General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken is served at almost every Chinese restaurant in America. At some it’s tangy, others more spicy, and yet if you eat enough Chinese takeout you’ll even find some sweet variations. However, while the sauce might vary from place to place, the chicken is always fried and oh… Continue reading »

Let Them Eat Cheesecake

Marbled pumpkin cheesecake I’ve found myself in quite the predicament. My freezer is full of pumpkin, about 60lbs to be exact.  You see, last October I bought about a 100 pound pumpkin, cooked it, pureed, and froze the vast majority of it. While I’ve been pretty diligent in using it… Continue reading »

Honey Do

Marriage is an amazing thing. If you are lucky like I am, you’ll find a wonderful person to spend the rest of your life with. And like my wife, she’ll spend her free time thinking of projects to keep you out of trouble.  The better you do with each passing… Continue reading »

Craft Beer: A taste of Home

I can remember when the whole craft beer craze was kicking off. Heck, I’m not even sure if I could legally drink then.  But, we won’t dwell on that. What we will focus on is how amazing and unique craft beer is.  And by unique, I mean geographically centric.  Most… Continue reading »

The Caprese

ap·pe·tiz·er noun a small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one’s appetite. In today’s society, it really isn’t common to make appetizers at home.  Mostly we reserve such indulgences for when we are dinning out or at some… Continue reading »

DIY Coat Rack

It’s not all appetizers and tasty treats here at Sheworksicook.com.  In fact, I have been doing some minor woodworking during the day.  Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve been doing a pretty decent job. While I’ve mostly made picture frames I do have aspirations of doing some larger… Continue reading »

eggDEMPTION

Last Monday’s poached egg fail was a humbling experience. However, if one was to find a silver lining in that boondoggle, it was how damn good that microwaved looked after a little scrubbing.   Heck, I was so impressed with the cleanliness of my microwave that I didn’t use it for… Continue reading »

Nightcaps: A lost art

Just as fashion trends come and go, I believe the same can be said for cocktails, wines, and liqueurs. In particular, society as a whole fluctuates on how and when we drink certain types of alcohol.  Typically, one considers drinking spirits before a formal meal in either a cocktail or… Continue reading »