Monthly Archives: July 2010

Date Night Marinara Sauce (and a little about us)

Some of our faithful readers have commented lately on our use of the first person plural in all of our posts.  “We” did this and “we” like that.  This post will be the first time that is not the case. … Continue reading

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Espresso Ganache Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Danger: The following recipe is quick, easy, delicious, and most likely not the healthiest snack in the world.  At least one of us in the shoe box is not that crazy about coconut, and these little monsters won him over. … Continue reading

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Test Kitchen: The Griddled Burger Stack

In the last several months we have been on a mission to find the best burger in Atlanta.  So far our top 3 choices are: 1) The “Bocado Burger Stack” at Bocado. 2) The “Wood Grilled Lamb Burger” at JCT. … Continue reading

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Duffins (Doughnut Muffins)

That insatiable sweet tooth had us hunting for a quick and easy baking experiment this afternoon, preferably viable with the ingredients we already had on hand in the shoe box.  After hunting through cookbooks and our favorite food blogs, we … Continue reading

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Something not as Simple: Golden Cake with Buttercream Icing

So we got to thinking in the shoe box the other day: if this blog is going to serve as the predecessor to a bakery, we had better start mastering one of the foundational components of any sustainable bakery: cake. … Continue reading

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Something Simple: Ina’s Hummus

We here in the shoe box just love Ina Garten’s cookbooks.  Her recipes are generally pretty simple, the pictures are gorgeous, and the results are consistently delicious.  Lately we’ve been making her basic hummus to have on hand for a … Continue reading

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Guava Smoked Pork Chops

If you’re like us, you might have grown up eating pork chops that were about as thin as a piece of cardboard, cooked in a frying pan until every last bit of life-giving moisture was driven out of them, and … Continue reading

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Good Neighbors

Our wonderful neighbor, Kim, walked over this morning and brought us two tomatoes that she had just picked from her garden.  They are beautiful, and at least one of them is (was) delicious! We just had to try Kim’s tomatoes … Continue reading

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Test Kitchen: Curry Chicken Salad

Folks in the south just love chicken salad.  Around the brunch table, at special event parties, and on the menu of any reputable sandwich shop, chicken salad is ubiquitous.  We just love it too, and we decided that if the … Continue reading

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Gifts from the Hot Stone (Part 2)

If you haven’t guessed yet, we’re just obsessed with pizza here in the shoe box kitchen.  After the first teaser post on thin crust pies, we thought we should fill in some of the details regarding the dough, since we … Continue reading

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