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Pretzel Brats

Pretzel Brats

It seems many of our favorite restaurants in SoCal (that we’ve found so far) are located in Venice. One such restaurant is Wurstkuche, a German beer and sausage joint with a fun, Seattle-esque vibe. ¬†They’ve got amazing classic brats and all sorts of exotic sausages (like rabbit and rattlesnake) as well as addictive fries. It’s…

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Root Beer Pulled Pork

Root Beer Pulled Pork

We’ve made Dr. Pepper pulled pork, but I thought a nice root beer-y flavor would be equally delicious. So we busted out the crockpot and cooked some pork shoulder all day long (seriously the apartment smelled soooo good). We didn’t make sandwiches this time around, but just ate it straight with BBQ sauce. We’ve had…

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Dork Burgers

Dork Burgers

One of our favorite Seattle places was a burger joint called Lunchbox Laboratory. Once they opened a location in downtown Bellevue, you better believe we were eating there way more often than we should have been. We tried many different versions, but by far their standout burger was “The Dork,” with a duck-pork hybrid patty…

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Cubano Quesadillas

Cubano Quesadillas

I have no idea where this idea came from. Maybe a cubano sandwich on Food Gawker stuck in my head. The idea of pulled pork, ham, swiss, and pickles just was too appealing, especially because I could cook a pork roast again. We had masa harina in the cabinet, so this morphed into cubano quesadillas…

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Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Simple, traditional, and utterly delightful. Spaghetti alla Carbonara is a classic Italian staple, and its such a minimal set of ingredients. Importantly, it takes very little time (especially compared to a homemade pasta sauce). Fry up a little pancetta, cook some pasta al dente (we used some high quality dried tubular pasta from my mom),…

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Pistachio & Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Pistachio & Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

What a delicious Christmas Eve dinner. We stuffed a succulent pork tenderloin with pistachio, gorgonzola, thyme, and shallots. It’s finished over a raspberry sauce and beside beer goat cheese grits. It was truly stellar, and Erin said it was restaurant-like. Although this was pretty rock solid, I would make two adjustments: use less filling, and…

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Ultra Pork Potato Nachos

Ultra Pork Potato Nachos

I promised great leftovers from the Pork Shoulder Roast. And I deliver: The are truly ultra nachos. Let me just list the delicious ingredients: pull-apart pork shoulder, crispy bacon, smoked cheddar, habanero pepper jack, sour cream, and cilantro topped over crispy thin potatoes sizzled in bacon grease. These are unbeatable! You know its good when…

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Pork Shoulder Roast

Pork Shoulder Roast

Ever since our friend Greg made a delicious pork roast for us, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at it. I think my first shot at it was pretty successful, but I’ll have to try it a few more times before I can rival Greg’s. This pork roast is all about low and slow.…

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Eggs in a Latke

Eggs in a Latke

When Hanukkah rolled around, Erin wanted us to brainstorm some latke dishes. She came up with our Latke Lamb Burgers, and I rolled out a few exciting latke fusion dishes. We’ve never had Eggs in a Basket, but we saw a fellow diner at The Tasting Kitchen order them, and they looked delicious. In a…

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Red Wine Chorizo & Crockpot Spanish Rice- FAIL

Red Wine Chorizo & Crockpot Spanish Rice- FAIL

We were literally talking the other night about cooking and about the fact that we have been really successful in the kitchen. We were trying to think of an instance where we made something that really just didn’t work, and we couldn’t recall anything. I would say less than a week later, this dish came…

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