Just as with other things, we have two different perspectives, and we hope that between the two of us you’ll find recipes you’ll fall in love with! Laura is a total foodie and loves to cook, and Caroline is much more your “I cook to live, I don’t live to cook” types. So between the two of us, you’ll find fun and fancy recipes for the wannabe-chef, and basic go-to recipes for people who want good food fast, with little food prep time required. We’ll also bring you advice on what to buy, where to shop, helpful kitchen tools, and more!
DC-area restaurant reviews can be found on our “DC Wining & Dining” page! Be sure to check them out…
Our Favorite Recipes
- Home-made Mango Lime Sorbet–simple, beautiful, and delicious
- Upside-Down Berry Peach Skillet Cake–healthy, fast, and beautiful dessert!
- Irresistible Oatmeal Cookies–my absolute favorite cookie recipe
- Summertime Very-Berry Peach Smoothie–refreshing and filling summertime drink
- Homemade Laurabars–homemade Cherry Pie Larabars (thus, Laurabars!)
- The Awesome Breakfast Burrito–the title pretty much sums it up
- Creamy Fettucine with Wild Shrooms–it’s hmm, hmm good!
- Chickpea Curry–super easy, healthy, cheap, and delicious
- French Vinaigrette–simple and tasty lemon-based dressing, with a hint of Dijon mustard!
- Homemade Tomato Sauce–my mom’s half Italian, so trust me, it’s molto bene!
- Banana Milkshake–easiest recipe of all time—takes about, oh, I don’t know, a minute?
- Gin Bucket–the perfect drink to serve at a party on a hot summer day
Caroline and Laura’s Cooking Tips & Tricks
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- The Best-of-the-Best Cookbook Guide–favorite cookbooks and fun online sources!
- Microplane Zester–an absolute kitchen essential that makes for a great present
- Pizza Stone–the key to making your own gourmet pizza with a rich, crispy crust
Where to Buy and Where to Shop
- Penzey’s–meet the “spice” motherload, available online or in nation-wide stores
- Organic Dairy–what/where to buy and why it matters!
- Recipe Binder–a basic but helpful way to organize all your recipes