Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

We tried a new sushi place this weekend, and although I loved my sushi I was also quite intrigued by our appetizer – Bacon Wrapped Asparagus. I will be experimenting with this in my kitchen in the near future. Elysa did a full review of the restaurant, Sushi Robata, if you are looking for a new sushi place in the North Dallas area.

10 Cooking Techniques Everyone Should Master

This was a guest post I did for Elysa at and her December’s Top Tens in 2010 Series.

As you find yourself making the transition from living off of fast food and ramen noodles in college, it becomes apparent that some expertise in the kitchen will help ward off the weight gain, and the strain on your wallet that restaurant food can cause. I often hear the phrase “I can’t cook” and simply shake my head in disagreement. Cooking is not hard, it’s just a matter of learning how.  When you break it down and take a look at a few recipes, you will see that the majority of the meals that you find are created using only a handful of techniques that are easy to master with a little practice. I’ve come up with the top ten cooking techniques that I’ve found will allow you to make just about any meal you can dream up, and on occasion impress those who see cooking as a challenge reserved for short-order chefs.

browning food in skillet

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Fast Food Recipes You Can Make at Home

Lifehacker has 10 recipes of popular fast food items with recipes, and some videos on how to make these items. I’m thinkin’ I might need to make a Wendy’s Frosty, or two, or four.

How to make a Wendy’s Frosty — powered by

Bacon Pancakes in a Can

… yes please!

I love me some pancakes! And Gizmodo tells me that Batter Blaster will be coming out with Bacon flavored soon!

Shooting Bullets Through Water

Shooting Bullets Through Drops Of Water


Things I Will Not Be Eating

Don’t get me wrong, I love sushi, but I will not be eating these…

Sushi Poppers: A New Portable Sushi?


Ever Wondered What Was Inside a Twinkie?

Dwight Eschliman took a still life (photo) of the 37 ingredients in a Twinkie. Makes me wonder what are those 37 delicious ingredients?

(via makezine)

Oh Shiny

Currently crushing on these knives.

And they are only 900 or so dollars.
(via Gizmodo)

Pairing Beer with Food

There are numerous sources/reviews/guides on pairing wine with food, but a Lifehacker post this weekend on Pairing Beer with Food caught my attention.

awesome beer photography from flickr

Is there a right or wrong beer to pair with food? The answer from The Kitchn is:

“The very first rule of pairing beer and food is that anything goes. Seriously! If you’re in the mood for a stout but you also want to grill up some fish, there are no rules that say you can’t do this. In all my years of drinking beer, I haven’t once come across a pairing that out-and-out didn’t work. Some pairings are better than others, to be sure, but your own taste is the final judge.”

The full article does have some more specifics, like Pale Ale with Salads and Fish. I personally, like to cook with beer in my food. Perhaps I should share my burger recipes some day.