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 »

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 »

The Trouble with Poached Eggs

Have you ever woken up and had a craving that must be satisfied? I find it amazing how at times our bodies go primal and demand that we indulge in certain urges. Today, my craving was for a poached egg. Something about that ooey gooey amber goodness, served with piece of… Continue reading »

Shaken, Not Stirred

Before meeting my wife, I think I had maybe tried a Dirty Martini once, and frankly, it was horrible.  I can still remember that first sip, the burn, and my promise to never do that again. However, love is a funny thing and if you are desperate to impress your… Continue reading »

Enchiladas: a taste of home

Nashville has been an utter cornucopia of new food experiences. Not only has it been fun sampling Southern cuisine, like collard greens and hot chicken, but I’ve found a new appreciation for American staples, like biscuits.  However, one thing that Nashville is seriously lacking is ethnic food, especially Mexican food…. Continue reading »