Snickerdoodle – Cinnamon Sugar Cookie goodness

 Our popular snickerdoodle cookie recipe from 2009 has a new video and photo update. It’s soft, chewy and slightly crispy on the edges. You might just eat 2-3 cookies in one helping. Enjoy. Snickerdoodle Cookie Video It was for another addition to our deep-dish-a-la-mode-cookie repertoire, aka pizookies. Aka I-can’t-stop-eating-these-cookies. However, there was one minor problem.…

Crispy Vietnamese Pork Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

When it comes to food, what makes Summer produce so significant isn’t always about heirloom tomatoes and stone fruits. Sure, we all love the classic seasonal produce (even obsess over them at times), but truly one of the forgotten treasures of Summer lies beyond the peach, plums and tomatoes. Let’s give thanks, appreciation and more love to…

Olive Oil Zucchini Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

Let’s talk cake. We’ve had some in-depth conversations about some of our favorite desserts and why they always make their way onto our table. Cake holds a very high rank on our list, but only if it fits a few criteria. Our expectations of cake are really quite simple which is why this layer cake…

“Inside a Watermelon” Margaritas – Fresh & Perfect For A Crowd

Our love for fresh watermelon this time of year grows as the watermelons become more sweet as they ripen on the vine. We went as far as to share our tip on spanking a watermelon to find the ripest and juiciest one. This technique has definitely helped us during our raging watermelon cravings while enduring this…

Grilled Tomato “Lollipop” Toasts & our Favorite Cherry Tomato Varieties {Video}

This recipe story is updated with a new video. Enjoy! This is the first in a series we’re sharing for Summer on our favorite heirloom tomatoes that we’re growing. And we’ll have a delicious recipe included too! You can visit all our tomato recipes on our tomato page.   Oh we know they’re not really…

Healthy Zucchini Soft “Taco” Tortilla Shells

Last year it started with this crazy zucchini inspiration because we couldn’t hardly find any reference to it online: let’s make healthy zucchini taco tortilla shells! Why not? Everyone was making pizza crusts with cauliflower so why not use up all this leftover zucchini? As odd as it many have sounded it actually has become…

Zucchini, Lemon and Ricotta Toast/Tartines

Everyday we pinch ourselves, wondering if Summer really has arrived or what really happened to Spring. Time flying-by is an understatement these days, especially when we’re dividing our time between the studio, travel and obsessive gardening. But rather than contemplate the passing of each Summer day, we’re reveling in all the wonderful produce, warmth and…

Food Photography Seminar with Artificial Light at our Studio

It’s finally here! After so many requests to learn more about food photography in artificial light, we’ve organized a seminar at our studio. For so many of you, natural light is limiting, you just don’t have enough of it in Winter or you want more flexibility to shoot longer hours. We’ve gathered all your questions…

The Best Burger Loaded with Umami

Our ugly, but incredibly savory, delicious and popular umami loaded burger recipe now has an update. This time, it became the ultimate umami loaded cheeseburger, which is updated in the recipe. For the longest time, we’ve been making the best darn hamburger recipe on the face of this earth (insert personal bias.) We’ve never had…

Fresh & Vibrant Vietnamese Chicken Salad

This recipe story was originally shared in August 2010 and is one of our most popular recipes. By request of our readers, we’re re-sharing the story with updated info about our favorite fish sauce, new image and a few recipe updates for easier reading.  My Mother has acquired an unprecedented fan base here on our blog since I…

Asian Pulled Pork/Kimchi Tacos inspired from Austin Photo Trip w/ Hyatt Place

We’ve eaten a fair amount of tacos over last weekend in Austin, Texas and one more fact of Austin food culture that we can secure in our memory books is that the locals here LOVE their tacos. Even at a great morning coffee-stop in downtown, they served breakfast tacos alongside a well crafted cappuccino and…