Roasted Butternut Squash Crostini with Thyme Creme Fraiche • Alex’s Roast Chicken with Roasted Potatoes • Pumpkin Leek Stuffing with Turkey Sausage • Spinach with Bacon Bits • Mom’s Famous Apple Pie
The 7 Best Ways to Ingest Food Virtually
It would be impossible for our bodies to keep up with our minds when it comes to ingesting food. As hungry kids by nature and profession, we find that food occupies a permanent track in our brains. Whether we’re brainstorming new ways to use pumpkin, daydreaming about crazy combinations for never-been-seen-before pasta dishes, or wondering […]
How To Keep Yourself Entertained in the Kitchen
When you’re a working stiff, sometimes it just makes sense to get all your cooking done during one long haul, usually on a Sunday when you have plenty of time. But if you don’t have that perfect suburban set-up when you can watch the Food Network while actually cooking, things can get a little boring. […]
Baking For Others: Peanut Butter Pie
This is a gooey, delicious pie, but we made it for a sad reason. As some of you may already know, a fellow foodie suffered the worst possible moment last weekend: Jennifer Perillo’s husband passed away suddenly. He had a heart attack though he was too young to have one. Twitter exploded with support as […]
Big Girls, Global Kitchen: The Book Tour
Not long after January 2011 reared its cold wintry head, the two of us made a decision: when our book came out on sunny May 24th, we were going on a book tour. Book tours for first-time authors are largely unheard of. But we were determined. We spent long hours catering, saving up money for […]
The Top 5 Dad’s Day Food
The title of our blog, which includes the word “girls,” sometimes seems to isolate those of you readers of the opposite gender. Fear not, guys, we’re thinking of your appetites too. There’s plenty on our site to please dad on Father’s Day, from meat and potatoes to a more healthful surprise–oatmeal.
Book Prep: How To Melt Chocolate
Our book may be out, but we still have many great techniques to show you as part of our “book prep” video series!
We’ve given you How To Devein Shrimp, Brown Meat, and Make a Vinaigrette. Today, even more basic and essential: how to melt chocolate, two ways!
Giveaway: Big Book & Le Creuset Essentials Giveaway!
[GIVEAWAY CLOSED: 6/8/11] We’re so excited to finally have the book out in the world. And it’s high time we thanked you for all your support over the years–support that propelled BGSK in the blogosphere and onto the shelf. To show our gratitude, we’re giving away our all-time favorite kitchen item: a 5.5 Quart Le […]
Baking For Us: Strawberry Chocolate Celebration Cake
There she is, families, friends, and fans. Our book!
We could not be happier to have In the Small Kitchen in our hands. It’s been a year and a half since we landed a book deal, and in spite of the hard work we were doing on the blog and in the kitchen, every day has really been a countdown to this one.
So thank you for reading, commenting, and sticking with us!
Book Prep: Grilled Cheese, Plain and Fancy!
Book making is a long slow process, and we’ve had our moments of total, childlike impatience; from time to time, you could hear one of us mutter beneath our breath, “Are we there yet?” Only, “there” wasn’t some actual destination. It was (is?) tomorrow.
To help us with the wait, we’ve talked about the book a lot. In November 2009, we first posted about our book deal, and the cookies that helped us secure it. We showed you our book trailer on Amazon. On March 24th, we made grapefruit margaritas, hosted a “spring break” bash, and toasted to the next two months. We honored Josh, our photographer. We also bragged about the dinner our editor, Katie, made with us–bringing you our first book preview of the Chorizo-Scallop Paella page spread.