, so we are ecstatic that not only is there now one, but it’s top notch food. TheContinue reading “Namaste Indian-Nepali Kitchen”

The Meltdown What we ordered: We ordered from the Meltdown for dinner one night and grabbed a Margherita Grilled Cheese, a Chopped Cheese Grilled Cheese, a Carbonara Grilled Cheese with Del’s Alfredo Sauce (a special the week we went), and an Apple, Fig, and Brie Grilled Cheese. Each of our sandwiches came with a small sideContinue reading “The Meltdown”


I cannot explain the joy and simplicity of focaccia any better than Claire Saffitz did in her YouTube video detailing how to make the focaccia recipe from her cookbook, Dessert Person. You can watch the video below and buy her cookbook here. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk yeast into 1/2 cup warmContinue reading “Focaccia”


If you’re still buying hummus from the store, not only are you spending way more money than you need to for hummus, but you’re missing out on the endless options of making it yourself. It’s quick, easy, and delicious to make your own hummus, so give it a try! Note: Shelling your chickpeas is optionalContinue reading “Hummus”

Black Diamond Barbeque

What we ordered: We grabbed the following dishes as takeout: BBQ poutine (not pictured), smoked brisket platter with brioche, side of mac n cheese, and Nashville hot chicken sandwich. Can we just talk a little bit more about the Nashville hot chicken sandwich? It’s on a homemade cheddar bacon biscuit. Yeah. They did that. NoContinue reading “Black Diamond Barbeque”

Rainbow Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is a delicious addition to just about any meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert. But let’s face it, it’s usually boring looking. Well, not this fruit salad. We’ve come up with the perfect combo of fruit that not only tastes good but looks good too! Cut off the top of the strawberries, thenContinue reading “Rainbow Fruit Salad”

Eggos: Homestyle vs. Buttermilk

Yeah, we taste test everything. Seriously, how different can two styles of frozen waffles be? You’d be surprised. The Verdict Overall, they are both frozen waffles and ultimately comes down to personal preference to decide which one is “better”. Our favorite out of the two is the Buttermilk, but we are so curious to seeContinue reading “Eggos: Homestyle vs. Buttermilk”

Hana vs. Koto

Living in Vermont, there isn’t an abundance of Asian food, but the places that do exist are phenomenal. In this taste test, we compared Hana and Koto on the following: Beef negimaki, chicken katsu, california roll, shrimp dumplings, miso soup, salad with ginger dressing, and Spicy Girl maki. Price Taste The Verdict The results areContinue reading “Hana vs. Koto”

NYC Pizza

If you read this blog but have never watched Buzz Feed’s “Worth It” series, I’ve got hours of entertainment for you to binge during COVID. A while ago, we watched Worth It’s $2 Pizza Vs. $2,000 Pizza (New York City) before heading to New York City ourselves. And while we didn’t try the $2,000 PizzaContinue reading “NYC Pizza”

Old Fashioned Amish Bread

You can tell yourself all you want that making homemade bread is difficult or won’t turn out as good as the store-bought stuff, but I promise that if you try making this bread once, you will never believe that again! This bread is sweet, doughy, and so easy to make. We’ve also made these intoContinue reading “Old Fashioned Amish Bread”

Boston Burger Company What we ordered: On our numerous trips to Boston Burger Company (we’ve gone more than just the two we have talked about: 28 hour food trip and 12 hour food trip), we have gotten: The Verdict If you’re looking for epic burgers, indulgent milkshakes, and fattening fries – you have GOT to go toContinue reading “Boston Burger Company”

October 2020 Greece

Review Our October Greek Spice Madam box was wonderful. We began by making up the dough for the Pita Bread and marinating the chicken thighs that would become the meat used in the Gyros. We then made the Keftedes (zucchini fritters), which had to solidify up in the fridge for a while before we couldContinue reading “October 2020 Greece”

Congdon’s Donuts

What we ordered: We usually only grab donuts to go from Congdon’s, but if you’ve read our 28 hour food trip, you’ll know that we also grabbed some other goodies when we sat in to eat breakfast like: French Toast Honey Bun (yeah, they do that) Doughnut cooked into a pancake (yeah, they do thatContinue reading “Congdon’s Donuts”

The Scale Poké Bar What we ordered: Any of the Poké bowls are delicious. It really depends on what you like. Imagine a Subway but for sushi bowls. Kayla likes salmon while Erik likes tuna. All of the sauces are different and delicious. The beauty of the Poké bowls is the customization. Give one of the premade optionsContinue reading “The Scale Poké Bar”

Michael’s On The Hill What we ordered: Roasted Mushroom Tartine with truffle honey gastrique – $15 The Roasted Mushroom Tartine was less mushroomy than we had anticipated. It was built on a very buttery toasted bread that was unable to be picked up. The truffle honey gastrique was very delicious, almost like a very garlicy balsamic vinegar. WeContinue reading “Michael’s On The Hill”

Hen of the Wood (Waterbury) What we ordered: Parker House Rolls with cultured butter and sea salt – $7 These 4 rolls were sweet, pillowy, chewy, doughy – all you would expect from a Parker House roll, with the added richness of cultured butter and topped with flaky sea salt. Squash Scarpinocc with brown butter, apple, and pumpkin seedsContinue reading “Hen of the Wood (Waterbury)”

Blue Paddle Bistro

What we ordered: Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts with bacon lardons, garden chives, and bourbon honey balsamic glaze – $10 These Brussels sprouts were amazing. Just the right amount of tang from the balsamic glaze, lots of great bacon flavor, but still able to taste the Brussels sprouts themselves as well. If you have read ourContinue reading “Blue Paddle Bistro”

Stowe Street Cafe What we ordered: We have gotten a few things from Stowe Street Cafe, and nothing has been bad yet: Cinnamon Rolls – these are to die for. They are also VERY large – so keep that in mind when ordering! Baked Doughnuts Coffee Coffee Cake – one of the most moist, nutty, sugary coffeeContinue reading “Stowe Street Cafe”

Spinach Artichoke Dip

I think at this point everyone has a version of this dip in their repertoire, but in case you don’t – here you go. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser, whether you serve it with pita chips (we recommend Stacy’s) or veggies. If using a mini crockpot, combine all ingredients except for 1/4 cupContinue reading “Spinach Artichoke Dip”

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Surely if you’re a football fan, you know the amazingness that is Buffalo Chicken Dip. We aren’t even football fans and WE know how good it is. Creamy, spicy, meaty – all things that are perfect for fall and winter! If using a mini crockpot, combine all ingredients except 3/4 cup of the shredded cheddarContinue reading “Buffalo Chicken Dip”

Honey Mustard Pork Chops with Apple Onion Compote served on top of Sweet Potato Kale Hash

If you’re looking for a not boring, full of flavor, balanced fall meal, this should be your go-to. Pork that’s not dry, kale that’s not gross, apples that aren’t just more applesauce. This is sure to be a hit that you will come back to time and time again. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly greaseContinue reading “Honey Mustard Pork Chops with Apple Onion Compote served on top of Sweet Potato Kale Hash”

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