cookbook preview: spring tarts with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, and goat cheese

spring tarts with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, and goat cheese

Spring is here, and so is the Husbands That Cook cookbook! That feels so good say, as we have been waiting oh-so-long to tell you! For those of you just tuning in: our book will be released March 12, 2019 on St. Martin’s Press, and you can pre-order your copy today! The process was an intense eighteen months in the making, but your overwhelming response these past few days has made it all worth it. To celebrate, today we are sharing our first preview from the book, a little sneak peek of one of our favorite recipes in the Entertaining Chapter. It was difficult to choose which one to share first, but this is the height of asparagus season, and the perfect time to post a dish featuring this healthy and delicious spring vegetable. Please put your hands together and give a warm welcome to the first recipe from our new vegetarian cookbook, Spring Tarts with Asparagus, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese.

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our first cookbook!

Break out the champagne—we have some exciting news to share with you! We just finished writing our very first cookbook—and it is now available for pre-order! Woo hoo! We know you have lots of questions—and believe us, we have so much to tell! First things first, let us show you how to get your hands on a copy, then we’ll sit down, celebrate, and toast with a glass of bubbly while we explain everything. A few quick things… the title of the book is Husbands That Cook: More Than 120 Irresistible Vegetarian Recipes And Tales From Our Tiny Kitchen, and it is being published by St. Martin’s Press. We did all the food photography ourselves, while the author photo on the cover was shot by our friend Emma K. Morris. The official release date is March 12, 2019, and you can pre-order your copy today at the link below.

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raspberry breakfast parfaits

raspberry breakfast parfaits

Spring is here—the perfect time to pick up some freshly-grown raspberries. We wanted to create a light and healthy breakfast using this deliciously tart fruit, and came up with a recipe that will surely put the spring in your Spring. Made with smooth greek yogurt blended with raspberries, vanilla, and lightly sweetened with powdered sugar, these pretty parfaits may look like dessert, but they are filled with protein and vitamins, making it a tasty way to start your morning. Layered with a toasted pecan and graham cracker crumble, swirled with a striking red raspberry puree, then topped with fresh berries, your family may just shed tears of joy when you waltz into the dining room this weekend with these gorgeous cups in hand. Tune into our weekly Instagram show today at 12pm PST as we prepare these pretty pink parfaits live from our cozy house on the hill in Eagle Rock, California—and if you aren’t able to catch the show today, subscribe to our YouTube so you never miss an episode. See you soon!

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bourbon pecan pie upside-down cake

bourbon pecan pie upside-down cake

Guess where we are headed next month? If you guessed Lexington, Kentucky, you are correct! In just a few weeks, we’ll be sipping on juleps and sampling every kind of bourbon the beautiful Bluegrass State has to offer. This is our first time visiting, so if anyone has recommendations or travel tips, please let us know in the comments below. We will be attending an intimate blogger’s retreat, hosted by the lovely and talented Lauren of Harvest and Honey, a fellow finalist at the 2016 Saveur Blog Awards. We became instant friends at the ceremony in New York and are looking forward to spending more time with her in her hometown during this eventful weekend she has planned. Follow along on our Instagram Stories as we visit horse farms, tour bourbon distilleries, and taste moonshine for the very first time. Speaking of liquor, can we please discuss this cake recipe we are sharing today? Inspired by our upcoming trip to Kentucky, we wanted to create a recipe featuring a classic southern ingredient: bourbon! So pick out your favorite bottle, put on some Bill Monroe, and let’s get this cake party started! 

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salted brownies

salted brownies

Happy Friday everyone! Today we’re hosting a fun giveaway! These killer Salted Brownies are adapted from Justin Chapple’s new book, Just Cook It!, and we are giving away a copy to one lucky winner! Visit our Instagram page for all the details and to enter, and we will be announcing the winner LIVE at 12pm PST tomorrow on our weekly IG show! Good luck! Now please excuse us while we start the weekend with more browwwnieees! xoxo Adam and Ryan

Salted Brownies
Adapted from Just Cook It! by Justin Chapple
Makes one 8-inch square pan
Serves 9 to 16

3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
12 ounces (340g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup (198g) granulated sugar
3/4 cup (90g) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt, plus more for garnish
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon (15ml) vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving some overhang to lift out the brownies later.

Place a medium saucepan on the stove with a few inches of water, and place over medium heat until simmering.

In a heatproof mixing bowl, stir together the butter and chocolate chips. Place the bowl on top of the pan of simmering water, and stir until the mixture is melted and completely smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove the bowl from the pan and let cool briefly. Then add the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir to combine. Add the eggs and vanilla, and stir until smooth and blended. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top into an even layer.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few crumbs attached. Sprinkle the brownies with several generous pinches of flaky sea salt, and let cool completely in the pan, about 1 hour. Use the parchment paper to lift the brownies onto a cutting board, and slice into your desired number of servings. Enjoy!

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