How to Make Tostones (Patacones) and Give Those French Fries a Break

A good friend of mine introduced me to Tostones (or Patacones depending on where you're from) many years ago. For those that don't know, Tostones are a Latin-American invention featuring twice-fried green plantains (very different from the ripened sweet plantains). Since then I've had many tostones, but my favorite are the super thin and crispy... Continue Reading →


Sweet, Savory, and Simple Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for the obvious reasons such as family, food, and compressing all of the year's gratitude into one waist-expanding day. I especially enjoy all of the wonderful, traditional foods that accompany the meal such as turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, but I've never really been a huge fan of... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe Without Eggs

Despite a lot of the somewhat recent hate towards pumpkin flavored foods, I still love pumpkin and pumpkin spices - especially in the fall. I've been toying with this pumpkin spice cookie recipe for a while now. I had all kinds of problems with the recipe when I started. The original cookies turned out so... Continue Reading →

Homemade Baked and Buttery Soft Pretzels Recipe

My brother went on a trip to Germany for work and asked me to send him an email with different foods I thought he should try. I haven't been to Germany unfortunately, but I've frequented German restaurants in the U.S. enough to give him some recommendations. Among those many recommendations was to seek out authentic German... Continue Reading →

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